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2014 Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The 5th  annual Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair for high school students in King and Snohomish Counties was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in the  Bellevue College gymnasium.  It was the fair’s biggest year to date with 233 students competing from 20 schools in the region (almost 100 more participants than last year)!

Meera Srinivasan, a junior at Interlake High Schooll, was named the 2014 CSRSEF Grand Champion for her project entitled, Sub-level Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Salmon Using Zebrafish as a Model Organism.”     Meera also won first-place in the Environmental Science and Management category and a special award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Alisha Saxena, a senior from Interlake High School, was named the CSRSEF First Runner-Up for her project, “Analyzing and Preventing Quick Response Code Based Malware and Phishing Attacks for Smartphones.”  In addition to being named first-runner up, Alisha also won first-place in the Computer Science category and the Intel Excellence in Computer Scienceaward.

Both women will receive an all-expense paid trip to represent the Central Puget Sound region at the 2014 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles this May.  Congratulations, Meera and Alisha!

In addition, Ms. Kellie Kutter from O’Dea High School was named the 2014 Bruce Murdock Teacher of the Year and received an acrylic award and $100 for encouraging  her science students to tackle real-life science and engineering problems from the first day of school.

Thank you to Ms. Kutter for inspiring students at O’Dea High School, and congratulations to all of the 2014 participants!

CSRSEF Award Winners

Past CSRSEF Projects

Photos

Photos from all past events can be found on our Flickr stream.