2022 Science Fair Group

Winners of Annual Science Fair Announced

Science Fair returned in 2022 after being unable to host in 2021 due to COVID protocols.

2022-04-08 00:00:00

[APRIL 8, 2022 | MENA, Ark.]  The UA Rich Mountain Science Club held its annual Science Fair April 1 in the Ouachita Center. The club was unable to hold the event in 2021 due to covid restrictions and was grateful to return to the event that provides an opportunity for science minded students to create projects and compete for prizes.

The club received approximately 20 entries. Science Department Chair and Science Club Sponsor Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali expressed his gratitude to the community for their continued support. “Before COVID, we had more participants and great momentum growing the event. We are happy to be able to hold the event again and I am hopeful that it spark a renewed interest in our young scientists.”

In the high school/college category, the winners are:

            Water Stress Experiment1st Place, receiving a $300 cash prize and trophy – Water Stress Experiment

Participants: Lakelin Ashley, Tyler Shook, Kate Duncan (UARM)

            Natural Sunlight vs. Sunlight Lamp2nd Place and receiving $150 cash prize – Natural Sunlight Versus Sunlight Lamp

Participant: Jennifer Taylor (UARM)

            Honorable mention and receiving a $50 Walmart gift card – Ready, Set Fly

Participant: David Castillow (Caddo Hills High School)

            In the middle/junior high category, the winners are:

            Increasing Distance with a Dowel1st Place receiving $200 cash and trophy – Increasing Distance with a Dowel in a Mouse Trap Car

Participants: Eilam Holland and Regan Larucci (ACORN)

            Rubbing Alcohol2nd place and receiving a $100 cash prize – Effects of Rubbing Alcohol

Participant: Tanzanna Haggar (ACORN)

            Elephant toothpasteHonorable mention and receiving a $50 Walmart gift card – Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

Participants: Reily Crabtree and Cadence Onstott (ACORN)

Local community sponsors supporting the event include: Union Bank, Nidec, Walmart, Patrick and Wendy McDaniel, Chris Masters, Samantha Shores, Joanne Coogan, Mena Middle School teachers, and the UARM Science Club who raised money from their periodic table cookie sale in February.

UA Rich Mountain’s mission is to provide transformative education to all learners.