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2000 Grand Award Winners



Senior Division All Fair

2000 Senior Division All Fair Winners

1st Place:
Ryan Patterson
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
Grand Junction, CO

2nd Place:
Milena Pastore
Welcome to the Colembola Cafe
Monte Vista, CO

3rd Place
Thomas Liu (not pictured)
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns from Double Stars
Aurora, CO



Junior Division All Fair

2000 Junior Division All Fair Winners

1st Place:
Hildur Boylston
Beetle Juice
Boulder, CO

2nd Place:
Kira Newman
The Effect of Cadmium on Macrophages
Denver, CO

3rd Place
Kalen Meine
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
Denver, CO


Senior Division Botany

1st Place:
Pavan Sekhar
Phytoextraction and Rhizofiltration of Toxic Metals
Englewood, CO
2nd Place:
Nathan Davidson
Potato Virus Y Spread in Potatoes
Monte Vista, CO
3rd Place:
Lucas Ingmire
Can Monocots and Dicots Be Determined Through Chromatography?
Brush, CO
Honorable Mention:
Scott Lancaster
Microbial Fuel Cells
Walsh, CO
Honorable Mention:
Holly McGuire
A Comparative Assay of the Effects of Lead Dioxide on E. coli
Lindon, CO
Honorable Mention:
Danielle Diers
How Water Pollution Effects the Life of a Plant
Colorado Springs, CO

Junior Division Botany

1st Place:
Lauren Smith
Fun with Fungi: The Effects of pH on Yeast Growth
Colorado Springs, CO
2nd Place:
Collin Weber
How Low Can You Go? A Possible Treatment for Corn and Freezing Temperatures
Atwood, CO
3rd Place:
David Bonomo
Which Way Is Up?
Loveland, CO
Honorable Mention:
Jessica Harms
Why Does Grass Grow so Sparsely in Pine Forests?
Pagosa Springs, CO
Honorable Mention:
Alexandra Sneed
What in Mountain Dew Makes Plants Grow Better? Do the Dew?
Fort Morgan, CO
Honorable Mention:
Corey Swanson
From Household Chemicals to Injection Wells: Are We Ruining Weld County's Water?
Fort Lupton, CO

Senior Division Earth & Space Sciences

1st Place:
Thomas Liu
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns from Double Stars
Aurora, CO
2nd Place:
Evan Burgess
Predicting Avalanche Risk
Boulder, CO
3rd Place:
Paul Valdez
Sands of Time
Walsenberg, CO
Honorable Mention:
Crystal Hart
An Open or Shut Case
Boulder, CO
Honorable Mention:
Aaron Burgess
Using GPS to Quantify the Relative Lightning Risk of Ridges and Mesas
Boulder, CO

Junior Division Earth & Space Sciences

1st Place:
Emily Rosa
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth with Original Instruments
Loveland, CO
2nd Place:
Karla Harris
Edible Rocks: The Collection and Classification of Micro-Meteorites
Wiggins, CO
3rd Place:
Talia Rubin
Is Your Mood Affected by the Weather?
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Corinne D'Ippolito
The Modern Day Milky Way: What Can We Find Out About It?
Boulder, CO

Senior Division Engineering

1st Place:
Ryan Patterson
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
Grand Junction, CO
2nd Place:
Leota McDaniel
Designing a MAV
Brush, CO
3rd Place:
Justin Migacz
Thermal Degradation of H. T. S. Films
Englewood, CO
Honorable Mention:
Natalie Barnes
Oscar the Grouch's Fine Wine: The Conversion of Biomass to an Energy Intensive Fuel Source
Brush, CO

Junior Division Engineering

1st Place:
Kevin Weber
To Fly or Not to Fly? Exploring Airfoils and Lift
Colorado Springs, CO
2nd Place:
Jon Lafferty
It's All Riding on a Magnetic Field
Grand Junction, CO
3rd Place:
Adam Sidman
Flywheels: A New Spin on Energy Storage
Colorado Springs, CO
Honorable Mention:
Jamie Karp
Fabulous Frequencies: Harmonics of a Single and Double Open-Ended Pipe
Grand Junction, CO
Honorable Mention:
Craig Wright
The Firefly Effect
Akron, CO

Senior Division Environmental Sciences

1st Place:
Milena Pastore
Welcome to the Colembola Cafe
Monte Vista, CO
2nd Place:
Michelle Lyons
Single Celled Spelunkers . . . The Microbes of Glenwood Caverns
Rifle, CO
3rd Place:
Ryan Schnell
Aerosol Black Carbon as a Possible Air Pollution Measurement
Boulder, CO
Honorable Mention:
Shannon George
Desert Remediation: Selecting for Salt Tolerant Native Grasses
Brush, CO
Honorable Mention:
Mary Grace Beard
Microbial Decontamination of Soil
Walsh, CO
Honorable Mention:
Josh Dember
Water Quality
Denver, CO

Junior Division Environmental Sciences

1st Place:
Kalen Meine
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
Denver, CO
2nd Place:
Katherine Hermann
The Chemicals and Plant Life in Boulder Creek
Louisville, CO
3rd Place:
Doug Krause
What Are the Effects of Acid Rain on the Cell Structure of Spirogyra?
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Andrew Fritzler
Manure Marvels? The Role of Lemna minor and Hoya carnosa in Phytoremediation
Merino, CO
Honorable Mention:
Charlie Keenan
The Water's Always Cleaner on the Other Side of the Lake
Grand Junction, CO

Senior Division Health & Behavioral Sciences

1st Place:
Benjamin Staub
Combating Resistance to Penicillin in Staphylococcus epidermis
Greeley, CO
2nd Place:
Jennifer Green
Bouncing: A Sensory Integration Technique for Children with Autism
Sterling, CO
3rd Place:
Brian Camley
Of Mice and Men: Amazing Tales
Colorado Springs, CO
Honorable Mention:
Keri Propst
Stopping Stroke Damage: A Quantitative Approach to Reduce Malondialdehyde with Ascorbic Acid
Sterling, CO
Honorable Mention:
Kristin Hoff
Effects of Vitamin E on the Infection of E. coli by Bacteriophage T4
Greeley, CO
Honorable Mention:
Dusty Behrens
Arthritic Articular Joints - Is the Glucosamine/ Chondroitin Sulfate Combo for You? Phase II
Merino, CO

Junior Division Health & Behavioral Sciences

1st Place:
Kira Newman
The Effect of Cadmium on Macrophages
Denver, CO
2nd Place:
Meghann Myers
The Shop Talk Silencer
Monte Vista, CO
3rd Place:
Lauren Neher
Antiseptics: Their Purpose and Function
Brush, CO
Honorable Mention:
Andrea Buxton
Enamel: Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Lamar, CO
Honorable Mention:
Megan Vogel
Oh, What Nerve!
Grand Junction, CO
Honorable Mention:
Walker Williams
Cellular Phones at the Cellular Level
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Ariana Kiken
Eeeew . . . You Mean I'm Putting That on My Face?
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Allison Qubain
Verbose Lads and Lassies
Gardner, CO

Senior Division Mathematics & Computer Sciences

1st Place:
Kevin Christopher
Neural Networks for Constellation Identification
Englewood, CO
2nd Place:
Pascal Getreuer
Artificial Intelligence
Colorado Springs, CO
3rd Place:
Nicholas Hall
The Higher Dimensions of Spheres
Englewood, CO
Honorable Mention:
Isabelle Zaugg
Can Losing Strategies Win? Parrondo's Paradox
La Jara, CO

Junior Division Mathematics & Computer Sciences

1st Place:
Nyssa Walker
Playing by the Numbers
Thornton, CO
2nd Place:
Matt Nobles
Knotty Math: How Can Knots Be Used as Mathematical Models?
Pagosa Springs, CO
3rd Place:
Brad Klingenberg
Can Binary Replacement Create Superior Compression Ratios?
Greeley, CO
Honorable Mention:
Andrea Nickel
Computer Fundamentals and Software Algorithm Efficiency
Windsor, CO
Honorable Mention:
Ryan Whitnah
Out of Order: A Comparison of Computer Sorting Algorithms
Englewood, CO

Senior Division Physical Sciences

1st Place:
Jessica Caver
Determining the Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
Deer Trail, CO
2nd Place:
Krista Davies
The Effects of Varying Wavelengths on Liesegang Rings
Brush, CO
3rd Place:
Brian Cleary
Gravity's Magnetic Personality: A Study of the Effects of Magnetism on Free Falling Objects
Grand Junction, CO
Honorable Mention:
Joslyn Trujillo
Preventing Enzymatic Browning on Apples
Monte Vista, CO
Honorable Mention:
Ben Grass
A Comparative Study of the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Newer and Older Body Styles of Pickup Trucks
Englewood, CO

Junior Division Physical Sciences

1st Place:
Robin Blenden
Inductrack Maglev: Phase I
Monte Vista, CO
2nd Place:
Keith Dean
Stabilized Levitation Assisted by Diamagnetic Repulsion
Grand Junction, CO
3rd Place:
James Norton
Brewster's Angle: Reflection, Refraction, and Polarization
Boulder, CO
Honorable Mention:
Alana Riksheim
Can You Stop Chilly Windchill?
Boulder, CO
Honorable Mention:
Rachael Cannon
Which Fabric is the Most Wind Resistant?
Monte Vista, CO
Honorable Mention:
Alyssa Hill
That's the Way the Ball Bounces: Does Height Determine Distance?
Fort Morgan, CO

Senior Division Zoology

1st Place:
Renae Sessions
Do Hemolymph and Cell Suspension Decrease Paralysis in Manduca sexta?
Merino, CO
2nd Place:
Amanda Baker
Cancer Eye: Probing the Squamous Cell Carcinoma/Matrix Metalloproteinase Connection
Woodrow, CO
3rd Place:
Tejaswini More
Functional Analysis of Z-ALK-8, a Novel Type I TGF-B Receptor, in Zebrafish
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Lauren Iske
Oral Glutamine Supplementation on Plasma Glutamine and Tissue PGE2 Levels in Dogs
Vona, CO
Honorable Mention:
Emily Hyatt
The Assessment of Different Mechanisms of Gene Transfer
Denver, CO
Honorable Mention:
Erin Shelton
"Got Milk"
Roggen, CO

Junior Division Zoology

1st Place:
Hildur Boylston
Beetle Juice
Boulder, CO
2nd Place:
Trevor Filter
Protozoa and Pollution: A Good Mix? I Think Not . . .
Littleton, CO
3rd Place:
Wyatt Duea
Behavior of Fancy Guppies
Boulder, CO
Honorable Mention:
Trae Miller
Laying a Little or a Lot - Should Laying Crumbs Be Bought?
Atwood, CO
Honorable Mention:
Morissa Katz
Food and Exercise: Does Exercising Decrease Food Intake?
Englewood, CO

Senior Division Team Projects

1st Place:
Eric Doner & Ely Walker
Pollution in Groundwater Study II
Walsh, CO
2nd Place:
Jamie Johnson & Jessica McAlister
The Colored Light at the End of the Tunnel
Colorado Springs, CO
3rd Place:
Jason Smith, Leo Gracik & B J Knuppel
Blown Away: The Effects of Farming Techniques on Wind Erosion
Grover, CO
Honorable Mention:
Lindsay Henjum & Michelle Seffrood
E. coli on the Move
Colorado Springs, CO
Honorable Mention:
Erin Divins & Markelle Gray
The Effects of Marine Pollution on Polysiphonia
Greeley, CO

Junior Division Team Projects

1st Place:
Kelsea Ferrato & Erika Langhart
Florida River Water Health Analysis
Durango, CO
2nd Place:
Sarah Blei & Peggy Tautz
Which Type of Bridge Holds the Most Weight?
Littleton, CO
3rd Place:
Brian Austin & Alex Terrien
Which Procedure Is the Best Way to Germinate Lupine Seeds?
Clifton, CO
Honorable Mention:
Melissa Mills & Lupe Salazar
Waste Not, Chill Not
Walsh, CO
Honorable Mention:
Charley Frazee & Sarah Alley
Heat It Up
Campo, CO


Student Choice Awards

Junior Division:
Rebecca Whitlock
Is It Worth It?
Howard, CO

Senior Division:
Ryan Patterson
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
Grand Junction, CO


Ralph Desch Technical Writing Award
Pavan Sekhar
Phytoextraction and Rhizofiltration of Toxic Metals
Englewood, CO


Poster Art Contest

Poster Art was done by Trixie Lee, Fleming High School in Fleming, CO.

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