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60th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
Happy Diamond Anniversary!!

Hosted by the College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center at Colorado State University.

The 60th Colorado Science and Engineering Fair will be held April 9 - 11, 2015 in the newly rennovated Lory Student Center at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Read about the history of the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair here.

To participate in the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, a student must first be chosen by their Regional Science Fair. All students must also adhere by the rules and regulations regarding pre-college student research as set by the Society for Science & the Public and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair's Scientific Review Committee.

Check out the interview of CSEF Alumni with 9News!

Results from the 2014 CSEF Grand Awards and Special Awards can be found in the Press Release.


Colorado Gives Day - December 9th

Colorado Gives Day 2014 is Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Donors are encouraged to join the movement to "give where you live" and raise millions for Colorado nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is powered by ColoradoGives.org, a year-round, online giving website featuring nearly 1,500 Colorado nonprofit organizations, including the Colorado State Science Fair. Donate or schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today!


2015 Guest Speaker
Steve Struna
President, Bayswater Exploration & Production, LLC

Mr. Struna will present on "The World of Energy" - where it comes from , how it is used, and the need for advances in science and technology as world-wide energy consumption growns in the 21st century. Topics included will be global energy supply and demand, the future of renewable energy, the role of hydrocarbons in the energy picture, responsible energy development in Colorado, the great "fracing debate" and the critical need for science and engineering talent to ensure that natural resource development and maintaining a pristine, sustainable environment are not mutually exclusive.


Grand Award Judges - Conflict of Interest Policy

Starting with the 2014 CSEF all grand award judges must comply with the Conflict of Interest Policy to ensure a fair judging environment and avoid any possible conflicts of interest, perceived or actual. To this end, we ask that anyone involved in any capacity with a Regional Science Fair that is affiliated with CSEF (e.g., sponsor, teacher, relative of a student or judge at the regional level) disclose this information when they register as a grand award judge with CSEF.


Future CSEF Dates

The Colorado Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled based on the CSU academic calendar and is always the 12th week of the semester, which starts the day after Martin Luther King Day in January. Future CSEF dates should be:

2016: April 7 - 9
2017: April 6 - 8
2018: April 5 - 7
2019: April 11 - 13
2020: April 9 - 11


CSEF Historical Items Needed!!

The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. Board of Directors is looking to add to the CSEF archives, housed at the Morgan Library at Colorado State University. If anyone has items that might be a great addition to the collection, please contact Elemer Bernath, CSEF Historian.

International Science and Engineering Fair News

Colorado Students to Attend the
Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, CA

The following students attended the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 11 - 16, 2014 representing the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair and 10 of the 13 Regional Science Fairs. Read about the awards they won here.

Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
Logan Collins, 11th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 As a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes: A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics.

Nurul MohdReza, 12th grade, from Union Colony Preparatory School with the project entitled Year II: Domestic Wastewater Clarification and Power Generation- Increasing the Conductivity of Permeated Electrodes in a Single-Celled Microbial Fuel Cell.

Matthew Hileman, 10th grade, from The Classical Academy College Pathways with the project entitled Cube Satellites: Miniature Satellite Design and Operations for Pulsed Plasma System Applications.

Lawrence Zhang, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitle Suppression of Malonyl-CoA:ACP Transacylase as a Treatment for Squamous Cell Carcinomas.

Arkansas Valley
Mitchell Fosdick, 9th grade, from Fowler Jr/Sr High School with the project entitled Phase II: Identification of Isolates of Algae and Biofuel Properties.

Boulder Valley
Hope Weinstein, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticle Enhanced Membranes for Water Filtration: Optimizing Casting Parameters for Global Applications.

Jaimie Zhu, 12th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Sugar Synthesis and the Effect of Glycosylation on Chemotaxis.

Jesse Zhang, 11th grade, from Fairview High School with the project entitled Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather.

Denver Metro
Apurva Subramanian, 12th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled Use of Shape Memory Polymers for Neonatal Endotracheal Tubes.

Michael Brady, 12th grade, from Cherry Creek High School with the project entitled Effects of Scaling a Microbial Fuel Cell.

Longs Peak
Jennifer Jones, 11th grade, from Frontier Academy with the project entitled Creating Permutations for Actions on Young Tableaux.

Morgan/Washington
Merritt Singley, 10th grade, from Brush High School with the project entitled Effect of Frequency on Wave Formation in Sugar Water Mixtures of Various Specific Gravities.

Jacob Nichols, 12th grade, from Brush High School with the project entitled An Application of Calculus Principles to Icicle Volume.

Northeast Colorado
Arjana Begzati, 11th grade, from Fleming High School with the project entitled No Bull About It; Antioxidants Prevent DNA Damage.

Tara Cook, 12th grade, from Sterling High School with the project entitled A Study of Pseudomonas putida as a Viable Biofertilizer for Crops in Soils with High Salinity.

Pikes Peak
Roshni Kalkur, 11th grade, from Air Academy High School with the project entitled The Impact of Deuterium Oxide on the Cell Cycle of RBL Cells via Tubulin-mediated Antimitotic Action.

Rebecca Bloomfield, 9th grade, from Palmer High School with the project entitled The Itch to Twitch: The Effects of DNA, DNase, and degraded DNA on Twitching Motility in Acinetobacter baylyi.

Audra Burke & Jason Mackay, 12th grade, from Yoder High School with the project entitled Testing the Significance of Racial, Age, and Gender Descriptors in Relation to Personal Interaction.

San Juan Basin
Rachel Rossi, 12th grade, from Durango High School with the project entitled Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Remediation in Water: Exploration of Mycoremediation Capabilities of Fungi.

San Luis Valley
Mary Hood, 10th grade, from Sargent High School with the project entitled Hit Me with Your Best Shot: An Arduino Controlled Training Platform for Child Martial Artists.

Tayler Rocha, 12th grade, from Monte Vista High School with the project entitled A Potential Management Strategy for the Endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher: Effects of Early Season Wildfire on Foraging and Nesting Riparian Habitat.

Western Colorado
Sarah Stalcup, 12th grade, from Delta High School with the project entitled Riparian Area Multiple Indicator Monitoring.


Future ISEF Host Cities

Starting in 2011, the following three cities have been chosen to rotate the Intel ISEF for the next nine years:

  • Los Angeles, California - 2011, 2014, 2017
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 2012, 2015, 2018
  • Phoenix, Arizona - 2013, 2016, 2019

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