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
- Tissue or blood products
- An elevated risk from the everyday experience
Submissions need to include completed forms:
- Form 1-Checklist for Adult Sponsor
- Form 1A–Student Checklist/Research Plan Guidelines
- Form 1B–Approval Form (for parental consent)
- Any additional forms–check out the ISEF Forms Wizard to help you determine which forms you need.
When it they are all completed, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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”
Congratulations to all of the students who qualified for the International Fair. We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments!
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|
- 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.
- Remember, all high school students from King and Snohomish Counties MUST participate in the CSRSEF in order to compete in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair.
- 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.
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.