Camas High School’s MST program made the annual sojourn to the WSU Imagine Tomorrow competition this past weekend with a select group of 8 projects from this year’s crop of student project work. The results were impressive. Out of approximately 135 projects submitted from about 35 schools from across Washington and Idaho, four of our projects earned recognition, with Camas kids taking home a 1st, 2nd, and two Honorable Mention awards! Congratulations to all who won awards, but I’d also like to offer kudos to each team for qualifying and representing Camas with pride and integrity. Bravo!
Here are the results:
- Sophomore Sarah Wells-Moran took home a first place for her Building a Living (Outer) Space project that was submitted in the Boeing Aerospace challenge category.
- A team anchored by juniors Calvin Taylor and Phoebus Tsai and supported by sophomores Gabe Mukobi and Duy Vuong earned a second place in the Build Environment challenge category for their Riffling Thermal Pollution project.
- Also in the Build Environment challenge category, a freshmen team made of Quan Ho, Sydney Jenkins, Yuanju Tsai, Eric Wu, and Christopher Xia got an Honorable Mention for their Unlocking the Wind’s Potential with Creativity project.
- Freshmen Monica Chang and Jessica Bretz also earned an Honorable Mention in the Food, Energy, and Water category for their project titled Measuring Ecotoxicity: The Effects of Triclosan on Aquatic Organisms.
If you’re not familiar with this science fair and competition, here’s an excerpt from their website: “Imagine Tomorrow challenges 9th through 12th graders to seek new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. Students research complex topics related to renewable energy, then innovate technologies, designs, or plans to mobilize behavior. They forge connections in their communities and create positive change. In this energy competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.”