2012 Exhibits Awards

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TEACHER Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Teacher Award
JB01 Jarrett Sykes
Project Title: Biogas
Description: I was trying to figure out how elemental conditions affect the amount of biogas produced.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB02 Allison Hendricks
Project Title: What is the affect of increased Carbon Dioxide levles on plant growth?
Description: The purpose of my project is to see if increased Carbon Dioxide levels affect plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB04 Lorenzo Plata
Project Title: Flat & Furious
Description: I wanted to find out if people with flat feet or arch feet run faster.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB06 Kenzie Krehbiel
Project Title: Vita Race
Description: My exhibit is about what different amount of vitamin C in the water affects the growth of green bean plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB07 Carissa Kobelt
Project Title: Water Fleas… Check! Healthy Food Chain.. Check! Contaminated Water… Uh-Ohh!
Description: My prodject will allow society to understand how living orginisms are affected by runoff of lubricants from motorized vehicles.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB08 Ciara Rascon
Project Title: How Do Temperatures Affect the Growth of Fungi?
Description: My project was to see if fungi grew on food when it is in different areas and different conditions.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB09 Cheyenne Deutschle
Project Title: To Grow or Not To Grow
Description: My Exhibit is about Plants Growing.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB10 Kaleb Haeffner
Project Title: What is the effect of the angle of the knee on the tension of the tendon?
Description: My exhibit is about knee tendons; measuring the tension at 50, 70, and 90 degree angles.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Danville Jr-Sr HS, Danville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB11 Zachary Rea
Project Title: Knee Strain
Description: I built a mechanical model and tested to see how much strain was put on the patellar tendon at different angles.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB14 Ashley Lucas
Project Title: Can Color Create Confusion?
Description: My project is about the Stroop Effect which is a visual comprehension test. For my project I did three different tests. On the last test I did the Stroop Effect Test and the person I was testing had to read off a set of 40 words. The words were red, blue, and green with a print of a different random color. For example the word was red and was in a print of blue.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB16 Gage Burchett
Project Title: The Best Bait
Description: My project is about the best bait for catching mice.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB17 Brian Hervey
Project Title: Corn Growth
Description: The purpose of my project will corn grow better with fertilizer or without fertilizer.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB18 Hope Eid
Project Title: Tune In or Tune Out?
Description: My exhibit is about music and whether it can effect running distance.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB21 Cierstynn Welcher
Project Title: Fear Me Now?
Description: Have you ever been afraid of snakes? How about spiders? My project asks if fears can change with age.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB22 Margeaux Nall
Project Title: Homework & Television
Description: My exhibit is about whether television will decrease your score and completion time while during homework.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB23 Collin Meierotto
Project Title: Popular Drinks + Teeth = Enamel Erosion
Description: My project is about popular drinks and there affect on teeth.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB24 Rylie Kesselring
Project Title: Got Shrimp?
Description: I want to find out what amount of calcium effects the hatching rate of brine shrimp.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB25 Emma Knox
Project Title: Are Goats Colorblind?
Description: My exhibit is about whether goats preferred to eat out of a certain color of feed bucket.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB26 Libby King
Project Title: Uh Oh or Stayin’ Alive!
Description: What effect do sport supplements have on the survival rate of Daphnia magna?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB28 Ethan Hellweg
Project Title: How Does Bee Pollination Affect Soybean Production?
Description: My project is about how different pollinators affect seed production in soybean plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB31 Elizabeth Lowe
Project Title: The Effects of Glyphosate on Raphanus sativus
Description: How does spraying Glyphosate from different angles affect Raphanus sativus? My project will help society understand how to spray their plants to get the desired effect.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB33 Hazel Ward
Project Title: Candy:Master of Tooth Decay
Description: My exhibit is about which type of candy decays teeth the most. I used sour, sweet and bitter candy.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB34 Samantha Congdon
Project Title: Blindsided: A Comparison of Blind Spots in Humans
Description: I tested how blind spots differ across genders.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB36 Stephanie Brownlee
Project Title: HELP! 10,000 Kids Die Everyday of Dirty Water
Description: My exhibit is about purifying river water using different purification methods.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Iowa Water Environment Association: Award of Excellence
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
JB37 Emily Jester
Project Title: Generating Electricity By Using Bacterial Respiration In A Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
Description: How much energy can bacterial respiration generate in a mediator-free microbial fuel cell?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
JB38 Emily Hadley
Project Title: Plants & Water
Description: My exhibit is to find if colored water will effect plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB39 Brehn Brown
Project Title: Nature’s Ethanol
Description: My exhibit is about using different natural materials to test for alcohol content.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB40 Kaylie Wilson
Project Title: Steam It Away!
Description: My exhibit is about bacteria removal from linoleum with the use of a sponge and steam mop. I wanted to see which mop removed the most bacteria from the flooring.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB41 Joshua Pieper
Project Title: Timing of vaccine is crucial! Or is it
Description: My exhibit is about how the timing of the prosystem RCE vaccine in swine will affect the number of scours per litter.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB42 Sydney Atwood
Project Title: Pitch: Can’t Sing On? Tune In!
Description: My problem was "Do people’s social background or hereditary background affect their ability to interpret different pitches?" My project will allow society to understand the importance of a person’s background when it comes to vocal talent.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB43 Dante Seaney
Project Title: What Type of Music Better Suits a Dog?
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of different types of music on dog behavior.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB45 Lindsey Olson
Project Title: The color effect
Description: Does color affect the ability to remember information?
Adult Sponsor:  Megan Poggenklass
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB47 Jacinta Wenke
Project Title: Ouch? Gravitational Pull on Plants, Does It hurt?
Description: My project is how gravity affects plants or radishes. My application is my project will help society understand how gravity affects the plants’ growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB48 Lane Campbell
Project Title: What Is the Effect of Nitrogen on Corn, Finding the Balance - Phase I
Description: My exhibit is about trying to find out if nitrogen has an impact on corn growth and grain yield.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB49 Ashlyn Zook
Project Title: Vocal Range
Description: My exhibit is about peoples vocal range. How they are different and what makes them different. How does the voice work.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB50 Samantha Dunbar
Project Title: How Different Colors Effect Plants?
Description: My exhibit is about whether colored light effects plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB51 Rachel Mehmert
Project Title: The Effect of UV Radiation on Bacterial Growth
Description: My exhibit is about finding out if suscreen and foil prevent the growth of bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB52 Meghan Rickels
Project Title: Can You Smell It?
Description: My exhibit is about seeing if a person can differentiate a natural scent and a synthetic scent.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB53 Tiffany Boyle
Project Title: Molding Time!
Description: My exhibit is about how fast mold will grow on various kinds of bread.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB54 Robert Walling
Project Title: Experiments with Biodegradable Plastic
Description: Two different corn plastics were made following a simple recipe. I hypothesized that I would be able to make a corn plastic that will decompose. For my experiment I buried these corn plastics along with a milk jug plastic sample (for control) in four different materials and left them outside. The samples were weighed once every month and then reburied. I found that one corn plastic sample (the original recipe) biodegraded better than another (the same recipe with double starch). But both corn plastics biodegraded better than the milk jug sample.
Adult Sponsor:  Carolyn Walling
School: Ernest Horn ES, Iowa City
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB55 Chelsea Lanphier
Project Title: 10, 20, 30? How many layups can you make?
Description: My exhibit is about basketball layup distractions.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB56 Aly Haas
Project Title: DoesVitamin C kill bacteria?
Description: My exhibit is about Vitamin C inhibiting the growth of bacteria in streptomyces griseous.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB57 Sophie Shottenkirk
Project Title: Plant Growth
Description: My exhibit is about which liquid will make houseplants grow the fastest.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JB58 Jared Brisby
Project Title: Birdseed
Description: My exhibit about different color of birdseed and is how much eaten by birds. What I did is dye birdseed and set it out for 2 hours. I did this 10 times and each time found the weight in grams.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB59 Joseph Tibbs
Project Title: Water Decontamination Using Lignocellulosic Materials
Description: The purpose of my research is to determine the effectiveness of using lignocellulosic materials to filter poisonous heavy metal ions from water.
Adult Sponsor:  Ronn Rickels
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls/Alden
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • ASM International Foundation: Certificate of Recognition
  • Cargill Industries: Outstanding Achievement, Water Matters
  • Cedar - Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • Iowa Water Environment Association: Award of Excellence
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
JB60 Chaeli Schneider
Project Title: Which Do Cats Prefer?
Description: My exhibit is about which liquids cats prefer to drink.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB61 Holly Noneman
Project Title: Comparative Plant Growth with Fertilizer Concentrations
Description: I want to find out if rabbit manure will help the growth of plants, because if rabbit manure works, they are a great source.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB62 Kaylee Linder
Project Title: The Apple Baffle
Description: My exhibit is about tooth decay, and if apple juice decays teeth. If so, how much would they decay in a certain amount of time.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JB63 Mary Barta
Project Title: Are You Smarter Than a 7th Grader?
Description: I wanted to test different ages of people with questions that are from the curriculum of our 7th grade class, to see how they did when answering the questions.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB64 Madelyn Orton
Project Title: The Effects of Temperature on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna
Description: My exhibit is about testing the heart rate of Daphnia Magna in different water temperatures.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB65 Manasa Pagadala
Project Title: How do spices affect the growth of bacteria and fungi?
Description: My exhibit is about using spices to help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Adult Sponsor:  Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
JB66 Taylor Reynolds
Project Title: H2 EEWW Bottle
Description: My exhibit is about bacteria on a water bottle
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
JB67 Bethanne Cooksey
Project Title: Do We Learn Better by Reading or Listening
Description: My experiment is about reading and listening skills for people. I use three different test for reading skills, listening skills, and the control, which is just taking the test and not being able to study like the other two groups. There are five different people in the three different groups.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP01 Adam Barnes
Project Title: 22 Pistol vs. 22 Long Rifle
Description: I compared a 22 pistol with a 22 long rifle. I tested to see which one had a tighter grouping and which one was more accurate.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP02 Gabriele Rutherford
Project Title: Crystals
Description: My exhibit is about which kind of crystals grow largest in which temperature.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 3rd Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JP03 Nicole Merschman
Project Title: Cola Comparison
Description: In my experiment I compared how many people could tell soda brands apart. I used cherry, diet, and regular kinds. For the cherry and regular there were 35 wrong answers. The diet had 42 wrong answers.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP04 Lily Fuger
Project Title: What’s In Your Bottled Water?
Description: My exhibit is about the affect of the reusing of a bottled water bottle on how many PPM (parts per million) / TDS (total dissolved solids) are found in the water.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP05 Emily Brockman
Project Title: The Heartbreak of Heartburn
Description: I wanted to see which type of antacid would do the best job of neutralizing the acids that cause stomachache and heartburn. I tested Alka-Seltzer, Tums, Maalox, and Pepsid Complete.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP06 Blakelan Robison
Project Title: Does Your Orange Juice Have the Most Vitamin C?
Description: The purpose of my project is to determine which type of orange juice has the best health benefit when it comes to vitamin C.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
JP07 Adam Christy
Project Title: Muzzle Velocity
Description: I tested which deer slug brand would travel through the air the fastest.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP08 Shae Oostra
Project Title: From Waste to Energy
Description: My exhibit is about producing methane gas with cow manure and mixtures with cow manure, fruits, and vegetables.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • Iowa Water Environment Association: Award of Excellence
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
JP10 Cruz Estrada
Project Title: Wind Turbine!
Description: My project was to see what type of blades produce the most energy.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP11 Brandon Dicks
Project Title: Axial Tilt vs. Seasons
Description: How does changing the tilt of the earth affect the amount of heat directed onto the Earth?
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg Jr - Sr HS, Eddyville
JP12 Rachel Fritz
Project Title: Got A Trampoline?
Description: I tested to see which age group (10, 13, or 14) could jump on a trampoline the longest.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP13 Richard Galle
Project Title: What is the Effect of Anthropometric Measurements on Physical Ability Tests
Description: My project shows the effect of nine different anthropometric measurements on nine different physical ability tests, keeping separate the data between boys and girls.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP14 Connor Knepp
Project Title: Throwing Distance
Description: I wanted to know which ball would go the farthest: a football, a baseball, or a basketball.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP15 Abby Schulte
Project Title: Are You Hot or Cold? Maybe Your Laundry Detergent is Effecting This.
Description: My exhibit is about whether using an environmentally friendly or regular laundry detergent effects how much heat black t-shirts absorb from the sun.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP18 Tanner Johnson
Project Title: Heat In? or out?
Description: The purpose of my project was to see which insulation could resist the most heat flow?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP19 Shayla Loffler
Project Title: Rainbow Inferno
Description: I burned chemical coated balsa wook to test the color of the flame and learn about the relation to chemical structure.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP21 Sarah Tweedy
Project Title: You Are What You Eat
Description: I tested grease content in hamburgers from McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, and also tested their fries and chicken/chicken sandwiches from Long John Silvers and KFC. I also looked for the amount of sodium and calories in the food.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP22 Tyler McKenzie
Project Title: Sizzling Rocks?
Description: My project was trying to answer the question, How do different kinds of acid affect rocks?
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 1st Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JP23 Nicole Dupy
Project Title: Is It Really Sunblock?
Description: I tested different brands of sunblock to see which bran protects against UV rays the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP24 Jameson Plate
Project Title: Catapult Contest
Description: I made a catapult and launched plastic and foam balls. The foam ball went further.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP25 Ali Randolph
Project Title: Magnetizing Wind Energy
Description: My project is about testing a magnetic wind turbine and a regular wind turbine’s speeds. I am trying to figure out if magnets will help wind turbines in a low wind scenario.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Alliant Energy: First Place
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 2nd Place
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • I-Sweeep: Outstanding Sustainability Award
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
JP26 Brittany Nye
Project Title: Oil Spill
Description: My exhibit is about the temperature of the water and oil flow.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP27 Amber Knox
Project Title: Feathery Mess
Description: My exhibit is about what can clean feathers that are in oil.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP28 Jeff Morey
Project Title: Anti-Fuel Cell
Description: My exhibit questions whether the amount of salt in a solution effects the amount of hydrogen gas produced by electrolysis.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Alliant Energy: Second Place
  • US Army: Superior Achievement
JP29 Jossie Riesberg
Project Title: Which Type of Flour Has the Most Gluten?
Description: My exhibit is about the amount of gluten in different types of flour.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP31 Dustin Hartley
Project Title: Lead or Steel?
Description: My exhibit is about how the size and type of bb changes the accuracy of the bb at different distances.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP32 Mekenzie Rodibaugh
Project Title: The Rubbery Truth
Description: My exhibit is to see if soaking chicken bones in various liquids would affect the bones structure.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JP33 Clayton Brecount
Project Title: Gas Guzzler
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of the gear on gas consumption.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP36 Drew Powers
Project Title: Diaper Wars: A Weighty Battle
Description: My exhibit is about the absorbency of six different diaper brands and which diaper is the best for money.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP37 Scarlett Gruener
Project Title: Toothpaste Wars
Description: My exhibit is about which toothpaste whitens teeth the most.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP38 Kacey Davis
Project Title: Engineering With Biomimicry
Description: My project is about using nature to improve the efficiency of propellers.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP41 Elizabeth Potratz
Project Title: Rusting Rates
Description: I tested to see how fast metal rusts in tap and salt water.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
JP42 Katy Bowen
Project Title: Apple Spoilage
Description: My exhibit is about how different wrappings affect the spoilage rate of an apple.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP44 Grace Scott
Project Title: Bump, Set, Spike!
Description: My exhibit is about the distance of spiking with a hard or soft volleyball.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP45 Brooke Metcalf
Project Title: Beat the Heat
Description: My exhibit is about how hot a solar panel is compared to a homemade solar cooker.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JP47 Isaac Moeller
Project Title: Hay, Soybean, Corn: Do pH Levels Change?
Description: My exhibit is about varying pH levels of soil in hay, soybean, and corn fields following harvest.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cargill Industries: Meritorious Achievement, Water Matters
JP48 Courtney Faeth
Project Title: Shooting Star
Description: My exhibit is about the shooting diameter of a shotgun pattern at different distances.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP49 Taylor Peiffer
Project Title: Why do the sun and moon appear the same size as earth?
Description: It’s about the sun and moon to be appear the size. If you see the moon orange than the sun is reflect the moon.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP50 Lydia Mabeus
Project Title: Glue Strength
Description: My exhibit is about which type of glue has the strongest strength in bridge building.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 3rd Place
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP51 Avery Malinski
Project Title: The Impact of Household Acids on Metal
Description: My exhibit is about how common households acids and how they impact metal.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP53 Koltien Schwandt
Project Title: Consumption of Fuel Warm vs. Cold
Description: Comparing fuel consumption using 10% ethanal vs. unleaded in a small engine at various outdoor temperatures.
Adult Sponsor:  Ronn Rickels
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls/Alden
JP54 Emily Wolf
Project Title: The Effects of Color on Memory
Description: My exhibit is about how color effects a person’s memory.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP55 Aaron Wills
Project Title: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Description: My project is about aircraft and how scientists work to make it invisible to radar.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP56 Ashton Hora
Project Title: Waterwheels
Description: My exhibit is about overshot and undershot waterwheels.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Alliant Energy: Second Place
JP57 Peyton Walker
Project Title: Sports Wear Insulation
Description: My project is to compare the different types of fabric to see which insulates better.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg Jr - Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP58 Cameron Brecount
Project Title: Age Wasters
Description: My experiment is about conservation of water for shower takers. I want to see what age of people use the most water.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP59 Alysha Stickfort
Project Title: The Types of Water Bottles
Description: My exhibit is about what type of water bottles can keep water coldest the longest.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP60 Shelby Lanman
Project Title: Burning Time?
Description: My project is about how long and how hot wood gets when it burns.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP61 Alexis Miller
Project Title: Got Nail Polish Stains?
Description: My exhibit is about which chemical will remove nail polish stains the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP63 Elizabeth Barr
Project Title: The Effect of Ammonia on the Surface of Neptune
Description: My exhibit is about testing ammonia to see whether or not it is the cause of the slushy surface on Neptune, and to see at what temperature ammonia freezes.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JP64 Brenden Crowther
Project Title: Blazer or Winchester
Description: My exhibit is about which ammunition is more accurate by determining which bullet will hit the target better, Blazer or Winchester ammunition.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT01 Robert Barker & Gavin Heald
Project Title: Bio-Diesel: Fuel of the Future
Description: Our project is about making a Bio-Diesel from Canola Oil, and making an Ethanol out of sweet Sorggum juice.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT02 Nicholas Pothitakis & Ben Tinguely
Project Title: Landslides: Prepare for the Worst
Description: Our exhibit is about erosion prevention. We are investigating a variety of practical items and easy ways to possibly slow down erosion.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 2nd Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JT03 Rylee Glasscock & Emily Korschgen
Project Title: That’s Hot
Description: Our experiment is about carbon dioxide and if the temperature changes when it is exposed to sunlight.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT04 Steven Liddle & Kaleb DeGroot
Project Title: Take A Chill Pill Dr. Pepper
Description: Our experiment tested to see which way is the best to cool down a can of Dr. Pepper.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT05 Hannah Sprouse & Kortney Banks
Project Title: Acidemics
Description: Our exhibit is about how Tylenol and Ibuprofen are affected by different liquids.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT06 Joel Swanson & Cassidy Tolle
Project Title: Is Composting Newspapers Worth the Effort?
Description: Our exhibit is about testing composted soil to see if their is more nutrients in that soil rather than the regular soil.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT08 Kiera Tremmel & Sara Loving
Project Title: Got Blood?
Description: Our exhibit is about identifying how blood splatters might be used to determine the weapon used in a crime scene investiagation.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg Jr - Sr HS, Eddyville
JT09 Karlee Hugg & Taylor Adamire
Project Title: Spectrum of Seeds
Description: Our exhibit is about colored lighting affecting the growth of the green beans.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT10 Bethany Millard & Katie Wilson
Project Title: Flavor Frenzy
Description: The purpose of our project is Bby testing the human mind by changing the colors and see how it affects the mind.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT11 Blake Wade & Alli Herr & Joley Seitz
Project Title: Environmental Effects of Factories
Description: We are testing the amount of pollutants around factories in Keokuk.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT12 Meagan Reinhardt & Shianne Moeller
Project Title: Bacteria + Amoxicillin = Healthy Water
Description: Our project is about killing bacteria in water with different amounts of amoxicillin so the bacteria won’t cause diseases or illnesses.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cargill Industries: Honorable Mention, Water Matters
JT13 Will Mertens & Austin Bartholomew
Project Title: The Effect of Common Caffeine on the Survival Rate of Daphnia magna
Description: How does caffeine effect the Survival Rate of Daphnia magna.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT14 Emily Bemis & Beth Atwood
Project Title: Are You Agitated?
Description: Our Experiment is to see if a Front-Loader or a Top-loader would get stains out better.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT15 Nathan Acuff & Conner Sherwin
Project Title: Sound Barrier
Description: Our exhibit is about "What common material absorbs the most sound?"
Adult Sponsor:  Gary & Sandy Acuff, Brad & Tracey Sherwin
School: Union MS, Dysart
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
JT16 Regan Ball & Cheyenne Hawkins
Project Title: Farm vs. Store
Description: Our exhibit is about finding out which type of egg production produces the most bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT17 Tyson Sprouse & Justin Hagans
Project Title: Going, Going, Gone.
Description: Does The Type of Baseball Bat Effect the Distance the Ball Will Go?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT18 Cameron Bahl & Bailey Merschman
Project Title: Heart Rates & Video Games
Description: Our exhibit is about how different genres of video games increase your heart rate.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT19 Austin Fariss & Riley Brown
Project Title: Which Bridge Design Holds the Most Weight?
Description: We built bridges by using large popsicle sticks and our designs were the Arch Bridge, Beam Bridge, and the Suspension Bridge. We tested these bridges by weighing our younger siblings and putting them on the bridges.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT20 Madison Pfaffe & Avery Wilson
Project Title: Bacterial Growth in Public Schools
Description: Our projects is about which locations, in our school, has the highest amount of bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT21 Sarah Thornsberry & Lauren Cochenour
Project Title: Now You See It Now You Don’t
Description: Our exhibit is to see how color-blind people can see colors.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT22 TJ Sinnif & CD Brinegar
Project Title: Man vs. Animal
Description: We are comparing different types of soil that have manure added to see how it affects the growth of grass seed.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg Jr - Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT23 Taylor Lock & Payton Lock
Project Title: Round Em’ Up
Description: Our exhibit is about the weed resistance to glyphosate. Our exhibit is called Round Em’ Up. We called our exhibit that because we used the chemical Round Up to test with. We chose the chemical because that is the main chemical used around our home.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT24 Luke Sapp & Mark Whitmire
Project Title: Internal Combustion Engines
Description: My exhibit is about Ford and Chevy motor temperatures. Basically, it’s about which has the better gas mileage.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT25 Emily McIntosh & Gloria Nelson
Project Title: I’ll Lip Your Gloss
Description: Which type of homemade lip gloss will work best?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT27 Madeline Berner & Laura Schmitt
Project Title: Mice vs. Hamster: Race to Brains
Description: Our project is testing whether mice or hamsters are smarter, depending on how quickly they can get through a maze.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT28 Courtney Comstock & Madison Lathrop
Project Title: Caught It??
Description: Our exhibit is about the reflexes of elementary boys and girls.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT29 Amos Stovall & Treygar Garrett
Project Title: Grow That Soybean
Description: We wanted to test how humans daily beverages affect the germination rate of soybeans.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT30 Abigail Lucas & Allison Brisby
Project Title: Unblock Me
Description: Our exhibit is about child safety locks an medicine bottles and how well they work.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT31 Danielle Scheetz & Addie Malinski
Project Title: How Saltwater Affects a Plant
Description: Our exhibit is about how long a plant can tolerate saltwater.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT32 Madylin Merydith & Madalyn Whitaker & Carly Williams
Project Title: Is Mr. Clean Really Clean?
Description: We are testing cleaning products to see how much bacteria they kill.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT33 Cheyenne Schmitter & Brooke Dunkin
Project Title: FEARLESS
Description: We wanted to find out what different age groups are afraid of and see if there is a pattern with age.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
  • American Psychological Association: Outstanding Research
JT34 Tyler Sugars & Dean Robinson
Project Title: What is the Effect of Breathalyser Plus on Animal Saliva?
Description: The purpose of our project was to see if the Breathalyser Plus really helped to kill the bacteria in the saliva of dogs and cats.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
SB01T Brianna Galvan & Alicia Riffle
Project Title: Is A Workout A Breakout
Description: Our exhibit is about the affects of sweat on the growth and development of Propionibacterium acnes and how much it effects it.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (Brianna)
SB02 Seth Dickinson
Project Title: Daphnia magna and the Effects of Water Toxicity with Lemna Minor
Description: My project is different types of water I’ve collected from the river,lake,stream, and pond. Testing the water with Daphnia magna added with Lemna Minor which is a type of duckweed. I’m seeing which type of water is the most toxic on underwater crustaceans.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
SB03 Paolo Adajar
Project Title: The Effect of Radiation on the Morphology and Cellular Structure of Brassica rapa
Description: Brassica rapa exposed to various amounts of radiation were germinated, grown, and observed. Cross-sections of leaves and stems were also observed.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • Genius Olympiad: Exceptional Genius Award
  • Mu Alpha Theta: Outstanding Achievement
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
SB05 Breanna Kramer
Project Title: Memory Retention of Dugesia tigrina
Description: My exhibit is about how much memory planaria retain after under going regeneration. I trained 30 planaria a two-choice maze, then had them go under regeneration in a number of ways. After the regeneration process I had them rerun the maze to observe the difference in time.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
  • Cargill Industries: 2nd Place GROW
SB06T Mallory Wills & Blake Martin
Project Title: Galls and Their Affects on Brassica rapa
Description: In our exhibit we study the affects of agrobacterium on Brasica rapa.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB07T Kelby Kies & McKenzie Horton
Project Title: No Smoking Allowed! The Effects of Nicotene on Plants
Description: Our project is about the results cigarette butts have on the growth of corn, bean, and grass seed. Cigarette butts were applied to the plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
SB08T Heather Lambert & Kailee Case
Project Title: Cancer Genome Anatomy Project
Description: Our exhibit is used to compare the over expression genes in cancerous tissue. Comparing normal and cancerous types of tissue.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB09 Cassara Higgins
Project Title: Dusty Glycine max
Description: The purpose of my experiment was to test whether gravel dust affects the growth of soybean seedlings.
Adult Sponsor:  Angela Francis/Jim Heinz
School: Independence HS, Independence
SB10 Taylor Young
Project Title: The Affects of Sugar Water on Algae
Description: My project is about sugar water and its affect on the growth of different algae.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB11 Abhinaya Gunasekar
Project Title: Acne Vulgaris Therapeutics
Description: My project is about which over-the-counter acne medications are the most effective at stopping the Acne Vulgaris.
Adult Sponsor:  Kevin Darrow
School: John F Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • US Army: Superior Achievement
SB12T Austin Moore & Jason Ridgway
Project Title: The Effects of Sudden Death Syndrome on Soybeans Phase II
Description: The purpose of our experiment was to determine if Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) would affect the growth of soybeans that were treated differently. Sudden Death Syndrome is a fungus-like disease that, hence the name, causes the soybean plants to die unexpectedly.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • Genius Olympiad: Exceptional Genius Award
SB13 Sarah Kunch
Project Title: Energy Variation In Babies With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Normal Babies
Description: My project is about determining energy variations in EKGs of babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and normal babies. I also investigated the possibility of hyberbaric treatment with these babies to allow for further progression and success of the Norwood Procedure.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • American Physiological Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association: Most Outstanding Exhibit
SB14 Cheyenne Ball
Project Title: Bioluminescent algae and light pollution
Description: My exhibit is about changing the light cycles for bioluminescent dinoflagellates in hopes of recreating the affect of man-made light pollution.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB15 Lydia Heald
Project Title: The Symbiotic Correlation Using Daphnia magna and Euglena When Introduced Acid Precipitation
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of Acid Rain on Daphnia magna and Euglena.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • Cedar - Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB16 Ellen Morris
Project Title: Affects on Artemia in Ocean Water!
Description: my exhibit is about the affects of hatching Artemia in different salt levels.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB17 Logan Pasker
Project Title: The Impact of Milk Replacer Versus Waste Milk on the Growth of Dairy Steers
Description: My exhibit explores the difference in weight gained by dairy steers fed waste milk versus steers fed milk replacer over a period of 8 weeks.
Adult Sponsor:  Cheryl Kluesner
School: Beckman Catholic HS, Dyersville
SB18 Micaela Bryant
Project Title: A MRSA Threat in CAFOs: Swine vs. Bovine
Description: This project is the result of experimentation on possible livestock MRSA colonization and animal handler occupational MRSA exposure at selected Iowa swine and bovine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB19 Meghana Pagadala
Project Title: The Mechanism By Which CD8+ FoxP3+ T-Cells Regulate Osteoclast Activity
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of CD8 regulatory T-cells on osteoclast activity. In particular, I looked at the effect of CD8 regulatory T-cells on actin ring formation in osteoclasts.
Adult Sponsor:  Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
SB20 Michaela Wheatley
Project Title: Glyphosate & The Colonization of Fusarium oxysporum
Description: The problem my science project will approach is how glyphosate affects the colonization of Fusarium oxysporum itself and on the roots of sprouts from the soybean, corn and wheat plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Society for In-Vitro Biology: Outstanding Achievement
SB21 Priya Khanolkar
Project Title: The Use of Ferric Nanoparticles on Crown Gall Disease in Solanum lycopersicum and Helianthus annus.
Description: I exposed plants to Agrobacterium tumifaciens, to allow gulls to grow, I then injected ferric nanoparticles to see if I could control the location of the gulls growing in tomato and sunflower plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
SB22 Luis Galle
Project Title: Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics II
Description: My project is about growing USU-Apogee and USU-Perigee wheat seeds in different methods such as Aeroponics and Hydroponics. I am then comparing them for maturity, root measurements, and height.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB23 Ahmi Dhuna
Project Title: An In Vitro Comparison of the Antibacterial Effects of Azadirachta indica and Triclosan on Common Oral Bacteria
Description: My exhibit is about the antibacterial effects of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) in comparison to the common antibacterial agent in toothpaste, Triclosan.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
SB24 Cody Davis
Project Title: Life Of Algae
Description: added fertilizers to algae, Life Of Algae
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB25 Pavane Gorrepati
Project Title: Impact of allelic diversity of Wx and ALK genes on the nutritional characteristics of rice and the evaluation of rice starch biosynthesis in the hybrid Y58S male sterile breeding line
Description: Rice (Oryza sativa) is the world’s most important cereal crop for human consumption. Hybrid rice, characterized by high yield, has made great contributions to safeguarding food security in China. However, hybrid rice shows poorer grain quality in comparison to conventional rice. With the development of improved living standards of people in China, a better understanding is needed of the factors that contribute to the grain quality and nutrition of hybrid rice. In this study, a molecular marker-based genetic analysis looks at the three main determinants of rice eating and cooking quality (ECQ) – amylose content (AC), gel consistency (GC) and gelatinization temperature (GT) – in conjunction with allelic variants of two genes, Wx and ALK, known to play a role in ECQ. The outcome confirms that the AC is controlled mainly by Wx locus, and also indicates that GC is controlled by Wx gene or by one locus tightly linked to this gene. Similarly, the ALK locus was shown to play a major role in regulating GT. We also report the successful introgression of the elite Wx gene into the key male sterile line, Y58S. The improved line should immediately improve nutritional status for China and countries around the world.
Adult Sponsor:  Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
SB26 Kelsey Bryant
Project Title: SODIS Solar Disinfection of River Water
Description: My exhibit is about the process of disinfecting river water by only using solar power, to see if you can make river water safe to drink if you only use regulated solar power.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
  • US Air Force: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
SB27 Alison Dickinson
Project Title: The Effects of Magnetism on Brassica rapa
Description: My project is about testing the effects of magnetism on plant growth in different ways.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
SB28 Seth Davis
Project Title: The Effect of Global Warming on Tigriopus Californicus
Description: The purpose of this experiment is to find out if different water temperatures would have an effect on the important marine food chain link, the copepod.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB29 Cayla Pieper
Project Title: Swine Semen Motility: How Does Aggitation of Sperm Effect Motility Rates
Description: The objective of my project was to determine if “rocking” the semen vials longer would help increase the motility rates of the semen, which would then increase the efficiency and productivity of our hog operation.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB30 Camille Adajar
Project Title: A Comparative Study of the Antibacterial Properties of Nanosilver and its Effects on Daphnia magna
Description: I compared the effects of nanosilver on the growth of E. coli to its effects and potential toxicity on Daphnia magna.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB31 Amanda Hoefler
Project Title: The Impact of a Robotic Milking System on Milk Production Averages in Dairy Cows
Description: My exhibit is about the increase in daily milk production of dairy cows when switching from a parlor to a robotic milking system. Also my exhibit focuses on average milking visits per lactation.
Adult Sponsor:  Cheryl Kluesner
School: Beckman Catholic HS, Dyersville
SB33 Sage Becker
Project Title: Bacteria Killers: Who Got ‘Em
Description: My project is about the effectiveness of different brands of swine finisher disinfectants.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
SB34 Carmen Ridgway
Project Title: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics Phase III
Description: My project is a continuation from my project last year. What I did was tested to see if cycling antibiotics will reduce bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB35 Abby Walling
Project Title: From Grass to Gas
Description: This project is a series of experiments to answer the question: can yard grass clippings be made into fuel? I researched an enzyme called cellulase to help in the fermentation process by catalyzing the hydrolysis of cellulose, to make cellulosic ethanol. I performed four experiments to see if ethanol could be made from grass and to discover the ideal fermentation process of grass. My hypothesis was: if I vary the amount of cellulase and yeast in a grass and water mixture, then I will be able to get an ethanol concentration, up to 10%, without expensive equipment and excessive chemicals. To test this hypothesis, I designed a procedure in which water, grass, cellulase, and yeast were added to a fermentation container. My first test involved monitoring the amount of glucose in the grass mixture each hour. It was proved that cellulase increased the concentration of sugar until the microbes began fermenting. Next, grass samples with and without yeast and cellulase were compared. I concluded that the grass needs cellulase to ferment but yeast is optional. Another test involved closed vs. open containers. Closed containers produce twice as much ethanol as opened containers. The last experiment showed that the yield of ethanol changed with added cellulase. I concluded from this trial that the concentration of ethanol is directly proportional to the amount of cellulase added. From this set of experiments, I concluded that yes, it is possible to create ethanol using yard clipping, few chemicals, and inexpensive equipment.
Adult Sponsor:  Carolyn Walling
School: West HS, Iowa City
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • Alliant Energy: First Place
  • Cargill Industries: 1st Place GROW
  • US Army: Superior Achievement
SB36 Kayla Hasper
Project Title: The Effect of Magnets on the Regeneration of Planaria: Phase II
Description: Determine the effects of high strength magnets and low strength magnets on the regeneration of Planaria that have been cut.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB37 Victoria Whitcomb
Project Title: An Analysis of the Long Term Effects of Sudden Death Syndrome on Different Resistance Levels of Soybeans
Description: My experiment is about how different varieties of soybeans exhibit different levels of resistance to sudden death syndrome when exposed to the optimum soil moisture content for sudden death syndrome infection.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
SB38 Cassie Krebill
Project Title: Comparing the Transparency of Store-Bought Whole Milk and Fresh Milk
Description: My project is about testing and comparing the transparency of store-bought whole milk and fresh milk.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
SB40 Shravya Pothula
Project Title: CRT (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) Reduces Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Description: My exhibit displays clinical research done to examine whether device therapy will reduce mitral valve regurgitation in patients.
Adult Sponsor:  Linda Hampton
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
SB41 Laura Schneider
Project Title: The Effects of Sodium Chloride, Calcium and a Combination of Both on Alfalfa Bales and Escherichia coli
Description: My exhibit is on how to keep alfalfa bales fresh using sodium chloride, calcium and a combination of both. In conjunction with this I tested the effects of using sodium chloride, calcium and a combination of both on a bacteria (Escherichia coli) in hopes of controlling growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Cheryl Kluesner
School: Beckman Catholic HS, Dyersville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior
SB42T Pearl Sawhney & Surya Sawhney
Project Title: Obesity and Diet: Exploring Solutions for a Healthy Lifestyle
Description: The purpose of our experiment was to investigate if food choices between plant and animal proteins impact our risk to obesity.
Adult Sponsor:  Rajeev Sawhney
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (Pearl)
SP01 Emilee Rairden
Project Title: Biorememdiation II
Description: My exhibit is about the simulating an oil spill and testing different methods of cleaning it up. These methods include using Euglena as my bioremediation and also using chemicals.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
  • Association for Women Geoscientists: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
SP02 Surekha Mullangi
Project Title: The Determination of the Quantity of Potassium Hydrogen Phthalate Buffer Needed to Inhibit pH Increase by the Action of Urease in Artificial Urine
Description: My exhibit is about determining the quantity of Potassium Hydrogen Phthalate (KHP, a buffer with a pH of 4) that can inhibit encrustation by urease in artificial urine.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior
  • Cargill Industries: 3rd Place GROW
  • US Army: Outstanding Achievement
SP04 Connor Pollock
Project Title: Moving Fields, Moving Fluids: Experiments on Magnetic Pumping
Description: How do the densities of ferrous material, the strengths of magnetic fields, and the inductive qualities in a magnetorheological fluid affect the capabilities of a fluid pump that utilizes only shifting magnetic fields?
Adult Sponsor:  Dr. Paul Shand/Angela Francis
School: Dunkerton HS, Dunkerton
Awards:
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • National Society of Professional Engineers: Innovative Engineering
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
SP05T Brice Plein & Nick Whitcomb
Project Title: Determining if the Khlor Gen. 3000 Consistently Produces Enough Chlorine to Sterilize Water
Description: The purpose of the project is to find if the Khlor Gen. 3000 consistently produces a concentrated chlorine solution that is able to sterilize water.
Adult Sponsor:  Elizabeth Sanning
School: Burlington Comm HS, Burlington
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • Ricoh Corporation: Ricoh Sustainable Development
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Stockholm Water Prize
  • US Metric Association: Award of Merit
SP06 Jacob Duffin
Project Title: Does Bottled Water or Tap Water Get Warmer Faster?
Description: My project tested if there was a difference in how quickly water warms to meet room temperature between bottled and tap water.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
SP07 Wesley Weirather
Project Title: Binary Error Correction III
Description: My project is a computer simulation and testing of real world scenarios, in which error correction schemes are used to fix errors within binary code.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • Intel (CS): Excellence in Computer Science
  • US Navy and Marine Corps: Naval Science
SP08 Chris Schierbrock
Project Title: Can You Harness Lightning?
Description: My project is based around the question can you harness lightning. Many people think it is an impossible feat, but after researching, I found that it may actually be feasible.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
SP09 Grant Hill
Project Title: Blue Gold: Keeping It Clear
Description: My exhibit is about the pollution of sewage water. I am testing to see if the sewage water in rural areas is polluting our streams more than urban areas after it has been treated.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota

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