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Bend Science Students Win at Northwest Science Exposition 

It is truly amazing what young minds can do. No longer are students content on bubbling volcanos, these kids are out to change the world. 

Five Bend Science Station students were awarded at the 2016 Northwest Science Exposition in Portland. They are invited to attend the upcoming national Broadcam MASTERS science, technology, engineering and math competition, held in Washington, D.C.

"Best in Category" and "Best in Fair" for Medicine and Health went to Jimmy Plumleigh, a 7th grader at Cascade Middle School. His research project was titled "Cystic Fibrosis Screening: Detection of gene mutation through hypertonic sodium chloride effects." He also received a "Merit in Statistics" award and $50 in prize money.

Harper Smith, a 7th grade home-school student, was awarded "Best in Category" in Consumer Product Testing and an "Excellence in Statistics" award. She received $100 in prize money. Her project demonstrated that different sugars dramatically affect the fermentation rate of kombucha's lactose-intolerant S.C.O.B.Y.

"Best in Category" in Animal Science and a $50 prize went to Raven Dow-Hygelund, a 7th grade Baker Charter School student for her project on Invasive American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeiana). Jack Conde, a 7th grader at Pacific Crest Middle School, was awarded first place in Microbiology with his project "Growth of Microbes on Mars-Like Media."

Teaghan Knox, a 6th grade homeschool student, received first place in Plant Science for demonstrating the different affects of natural light versus fluorescent light on lettuce growing in aquaponic systems with snails or the same lettuce in soil.

David Bermudez is the executive director of the Bend Science Station, which provides laboratory science education in Central Oregon for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. More than 7,000 students took part in classes and camps last year.

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