2013 ISEF Newsletter #1

Posted: 8 May 2013
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Filed Under: ISEF, Newsletters, Other Fairs

Hello Science Fair Friends, Sponsors, and Alumni,

The six top high school winners of the 2013 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair are packing their bags and heading to Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, May12. (Sorry Mothers!) There, they will compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest precollege competition of science and engineering.

Intel ISEF will take place from Sunday, May 12 through Friday, May 17. It is a tradition of our Fair to provide newsletters detailing our group’s adventures for our sponsors and friends. The newsletters will be emailed to you and will be posted on the Fair’s website at 2013 ISEF: CSEF Students. A limited number of photos will be attached to the emails but a great many more will be available through the CSEF website. There will be approximately six email newsletters, one for each major event.

Follow along with us:

  • Sunday – Arrive in Phoenix late afternoon, check into hotel, have dinner, go through registration and off to the student pin exchange
  • Monday – Getting through the Scientific Review and the Display Rules & Safety Committees, and project set-up
  • Tuesday – Clearing Project Violations, Sightseeing, Excellence in Science and Technology Panel Discussion, Mixer Event
  • Wednesday – Judging and Welcome Event
  • Thursday – Public Viewing & Special Awards Ceremony
  • Friday – Grand Awards Ceremony, Sponsor’s dinner at Rawhide and packing up to head home on Saturday

2013 Intel ISEF – Get the Finalist Directory

Peruse the Finalist Directory and judge for yourself. There is much to be learned from even a project title.

The Official party includes the following:

(View Meet the Winners containing the students’ abstracts and bios; also check out Meet the Chaperones.)


  • Emily Baczyk, Senior, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, “A Model-Based Approach to Predicting Species’ Responses to Climate Change by Characterizing Community Dynamics”
  • Kaitavjeet Chowdhary, 17, Senior, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, “Morphogenesis of and Chromosome Segregation in Escherichia coli Branching Mutants”
  • Karim Kharbouch, 17, Senior, Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center, Bridgeport, “Optimization of the Cellulose Algae Sodium Chloride Battery”
  • Mallory Madfes, 17, Senior, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, “Promotion of Wound Healing via a Novel Hydrophilic Dressing”
  • Maxmillian Minichetti, 15, Sophomore, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, “Optimization of a Dye Co-Sensitized Solar Cell to Assist Photo-Electrochemical Water-Splitting with a Nanostructured C-PC Enhanced Fe203 Photo-Anode”
  • Rebecca Murray, 16, Junior, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, “Laser-induced Propulsion of Anticancer-Doxurubicin Using Low-Power Laser Optical Tweezing”

Accompanying Adults:

  • Mrs. Ann Frattalone, ISEF Week Coordinator, Regular Awards Chair
  • Mr. Andy Bramante, ISEF Week Associate Coordinator
  • Mr. Kirk Shadle, Teacher, ISEF Week Associate Coordinator

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.

If you rather not receive our newsletters, please respond by sending us a “No Thanks” email.

Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair

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