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Five Hillcrest Huskies Earn Top Marks at U of U Science, Engineering Fair

At a time when so much hangs on the promise of science, these Hillcrest High students give us cause for hope. Five Hillcrest students claimed podium finishes in the 2020 University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair, an event that was scaled back to include only the Senior Division due to mounting concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak. Faced with a directive to avoid mass gatherings and practice social distancing, event organizers postponed the Elementary and Junior divisions until May 18-20.  But that didn’t diminish the excitement for the Huskies who, in the head-to-head regional competition with their high school-aged peers,

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They Blinded me with Science! Science Fair Judges Needed to Judge District Fair

Calling all Isaac Newtons, Marie Curies and Charles Darwins. Canyons School District is holding its annual science fair in late January and early February, and is in need of adult volunteers to participate as judges. As judges, science professionals will have the opportunity to memorably impact the lives of some very talented young people. Judges must register online, and are needed to help with the elementary division (5th and 6th grade) and the secondary division (7th — 12th grade). Hundreds of entries are expected this year. Winners of their age groups will advance to the Regional Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair, where students can win up to

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Whiz Kids: CSD Home to Four State Science Fair Champions

Four Canyons District students claimed first-place prizes at the University of Utah Science & Engineering Fair, including Grand Champion Winner Alexander Cheng of Hillcrest High who now advances to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pennsylvania. The Utah fair, sponsored by the U.’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education, draws hundreds of students from throughout Utah, most of whom had to win a District-level competition in order to qualify. Contestants competed for tens-of-thousands of dollars in college scholarships at the University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium. This year’s awards ceremony was held at Alta High. A total

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Water Conservation App Carries Three CSD Students to First Lego World Championship

For those who wonder exactly how much water they use on any given day – there’s an app for that. It was created by a group of mostly middle-school-aged students who are driven by a love of problem-solving and a keen sense of what it means to change the world. In just three years, the group, which calls itself the “Bionic Porcupines III” in First Lego League circles, has won two major awards and created two revolutionary systems to solve major problems. On Feb. 10 the third iteration of the Bionic Porcupines won the 2018 Northern Utah State First Lego

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Students Earn Major EPA Award for Project Targeting Bird Strikes

Two students at Midvale Middle are part of a group that has received the regional President’s Environmental Youth Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Trojans Abigail Slama-Catron and and Eric Snaufer, along with two others from the Beehive Science and Technology Academy, earned the prestigious award for their “Bionic Scarecrow” device, which was created with the aim of keeping birds away from nesting in the wetlands around the Salt Lake International Airport.  Last Thursday, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator Suzanne Bohan visited the middle school to present the award to Midvale Middle’s Slama-Catron and Snaufer and Timothy Holt and Allison

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