Big Sandy students win honors at regional Science fair


March 13, 2019

Science students, l to r: Everett Works, Hope Gasvoda, Tyler Schwarzbach, Ryan Roth, Clint Darlington, and Teacher Melanie Schwarzbach.

Five Big Sandy High School students competed in the Hi-Line Regional Science Fair at MSU Northern on March 5th.

Hope Gasvoda, a junior, will be representing the Hi-Line at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix this May. Her projected, entitled "Comparing the Glucose Content in Lignocellulosic Biomass Produced by Cellulase Across Six pH Buffers", determined the optimum pH level for breaking down the complex sugars found in barley straw. These complex sugars break down to glucose, which in turn is the simple sugar used to make the biofuel ethanol. Her researc...

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