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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 63rd Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Phoenix May 12 - 17, 2013. Below is a listing of the award winners and their hometowns.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for more than 1,500 high school students from about 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for over $3 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12. Visit the Society for Science & the Public web site http://www.societyforscience.org/isef/ for more information.

Colorado Finalist Delegation to Intel ISEF

Michael Chen, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms Through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes. Michael took 2nd Place in Chemistry at CSEF.

Logan Collins, grade 10, from Boulder, CO with the project Testing artificial Genes Designed to Inhibit the Growth of E. coli As an Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics. Logan took 1st Place in Microbiology and was the 3rd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Devon Enke, grade 11, from La Veta, CO with the project Mycoremediation: A Solution to Runoff Pollution? Devon took 4th Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Jenna Hartley, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Pseudomonas A. Infections in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung: The Inhibition of Bio-Encapsulated Pathogens within Simulated Cystic Fibrosis Conditions. Jenna received an Honorable Mention in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Matthew Hileman, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Ion Propulsion: Electrostatic Thruster Design and Optimization for Space Applications. Matthew took 4th Place in Engineering at CSEF

Cole Hugelmeyer, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project Discretization of Infinite Dimensional Geodesics. Cole took 1st Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences and was the 1st Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF

Kai Kloepfer, grade 10, from Boulder, CO with the project Biometric Electromechanical Firearm Safety. Kai took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Easton LaChappelle, grade 11, from Mancos, CO with the project Fine Motor Skills Using Neural Activated Biomechanical Prosthesis. Easton took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 2nd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Timothy Lyne, grade 12, from Brush, CO with the project Friction-Reducing Ferromagnetic Fluid. Timothy received an Honorable Mention in Engineering at CSEF.

Nurul MohdReza, grade 11, from Eaton, CO with the project Optimizing Energy Production Through Waste Water Treatment: The Utilization of a Mediator-Less, Single Celled Microbial Fuel Cell. Nurul took 1st Place in Energy & Transportation at CSEF.

Jacob Nichols, grade 11, from Brush, CO with the project A two-Dimensional Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing Principles. Jacob took 2nd Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Stephen Parish, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project Seeing the Big Picture: A target-Oriented Approach to Optimization for Data Association Models. Stephen took 2nd Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences at CSEF.

Tayler Rocha, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project Successional Sequence of Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates in a Playa Wetland System. Tayler took 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Rachel Rossi, grade11, from Durango, CO with the project Endocrine Disrupter Remediation in Fresh Water: Exploration of Mycoremediation Capabilities of Fungi. Rachel took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Emma Scholz, grade 10, from Sterling, CO with the project Studying the Effects of Gliadin Protein Levels in Hybrid Wheats on the Segment Regeneration in Lumbriculus. Emma took 2nd Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

Connor Sendel, grade 10, from Denver, CO with the project iPad Cases for Autism. Connor took 3rd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Sarah Stalcup, grade 11, from Delta, CO with the project Riparian Area Multiple Indicator Monitoring.

Brisha Wakasugi, grade 12, from Blanca, CO with the project The Minnie Lynch: A Comparative Study in the Affects of Parent Material on Water Quality in Ephemeral Streams. Brisha took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Jonathan Xu, grade 9, from Denver, CO with the project The Effect of Low Power Microwaves on Plant Growth. Jonathan took 4th Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

Lawrence Zhang, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project miRNA and Cancer, Phase II: Constructing a Biodirectional Cassette to identify miRNA Regulators. Lawrence took 2nd Place in Chemistry at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Michael Chen from Fairview High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in the Chemistry category.

Kai Kloepfer from Fairview High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in the Electrical & Mechanical Engineering category.

Logan Collins from Fairview High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Microbiology category.

Nurul MohdReza from Union Colony Charter School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Microbiology category.

Rachel Rossi from Durango High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Environmental Management category.

Lawrence Zhang from Fairview High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Cell & Molecular Biology category.

Matthew Hileman from The Classical Academy College Pathways won $1,000 (3rd Place) in the Electrical & Mechanical Engineering category.

Special Award Winners

Michael Chen won a four-year scholarship (worth $8,000/year) and a one-time $2,500 research award from Arizona State University. Michael also won $1,000 (3rd Place) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Matthew Hileman won a four-year scholarship (worth $8,000/year) and a one-time $2,500 research award from Arizona State University.

Kai Kloepfer won $1,500 (1st Place) from the International Council on Systems Engineering.

Easton LaChappelle from Mancos High School won $150 (2nd Place) from the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Easton also won a four-year scholarship from West Virginia University.

Jacob Nichols from Brush High School won a four-year scholarship from West Virginia University.

Tayler Rocha from Monte Vista High School won $750 (2nd Place) from the American Geosciences Institute. Tayler also won a full tuition scholarship (worth $150,000) from Drexel University.

Rachel Rossi won a full tuition scholarship (worth $150,000) from Drexel University.

Sara Stalcup from Delta High School received won a full tuition scholarship (worth $150,000) from Drexel University.

Dr. Paul Strode, a teacher at Fairview High School in Boulder won the Agilent Technologies Teacher Award of $5,000.

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