NU Student To Int’l Science Fair 18 Feb 13

A New Ulm Cathedral High School sophomore will be attending the International Science Fair this coming May. Ellen Roufs earned her second straight trip to the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad, or I-SWEEEP, during the Regional Science Fair on Saturday at MSU-Mankato. Her project was titled “Energy from Mud,” and dealt with creating fuel cells that produced electricity from lake-bottom mud and the bacteria present there. Roufs and two other regional winners will now compete against science projects from around the world during the I-SWEEP international event beginning May 8th in Houston, Texas.