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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 64th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh May 10 - 15, 2015. 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 1,700 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

Rebecca Bloomfield, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Competence Dependent Chemotaxis and Genomic Repair in Acinetobacter baylyi. Rebecca took 2nd Place in Microbiology at CSEF.

Annie Chen, grade 10, from Boulder, CO for the project entitled Determining the Stiffness Threshold of a PEG Hydrogel for Motor Neuron Axon Extension. Annie took 2nd Place in Chemistry at CSEF.

Logan Collins, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled An RK2 Mediated Bacterial Conjugation Delivery System for Artificial Genes Coding for Antimicrobial Polypeptides: A Novel Synthetic Biology Approach to Antibiotic Resistance. Logan took 1st Place in Microbiology and was the 2nd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Kaitlyn Dumm, grade 10, from Windsor, CO with the project entitled Leftovers to Livestock: Turning Human Food Waste into Livestock Feed with Consistent Nutrient Values. Kaitlyn took 4th Place in Animal Sciences at CSEF.

Jayden Durbin, grade 12, from Haxtun, CO with the project entitled Vitamin D Stimulates the mRNA Expression of ACPP in LNCaP Cells. Jayden received an Honorable Mention in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Jeremiah Etter, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled Fields for Flight: Effects of Magnetic Fields on Butterfly Navigation. Jeremiah received an Honorable Mention in Animal Sciences at CSEF.

Hannah Fischer, grade 10, from Blanca, CO with the project entitled Pharmacoenviromentology: Developing a Baseline for PPCP Contaminant Levels at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Hannah received an Honorable Mention in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Elliot Gorokhovsky, grade 10, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled A Novel Algorithm for Model Counting. Elliot took 1st Place in Mathematics & Computer Sciences and was the 3rd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Mary Hood, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled SMART Cane: A Technology Integrated Device to Reduce the Fall Susceptibility of the Elderly. Mary took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 1st Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Trevor Jordan, grade 11, from Durango, CO with the project entitled A Wing of the Future: Part II. Trevor took 1st Place in Energy & Transportation at CSEF.

Michelle Kummel, grade 9, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Nitrate Go Down: Denitrification in Wetland Soil. Michelle took 3rd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Eric Lyne, grade 12, from Brush, CO with the project entitled Designing a Reliable Child Seat Alarm.

Vincent Ozzello & Tucker Shrout, grade 11, from La Veta, CO with the project entitled Stabilizing the Quality of Harvested Produce Through the Introduction of Light and Dark Cycles, Year 2.

Stephen Parish, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Cyber Automated Report Linker (C.A.R.L): Minimizing Expansion of Catastrophic Cyber Infiltrations.

Margaret Preigh, 12th grade, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled Pulsing Electromagnetic Radiation at 50/60Hz as a Pest Repellant in Insects. Margaret took 1st Place in Animal Sciences at CSEF.

Sam Scheeres, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled Rigorous Constraints on Exchange for the 3-body Problem. Sam took 1st Place in Physics and was the 4th Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Ben Sheffer, grade 11, from Denver, CO with the project entitled The Effects of Electron Beam Dose on the Visible Spectroscopic Signatures of Thin C60 Films. Ben received an Honorable Mention in Physics at CSEF.

Hari Sowrirajan, grade 9, from Denver, CO with the project entitled Nanoparticle-Induced Macrophage Atherogenesis. Hari took 4th Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Sarena Wells, grade 12, from Fort Morgan, CO with the project entitled Frustration Responses: An Analysis of Dispositional Learning. Serena took 2nd Place in Behavioral & Social Sciences at CSEF.

Jesse Zhang, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled Effect of the Atlantic Ocean on Sudden Stratospheric Warming. Jesse took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Elliot Gorokhovsky from Fairview High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in the Systems Software category.

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

Jesse Zhang from Fairview High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.

Trevor Jordan from Animas High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Engineering Mechanics category.

Stephen Parish, home schooled, won $500 (4th Place) in the Systems Software category.

Special Award Winners

Logan Collins won $400 (5th Place) from the American Society for Microbiology.

Elliot Gorokhovsky won $3,000 (1st Place) from the NSA Research Directorate. Elliot also won $500 (2nd Place) from the Association for Computing Machinery. Elliot also received an Honorable Mention from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Trevor Jordan won a scholarship from West Virginia University.

Stephen Parish won $5,000 from the Oracle Academy.

Jesse Zhang won $500 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Jesse also won $500 from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He also received an Honorable Mention from the American Meteorological Society.

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