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AIPG California Section Presents Awards at the 2017 California State Science Fair
For the 17th consecutive year the California Section of AIPG presented awards at the California State Science Fair at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on April 25. Mark Rogers and Dave Sadoff, AIPG California Section Southern and Northern Vice Presidents, respectively, judged 12 Junior Division geoscience projects.
The First Place winner was Mia Chou with her project entitled “Radon: The Silent Killer in Your House”. Mia wanted to explore whether there is a relationship between house age and radon levels. She measured radon levels for a week in each of 10 neighborhood homes using a digital radon monitor. She re-measured a subset of the homes to check repeatability. While the results did not support a correlation between house age and radon levels, Mia conducted some additional research and was able to make a correlation between house location and radon levels utilizing USGS maps. She intends to conduct further research exploring the relationship between various soil types and radon levels. Mia received a certificate and $250 for her efforts.
Northern Section VP Dave Sadoff, First Place Winner Mia Chou, and Southern VP Mark Rogers
The AIPG California Section also presented three Honorable Mention Awards to the following students (see abstracts at http://cssf.usc.edu/Current/Panels/):
Gillian Healey, for her project “How Saturated is Saturated?”
Luke Merickel, for his project “It’s Not My Fault, I couldn’t Handle the Pressure: Compression Obsession”.
Nidhya Shivakumar, for her project “Halophytes: A Potential Solution for the Remediation of Soil in Saline Wastelands”.
Once again, it was a pleasure to discuss projects with such bright students who represent our future. Congratulations to the winners!
James A. Jacobs, CPG; Work: (415) 381-5195, Cell: 510-590-1098. Fax: (415) 381-5816; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President - Northern California
Dave A. Sadoff, CPG, Work: (415) 836-7261, Fax: (415) 836-3167; email@example.com
Vice President - Southern California
Mark Rogers, CPG; Phone: (949) 387-4466; firstname.lastname@example.org
Karel L. Detterman, Work: (510) 638-8400 x127, Fax: (510) 638-8404; email@example.com
Steve Baker, Work: 530-478-1260; firstname.lastname@example.org
UC Davis Student Officers
Christopher Holt, Student President; email@example.com
Michaela Gnos, Vice President
Vicky Manthos, Treasurer
Mark Markowicz, Events Coordinator
Taylor Davis, Fundraising Officer
Steve Baker, Student Mentor
Rob Campbell, Student Mentor
Rob Sydnor, Student Mentor
James A. Jacobs, Sponsor