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Waubonsee Students Earn Awards at STEM Poster Contest

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Waubonsee Community College students (l to r) Melissa Walker, Lisa Booker, Katheryn Billing and Hannah Dorn, seen here with Associate Professor of Earth Science/Geology David Voorhees, all earned honors at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Poster Contest in April.

Four Waubonsee Community College students captured awards at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Poster Contest earlier this month.

Waubonsee swept the biological sciences/life sciences category thanks to the work of Melissa Walker, of Maple Park; Lisa Booker, of Yorkville; and Katheryn Billing, of Batavia. Walker captured first place with her poster, “Herbal Remedies: Using the Scientific Method to Uncover the Truth in the Myth.” Booker’s second place poster explored “Bird Size Vs. Seed Size,” while Billing’s presentation on vermicompost earned her third place.

In the earth science/physical science/chemistry category, it was Waubonsee student Hannah Dorn, of Big Rock, taking first place with “Mastodont Environments?: Answers Beneath the Surface.”

Other participants from Waubonsee included Roxana Guzman, Ivan Gomez and Jaime Johnsen, of Aurora; Jillian Louis, of Batavia; Kristina Reinbacher, of Yorkville; Ryan Tyler and Joseph Morgan, of Plano; Katlin Howard, of Sugar Grove; Alec Armstrong, of Montgomery; Dan Hernandez, of Geneva; and Matt Purcell, of Oswego.