I volunteered to be a judge for this science fair. My experience at last year at the Intel International Science Fair was so rewarding, and I was happy to help encourage these young people. My friends Rick and Kim Ferrell's daughter Jamie had an entry, so I was looking forward to seeing her and her project. There were some really good projects, and I'm glad I was able to help reward these great kids and encourage them in having fun with science. Here's some pictures of some of the winners who earned a place in the Santa Cruz County science fair finals.
Tina's experiment found what materials provide the most static electricity (so she can zap her brother, she says) and was best-in-show in my humble opinion.