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Students take place during science competitions

Four first-year United World College-USA students took top honors during the 2021 Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 27, according to their chemistry teacher Aaron Yang.

Boubacar Ballo, Senegal, took first in the biology senior division for his project entitled “Can We Quell Enzymatic Browning?”

Christopher Lundgren and Anson Sidle, both USA, and Jose Carlos Hernandez, Guatemala, teamed up to take first in the chemistry senior division with their project entitled “Evaluation of Homemade Rocket Propellant Formulations.”

Alexandra Gomberg Shkolnikova ‘22, Mexico, placed third in the Medicine and Health Science Senior division for “SSRI Medication and its Influence on Cognitive Function.” She also received a special award from the American Psychological Association for the project.

The American Chemical Society gave special awards to Zed Davidson ‘22, USA, for “Alum Crystal Growth vs. Temperature” and Christopher, Anson and Jose for “Evaluation of Homemade Rocket Propellant Formulations.”

During the 2021 New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair on April 17, Boubacar took honorable mention for “Can We Quell Enzymatic Browning?”

The American Chemical Society once again gave a special award to Christopher, Anson Sidle and Jose for “Evaluation of Homemade Rocket Propellant Formulations.”

Finally, on April 10 during the 2021 2nd Annual Climate Innovation Challenge Renata Espinosa ‘22, Mexico, was recognized for Outstanding Individual Project Entry “Adapting to our Present  and Changing Futures. Emma Hivonen ‘22, Finland, received the Outstanding High School Entry for “Seagrass for Climate.”

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