Dillon student presents research paper at Tech

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Theodore Van Deren, a junior at Beaverhead County High School, presented a research paper at the 6th Annual Intermountain Junior Science and Humanities Symposia at Montana Tech in Butte on March 4.

The IJSHS is a research paper and symposium competition for high school students conducting original science research. The IJSHS serves the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. The IJSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.

Van Deren was selected to present his research paper at the symposia, titled "Improving the Germination of Cicer Milkvetch by Overcoming the Hard Seed Coat." Van Deren’s paper described the 48 seed treatments he researched to improve cicer germination.

BCHS science teacher Kelsie Zitzer advised Van Deren.