by AzSEF manager, Miachelle DePiano
STC-Phoenix continued its tradition of judging project reports at this year’s Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF). We reviewed and judged nearly 500 reports by almost 600 students.
This year’s AzSEF participants were different in that students must have placed first in a lower-level
science fair in order to be eligible for AzSEF.
This year’s winners in the junior and senior divisions were:
- Junior, 2nd Place: Jacob Gansalves, “Worldwide Crisis Due to Shortage of Resources”
- Junior, 1st Place: Benjamin Lee, “Use of Soil Bacteriophages to Prevent Bacterial Contamination in Meat”
- Senior, 2nd Place: Saisanjana Kalagra, “Effects of Social, Economic and Environmental Factors on Food Security”
- Senior, 1st Place: Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang, “Investigating New Polymers for a Chlorine Tolerant RO Membrane”
Jan Kruse and Miachelle DePiano attended the awards ceremony on April 4th at the Phoenix Convention Center South Hall, and presented the winners with certificates and cash prizes.
A special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers who helped judge the event, and to Russell Kepner for working with AzSEF to get our online voting application rebuilt for next year’s AzSEF completion.