NMJAS – Archives

State Competition Winners


Senior Division

1st place – Daniel Kim, Los Alamos High School, abstract
2nd place – Sebastian Stoker, Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science
3rd place – Marcus Nahalea, Navajo Preparatory, Farmington
4th place – Paul Melendres, Eldorado High School, Albuquerque

Junior Division

1st place – Andy Stoker, Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science
2nd place – Oliver Groves, Jefferson Middle School, Albuquerque
3rd place – Lucas Rychener, St. Teresa of Avilia Catholic School, Grants
4th place – David Brooke, Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science


Senior Division

First Place: Daniel Kim & Andres Iturregui, Los Alamos HS, abstract
Second Place: Aditya Kousil, La Cueva HS
Third Place: McKenna Collins, San Juan College HS
Honorable Mention: Chloe Rychener, Grants HS

Junior Division

First Place: Tate Plohr, Los Alamos MS
Second Place: Anna Simakov & Liv Niklasson, Los Alamos MS
Third Place: Ahana K. Koushik, AIMS MS


Senior division

First Place:  Aditiya Koushik, La Cueva High School (Albuquerque)
Second Place:  Karin Ebey, Los Alamos High School
Third Place:  McKenna Collins, AIMS High School (Albuquerque)
Fourth Place:  Gabriel Gurule, AIMS High School (Albuquerque)

For a complete list of State Competition NMJAS winners as well as AVS Science & Technology Society winners between 2003 and 2022 click here.


First Place Winners and their Abstracts

Student published papers

State competition winners are eligible to be published in the New Mexico Journal of Science of that year. The following winners have had their paper published.

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