Several members of the Colfax High School Science Club along with advisor Mr. Mosey listened to Nobel prize winners speak on the areas of energy, the environment, climate change, evolution and many other subjects while attending the 50th Annual Nobel Prize conference held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN October 7.
Students who attended last year were required to fill out an application to be chosen to attend this year. Those attending were Lydia Almquist, Xena Dusek, Bayli Vacho, Hunter Lieffort, Zach Meyer, Katie Snyder, Tucker Tiege and Brandon Anderson.
Snyder, a senior this year was very impressed with the conference.
“The Nobel Conference is really an extraordinary event,” she said. “I think it’s because it is a place where scientific minds can gather and share ideas. The energy in the environment is addicting. Everyone is there for the same reason, to learn and expand their horizons. The Nobel Conference stimulates my imagination. I picture myself standing on that stage someday sharing my own discoveries. I know that other students share this enthusiasm with me and we all plan to attend in future years. It’s a great experience and I encourage anyone to attend,” she added.