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  • Camdenton science researchers earn special achievements

  • Adding to the accolades of the Camdenton Science Research team, two students earned special awards recently.
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  • Adding to the accolades of the Camdenton Science Research team, two students earned special awards recently.
    Tyler Carpenter recently competed at the state Missouri Academy of Science competition and won first place over all categories (Best in State). Carpenter studied a special type of bacteria, termed theromophiles, collected from Hot Springs National Park for their potential to be used as a producer of biofuels in a laboratory setting.
    Carpenter’s study, for the first time ever, discovered a new species of bacteria from this national park and found that this species holds much promise for the production of an alternative energy source.
     Katie Chappell was announced as Missouri’s sole representative to the National Stockholm Water Prize Award national competition.
    Chappell will receive an all-expense paid trip to a site on the Potomac River outside of Washington, D.C. to compete against representatives from every state and protectorate for the opportunity for an all-expense paid week-long trip to Stockholm, Sweden.
    Chappell collected data from the Marine Biology / IB trip to the Glovers Reef Atoll island off the coast of Belize. Her study assessed the effectiveness of a commercial fishing ban implemented by the government of Belize designed to protect it’s sensitive — and diminishing — coral reef ecosystem.
     

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