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Meet Our 2003 science fair winners


PitWatch Issue Volume 8, Number 1

The Committee awarded $50 savings bonds to four grade-school students and a $250 bond to one high school student who competed in the 2003 Montana Tech Science and Engineering Fair. Each of their Fair projects explored important topics related to the Berkeley Pit and mine waste cleanup technologies. The Committee will offer awards again at the 2004 Science Fair, and students are encouraged to choose projects related to the Pit and mine waste cleanup for that competition.

Randi Phelps 5th grade, Whittier Elementary "Does Movement Affect the Way Pitna 4 Grows?" (Pitna 4 is a fungus that has been found in the Berkeley Pit.)Randi Phelps
5th grade, Whittier Elementary
“Does Movement Affect the Way Pitna 4 Grows?”
(Pitna 4 is a fungus that has been found in the Berkeley Pit.)

 

John Metesh 6th grade, Kennedy "Berkeley Pit Fog: Is It Toxic?"John Metesh
6th grade, Kennedy
“Berkeley Pit Fog: Is It Toxic?”

 

 

Cara Patton 7th grade, East Middle School "Horseshoe Bend Water and Soap, Part 2"Cara Patton
7th grade, East Middle School
“Horseshoe Bend Water and Soap, Part 2”

 

 

Emily Munday 8th grade, East Middle School "Food for Trout 4"Emily Munday
8th grade, East Middle School
“Food for Trout 4”

 

 

Oliver Huang  12th grade, Butte High School "Electrokinetics - Treatment of Contaminated Soil" (Electrokinetics is the use of an electromagnetic field to move charged ions through water.)Oliver Huang
12th grade, Butte High School
“Electrokinetics – Treatment of Contaminated Soil”
(Electrokinetics is the use of an electromagnetic field to move charged ions through water.)

Meet Our 2002 Science Fair Winners


PitWatch Issue Volume 7, Number 1

The Committee awarded $50 savings bonds to the four grade-school students and a $250 bond to the high school student. Their science fair projects all explored important topics related to the Berkeley Pit. Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Fair, and keep up the good work! Remember, the Committee will offer awards again at the 2003 Science Fair, and students are encouraged to choose projects related to the Pit for next year’s competition.

John Metesh 5th grade, Kennedy "Can Berkeley Pit Water Be Good For You?"John Metesh
5th grade, Kennedy
“Can Berkeley Pit Water Be Good For You?”

 

 

Cara Patton 6th grade, Margaret Leary "Horseshoe Bend Water and Soap"Cara Patton
6th grade, Margaret Leary
“Horseshoe Bend Water and Soap”

 

 

Abby Roberts 7th grade, Chief Joseph Middle School (Bozeman) "Solar Evaporator For Mine"Abby Roberts
7th grade, Chief Joseph Middle School (Bozeman)
“Solar Evaporator For Mine”

 

 

Kels Phelps  8th grade, East Middle School "Do Microbes Growing In Unique Ecological Niches Contain Compounds With Redeemable Medicinal Value?"Kels Phelps
8th grade, East Middle School
“Do Microbes Growing In Unique Ecological Niches Contain Compounds With Redeemable Medicinal Value?”

 

 

Alexandra Antonioli  Junior, Butte High "An Investigation of the Remediation of Berkeley Pit Water Using Genetically Modified Extremophilic Yeast"Alexandra Antonioli
Junior, Butte High
“An Investigation of the Remediation of Berkeley Pit Water Using Genetically Modified Extremophilic Yeast”

Meet Our 2001 Science Fair Winners

PitWatch Issue Volume 6, Number 1

The Committee awarded $50 savings bonds to four grade school students. Their science fair projects all explored important topics related to the Berkeley Pit. The Committee would also like to recognize Butte High sophomore Alexandra Antonioli, who won second place at the North Central Region 2 Science and Engineering Fair in Great Falls, MT and a grand prize, all-expense paid trip to the Intel International Science Fair in San Jose, CA for her project called, “An Evaluation of the Ability of Transgenically Modified Chlamydomonas reinhardtii To Survive and Sequester Metals from the Berkeley Pit.”

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Fairs, and keep up the good work! Remember, the Committee will offer awards again at the 2002 Science Fair, and students are encouraged to choose projects related to the Pit for next year’s competition.

Cara Patton 5th grade, Longfellow Elementary Horseshoe Bend Water and the PitCara Patton
5th grade, Longfellow Elementary
Horseshoe Bend Water and the Pit

 

 

Magdalena Pesanti 6th grade, West Elementary Let's Clean Up the PitMagdalena Pesanti
6th grade, West Elementary
Let’s Clean Up the Pit

 

 

Kels Phelps 7th grade, East Middle School How Sugar Affects the Growth of Fungus in Pit Water Solution and the Subsequent Impact on pHKels Phelps
7th grade, East Middle School
How Sugar Affects the Growth of Fungus in Pit Water Solution and the Subsequent Impact on pH

 

 

Leah Cornish 8th grade, East Middle School How Does Berkeley Pit Water have to be Diluted in Order to be Safe for Lettuce Seedling Growth?Leah Cornish
8th grade, East Middle School
How Does Berkeley Pit Water have to be Diluted in Order to be Safe for Lettuce Seedling Growth?