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Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh PA, May 13-18, 2012

              

Team Washington:

PITTSBURGH--Eleven student finalists from Washington science & engineering fairs competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-18, 2012.  

Sathvik Ramanan, 15, Hanford High School, Richland, won the Air Force Research Lab Award, $3000, and the Office of Naval Research Award, $4000 tuition scholarship and a trip to the London International Youth Forum for his project,  Effect of Chemical Induction on the Direct Conversion of Cellulose to Aviation Biofuels by Fungi Gliocladium Species

Caroline Jacquline Shouraboura, 15, and Shanthi Shanmugam, 17, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bellevue, won the Mu Alpha Theta First Award, $2000, the Sigma Xi Award, $2500, and the 4th Grand Award in Mathematical Sciences, $500, for their project, Optimal Allocation of Global Constrained Resources Using the Hyperbolic Voronoi Diagram

Sumukh S. Bharadwaj, 16, Capital High School, Olympia, won the Air Force Research Lab Award, $1500, and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots First Award, $1000 for his project, The Revolution of Supersonic Technology: Implementing Dihedral Winglets for Performance Optimization in Supersonic Flow

Kira Elizabeth Powell, 17, Odessa High School, won the 4th Grand Award in Plant Sciences for her project, The Development of a Novel Sodium Polyacrylate Seed Treatment

Sampath Sai Duddu, 15, Capital High School, Olympia, won the Air Force Research Lab Award, $1500, for his project, Can You Hear Me Now?

Katherine Ann Marsh, 16, Richland High School, won the American Society for Microbiology Award, $400 for her project The Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Silane Based Nanoparticles on Treated Surfaces

 

The 2012 Team Washington ISEF finalists included:

 

 

 

           Representing the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair:

 

 

     

Sathvik Ramanan, 15, Hanford High School, Richland,  Effect of Chemical Induction on the Direct Conversion of Cellulose to Aviation Biofuels by Fungi Gliocladium Species

  

Caroline Shouraboura and Shanthi Shanmugam, Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Finding Optimal Allocation of Global Resources Using the Hyperbolic Voronoi Diagram

 

    

Sampath Duddu, Capitol High School, grade 10, Can You Hear Me Now?

 

 

        Representing the South Sound Regional Science Fair:

 

 

 Veena Iyengar, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, grade 11, Construction and Utilization of a Two-Space Mechanical Lung Model for the Estimation of Airway Resistance of Infants with Pulmonary Diseases

 

 

 Ashwin Prakash, Curtis High School, University Place, grade 11, Identifying Mutations within a Candidate Gene on Chromosome 6 and Evaluating Their Associations with the Entropion Phenotype in Sheep”

 

 

 

Sumukh Baradwaj, Capitol High School, Olympia, grade 11, The Revolution of Supersonic Technology: Implementing Dihedral Winglets for Performance Optimization in Supersonic Flow”,

 

 

 

 

       Representing the Mid Columbia Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

 

    

Kira Powell, Odessa High School, grade 12, The Development of a Novel Sodium Polyacrylate Seed Treatment

 

      

Katherine Marsh, Richland High School, grade 10, Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Silane Based Nanoparticle Antimicrobials on Treated Surfaces

 

 

 

       Representing the Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

 

Colton Green, Cedarcrest High School, Duvall, grade 10, Working Memory Capacity and its Correlation to Social Deficits Found in the Autism Spectrum

 

 

          Representing the Southwest Washington Regional Science & Engineering Fair

 

Grace Mammarella, Columbia River High  School, grade 12, The Effect of Hormones on Knee Laxity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Intel International Science & Engineering Fair is the world’s largest pre-college science competition.  This year, more than 1,500 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected from 443 affiliate science fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories.  About 1000 judges from academia and industry made the final selections.

 

“We champion the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair because we believe that math and science are imperative for innovation,” said Shelly Esque, vice president of Intel’s  Corporate Affairs Group. “This global competition features youth trying to solve the world’s most pressing challenges through science.”

 

 

The Intel ISEF press release "Fifteen-Year-Old Creates Non-Invasive Pancreatic Cancer Detection Tool"  is  here: http://www.societyforscience.org/document.doc?id=385

 

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

 

ISEF 2012 Exhibition Hall

 

"Shout Out" at the Opening Ceremony

 

Shanthi and Caroline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Washington photo including Fair Directors, volunteer judges, and accompanying parents is here

 

Intel ISEF 2012 highlights video

The Experience of Intel ISEF 2012