AZ Students Win Top Awards At Intel Science Fair

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Several Arizona Students Win Top Awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 19, 2017)

Los Angeles, CA (May 19, 2017)

Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced Grand Awards of the Intel ISEF 2017. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2017 by winner a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.


Jeremiah Pate, of Oro Valley, AZ represented SARSEF (the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation) and won the following awards for his project curing Parkinson's disease using the body's own cellular defenses. 

"Ameliorating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson's Using Optimized Chaperones: An in silico Approach"

  • Jeremiah Pate, BASIS Oro Valley, AZ, United States of America

1. Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS (Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar) Award

The SIYSS is a week-long multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. 

The seminar is held in Stockholm, Sweden and includes an all-expenses paid trip featuring attendance at the Nobel Prize Awards

2. Intel ISEF Best of Category Award  For the Best of Category winner,  plus a grant will be given to the winners’ school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair they represent which is SARSEF - the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation.

3. Intel ISEF First Place Award

4. University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship

Joseph Galasso, Galasso Homeschool, AZ, United States of America won the Intel ISEF Third Place Award

"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"

  •   Arizona State University Intel ISEF Scholarship
  •   University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship

Natalia Jacobson, Empire High School, AZ, United States of America

"The Effect of Nosema on the Honey Bee's Brain"

  •   Arizona State University Intel ISEF Scholarship


Amanda Minke, Immaculate Heart High School, AZ, United States of America

"A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers"

  • University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship


TEAM Project (3 Members) 

Jeremy Wang, Catalina Foothills High School, AZ
Meena Ravishankar, University High School, AZ
Vishakk Rajendran, BASIS Tucson North, AZ

"Developing a Novel 3D-Printed Solution to Aid Healing Fractured Wing Bones of Wild Birds"

  • National Anti-Vivisection Society.  National Anti-Vivisection Society promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals. NAVS educational and advocacy programs advance better, more humane science; support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education; and effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.  Award


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