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Release Date Monday, April 9, 2018

SD Mines Congratulates Science and Engineering Fair Winners

Elsie DuBray, a senior from Timber Lake High School, was the 2018 overall winner for her project, “Buffalo vs. Beef: Analyzing Lipid Content in Search of Potential Health Benefits (Phase II).” DuBray will represent the High Plains Region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018.

RAPID CITY, SD (April 9, 2018) – The 2018 High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair included 550 registered students from around the Black Hills region. Projects ranged from research on the health benefits of buffalo, ­­­­effects of Wi-Fi radiation on plant growth, dry ice hovercrafts, alternative oils to run in cars, using macroinvertebrates to assess water quality, and engineering a wearable EEG device plus many more.

Elsie DuBray, a senior from Timber Lake High School, was the 2018 overall winner for her project, “Buffalo vs. Beef: Analyzing Lipid Content in Search of Potential Health Benefits (Phase II).” DuBray will represent the High Plains Region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 13-18, 2018. DuBray also represented the High Plains region at the 2017 international fair where she took 3rd place in her category.

The runner-up qualifier for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair was Grayson Nelson of Sturgis Brown High School was a close second place with his project “Superconductivity: Planar Weight Disparity in Relation to Critical Temperature.”  Nelson will travel to the international fair if DuBray is unable to attend. 

 

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