BHS students head to science fair

Students from Burnsville High School have been selected to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) – the premiere science competition in the world for students in grades 9-12.

Sarah Davidson and Emily Wollmuth will be taking their research on the “Effects of Human Airway Secretions on Pseudomonas Aeruginosa” to ISEF in Phoenix, Ariz., May 11-17. They will be among 1,500 high school students from 70 countries submitting their research to be judged by doctoral level scientists and competing for nearly $4 million in prizes and scholarships.

Davidson and Wollmuth qualified during the 2013 Twin Cities Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Minnesota recently. Also at the event, many other Burnsville High school students received recognition for their research including special awards and ribbons. Several will continue on to state competition. The complete list is available at