E.V. Cain students win big at regional science fair

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The Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair was held March 23 and 24. It included schools from Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Solano and Amador counties There were in the neighborhood of 250-300 participants and students representing high schools (Senior Division) and middle schools (Junior Division).

Thirty-one E.V. Cain Charter Middle School students from Don Scott's and Kelly Bennett's classes participated. Three students took first place prizes in three categories.

Zachary Haupt took first place in the physical science category with his project, “Does Cosmic Dust have an Affect on Space Travel?”  Katherine Chase won behavioral science with “Does Vision Influence the Other Senses?” and Finn Thomas won first place in the math and computers category for “How does?Brain Dominance Correlate with Auditory Logic Processing?”

Zachary won the special PowerHouse Corp. Award for oustanding project. Zachary, Katherine and Finn qualified to compete against other science fair winners from all over the United States in the Broadcom Masters science fair and the California State Science Fair, hosted by the California Science Center, in Los Angeles April 30 and May 1.

For more information about the Sacramento Regional Science &?Engineering fair, visit For more information about the Broadcom Masters, visit



E.V. Cain science fair winners

Physical Science

Zachary Haupt, first place

Stephanie Knoble, fourth place

Brett Ridge, fifth place


Behavioral Science

Katherine Chase, first place

Aidan Gehbach, fourth place

Izaac Babowal, fifth place


Math and Computers

Finn Thomas, first place


Biological Science

Natasha Buckman, third place

Bryce Gehlbach, fourth place