2014 Exhibits Awards

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TEACHER   Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Teacher Award
JB01 Paige Munson
Project Title: The Effect of Gamma-Cyhalothrin on Spirogyra
Description: The project tested how the insecticide gamma-cyhalothrin effects Spirogyra in stagnant fresh water ecosystems.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
  • Cedar Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
JB02 Faith Oostra
Project Title: Does Age Effect Your Imagination?
Description: My exhibit is about your imagination and if your age effects it.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB03 Kristyn Eaves
Project Title: Bada-Bean, Bada-Boom
Description: My exhibit is about testing the effect of different water types on bush bean growth and development.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB04 Sydney Weiler
Project Title: Where’s the DNA?
Description: I tried to find out which item I tested (strawberries, bananas, onion, beef liver, and saliva) had the largest amount of DNA measured in grams. My hypothesis was that the beef liver would have the most DNA, but the banana had the largest amount. I did 4 trials on all 5 items.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB05 Corgan Ball
Project Title: DNA Fingerprinting
Description: My project is about how your families DNA is different from mine. I will be looking at fingerprints to prove this.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB06 Anna Hackbarth
Project Title: The Effect of pH on the Germination and Early Growth of Radishes
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of pH on the germination and growth of radish seeds.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB07 Hannah Heiserman
Project Title: The Correlation of Nitrate Levels and Lemna minor When Introduced to Aquatic Crustaceans
Description: The Reduction of Nitrate Levels from the use of Lemna minor to create a thriving environment for aquatic crustaceans.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cargill Industries: Water Matters, Meritorious Achievement
JB08 Courtney Six
Project Title: Fingerprint Relation
Description: Takes fingerprints together to see if they have something to do with genes. Girls as mom, boy as dad’s.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB11 Olivia Koechle
Project Title: Green No More
Description: My question was if a leaf turns brown and dies, does it still have chlorophyll? I found that it did still have chlorophyll and another chemical called carotenoid.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB12 Lane Campbell
Project Title: How Does Plant Density Affect Soybean Yield?
Description: I tested three different soybean plots that measure 76cm wide by 531cm long. Each plot was equivalent to 1/1000 of an acre. The three plots were thinned to the following densities; 6 plants per foot, 4.5 plants per foot, and 3 plants per foot. I counted the pods and weighed the grain produced in each plot. I also counted the soybean plants in each plot, as well.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB13 Hannah Torgler
Project Title: Does Drag Affect Your Swimming?
Description: My exhibit tests if wearing clothes and swimming affects your speed.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB14 Shannon Garrels
Project Title: See It to Believe It
Description: My project tests if females’ heart rates are affected by different genres of movies.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB15 Leigh Johnson
Project Title: Hand Sensitivity
Description: My question was is your dominant hand more or less sensitive than your non-dominant hand? My results were that your dominant hand is less sensitive than your non-dominant hand.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB17 Lizzy Vogel
Project Title: Which Manure is Best?
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of horse, chicken, and cow manure on the growth of radish seeds.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB18 Shelby Seddon
Project Title: Open for Business
Description: My project is to find out if the number of open stomata will change when exposed to light.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB19 Megan Jordan
Project Title: Sugar Rush
Description: For my project I had people type before and after candy. Some people ate sugared candy and some had sugar-free. I was trying to see if sugar makes you type faster and make more mistakes.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • US Public Health Service: Surgeon General’s Special Science Award
JB23 Kelsey Vandenberg
Project Title: Cinnamon’s Effect on a Type 1 Diabetic’s Blood Sugar
Description: I tested to see if cinnamon would have an effect on a Type 1 Diabetic’s blood sugar. After a 4 month experiment, cinnamon didn’t have a positive effect on my blood sugar.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • American Physiological Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB24 Pranav Chhaliyil
Project Title: Effect of Mouthwash on Oral Bacteria using PCR Method
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of mouth washes on our oral bacteria. I used PCR for this study.
Adult Sponsor:  Pradheep Chhalliyil
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB25 Katie Scoville
Project Title: Jiminy Cricket! It’s Warm In Here!
Description: My exhibit was whether crickets chirp more in warmer temperatures than in cooler temperatures.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB26 Shelby Wright
Project Title: Pitch Perfect
Description: My project is about the amount or percentage of people who can sing on pitch based on age, gender, and musical background. Younger children and people trained in singing were closer to on pitch.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB27 Megan Qualley
Project Title: Spinach Plant Growth
Description: My exhibit it about the comparison of tomato plant growth when watered with tap water, filtered water, and distilled water.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
JB29 Terridan Christner
Project Title: Watch ‘Em Grow
Description: My exhibit is about the effect of fertilizer on plant growth.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB30 Kylee Bass
Project Title: Eating to Run
Description: I tested healthy and unhealthy food while running.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JB31 Anna Ridnour
Project Title: The Secret of Attractiveness
Description: My exhibit is about how males and females judge attractiveness in people.
Adult Sponsor:  Megan Poggenklass
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
JB32 Madeline Sadler
Project Title: Tolerate It
Description: My project was about greywater and its effects on plants in the growth process. At the end of my project, I found out that the greywater doesn’t affect the growth very much and works well.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB33 Casey Abfalter-Dial
Project Title: Which Response to the Environment is More Powerful in Plants?
Description: I am going to change the amount of water and light that plants get, to see which affects plants the most.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB34 Riley Eads
Project Title: Fruit Fly Repellent
Description: My exhibit is about repelling fruit flies with water and with meat.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JB35 Teryn Parsons
Project Title: Stressing Teens
Description: I wanted to prove that teens are stressed under situations such as multiplication tests and stressful family situations. My hypothesis was right and they are more stressed with family than math.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB36 Sam Avery
Project Title: MSG: Use it, or Avoid it
Description: In my experiment, I tested to see if MSG (monosodium gludamate) increased heart rate.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JB37 Amulya Pillutla
Project Title: Is Vinegar A Good Disinfectant (Or, Is Mom Right to Clean Kitchen Floor with Vinegar?)
Description: My exhibit is about testing if vinegar is an effective disinfectant and how it compares to commercial disinfectants Tilex and Windex.
Adult Sponsor:  Arun Pillutla
School: Hopewell Elem, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JB38 Kirklynn Nafziger
Project Title: Hummingbirds
Description: My project is about hummingbirds and what height they like to have their food at.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB39 Courtney Merill
Project Title: Which Will Win, Fake or Real
Description: I found what would grow plants better artificial light or natural light.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB40 Katie Meyer
Project Title: How Jogging Affects Your Cardiovascular System
Description: My exhibit is a comparison between blood pressure and heart rate when jogging.
Adult Sponsor:  Karen Koenig
School: Riverbend MS, Iowa Falls
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JB41 Taylor McGee
Project Title: Growing Without Soil
Description: I planted bean seeds in newspaper, cotton balls, leaves, corn meal, knox gelatin, soil. It really didn’t work. Only 3 seeds grew a few centimeters then stopped. They grew in newspapers, soil, and leaves.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JB42 Maddy Schwab
Project Title: Bacteria On Food
Description: My project is testing to see which foods have more bacteria growing on them.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JB43 Nakia Ross
Project Title: Go Fish!
Description: My exhibit is about which type of fishing bait catches the first fish of the four types of bait.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Biological
JB44 Eryn Anderson
Project Title: Does grooming affect a horse’s heart rate
Description: My exhibit is trying to see if grooming affects the horses heart rate.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Biological
JB45 McKenna Fehseke
Project Title: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Description: In my experiment, I tested to see if a human predicts future sound patterns based on previous sound patterns in a song. My results varied based on the person.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Biological
JP01 Trenton Kruse
Project Title: Fossil Fuels vs. Biofuels
Description: My project is about whether Biofuels or Fossil Fuels are more efficient. The biofuels came out more efficient and more environmental than the fossil fuels.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
JP02 Josh Barr
Project Title: Heat Transfer and Beverage Cooling
Description: My exhibit was about the fastest way to cool a beverage and heat transfer in the beverage cooling.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP03 Levi Olinger
Project Title: Blame the Heat or the Sheet?
Description: My exhibit is over whether you can blame the cookie sheet for your burnt cookies.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JP04 Bryonna Rodgers
Project Title: Is your house safe?
Description: My exhibit is about which brand of fire alarms works the best at different distances.
Adult Sponsor:  Megan Poggenklass
School: Harding MS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP05 Matthew Jones
Project Title: Measuring Sugar Content of a Liquid Using a Laser Pointer
Description: As sugar solution percent increases, the angle of refraction is greater.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP06 Sawyer Deevers
Project Title: Plop Plop Fizz Fizz
Description: My project is to find out how different liquids effect the dissolving rate of alka seltzer tablets
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
JP07 Kaitlin Jordan
Project Title: Decaying Teeth
Description: I wanted to find out which kind of pop, Sunkist, Pepsi, or Mountain Dew, would cause teeth to change color the most. I like to study stuff with teeth and would like to see what pops do to my teeth.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP08 Alec Mehmert
Project Title: Fertilizer vs Flooding
Description: I determined the effect of flooding of fertilizer.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP09 Ryan Steffensmeier
Project Title: Extreme Degrees of Oils
Description: I tested different oils to see which one could withstand extreme temperature conditions. The results were that the grease did the best in the conditions compared to the motor oil and gear lube.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP10 Emily Seaver
Project Title: Sign Waves With Slinky’s
Description: To demonstrate how a slinky’s pulse can be affected by the surface of the floor and how long they last.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP11 Hunter Lucas
Project Title: Which of the Five Will Survive?
Description: I tested five different fishing knots. I did this to see which was the better knot.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP12 Rowdy Curry
Project Title: Bristlebots
Description: My project is to find out if changing the number of paper clips will affect the time it takes a bristlebot to travel a certain distance.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
JP13 Cheyenne Newman
Project Title: Windmill Power
Description: My exhibit tested the effect of the length of the blade on the power of the windmill.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP14 Connor Holvoet
Project Title: Broadheads vs field points
Description: My exhibit is about the accuracy of a broadhead vs a field point.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP15 Lacey Smith
Project Title: Thermal Dynamics
Description: I wanted to find out which liquid had the fastest reaction rate to the Akla-Seltzer
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JP16 Kacey Weaver
Project Title: The Temperature of the Ground
Description: I wanted to find out how the air temperature affects the ground temperature.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • American Meteorological Society: Outstanding Achievement
JP17 Kamryn Bailey
Project Title: Sweet Creations
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of air temperature on the growth of crystals.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 2nd Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JP18 Adam Rauenbuehler
Project Title: Lighting for Less
Description: To find which lightbulb is most EFFICENT
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP20 Jacob Jones
Project Title: Are There Dangerous Amounts of Lead in Our Soil?
Description: My project is about finding levels of lead in soil, to see if levels are dangerous.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JP21 Claire Hellman
Project Title: Electrolysis
Description: I chose to test the effect of electrolysis on cast iron skillets. My results were that 2 cups of washing soda works the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP22 Tony Deutschle
Project Title: Rusting Out!
Description: My exhibit is about how acid effects the rate of corrosion.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP24 Madeline Reinig
Project Title: Dissolved Oxygen
Description: I wanted to find out if there is more dissolved oxygen in the water of the Mississippi or in Wildcat Springs since dissolved oxygen is so important to wildlife.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JP25 Olivia Williams
Project Title: Gas in Beverages
Description: I put balloons over five different types of drinks and put them on 98 degrees to see which one would release the most gas. Pepsi released the most gas with Mountain Dew close behind.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP26 Emma Baumgardner
Project Title: Can Water Float on Water?
Description: My project is to find out if changing the temperature and salinity of the water will affect its density.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP27 Mitch Adkins
Project Title: Battery Boss: The Effect of Temperatures on Batteries
Description: I am testing the effect temperatures have on batteries lifespans.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
JP28 Kyle Scheetz
Project Title: Ice Ice Baby
Description: Which liquid will stay the warmest in dry ice conditions?
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP29 Riley Brown
Project Title: Light Years
Description: My exhibit is about which Scentsy Burner will burn Scentsy wax faster?
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP30 Waylon Weirather
Project Title: Effect of Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation on Compact Discs
Description: I wanted to find out which color of laser had the greatest diffraction angle
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP33 Hannah Fountain
Project Title: Glow Time
Description: My exhibit is about how temperature affects the amount of time glow sticks will glow.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JP34 Grace Manternach
Project Title: Cheescake or Cheesequake
Description: This project is to find out the best baking method for cheesecake.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
JP36 Kacey Davis
Project Title: Engineering With Biomimicry III: Propellers
Description: My exhibit is about testing more realistic designs of helicopter propellers. I am testing different designs to see if the various designs affect the lift generated by the propellers of the helicopter.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP37 Dalston Jones
Project Title: Magnet Power
Description: My exhibit is about how a magnetic powered marble gun uses friction to make marbles shoot.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP38 Sam Stinson
Project Title: You Attract Me
Description: My project delt with the magnetic field range and how much weight the magnet can handle.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JP40 Lexus Chaknine
Project Title: Roller Coaster Marbles
Description: My project is about how high you need your hill to be to loop the loop. The roller coaster car is going to be a marble.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JP41 Summer Smith
Project Title: Save the Birds: Use the Right Detergent
Description: I want to find which detergent will clean the most oil off of a bird’s feathers if it would be involved in an oil spill.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Junior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
JP42 Kearstyn Johnson
Project Title: Lash Tastic
Description: My exhibit is about how soft water or salt water makes mascara run.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Physical
JP45 Hunter Lock
Project Title: Stick It
Description: Used different types of adhesive spray on show cattle to see the most effective and longest lasting.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP46 Tyler Mitchell
Project Title: Pizza Box Lights
Description: My exhibit is about how different materials affect the brightness of a light.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JP47 Lena Hewitt
Project Title: Gas Powered Goodness
Description: I am testing to find the difference between the RPMs of the different vehicle body styles and engine sizes.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Physical
JP49 Jossie Riesberg
Project Title: Alternative Paper Sources II: Agricultural Waste
Description: My exhibit is about using agricultural waste products such as corn husks, corn stalks, and straw, and using them to make paper. I compared the different alternative papers to virgin paper in strength and the ability to maintain the strength after being recycled.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Physical
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT01 Afton Kelley & Mackenzie Winslow
Project Title: Zit Zapper
Description: We tested this project to find out which facial cleanser prevented the most bacteria in the facial pores.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT02 Hannah Hoenig & Daly Brisby
Project Title: Germatic
Description: We wanted to find out which household surfaces have the most bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT04 Paige Grimm & Darby Booth
Project Title: The Effects of Agrobacterium Tumafacians in Herbaceous Plants
Description: The purpose of our project is to cure Crown Gall in herbaceous plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT05 Alyssa Gilpin & Addyson Shackleford
Project Title: Concentration With Sound
Description: Our exhibit is about the effect of sound on concentration.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT06 Max Hardin & Alexis Knight & Katelyn Yeakey
Project Title: In Search For The Perfect Soil: Soil Types and Water Retention
Description: This science project will be conducted to determine which soil retains the most water. The experiment will require loam, clay, sand, silt, and potting soil.
Adult Sponsor:  Lora Earnest
School: Wapello Elem, Wapello
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT07 KJ Skow & Tristan Cain
Project Title: What is the Effect of the Time of Day, Temperature, and Moon Phase on How Many Deer Are Out?
Description: Our exhibit is about the time of day, the temperature, and the moon phase and the effect those factors have on deer sightings.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT08 Alyssa Bartholomew & Riley Warner
Project Title: I Say Let It Grow
Description: Our project is to see if garlic will prevent crown gall in corn.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT09 Evy Merydith & Gerald Glenn
Project Title: Watch Your Waters
Description: Our project tests various water sources bacterial levels.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT10 Corrine Keenan & Cayleigh Smith
Project Title: Caffeinated Cardiovascular Crustaceans
Description: We were testing the effects of caffeinated drinks on the heart rate of Daphnia magna, an aquatic crustacean.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT11 Elizabeth Miller & Kortnee Alvarez
Project Title: The Blue Luminosity
Description: Our exhibit is about how the temperature of the water effects the strength of the glow of the luminol.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT12 Sidney Frey & Allison Meek
Project Title: Let It Grow
Description: We are testing what type of water will effect the two types of plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT13 Vanessa Golowach & Cheyenne Oberman
Project Title: Here Kitty, Kitty
Description: Our project is about a cat’s reaction to different bird sounds.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT15 Calla Huston & Britany Flockhart & Sophie Wilson
Project Title: Pasteurized Milk
Description: We are going to see how much bacteria is in different types of milk.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT16 Emily Box & Mya Lawlor
Project Title: Name Brand vs. Generic
Description: The question we are investigating is which, name brand or generic, tastes better
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT17 Callum Beebe & Christopher Penn
Project Title: Capturing and Harnessing Energy With the Use of Microbial Fuel Cells
Description: Our exhibit is about capturing energy using Microbial Fuel Cells, and then converting the energy into electricity.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
JT18 Karley Edwards & Kloey Edwards & Savannah Beeding
Project Title: Terminating Termites: Using Natural Plant Oils To Control Termitoidae
Description: The major benefit of using plant oils to control insects is the low risk it presents to people, pets, and other animals higher in the food chain. According to Cranshaw and Baxendale of the Colorado State University, plant oils can have different effects on insects. Since termites cause 5 billion dollars of damage each year,we hope our data shows that plant oils are an effective way to control termites.
Adult Sponsor:  Lora Earnest
School: Wapello Jr/Sr HS, Wapello
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT19 Raechelle McKay & Sydney Snodgrass & Kara Kavanagh
Project Title: Musical Memory
Description: Our project is a series of tests that will show the affect of music on the human memory.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT20 Wyatt Case & Quentin Kelso
Project Title: Patina Problem
Description: Our exhibit is about patina removal. We tested to see which of three liquids (apple cider vinegar, sugar water, or cooking oil) takes the patina off of the copper the fastest.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT21 Lauren Starnes & Emme Newlon
Project Title: Big or Small, Which Will React Faster?
Description: Our Exhibit is testing which form of alka-seltzer tablet will react faster in different temperatures of water.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT22 Elyse Pothitakis & Taylor Boeding
Project Title: Sweet Street
Description: What is the difference between real sugar and sugar substitute.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT23 Julia Fairchild & Kacie Flaig
Project Title: Homework Helpers
Description: Our project is to find out which age group (adults, HS students, or 7th graders) can complete a 7th grade math assessment better.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT24 Janvi Patel & Lexi Walrath
Project Title: What Types of Fruit Ruin Gelatin?
Description: Our project is about what types of fruit ruins gelatin.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
JT25 Sarah Davis & Ceyda Nazli
Project Title: Ice Ice Baby
Description: We are testing to see what beverage cools the fastest and what cools it the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT26 Emma Rose & Madison Mancill
Project Title: Sticky Fingers
Description: My exhibit is about the effects of temperature on the viscosity of maple syrup.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT27 Andrea Benner & Sophie Woodley
Project Title: Ice, Ice Baby
Description: Our exhibit tests the length of time it takes different materials such as sand, salt, fertilizers, etc., to melt ice.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT28 Sydney Schafer & Lizzie Englebrecht
Project Title: Don’t be Sarcastic. Turn Milk Into Plastic.
Description: We are trying to turn milk into plastic.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT29 Kayleigh Jones & Felicity McCloud
Project Title: Tooth Decay: What Beverage Causes Teeth To Decay The Most?
Description: Our project is explaining the effects of different beverages on teeth and how harmful they really are.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT30 Emily Stephenson & Anneliese Roller
Project Title: Luminosity
Description: Our exhibit is about how the temperature of water affects the luminescence of a glow stick.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT31 Gage Roberts & Blaine Watkins
Project Title: Mean Machine
Description: We built a simple electric motor and used an RPM machine to test different size batteries’ speed. We wanted to see which battery was the fastest so if we built a remote control car we would know which battery to use.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
JT32 Haelee Zook & Linsey Talley
Project Title: Fear of Peer Pressure
Description: Our exhibit is seeing if kids work under peer pressure the same as they do without pressure.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT33 Jeremiah Baker & Greggory Wenke
Project Title: Shootin’ Guns
Description: We are testing to see if Remington slugs shoot better than Winchester slugs through a Remington 1100 12 shotgun.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT34 Kayla Hills & Alexis Powell
Project Title: Watch Water Fly!
Description: Our exhibit is about whether water and rocks affect the movement or thrust of a bottle rocket.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
JT35 Abbi Johnson & Vanessa Hupp
Project Title: What Materials Block Radio Waves?
Description: We are trying to black radio waves with different materials. We tested signal strength of a remote control car when the remote was blocked with different materials.
Adult Sponsor:  Nadine Weirather
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT36 Mallory Markley & Julia Mast
Project Title: Fruit and Vegetable Electricity
Description: We wanted to test what generated the most electricity out of a lemon, sweet potato, and potato.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT37 DJ Stout & Nolan Stetter
Project Title: Accuracy
Description: Our exhibit is to find out if a baseball or a football can be thrown more accurately.
Adult Sponsor:  Curt Johnston
School: Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont Jr/Sr HS, Eddyville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT38 Cheyanne Fedler & Emma Huston
Project Title: Invisible Ink
Description: Our exhibit is about the effect of different powders on invisible ink.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT39 Aaron Wills & Isaac Moeller
Project Title: How Well is Your Well Water?
Description: We wanted to find out if the depth of wells affected the nitrate levels.
Adult Sponsor:  Kyle Van Ausdall
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
  • Broadcom Masters: Outstanding Achievement
JT40 Taylor Thornsberry & Annalyssa Noll
Project Title: DNA Replication
Description: My project is about how scienctists replicate DNA and how the process works.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
JT41 Emily Fuller & Alex Wolter & Kendall Watson
Project Title: Glow in the Dark Play-Dough
Description: We are trying to figure out which play-dough brand glows the best.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT42 Hailey Beam & Cody Hassinen
Project Title: River vs Pond
Description: How river water will have more dissolved oxygen than pond water. Also how the weather effects it.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT43 Julia Bruckman & Shayna Sprinkle
Project Title: Goo Be Gone
Description: Our project is about using three absorbents to see which one will take the most oil out of water.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Junior Teams
JT44 Cassie Henson & Allisyn Hart
Project Title: Make It No Rust
Description: Our exhibit is about removing rust with household ingredients.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Junior Teams
JT45 Natalie Cecil & Cassidy Bugg
Project Title: Through the Looking Glasses
Description: Our exhibit is about discovering how various forms of technology affects middle schooler’s vision.
Adult Sponsor:  Heather Davis
School: Central Lee MS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT46 Jordan Hixson & Slater Williams
Project Title: To Catch or Not to Catch
Description: Testing the strength of two different types of fishing line.
Adult Sponsor:  Art Millikin
School: Pekin MS, Packwood
JT47 Sara Johnstun & Mercedee Doty
Project Title: Softball(ness)
Description: Our exhibit is about will a larger size softball create more drag than a smaller size softball.
Adult Sponsor:  Rosa Schroeder
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT48 Katherine Young & Chloe Blind
Project Title: Pasta Puzzle
Description: Our project is about the effect of the amount of water on pasta.
Adult Sponsor:  Kelly Hackett
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
JT49 David Goebel & Noah Sissel
Project Title: Radio Transmission - Houston We Have a Problem
Description: We used this project to figure out what type of conductor sends off the most clear signal from a low-powered AM radio. Our conductors consisted of a sweet potato, a metal rod, and an aluminum ball.
Adult Sponsor:  Becky Morey
School: Fort Madison MS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
JT50 Justin Walte & Jake Cook & Gavin Haner
Project Title: Viscosity of Lava
Description: Our project is about the flow of lava. we are trying to see if the viscosity of lava affects people.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk MS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 1st Place, Junior Geology-Related Project
JT51 Josh Caruso & Javi Trejo
Project Title: Hydropower and the Water-Wheel
Description: My exhibit is about how water can be used to create electricity using only household objects.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
JT52 Tayler Westercamp & Adam Smith & Andrew Fitzsimmons
Project Title: Cleaning Water Using Natural Resources
Description: We are cleaning salt water with solar power.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Junior Teams
SB01 April Burgess
Project Title: Antibiotic Resistance
Description: My exhibit’s purpose is to identify and analyze the effects of Amoxicillin on E. Coli after repeat exposure.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB02 Lydia Heald
Project Title: Global Phenomenon of Nitrates on Local Invertebrates by Lemna Minor
Description: My exhibit is about the correlation between the nitrogen levels and pH levels of acid rain with Daphnia magna and Lemna minor.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
SB03 Cayla Pieper
Project Title: PEDV Antibody Enhancement on Weaning Rates
Description: My project looks at enhancing PEDV antibody production in piglets during the weaning period.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB04 Allison Brisby
Project Title: What types of metals inhibit bacteria growth?
Description: My exhibit is about bacteria being inhibited by metals
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB05 Kelby Kies
Project Title: Investigating Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Description: My projects purpose is to test different variables on MRSA and see how the MRSA is affected. The two main variables are temperature and the amount of sweat concentration.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB06T Chris Johnson & Bekah Carter
Project Title: Mathematical and Musical Theory Continued
Description: My exhibit is about how music affects math scores.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • Mu Alpha Theta: Outstanding Achievement
SB07 Libby King
Project Title: Recombinant DNA: Dual Antibiotic-Resistant Genes
Description: The process of constructing and analyzing recombinant molecules.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB08 Regan Ball
Project Title: The Effect of Scenedesmus in Polluted Water.
Description: My exhibit is about the use of algae to clean nitrogen from a &quot:polluted&quot: or high nitrogen level water source.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Outstanding Achievement
SB09T Xiaoyu Song & Zhongyuan Hao
Project Title: Comtamination on the top surface of soda cans
Description: Our exhibit is about the possibility of bacterial contamination on soda cans
Adult Sponsor:  Girma Tessema
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
SB10 Priya Khanolkar
Project Title: Analyzing Novel Fuctions of Arb1 Ribosome Biogenesis Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Description: The goal of this study is to test whether the Arb1, a protein known to have a role in ribosome biogenesis, has novel protein folding functions at the ribosome.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
  • Society for In Vitro Biology: Outstanding Achievement
SB11 Breanna Kramer
Project Title: Silver Nitrate’s Affect on Natural vs. Induced Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli
Description: My exhibit is about the use of silver ions to reverse or override antibiotic resistance in E. coli.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
SB12 Seth Dickinson
Project Title: Rehabilitating Polluted Corn Plants Using Oil Absorbing Polymers
Description: My exhibit experimented to see if polluted corn plants could still survive once oil absorbing polymers were introduced.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB13 Laura Schneider
Project Title: Differentiations in Musa paradisiaca Preservation
Description: When I hear of the hardships people face trying to keep their produce preserved in third world countries I decided to try to do something about it. I am trying to find the best way to preserve fruit using easily obtainable items.
Adult Sponsor:  Cheryl Kluesner
School: Beckman Catholic HS, Dyersville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • ASM International Foundation: Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science Award
SB14 Josh Pieper
Project Title: Swine Semen Artifical Insemination Technique Comparision
Description: I am looking at a new tool for insemination of swine to cut the amount of swim time to fertilize eggs.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • Inspiring Excellence: Alan B. Adams Meritorious Achievement
SB15 Cheyenne Ball
Project Title: Studying Hydra Reproduction in Correlation with Water Contamination
Description: My exhibit is about the use of Hydra as a bioidicator for Water contaminates based on their reproduction.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB16 Elizabeth Potratz
Project Title: Liquids Affects on Teeth
Description: How certain liquids damage/change your teeth.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
SB17 Cierstynn Welcher
Project Title: Is Handwriting Hereditary?
Description: My science fair project is about handwriting and hereditary traits. In my project I gave surveys to students 7–12 and their parents. I analyzed the student’s and their parents handwriting to determine if they were similar.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB18 Abhinaya Gunasekar
Project Title: Analysis of antioxidants in coffee
Description: My exhibit is about analyzing antioxidant properties in various types of coffee.
Adult Sponsor:  Syndy Richey
School: Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB19 Micaela Bryant
Project Title: The Effects of Cholecalciferol on the Survivability of MRSA
Description: My project assesses the amount of vitamin D required to treat MRSA.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
SB20T Qian Qian Guo & Zi Yue Yang
Project Title: The Possibility of Mindcontrol
Description: Our exhibit is about exploring the differences in brainwaves while we are having different thoughts, which is an important factor to achieve mindcontrol.
Adult Sponsor:  Girma Tessema
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
SB21 Tanner Johnson
Project Title: Is Garlic The Solution?
Description: What is the effect of garlic solution on the growth of ‘’Agrobactium tumefaciens(/em> (crown gall) in corn stalks?
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB22 Cassie Krebill
Project Title: Comparing Bacterial Growth of Raw Bovine Milk to Pasteurized Bovine Milk on Lactobacillus Agar
Description: My project is concerning the growth of Lactobacillus bacteria in various milks and pasteurization levels.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SB23 Madylin Merydith
Project Title: Punishment or Reward
Description: Testing to see the reaction kids give off when using punishment or reward as discipline methods in the classroom.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • American Psychological Association: Outstanding Research
SB25 Mary Barta
Project Title: Can You Guess The Door?
Description: My exhibit is about the Monty Hall Problem which is where someone picks a door and then the host opens a door with a small prize behind it. Then the host asks if you want to swap and you have a 50/50 chance of getting the large prize. People usually swap and their first instinct is the best one because it has the large prize behind it.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
SB26 Addison Loges
Project Title: Aquaponics vs. Soil
Description: My exhibit is about growing lettuce plants in a aquaponics system and a soil system.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB27 Abby Schulte
Project Title: How Does the Color of Light Affect Yeast?
Description: My exhibit is about whether it is better to store yeast in red, white, or blue light.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SB28T Brianna Galvan & Alicia Riffle
Project Title: The analysis of the particulate emitted from cigarettes on the Growth of Streptococcus salivarius: Regular VS Electronic
Description: Our projected consisted of comparing electronic and regular cigarettes and the health effects they cause related to tooth decay. We wanted to see if any evidence corresponded with the belief that electronic cigarettes are “a healthy alternative” to smoking regular ones. We went about experimenting the project by growing the bacteria Streptococcus salivarius and the effects of the particulate released from both electronic and regular cigarettes on the growth and spreading of the bacteria.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student (Alicia)
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student (Brianna)
SB29T Brittany Evermon & Macy Richardson
Project Title: How Gum Affects Your Mind
Description: We studied how gum affects you while chewing gum and working on math problems.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
SB30 Tessa Lamartine
Project Title: The effects that art and creativity has on an individual’s behavior and academic excellence
Description: I am giving individuals a academic test on subject such as math. The individual will take this timed test. I will then have the same test given a second time. The difference this second time, will be a certain time allotted for coloring before the test is taken. I am testing to see if the art and creativity has any effects on the outcome of test scores. I have found in my results, that art and creativity does in fact have a positive effect on academics such as math.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB31 Alison Dickinson
Project Title: The Effects of Acid Rain and Climate Change on Eisenia foetida Phase II
Description: My exhibit is about observing the effects of different season’s acid rain, increased levels of CO2, different climate temperatures, and any combination of these variables on worms.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB32T Ananth Ashok & Tiger Singh
Project Title: Fusing Ancient Knowledge and Cutting-edge technology: A Study of how Gemstone Light Therapy improves human psychology and physiology
Description: Our exhibit is about the effects that Gemstone Light Therapy has on human psychology and physiology.
Adult Sponsor:  Girma Tessema
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
SB33 Katelyn Goldsmith
Project Title: Effects of an Evaporative Cooling System on Milk Production and Somatic Cell Count in Dairy Cattle
Description: I am comparing the milk production and somatic cell counts of the same dairy cattle before and after the implementation of an evaporative cooling system.
Adult Sponsor:  Cheryl Kluesner
School: Beckman Catholic HS, Dyersville
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
SB34 Caitlin Walljasper
Project Title: Bos taurus: What color hide is best?
Description: My exhibit is on the heat retained in a cow’s pelt compared to when in the sunlight and when in the shade and how that effects their daily habits.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SB35T Brandon Boltz & McKenzie Horton
Project Title: The Effects of Interactive Electronic Devices on Sleeping Keeping
Description: The project is tasting the effects of electronic devices before bed on sleeping habits
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (Brandon)
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student (McKenzie)
SB36 Kaylie Wilson
Project Title: Skim Milk vs Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Description: My exhibit studies the effect of skim milk on the infection rate, therefore on the growth rate, on stem diameter, plant height, and wet/dry weight of Lycopersicon esculentum (tomato) plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB37T Hannah Sprouse & Kortney Banks
Project Title: The Correlation of BioChar and Micro-Nutrients on Zea Mays
Description: Our exhibit is about testing different percentages of BioChar, as well as different micro-nutrient levels (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium) on Zea Mays.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (both)
SB38 Manasa Pagadala
Project Title: An Investigation into the Improvement of Switchgrass Biofuel Production
Description: My exhibit is about how different pretreatment methods of switchgrass affect the amount and efficiency of ethanol produced. The goal of this experiment is finding the most efficient method of ethanol production.
Adult Sponsor:  Padma Pagadala
School: Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Biological
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • Cedar Wapsie Sierra Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • Ricoh Corporation: Ricoh Sustainable Development
SB39 Ethan Hellweg
Project Title: How Does Bee Pollination Affect Soybean Production? Phase III
Description: My project is about what type of bees pollinates soybeans more effectively.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SB40T Laura Schmitt & Madeline Berner
Project Title: The Effects of Radiation on Raphanus sativus and Brassica rapa
Description: How radiation effects the growth of radishes, by looking at the stem width, number of leaves, and length of plants.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
SB41 Abigail Lucas
Project Title: The Affects of Varied Temperatures on the Growth of Staphylococcus Epidermis
Description: My exhibit is about the growth of the bacteria Staphylococcus Epidermis, in varied temperatures, to see whether the temperatures have affect on if the bacteria grows or not.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Biological
SP01 Nathan Schmidt
Project Title: Transmitting power using medium frequency radio waves
Description: My exhibit is over transmitting power wirelessly through the use of a radio transmitter.
Adult Sponsor:  Matthew Tracy
School: East HS, Waterloo
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Physical
  • Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club / Collins Amateur Radio Club: Outstanding Achievement
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
SP02 Gavin Heald
Project Title: The Comparison of Nitrogen Levels in Algae Environments
Description: My exibit is about comparing nitrogen levels in algae environments.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • Cargill Industries: Water Matters, Outstanding Achievement
SP03 Mallory Wills
Project Title: A Comparative Study of Radon Levels in Lee County
Description: My project is a data gathering survey of radon levels in unfinished basements in Lee County.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
  • Association for Women Geoscientists: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Valley Rock and Mineral Society: 1st Place, Senior Geology-Related Project
SP04T Addie Brewer & Alli Herr
Project Title: Magnetic Power
Description: Our project is about trying to find alternative power sources. We have studied making power by using magnets.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
SP05 Lily Fuger
Project Title: What’s In Your Bottled Water?: Phase IV
Description: My exhibit is about the leeching of the hazardous plastic chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA), from commonly used plastic drinking containers after being in a heated environment.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SP06 Chris Schierbrock
Project Title: Beamed Electrical Transmission
Description: I am going to look at creating energy through the use of lasers.
Adult Sponsor:  Gail Kunch
School: Holy Trinity Jr-Sr HS, Fort Madison
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
  • NextEra Energy: Outstanding Achievement
SP07 Taylor Harrison
Project Title: Plastic Litter: Harmless clutter or dangerous chemical agent
Description: My exhibit is on if plastic leaches out into the soil and if it affects it
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SP08 Grace Shemanski
Project Title: Hot or Cold? What is Best for Forensics?
Description: My exhibit is about how surface temperature effects the quality of fingerprints for forensics.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota
SP09T Taylor Dunn & Malorie Maerz
Project Title: Fueling the Future
Description: Our project investigates which acid is most effective in breaking down cellulose, therefore allowing us to measure the sugar content. This process will allow us to find a more efficient source of ethanol fuel.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (both)
SP10 Cheyenne Schmitter
Project Title: Separation of RNA and DNA
Description: My exhibit is about the separation of RNA and DNA in food coloring.
Adult Sponsor:  Amanda Kite
School: Van Buren Comm HS, Keosauqua
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student
SP11T Doga Ozesmi & Gabe Sperry
Project Title: The Use of Resonant Inductive Coupling for Mid-Range Wireless Energy Transfer
Description: Our exhibit is about the advantages of resonant inductive coupling to transfer electricity wirelessly across distances found in the home environment.
Adult Sponsor:  Karim Nahabet
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Honorable Mention, Senior Physical
SP12T Blake Wade & Madison Pfaffe
Project Title: Not so Wasteful, Waste
Description: We are trying to see what type of soils produce the most voltage to power a red light using a fuel cell.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 4th Year Student (both)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 3rd Place
SP13 Abby Walling
Project Title: Waste No More: A Study of the Net Energy Gain of Cellulosic Ethanol from Recycled Matter
Description: Grass, newspaper, and paper towels were fermented into ethanol. The energy content of the solid byproducts was then tested to determine if it could be burned to distill the ethanol created.
Adult Sponsor:  Carolyn Walling
School: West Sr HS, Iowa City
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • Cedar Rapids Audubon Society: Outstanding Achievement
  • US Metric Association: Award of Merit
  • Yale Science & Engineering Association: Most Outstanding Exhibit
SP14 Molly Parrish
Project Title: Using Crude Glycerine (A Biodiesel Waste Product) as a Corrosion Inhibitor in Concrete
Description: My project deals with using crude glycerine as a way of preventing corrosion in concrete. During the experiment I soaked pieces of steel in crude glycerine and then placed them in concrete tubes. I allowed the concrete to harden for 14 days and then placed the concrete tubes in a brine solution and allowed them to sit for a week. Then I broke the tubes apart and examined the steel rods that had been placed in the concrete for corrosion.
Adult Sponsor:  Chris Parrish
School: Williamsburg Jr-Sr HS, Williamsburg
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class II, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student
SP16 Gage Burchett
Project Title: Heating Up!
Description: My project is about different methods of heating and cooling steel and the metallic bonds that each method causes.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
SP18 Bimba Shrestha
Project Title: Save Real Objects as a File
Description: My exhibit is about the steps that I took to make a affordable 3D Scanner
Adult Sponsor:  Biku Shrestha
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
Awards:
  • EISEF: Senior Champion
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers: Outstanding Achievement
  • Intel Computer Science: Excellence in Computer Science
SP19 David Wadsworth
Project Title: WiFi Attenuation with Household Insulation
Description: My experiment is to test five different interior household insulators and its effect on WiFi.
Adult Sponsor:  Karim Nahabet
School: Maharishi SAE, Fairfield
SP20 Kelsey Bryant
Project Title: The Effectiveness of Moringa oleifera in Purification of Turbid Water Phase II
Description: This experiment utilized varied strengths of crushed Moringa oleifera leaves and seeds to obtain most effective water treatment and addressed possibility of nutrient transfer during purification process.
Adult Sponsor:  Alicia Schiller
School: Central Lee HS, Donnellson
Awards:
  • EISEF: Class I, Senior Physical
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 6th Year Student
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: 2nd Place
  • Cargill Industries: Water Matters, Honorable Mention
  • Water Environment Federation: Stockholm Water Prize
SP21T Lakin Bailey & Anne Kindhart
Project Title: Sunglass Protection In Winter
Description: We studied how sunglasses protect your eyes from UVA rays in the winter.
Adult Sponsor:  Arie Schiller
School: Keokuk HS, Keokuk
SP22 Grant Hill
Project Title: The Bank Is Open!
Description: My exhibit is about the probability of making bank shot compared to making a regular shot.
Adult Sponsor:  Jenny Hobbs
School: Keota HS, Keota
Awards:
  • EISEF: Participation Achievement Award: 5th Year Student

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