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60th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
Happy Diamond Anniversary!!

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

The 60th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair will be held April 9 - 11, 2015 in the newly rennovated Lory Student Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Read about the history of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair here.

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.

Hotel reservations at the Hilton Fort Collins can be made via this link.

Check out the interview of CSEF Alumni with 9News!

Results from the 2014 CSEF Grand Awards and Special Awards can be found in the Press Release.


Colorado Gives Day - December 9th

Colorado Gives Day 2014 is Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 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!


2015 Guest Speaker
Steve Struna
President, Bayswater Exploration & Production, LLC

Mr. Struna will present on "The World of Energy" - where it comes from , how it is used, and the need for advances in science and technology as world-wide energy consumption growns in the 21st century. Topics included will be global energy supply and demand, the future of renewable energy, the role of hydrocarbons in the energy picture, responsible energy development in Colorado, the great "fracing debate" and the critical need for science and engineering talent to ensure that natural resource development and maintaining a pristine, sustainable environment are not mutually exclusive.


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:

2016: April 7 - 9
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 Pittsburgh, PA

The following students will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 10 - 15, 2015 representing the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and 9 of the 13 Regional Science Fairs. Read about the awards they won here.

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
To Be Announced April 10th at the CSEF Awards Ceremony.

Arkansas Valley
Vincent Ozzello & Tucker Shrout , 11th grade, from La Veta Jr/Sr High School with the project entitled Stabilizing the Quality of Harvested Produce Through the Introduction of Light and Dark Cycles, Year 2.

Boulder Valley
Logan Collins, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled An RK2 Mediated Bacterial Conjugation Delivery System for Artificial Genes Coding for Antimicrobial Polypeptides: A Novel Synthetic Biology Approach to Antibiotic Resistance.

Margaret Preigh, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Pulsing Electromagnetic Radiation at 50/60Hz as a Pest Repellant in Insects.

Jesse Zhang, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Effect of the Atlantic Ocean on Sudden Stratospheric Warming.

Denver Metro
Ben Sheffer, 11th grade, from Eaglecrest High School with the project entitled The Effects of Electron Beam Dose on the Visible Spectroscopic Signatures of Thin C60 Films.

Hari Sowrirajan, 9th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled Nanoparticle-Induced Macrophage Atherogenesis.

Longs Peak
Kaitlyn Dumm, 10th grade, from Windsor High School with the project entitled Leftovers to Livestock: Turning Human Food Waste into Livestock Feed with Consistent Nutrient Values.

Morgan/Washington
Eric Lyne, 12th grade, from Brush High School with the project entitled Designing a Reliable Child Seat Alarm.

Sarena Wells, 12th grade, from Fort Morgan High School with the project entitled Frustration Responses: An Analysis of Dispositional Learning.

Northeast Colorado
Jayden Durbin, 12th grade, from Haxtun High School with the project entitled Vitamin D Stimulates the mRNA Expression of ACPP in LNCaP Cells.

Pikes Peak
Stephen Parish, 12th grade, home schooled, with the project entitled Cyber Automated Report Linker (C.A.R.L): Minimizing Expansion of Catastrophic Cyber Infiltrations.

Rebecca Bloomfield, 10th grade, from Palmer High School with the project entitled Competence Dependent Chemotaxis and Genomic Repair in Acinetobacter baylyi.

Michelle Kummel, 9th grade, from Palmer High School with the project entitled A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Nitrate Go Down: Denitrification in Wetland Soil.

San Juan Basin
Wyeth Rossi, 10th grade, home schooled, with the project entitled Chemosynthetic Uptake Potential of Algae as Applied to CO2.

San Luis Valley
Mary Hood, 11th grade, from Sargent High School with the project entitled SMART Cane: A Technology Integrated Device to Reduce the Fall Susceptibility of the Elderly.

Jeremiah Etter, 11th grade, from Monte Vista High School with the project entitled Fields for Flight: Effects of Magnetic Fields on Butterfly Navigation.


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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