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COLORADO STUDENTS TAKE AWARDS AT THE INTEL INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR

Colorado students from around the state were among the awards winners at the 53rd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Louisville, KY May 13 - 17, 2002. 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 53 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

Adam Brungardt, grade 11, from Brush, CO with the project Spinning Samaras: Their Fighting Characteristics. Adam took 2nd Place in Physical Sciences at CSEF.

Elizabeth Buckner, grade 12, from Branson, CO with the project UV, Infrared and Toxic Gases: Friend or Foe?

Brian Camley, grade 11, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Every Breath You Take: The Effects of Radon on Biological Tissue - Damage and Immune Response. Brian took 3rd Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.

Jessica Caver, grade 11, from Deer Trail, CO with the project Evaluating Designer Solids for Remediation of Heavy Elements in Aqueous Waste Streams. Jessica took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Nolan Cmerek, grade 11, from Hotchkiss, CO with the project Effects of Specific Design Modifications on the Capabilities of Airfoils.

Adam Curry, grade 12, from Palisade, CO with the project The Cosmic Early Warning. Adam took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Lauryn Etl, grade 10, from Fleming, CO with the project Antioxidants: Youth at Your Fingertips. Lauryn received an Honorable Mention in Microbiology at CSEF.

Pascal Geteuer, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Like a Mouse to Cheese.

Josh Haimes, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project WGA Amplification and Thin Film Detection of Methicillin Resistant/Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Josh took 1st Place in Microbiology and was the 2nd Place All Fair winner at CSEF.

Katherine Hermann, grade 9, from Boulder, CO with the project Predicting Water Quality with Landscape Metrics. Katherine took 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Michelle Itano, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project Investigations of Capricious Gene Expression in Drosophila Wing Development: Year II.

Michelle Keck, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Remembered & Forgotten: Autobiographical Memory, Reminiscence and Cultural Influences on Memory. Michelle received an Honorable Mention in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.

Christine Knoblauch, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Where's It Coming From? Christine received an Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Amy Liu, grade 12, from Englewood, CO with the project Mutations in the Antioxidant Enzyme MnSOD Associated with Cancer.

Sara McFarland, grade 11, from Hoehne, CO with the project Effect of Triclosan on Antibiotic Resistance. Sara took 2nd Place in Microbiology at CSEF.

April Mertens, grade 12, from Merino, CO with the project A Promising Cancer Treatment: Tumor Suppression Using the Synergism of NSAIDs and Aloe Vera. April took 1st Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.

Justin Migacz, grade 11, from Englewood, CO with the project Thermal Degradation of Josephson Junctions. Justin took 3rd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Kristen Rasmussen & Aaron Burgess, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project Aircraft Icing: Why Does It Happen? Kristen & Aaron took 1st Place in Team Projects and were the 3rd Place All Fair winners at CSEF.

Eric Solanyk, grade 9, from Loveland, CO with the project Strategy to Monopoly: A Computer Simulation of the Probabilities of Movement and Economics. Eric took 3rd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

David Wacker & Curtis Larimer, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project The Collatz Code. David & Curtis received an Honorable Mention in Team Projects at CSEF.

Craig Wright, grade 10, from Akron, CO with the project Designing a Linear Peristaltic Pump Using Ferrofluids. Craig took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 1st Place All Fair winner at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Michelle Itano from Fairview High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Zoology.

Brian Camley from CPalmer High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Biochemistry.

Jessica Caver from Woodlin School won $500 (4th Place) in Environmental Sciences.

Pascal Getreuer from Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in Computer Sciences.

Josh Haimes from Boulder High School won $500 (4th Place) in Microbiology.

Craig Wright from Woodlin School won $500 (4th Place) in Engineering.

Special Award Winners

Adam Curry from Palisade, High School won a technical volume in Engineering Geology, "The Glossary of Geology" and a one-year subscription to "Geotimes" from the American Geological Institute.

Pascal Getreuer won $1,000 from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Michelle Keck from Monte Vista High School received an Honorable Mention from the American Psychological Association.

Kristen Rasmussen & Aaron Burgess from Fairview High School received an Honorable Mention from the American Meteorological Society

Craig Wright won $100 from IEEE-Louisville Section.

Government Award Winners

Jessica Caver received a full tuition scholarship from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Adam Curry won $200 from the Patent Trademark Office.

Sara McFarland from Hoehne High School received a $5,000/year scholarship from Midway College.

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