CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0012
Release: May 19, 1999
Iowa high school student is one of eight winners at
national science symposium
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol Fassbinder of Valley Community
Schools, Elgin, winner of the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
(JSHS) held at the University of Iowa in February, was selected one of eight
winners at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held May 15
in San Diego.
Fassbinder received a $16,000 scholarship to attend
a college of her choice and an opportunity to participate as a London International
Youth Science Fortnight Award winner in this summers London International
Youth Science Forum. Her national JSHS prize is in addition to a $4,000 scholarship
she received for winning the Iowa competition.
Fassbinder won for her paper, "Perillyl Acetate
and Other Monoterpenoids as Possible Controls for the Varroa jacobsoni,
a Destructive Honeybee Mite." Fassbinders science teacher and sponsor,
Martha Berda, also accompanied Fassbinder to the National JSHS.
Four other Iowa high school students accompanied Fassbinder
to the national competition. They are Katherine Ann Homan, West Des Moines
Valley High School; Ashwin Srinivas, Fort Dodge Senior High School; Imelda
R. Turner, Iowa City West High School; and Anna Wilhelm, West Central High
School of Stuart.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program
has been sponsored for more than three decades by the U.S. Department of the
Army, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research,
and by the Academy of Applied Science, Inc.