Hello Science Fair Friends, Sponsors, and Alumni,
The seven top high school winners of the 2016 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair are heading to Phoenix, Sunday, May 8, to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest precollege science and engineering competition. Once again leave on Mother’s Day!
Intel ISEF takes place Sunday through Friday, May 8-13. We are continuing our tradition of providing newsletters of our students’ adventures for our sponsors and friends. The newsletters will be emailed to you and will be posted on the Fair’s website.
A limited number of photos will be attached to the emails but a great many more will be available through the CSEF website. See Photos There will be approximately seven email newsletters, one for each major event, and each written by one of the CSEF competitors.
- Sunday – Meet up at Bradley at 6:00 am for breakfast, then flying out at 8:04 am. Arrive in Phoenix noon time, check into hotel, have lunch, go through registration process and in the evening the students are off to the Student Pin Exchange
- Newsletter #1 from Sophie
- Photos from May 8, 2016
- Meet the Winners
- Student Posters
- Monday – Finish setting up projects and having reviewed by Display Rules & Safety Committee. Perhaps some afternoon symposia or an adventure. The day concludes with the Opening Ceremony.
- Newsletter #2 from Aakshi
- Photos from May 9, 2016
- Tuesday – Clear any Project Violations, do the Desert Belle Boat Tour, and attend the Excellence in Science and Technology Panel Discussion with Nobel Laureates. Evening features Welcome Events for students and adults.
- Newsletter #3 from Martha
- Photos from May 10, 2016
- Wednesday – Judging from 8 am to 5 pm and then it’s off to dinner and events. (yet to be disclosed by ISEF)
- Newsletter #4 from Christopher
- Newsletter #5 from Maya
- Photos form May 11 – judging – evening activities
- Thursday – Public Viewing with students at their displays to explain their research to visiting school groups. After dinner, it’s the Special Awards Ceremony
- Newsletter #6 from Sanju Sathish
- Photos from May 12
- Friday – Grand Awards Ceremony, Pack up projects, and have lunch at the “Hard Rock Cafe.
- 2016 ISEF Grand Awards from CSEF
- Newsletter #7 from William
- Photos from May 13 – Grand Awards Ceremony
- All 2016 ISEF Grand Award Winners
- All 2016 ISEF Special Award Winners
- Saturday – Fly back home departing at 1:31, arriving Bradley at midnight.
Review the project titles in the Finalist Directory and judge for yourself. There is much to be learned from even a project title. See if you can pick the top placing projects in a category just from the title.
Official Party – Get Biographies and Project Abstracts Here
Meet the 2017 competitors and the adult chaperones. Get pdf containing the students’ abstracts and bios, and the bios for the accompanying adults.
- Aakshi Agarwal, Junior, Hamden High School, CRISPR Based Gene Editing Confers Resistance to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Sophie Edelstein, Freshman, Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), 3D Printed, Bipartite Surgical Implant:An Alternative and Supportive Cure for Internal Coxa Saltans in Female Adolescents
- Maya Geradi, Sophomore, Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, Exploring Conditions for Struvite Precipitation with Sustainable Goals inWastewater Management
- Martha Haddad, Junior, Immaculate High School, Danbury, Novel Glycerol-Free Biodiesel Production Using Enzyme Catalysis
- Christopher Popham, Junior, Greenwich High School, Increased Charge Rate and Capacity for Olivine Li-Ion Batteries via Efficient,Upcycled Nanoscale Electrodes
- Sanju Sathish, Junior, Greenwich High School, The Optimization of Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery of Melittin in a ColloidalSuspension as a Selective Method to Target HIV Structural Antigen p24
- William Yin, Junior, Greenwich High School, Development of a Portable, Tattoo-Based Biosensor for the Non-Invasive, Low-Cost Diagnosis of Atherosclerosis via Iontophoresis of Macrophage-Targeting
- Silver Nanoparticles
- Ann Frattalone, ISEF Week Coordinator, Regular Awards Chair, Connecticut Technical High School System (retired)
- Mathieu Friedman, ISEF Week Associate Coordinator, Chemistry, Engineering, Science Research Teacher, Green Farms Academy
- Michel Leask, ISEF Week Associate Coordinator, Technology Director at Fields Memorial School
- Bob Wisner, CSEF Fair Director, United Technologies Research Center and Otis Elevator (retired)
On behalf of our Board, Officers, and Executive Committee, thank you for your continuing support of the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair. We hope that you enjoy following the week’s activities.
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