Los Alamos Nets 19 State Science and Engineering Fair Awards

LAPS News:

This year, 22 Los Alamos projects qualified for the 2013 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair held April 4-5 at the New Mexico Tech Campus in Socorro.

Of those 22 projects, 19 received state awards – a tremendous accomplishment as the students competed against 300 students from across the state.

In addition to the category and special awards, Los Alamos Public School students took home three of the eight Grand Awards in the Junior and Senior Divisions.

Los Alamos Grand Award winners include los Alamos Middle School student Colin Hehlen and Los Alamos High School students Cole Kendrick and Holly Erickson.

Kendrick and Erickson‘s Grand Awards qualified them to represent the State of New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 12-17 in Phoenix.

LAHS student David Murphy qualified at the regional level to represent the Northeastern New Mexico Region.

The local students and their parents have the opportunity to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where they will compete against 1,200 students from across the globe for more than $2.5 million in prizes and awards.

Also, LAHS student Amanda Mercer is the 1st place winner in the New Mexico Academy of Science Paper Competition.

2013 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

State of New Mexico International Science & Engineering Fair Qualifiers and Grand Award Winners from Los Alamos:

Coleman Kendrick

School: Los Alamos High School

Senior Division Physical Sciences Grand Award New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair. All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where students are eligible to compete as exhibitors against 1,200 students from across the globe for $2.5 million dollars in prizes and awards. Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the Senior Division in the field of Physical Sciences.

First Place Senior Division Physics & Astronomy New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Professional Aerospace Contractors Association PACA) of New Mexico Second – $150 award

United States Metric Association.

Holly Erickson

School: Los Alamos High School

Senior Division Physical Sciences Grand Award New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, where students are eligible to compete as exhibitors against 1,200 students from across the globe for $2.5 million dollars in prizes and awards. Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the Senior Division in the field of Physical Sciences.

First Place Senior Engineering New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science and Sandia

National Labs/Lockheed Martin Senior Division, Second Place – $100 award

National Society of Professional Engineers Certificate of Merit and pin

New Mexico Tech $750 scholarship to New Mexico Tech

Professional Aerospace Contractors Association PACA) of New Mexico Second – $150 award

Society of Women Engineers, New Mexico Tech Student Section TI 84 calculator

United States Air Force Laptop backpack, personal lunch bag, 3-in-1 Calculator/ Picture Frame/LCD Digital Clock, Helicopter pen. To encourage studies in the math, sciences and engineering areas.

Vannetta Perry Award Plaque Presented to the project which best exemplifies the love of scientific exploration.

Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair International Science & Engineering Fair Qualifier:

David Murphy

School: Los Alamos High School

All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., where students are eligible to compete as exhibitors against 1,200 students from across the globe for $2.5 million dollars in prizes and awards.

First Place Senior Division Earth & Planetary Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

American Meteorological Society certificate and flash drive

United States Army certificate of achievement

For the exhibit which shows creative scientific endeavor in the areas of atmospheric and related

oceanic and hydrologic sciences

United States Army Certificate of Achievement

Colin Hehlen

School: Los Alamos Middle School

Junior Division Physical Sciences Grand Award. A graphing calculator; a $100 cash award; and subscription to Science News. Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the Junior Division in the field of Physical Sciences.

First Place Junior Division Engineering New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Broadcom MASTERS Program nominee, outstanding projects are eligible to compete for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS Finals.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Certificate and Medal

National Society of Professional Engineers Certificate of Merit and pin

Amanda Mercer

School: Los Alamos High School

Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science and Sandia

National Labs/Lockheed Martin Senior Division, First Place – $200 award

Third Place Senior Division Mathematical Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science and Sandia

National Labs/Lockheed Martin American Vacuum Society, Senior Division, Second Place – $125 award

David K. Shortess Award Plaque presented to the project exhibiting outstanding quality in logic and clarity of presentation.

Sam Menefee

School: Mountain Elementary School

First Place Junior Division Behavioral & Social Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Broadcom MASTERS Program Nominees. Outstanding projects are eligible to compete for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS Finals.

Alexander Ionkov

School: Los Alamos Middle School

First Place Junior Computer Science New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award $200 award plus a certificate to encourage increased participation in Computer Science.

Donald Poston

School: Los Alamos Middle School

First Place Junior Mathematical Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Broadcom MASTERS Program Nominee outstanding projects are eligible to compete for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS Finals.

Connor Bailey

School: Los Alamos High School

Third Place Senior Computer Science New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Jovan Zhang

School: Los Alamos High School

Third Place Senior Mathematical Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

United States Army Certificate of Achievement

Allison Lakis

School: Piñon Elementary School

Third Place Junior Physics & Astronomy New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

AVS Science and Technology Society, New Mexico Chapter, Junior First – $200 cash award plus award for teacher, for the most creative chemistry or physics entry that successfully followed the scientific method.

Priyanka Velappan

School: Los Alamos High School

Honorable Mention Junior  Microbiology New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering Tote Bag and $50 award

Devon Conradson

School: Los Alamos High School

Honorable Mention Senior Physics & Astronomy New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico First – $300 award

Ruby Selvage

School: Los Alamos Middle School

Honorable Mention Junior Environmental Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science and Sandia

National Labs/Lockheed Martin American Vacuum Society, Junior Division, Second Place – $100 award

Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science and Sandia

National Labs/Lockheed Martin Junior Division, Third Place – $50 award

New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering Tote Bag and $50 award for young women to encourage them to consider a career in science and engineering

New Mexico Solar Energy Association Third Place, $35 Cash Award

Jordan Bailey

School: Los Alamos Middle School

Honorable Mention Junior Medicine & Health Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Maria-Jaleh McTeigue and Ani Nadiga (Team Project)

School: Los Alamos High School

Honorable Mention Senior Behavioral & Social Sciences New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

American Psychological Association Educational Directorate Certificate for a project which demonstrates outstanding research in psychology.

American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter Third – $25 cash award plus certificate

Ashmore Award $50 cash award In memory of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles M. Ashmore

Coalition for Excellence in Science Education $200 cash award

Sarah Shipley

School: Los Alamos Middle School

Honorable Mention Junior Microbiology New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Elijah Pelofske

School: Barranca Mesa Elementary School

Honorable Mention Junior Engineering New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Editor’s note: The first New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair (NMSEF) was held in 1953 at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, three years after the first National Science Fair was organized by Science Service. In 2008 Science Service changed its name to Society for Science & the Public .

NMSEF accepts the top exhibits from the six regional science fairs in the state.It is held each April on the campus of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. Its objectives are to recognize and reward excellence in science, mathematics, and engineering projects carried out by junior high and high school students from throughout the state. Winners at the state level compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in a major city every May. The site for the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is Phoenix May 12-17.

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