First place winner in the junior high division was Two atmospheric science projects received hon- ors. Rena Michaud and Aimee Ellingwood, seventh Mark Unthe of St. John's Lutheran School in Ellisville. graders from St. Johnsbury Middle School, won first He received a first place chapter certificate. prize for their project "The Full Moon and the Frost." They had performed a statistical experiment to deter- Pennsylvania mine the connection between a full or new moon and Three members from the Pittsburgh chapter were frost occurrence. judges at the Pittsburgh Regional School Science and Engineering Fair, held 12 April 1993 at Brashear High Lisa Spinner and Amy LaBounty, eighth graders School in Pittsburgh. Jon Nese, president, judged from St. Johnsbury Middle School, won "best meteo- rological project," a special award presented by the the earth and space sciences category of the junior chapter. Their project, "Weather Patterns," looked at division, Mick Pompelia judged the energy and envi- the climatology of St. Johnsbury, Vermont. ronmental sciences category of the junior division, and Mark Sullenberger, treasurer, judged the ecology category of the senior division. Virginia First place in the energy and environment category Robin John Reed, chief meteorologist at WDBJ-7, in the junior division went to Marcia Wright, an eighth judged atmospheric-related projects at local and re- grader at Gateway Junior High in Monroeville, Penn- gional science fairs in March and April 1993. sylvania, for her project "Trickle Down Acid Rain." AMS Certificates of Achievement were awarded to Second place was awarded to Thomas Eberst, an the junior and senior division winners at the Roanoke eighth grader at Most Holy Name of Jesus School in City Science Fair, held 4 March 1993. Viki Farmakis, Pittsburgh, for his project "Fast Food and the Environ- a sophomore at Governor's School, received a first ment." place certificate for the project, "The Tragedy of First place in the ecology category in the senior Water Pollution." division went to Jeannette Luppe, a senior at Key- The junior division winner was Daniel Daum, an stone Oaks High School in Pittsburgh, for her project eighth grader at James Madison Middle School. His "PCBs: Toxic Avengers." Second place went to Neil project was titled "Effect of Climate on Landfill Gas Mandava, a junior at Shadyside Academy in Pitts- Production." burgh, for his project "Acid Rain Effect on Resources." On 3 April 1993, 20 school divisions from the western part of Virginia participated in the Western Texas Virginia Regional Science Fair. The Houston Regional Science Fair was held from Nathan Karr, a freshman at Franklin County High 1 to 3 April 1993. Mark Mathiesen, Andy Andersen, School, received a certificate for the project "The and John Lynn were judges at the fair. Effect of Global Warming on the Polar Ice Caps." Melissa A. Smith, an eighth grader from Houston, Anthony Yeatts, a junior at Governor's School, also was the winner in the junior high division. Her project received an AMS certificate for his project "The Ghost was titled "Solar Heating." of El Nino." Loubel L. Cruz, a ninth grader from Houston, was the winner of the ninth grade division. Cruz's subject was "Solar Aquatics and the Living Machines." First place winner in the senior high division was Katherine Schaudt, a junior from Katy, Texas. Her project was titled "Predicting Tropical Storms and • • • Global Warming." Meng Kong, a sophomore from Houston, was the second place winner in the senior high division. Kong's project was titled "How Accurate Are Com- puter Weather Forecasts?" Vermont The Lyndon State College chapter hosted the First (Listed by Certificate Number) Lyndon State College Regional Science Fair on 24 April 1993. More than 40 students in grades six through eight from the region attended. Participants 151 Brian Oreenwald 1993 presented approximately 30 projects with topics rang- ing from biology to chemistry to meteorology. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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Published: Dec 1, 1993
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