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2014 CSRSEF Winners Both from Interlake High School

April 10th, 2014

Working with animals or humans? Taking a risk?

December 18th, 2013

Any research plan that involves the following needs to be reviewed by CSRSEF’s Scientific Review Board/Institutional Review Board BEFORE the investigation begins:

  • Human subjects (ie. students)
  • Vertebrate animals
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Bacteria
  • Tissue or blood products
  • An elevated risk from the everyday experience

Submissions need to include completed forms:

For the complete guidelines that govern CSRSEF, please download the ISEF Rules and Guidelines or visit the website.

When it they are all completed, please send them to sami@bellevuecollege.edu. Allow 2 weeks for official approval to come through. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the above email address or call Director Jenn Pang at (425) 564-3055 during regular work hours.

Team Washington Wins Big at the 2013 Intel ISEF!

May 21st, 2013

 

A total of thirteen student finalists from Washington State competed at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ May 12-17. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition with more than 1,600 young competitors representing 443 affiliate science fairs from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.  Approximately 900 judges from academia and industry made the final selections.

CSRSEF Grand Champion, Isaac Harper, 14, from Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, won a 3rd place Grand Award and $1000 in the category of Cellular and Molecular Biology for his project, “Enhancing Maturation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes by Triiodothryonine Treatment and Nanopatterned Substrates”.  Isaac was inspired to study heart regeneration after discovering that his 3 year-old brother had a serious genetic heart condition that required a transplant.

 

 

 

CSRSEF First-Runner Up, Thorsen Wehr, 16, also from Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, won a 3rd place Grand award  and $1000 in the category of Physics and Astronomy for his project “Focusing Sound Waves Using a Two-Dimensional Non-Linear System: Phase II”.  Thor developed a lens that is able to focus sound waves to a single point and has potential applications in both medicine and defense.

 

 

 

 

CSRSEF first place award winner Alisha Saxena, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, won the 3rd place Grand Award, $1000, an Arizona State University Provost Scholarship, $2500, and the United Technologies Award, $3000, for her project, “Improving Cardiovascular Health and Fitness Levels by Optimizing Workout Efficacy Through Human Sensory Augmentation With a Microprocessor Controlled, Cloud Connected Electronic Sensors”.

 

 

 

 

CSRSEF honorable mention recipient Meera Srinivasan, 15, Interlake High School, Bellevue, won the 4th place Grand Award, $500 for her project, “Rett Syndrome: Determining the Optimal Viral System for Gene Therapy

 

 

 

The team of Jake Hecla, 18, Aviation High School, Des Moines,  Ray Maung, 17, Kentwood High School, Kent, and Rian Chandra, 18, Capitol High School, Olympia won the Second Place Grand Award and $1500 for their project “Investigation of Anisotropic Neutron Production in a Farnsworth lEC Fusion Reactor”.  They also won the First Award from the American Coalition for Plasma Science ($1500) and will each receive the right to name a recently discovered minor planet (asteroid) by the  World Astronomical Union.

 

Sumukh Bharadwaj, 17,Capitol High School, Olympia, won Fourth Place Grand Award, $500, and the Society for Experimental Test Pilots, Second Award, $500 for his project, “Configuring a biplane airfoil for practical application and sonic boom reduction in subsonic to supersonic”

 

 

 

Meghal Sheth, 15, Camas High School, Vancouver, won the American Veterinary Medical Association First Award, $1000, for her project,  “Using Zebrafish as a Model to Identify the Causes of Mechanosensory Hair Cell Death and Hearing Loss

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis Harroun, 18, Bellarmine Prep, Tacoma, won the Endocrine Society Second Award, $250, for her project, “Identifying Biomarkers That Predict the Onset of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of the students who qualified for the International Fair.  We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments!

2014 CSRSEF Award Winners Announced

March 13th, 2013

Missing Forms and Fees

March 7th, 2013

We are missing forms and/or fees from the following students.  Please bring all of your missing forms and fees with you to the science fair on Saturday, March 9.  All required forms can be downloaded from the Student Page.  Registration Fees are $10 per student (each team member must pay his/her own fee).  Checks should be made out to the Bellevue College Foundation. 

If you feel that there is an error on this list, please email the CSRSEF Director.

Last Name First Initial High School Project ID# Notes
Aiken M Henry M. Jackson High School 10118 Missing Photo Release
Balinbin C O’Dea High School 10100 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Barrow M O’Dea High School 10101 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Bautista J O’Dea High School 10083 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Beltran R O’Dea High School 10090 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Brazeau W O’Dea High School 10099 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Buckley S O’Dea High School 10098 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Cardon C O’Dea High School 10083 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Cho H Henry M. Jackson High School 10115 Missing Photo Release
Cung P Henry M. Jackson High School 10176 Missing Photo Release
Dreewes T Monroe High School 10079 Missing Form 1A
Evans C Henry M. Jackson High School 10113 Missing Photo Release
Flones L O’Dea High School 10086 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Foxley R O’Dea High School 10057 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Garcia J O’Dea High School 10096 Missing Photo Release & Registration Fees
Gerarden R O’Dea High School 10089 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Gilbert M Lake Washington School District STEM High School 10063 Missing Registration Fees
Gillespie N O’Dea High School 10092 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Goetz M Henry M. Jackson High School 10142 Missing Photo Release
Grauer R O’Dea High School 10088 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Gu Y Henry M. Jackson High School 10161 Missing Photo Release
Gurtler K O’Dea High School 10085 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Halfaker H O’Dea High School 10082 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Hsu M Lake Washington School District STEM High School 10063 Missing Registration Fees
Hunt J O’Dea High School 10103 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Jandl P O’Dea High School 10091 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Jergens D O’Dea High School 10095 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Kim M Forest Ridge 10110 need new check made out to BC Foundation
Koivu P O’Dea High School 10084 Missing Photo Releas & Registration Fees
Kozorezor A Henry M. Jackson High School 10160 Missing Photo Release
Krishnan S Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 10158 need new check made out to BC Foundation
Luque K Henry M. Jackson High School 10119 Missing Photo Release
Miyasaki A Henry M. Jackson High School 10163 Missing Photo Release
Mohn T O’Dea High School 10087 Missing Photo Release & Registration Fees
Mooney D Cedarcrest High School 10147 Missing Form 1B
Moran D O’Dea High School 10066 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Nguyen J Henry M. Jackson High School 10166 Missing Photo Release
Nguyen P O’Dea High School 10054 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Oakley E Cleveland High School 10059 Missing Registration Fees
Odom T Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 10179 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Palanisamy A Henry M. Jackson High School 10167 Missing Photo Release
Palomo M O’Dea High School 10093 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Parikh S Henry M. Jackson High School 10164 Missing Photo Release
Parsons B Henry M. Jackson High School 10117 Missing Photo Release
Pham A Aviation High School 10061 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Pyles M Henry M. Jackson High School 10165 Missing Photo Release
Rangel D O’Dea High School 10097 Missing Photo Release & Registration Fees
Rayala I Henry M. Jackson High School 10172 Missing Photo Release
Redina A Henry M. Jackson High School 10121 Missing Photo Release
Romanelli S Cedarcrest High School 10143 Missing Form 1A
Schmidt A O’Dea High School 10094 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Schreck D O’Dea High School 10104 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Schulz N Aviation High School 10061 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Sharma N Henry M. Jackson High School 10116 Missing Photo Release
Torve E Henry M. Jackson High School 10114 Missing Photo Release
van Ginneken A Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 10174 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Wahlman B O’Dea High School 10093 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Warnke M Henry M. Jackson High School 10120 Missing Photo Release
Wells E Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart 10179 Missing all paperwork & registration fees
Wong M O’Dea High School 10088 Missing all paperwork & registration fees

What’s New for 2013?

December 14th, 2012

 

  • March 9 is a designated SAT testing date. Students who wish to participate in the fair should plan to take the SAT on an alternate date.

 

 

  • Teams of up to 3 students will be eligible to compete in the 2013 CSRSEF.

 

  • A maximum of 50 projects will be accepted from each school.  Schools with more than 50 projects are responsible for determining which projects are able to advance to the regional fair.

 

  • There will be a $10 entry fee per student. Each team member will pay an entry fee. Fee waivers will be available for students receiving free or reduced-price lunches at their schools. Check out the Student Page for more information.

 

  • We encourage students to enter their projects into multiple competitions. Check out our Washington State Science Fairs page for a list of competitions available to high school students.

 

  • Student Bio Expo participants are eligible to enter last year’s lab research projects into the 2013 fair as long as data collection began after March 9, 2012.

 

Questions?  Comments?  Contact the fair Director. 

 

Intel Foundation Supports the 2013 CSRSEF

December 4th, 2012

Intel Logo We are pleased to announce that the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) at Bellevue College has received a generous grant of $10,000 from the Intel Foundation to support the 2013 CSRSEF!  This funding will allow SAMI to send the top TWO CSRSEF projects to the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair next May!  The funding will also be used to provide better prizes to our participants and improved hospitality for our volunteers.  Many thanks to the Intel Foundation for their support of the fair!

Questions?  Comments?  Contact the CSRSEF Director.