2021 SARSEF Winners

Winning Educators
Winning Schools

2021 Winning Projects by School

Acacia Elementary School
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3-EE004
Alexis Paschal

What Material Makes the Best Parachute?
Ray Cammack Shows Creativity in Engineering Award – 5 Carnival Ride Cards for Pima County Fair or Arizona State Fair

Janice Mason
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-CH012
Jacob Manning

Eggshell Geodes
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society for Elementary School – $35 check and gift bag

Jennifer Billings
Chemical Sciences
Agua Caliente Elementary School
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K-PM003
Norah Grace

How Are Rainbows Made?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Nicole Mikkelson
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
1-PM101-C
Class of 24

Sounds All Around
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Deb Goepfrich
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
2-BE001
Madison Silverman

Does Color Affect Taste?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Best Female Project, 2nd Grade – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Becky Beier
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-EA004
Avery Johnson

Geodes
Student Award for Geoscience Excellence – $25 check and certificate
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
for Elementary School – $35 check and gift bag

Jennifer Mansour
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-HW004
Gabriel H. Pelletier

The Effect of Caffeine on Mealworms
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Shannon Jeffrey
Health and Wellness
3-CH008
Presley Trubee-Wik

Which Water Is Best?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Shannon Jeffrey
Chemical Sciences
4-EE004
Claire Beverage

Clean vs. Dirty
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Stacy Carter
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-ER008
Adam Keeme
Zachary Keeme

Can a Robot Navigate a Maze?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Ellen Rieger
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-EA003
Noemi D. Celani

What Can the Mesquite Trees in My Yard Tell Me About the History of Climate and Site Changes on My Property?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Nancy Ingerson
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Amphi Academy Online K-5
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2-PM102-C
Class of 30

Fly Away with Us.
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Brenda Mendez
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
2-CH007
Ella Schulzkump

Frozen Ice Balloon Materials
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science – $25 check, certificate and award ribbon

Brenda Mendez
Chemical Sciences
2-PM002
Ella Taliaferro

Rocket to the Moon
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Excellence in Earth and Space Sciences – Lunar Meteorite

Brenda
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
4-AP105-C
Class of 29

Smell This-How Do Different Scents Change a Dog’s Behavior?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Angela Hitt
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-ER015
Greyson Vann-Pett

A Bird’s Best Friend
Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly – $25 check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate
Scottie Wright Memorial Excellence in Engineering – Award for Creativity and Persistence in Engineering
The Ruby Memorial Award – $25 Check and certificate

Patricia Lindberg
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Amphitheater High School
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HS-HB012
Mia Hernandez

Preliminary Study to Identify Changes in Inhibitory Neurotransmitter Receptor Expression Level and Distribution in Retinas From Diabetic Mice
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Outstanding Research in Immune Deficiencies – $100 check and cert

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Health and Biomedical Science
BASIS Oro Valley
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8-EA008
Pranoy Solomon

Under Pressure
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
NOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award – $25 Check, Certificate, and Letter

Rajeev Solomon
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-HB028
Mykaela Salvacion

Cabozantinib Interactions with Pancreatic Cancer Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Animal or Plant In Vitro Biology Award – $25 Check, Formal letter of congratulations
Regeneron Biomedical Science Award – $500 and certificate
The UACC Award for Early Scientific Inquiry – Gift cards

Tommaso Cioni
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-BI004
Nicole Dennis Talley

Study of Small Molecules Targeting Superoxide Dismutase 1 in Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Foundation Scholarship – $2000 Scholarship

Tomasso Cioni
Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
BASIS Scottsdale Primary
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2-EE001
Rishi Setia

Traffic Powered Wind Turbine
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Pooja Setia
Energy and Environmental Engineering
BASIS Tucson
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K-EA002
Kiaan Kotadia

Magnifying the Solar Energy
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Amibahen Gandhi
Earth and Environmental Sciences
1-PM001
Aarya Patel

Balloon Rocket: Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Deepaben Nilesh Patel
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
BASIS Tucson North
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HS-BI006
Trey Allen

Human Stem-cell Derived Heart Tissue Monolayer Image-based Analysis: Manual vs. Automatic ROI Designation
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

John Rosinbum
Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
HS-RC007
Sahasrakshi Dasika

A Cryptocraft: From Caesar to Now
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Kalyan Dasika
Robotics and Computer Science
HS-EL009
Bella Lee

Mobile Vacuum COVID-19 Vaccine Freezer
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Heather Parra
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School
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8-EE007
Ximena Balmaceda
Claudia Anne Niragira
Aidin Valles

Urbis Lumen: A Sustainable Lunar City
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jackie Nichols
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-EE011
Michael Bramlett
Julian Gomez
Sean Griffin

New Luna City – The City of Stars
Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly – $35 check and certificate

Jackie Nichols
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Booth-Fickett Math and Science Magnet School
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K-HW103-C
Class of 12

Cover Your Sneeze
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Sascha Quartey
Health and Wellness
4-CH102-C
Class of 15

The Expansion of Water Molecules in Warm and Freezing Climates
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Cameron Manjarre
Chemical Sciences
5-BE102-C
Class of 20

Subject vs. Gender Survey
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jenalyn Almodiel
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-EA005
Belen Campa-Ortega

The Truth About Your Disinfectant Products
Best Female Project, 5th Grade – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Jenalyn Almodiel
Earth and Environmental Sciences
6-CH101-C
Class of 16

Which Cereal Stays Crunchy the Longest ?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Melvin Williams, Jr.
Chemical Science
6-CH102-C
Class of 9

Which Bread Stays Fresher?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Food Safety Award Honorable Mention (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – Framed Certificate

Melvin Williams, Jr.
Chemical Science
6-HW101-C
Class of 14

Does Yoga Affect Flexibility?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Melvin Williams, Jr.
Health and Wellness
6-CH012
Cara L Lyons

Which Fire Starter Lights up Your Night?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Melvin Williams, Jr.
Chemical Science
6-EE008
Kairi Maurer

Does the Type of Recyclable Material Affect the Temperature of a House?​
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Melvin Williams, Jr.
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-CH003
Danae Dixon

Water Filtration
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Adelle McNiece
Chemical Science
7-PM004
Adrienne Smith

Rocket Shooter
Aerospace Excellence Award – $50 Gift Certificate to Rocketry Works

Adelle McNiece
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-ER006
Lisa Trinh

How Does the Shape of a Boat's Hull Affect the Speed of the Boat?
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

Jessica Maurer
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Borman Elementary School
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6-EA013
Abigail D'Anthony

Predicting The Weather!
Aspiring Meteorologist Award – MRK boards – Arduino hardware: 1) maker 1000 with wifi, 2) environmental shield with sensors

Adam Norzagaray
Earth and Environmental Science
8-HW025
Izzy Noe

Music Sleep Study
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Adam Norzagaray
Health and Wellness
Canyon del Oro High School
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HS-AS010
Zander Bryan Reed Dickey

Active Sensing for the Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) When Faced With Unpredictable Situations
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Christopher Chen
Animal Science
HS-CM006
Aaron Trinh

The Feasibility of the Extraction of (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-enal from Cinnamomum cassia Bark Using Water and Aqueous Ethanol as Solvents in Distillation
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship

Jill Christman
Chemical and Material Science
Canyon View Elementary School
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K-AP005
Autumn Andrews-Hanna

Animal intelligence: How smart is Jasper?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
3rd Place Elementary School Award – TI-15 Calculator
Good Dog, Roo – $25 check and certificate
Lola's Legacy (somehow include: Lilah and Svea's names – $ 20 Check and Certificate

Mrs. Gibson
Animal and Plant Sciences
K-AP004
Amelie Puell

Wondering if Plants Like Milk
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Robert Henikman
Animal and Plant Sciences
1-PM003
Myla Closterman

Connecting With Electricity
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Best Female Project, 1st Grade – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Mrs. Bangert
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
2-CH004
Clara Frey

How Do Different Flours Affect Chocolate Chip Cookies?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Kupper
Chemical Sciences
2-AP004
Abby Henson

What is an ants favorite food?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pawloski
Animal and Plant Sciences
3-AP010
Isabelle Babst
Sumachaya Sumchachool

Life Cycle of a Fruit Fly – Does It Depend on the Type of Fruit?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mary Clark
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-PM008
Luke William Frey

Which is more important for cloud duration and thickness: temperature or water?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Oliver
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
4-CH016
Amelia Holmes

Bzzzz: What's That White Stuff?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Innovative Chemistry Award – $50 check and certificate

Ms. Oliver
Chemical Sciences
Casas Christian School
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6-EA006
Mateo Hearn

What Soundproof Material Works Best?
Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science – $25 check, certificate and award ribbon

Joe Beard
Earth and Environmental Science
6-CH009
Stone William McCaleb

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) and Electroplating
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Joe Beard
Chemical Science
6-CH006
Nicole Kalea Njoroge

What Drinks Cause the Most Tooth Decay?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Joe Beard
Chemical Science
Castlehill Country Day School
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3-ER021
Tyler Fischer

Playing Bridge: Testing Weight Capacity
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Fred Roberts
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-BE008
Shelly Gisches

My Ice Cream Is Expensive: It Must Be Delicious
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Fred Roberts
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-HW006
James Ludi

How Well Do You Wash Your Hands?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Fred Roberts
Health and Wellness
4-AP017
Frannie Guzman

The Incredible Three: Super Kittens Fly Again
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AZAALAS Special Award of Merit – $50 Check and Certificate
Best Female Project, 4th Grade – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Good Dog, Herc – $25 check and certificate
Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly – $25 check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Fred Roberts
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-AP016
Gwen Rutschman

Great Garden Growth: The Effect of Earthworms in Garden Soil
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Seeded Produce Award for Agricultural Creativity and Innovation – $100 check and certificate

Fred Roberts
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-AP013
Rainey Saffer

California Poppies
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Fred Roberts
Animal and Plant Sciences
Catalina Foothills High School
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HS-HB027
Megan A. Bime

Changes in Bile Acid During Obesity and Prebiotic Treatment
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Tiffanie Bialis
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-EA055
Gabriel Declercq

Indian Monsoon
NOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award – $25 Check, Certificate, and Letter
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Tiffanie Bialis
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-HB031
Zachary A. Keyes

Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor's Ability to Maintain Pluripotency in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Compared to That of Nine Similar-structured Small Molecules
Animal or Plant In Vitro Biology Award – $25 check, Formal letter of congratulations

Tiffanie Bialis
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-BE040
Annalise A. Mendoza
Kulindu T. Vithanachchi

How the Pandemic Impacted Activities and Mental Health
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate

TIffanie Bialis
Behavioral and Social Science
Centennial Elementary School
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Teacher / Category
6-BE012
Melissa Bronson

Does Color Affect Memory?
Youth in Science – $25 check and certificate

Mrs. Harakal
Behavioral and Social Science
Cibola High School
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HS-AS007
Zarrin Askari

Investigation on Amino Acid DL-Phenylalanine’s Ability as a Cognitive Stimulant in V. costata
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Caterpillar Foundation's Building Arizona's Future Award – $1500 for a project that builds a better world
SARSEF Alumni Award – $100 check and certificate

Patricia Garcia
Animal Science
HS-EL003
Hailey Chualmorkodt

The Smart Toilet – An Automated Urine Screening Device for Kidney Failure, Bladder Cancer, and Prostate Enlargement
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Dr. Uhl STEM Integration Award – Best Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Patricia Garcia
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
HS-AS012
Kailey Garcia
Hannah Lee

The Effects of Microplastics in Our Environment on Sphingidae
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Patricia Garcia
Animal Science
HS-EA021
Esperanza Guizar
Rodrigo Guizar Jr.

Fast Fashion on Photosynthesis
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Grace under Pressure Award – $50 check and certificate

Patricia Garcia
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-HB024
Kylie Gwynn

You Are What You Eat! Prediction of Food Allergy Development
Food Safety Award Honorable Mention (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – Framed Certificate

Patricia Garcia
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-BI005
Quinn Nemeth

Differentiating Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Into Nephron Cell Types Using Extracellular Matrix Proteins and Soluble Growth Factors
Animal or Plant In Vitro Biology Award – $25 check, Formal letter of congratulations from Society for In Vitro Biology

Kimberly Adkins
Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
HS-BE022
Valeria Robles

Is It a Male or Female Thing?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Patricia Garcia
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-AS018
Cole Steinmetz

How Will (Z)-9-Tricosene, Food, and the Combination of Both, Perform at Catching M. domestica?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Kimberly Adkins
Animal Science
Cienega High School
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Teacher / Category
HS-BE018
Emilie McClellan

Our Warmer World
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
AZ Psych Association Psychological Science Award – $100 Check and certificate
Bettering Ourselves and Our Planet – $25 and certificate

Lisa Baker
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA022
Isabel Ross

Green Infrastructure Impacts on Carbon Cycling: Evaluating Changes in Soil Microbial Composition and Function
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship

Lisa Baker
Earth and Environmental Science
Cochise Elementary School
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1-ER001
Arya White

Beat the Heat – Will Sound Waves Put Out a Fire?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AZ Lotus Award for Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science – AZ Lotus Merchandise Pack + $100 gift certificate to the Diamondbacks Store
Dr. Uhl STEM Integration Award – Best Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Excellence in Scientific Research – $25 cash and certificate

Ty White
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Continental School
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3-AP101-C
Class of 25

Color Changing Carnations
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Sharon Flowers
Animal and Plant Sciences
3-PM101-C
Class of 25

Why Do Stars Come Out at Night?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Excellence In Science – $40 cash and certificate

Mrs. House
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
6-EE009
Justin Burkhalter
Samuel Rothermal

Keep Your Food the Way You Want It
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Donna Grimes
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-HW012
Robert Brubaker
Grace Matthews

RGB LED Color Changing Light Sphere
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Dr. Uhl STEM Integration Award – Best Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Ken Kratzer
Health and Wellness
Copper Creek Elementary School
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Teacher / Category
4-AP106-C
Class of 23

Pollinators in Our Neighborhoods
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Esther Chapman Memorial Award for Curiosity And Plant Science – $50 check and certificate

Tara Wieber
Animal and Plant Sciences
Coronado K-8 School
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7-BE006
Gabriella John

Does The Color Of Food Affect People's Opinion and Taste?
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Lauren Marlatt
Behavioral and Social Science
Cottonwood Elementary School
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Teacher / Category
K-EA001
Caleb Fuchs

Volcano Eruption
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pam Maguire
Earth and Environmental Sciences
K-PM002
Jude Hermosa

Zoom! Who Will Go the Farthest?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pam Maguire
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
K-EE001
Hridya Sreekanth

Wind Power & Lego Anemometer!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Pam Maguire
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-ER012
Harikesh Sreekanth

Gear Magic!!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Pam Maguire
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Crane Middle School
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Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-AP001
Carolyn Ann Meade

Fish Bait
Junior League of Tucson Future Health and Wellness Leader Award – $50 check and certificate

Nicole Rangel
Animal and Plant Science
Desert Willow Elementary School
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Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-CH011
Melanie Livingood

Color Chromatography
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Kamree Cady
Chemical Sciences
Doolen Middle School
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Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-BE006
Lucas Comesana

Isolation in Quarantine
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate
ASQ Sponsored Award – $50 check and certificate

Marisa Kleiman
Behavioral and Social Science
6-BE005
Jack Elliot

Game Time
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Marisa Kleiman
Behavioral and Social Science
6-CH015
Mason Huey

How Does Sunlight Affect Rubber Bands?​
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Marisa Kleiman
Chemical Science
6-PM010
Alexander Macholtz

Box It Up
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Marisa Kleiman
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
6-HW012
Jonah Plemons

Melting Magic
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Marisa Kleiman
Health and Wellness
6-EA009
Sabrina Wexler

The Effects of Pollutants on Artemia
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Marisa Kleiman
Earth and Environmental Science
6-EA008
Ariadne Wolgemuth

Which Desert Plant Reduces Carbon Dioxide and Temperature the Most?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Environmental Impact Award – $25 Check and certificate
Honorable Mention – $25 cash, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Marisa Kleiman
Earth and Environmental Science
7-HW012
Ben Brumley

Pandemic Printing
Critical Thinking Excellence in Science and Engineering – $25 Check and Certificate

Ivan D Yocum
Health and Wellness
7-EE012
Ellen Dorsey-Sanchez

The Bright Green Hope: The Future's Biofuel. Does the Volume of Water Matter in Growing Algae?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

Ivan D Yocum
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-BE009
Zach Dye

Communication in a Time of Covid
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate
Science of Kindness Award – Ben's Bells gift bag
Southern Arizona Psychological Association Award – 3rd Place – $50 prize

Ivan D Yocum
Behavioral and Social Science
7-AP005
Chloe Howell

Keeping Strawberries Fresh
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Food Safety Award First Place (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $100 Check and Framed Certificate

Ivan D Yocum
Animal and Plant Science
7-EA009
Ella Stoddard

Be Clean to Go Green!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ivan D Yocum
Earth and Environmental Science
7-CH004
Ben Wexler

pH Indicators from Tucson Plant and Fruit Extracts
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Innovative Chemistry Award – $75 check and certificate
Third Place Award – $50, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Ivan D Yocum
Chemical Science
8-EE012
Brady Grabo

Going Green With Greywater
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Vantage West Credit Union Science and Engineering Award – $25 Target Gift Card

Ivan D Yocum
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-EA007
Jesus Mendoza-Villela

Carbon Inside the Household
Energy Solutions Award – $50 Check and certificate

Ivan D Yocum
Earth and Environmental Science
Dove Mountain CSTEM School
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Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-PM101-C
Class of 28

Sticky Sticks
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Velazco
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
2-CH102-C
Class of 19

Eww… Brown Guacamole!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Food Safety Award (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education –
First Place – $100 Check and Framed Certificate
Use Your Noodle – $25 check and certificate

Maria Fallon
Chemical Sciences
3-BE101-C
Class of 28

Help Spread the Smile Virus: 15 Minutes of Smiles Could Save 15% or More on Happiness!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Leyvas
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-HW101-C
Class of 27

Can You Breathe?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Belden
Health and Wellness
4-PM002
Weston Booth
Benjamin Clark

Up! Up! and Away!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Aerospace Excellence Award – $50 Gift Certificate to Rocketry Works

Mrs. Sera
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
4-ER001
Ellie Divijak
Madison Divijak

Burrrrrrrrrs Be Gone!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly – $25 check and certificate

Mrs. Sera
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
4-AP002
Ellie Johnson

Oceans Galore
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Sera
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-PM001
Barrett Mortenson

Light Color Effect on Low Light Vision
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy – $50 Check, Certificate (framed), membership

Mrs. Mitchell
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
4-CH002
Ben Wiggins

Got Milk! Turning Milk Into Bioplastic
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Mitchell
Chemical Sciences
5-CH004
Evan Huntington

Erosion and Corrosion of Sedimentary Rocks
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ms. Quiroz
Chemical Sciences
5-BE018
Audrey Moore
Morgan Moore

Typer vs. Writer: Who Will Win?
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Mrs. Quiroz
Behavioral and Social Sciences
6-EA002
Benjamin Barrett

Vehicle Pollution at Various Crossroads
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ms. Jefferson
Earth and Environmental Science
6-ER001
Rori L. Divijak

Flip-O-Hat
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Wellman
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
6-PM003
Max Joseph Larsen

Frigid and Boiled Rubber
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Lang
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
6-BE002
Ashton Nebeker

How Do Petroglyphs of the Hohokam Tribes Prove Interaction Across Long Distances?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Southern Arizona Psychological Association Award – 1st Place – $100 prize
The Haven Award of Excellence – $75 check and certificate

Mrs. Wellman
Behavioral and Social Science
6-PM001
Kevin Tonery Nathaniel

Which Bat Has More "Pop"?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Lang
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
7-ER011
Elizabeth DeWitt

The Food Detective
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
The Grit Award – Girl – $100 check and certificate

Shelley Wermuth
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-AP007
Abigail Ditsch

Which Will Be the Berry Best?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Food Safety Award – Second Place (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $75 Check and Framed Certificate

Shelley Wermuth
Animal and Plant Science
7-BE003
Devin Loya

Do Students Learn Better In-Person or Online?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ms. Wermuth
Behavioral and Social Science
8-PM002
Samden Bottorf

Flying Tail-End
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Ochoa
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-EE008
River Allen Parsons
Ryder Cole Parsons

Saddle It Up
Youth in Engineering – $25 check and certificate

Lauren Ochoa
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-CH005
Brendan Ritchey

Freezing Batteries
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Ochoa
Chemical Science
8-PM005
Payeton Torres

BMX Racing: Do Gears Matter?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Ray Cammack Shows Creativity in Engineering Award – 5 Carnival Ride Cards for Pima County Fair or Arizona State Fair

Mrs. Mitchell
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Emily Gray Junior High
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-EE009
Katie Beverage

Reef Up
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize – $100 voucher and certificate

Mr. Greg Gaines
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-EE003
Santino Celani

The Auto Soil Testing and Hydration System
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Excellence in Civil Engineering (7th) – $150 Cash Prize and Certificate

Mr. Greg Gaines
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-AP002
Ben Head

Straight Up Soil Situation
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Robin M. Cattler Innovation Award – $50 Check and certificate
Third Place Award – $50, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Mr. Greg Gaines
Animal and Plant Science
7-EA002
Lea Layton
Megan L Lujan

Which Natural Process Slows Down Decomposition Best?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
The Lemon Tree – $50 check and certificate

Mr. Greg Gaines
Earth and Environmental Science
7-BE004
Elise Mansour

Do Hummingbirds Have A Color Preference?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Mr. Greg Gaines
Behavioral and Social Science
7-ER007
Samuel M. Mata

Can You Make a Functioning Sleeping Bag Out of Bags From Amazon?
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Mr. Greg Gaines
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-ER003
Sabine Meredith

A Virtual Environment for Socializing During the Pandemic
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mr. Greg Gaines
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-EE004
Emme Moore

The Fauna Safe
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mr. Greg Gaines
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-EE005
Gavin Panttlia

Motion Light
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mr. Greg Gaines
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-BE002
Saturnino Felix-Pajkos

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Looking for a New System of Drawing Congressional Districts so Gerrymandering Cannot Affect Our Elections
Using Science in Responsible Citizenship – $50 and cert, gift bag

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Behavioral and Social Science
8-CH006
Nathan Ignatoff

Can Plant Waste Materials Extract Fabric Dye from Wastewater?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Chemical Science
8-EA005
Annika Koessler

Minimizing Microbial Menagerie – Why is Microbe Diversity Decreasing?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Leonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award – $50 check and certificate

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Earth and Environmental Science
8-HW008
Madeline McCabe

Does Wearing a Mask Affect Oxygen Levels?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Health and Wellness
8-BE001
Talya O'Neil

Article vs. Infographic: What Do Students Remember Better?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Excellence in Palm Oil Education – $25 check and certificate
Southern Arizona Psychological Association Award – 2nd Place – $75 prize

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Behavioral and Social Science
8-EA003
Daniel Provenzano

Sustainability of a Tucson Aquatic Habitat
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Leonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award – $50 check and certificate

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Earth and Environmental Science
8-BE004
Mia Ramos

Does the Ketogenic Diet Affect Cognitive Ability in People With Parkinson's Disease?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Adventure in Science Award – $45 check and cert
AZAALAS Special Award of Merit – $50 Check and Certificate

Mrs. Lara Huetter
Behavioral and Social Science
Emily Meschter Early Learning Center
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
PK-PM101-C
Class of 17

Bubble Bubble Double Trouble
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jennifer Oquendo
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
PK-HW101-C
Class of 20

Battle of the Handwashing
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jessica Jankowski-Gallo
Health and Wellness
PK-AP101-C
Class of 9

Candy Camouflage
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Ryan Larkin
Animal and Plant Sciences
PK-EA101-C
Class of 20

A Rainbow of Sun Prints
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Demitria Davey and Jessica Caramella
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Empire High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-CM002
Mikaela Nadine Dubreuil

Density: Fresh From the Oven
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Best Use of International System of Units Award – $25 Check and Certificate

Michael Frank, PhD
Chemical and Material Science
HS-PM011
Taylor Guinane

Have You Ever Seen Sound?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
1st Place High School Award – TI n-spire Calculator, Apple Air Pod Pro
Live Long and Prosper – $ 200 Check & Certificate

Michael Frank, PhD
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-RC004
Lillian Kugler

Wi-Fi Efficiency
Principles of Electromagnetics – Gold – $100 Check and certificate

Michael Frank, PhD
Robotics and Computer Science
HS-CM012
Maja Palmer
Maile Rand

The Effect of Chemical Composition on the Effectiveness of Antacids
Rising Female Chemist – $150 check and certificate

Michael Frank, PhD
Chemical and Material Science
HS-EL006
Jarrod Saffioti

Using an LDR to Detect the Ripeness of a Red Delicious Apple
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Michael Frank, PhD
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
HS-PS019
Nainika Menakuru
Elizabeth R. Smith

The Power of pH
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Michael Frank, PhD
Plant Science
HS-CM010
Eli Spendlove

The Effect of Duct Tape on Puncture Resistance
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Michael Frank, PhD
Chemical and Material Science
HS-MI008
Kayla Wittwer

Creosote, the Desert’s Native Antibiotic
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Food Safety Award – Second Place (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $75 Check and Framed Certificate
Tucson Herpetological Society – $150 check

Michael Frank, PhD
Microbiology
HS-CM011
Jerry Yu

The Effect of Different Cooking Methods on Vitamin C in Capsicum annuum
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Michael Frank, PhD
Chemical and Material Science
Esmond Station Iron Horses K-8
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-BE007
Sarah Carlson

Do Masks Mask Your Emotions?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate

Mrs. Cornejo
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-AP008
McKenna Kelly

Does the Temperature of Milk Change Cheese Quality?
Food Safety Award – Third Place(Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $50 Check and Framed Certificate

Mrs. Cornejo
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-HW014
Camille Homes

Stress and COVID19
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Morrison
Health and Wellness
5-BE013
Hannah Carlson

The Impact of Birth Order on Personality Type
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Oslund
Behavioral and Social Sciences
6-EA011
Micah Carlson

Combating Acid Rain in Arizona Lakes
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Ms. Matthias
Earth and Environmental Science
7-CH013
Emma Kelly

Pineapple Enzymes
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Galigher
Chemical Science
Esperero Canyon Middle School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-PM010
Iliana Wisniewski

The Power of Drops – How the Proportionality of Small to Large Raindrops Affects Erosion
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Live Long and Prosper – $100 Check & Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Elzbieta Wisniewski
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Fruchthendler Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
K-AP001
Elizabeth Angiulo

The Taste of Candy
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Cassie Konrath
Animal and Plant Sciences
K-AP002
Celeste M. Garcia

Growing Up……
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Cassie Konrath
Animal and Plant Sciences
K-PM001
Shaylyn Carole Maddock

Bubble Time
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Cassie Konrath
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
1-EE001
Hanna Marshall

Chick With Bricks
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Missy Boldt
Energy and Environmental Engineering
2-EA001
Alexander Angiulo

Water Preservation Farming
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ana Batiste
Earth and Environmental Sciences
2-PM001
Ruben Joseph Garcia

Burn, Burn, Burn!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
2nd Place Elementary School Award – TI-34 Calculator, Snap Circuits Set

Shannon Turnage
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
4-AP101-C
Class of 21

Hungry Pets
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Kimberly Mulligan
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-EE001
Toben Dorsey-Sanchez

Stopping Styrofoam With Rice and Salt: How Much Salt Does It Take?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Youth in Engineering – $25 check and certificate

Rane Clements
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Galasso Homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-PS009
Marina Galasso

Selaginella lepidophylla and Acetic Acid Applied to Maize Seeds to Improve Growth and Drought Tolerance
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Foundation Scholarship – $2000 Scholarship
Science Champion Award for Excellence in Using Science Innovatively – $25 Check, Certificate, Social Media Toolkit

Sandra Galasso
Plant Science
Gowan Science Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-AP001
Melanie Moore

Glyphosate vs. Household Herbicides
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Theodore Thorp
Animal and Plant Sciences
6-HW001
Erick Josiah Figueroa Orozco

Clash of the Face Masks
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Theodore Thorp
Health and Wellness
7-ER001
Samantha Chulamorkodt

The Intubation Shield – Essential COVID-19 Protective Gear for Paramedics and Anesthesiologists
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
2020 DoD STEM Leadership Prize – $100 and certificate
Broadcom Foundation Coding with Commitment – $250 gift certificate and Raspberry Pi Computer Kit

Theodore Thorp
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Gregory School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-ER101-C
Class of 11

Echolocation and Thwartation
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Original Idea Award – $45 check and cert

Jennifer DeBenedetti
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-BE105-C
Class of 11

How Do Pets Affect Our Health?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Jennifer DeBenedetti
Behavioral and Social Sciences
6-EA101-C
Class of 48

Farewell Feathered Friends: Southern Arizona Drought and Temperature Extremes
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Classroom Project: Success in Engineering – $25 check and certificate
Critical Thinking Excellence in Science and Engineering – $25 Check and Certificate
Excellence in Scientific Research – $25 cash and certificate
Innovative Thought in Engineering or Science – $50 check and certificate

Kelly Smith
Earth and Environmental Science
6-ER013
Maximus Domin

Slow Gravity
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Kelly Ann Smith
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Gutenkunst Homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
1-CH001
Cody Connor Gutenkunst

Science of Slime: How Does My Slime Change As I Change the Recipe?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Shannon Gutenkunst
Chemical Sciences
3-BE004
Carson Asher Gutenkunst

When Is the Park Most COVID-safe?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Shannon Gutenkunst
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Harvest Preparatory Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-CH004
Rebecca Rodriguez
Alexander Sandoval

What Kind of Household Materials Can Be Used to Stop/ Slow Down Apples From Browning?
Food Safety Award – Third Place(Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $50 Check and Framed Certificate

Glenn Ocana
Chemical Science
7-PM003
Isael Padilla

Effect Weight Has on an Airplane 
AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Engineering – $25 Check & Certificate

Rolando Bayarcal
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-CM001
Sheivanny Magaña

Primordial Soup the Origin Of Life: Creating Essential Macromolecules from Inorganic Sources.
2nd Place High School Award – TI n-spire Calculator, Wireless Microscope

Alfred Santos
Chemical and Material Science
HS-PS006
Ana Navarro

Defying Gravity: The Role of Nitric Oxide in Mediating Gravitropism in Natural and Synthetic Auxin
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alfred Santos
Plant Science
HS-HB001
Andrea Romero

Let's Fight Bac(teria)! Effects of Prosopis glandulosa (Mesquite) leaves Extract on Lowering the Antibiotic Resistance of Escherichia coli, Sarcina lutea, and Staphylococcus Epidermidis
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship

Alfred S. Santos
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-PS005
Miranda Salcido

Frosty Plants! Using Gibberellic Acids on Promoting Germination of Cryopreserved Lactuca sativa (Romaine Lettuce) Seeds
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alfred Santos
Plant Science
HS-EA010
Sheyla Solorzano

Save the Turtles! Investigating the Efficacy of Pestalotiopsis microspora Fungi vs. Ictalurus furcatus Fish Gut Biome in the Biodegradation of Polystyrene Microplastics
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Best Use of International System of Units Award – $25 Check and Certificate

Alfred S. Santos
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-PM004
Carlos Teodorovich

What Is Bernoulli’s Principle? The Relation Between Speed and Pressure on a Fluid
AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Engineering – $50 Check & Certificate
Outstanding Project in Nautical or Submarine Sciences – $250 check and certificate
Outstanding Science or Engineering Project – $25 check and certificate

Alfred Santos
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-EA014
Josselyn Hernandez
Jimena Uribe

Biocontrol for Toxic Algae
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Alfred Santos
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-EA012
Eveleen Velarde

Think Before You Drink! Comparative Water Analysis of City of Yuma and San Luis Drinking Fountains
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Alfred Santos
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-HB011
Gabriel Bojorquez
Ricardo Villarreal

The Effectiveness of Copaiba (The Effects of Copaifera reticulata on Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria)
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Vangielyn Dela Cruz
Health and Biomedical Science
Hermosa Montessori Charter School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-CH004
Luca McGill

Juicy, Jiggly, Jittery Spheres – The Effects of High and Low pH Levels and Sodium Citrate on Spherification
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Nancy Steinke
Chemical Sciences
5-HW003
Noah McGill

So Long, Coronavirus! You Won’t Be ‘Mist’! – Designing and Building an Economical Ventilation System to Reduce the Transmission of Airborne Pathogens Like COVID Aerosols in Indoor Classrooms
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Mattie JT Stepanek Promising Scientist Award – $50 check and certificate

Nancy Steinke
Health and Wellness
5-BE002
Atticus Riggs

Do Cats Purr-fer Circles?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Michelle Ross
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Highland Free School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-HW013
Benjamin Baker

Breathtaking Science
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Teresa Rodriguez
Health and Wellness
Homer Davis Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-AP104-C
Class of 16

The Moon Matters
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jessica Howe
Animal and Plant Sciences
Huachuca City School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-EE020
Julia L. Agee

Power of the Wind
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Joel Barrington
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Imago Dei
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-HW017
Dominic Felix

The Doorway Experiment
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Jennifer Mattes
Health and Wellness
Immaculate Heart Elementary and Middle School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-HW102-C
Class of 18

Winning or Losing With More Video Game Time During COVID?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Jessica Reichling
Health and Wellness
5-EE101-C
Class of 17

Plant Power
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Ana Castro-Eubanks
Energy and Environmental Engineering
5-ER016
Ryder Asplin

The Automatic Rebounder
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ana Castro-Eubanks
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-CH001
Paul Fellinger

Smokey Situation
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Ana Castro-Eubanks
Chemical Sciences
5-ER018
Mary Kate Sadlowski

Stars
Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy – $75 Check, Certificate (framed), membership

Ana Castro-Eubanks
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-EA001
Lily Vibal

Cool It Down
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ana Castro-Eubanks
Earth and Environmental Sciences
6-HW102-C
Class of 26

How to Recharge in a Pandemic
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Theresa Chavez
Health and Wellness
6-AP015
Sara Reichling

How to Grow It Up When the Pandemic Has You Down
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Theresa Chavez
Animal and Plant Science
7-ER018
Ngoc Bui

Poor Wifi Signal? Explore the Cause of It
Principles of Electromagnetics – Silver – $50 Check and certificate

José Robles
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-PM007
Daniel DeGrood

Which Woods Bend More Before Breaking?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

José Robles
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
7-CH015
Laura Fellinger

The Business of Baking
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

José Robles
Chemical Science
8-CH021
Eva Haloftis

Desirable Disinfectant
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

José Robles
Chemical Science
8-EA015
Noah F. Labonte

Keep It Down
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jose Robles
Earth and Environmental Science
Immaculate Heart High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-EA007
Phuong Bui

Temperature's Effects on the Alkalinity of Seawater
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Dr. Mary G Lyons
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-PS001
Elizabeth Haloftis

The Effects of Sodium Polyacrylate on Radishes in Different Soil Ratios
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Dr. Mary G Lyons
Plant Science
Innovation Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
K-HW101-C
Class of 23

I Like to Move It, Move It
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Susan Steen and Lindsay Baeder
Health and Wellness
K-CH001
Grant Douglas

Nacho Regular Oven
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Jasmine's Super Cool Science Kid Award – $25.00

Paula Sotelo
Chemical Sciences
1-BE102-C
Class of 90

Learning to Bloom with Zoom
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Danielle Swartz
Behavioral and Social Sciences
2-BE101-C
Class of 27

The Super Puzzle Effect
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Lori Larussa
Behavioral and Social Sciences
2-AP102-C
Class of 30

Mylar Balloon Garden
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pam Barrett
Animal and Plant Sciences
2-ER001
Zane Douglas

Improbubble
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pam Barrett
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
2-EA004
Sophia Lococo

Do you want to know the best way to get rid of weeds?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Lori LaRussa
Earth and Environmental Sciences
2-CH001
Mila Lopez

Crayon Express
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lori Larussa
Chemical Sciences
2-EE002
Savanna Randall

Healthy, Happy Chickens with Water Conservation
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Bettering Ourselves and Our Planet – $25 and certificate

Lori Larussa
Energy and Environmental Engineering
2-EA003
Hermina Redman

Mites and Tites
RISING STALAGMITE AWARD – $50 check, SAG T-Shirt, Certificate of Appreciation, and an invitation to present your project at our general monthly meeting,

Pam Barrett
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-BE102-C
Class of 25

Read My Lips
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Rachelle Ferris
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-BE103-C
Class of 24

Am I Making Myself Clear?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mabel Rivera
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-HW103-C
Class of 20

Response Time: "Reflex"ions
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ashlyn Lehwald
Health and Wellness
3-PM003
Gauthier Allouis

What Keel for My Sailboat?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

Mabel Rivera
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
3-PM002
Jude Anderson

Race Down the Hill!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Rachelle Ferris
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
3-ER003
Leopoldo Delgado

The Social Distancer
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Ashlyn Lehwald
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-EA003
Aaron Eager

Water Cycle! How Evaporation & Condensation Work
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mabel Rivera
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-BE003
Ella Fendrick

Create to Save
Vantage West Credit Union Science and Engineering Award – $25 Target Gift Card

Mabel Rivera
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-BE002
Griffin Ferris

The Package Problem
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ferris
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3-AP005
Breckyn Koenig

Mistletoe Mischief
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Mabel Rivera
Animal and Plant Sciences
3-ER004
Zoe Larsen

The Problem of the Etch – A- Sketch
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
SARSEF Software Award – $100 Check and Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Mabel Rivera
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-EE005
Parker Serrato

Solar Power Storage
TEP Top Elementary School Project – $100 Check and Certificate

Ashlyn Lehwald
Energy and Environmental Engineering
3-CH006
Drake Taylor

Eggselent Substituted Sugar Cookies
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Food Safety Award – Honorable Mention (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – Framed Certificate

Mabel Rivera
Chemical Sciences
3-EA002
Eli Theiss

Soil Science
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Rachelle ferris
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-HW003
Giada Wylie

We Have the Beat
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Rachelle Ferris
Health and Wellness
4-BE102-C
Class of 22

Rockin' Remote Learning Using Online Tools
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mandi Cordell
Behavioral and Social Sciences
4-HW009
Audrey Alameda

Good Night. Sleep Tight. Don't Let The Anxiety Bite!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate

Mandi Cordell
Health and Wellness
4-EA005
Sydney Alber

Who Let the Dogs Out (of the Swimming Pool)?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Patricia Patchin
Earth and Environmental Sciences
4-ER009
Kanika Ashok Lalwani

Talking with Lights from a Distance
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mandi Cordell
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
4-CH010
Ellie Carter-Rogel

Wanna Be Starter Somethin'
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Nicole Tilicki
Chemical Sciences
4-BE003
Felix Croy

What Teaches Better, a Visual or Written Lesson?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mandi Cordell
Behavioral and Social Sciences
4-HW006
Talan Freytag

Help! I'm Moody and Crashing!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Two Boo Boos – $25 check and certificate

Mandi Cordell
Health and Wellness
4-HW010
Kalia Lopez

Reading Rainbow
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mandi Cordell
Health and Wellness
4-EE003
Lucas Randall

Eco Friendly Chicken Coop
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mandi Cordell
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-BE004
Jeremy Spruce

Memory Wars
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mandi Cordell
Behavioral and Social Sciences
4-AP010
Griffon Taylor

Sneaky Snacky Squirrels
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Patricia Patchin
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-HW005
Adalee Watson

Old Dog New Tricks ; Helping my Grandpa
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Junior League of Tucson Future Health and Wellness Leader Award – $50 check and certificate

Mandi Cordell
Health and Wellness
5-HW102-C
Class of 25

Building Our Community – Literally
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Science of Kindness Award – Ben's Bells gift bag

Niki Tilicki
Health and Wellness
5-CH103-C
Class of 21

What Are You Drinking?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Niki Tilicki
Chemical Sciences
5-BE104-C
Class of 23

Night or Light
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Sabina Vaswani
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-BE009
Payton Barrett

Kids at Play, Turning a Blind Eye
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Sabina Vaswani
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-PM009
Owen Cordell

Wheely, Wheely Bad
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Caterpillar Foundation's Building Arizona's Future Award – $250 for a project that builds a better world

Sabina Vaswani
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
5-HW013
Matthew D'Ambrosio

Mask Up, Arizona!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elisabeth Gingrich
Health and Wellness
5-CH018
Nancy Casanova
Kelsey Glud

Can We Save the Tea?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Nicole Tilicki
Chemical Sciences
5-HW015
Josh Moss

The Cost of Blue Light Reduction
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Sabina Vaswani
Health and Wellness
5-PM008
Jacob Oller

Brotherly Love
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elisabeth Gingrich
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
5-HW020
Alex Pike

Must I Dust?!?!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Nicole Tilicki
Health and Wellness
5-HW014
Torrence Salyer

The Calmer
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate

Elisabeth Gingrich
Health and Wellness
J. Robert Hendricks Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
K-ER101-C
Class of 12

Water Harvesting Playscape
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Innovative Thought in Engineering or Science – $25 check and certificate

Vanessa Schiess
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
2-AP101-C
Class of 19

Backyard Birding Builders
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Kaitlyn Dennis
Animal and Plant Sciences
2-HW101-C
Class of 8

Clean Hands
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Emma Lewis
Health and Wellness
2-EE101-C
Class of 22

Community Bird Feeders
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Melissa Siegel
Energy and Environmental Engineering
2-EA103-C
Class of 23

Backyard Bird Feeders
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Sarah Hitchings
Earth and Environmental Sciences
2-HW002
Sophie Brewer

Blood Flow
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Kaitlyn Dennis
Health and Wellness
2-EA005
Henry Heyer

Wildlife in Western Washes
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Saguaro National Park Award – $100 check and certificate
Sky Island Naturalist – certificate and Sky Island Alliance prizes
Tucson Herpetological Society – $50 check
Youth in Science – $25 check and certificate

Kaitlyn Dennis
Earth and Environmental Sciences
2-AP003
Ian Plumlee

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Kaitlyn Dennis
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-HW103-C
Class of 16

Super Spreader Classroom Germs
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Monica Valdez
Health and Wellness
5-EE010
Lilah Anderson Vosper

Feral Feeder
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Erica Neff
Energy and Environmental Engineering
6-CH016
Mariah Amador
Raeanne Smith

Freezing, Prserving and Creating a Model Cell
Rising Female Chemist – $75 check and certificate

Lydia Carlson
Chemical Science
6-EE004
Olivia Hitchings

The Pure Paintbrush Pristine
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Sonoran Glass School Award for Outstanding Creativity in Science – $70 Gift certificate to make a glass paperweight

Lydia Carlson
Energy and Environmental Engineering
6-EE005
Aayla Kentz

The Incinerator Truck
Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate

Lydia Carlson
Energy and Environmental Engineering
6-ER007
Sarah Thompson

The Scratcher
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Lydia Carlson
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Keller Homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
PK-ER001
Matthew Keller

Blast Away Sail Car
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Stephanie Keller
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Khalsa Montessori School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-PM005
Reed Bennon

Speed^3
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

David Ficke
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
7-PM008
Geneva Casertano

How Effective is Retro-Reflective Gear?
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

David Ficke
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
7-AP015
Lilah Hollister

Ready…Set…Grow!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

David Ficke
Animal and Plant Science
7-BE013
Richard Bove
Sorry Sissoko

Think Fast!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

David Ficke
Behavioral and Social Science
8-HW014
Greta Birkinbine

Efficacy of Different Fabrics in Face Masks
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

David Ficke
Health and Wellness
8-HW004
Aralin Cajas

The Science of Color Vision
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

David Ficke
Health and Wellness
8-ER012
Sam Cochran

Cleaning Robot
Scottie Wright Memorial Mechanical Engineering Award – Mechanical Engineering or Robotics

David Ficke
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
8-ER013
Sam Cormode

Lights, Motors, and Electricity
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

David Ficke
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
8-CH017
Eve Kpetehoto

pH vs. Plastic
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

David Ficke
Chemical Science
8-BE010
Serena Rezende-Tsao

The Electoral College Swing State vs. Non-Swing State
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Using Science in Responsible Citizenship – $50 and cert, gift bag

David Ficke
Behavioral and Social Science
8-PM006
Leif Terre

The Friction Prediction
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Pima County Fair's Creativity in Engineering Award – Family pack of 4 admission, 1 parking, and 4, 3 ride cards. (about an $85.00 Value)
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

David Ficke
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-ER007
Mia Leimroth
Darren Yong

Which Voice Assistant Is the Best?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

David Ficke
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Kofa High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-CM005
Chrissa B. Melton

Organic vs. Non-Organic
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Sonia Solis
Chemical and Material Science
Kowalski Home School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-EA001
Peyton Kowalski

Salinity at Agua Caliente Park
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Sky Island Naturalist – certificate and Sky Island Alliance prizes

Jeannette Olsson
Earth and Environmental Science
L. W. Cross Middle School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-BE003
Lillian Guzman

Rainbow Reading
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Behavioral and Social Science
6-HW005
Hassan Melhem Lorenzo Lopez

How Does Ozone Affect Pathogens Like Bacteria and Mold?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Health and Wellness
7-AP010
Keelynn Anderson

Reusable Dog Bandages
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Animal and Plant Science
7-ER009
Lucio Castellini

ABCalc – Reinventing How Woodworkers Calculate Board Footage. (or just “ABCalc” for short)
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Excellence in Engineering Scholarship – $500 Scholarship and certificate

Alexandria Vaughn
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-ER008
Jacob Hernandez

Pool Project
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-ER010
Josue Hernandez

The Universal Shoe
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-EA007
Ayden Knight

Does Temperature Influence a Tornado's Strength?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award – $25 Check, Certificate, and Letter

Alexandria Vaughn
Earth and Environmental Science
7-EA004
Chiara E Kretzer

Oreos Contain Palm Oil Which Negatively Affects Orangutans
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Excellence in Palm Oil Education – $25 check and certificate

Alexandria Vaughn
Earth and Environmental Science
7-HW009
Elizabeth Loehr
Brooke Lowe

Multi-Pack
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Health and Wellness
7-PM002
Kate McEuen

Beat Friction
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
7-AP006
Olive Parisi

Do Donkeys Taste the Same as Humans?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Pima County Fair's Creativity in Engineering Award – Family pack of 4 admission, 1 parking, and 4, 3 ride cards. (about an $85.00 Value)

Alexandria Vaughn
Animal and Plant Science
7-CH010
Brynn Quelland

Yeast vs. Sugar
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Chemical Science
7-HW007
Riley Schleicher

How Gross is Gross?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alexandria Vaughn
Health and Wellness
7-HW008
Camden Wong

Ultraviolet Power
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Alexandria Vaughn
Health and Wellness
Legacy Traditional School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-ER003
Melody Cowx

WiFi or SlowFi?
ASQ Sponsored Award – $50 check and certificate
Principles of Electromagnetics – Bronze – $25 Check and certificate

Tonya Younggren
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-CH102-C
Class of 32

Apple Oxidation
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Korie Sorhiem
Chemical Sciences
5-ER002
Paige Marie Patricia Green

Snowball Scooper
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

Thomas Kerdels
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
6-ER002
Cody Jerry Alan Green

Universal Webcam Mount
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Iliana Ochoa
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-PM001
Taylor Cowx

Up Your Golf Game!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Deann Ennen
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-HW007
Lauren Brown

Calcium = Strength
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Deann Ennen
Health and Wellness
8-CH007
Jazmyn Martin

Blondes Need Care, With All That Green Hair
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lindsey Oswald
Chemical Science
Lineweaver Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
1-HW101-C
Class of 19

How Long Is Long Enough?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Debbie Teece
Health and Wellness
1-BE101-C
Class of 17

Which Mask Is Better?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Madhavi Rachakonda
Behavioral and Social Sciences
1-EE101-C
Class of 18

String-Cup Telephones
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Elizabeth Cummins
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-BE101-C
Class of 25

Identifying People With Synesthesia
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Lourdes
Behavioral and Social Sciences
4-EA101-C
Class of 27

Wrinkly Fingers
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jen Metzler
Earth and Environmental Sciences
4-ER102-C
Class of 24

Pet Owner Problems – Solved!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Samantha Lauderdale
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
4-EA001
Sylvan LaRoche

Do Humans Affect Aquatic Life in Creeks?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
The Grit Award – Boy – $100 check and certificate

Samantha Lauderdale
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-BE101-C
Class of 27

Wait! Don't Touch Your Face!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Janine Malkin
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-EE102-C
Class of 27

Ramp It Up!
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Janine Malkin
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Lulu Walker Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
K-AP003
Nicolas A. Kelley

Birdwatching
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Robin M. Cattler Innovation Award – $50 Check and certificate
The Ruby Memorial Award – $25 Check and certificate

Jennifer Powers
Animal and Plant Sciences
2-AP001
Aurora Shepherd

Hydroponics vs. Soil
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ms. Newman
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-HW101-C
Class of 11

Effects of Yoga on Student Learning
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ASQ Sponsored Award – $50 check and certificate

Monique Berry-Kelley
Health and Wellness
4-EE101-C
Class of 20

Battery Power
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Meredith Burgess
Energy and Environmental Engineering
4-AP104-C
Class of 4

Amazing Worms
Pima County Fair's Creativity in Engineering Award – Family pack of 4 admission, 1 parking, and 4, 3 ride cards. (about an $85.00 Value)

Monique Berry-Kelley
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-ER006
Camdon Carrow

Burgler Box
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Monique Berry-Kelley
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
4-BE002
Dominic Ramirez

Adho Mukha Vrksasana Therapy
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Monique Berry-Kelley
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-CH101-C
Class of 20

Blowing Bubbles with Carbon Dioxide
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Feven Afewerki
Chemical Sciences
Mesquite (Yuma) Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-AP018
Gwenyth Stewart

Nutrients Testing
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lasich
Animal and Plant Science
Mountain Vista School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
1-AP101-C
Class of 40

Liquid Battles
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Amy McDonald & Christine Maki
Animal and Plant Sciences
7-AP003
Olivia Mota

Rainbow Seeds
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Louise and Christopher RoDee Wild Bird Study Award – $50 Check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Verdean Smith
Animal and Plant Science
7-CH008
Amber Santillana

Best Bacteria Reducing Project
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Verdean Smith
Chemical Science
8-CH008
Alexander Morgan

Dirty Money
Vantage West Credit Union Science and Engineering Award – $25 Target Gift Card

Verdean Smith
Chemical Science
Native American Science & Engineering Program (NASEP)
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-EA028
Jenavieve Echegaray
Lexana Echegaray

Biomimicry Is the Future
Honorable Mention – $25, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Carol Seanez
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-EA023
Maya Ross

How Good Is the Water in Bisnahyeeł, New Mexico?
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Carol Seanez
Earth and Environmental Science
Nelson Home School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-PS012
Alexander Nelson

mRNA Sequence Analysis to Determine Genes Causing Unilateral Incompatibility in S. lycopersicum and S. pennellii
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship

Sandy Nelson
Plant Science
Nickola Home School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-EE001
Avi Nickola

Can Airplanes Generate Electricity?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Langham Award for Excellence – $25 Check and Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Kat Nickola
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-ER001
Athena Rae Rader

The Five-In-One Bookmark
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Valerie Rempel
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Olsson homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-HW001
Edward L. Olsson

Filter Fantastic: What's in Your Mask?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jeannette Olsson
Health and Wellness
4-AP001
Kent Olsson

Walking With Chickens: An Excercise Study
Adventure in Science Award – $45 check and cert
Pima County Fair's Creativity in Engineering Award – Family pack of 4 admission, 1 parking, and 4, 3 ride cards. (about an $85.00 Value)
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Jeannette Olsson
Animal and Plant Sciences
6-EA001
Wade Olsson

The Fish Who Harnessed the Wind
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Excellence in Civil Engineering (6th) – $150 Cash Prize and Certificate
Innovative Thought in Engineering or Science – $50 check and certificate
The Guppy Guild – $50 check and certificate
Tucson Herpetological Society – $100 check

jeannette olsson
Earth and Environmental Science
Patagonia High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-PM006
Nicholas M Dekhtyar

Eddy Current Levitation
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
3rd Place High School Award – TI 84 Calculator
Outstanding Science or Engineering Project – $25 check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Allison Lemons
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Paulo Freire Freedom School – University
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-PM012
Lucas Gomez

Time's Shadow
Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy – $100 Check, Certificate (framed), membership

Steve Beall
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-EA012
Sofia Grajeda

What Is the Best Method to Clean Up an Oil Spill?
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Steve Beall
Earth and Environmental Science
Pistor Middle School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-ER002
Terince Morais
Sabian Ares Moreno-Grajeda

Prosthetics for Everyone
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Sang Lee
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
7-PM006
Joel Perez-Garcia

The Best Airplane
AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Engineering – $25 Check & Certificate

Sang Lee
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-HW020
Danielle Carrasco
Prakriti Sangraula

Mental Health-During COVID-19: How Are Students Really Doing?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Sang Lee
Health and Wellness
Pueblo High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-HB015
Asher Merlin Bankhead

The Effects of a Sedentary Lifestyle on Frontotemporal Dementia Disease Severity: Lessons from a Drosophila melanogaster Model
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Andrew Lettes, Ph. D.
Health and Biomedical Science
Richard B. Wilson School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-EA101-C
Class of 20

Paving the Way to Learning! A Class Project to Build a Better Outdoor Learning Space
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jocelyn Smerz
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-CH024
Liliana McCally

Sourdough Science
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jonelle Richardson
Chemical Sciences
Rohrbach Redshift Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-PM007
Isaac Rohrbach

Two Slits, Three Slits, Red Slits, Green Slits! The Triple Slit Experiment
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Certificate of Achievement in Astronomy – $50 Check, Certificate (framed), membership
Excellence in Earth and Space Science – Meteorites

Amanda Rohrbach
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
6-PM011
Samuel Rohrbach

X-Rays vs. Altitude: Which Exposes You to More Radiation – a Trip to the Mountains or a Trip to the Dentist?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
NASA Earth System Science Award – $25 Check and Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Amanda Rohrbach
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Roth Gordon Homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-HW002
Sophie Roth Gordon

Taking Control: How My Food and Exercise Decisions Impact My Blood Glucose Levels
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
The Haven Award for Outstanding Performance – $50 check and certificate

Derek Roth Gordon
Health and Wellness
HS-EA018
Henry Roth Gordon

Dynamic Agrivoltaics – Boosting Performance by Adding Movement to Solar Panels
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Energy Solutions Award – $100 Check and certificate
Science Champion Award for Excellence in Using Science Innovatively – $25 Check, Certificate, Social Media Toolkit
TEP Award of Excellence – $150 Check and Certificate
TEP Bright Mind Award – $1500 check and Certificate

Derek Roth Gordon
Earth and Environmental Science
Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
7-EA015
Michelle Melendrez
Ximena Ojeda

Rock Luster
Student Award for Geoscience Excellence – $25 check and certificate

Sean Mendoza
Earth and Environmental Science
Saint Joseph Catholic School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-ER101-C
Class of 15

Sound of Silence
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Patricia Ludovici
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
6-HW008
Katya Stickney

How Gross Is Your Phone?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Kim Bennett
Health and Wellness
6-AP012
Eden Torres

Science Plant Project
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $ 50 check and certificate

Kim Bennett
Animal and Plant Science
7-BE008
Caitlin Hurley

Remote Learning vs. Gender
Outstanding Research in Psychological Science – $25 check and certificate

Kim Bennett
Behavioral and Social Science
7-ER012
Ryder Lyman

Where's My WiFi?
Principles of Electromagnetics – Silver – $50 Check and certificate

Kim Bennett
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
8-CH019
Abryana Moran

Copper Plating Experiment
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society for Middle School – $75 check and gift bag

Kim Bennett
Chemical Science
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
K-HW102-C
Class of 36

Mitten
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Leon, Mrs. Raptis, and Mrs. Ramirez-Mendivil
Health and Wellness
1-AP102-C
Class of 28

Polar Plunge: The Blubber Experiment
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Sylvia Kamei and Mrs. Yvette Urcadez
Animal and Plant Sciences
2-CH104-C
Class of 18

Can a Colloid Change Its State?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Emily Penning
Chemical Sciences
2-AP103-C
Class of 17

Where's the Bug?
3rd Geospatial Excellence, Awarded by The Map Lady – $25 Check and certificate

Mrs. Emily Penning
Animal and Plant Sciences
3-EA001
Zachary Daou

Water Temperature in Different Colors
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Amy Triphan
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-CH011
Mia Simon-Aquirre

The Egg Olympics
Best Female Project, 3rd Grade – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Ms. Amy Triphan
Chemical Sciences
3-CH002
Raymond Michael Valenzuela

Floating Egg in Salt Water
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Ms. Amy Triphan
Chemical Sciences
5-CH014
Andre Rodriguez

Stain Buster
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Miss Sarah Motter
Chemical Sciences
6-HW007
Alejandro Alberto Alday

Got Air?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Kayleen Molina
Health and Wellness
6-EE007
Ava Magdalene Lukavich

Houses for the Homeless part 2
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Kayleen Molina
Energy and Environmental Engineering
6-CH013
Luke Moreno

Get That Soda Cold!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Kayleen Molina
Chemical Science
7-EA006
Gillian Launey

How Much Energy Do We Use to Light Our Homes?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Patricia Barrett
Earth and Environmental Science
8-EE006
Ryan Molina
Braydyn Sage

How Far Can It Go?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Patricia Barrett
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-CH011
Shyann Torres

Bakin' Pans
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Patricia Barrett
Chemical Science
Sam Hughes Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-EA007
Maxime Ferriere

The Saguaro: Climate Victim or Not?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ASQ Sponsored Award – $50 check and certificate
Environmental Impact Award – $25 Check and certificate
First Place Award – $100 , certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
Innovative Thought in Engineering or Science – $25 check and certificate
Saguaro National Park Award – $100 check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate
TEP Brilliant Mind Award – TOP Elementary project $250 check and Certificate

Theresa Barry
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-HW029
Vivian Grogan

The Emotion of Motion
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Theresa Barry
Health and Wellness
5-CH036
Nola LaRochelle

Go Ahead, Bake My Day!
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Youth Food Science & Creativity Award – $30 gift certificate to Melina's Cakes & Dessert Shop

Theresa Barry
Chemical Sciences
5-AP022
Lily D. Newell

Braying Burros
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jennine Grogan
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-AP024
Anna Perez Chumakova
Isabel Smith

Fingerprints: Unique or Mystique?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jennine Grogan
Animal and Plant Sciences
San Luis High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-EL002
Jorge Del Rio
Alfani Quintero

Electric Sandwich
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Heather Madrigal
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
San Simon School BIE
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-AP002
Hiliarion Enos
Jessenia Mattia-Flores
Leon Ortega

Growing Microgreens
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Pamela Buchanan
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-CH101-C
Class of 6

Colorful Chemistry Creations: Sun Prints with Color and Light
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pamela Buchanan
Chemical Sciences
5-CH101-C
Class of 6

Mighty Muffins! Kitchen Chemistry
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Pamela Buchanan
Chemical Sciences
6-CH103-C
Class of 5

Are All Sugars the Same?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pamela Buchanan
Chemical Science
Satori Charter School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-CH001
Ellis Marvin Patten Walters

Does the Brand of Bubble Gum Influence Bubble Size?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Karen Kimball
Chemical Sciences
4-CH003
Insee Ekstrom

The Orbeez-Igloo-Stupa Inator (T.O.I.S.-in8r) – A Frost Protection & Hydration System for Plants With a Little Help From Grey Water
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Nancy Bonsall
Chemical Sciences
Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-CH101-C
Class of 35

The Magnificent Stretch
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Jori Konrad
Chemical Sciences
3-PM001
Brandon Newton

Soaring Straw Rockets
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

jori konrad
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
3-EE003
Gozel Penjiyeva

Up Up and Away in Your Own Hot Air Balloon
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

jori konrad
Energy and Environmental Engineering
3-EE002
Axel Roth

Are You in Hot Water?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

jori konrad
Energy and Environmental Engineering
HS-RC003
Prasiddhi Gyawali

Improving the Ease and Functionality of a Research Data Application Programming Interface
Junior League of Tucson Future Technology Leader Award – $50 check and certificate

Esra Sen
Robotics and Computer Science
Sonoran Science Academy – East
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
1-PM002
Alper Guvenc

Are Star Wars Twin Stars Possible?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Excellence in Earth and Space Science – Meteorites
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Stacey Pretzel
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
5-ER015
Okan Guvenc

Elevapter- High Altitude Hexadeca-copter-Based Rocket Elevator And Launch / Land System
Aerospace Excellence Award – $50 Gift Certificate to Rocketry Works
Excellence in Engineering – $25 Check and Certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

Megan McDonald Tukey
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
6-AP011
Rowan Diedrich

Inch by Inch
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Kristen Aguanno
Animal and Plant Science
7-HW017
Dylan Merriott

My Shocking Discoveries
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Kristen Aguanno
Health and Wellness
St. Cyril's Catholic School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-EA003
Langston Smith

The Cleanest Bike Route in Town.
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Pamela Tinley
Earth and Environmental Science
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-CH010
Kianna Alvarez

Poppin’ Popcorn
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Chemical Science
6-HW010
Brody Amon

Does Wearing a Mask Decrease Your Oxygen Level?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

MariAnn Slater
Health and Wellness
6-CH022
Emily Olsen

What Detergent Kills the Most Bacteria?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Chemical Science
6-CH023
Stella Perricone

Which Shampoo Makes Lamb Wool the Whitest?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Chemical Science
6-CH025
Olivia Taylor

Sugar & Cookies
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Chemical Science
7-BE014
Mckenzie Avelar Pilkington

Do You Really Look Like Your Parents As a Baby?
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $50 check and certificate

MariAnn Slater
Behavioral and Social Science
7-BE015
Sienna Fernandez

The Effect of Music on Memory
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Behavioral and Social Science
7-EA012
Lucas Freeman

Can Natural Materials Remove Impurities From Unprocessed Irrigation Water?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

MariAnn Slater
Earth and Environmental Science
7-HW004
Julissa Piedrahita

Which Dance Move Best Affects Your Heart Rate?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Health and Wellness
7-BE017
Taryn Stevenson

Does Color Affect Your Memory?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Behavioral and Social Science
8-EE018
Giselle Amezquita

Will Homemade Biodiesel Be an As Effective Fuel As Canola Oil?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

MariAnn Slater
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-ER015
Gabrino Fernandez

Rocket Science
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Aerospace Excellence Award – $75 Gift Certificate to Rocketry Works

MariAnn Slater
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
8-HW001
Briana Munoz

Which Toothpaste Helps Whiten Teeth With Braces Best?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Health and Wellness
8-AP012
Abril Sanchez

Hydroponics or Peat Moss: Which One Increases Plant Growth the Most?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Animal and Plant Science
8-CH025
Mariana Vega

Best Nail Polish Remover
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

MariAnn Slater
Chemical Science
St. Michael's School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-AP102-C
Class of 18

Plant Power!
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lisa Jamison
Animal and Plant Sciences
6-PM009
Thomas B. Allen

How Does Bike Suspension Work?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Tracy Smith
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
6-HW016
Sophia Howell

Do Masks Work?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Tracy Smith
Health and Wellness
6-HW004
Jude Huether

Tools Used to Help Protect Us From COVID-19 May Also Spread COVID-19
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Tracy Smith
Health and Wellness
6-AP009
Gianna Lagat

It's a Giving Tree!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Passion for Science Award: In honor of Rachel Tankersley and Tonya Connelly – $35 check and certificate

Tracy Smith
Animal and Plant Science
6-AP008
Emma Townsdin

Root Filtration
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Tracy Smith
Animal and Plant Science
6-HW011
Kalyn Wilson

UV Radiation
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Tracy Smith
Health and Wellness
8-BE005
Chloe M. Harris

Music & Memory Mashup
The Haven Award for Innovation – $50 check and certificate

Hailey Sanders
Behavioral and Social Science
8-CH001
Avery Johnson

Are Candles Killing You?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Hailey Sanders
Chemical Science
8-AP006
Christopher Lundin

Growing Mediums and Their Effects on Plant Growth
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Native Plant Studies – Book (value 25.00) and $25.00 check

Hailey Sanders
Animal and Plant Science
8-AP005
Sofie Thorn

To Decompose or Not to Decompose
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Hailey Sanders
Animal and Plant Science
8-ER005
Malina Willard

Optical Theremins
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
1st Place Middle School Award – TI-84 Calculator, Apple Air Pod Pro
AZ Lotus Award for Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science – AZ Lotus Merchandise Pack + $100 gift certificate to the Diamondbacks Store

Hailey Sanders
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Sunrise Drive Elementary
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-AP103-C
Class of 19

Germ-Free vs. Germy
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Maura Baker
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-AP009
Greta Barber
Sofie Collins

Stop That Rot!
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Denise Ybanez
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-EA002
Audrey Dessent

K-Cup or No Cup?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jiaxin Dong
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-AP010
Kaela Gracy

Quick Reproduction
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Jon Helleson
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-HW005
Finley Johnson

A Masked Problem
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jiaxin Dong
Health and Wellness
5-CH008
Elina Koenst

Stretchy Slime
Rising Female Chemist – $50 check and certificate

Denise Ybanez
Chemical Sciences
5-CH010
Sophia Novak

Freezing Substances
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jiaxin Dong
Chemical Sciences
5-CH009
Lucas Raymond

Meet Your Meat: My Investigation of Meat Tenderness
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
1st Place Elementary School Award – TI-34 Calculator, LCD Digital Microscope

Denise Ybanez
Chemical Sciences
5-AP008
Ava Ruggieri

Wool vs. Cotton Saddle Pad
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Denise Ybanez
Animal and Plant Sciences
Sycamore Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
3-EE001
Easton Macias
Wyatt Macias

Trash Equals Energy
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate

Mrs. Hecht
Energy and Environmental Engineering
3-AP001
Evelyn Tosseth

The Great Hamster Seed Hunt
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Dennis Life Science Award – Any plant or animal life science

Mrs. Hecht
Animal and Plant Sciences
4-ER002
James Ferrin

Can I Build a Solar Powered Go Kart?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Middendorf
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-ER005
Chloe Roe Hancock

Environmentally Friendly Straw-Bioplastic
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Ms. Cordova
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-AP011
Katie Hecht

The Box Cat Feeder
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ms. Wright
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-BE004
Josephine Marinone- Knight

Memory and Emotions
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Krup
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-PM007
Julian Paredes

Which Box Will Slide Down First?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ms. Wright
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
Tanque Verde Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-ER105-C
Class of 24

The Trash Conveyor Belt
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Mrs. Karel
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-ER008
Ephram Lines

Electric Back Massager
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Hust
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
6-ER006
Parker Harwell

3D Printer Filament PLA or PTEG
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Basler
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
6-EE013
Logan Nielsen

Fan Powered Hovercraft
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
3rd Place Middle School Award – TI-34 Calculator

Mrs. Vega
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Tanque Verde High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-AS017
Emily Ignatoff

Avian Relationships to Cottonwood (Populus fremontii) in Perennial vs Intermittent Riparian Ecosystems in Southern Arizona
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Alex and Winn Lindsay Award – $1000 check and a certificate (will deterine true amount by end of February)
Saguaro National Park Award – $100 check and certificate

Dr. Mark Saliba
Animal Science
HS-CB002
Karah Mayer

In Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Patient Tissue, UG Rich RNA Is Not Preferentially Soluble as Predicted
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Best of Cellular & Microbiological Sciences Award – $500 Scholarship and Certificate
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship
Jack Johnson Arizona Excellence in Science Award – $2,500 Scholarship

Dr. Grazyna Zreda
Cellular and Molecular Biology
The Montessori Schoolhouse
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-AP003
Anya LeBauer

The Effect of Fire on Biodiversity Over Time
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Junior League of Tucson Future Climate Leader Award – $50 check and certificate

Hannah Ebner
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-EE002
Zachary Soto

Fast and Stable Cargo Ship
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Paige Riedy
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Tucson Hebrew Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-EA101-C
Class of 12

The Ice Project
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Adina Karp
Earth and Environmental Sciences
3-HW102-C
Class of 10

Screen Time Surplus
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Melissa Landau
Health and Wellness
Tucson High Magnet School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-AS001
Amado A Alvarez

More Than Rain in the Drain: Documenting Wildlife in Storm Drainages and Corridors
Pima Community College Foundation Top STEM Student of Promise – $500 Scholarships to PCC and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

JEREMY JONAS
Animal Science
HS-EA001
Tristin Anaya
Janessa Gurley

"Diet-biome" of the Invasive Northern Crayfish in Arizona: Identifying Fish Within Stomach Contents
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award – $25 Check, Certificate and Opportunity to enter the State Stockholm Water Prize contest

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-BE002
Chloe Atkins
Liam Superville

Ethical Impacts: The Lack of Bioethics in Science and How It Affects Higher Education
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-MI001
Clyde Ikiru Berry

Brie-ding Experimental Cultures: What Effects Will It Havarti, and Will It Be Any Gouda?
Food Safety Award Third Place (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $50 Check and Framed Certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Microbiology
HS-RC001
Malakai Michael DeHuelbes
Robyn Anita Duarte

Robotic Exploration: Discovering the Effects of Arduino Coding in Engineering Products
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Junior League of Tucson Women in Technology Award – $50 check and certificate
Langham Autosport Award – $50 Check and Certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Robotics and Computer Science
HS-EA008
Malachi Gabriel Fisher

The Hidden Menace: Microplastics in the Santa Cruz River
2nd Geospatial Excellence, Awarded by The Map Lady – $50 Check and certificate
Environmental Impact Award – $50 Check and certificate
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award – $25 Check and Certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-CB001
Lilie Mae Gastelum
Mikayla Grech
Adriana Morales

Microbial Munching Solution to Pollution: Investigating Core Enzymes Involved in Plastic Biodegradation
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Junior Water Prize Regional Award – $25 Check, Certificate and Opportunity to enter the State Stockholm Water Prize contest

Jeremy Jonas
Cellular and Molecular Biology
HS-HB004
Sofi Guerra

Trends and Prevalence of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Human Oral Microbiome
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-HB002
Arielle Yulein Guerrero

Neurological Disease protein TDP-43 in a Larvae drosophila model relating to Frontotemporal dementia
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-PM001
Sean Lyon

Meteors Under the Microscope: Observing the Lightcurve of Asteroid 1998 OR2 using DS9
Excellence in Earth and Space Science – Meteorites
Live Long and Prosper – $200 Check & Certificate
Smithsonian Institution's Whipple Observatory Award – Invitation to be the leading presenter for the Smithsonian Institutions Whipple Observatory monthly star party lecture series.

Jeremy Jonas
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-HB009
Hector Lopez
Natasha Mukeina

Global and National Covid-19 Correlations
Pima Community College Foundation Top STEM Student of Promise – $500 Scholarships to PCC and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75check and certificate

Jeremy D. Jonas
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-PS002
Samira Nassi Celaya

Comparative Analysis of Transcriptome Changes in Solanum pennellii Pistils Before and After Flowering Time
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

JEREMY JONAS
Plant Science
HS-EA002
Esai N. Quintero

Structural Interpretation of Raplee Ridge Monocline Utilizing Remote Sensing Techniques and Point Cloud Data
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-BI001
Terra Simone Gomez
Panina Rast
J'Hrenara Malae Rios

Grow Your Own Home (Experimenting with Mycelium Substrates)
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Seeded Produce Award for Creativity and Innovation in Architectural Design – $100 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
HS-EA005
Ellis Selznick

A Synthesis of Indian Monsoon Records Over the Last Glacial Cycle: Insights from the Bay of Bengal
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Future Leaders in Sustainability and Social Justice – Cash award and certificate
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-EA003
Jaudiel Arturo Silva Collelmo
Omar Sotelo

Sacred vs. Security: Investigating the Effects of US Border Wall Construction on Quitobaquito Springs
Future Leaders in Sustainability and Social Justice – Cash award and certificate
Innovative Thought in Engineering or Science – $100 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-BE001
Tessa Steven Wuelpern

Tossing and Turning: Investigating the Impact of Somatic vs. Cognitive Symptoms of Anxiety on Sleep Quality in Teenagers
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate
Junior League of Tucson the Future is Female Award – $50 check and certificate

Jeremy Jonas
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA009
Cece Alfie
Cosmo Brusa Zappellini

Take A Bow, Cow! The Future Is Plant-Based
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jeremy Jonas
Earth and Environmental Science
Twin Peaks Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-BE008
Peyton Menghini

Fingerprints and Families
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Charles Sadler
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-CH021
Olivia Farler

Salt "N" Sand
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Monica Baden
Chemical Sciences
5-CH025
Olivia Fredericksen

Apeeling Eggsperiment
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Monica Baden
Chemical Sciences
5-EA006
Madelyn Haselhorst

Maddy’s Mask Dryer 5000 Engineering Fair Project
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Monica Flores
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-ER012
Timmy Hindman

Lego Stomper
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Monica Baden
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-ER014
Isaac Losacker

Wheelchair Locking Bracket
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate

Jenny Haselhorst
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
8-PM008
Giovanna Bernal

Skating Through Physics
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Ray Cammack Shows Creativity in Engineering Award – 5 Carnival Ride Cards for Pima County Fair or Arizona State Fair

Mary Glueck
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
8-HW018
Rebecca Boyle

Heart Racing
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mary Glueck
Health and Wellness
8-BE007
Ayushi Rajgor

How We Perceive Our Voices
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mary Glueck
Behavioral and Social Science
8-PM009
Zachary Windsor

Analyzing the Bounce
Mu Alpha Theta Award for Challenging, Original and Creative Problem Solving in Mathematics – $25 Check and Certificate

Mary Glueck
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
University High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-AS003
madison brichard

How Scent Bias Affects Wildlife Camera Data
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Sky Island Naturalist – certificate and Sky Island Alliance prizes

Elyse Wexler
Animal Science
HS-BE034
Rohan Bose

Impact of Distance Learning on Student’s Academic Performance
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-BE020
Andrea I. Castellanos

School and Programs Satisfaction Level in Children with Developmental Disorders
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA013
Jordan Pendleton Casto
Lily Pendleton Casto

The Effects of Soil Rockiness on Percent of Soil Erosion
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert
Student Award for Geoscience Excellence – $25 check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-CM009
Olivia Cho

The Effect of pH Level on the Presence of E. coli and Coliform Bacteria in Pools
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Ms.Wexler
Chemical and Material Science
HS-BE006
Ashlee Diggles

Measuring Racial Bias in Healthcare Workplaces
Outstanding Research in Psychological Science – $25 Check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA026
Graciela Escobar

The Effects of Product Brand on the Grams of Microplastics in the Product
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-PM005
Adlí Galíndo

Effect of an Arrow Shaft and Projectile Point on a Flight’s Precision and Scalar Distance
"FlightSafety International Award for Aviation" – 1 hr. Flight Simulation Certificate
AIAA Excellence in Aerospace Engineering – $50 Check & Certificate
Outstanding Science or Engineering Project – $25 check and certificate

Tara Archuleta
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-EN008
Dannica Guerette

Can a Small Levee Decrease the Height of Water in a Dip During a Flash Flood?
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert

Ms.Wexler
Energy and Environmental Engineering
HS-EA029
Amanda Howard

The Effects of Oxybenzone in Sunscreen on Artemia and on Phaseolus vulgaris Pinto Group
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Dr.Archuleta
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-EA025
Hannah Jackson

The Effect of Weather Forecasting Methods on the Accuracy of Forecasts
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-BE009
Joselyn Jamarta Nee

Correlation Between a Variety of Factors and Mental Health As Observed in Teenagers
Science of Kindness Award – Ben's Bells gift bag

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-BE032
Isaac Johnson

The Effects of Common Household Residents on Individuals' Divergent Thinking
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AZ Psych Association Psychological Science Award – $100 Check and certificate
Excellence in Critical Thinking – $1500 Scholarship

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EN006
Julian Keefer

Construction of a Low-tech Hydroponic System & Its Effect on the Growth of Arugula (Eruca vesicaria sativa)
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Zach Giron Memorial Award – $25 Check & Certificate

Tara Archuleta
Energy and Environmental Engineering
HS-BE026
Leo T Klump

The Effect of Violent Video Games on Student Opinion on Guns
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-BI002
Ethan Lee

Fabrication of a Bioprinted Scaffold Cuff: Implications for Tissue Engineering of an Implantable Organ
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship
Tom Grogan Award – for Scientific Excellence at the High School Level – $2500 Scholarship and Certificate
Yale Outstanding Science & Engineering Award – $25 Check, Medallion, and Certificate upon mailing Acceptance Form

Elyse Wexler
Biochemical Science and Bioengineering
HS-BE016
Sebastian Alexander Longoria

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected the Mental Health of High School Upperclassmen?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
AFSP Inspired Young Researcher – $25 Check and Certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-PM012
Gabriel Lopez

How Different Surface Conditions Affect Distance to Stop
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Elyse Wexler
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-EN001
Sarah Malkin

The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Performing Arts: Building Shields to Stop the Spread of Aerosols
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Elyse Wexler
Energy and Environmental Engineering
HS-AS014
Isidora Mandolini

The Effects of Air Quality and Temperature on Bat (Chiroptera) Emergence Times
RISING STALAGMITE AWARD – $50 check, SAG T-Shirt, Certificate of Appreciation, and an invitation to present your project at our general monthly meeting,

Elyse Wexler
Animal Science
HS-MI003
Esha Mathur

Prophages Within Symbiotic and Free-Living Terrestrial Cyanobacteria
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship

Elyse Wexler
Microbiology
HS-HB006
Nikhil Chandra Mathur

KRAS Mutational Status and Its Relationship to Gender, Stage and Other RAS Expressions in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Foundation Scholarship – $2000 Scholarship
The UACC Award for Early Scientific Inquiry – Gift cards

Elyse Wexler
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-HB008
Sonia Mathur

Prostacyclin Therapy Effects on CMR Image- derived Pericardial Effusion Size in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elyse Welxer
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-BE019
Gabriella Arroyo
Amanda Jean Miller

Adolescents vs. Peer Influence
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
AZ Psych Association Psychological Science Award – $100 Check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-MI002
Abbigayle Mills

The Effect of Sunlight Cycles on the Bioluminescence of Marine Dinoflagellates
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Excellence in Engineering Design Scholarship – $1,000 Scholarship and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Microbiology
HS-BE010
Isabella Mixton-Garcia
Auhona Shil

The Impact of Self-Esteem on STEM Career Choices for Different Gender/Ethnic Group
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $150 Check and Certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-HB005
Ali Mohammad Ali

Qualitative Analysis of Gene Expression Profiles of IFN-B treated and Treatment-Naive MS Patients
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-BE029
Tyra Olsen

How Does One’s Skin Tone Affect the Amount of Perceived Racial Discrimination?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-BE023
Kiley Parrish

Does the Way Teenagers Feel About Their Body Influence Their Grades?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA015
Joely Cate Patterson

The Effects of Industrial Hemp Fabric on the Water Consumption of an Article of Clothing When Compared to Cotton
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate
Outstanding Achievement for Scientific Excellence in Atmospheric, Oceanic or Hydrologic Sciences – $25 Check, Certificate and the name of science fair winner in the December issue of the Bulletin of the
American Meteorological Society (BAMS).
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award – $25 Check and Certificate

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-CM003
Hadlie Polonski

The Effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Eucalyptus citriodora (Eucalyptus), and Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) Essential Oils on the Shelf Life of Italian Bread Products
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Best of Chemical and Material Sciences Award – $500 Scholarship and Certificate

Elyse Wexler
Chemical and Material Science
HS-EN007
Viviana Portillo

Does Sunlight Time Affect the Electrical Conductivity in Persian Limes?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Elyse Wexler
Energy and Environmental Engineering
HS-BE031
Jadyn Quinonez

The Relationship Between Ambient Temperatures and Cognitive Ability
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
The Haven Honorable Mention – $25 check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-RC005
Hendrick Read

Using Deep Learning to Identify Organisms in Water
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Best of Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences Award – $500 Scholarship and Certificate
Food Safety Award – First Place(Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $100 Check and Framed Certificate
Junior Water Prize Regional Award – $25 Check, Certificate and Opportunity to enter the State Stockholm Water Prize contest
Science Champion Award for Excellence in Using Science Innovatively – $25 Check, Certificate, Social Media Toolkit
TEP Award of Excellence – $150 Check and Certificate

Tara Archuleta
Robotics and Computer Science
HS-EL005
Gavin Robichaud

Will Photovoltaic Power Cells Increase the Time an Electric Vehicle Can Drive?​
TEP Top High School Project – $300 Check and Certificate

Elyse Wexler
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
HS-EA027
Jose Eduardo Tanori

The Effect of Ant Tunnel Lengths Based on the Material the Ants Live On
Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science – $25 check, certificate and award ribbon

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-BE017
Dahlia Tolby

The Effects One's Race Has on How Long Someone Will Sentence Them for a Certain Crime
Future Leaders in Sustainability and Social Justice – Cash award and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EA011
Nathaniel van der Leeuw

Climate’s Effect on Xerophytes and Subtropical Species
1st Geospatial Excellence, Awarded by The Map Lady – $75 Check and certificate
Excellence in Scientific Research – $50 cash and certificate
Honorable Mention – $25, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert
Mu Alpha Theta Award for Challenging, Original and Creative Problem Solving in Mathematics – $25 Check and Certificate
NASA Earth System Science Award – $25 Check and Certificate
Saguaro National Park Award – $100 check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-AS015
Keila Raquel Villalba

The Effect of Changing Temperatures on Hummingbird Populations
The Ruby Memorial Award – $25 Check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Animal Science
HS-EA032
Makena Wheeler

The Efficiencies of Different Types of Mulches in Retaining Water
Best Use of International System of Units Award – $25 Check and Certificate
NASA Earth System Science Award – $25 Check and Certificate
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award – $25 Check and Certificate

Tara Archuleta
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-RC002
Alex Woodford

Paper Robots
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Passion in Engineering Scholarship – $500 Scholarship and certificate
Seeded Produce Award for Creativity and Innovation in Technology – $100 check and certificate

Elyse Wexler
Robotics and Computer Science
Vail Academy and High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
4-EA003
Almirah Copeland

Recycled Material Paper Making
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Jessica Vanderford
Earth and Environmental Sciences
4-EE002
Audrey Walter

Cents-Ible Electricity
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Jessica Vanderford
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-EE008
Kayla Biagini
Jazlene Dominguez

How Does the Wattage of a Microwave Oven Affect the Number of Unpopped Kernels Left?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Brett Batty
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-EE007
Kameelat Mustapha

Hydroelectric Energy
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert

Brett Batty
Energy and Environmental Engineering
7-CH009
Ada Whiteley

Pancakes: Rise to Fluff
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Brett Batty
Chemical Science
8-EA006
Mason Fosdick

Soil Water Repellency (SWR) a Case Study of Humic Acid Polymerization After a Wildfire
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Hydrological Society Award – $100 Check and cert
Leonore and Jack Mayer Memorial Award – $50 check and certificate
Polymer Chemistry Innovations Award – $250 check and certificate
TEP Brilliant Mind Award – TOP Middle School Project $750 check and Certificate

Elaine MacKenzie
Earth and Environmental Science
HS-PM008
Luckie Musngi

Ancient Siege Weaponry
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
Ray Cammack Shows Creativity in Engineering Award – 5 Carnival Ride Cards for Pima County Fair or Arizona State Fair

Elaine MacKenzie
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-PM007
Allyson Tate

The Probability of Getting a Cornhole
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Mu Alpha Theta Award for Challenging, Original and Creative Problem Solving in Mathematics – $25 Check and Certificate

Elaine MacKenzie
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
HS-EN004
Lexi Wickline

A Refreshing Breeze
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Elaine MacKenize
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Vail Blended Learning
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-CH015
Anneliese Bee
Bella Perez
Grayson Wilson

Lint in Pockets
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Jennifer Rozo
Chemical Science
Vail Inclusive Preschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
PK-CH001
Maxwell Crowder

Slushie Science
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Nicole Crowder
Chemical Sciences
Vail Innovation Center
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
5-ER001
Sebastian Cooksey

Recycled Racer Project
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Aleza Schultz
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
Ventana Vista Elementary
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
1-HW001
Sebastian Bonomolo

Milk and Cookies
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Paola Villareal
Health and Wellness
4-HW016
Zeke Bialis

How Do Masks Really Measure Up?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Melissa Prokop
Health and Wellness
5-CH030
Mia Corriego

What Type of Milk Has the Most Foam?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alicia Barrios
Chemical Sciences
5-HW023
Lillian Dupont

Back to Black and White
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Ellie Galligan
Health and Wellness
5-HW026
Theodore LeBlanc

Are You Full Yet?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alicia Barrios
Health and Wellness
5-EA008
Cole Levy

The Sedona Red Rock Experiment
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society for Elementary School – $35 check and gift bag

Ellie Galligan
Earth and Environmental Sciences
5-BE015
Mateo Perez

Do Video Games Affect Your Reaction Time?
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Alicia Barrios
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-CH033
Salome Nifong

Devil's Toothpaste
Mad Scientist Award –

Alicia Barrios
Chemical Sciences
5-EE007
Katherine Struthers

How Much Water Passes Through Different Cement Mixes?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Alicia Barrios
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Veritas Academy
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
8-EE014
Jacob Andersen

Generating Electricity from Greywater
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
2nd Place Middle School Award – TI-84 Calculator, Wireless Microscope
Excellence in Civil Engineering (8th) – $150 Cash Prize and Certificate
TEP Award of Excellence – $75 Check and Certificate

Thad Hardeman
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-EE015
Josiah Chaffin

Solar Solutions: Thirst? Problem Solved
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
TEP Top Middle School Project – $150 Check and Certificate

Thad Hardeman
Energy and Environmental Engineering
8-AP008
Anna Hoffman

Does Seltzer Water Help Plants Grow Faster?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Thad Hardeman
Animal and Plant Science
8-CH022
Elijah Holmes

Rust Removal
Outstanding Project in Nautical or Submarine Sciences – $250 check and certificate

Thad Hardeman
Chemical Science
8-HW021
Kate Kopas

To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Thad Hardeman
Health and Wellness
8-AP007
Wesley LaPrell

The Native Way: Using Dead Fish As Fertilizer
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Thad Hardeman
Animal and Plant Science
8-ER011
Joelle Orr

Building a Solar-Powered Birdbath
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Thad Hardeman
Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
Veritas Christian Community School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-HB026
Sofia Marie Olsen

Needle Technology
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Daniel Doyle
Health and Biomedical Science
HS-EN009
Amanda Whalen

Making a Saguaro H.A.W.T.
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Energy Solutions Award – $50 Check and certificate
Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
ISEF Finalist and UA Scholarship – Trip to the Regeneron ISEF For student plus $2500 UA Scholarship
Naval Excellence in Science Research Award – $25 Check, Certificate
Second Place Award – $75, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
Simon Strauss Engineering Award – $1000 Scholarship and certificate
TEP Renewable Energy Award – $200 and certificate

Daniel Doyle
Energy and Environmental Engineering
Walden Grove High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-AS020
Matthew Mayer

Carnivore Ecology and Bear Population Estimate
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Emily Bertelsen
Animal Science
Willcox High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
HS-BE039
Jozlyn Moreman

The Difference in Expression of Color Pigmentation Based on Gender
Outstanding Research in Psychological Science – $25 check and certificate
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Ty White
Behavioral and Social Science
HS-EL008
Karissa Riggs

Measuring Distance with Arduino Uno and HC-SR04 Under Varying Air Pressure and Humidity
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $75 check and certificate

Ty White
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Willcox Middle School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-CH017
Nathan Riggs

Plant Power
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Brandi Webster
Chemical Science
6-CH021
Mark Wilson

Light My Fire
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Brandi Webster
Chemical Science
Winifred Harelson Elementary School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
2-ER002
Harper Francom

The "Are We There Yet?"
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Mrs. Klein
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-ER008
Aubree Barrett

Bad Kitty T.P. Guard
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Ms. Easterling
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-ER009
Jadyn Collins

The Tiny Hang Up
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place
TEP Award of Excellence – $50 Check and Certificate

Ms. Easterling
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-ER023
Noah Garcia

The Stable Brace
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Angela Sieminski
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-ER018
Zeke Mellinger

Mixer Straw
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Thomas
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
3-ER019
Raina Pike

Bottle Bibs
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Thomas
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-HW101-C
Class of 29

Temperature Tantrum
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Lindsay Wong
Health and Wellness
5-AP101-C
Class of 27

Plant Warfare: Investigating Allelopathy
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Classroom Project: Success in Science – $25 check and certificate

Mrs. Yewell
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-ER007
Rilynn Brown
Emmy Sieminiski

Block the Bucks!
Vantage West Credit Union Science and Engineering Award – $25 Target Gift Card

Mrs. Yewell
Engineering, Robotics and Computer Sciences
5-HW018
Josiah Hess

Stretching Improvement With Sit and Reach
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lindsay Wong
Health and Wellness
5-AP013
Noah Madrid

Nature vs. Nurture: Barrel Cactus Seeds
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place
Honorable Mention – $25, certificate and one-year family membership to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Mrs. Yewell
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-HW009
Daniel Moreno

The 5-Second Rule — Is it Legit?
Food Safety Award – Second Place (Sponsored by the Victor P. Smith Endowed Chair in Food Safety Education – $75 Check and Framed Certificate

Mrs. Yewell
Health and Wellness
5-PM006
Bryson Neese

The Science in the Wreckage
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Yewell
Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics
5-BE006
Ryder Snapp

The Effects of Color and Darkness on Thoughts and Feelings
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Mrs. Yewell
Behavioral and Social Sciences
5-AP014
Jessica Turetzky

Does a Cat's Age Affect Its Reaction to Catnip?
SARSEF Grand Award: 3rd Place

Lindsay Wong
Animal and Plant Sciences
5-AP012
Vivienne Yewell

Desperately Seeking Sunlight
SARSEF Grand Award: 2nd Place

Mrs. Yewell
Animal and Plant Sciences
Winter Homeschool
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
PK-HW001
Ella Winter

Which Mouth Is More Dirty: Mine or My Dog’s?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
SARSEF Board of Directors Award – $ 50 check and certificate

Megan Winter
Health and Wellness
K-HW001
Lilah Winter

Can Blowing Bubbles Spread Germs?
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place
Best Female Project, Kindergarten – Certificate, $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Megan Winter
Health and Wellness
Woodard Junior High School
Grade-Locator / Student(s)

Project / All Awards

Teacher / Category
6-AP013
Leilani E. Beltran

Soil Power
SARSEF Grand Award: 1st Place

Vicki Peterson
Animal and Plant Science
574 projects

 

2021 Winning Educators

Kim Adkins

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Feven Afewerki

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Lisa Baker

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Alicia Barrios

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Monique Berry-Kelley

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Tiffanie Bialis

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Pam Buchanan

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Jessica Caramella

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Lydia Carlson

Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
Ana Castro-Eubanks

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Theresa Chavez

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Lourdes DeLeon

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Daniel Doyle

Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
Michael Frank

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Patricia Garcia

Dr. Uhl STEM Integration – Teacher Award – $50 and Certificate
Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Thad Hardeman

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Diane Hecht

Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
Jessica Howe

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Lisa Jamison

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Jeremy Jonas

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Anne Marie Karel

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Adina Karp

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Kenneth Kratzer

Dr. Uhl STEM Integration – Teacher Award – $50 and Certificate
Melissa Landau

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Samantha Lauderdale

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Patricia Lindberg

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Heather Madrigal

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Janine Malkin

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
SARSEF Endorsed Teacher Award – $100 and framed certificate
Jennifer Metzler

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Kimberly Mulligan

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Jackie Nichols

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Adam Norzagaray

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Jessica Reichling

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Jonelle Richardson

Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Mabel Rivera

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Jennifer Rozo

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Alfred Santos

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
SARSEF Endorsed Teacher Award – $100 and framed certificate
Pooja Setia

Hogan Hero STEM AZing Science and Engineering Award – $50 check and certificate
Julie Sharkey

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
MariAnn Slater

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Jocelyn Smerz

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
The Best Teacher Award – $65 Gift Certificate Custom Facial
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Danielle Swartz

Tough Teacher Award – Gift Basket of Foodie Items
Andrea Velazco

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Rosina West

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Elyse Wexler

SARSEF Champion Educator Of Science and Engineering $200 check and certificate – $200 check and certificate
Teacher Appreciation Award – Complimentary 60 minute Swedish Massage
Ty White

Dr. Uhl STEM Integration – Teacher Award – $50 and Certificate
Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Rita Wilhite

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson Membership Award – 1 yearly membership
Robyn Anne Yewell

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Ivan Yocum

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate
Yvonne Youngquist

Educator Advocate of Science and Engineering – $100 check and certificate

 

2021 Winning Schools

Cibola High School

Top School – High School – $500 Award for Research Supplies and Trophy
Emily Gray Junior High

Top School – Middle School – $500 Award for Research Supplies and Trophy
J. Robert Hendricks Elementary School

Top School – Elementary School – $500 Award for Research Supplies and Trophy
University High School

Top School – High School – $500 Award for Research Supplies and Trophy

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