On September 25th and 26th RMCC held their inaugural Science Fair in the Ouachita Center. The fair had a total of 17 exhibits of which, 7 were competitive and 10 were for display. A total of 23 students participated with exhibits, 10 were RMCC students and 13 were secondary school age students. The projects entered in this year’s fair included the following titles: Should I Stay Or Should I Go, Green Fire, Borax Crystals, The Golden Mean, Musically Challenged?, Color Changing Milk, Drone Diorama, Effects Of Liquids On Teeth, Layers Of Density, The Kitchen Scrap Garden, Nanomaterials, Microscopic Displays of Live Organisms, Dry Ice Bubbles, Tomato Sauce Rainbow, Plastic Flower, and Elephant Toothpaste.
At the end of the two-day event, the judges’ scores were tallied and awards were given out to the top projects in the following categories: Best Presentation, Most Creative Project, and Community Choice. The Best Presentation plaque and prize of $250 was awarded to Caddo Hills High School, the Most Creative Project plaque and prize of $100 was awarded to Saujal Gyanwali, and the Community Choice plaque and prize of $100 was awarded to Waldron High School. A special thank you to RMCC faculty and staff that donated for cash prizes to be awarded for the top participants and to NIDEC Motor Corporation for their sponsorship of the event receptions.
In addition to the participants, community members, and RMCC staff, faculty and students who attended the event, a number of RMCC students volunteered to help the fair set-up, run smoothly, and clean-up after the fair. “It is the students’ involvement that brings any program to life”, said Dr. Gaumani Gynawali, Chemistry and Physical Science Instructor at RMCC. “We will definitely grow bigger next year as we bring our second annual RMCC Science Fair!”
For more information about the 2015 Science Fair and RMCC Science Club, contact: Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali, Chemistry and Physical Science Instructor and Science Club Advisor, at (479) 394-7622 ext. 1339 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Lora Hosman, Biology Instructor, at (479) 394-7622 ext. 1336 or email@example.com.