Sandstone injected into Pikes Peak Granite was the basis for Jenna Salvat’s winning science project. Her entry “Sandstone Injectites in Fault Zone Areas: Sedimentological Characteristics Using Analog Models” won first place in the physical science division at the Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair on February 27 and is the project she will present at the state science fair in April.
Salvat is a tenth grade student at Coronado High School. Jenna is also a member of the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars. The Pikes Peak Pebble Pups have a group that meets monthly in Teller County and in one that meets in Colorado Springs. “I have always been interested in geology in particular and science in general,” she said.
Jena Salvat stands in front of her project she entered in
the Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair at UCCS. Photo by S. W. Veatch.
Each student designs and completes a science project requiring observation, imagination, and originality. Students who participate in the fair gain a deeper understanding of the natural world and learn valuable science and job skills.
The Pikes Peak Regional Fair is one of 13 regional fairs in Colorado that select the best regional science projects that will compete at the 61st Colorado State Science Fair hosted by the College of Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center at Colorado State University.