Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

AzSEF

Arizona Science and Engineering Fair

AzSEF Team at Intel ISEF 2014

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international pre-college science competition, provides an annual forum for approximately 1,700 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories to showcase their independent research as they compete for more than $5 million annually. The Intel ISEF is the premier global science competition for students in grades 9–12. The 16 member AzSEF “Dream Team” along with our Jr. Observer did a fantastic job representing Arizona this past May 11 – 16 in Los Angeles!

Team members
• Tapasya Trivedi , Environmental Management , Academy of Tucson High School
• Rajet Vatsa & Claire Woodrow , Medicine & Health , Brophy College Preparatory & Xavier College Preparatory
• Aakash Jain , Cellular & Molecular Biology, Brophy College Preparatory
• Kaitlyn Loop, Energy & Transportation, Arizona College Preparatory Erie
• Gen Fitzgerald, Animal Science, Desert Vista High School
• Viputheshwar Sitaraman, Medicine & Health, Hamilton High School
• Rebecca Jernigan, Microbiology, Hamilton High School
• Manav Sevak & Tejas Dharmaraj, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chandler High School
• Sarah Galvin, Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical, Corona del Sol High School
• Casey Calhoun & Xingyu Yang, Energy & Transportation, BASIS Scottsdale
• Shrey Gupta, Computer Science, BASIS Scottsdale
• Aundrea DeGravina & Shea Van Slyke, Behavioral & Social Science, Hamilton High School
• Jr. Observer: Delaney Matasic, Animal Sciences, Shepherd Jr. High School

Special Awards

ASU New American University Provost Scholarship

Arizona State University is pleased to offer a comprehensive scholarship combining a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research. The New American University Scholarship is renewable for four years. Individuals and teams were considered for these awards. Twenty –two (22) recipients.

Computer Science
• Shrey Gupta, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale

K. Soumyanath Memorial Award

This award is presented by the family of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957 - 2010), for the best project in Computer Engineering. K. Soumyanath was an Intel Fellow and Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA, leading research and development in circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. The prize honors the memory of an energetic and adventurous individual who inspired and mentored many young people to excel in all aspects of life. One (1) award recipient.

Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
• Sarah Galvin, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe
• $3,000 award to student
• $1,000 to the school

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Addiction Science Award is given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to three exemplary projects on the topic of addiction science.

• Second Award $1,500
Medicine & Health
• Aakash Jain, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix

Grand Awards

Fourth Place
• $500 award
Medicine & Health Sciences
• Rajet Vatsa & Claire Woodrow, Brophy College Preparatory/Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Third Place
• $1,000 award
Computer Science
• Shrey Gupta, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale

First Place
• $3,000 award
• 135 students in the category
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
• Sarah Galvin, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe

Best of Category
• Best of Category awards (17)
• $5,000 award. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair they represent.
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
• Sarah Galvin, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe

Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award
• One of 7 top awards given to only the final 17 Best of Category award winners
All-expense-paid trip awarded to three finalists to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS), which includes attendance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. The Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. The students have the opportunity to visit scientific institutes, attend the Nobel lectures and press conferences, learn more about Sweden and experience the extravagance of the Nobel festivities. The SIYSS is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world.

An Innovative Approach to Improve Spin Polarization in Co2FeA10.5Si0.5 Thin Films for Spin Transport Electronics
Sarah Galvin, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe

ASC and AzSEF want to thank our wonderful sponsors; ASU College of Technology & Innovation, Arizona State University Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Broadcom MASTERS, Ambassador Barbara and Dr. Craig Barrett, Freeport-McMoRan, GoDaddy, Honeywell, Maricopa Community Colleges, SRP, and Helios Education Foundation for making all this possible.

FOR A LIST OF THE 2014 AzSEF Award Winners

To view photos of the AzSEF winners, click here


AzSEF 2015

More information regarding dates and updates for AzSEF 2015 coming soon to help you begin planning for fairs and projects.

Why SRC?

The International Rules for Pre-college Science Research: Guidelines for Science and Engineering Fairs is published annually to support students doing independent research safely. They are the official rules of the Intel ISEF and students competing at an SSP-affiliated science fair.

The purpose of these rules is to:
- Protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher
- Protect the rights and welfare of the human participant
- Ensure adherence to federal regulations
- Ensure use of safe laboratory practices
- Protect the environment
- Determine eligibility for competition in the Intel ISEF 2014

ISEF Rules Wizard

For more information, contact Cynthia Coffman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 602.716.2000