EVMWD honors local young water scientists at annual science fair awards by Jacob Shiba May 2, 2019 Member Submitted News Lake Elsinore – On Thursday, April 25, the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s (EVMWD) Board of Directors recognized nine students for their outstanding science fair projects that focused on water. Families and teachers were treated to a reception and ceremony that was held in honor of the students at the EVMWD Board Meeting. Students received trophies and prizes alongside their teachers who received bundles of classroom essentials. “The science fair starts with imagination and wonder,” said Community Affairs Specialist Jacob Shiba. “That then turns into logic and reasoning as students attempt to seek out the unknown behind their projects. To be eligible for this special award, students must be a finalist in the 2019 Lake Elsinore Unified School District Science Fair and have a project focused on water science. This year’s impressive group of projects included topics ranging from fish respiration rates in water to water desalination. “The water industry is an amazing one, filled with challenges,” said EVMWD Board President Andy Morris. “This is why we celebrate the young bright minds who will imagine and create future solutions to challenges that don’t yet exist.” The 2019 science fair contest winners included: Austin Horvath, “Density Tower” – Railroad Canyon Elementary Lani Charron, “Go Fish” – William Collier Elementary Christopher Ferguson, “Do more reactants give more products?” – Keith McCarthy Academy Adele Pascua, Benjamin Jeong, Brandon Gadduang, Romeo Banzon, “How the Effect of Temperature in Water Causes the Speed at Which the Plastic Bead Sinks” – Temescal Canyon High School Amanda Martilla, “Is Lake Dye a Solution for the Overgrowth of Algae in Canyon Lake?” – Temescal Canyon High School Mirabella Smith, “Desalinating Water Using a Centrifuge and Varying Layers of Filtration” – Temescal Canyon High School From tours or water curricula, EVMWD provides a wide variety of educational programs and resources for schools in its service area and encourages teachers to visit www.evmwd.com/education to learn more.