THE CENTRAL UTAH SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR IS PRESENTED BY THE BYU McKAY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND THE BYU-PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Here’s the latest news about CUSEF. Watch this page for updates.
James Blake, a fifth grader from West Jordan invented a brilliant new crossing guard to prevent pedestrians (as well as vehicles) from crossing train tracks when a train is approaching. He entered his invention into the CUSEF science fair and won first place in his category! He hopes that his invention will attract the attention of the Utah Transit Authority who will study it and implement it to improve safety at TRAX crossings. Read more about his project and see a video of it in action at KSL.com. Read the article here.
Congratulations to Jane Cox of Timpview High (and CUSEF) for rocking ISEF with "Best In Category" for her project. Doing so earned her an invitation to the European Union International Science Fair which takes place in Findland. (She also got to meet Bill Nye The Science Guy!) Way to go Jane. Read more about her project at the Salt Lake Tribute article written by Rosemary Winters. (photo credit Chris Detrick). Read the article here.
A brand new competition for middle school students sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science. The Broadcom MASTERS™ (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition that rewards independent research, scientific inquiry, hands-on learning, and teamwork. Check out their announcement for more details.
Albert Cui, a 12th grader from Hillcrest High School won a 2nd place category award and $1500 in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering category for his project titled, “Demonstration of Terahertz Waveguides Using Structured Metal Films”. He also won $350 from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Albert was also selected as a semi-finalist in the Intel Science Talent search and won $1000 and $1000 for his school.
Ellie Vawdrey, a senior from Hillcrest High school won a 4 year scholarship to Sierra Nevada College valued at $24,000 per year for her Environmental Management project titled, “Erosion Control of Mountainside through Asexual Propagation Using Rhus glabra Cis-montana”.
Christian Minton, Tucker Sandbakken and Ryan Baker won awards at the 2010 ISWEEP (International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering & Environment) Project Olympiad. Christian and Tucker were selected from the junior division to represent CUSEF at the 3rd Annual ISWEEP competition in Houston, Texas. Ryan Baker applied directly to ISWEEP and was invited to attend. They all won an all expense paid trip with a parent chaperon to attend the week long event. Ryan Baker from Hillcrest high school won a Gold Medal and $1000 for his project titled, “Optimizing the Performance of Planetary Rover Wheels in Various Soils”. Christian Minton from Meridian School won a Silver Medal for his project titled, “A New Method for Disinfecting Medical Instruments—Gaseous Nitric Oxide”. Tucker Sandbakken from Diamond Fork Junior High won an Honorable Mention award for his project titled, “RoHS, Lead, and Tin Whiskers”.
Congratulations to David Evans a Hillcrest High School senior and ISEF participant who was accepted to Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas. Read more here.
Every student that is selected to advance to the Intel ISEF from will be awarded an $80,000 college scholarship to attend Westminster College. The scholarship will be payable over 4 years at $20,000 per year. In addition, every junior and senior in high school that advances on and competes at CUSEF will be awarded a $4,000 scholarship. These scholarships will be payable over 4 years at $1,000 per year. Download the flyer to learn more about these generous scholarships.
|Categories Energy and Transportation will be a brand new competition category in 2010 for students in the Junior and Senior divisions at CUSEF. Observant students will also notice a few category name changes: Botany is now Plant Science, Earth and Space Science is now Earth and Planetary Science, Physics is now Physics and Astronomy, Zoology is now Animal Science.|
David Evans, an 11th grader from Hillcrest High School won a 4th place
category award and $500 in the Medicine and Health Science category
for his project titled, “A SOLUTION FOR POST-SURGICAL PAIN CONTROL – A
NOVEL SUSTAINED-RELEASE LOCAL ANESTHETIC COMPOSED OF HYALURONAN,
FIBRINOGEN, AND MARCAINE ”. He also won $2,000 from the American
Dental Association and $1500 from the Air Force Research Laboratory on
behalf of the United States Air Force. He has received a patent for
his work on last year’s science project and is currently under patent
protection for this year’s research.
Annicaka Carter, an 11th grader from Hillcrest High school won a 4th place category award and $500 in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category for her project titled, “The Effect of Type A Behavior on Telomere Length”. She also won $3000 from the United States Army.
Bridger Maxwell, a 12th grader from the Utah Valley Academy of Sciences won a 3rd place award and $1000 in the Computer Science category for his project titled, “Creating a Computer System for Simulation-Based Education”. Outside of the Intel ISEF Bridger has also received an internship with Apple based on his experience working on his science fair project.
Steven Noyce, a 12th grader from American Fork High school won 2nd place and $1500 in the Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering category for his project titled, “Carbon Nanotube Synthesis and MEMS Fabrication”. He also won $3000 from the United States Army and $8000 from the United States Navy. Steven was also selected as an alternate in the “Operation Cherry Blossom trip to Tokyo, Japan” presented by the U.S. Army. Steven was also offered a summer internship with the Army.
Walter Hansen & Riley Densley, 11th graders from Bingham High school won 2nd place and $1500 in the Physics and Astronomy category for their project titled, “Energy from Spark Discharges: Amazing Overunity or Experimental Error?”. They also won $1500 from the Coalition for Plasma Science. They hope to publish their research this summer.
|Andrew Tate and Calee Gardner were selected from the junior division to represent CUSEF at the 2nd Annual ISWEEP competition in Houston, Texas. They won an all expense paid trip with a parent chaperon to attend the week long event. Calee from Oak Canyon Junior high won a Bronze Medal for her project titled: Which Type of Sediment is Most Toxic to Daphnia? Andrew from Centennial Middle School won a Silver Medal for his project titled: The Effect of Common OTC Drugs on Daphnia survival.|
|Congratulations to Emily Grover from Eaglecrest Elementary school in Lehi who was selected as one of the 10 finalists in the 2009 DiscoveryEducation 3M Young Scientist Challenge. She received an all expense paid trip to New York to participate in the competition. Watch her award winning video now.|