Activities and News
Science Fair for Middle and High School Students: March 9, 2013
Cordiner Hall Foyer, Whitman College
This past May, Whitman College sponspored its first science fair for area middle school students. A small cohort of students presented their projects to Whitman judges Andrea Dobson, Marion Gotz, Tim Machonkin, Dalia Rokhsana and Rachna Sinnott. The winning project was an investigation by Washington Virtual Academy student, Taiko Cantil, focused on a comparison of spoilage betwen home-cooked food and food from a fast-food restaurant chain. Thank you to Darin Durand, science teacher at Sager Middle School in College Place, for his support in having the greatest number of student participants.
This year, with generous support from a grant from the George T. Welch Trust, we will be able to extend the science fair to include students in grades 6-12.
There is funding available to help off-set the cost of materials for student projects and Whitman students and staff have volunteered to mentor students as they develop their science projects.
As the science fair grows, we are also looking for additional community sponsors. If your business or organization would like to be involved in supporting the annual science fair, please contact us.
Science Fair Registration is available here or from your teacher. Please contact Mary Burt, Science Outreach Coordinator, at 522-4441 or email@example.com for more information.
For project guidelines, see Developing Your Science Project
More information for teachers can be found at Teacher Guidelines for Science Fair
Whitman Science Volunteers:
Science students are volunteering in local classrooms! Whitman students are assisting in the science classrooms at Garrison Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, Walla Walla High School, and Blue Ridge Elementary School.
Are you a student who would like to get involved? Are you a teacher who would like to connect with science resources available at Whitman College? Contact Mary Burt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Science Outreach Activities: