CSEF at the 2017 ISEF- Meet the Competitors

Hello Science Fair Friends, Sponsors, and Alumni,

The seven top high school winners of the 2017 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair head to Los Angeles, Sunday, May 14, to compete in the Intel International isef2016Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest precollege science and engineering competition. Sorry to say leaving on Mother’s Day!

Intel ISEF takes place Sunday through Friday, May 14-19. 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 six email newsletters, one for each major event, and each written by one of the CSEF competitors.

Get the ISEF Week Program and follow along with us. Throughout the week ISEF hosts a rich number of symposia. Check them out– Never a dull moment!

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.


  • Luca Barcelo, Junior, Greenwich High School, Crowd-Sourced Detection
    and Mapping of Nitrate Water Pollutants via 
    a Mobile Web-Based Image Analysis System
    See Luca’s Poster
  • Sophie Edelstein, Sophomore, Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, Formulation of a Bovine Gelatin Cross-Linked Scaffold for Potential Human Tissue Applications: A Patient Specific, Cost-Effective Alternative Treatment of Acetabular Labral Tears of the Hip
    See Sophie’s Poster
  • Maya Geradi, Sophomore, Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, A Study of Circadian Genetics and Abiotic Stress towards Sustainable Agriculture
    See Maya’s Poster
  • Eunji Lee, Junior, Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden, Computer-Aided Bleeding Detection in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Images Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
    See Eunji’s Poster
  • Ethan Novek,  Senior, Greenwich High School, Novel Low-Temperature Carbon Capture Using Aqueous Ammonia and OrganicSolvents
    See Ethan’s Poster
  • Rahul Subramaniam, Sophomore, Greenwich High School, An Early Warning System For Zika Virus in Mosquito Populations Based On Real-Time Field Detection of Viral RNA In Mosquito Saliva
    See Rahul’s Poster
  • Michelle Xiong, Junior, Greenwich High School, Development of a CNT/ZnO/TiO2 Membrane for Visible-Light Induced Photocatalytic Filtration of Water-Borne Organic and Bacterial Pollutants
    See Michelle’s Poster

Accompanying Adults

  • Ann Frattalone, ISEF Week Coordinator, Regular Awards Chair, Connecticut Technical High School System (retired)
  • Kirk Shadle, ISEF Week Associate Coordinator, Science Research Teacher, Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center
  • 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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For the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair

Bob Wisner
Fair Director

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