Tyler Johnson, an eighth grader at Westwood High School, stands beside the science project “Food Coloring Mind Games?” which won first place at the Lassen County Science Fair.
Johnson brought his project to the meeting of the board of trustees for the Westwood Unified School District to ask for financial support to present his project at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles on May 18 and 19.
Audience members advised him to approach local organizations for financial support as well. He needs finances to cover travel and lodging expenses.
Johnson said his project revealed how the brain influences taste.