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CCSD students present impressive projects, win awards at Regional Science Fair

​​Emhyr Subramanian in a tuxedo giving his presentation on clean water solutions using a retractable plastic toy. Emhyr Subramanian, an eighth-grader at the Challenge School, wants to find a way to clean polluted water. He won’t be satisfied with solving the issue of oil spills in the ocean. He wants to clean up organic waste spilled in any body of water, large or small. He decided this problem would be the perfect topic for his project in the Cardel Homes Regional Science Fair (CHRSF)-Denver metro area, hosted on the CU Denver campus on Feb. 19-20. His project won Best in Show in the Junior Division.

More than 460 middle and high school students from the Denver metro area showed off their ideas and experiments at the CHRSF. CU Denver and CU Anschutz faculty as well as outside professionals served as expert judges for high school and middle school projects, covering topics from technology to environmental issues.

Read more about the Cardel Homes Regional Science Fair in CU Denver Tod​​ay.

Congratulations to the following Cherry Creek School District students!

2016 Best in Show Awards

(*Eligible for state Science Fair, #Eligible for International Science and Engineering Fair)

Eileen Xia presenting her project on how PI3K p110a isoform inhibits antibody class switch with a black poster board.Senior Division, Best In Show, 1st Place * #
Eileen Xia
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Mechanisms of how PI3K p110a isoform inhibits antibody class switch


Sirey Zhang in a shirt and bow tie sharing his project on the effect of epigenetics on CD8 T cell function.Senior Division, Best in Show, 2nd Place * #
Sirey Zhang
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: The Effect of Epigenetics on CD8 T Cell Function


Edwin Bodoni matching blue, black, and white with his poster board. His project was on the effect of bruxism on mercury leakage.Senior Division, Best in Show, 3rd Place * #
Edwin Bodoni
Cherry Creek High School
9th Grade
Title: The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations


Anu Khanna oresenting bioremediation of chromium utilizing bacillus subtilis with her colorful poster board.Senior Division, Best in Show, 1st Alternate *
Anu Khanna
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: Bioremediation of Chromium Utilizing Bacillus Subtilis

Senior Division, Best in Show, 2nd Alternate *
Colin Burdine
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Multi-dimensional implementation of D&C Cluster Analysis

Junior Division, Best in Show, 1st Place *
Emhyr Subramanian
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: An Attempt to Create a Hydrophobic, Biodegradable, Super-Absorbent Polymer that can Control, Extract, and Absorb Waste

Junior Division, Best in Show, 2nd Place *
Krithik Ramesh
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Turbo Pulse: A Hybrid Pulsating Turbo Engine

Junior Division, Best in Show, 4th Place *
Daniel Zamoshchin
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Clean Green Buffer Machine: A Study of How Phytoplankton Fight Climate Change

2016 Junior Category Awards

Junior Animal Science, 2nd Place
Alex Roberts
Challenge Middle School
7th Grade
Title: Inexpensive Food Alternative for Small Invertabrates from Microalgae Waste

Junior Behavioral & Social Sciences, 1st Place
Evelyn Bodoni
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: The Lure of Distraction

Junior Biochemistry, 3rd Place
Team Project: Claire Darley and Sogol Omidian
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Winogradsky Columns

Junior Cellular & Molecular Biology, 1st Place
Alexandra Nguyen
Liberty Middle School
6th Grade
Title: Egg-xtra White Shells

Junior Cellular & Molecular Biology, 2nd Place
Aly Kallas
Liberty Middle School
6th Grade
Title: Fingerprinting With Friends

Junior Chemistry, 1st Place
Emhyr Subramanian
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: An Attempt to Create a Hydrophobic, Biodegradable, Super-Absorbent Polymer that can Control, Extract, and Absorb Waste

Junior Earth & Environmental Sciences, 2nd Place
Sophia Chen
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: The Effect of UV Radiation on Cyanobacteria

Junior Earth & Environmental Sciences, 3rd Place
Arjun Batra
Challenge Middle School
7th Grade
Title: Water: A Precious Commodity

Junior Engineering Mechanics, 1st Place
Krithik Ramesh
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Turbo Pulse: A Hybrid Pulsating Turbo Engine

Junior Environmental Engineering, 1st Place
Sarah Bian
Challenge Middle School
7th Grade
Title: Quaking Skylines

Junior Mathematics, 1st Place
Grace Zhang
Challenge Middle School
7th Grade
Title: To Guess or Not to Guess

Junior Microbology, 2nd Place
Chelsea Padilla
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Murky Electricity

Junior Robotics & Intelligent Machines, 1st Place
Siddarth Ijju
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: UAV – Emergency Response

Junior Systems Software, 1st Place
Daniel Zamoshchin
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Near Field Communication For Digital And Physical Two Factor Authentication

2016 Senior Category Awards

Senior Biochemistry, 1st Place
Avi Swartz
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Quantifying Spliceosomal Components using Heavy Labelled Peptide Concatemers

Senior Biomedical & Health Sciences, 1st Place
Edwin Bodoni
Cherry Creek High School
9th Grade
Title: The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations

Senior Biomedical & Health Sciences, 2nd Place
Isani Singh
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Studying the Effects of a Missing X Chromosome on the Liver

Senior Cellular & Molecular Biology, 1st Place
Hari Sowrirajan
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Nanoparticle-Induced Alterations in Cellular Junctions and Possible Therapeutic Intervention

Senior Computational Biology & Informatics, 1st Place
Sirey Zhang
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: The Effect of Epigenetics on CD8 T Cell Function

Senior Earth & Environmental Sciences, 1st Place
Anu Khanna
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: Bioremediation of Chromium Utilizing Bacillus Subtilis

Senior Earth & Environmental Sciences, 2nd Place
Kylie Hunter
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Wastewater Source Flow and its effect on Osmotic Pressure in a Pressure Retarded Osmosis System

Senior Earth & Environmental Sciences, 3rd Place
Anusha Vajrala
Cherry Creek High School
9th Grade
Title: Testing the effects of conventional human contaminants on the Hydra Vulgaris survival and growth rate

Senior Energy: Physical, 1st Place
Trent Martin
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: Eddy Current Application

Senior Engineering Mechanics, 1st Place
Renae Michael
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: Door-mant, no more!

Senior Microbiology, 1st Place
Eileen Xia
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Mechanisms of how PI3K p110a isoform inhibits antibody class switch

Senior Plant Sciences, 1st Place
Ana Mayordomo
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Effects of phosphorus and nitrogen levels of soil in growth of grass under drought conditions

Senior Robotics & Intelligent Machines, 1st Place
Team Project: Henry Haase, Jon Williamson, and Ruyee Frank
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Title: Maze Solving with the use of Genetically Programmed Organisms

Senior Systems Software, 1st Place
Tyler Giallanza
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Novel Applications of Stochastic Global Optimization Algorithms to the Shortest Common Superstring

2016 Junior Special Awards

U.S. Army Certificate of Excellence
Vatsal Shrivastava
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Using Robots for Surgery
 
U.S. Army Certificate of Excellence
Aly Kallas
Liberty Middle School
6th Grade
Title: Fingerprinting With Friends
 
U.S. Army Certificate of Excellence
Arnav Joshi
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Cleaning our water: Investigating the use of different bacterial biomes in degrading DOC

Association for Women Geoscientists Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence
Tanisha Roy
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Taming the Tsunami

City of Aurora Water Project Certificate of Excellence
Arjun Batra
Challenge Middle School
7th Grade
Title: Water: A Precious Commodity

Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award
Krithik Ramesh
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Turbo Pulse: A Hybrid Pulsating Turbo Engine
 
Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award
Siddarth Ijju
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: UAV – Emergency Response

Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award
Sreekar Tiruchunapally
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: A Study of Fish Kinematics and Swarming

Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association / Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association Certificate of Excellence
Arnav Joshi
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Cleaning our water: Investigating the use of different bacterial biomes in degrading DOC

U.S. Metric Association Award
Arnav Joshi
Challenge Middle School
8th Grade
Title: Cleaning our water: Investigating the use of different bacterial biomes in degrading DOC


2016 Senior Special Awards

U.S. Army Certificate of Excellence
Hari Sowrirajan
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Nanoparticle-Induced Alterations in Cellular Junctions and Possible Therapeutic Interventions

U.S. Army Certificate of Excellence
Roark Veazey
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Biofuel Jet Engine

American Statistical Association (Colorado-Wyoming Chapter) Certificate of Achievement
Hari Sowrirajan
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Nanoparticle-Induced Alterations in Cellular Junctions and Possible Therapeutic Interventions
 
CCBWQA Certificate of Excellence
Anit Tyagi
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Diurnal Variation of Nutrients & Bacteria in an Urban Western U.S. River

Society for In Vitro Biology Certificate for Outstanding Achievement
Supriya Sunil
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: How do homeopathic and ayurvedic methods fare against medicinal treatments?
 
Biophysical Society Certificate of Excellence
Isani Singh
Cherry Creek High School
10th Grade
Title: Studying the Effects of a Missing X Chromosome on the Liver

Colorado Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Second Place Senior Division
Anu Khanna
Cherry Creek High School
12th Grade
Tite: Bioremediation of Chromium Utilizing Bacillus Subtilis
 
INTEL Excellence in Computer Science
Tyler Giallanza
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Novel Applications of Stochastic Global Optimization Algorithms to the Shortest Common Superstring Problem

I-SWEEEP Sustainable Environmental Project
Surya Manavalan
Cherry Creek High School
9th Grade
Title: Developing an Octopodan Sea-Faring Robot

Office of Naval Research Naval Science Award
Colin Burdine
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Multi-dimensional implementation of D&C Cluster Analysis
 
Product GO-GO Product Design Award
Surya Manavalan
Cherry Creek High School
9th Grade
Title: Developing an Octopodan Sea-Faring Robot

Ricoh Americas Corporation Regional Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Colin Burdine
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Multi-dimensional implementation of D&C Cluster Analysis
 
Yale Science & Engineering Most Outstanding Exhibit
Andrew Ying
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Graphene Ultra-Permeable Membranes to Optimize Reverse Osmosis Techniques for Water Desalination
 
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Water Prize Award
Andrew Ying
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Graphene Ultra-Permeable Membranes to Optimize Reverse Osmosis Techniques for Water Desalination

SOMALogic Excellence in Biochemistry
Avi Swartz
Cherry Creek High School
11th Grade
Title: Quantifying Spliceosomal Components using Heavy Labelled Peptide Concatemers

Information and photos courtesy of the Cardel Homes Regional Science Fair (CHRSF)-Denver.

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