For many aspiring students interested in science, winter and spring can be a very busy and exciting time! Every March, the state of Washington hosts six different Science and Engineering Fairs, all affiliated with the Society for Science & The Public. These Washington regional and state science and engineering fairs can qualify some high school students to compete at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), widely regarded as the ‘Olympics’ of pre-college science fairs.
Early last winter, three project groups performed their research at SoundBio Lab! SoundBio Lab was able to provide them with a safe laboratory space and oversight, so they could compete in the WA state science fairs. We offer this service to high school students because lab space and equipment are typically not available at local high schools. The student groups included:
David Lu, representing Roosevelt High School in Seattle, WA
The Effect of AHLs on Microcystis Growth
Aditi Ekbote & Vidhi Jain, from Tesla STEM High School in Lake Washington, WA
Drug Combinations with Antibiotics and Curcumin to Combat Antibiotic Drug Resistance
Cameron Suraci, Kaylee Hynek, & Jaden Lofrese, from Mountlake Terrace High School in Edmonds, WA
A Method for Causing Cucurbita Pepo to Produce Delphinidin
For Snohomish and King County, the Regional Science and Engineering Fair is the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF), organized and hosted by Bellevue College. This year’s fair was on March 16th. For Snohomish and King county students, participation in this regional fair was mandatory for ‘promotion’ to participate in the state fair. All three of our projects chose to participate in the fair, with great success. Aditi and Vidhi won a 3rd place award in category, and Cameron, Kaylee, and Jaden won an honorable mention in category!
The entire state also participates in the Washington State Science & Engineering Fair, (WSSEF) in Bremerton High School. This year’s 62nd annual WSSEF, held on March 30th, awarded more than a million dollars in scholarships, prizes, and also included awards from many sponsors to ‘Promote future scientists and engineers.’ SoundBio’s two team projects decided to come to Bremerton to compete.
We are proud to announce that BOTH of our teams received awards!
Aditi Ekbote + Vidhi Jain:
● First Place in Category
Cameron Suraci, Kaylee Hynek, and Jaden Lofrese:
● First Place in Category
● Ohio Wesleyan University – Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship
● Wolfram Mathematica Software Award
SoundBio’s Director of Operations, Yoshi Goto, was a judge for both fairs. Here’s what he had to say.
We are incredibly proud of all of our students and their achievements! Congratulations to them all!
If you or your children are interested in performing a project at SoundBio Lab for a competition, please contact us at info (at) sound.bio .