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9th-12th Grade National Awards

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2014 Winners    

 

Grades 9-12  Professional Awards

 

 

American Meteorological Society - Certificate & listing of award winners in the December issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society to two top projects in atmospheric science  

 

Winner 1:  Sara Kunin, South Burlington HS

     Title:  How Does Air Temperature Affect the Transpiration Rate of Plants

Winner 2:  Isaac Cohen, South Burlington HS

     Title:  The Effects of Sodium Chloride Road Dusting on the Environment

 

American Psychological Association - Certificate to top project in psychology

 

Winner:  Gabe Nelson, South Burlington High School

Title:  How do people react to being alone?

 

 

American Society of Materials International Foundation - Certificate & Medallion to top project in materials engineering

 

   Winner:  Ateev Nahar, South Burlington HS

      Title:  The effect of the length of the sand column on the effectiveness of bio sand filters

 

Association for Women Geoscientists - Certificate to top project by female student in the geosciences

 

 Winner: Emilie Manchester, Mississquoi Valley Union HS

     Title:  Types of Rocks that Absorb the Most Oil

 

 

 

Excellence in Computer Science - Certificate & $200 to top project in computer science

Winner: Lin Pease, Burlington HS

     Title:  Memory in Evolutionary Robotics

 

Mu Alpha Theta Secondary Mathematics Honor Society- Certificate to top project in mathematics

 

  Winner: Ethan Hill, Windsor HS

     Title:  The Effect of Distance on Home Court Advantage

 

National Society of Professional Engineers - Certificate, Lapel Pin, & entry in a drawing to win $1000 to share

no projects eligible for this award

 

 

 

Ricoh Sustainable Development Award  - Certificate to project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses

 

 Winner: Rachael Stone, South Burlington HS

     Title:  Compost Composition and its Effects on Wisconsin Fast Growing Plants

 

 

 

Society for in Vitro Biology - Certificate to top project in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture & listing of award winner in the fall issue of the SIVB Newsletter; grade 11

 

  Winner:  Clark Deng, South Burlington HS

     Title:  A Comparative Analysis of Proteins Produced in Physarum Polycephalum under Migratory and Static States

 

 

 

U.S. Metric Association - Certificate to top project with the best use of the SI (metric) system of measurement

 

Winner:  Daniel Yi, South Burlington HS

     Title:  The Bacterial Resistance of Antibiotics by Escheriachia Coli

 

 

 

 

 

Yale Science and Engineering Association  - Certificate & Medallion to top project in computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry; grade 11   

 

Winner: Group of Brett Johnson and Andrew Hubbard, Mississquoi Valley Union HS

     Title:  Fuel from Biomass: Is It Possible?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Winners    

 

Grades 9-12  Professional Awards

 

 

American Meteorological Society - Certificate & listing of award winners in the December issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society to two top projects in atmospheric science  

 

Winner 1:  Basundhara Mukhergee, South Burlington HS

Title:  The Effects of pH and Alum Variations on Ceriodaphnia dubia

 

Winner 2:  William Fretwell, South Burlington HS

Title:  Is Cow Manure the Most Effective Culture for Anaerobic Digestion

 

American Psychological Association - Certificate to top project in psychology

 

Winner:  Gia Gould, South Burlington HS
Title:  The Impact of Perceived Intellect on Attaction

 

American Society of Materials International Foundation - Certificate & Medallion to top project in materials engineering

 

Winner: Harpreet Rattu, South Burlington HS

Title:  How the Manipulation of Algal Lipid Composition Can Provide an Alternative Source for Biofuel

 

Association for Women Geoscientists - Certificate to top project by female student in the geosciences

 

Winner: Caitlin Hanley, Rutland HS

Title:  Digestion's Implact on Green House Gases

 

 

Excellence in Computer Science - Certificate & $200 to top project in computer science

No projects elegible

 

Mu Alpha Theta Secondary Mathematics Honor Society- Certificate to top project in mathematics

 

Winner: Keegan O'Hara, South Burlington HS

Title:  Water Quality Index of Different Parts of Lack Champlain

 

 

National Society of Professional Engineers - Certificate, Lapel Pin, & entry in a drawing to win $1000 to share

 

Winner:  Elijah Eaton, Taylor Marquis & Kraig McFadden, Missisquoi Valley Union HS

Title:  Producing Biodiesel by Heatless Transesterification of Recycled Cooking Oil

 

 

Ricoh Sustainable Development Award  - Certificate to project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses

 

Winner:  Vignesh Rajendran, Essex HS

Title:  Designing and Optimizing a Cost-effective Model for Extracting Lipid from Algae

 

 

 

Society for in Vitro Biology - Certificate to top project in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture & listing of award winner in the fall issue of the SIVB Newsletter; grade 11

 

Winner: Danny Greenblatt, South Burlington HS

Title:  Freezing Microbes

 

 

 

U.S. Metric Association - Certificate to top project with the best use of the SI (metric) system of measurement

 

Winner:  Alexander Pasanen, South Burlington High School

Title: Testing Roof Runoff
 

 

 

 

 

Yale Science and Engineering Association  - Certificate & Medallion to top project in computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry; grade 11   

 

Winner:  Courtney Connolly,      Rutland High School

Title:  Rosin Affects Sound

 

2012 Winners
 
Grades 9-12  Professional Awards
 
  
American Meteorological Society - Certificate & listing of award winners in the December issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society to two top projects in atmospheric science   
 
Winner 1:  Kellie French, Windsor High School
Title:  Methods of Filtering Water in Third World Countries 

 

Winner 2:  Abby Millard, Windsor High School
Title:  Plants and Acid Rain: exploring the use of fertilizer to reduce negative effects
  
 
American Psychological Association - Certificate & listing of award winner in a future issue of the Journal of the American Psychological Association to top project in psychology
 
Winner:  Sierra Cooper, South Burlington High School
Title: Subliminal Messages  
 
 
American Society of Materials International Foundation - Certificate & Medallion to top project in materials engineering
 
Winner: Win Townsend, Windsor High School
Title:  Airfoil Surface Textures
 
 
Association for Women Geoscientists - Certificate to top project by female student in the geosciences
  
Winner:  Alexandra Groen, South Burlington High School
Title:  Decomposing Plastics
 
 
Excellence in Computer Science - Certificate & $200 to top project in computer science

 

Winner:  Matthew Tufts, Windsor High School
Title:  Percentage of Runs Prevented: An Alternative Baseball Statistic
 
 
Mu Alpha Theta Secondary Mathematics Honor Society- Certificate to top project in mathematics
 
Winner:  Jane Goodwin, Woodstock Union High School
Title:  Exotic Spheres in n-dimentional Hyperspace
 
National Society of Professional Engineers - Certificate, Lapel Pin, & entry in a drawing to win $1000 (new in 2010)
 
Winner:   Maraika Lumholt, South Burlington
Title:  Music Preferences and Emotional Activity
 
 
 
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award  - Certificate to project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses
 
Winner:  Raihan Kabir,  South Burlington
Title:  The Effectiveness and Viability of Arsenic Bioaccumulation 
 
Society for in Vitro Biology - Certificate to top project in plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture & listing of award winner in the fall issue of the SIVB Newsletter; grade 11
 
No projects eligible

 

U.S. Metric Association - Certificate to top project with the best use of the SI (metric) system of measurement
 
Winner:  Sarah Ferry, South Burlington High School
Title: Liquid Calories in Relation to Body Mass Index (BMI) 
 
 
 
 
Yale Science and Engineering Association  - Certificate & Medallion to top project in computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry; grade 11   
 
Winner:  Rachel Meagher,      Windsor High School

Title:  How Surfaces Affect the Flow Rate of Water

 

I-SWEEEP Scholarship Awards 

Each Scholarship winner and his/her adult sponsor is invited to attend the International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, & Environment) Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas.  I-SWEEEP will provide all meals, lodging, and domestic transportation within Houston including transportation from and to the airport  for these projects during the I-SWEEEP Fair.  I-SWEEEP contestants and their adult supervisors are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the Houston area. For this reason, I-SWEEEP has allocated a budget to extend financial aid to help meet the travel expenses of eligible students. 
 

For more details, go to www.isweeep.org.

 

2013 I-SWEEEP winners

 

2012 I-SWEEEP Scholarship Award Winners

 

GENIUS Olympiad New in 2011!

The VSSMF will select two high school projects based upon their abstracts to compete in the GENIUS Olympiad to be held at Oswego State University of New York.  These projects will be selected for their excellence in one of the following GENIUS-Science categories: ecology and biodiversity, environmental quality, resources and energy, human ecology, and a special problem, oil removal from water.  The winning projects will be will have to register on line.  They will have a higher chance of being selected as finalists from Vermont because they have won at the VSSMF. There is a GENIUS-Arts component to this competition which others can apply for.   If you believe your project fits into the above five categories and it would be competitive because it includes an outstanding conceptual design, short film, satirical illustration, digital media, or photographic media, VSSMF encourages you to register your project at the second URL below:  Each Award winner and his/her adult sponsor is invited to attend the International GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego, NY, around the end of June.  GENIUS Olympiad will provide all meals, lodging, and domestic transportation within Oswego for these projects.  VSSMF will cover mileage to the GENIUS Olympiad.

 

2013 winners

 

For more details, go to www.geniusolympiad.org. or www.geniusart.org

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