2020 Grades 9-12 Awards

 NameSchoolSchool DistrictAwardProject Title
Overall*
Sponsored By PLU:Adeline RangSumner HSSumner/Bonney LakeOverall 1stThe Effect Of Permeable Pavements On Danio Rerio
Sponsored By Briehl/Morris:Jeremy GriesBellarmine PrepPrivateOverall 2ndEvaluating the Dispersal of Gram-Negative Bacteria from Sink Drains in a Hospital Setting
Sponsored By Marisa Peloquin and Family:Nidhi Krishna Kumar, Kristina Mullukatte Olympia HSOlympiaOverall 3rdMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques
9-12 Place Awards
Adeline RangSumner HSSumner/Bonney Lake1stThe Effect Of Permeable Pavements On Danio Rerio
Jeremy GriesBellarmine PrepPrivate1stEvaluating the Dispersal of Gram-Negative Bacteria from Sink Drains in a Hospital Setting
Nidhi Krishna Kumar, Kristina Mullukatte Olympia HSOlympia1stMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques
Eliel OrtizHarrison Preparatory Clover Park2ndWind resistance
Kyla JohnstonW.F. West High SchoolChehalis2ndCreating a Cost Effective Glucose Test Strip to Compliment Personalized Medication
Smriti SomasundaramOlympia HSOlympia2ndInvestigate Tin-based Perovskite structures using Ethylenediammonium as an Additive and Prediction of new potential perovskite using Machine Learning
Amina Khan and Claire BaileyBellarmine Preparatory SchoolPrivate3rdDeveloping an in vitro culture model for cryptosporidium parvum
Daniel SantiagoW.F. West High SchoolChehalis3rdAcidic waters effect on zebrafish
Trevor JensenW.F. West High SchoolChehalis3rdZebrafish as an Animal Model for Scleroderma
Angel LeeHarrison Preparatory Clover ParkHonorable MentionDash with Mass
Josephine KaiserHarrison Preparatory Clover ParkHonorable MentionMeasuring Launched Projectiles
Meredith Gottlieb Eatonville High schoolEatonvilleHonorable MentionEngineering the Gene ADH1B to prevent Alcohol related liver disease

* Top two win all expenses trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair 
Third place is alternate.
ISEF was cancelled as expected.

2020 Grades K-8 Awards

Due to our adoption of COPPA we only post first names for K-8.

 GradeNameDistrictSchoolAwardProject Title
1MakaylaClover ParkOakbrook Elementary 1st PlaceHeat Seeking Slime
1SarinaIndependentSeabury2nd PlaceAI Vending machine with dispenser alerts
1HarishPuyallupStewart Elementary3rd PlaceCan a toy influence kids meal choice?
1SuhaasOlympiaCentennial elementary schoolHonorable MentionWhich solution conducts better
2KaaviyaOlympia Hansen Elementary1st PlaceViscosity Vs Magnetic Strength
2AvaSumner SDVictor Falls Elementary 2nd PlaceRocket Flight
2Shanthoshram OlympiaHansen elementary3rd PlaceScattering of Light
2AsherIndependentSeabury SchoolHonorable MentionLight and Shadows
3JamesPeninsulaArtondale Elementary1st PlaceHow does temperature affect the growth of crystals?
3DhritiOlympia Olympia regional learning academy 2nd PlaceWhat solution makes a penny shine brightest?
4KananiClover ParkLake Louise Elementary School1st PlaceWater Temperature and Density
4Ashley and Rowyn PuyallupPope Elementary and Parkland Lutheran2nd PlaceSolar energy 2.0
4Stuart University PlaceChambers Primary3rd PlaceHow does color affect heat absorption.
4MikaylaPeninsulaPurdy ElementaryHonorable MentionStargazing Around the World
5Garrison Sumner-Bonney Lake School DistrictEmerald Hills Elementary1st PlaceDon't "Cell" Bacteria Short
5JasonUniversity Place Narrows View Intermediate 1st PlaceAre your shoes slippery?
5NishanthOlympiaMcLane Elementary 2nd PlaceThe Windy Wind Farm
5ZainUniversity PlaceNarrows View Intermediate 2nd PlaceGive Me The Wings
5CharlizeArchdiocese of SeattleHoly Family School3rd PlaceSucrose = Fructose + Glucose
5MontgomeryIndependent Seabury School3rd PlaceFiltration of Fumes with Flora & Fungi
5SruthiOlympiaRoosevelt ElementaryHonorable MentionWhen Red Meets Blue
5DhruvilTumwaterMichael T. Simmons ElementaryHonorable MentionThe Solution to Your Power Bills Through the Use of Mini Wind Turbines
5JacksonSumnerHomeschoolHonorable MentionAre you Iron Man?
Sponsored By Architectural Sheet Metal Inc:6JudahIndependentSeabury Middle School1st PlaceTesting Effectiveness of Insulation Materials
6IsaacUniversity PlaceNarrows View Intermediate2nd PlaceMeteor Drop
6AkshayaOlympiaJefferson Middle School3rd PlaceIn My Gut
6JasleenClover ParkHarrison Preparatory Honorable MentionCalcium and Bones
Sponsored By Absher Construction:7AleenaOlympiaJefferson Middle School1st PlaceThe "Chill" Effects of Cryopreservation
Sponsored By WIRB:7MargueriteSeattle ArchdioceseSaint Charles Borromeo1st PlaceHow Do Different Types of Compost Affect A Plant's Growth?
7CarolineArchdioceses of SeattleSaint Charles Borromeo2nd PlaceWhat Variables Affect Lung Capacity?
7MakenaHomeschoolTerrell Academy of Excellence 2nd PlaceCan one bad apple spoil the bunch
7DanaClover ParkHudtloff Middle School3rd PlaceAre You My pH Level?
7NoaTacomaBryant Montessori3rd PlaceThe effects of anticoagulant on blood clots
7BenjaminPioneerPioneer Middle SchoolHonorable MentionCan I make an object float, fly, and roll on wheels.
7SarahNorth ThurstonSalish Middle SchoolHonorable MentionMagic Disappearing Plastic
Sponsored By Parametrix:8SujithOlympiaJefferson Middle School1st PlaceThe Development of Antimicrobial Resistance Against Different Disinfectants
Sponsored By Van Dorm Realty:8GabrielleTacoma Bryant Montessori1st PlacePesticides and Photosynthetic Pigments
8AnastasiaTacoma Bryant Montessori2nd PlaceFont Functions
8GraceTacomaBryant Montessori2nd PlaceSight Word Stroop
8Elizabeth and LydiaTacomaJason Lee3rd PlaceMask That Cough the effect of wearing a standard mask on the amount of droplets sprayed into the air
8MonishaTacoma Bryant Montessori3rd PlaceSmart Level Crossing
8TyreseTacoma Bryant MontessoriHonorable MentionCan't Hold the Candle to Science
8DerekTacoma Bryant MontessoriHonorable MentionHelicopter Egg Drop

2020 Grades 9-12 Specialty Awards

First LastSponsorAwardCriteriaDistrictSchoolProjectGrade
AdelineRangSSSFAGrand PrizeTop 2 projects or no more than 2 students.SumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
Jeremy GriesSSSFAGrand PrizeTop 2 projects or no more than 2 students.PrivateBellarmine PreparatoryEvaluating the Dispersal of Gram-Negative Bacteria from Sink Drains in a Hospital Setting12
SmritiSomasundaramASM Materials Education FoundationMost Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science Most outstanding project in materials scienceOlympiaOlympia High SchoolInvestigate Tin-based Perovskite Structures Using Ethylenediammonium as an Additive and Prediction of New Potential Perovskite Using Machine Learning10
AdelineRangAssociation for Women GeoscientistsOutstanding Project in Earth & Environmental ScinenceFemale geoscience project demonstrating innovation and scientific excellenceSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
ElielOrtizMu Alpha ThetaMu Alpha Theta AwardChallenging, original, thorough, creative investigation of problem involving mathematicsClover ParkHarrison PrepWind Resistance10
Gabriel Lau (Team)National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationTaking the Pulse of the Planet AwardBest project related to global environmental change or marine/coastal conservationPrivateBellarmine PrepatoryAnalyzing the Effect of Sea Star Wasting Disease Over the Last Five Years on the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Sea Star Population12
ThomasPentimonti (Team)National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationTaking the Pulse of the PlanetBest project related to global environmental change or marine/coastal conservationPrivate Bellarmine PrepatoryAnalyzing the Effect of Sea Star Wasting Disease Over the Last Five Years on the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Sea Star Population12
AdelineRangRicoh Americas CorporationRicoh Sustainable Development Award 2020Project that best demonstrates environmental responsibility/ sustainable developmentSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
AdelineRangWashington State Science & Engineering FairProject Achievement AwardOutstanding research based projectSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio
AdelineRangStockholm Junior Water PrizeRegional Water Prize AwardOutstanding water related researchSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
KristinaMullukatte (Team)United States Air ForceCertificate of Award for Outstanding Science or Engineering Fair ProjectOutstanding Science or Engineering projectOlympia Olympia High SchoolMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques10
NidhiKrishna Kumar (Team)United States Air ForceCertificate of Award for Outstanding Science or Engineering Fair ProjectOutstanding Science or Engineering projectOlympia Olympia High SchoolMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques9
EileenNguyenUS Metric AssociationThe Best Use of the International System of UnitsBest use of quantitative measures and use of AI metric systemClover ParkHarrison PrepStealth Technology10
SathvikNallamalliYale Science and Engineering Association, Inc.Most Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, physics, or ChemistryBest 11th grade project in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or ChemistryOlympia Olympia High SchoolBrainAI: A Portable Machine Learning Based Detection and Classification System of Brain Cancer Using Neural Network Based Algorithms 11
Adeline RangThe Office of Naval ResearchSenior Division Award WinnerSupporting science, technology, engineering and mathSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
JeremyGriesPruett Family Saftey First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.PrivateBellarmine PreparatoryEvaluating the Dispersal of Gram-Negative Bacteria from Sink Drains in a Hospital Setting12
KylaJohnstonPruett Family Safety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.ChehalisW.F. West High SchoolCreating a Cost Effective Glucose Test Strip to Compliment Personalized Medication12
DanielSantiagoPruett Family Safety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.ChehalisW.F. West High SchoolAcidic Water's Effect on Zebrafish12
KaylahTanThe American Psychological AssociationAchievement in Research in Psychological Science Under the category of Behavior and Social Sciences or any category related to psychologyPrivateAnnie Wright SchoolsUnder the Radar: Do Subliminal Messages Work?11
ZoeMattesonNASA NASA Earth Sysems Science Project AwardUnderstanding the different spheres on EarthPrivateBellermine PreparatoryAbility of Zoestera Marina to Sequester Carbon at the Titlow Marine Preserve12
NidhiKrishna Kumar (Team)USAIDScience Champion AwardImpact on addressing international development challengesOlympia Olympia High SchoolMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques9
KristinaMullukatte (Team)USAIDScience Champion AwardImpact on addressing international development challengesOlympia Olympia High SchoolMalus Domestica Disease Analysis Using Computing Techniques10
AdelineRangSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NoteSumnerSumner High SchoolThe Effect of Permeable Pavements on Danio Rerio12
Lara McMongal (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NotePrivateBellarmine Preparatory Creating an Image Classifier for the Identification of the Dinoflagellate Alexandrium Catenella12
Zaneb Khan (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NotePrivateBellarmine Preparatory Creating an Image Classifier for the Identification of the Dinoflagellate Alexandrium Catenella12
GabrielLau  (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NotePrivateBellarmine Preparatory Analyzing the Effect of Sea Star Wasting Disease Over the Last Five Years on the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Sea Star Population12
Thomas Pentimonti (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NotePrivateBellarmine Preparatory SchoolAnalyzing the Effect of Sea Star Wasting Disease Over the Last Five Years on the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve Sea Star Population12
Smriti Somasundaram South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NoteOlympia Olympia High SchoolInvestigate Tin-based Perovskite Structures Using Ethylenediammonium as an Additive and Prediction of New Potential Perovskite Using Machine Learning10
DanielSantiagoSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NoteChehalis School DistrictW.F. West High SchoolAcidic Water's Effect on Zebrafish12
KathleenGraceSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of Earth* See NotePrivateBellarmine Preparatory Comparing the Biodiversity and Abundance of Organisms on Wood, Metal, and Concrete Pilings in the Puget Sound12

* The South Sound STEM Fair Alliance (Operators of the South Sound Science and Engineering Fair – SSRSEF) has instituted a “Friends of Earth” Specialty Award. The award goes to projects K-12 that address the condition of the earth. This may include ideas for improving the environment, documenting the current state of the environment etc. The awards will be presented annually. The award is a reusable blue aluminum water bottle with the SSRSEF Logo and a certificate.

2020 Grades K-8 Specialty Awards

Due to our adoption of COPPA we only post first names for K-8.

First SponsorAwardCriteriaDistrictSchoolProjectGrade
GarrisonAnonymousArduino KitBest K-5 ProjectSumner-Bonney LakeEmerald Hills ElementaryDon't "Cell" Bacteria Short5
JudahBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the PublicBroadcom Masters NominationFirst Place Projects Grades 6-8IndependentSeabury MiddleTesting Effectiveness of Insulation Materials6
AleenaBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the PublicBroadcom Masters NominationFirst Place Projects Grades 6-8OlympiaJefferson MiddleThe "Chill" Effects of Cryopreservation7
MargueriteBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the PublicBroadcom Masters NominationFirst Place Projects Grades 6-8PrivateSaint Charles BorromeoHow Do Different Types of Compost Affect a Plant's Growth?7
GabrielleBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the PublicBroadcom Masters NominationFirst Place Projects Grades 6-8Tacoma Bryant MontessoriPesticides and Photosynthetic Pigments8
SujithBroadcom Foundation and Society for Science and the PublicBroadcom Masters NominationFirst Place Projects Grades 6-8OlympiaJefferson MiddleThe Development of Antimicrobial Resistance Against Different Disinfectants8
KananiDon Pruett Jr.Squishy Circuit KitMaking a Claim Using EvidenceClover ParkLake Louise ElementaryWater Temperature and Density4
AkshayaUS Air Force Research LabAir Force STEM AwardSupporting Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathaematicsOlympiaJefferson Middle SchoolIn My Gut6
GabrielleUS Air Force Research LabAir Force STEM AwardSupporting Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathaematicsTacoma Bryant MontessoriPesticides and Photosynthetic Pigments8
StuartPruett FamilyThe Science of Energy AwardThe Science of Energy Award Recognizes student projects investigating energy. University PlaceChambers PrimaryHow Does Color Affect Heat Absorption?4
AleenaOffice of Naval ResearchNaval Science Award Projects that Support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.OlympiaJefferson MiddleThe Chill Effects of Cryopreservation7
Elizabeth (Team)Office of Naval ResearchNaval Science Award Projects that Support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Tacoma Jason Lee MiddleMask That Cough: The Effect of Wearing a Standard Mask on the Amount of Droplets Sprayed into the Air8
Lydia (Team)Office of Naval ResearchNaval Science Award Projects that Support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Tacoma Jason Lee MiddleMask That Cough: The Effect of Wearing a Standard Mask on the Amount of Droplets Sprayed into the Air8
SmritiPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.OlympiaCentennial ElementaryDo Sugar Crystals Grow Faster in Distilled Water or Tap Water?1
SuhaasPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.OlympiaCentennial ElementaryWhich Solution Conducts Better?1
Asher Pruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.IndependentSeabury SchoolLight and Shadows2
AvaPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.Sumner-Bonney LakeVictor Falls Elementary Rocket Flight2
AkshayaPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.OlympiaJefferson Middle SchoolIn My Gut6
KananiPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.Clover ParkLake Louise ElementaryWater Temperature and Density4
Montgomery Pruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.Independent Seabury SchoolFiltration of Fumes with Flora & Fungi5
JasleenPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.Clover ParkHarrison PreparatoryCalcium & Bones6
MakenaPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.HomeschoolTerrell AcademyCan One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?7
Dana Rose Pruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.Clover Park Hudtloff MiddleAre You My pH Level?7
Chinmayee Pruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.OlympiaWashington MiddleLet's Stop Pollution!8
SujithPruett FamilySafety First AwardThe Pruett safety first award recognizes safe laboratory practices.OlympiaJefferson MiddleThe Development of Antimicrobial Resistance Against Different Disinfectants8
ReaganRalph MorashScholastic Books Super SlimeProjects that ask good questions.Peninsula Purdy ElementaryBrain Power!1
SmritiRalph MorashScholastic Books Super SlimeProjects that ask good questions.OlympiaCentennial Elementary Do Sugar Crystals Grow Faster in Distilled Water or Tap Water?1
AaradhyaRalph MorashScholastic Kits Dinosaur DigProjects that ask good questions.Olympia Centennial Elementary How Does Soap Water Affect Plant growth in our Environment?2
LohtihRalph MorashScholastic Books This Box RocksProjects that ask good questions.OlympiaMcLane Elementary Building Beaches2
AlexandriaRalph MorashScholastic Kits Dinosaur DigProjects that ask good questions.Peninsula Artondale ElementaryHow Does the Type of Sugar Affect the Crystal?4
AustinRalph MorashScholastic Books This Box RocksProjects that ask good questions.Clover ParkOakbrook Elementary Magnetic Lightbulb 4
Christian (Team)Ralph MorashScholastic Books Rock On FossilsProjects that ask good questions.University PlaceNarrows View Intermediate What's the Best Material for a Glider?5
Jeremy (Team)Ralph MorashScholastic Books Rock On GemsProjects that ask good questions.University PlaceNarrows View Intermediate What's the Best Material for a Glider?5
JoseRalph MorashScholastic Books Rock On GemsProjects that ask good questions.Clover Park Four Heroes ElementaryMechanical Advantage in Hydraulic Systems5
OliviaRalph MorashScholastic Books Rock On FossilsProjects that ask good questions.Peninsula Artondale ElementaryDoes the Treat Matter?5
AaradhyaSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*Olympia Centennial ElementaryHow Does Soap Water Affect Plant Growth in our Environment?2
LohtihSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*OlympiaMcLane ElementaryBuilding Beaches2
Rowyn (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*PrivateParkland Lutheran Solar energy 2.03
Ashley (Team)South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*PuyallupPope ElementarySolar energy 2.04
DhruvilSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*TumwaterMichael T. Simmons ElementaryThe Solution to Your Power Bills Through the Use of Mini Wind Turbines5
GarrisonSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*Sumner-Bonney LakeEmerald Hills ElementaryDon't "Cell" Bacteria Short5
KathrineSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*TacomaBryant MontessoriFolding Strength7
MargueriteSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*Seattle ArchdioceseSaint Charles BorromeoHow Do Different
Types of Compost
Affect A Plants
Growth?!
7
SarahSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*North ThurstonSalish MiddleMagic Disappearing Plastic.7
Chinmayee South Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*OlympiaWashington MiddleLet's Stop Pollution!8
KatherineSouth Sound STEM Fair AllianceFriends of EarthSee Note*Clover ParkHarrison PrepCan You Make Plastic from Milk? 8

* The South Sound STEM Fair Alliance (Operators of the South Sound Science and Engineering Fair – SSRSEF) has instituted a “Friends of Earth” Specialty Award. The award goes to projects K-12 that address the condition of the earth. This may include ideas for improving the environment, documenting the current state of the environment etc. The awards will be presented annually. The award is a reusable blue aluminum water bottle with the SSRSEF Logo and a certificate.