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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 54th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Cleveland, Ohio, May 11-17, 2003. 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 54 years by Science Service, Inc., one of the most respected nonprofit organizations advancing the cause of science. In its sixth 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

Michael Archuleta, grade 12, from Branson, CO with the project Plants That Purify.

Adam Brundardt, grade 12, from Brush, CO with the project Effect of Varying Electrical Potential on Liesegang Rings Growth. Adam took 2nd Place in Chemistry at CSEF.

Brian Camley, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project The Telltale Heart of Darkness - Differentiating between Authors: Beyond Naive Bayesian Classification. Brian took 1st Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

Nolan Cmerek, grade 12, from Hotchkiss, CO with the project Effects of Specific Design Modifications on the Capabilities of Airfoils - Phase II.

Diane Gumina, grade 11, from Sterling, CO with the project A Possible Breast Cancer Treatment: Interferon Alpha Combined with Indole-3-Carbinol. Diane took 3rd Place in Health & Behavioral Sciences at CSEF.

Katherine Hermann, grade 10, from Louisville, CO with the project The Development of an Analytical Method by Which to Measure 1, 3, 7-Trimethyl-xanthine in Water Samples. Katherine took 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Kendra Kailey, grade 12, from Merino, CO with the project Watch the Burn: Promoting Fire Resistance in Grass Landscapes. Kendra received an Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Bradley Klingenberg, grade 12, from Greeley, CO with the project Tinder Box: An Exploration in Geopolitical Modeling, Abstraction and Statistical Inference. Brad took 2nd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

Andrew Leifer, Raymund To & David Pothier, grade 12, from Boulder & Louisville, CO with the project Fractals, Power-Laws, and the Weibull Distribution: Mathematically Modeling Crumpled Paper. Andrew, Raymund and David took 1st Place in Team Projects at CSEF.

Adam Maerz, grade 12, from Louisville, CO with the project Avalanche Prediction Using High Frequency Radar.

Jeffrey Marlow, grade 12, from Englewood, CO with the project The Role of Oxygen in Cobalt Doped Titanium Oxide Thin Films. Jeff received an Honorable Mention in Engineering at CSEF.

Jennifer McDonough, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Cruciferous Playhelminthes. Jennifer took 1st Place in Zoology and was the 1st Place Best Individual Project winner at CSEF.

Heather Messick, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project The Effects of Seed Treatments in Tuberization of Potatoes. Heather took 3rd Place in Botany at CSEF.

Adam Sidman, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Spinning Wind Energy in a New Direction: The Darrieus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. Adam took 3rd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Lauren Smith, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vesicatoria: A Study of the Relationship between Extra-Cellular Material & Heightened Host Response. Lauren took 1st Place in Botany and was the 2nd Place Best Individual Project winner at CSEF.

Balaji Sridhar, grade 10, from Denver, CO with the project Removal of Arsenic Residues from Drinking Water Treatment Sludge.

Robert Ussery, grade 11, from Fort Collins, CO with the project Sailplane Winch Launch Telemetry and Data-Logging. Robert took 1st Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Kellyn Wilkinson, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Math Made Fun!

Craig Wright, grade 11, from Akron, CO with the project Designing an Innovative Micropump. Craig took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Kayla Zimmerman, grade 11, from Hotchkiss, CO with the project The Effect of Three Types of Mulches on Soil Dwelling Bacteria in a Peach Orchard in Western Colorado. Kayla took 1st Place in Microbiology at CSEF.

Grand(Place) Award Winners

Adam Sidman from Palmer High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Engineering.

Craig Wright from Woodlin School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Engineering.

Robert Ussery, home schooled, won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Engineering.

Katherine Hermann from Boulder High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Environmental Sciences.

Andrew Leifer, Raymund To and David Pothier from Fairview High School won $1,500 (3rd Place) in the team category.

Heather Messick from Sargent Jr/Sr High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Botany.

Adam Brundgart from Brush High School won $500 (4th Place) in Chemistry.

Lauren Smith from Rampart High School won $500 (4th Place) in Botany.

Special Award Winners

Adam Brungardt from Brush High School won $100 from the American Chemical Society (4th place).

Brian Camley from Palmer High School won $500 from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Diane Gumina from SMerino Jr/Sr High School won a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year for four years) from Indiana University.

Andrew Leifer, Raymund To, and David Pothier won $1,000 from the American Mathematical Society (1st place).

Lauren Smith won $1,000 from the American Phytopathological Society (1st place).

Government Award Winners

Robert Ussery won an all expense paid trip to the US Space Camp in Huntsville, AL from NASA.

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