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2006 Science Fair Announces Award Winners

Utah Science Center and University of Utah Media Release

April 5, 2006-The Utah Science Center and the University of Utah today announced the winners of the 2006 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair. The 2006 fair was held at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, on the University of Utah campus March 30-31. Students in grades five through 12 from Salt Lake, Granite, Murray and Tooele school districts competed.

Fifth and sixth grade students competed in the Elementary Division, seventh and eighth graders compete in the Junior Division, with ninth through 12th-graders competing in the Senior Division. First, Second and Third place individual and team winners were announced in 14 topic areas (see attached document for complete list). The fair also gave Special Awards, which were sponsored by local business and education organizations.

Grand Champion winners in the Senior Division will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) DATE in Indianapolis. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science, bringing together students from approximately 40 countries. Contestants at the Intel fair will compete for more than $2 million in scholarships, tuition grants, scientific equipment and scientific trips. The following Grand Champions will represent the Salt Lake region at the Intel ISEF:

Intel ISEF Grand Champion: Team

  • Gleb Kuznetsov, Charles, McGuire and Lai Xue, West High School

Intel ISEF Grand Champion: Individual

  • Madison Hunt, West High School

  • Candice Murray, AMES Academy

The Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair is made possible by the Utah Science Center, the University of Utah, The Leonardo, Intel Foundation, and other corporate sponsors. For more information, visit

About the Utah Science Center

The Utah Science Center ( emphasizes creative and active exploration of the worlds of science and technology. The Science Center endeavors to create a culture and environment for exploring the factors and phenomena that affect our lives and shape our future. The Utah Science Center, along with Global Artways ( – Salt Lake City’s arts education program – and the Center for Documentary Arts (, will find a permanent home in The Leonardo (, an art, culture and science center being developed in the former main Salt Lake City Public Library building on Library Square.

About the University of Utah

The University of Utah ( is the flagship institution of the Utah System of Higher Education. Founded in 1850, it is the first and largest public higher education institution in Utah, with more than 28,000 students from all 50 states and 102 countries, and a campus comprising almost 1,500 acres in the western foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City. A major academic and research institution with an extensive health sciences center, the university offers majors in 72 subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medical schools.

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