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2001 Special Award Winners

Military Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
United States Army
Jesse Sindler & Sarah Sindler
Canon City, Colorado
Walking on Water
certificate, $50 savings bond
Weston Brownlee, Beau McBrien, & Michael Unruh
Greeley, Colorado
Search the Stars
certificate, $50 savings bond
Frank Bauer
Hillrose, Colorado
A Comparative Study of M. cerebralis Infection in Three Different Species of Salmonidae Fishes
certificate, $50 savings bond
Kayla Cochran
Monte Vista, Colorado
Hippo Therapy: Hidden Horsepower
certificate, $50 savings bond
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
certificate, $50 savings bond
United States Navy and United States Marine Corps
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
certificate, graphing calculator
Melissa Pinkerton
Monte Vista, Colorado
Cell Damage: The Effects of Cellular Phone Emissions on Escherichia coli and Drosophila melanogaster
certificate, graphing calculator
Christopher Anderson
Merino, Colorado
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Use in Impressed Current Systems
certificate, graphing calculator
Eric Doner
Walsh, Colorado
Boris of Course
certificate, graphing calculator

Organizational Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
American Association of University Women
Kristin Claunch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Is Your Toothpaste "Egg"cellent?
$100
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Earth or Bust! Making Fuel to Return from Mars
$50
Michael Deen
Littleton, Colorado
Making an Oil Spill Containment Device Containing Polyabsorbant Crystals
$100
American Meteorological Society
Denver/Boulder Chapter
Thatcher Heumann
Boulder, Colorado
The Heat Is On!
certificate, $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Nobel
Molly McClurg
Fort Collins, Colorado
The Heat Is On!
certificate, $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Nobel
American Vacuum Society
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Earth or Bust! Making Fuel to Return From Mars
$50, $50 for winner's school
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Communicating at the Speed of Light: Free-Air Laser Communications
$100, $100 for winner's school
Kristen Rasmussen & Aaron Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Microbarometric Turbulence: Measuring Invisible Atmospheric Waves with a Homemade Microbarograph
$50, $50 for winner's school
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
$100, $100 for winner's school
American Welding Society
Colorado Section
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Earth or Bust! Making Fuel To Return from Mars
$25, trophy
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
$25, trophy
Analex Corporation
Bradley Klingenberg
Greeley, Colorado
Constrictor: The Development and Implementation of an Alternative Compression Algorithm
certificate, $100
ASM International
Rocky Mountain Chapter
Alyssa Hill
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Rusty Chevrolet: The Effects of Ice Melting Compounds on Car Parts
$50
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
$75
Association for Women Geoscientists
Denver Chapter
Meredith MacGregor
Boulder, Colorado
Measuring the Sun's Rotation at Solar Maximum
$50, rock sample, certificate
Christine Knoblauch
Del Norte, Colorado
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Alamosa River
$50, rock sample, certificate
Colorado Association of Science Teachers
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Communicating at the Speed of Light: Free-Air Laser Communications
$50, certificate
Kelsea Ferrato & Erika Langhart
Durango, Colorado
The Big Burn - Immediate Post-Fire Effects of the Mesa Verde National Park Fires
$50, certificate
Jessica Sidman
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Magnetoplasmadynamics: The Future in Space Propulsion?
$50, certificate
Luke Klausner & Bryan Herrera
Woodrow, Colorado
Breaking the Constraints of the Gregorian Time System
$50, certificate
Colorado Biology Teachers Association
Kelsea Ferrato & Erika Langhart
Durango, Colorado
The Big Burn - Immediate Post-Fire Effects of the Mesa Verde National Park Fires
$25, plaque
Michelle Itano
Boulder, Colorado
Locating Genes on a Drosophila Chromosome
$25, plaque
Colorado Dental Association
Drew Doner
Walsh, Colorado
How "Germie" Is Your Toothbrush?
$25, plaque
Lauren Neher
Brush, Colorado
The Effectiveness of Oxacillin Versus Bacitracin on Streptococcal Bacteria
$50, plaque
Kristin Claunch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Is Your Toothpaste "Egg"cellent?
watch
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
Irina Hardesty
Conifer, Colorado
Non-Native Noxious Nuisances: A Study of Noxious Weed Frequency
certificate, cash award
April Mertens
Merino, Colorado
An In-Vitro Approach to Study the Effects of Genetic Engineering on Antibiotic Resistance
certificate, cash award
Colorado Geological Survey
Thatcher Heumann
Boulder, Colorado
The Heat Is On!
$75, plaque
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers with a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
$75, plaque
Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation
Bradley Proulx
Littleton, Colorado
Up in Smoke
certificate, $100 savings bond>
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
certificate, $100 savings bond
Colorado Mineral Society
David Sumpter
La Junta, Colorado
A Study of Earthquake Potential in Southern Colorado
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book, CD
Sarah Broce
Kim, Colorado
Fascinating Footprint Facts
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers with a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
$25, 2 mineral specimens, certificate, book, CD
Colorado Mycological Society
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
They Came, They Saw, They Devoured
$25, book on fungi, certificate
Colorado Scientific Society
Tyler Keck
Monte Vista, Colorado
Runaway Water: Does Polacrylamide Help Reduce Soil Erosion?
$50
David Sumpter
La Junta, Colorado
A Study of Earthquake Potential in Southern Colorado
$75
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers with a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
$75
Christine Knoblauch
Del Norte, Colorado
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Alamosa River
$100
Colorado Section of the American Chemical Society
Alyssa Hill
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Rusty Chevrolet: The Effects of Ice Melting Compounds on Car Parts
certificate, $100
Dak Steiert
Edwards, Colorado
A Thesis on Liquid Bi-Propellant Rocket Propulsion
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Chemistry
Lindsay Kallevik
Colorado Springs, Colorado
De-Ice My Sidewalk!
certificate, $100
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
certificate, $100
Colorado State University
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
John Wilkinson
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Full Spectrum Beans
$100
Nathan Davidson
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potential Inoculum Reservoir for PVY in the San Luis Valley, Colorado
$100
Colorado Sustainability Project, Inc.
Casey Steele
Hayden, Colorado
Slick Solutions
$125, plaque, certificate, book on sustainability
Charlie Keenan
Grand Junction, Colorado
Save the Water
$75, plaque, certificate, book on sustainability
Craig Bryan
Monte Vista, Colorado
Vulcan Block - A Building System for the Future
$75, plaque, certificate, book on sustainability
 Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
Kori Tagtmeyer
Seibert, Colorado
Determining the Presence of Clostridium perfringens in Rangeland Grasses
certificate, gold medallion, $50
Rachel Bradshaw
Colorado Springs, Colorado
BINGO: Pet-Facillitated Therapy and the Elderly
certificate, gold medallion, $50
Fort Collins Soil Conservation District
Tyler Benton
Vona, Colorado
The Ecological Study of Microbial CO2 Respiration of Grazed and Ungrazed Rangeland
$50, plaque
Mary Grace Beard
Walsh, Colorado
Dust Suppression for Agricultural Application
$50, plaque
Kodak Colorado Division
Corey Swanson
Fort Lupton, Colorado
The Effect of Radiation on Seed Germination, Plant Growth, and Their Chromosomes
35mm camera
Lauren Neher
Brush, Colorado
The Effectiveness of Oxacillin Versus Bacitracin on Streptococcal Bacteria
35mm camera
Lockheed Martin Astronautics
Dak Steiert
Edwards, Colorado
A Thesis on Liquid Bi-Propellant Rocket Propulsion
Titan IV B model
National Geophysical Data Center
Thatcher Heumann
Boulder, Colorado
The Heat Is On!
certificate, plaque, $100 savings bond
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Robert Glissmann
Boulder, Colorado
To Track . . . or . . . Not to Track - Examining the Benefits of Solar Tracking
$100
Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation
Ryan Schnell
Boulder, Colorado
A Possible Control of Pine Beetle Infestations by Overcoming Larval Supercooling
$100
Gregory Scott
Evergreen, Colorado
Changes in Plant Life of Different Life Zones
$100
Rocky Mountain Inventors and Entrepreneurs Congress
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Earth or Bust! Making Fuel to Return From Mars
$50
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
$50
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
$50
Megan Vogel
Grand Junction, Colorado
Slinky the Electric Toy
$50
Rocky Mountain Optical Society
John Wilkinson
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Full Spectrum Beans
subscription to Discover magazine
Meredith MacGregor
Boulder, Colorado
Measuring the Sun's Rotation at Solar Maximum
subscription to Discover magazine, certificate, Optical Society Discovery Kit
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Communicating at the Speed of Light: Free-Air Laser Communications
certificate, Optical Society Discovery Kit
Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association
Hayley Finley
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Simply Irresistible: Bacterial Immunities to Disinfectants
plaque, $50
Christine Knoblauch
Del Norte, Colorado
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Alamosa River
plaque, $75
Anna Peterson
Rifle, Colorado
Killer Chemicals?
plaque, $100
Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association
Katherine Hermann
Boulder, Colorado
The Water Quality of Boulder Creek
savings bond
Clark Patton
Boulder, Colorado
Feces Happens
savings bond
Christine Knoblauch
Del Norte, Colorado
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Alamosa River
savings bond
Valerie Brice, Java Tunso, & Anna Nussbaum
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Biological, Chemical and Physical Interactions within a Wetland's Ecosystem
savings bond
Society of Women Engineers
Rocky Mountain Section
Megan Vogel
Grand Junction, Colorado
Slinky the Electric Toy
certificate, $60
Tiffani Burke
Durango, Colorado
EddieWeb.net - "Education on the Web"
certificate, $40
Kinsie Waid
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Inconceivable Power Source: Are Fuel Cells the Answer to Our Energy Needs?
certificate, $40
Natalie Barnes
Brush, Colorado
Are You Done with the Paper Yet, Dear?
certificate, $60
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Colorado Chapter
Bear Shash
Aguilar, Colorado
What's Lurking in Your Water?
$25, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
Alicia McDaniel & Cassie Kembel
Brush, Colorado
Alkaloids in Morgan County, Colorado Plants
$25, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
Tyler Benton
Vona, Colorado
The Ecological Study of Microbial CO2 Respiration of Grazed and Ungrazed Rangeland
$50, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
Ann Tietmeyer
Grover, Colorado
The Effects of Polyacrylamide on Soil Erosion
$50, voucher from Hach Company, certificate, ribbon
United States Department of Commerce/NOAA
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers With a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
plaque
Melissa Pinkerton
Monte Vista, Colorado
Cell Damage: The Effects of Cellular Phone Emissions on Escherichia coli and Drosophila melanogaster
plaque
Ryan Schnell
Boulder, Colorado
A Possible Control of Pine Beetle Infestations by Overcoming Larval Supercooling<
plaque
University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center Medical Scientist Training Program
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
$100
United States Geological Survey
Bear Shash
Aguilar, Colorado
What's Lurking in Your Water?
 
Brandon Gosch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Erosion Effect: Soil Movement in the Garden of the Gods
 
Yale University Science and Engineering Association
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
certificate, pewter medallion
Zonta Club of Boulder County
Meredith MacGregor
Boulder, Colorado
Measuring the Sun's Rotation at Solar Maximum
$100

Science Service Awards

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
ASM International Foundation
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
medallion, certificate
Conservation International
Valerie Brice, Java Tunson, & Anna Nussbaum
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Biological, Chemical, and Physical Interactions within a Wetland's Ecosystem
certificate, Biodiversity Hotspots map
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Kylee Willard
Fort Lupton, Colorado
Nutrient Differences in Local Farm Soils
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Meredith MacGregor
Boulder, Colorado
Measuring the Sun's Rotation at Solar Maximum
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kalen Meine
Denver, Colorado
Earth or Bust! Making Fuel to Return From Mars
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Clark Patton
Boulder, Colorado
Feces Happens
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Graham Anderson
Colorado Springs, Colorado
You're an All-Star! An Experiment About Athletes and Visual Reflexes
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Matt Nobles
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Knotty Math2
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Marika Meertens
Boulder, Colorado
Sticky Static
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Scott Japhat
Durango, Colorado
Enlightened Merka: Response of Kokanee Salmon Fry to Light and Sound
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kelsea Ferrato & Erika Langhart
Durango, Colorado
The Big Burn - Immediate Post-Fire Effects of the Mesa Verde National Park Fires
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Lauren Smith
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Transformation Efficiency of Eschricho coli, Using Aged Cultures
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Thatcher Heumann
Boulder, Colorado
The Heat Is On!
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Kevin Weber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Communicating at the Speed of Light: Free-Air Laser Communications
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Corey Swanson
Fort Lupton, Colorado
The Effect of Radiation on Seed Germination, Plant Growth, and Their Chromosomes
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Alex West
Conifer, Colorado
Development of a Manipulative Model for Instruction in DNA Sequencing for Use in Public Schools
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Tyler Nicely
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Effects of MP3 Compression on Music Quality
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Meredith Myre
Durango, Colorado
The Effect of Heat and Humidity on Mebranophones
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Stacey Bartlett
Merino, Colorado
Gene Prints - Do Genetics Influence Fingerprints?
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Molly Krau & Hannah Kraus
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Biosphere: Controlled Ecological Life Support System
certificate, t-shirt, DYSC nomination
Eastman Kodak Company
Jacqueline Consaul
Del Norte, Colorado
The Effects of Blackleg (Erwinia carotovora) Inoculation on Three Sites on a Russet Norkotah 3 Potato Plant
certificate, Kodak camera and film
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
medallion, certificate
Intel Corporation
Brian Camley
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The New Polynomial Diet (Lose pixels, look better) - A Legendre Polynomial Based Alternative to JPEG
certificate, $200, Intel memento
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
They Came, They Saw, They Devoured
certificate, $200, Intel memento
NACE International
Alyssa Hill
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Rusty Chevrolet: The Effects of Ice Melting Compounds on Car Parts
certificate
Scientific American
Nathan Davison
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potential Inoculum Reservoir for PVY in the San Luis Valley, Colorado
subscription to Scientific American
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers with a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
subscription to Scientific American
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
subscription to Scientific American
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
They Came, They Saw, They Devoured
subscription to Scientific American
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
subscription to Scientific American
Brian Camley
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The New Polynomial Diet (Lose pixels, look better) - A Legendre Polynomial Based Alternative to JPEG
subscription to Scientific American
Jessica Caver
Deer Trail, Colorado
Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds
subscription to Scientific American
Taylor
Colorado Springs, Colorado
A Study of Environmental Hormones: Testing PVC Extract on Wild Fruit Flies
subscription to Scientific American
Curtis Larimer & Dave Wacker
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mathematics Is Not Yet Ready for Such Problems
subscription to Scientific American
Society for In Vitro Biology
April Mertens
Merino, Colorado
An In-Vitro Approach to Study the Effects of Genetic Engineering on Antibiotic Resistance
certificate
United States Metric Association
Brandon Gosch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Erosion Effect: Soil Movement in the Garden of the Gods
certificate
United States Public Health Service
Bradley Proulx
Littleton, Colorado
Up In Smoke
certificate
Water Environment Federation
Christine Knoblauch
Del Norte, Colorado
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Alamosa River
certificate

Scholarships

Organization
Winner(s)
Award(s)
Adams State College
Scott Lancaster
Walsh, Colorado
Microbial Fuel Cells 2
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Brandon Gosch
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Soil Movement in the Garden of the Gods
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Christopher Anderson
Merino, Colorado
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells for Use in Impressed Current Systems
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Mary Grace Beard
Walsh, Colorado
Dust Suppression for Agricultural Application
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Amy Liu
Aurora, Colorado
Adverse Effects of Iron Plus Vitamin C on Human Cells
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Eric Doner
Walsh, Colorado
Boris of Course
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Pam Cantonwine
Salida, Colorado
How Temperature Affects the Growth of Crystals in the Compound Mannitol
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Holly McGuire
Brush, Colorado
Tracing the Evolution of the PV-92 Alu Element
one-year full resident tuition & fees scholarship
Colorado State University
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Milena Pastore
Monte Vista, Colorado
They Came, They Saw, They Devoured
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
one-year, renewable $2,500 scholarship
Nathan Davidson
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potential Inoculum Reservoir for PVY in the San Luis Valley, Colorado
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Evan Burgess
Boulder, Colorado
Dating Paleo-Glaciers with a GIS-Based Analysis of Moraine Erosion
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Betsy Taylor
Colorado Springs, Colorado
A Study of Environmental Hormones: Testing PVC Extract on Wild Fruit Flies
one-year, renewable $1,000 scholarship
Colorado School of Mines
Ryan Patterson
Grand Junction, Colorado
The Sign Translator
four-year full tuition scholarship
Bennett Merriman
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ionic Propulsion
four-year $2,000 scholarship
Intel Corporation
Keri Propst
Sterling, Colorado
A Possible Cystic Fibrosis Treatment: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression
one-year $1,000 scholarship to school of choice
Nathan Davidson
Monte Vista, Colorado
Potential Inoculum Reservoir for PVY in the San Luis Valley, Colorado
one-year $1,000 scholarship to school of choice

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