Results of the 2014 Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest
The Wisconsin competition judging took place on June 5, 2014.
1st place: Rainee Roger, Laura Smith (Flambeau HS, Tony);
2nd place: Payton Goetz, Joseph Robl (Omro HS);
3rd place: Cassidy Colby (Turner HS, Beloit).
1-2 (tie): Megan Jordan (Clinton HS);
1-2 (tie): Clara Neeb (Montello HS).
Best teacher’s crystal
Jasmin Gibson (Verona Area HS).
Organizer’s favorite crystal
Kyrat Krin (Blair-Taylor HS, Blair).
Special prize for Crystal Art
Kaitlin Loomis (Turner HS, Beloit).
A panel of six judges, both chemists and crystallographers, evaluated crystals from 20 schools;
Dr. Galina Bikzhanova (Covance, former Sigma Aldrich)
Brian Dolinar (UW-Madison)
Dr. Dan Frankel (Bruker)
Dr. Ilia Guzei (UW-Madison, American Crystallographic Association, International Union of Crystallography)
Dr. Paula Piccoli (former Argonne Photon Source)
Dr. Nathan Reynolds (Sigma Aldrich)
and selected the winners in all categories.