46th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair was held at Lory Student
Center on the Colorado State University campus on April 12 - 14, 2001.
year, CSEF winners were chosen from among 259
projects represented by 298 finalists from 84 schools and 13 regions
within the state. More than 90 professional scientists, engineers and
mathematicians interviewed the students and evaluated their projects
before selecting the Grand Award winners. In addition, over 40 businesses,
professional societies, and government agencies provided more than 130
of their own representatives to judge exhibits based on their own criteria.
They judged the student finalists and conferred Special Awards which
represented an aspect of the bestowing organization. These included
college scholarships, offers of summer employment, field trips, cash,
savings bonds, and calculators. Over 1,000 people attended the Awards
Ceremony this year.
from Adams State College (ASC), Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and Colorado
State University (CSU) were also presented. Adams State College awarded
eight one-year full resident tuition and fees scholarships. The Colorado
School of Mines awarded two scholarships. Colorado State University
awarded eight one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarships to the top senior
division individual category winners and three one-year, renewable $1,500
scholarships to the senior division All Fair winners. The Intel Foundation
also awarded two $1,000 scholarships to twelfth graders for use at the
college or university of their choice.
2001 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair had 45 sponsors. Sponsors
included 1 Platinum Sponsor (providing over $2,500 of support), 15 Gold
Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,500 of support each), 3 Silver Sponsor ($750 -
$1,000 of support each), and 13 Regular Sponsors ($500 - $750 of support
each). In addition, there were 13 Financial Contributors (less than
$500 each). Persons interested in supporting the CSEF financially should view the sponsorship/contributor guidelines.
year, the CSEF was honored to have guest speaker, Dr. Robert Greer.
Dr. Greer is a professor of pathology and medicine at the University
of Colorado School of Medicine and professor of oral and maxillo acid
pathology at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. He has
been at the University of Colorado for over twenty-seven years. Dr.
Greer has authored three medical textbooks and over 125 scientific articles.
His research into the effect of smokeless tobacco on oral mucous membrane
was the first to demonstrate the link between human papillomavirus and
smokeless tobacco in oral cancer. Dr. Greer's current research studies
include investigation of the drug Ketorolac in the prevention of oral
precancer, and a study of the role of estrogen and progesterone on salivary
gland adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Greer is also the author of the CJ Floyd mystery series, The Devil's
Hatband, The Devil's Red Nickel, The Devil's Backbone,
and Limited Time, a medical thriller. His short stories have
appeared in numerous literary magazines and two recent short story anthologies
showcasing western fiction. He also edits the High Plains Literary
Review, reviews books for National Public Radio, and raises Black
Baldy cattle on his ranch near Steamboat Springs, CO. His short story
collection, Isolation and Other Stories, will be published in
June 2001. He is currently at work on his fifth novel, a medical thriller
entitled Heat Shock.
COLORADO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR TOP AWARDS
top Senior Division project exhibitor of the 46th Colorado Science and
Engineering Fair and winner of an all-expense paid trip to compete in
the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair was Ryan Patterson
, Central High School in Grand Junction, grade 11, for the project
The Sign Translator. Second place for best project, and also
a winner of an all-expense paid trip to compete at the Intel ISEF was
Keri Propst, Merino Jr/Sr High School in Merino, grade 12, for
the project A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production
of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression. Awarded third place for
best project and winner of an all-expense paid trip to observe at the
Intel ISEF was Milena Pastore, Monte Vista High School in Monte
Vista, grade 11, for the project They Came, They Saw, They Devoured.
winner of the Ralph F. Desch Memorial Technical Writing Award was Betsy
Taylor from Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, grade 12, for
the project A Study of Environmental Hormones: Testing PVC Extract
on Wild Fruit Flies.
winner of the Senior Division Student Choice Award was Evan Burgess,
Fairview High School in Boulder, grade 12, for the project Dating
Paleo-Glaciers With A GIS-Based Analysis Of Moraine Erosion and
Bennett Merriman, Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, grade
11, for the project Ionic Propulsion. The Junior Division Student
Choice winner was Adam Sidman, North Middle School in Colorado
Springs, grade 7, for the project Patterns in DNA: The Vocabulary
winner of the Poster Art Contest was Molly Kraus and Hannah
Kraus, Pagosa Springs Junior High School in Pagosa Springs.