ANGELES - Winners of the 2004 California
State Science Fair were announced among
a cheering audience of students, parents
and teachers during an awards ceremony
held May 25, 2004 at the Sports Arena,
hosted by the California Science Center.
The fair drew 924 students from counties
statewide, with finalists selected by a
volunteer pool of over 300 scientists and
engineers from private industry and higher
education. The California Science Fair
takes place as a result of the generous
support of THE MUSES and Raytheon. A total
of $70,000 in cash prizes is distributed
to the Science Fair Winners.
Deutsch, a 12th grade student
at La Canada High School in La Canada (Los
Angeles County) was selected for the Dr. & Mrs.
Arnold O. Beckman Project of the Year—Senior
Division and received a $10,000 cash prize.
His project was titled “A New 'Spin'
on the Hassnoot-Altona Equation: Determination
of Theta by Variable Solvent and Variable
Sarah E. Whipple, an 8th grade
student from Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert
(Riverside County) was chosen for the Dr. & Mrs.
Arnold O. Beckman Project of the Year—Junior
Division award and received a $5,000 cash prize.
Her project was titled “Magnus Force
on Spinning Spheres.” Two special committees,
one for each division, reviewed every first
place, winning project in each subject category
in order to select the best project in each
C. Cox, a senior at Pleasant Valley
Senior High School in Chico (Butte), was
named California State Science Fair Student
of the Year and was presented with a $1,000
cash prize. Her project entry was titled "A
Three-Year Study of Natural Antibiotics:
Analysis of the Bioactive Compound in Arctostaphylus
in Various Solvents.” This award
is presented to the high school senior
who, in the opinion of the judges, best
exemplifies the qualities necessary for
success in science.
State Science Fair Results
Hunker, a teacher at The Rhoades
School in San Diego (San Diego County)
was named California State Science Fair
Teacher of the Year—Junior Division
and Graham Robertson,
a teacher at Palos Verdes High School in
Palos Verdes (Los Angeles County) was named
California State Science Fair Teacher of
the Year—Senior Division. Each received
a $2,000 cash prize.
N. Rudolph, executive director, California
Science Center, commented, “The fair
helps students learn that they can be scientists
and that it can be fun and satisfying to
exercise their creativity, intellect and
curiosity.” The Science Center’s
involvement with the annual event dates back
more than 40 years and is part of its mission
to stimulate and nurture public interest
in science, math and technology.
on other Special Recognition Awards as well
as the complete list of subject category
award winners can be viewed at www.californiasciencecenter.org/CSSF/.
Reporters may also call the Science Center's
Communications Department at (213) 744-7446
for winners from their area.
Editor's Note: California
Science Center is located at 700 State Drive,
Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Open
daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission
to the exhibits is free. IMAX Theater tickets
range from $4.25 to $7.00. Both the Science
Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible.
Visitors can enter the parking lot at 39th
and Figueroa Street. Parking is $6. For general
information, phone (323) SCIENCE or visit our
website at www.californiasciencecenter.org.