Salk Students Attend the Central Minnesota Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Local Salk STEM seventh and eighth-graders were among the more than 80 student presenters at the Central Minnesota Regional Science and Engineering Fair ( on Saturday, February 23, 2020. 

Each student or collaborative group presented their projects at the Salk Middle School science fair in December earning an invitation to present their work at the regional science fair. Earning a top award at the regional competition enables students to move onwards to the state competition. 

This year five students are able to present their research at the top fair in Minnesota. 

The science fair is a cornerstone of Salk Middle School’s STEM-based curriculum, cultivates real world application of STEM topics, promotes project-based learning, and fosters the development of scientific inquiry skills. 

Honorable Mention:

  • Lucas Dahlberg
  • Theron Johnson
  • John Tran and Henry Rumreich
  • Dylan Corraya
  • Lidia Felgate and Karaline Johnson
  • Camryn Mujica
  • Makayla Remiger and Olivia Riewe

Merit Award:

  • Zachary Charboneau
  • Amelia Schwieters
  • Ifelade Adebayo and Joud Sadeddin
  • Riley Sampson and Mason Carlson
  • Peyton Padilla and Morgan Peterson
  • Alex Dukatz
  • Noah Loko
  • Gavin Harris
  • Brooke Rocheford
  • Demi Alfords and Leila Bakri
  • Lizzy Boadu
  • Josh Cloutier
  • Sajja Johnson
  • Mason West
  • Vivian Lieu

Premiere Award (state science fair competition eligible):

  • Sharon Kimaiga: Electrolyte Challenge
  • Paige Padilla and Hannah Olstad: How Long Does Gum Last?
  • Faith Wilkinson: Photos and Light
  • Ava Oblinger: Water’s Hardness and Bubbles

Special Awards: 

  • Salk Middle School: the school with the most projects presented at regional science fair
  • Broadcom Master's Award (top 10% of all middle school presenters): Peyton Padilla and Morgan Peterson


Salk Science Fair


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