2010 Exhibits Awards

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TEACHER Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Teacher Award
JB02 Danielle Hoenig
Project Title: Stroop Test
Description: My exhibit is about the stroop test. It is where you say the color of the word and not the word. I tested different age levels to see how fast they were.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB03 Jared Wright
Project Title: The Hole In My Heart
Description: My project is about the hole in my heart my friends and I ran on a treadmill and recorded our blood pressure and pulse.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB04 Courtney Carradus
Project Title: Spoiler Alert
Description: My project is about slowing down the rate of spoilage using Debbie Meyer GreenBags, Ziploc bags, and on a paper towel.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB05 Kyra Lamartine
Project Title: Hand Sanitizers: How Well Do They Really Work?
Description: My exhibit is about finding out which hand sanitizer brand eliminates the most germ colonies compared to its control of germs taken from a sponge.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB06 Avery Bennett
Project Title: Dig My Roots
Description: My project is about trying to produce roots from a plant cutting and the help of rooting hormones.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB07 Jenny Hagmeier
Project Title: What Amount of Water Do Plants Need?
Description: My experiment is about watering plants in different amounts of water in order to see which one grows the most.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB09 Alison Dickinson
Project Title: Compost Combos
Description: My exhibit is about finding out which combination of compost will make the Brassica seed grow fastest.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB10 Clair Meier
Project Title: How Do Different Types of Water Effect Skin?
Description: My project shows how different types of water, can effect skin dryness. It shows how to take better care of skin.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB11 Hanna Krivit
Project Title: Dew, Can Do?
Description: My project is about does caffeine and how it effect 8th grader's typing speed.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB12 Maggie Baker
Project Title: How To Make Your Cookies: Butter or Crisco
Description: My exhibit is about exchanging butter or Crisco has a shortening ingredient in cookies to compare if one ingredient is better in taste and texture than the other.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
JB14 Luis Galle
Project Title: Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics vs. Soil
Description: I used different methods to see which method grows wheat the best. The three methods are Aeroponics, Hydroponics, and soil.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB16 Kawthar Hegazi
Project Title: Annoying is, as Annoying Says
Description: My exhibit is about which parent phrase eighth graders find most annoying and why.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JB17 J.D. Hollingsworth
Project Title: Soybean Seed Germination
Description: My project is to see if the size of a soybean makes a difference in the germination percentage.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB18 A'Kaysion Dade
Project Title: Moon Behaviors
Description: Testing moon phases on student behaviors.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
JB19 Regan Ball
Project Title: What Surface Has the Most Bacteria?
Description: I tested common school surfaces to find out which one has the most bacteria colonies.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB20 Courtney Hervey
Project Title: Weeds Be Gone!
Description: My project is about which amount of Roundup works best in one month and how much growth difference will there be using different concentrations of Roundup.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB21 Jordan Hinshaw
Project Title: What Is the best brand of popcorn?
Description: I popped 100 kernels of different kind of popcorn.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB22 Trevor Smith
Project Title: Does Dog Saliva Kill Bacteria?
Description: My exhibit is about using dog saliva to kill bacteria in controlled conditions.
Adult Sponsor: Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB24 Maggie Brown
Project Title: Does Caffeine Affect Typing Speed and Accuracy?
Description: My exhibit is about caffeine and its affects on a person's typing speed.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB25 Jordan Holmes
Project Title: The Unseen
Description: My expirement was on finding out how many organisms are on door handles.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB26 Austin Moore
Project Title: Should Plants Go Green?
Description: Finding out which kind of light bulb helps plants grow the best.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB27 Zach Sloan
Project Title: How Do Video Games Affect Video Games
Description: My exhibit is about video games affecting blood pressure. The project is about what happens to blood pressure when you play certain video games.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB28 Jacob Duffin
Project Title: What Brand of Butter Melts the Fastest?
Description: Seeing what brand of butter melts the fastest in the microwave?
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB30 Matthew Bollinger
Project Title: Pigs' Growth: Acorns vs. Seed Corn
Description: My exhibit is about seeing if a pig will grow more than average eating acorns.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB31 Lydia Heald
Project Title: Acid Rain on Daphnia magna, Small Aquatic Crustaceans
Description: The affect of Nitric and Sulfuric acid on Daphnia magna
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Honorable Mention
JB32 Micaela Bryant
Project Title: Are You a Carrier? Two
Description: My project is about S. Aureus colonization in CAFO Swine and their handlers. I compared my results with last year's findings for the general population.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB33 Samantha Wright
Project Title: Driven to Distraction
Description: My exhibit deals with reaction time while using a cell phone under four different groups: no phone use, hand held phone use, hands free phone use, and texting use.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
JB34 Matthew Stevens
Project Title: In a Doughy SItuation
Description: My exhibit is about whats is the best temperature for making bread with yeast.
Adult Sponsor: Rebecca Dickinson
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JB35 Taylor Carter
Project Title: Musical Behavior on Canines
Description: I played two different instruments, playing the same song, for two dogs and testing their behavior to the music.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB37 Hannah Robison
Project Title: U'Ve Been Had: Do Toothbrush Sanitizers Work?
Description: My exhibit deals with whether or not UV ray toothbrush sanitizers work by growing Petri-dishes.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB38 Sage Becker
Project Title: Can You Help Me? The Effect of Microorganisms on Plant Growth
Description: My exhibit is about the ability of microorganisms and their effect on the growth of radishes.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
JB39 Camille Adajar
Project Title: Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis
Description: I studied the effect of Ultraviolet Light on Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB40 Ahmi Dhuna
Project Title: Determining the Possible Antibacterial Effects on Staphylococcus Epidermis and Staphylococcus Aureus by Various Chemical Agents
Description: Staphylococcus Epidermis and Staphylococcus Aureus were used to determine the antibacterial effectiveness of various chemical agents. The agents were chosen by determining items commonly used for cleaning human skin and killing germs, mostly various types of soaps and herbs. Two separate experiments were conducted to verify this, both involving the measurement of zones of inhibition on agar plates using each of the agents. Known antibacterial agents, Ampicillin, Trinaethoprim Sulfamethoxazole, and Cefaclor, were seen to have effects in nearly all of the trials. Most of the remaining substances had little to no effect in inhibiting bacterial growth, except for antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer which stopped bacterial growth in some cases. This means that the non-antibiotic agents do not have any direct effect on bacteria when used, but more likely are used to simply wash away the bacteria if they have any effect at all.
Adult Sponsor: Anil Dhuna & Sadhna Jani
School: Oak Street MS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB41 Mikalyn Jeffers
Project Title: Potting Soil Bacteria, Oh My!
Description: Which brand of potting soil has the most bacteria.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB42 Jenna Swanson
Project Title: Orange You Glad To Know?
Description: In my project I tested different types of orange juices (bottled, frozen, freshly squeezed, and canned) to see if they had different levels of vitamin C.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB44 Isabel Neff
Project Title: It's Game Time!
Description: My exhibit is about comparing boys' and girls' scores and times at Computer Solitaire.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JB45 Joey Carr
Project Title: Happy Homes for Plants
Description: How do different plants live in different habitats?
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JB46 Nick Pierson
Project Title: Impact of Seed Spacing On Yield of Corn
Description: My exhibit is about how the spacing of corn seeds affects the yield. I planted corn seeds at different intervals in a field plot.
Adult Sponsor: Tami Plein
School: James Madison MS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB47 Matthew Jones
Project Title: OOPS! THE FOOD IS ON THE FLOOR! IS IT GOOD ANYMORE?
Description: My exhibit is sort of testing the "five second rule". I tested to see how long food could be on the floor and safely eaten and if a wetter surfaced food would grow more bacteria than a dry food.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB48 Cayla Pieper
Project Title: Swine Semen Motility: Does Lack of Refrigeration effect Motility Rate?
Description: My project is about semen motility rates and how refrigeration effect it. Does keeping the semen at a cooler temperature cause higher motility rates rather then a warmer temperature?
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB49 Cameron Vorhies
Project Title: Buffer Zone vs. Non-Buffer Zones—Atrazine Toxicity
Description: My project deals with Atrazine toxicity, and taking pond water samples from places around the Southeast Iowa Region. I took the samples from ponds with buffer zones and non-buffer zones.
Adult Sponsor: Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Cargill Industries: Honorable Mention
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Outstanding Achievement
JB50 Sarah Waggoner
Project Title: Fertilizers vs. the Aquifer
Description: I wanted to see how different fertilizers impacted the aquifer by testing how fast they leach through the soil.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB51 Logan Lamb
Project Title: Primary Plant Nutrients
Description: MY exhibit is about the effects of the three primary plant nutrients.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB52 Hallie Whitten
Project Title: Transplantation's affect on Lectuca Sativa
Description: How would lettuce seeds be affected by transplantation?
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JB54 Brandon Boltz
Project Title: Bacteria vs. Hand Sanitizer
Description: I wanted to see which hand sanitizer kills bacteria the best.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB55 Zack Slack
Project Title: Freezing Pain
Description: How does changing the type of distraction affect the length of time someone can keep their foot in a bucket of ice water?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
JB56 Robert Kloski III
Project Title: What Energy or Sports Drink will Make you Run Faster?
Description: My exhibit is about whether sports or energy drinks will make you run faster after drinking them.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB58 Kailee Case
Project Title: What Saddle Pad Keeps the Horse Coolest?
Description: I tried to find out which of four different saddle pads kept my horse the coolest.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB60 Marissa Moore
Project Title: Processed VS Unprocessed
Description: My exhibit is about processed and unprocessed foods molding. My goal was to figure out if the ingredients people put in processed food had anything to do with how fast it got moldy.
Adult Sponsor: Rebecca Dickinson
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JB61 Mallory Wills
Project Title: Oil Affects on Dracaeana Sanderiana
Description: I want to see if car oil has an affect on the growth of the Dracaena Sanderiana.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB62 Mickey Reynolds
Project Title: A"maze"ing Hamsters
Description: My project was to see if different kinds of music will help hamsters run a maze faster and if it helps improve memory and learning rather than without music.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • ASM International Foundation: Certificate of Recognition
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB63 Larry Keasling
Project Title: Which Hand Sanitizer Works the Best
Description: I wanted to know which type of hand sanitizer would be the most effective at removing germs from hands.
Adult Sponsor: Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP03 Tyler Bryant
Project Title: The Physics of Set Shots vs. the Jump Shot
Description: My project is to find out what is better the jump shot or set shot at 4 locations. This will help basketball players do one of the methods of shooting closer to the basket and the other one for longer distances.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP05 Matt Bradley
Project Title: Aluminum versus Wood
Description: My exhibit compairs the energy return of the aluminum bats compaired to wooden bats.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP06 Jacob Salisbury
Project Title: What holds the most heat: cotton, aluminum, paper?
Description: The aim of my project is to see what holds heat better; cotton, aluminum, paper. The reason I am doing this project is to know what holds heat the best.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP07 Hunter Kelderman
Project Title: Electric Field Detector
Description: How does changing the length of the antennae affect the sensitivity of the electric field detector?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
JP09 Brice Fowler
Project Title: Where Is the Ozone
Description: What are the effects of different environments on the amount of ozone in the air?
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP10 Christian Wittrock
Project Title: Are Permanent Markers Permanent?
Description: My project is about if you can get permanent marker out of your clothes if you accidentally mark on your clothes. I did this to see my autographed Hawkeye wrestling shirt well ever loose the autographs.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP11 Matthew Finley
Project Title: Influence of Core Material on Electromagnet Pull Strength
Description: The purpose of my experiment is to determine if there is a change in the pull force of an electromagnet if different core materials are used.
Adult Sponsor: Shannon Haas
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 3rd Place
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
JP12 Jackson Voyles
Project Title: Hovering Heights
Description: How does changing the number of holes in the bottom of the hovercraft affect the height that it hovers?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP14 Molly Parrish
Project Title: Creating Craters from a Different Angle
Description: My project deals with creating crater from different angles and heights. I am trying to find out if there is an angle where the shape of the crater changes from round to oblong.
Adult Sponsor: Julie Parrish
School: Williamsburg Jr-Sr HS, Williamsburg
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 2nd Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JP15 Shelby Chostner
Project Title: AAHH CHOOOO!!
Description: My exhibit is about blocking sneezes with numerous different materials. My goal was to find out which of six materials (cotton, polyester, acetate, nylon, wool, and Kleenex brand tissues) was the best at blocking a simulated sneeze.
Adult Sponsor: Rebecca Dickinson
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP16 Kaylie Wilson
Project Title: Can Water Float On Water?
Description: I wanted to find out what the effect of adding salt to water was to the density.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP18 Cole Reighard
Project Title: Pellets or Propane?
Description: My exhibit is about if wood pellets will heat a house faster, and will produce more heat than propane.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP19 Nathan Althoff
Project Title: When Balls Drop
Description: My exibit is about the drop heights and bounce heights of different types of athletic balls, such as the tennis ball, golf ball, soccer ball, and basketball. I wanted to see if there was a correlation between how high they are released from and how high they bounce back up from.
Adult Sponsor: Rebecca Dickinson
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JP21 Colton Eaves
Project Title: How Do Different Angles and Projectiles Affect How Far a Projectile Travels?
Description: I built a catapult and launched different projectiles. I also used different angles to vary the distance.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP22 Tanner Adam
Project Title: Helium vs. Air
Description: My exhibit is about if helium has more hang time than in an air filled football.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP24 Gage De La Cruz
Project Title: Wood vs. Aluminum
Description: How does changing the type of bat affect the distance the baseball travels?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP25 Kirsten Shaffer
Project Title: Measuring the Specific Gravity of Liquids
Description: My project is measure the specific gravity of water, pop, hydrogen peroxide, and soap with a hydrometer.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP27 Bradley Beam
Project Title: Hovercraft
Description: My exhibit is to see which is the surface that the hovercraft can hover on the best.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP28 C.J. Breja
Project Title: Windows? Are they just to see through?
Description: I tested windows using Infrared thermography. My hypothesis was that older windows lose up to 25–50% percent more energy than newer windows. I wanted to see if the seals or argon gas fill was lost in the window due to the age.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JP29 Kiersten Reynolds
Project Title: Like My Lipgloss?
Description: I made lip gloss and tested it out on other people to see how they liked the looks, texture, and taste.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP32 Brice Plein
Project Title: The Effect of Precipitation on Nitrate Levels in Soil and pH Levels in Runoff
Description: This project’s question is do the nitrates in the soil, which are washed out, affect the nitrate and pH levels in the water? In doing this project I will obtain data that will show if the nitrate levels in farm soil will cause the pH levels in a stream to be more acidic. The project should simulate what it would be like in the field.
Adult Sponsor: Tami Plein
School: James Madison MS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Cedar - Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
JP33 Priya Khanolkar
Project Title: Ferrofluids vs. Water Pollution
Description: I want to see if ferrofluids can clean water pollution.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Cargill Industries: Outstanding Achievement
  • Iowa Water Pollution Control Association: First Place
JP35 Apryl Knox
Project Title: Popping Popcorn
Description: I popped five different brands of popcorn to see which one did better with the kernels and at what temperature they first popped and when the last one popped at.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP36 Garrett Greenfield
Project Title: Wind Energy
Description: I tried to find which type of blade material would produce the most energy on a windmill.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP37 Annie Feltes
Project Title: Boom Boom Pow
Description: my project is about finding out if iPods effect your hearing at different volumes directly afterwards.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JP38 Zach Bobb
Project Title: Watts Up!
Description: My project consisted of a series of experiments based on how to enhance the production of a Daniell Style Galvanic Cell.
Adult Sponsor: Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP40 Trenton Conger
Project Title: What's The Point?
Description: My project involves testing broadheads with a bow and arrow for bow hunting.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP41 Jenna Sandry
Project Title: Bubble-icious
Description: I wanted to see how the sugar content affected the carbonation of pop.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP42 James Morey
Project Title: Dawn Dish Soap and Oil Spills
Description: I was testing to see which brand of dish soap removed the most oil from animals caught in oil spills. I put water and different types of oil into test tubes. Then I added the different types of soap until the oil was dispersed.
Adult Sponsor: Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP43 Kelsey Bryant
Project Title: Cool the Fire With Gel
Description: I studied the effects of Sodium Polyacrelate Gel as a fire retardant.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP44 Kyle Miller
Project Title: How Acids Affect the Rate of Corrosion
Description: I tested to see how acids would make metals rust. I also checked to see if the pH level affected how much rust there was the on the steel wool.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP45 Bailey Edmonds
Project Title: Cookie Monster
Description: How does changing the type of sugar affect the number of people that will select the peanut butter cookies?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP46 Evan Batterson
Project Title: Got Bounce?
Description: My exhibit is about testing the bounce of different ping pong balls based on price.
Adult Sponsor: Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP47 Joel Knipe
Project Title: Disappearing Act
Description: My project was to see which liquid would dissolve an ibuprofen the quickest. I used coffee, hot chocolate, water, caffeinated soda, caffeine free soda, fruit juice, energy drink, and water - all at room temperature.
Adult Sponsor: Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP48 Colton Lanman
Project Title: What Lights the Sky?
Description: I tell how the wave of the color is accurate. Also I show the inert shells/ which means nothing in it. My grandpa works for a firework company that taught me how a firework is made and I will tell everyone what I did with my models made of plastic cups , aqua rocks,macaroni,and marshmallows.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP49 Hailee Acuff
Project Title: Bubble Gum Blow-Out
Description: My exhibit is about which brand of bubble gum out of the five I have chosen will average the biggest bubble?
Adult Sponsor: Gary or Sandy Acuff
School: Union Comm School, Dysart
JP50 Paolo Adajar
Project Title: Exploring Geothermal Power: Manipulating Turbine Chambers to Maximize Energy Production
Description: I simulated the harvesting of steam in a geothermal setting and attempted to determine the most efficient configuration of the turbine chamber.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Alliant Energy: Outstanding Achievement
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
JP52 Nick Whitcomb
Project Title: An Analysis and Comparison of the pH Levels of Precipitation in Sections of Southeast Iowa
Description: I tell how the wave of the color is accurate. Also I show the inert shells/ which means nothing in it. My grandpa works for a firework company that taught me how a firework is made and I will tell everyone what I did with my models made of plastic cups , aqua rocks,macaroni,and marshmallows.
Adult Sponsor: Tami Plein
School: James Madison MS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Alliant Energy: Outstanding Achievement
JP53 Grant Hill
Project Title: Wind Blade Would You Choose?
Description: My exhibit is about the differences of blade sizes and if blade sizes effect the amount of energy being produced.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
Awards:
  • Alliant Energy: Outstanding Achievement
JP56 Ericka Mardis
Project Title: Going Green
Description: My exhibit is about solar homes, materials, regular homes and the prices of solar materials.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • OPN Architects: 1st Place OPN Architects "Think GREEN!" Award
JP57 Wesley Weirather
Project Title: Error Correction: Reading the UnReadable
Description: My project is about fixing binary errors in digital signals and transmissions
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
JP58 Taiylor Morgan
Project Title: What Goes Around Comes Around
Description: My exhibit is about recycling. I took a survey of the middle school to find out how much people recycle. Then I collected paper from each classroom and the hallway in the middle school.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP59 Megan Spears
Project Title: Oil Viscosity
Description: I was testing to see which oil works best in different conditions.
Adult Sponsor: Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP61 Mia Roark
Project Title: How Strong is Your H2O?
Description: My project is about how much force it takes to break the surface tension of water?
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP62 Alison Deutschle
Project Title: Prints and Patterns
Description: My exhibit is about if there are similarities in parents and their children's finger prints
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP63 Sarah Reynolds
Project Title: Got Milk?
Description: I wanted to see how different types of milk are affected by room temperature.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JP64 Payton VanPelt
Project Title: Destruction
Description: I was trying to see what size of asteroid would potentially destroy Earth and found that size alone doesn't determine what would cause the most damage, velocity also plays a part.
Adult Sponsor: Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • Association for Women Geoscientists: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 1st Place, Junior Geolog
JP65 Hunter Gates
Project Title: Mind Blowing Music
Description: My project is about showing people different ways of cleaning Cd's with finger prints or scratches on it to make it work work as good as it was before it got damaged.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP66 Sara Miner
Project Title: The Burning Efficiency of Oil
Description: I compared the burning times of different times of different oils
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP67 Emma Haselhuhn
Project Title: Hydroelectric Energy
Description: How does changing the amount of air pressure affect the amount of energy produced?
Adult Sponsor: Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Blakesburg
Awards:
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Outstanding Achievement
JP68 Mallory Reed
Project Title: Jump? Are all Shoes Created the Same?
Description: I jump with shoes on and saw how many centimeters I jumped to.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT01 Kyle Wolf & Jessica Harryman
Project Title: Cell Respiration
Description: Our project is about the amount of carbon-dioxide released by a pea.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT02 Cheyenne Hawkins & Emily Dawson
Project Title: What is the Effect of Exercise and Age on a Horse's Heart Rate
Description: What is the Effect of Exercise and Age on a Horse's Heart Rate
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT04 Shayla Filson & Madison Zimmer
Project Title: Harmful or Helpful?
Description: Our project is how hydrogen peroxide affects the growth of radish seeds.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT05 Brianna Galvan & Alicia Riffle
Project Title: Lung Capacity
Description: We tested different gender, age, and activity levels to see how those variables affect a person's lung capacity. We want to discover when, how, why, and how much those variables affect a person's lung capacity.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT06 Lexie Shipley & Malorie Maerz
Project Title: Juice, Yum or Yuck?
Description: Which juice is healthier, 100% juice or juice with high fructose corn syrup?
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT07 Unity Daugherty & Cassie Johnson
Project Title: Red Bull Gives You "Mold"
Description: My exhibit is testing seed germination with water and red bull.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT08 Cade Millikin & Jessica Horras
Project Title: Efficacy of Kieselguhr on Gryllus assimilis
Description: Our project is the effect of fossilized diatoms on silent brown crickets. We were testing to see if the dosage percentage effected the crickets.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT09 Abby Kesselring & Raegan Mickelson
Project Title: Germ Block Party
Description: The amount of bacteria that goes through different barriers. The barriers were Kleenex, a doctor's mask, paper towels, handkerchief, and a control with no barrier.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT10 Tyler Runyon & Drew Nolting
Project Title: Same DNA Same Fingerprints
Description: Our exhibit is about fingerprints and if monozygotic twins have the same fingerprints.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT11 Carly Hoyer & Evie Kunch
Project Title: Got Spit 2: How pH Changes Throughout the Day
Description: Our project looks at how pH changes throughout the day. We compared older adults, younger adults and young children as well as the differences between males and females. We also looked at eating habits and dental patterns and compared them to the pH readings that were collected.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Outstanding Achievement
JT13 Ethan Hellweg & Ashton Hornung
Project Title: The Effect of Different Types of Light on Plant Growth
Description: We used blue, red, regular, sun, and no light to see when plants would have the most growth.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT14 Jamie Neff & Hannah Murphy
Project Title: Lung Capacity
Description: Lung capacity of athletic versus non-athletic students.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT15 Hannah Wells & Abby Rider
Project Title: Saturated Solutions: Measuring Solubility
Description: What are the effects of aqueous solubility on some common household chemicals?
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT16 Paige Hansen & Meggie Meyer
Project Title: Brain Twister
Description: My exhibit is about how sight affects taste so basiclly it twists your brain to think that it is a different food or taste than what it really is.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT17 Sammy Hasper & Kim Bunnell
Project Title: Are Healthier Plants an Application Away? Phase II
Description: Our project is about fungicide applications on "Glycine Max" plants.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT18 Sophia Wibholm & Maddy Faga
Project Title: Bacteria on Basketball; Boys VS. Girls
Description: Our exhibit compares bacteria amounts on a basketball during a controlled practice, comparing gender differences.
Adult Sponsor: Ronn Rickels
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
JT19 Kaylee Stockwell & Mariah Giberson
Project Title: Get The 411 On Stain Removers
Description: Our project is to find which stain remover removes the best.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT20 Madeline Dupuis & Bailey McKinney
Project Title: Antiberries
Description: We have tested cranberries to see if they work as antibiotics. We have also tested cranberry juice, cranberry jelly, and water.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT21 Emma Schau & Alex Krehbiel
Project Title: Goss's Blight and Wilt—Could Beta Carotene Stop the Threat?
Description: We tested to see if beta carotene could stop or slow the bacterium's (Goss's Blight and Wilt) growth on field corn.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT22 Nickalus Countryman & Aaron Clemens
Project Title: The Survival Rate of Daphnia magna in Polluted Aquatic Environments
Description: How is Daphnia magna affected by other substances?
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT23 Dayna Bode & Jordan Meyers
Project Title: Juicey Juice Beans
Description: We added different kinds of juice to green beans.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT24 Danika Roth & Katherine Schierbrock
Project Title: Acidmania
Description: Our project has to do with how much acid is in diet and regular soda.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT25 Jason Ridgway & Reed Shockley
Project Title: Organic vs. Inorganic
Description: We used different fertilizers on bean plants. We used organic and inorganic fertilizers.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT26 Tiffany Beggs & Abbie Johnson
Project Title: The Affect of Light Conditions on Vibrio fisheri
Description: Our exhibit is about the the affect of Vibrio fisheri when entroduced to different light scenerios.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT27 Tiana Slaney & Peyton Atwood
Project Title: I've Gotta Go! Can My Diaper Hold It?
Description: Our project is about the absorbency of diapers. We tested four brands of diapers by timing how long they took to absorb certain amounts of liquid.
Adult Sponsor: Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT28 Jamie Sobczak & Sarah Liebert
Project Title: Fun With Suction Cups
Description: Our project deals with what surface a suction cup can hold to the best.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT29 Seth Dickinson & Tyler Golden
Project Title: Using Daphnia to Monitor Water Toxicity
Description: Our project is seeing if Daphnia magna can survive from sediments that are obtained from a gas station, parking lot, gravel road ditch, and highway ditch.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT30 Rosyln Fields & Taylor Dunn
Project Title: Does Garlic Cure Crown Gall Disease?
Description: Our project is about Crown Gall disease on lycopene plants and we are trying to cure it with adding garlic.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT31 Jozi Mickelson & Regan Shockley
Project Title: Block This!
Description: We tested the efficiency of different sunscreens using ultraviolet sensitive beads.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT32 Garrett Filson & Aaron Heisel
Project Title: Energy and Daphnia
Description: We are testing which liquid Daphnia will live best in.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT33 Chris Schierbrock & Tyler Delaney
Project Title: Strongest Wood
Description: Our project was ment to answer what is the strongest wood out of the 5 test types: 1. Hard Maple, 2. Red Oak, 3. Cherry, 4. Cedar, 5. Pine
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT35 Ryan Booth & Rachel Warrick
Project Title: Tonight Daphnia Magna vs Water
Description: To see which habitat would be better for Daphnia Magna.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT36 Shelby Hoenig & Mikaela Foecke
Project Title: IS YOUR WATER SAFE?
Description: We tried to find out if your water is safe from lead. We tested well, tap, purified, and bottled. We found out that well water and tap water have the most lead but well had the most lead over all.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT37 Seth Davis & Adryan St. Clair
Project Title: Blades of Glory: Power Generated by Blade Quantity
Description: Our exhibit is about 3 blade and 4 blade wind turbine power output.
Adult Sponsor: Nadine Weirather & Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT38 McKenzie Horton & Kelby Kies & Mercedes Hawkins
Project Title: What Mammal Should Lick Your Face?
Description: We want to find out which mammals have the cleanest mouths.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT39 Caitlyn Millard & Jessie Cassens
Project Title: The Cool Side Of Colors!
Description: Our project is about which colors repel the most radiant energy.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT41 Kevin Clark & Gage Fenton & Dylan Blanford
Project Title: Muscial Plants Part II
Description: How music types affect the growth of bean plants.
Adult Sponsor: Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT42 Nicholas Bonde & Brandon Bonde
Project Title: Do Plants Have a Favorite Light?
Description: Growing plant seeds in various light sources to see which grows best.
Adult Sponsor: Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
SB01 Olivia Rairden
Project Title: A Survey of the Presence of Pharmaceuticals and Bacteria From Lee County Water Sources
Description: My exhibit is about the relationship between bacteria and pharmaceuticals from various water sources in Lee County.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB02 Emily Abolt
Project Title: How Much is Too Much: Does the Amount of Flavoring Effect Bacteria Inhibition
Description: I placed different solutions of oils in petri dishes to find out how much oil is to much. I then made gum with the different solutions of oil and placed that in a petri dish as well.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
SB03 Carmen Ridgway
Project Title: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics
Description: My exhibit is about how much different antibiotics resist different bacterias.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB04 Maralea Hill
Project Title: Caffeine's Effect on Escherichia coli Growth
Description: The exhibit describes the effects that caffeine has on E.coli growth.
Adult Sponsor: Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association: Most Outstanding Exhibit
SB05 Mckenna Templeton
Project Title: The Effects of Different Antibacterial Herbs on Listeria monocytogenes
Description: I tested different antibacterial herbs on bacteria listeria innocua to see if the natural herbs could inhibit the growth the bacteria.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
SB06 Lindsey Reinhardt
Project Title: Fighting Bacterial Growth Using Anti-Microbial Agents On Money
Description: Our project looks at how pH changes throughout the day. We compared older adults, younger adults and young children as well as the differences between males and females. We also looked at eating habits and dental patterns and compared them to the pH readings that were collected.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • US Public Health Service: Oustanding Achievement
SB07 Caylie Hawkins
Project Title: Does Different Tempatures Effect The Growth of Silkworms?
Description: My exhibit is about testing different tempatures agaisnt the growth of silkworm larvae,
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SB08 Sarina Khanolkar
Project Title: Natural Defense Against Bacteria
Description: My exhibit is about the natural defense against bacteria. It is using natural preservatives and how they reduce bacterial growth.
Adult Sponsor: Dr. Kiran Khanolkar
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • Society for In-Vitro Biology: Outstanding Achievement
SB09 Shawna Sieren
Project Title: Using Food for Fuel and Financial Savings
Description: My exhibit is about digesting food in order to get fuel and improve your financial savings.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning: Outstanding Achievement
SB10 Kayla Hasper
Project Title: UV Light on Water Purity
Description: My exihbit is to see if I can purify or romove all the microorganisms in water from a deep well, a shallow well, and a pond using a UV lamp enough to be able to drink.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB11T Pearl Sawhney & Minna Mohammadi
Project Title: Farm Feeding Practices: Exploring Solutions for Environmental Sustainability
Description: This exhibit examines cattle feed from different farms in Jefferson County to see which is most environmentally friendly. This was done through a series of field and lab work. First, water was collected from different water bodies running through the farm areas of which the feed was received. These samples were then tested for phosphorus and biological oxygen demand levels. The results were then correlated to the unbound phosphorus levels (bio-available phosphorus) measured from the various cattle feeds that were tested earlier from the farms. As a reference, we also conducted a positive and negative control test with high and low phytate feeds. Based on the results received we were then able to conclude which farm contained the healthiest feed for the environment.
Adult Sponsor: Mousumi Dey
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
SB12 Luke Boeck
Project Title: Bio Based vs. Citrus Compound, which is better for Soil Fertility
Description: I am testing to see which type of insecticide will be better for the germination of crops after the insecticide has been either sprayed or put on the seed.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SB13 Shannel Winkel
Project Title: Got Milk? Is the milk you are drinking causing the rapid deterioration of the lactase enzyme?
Description: This project deals with the research of lactose intolerance and the rapid increase of the populations resistance towards dairy products. Lactose intolerance has been increasing with our population and is a rising problem that could affect our economy.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
SB14 Kara Helterbran
Project Title: The Effects of Stimulants on Bacterial Growth
Description: My exhibit is about the effects that general stimulants have on bacterial growth.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SB15 Sierra Roark
Project Title: How's My Driving?
Description: My project is about testing the effects of driving while talking on a cell phone vs. driving undistracted.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Physical
  • American Psychological Association: Outstanding Research
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Outstanding Achievement
SB16 Ryan Budnik
Project Title: The Effectiveness of Various Algal Species as an Emissions Reduction System
Description: My exhibit is about using various strains of algae to remove carbon dioxide from a vehicle's exhaust system.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library: Young Engineer
SB17 Elizabeth Darnall
Project Title: Core Body Temperature as it Affects Reaction Time in Males and Females
Description: My exhibit is about the relationship between reaction time and core body temperature in adolescent males and females.
Adult Sponsor: Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
SB18 Emilee Rairden
Project Title: The Effects of Oil on Microorganisms
Description: My exhibit is about testing the amount of oil on microorganisms
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB19 Meghana Pagadala
Project Title: Nanotube Filters: A Practical Solution or Unrealistic Wonder?
Description: My exhibit deals with the idea of nanotechnology as a solution for the issue of contaminated water. I created nanotube filters and filtered polluted water through these nanotube filters and tested to see if the nanotube filters filtered the hazardous contaminants from the water better than today's filters.
Adult Sponsor: Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • Iowa Water Pollution Control Association: First Place
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SB20 Erika Hetzer
Project Title: Resistance: How We Fight It
Description: My exhibit is about anti-biotic resistance.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB21 Calvin Mertens
Project Title: The effect of Acid Rain on crops
Description: My project is about how acid rain solutions effect the yield of Glycine max.
Adult Sponsor: Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SB22 Michaela Wheatley
Project Title: Acid or Alkali What's in your water?
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of temperature on pH levels in water.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB23 Sarah Kunch
Project Title: Simulating Hyperbaric Chambers: The Effects of Antibiotics on Staphylococcus spp. and Clostridium spp.
Description: For my project I tested anitbiotic inhibition of Staphylococcus spp. and Clostridium spp. under simulated conditions of a hyber baric chamber. I looked at whether or not antibiotics would have an effect on bacterial infections in the presence of oxygen, increased oxygen or no oxygen.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
SB24 Shelby Burdette
Project Title: The Effects of Surface Run-off on Anabaena spiroides
Description: My exhibit is about the growth of Anabaena spiroides in different samples of surface run-off water.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • Cargill Industries: Meritorious Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB25 Spenser Becker
Project Title: Little Guys, Big Dreams: Using 1ml of Porcine Semen With Different Extenders
Description: My exhibit is about using different extenders on 1.0 mL frozen porcine semen to discover which extender allows high percentage of semen motility in the greatest amount of extender.
Adult Sponsor: Kate Altenhofen
School: Keota Jr/Sr HS, Keota
SB26 Darcy Dochterman
Project Title: The Effects of Vitamin Supplements on Soy Bean Growth and Protein Analysis
Description: In my project, I wanted to see if citamins would enhance the growth and developement of the soy bean plants and if the DNA sequence would be altered.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
SB27 Dalton Bryant
Project Title: Milk (Replacer)… Does a Calf Good
Description: My exhibit is about different milk replacers and the effects they will have on a calves' early life.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SP01 Paul Gregory
Project Title: Solar Wind Vs. Shortwave
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of solar wind conditions to shortwave radio reception.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SP02 Chase Gross
Project Title: Determinants of Hockey Stick Flex
Description: My exhibit explores the physical properties of cantilevered beams that determine the "Flex" rating or elasticity of a hockey stick.
Adult Sponsor: Jennifer Boldt
School: Solon HS, Solon
Awards:
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 2nd Place
SP03 Joel McGuire
Project Title: Boiling Point Elevation of Pure Water Through the Addition of an Insoluble Compound
Description: My exhibit is about boiling point and if you add beads will it effect the boiling point.
Adult Sponsor: Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
SP04 Nikhil Dhuna
Project Title: Optimization of Adsorption of Fluorouracil onto Chemically Synthesized NanoZeolite Y
Description: The purpose of the research was to study the interaction of fluorouracil, a chemotherapeutic agent, with zeolites, a type of crystalline structured aluminosilicate nanoparticle, using varied methods of drug loading, including altering the extra-framework charge compensating ion, adding external functional groups, and changing the loading medium. The future application of the research is targeted delivery and controlled release of fluorouracil at specific locations in the body, in this case malignant tumors. My work was based on maximizing the amount of drug that could be adsorbed onto the nanoparticle.
Adult Sponsor: Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Mu Alpha Theta: Outstanding Achievement
SP05T Lynnely Parker & Bailie Bryant
Project Title: A Combined Approach: Comparing Liquid Runway Deicer Performance Characteristics with their Impact on Aircraft Corrosion, Catalytic Oxidation, the Environment and the Economy
Description: Our exhibit compares 5 critical components of 3 liquid runway deicers (fossil-based, bio-based & a combination) to determine which fluid is best overall. This includes metal corrosion, brake catalytic oxidation, ice melting ability, environmental aspects and cost of use.
Adult Sponsor: Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student (Lynnely)
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student (Bailie)
  • US Metric Association: Award of Merit
SP06 Nathan Reinhardt
Project Title: Wind & Solar: The Combining of Natures Two Major Energy Resources For Optimal Energy Efficiency. Stage 2
Description: My exhibit is about the addition of solar panels to the blades of a wind turbine of optimal energy efficiency.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Alliant Energy: Outstanding Achievement
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Outstanding Achievement
  • National Society of Professional Engineers: Innovative Engineering
SP07T Jake Marzen & Ashley Hansen
Project Title: Riding the Cushion
Description: Our exhibit is about hovercrafts and the effect of shape and surface area on the amount of weight it is able to hold.
Adult Sponsor: Ashley Waltmann
School: Thomas Jefferson HS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
SP08 Omar Longou
Project Title: Unconventional Insulation
Description: I am testing the effect of insulation type on heat loss.
Adult Sponsor: Aziz Longou
School: Solon HS, Solon
Awards:
  • OPN Architects: 1st Place OPN Architects "Think GREEN!" Award
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
SP09 Lauren Aguilar
Project Title: The Golf Ball Effect: The Result of Dimples on Air Resistance
Description: My project is about applying the dimpled surface of a golf ball to a vehicle to reduce drag.
Adult Sponsor: Agustin Aguilar
School: Solon HS, Solon
Awards:
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SP10 Surekha Mullangi
Project Title: The Effects of 0.1 Molar Sulfuric Acid on the Tensile Strength of Copy Paper and 100% Recycled Copy Paper
Description: My exhibit concerns the effects of 0.1 molar sulfuric acid on the tensile strength of 30% recycled copy paper versus 100% recycled copy paper.
Adult Sponsor: Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Physical
SP11 Tracy Older
Project Title: CO2 Emissions Filtration System Using Lithium Hydroxide and Sodium Zeolites: Phase III
Description: This project’s mission is to find an economical way to reduce carbon dioxide emitted from vehicle exhaust using a newly engineered muffler along with the lithium hydroxide and sodium zeolites filters. The overall idea is three part: create a simpler way for all vehicles to prevent emitting carbon dioxide, help older vehicles become environmentally friendly by installing the new muffler system, and create a simple filter that everyone is able to replace without the need of a mechanic. The project goal is to attain a consistent reduction of CO2 from vehicle exhaust without the use of excess amounts of chemicals. My hypothesis is that using sodium zeolites and lithium hydroxide will yield a greater reduction than 22.9%. Also, the regeneration of the sodium zeolites will be at different times then the degeneration of carbon dioxide will be reduced by the LiOH filters. Using a reengineered muffler, filters were created out of air filter material that fit inside the redesigned muffler. The filters were tested for 3 minute intervals collecting data using Vernier CO2 and O2 probes. The result of this phase was that the chemicals NaY and LiOH had a lower reduction of CO2 than LiOH alone. While testing the pure NaY in all of the filters the results were higher O2 levels and consistent levels of CO2. The hypothesis was up held in the reduction being greater than 22.9%. The conclusion of this project is that the chemicals LiOH and NaY do reduce CO2 from vehicle exhaust. Though there was no consistent reduction of CO2, graphs show a slow rise until consistent.
Adult Sponsor: Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library: Young Engineer
  • Ricoh Corporation: Ricoh Sustainable Development
SP12 Pavane Gorrepati
Project Title: Warning about Warming: A Global Problem with a Fuel Cell Solution
Description: My project is an Evaluative Analysis Assessing a Competitive Option Amongst the Proton Exchange Membrane, Reversible, Direct Methanol, and Microbial Fuel Cells as a Mechanism of Eliminating Idling Emissions.
Adult Sponsor: Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Cedar - Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement

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