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USGS Scientists Judge Projects, Present Award at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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Dale Griffin and Jack Kindinger of the USGS Center for Coastal and Regional Marine Studies (CCRMS, St. Petersburg, FL) participated as judges for the Earth & Space and Environmental Science Categories at the 2002 Pinellas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (Pinellas County, FL) on February 8. Competing students were in the Junior Division (middle school, grades 5 through 8) and Senior Division (high school, grades 9 through 12).

After the category judging, we reviewed all the projects to select one that best represented the type of science CCRMS would like to encourage. We found an obvious choice, a young man in the Junior Division Earth & Space Category. He had built two model aquifer systems (in aquariums): (1) a well-confined aquifer system, and (2) a semi-confined aquifer system. Using information researched from the World Wide Web and books, he then introduced a series of injection wells and collected empirical data on flow movement within the two aquifers. His results and conclusions were well thought out, his display was well designed, and his enthusiasm and knowledge of the topic completely won us over. We were proud to present this year's award (certificate and savings bond) to seventh-grader Stephan Meylan for his project "The Effect of Injection Wells on the Floridan Aquifer System." The awards ceremony was held February 13 at Osceola High School in St. Petersburg.

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Center for Coastal & Regional Marine Studies
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg, Florida

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