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2000 Special Award Winners

Military Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
United States Air Force
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
To Fly or Not to Fly? Exploring Airfoils and Lift
certificate, medal, planner
Shere Brisendine
Walsh, Colorado
Germ Warfare
certificate, medal, planner
Steve Wilson
Boulder, Colorado
Terminating Turbulence
certificate, medal, planner
Alex Lyddon
Littleton, Colorado
Gyroscopic Speeds in Stabilization
certificate, medal, planner
United States Army
Renae Sessions
Merino, Colorado
Do Hemolymph and Cell Suspension Decrease Paralysis in Manduca sexta?
certificate, $50 savings bond
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
Welcome to the Colembola Cafe
certificate, $50 savings bond
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
certificate, $50 savings bond
Kevin Christopher
Englewood, Colorado
Neural Networks for Constellation Identification
certificate, $50 savings bond
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Determining the Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
certificate, $50 savings bond
United States Navy and United States Marine Corps
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
certificate, graphing calculator
Benjamin Staub
Greeley, Colorado
Combating Resistance to Penicillin in Staphylococcus epidermis
certificate, graphing calculator
Stephen Canham
Englewood, Colorado
Dandelions: The Medical Weed?
certificate, graphing calculator
Ben Grass
Englewood, Colorado
A Comparative Study of the Aerodynamic Efficiency of Newer and Older Body Styles of Pickup Trucks
certificate, graphing calculator

Organizational Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
Air and Waste Management Association
Rocky Mountain Section
Ryan Schnell
Boulder, Colorado
Aerosol Black Carbon as a Possible Air Pollution Measurement
$100, certificate
Pavan Sekhar
Englewood, Colorado
Phytoextraction and Rhizofiltration of Toxic Metals
$50, certificate
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
$100, certificate
Katherine Hermann
Louisville, Colorado
The Chemicals and Plant Life in Boulder Creek
$50, certificate
American Association of University Women
Lauren Smith
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fun With Fungi: The Effects of pH on Yeast Growth
$100
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Rocky Mountain Section
Pavan Sekhar
Englewood, Colorado
Phytoextraction and Rhizofiltration of Toxic Metals
$50
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
$100
American Meteorological Society
Denver/Boulder Chapter
Kayla Harris
Lamar, Colorado
What Does It Take to be a Weather Watcher?
certificate, subscription to Weatherwise magazine, weather radio
Ryan Schnell
Boulder, Colorado
Aerosol Black Carbon as a Possible Air Pollution Measurement
certificate, subscription to Weatherwise magazine, weather radio
American Vacuum Society
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Determining the Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
$100, $100 for winner's school
Adam Sidman
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Flywheels: A New Spin on Energy Storage
$50, $50 for winner's school
Krista Davies
Brush, Colorado
The Effects of Varying Wavelengths on Liesegang Rings
$100, $100 for winner's school
Caleb Creel
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
The Fabrication, Testing and Analysis of a YBCO High Temperature Ceramic Superconductor
$50, $50 for winner's school
American Welding Society
Colorado Section
Anne McLaughlin
Durango, Colorado
Prosthetics
$25, trophy
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Determining The Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
$25, trophy
Analex Corporation
William Hickey
Hillrose, Colorado
Orderly Ants
certificate, $100
ASM International
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Caleb Creel
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
The Fabrication, Testing and Analysis of a YBCO High Temperature Ceramic Superconductor
$75
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Determining the Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
$50
Association for Women Geoscientists
Denver Chapter
Michelle Lyons
Rifle, Colorado
Single Celled Spelunkers . . . The Microbes of Glenwood Caverns
$50, rock sample, certificate
Aanna Blacker
Lamar, Colorado
Landfills vs. Recycling
$50, rock sample, certificate
Colorado Association of Science Teachers
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
$50, certificate
Alex Lyddon
Littleton, Colorado
Gyroscopic Speeds in Stabilization
$50, certificate
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
$50, certificate
Henry Berkowitz
Englewood, Colorado
Applying Teflon to Windshields
$50, certificate
Colorado Biology Teachers Association
Collin Weber
Atwood, Colorado
How Low Can You Go? A Possible Treatment for Corn and Freezing Temperatures
$25, plaque
Lauren Iske
Vona, Colorado
Oral Glutamine Supplementation on Plasma Glutamine and Tissue PGE2 Levels in Dogs
$25, plaque
Colorado Dental Association
Andrea Buxton
Lamar, Colorado
Enamel: Here Today Gone Tomorrow
watch
Shere Brisendine
Walsh, Colorado
Germ Warfare
watch
Jessami Claunch
Walsh, Colorado
A "Bonding" Experience? Comparing the Effectiveness of Dental Bonding Materials
watch
Heather Wright
Akron, Colorado
Identifying the Amount of Hg Leached from Silver Dental Amalgams
$50, plaque
Melissa Timko
Merino, Colorado
Spit for Science! The Caries Questions Answered by Class
$25, plaque
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
Janessa Dermer
Merino, Colorado
Beef's Protection Against E. coli Infection - Corn or Hay?
$50, certificate
Nathan Davidson
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potato Virus Y Spread in Potatoes
$50, certificate
Colorado Geological Survey
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth With Original Instruments
$75
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Predicting Avalanche Risk
$75
Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation
Lauren Neher
Brush, Colorado
Antiseptics: Their Purpose and Function
$100 savings bond, trip, certificate
Benjamin Staub
Greeley, Colorado
Combating Resistance to Penicillin in Staphylococcus epidermis
$100 savings bond, trip, certificate
Colorado Mineral Society
Edward Munsell
Loveland, Colorado
Crystals - What Affects Their Size, Shape and Hardness?
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book
Michelle Lyons
Rifle, Colorado
Single Celled Spelunkers . . . The Microbes of Glenwood Caverns
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book
Katherine Muterspaugh
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book
Jeremy Walter
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Can Buildings Withstand an Earthquake?
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book
Colorado Mycological Society
Wendi Swan
Woodrow, Colorado
Contributions Towards a Monograph of Cytospera Species in Colorado
$25, book on fungi, certificate
Colorado Psychological Society
Brian Camley
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Of Mice and Men: Amazing Tales
certificate, psychology textbook
Talia Rubin
Denver, Colorado
Is Your Mood Affected by the Weather?
certificate, psychology textbook
Katie Smith
Lochbuie, Colorado
Does TV Violence and It's Effect on the Hypothalamus Make Us More Susceptible to Violent Acts?
certificate, psychology textbook
Colorado Scientific Society
Paul Valdez
Walsenberg, Colorado
Sands of Time
$100
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Predicting Avalanche Risk
$75
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth With Original Instruments
$75
Karla Harris
Wiggins, Colorado
Edible Rocks: The Collection and Classification of Micro-Meteorites
$50
Colorado Section of the American Chemical Society
Megan Malone
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Relationship Between the Solubility of Compounds and Rates of Evaporation
certificate, $100
Caleb Creel
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
The Fabrication, Testing and Analysis of a YBCO High Temperature Ceramic Superconductor
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tejaswini More
Denver, Colorado
Functional Analysis of Z-ALK-8, a Novel Type I TGF-B Receptor in Zebrafish
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Chemistry
Tracy Douglass
Lindon, Colorado
Determining the Corrosion Resistance and Degradation of Treated Iron Nails
certificate, $100
Burgandy Brown
Thornton, Colorado
The Chemistry of Photography Using Salted Paper Prints
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
David Bonomo
Loveland, Colorado
Which Way Is Up?
$100
Nathan Davidson
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potato Virus Y Spread in Potatoes
$100
Colorado Sustainability Project, Inc.
Aanna Blacker
Lamar, Colorado
Landfills vs. Recycling
$100, book on sustainability
Kate Quick
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Recycling Water Using Aquatic Plants
$50, book on sustainability
Megan McDavid
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Let There Be Light!
$100, book on sustainability
Natalie Barnes
Brush, Colorado
Oscar The Grouch's Fine Wine: The Conversion of Biomass to an Energy Intensive Fuel Source
$50, book on sustainability
Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Janessa Dermer
Merino, Colorado
Beef's Protection Against E. coli Infection - Corn or Hay?
certificate, gold medallion, $50
Amanda Baker
Woodrow, Colorado
Cancer Eye: Probing the Squamous Cell Carcinoma/Matrix Metalloproteinase Connection
certificate, gold medallion, $50
Fort Collins Soil Conservation District
Cody Jolly & Joel Martin
Hugo, Colorado
Reducing Water Erosion on Farmland
$50, plaque
Mary Grace Beard
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Decontamination of Soil
$50, plaque
Hach Scientific Foundation
Michael York
Greeley, Colorado
Nitrates in Different Types of Soils
$75
Katherine Hermann
Louisville, Colorado
The Chemicals and Plant Life in Boulder Creek
$50
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado
Erika Langhart & Kelsea Ferrato
Durango, Colorado
Florida River Water Health Analysis
certificate, baseball cap, subscription to institute's academic journal
Kodak Colorado Division
Erika Langhart & Kelsea Ferrato
Durango, Colorado
Florida River Water Health Analysis
35mm camera
Amanda Baker
Woodrow, Colorado
Cancer Eye: Probing the Squamous Cell Carcinoma/Matrix Metalloproeinase Connection
35mm camera
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
Titan IV B model
National Geophysical Data Center
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth With Original Instruments
certificate, plaque, $100 savings bond
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
$50, trip to laboratory
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Edward Munsell
Loveland, Colorado
Crystals - What Affects Their Size, Shape and Hardness?
certificate, cash award
Paul Valdez
Walsenberg, Colorado
Sands of Time
certificate, cash award
Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
Stopping Stroke Damage: A Quantitative Approach to Reduce Malondialdehyde with Ascorbic Acid
lodging, banquet tickets for two to present project at conference
Rocky Mountain Inventors and Entrepreneurs Congress
Kyle Cureau
Edwards, Colorado
The Force Is with You
$50
Dusty Behrens
Merino, Colorado
Arthritic Articular Joints - Is the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulfate Combo for You? Phase II
$50
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
$50
Rocky Mountain Optical Society
Thomas Liu
Aurora, Colorado
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns from Double Stars
subscription to Discover magazine, certificate
Ian Cain
Dolores, Colorado
Solar Cell Performance
subscription to Discover magazine, certificate
Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association
Katie Gelvin
Joes, Colorado
Water: Let's Make It Perfectly Clear!
plaque, $100
Josh Dember
Denver, Colorado
Water Quality
plaque, $75
Brad Cook
Walsh, Colorado
What's the pH of Your Water?
plaque, $50
Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association
Erika Langhart & Kelsea Ferrato
Durango, Colorado
Florida River Water Health Analysis
savings bond, certificate
Courtney Cudlip & Carys Horgan
Englewood, Colorado
The Effectiveness of Anacharis in Phytoxemediation of Aqueous Copper Pollution
savings bond, certificate
Cory Swanson
Fort Lupton, Colorado
From Household Chemicals to Injection Wells: Are We Ruining Weld County's Water?
savings bond, certificate
Eric Doner
Walsh, Colorado
Pollution in Groundwater Study II
savings bond, certificate
Society of Women Engineers
Rocky Mountain Section
Anne McLaughlin
Durango, Colorado
Prosthetics
certificate, $60
Jamie Karp
Grand Junction, Colorado
Fabulous Frequencies: Harmonics of a Single and Open-Ended Pipe
certificate, $40
Natalie Barnes
Brush, Colorado
Oscar the Grouch's Fine Wine: The Conversion of Biomass to an Energy Intensive Fuel Source
certificate, $40
Leota McDaniel
Brush, Colorado
Designing a MAV
certificate, $60
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Colorado Chapter
Kate Quick
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Recycling Water Using Aquatic Plants
$50, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
Mary Grace Beard
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Decontamination of Soil
$50, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
Space Imaging
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth With Original Instruments
National Geographic Satellite Atlas of the World, IKONOS First Image of Washington DC Poster, IKONOS Launch Video
United States Department of Commerce/NOAA
Michelle Lyons
Rifle, Colorado
Single Celled Spelunkers . . . The Microbes of Glenwood Caverns
plaque
Thomas Liu
Aurora, Colorado
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns From Double Stars
plaque
Paul Valdez
Walsenberg, Colorado
Sands of Time
plaque
University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center Medical Scientist Training Program
Shalini Therese Low-Nam
Boulder, Colorado
Screening for Protease Inhibitors to Block HIV Maturation and Infectivity
$100
United States Geological Survey
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth with Original Instruments
 
Paul Valdez
Walsenberg, Colorado
Sands of Time
 
Zonta Club of Boulder County
Corinne D'Ippolito
Boulder, Colorado
The Modern Day Milky Way: What Can We Find Out About It?
$100

Science Service Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
Conservation International
Shannon George
Brush, Colorado
Desert Remediation: Selecting for Salt Tolerant Native Grasses
certificate, T-shirt
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Lauren Smith
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fun With Fungi: The Effects of pH on Yeast Growth
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Emily Rosa
Loveland, Colorado
Geodesy - Measuring the Earth with Original Instruments
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
To Fly or Not to Fly? Exploring Airfoils and Lift
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Talkin' Trash: From Garbage to Gas
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kira Newman
Denver, Colorado
The Effect of Cadmium on Macrophages
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Nyssa Walker
Thornton, Colorado
Playing by the Numbers
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Robin Blenden
Monte Vista, Colorado
Inductrack Maglev: Phase I
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Hildur Boylston
Boulder, Colorado
Beetle Juice
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Erika Langhart & Kelsea Ferrato
Durango, Colorado
Florida River Water Health Analysis
certificate, T-shirt, DYSC nomination
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
medallion, certificate
Eastman Kodak
Theresa Bloemker
Brush, Colorado
Turning Up the Beat
35 mm camera
Intel Corporation
Kevin Christopher
Englewood, Colorado
Neural Networks for Constellation Identification
certificate, $200, Intel momento
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
Welcome to the Colembola Cafe
certificate, $200, Intel momento
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Nicholas Hall
Englewood, Colorado
The Higher Dimensions of Spheres
certificate, NCTM publication
Society for In Vitro Biology
Scott Lancaster
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Fuel Cells
certificate
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Public Health Services
Kira Newman
Denver, Colorado
The Effect of Cadmium on Macrophages
certificate
Water Environment Federation
Katherine Hermann
Louisville, Colorado
The Chemicals and Plant Life in Boulder Creek
certificate
Yale University Science and Engineering Association
Natalie Barnes
Brush, Colorado
Oscar the Grouch's Fine Wine: The Conversion of Biomass to an Energy Intensive Fuel Source
certificate, pewter medallion

Scholarships

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
Adams State College
Scott Lancaster
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Fuel Cells
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Predicting Avalanche Risk
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Mary Grace Beard
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Decontamination of Soil
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Natalie Barnes
Brush, Colorado
Oscar the Grouch's Fine Wine: The Conversion of Biomass to an Energy Intensive Fuel Source
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Jennifer Green
Sterling, Colorado
Bouncing: A Sensory Integration Technique for Children with Autism
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Isabelle Zaugg
La Jara, Colorado
Can Losing Strategies Win? Parrondo's Paradox
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Krista Davies
Brush, Colorado
The Effects of Varying Wavelengths on Liesegang Rings
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Eric Oestman
Wray, Colorado
Home for the Homeless Ladybugs
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Colorado State University
Pavan Sekhar
Englewood, Colorado
Phytoextraction and Rhizofiltration of Toxic Metals
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Thomas Liu
Aurora, Colorado
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns from Double Stars
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
Welcome to the Colembola Cafe
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sleuthbot: A Robotic Search Tool
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Benjamin Staub
Greeley, Colorado
Combating Resistance to Penicillin in Staphylococcus epidermis
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Kevin Christopher
Englewood, Colorado
Neural Networks for Constellation Identification
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Determining the Effects of Annealing on a Metallurgical Explosive Bond
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Renae Sessions
Merino, Colorado
Do Hemolymph and Cell Suspension Decrease Paralysis in Manduca sexta?
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Colorado School of Mines
Will Helling
Kersey, Colorado
Object Recognition Through the Use of Linear Neural Networks
one-year $1,000 scholarship
Paul Valdez
Walsenberg, Colorado
Sands of Time
four-year $2,000 scholarship
Krista Davies
Brush, Colorado
The Effects of Varying Wavelengths on Liesegang Rings
four-year $2,000 scholarship
Michelle Lyons
Rifle, Colorado
Single Celled Spelunkers . . . The Microbes of Glenwood Caverns
four-year $2,000 scholarship
Thomas Liu
Aurora, Colorado
Mathematical Modeling of Fringe Patterns From Double Stars
four-year full tuition scholarship

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