Los Alamos Students Earn Awards In State Science Fair

Los Alamos Middle School 8th grader Tate Plohr earned the Junior Physical Science Grand Award for his project ‘The Stability of Solar Flares’. He was awarded 1st place and the NASA and Thermo Fisher Awards. Courtesy photo

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Twelve students from Los Alamos Public Schools participated in the New Mexico State Science Fair held earlier this month on the campus of New Mexico Tech in Socorro. There were 11 participants in the Junior division and one participant in the Senior division

Daniel Kim, a junior at Los Alamos High School placed 1st in the Paper Competition in the Senior Division. He also received the Ocean Naval Research award and the US Stockholm, Jr. Water Prize. His project is titled “Mapping Anthropogenic Ocean Litter with an Autonomous Under” and was entered in the Environmental Sciences category. Daniel will be participating at the International Science Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Dallas, TX on May 14 – 19.

In the Junior Division, Los Alamos Middle School 8th grader Tate Plohr earned the Jr. Physical Science Grand Award for his project “The Stability of Solar Flares.” He was awarded 1st place and the NASA and Thermo Fisher Awards.

LAMS 7th grader Natan Svyatsky placed first in the Engineering category and received the Thermo Fisher Award for his project, “Jets on Water”. 

Aditya Viswananathan, LAMS 8th grader, placed 2nd in the Environmental Science category for his project, “What Are Birds Telling Us About Climate Trends?”. He also received the NOAA Award.

LAMS 7th grader John Fung received second place for his project, “Another Whey: Creating Curd Cultures” in the Biology category.

Congratulations to all students who represented LAPS at the State Science Fair.