Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

 David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10-15, 2015

 

 

PITTSBURGH--A record of eighteen student finalists from Washington science & engineering fairs competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh PA on May 10-15, 2015. 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.

 

2015 Intel ISEF Team Washington Finalists and Student Observers

 

AWARDS:

Sriharshita Musunuri, 15, Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek, WA won a Best In Category Award of $5000, First Grand Award of $3000, and an Innovation Exploration Award (expense paid trip and tour of CalTech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.).  She also won the UTC Special Award of $3000.  Her project was “Application of Tetrahedrite and Magnesium Silicide in a Novel Thermoelectric Unicouple to Generate Electricity from Industrial Waste Heat”

Reesab Pathak, 17, Camas High School, Camas, WA won the First Grand Award of $3,000 in Cellular & Molecular Biology for his project, “Identification and Characterization of a Novel Immune Response against AIDS Virus”

Naveena Bontha, 15, Hanford High School, Richland, WA, won the Second Grand Award of $1,500 in Engineering Mechanics.  She also won the AVASC Foundation Second Award of $500 for her project, “Development of Novel Process for Large-Scale Fabrication of High Surface Area MOF (Metal Organic Framework) Membranes for CO2 and H2 Capture”

Swetha Shutthanandan, 17, Richland High School, Richland, WA, won a Third Grand Award in Chemistry  of $1,000.  She also won the American Chemical Society fourth award of $1000 for her project, “Novel Design of Water Soluble Porphyrin Containing Supramolecular Complex Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photodynamic Cancer Therapy”

Mahalaxmi Elango, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA, won a Third Grand Award of $1,000 in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics for her project, “Implementation of a Machine Learning Tool for Better Resistance Prediction in Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Sonia Murthy, 17, Ethan Perrin, 17, and Sophia Tevosyan, 17, of Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, Washington, won a Third Grand Award of $1,000 in Environmental Engineering.  They also won the Third Place NASA award of $1000 for their project, “Implementation of a Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration System as a Cogeneration Appliance and Alternative to Halocarbon-based Refrigeration Systems”

Surabhi Mundada, 15, Olympia High School, Olympia, WA won a Third Grand Award of $1,000 in Robotics and Intelligent Machines for her project, “MyGlove: Assisting Hand Movements, Grip, and Tremor”

Rosemichelle Marzan, 17, Cameron Beardsley, 17,and Hyrum Bock, 16, of the Northwest Nuclear Consortium, Federal Way, WA won a Fourth Grand Award of $500 in Physics and Astronomy for their project “Optical Ion Reflector: Investigating the Elastic Collision Relationship between Ions and the Chamber Walls during Nuclear Fusion in order to Enhance Plasma Density by Focusing a Plasma Beam”

Mehar Nallamalli, 17, Capital High School, Olympia, WA won the International Council on Systems Engineering First Award of $1,500,  and the Fondazione Bruno Kessler Award to participate in summer school in Trento, Italy for his project “NapX: Safety Alert Mobile Application to Detect Drowsy Drivers”

Payton Sample, 18, Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside, WA wwon the King Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, Award for Water Technology for her project, “Development of a Filtration System for Simulated Wastewater Treatment to Reduce Microplastic Pollution in a Freshwater Ecosystem”

 

2015 Team Washington Students At Their Display Boards:

2015 - ROBO010
Surabhi Mundada, 15, Olympia High School, Olympia, WA,                   
MyGlove: Assisting Hand Movements, Grip, and Tremor 
Abstract         

2015 - ENMC028
Naveena Bontha, 15, Hanford High School, Richland, WA,

Development of Novel Process for Large-Scale Fabrication
of High Surface Area MOF (Metal Organic Framework) Membranes for CO2 and H2 Capture
Abstract

2015 - PHYS049

Rosemichelle Marzan, 17, Cameron Beardsley, 17,and Hyrum Bock, 16, of the Northwest Nuclear Consortium, Federal Way, WA,

 Optical Ion Reflector: Investigating the Elastic Collision Relationship between Ions and the Chamber Walls during

Nuclear Fusion in order to Enhance Plasma Density by Focusing a Plasma Beam

Abstract

2015 - ENEV045

Sonia Murthy, 17, Ethan Perrin, 17, and Sophia Tevosyan, 17, of Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, Washington,

Implementation of a Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration System as a Cogeneration Appliance and Alternative

to Halocarbon-based Refrigeration Systems"

Abstract

2015 - ENEV042

Payton Sample, 18, Sunnyside High School, Sunnyside, WA,

Development of a Filtration System for Simulated Wastewater Treatment to

Reduce Microplastic Pollution in a Freshwater Ecosystem

Abstract

2015 - EGPH044

Sriharshita Musunuri, 15, Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek, WA,

Application of Tetrahedrite and Magnesium Silicide in a Novel Thermoelectric

Unicouple to Generate Electricity from Industrial Waste Heat

Abstract

2015 - CELL048

Reesab Pathak, 17, Camas High School, Camas,

Identification and Characterization of a Novel Immune Response against AIDS Virus

Abstract

2015 - CHEM043

Swetha Shutthanandan, 17, Richland High School, Richland, WA,

Novel Design of Water Soluble Porphyrin Containing Supramolecular

Complex Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Abstract

2015 - BCHM012
Courtney Stump, 16, Columbia River High School, Vancouver, WA,

The Effect of Grilling Method on Seven Carcinogenic Polycyclic
Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Grilled Chicken Breasts
Abstract



2015 - CBIO043
Gokul Gowry, 16, Inglemoor High School, Kenmore, WA,
 
Vaccine Design Using in silico Tools: A Novel Influenza Vaccine with Adjuvant
Abstract


2015 - ANIM045

Meera Srinivasan, 17, Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA
A Novel, Phenotypically-Anchored Bioindicator for Assessing the Developmental
Marine-Life Impacts of Urban Stormwater Runoff
Abstract


 
2015 - EBED028
Mehar Nallamalli, 17, Capital High School, Olympia, WA
NapX: Safety Alert Mobile Application to Detect Drowsy Drivers
Abstract


2015 - CBIO056
Mahalaxmi Elango, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA
Implementation of a Machine Learning Tool for Better Resistance Prediction in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Abstract


2015 - MCRO037

Anjali Vasisht, Olympia High School, Olympia WA
Comparative analysis of Bacteriophages, Natural Antibacterials and Pharmaceutical Antibiotics
Against Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, and Enterobacter aerogenes
Abstract   

 

Opening Ceremony Shout Out

 

Student finalists have their names on the ISEF wall

 

 

Team Washington ISEF finalists

   

   

  After the special award ceremony

 

ISEF Grand Award Ceremony

 

 

ISEF Exhibition Hall

 

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

 

 

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.  It now serves about 1600 students from 70 countries.

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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