Published: May 23, 2019

May 2019
Monthly Science Snippet

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Evelyn at isefSkylar at ISEF

Siddarth at ISEFKrithik at ISEF

How Did DMRSEF Students Perform at the 2019 Intel ISEF? We are thrilled to announce that every DMRSEF student competing at Intel ISEF placed in their category, and Krithik took the top prize! Here are the DMRSEF results: 

Grand Awards:

Gordon E. Moore Award (top award; $75,000) goes to Krithik Ramesh, Cherry Creek High School, “Using Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Improve Navigation Systems for Spinal Reconstructions”

 

Category Awards:

Best in Category ($5,000 award) and 1st Place in Biomedical Engineering ($3,000 award)

Krithik Ramesh, Cherry Creek High School, “Using Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Improve Navigation Systems for Spinal Reconstructions”

 

3rd Place in Biomedical and Health Sciences ($1,000 award)

Evelyn Bodoni, Cherry Creek High School, “The Role of NGAL as a Biomarker for Early Detection of Acute Kidney Injury”

 

3rd Place in Robotics and Intelligent Machines ($1,000 award)

Siddarth Ijju, Cherry Creek High School, “Fast MRI: Decreasing Acquisition Time for MRI Images Using Undersampled K-Space and A Gan”

 

4th Place in Earth and Environmental Sciences ($500 award)

Skylar Gale, Evergreen Senior High School, “Induced Seismicity: Relationships Between Earthquake Frequency and Magnitude to Saltwater Injection”

 

Special Awards:

Fondazione Bruno Kessler: Award to participate in summer school "Web Valley" in Trento, Italy

Krithik Ramesh, Cherry Creek High School, “Using Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Improve Navigation Systems for Spinal Reconstructions”

 

King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity: Machine Learning in Real-World Chemistry or Environmental Applications ($1,500 award)

Krithik Ramesh, Cherry Creek High School, “Using Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Improve Navigation Systems for Spinal Reconstructions”

 

Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society (2nd place, $1,000 award)

Siddarth Ijju, Cherry Creek High School, “Fast MRI: Decreasing Acquisition Time for MRI Images Using Undersampled K-Space and A Gan”

 

SAVE THE DATE

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The 2020 DMRSEF Kick-off will be held at the CU Denver campus on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. This event is for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Enjoy dinner as you learn about successful projects; gain valuable resources for creating a science fair project; and network with community members, students, and teachers all involved in the science fair.

Registration for the event will open in August.

Look for details in future newsletters.

 

Changes to ISEF Forms

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The Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for ISEF has made a few changes to the forms for the 2019-2020 fair season. Additionally, the SRC included a few more definitions to help clarify rules and guidelines. These will be highlighted in the soon-to-be-released updated rule book, which will be posted on the ISEF website in June. Once the 2019-2020 forms have been released, we will upload them on the DMRSEF website.

If you will be working on your 2020 project this summer, make sure you have all of your paperwork completed PRIOR to starting experiments. It is okay to use the 2018-2019 forms if you start before the release of the new 2019-2020 forms.

If you have any questions about forms or need clarification on a rule, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 303-315-1730 or denversciencefair@ucdenver.edu

 

Last Chance for Summer Camps

 

CU Denver will be offering two science-based summer camps this June for elementary and middle school students. See below for details.

 

Urban Ecology Camp for rising 7th-9th grade students

Work with real scientists to explore Colorado ecology!

 June 17 – 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

at the Auraria Campus and local research sites

Cost: $425; includes all materials and transportation to research sites, but does not include meals.

 

 

Science in the City: STEAM Camp for rising 1st-6th grade students

Work with real experts to discover topics in

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics

 June 24 – 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

at the Auraria Campus

Cost: $350; includes all materials but does not include meals.

Before care (8:30-9:30 a.m.) and after care (3:30-4:30 p.m.) are available.