Students Shine at Engineering and Biomedical Science Senior Showcase

Kearney School District (KSD) seniors shared their capstone projects in engineering and biomedical science at the Fifth Annual KC STEM Alliance Project Lead The Way Senior Showcase.

KSD students Dylan Smith and Collin Hopfenzitz designed “Project Sunflower”, a solar-powered bench designed to allow visitors to public spaces an easy way to recharge devices, winning third place and a $1,000 scholarship.

Matthew Jones, Shane Lowe, and Jade Riegel placed in the Top 10 for their “Project Insight” engineering design. The device scans an object revealing its color and color values to help those that are colorblind.

In the Biomedical Research and Design contest, Kearney’s Ashley Coonfield placed in the Top 10 with her presentation on The Effect of Artificial Turf on Cancer in Athletes.

These seniors also did an outstanding job with their presentations and impressed a large crowd of people with their research, knowledge and creativity.

Sarah Frazier and Karlie Shoemaker – The Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes

Zach Garrett – Diabetes App for Smartphones

Morgan Holloway – The Struggle to Process Rape Kits Across America

Tyler Pickert and Gannen Rinck – Virotherapy Cancer Investigation

Kelsey Vanfossan – Do Certain Hand Hygiene Products Cause Superbugs to Develop Over Time?

David Wolf and Austen Knepper – Proactive Knee Support System