Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ, May 12-17, 2013

    

PHOENIX--Eleven student finalists from Washington science & engineering fairs competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ on May 12-17, 2013. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition.  This year, more than 1,600 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected from 443 affiliate science fairs in 50 states and 65 countries, regions and territories.  About 900 judges from academia and industry made the final selections.

 

The team of Jake Hecla, 18, Aviation High School, Des Moines,  Ray Maung, 17, Kentwood High School, Kent, and Rian Chandra, 18, Capital High School, Olympia won the Second Place Grand Award and $1500 for their project Investigation of Anisotropic Neutron Production in a Farnsworth lEC Fusion Reactor”.  They also won the First Award from the American Coalition for Plasma Science, $1500.  In addition, they will each receive the right to name a recently discovered minor planet (asteroid) by the  World Astronomical Union.

 

Alisha Saxena, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, won the Third Place Grand Award, $1000, an Arizona State University Provost Scholarship, $2500 renewable, and the United Technologies Award, $3000, for her project, Improving Cardiovascular Health and Fitness Levels by Optimizing Workout Efficacy Through Human Sensory Augmentation With a Microprocessor Controlled, Cloud Connected Electronic Sensors”

 

Sumukh Bharadwaj, 17,Capitol High School, Olympia, won Fourth Place Grand Award, $500, and the Society for Experimental Test Pilots, Second Award, $500 for his project, “Configuring a biplane airfoil for practical application and sonic boom reduction in subsonic to supersonic”

 

Isaac Harper, 14, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall, won the Third Grand Award, $1000, for his project, “Enhancing Maturation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes by Triiodothryonine Treatment and Nanopatterned Substrates”.

 

Thorsen Wehr, 16, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall, won the Third Grand award, $1000, for his project “Focusing Sound Waves Using a Two-Dimensional Non-Linear System: Phase II”. 

Meghal Sheth, 15, Camas High School, Vancouver, won the American Veterinary Medical Association First Award, $1000, for her project,  Using Zebrafish as a Model to Identify the Causes of Mechanosensory Hair Cell Death and Hearing Loss

Meera Srinivasan, 15, Interlake High School, Bellevue, won the Fourth Grand Award, $500 for her project, Rett Syndrome: Determining the Optimal Viral System for Gene Therapy

Alexis Harroun, 18, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, won the Endocrine Society Second Award, $250, for her project,  “Identifying Biomarkers That Predict the Onset of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”

 

Team Washington 2013:

 

 

Intel ISEF

 

Opening ceremony entertainment

 

 Opening ceremony 62 country shout out:

 

Keynote, Adam Stelzner, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Nobel Laureate panel takes questions from student finalists:

 

Everyone had their names inscribed on the Intel Finalist Wall.  Ray, Jake, and Rian point to theirs.

 

 

Team Washington ISEF finalists won top awards at these science & engineering fairs:

 

     Washington State Science & Engineering Fair:

 

     South Sound Regional Science Fair:

 

     Mid Columbia Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

 

     Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

 

 

 

  Southwest Washington Regional Science & Engineering Fair

 

 

2013 Team Washington:

 

 

Shutthanandan, Swetha, Richland HS, grade 9

Green Energy: Synthesis, Characterization and Solar Cell Application of Zinc-Oxide Nano-Structures

 

 

Sarah Berumen, grade 12, Sunnyside HS

“Bacteriacidal Behavior and the Effects of Nanoparticles in the Environment.”

 

 

Alexis Harroun, grade 12, Bellarmine Prep

“Identifying Biomarkers That Predict the Onset of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”

 

Sumukh Baradwaj, grade 12, Capital HS

“Configuring a biplane airfoil for practical application and sonic boom reduction in subsonic to supersonic”

 

Rian Chandra, Capital HS, grade 12; Jake Hecla, Aviation HS, grade 12, Ray Maung, Kentwood HS, grade 12

Investigation of Anisotropic Neutron Production in a Farnsworth lEC Fusion Reactor

 

 

Isaac Harper, grade 9, Cedarcrest High School

“Enhancing Maturation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes by Triiodothryonine Treatment and Nanopatterned Substrates”.

 

 

Sophie Shoemaker, grade 10, Camas HS

“Biomarkers of Vasodilation in Decidua Basalis Associated with Obesity”

 

Meghal Sheth, Camas High School, grade 10

Using Zebrafish as a Model to Identify the Causes of Mechanosensory Hair Cell Death and Hearing Loss

 

Thorsen Wehr, grade 10, Cedarcrest High School

“Focusing Sound Waves Using a Two-Dimensional Non-Linear System: Phase II”. 

 

Saxena, Alisha, grade 11, Interlake HS

Improving Cardiovascular Health and Fitness Levels by Optimizing Workout Efficacy Through Human Sensory Augmentation With a Microprocessor Controlled, Cloud Connected Electronic Sensors”

 

Srinivasan, Meera, Interlake HS

Rett Syndrome: Determining the Optimal Viral System for Gene Therapy

 

Special Awards Ceremony:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Awards Ceremony:

 

The Intel ISEF press release "Romanian Teen-Ager Wins Big With Low Cost, Self Driving Car Innovation"  is  here.

 

For more information, contact Gary Foss, gary.c.foss@boeing.com