Colorado students from around the state were among the awards winners at the 62nd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles, CA May 8 - 13, 2011. 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 60 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 62 years by Society for Science & the Public, 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
Andrew Bartolo, grade 11, from Swink, CO with the project Variable Voltages: An Experiment on the Viability of Overclocking.
Kerry Betz, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project Constructing a Novel Cage Molecule for Use in a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell. Kerry took 1st Place in Chemistry and was the 3rd Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.
Cissy Chen, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project Prime Numbers and the Cyclicity of Groups of Units. Cissy took 2nd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.
Jessica Constant, grade 11, from Fort Collins, CO with the project Computer Modeling IV: A Particulate Dispersion Model Employing Real-Time Wind Calculations.
Clark Cranfill, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project To Exist, It Must Resist. Clark took 2nd Place in Microbiology at CSEF.
Nathan Frantz, grade 11, from Fleming, CO with the project A Study of Dietary Supplements and Actin and Myosis Production. Nathan took 3rd Place in Animal Sciences at CSEF.
Braeden Horton, Kelli Buhrdorf & Brydie Mitchell, grade 11, from Hotchkiss, CO with with project The Game of Life: A Critical Analysis of Three Taxation Methods.
Wylie Keller, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Mathematic Modeling of the Wake Effect. Wylie took 2nd Place in Energy & Transportation at CSEF.
Burke Larsen, grade 12, from Brush, CO with the project Killer Water: An Investigation into the Lethal Lake Nyos.
Tucker Leavitt & Samuel Kater, grade 10, from Durango, CO with the project The Effects of Ionization on Spark Energy Content. Tucker & Samuel were the 2nd Place Best Team Project at CSEF.
Haley Matteson, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Troubled Tomatoes: How Does Acetaminophen and an Acetaminophen+H2O2 Mixture Affect the Growth and Internal Structure of Tomatoes?
Dylon Merrell & Charley Adams, grade 12, from Rifle, CO with the project Quantum Entanglement. Dylon & Charley were the 1st Place Best Team Project at CSEF.
Bailey Palmer, grade 11, from Kremmling, CO with the project Gene Seeker. Bailey took 1st Place in Animal Sciences at CSEF.
Wyatt Palser, grade 10, from Otis, CO with the project Investigating E. coli Colonization and Prevention on Leafy Produce. Wyatt took 1st Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.
Sophia Schneider, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Can Geosequestration and Geothermal Energy Work Together? Enhanced Geothermal Systems Using Carbon Dioxide. Sophia took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.
Myles Scolnick, grade 11, from Greenwood Village, CO with the project The Ordering of the Divisors of an Integer and Related Number Theoretic Functions. Myles received an Honorable Mention in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.
Alexis Shinn, grade 10, from Merino, CO with the project The Correlation Between the Menstral Cycle and Female Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Alexis took 1st Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.
Tara Sowrirajan, grade 11, from Greenwood Village, CO with the project Harnessing Waste Kinetic Energy Through Footwear for Therapeutic Use.
Sara Volz, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Enhancing Algae Biofuels, Phase II: Stress Analysis of ACCase, An enzymatic Factor of Lipid Production. Sara took 1st Place in Energy & Transportation and was the 1st Place Best Individual Project at CSEF.
Soyeun Yang, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project Synthesis and Use of Gold Nanoparticle Therapeutics in antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Soyeun took 1st Place in Microbiology at CSEF.
Grand (Place) Award Winners
Sara Volz from Cheyenne Mountain High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in the Energy & Transportation category. Sara was the 1st Place Best Individual Project winner at CSEF.
Soyeun Yang from Fairview High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Microbiology category. Soyeun took 1st Place in Microbiology at CSEF.
Special & Government Award Winners>
Kerry Betz from Fairview High School won an $8,000 scholarship from the United States Navy and Marine Corps. She also won $1,500 (2nd Place) from the United States Air Force.
Jessica Constant from Poudre High School was awarded an Honorable Mention from the American Meteorological Society.
John Parish IV, home schooled, won $1,000 (1st Place) from Mu Alpha Theta. He also won $500 (2nd Place) from the American Mathematical Society. He was also awarded an Honorable Mention from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Tara Sowrirajan from Cherry Creek High School won a $15,000 per year renewable scholarship from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Sara Volz won $3,000 in savings bonds from the United States Army.