Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

 

Reno Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV, May 10-15, 2009

RENO - Seven students from Washington science & engineering fairs competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Reno Nevada, on May 10-15, 2009. 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 435 affiliate science fairs in 50 states and 70 countries, regions and territories.  About 900 judges from academia and industry made the final selections.

AWARDS:

Marley Iredale, 16, Sequim High School, Sequim, won a First Grand Award of $3000, and the Best of Category Award of $5,000.  She also won the Association for Women Geoscientists First Award of $1500 for her project,  Evaluating Tsunami Risk in Discovery Bay, Washington

Akshai Baskaran, 16, Kennewick High School won a First Grand Award of $3000 for his project Optimizing the Growth of Nannochloropsis oculata for Production of BioFuels

Eric Foss, 17, Kentwood High School, Covington, won a Second Grand Award of $1500.  He also won the American Vacuum Society First Award of $1250 for his project,  Star in a Jar: Operating Parameter Relationships in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Reactor

Max Breitenbach, 17, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, won a Sierra Nevada College Genius Scholarship, $12,400/year renewable for his project  An Analysis of Tide Interaction with Environmental Temperature to Find Precursors of a Red Tide Bloom

Team Washington:

 

           Representing the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair:

 

Marley Iredale, 16, Sequim High School, Sequim

Evaluating Tsunami Risk in Discovery Bay, Washington

Eric Foss, 17, Kentwood High School, Covington

Star in a Jar:  Operating Parameter Relationships in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Reactor

 

      Representing the Mid Columbia Regional Science & Engineering Fair:

 

Akshai Baskaran, 16, Kennewick High School, Kennewick

Optimizing the Growth of Nannochloropsis oculata for Production of BioFuels

 

Katherine Antoniak, 16, Hanford High School, Richland

Soldier Power

 

        Representing the South Sound Regional Science Fair:

 

Max Breitenbach, 17, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma

An Analysis of Tide Interaction with Environmental Temperature to Find Precursors of a Red Tide Bloom

 

Timothy Hurd, 18,Sumner High School, Sumner

Geographic Distribution of Vector-Borne Pathogens

 

William Edwards, 16, Bonney Lake High School, Bonney Lake

Myoelectric Control: Control Improvements Through a Study of EMG Activity

 

Finalists, Student Observers, and Fair Directors

  

ISEF Exhibition Hall

 

 

69 country shout out

 

 

 

Eric speaking to Judy Dutton, author of "Science Fair Season: Twelve Kids, a Robot Named Scorch and What It Takes to Win"

 

Intel ISEF 2009 highlights video

For more information, contact Gary Foss, garyfoss3@comcast.net