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TEACHER Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Teacher Award
JB01 Giovanni Cingire
Project Title: Does microwaved water affect the growing of beans?
Description: My exhibit is about whether microwaved water is more effective than tap water when growing black beans.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB02 Ki Victoria Horner
Project Title: Meateater
Description: My project is on the study of health and fitness. I did this experiment by cutting steak and placing it in soda for 2 weeks. The sodas I used were Sprite, Fanta (orange), and Coca-Cola.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB03 Bimba Shrestha
Project Title: Wifi and Plants
Description: My exhibit will show the effects of Wifi on radish plants in certain distances.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB04 Kelsey Bryant
Project Title: The Effect of Temperature on DNA Extraction
Description: For my project, I studied the effects of altering the temperature of the extraction buffer and alcohol on the quality of DNA extracted from bananas.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Metric Association: Award of Merit
JB05 Payton Lock
Project Title: A Time To Remember
Description: I did my project on what people remember better audio or visual information.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • American Physiological Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
JB06 Breese Marsh
Project Title: Which Dog Food Brand Do Dogs Like Best?
Description: My project was about experimenting with three different dog foods on three different dogs to tell which one they liked the best and which is the best for them.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB07 Emma Dravis
Project Title: Goodbye Bacteria, Hello Clean Teeth
Description: I wanted to see which product - normal toothbrush, sonicare toothbrush, Listerine, or Dentine gum - cleaned bactreia out of your mouth.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB08 Sage Becker
Project Title: Save Me! Keep Fresh Cut Roses Long Lasting
Description: My exhibit is about what substance to use to keep fresh cut roses fresh for a longer period of time.
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB09 Micaela Bryant
Project Title: MRSA Exposure in Rural Lee County, Iowa
Description: For my exhibit, I studied the presence of MRSA in, and around, a swine CAFO in Lee County. I also identified handlers and swine as MRSA carriers.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar – Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • Ricoh Corporation: Ricoh Sustainable Development
JB10 Cassidy Tolle
Project Title: Does Your Nose Effect Your Sense of Taste?
Description: With my project I did a taste test. With the taste test I got people that wanted to do it but weren’t allergic to any of the food that they were about to be tested with. I had then get a parents signature. I 1st plugged there nose and they had a blind fold on, then I took the nose plug of and they tasted it again.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB11 Brandon Boltz
Project Title: Are My Hands Clean?
Description: My exhibit is about what hand sanitizer kills bacteria the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB12 Jacqueline Leete
Project Title: The Effects of Wi-Fi on Wheatgrass
Description: My exhibt is about the effects that Wi-Fi has on wheatgrass.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB13 Madelyn Orton
Project Title: Does Practice Make Perfect?
Description: I tested whether normal practing imporves basketball performance better than practice with prerecorded help messages.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB14 Ciara Rascon
Project Title: Where’s the Best Place to Store Bananas?
Description: I took 6 Dole bananas and placed them in 6 different spots. Then I checked on them and let them stay there for 3 days. Next I took them out, cut them open, and recorded my data.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB16 Manasa Pagadala
Project Title: Which Type of Algae Produces the Most Methane?
Description: My exhibit is about production of methane gas from different types of algae. I looked to see which type of algae produces the most methane to solve today’s energy crisis.
Adult Sponsor:  Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
JB17 Tessa Winn
Project Title: What Is Really On Your Dollar?
Description: My exhibit is about the bacteria that grows on dollar bills, and how much bacteria is found on them from different places.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning: Outstanding Achievement
JB18 Ethan Hellweg
Project Title: The Bees, The Butterflies, and The Control: Which Pollinates More?
Description: My project is about the effect of different pollinators on the seeds and fruit production of various plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB19 Tanner Johnson
Project Title: Round Them Up Weed Them Down
Description: my exhibit is about weed killers and grass.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB20 Mary French
Project Title: Mirror Writing
Description: Which handedness can mirror-write faster? Left-handed or right-handed. In my results, left-handed people were faster.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB21 Caleb Smith
Project Title: Garbage to Gas
Description: My project is comparing the amount of gases produced by various food products in different controlled situations.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB22 Sophia Goodale
Project Title: Are Essential Oils Effective in Killing Bacteria?
Description: My exhibit is about comparing the effectiveness of the essential oils thyme and tea tree to chlorine.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB23 Kyle Miller
Project Title: Biomass To Biogas: How Powerful Can It Be?
Description: I put cow manure in two liter bottles and then put other variables in with them and tested what is the most efficient way to make methane gas or bio gas. I tested seven different variables and each three times.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
JB24 Cheyenne Hawkins
Project Title: Bacteria and Water
Description: My exhibit is about measuring the amount of bacteria colonies in three different types of water tanks.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB25 Tayler Jones
Project Title: Ever Grow
Description: My project is about watering plants with different liquids.
Adult Sponsor:  Michelle Seddon
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB26 McKenzie Hyatt
Project Title: Dog Behaviors
Description: I took my two Shih Tzu dogs and separated them to see if they had separation anxiety. It turned out that they did.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB27 Alina Knight
Project Title: Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover
Description: My exhibit is about testing the reactions people have to different appearances.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB28 Sam Reding
Project Title: Killing Germs One Wash At A Time!
Description: The objective of my project is to determine if Dial Liquid Antibacterial Soap can kill more bacteria than Ivory Bar Non-Antibacterial Soap.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB30 Taylor Lock
Project Title: Keep Your Bite Bright
Description: I tested to see what toothpaste whitened and removed the most stains, I used Colgate Total, Crest, and Aquafresh. I stained real teeth and graded them with a shade guide.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB31 Chandre Morales
Project Title: Natural Soil Loosener
Description: My exhibit is about micro algae loosening compressed soil.
Adult Sponsor:  Jose Morales
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB32 Nicole Drago
Project Title: E. Coli!
Description: I am measuring the antimicrobial effectiveness with zones of inhibition on the growth of e. coli. I used mouthwash, bleach, and garlic powder.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB34 Ashley Fedler
Project Title: Hand Sanitizer
Description: I tested three hand sanitizers to see which one killed the most bacteria. In between using the different brands, I touched raw meat to ensure that the starting conditions were the same each time. In the end, I found out that the ShopKo brand hand sanitizer killed the most bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB35 Tomas Bousquet
Project Title: Does Music Help You Succeed On Tests?
Description: My exhibit is about whether listening to music you like helps you succeed on a test.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB36 Gwynne Wright
Project Title: Microwaves: Safe or Sorry?
Description: I tested microwave water on plants to see what some of the effects would be.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB37 Grant Hill
Project Title: How Clean is Your Air
Description: This exhtibit is about the levels of pollution in different city and country locals
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
JB38 Regan Ball
Project Title: Do Disinfectants Disinfect?
Description: My exhibit is about finding the best disinfectant for my school water fountain.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB39 Maria Hardin
Project Title: Blowing in the Breeze
Description: My project is on seeds and how far they go. I tested several types of seeds with a hair dryer. My results were that the hedge ball seed went the farthest.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB40 Elizabeth Barr
Project Title: Algor Mortis and Plants
Description: The objective of my project is to see if algor mortis occurs in plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB41 Courtney Swanson
Project Title: Natural vs Non-natural cleaners
Description: My exhibit is about how much household bacteria do certain types of cleaners remove.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB42 Jacinta Wenke
Project Title: What Does Poop Do For You?
Description: I wanted to see what manure can do to the growth of soy beans.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB43 Nikole Arendt
Project Title: Don’t Drop It!
Description: My project is about kids and adults having hand eye coordination. I tested different age groups to see how many time they dropped and caught a ping pong ball.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB44 Joseph Tibbs
Project Title: How Different Conditions Affect the Decomposition of Sun Chips Bags
Description: My project tests the effects of decomposition of Sun Chips bags in various environments.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB45 Sarah Leisenring
Project Title: Heart Rate
Description: I had a few people run a 100m and a 500m and then took their heart rate. At rest, the heart rate was in the 90′s (BPM) and both 100m and 500m were over 100BPM.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB46 Devon Severson
Project Title: Doggy Paws and Kitty Claws
Description: I did several different tests to find out the paw preference of several dogs and cats.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB47 Kyra Lamartine
Project Title: Acid or Alkaline: What’s Really In Your Water???
Description: My exhibit is about the alkalinity in water on a pH scale. This will tell which is better for you, alkaline wise, tap or bottled water.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
JB48 Brecon Llewellyn
Project Title: WIfi Effects On Flowers
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of wifi on cut flowers.
Adult Sponsor:  John Hagelin
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB49 Samantha Congdon
Project Title: Silent Studying, a Good Thing?
Description: My project is about if music affects your ability to memorize facts.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB50 Sara Meller
Project Title: Wet or Dry
Description: I had two plants. I watered one every day and one once a week. My results were that the once-a-week plant ended up deader. The every-day plant was taller and more alive at the end.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB51 Madison Lathrop
Project Title: Smile Pretty!
Description: My project is about seeing which toothpaste removes the most plaque. I use disclosing tablets to see the plaque removed.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB53 Abby Boeding
Project Title: Fast Food Preservitives: The Dangers of Fast Food
Description: The objective for my experiment is to find out which fast food chain would have the most preservitives in their hamburger.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB54 Camille Adajar
Project Title: Effects of Pyrethroids on the Bioluminescence of Pyrocystis fusiformis
Description: My experiment is about the effect the Pyrethroids, chemicals used as insecticides, on the bioluminescence of the marine dinoflagellate Pyrocystis fusiformis.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB55 Sree Lalith Kumar Pullapantula
Project Title: Using organic soil or the soil which has chemicals in it.
Description: My exhibition is about,whether plants grow healthier in organic soil or inn the soil which has chemicals in it.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB56 Beth Atwood
Project Title: Say Cheese
Description: My project is about how to spot fake and real smiles. They tested on the computer and I recorded the data.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB57 Brittany Nye
Project Title: What Type of Bird Food Do Most Birds Like the Best?
Description: My project is about birds and what their favorite kind of bird food is. I thought that they would like crackled corn the best and they did.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB58 Abhinaya Gunasekar
Project Title: Pathogens on Food
Description: My project is about which meat either organic, proccessed, canned, or irradiated has the least food pathogens.
Adult Sponsor:  Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB59 Kelby Kies
Project Title: Lassie Saves the Day, or Does She?
Description: My project is to see if dog saliva can kill bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB60 Sam Stickels
Project Title: Does a Wireless Router Effect Your Results on a Test?
Description: My exhibit is about whether or not a wireless router has an effect on your ability to do well on tests.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB61 Rick Galle
Project Title: Biogas: Using Natural Waste
Description: I tried to produce a biogas fuel using a combination of manure and other biomass. It took 6 different trials to get my experiment to work.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB62 Taylea Manley
Project Title: Chewing Gum Good VS Bad
Description: My exhibit is about Chewing gum and which kind is better for your teeth.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB63 Rachel Mehmert
Project Title: How Clean is Clean?
Description: The objective of my project is if washing your hands for two minutes, is any better then washing your hands for five or ten minutes, or washing your hands without soap.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB64 Icie Rhoer
Project Title: Yay or Nay for the Hay
Description: My project is to see what treat my horses prefer. My horses are both different in what they like.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB65 Jacob Sundholm
Project Title: Are You Distracted?
Description: My exhibit is about the safety of distracted driving. Using Wii driving games, I will test driving skills while being distracted by eating and texting. I will compare distracted driving skills to focused “two hands on the wheel” skills.
Adult Sponsor:  Ronn Rickels
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls/Alden
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB66 Sara Elizabeth Trent
Project Title: Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Description: Which substance will mold the fastest in different enviornments?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JB67 Marcus Schoenfeld
Project Title: Do students study better in their preferred tempurature?
Description: My study is about whether seventh and eighth grade students retain facts better in their self-reported preferred learning temperature.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB68 Allison Heckart
Project Title: I’ve got the Music in Me but… How can It Change my Heart Rate?
Description: My exhibit is about how music can effect my body in many different ways. I used kids from my grade to see what/how things change people’s heart rate.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB69 Kaylee Alvarez
Project Title: Memory
Description: My project was about which age and gender has the best short-term memory.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB70 Taylor Harrison
Project Title: A Mouse’s Point of View
Description: I constructed environments of different colors to see if the color affected the activity level of my mice.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB71 Taylor Carter
Project Title: Does Your Plant Have Enough Elbow Room?
Description: My project is about the best distance for plants to grow taller.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB72 Jordan Hinshaw
Project Title: Pop in the Pop
Description: I popped six different kinds of popcorn.It does not matter what oil you have.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB73 Solomon Constant
Project Title: Does Shooting Form Help Improve Accuracy?
Description: My project is whether a 12–14 year old boy’s shooting average is better when they shoot from their chest, chin or above their head.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JB75 Courtney Comstock
Project Title: What’s on your locker?
Description: My exhibit is about what is the locker handles at Pekin Schools.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB76 Eric Rauenbuehler
Project Title: Which Cleaner Works The Best?
Description: My exibit is about the effectiveness of Clorox and Lysol
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB77 Logan Lamb
Project Title: Tomatostein
Description: I grafted tomatoes in my project. I tested whether grafted or regular tomatoes would produce more.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB78 Hannah Scharpman
Project Title: Drink This … Run Faster
Description: I tested to see which drink would help me run the fastest.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB79 Niko Thiel
Project Title: Artificial Light vs The Sun
Description: My exhibit is about artificial light and sun light. Which is better? The world may never know.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JP01 Lauren McCalmont
Project Title: Measuring Magnetic Attracgtion and Trying to Block Magnetic Attraction
Description: I made an apparatus to accurately measure magnetic attraction. Using a scale, I was able to do this very well. I measured attraction between two magnets, force vs. distance. I tried to intfere with the attraction by inserting various materials between the magnets. Only iron or steel would interfere.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP02 Lily Fuger
Project Title: What’s In Your Bottled Water?
Description: My exhibit is to determine if the temperature of bottled water would affect the amount of plastic chemicals that are found in the water.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP03 Phoebe Haerr
Project Title: Which Nail Polish Brand is Better?
Description: My exhibit is testing what nail polish brand is better for not chipping off in four days, Insta-Dri or NYC?
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JP04 Emily Brockman
Project Title: All That Sugar
Description: My project was measuring how much sugar is in different drinks. I put a hydrometer in Coca-Cola, Monster, Mountain Dew, Apple Juice, Sunny D, and Gatorade to measure the amount of sugar in them and to see if the labels are accurate or not.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP05 Ashley Lucas
Project Title: The Sweetness of Caramelization
Description: I made nine batches of caramel and tested the textures. Then I let classmates test the caramels to see which are the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP06 Chris Schierbrock
Project Title: Phantom Energy
Description: The objective of my project is to determine how much energy we are wasting from items that are left plugged in but not turned on.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP07 Tyson Sprouse
Project Title: Stain, stain, go away
Description: I wanted to see what kind of stain remover got the ketchup out of the carpet best.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JP08 Cruz Estrada
Project Title: Bridge Strength
Description: I built bridges out of toothpicks, skewers, and popsicle sticks to see how much weight they could hold before breaking. The toothpick/skewer bridge held more than the popsicle sticks.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP09 Evan Heinle
Project Title: Keeping You in Suspension
Description: My project compares the strength of different types of bridges.
Adult Sponsor:  Michelle Seddon
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
JP10 Garrett Greenfield
Project Title: Propel Power
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of the material of the windmill blade on the energy produced.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • US Metric Association: Award of Merit
JP11 Olivia Hoenig
Project Title: What Material Works Best to Lift Nine Golf Balls
Description: I tested different materials to see which one lifted the most out of 9 golf balls. The pie tin did the best out of the paper plate, paper, and pie tin.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP12 Sarah Swanson
Project Title: The Effects of Temperature on Magnetism
Description: My exhibit is about the difference in magnetism when the magnet is different temperatures.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP13 Aaron Shaw
Project Title: What is the shinest shoe polish?
Description: I put shoe polish on a shoe then I rubbed a rag on the shoe.Then I made a chart of the percentage of the shine.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP14 Priya Khanolkar
Project Title: Environmental Affects of Ferrofluids
Description: My exhibit is about ferrofluids and water pollution. The objective is of my project is to find if ferrofluids can clean pollution out different water sources.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center (NextEra Energy): Outstanding Achievement
  • Iowa Water Pollution Control Association: First Place
  • Water Environment Federation (Water Prize): Stockholm Water Prize
JP15 Grace Shemanski
Project Title: Helmet vs Impact
Description: My exhibit is about testing weight differences at a certain height level on a helmet to find out how much weight a helmet can withstand before cracking.
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
JP16 Jeff Morey
Project Title: Down and Derby
Description: I was trying to find out which design of Pinewood Derby car was the fastest. I also tested how the position of the weight affects speed.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP18 Zach Rea
Project Title: Dissolving Medicines
Description: I dissolved Bayer Aspirin and Regular Strength Tylenol in water, orange juice, and Mountain Dew. Both medicines dissolved fastest in water.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP19 Denver Abolt
Project Title: War of the Water Tanks: Metal vs. Polyurethane
Description: My exhibit is about which type of water tank keeps the water the warmest for my horses throughout the winter months.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP20 Anna Unger
Project Title: Different Egg Substitutes in Baking
Description: A lot of people in the world are vegans or are allergic to eggs, so for my exhibit I am comparing different egg substitutes.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JP21 Stephanie Brownlee
Project Title: Brighter Smiles
Description: I was testing several different brands of whitening toothpaste on alligator teeth that were darkened with coffee stains. My goal was to find out which brand worked best.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP23 Dakota Bankson
Project Title: Sweet Escape
Description: My project is about the amount of sugar in pop.
Adult Sponsor:  Michelle Seddon
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
JP24 Jessica Gribble
Project Title: Tower of Power
Description: My exhibit is to determine if whale-inspired tubercles on a wind turbine blade increase energy output compared to standard blades.
Adult Sponsor:  Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP26 Katy Hallam
Project Title: Which Clothing Detergent Works Better?
Description: I tested two different clothing detergents. One was Purex and the other was Dynamo 2x. I also tested one with no detergent. My results for each brand were about the same. They both worked much better than the no detergent.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP27 Heilani Muehlman
Project Title: Rays Of the New Frontier
Description: My exhibit measures the power output of the amorphous silicon PV cell and the crystalline silicon PV cell in February in Iowa compared to its rated output.
Adult Sponsor:  John Muehlman
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center (NextEra Energy): Outstanding Achievement
JP28 Joel Swanson
Project Title: Are Electrical Ratings Accurate?
Description: My exhibit is about finding out whether light bulb wattage’s are accurate.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP29 Megan Adam
Project Title: Dirty Penny? Clean It Up!
Description: My exhibit is about using a solution made of salt and vinegar to see how well it refreshes the look of an older, dirty, dark colored penny.
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
JP30 Tempis N. Rysdam
Project Title: Chalk It Up
Description: Testing what liquids dissolve chalk the most.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP31 Kaytlyn Steinkamp
Project Title: Fill It! Shake It! Pop It!
Description: My project is on what water temperatures make bubble baths last the longest - cold, warm, or hot. The bubbles lastest longest in cold water.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP32 Max Hellman
Project Title: Magnets and Water Purification
Description: My exhibit is about whether or not magnets can help purify water.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP33 Brice Fowler
Project Title: Ozone vs Weather
Description: My project is about how the different elements of weather effect the amount of ozone at ground level.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • American Meteorological Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Outstanding Achievement
JP34 Adam Christy
Project Title: Shell Patterns
Description: I tested which shot gun shell would scatter the most. I used three different shell brands.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP35 Alex Hoffmann
Project Title: Got Flux?
Description: My Exhibit is about variables of magnetic flux density and rpm of an electrical generator.
Adult Sponsor:  Eric Hoffmann
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
JP36 Maggie Baker
Project Title: How Hot Is Your Roof?
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of different roof types on the internal temperatures of a building.
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • American Meteorological Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 3rd Place
  • OPN Architects: 1st Place Junior Project
JP37 Shayla Loffler
Project Title: Shirt Saver
Description: I used different laundry detergents to remove coffee stains. I thought that Tide would do the job best, but surprisingly, Wisk removed a lot more of the stain than Tide did.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP38 Emily Bemis
Project Title: What Stain?
Description: My exhibit is about what type of stain remover removes stain the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
JP39 Wesley Weirather
Project Title: Binary Error Correction II
Description: My project deals with binary code. I simulated the sending, transmission, and receiving, of a binary message, and then the correction of the erroneous data.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
JP40 Kierra Pauly
Project Title: How Does Erosion Affect Different Ecosystems?
Description: I took ecosystem models and poured a cup of water on each. I measured all that ran off. The swamp had the most, the grassland was second, the forest third, and the desert was fourth.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP41 Keefe Lashway
Project Title: Melting Ice and Snow, Chlorides or Acetates?
Description: My exhibit is about the melting speed and efficiency of three different chlorides and acetates.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP43 Rachel Sugars
Project Title: Whirling Whirlpools
Description: My question was: Does the amount of water in the cup or the size of hole in the cup affect how many times the miniature marshmallow goes around the vortex of the whirlpool. My results were completely random.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP44 Shae Oostra
Project Title: Which Fabric Will Put You A Flame??
Description: My exhibit is about how fast wool, polyester,cotton, and a cotton-polyester blends will go up in flames the quickest.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP45 Tyler Bryant
Project Title: The Cognitive Effects on a Free Throw
Description: I tested the effects of each cognitive input that the brain must process when shooting a free throw during game situations and how to overcome those effects by using a free throw shooting routine.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • American Psychological Association: Outstanding Research
JP46 JaKiya Wise
Project Title: Comfort Zone
Description: My project has to do with running shoes. I wondered which shoe out of the three that I picked was more comfortable to run in. Nike was the most comfortable to run in.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP47 Alison Dickinson
Project Title: Don’t Get Mad, Get Glad!
Description: Does gender have an effect on a person’s reaction to frustration? Which gender’s reaction to frustration is more aggressive?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP48 Jeffrey Koebke
Project Title: Electric Motors
Description: I used three different shapes of an electromagnet to see how it affected the number of revolutions.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
JP49 Alexa Bell-Randolph
Project Title: Does the Splatter Matter
Description: How does the height and weight of the balloon affect the size and shape of the splatter? Greater height made a bigger splatter. The same was true with the weight.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP50 Dylan Richey
Project Title: What different drinks melt faster?
Description: It is about putting drinks in the freezer and seeing how long it will take them to thaw completely out.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP51 Davin Titus
Project Title: Keeping Pipes Clean.
Description: My project is seeing whether everyday household objects, (lemon juice, bleach, and a mix of both), could be used to clean drains as efficiently as a normal drain store bought drain cleaner.
Adult Sponsor:  Emmanuel Titus
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP52 Hope Eid
Project Title: Angle Matters
Description: I was trying to figure out which angle would make the bullet hole bigger. I used a gauge to measure my angles. The angles were 25 degrees, 45 degrees, and 75 degrees.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP53 Allen Tebbs
Project Title: pHundamentals of pH in Soil
Description: The objective of my project was to artificially change the pH level in soils by adding an acidic and alkaline substance and see what happened to plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP54 Rylie Kesselring
Project Title: Vanishing Vitamins
Description: I studied the dissolution rates of three different women’s vitamins in hydrochloric acid at a pH of 1.5 (to simulate stomach acid).
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP56 Jenna Thornburg
Project Title: What’s that smell?
Description: My exhibit is about taking scents from flowers and seeing which one gets the greatest reaction from my classmates.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JP57 Kaylee Garrels
Project Title: Does 2nd Hand Smoke Hurt A Kid’s Lungs More Then An Adult’s?
Description: My exhibit is about the smoke that we inhale when smokers smoke 2nd hand smoke.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP58 Kori Grape
Project Title: Cleaning Pennies
Description: My project is about cleaning pennies. I used sixteen pennies. I mixed different products that I heard were good for cleaning pennies to see which combination was the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP60 Brandon Prather-Huff
Project Title: Temputure And How It Affects Corrosion
Description: My exhibit is about how changing temperature affects corrosion.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP61 Tanner Kruse
Project Title: The Strength of Glue
Description: I was testing to see which type of glue was the strongest. I built boxes out of popsicle sticks and tested several types of glue to see which one was best.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP62 Brandon Bonde
Project Title: Does Shape Affect Speed?
Description: My exhibit is determining if nose shape of a CO2 car affects the speed.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig/ Ronn Rickels
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
JP63 Nicole Dupy
Project Title: What Flavor of Lip Balm is the Most Popular Among My Peers?
Description: My project is about consumer science of lip balm flavors among my peers.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JP64 Jarrett Sykes
Project Title: Viscous Gum?
Description: For my project, I chewed 5 brands of gum. For each brand, I chewed 45 times. Then I laid them out on cardboard and measured the length that they stretched.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP65 Luke Sutton
Project Title: Designing a Video Game
Description: I changed the graphics and game play of a video game to see how it affected the enjoyment of the video game.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
JP66 Jozi Mickelson
Project Title: Block This II
Description: My exhibit is about the best type of UV filters for sunglasses.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP67 Andrea Otte
Project Title: Spin the Bottle
Description: I built a motor with a Gatorade bottle and tested three variables: the wire in the coil, the core mass, and the size of the wire. I measured using RPM. I found that the 75 ft coil went faster than the 50ft and 125 ft. I found that you can’t change the core if you want it to move. I also found that the thicker wire produced more RPM’s than the thinner wire.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP68 David Wadsworth
Project Title: Beams and Their Breaking Stresses
Description: My Exhibit is about different shapes of beams and if they are stronger at a different orientation and angle of the beam.
Adult Sponsor:  Stewart Hugget
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP71 Margaret Slutts
Project Title: Which Candle Burns Faster?
Description: I wondered if a light or dark candle would burn fastest. I burned a chocolate candle and a kiwi candle to see which one burned fastest. I found that it doesn’t matter if its a dark or light candle, they burn at about the same rate.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP72 McKinley Moore
Project Title: Concrete Strength
Description: I used a different mixture of cement and sand to see how it affected the strength of the concrete.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • OPN Architects: 2nd Place Junior Project
JT01 Robert Barker & Justin Hagans
Project Title: Whitetail Buck Habits
Description: Our exhibit is about what Whitetail Bucks are doing throughout the four seasons.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT02 Kenzie Krehbiel & Sarah Tweedy
Project Title: Vita Race
Description: Our experiment is about using different vitamins on green plants to see if they grow more.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT03 Gavin Heald & William Mertens
Project Title: The Affect of Pharmaceutical Caffeine on the Heart Rate of Daphnia Magna
Description: How pharmaceutical caffeine affects the heart rate of Daphnia Magna
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT04 Madison Pfaffe & Blake Wade
Project Title: Does Color Really Affect the Growth of Monocots and Dicots?
Description: As corn and bean plants grew, different colored water was given to the plants to see if it affected the growth of the plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT05 Elizabeth Lowe & Bethany Millard
Project Title: Can You Taste the Rainbow?
Description: We wanted to find out how people are affected by different colors of jello.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT06 Kaylie Wilson & Elizabeth Rubey
Project Title: Bacteria Bombers
Description: Our exhibit is about bacterial removal of grocery carts by different brands of disinfecting wipes. We experimented whether the disinfecting wipes with the most isopropyl alcohol and other active ingredients would remove the most amount of bacteria on plastic grocery cart handles.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT07 Carissa Kobelt & Emily Jester
Project Title: The Affect Of Oil Runoff Has On Daphnia Manga
Description: We wanted to find out how organisms are affected by oil runoff.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT08 Abby Schulte & Megan Hill
Project Title: Testing Hand Sanitizers
Description: Our exhibit is about testing natural homemade hand sanitizer against store bought hand sanitizer. This will occur by growing the bacteria in an agar plate.
Adult Sponsor:  Kate Shindelar
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT09 Cierstynn Welcher & Allison Hendricks
Project Title: Fear Me?!
Description: We wanted to see if physical and mental development change fears.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT10 Sammy Hasper & Kim Bunnell
Project Title: Are Healthier Plants an Application Away? Phase III
Description: Our project is about the fungicide application on corn. We wanted to see if it helps the corn’s yield percentage.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT11 Katie Wilson & Adrianna Kearns
Project Title: Got Germs?
Description: We wanted to figure out how much bacteria is around our school.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT12 Victoria Lisk & Maggie Brown
Project Title: Vitamins Affecting the Growth of Plants?
Description: We grew a potato in vitamins B,C, and D to see which plants would grow the healthiest.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT14 Rachel Brunstein & Taylor Adamire
Project Title: Does Shape Matter?
Description: Our exhibit explores the effect of car shape on fuel efficiency.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT15 Brooke Elizabeth Dunkin & Cheyenne Mckenzie Schmitter
Project Title: Jello-isious
Description: Does the color of Jell-O affect your taste.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT16 Nathaniel Zhu & Doga Ozesmi
Project Title: Hydroponic Nutrient Fertilizers; Which one is the Best?
Description: Our exhibit is about what kind of solutions are the best for growing radishes hydroponically.
Adult Sponsor:  Stacy Maurer
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT17 Mariah Giberson & Madison Zimmer
Project Title: Don’t Know What Raphanus sativus Is? Then Let’s Shine A Light On It!
Description: Our exhibit is what is the growth effect of different light on radish seeds.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT18 Avery Bennett & J.D. Hollingsworth
Project Title: Seed Scarification Sow What?
Description: Testing three different types of scarification. Testing three different seeds.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT19 Jenna Sandry & Hallie Whitten
Project Title: The Effect of Microwave Radiation on Raphanus sativus
Description: Our exhibit is about microwave radiation on radish seeds.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT20 McKenzie Horton & Mallory Wills
Project Title: What is in Your "Baby’s Food"?
Description: Baby food comes in different containers. We are seeing what container keeps the least amount of bacteria in the baby food.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT21 Shayla Filson & Sarah Frey
Project Title: Going Green as You Clean
Description: Our exhibit is testing whether Tide or Clorox Green Works is more toxic to the environment by testing it on Night Crawlers.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT22 Gabe Sperry & Kishan Thijm
Project Title: Directions and its Benefits
Description: Our project is about how test scores is improved by the direction you face and its benefits. We are also seeing if a statue of a ninja helps improve test scores.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JT23 Amos Stovall & Treygar Garrett
Project Title: T&A Quadcycle
Description: We built a bike that is side by side.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT24 Brianna Galvan & Alicia Riffle
Project Title: What A Pain!
Description: Our exhibit is about the dissolution rates of pain medication in hydrochloric acid. Our main question asks if name brand medication will dissolve quicker than generic pain relievers. We have also tested beverages with the acid and pills to know the effect they put on the pills and the rates at which they dissolve.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT25 Gillian White & Blakelan Robison
Project Title: Lowering The Freezing Point Of Water
Description: We wanted to figure out what the freezing point of water was.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT26 Scott Entsminger & Robbie Kloski
Project Title: Splat
Description: Our exhibit is about paint balls and their splatter size and if frozen paint balls splatter more.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT27 Sydney Atwood & Libby King
Project Title: Are You Stronger Than a Piece of Paper?
Description: We wanted to find out what shape of note cards held the most weight.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT28 Blessed Cross & Maggie Baker
Project Title: Float or No Float?
Description: Our project is taking wood and seeing what kind of water it floats in.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT29 Kortney Banks & Hannah Sprouse
Project Title: Fizzics
Description: Our exhibit is about testing amounts of carbonation in different soda pops.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT30 Seth Davis & Adryan St. Clair
Project Title: Blades of Glory II: Power Generated by Axis Position
Description: Our exhibit is about the power generated by a vertical axis wind turbine and a horizontal axis wind turbine.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center (NextEra Energy): Outstanding Achievement
JT31 Daisy Rae Cole & Brooke Metcalf
Project Title: Diving Gummies
Description: Our exhibit is about how long dos a gummy worm disolve or dos it do osimosis.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT32 Hannah Murphy & Ivy Pointer
Project Title: Hair Static
Description: Our project is about finding out whether hair color effects static electricity or not.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT34 Christine Dochterman & Aly Haas
Project Title: How Does Caffeine Effect Plant Growth?
Description: Our objective of our project was we wanted to see how caffeine would affect plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT35 Kaylee Stockwell & Rachel Warrick
Project Title: Stain Stain Go Away
Description: My exhibit is about which stain removes stains the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT36 Rylee Glasscock & Karlee Hugg
Project Title: Wax ‘N’ Tacks
Description: We tested different types of metals and how they affected the conduction of heat transfer.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT37 Gloria Nelson & Emily McIntosh
Project Title: Waterproof Snuggie
Description: We made a snuggie that is totally waterproof in a light rain. We used a fleece material and then made it waterproof.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren MS, Stockport
JT38 Matthew Bollinger & Jacob Salisbury
Project Title: How strong is your glass? A question to homeowners everywhere.
Description: My exhibit is about testing the strength of glass.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT39 Lindsey Eades & Morgan Jeffrey
Project Title: Smarties
Description: We compared how saliva acidity affects how long it takes hard candy dissolves.
Adult Sponsor:  Dave Gerlach
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT40 Chase Tennant & Blake Burgess
Project Title: Football: Place Kicking
Description: Our exhibit is about how the elevation affects the success rate of field goal kickers in the N.F.L.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT41 Dia Huggins & Kadie Roberts
Project Title: The Right Direction For Learning
Description: Our exhibit is about the effects of facing different directions while taking tests.
Adult Sponsor:  Barbara Hays
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
JT42 Dean Robinson & Tyler Sugars
Project Title: Which Screen Is More Green?
Description: Our exhibit is about measuring the amount of kilowatts different computers use to find which computers use the least amount of electricity.
Adult Sponsor:  Davis, Van Ausdall & Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT43 Savannah Findley & Baylie Dimmitt & Erica Johnson
Project Title: Does Different Types of Music Affect Test Results?
Description: Our exhibit is about the way music affects the brain while learning.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
SB01 Kayla Hasper
Project Title: The Effect of Magnets on the Growth of Planaria
Description: In my project I tested to see if magnets would speed up the regeneration process of planaria after I cut them into two pieces.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB02 Surekha Mullangi
Project Title: The Deternination of the Most Effective Method to Maximize the Disinfection of E. coli in Water
Description: The purpos of my exhibit is to show the most effective method of maximizing the disinfection of E. coli in water.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • Mu Alpha Theta: Outstanding Achievement
  • Society for In-Vitro Biology: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SB03 Taylor Young
Project Title: Does the Amount of Light Effect the Growth of Euglena?
Description: My exhibit is on the different amount of light of the growth of Euglena.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB04 Sarah Kunch
Project Title: Simulating Hyberbaric Chambers: The Effects of Increased Oxygen on Miconazole Nitrate treatments on Candida albicans
Description: Because humans have an increased sensitivity to antibiotics and because we are increasing oxygen during hyperbaric treatments, individuals would have increased sensitivity to yeast infections and that normal treatments of miconazole nitrate would not inhibit or decrease the amount of Candida albicans. I tested treatments of Candida albicans with increased oxygen and pressure to simulate hyperbaric chambers to to if the effectiveness of these treatments would decrese. I also looked at several types of natural and alternative treatments of Candida albicans.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB05 Caylie Hawkins
Project Title: What is the Effect of Different Temperatures on a Silkworms Growth?
Description: I tested three different temperatures against my silkworm larvae to see which one helped them grow.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB06 Lydia Heald
Project Title: The Affect of Acid Rain and Algae on the Heart Rate of Daphnia Magna
Description: My exhibit is about the affects of acid rain and algae on the heart rate of daphnia magna.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
SB07 Pearl Sawhney & Surya Sawhney
Project Title: Consumption of Plant Protein vs Animal Protein: Exploring Solutions to Obesity and Environmental Sustainability
Description: Our experiment examines digestion of plant and animal food proteins in a lab setting, along with a survey to collect behavioral data on peoples’ eating preferences and food habits to identify solutions to obesity and environmental sustainability.
Adult Sponsor:  Dr. Rajeev Sawhney
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
SB08 Vinit Suganur
Project Title: A Comparative Study of the Effect of Caffeine and Coffee Grounds on Soy Bean Growth and Metabolism
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of caffeine pills and coffee grounds on the Soy Bean plant’s growth rate and metabolism.
Adult Sponsor:  Mousumi Dey
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
SB09 Luis Galle
Project Title: Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics
Description: My exhibit is about growing USU-Perigee and USU-Apogee when aeroponically and hydroponically.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB10 Victoria Whitcomb
Project Title: An Analysis of the Moisture Content in Soil in Which Sudden Death Syndrome is Triggered in Soybeans
Description: My exhibit is about finding the moisture content in soil in which sudden death syndrome is most severe on a soybean’s leaves.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • Association for Women Geoscientists: Outstanding Achievement
SB11 Michaela Wheatley
Project Title: The Effects of Fertilized Soil on Plant Growth
Description: My exhibit is about how fertilized soils make plants grow.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
SB12 Calvin Mertens & Lacey Beall
Project Title: The reduction of toxicity levels in water using Lemna minor
Description: We are using lemna minor (lemna minor) to see if we can reduce nitrate levels in drinking water
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • Cargill Industries: Meritorious Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student (Calvin)
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (Lacey)
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
SB13 Emilee Rairden
Project Title: Bioremediation
Description: In my exhibit, I simulated an oil spill to test the affects of different chemicals on the effectiveness of bioremediation.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • Cargill Industries: Honorable Mention
  • Cedar - Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB14 Cayla Pieper
Project Title: Swine Weaning Rates: How Does the Injection Time of Oxytocin Affect Weaning Weights
Description: The objective of my project is to determine the effectiveness of oxytocin injections at different time intervals for increasing piglet weight during the lactation period of mother sows.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • University of Iowa: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SB15 Carmen Ridgway
Project Title: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics Phase II
Description: My exhibit is about how resistant different bacteria are to antibiotics.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB16 Seth Dickinson
Project Title: Water Toxicity and the Effects on Daphnia magna
Description: I am testing the different levels of nitrites and nitrates and how they affect the heart rate of Daphnia magna.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
SB17 Austin Moore & Jason Ridgway
Project Title: The Effects of Sudden Death Syndrome on Soybeans
Description: Our exhibit is about injecting soybeans with Sudden Death Syndrome.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB18 Connor Pollock
Project Title: Shadowed in Sunlight
Description: My exhibit tests whether malnutrition in parent generations can affect the growth of well-nourished offspring.
Adult Sponsor:  Angela Francis/Stephanie Hervol
School: Dunkerton Comm Schools, Dunkerton
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
SB19 Tayler Davis
Project Title: Bacteria vs. Soap
Description: My exhibit is about how much bacteria is on a persons hands, before and after you wash them.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB20 Cassara Higgins
Project Title: The Effects of Light Waves on Degesia tigrina
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of different light waves on the regeneration period of Degesia tigrina.
Adult Sponsor:  Angela Francis/Jim Heinz
School: Independence HS, Independence
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SB22 Zachary Henman
Project Title: Tolerance of Sodium Hypochlorite in Chlorella vulgaris
Description: My exhibit is an attempt to develop a tolerance to sodium hypochlorite in the species of green algae, Chlorella vulgaris.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
SP01 Dan Weinand
Project Title: The Optimal Mutation Rate of a Simulated Virus Reacting to An Immune Response
Description: My exhibit looks at how the host’s immune system effects how rapidly a virus should mutate through use of a computer simulation program I have written.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • ASM International Foundation: Certificate of Recognition
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SP02 Paolo Adajar
Project Title: Comparative Study of Chemical Deicers: Efficacy, Corrosive Properties, and Effect on Vegetation
Description: I studies three common deicers:Sodium Chloride/Calcium Chloride/Magnesium Chloride blend, Magnesium Chloride, and Calcium Magnesium Acetate to determine their efficacy, corrosiveness, and effect on vegetation.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 2nd Place
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
SP03 Joel McGuire
Project Title: The Determination of the Location of Atrazine in the Creek Bed of Flint Creek
Description: My exhibit is about the location of atrazine in creek soil beds and its effects
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
SP04 Paul Gregory
Project Title: Altitude vs. Amplitude
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of altitude differences 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: 6th Year Student
SP05 Raphael Burne
Project Title: Building Materials of the Future: Honeycomb Cardboard
Description: This project examines the potential of Honeycomb Cardboard to replace traditional materials that are used to construct walls. Thermal and sound insulating abilty, cost, eco-friendliness, strength, and other practical factors are all being examined to find a new revolutionary way to build buildings.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center (NextEra Energy): Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • I-Sweeep: I-Sweeep Outstanding Sustainability Project Award
  • OPN Architects: 1st Place Senior Project
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
SP06 Sam Arsanjani
Project Title: RoboRescue: Using AI & Swarm Robotics to Simulate & Increase Efficiency in Search and Rescue Operations
Description: My exhibit is about using a swarm of robots with artificial intelligence techniques for simulating and finding an increasingly efficient algorithm that can be used to increase safety and efficiency in search and rescue operations in warzones and natural disaster areas.
Adult Sponsor:  Ali Arsanjani
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Physical
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning: Outstanding Achievement
  • Intel (CS): Excellence in Computer Science
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association: Most Outstanding Exhibit
SP07 Brice Plein
Project Title: The Effect of pH on the Breakdown of Atrazine
Description: My exhibit is showing how the pH of water can effect how atrazine is broken down.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SP08 Alex Gaddis
Project Title: The Operation Of Electromagnetic Generators in a Controlled Vacuum Environment
Description: My exhibit shows the changes in efficiency of generators inside a vacuum chamber relative to standard operation.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • National Society of Professional Engineers: Innovative Engineering
SP09 Atreya Dey
Project Title: Biobased Ferrite Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach to Extracting Organic Solvents and Heavy Metals from Water
Description: My exhibit is about extracting organic solvents such as toluene and ethylene dichloride and heavy metals such as lead with nanoparticles.
Adult Sponsor:  Mousumi Dey
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Cargill Industries: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • Iowa Water Pollution Control Association: First Place
  • I-Sweeep: I-Sweeep Recognition Award
  • University of Iowa: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
  • Water Environment Federation (Water Prize): Stockholm Water Prize
SP10 Nick Whitcomb
Project Title: Glyphosate Soil Contamination Through Evaporation
Description: My exhibit is about glyphosate herbicide possibly contaminating untreated soil through evporation.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student

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