2018 DPS Science Fair
On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, students from across the Denver Public School District presented their scientific and engineering findings at the annual DPS Science Fair. Students’ projects communicated investigative findings as they scientifically answered intriguing and relevant questions about the world around them.Again this year we owe a huge “thank you” to DPS teachers, students, the University of Denver and Community Resources, Inc.
DU’s college of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Morgridge College of Education all contributed to making the fair a giant success! We specifically thank Nancy Sazaki, Keith Miller, and Cathy Grieve for all their behind-the-scenes work and support.
Over 200 projects were submitted this year, spanning 10 grade levels! See the next page for specifics about which projects were awarded prizes!
Community Resources, Inc. again this year provided the judges and the training for the judges. Without the organization and commitment this team has to students, the fair wouldn’t be the same. Thank you, Sue Edwards and your team, for helping to make the fair so successful!
Finally, thank you to all the DPS central-office employees who volunteered their time on a Saturday to help make the day run smoothly and successfully. Students first!
2018 DPS Science Fair Awards
1st: Jonah Bellian
2nd: Quinn Ottele
3rd: Tyler Gurule
1st: Dylan Brainard
2nd: Alex Wilkerson
3rd: Charlie Asbenshade
1st: Mark Thompson
2nd: Aida Bozikov
3rd: Benjamin Farnsworth
3rd through 5th grade Best In Show:
The Effects of Sunlight on My Homemade Solar Cell
1st: Maxwell Benedict
2nd: Reese Ripley and Ollie Bungum
3rd: Kobe Brambilia
1st: Lia Dino
2nd: Skylar Kasnoff
3rd: Franklin Ridgeway
1st: Sophie Scholl
2nd: Juno Gregg
3rd: Kelvin Benedict
6th through 8th grade Best In Show:
The Effect of Jello Density on the Speed of Light
High School 1st Place and Best In Show:
Anthropogenic Induction of Antibiotic Resistance by Sulfamethoxazole