Colorado students from around the state were among the awards winners at the 59th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Atlanta, GA May 11 - 16, 2008. 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 more than 50 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 59 years by Society for Science & the Public (formerly Science Service), one of the most respected nonprofit organizations advancing the cause of science. In its twelfth 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. Visit the Society for Science & the Public web site: http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/.
Colorado Finalist Delegation to Intel ISEF
Cole Bostrom, grade 12, from Brush, CO for the project Modeling Salamander Mechanics.
Chace Carver, grade 11, from Merino, CO for the project What Is That You're Putting in Your Baby's Mouth? The Effects of Bisphenol A from Polycarbonate Plastics on Lumbriculus variegatus. Chace received an Honorable Mention in Medicine & Health at CSEF.
Suzanna Cure, grade 12, from Wray, CO for the project A Biotechnology Revolution: An Analysis of Genetically Modified DNA.
Kalli Davis, grade 9, from Fort Collins, CO for the project Waste Antibiotics: Waste What?
Lindsey Denison, grade 11, from Paonia, CO for the project The Onion Thrip Trick: The Heterorhabditis Bacteriophara Nematode as a Biological Control Agent for Thrips tabaci. Lindsey took 1st Place in Animal Sciences at CSEF.
Amelia Eads, grade 9, from Fort Collins, CO for the project Is It Safe to Dish and Drive? The Effect of Cell Phone Usage on Reaction Time. Amelia received an Honorable Mention in Behavioral & Social Sciences at CSEF.
Bradley Falk, grade 12, from Centennial, CO for the project Chemical Comparison of the Relative Efficiency of the Bayer Synthesis and the 2-Hydroxymethylphenol-B-D-Glucopyrano Side-Based Synthesis of Aspirin with a Focus on the Principles of Green Chemistry. Bradley took 2nd Place in Chemistry at CSEF.
Christy Farnsworth, grade 10, from Paonia, CO for the project Hydrogen: It's All Down Hill. Christy received an Honorable Mention in Energy & Transportation at CSEF.
Gwyneth Glissmann, grade 11, from Boulder, CO for the project Analyzing Arctic Solar Flux and Ice Extent Loss Projections. Gwyneth took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences and was the 1st Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.
Adam Goss, grade 12, from Brush, CO for the project The Design and Construction of a Flexible Robotic Device.
Sarah Guthrie, grade 11, from Boulder, CO for the project The Mechanisms and Actions of Parthenolide on Platelet 5-HT Secretion In Vitro: Indicating a Possible Pathogenesis of the Migraine. Sarah took 1st Place in Chemistry and was the 2nd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.
Royce Hoffner, grade 10, from Center, CO for the project Stage Specific Expression of Peroxidase Enzymes in Would Healing Potato Tubers.
Kaitlyn Lingus, grade 12, from Trinchera, CO for the project Power of a Biological Control Agent: Biological Compensation Suppression of Convolulus arvensis Implementing Host-Specific Aceria malherbae: Phase IV. Kaitlyn took 2nd Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.
Kelsey Moore, grade 12, from Louisville, CO for the project HIV-1 Infection and Endothelial Progenitor Cell Dysfunction. Kelsey took 1st Place in Microbiology at CSEF.
Tonya Pavlenko & Laura Gudvangen, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project The Superbug: How It Spreads. Tonya & Laura received an Honorable Mention for Best Team Projects at CSEF.
Olivia Pecukonis & Laura Garcia, grade 12, from Brush, CO for the project The Removal of Ferric Ions Utilizing Mollusk Shells.
Anika Petach, grade 11 & Tanya Petach, grade 9, from Boulder, CO for the project Pine Beetle Outbreaks: Spatial Analysis and Pheromone Population Control. Anika & Tanya took 2nd Place for Best Team Projects at CSEF.
Danielle Pite, from Boulder, CO, Kelly Lane, from Boulder, CO & Anna Hermann, from Louisville, CO grade 12, from Boulder, CO for the project Didymosphenia Geminata: The Core Question. Danielle, Kelly & Anna took 1st Place for Best Team Projects at CSEF.
Nicole Reeves & Ethan Merritt, grade 11, from Wray, CO for the project Paycheck Performance.
Alex Schnaderbeck, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO for the project The Effects of Limestone on the Productivity of Aquatic Invertebrates. Alex took 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.
Aarthi Shankar, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project Proteomic Characterization of Extracellular Matrix Using Sonication-Assisted Digestion.
Andrew West, grade 12, from Conifer, CO for the project Regenerative Diesel Fuel Production in a Flex Vehicle Utilizing Vegetable Oil and Catalytic Hydrocracking. Andrew took 1st Place in Energy & Transportation at CSEF.
Grand (Place) Award Winners
Kaitlyn Lingus from Branson School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Plant Sciences.
Lindsey Dennison from Paonia Jr/Sr High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Animal Sciences.
Aarthi Shankar from Rampart High School won $500 (4th Place) in Biochemistry.
Gwyneth Glissmann from Peak to Peak Charter School won $500 (4th Place) in Earth & Planetary Sciences.
Andrew West from Conifer High School won $500 (4th Place) in Materials Sciences & Bioengineering.
Chace Carver from Merino Jr/Sr High School won $500 (4th Place) in Medicine & Health.
Anika Petach & Tanya Petach from Fairview High School won $500 (4th place) in the Team Category.
Special & Government Award Winners
Gwyneth Glissmann won three $1,000 US savings bonds from the United States Army. Gwyneth also won an $8,000 scholarship from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U S Navy and Marine Corps. She also won $1,500 (1st Place) from the American Geological Institute. And finally, she also won $2,000 (1st Place) from the American Meteorological Society.
Sarah Guthrie from Boulder High School won $500 (2nd Place) from the Endocrine Society.
Kaitlyn Lingus won $1,500 (2nd Place) from the United States Air Force.
Aarthi Shankar won $250 (4th Place) from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Andrew West won $3,000 (1st Place) from the United States Air Force.