Colorado students from around the state were among the awards winners at the 52nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in San Jose, CA May 7 - 11, 2001. 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
Frank Bauer, grade 11, from Brush, CO with the project Comparison of M. cerebralis Infection in Three Species of Salmonid Fishes. Frank took 2nd Place in Zoology at CSEF.
Kendal Bauman & Ashley Chapin, grade 11, from Grover, CO with the project Effects of Polymer Crystals on Nitrates and Plant Growth. Kendal and Ashley received an Honorable Mention in Team Projects at CSEF.
Aaron Burgess & Kristen Rasmussen, grade 10, from Boulder, CO with the project Microbarometric Turbulence: Measuring Atmospheric Waves. Aaron & Kristen took 2nd Place in Team Projects at CSEF.
Brain Camley, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project New Polynomial Diet (Lose Pixels, Look Better!): Legendre Polynomial-based Alternative to JPEG. Brain took 1st Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.
Jessica Caver, grade 10, from Deer Trail, CO with the project Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds. Jessica took 1st Place in Physical Sciences at CSEF.
Kevin Christopher, grade 12, from Englewood, CO with the project Isomap and Neural Networks: Comparison of Framework for Dimensionality Reduction. Kevin took 2nd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.
Nathan Davidson, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Potential Inoculum Reservoir for PVY in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Nathan took 1st Place in Botany at CSEF.
Adam Ginsburg, grade 10, from Englewood, CO with the project Stability of a Small Planet's Orbit in the Habitable Zone of a Three-Body System. Adam took 2nd Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.
Michelle Itano, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project Investigations of Caprisious Gene Expression in Brosophila Wing Development. Michelle received an Honorable Mention in Zoology at CSEF.
Bradley Klingenberg, grade 9, from Greeley, CO with the project Constrictor: Development and Implementation of an Alternative Compression Algorithm.
Curtis Larimer & Dave Wacker, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Mathematics Is Not Ready for Such Problems. Curtis & Dave took 1st Place in Team Projects at CSEF.
April Mertens, grade 11, from Merino, CO with the project Effects of Genetic Engineering on Antibiotic Resistance. April took 3rd Place in Botany at CSEF.
Warren Morrow, grade 12, from Grover, CO with the project Effects of Caffeine on the Ability of Mice to Negotiate a Maze.
Ryan Patterson, grade 11, from Grand Junction, CO with the project The Sign Translator. Ryan took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 1st Place Senior Division All Fair winner at CSEF.
Keri Propst, grade 12, from Sterling, CO with the project The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression. Keri took 1st Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences and was the 2nd Place Senior Division All Fair winner at CSEF.
Darby Sarason, grade 10, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Where the Wind Blows.
Betsy Taylor, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Environmental Hormones: Testing PVC Extract on Fruit Flies. Betsy took 1st Place in Zoology at CSEF.
Jared Vandenbark, grade 10, from Fleming, CO with the project O3? Oh No! Does Ozone Affect World Food Supply?
Michael Yurkoski, grade 10, from Broomfield, CO with the project Autonomous Robot Pet. Michael received an Honorable Mention in Engineering at CSEF.
Grand(Place) Award Winners
Ryan Patterson from Central High School won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of a $50,000 scholarship that he can use at the university of his choosing. This award is given to the top three projects competing at the Intel ISEF each year. Ryan also won the Glenn T. Seaborg Nobel Prize Visit Award of a trip to Stockholm, Sweden to observe the Nobel Prize festivities.
Keri Propst from Merino Jr/Sr High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Medicine & Health.
Michelle Itano from Fairview High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Zoology.
Brian Camley from Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in Computer Sciences.