The Granite School District STEM Fair had a familiar feel that most current and former students can relate to.
There were tri-fold cardboard displays, photos of experiments, diagrams, charts, graphs, and capable students eager to explain their projects. But what sorts of problems are today’s students seeking to answer?
Here’s a sample of the projects featured in this year’s STEM fair:
The selection of an increasing kanamycin-resistant phenotype in E. coli
How screen color and background color affect your memory
Is multitasking really possible?
Macroinvertibrates – a green fertilizer
Is sugar really bad for you?
How do different types of water resist electricity?
The effects of cutting roots on adjacent plants
A novel method for automatic installation of roof shingles
Using the Glycemic Index to predict blood sugar levels
Do all liquids evaporate at the same rate?
Trash to heat
A new method for recycling residential waste water
Effect of music on heart rate
Does the molar weight of salt affect how conductive it is?
Suspension vs. beam bridges
The effect of habitat enrichment on the Giant Pacific Octopus
Congratulations to all STEM Fair winners