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61st Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

Hosted by the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center at Colorado State University.

The 61st Colorado Science and Engineering Fair (tentative schedule) was held April 7 - 9, 2016 in the newly rennovated Lory Student Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

To participate in the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, a student must first be chosen by their Regional Science Fair. All students must also adhere by the rules and regulations regarding pre-college student research as set by the Society for Science & the Public and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair's Scientific Review Committee.

Check out the interview of CSEF Alumni with 9News!

Results from the 2016 CSEF Grand Awards and Special Awards can be found in the Press Release.


Colorado Gives Day - December 6th

Colorado Gives Day 2017 will be in December. Donors are encouraged to join the movement to "give where you live" and raise millions for Colorado nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations, including the Colorado State Science Fair. Donate or schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today!


2016 Guest Speaker
Dr. Joel Parker
Co-Investigator, New Horizons Mission to Pluto &
Deputy Principal Investigator of NASA's Alice instrument on Rosetta (the ESA spacecraft currently orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko)

Dr. Parker presented some of the results and stunning images from both the New Horizons and Rosetta missions, as well as discussed his first-hand experience of what was involved in building, flying and commanding such complex projects.


Grand Award Judges - Conflict of Interest Policy

Starting with the 2014 CSEF all grand award judges must comply with the Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure a fair judging environment and avoid any possible conflicts of interest, perceived or actual. To this end, we ask that anyone involved in any capacity with a Regional Science Fair that is affiliated with CSEF (e.g., sponsor, teacher, relative of a student or judge at the regional level) disclose this information when they register as a grand award judge with CSEF.


Future CSEF Dates

The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled based on the CSU academic calendar and is always the 12th week of the semester, which starts the day after Martin Luther King Day in January. Future CSEF dates should be:

2017: April 6 - 8
2018: April 5 - 7
2019: April 11 - 13
2020: April 9 - 11


CSEF Historical Items Needed!!

The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors is looking to add to the CSEF archives, housed at the Morgan Library at Colorado State University. If anyone has items that might be a great addition to the collection, please contact Elemer Bernath, CSEF Historian.

International Science and Engineering Fair News

Colorado Students to Attend the
Intel ISEF in Phoenix, AZ

The following students will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 8 - 13, 2016 representing the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and 10 of the 13 Regional Science Fairs.

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
Isani Singh, 10th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled Studying the Effects of a Missing X Chromosome on the Liver.

Joyce Xu, 11th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Predictive Modeling of Optimal Cancer Therapies.

Rebecca Bloomfield, 11th grade, from Palmer High School with the project entitled GASP!: Growth Advantage in Stationary Phase in Acinetobacter baylyi.

Trevor Jordan, 12th grade, from Animas High School with the project entitled A Wing of the Future: Phase III.

Arkansas Valley
Wyatt Wiening, 10th grade, from Trinidad High School with the project entitled Strength Exerted by Monmorillonite Clay.

Boulder Valley
Katheryn Lawrence & Katherine Younglove, 12th grade, from Fairview High School for the project entitled The Effect of Carbon on Iron Nickle Bimetallic Nanoparticles Degradation of Orange G.

Matthew Radzihovsky, 12th grade, from Boulder High School with the project entitled Buffer Gas Cooling in Molecular Spectroscopy.

Lillie Bahrami, 12th grade, from Boulder High School with the project entitled Statistical Analysis of Cliff Swallow Population Dynamics.

Denver Metro
Eileen Xia, 11th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled Mechanisms for How P13K p110a Isoform Inhibits CSR Through AID Expression.

Sirey Zhang, 12th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled The Effect of Epigenetics on CD8 T-Cell Function.

Edwin Bodoni, 9th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations.

Longs Peak
Kaitlyn Carson, 11th grade, from Windsor High School with the project entitled Farm Fresh Eggs: A Backyard Bacteria Source.

Morgan/Washington
Kaitlin Wells, 10th grade, from Fort Morgan High School & Kaybree Keating, 9th grade, from Weldon Valley School with the project entitled Washing Away Vital Elements of Our Environment: A Bioassay Investigation with Daphnia and Detergents.

Merritt Singley & Kami Sweenie, 12th grade, from Brush High School with the project entitled A Toast to Murphy's Law.

Northeast Colorado
Casey Shaw, 10th grade, from Liberty School with the project entitled P. denitrificans-Based Remediation Techniques vs. Levels of Nitrate & Oxygen in Freshwater Environs.

Pikes Peak
Katelyn Salmon, 19th grade, from Palmer Ridge High School, with the project entitled Biodetoxification Spectrum of Symbiotaphrina Kochii on Carcinogens Found in Cigarette Smoke.

Jenna Salvat, 9th grade, from Coronado High School with the project entitled Sediment Injectites in Fault Zone Areas: An Investigation of Sedimentological Characteristics.

Matthew Hileman, 12th grade, from The Classical Academy College Pathways with the project entitled Reflectied Laser Communications for Small Satellites.

San Juan Basin
Wyeth Rossi, 12th grade, home schooled with the project entitled Lead Remediation: Applications of Algae in Fresh Water.

San Luis Valley
Molly Nehring, 9th grade, from Monte Vista High School with the project entitled Python Cubed.

Leighton Burt, 11th grade, from Sargent High School with the project entitled Life Saving Locating: Developing Autonomous Avalanche Rescue, Part 2.

Western Colorado
Silas Almgren, 9th grade, from West Grand High School with the project entitled Peer Pressure Persuasion.


Future ISEF Host Cities

Starting in 2011, the following three cities have been chosen to rotate the Intel ISEF for the next nine years:

  • Los Angeles, California - 2011, 2014, 2017
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 2012, 2015, 2018
  • Phoenix, Arizona - 2013, 2016, 2019

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