Student representatives from SVP Tucson investee, SARSEF won big at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project (ISWEEEP), including a Senior from Oro Valley, AZ, Jeremiah Pate who won multiple awards including an all-expenses paid trip to the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) with attendance to the Nobel Prize Awards.
Looking at the list below shows the incredible critical thinking and problem solving skills that our local students are engaged in as a result of the opportunities provided by SARSEF. With the powerful mission, to create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering, SARSEF continues to inspire. SVP Tucson considers it an honor and privilege to support the sustainability and impact of the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation. Get ready to be impressed by the list below!
- Jeremiah Pate, Senior from Oro Valley, AZ won the following awards for his project on curing Parkinson’s disease using the body’s own cellular defenses. “Ameliorating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Using Optimized Chaperones: An in silico Approach”
- Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS (Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar) Award The SIYSS is a week-long multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. The seminar is held in Stockholm, Sweden and includes an all-expenses paid trip featuring attendance at the Nobel Prize Awards
- Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000
- Intel ISEF First Place Award of $3,000
- University of Arizona Tuition Scholarship $40,000
- Joseph Galasso, a Junior from Tucson AZ won an Intel ISEF Third Place Award of $1,000, a $40,000 Scholarship to the University of Arizona, and a Scholarship to Arizona State University for his project entitled: “A Novel, Cost-Effective Water Filtration and Desalination Technique Based on Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers”
- Amanda Minke, a Senior from Oro Valley, AZ won a$40,000 ISEF Scholarship to the University of Arizona for her project entitled: “Analyzing the Practical Application of Filtering Pb 2+ Using Freshwater Algae, Phase Four”
- Natalia Jacobson, a Junior from Vail, AZ won an ISEF Scholarship to Arizona State University for her project “The Effect of Nosema on the Honey Bee’s Brain”
- Jeremy Wang, Meena Ravishankar, and Vishakk Rajendran, Freshmen from Tucson, AZ won a $1000 Award from the National Anti-Vivisection Society at ISEF for their project “Developing a Novel 3D-Printed Solution to Aid Healing Fractured Wing Bones of Wild Birds”
- Jules Wyman, a Senior from Tucson, AZ won an ISWEEEP Silver Award for his project “Thermal Ecology of Desert Lizards in Climatic Context”.