Hollinger Science Fair Winners Take Home SARSEF Prizes

    Date Posted: 
    Friday, March 14, 2014

    Several projects from Hollinger Elementary School won big at this week's Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Fair:

    • Elizabeth Bouwens' class: First-place Grand Award for second graders in engineering, physics and mathematical sciences for "Ice in Water" 
    • Four-person group taught by Alejandra Ayon: Third-place Grand Award for fourth graders in engineering, physics and mathematical sciences for "The Best Materials for Conductors"
    • Samara Castro, taught by Alejandra Ayon: Tucson Electric Power Outstanding Award in earth and space sciences for "How Is Electricity Made from the Sun?"
    • Karyme Melina, Julesa Torres and Josue Valenzuela, taught by Alejandra Ayon: Third-place Grand Award for fourth graders in engineering, physics and mathematical sciences for "Static Electricity"
    • Abraham Aguirre, taught by Brenda Maytorena: Third-place Grand Award for fifth graders in chemical and microbiological sciences for "Preserving Foods in Liquids"

    Hollinger's own science fair is organized annually by an Adopt-a-School team led by professor of optical sciences J. Scott Tyo and professor of atmospheric sciences Elizabeth Ritchie. Projects are mentored by UA undergraduate and graduate students.