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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 56th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Indianapolis, IN May 7 - 13, 2006. 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 1,500 of the most curious and capable young science pioneers from 47 countries to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science and compete for over $4 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 57 years by Science Service, Inc., one of the most respected nonprofit organizations advancing the cause of science. In its tenth 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

Adreanne Brungardt and Nichole Catelett, grade 11, from Brush, CO with the project Is There Torque in Your Toast? A Mathematical Analysis of a Falling Rectangular Object.

Forrest Friesen, grade11, from Peyton, CO with the project Design and Construction of a Dynamic Artificial Neural Network. Forrest took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Richelle Fritzler, grade 10, from Atwood, CO with the project Sick from Non-Stick? A Study Done with Polytetrafluroethylene and Caenorhabditis elegans.

Gwyneth Glissmann, grade 9, and Robert Glissmann, grade 12, from Boulder, CO for the project Using Eulerian Models to Determine Initial Conditions of Severe Weather. Gwyneth & Robert were the 2nd Place Best Team Project at CSEF.

Leslie Hase, grade 11, from Sterling, CO with the project An Unlikely Weapon Against Deadly Bacteria: Bacteriophage Therapy as an Alternative to Traditional Treatments. Leslie received an Honorable Mention in Microbiology at CSEF.

DJ Horton, grade 11, from Crawford, CO with the project Biological Control of a Common Corn Criminal, Phase III. DJ took 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Michaela Kaiser, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Verifying Greenhouse Techniques Used to Test Potatoes for Susceptibility to Powdery Scab. Michaela took 2nd Place in Botany at CSEF.

Tyler Keck, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO with the project A Polymeric Treatment for Removal of Heavy Metal Contaminates from Water. Tyler took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Eric Keeling, grade 11, from La Veta, CO with the project Underwater Structures as a Means of Mitigating Wave Inundation.

John RF Kelly, grade 9, from Loveland, CO with the project How Does the Amount of Powder in a Bullet Affect the Average Velocity?

Max Krakauer and Alex Ruch, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Lighting a Fire: A Study of the Fuels Involved in the Hayman Fire. Max & Alex were the 1st Place best Team Project at CSEF.

Kaitlyn Lingus, grade 10, from Branson, CO with the project One "Mite"y Mission: Biological Compensation Suppression of Convolvulus arvensis Implementing Host-Specific Aceria malherbae: Phase II. Kaitlyn took 1st Place in Botany at CSEF.

Meredith MacGregor, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project Cracking the Brazil Nut Effect. Meredith took 2nd Place in Physics at CSEF.

Christopher Messick, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Point and Click, Literally, Phase II. Chris took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 1st Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

David Miller, grade 12, from Englewood, CO with the project Characterization of NiTi Nanoparticles. David took 3rd Place in Physics at CSEF.

Robbie Morgan, grade 10, from Brush, CO with the project Aviation Wing Deicer.

Ashley Pollock, grade 11, from Wiggins, CO with the project Evaluation of Primary and Secondary Cells for In Vitro Assessment of the Foreign Body Response. Ashley received an Honorable Mention in Zoology at CSEF.

Michael Polmear from Greenwood Village, CO and Lalith Polepeddi from Centennial, CO, grade 12, with the project Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle Cell Membranes Patched by Poloxamer 407. Michael and Lalith were the 3rd Place Best Team Project at CSEF.

Lindsey Rugh, grade 9, from Paonia, CO with the project Fire on the Mountain. Lindsey took 1st Place in Microbiology and was the 3rd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

David Strouse, grade 12, from Denver, CO with the project Modern Applications of Micro-Electronic-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

Laura Willson, grade 10, from Fort Collins, CO with the project Initial Greenhouse Gas Inventory of Cook Stoves.

Malcolm Young, grade 11, from Lafayette, CO with the project Coral Bleaching Adaptation. Malcolm took 1st Place in Zoology and was the 2nd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

Matthew Zubiel, grade 10, from Monument, CO with the project Indoor Firefighter Location. Matthew received an Honorable Mention in Engineering at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Meredith MacGregor from Fairview High School won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award of a $50,000 scholarship that she can use at the university of her choosing. This award is given to the top three projects competing at the Intel ISEF each year. Meredith also won $8,000 and a notebook computer for her Top of Category and 1st Place finishings in the category of Physics.

Chris Messick from Sargent Jr/Sr High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Engineering.

D J Horton from Hotchkiss High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Zoology.

Lalith Polepeddi and Michael Polmear from Cherry Creek High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the team category.

Malcolm Young from Centaurus High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Zoology.

Forrest Friesen from Palmer High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Engineering.

Kaitlyn Lingus from Branson School won $500 (4th Place) in Botany.

Matt Zubiel from Lewis-Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in Engineering.

Tyler Keck from Monte Vista High School won $500 (4th Place) in Environmental Sciences.

Max Krakauer and Alex Ruch from Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in the team category.

Special Award Winners

Robert Glissmann and Gwyneth Glissmann from Peak to Peak Charter School won $1,000 (1st Place), a student membership to the AMS, and a subscription to the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society" or "Weatherwise" from the American Meteorological Society.

Michaela Kaiser from Sargent Jr/Sr High School won $500 (3rd Place) and a one-year membership in the APS from the American Phytopathological Society. Michaela also won $1,000 (1st Place) and a one-year subscription to "HortScience" and Hort Technology" for her school from the American Society for Horticulture Science.

Meredith MacGregor won $2,000 (2nd Place), a one-year AAPT & APS student membership, and a subscription to AAPT "The Physics Teacher" Journal from the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society. Meredith also received a tuition scholarship in the amount of $50,000 from Florida Institute of Technology. Meredith has also been invited to attend the Taiwan International Science Fair in February of 2007. This award includes round trip ticket, food, accommodations and activity expenses. Meredith also received a tuition scholarship in the amount of $20,000 from Oregon State University.

Chris Messick received a tuition scholarship in the amount of $105,000 from Drexel University. Chris also won $500 (2nd Place) and a one-year subscription to the CS magazine of his choice from IEEE Computer Society. Chris also won $150 (2nd Place) from Patent and Trademark Office Society.

Lalith Polepeddi and Michael Polmear won $50 (Honorable Mention) from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

Government Award Winners

Robert Glissmann and Gwyneth Glissmann won a tuition scholarship in the amount of $20,000 that can be used at a university of their choosing from the Department of Homeland Security, University Programs Office.

DJ Horton won an $8,000 scholarship from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U S Navy and Marine Corps.

Meredith MacGregor won $1,500 (2nd Place) from the United States Air Force.

Lalith Polepeddi and Michael Polmear won an $8,000 scholarship from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U S Navy and Marine Corps.

Malcolm Young from received a choice of a fully paid internship at a NOAA research lab, an opportunity to work with researchers on a NOAA vessel at sea, or a research field experience at a National Marine Sanctuary. A stipend, travel and housing allowance will be provided.

Matt Zubiel won a tuition scholarship in the amount of $20,000 that can be used at a university of his choosing from the Department of Homeland Security, University Programs Office.

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