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

Colorado students from around the state were among the awards winners at the 60th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Reno, NV May 10 - 15, 2009. 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 60 years by Society for Science & the Public (formerly Science Service), one of the most respected nonprofit organizations advancing the cause of science. In its thirteenth 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

Matthew Bull, grade 12, & Forrest Pieper, grade 11, from Nederland, CO for the project Putting Humans to "Work": Generating Usable Electricity from Wasted Energy.

Bethany Dilda, grade 11, from Branson, CO for the project The Golden Ratio: An Exploration of the Prevalence of Phi. Bethany took 3rd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

Jesse Ellison, grade 11, from Bayfield, CO for the project Plasma Propulsion III. Jesse took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Nathan Frantz, grade 9, from Fleming, CO for the project A Depressing Diet? A Study of Food Additives and Clinical Depression. Nathan received an Honorable Mention in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Krista Garchar, grade 10, from Cortez, CO & Stephanie Williams, grade 10, from Dolores, CO for the project Can Carnations Smell Like Dead People? As a Trained K9.

Sarah Guthrie, grade 12, from Boulder, CO for the project Effects of Cytotoxic Chemicals on Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Sarah took 1st Place in Medicine & Health and was the 3rd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

Ethan Hahn, grade 11, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project Design and Construction of a Silent Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion System. Ethan took 1st Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Jeffrey Hibbert, grade 10, from Otis, CO for the project Quantitative Assay of Environmental CS-137 in Oncorhynchus Clarki pleuriticus and Oncorhynchus Mykiss Muscle Tissue and Soil from Fallout in a Mountain Environment. Jeffery took 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Katlin Hornig, grade 12, from Monte Vista, CO for the project The Effects of Equine Association on the Initial Beneficiary and Benefactor. Katlin took 1st Place in Behavioral & Social Sciences at CSEF.

Vikash Hypio, grade 9, from Hotchkiss, CO for the project Voting Systems: An Outcome Analysis. Vikash took 2nd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

Cole Kembel, grade 12, from Brush, CO for the project Motion Sensor Controls: Advancement in a Higher Application. Cole received an Honorable Mention in Engineering at CSEF.

Chelsea Larson & Josi Arnold-Krumwiede, grade 10, from Fleming, CO for the project A Biological and Chemical Approach to Effective Degradation of Kochia.

Connie Liu, grade 10, from Aurora, CO for the project Restoration of MIR-200c: Effect on HEY Cancer Cell Behavior. Connie took 3rd Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Kelli Lynch, grade 9, from Fort Collins, CO for the project Irradiation Extermination - A Portable System to Eliminate Water-Borne Microorganisms. Kelli took 1st Place in Microbiology at CSEF and was the 2nd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

Scott Martin, grade 11, from Centennial, CO for the project Effects of Various Propeller Designs on the Efficiency of an Underwater Turbine.

Lorne Muir II & Nathan Weeks, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project The Effectiveness of Carbon Water Filters on Escherichia cole and Pharmaceuticals. Lorne & Nathan were the 1st Place Best Team Project at CSEF.

Antonia Pavlenko & Laura Gudvangen, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project The Internal Battle with Melanoma: Triggering an Immune Response Using Toll Ligands. Tonya & Laura were the 2nd Place Best Team Project at CSEF.

Tanya Petach, grade 10, from Boulder, CO for the project Mitigation of Soil Liquification with Magnetic Fields. Tanya took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Johanna Phillips, grade 9, from Monte Vista, CO for the project Infested Forests and Evapotranspiration: Is the Loss of ET Significant Enough to Solve the Water Crisis in the West? Johanna took 3rd Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Adam Schendel, grade 11, from Merino, CO for the project Lockdown Bot Phase 2.0.

Aarthi Shankar, grade 11, from Colorado Springs, CO for the project Proteomic Characterization of the Extracellular Matrix (ECM) to Identify Tumor Associated Biomolecules Part 2. Aarthi took 2nd Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Tyler Wilson, grade 12, from Basalt, CO for the project Effect of Carbon on Tanacetum Vulgare Allelochemicals. Tyler received an Honorable Mention in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

David Wu, grade 12, from Greenwood Village, CO for the project Charcoal and Methanol Synthesis by the Destructive Distillation of Cellulosic Waste - Chemical Analysis and Environmental Implications. David took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences and was the 1st Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Katlin Hornig from Sargent Jr/Sr High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Jesse Ellison from Bayfield High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering.

Connie Liu from Cherry Creek High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Cellular & Molecular Biology.

David Wu from Cherry Creek High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Energy & Transportation.

Kelli Lynch from Blevins Junior High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Microbiology.

Ethan Hahn from The Classical Academy won $1,000 (3rd Place) in Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering.

Tonya Pavlenko & Laura Gudvangen from Palmer High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in the Team Category.

Tanya Petach from Fairview High School won $500 (4th Place) in Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Cole Kembel from Brush High School won $500 (4th Place) in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering.

Forrest Pieper & Matthew Bull from Nederland Jr/Sr High School won $500 (4th place) in the Team Category.

Special & Government Award Winners

Jesse Ellison won $3,000 (1st Place) from the United States Air Force.

Katlin Hornig won an $8,000 scholarship from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Kelli Lynch from won $250 (5th Place) and a one-year subscription to Microbe from the American Society for Microbiology.

Tanya Petach won an $8,000 scholarship from the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

Aarthi Shankar from Rampart High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) from the United States Air Force.

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