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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 65th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in PLos Angeles May 14 - 19, 2017. 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

Aubrey Berger, grade 11, from Aurora, CO with the project entitled Mechanized Collection of Organic Spider Silk. Aubrey took 1st Place in Engineering and was the 5th Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Cassandra Blew, grade 10, from Walsenberg, CO with the project entitled Investigating Triggers of Sundowners Syndrome in Dementia Patients in an Institutional Setting: Year Two.

Isabella Bowland, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled Bad Altitude: Climate Change in the Alpine May Alter Beneficial Plant-Fungal Relationships. Isabella took 2nd Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

Jay Chandra, grade 11, from Fort Collins, CO with the project entitled Carbon Coatings on a Copper Antimonide Anode for Enhanced Performance and Lifetime in Rechargeable Metal-Ion Batteries. Jay took 1st Place in Energy at CSEF.

Kyle Fridberg, grade 11, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled A Novel Method of Producing Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles from Gold Ore and Aqueous Sulfuric Acid. Kyle took 1st Place in Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSEF.

Elliot Gorokhovsky, grade 12, from Boulder, CO with the project entitled Adding Data-Aware Sort Optimization to C-Python. Elliot took 1st Place in Math & Computer Sciences and was the 2nd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Isaac Jordan, grade 10, from Ignacio, CO with the project entitled A Novel Approach for Sensing Seismic Events: Applications of Graphene Nanoflake Powder Composites. Isaac took 3rd Place in Engineering at CSEF.

Michelle Kummel, grade 11, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Microclimatological Feedbacks at Treeline. Michelle took 1st Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

Nathaniel Miner & Drake Ludgate, grade 10, from Brush, CO with the project entitled Black Carbon Detection: A Regional Snow Survey.

Molly Nehring, grade 10, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled Dancing with the Stars: Simulating Multi-Star Solar Systems & the Probability of Planetary Ejection. Molly took 1st Place in Physics and was the 3rd Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Alyssa Rawinsky, grade 10, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled Predictive Western Snowy Plover Nest Site Characteristics and Use of Drone Imagery in Predicting Potential Nesting Habitat. Joyce took 1st Place in Environmental Sciences at CSEF.

Katelyn Salmon, grade 10, from Palmer Lake, CO with the project entitled Biodetoxification and Quantification of N-Nitrosamines by Symiotaphrina kochii. Katelyn took 2nd Place in Chemistry & Biochemistry at CSEF.

Jenna Salvat, grade 10, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled Characterization of the Pyroelectric and Piezoelectric Effect Exhibited by Alpha-Crystalline Silicon Dioxide: Potential Application as a Micro-Thermovoltaic Transducer. Jenna took 1st Place in Earth & Space Sciences at CSEF.

Casey Shaw, 11th grade, from Joes, CO with the project entitled Make Way for Duckweed: Observing the Growth Rates of Lemna and Its Effect on Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in a Simulated Carbon Sink. Casey took 3rd Place in Plant Sciences at CSEF.

Isani Singh, grade 11, from Aurora, CO for the project entitled Worse Outcomes in Turner Syndrome Women Compared to Women without Turner Syndrome. Isani took 1st Place in Medicine & Health and was the 1st Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Elora Smith, grade 10, from Monte Vista, CO with the project entitled That Gut Feeling: Identifying the Gut Microbiota if Different Groups of Children. Elora received an Honorable Mention in Microbiology & Molecular Biology at CSEF.

Hari Sowriraian, grade 11, from Aurora, CO with the project entitled Optimization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Vaccine Delivery. Hari took 3rd Place in Medicine & Health at CSEF.

Avi Swartz, grade 12, from Englewood, CO with the project entitled Statistical Analysis of Graft vs. Host Disease and Immune Reconstruction in Humanized Mice. Avi received an Honorable Mention in Microbiology & Molecular Biology at CSEF.

Claire Victor, grade 12, from Lafayette, CO with the project entitled Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: The Future of Energy. Claire took 3rd Place in Energy at CSEF.

Aubrey Wells, grade 12, Kaitlin Wells, grade 11, & Kaybree Keating, grade 10, from Fort Morgan, CO with the project entitled Me, MySelfie, and I: Experimental Evidence of the Value of Self-Esteem and Selfies.

Seth Young, grade 12, from Colorado Springs, CO with the project entitled 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. Seth took 1st Place in Microbiology and was the 4th Place Best Senior Division Project at CSEF.

Grand (Place) Award Winners

Isabella Bowland from Fairview High School won $5,000 (Top of Category) and $3,000 (1st Place) in the Plant Sciences category.

Kyle Fridberg from Fairview High School won $5,000 (Top of Category) and $3,000 (1st Place) in the Chemistry category. Kyle also won the Intel-Indo US Science and Technology Forum Visit to India Award.

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

Isani Singh from Cherry Creek High School won $1,500 (2nd Place) in the Biomedical & Health Sciences category.

Hari Sowriraian from Cherry Creek High School won $1,000 (3rd Place) in the Cellular & Molecular Biology category.

Jay Chandra from Fossil Ridge High School won $500 (4th Place) in the Energy: Chemical category.

Seth Young from The Classical Academy won $500 (4th Place) in the Microbiology category.

Cassandra Blew from La Veta Schools won $500 (4th Place) in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category.

Special Award Winners

Aubrey Berger from Eagle Crest High School won $250 (2nd Place) from the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Jay Chandra received a scholarship from Arizona State University.

Kyle Fridberg won $750 from the US Air Force. Kyle also won $4,000 (1st Place) from the American Chemical Society.

Elliot Gorokhovsky won $1,000 (1st Place) from the Association for Computing Machinery. Elliot also received participation and travel to summer school "Web Valley" in Trento, Italy from Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Isaac Jordan from Animas High School won $2,500 (1st Place) from the Society for Experimental Mechanics. Isaac also received an Honorable Mention from NASA.

Michelle Kummel from Palmer High School received an Honorable Mention from the American Meteorological Society.

Isani Singh won $500 (2nd Place) from the American Statistical Association.

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