Two KAMS students recently returned from competing in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. Read a recent Hays Daily News article on the success of our students. Congratulations on a job well done!
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Come to FHSU tonight and view Saturn. The program starts at 8pm in Tomanek Hall Rm 106 with a presentation by JPL Solar System Ambassador, Paul Adams, on “Saturn: A 2 Billion Mile Adventure.” Following the presentation, weather permitting, we will be viewing Saturn. In the event of clouds, tours will be provided of the Tomanek Hall Observation Deck and the Observatory in Albertson Hall.
Dr. Paul Sereno, Professor, University of Chicago, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, will present “When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs,” a public program on his fossil expeditions and scientific research, at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.. The program is free and open to the public.
Dr. Sereno led a team of fossil hunters into the Sahara Desert in Niger in 1997 and again in 2000. These expeditions yielded partial skeletons and numerous skulls of 40-foot Sarcosuchus, the largest crocodile that ever walked the earth. They also yielded 20 tons of other fossils, a National Geographic documentary, and the traveling exhibition “The Science of SuperCroc,” which is on display at the Sternberg Museum through August 5.
Dr. Sereno is also President and cofounder of Project Exploration, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making science accessible to the public–especially minority youth and girls–through personalized experiences with science and scientists.
Andi Darden has been selected for a summer internship with the Department of Defense. Andi will work with senior civilian and military leaders at Fort Leavenworth to analyze training and computer data for the military. Even more exciting, Andi is the first dual-enrolled high school/college student selected to intern at Fort Leavenworth. The internship requires that all interns must have completed a year of college with a major in math or science before their summer internship begins. Congratulations, Andi! We are so proud of you!
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!