Dunbar Dominates at District Science Fair

On Feb. 6, the district science fair took place for fourth through 12th graders. Students from Dunbar claimed the title of runner up in 13 categories and champion in 12. Members of the Lamplighter staff met with some of Dunbar’s contestants for a look into what the science fair is all about.

Seniors in Dunbar’s MSTC program are required to conduct a 360-hour research project that takes place over the course of two years. This year’s class of 2016 entered their projects in the district science fair, and many of them walked away with first and second place titles.

Science fair categories range from engineering and biochemistry to physics and astronomy. “[Your topic] depends on what you are interested in. I really liked anatomy and physiology so that is what I picked for my project,” said senior Zariah Embry. Embry won first place in the animal science category.

Students who won districts progress to the regional fair which will take place on March 5 at Dunbar. From regionals, students can qualify for the state science fair and then the international Intel science fair that will be held in Phoenix,