After winning at the Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair (Sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver,) student from the metro area dominated at the May Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF):
Top prioze went to Krithik Ramesh from Cherry Creek High School, with the project title Utilizing Computer Vision and Machine Learning Systems to Develop a Live Time Navigational and Surgical Aid for Spinal Reconstructions, which was awarded Top of Category for Biomedical Engineering ($5,000 cash), a fellowship to attend summer school at Web Valley in Italy, a $1,500 prize from King Abdul Aziz & Companions Foundation and the top prize for the entire competition the Gordon E Moore Award ($75,000 cash). Krithik was interview on NPR’s Science Friday, just after he learned that he won the top prize.
Additionally, Siddarth Ijju from Cherry Creek High School took third place ($1000 cash) in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category, and won an additional special award $1,000 from Mu Alpha Theta, with the project Fast MRI: Reconstructing MR Images Using Undersampled k-space and a GAN. Evelyn Bodoni from Cherry Creek High School took third place 3rd place ($1,000 cash) in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category, with the project The Role of NGAL as a Biomarker for Early Detection of Acute Kidney Injury. Skylar Gale from Evergreen High School took fourth place ($500 cash) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category, project title Induced Seismicity: Relationships between Earthquake Frequency and Magnitude to Saltwater Injection in Oklahoma Arbuckle Group.