Builder – Kristen Berry: Ruthie was brought to life by Kristen Berry when she was a student at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Washington. Mr. Larry Gunder also aided in this project by lending expertise and equipment making Ruthie.
Ruthie was a High School project submitted by Ms. Berry in an IB science class. She also submitted it to the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium competition, where she was elected to make a special oral presentation about her scientific findings. Ruthie was used to measure the decibel levels that Berry’s schoolmates listened to music to on their mp3 players. Ms. Berry then took the decibel readings to use in her report and gave those students information about the measurable effects of their readings. This public outreach and education aspect of her report affected change in a positive way for a number of subjects she informed.« Jolene Family Album