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Grand Awards presented to Finalists

Of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

 

Portland, Oregon USA- Science Service, in partnership with Intel, presented Grand Awards today at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  Student winners were in ninth through twelfth grades who earned the right to compete by winning top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.  The Intel ISEF presents Grand Awards valued at close to $4 million in scholarships, tuition grants and scientific field trips.

 

The International Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by Intel and has been administered by Science Service since its inception in 1950.  Science Service is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science through publications and educational programs.

 

Award Winners From the Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc.

 

Computer Science

Grand Award:  First Place of $3,000- Elana Leah Glassman, 17, Central Bucks West High School, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Brain-Computer Interface for the Muscularly

Disabled

Special Award:  Office of Naval Research on behalf of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps: Scholarship: $ 8,000

Special Award: American Association for Artificial Intelligence: Award: $ 500

Special Award: Association for Computing Machinery: Second Award: $ 500

Special Award: IEEE Foundation Presidentís Scholarship : $10,000, engraved brass plaque and framed certificate, Invitation to submit project at the annual meeting of the Academy.

Special Award: National Anti-Vivisection Society: Scholarship $1,000

 

Engineering

Special Award: DuPontís Center for Collaborative Research and Education: Primary Award $1,000-Victoria Paige Loke Chu, 15, Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware, The Fourth State of Matter: An Exploration of the Causes and Effects of a Pretilt Bias in Nematic Liquid Crystal Mesogens to Optimize Crystal Display Properties

 

Mathematics

Grand Award: Third Place $1,000- Eileen Ke, 14, Germantown Academy, Forth Washington, Pennsylvania, Simulating the Behavior of the SARS Virus Using the Monte Carlo Method

 

Medicine and Health

Intel Foundation Achievement Award: $5,000- Mazell Terushivly, 18, Cherokee High School, Marlton, New Jersey, Stem Cell Proteomic and Genomic Signatures from a Tumor Suppressor Gene Mutation that Predisposes to Colon Cancer

Grand Award: Second Award $1,500

Special Award: American Association for Clinical Chemistry: First Award $1,000

 

Special Award: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Second Award: $500 Rachel Choi, 15, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Genetic Causes of Hearing Loss

 

 

Zoology

Grand Award: Fourth Award: $500- Vipul Kumar, 16, Cherry Hill High School East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Gene Expression and Regulation in Drosophila melanogaster: An Analysis of the Promoter Targeting Sequence