Colorado students from around the state were among the award winners at the 52nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Detroit, MI May 7 - 13, 2000. Below is a listing of the award winners and their hometowns.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest pre-college science fair, brings together more than 1,200 of the most curious and capable young science pioneers from more than 40 countries to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for over $3 million in awards and scholarships. The Intel ISEF is the world's only international science fair representing all sciences for students in grades 9 through 12. The ISEF has been coordinated for 52 years by Science Service, Inc., one of the most respected nonprofit organizations advancing the cause of science. In its fifth year as the title sponsor, Intel Corporation has committed millions to developing and promoting this competition. In addition, each year a volunteer committee representing the host community raises thousands of dollars to provide the exhibit space, support the hundreds of judges, and provide for special events that are held throughout the week-long event.
Colorado Finalist Delegation to Intel ISEF
Amanda Baker, grade 12, from Woodrow, CO with the project Cancer Eye: Probing the Squamous-Cell Carcinoma/Matrix Metalloproteinase Connection. Amanda took 2nd Place in Zoology at CSEF.
Aaron Burgess, grade 9, from Boulder, CO with the project Using GPS to Quantify the Relative Lightning Risk of Ridges and Mesas: Three Year Study. Aaron received an Honorable Mention in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.
Brian Camley, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Of Mice and Men: Amazing Tales - How People Remember Their Routes. Brian took 3rd Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.
Ashley Chapin & Kendal Bauman, grade 10, from Grover, CO with the project Fertilizing Plants to Death.
Yonah Cohen & Laurel Stephens, grade 12, from Nederland, CO with the project Gorillas in the Concrete Jungle: Captive and Wild Gorilla Behaviors in Relation to Sociel and Physical Environmental Variance.
Nathan Davidson, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project PVY Spread in Potatoes. Nathan took 2nd Place in Botany at CSEF.
Krista Davies, grade 12, from Brush, CO with the project Effects of Varying Wavelengths on Liesegang Rings. Krista took 2nd Place in Physical Sciences at CSEF.
Kristin Hoff, grade 9, from Greeley, CO with the project Effects of Vitamin E on Infection of E. coli by T4 Bacteriophage. Kristin received an Honorable Mention in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.
Jamie Johnson & Jessica McAlister, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project SColored Light at the End of the Tunnel. Jamie & Jessica took 2nd Place in Team Projects at CSEF.
Levi Klausner, grade 9, & Luke Klausner, grade 11, from Woodrow, CO with the project Random Orientations of Wires in Composites.
Shalini Low-Nam, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project Screening for Protease Inhibitors to Block HIV Maturation and Infectivity.
Michelle Lyons, grade 12, from Rifle, CO with the project Single-Celled Spelunkers . . . Microbes of Glenwood Caverns. Michelle took 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.
Eric Oestman, grade 11, from Wray, CO with the project Home for the Homeless Ladybug: Two-Year Study.
Milena Pastore, grade 10, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Welcome to the Collembola Cafe: Effects of Collemnola on Phystophtora infestant sporangia. Milena took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences and was the 2nd Place Senior Division All Fair winner at CSEF.
Ryan Patterson, grade 10, from Grand Junction, CO with the project Sleuthbot: Robotic Search Tool. Ryan took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 1st Place Senior Division All Fair winner at CSEF.
Keri Propst, grade 11, from Sterling, CO with the project Quantitative Approach to Reduce Malondialdehyde with Ascorbic Acid. Keri received an Honorable Mention in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.
Benjamin Staub, grade 10, from Greeley, CO with the project Combating Resistance to Penicillin in Staphylococcus epidermis. Benjamin took 1st Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.
Laura Wacker, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Rainbow of Serratia: Study in Metabolic Pathways and UV Light.
Grand (Place) Award Winners
Ryan Patterson from Central High School won $5,000 (Top of Category) and $3,000 (1st Place) in Engineering. Ryan also won the Intel Best Use of Personal Computer Award.
Shalini Low-Nam from Boulder High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Biochemistry.
Michelle Lyons from Rifle High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Microbiology.
Jamie Johnson & Jessica McAlister from Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Team Category.