University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

State science and engineering fair winners advance to world competition

Winners of the 61st Annual North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair, hosted by the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks on April 7–8, now advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif., the world’s largest pre-college science competition, where students from over 60 countries, regions, and territories will showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the foremost global science competition for students in grades 9–12.

The overall sweepstakes winners and the regional winners in the senior division will compete at the international fair May 8–13:

Senior Division Sweepstakes winners advancing to the international fair were all from the Hankinson School District:

• Lindsey Stein, first place, four-year scholarship from UND
• Tanner Coppin, second place, four-year scholarship from UND
• Dre Steinwehr, third place, cash award

The following regional winners will also advance to compete in Los Angeles.

• First place—Jessa Zimmerman, Trenton School District
• Second place—Sarah Telehey, Williston Trinity Christian

• First place—Vahid Fazel-Rezai, Red River High School, Grand Forks

• First place—Emme Hulm, Strasburg School District
• Second place—Matthew Schaefbauer, Strasburg School District
• Third place—Suzanne Ternes, Strasburg School District

Southeast Central
• First place—Tyler Toepke Floyd, Wishek School District
• Second place—Ben Schuler, Wishek School District

• First place—Caleb Meyer, Hope Page School District
• Second place—Jennifer Riemann, Hankinson School District

The efforts of the 160 competitors were recognized by national, regional and state organizations with numerous awards in special areas of science and engineering.

-- Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, (701) 777-2733,