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2009 CSEF Finalists

Arkansas Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Isaac Aragon & Breanne Buchner Immortal Power Junior Energy & Transportation Fowler Elementary School
Casey Campbell Phytoremediation of Coal Bed Methane Produced Water Junior Environmental Sciences La Veta Jr/Sr High School
Bethany Dilda The Golden Ratio: An Exploration of the Prevalence of Phi Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Branson School
Devon Enke Mycorrhizal Symbiosis - Unlocking the Potential of Soil Junior Plant Sciences La Veta Jr/Sr High School
Steven Garcia Does Weight Affect the Penetration of Pellets in Ballistics Gel? Junior Physics La Veta Elementary School
Carlos Nunez It Pays to be Poor: The Systematic Destruction of American Dignity Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences La Veta Jr/Sr High School
Stephaney Sardello pH of Bottled Water Junior Chemistry La Veta Elementary School

Boulder Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Lindsey Baum, Kylie Dickson & Kristin Watkins The Stress Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol on Arabidopsis Wild-type and Mutant Strains Senior Plant Sciences Monarch High School
Matthew Bull & Forrest Pieper Putting Humans to "Work": Generating Usable Electricity from Wasted Energy Senior Energy & Transportation Nederland Middle/Senior High School
Janet Duggan Stirling Energy: A Means of Collecting Solar Energy Stored in Asphalt Senior Energy & Transportation Fairview High School
Dominic Fuller-Rowell Dual Frequency GPS Accuracy with a Single Frequency Receiver Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Boulder High School
Sarah Guthrie Effect of Cytotoxic Chemicals on Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans Senior Medicine & Health Boulder High School
Benjamin Hoffman Synthesis of 4-Bromo-2, 2'-Bipyridine Senior Chemistry Fairview High School
Jens Hybertson Modern Drugs from Ancient Medicine: Finding New Antibiotics in Native American Medicinal Plants Junior Microbiology Summit Middle School
Lisa Kant Soil Biogeochemical Development of the Mendenhall Glacier Forelands Senior Earth & Space Sciences Boulder High School
Mitch Kusick Development of a Noninvasive PC-MRI Based Means of Estimating Pulmonary Vascular Stiffness in PPH Senior Medicine & Health Broomfield High School
Erin McLaughlin & Jessie McLaughlin The Seawall Solution Junior Engineering Sacred Heart of Jesus School
Kyle Myhra Spotsucker Cleaning System Senior Engineering Broomfield High School
Himgauri Nikrad The Meaning of Nonsense: The Role of 3'UTR's in the Nonsense-Mediated-Decay Pathway Senior Medicine & Health Fairview High School
Belinda Pak Naturally Spotless Junior Chemistry Summit Middle School
Tanya Petach Mitigation of Soil Liquification with Magnetic Fields Senior Earth & Space Sciences Fairview High School
Radhika Rawat Assaying Cellular Migration on A 2D Surface: A Comparative Approach to Cancer Metastasis Senior Medicine & Health Boulder High School
Alan Seltzer Carbon Sinks to Carbon Sources: A Soil Analysis of the Colorado Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Senior Environmental Sciences Fairview High School
Michael Seltzer Don't Think and Drive! Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Summit Middle School
Charlie Smith & Jennifer Vero Need a Compass? Find A Horse Senior Animal Sciences Nederland Middle/Senior High School
Ambrose Soehn Analyzing the Material "Fingerprint": The Relationship of Fundamental Frequency to Young's Modulus Senior Engineering Boulder High School
Isabella Soehn Convection Cells: The Saline Effect Junior Physics Summit Middle School

Denver Metro Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Alen Bromwell An Alternative Application of the Sabatier Process for More Sustainable Transit Senior Chemistry Cherry Creek High School
Sean Buck Reconstructing Paleoecosystems: Community Structure Throughout the EECO Senior Earth & Space Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Amanda Coopersmith Snug as a Bug: Green Insulation Junior Environmental Sciences Cherry Creek Challenge School
Andrew Fleming Larval Transfer Theory and Inter-Taxa Hybridization Senior Microbiology Cherry Creek High School
Mali Garrett-Mills The Effects of Various Liquids on Hydroxyapatite Calcium Tablets: An Inadequate Model for Tooth Decay Junior Medicine & Health Smiley Middle School
Matthew Haney A Taste of Xcode: An Analysis of Security of the RSA Public-Key Encryption Algorithm Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences American Academy
Jordan Heifetz Think! Chew! Think! An Investigation to Determine Whether Chewing Gum Improves Test Scores Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences American Academy
Reilly Hilbert Magnificent Metamorphosis Junior Animal Sciences Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Henry Kamp How a Checkered Chroma-Key Background Makes Light Distortion Visible and Measurable Junior Engineering Denver School of the Arts
Tae Kim Localizing "Moving" Sounds Senior Medicine & Health Cherry Creek High School
William Leigh & Mark Seres Phytoplankton and DMS: A Study of Environmental Alteration Senior Environmental Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Connie Liu Restoration of microRNA-200c: Effect on HEY Cancer Cell Behavior Senior Medicine & Health Cherry Creek High School
Scott Martin Effects of Various Propeller Designs on the Efficiency of an Underwater Turbine Senior Engineering Cherry Creek High School
Samuel Meaux Pressure Induced Voltage Output in Piezoelectric Crystals Senior Physics Faith Christian Academy
Zach Miller & Matt O'Keefe The Removal of Copper Ions Through the Application of Natural and Synthetic Zeolites Senior Environmental Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Candice Pak The Long-Term Effectiveness of the Desensitization of Ophidiophobia Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Krutika Patel Mind the Zone Junior Microbiology American Academy
Sydney Rohlwing Txt r' Tik: A Comparison of the Electromagnetic Fields Produced by Cell Phones When Calling and Text Messaging Junior Physics American Academy
Diane Schultz Metaphors and the Senses Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Srish Sharma An Investigation on How Applying Stress to a Fluid Effects the Fluid's Ability to Disperse Force Junior Physics American Academy
Julia Siegel The Confusion of the Rainbow Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Herzel Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy
Bria Smith & Chelsea Jacobson Algae as a Biofuel Junior Environmental Sciences Cherry Creek Challenge School
Jesse Soule Hepatotoxic Effects of Repeat Therapeutic Doses of Acetaminophen Senior Medicine & Health Cherry Creek High School
Luke Summar Let-Us Farm Junior Plant Sciences West Jefferson Middle School
Christiaan van der Walt Accelerants' Minor League Baseball Senior Physics Denver School of the Arts
Taylor Volesky Acid Rain Effects on Cave Formation Junior Earth & Space Sciences Cherry Creek Challenge School
Sophie Wright C What Happens to Your Vitamin C Junior Chemistry Stanley British Primary School
David Wu Char and Methanol Synthesis by the Destructive Distillation of Biomass - Environmental Implications Senior Environmental Sciences Cherry Creek High School

East Central Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Olivia Charles What's In Your Tank? Junior Division Energy & Transportation Arriba-Flagler School
Donald Dutro Identifying the Properties of Constructive and Destructive Interference Senior Physics Genoa-Hugo School
Jana Elrick The Impact of Temperature Inversions and Wind on Air Quality Senior Environmental Sciences Arriba-Flagler School
Samantha Ensz Preventing Pollutants Senior Environmental Sciences Hi-Plains Jr/Sr High School
Mike Fulmer It's A Breeze Senior Engineering Arriba-Flagler School
Josiah Higgins To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize Junior Plant Sciences Genoa-Hugo School
Megan Lowe & Bethly Spurlin Eagles Flying Green: How Much Does Recycling Save? Senior Environmental Sciences Stratton High School
Shelby Messer "That Sounds Suppressing" The Study of Acoustic Fire Suppression Senior Physics Genoa-Hugo School
Clay Patton Farm Fresh vs Store Bought Eggs Junior Medicine & Health Genoa-Hugo School
Weston Patton Electricity in Fruits Junior Energy & Transportation Genoa-Hugo School
Jacop Piper Magnetic Electricity Junior Energy & Transportation Genoa-Hugo School
Melissa Poet Feces to Fuel Junior Environmental Sciences Arriba-Flagler School
Cora Ravenkamp Do Rotating Solar Panels Create More Electricity? Junior Energy & Transportation Genoa-Hugo School
Kayleigh Santala Electromagnets II Junior Physics Arriba-Flagler School
Kayla Schwartz Pollution in Our Soil Senior Environmental Sciences Arriba-Flagler School
Grant Slinger H2O - Water to Fuel? Senior Energy & Transportation Stratton High School
Christina Stratton Fertilizers Affect on Plant Growth Junior Plant Sciences Arriba-Flagler School
Wyatt Vick How to Make a Rheostat Junior Physics Genoa-Hugo School
Grant Yowell Go Green with Thermal Energy Junior Energy & Transportation Genoa-Hugo School
Katelyn Yowell The Effect of Marigold Beta-Carotene on Pseudomonas fluorescens Senior Microbiology Genoa-Hugo School

Longs Peak Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Jovanny Alvarez How Many Lemons Are Needed to Light Up an LED? Junior Energy & Transportation Quest Academy
Nathan Brinks How Does Right/Left Random Turn Probability Affect Time to Cover a 3.5' Square? Junior Engineering Blevins Junior High School
Anthony Cisneros Plausibility of the United States As A Clean-Energy Only Country, Analyzed State By State Senior Energy & Transportation Union Colony Preparatory School
Jessica Constant Your's, Mine and Our's II: A Further Study into Modeling the Spread of Pollutants in the Atmosphere Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Saint Joseph Catholic School
Michelle Dworkin Antibacterial Soap vs. Regular Soap Junior Microbiology Blevins Junior High School
Minuri Gamage Here Comes the Sun . . . Junior Energy & Transportation Kinard Core Knowledge Junior High School
Jessica Green Does Teeth Whitening Toothpaste, Teeth Whitening Gum or Teeth Whitening Strips Remove Stains Better? Junior Medicine & Health St. John the Evangelist School
Brynna Hasvold-Rickett Personality and Politics: Is There A Correlation Between Personality and Political Affiliation? Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Blevins Junior High School
Andi Heath A Method for Predicting Mileage vs. Tire Pressure Junior Energy & Transportation Blevins Junior High School
Jennifer Jones Transfer of Bacteria from a Person to a Bottle of Water Junior Microbiology Hoff Elementary School
Reece Kothe Political Decision Making Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Eaton Middle School
Kelli Lynch Irradiation Extermination Senior Microbiology Blevins Junior High School
Harraz MohdReza Evaluation of Two-Year Study of M. charantia on Insulin-Signal Transduction and Glucose-Uptake Senior Medicine & Health Union Colony Preparatory School
Abby Ney Moo . . . gration Senior Animal Sciences Blevins Junior High School
Cassa Niedringhaus Teen Saving: Can You Bank On It? Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Blevins Junior High School
Gerri Roberts A Model Study of Drug Intake Junior Chemistry Turner Middle School
Zachary Schoenherr How Does Your Spaghetti Hold Up? Junior Engineering Weld Central Junior High School
AleahDell Sheldon Heterozygous Inheritance in a Paint Stallion Junior Animal Sciences Quest Academy
Trevor Skaar Sick Stopper Senior Engineering Blevins Junior High School
Natalie Vazquez Cream of the Crop, Tip of the Top, Is Your Butterfly Hot or Not? Junior Animal Sciences Kinard Core Knowledge Junior High School
Cory Vernon How Does the Presence of a Police Car Affect Average Car Speed? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Blevins Junior High School
Rennie Winkelman Effect of Water Quality on Aquatic Invertebrates Senior Environmental Sciences Blevins Junior High School
Sean Wright Casting Aluminum Helmet Hangers Senior Engineering Blevins Junior High School

Morgan/Washington Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Tawney Bleak Evaluating Forage Soybean as an Alternative Dryland Crop for the Central Great Plains Senior Plant Sciences Otis Jr/Sr High School
Bret Bostrom & Ken Garcia The Secondary Breakpoint of a Tower Junior Physics Brush High School
Cameron Brandenburg Sound Absorption of Various Building Materials at Different Frequencies Senior Physics Brush High School
Isaac Brost The Rotational Phenomenon of a Simple Wing Senior Physics Brush High School
Cade Carlson Wind Powered Power Junior Engineering Wiggins Middle School
Jeffrey Hibbert Quantitative Assay of Environmental Cs-137 in Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus and Oncorhynchus mykiss Muscle Tissue and Soil From Fallout in a Mountain Environment Senior Environmental Sciences Lone Star School
Nadeen Ibrahim Bacteria in a Clean vs. Contaminated Environment Junior Microbiology Weldona Valley School
Cole Kembel Motion Sensored Controls: Advancement in a Higher Application Senior Engineering Brush High School
Kaley Kukus Art and Nature: It All Adds Up Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Woodlin School
Katelynn Lippitt Which Do They Prefer - Crabs and Colors Junior Animal Sciences Wiggins Middle School
Joel Lopez It's A Dirty Job Junior Environmental Sciences Woodlin School
Stacey Lyne Improved Efficiency of Microbial Fuel Cells Senior Energy & Transportation Brush High School
Allie Martin The Pink Side of Water: An Investigation of Estrogen in Northeast Colorado Water Sources Senior Environmental Sciences Woodlin School
Kelsey Martin & Brandy Haller Give That Dog His Bone: OSA Pedigree Analysis in Irish Wolfhounds & Inhibiting OSA via Statins and Bisphosphonates Senior Animal Sciences Woodlin School
Ashlynne Miller Investigating the Effects of Tissue Decay on the Underlying Soil Chemistry Senior Chemistry Lone Star School
Jessica O'Clair What Duration of Ultraviolet Light Kills Bacteria? Senior Microbiology Brush High School
Emily Palser & Estella Bleak Keep Your "Ion" Hot Junior Chemistry Otis Jr/Sr High School
Wyatt Palser To Spin or Not to Spin: An Investigation of Fishing Lure Design Junior Engineering Otis Jr/Sr High School
Andrew Perry 'Chute Me Junior Physics Otis Jr/Sr High School
Tanner Pflager Great Balls of Fire Junior Chemistry Otis Jr/Sr High School
Darla Rosenbrock Water Used as a Fuel Senior Energy & Transportation Brush High School
Joe Rosenbrock Valveless Pumping Senior Engineering Brush High School
Tyler Stratman The Physics of Jumping Junior Physics Brush Middle School
Shelby Teague Effect of Magnesium Chloride and Sodium Chloride on Plant Life Junior Plant Sciences Wiggins Middle School
Lexi Thompson H2O Hurricanes are Heated by Oceans Junior Earth & Space Sciences Otis Jr/Sr High School
Molly Wagner Finding Number One Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Arickaree School

Northeast Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Paxton Becker Green Energy! An Analysis of Biomass Energy Within Plants Junior Plant Sciences Merino Jr/Sr High School
Paul Campfield & Tim Kerbs Elaeagnus angustifolia Friend or Foe? Senior Environmental Sciences Wray High School
Chace Carver The Effects of Bisphenol A From Polycarbonate Plastic on the Mutagenesis of Caenorhabditis elegans Senior Medicine & Health Merino Jr/Sr High School
Tara Cook Cleaners and the Resistance Factory: The Effect of Disinfectants on Antibiotic Resistance Junior Microbiology Merino Jr/Sr High School
Emma DiVittore Germphobic Junior Microbiology Buchanan Middle School
Nathan Frantz A Depressing Diet? A Study of Food Additives and Clinical Depression Senior Medicine & Health Fleming High School
Luke George Gun Powder Junior Chemistry Buchanan Middle School
Christie Kurtzer Fizz, Focus, Fuel Good . . . or Bad: The Effects of Energy Drinks on Gromphadorhina portentosa Junior Medicine & Health Merino Jr/Sr High School
Chelsea Larson & Josi Arnold-Krumwiede A Biological and Chemical Approach to Effective Degradation of Kochia Senior Environmental Sciences Fleming High School
Raylene Larson Stressed Out? The Effects of Extra Curricular Activities on the Corisol Levels of Teens Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Fleming High School
Beth Lenz Does Carbon Dioxide Effect Zea mays and Phaseolus vulgaris Growth? Junior Plant Sciences Buchanan Middle School
Christa Loyd Analysis & Extraction of Anthocyanins and Anthocyanidins in Vaccinium angustifolium Senior Chemistry Wray High School
Kylie Mertens Chocoholic: The Effect of Bacterial Ear Infection on Nerve Damage Junior Microbiology Merino Jr/Sr High School
Trey Nestor Swimming With Ease Could Make You Wheeze: The Effect of Chlorine on the Respiratory System Junior Animal Sciences Merino Jr/Sr High School
Megan Noe Wiping Our Waste One Paper at a Time Junior Environmental Sciences Merino Jr/Sr High School
Emily Owens Sleep-Deprivation Won't Make You a Dope Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Merino Jr/Sr High School
Amanda Patrick Oh What a Pain . . . Ear Infections Cause Obesity Senior Medicine & Health Merino Jr/Sr High School
MacKenzie Renzelman Do Poppy Seeds Affect Drug Test? Junior Medicine & Health Buchanan Middle School
Tessa Ringlein LEPTIN . . . A Weighty Issue Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Yuma Middle School
Adam Schendel Lockdown Bot Phase 2.0 Senior Engineering Merino Jr/Sr High School
Caleb Wright Going Green With Water Junior Environmental Sciences Yuma Middle School

Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Layne Barrett Wind Turbines and Bat Barotrauma Senior Physics The Classical Academy
Jordan Bushnell Weathering Degradation of Anthropogenic Formations in Marble and Granite Junior Earth & Space Sciences Irving Middle School
Dominic Carrese Give Me Oxygen! The Effects of Wastewater Treatment Junior Environmental Sciences North Middle School
Dante Carter Your Kitchen Cleaners Might Kill E. coli But What Else Do They Kill? Junior Medicine & Health North Middle School
Madison Dewey Polyvinyl Chloride, Polypropylene, Polystyrene - Pick Your Poison? Junior Medicine & Health North Middle School
Ryan Dewey Deadringing Copper: Amplifying the Bactericidal Properties of Copper and Cuprous Oxide Senior Microbiology Palmer High School
Nick Fallentine Gone in 30 Seconds Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences The Classical Academy
Cellene Feathers Recharge and Save Junior Energy & Transportation The Classical Academy
Haley Foster Is Green Clean? Junior Chemistry The Classical Academy
Molly Graber Manufactured Monster: Antibiotic Resistance in the Water of Colorado Springs Senior Environmental Sciences Palmer High School
Allison Gudvangen & Claire Derr Toxic Waves Junior Environmental Sciences North Middle School
Ethan Hahn Design and Construction of a Silent Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion System Senior Engineering The Classical Academy
Abbi Helfer Sun-Sational Solar Senior Energy & Transportation Palmer High School
Chandler Kolb My Horse's Ultimate Exercise: Dressage vs. Recovery Time Junior Animal Sciences Challenger Middle School
Christopher Krause Variograms: Forewarning Disaster Senior Mathematical & Computer Sciences The Classical Academy
Caleb Kruse Researching Calcification and the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Algaes Senior Earth & Space Sciences Home School
Savannah Lyle Vitamin C: A Potential Treatment for Cold Sores? Junior Microbiology North Middle School
Haley Matteson HOT PLANTS: The Effects of Global Warming on Development of Plants, Blossoms, Seeds and Seed Pods Junior Plant Sciences North Middle School
Sydney Matteson Heads or Tails? The Effects of Antibiotics in Stream Water on Planaria Regeneration Junior Environmental Sciences North Middle School
Quint Mediate The Size is Right: A Study in Food Servings Junior Medicine & Health The Classical Academy
Aidan Mike Nitinol (Memory Masters) Junior Physics North Middle School
Lorne Muir II & Nathan Weeks The Effectiveness of Carbon Water Filters on E. coli and Pharmaceuticals Senior Environmental Sciences The Classical Academy
John Parish IV Where It Wasn't Senior Engineering Home School
Ryan Parrish Health of a Stream Junior Environmental Sciences North Middle School
Tonya Pavlenko & Laura Gudvangen The Internal Battle with Melanoma: Triggering an Immune Response Using Toll Ligands Senior Medicine & Health Palmer High School
Hanna Pelican & Forre Zook Resist the TEMPtation Senior Microbiology Palmer High School
Taylor Phelps Now You See It Now You Don't Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences The Classical Academy
Rachel Purswell Get a Grip Junior Engineering The Classical Academy
Emma Reece Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences North Middle School
Susannah Rogers The Molecular Mechanism of Combination Cancer Therapy Using Chloroquine and Avastin Senior Medicine & Health Rampart High School
Sophia Schneider Neutralization Investigation: Battery Chemicals in Landfills Junior Earth & Space Sciences North Middle School
Aarthi Shankar Proteomic Characterization of ECM to Identify Tumor Associated Biomolecules Part 2 Senior Medicine & Health Rampart High School
Kristen Smith To Eat, Or Not To Eat Junior Microbiology The Classical Academy
Ryan Tustin Waste Not! Watt Not! Junior Environmental Sciences The Classical Academy
Sara Volz Making Biodiesel Greener Junior Energy & Transportation Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy
Christopher Weyer "Higher" Performance Pinewood Car Junior Physics Creekside Middle School
Alana Wilbee Do You See What I See? Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Palmer High School

San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Samir Berrada The Laser Car Junior Engineering Cortez Middle School
Kayla Boren Burn Baby Burn: A Study in Forest Fuels and Humidity Junior Environmental Sciences St. Columba School
Denvir Clarke Bacteria: What Products Kill the Most Bacteria? Junior Microbiology Bayfield Middle School
Jesse Ellison Plasma Propulsion III Senior Engineering Bayfield High School
Krista Garchar & Stephanie Williams Can Carnations Smell Like Dead People? Ask a Trained K-9 Senior Plant Sciences Dolores High School
Logan Graham The Effects of Magnesium Chloride Road De-icer on Plants Junior Environmental Sciences Miller Middle School
Madison Hoven I See You Junior Medicine & Health Escalante Middle School
Mary Hughes Preserved Through Time Junior Chemistry Cortez Middle School
Ryan Johnston & Maeva Allsup The Scent of Blood Junior Plant Sciences Dolores Middle School
Tucker Leavitt Predicting the Inferno Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Miller Middle School
Jordan Lestina Biodiesel from Sunflowers: Phase 2 - An Analysis of Soil Moisture Content and Sunflower Oil Content Senior Plant Sciences Dove Creek High School
Nakayla Lestina Biological Control of Canada Thistle - Phase 3: Testing Local Crops for Damage by Canada Thistle Insects Senior Animal Sciences Dove Creek High School
Sabine Lindler Natural Materials for Insulation vs. Fiberglass Junior Environmental Sciences Miller Middle School
Kolton Miller Bear-icade Junior Engineering Mancos Middle School
Rachel Rossi Radio Wave Roundup Junior Physics Miller Middle School
Xavier Sabourin Local Plants as Insect Repellent Junior Plant Sciences Cortez Middle School
Avra Saslow Got Sour Milk? Junior Microbiology Miller Middle School
Katy Schneider The Mind's Eye Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Durango High School
Rex Stowers Pure H2O: Will Solar Distillation Kill Bacteria? Junior Microbiology St. Columba School
Zane Willburn Water Purification Off The Grid, Phase II Junior Engineering Mancos Middle School

San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Ben Armstrong Enemies of the Environment: Estrogen Mimics Can They Be Stopped? Senior Environmental Sciences Monte Vista High School
Alexandre Basagoitia Powerful Garbage Junior Energy & Transportation Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Mackenzy Becker Dirty Rotten Fountains Junior Microbiology Monte Vista Middle School
Raleigh Burt Optimizing Energy Extraction and Water Conservation of Geothermal Heating Systems Senior Energy & Transportation Sargent Jr/Sr High School
John Cheslock Double Range With Double Counterweight Junior Physics Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Hadyn Christensen Aquaponics vs. Hydroponics: A Comparison of Tilapia Effluent and Conventional Fertilizers as a Hydroponic Nutrient Senior Plant Sciences Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Joshua Garcia Brain Age: Conditioning the Human Brain in Minutes a Day! Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Monte Vista High School
Kelci Garcia Parabolic Solar Desalination for the Developing World Senior Engineering Antonito Jr/Sr High School
Camrey Garoutte Gone with the Wind Junior Environmental Sciences Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Jessie Haugen Slime Out: A Correlation Between the Effects of Digestive Enzymes on Pseudomonas Fluorescens Biofilm Senior Microbiology Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Katlin Hornig The Effects of Equine Association on the Initial Beneficiary Benefactor Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Linda Kolb Soaking It Up Soil Style Junior Earth & Space Sciences Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Graham Oden The Mathematical Properties of Ferro Fluid Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Monte Vista High School
Johanna Phillips Infested Forests and Evapotranspiration Senior Earth & Space Sciences Monte Vista High School
Christopher Rice Copy CATS (Completely Autonomous Transportation System) Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Alamosa High School
Erik Schnaderbeck The Effect of Reservoir on the Biodiversity of Aquatic Invertebrates in Cold Water Fisheries Senior Environmental Sciences Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Emily Schnoor Catching the Electric Current Senior Chemistry Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Meghan Shanahan That Darn Rat Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Monte Vista Middle School
Kole Van Treese A "Well" of a Problem Junior Chemistry Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Brisha Wakasugi Under Pressure: Stress Gene Response in Pressure Bruised Tubers Junior Plant Sciences Sierra Grande Jr/Sr High School

Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Drew Auburger H2O MPG: Does a Homemade Hydrogen Electrolyzer Really Improve Fuel Mileage? Junior Energy & Transportation Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Keaton Buxton Roofs Roofs Everywhere! Junior Engineering Alta Vista Charter School
Jerrica Cherry Feeling the Heat? Senior Earth & Space Sciences Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Darin Cook Declaring War on Ice Junior Chemistry Walsh Elementary School
Garrett Crownover Lightin' Up The Sound Senior Physics Plainview School
Tanner Dunivan Hazardous Herbicides Junior Chemistry Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Alyssa Dunlap Open Wide and See What's Inside? Senior Microbiology Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Alexa Gerber How Does Your Garden Grow? Part 2 Senior Plant Sciences Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Kayla Hannel & Tiana Isley Hydroponics vs. Conventional Gardening Junior Plant Sciences Holly Jr/Sr High School
Sami Hourieh The Power of Transformers Junior Physics Lamar Middle School
Paige Kelley Lights . . . Can You Handle the Truth? Senior Environmental Sciences Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Antonia Lira & Susana Lira Analyzing High Energy Cosmic Rays Senior Physics Lamar High School
John Loflin Music & the Mind: The Effect of Music on School Work Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Ratna Malkan Speedy Networking Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Lamar High School
Jaxon Meardon, Weston Meardon & Ethan Sharpe Fore! Senior Physics Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Hazel O'Doherty Hand Washing on the Go Junior Microbiology Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Hunter Sneller Water vs. Gatorade Junior Medicine & Health Lincoln Elementary School
Ashley Snyder A Comparison of Moisture Content of Three Apples Junior Plant Sciences Lincoln Elementary School
Sage Thompson Warning! Consume At Your Own Risk Senior Medicine & Health Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Randi Timmons Giddy-Up Glucose Junior Animal Sciences Walsh Jr/Sr High School

Southern Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Jordan Apodaca The Science of a Trebuchet Junior Engineering Corwin International Magnet School
Anne Bennett "MRSA!", "Super Lice!", Super E. coli! Junior Microbiology Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences
Tara Dillon & Sheridan Cooper Hot Boxing Efficiency Senior Energy & Transportation Canon City High School
Carissa Harlow Call It Disaster: Cell Phone Use During Simulated Driving Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Mountain View Core Knowledge School
Kyle Harlow Hot Rods: Three Methods for Measuring the Expansion Coefficients of Metals Junior Physics Mountain View Core Knowledge School
Craig Hayson Effects of Soil on Water Quality Junior Environmental Sciences Cesar Chavez Academy
Taylor Huebner Does CO2 Affect Plant Efficiency? Senior Plant Sciences Canon City High School
Michael Johnson Different Hunting Seasons and Their Effects on Deer and Elk Population Senior Animal Sciences Canon City High School
Tyler Lopez-Butynski How Clean Is Clean? Junior Microbiology Goodnight School
Reyna Ramirez Avocado Seed Immerse Junior Plant Sciences Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences
Beth Romero Spacing and Diffraction Patterns Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Cesar Chavez Academy
Damien Ruybal & Brady Copeland Fruit: The Greener Cleaner Junior Environmental Sciences Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences
Raina-Ali Snelson Disinfecting Wipes: Smear or Clear? Junior Medicine & Health Madison Exploratory School
Jayson Symons Shaping Your Thoughts Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Canon City Middle School
Patrick Telck Wood Glue Hold . . . Or Not? Junior Engineering Mountain View Core Knowledge School
Kathryn Wied Pop! Goes the Hairstrand Junior Chemistry Canon City Middle School
Austin Zuniga "How Clean is Your Mouth" (The Effects of Mouthwash on Bacteria) Junior Microbiology Roncalli Middle School
Travis Zuniga Analysis of Fuel Composition by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Senior Chemistry South High School

Western Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Kyle Ayer & Jessica Vickers The Effect of Magnetism on Ksp Senior Chemistry Montrose High School
Malia Barca Water, Water, Everywhere, But Not A Drop to Drink: E. coli Dangers! Junior Microbiology Eagle County Charter Academy
Kenna Brown Safest Skyscraper Foundations Junior Engineering East Middle School
Nikki Buhrdorf Aspens in a State of SADness: A Statistical Analysis of the Decline of Populus tremula Senior Plant Sciences Hotchkiss High School
Courtlyn Carpenter Getting to the Root of Groundwater Pollution Junior Environmental Sciences East Middle School
Anthony Clark Does Composition Put You Above the Competition? Junior Chemistry Eagle County Charter Academy
Andrew Delany Mendelian Study of Cosmos bipinnatus Senior Plant Sciences Basalt High School
Christy Farnsworth Electrifying the World, One Loop at a Time Senior Energy & Transportation Paonia Jr/Sr High School
Vikash Hypio Voting Systems: An Outcome Analysis Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Hotchkiss High School
Zachary Lamberty Why Don't You Like RAP? Recycled Asphalt Pavement Junior Engineering East Middle School
Kristiana Longfield The Effects of Television on Children's Choices Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Hotchkiss K-8 School
Kurik Mattics Water Into Electricity Junior Energy & Transportation Olathe Middle/High School
Tyler Meyer Dice Probabilities Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Mt. Garfield Middle School
Danielle Riggs Cooled Fast or Cooled Slow, How Big Will the Crystals Grow? Junior Earth & Space Sciences Fruita 8/9 School
Anna Skelton Positive Paws in Reading Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Eagle County Charter Academy
Ben Smith, Kasey Miles & Kyle Tallent Presenting the Champion or Maybe Not Senior Animal Sciences Hotchkiss High School
Anna Tedstrom Dog-Gone Yellow Spots Junior Plant Sciences Eagle County Charter Academy
Jordanne Williams How Safe Is Your Groundwater? Junior Environmental Sciences LW St. John Middle School
Tyler Wilson Effect of Carbon on Tanacetum vulgare Allelochemicals Senior Plant Sciences Basalt High School

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