The winners of the 2019 GCOI Future Innovator and Teacher of the Year awards have been announced!
I wish to thank all of this year’s students for the great job they have done when responding to the judge’s questions. I hope you all will continue to follow the STEM choices you have made and that you have great success in your chosen field of study.
In addition, the teachers selected for this year’s honors have gone that extra mile to help students prepare for success in their STEM fields while also helping other teachers improve their teaching methods.
2019 GCOI Future Innovator of the Year
Basis Chandler High School
A Novel Approach to Improving Crop Yields: Curd Residue to Enhance Soil Productivity
Tanque Verde High School
An Investigation of the Interaction Between Marine Microalgae and Microplastics Over Time
Navajo Preparatory High School
Novel Artificial Synthesis of Sugar from Non-Organic Compounds for Renewable Cellular Energy
Basis Scottsdale High School (18-19, International Program)
Conceptual Design of Large Subsonic Transport Aircraft With Advanced Configuration
2019 GCOI Future Innovator Honorable Mention
Hannah Guan and Maghna Ramesh
Hamilton High School
Evaluating the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Zileuton on Neuronal Cell Viability in an Alzheimer’s Model of Disease
Empire High School
A Novel Approach to Renewable Energy: Light Simulated Active Cation Transport Membrane Via Covalent Modification with a Photoacid
2019 GCOI Teacher of the Year
Red Mountain High School
Now Teaching: Biotechnology, Concepts and Techniques, Advanced Biotechnology, Scientific Research
2019 GCOI Teacher Honorable Mention
Davis- Sonoran Science Academy Davis-Monthan
Now Teaching: 11th Grade Physics, 12th Grade Dual Enrollment Engineering 102, 12th Grade Video Game Design