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2017 CSEF Finalists

Arkansas Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Kaleb Andreatta & Cavin McCay Enhancing the Survival of Microinvertebrates in Rural Waste Water Treatment Plants Junior Environmental Sciences

La Veta Schools

Antonio Arant How Far is Far Away? Parallax Continued... Senior Earth & Space Sciences Trinidad High School
Cassandra Blew Investigating Triggers of Sundowners Syndrome in Dementia Patients in an Institutional Setting: Year Two Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences La Veta Schools
Brecken Dobbs Tooth Enamel? Can It Really Be Strengthened? Year Two Junior Medicine & Health La Veta Schools
Brody Doherty Empowering Enzymes Junior Medicine & Health Branson School
Michael Duran How Strong is Water? Senior Physics Primero Jr/Sr High School
Sarah Duzenack A Comparison of Endomycorrhizae and Commercial Fertilizer on Fodder Crops: Year 3 Junior Plant Sciences La Veta Schools
Mitchell Fosdick The Uptake of Copper Ions by Chlorella Vulgaris Senior Environmental Sciences Fowler High School
Adrienne Jones Borax Crystal Growth Response to Environmental Audio Variables Senior Earth & Space Sciences Trinidad High School
Kayli Lopez Hair Normal Activity Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Jefferson Intermediate School
Connor Lutz

A Magnetic Primer Designer

Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Primero Jr/Sr High School
Adrian Pizano Testing the Waters Junior Earth & Space Sciences Rocky Ford Jr/Sr High School
Lexy Riggo-Guadagnoli Investigating the Ability of D-mannose To Inhibit the Growth of Escherichia Coli Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology La Veta Schools
Chance Wiening The Effects of Light Duration on Pinto Bean Germination Senior Plant Sciences Trinidad High School
Wyatt Wiening Effect of Milankovitch Cyclicity on Prehistoric Marine Life of the Late Cretaceous Middle Cenomanian Senior Environmental Sciences Trinidad High School

Boulder Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Ashley Aguilar Converting Mechanical Vibrations into Electrical Energy Via Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs) Senior Energy Boulder High School
Jack Balaguer Rally Time: The Effects of Psychological Momentum in Baseball Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Monarch High School
Solomon Bloomfield Amph-1 Knockdown Aggravates Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease in Caenorhabditis Elegans Senior Medicine & Health Boulder Country Day School
Isabella Bowland Bad Attitude: Climate Change in the Alpine May Alter Beneficial Plan-Fungal Relationships Senior Plant Sciences Flagstaff Academy
Jason Cui Powerful Natural Antibiotics Junior Medicine & Health Summit Charter Middle School
Alexandra Dalton Lobelia vs. Daphnia Junior Animal Sciences Summit Charter Middle School
Sarah Danekind & Tesla Newton Cultivation of Soil Bacteria Across Stress Gradients Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Boulder High School
Sarah Davidson Differences in Functions of Proprioceptive Feedback Mechanisms: In Shod and Barefoot Conditions Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Fairview High School
Maddy Dellinger Homology Directed Repair: The Difference Between Single Stranded and Double Stranded Donor DNA Senior Medicine & Health Fairview High School
Kate DeMarsh & Madison Bohling Cape Verde Hurricanes: How Genesis Point Impacts Landfall Latitude Senior Earth & Space Sciences Southern Hills Middle School
Anika Fergusson pH and Probiotics: Is Traditional Yogurt Better? Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Fairview High School
Leo Foster Green Harvest Project: Correcting Sea State Bias Senior Earth & Space Sciences Fairview High School
Kyle Fridberg A Novel Method of Producing Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles from Gold Ore and Aqueous Sulfuric Acid Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Southern Hills Middle School
Danny Gallant & Brian Phan The Effect of Human Population Density on EPT Abundance Senior Environmental Sciences Summit Charter Middle School
Anurag Golla Motility Optimization of the PNIP Am Based Drug Delivery System Senior Engineering Fairview High School
Elia Gorokhovsky A Method for the Reduction of Time Error in the Ensemble Adjustment Kalman Filter Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Fairview High School
Elliot Gorokhovsky Adding Data-Aware Sort Optimizations to C-Python Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Fairview High School
Sam Haggans Does Position Matter? Testing Different Layouts of Erosion Barriers in a Stream Bed Junior Earth & Space Sciences Boulder Country Day School
Cooper Hanley Can You Generate Electricity By Moving? Junior Energy Fairview High School
Kaden Hinkle Mass' Effect on a Hovercraft's Acceleration Junior Engineering Summit Charter Middle School
Josephina Hoskins-Marcantinio When Even the Early Bird is Late Senior Environmental Sciences Fairview High School
Mia Kantorovich The Effect of the Construction of Tall Buildings on the Population of Nocturnal Migrating Birds Junior Environmental Sciences Fairview High School
Alyssa Lee The Physics of Flying: G-Forces in Aerial Dance Junior Physics Peak to Peak Charter School
Scott Litwiler Teenagers Texting While Driving: Computerized Eye Tracking as a Method to Assess Visual Distraction During Driving Simulations Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Fairview High School
Weston Metzler Compiling to Higher Levels of Abstraction of Calculators Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Summit Charter Middle School
Sophia Murray Mind the Gap: Growth Mindset and Gender Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Flagstaff Academy
Kate Nakasato & Madison Risi Meta Analysis of Brain and Immune Interactions: Anger Senior Medicine & Health Boulder High School
Anuradha Prakash Pee Is for Plants Junior Plant Sciences Summit Charter Middle School
Amrita Purkayastha Role of Endothelin Receptor B in Vertebrate Pigment Cell Evolution Senior Animal Sciences Centaurus High School
Noah Randall Biodegradable Darts Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Fairview High School
Claire Victor Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: The Future of Energy Senior Energy Boulder High School
Sai Kaushik Yeturu A Bio-inspired Saddle Mechanism for Mechanical Energy Storage Senior Physics Fairview High School
Stephanie Zhang Gene Expression and Diseases Phase II: Developing a Model to Predict Cancer Progression Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Fairview High School

Denver Metro Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Senna Aldoubosh The Effect of Acid Rain on Seed Germination Junior Plant Sciences Crescent View Academy
Matthew Anderson How the Percentage of Alpha Particles Shielded Changes with Different Types of Shielding Junior Physics Challenge School
Nazeeya Bathhef The Effects of Turbid Water on Electricity Junior Engineering Crescent View Academy
Eric Bear Determining Water Treatment Planning Using a Classification Model Neural Network Senior Environmental Sciences Colorado Academy
Aubrey Berger Mechanized Collection of Organic Spider Silk Senior Engineering Eaglecrest High School
Edwin Bodoni & Evelyn Bodoni Hearts Over Minds Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Colin Burdine Determining the Complexity of Boolean Formulae Modeling NP Decision Problems Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Tyler Burt BPANIC? Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry North Arvada Middle School
Santiago Castillo Reducing Seismic Accelerations in Buildings by Adding Reinforcements Junior Engineering Challenge School
Felix Channiago The Effect of Airborne Vibration on Sensory Hairs (Trichobothria) of Phidippus Jumping Spiders Senior Animal Sciences Conifer High School
Joshua Chapman General Formula for Deriving Reaction Rate Constants Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Cherry Creek High School
Isabel Cleveland & Scarlett Prather How Perceptive Are You in Your Everyday Life Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Stanley British Primary School
Scott Clousing The Effect of Temperature on the Decay of Intensity of Sound Waves Senior Physics SkyView Academy
Kennedy Dechant To Mimic or Not To Mimic Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Pinnacle Charter School
McKinley Dirks & Alexandrea Rivera Methods to Reduce Micropollutants in Treated Water Senior Environmental Sciences SkyView Academy
Elishevlyne Eliason The Least of Us Junior Animal Sciences Challenge School
Michael Erwin & Carter Larsen Planarian Regeneration and Its Effect on Behavioral Memory Retention Junior Animal Sciences Challenge School
Tyler Giallanza & Andrew Ying Overcoming Cognitive Biases in Mathematical Finance: An Artificial Intelligence Approach Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Aliya Godoy Does Humidity of a Crime Scene Affect Transfer Quality of a Fingerprint? Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry SkyView Academy
Juno Gregg The Effect of Electricity's Fields on the Strength of an Electromagnet Junior Energy Skinner Middle School
Ilana Jacobs Sound As Sight Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Denver Jewish Day School
Jocelynn Elizabeth King Farm vs. Pharmacy Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Challenge School
Peyton Leyendecker Manuka Honey Surgical Adhesive Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology

SkyView Academy

Lauren Linnebur & Malayne Perry Student Health Literacy and Snack Consumption in Elementary and Middle Schools Junior Medicine & Health Liberty Middle School
Joshua Miller Effect of Sand Grain Size on Supportiveness of a Structure During a Liquefaction Event Senior Earth & Space Sciences Skinner Middle School
Maya Monks & Annika Reeder-Holman Effect of Teeth Brushing and Chewies on Canine Oral Bacterial Count Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Stanley British Primary School
Christopher Moser Stellar Propeller Junior Physics Notre Dame Catholic School
Anila Narayana Exploring The Genome: A Search for the Eczema Gene Senior Medicine & Health Rock Canyon High School
Amy Nguyen & Katherine Tran Let It Flow: Developments of a New Two-Leaflet Bovine Tissue Mitral Valve Replacement Senior Engineering DSST: College View High School
Ibrohim Nosirov Use of SPECT Imagery to Establish a General Statistical Predictive Model for Dementia Senior Medicine & Health SkyView Academy
Rachel Odle The Superberry vs. the Problematical Radical Junior Plant Sciences Good Shepherd Catholic School
Daniel Orbidan & Ethan Simpson The Impact of Rutile Titania Nanowire Length on Periphyton Colonization and Voltage Output Senior Energy SkyView Academy
Nathan Panzer The Effects of Foreign Substances on Blood Coagulation Times Junior Medicine & Health North Arvada Middle School
Ethan Pattison Shoop The Music of Typing Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences STEM High & Academy
Karry Pileggi The Effects of Auxin with External Factors on Root Growth Senior Plant Sciences SkyView Academy
Rewa Raizada Water Conservation Using SMART Technology Junior Environmental Sciences STEM High & Academy
Krithik Ramesh Redesigning the Jet Engine to be Impervious to Foreign Contaminants: Part Two Senior Engineering Cherry Creek High School
Maria Reeves The Effects of Increasing Pesticide Concentration on Wisconsin Fast Plants Senior Plant Sciences Cherry Creek High School
Riley Russell & Anand Chundi Morphological Effects of a Predator on Crayfish: Fight or Flight? Senior Animal Sciences SkyView Academy
Isani Singh Worse Outcomes in Turner Syndrome Women Compared to Women Without Turner Syndrome Senior Medicine & Health Cherry Creek High School
Hari Sowrirajan Optimization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Vaccine Delivery Senior Medicine & Health Cherry Creek High School
Shreyas Sriram Designing a Crowd-Sourced Weather Alert System Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Challenge School
Avi Swartz Statistical Analysis of Graft vs. Host Disease and Immune Reconstitution in Humanized Mice Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Cherry Creek High School
Alex Tseng Which Waste Shouldn't Be Wasted? Junior Energy Stanley British Primary School
Grace Valentine The Effect of Cocoa Content, Cooling Time and Heating Temperature on the Tempering of Chocolate Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Most Precious Blood Catholic School
Daniel Zamoshchin Predicting Clickbait Headlines Using Machine Learning and the Naive Bayes Classifier Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Cherry Creek High School

East Central Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Paige Beedy & Trista Marx Organic Fertilizers Junior Plant Sciences Limon Schools
Mindi Carr Deep Knee Bends Junior Medicine & Health Genoa-Hugo School
Charlie Clapper Viscosity Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Stratton Schools
Tyler Higgins & Evan Higgins Battle of the Oils Junior Energy Genoa-Hugo School
Dixi Lockhart & Jadi Lockhart The Effects of Water on Rock Crystals Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Genoa-Hugo School
Levi Miller Fuel Cells: Fueling the Future Junior Energy Genoa-Hugo School
Michaela Ravenkamp

Farmtastic

Junior Plant Sciences Genoa-Hugo School
Colby Simmons Battle of the Electrolytes Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Genoa-Hugo School
Tessa Smith The Golden Rays of Summer Junior Medicine & Health Genoa-Hugo School
Sean Steinhart There's So Much Energy: And We Are Missing Out! Senior Energy Limon Schools
Kory Tacha & CJ Caton Magnus Madness Junior Physics Limon Schools
McKinze Vaughn Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Genoa-Hugo School
Braden Wedel Recycled Iron Junior Plant Sciences Stratton Schools
Danielle Wise Does the Roughness of a Road Cause Friction? Senior Physics Genoa-Hugo School

Longs Peak Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Kaitlyn Carson The Effects of Wash Water Temperature on Egg Shell Permeability Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Windsor High School
Jay Chandra Carbon Coatings on a Copper Antimonide Anode for Enhanced Performance and Lifetime in Rechargeable Metal-Ion Batteries Senior Energy Fossil Ridge High School
Lilian Christer Can Different Types of Light Be More Effective in Creating Healthy Plants Junior Plant Sciences Walt Clark Middle School
Connor Clark Concrete Brick Strength Testing Junior Engineering Frontier Academy
Theodore Duarte Have Fun Storming the Castle: Which Type of Catapult Can Hurl an Object the Farthest Junior Physics Quest K-8 Academy
Tayler Dunn Why Do Plants Grow Up? Junior Plant Sciences Blevins Middle School
Jacob Evans & Shannon Tyler The Cross-Racial Effect Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Union Colony Preparatory School
Isaac Fayram The Winning Touch Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Blevins Middle School
Katie Gorsline Friction and Penetration Senior Physics Greeley West High School
Charlotte Granrud Which Sunscreen Provides the Most Protection from Harmful Sun Rays? Junior Medicine & Health Frontier Academy
Chance Hill The Stroop Effect Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Quest Academy
Kobi Hobert Iron Oxide Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Walt Clark Middle School
Trystin Hottel Can Sounds' Ability to Change Enable Us To Hear What We Are Not Supposed To? Junior Energy Turner Middle School
Brooklyn Johnson A Study of Edaphology Using Daucus carota Subspecies sativus Senior Plant Sciences West Ridge Charter Academy
Joe Kilde Solenoid Engine Junior Energy Turner Middle School
Natalya Komleva Brain Food: The Effects of Nutritional Changes In Memory Enhancement and Neurotransmitter Functionality Senior Animal Sciences Northridge High School
Molly Koslosky & Madisyn Beers Swirling Personalities Junior Animal Sciences Eaton Middle School
Isabella Malherbe Antibiotic Resistance Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Turner Middle School
Katherine McDonald Stick To It: How Honey Affects Bacterial Growth Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Blevins Middle School
Sarah-Cate Ogden Fat Cat Junior Medicine & Health Eaton Middle School
Allen Olmedo Soto From Poop To Your Table Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Greeley West High School
Rain Orsi Is Your Faith in Fracking Shaken Senior Earth & Space Sciences Rocky Mountain High School
Josef Perko Effects of Dry Ice Sublimation on Mars Geology, Part 2 Junior Earth & Space Sciences Walt Clark Middle School
Lauren Phillips What Is the Best Material for Soundproofing? Junior Physics Blevins Middle School
Grace Ramsey Worming Around With Compose Junior Environmental Sciences Windsor Charter Academy
Bridget Ryan Soaper Duper Science Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry St. Mary Catholic School
Sidney Schaffer & Geneva San Nicolas In the Eye of the Biased Beholder: Attacking Our Attractions from a Different Angle Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Northridge High School
Corey Schanker Kinetic Energy Junior Physics Turner Middle School
Libby Schelich Cup vs. Normal Incubation Showdown Junior Animal Sciences Eaton Middle School
Talia Snyder Soil Studies Junior Earth & Space Sciences Walt Clark Middle School
Elizabeth Sundheim Monte Python and the Search for the Perfect Plinko Placement Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
Chelsea Wang Alterations in Sleep Architecture Resulting from Amygdala Kindling in Mice Senior Medicine & Health Fossil Ridge High School
Julia Warnock Habitats Most Affected by Light Pollution in Red Fox Meadows Junior Environmental Sciences Poudre Global Academy
Max Warnock The Impact of Odor Control Clothing on Water Boatmen (Corixidae) Senior Environmental Sciences Poudre Global Academy

Morgan/Washington Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Jonathan Acosta & Jace Birch The Magic behind Leviation Junior Physics Fort Morgan Middle School
Jay Armstrong Hands-off heterodyning: The Science and Technology Behind the Theremin Senior Engineering Fort Morgan High School
Kirstin Dahl & Allie Lauck Will it Freeze? Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry For Morgan Middle School
Aydon Escobedo Life Stinks Junior Environmental Sciences Woodlin School
Kaytlyn Keating & Emilee Wells Detox Your Mouth to Cleanse Your Health! Junior Medicine & Health Weldon Valley School
Joslyn King In-Furrow Fertilizer: Which Fertilizer Affects Germination and Plant Growth Junior Plant Sciences Arickaree School
Nathaniel Miner & Drake Ludgate Black Carbon Detection: A Regional Snow Survey Senior Environmental Sciences Brush High School
Lacey Niccoli Reclaimed! The Effects of Amendments on Soil Reclamation Senior Environmental Sciences Arickaree School
Sophia Niccoli Storage War II: The Effect of Storage Conditions on Feeds Senior Plant Sciences Arickaree School
Tristin Niccoli A Weighted Question Junior Physics Arickaree School
Olivia Odle & Brady Sanchez Absorb This Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Brush Middle School
Ember Quick Triangles, Diamonds, and Squares, Oh My! Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Woodlin School
Michelle Ren & Julianna O'Clair Energy Production of Microbial Fuel Cells Senior Energy Brush High School
Tyson Schneider Wicktastic Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Arickaree School
Cora Schrock Familial Dermatoglyphic Analaysis Junior Medicine & Health Arickaree School
Tate Schrock H2 and O2 Generator Fabrication & PEM Fuel Cell Efficiency Junior Engineering Arickaree School
Mattie Singley Sulfites: The Hidden Headache Senior Medicine & Health Brush High School
Shane Spotz Multitasking: Constructive or Unproductive Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Fort Morgan Middle School
Emma Stone & Reiley Leake Which Is the Fairest of Them All? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Brush Middle School
Parker Stone Get It Ripe Junior Plant Sciences Beaver Valley Elementary School
Emily Stratman & Emily Evans Walking with Coffee Senior Physics Brush High School
Gihven Tucker Filthy Rick Junior Environmental Sciences Woodlin School
Aubrey Wells & Kaybree Keating & Kaitlin Wells Me, MySelfie, and I: Experimental Evidence of the Value is Self-Esteem and Selfies Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Fort Morgan High School

Northeast Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Danae Beauprez Dying To Know: How Quickly Does Hair Dye Leach Out? Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Yuma High School
Paul Brophy Non-Newtonian Fluids in Baseball Senior Physics Yuma High School
Tyler Collins Agility vs. Power: But Who's Faster? Junior Medicine & Health Buchanan Middle School
Kody Donnelson Marble, Marble, Everywhere and What an Acid Rain Drop Will Do Junior Environmental Sciences Fleming Middle School
Tyler Hase Conductivity of Alloy Junior Physics Liberty School
Graham Hutchinson Going Surfing on the Search Engines: Which Is Best? Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Merino Jr/Sr High School
Mason Keeler Crosswinds Junior Engineering Liberty School
Paris King You're Getting on My Nerves Junior Animal Sciences Liberty School
Jaret Lichty The Effects of Tilled and No-tilled Land on Corn Growth Junior Plant Sciences Liberty School
Jaime Nab The Gravity Dam Junior Engineering Fleming Middle School
Cody Robinson Over the Limit: The Breath of a Diabetic Senior Medicine & Health Yuma High School
Sydnee Roth Don't Stress Me Out! Senior Animal Sciences Liberty School
Eden Sears Ripples in the Water Junior Environmental Sciences Liberty School
Casey Shaw Make Way for Duckweed: Observing the Growth Rates of Lemna and its Effect on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in a Simulated Carbon Sink Senior Plant Sciences Liberty School
Samuel Uyemura The Future of Flight Junior Engineering Buchanan Middle School

Pikes Peak Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Eric Bauman In the Absence of Air Junior Physics The Classical Academy
Blakeley Bennett Got Color Cognitivity? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences North Middle School
Nathaniel Brim Depuration Kinetics of Activated Carbon with Ion Exchange Resins, Poly Filter Pad, and Freshwater Bivalves in Aqueous Solutions contaminated with Heavy Metals Junior Environmental Sciences The Classical Academy
Kristyn Cameron Is President Trump Correct About Attitudes Toward Immigration? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences The Classical Academy
Ethan Cerniglia Lift Off Junior Physics The Classical Academy
Anjali Chaparala Gut Less Sugar Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology The Classical Academy
Thomas Connell Sediment - A Pain in the Wattle Junior Environmental Sciences

The Classical Academy

Xander Duvall Magnetic Effects on Subatomic Particles Junior Physics Thomas MacLaren School
Henry Foisie Easy Peazy Piezo Power Junior Energy The Classical Academy
Brendan Gould Going Bananas: Using Banana Peels in Polymerization Reactions to Produce Thermoplastics Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry The Classical Academy
Olivia Greene The Need for Speed Junior Physics The Classical Academy
Chelsey Hale Caution: Is Turf Toxic? Junior Animal Sciences The Classical Academy
Sydney Heffernan Taste That! Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences The Vanguard School
Maggie Huddleston Preventing Erosion ...Saving Our Community Junior Environmental Sciences The Classical Academy
Byron Jean Medical vs. 3D Printed Prosthetics Junior Engineering Monument Academy
Caroline Jennings Population Dynamics of Predation in Competitive Lupine-Ovine-Grassland Ecosystem: The Simulation that Cried Wolf Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences The Classical Academy
Garrison Keeton A Deal You Can Feel Junior Engineering The Classical Academy
Alden Kruse Into Thin Air: A Search for Microbes in the Stratosphere Junior Engineering Home School
Kathryn Kummel Gone with the Wind: The Horseshoe Vortex Behind Tree Islands on Pikes Peak & Impact on Tree Growth Junior Earth & Space Sciences North Middle School
Michelle Kummel Microclimatological Feedbacks at Treeline Senior Plant Sciences Palmer High School
Katherine Larson Electrical Impedance Tomography as a Tool for Detecting Tumors Senior Medicine & Health Home School
Marin Masters Got Potholes? Junior Physics The Classical Academy
Jocelyn Millican Gluten Free or Gluten Foe? Junior Medicine & Health Monument Academy
Gryphon Patlin An In-Ductive Dust Vanquisher Junior Engineering The Classical Academy
Alyssa Pecoraro Think Fast! Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences The Vanguard School
Scott Prieve To Rip or To Rap: How Does the Design of Erosion Control on a Creek Bend Affect Bank Deterioration? Junior Environmental Sciences North Middle School
Kylea Roitsch Leaching Chemicals Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry The Classical Academy
Allison Rose Engineering Design of an Improved Grasper for Eating Cheesy-Sticky Snacks Junior Engineering The Classical Academy
Jaedyn Ryba Don't Be a Bum: Properly Clean the Scum Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology The Classical Academy
Katelynn Salmon Biodetoxification and Quantification of N-Nitrosamines by Symbiotaphrina kochii Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Palmer Ridge High School
Jenna Salvat Characterization of the Pyroelectric and Piezoelectric Effect Exhibited by I+-Crystalline SiO2 Senior Earth & Space Sciences Coronado High School
Ellie Schueler Violence in the Media: An Analysis of the Effects of Media Violence on Mental and Physical Health Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences North Middle School
Diya Suri YES! We Can Get More from the Rain Junior Energy Monument Academy
Evie Upchurch Nice Ice? Junior Medicine & Health The Classical Academy
Kylie Walters The Blind Side Junior Engineering The Classical Academy
Rachel Washburn The Effect of Pop and Classical Music on the Time to Complete Cognitive Tasks Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Sand Creek High School
Gabe Wu Improving the LED Solar Panel Light Circuit Junior Energy The Classical Academy
Seth Young Applied Biomineralization: Increasing Magnetosome Formation in AMB-1 for Industrial Purposes Through Genetic Recombination of Genes Essential to Magnetosome Formation and Mutation Mediated by UV Radiation Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology The Classical Academy
Kate Zerefos The Good, the Bad, and the Gritty: Is Grit Situational of Persistent? Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Monument Academy

San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Sofia Bader Build the Swamp Junior Plant Sciences Miller Middle School
Abbi Barthel A-Maze-Ing Olfaction Junior Animal Sciences Ignacio Middle School
Jessalyn Bay-Voit The Future of Barley Fodder is Agricultural Farming Senior Plant Sciences Mancos High School
Matthew Belleau An Examination in Small Group Conformity Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Ignacio Middle School
Raja Braford & Belen Rood Let it Snow Junior Earth & Space Sciences Silverton Schools
Jeffrey Brittain Deer Crossing Mitigation Junior Animal Sciences Ignacio Middle School
Katelyn Carpenter Bite Junior Animal Sciences Dolores Middle School
Christoph Cikraji Artificial Gravity Concept for Sustainable Space Exploration Senior Physics Durango High School
Ellie Clark Fabric Nanofinishing: Adventures in Textile Engineering Junior Engineering St. Columba Catholic School
Sophie Eschallier Exercise: A Wonder of Science Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Mancos Middle School
Thomas Ferrell Learning Physics Using a Pendulum and an Arduino Junior Physics Home School
Lilly Figueroa What in the Whorl! Junior Animal Sciences Mancos Middle School
Serenity Foutz Gone with the Water Junior Earth & Space Sciences Bayfield Middle School
Echo Hamilton Doggie Diets Junior Animal Sciences Silverton Schools
Madison Hening The Effect of Music on Cardiovascular Physiology Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences St. Columbia Catholic School
Timothy Hittle Rocket Sauce: Do Different Liquids Affect the Flight of a Water Rocket? Junior Physics Pagosa Springs Middle School
Nicholas Huber Solar Still Design Efficiency Junior Engineering St. Columba Catholic School
Madigan Hughes & Kharis Weller The Happy Scent Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Silverton Schools
Tristen Jarmon Hydroponics: The Wave of the Future? Senior Plant Sciences Dove Creek High School
Isaac Jordan A Novel Approach for Sensing Seismic Events: Applications of Graphene Nanoflake Powder Composites Senior Engineering Animas High School
Marissa Jordan A Softer Side of Robots: Using Grippers Made from Soft Materials Junior Engineering Home School
Paul Knight Tidy Up Those Tailings Junior Environmental Sciences Miller Middle School
Jeffrey Knutson Behind the Screen (of Gaming) Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Manzanola Junior High School
Evan LaMunyon Multitasking Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Dolores Middle School
Taylor LaRose Aloe Aegis Junior Plant Sciences Dolores Elementary School
James Mars Biofuel vs. Fossil fuel Junior Energy Dolores Middle School
Hailey Melvin Can You Make an Alternate Fuel Out of Food? Junior Energy Dolores Middle School
Tommy Pope Slippery Slope: A Study of Erosion Control Methods Junior Earth & Space Sciences St. Columbia Catholic School
Grace Priest Centrifugal Force vs. Contaminated Water Junior Environmental Sciences St. Columbia Catholic School
Selene Rhoades & Ariel Gallegos Dance To The Beat Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Silverton Schools
Helen Rodstrom Does Salt Water Lessen the Strength of a Magnet? Junior Physics Bayfield Middle School
Teagan Roukema Types of Ropes Junior Animal Sciences Ignacio Middle Schools
Colt Spencer The Greenhouse Effect Senior Plant Sciences Mancos High School
Levi Tichi Ski Wax Junior Physics St. Columbia Catholic School

San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Elias Arredondo Fish Fertilizer: The Correlation Between Fish and Foliage Junior Plant Sciences Monte Vista On-line Academy
Payton Brown Hemp Hemp Hooray Junior Energy Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Leighton Burt Life Saving Locating: Developing Autonomous Avalanche Rescue Part 3 Senior Engineering Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Aaliayh Garcia Wildland Firefighter Defense System: Phase Two Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Center High School
Ethan Hotz How Cool Is That Light? Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Monte Vista Middle School
Manuel Lucero Those "Banking" Beavers: A Trickle-Down Approach to Conservation Junior Environmental Sciences Centauri Middle School
Molly Nehring Dancing with the Stars: Simulating Multi-Star Solar Systems & the Probability of Planetary Ejection Senior Physics Monte Vista High School
Sara Nehring Over the Hill and Through the Codes to Encryption and Decryption We Go! Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Monte Vista Middle School
Cassidy Plane Can This Macromolecule Captivate Your Microorganisms? Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Alamosa High School
Caleb Rabon Concrete Smasher 2.0 Junior Engineering Sargent Jr/Sr High School
Parker Randolph Examining the Effects of Martian Soil, Additives, Water Quality, and Companion Planting on Biomass a Senior Plant Sciences Monte Vista High School
Alyssa Rawinski Western Snowy Plover Nest Site Characteristics and Use of Drone Imagery in Predicting Potential Nest Senior Environmental Sciences Monte Vista High School
Camille Rawinski Do Female Quarter Horses Have Better Memory Than Males? Yay or Neigh? Junior Animal Sciences Monte Vista Middle School
Caleb Riggenbach The Little Things in Life: A Study on Microorganisms Junior Plant Sciences Monte Vista Middle School
Michael Savala Ferro-Solution? Can Iron Nanoparticles Help with Oil Spill Clean-Up? Senior Environmental Sciences Monte Vista High School
Samantha Shelton Water, Water Everywhere Is It Safe To Drink? Understanding the Variables That Affect Alamosa's Water Quality Junior Environmental Sciences Centauri Middle School
Elora Smith That Gut Feeling: Identifying the Gut Microbiota in Different Groups of Children Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Sargent Jr/Sr High School

Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Shannon Bland Stop That Flood (Part VI) Senior Engineering Lamar High School
Emmalie Byrne Down To Earth Junior Plant Sciences Colorado Digital Academy
Saul Carrillo Don't Tread on Me Junior Physics Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Rochelle Casey Coffee Buzz: Does Caffeine Affect Heart Rate of Daphnia? Junior Medicine & Health Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Celestina Charette As Blood As My Witness Senior Physics Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Chase Cromwell Stampede Arm Senior Engineering Lamar High School
D'Neil Doyle Dangerous Temptations Junior Medicine & Health Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Victoria Dunivan Analyzing the High Park Wildfire Utilizing Remotely Sensed Data Senior Environmental Sciences Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Ashton Flint OW, My Stomach Hurts Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Holly Schools
Kylie Franklin & Lauren Wood it's Electro...phoresis! Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry Campo Schools
Ashley Gilmore What's In My Ear? Part II Junior Engineering Lamar Middle School
Maggie Haase Skunk Scent Solutions Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Eads Middle School
Faith Headlee Sniff Sniff Junior Animal Sciences Lamar Middle School
Rebekah Heath The Effects of Reading Speed on Comprehension Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Kadence Kunselman I've Got the Power Junior Energy Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Hayli Mackey The Effects of Cognitive Distraction on Reaction Times Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Springfield Jr/Sr High School
Brandon Martinez Porosity of Sandstone In Prowers County Junior Earth & Space Sciences Lamar Middle School
Brooke McDonald Take A Stand Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Walsh Elementary School
Annabelle Mortimeyer Suck It Up Junior Environmental Sciences Wiley Jr/Sr High School
Tell Piner Who Dun It? The Accuracy of Eye Witness Testimony Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences Wiley Jr/Sr High School
Josie Riseling Hit Me with Your Best Shot Junior Physics Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Beau Tate They See Me Flossing! Junior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Walsh Jr/Sr High School
Justin Wright Propeller to the Air Junior Engineering Walsh Jr/Sr High School

Southern Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Kai Arriaga Caffeinated Creatures Junior Medicine & Health Goodnight School
Jayden Baca Back in My Day Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Goodnight School
Brooklynn Cancino Flying High in the Sky Junior Physics Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
John Denigan & Anna Slade Solids of Known Cross Section Investigation Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Rye High School
Kaydee Dodge Pumpkin Preservation Part 3: Evaluating Hazards of Petroleum Jelly as a Jack'o Lantern Preservation Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Craver Middle School
Maya Duran & Sayer Guerrero Strike a Pose Senior Behavioral & Social Science Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School
Jillian Evans & Alleson Schlosky Zebus and Sounds Junior Animal Sciences Pueblo Academy of Arts
Juliana Kelley Organic: "Can" It Be Better Junior Medicine & Health Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
Max Markuson DiPrince Windmill Efficiency Part 2: Replicating & 3D Printing Natural Leaf Designs on a Vertical-axis Turbine Senior Energy Central High School
Nico Martinez Does a Robotic Hand Have the Ability to Grasp and Move Objects in a Timely Manner? Junior Engineering Pueblo Academy of Arts
Karizma McCord Binaural Beats: Digital Drugs Junior Behavioral & Biochemistry Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
Dustin Medina Plop-Plop Fizz-Fizz: How Does Surface Area and Temperature Affect Chemical Reaction Rates Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Corwin International Magnet School
Kiersten Romero Lift It Up Junior Engineering Goodnight School
Shaleese Romero & Breanna Terrones Bacteria Hysteria II: Battle of the Sexes Senior Microbiology & Molecular Biology Central High School
Charles Rothbaum Learning Robots Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Corwin International Magnet School
Jocelyn Sanchez Geographical Landscapes and Their Effects on Our Atmosphere Junior Environmental Sciences Corwin International Magnet School
Charlese Satterfield Bigger Eggs for Peanuts Junior Animal Sciences Canon Exploratory School
Courtney Smith Does Suggestion Affect Memory Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences Goodnight School
Keely Timme A Rose By Any Other Name Junior Plant Sciences Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
Nate Timme Rats and Extracts Junior Animal Sciences Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
Marysa Valdez Eating with Your Eyes Junior Medicine & Health Pueblo School for Arts & Sciences
Elissa Velasquez Epi(c)genetics Senior Animal Sciences Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School

Western Colorado Regional Science Fair

Finalist(s)
Project Title
Division/Category
School
Silas Almgren & Jonathan Belcher Implementation of a Vernam Cipher Senior Mathematics & Computer Sciences West Grand High School
Mary Austin Flair for Hair Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Holy Family Catholic School
George Beck Human vs Machine: Consistent Measurements in Dog Feeding Junior Engineering Aspen Middle School
Caitlin Belcher AsH2O Senior Environmental Sciences West Grand High School
Angel Castillo "Extra" Focus Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences West Grand High School
Anna Dery Distance to the Stars Junior Earth & Space Sciences Holy Family Catholic School
Jayden Edson Improving Latent Blood Testing Senior Chemistry & Biochemistry West Grand High School
Colleen Farrell Hidden Dangers of the Doctor's Office Junior Medicine & Health Eagle County Charter Academy
Owen Grimmer Go Green Junior Mathematics & Computer Sciences Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
Thomas Hatcher Harnessing the Yarkovsky Effect to Protect Earth from the Asteroids Senior Earth & Space Sciences Telluride High School
Canyon Ishikawa Different Liquid Temperatures Over a 12 Hour Period Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Ridgeway Secondary School
Kendyl MacAskill Hot or Not Junior Environmental Sciences Holy Family Catholic School
Ava Marso Evidence Lost? Junior Chemistry & Biochemistry Holy Family Catholic School
Emily Osborne How Well Do Plants Grow in Different Color Spectrums Junior Plant Sciences West Grand Middle School
Grace Romero The Effect Water Pollutants Have on Vegetation Junior Environmental Sciences Aspen Middle School
Hannah Zagone Dissolving the Pain Senior Medicine & Health West Grand High School

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