Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, May 11-16, 2014

 

 

"For the droves of visitors who came to the fair, it was a place to be in the presence of this generation’s next Bill Gates, Louis Pasteur and Marie Curie. It was a place to feel energized by the buzz of innovation that filled every square foot of the massive exhibition hall. And it was a place to feel certain that the future is in good hands."

          -Cogito.org

 

 

LOS ANGELES--Twelve student finalists from Washington science & engineering fairs competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles CA on May 11-16, 2014. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition.  This year, almost 1,800 young entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists were selected from 435 affiliate science fairs in 50 states and 70 countries, regions and territories.  About 1000 judges from academia and industry made the final selections.

 

Meera Srinivasan, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington, won a Second Place Grand Award of $1500 for her project, "Investigating the Sublethal Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)  on Salmon using Zebrafish as a Model Organism".   In addition, she will receive the right to name a recently discovered minor planet (asteroid) by the  World Astronomical Union.  She also won a Special Award of a full tuition scholarship to Drexel University.

 

Swetha Shutthanandan, 16, Richland High School, Richland, Washington, won a Third Place Grand Award of $1000 for her project, "Next Generation Supercapacitor for Ultra-Fast Energy Harvesting".  She also won the second place NASA award of $2000.

 

Reesab Pathak, 16, Camas High School, Camas, Washington, won the Third Place Grand Award of $1000 with his project, "Universal, MHC-E Restricted Killer T Cell Responses: Identification of a Novel Immune Response against HIV".  Reesab also won a Special Award from Arizona State University: a four year renewable scholarship.

 

Meghal Sheth, 16, Camas High School, Camas, Washington, won a Third Place Grand Award of $1000 for her project, "Does BPA Cause Hearing Loss? Assessing the Potential Ototoxicity Induced by Bisphenol- A in Danio rerio (Zebrafish) Lateral Line"

 

Cameron Akker, 17, Redmond High School, Redmond, Washington, won a Third Place Grand Award of $1000 for his project, "Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide Coated Nafion Membranes for Enhanced Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells"

 

Surabhi Gopal Mundada, 14, Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington, won a Fourth Grand Award of $500 for his project "Evolution of Developing an Alternative Treatment for Candida Albicans using Natural Plant Extracts"

 

Naveena Aishwarya Bontha, 14, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington, won a Special Award of $2500 from the Walton Foundation Sustainability Solutions Initiative for her project, "Removing Carbon Dioxide from our Atmosphere: Using Porous Crystalline Materials for CO2 Capture"

 

Thorsen Wehr, 17, Odessa High School, Odessa, Washington, won a Special Award of a four year renewable scholarship to Arizona State University for his project, "The Generation and Analysis of Waves with Varying Nonlinearity"

 

Alisha Saxena, 17, Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington, won a $500 Special Award from the Patent and Trademark Office for her project, "Analyzing and Preventing Quick Response Code-based Malware and Phishing Attacks for Smartphones"

 

Dyuti Nandy, 15, Newport High School, Bellevue, Washington, "Biodiesel Production by Transesterification Using Environmentally Benign Heterogenous Catalyst"

 

Elise Wilson, 18, Sumner High School, Sumner, Washington, "Strengthening Daphnia Magna's Resistance to Poisoning Caused by Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate Using Non-Invasive Methodology"

 

Anjali Vasisht, 14, Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington, "IOT (Internet of Things) Connected Air Quality Monitor to Detect and Measure Particulate Matter Concentration"  

 

Team Washington 2014:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington Students Point to Their Names on the Finalist Wall

 

ISEF Exhibition Hall

 

Opening ceremony entertainment: mural artist creates giant portraits of

Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

 

 Opening ceremony 70 country shout out:

 

Student Tour of California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

 

Panel of 6 Nobel Prize winners take questions from student finalists:

 

Intel Rents Universal Studios for Exclusive ISEF STUDENT NIGHT

 

To get to ISEF, Washington students 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

 

 

2014 Team Washington Students At Their Display Boards:

2014 - CH056
GRAPHENE OXIDE AND REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE COATED NAFION MEMBRANES FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE IN HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS
Cameron Akker
Redmond High School, Redmond, Washington    ABSTRACT

2014 - EM052
REMOVING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM OUR ATMOSPHERE: USING POROUS CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS FOR CO2 CAPTURE
Naveena Aishwarya Bontha
Hanford High School, Richland, Washington    ABSTRACT

 

2014 - PH026
THE GENERATION AND ANALYSIS OF WAVES WITH VARYING NONLINEARITY
Thorsen Michael Wehr
Odessa High School, Odessa, Washington   ABSTRACT

 

2014 - ET059
BIODIESEL PRODUCTION BY TRANSESTERIFICATION USING ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN REUSABLE HETEROGENEOUS CATALYST
Dyuti Shreya Nandy
Newport High School, Bellevue, Washington    ABSTRACT


 

2014 - ET026
NEXT GENERATION SUPERCAPACITOR FOR ULTRA-FAST ENERGY HARVESTING
Swetha Vanathy Shutthanandan
Richland High School, Richland, Washington    ABSTRACT

2014 - CS018
ANALYZING AND PREVENTING QUICK RESPONSE CODE-BASED MALWARE AND PHISHING ATTACKS FOR SMARTPHONES
Alisha Saxena
Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington    ABSTRACT

2014 - AS050
STRENGTHENING DAPHNIA MAGNA'S RESISTANCE TO POISONING CAUSED BY COPPER (II) SULFATE PENTAHYDRATE USING NON-INVASIVE METHODOLOGY
Elise Isabella Wilson
Sumner High School, Sumner, Washington    ABSTRACT


2014 - ME061
EVOLUTION OF DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR CANDIDA ALBICANS USING NATURAL PLANT EXTRACTS
Surabhi Gopal Mundada
Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington    ABSTRACT


 

2014 - CB010
UNIVERSAL, MHC-E RESTRICTED KILLER T CELL RESPONSES: IDENTIFICATION OF A NOVEL IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST HIV
Reesab Pathak
Camas High School, Camas, Washington    ABSTRACT


2014 - CB016
DOES BPA CAUSE HEARING LOSS? ASSESSING THE POTENTIAL OTOTOXICITY INDUCED BY BISPHENOL- A IN DANIO RERIO (ZEBRAFISH) LATERAL LINE
Meghal Sheth
Camas High School, Camas, Washington    ABSTRACT

2014 - EV024
INVESTIGATING THE SUBLETHAL EFFECTS OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHs) ON SALMON USING ZEBRAFISH AS A MODEL ORGANISM
Meera Radha Srinivasan
Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington    ABSTRACT

2014 - EE057
IOT (INTERNET OF THINGS) CONNECTED AIR QUALITY MONITOR TO DETECT AND MEASURE PARTICULATE MATTER CONCENTRATION
Anjali Vasisht
Olympia High School, Olympia, Washington    ABSTRACT

 

Broadcom Masters Winner
Sean Weber of Sequim, Wash. is in the Team Washington photo above, front row on the far right. Sean won his trip to Intel ISEF  as one of the finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS Competition, in recognition of his work on the impact of waves on mussels. He earned a Rising Star Award at the competition, which led to a visit to the White House’s Oval Office on Sept. 30.  Sponsored by Broadcom Foundation, Broadcom MASTERS is a competition designed to inspire middle school age science and engineering enthusiasts to stay with science and math throughout high school.  Sean is the boy in the front row to the right of the President.

 

So what is INTEL ISEF?

ISEF 2014 Highlights Video 

Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9–12. It grew out of the National Science Fair, which was created by Society for Science & the Public (then known as Science Service) in 1950. In 1958, the fair became international for the first time when Japan, Canada, and Germany joined the competition.

Today, millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in Intel ISEF-affiliated regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF. Intel ISEF unites these top young scientific minds, showcasing their talent on an international stage, enabling them to submit their work to judging by doctoral level scientists—and providing the opportunity to compete for more than $3 million in prizes and scholarships.

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