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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 66th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh May 13 - 18, 2018. 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 80 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

Antonio Arant, grade 10, from Trinidad, CO with the project entitled Paralax Part III: A Study on the Effect of Time Duration on a Stellar Paralax's Accuracy.

Edwin Bodoni, grade 11, from Centential, CO with the project entitled Bruxism" A Novel Diagnostic Approach. Edwin took 1st Place in Medicine & Health and was the 2nd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Evelyn Bodoin & Nicole Hankovszky, grade 10, from Centennial, CO with the project entitled Novel Strategies for Detecting and Treating Podocyte Injury in Diabetic Nephropathy. Evelyn & Nicole received an Honorable Mention in Microbiology & Molecular Biology at CSEF.

Anand Chundi, grade 10, from Highlands Ranch, CO with the project entitled Identifying Downstream Targets of HCFC1: A Gene Linked to Severe Neurological Disease. Anand took 1st Place in Microbiology & Molecular Biology and was the 3rd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Adrienne Jones, grade 12, from Trinidad, CO with the project entitled Varies Crystals Responding to Environmental Audio Variables.

Isaac Jordan, grade 12, from Ignacio, CO with the project entitled A Novel Approach for Sensing Seismic Events: Applications of Graphene Nanoflake Powder Composites. Isaac took st Place in Engineering at CSEF and was the 1st Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Alyssa Keirn, grade 10, from Fort Collins, CO with the project entitled Solar Powered Decontaminator Design and Testing. Alyssa took 3rd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Kathryn Kummal, grade 9, & Michelle Kummel, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Using 3D Drone-based Digital Models to Investigate the Fluvial Geomorphology of an Eroding Arroyo. Kathryn & Michelle took 3rd Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Rollin Leavitt, grade 12, from Durango, CO with the project entitled Investigation of Transcription Factor Preferences of Bacterial Receptors. Rollin Received an Honorable Mention in Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSEF.

Peyton Leyendecker, grade 10, from Lone Tree, CO with the project entitled Optimizing the Ratios of Manuka Honey to Adhesive in Antibacterial Surgical Adhesive. Peyton took 3rd Place in Microbiology & Molecular Biology at CSEF.

Drake Ludgate & Nathaniel Miner, grade 11, from Brush, CO with the project entitled Analysis of Various Wing Structures for Hovering Capacity. Drake & Nathaniel received an Honorable Mention in Phyiscs at CSEF.

Amber Michel, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled The Alamosa River Watershed: A Proving Ground for Natural Selection. Amber took 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Molly Nehring, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled Far Out! Analyzing NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Data Using the Transit-Timing Variation Method to Discover Additional Exoplanets in Planetary Systems. Molly took 2nd Place in Physics at CSEF.

Krithik Ramesh, grade 10, from Englewood, CO with the project entitled Suppression of Aerolastic Instabilities in HR Wing Structures Using Principal Component Analysis. Krithik took 2nd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Alyssa Rawinsky, grade 11, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled Mealworms . . . A Potential Solution to the Global Plastic Problem. Alyssa took 1st Place in Animal Sciences and was the 4th Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Cody Robinson, grade 11, from Vona, CO with the project entitled The Effect of Ketoacidosis on the Breath: A Cost-Effective Way to Monitor Ketones. Cody took 4th Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Katelyn Salmon, grade 11, from Palmer Lake, CO with the project entitled Synthesis of Acetylene-Perfluiorinatedpyridine Monomer and Click-Mediated Polymerization. Katelyn took 2nd Place in Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSEF.

Jenna Salvat, grade 11, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Synthesis and Characterization of a NiO-ZnO Semiconductor Junction for an Electromechanical Effect. Jenna took 4th Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Casey Shaw, 12th grade, from Joes, CO with the project entitled An Analysis of Compositional Characteristics of Two Distinct Fossil Butte Member Localities. Casey took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences and was the 5th Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Kyra Slovacek, grade 12, from Louisville, CO with the project entitled Diurnal Variation and Duration of Meteors Usable for Radio Communications. Kyra took 1st Place in Physics at CSEF.

Emma Stone & Reiley Leake, grade 9, from Brush, CO with the project entitled Roots for the Road. Emma & Reiley received an Honorable Mention at CSEF.

Sarah Tang, grade 10, from Broomfield, CO with the project entitled Measuring Exoplanetary Radii Using Transit Photometry. Sarah took 2nd Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Stephanie Zhang, grade 12, from Broomfield, CO for the project entitled Developing a Novel Inhibitor for Cdc14 in the Fungus Aspergillus niger. Stephanie took 1st Place in Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Edwin Bodoni from Cherry Creek High School won $5,000 (Top of Category) and $3,000 (1st Place) in the Translation Medical Sciences category.

Krithik Ramesh from Cherry Creek High School won $3,000 (1st Place) in the Engineering Mechanics category.

Alyssa Keirn from Rocky Mountain High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Biomedical Engineering category.

Peyton Leyeondecker from SkyView Academy won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Microbiology category.

Evelyn Bodoni & Nicole Hankovszky from Cherry Creek High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Biomedical & Health Sciences category.

Kathryn Kummel & Michelle Kummel from Palmer High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category.

Special Award Winners

Kathryn Kummel & Michelle Kummel won $1,000 (2nd Place) from the American Geosciences Institute.

Jenna Salvat from Coronado High School received an Honorable Mention from the American Chemical Society.

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