**Press Release**

 

Strict Embargo: Friday, May 16, 2003, 3:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time

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Grand Awards presented to Finalists

Of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

 

Cleveland, Ohio 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 $3 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.

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences:

Grand Award: Third Place of $1,000-Christina Marie Zoccoli, 15, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA, Do Pupil Size Changes Correlate With Other Biophysical Responses: Big Eyes, Big Lies?

Special Award: US Air Force: First Award of $3,000

Special Award: US Army: $3,000 savings bond, a Certificate of Achievement and a gold medallion

Special Award: Alternate for the Operation Cherry Blossom trip to Tokyo, Japan

 

Computer Science:

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award- scholarship of $50,000, and a high performance computer- Elana Leah Glassman, 16, Central Bucks West, Doylestown, PA , Brain Computer Interface for the Muscularly Disabled

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 scholarship and a high performance computer.  Additionally, a $1000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliate fair they represent

Grand Award: First Place of $3,000

Special Award: American Association for Artificial Intelligence:  $500

Special Award: Caltech JPL $1,000 and Award Certificate

Special Award: IEEE Computer Society: $350

Special Award: United Technologies Corporation: 30 shares of United Technologies common stock valued at approximately $2000

Special Award: Ohio State University: Scholarship award of $5,000 per year for 4 years

 

 

Medicine and Health:

Grand Award: Second Place of $1,500 Ellen Marie Pitman, 16,  Central Bucks West, Doylestown, PA, Bilateral Lower Extremity: Effects on Bimanual Coordination

 

 

Microbiology

Grand Award: Second Place of $1,500-Maria Elena DeObaldia, 16, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ, Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus MMTV): Investigating the Roles of Mouse Transferrin Receptor 1 (mTfR1) Polymorphisms in Resistance to Retroviral Infection

Special Award: US Army: $3,000 savings bond, a Certificate of Achievement and a gold medallion

Special Award: US Navy & Marine Corps: Scholarship of $8,000

 

Grand Award: Third Place of $1,000 Anna Lisa DeObaldia, 18, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ, The Role of Multi-drug Resistance (MDR) Pumps in Resistance to the Immunosuppressive Drug FK506 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Grand Award: Intel Foundation Achievement Awards- $5,000