2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners Abeyta

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					2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Abeyta, Esteban L.
   Exhibit Title:    The Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
   Division: JR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Los Alamos Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Life Sciences -- a Graphing Calculator; a $100 cash award; and a subscription to Science
       Junior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Junior Division in the field of Life Sciences

Abeyta, Joe P.
   Exhibit Title:    Biological, Physical and Chemical Indicators of Ungulate Grazing Pressure on
                     Montane Streams
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division - Second Place -- $200 cash award
       Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc. (RMWEA)
       For the best projects addressing topics and issues in the fields of water and wastewater
       First Place         SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Team Project -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in
       San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to a team project

Abeyta, Tanya A.
   Exhibit Title:    Through The Looking Glass
   Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Taos Charter School
   Awards:
       $75 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Ahrens, Daniel J.
   Exhibit Title:   Does a Change in Light Cycle Bug Insects
   Division: JR        Category: Zoology
   School: Los Alamos Middle School
   Awards:
       Junior Division, Second Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       Second Place -- $75 savings bond
       New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
       For an outstanding project in the field of Botany
       First Place         JR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Aitbayev, Camilla R.
   Exhibit Title:   Prism Color Lights!
   Division: JR        Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Sarracino Middle School
   Awards:
       $50 Award
       New Mexico Optics Industry Association

       $75 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.

Akkad, Jenene
   Exhibit Title:   The Effects of Different pH Levels on Growth of Bacteria
   Division: JR        Category: Microbiology
   School: Eisenhower Middle School
   Awards:
       Junior Division - First Place - $100 cash award
       New Mexico Environmental Health Association
       For an outstanding project demonstrating a clear environmental health application
       Second Place        JR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Akkad, Serene
   Exhibit Title:   Exploring the Antibacterial Effects of Colloidal Silver (Phase 2)
   Division: SR       Category: Microbiology
   School: La Cueva High School
   Awards:
       Third Place         SR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Andres, Joseph R.
   Exhibit Title:   Mathematically Describing a Trebuchet
   Division: SR       Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Appell, Alex B.
   Exhibit Title:   Flowing Fuel: Microbioal Fuel Cells
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: Carlsbad High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Ashford, Andrew W.
   Exhibit Title:   A Correlation of Heat Absorption and Viscosity
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Silver High School
   Awards:

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Baca, Randy L.
   Exhibit Title:   Killer Ghost: Storage Effect on the Bhut Jolokia
   Division: SR       Category: Botany
   School: Taos High School
   Awards:
       First Place -- $100 savings bond
       New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
       For an outstanding project in the field of Botany
       Certificate
       Society for In Vitro Biology
       To the top projects in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.
       First Place         SR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Baker, Bryden A.
   Exhibit Title:   Ur In The Mud
   Division: JR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Tibbetts Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Baty, Sarah M.
   Exhibit Title:   Kitchen Sink Shock Waves
   Division: JR       Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Piñon Elementary School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Beaty, Emma J.
   Exhibit Title:   How Does this Sound to You?
   Division: JR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Arts Academy at Bella Vista
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Bernal, Khye R.
   Exhibit Title:   What Are You Really Swimming In?
   Division: JR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Taos Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Bjorkman, Drake E.
   Exhibit Title:   The Ultimate Solar Air Heater
   Division: JR       Category: Engineering
   School: Taos Charter School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       ASM Materials Education Foundation
       To recognize the winner of the best materials engineering project at the fair
       Certificate
       Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
       To the project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for
       increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Bockisch, Nathan B.
   Exhibit Title:   Turbid Waters
   Division: JR         Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Albuquerque Home School Research Expo
   Awards:
       Junior Division - First Place -- $400 cash award
       Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc. (RMWEA)
       For the best projects addressing topics and issues in the fields of water and wastewater

Bogdanov, Nikita M.
   Exhibit Title:   Galaxy in a Bucket: Understanding Spiral Galaxy Formation Using a Simple
                    Modeling System
   Division: SR         Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Albuquerque Academy
   Awards:
       $150 Award
       New Mexico Optics Industry Association

       Senior Division -- Hal Shelton Memorial Award--$500 cash
       Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico (PACA)
       For an outstanding project relevant to aerospace science and engineering.
       First Place         SR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Physical Sciences -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair
        in San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Senior Division in the field of Physical Sciences

Brassington, Nigel I.
   Exhibit Title:   Vermicomposting: The Recycling Properties of Red Worms - Phase 5: Removal
                    of Minor Contaminants
   Division: SR         Category: Zoology
   School: Hope Christian School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Brown, Mitchell C.
   Exhibit Title:    Finding a Pattern in Diseases
   Division: SR       Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Certificate and letter to the student's teacher
       Mu Alpha Theta
       For the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern
        mathematics

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Bustillo, Savannah
   Exhibit Title:    Mental Muscles
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Annunciation Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       Third Place         JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Byrom, Lydia A.
   Exhibit Title:    Keep It Green, Make It Clean
   Division: JR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Heights Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Caldwell, Alexander S.
   Exhibit Title:   Use Amine & Thiol Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles to Transfer Anti-microRNA
                    to Neural Stem Cells
   Division: SR      Category: Cellular & Molecular Biology
   School: St. Pius X High School
   Awards:
       $1000 scholarship to college of the student's choice
       Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Second Place        SR Cellular & Molecular Biology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Carmona, Jennifer
   Exhibit Title:   Help! I've Been Hacked!!
   Division: JR      Category: Computer Science
   School: Sarracino Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Computer Science
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Carrica, Erin N.
   Exhibit Title:   Rainbow War
   Division: JR      Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Los Alamitos Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Carroll, Tracy L.
    Exhibit Title:   Would you drink it?
    Division: JR       Category: Microbiology
    School: Los Alamitos Middle School
    Awards:
        $200 savings bond
        Coalition for Excellence in Science Education
        For a project which best uses the scientific method to solve, or help solve, a real-world
        Junior Division - Second Place -- $200 cash award
        Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc. (RMWEA)
        For the best projects addressing topics and issues in the fields of water and wastewater

Carty, Vaughn 11
    Exhibit Title:   Get a Grip: A New Tool for Bicycle Grip Removal
    Division: SR       Category: Engineering
    School: Rio Rancho High School
    Awards:
        First place--$100 cash award
        ASM International - Los Alamos Chapter
        For a project that demonstrates the use of the scientific method, ingenuity, and an in-depth
        study of materials and/or engineering, with possible future studies in the material science field

        Plaque
        Clay T. Smith Award
        Presented to the project with the greatest potential for immediate practical application
        Certificate and Medallion
        Yale Science and Engineering Association
        Awarded to an outstanding 11th grader
        Third Place         SR Engineering
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Chadha, Ujwal
   Exhibit Title:   Investigating and Characterizing Flow Rates in Capillary Tubes
   Division: SR       Category: Chemistry
   School: Del Norte High School
   Awards:
       $200 award plus $100 award to the teacher
       American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Section
       Awarded to the project that best demonstrates a thorough and logical approach to the
       investigation and observation of a chemical phenomena or property

       First Place         SR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Chavez, Erick V.
   Exhibit Title:   Compact Florescent: A Bright Idea?
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Deming High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       $100 cash award
       SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
       For a project using optics- or photonics-related technology, techniques, or principles

Cheresposy, Denise J.
   Exhibit Title:   Bridg-Sicle
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: Laguna-Acoma Jr-Sr High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Chiou, Hellen
    Exhibit Title:   The Effect of Sunlight on the Preservation of Vitamin B2
    Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
    School: Carlsbad High School
    Awards:
        Senior Division, Third Place
        Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
        Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

        Second Place        SR Medicine & Health Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Chiou, Lilly
    Exhibit Title:   How much glucose is in your fruits?
    Division: JR       Category: Chemistry
    School: PR Leyva Middle School
    Awards:
        $200 award plus $100 award to the teacher
        American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Section
        Awarded to the project that best demonstrates a thorough and logical approach to the
        investigation and observation of a chemical phenomena or property

        Second Place        JR Chemistry
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Clark, James L.
   Exhibit Title:   Increased Energy Transfer from Small Wind Turbines
   Division: SR      Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Mayfield High School
   Awards:
       Certificate, t-shirt, and water bottle
       AISES, New Mexico Tech Student Chapter

       Second -- Cash award
       New Mexico Solar Energy Association
       For the best project related to solar energy, renewable energy, or energy efficiency
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       First Place         SR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Clark, Raimi M.
   Exhibit Title:   Wacky Wind 2
   Division: JR      Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Heights Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Clements, Nathan R.
   Exhibit Title:   Biological, Physical and Chemical Indicators of Ungulate Grazing Pressure on
                    Montane Streams
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division - Second Place -- $200 cash award
       Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc. (RMWEA)
       For the best projects addressing topics and issues in the fields of water and wastewater
       First Place         SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Team Project -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in
       San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to a team project

Colomb, Rikki
   Exhibit Title:   Sponsor of the Year
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Kirtland Middle School
   Awards:
       Sponsor of the Year
       Junior Division Sponsor of the Year

Cowart, Austin R.
   Exhibit Title:   Effects of Wavelengths on Various Solar Cells
   Division: SR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Loving High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
       Honorable Mention SR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Crockett, Travis N.
   Exhibit Title:     Clockwork in M1
   Division: SR         Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Sue Cleveland High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division -- Robert Haddock Memorial Award--$250 cash
       Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico (PACA)
       For an outstanding project relevant to aerospace science and engineering.
       Second Place        SR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Daniels, Jared D.
   Exhibit Title:     Enhanced Activity of Catalase via Allicin
   Division: SR         Category: Cellular & Molecular Biology
   School: Roy High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Cellular & Molecular Biology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Dearen, Rylee K.
   Exhibit Title:     Tite vs. Mite
   Division: JR         Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Tibbetts Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Detmer, Matthew J.
   Exhibit Title:     From Wastewater to Electricity a Study in the Efficiency of Mediator Microbial
                      Fuel Cells
   Division: SR         Category: Team Projects
   School: Piedra Vista High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
DiGregorio, Steven J.
    Exhibit Title:     Reinforcing Concrete Against Repeated Ballistic Impact
    Division: JR         Category: Engineering
    School: Cleveland Middle School
    Awards:
        $100 cash award
        Rex Robinson Award
        Awarded to a student who had a thorough analysis of data, which allowed an appropriate
        conclusion to be reached.

        Honorable Mention JR Engineering
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Driskell, Jerrika S.
    Exhibit Title:     Break It, Burn It Down
    Division: SR         Category: Engineering
    School: Taos High School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention SR Engineering
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Dugas, Michael P.
    Exhibit Title:     The Effect of Iron Ferrite on a Superconductor Part 2
    Division: SR         Category: Physics & Astronomy
    School: Carlsbad High School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention SR Physics & Astronomy
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Edington, Amanda c.
   Exhibit Title:   Compact Florescent: A Bright Idea?
   Division: SR      Category: Team Projects
   School: Deming High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       $100 cash award
       SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
       For a project using optics- or photonics-related technology, techniques, or principles

El, Wynton J.
   Exhibit Title:   What They Don't Tell You About Insulation.
   Division: SR      Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Cibola High School
   Awards:
       First -- Cash award
       New Mexico Solar Energy Association
       For the best project related to solar energy, renewable energy, or energy efficiency
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Third Place         SR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Engler, Nicole E.
   Exhibit Title:   Glazing, Crazing and More!
   Division: SR      Category: Engineering
   School: Socorro High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Erickson, Holly C.
   Exhibit Title:    Beat the Heat: A Reversible One Way Heat Panel
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Erickson, Ryan C.
   Exhibit Title:    Beat the Heat: A Reversible One Way Heat Panel
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Esquibel, Andrew J.
   Exhibit Title:    The Wonder Drug
   Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Roy High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.

Farr, Dana K.
   Exhibit Title:    "How to Feed the Wild Yeast"
   Division: SR       Category: Microbiology
   School: Quemado High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Fischer, Isaac O.
   Exhibit Title:    Solar Power versus Wind Power: Which would be better for powering a private
                     home in Santa Fe?
   Division: JR        Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Desert Academy at Santa Fe
   Awards:
       Third -- Cash award
       New Mexico Solar Energy Association
       First Place         JR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Fitzgerald, Mason J.
   Exhibit Title:    A "Joly" Good Light
   Division: JR        Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Fitzgerald Home School
   Awards:
       $150 cash award
       SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
       For a project using optics- or photonics-related technology, techniques, or principles
       Third Place         JR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Fluhman, Nakita L.
   Exhibit Title:    Liar Liar Pants On Fire
   Division: SR        Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Roy High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award to a team project
       Ashmore Award
       In memory of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles M. Ashmore
       Honorable Mention SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Frail, Sarah K.
    Exhibit Title:   Digitizing Sound: Bit By Bit
    Division: JR       Category: Computer Science
    School: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention JR Computer Science
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Franco, Micaela J.
    Exhibit Title:   Symphony of Destruction
    Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
    School: Taos Middle School
    Awards:
        Third Place         SR Medicine & Health Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Fuchs, Evan H.
    Exhibit Title:   Native v. Invasive
    Division: JR       Category: Botany
    School: Sierra Middle School
    Awards:
        Second Place        JR Botany
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Garcia, Amanda
    Exhibit Title:   Indentification of Nematicidal Bacteria Isolated from Arid Southwestern Soil
    Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
    School: Deming High School
    Awards:
        Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
        New Mexico Tech
        Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
        Second Place        SR Environmental Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Garcia, III, Louis
    Exhibit Title:   Robotic Leg
    Division: SR       Category: Energy & Transportation
    School: Carlsbad High School
    Awards:
        Senior Division - Energy and Transportation - $30 award
        AMEC Earth & Environmental

Garcia, Isabel A.
    Exhibit Title:   Contributing Factors for Obesity in the U.S.
    Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
    School: McCurdy High School
    Awards:
        Senior Third - Certificate and $50 award for student
        American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
        For the best use of statistics
        Honorable Mention SR Team Projects
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Ghosh, Anjik
    Exhibit Title:   Rooftop Wind Turbines for a Sustainable Future
    Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
    School: Cottonwood Valley Charter School
    Awards:
        First -- Cash award
        New Mexico Solar Energy Association
        For the best project related to solar energy, renewable energy, or energy efficiency
        Second Place        JR Energy & Transportation
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Gibbs, Robin T.
   Exhibit Title:    Does an herbivore or a carnivore drink a higher percentage of their body
   Division: JR        Category: Zoology
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Junior Division -- $50 award
       New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association
       For a project of benefit to the cattle industry

Goldstein, Zach A.
   Exhibit Title:    Glide Time
   Division: JR        Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Piñon Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Gordon, Seth A.
   Exhibit Title:    Finding a Pattern in Hurricane Formation & Location
   Division: SR        Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Certificate and USB flash drive
       American Meteorological Society
       For the best meteorological exhibit

Goret, Emily L.
   Exhibit Title:    Green vs. Mean
   Division: SR        Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Roy High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Grainger, Jordon M.
   Exhibit Title:   The Effects of Flavonoid Fractions from Cranberries Inhibiting Proliferation of E.
                    Coli Phase III.
   Division: SR       Category: Microbiology
   School: Rio Rancho High School
   Awards:
       Senior Divison - First Place - $200 cash award
       New Mexico Environmental Health Association
       For an outstanding project demonstrating a clear environmental health application
       $100 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
       Certificate
       Society for In Vitro Biology
       To the top projects in the areas of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.
       First Place         SR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Life Sciences -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in
       San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Senior Division in the field of Life Sciences

Griego, Marisa V.
   Exhibit Title:   Contributing Factors for Obesity in the U.S.
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: McCurdy High School
   Awards:
       Senior Third - Certificate and $50 award for student
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       Honorable Mention SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Gutierrez, Cassandra L.
   Exhibit Title:   Will Melaleuca Alternifolia Enchance the Effects of Antibiotics Against Resistant
                    E.Coli Strains
   Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Honorable Mention SR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Haigh, Alexandra M.
   Exhibit Title:   Brix Levels and the Comparison of Organic and Conventional Fruits
   Division: JR       Category: Chemistry
   School: Hope Christian School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Havens, Sage R.
   Exhibit Title:   Hovercraft
   Division: SR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Farmington High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Hawley, Isahbo A.
   Exhibit Title:   The Effect of Seasonal Change on Evergreen Tree Leaf Pigments
   Division: JR       Category: Botany
   School: Taos Charter School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Hehlen, Alexandra B.
   Exhibit Title:   Keep the Heat - Hold the Cold
   Division: JR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Los Alamos Middle School
   Awards:
       $100 cash award
       Allen J. Bratzel Memorial Award
       Awarded to a project that encourages young women to participate in the study of science
       and to choose a profession in the sciences

       Jr. Div. -- $100 cash award, museum certificate, and museum t-shirt
       New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
       For a project which shows the four key processes of museums--collecting, studying,
       interpreting, and presenting

       First Place         JR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Physical Sciences -- a Graphic Calculator; a $100 cash award; and subscription to Science
       Junior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Junior Division in the field of Physical Sciences

Henry, Ethan
   Exhibit Title:   A Correlation of Heat Absorption and Viscosity
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Silver High School
   Awards:

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Henson, Brantley C.
   Exhibit Title:   "Green Engine"
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: Carlsbad High School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       ASM Materials Education Foundation
       To recognize the winner of the best materials engineering project at the fair
       Third -- Cash award
       New Mexico Solar Energy Association

       Certificate and Medallion
       Yale Science and Engineering Association
       Awarded to an outstanding 11th grader

Hilbron, Samantha R.
   Exhibit Title:   Water Absorption and Retention by Soil Type at Rio Puerco
   Division: SR       Category: Botany
   School: St. Pius X High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award
       Society for Range Management, New Mexico Section
       For projects that improve public awareness and understanding of the importance of
       rangeland management
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Hite, Natasha R.
   Exhibit Title:   Bioremediation of Landfill Leachate Water Using DN-34 and OP-367 Hybrid
                    Poplar Trees
   Division: SR      Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division -- Honorable Mention
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       American Vacuum Society, Senior Division, Second Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Certificate
       Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
       To the project whose principles and technical innovations offer the greatest potential for
       increasing our ability to grow environmentally friendly and socially responsible businesses.

       Certificate and invitation to enter the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition
       Stockholm Junior Water Prize
       Given to an outstanding water-related science project
       Honorable Mention SR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Holtzman, Gwen A.
   Exhibit Title:   Comparing Plant Pigments
   Division: JR      Category: Botany
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Howard, Ryan
   Exhibit Title:   Research Paper Competition
   Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Abundant Life Christian School
   Awards:
       Junior Division -- Third Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       American Vacuum Society, Junior Division, First Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

Howard, Samuel J.
   Exhibit Title:   Solar Cell Efficiency and Hot Water
   Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: PR Leyva Middle School
   Awards:
       Third place--$50 cash award
       ASM International - Los Alamos Chapter
       For a project that demonstrates the use of the scientific method, ingenuity, and an in-depth
       study of materials and/or engineering, with possible future studies in the material science field

       Third Place         JR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Huang, Dennis A.
   Exhibit Title:   Impact of Aerosol Indirect Effect on Global Warming
   Division: JR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Desert Ridge Middle School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       Association for Women Geoscientists
       For high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences
       Plaque
       David K. Shortess Award
       Presented to the project exhibiting outstanding quality in logic and clarity of presentation
       $200 award plus student's abstract will be published in NM Geology. One year subscription
       to NM Geology
       Excellence in Geoscience Award
       Given jointly by NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and NM Geology Society to a
       project that demonstrates scholarship, creativity, and thoroughness.

       Certificate and medal
       National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
       For a research project that emphasizes NOAA-related science
       Third Place         JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Jensen, Daniel
   Exhibit Title:   From Wastewater to Electricity a Study in the Efficiency of Mediator Microbial
                    Fuel Cells
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Piedra Vista High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Jimenez, Sophia M.
   Exhibit Title:   To Swim or Not to Swim?
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Loving High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Joachim, Gabriel T.
   Exhibit Title:   An Ecological Model of Poison Dart Frogs From Estacion Biologica El Zota Using
                    Regression Analysis
   Division: SR       Category: Zoology
   School: Cibola High School
   Awards:
       Senior First - Certificate and $100 award for student
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       First Place         SR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Life Sciences -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair in
       San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Senior Division in the field of Life Sciences

Johnson, Noah T.
   Exhibit Title:   Catapulting Objects at Different Angles with Different Weights and Powers
   Division: JR       Category: Engineering
   School: Jefferson Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Jose, Edward M.
   Exhibit Title:   Factors That Modify Growth of Fungus on Carrot and Bread
   Division: JR        Category: Microbiology
   School: Annunciation Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Kalan, Justin R.
   Exhibit Title:   An Alternate BCS Computer Ranking Algorithm
   Division: JR        Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Annunciation Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Kantrowitz, Conor L.
   Exhibit Title:   Nannochloropsis: The Future of Fuel?
   Division: SR        Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Carlsbad High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Kemp, Kristina D.
   Exhibit Title:   Intelligence Booster
   Division: SR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       American Psychological Assoc. & Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
       For a project which demonstrates outstanding research in psychology
       $50 cash award to a team project
       Ashmore Award
       In memory of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles M. Ashmore
       Honorable Mention SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Kendrick, Alexander K.
   Exhibit Title:   Underground Imaging
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       First Place         SR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

       Physical Sciences -- All-expenses paid trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair
        in San Jose, CA,, where they are eligible to compete as exhibitors
       Senior Division Grand Awards
       Highest award given by New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair to an exhibitor in the
       Senior Division in the field of Physical Sciences

Kendrick, Coleman J.
   Exhibit Title:   Finding the Rotation Speed of Jupiter
   Division: JR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Barranca Mesa Elementary School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Kent, Spencer J.
   Exhibit Title:   Bioremedial Effects of Pleurotus Ostreatus on Endrocrine-Disrupting
   Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Albuquerque High School
   Awards:
       $250 cash award
       Atmospheric Physics, Inc.

       Senior Division - First Place - $400 cash award and an all-expense paid trip to Anchorage,
       Alaska, for the student and teacher to represent New Mexico in the national Stockholm Junior
        Water Prize Competition
       Rocky Mountain Water Environment Assoc. (RMWEA)
       For the best projects addressing topics and issues in the fields of water and wastewater
       Third Place         SR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Khweis, Majdolene Z.
   Exhibit Title:   Don't Let It Slide IV: Fire Factor!
   Division: SR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Taos High School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       Association for Women Geoscientists
       For high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences
       $200 award plus student's abstract will be published in NM Geology. One year subscription
       to NM Geology
       Excellence in Geoscience Award
       Given jointly by NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and NM Geology Society to a
       project that demonstrates scholarship, creativity, and thoroughness.

       $100 award
       New Mexico Tree Farm Program
       For the best forestry project
       First Place         SR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Kicker, Chase L.
   Exhibit Title:   Sinkholes
   Division: JR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Kicker Family
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Killebrew, Josh
   Exhibit Title:   Music to My Oscilloscope
   Division: SR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Alamogordo High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

King, Nadine
   Exhibit Title:   If you buy what you want, I might not eat it.
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Los Lunas Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

King, Pablo
   Exhibit Title:   If you buy what you want, I might not eat it.
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: 21st Century Public Academy
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Knapton, Tyler M.
   Exhibit Title:   Erosion Control Mitigation Techniques Phase II
   Division: SR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division - Earth & Planetary Science - $30 award
       AMEC Earth & Environmental

       Certificate and medal
       National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
       For a research project that emphasizes NOAA-related science

Kocurek, Benjamin E.
   Exhibit Title:   How does a cell phone conversation affect reaction time?
   Division: JR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Hope Christian School
   Awards:
       $100 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.

Koh, Ariel Y.
   Exhibit Title:   Grocery Tracker
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Koh Home School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Koh, Isaac F.
   Exhibit Title:   Get on the Bus - Simple or Not?
   Division: SR       Category: Computer Science
   School: Koh Home School
   Awards:
       $200 award
       Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
       Honorable Mention SR Computer Science
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Koskelo, Elise Anne C.
   Exhibit Title:   Parabola Point Receivers
   Division: JR       Category: Engineering
   School: Mountain Elementary School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Lane, Laura B.
   Exhibit Title:   Formatting Trends of Nematode Disturbution . . .
   Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Aztec High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division, First Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       American Vacuum Society, Senior Division, First Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       $100 cash award
       Society for Range Management, New Mexico Section
       For projects that improve public awareness and understanding of the importance of
       rangeland management

       First Place         SR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Lane, Philip J.
    Exhibit Title:   Can Termites Fuel Our Future?
    Division: JR       Category: Environmental Sciences
    School: Koogler Middle School
    Awards:
        $100 award
        New Mexico Tree Farm Program
        For the best forestry project
        First Place         JR Environmental Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Laumbach, Lynda E.
    Exhibit Title:   Life Savers
    Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
    School: Roy High School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention SR Medicine & Health Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Laws, Hanna E.
    Exhibit Title:   Cost vs Quality
    Division: SR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
    School: Silver High School
    Awards:
        Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
        New Mexico Tech
        Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
        Third Place         SR Physics & Astronomy
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Lee, Harrison
   Exhibit Title:   The Real Green Fuel of the Future
   Division: JR       Category: Cellular & Molecular Biology
   School: Lincoln Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Cellular & Molecular Biology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Lee, Jeongmin
   Exhibit Title:   Rotation of Light
   Division: JR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Junior Division, First Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       American Vacuum Society, Junior Division, Second Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       $100 cash award and certificate
       New Mexico Optics Industry Association

       $50 cash award
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
       $250 cash award
       SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering
       For a project using optics- or photonics-related technology, techniques, or principles
       Honorable Mention JR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Leschnitzer, Ella D
   Exhibit Title:     Messing with Memory: "There was an elephant?"
   Division: JR        Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Chamisa Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Lin, Danny
   Exhibit Title:     Energy of the Colors
   Division: SR        Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       United States Metric Association
       This award is given to the project that involves a significant amount of quantitative
       measurement using SI methods and systems.

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

Loftis, Jared D.
   Exhibit Title:     Electro Coagulation of Waste Water
   Division: SR        Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Loving High School
   Awards:
       Certificate and invitation to enter the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition
       Stockholm Junior Water Prize
       Given to an outstanding water-related science project
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Lopez, Rachel M.
   Exhibit Title:   Erosion: Preventable or Not? Testing of Agavaceae Fiber Nets, Part IV
   Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Rio Rancho High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division - Environmental Sciences - $30 award
       AMEC Earth & Environmental

       Senior Division -- $100 award
       New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association
       For a project of benefit to the cattle industry
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Honorable Mention SR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Lopez, Valerie A.
   Exhibit Title:   To Swim or Not to Swim?
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Loving High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Lunsford, Megan M.
   Exhibit Title:   The Mozart Effect: Does It Exist?
   Division: SR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Piedra Vista High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award
       Kirschbaum Award
       In memory of Dr. Walter Kirschbaum, M.D., and Dr. Brunhilde Kirschbaum, M.D.
       Honorable Mention SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Majewska, Paulina V.
   Exhibit Title:   Wetting of Materials' Surfaces
   Division: SR       Category: Chemistry
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Senior Division, Second Place
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       $200 award plus $100 award to the teacher
       American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Section
       Awarded to the project that best demonstrates a thorough and logical approach to the
       investigation and observation of a chemical phenomena or property

       Second Place        SR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Makk, Maria-Belen
   Exhibit Title:   Grow Green
   Division: SR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Mayfield High School
   Awards:
       $75 cash award
       Society for Range Management, New Mexico Section
       For projects that improve public awareness and understanding of the importance of
       rangeland management

       Third Place         SR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Malone, Joseph M.
   Exhibit Title:   Random Generation: How Hard Can It Be?
   Division: SR       Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Malone Home School
   Awards:
       First Place         SR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Manshad, Sara S.
   Exhibit Title:    Multimodal Graphs for the Visually Handicapped
   Division: JR        Category: Computer Science
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Computer Science
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Martin, Amy M.
   Exhibit Title:    Epidemiology-a new angle of curing
   Division: JR        Category: Team Projects
   School: Capshaw Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Martinez, Pedro A.
   Exhibit Title:    Cure Me with a Little Bit of Zest and Flavor
   Division: SR        Category: Microbiology
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Second Place        SR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

McCrossin, Fiona G.
   Exhibit Title:    Dental Microwear and Diet of Terrestrial Plio-Pleistocene Colobine Monkeys
   Division: SR        Category: Zoology
   School: Las Cruces High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
McKinstry, Riley E.
   Exhibit Title:     Solar Panel Cooling
   Division: JR         Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Mountain View Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Environmental Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

McTavish, Tyler J.
   Exhibit Title:     Over the Limit
   Division: JR         Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Tibbetts Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

McTeigue, Marin Jaleh N.
   Exhibit Title:     The Effects of Color on Test Taking
   Division: JR         Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Los Alamos Middle School
   Awards:
       Certificate
       American Psychological Assoc. & Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
       For a project which demonstrates outstanding research in psychology
       Honorable Mention JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Montoya, Elisa S.
   Exhibit Title:     Epidemiology-a new angle of curing
   Division: JR         Category: Team Projects
   School: Capshaw Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Moore, Laura M.
   Exhibit Title:   The Monty Hall Problem
   Division: SR        Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Gallup Catholic High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       Second Place        SR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Morelli, Ryan C.
   Exhibit Title:   Concrete
   Division: SR        Category: Engineering
   School: Loving High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Mortensen, Nicole P.
   Exhibit Title:   Why is there Arsenic and Uranium in Kelly Well?
   Division: SR        Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Socorro High School
   Awards:
       Certificate and invitation to enter the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition
       Stockholm Junior Water Prize
       Given to an outstanding water-related science project
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Muhyi, Noor R.
   Exhibit Title:   Cube: A Novel Multi-Model Device for SPED Students.
   Division: SR      Category: Computer Science
   School: Las Cruces High School
   Awards:
       $200 award
       Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

       $200 savings bond
       New Mexicans for Science and Reason
       For a project which best uses the scientific method to solve, or help solve, a real-world
       Sr. Div. -- $100 cash award, museum certificate and a museum t-shirt
       New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
       For a project which shows the four key processes of museums--collecting, studying,
       interpreting, and presenting

       First Place         SR Computer Science
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Munson, Matt
   Exhibit Title:   Worthy Teacher
   Division: SR      Category: Team Projects
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award
       New Mexico Science Teachers Association
       For a special teacher participating in this year's New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Murphy, Aaron W.
   Exhibit Title:   Water as an Alternative Fuel
   Division: SR      Category: Team Projects
   School: Rio Grande Enrichment Center
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Nadiga, Ani S.
    Exhibit Title:   A Statistical Analysis of Temperature Data for Three American Cities
    Division: JR       Category: Mathematical Sciences
    School: Los Alamos Middle School
    Awards:
        Certificate and USB flash drive
        American Meteorological Society
        For the best meteorological exhibit
        Senior Second - Certificate and $75 award for student
        American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
        For the best use of statistics
        Certificate
        United States Metric Association
        This award is given to the project that involves a significant amount of quantitative
        measurement using SI methods and systems.

        First Place         JR Mathematical Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Nystrom, Samantha S.
    Exhibit Title:   Are Sheep Dumb? 1 & 2
    Division: JR       Category: Zoology
    School: Kirtland Middle School
    Awards:
        Third Place         JR Zoology
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Ortiz, Gabriel N.
    Exhibit Title:   Fruity DNA
    Division: JR       Category: Cellular & Molecular Biology
    School: Taos Middle School
    Awards:
        Third Place         JR Cellular & Molecular Biology
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Overheim, Dylan P.
   Exhibit Title:     Earthquakes
   Division: JR        Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Gallup Catholic High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Padilla, Mariana P.
   Exhibit Title:     Home Remedies vs. Commerical Products for Whitening Teeth
   Division: JR        Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Santo Niño Regional Catholic School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Page, Christian W.
   Exhibit Title:     The Light Reflector Theory
   Division: JR        Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Mountain View Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.

Park, Hee Sung
   Exhibit Title:     Comparing and Identifying Antibotics Produced by Bacteria in High- and Low-
                      Nutrient Environment
   Division: SR        Category: Microbiology
   School: Carlsbad High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Parliman, Aline M.
   Exhibit Title:    Grocery Tracker
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Koh Home School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Parmoon, Ryan M.
   Exhibit Title:    Mental Muscles
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Annunciation Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       Third Place         JR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Patel, Suchin S.
   Exhibit Title:    Goodbye Heartburn, Hello Relief Again
   Division: JR       Category: Chemistry
   School: St. Teresa of Avila School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Payne, Josh S.
   Exhibit Title:   Vocal Note Range
   Division: SR      Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Piedra Vista High School
   Awards:
       $50 cash award
       Kirschbaum Award
       In memory of Dr. Walter Kirschbaum, M.D., and Dr. Brunhilde Kirschbaum, M.D.
       Third Place         SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Paz, Kristen A.
   Exhibit Title:   Apples to Apples
   Division: JR      Category: Chemistry
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Paz, Matthew D.
   Exhibit Title:   Composting in Desert Climate
   Division: JR      Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Las Cruces Catholic School
   Awards:
       First Place -- $100 savings bond
       New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
       For an outstanding project in the field of Botany

Perez, Gabriela
   Exhibit Title:   Which Bag of Snacks has the Most Grease?
   Division: JR      Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Sarracino Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Phillips, A.J.
    Exhibit Title:   Geothermal Energy: The Heat Beneath Our Feet
    Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
    School: Camino Real Middle School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention JR Energy & Transportation
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Pierce, Emily K.
    Exhibit Title:   Is Perception of Analytical Ability Influenced by Hair Color?
    Division: SR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
    School: Carlsbad High School
    Awards:
        First Place         SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Pierce, Michael N.
    Exhibit Title:   Impact of Node Location of Cotton Balls on Seed Quality
    Division: SR       Category: Botany
    School: Carlsbad High School
    Awards:
        Certificate and letter to the student's teacher
        Mu Alpha Theta
        For the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern
         mathematics

        Second Place -- $75 savings bond
        New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
        For an outstanding project in the field of Botany
        Second Place        SR Botany
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Pupillo, Alexa J.
   Exhibit Title:   What a Drag!
   Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: 21st Century Public Academy
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Energy & Transportation
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Quraishi, Mamnoon M.
   Exhibit Title:   Technological advancement in energy efficient, non carbon emission process in
                    making investment cast
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: AIMES@UNM
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Randall, Michael P.
   Exhibit Title:   Bacteria Troubles
   Division: JR       Category: Microbiology
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Redman, Lindsay N.
   Exhibit Title:   Contributing Factors for Obesity in the U.S.
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: McCurdy High School
   Awards:
       Senior Third - Certificate and $50 award for student
       American Statistical Association, Albuquerque Chapter
       For the best use of statistics
       Honorable Mention SR Team Projects
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Retwaiut, Katerina M.
   Exhibit Title:   Are you aping me?
   Division: JR      Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Lincoln Middle School
   Awards:
       First Place         JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Rewalt, Bryce J.
   Exhibit Title:   Can Coffee Drinkers Taste Bitterness
   Division: JR      Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Zia Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Rios, Griselda E
   Exhibit Title:   Does Detergent Effect Plant Growth?
   Division: JR      Category: Botany
   School: Loving Middle School
   Awards:
       Third Place -- $50 Savings Bond
       New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
       For an outstanding project in the field of Botany

Roach, Taylor K.
   Exhibit Title:   Measuring Micro Leakage to Assess Performance of Various Composite Tooth
                    Restorations
   Division: SR      Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: St. Pius X High School
   Awards:
       Plaque
       John Harty Award
       For the project which makes the best use of readily available materials
       First Place         SR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Robey, Rachel N.
   Exhibit Title:   Energy Efficiency through Smart Wall Design
   Division: SR       Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Los Alamos High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Computer Science
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Romero, Annalee
   Exhibit Title:   Effect of X-Rays on Sprouting
   Division: JR       Category: Botany
   School: Barranca Mesa Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Rosas-Valez, Lariza
   Exhibit Title:   Bioremediation of Soil
   Division: SR       Category: Botany
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Third Place -- $50 Savings Bond
       New Mexico Garden Clubs, Inc.
       For an outstanding project in the field of Botany


       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Third Place         SR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Ruiz, Carlos M
   Exhibit Title:   Sports Balls
   Division: JR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Taos Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Rupasingha, Aneesa I.
   Exhibit Title:   Swarm of the Fungi
   Division: JR       Category: Cellular & Molecular Biology
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Cellular & Molecular Biology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Rupley, Joshua A.
   Exhibit Title:   Water as an Alternative Fuel
   Division: SR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Rio Grande Enrichment Center
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Samora, Daniel S.
   Exhibit Title:   A Bug's Light/Insect Predilection to Light Color Phase IV
   Division: SR       Category: Zoology
   School: Alamogordo High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Sanchez, Cassandra J.
   Exhibit Title:   Regular Foods vs Low-fat Foods
   Division: SR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Vaughn High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Sanchez, Kathryn e.
   Exhibit Title:   Yin and Yang: Space Reversal
   Division: SR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Sanchez, Stephanie C.
   Exhibit Title:   Do Different Types of Rice Release Different Levels of Glucose?
   Division: SR       Category: Chemistry
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Third Place         SR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Sandoval, Bette
   Exhibit Title:   Calling All Birds
   Division: JR       Category: Zoology
   School: Annunciation Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Zoology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Schneider, Melanie
   Exhibit Title:   The Investigation into the Correlation Between Ceiling Shape and the Quality of
                    Sound
   Division: JR       Category: Engineering
   School: Mountain View Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Schumacher, Sydney L.
   Exhibit Title:   Plaque Attack II: Rise of the Mouthwash
   Division: JR       Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
   School: Heights Middle School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Medicine & Health Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Scott, Jacob Z.
   Exhibit Title:   Microbe assay of desert soils in Valencia County, NM
   Division: SR       Category: Environmental Sciences
   School: Los Lunas High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Serna, Marcos R.
   Exhibit Title:   The Soil Savers
   Division: JR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: St. Thomas Aquinas School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Sevostianov, Viad I.
   Exhibit Title:   The Electrical Conductivity of Bones
   Division: JR        Category: Engineering
   School: Sierra Middle School
   Awards:
       Junior Division Honorable Mention
       Research Paper Competition, sponsored by the New Mexico Academy of Science, INTEL,
       Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin

       Certificate and pin
       National Society of Professional Engineers
       Given to a project that demonstrates awareness of the importance of controlling and
       preventing corrosion

       Second Place        JR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Sherwood, Lincoln
   Exhibit Title:   Cell Phone Reaction
   Division: JR        Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Kirtland Middle School
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Skeen, Katelyn W.
   Exhibit Title:   Cloudy with a Chance of . . .
   Division: JR        Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Piñon Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Soule, Brittanee C.
    Exhibit Title:    Slat!!
    Division: SR        Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
    School: Alamogordo High School
    Awards:
        Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
        New Mexico Tech
        Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Stallard, Mia A.
    Exhibit Title:    Chemiluminescence
    Division: JR        Category: Chemistry
    School: Taos Charter School
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention JR Chemistry
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Stanzoine, Angelina S.
    Exhibit Title:    Say Watt
    Division: SR        Category: Energy & Transportation
    School: Socorro High School
    Awards:
        Second Place        SR Energy & Transportation
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Stewart, Teagan L.
    Exhibit Title:    Will Smoke "Ring" Faster Through A Smaller Hole?
    Division: JR        Category: Physics & Astronomy
    School: Our Lady of Annunciation
    Awards:
        Honorable Mention JR Physics & Astronomy
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Swingle, Sophie M.
   Exhibit Title:   SLF Communications: The Miners' Life Line
   Division: SR       Category: Engineering
   School: McCurdy High School
   Awards:
       Second place--$75 cash award
       ASM International - Los Alamos Chapter
       For a project that demonstrates the use of the scientific method, ingenuity, and an in-depth
       study of materials and/or engineering, with possible future studies in the material science field

       Certificate and pin
       National Society of Professional Engineers
       Given to a project that demonstrates awareness of the importance of controlling and
       preventing corrosion

       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
       Plaque
       Vannetta Perry Award
       Presented to the project which best exemplifies the love of scientific exploration
       Second Place        SR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Tang, Khiem L.
   Exhibit Title:   The Impact of Reflectors on Solar Cells
   Division: JR       Category: Energy & Transportation
   School: Eisenhower Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention
       New Mexico Optometric Association
       For a project related to vision or optics or to a medically related field.
       Second -- Cash award
       New Mexico Solar Energy Association
       For the best project related to solar energy, renewable energy, or energy efficiency
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Tibbs, David M.
   Exhibit Title:   Earthquake Scenario
   Division: SR       Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Gallup Catholic High School
   Awards:
       Second Place        SR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Tonrey, Noah F.
   Exhibit Title:   Xylitol Wars!
   Division: JR       Category: Microbiology
   School: Taos Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Microbiology
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Torres, Clara A.
   Exhibit Title:   Do Leaf Veins of Different Tree Species Divide at the Same Angle?
   Division: JR       Category: Botany
   School: St. Mary Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Towers, Jason
   Exhibit Title:   Sponsor of the Year
   Division: JR       Category: Team Projects
   School: Gallup Catholic High School
   Awards:
       Sponsor of the Year
       Senior Division Sponsor of the Year
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Trujillo, Christopher L.
    Exhibit Title:   Hacking Online Games
    Division: JR       Category: Computer Science
    School: Taos Charter School
    Awards:
        Third Place         JR Computer Science
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Vaandrager, Teo A.
    Exhibit Title:   A Crystal Ball for Disease
    Division: JR       Category: Computer Science
    School: Jefferson Middle School
    Awards:
        Second Place        JR Computer Science
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Valdez, Lindsey G.
    Exhibit Title:   Watch the Green Grow
    Division: SR       Category: Botany
    School: Grants High School
    Awards:
        Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
        New Mexico Tech
        Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair
        Honorable Mention SR Botany
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

van Loben Sels, Jamie L.
    Exhibit Title:   How Do Painted Lady Butterflies React to Ultraviolet Light?
    Division: JR       Category: Zoology
    School: St. Thomas Aquinas School
    Awards:
        First Place         JR Zoology
        New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Vandiver, Kayla L.
   Exhibit Title:    Green Energy with Algae
   Division: SR       Category: Chemistry
   School: Grants High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Velasquez, Abigail R.
   Exhibit Title:    Subliminal Choices
   Division: JR       Category: Behavioral & Social Sciences
   School: Santa Rosa Middle School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Behavioral & Social Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Vogel, Peter
   Exhibit Title:    Web Enabled Gaming
   Division: SR       Category: Computer Science
   School: Socorro High School
   Awards:
       Book award for use at New Mexico Tech
       New Mexico Tech
       Awarded to all graduating seniors entered in State Science Fair

Walker, Patrick R.
   Exhibit Title:    Amazing Phototrophism
   Division: JR       Category: Botany
   School: Estancia Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Botany
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Wallstrom, Rachel J.
   Exhibit Title:   Prime Number Statistics
   Division: JR        Category: Mathematical Sciences
   School: Aspen Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Mathematical Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Weiss, Myissa B.
   Exhibit Title:   Gone with the Wind
   Division: SR        Category: Earth & Planetary Sciences
   School: Piedra Vista High School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention SR Earth & Planetary Sciences
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Weiss, Seth A.
   Exhibit Title:   Tennis Topspin
   Division: JR        Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Albq. Homeschool Research Expo
   Awards:
       Second Place        JR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

West, Cheyenne
   Exhibit Title:   Chlorine Crisis
   Division: JR        Category: Chemistry
   School: Heights Middle School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Chemistry
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair
2010 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair Winners
Wilson, Issa S.
   Exhibit Title:   Machine Efficiency vs. Human Work
   Division: JR      Category: Engineering
   School: Taos Charter School
   Awards:
       Third Place         JR Engineering
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

Zhang, Jovan Y.
   Exhibit Title:   Projectile Velocity of My Knex Gun
   Division: JR      Category: Physics & Astronomy
   School: Chamisa Elementary School
   Awards:
       Honorable Mention JR Physics & Astronomy
       New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair

				
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