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Student science and engineering fair success in Hawai'i

12 Feb 2014, 11:21 UTC
Student science and engineering fair success in Hawai'i
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JD Armstrong works on outreach for University of Hawai'i's Institute for Astronomy on Maui. A major part of his job is to mentor hawaiian students in astronomy research projects and in particular projects that involve the LCOGT observatory on Maui, Faulkes Telescope North (FTN).This year JD mentored 7 students. All 7 entered science fair and competed at the HAIS District Science Fair (Maui County) and all 7 students won awards. The science fair was held on February 8, 2014 at the Sullivan Center, 'Iolani School in Honolulu.5 of the 7 students won merit awards which qualifies them to compete at the state level. One of the Maui students, Celeste Jongeneelen, won first place for the junior division. Celeste used data from FTN to study young open clusters looking for Be stars. Two of the students M. Thomas Sturm and Christopher Kim entered a joint project and won first place for the senior division and are automatically eligible for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Thomas and Christopher received numerous awards. Quote from the award ceremony, "Thomas and Chris come back up here."Christopher, who won awards in the Maui science fair in 2013, also won the Overall HAIS First Prize ...

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