From: Paul Schollmeier,
Southeast Minnesota Western Wisconsin Regional Science and Engineering Fair director
Wow! What an incredible science fair at the Winona Middle School on February 7. More than 140 registered fifth and sixth grade projects were evaluated in the school commons topped off by a dozen seventh grade projects on the second floor, some practicing for the regional science fair in two weeks at Saint Mary’s University. This was the largest project turnout in recent memory.
More than 50 judges in total scored each project three times for more than 450 evaluations in a mere 90 minutes. This could not have been accomplished without the help of students from the education, science, and engineering programs at both Saint Mary’s and Winona State universities, not to mention the many Winona citizens, former WAPS teachers, WSU faculty, and current WAPS faculty who also served as judges.
A big shout out to the fifth grade staff for guiding students with their displays and for supervising the large number of students and family in attendance. Finally, a big thank you to students from the WSU physics department headed by Professor Ferstl who staged a science extravaganza during the entire event to help entertain groups of students during their non-judging times.