Letter: Scientific support highlight of fair

May 7, 2014 

On April 16, more than 95 projects were displayed at the annual Science Fair at Robert Frost Elementary in Pasco, representing the efforts of more than 200 students in grades three through five.

Our goal was to introduce students to the scientific process and give them experience in presenting projects.

One of the highlights of the evening was the interaction between students and scientists, engineers and other professionals who donated their time to evaluate the projects.

Talking with real professionals and receiving certificates for their work was an inspiration that we hope will continue to encourage the students in their scientific pursuits.

Thank you to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists Tim Bays, Lane Bray (retired), David Brown and John Hubbe; scientists Tim Lynch, Russel Grigsby and Eric VanMason; engineer Chris Smith; Timothy Vo and Frank Aguilar of LIGO; Lockheed Martin technology expert Rick Grandy; WSU Mechanical Engineering students Cameron Hohimer, Josef Christ , Zach Hilliard and Pedro Guajardo; and Lorena and Irma of Apple Valley Dental (Robert Frost PEAK partner). Thank you also to Will and Maja Shaw for donating supplies and printing. We couldn't have had such a successful event without the help and support of these generous volunteers. Thank you!

LINNEA BANTA, Pasco

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