Two students attending the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science placed first and second at the 2010 Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair (KSSEF) held on March 26-27 in Wichita. Nick Van Swol placed first with his project “The Shape of Change: A Graphical and Statistical Analysis of Current and Future Climate Change in Central Kansas.” Nick also won awards from the American Meteorological Society, Friends University, Kansas Citizens for Science, Mu Alpha Theta, and the United States Air Force for his project.
Tyler Clark placed second with his project “Carbon Sequestration: Hydroxide Air Capture.” Tyler also won awards from the National Society of Professional Engineers and the United States Army. Both projects had their origins in Global Climate Change taught by Dr. John Heinrichs and Dr. Paul Adams. By placing first and second, Tyler and Nick now have the opportunity to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in San Jose, CA on May 9-14. Intel ISEF is the world’s premier international pre-college science competition. More than 1,500 students from over 50 countries will present at this year’s Intel ISEF. Good luck Tyler and Nick!