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Welcome to our website for the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair! We are looking forward to another great year and working with you to give your students an interesting, worthwhile, and enjoyable Science Fair experience.



2018 - Region VII Science & Engineering Fair - Junior Division - February 5-6, LSU Union
2018 - Region VII Science & Engineering Fair - Senior Division - February 6-7, LSU Union

2018 - Louisiana Science & Engineering Fair (State) - Junior Division - March 19-20, LSU Union
2018 - Louisiana Science & Engineering Fair (State) - Senior Division - March 20-21, LSU Union



The road to the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair (LSEF) starts in middle and high schools all around the state. Students compete to advance from their school-level fairs to a regional fair, and then to the Louisiana statewide event. Top Senior Division winners from around the state have the opportunity to take part in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Intel ISEF Complete Information

Help Support LSEF. Your donations will allow this program to continue - Friends of the Fair




Thirty of the Nation’s Brightest Middle School STEM Students Named 2017 Broadcom MASTERS Finalists

Congratulations to Rachel Pizzolato who has been named among the top 30!!

Broadcom MASTERS Announces Top 300 Middle School Students in STEM Competition

WASHINGTON, DC – September 6, 2017-- Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public today announced the selection of the Top 300 competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation's most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future (press release continued)

List of Louisiana Finalists –

Clary, Joseph Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA02* - Region I – Shreveport Region
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, Shreveport, LA
Project Title: Warning: Baby on Board

Herke, Colin Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA01*-Region 7 – Baton Rouge Region
Westdale Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: Sizing PCR Amplicons Using YoYo-1 Dye and the ABI 3130xl DNA Sequencer

Pizzolato, Rachel Grade: 7th - SELECTED TO THE TOP 30!
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA08 – Region 9 – New Orleans Region
John Curtis Christian, River Ridge, LA
Project Title: Generating Electricity by Harnessing Air that Flows Around a Skyscraper Using Bernoulli's Principle and the Venturi Effect with Special Emphasis on Biomimicry

Deras, Monica Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Kenilworth School of Science and Technology, Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: Enhanced Photothermal Response of Nanoparticles for Photothermal Cancer Therapy

Fastring, Reilly Grade: 6th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Little Oak Middle School, Slidell, LA
Project Title: Determining the Temperature Coefficient of Resistance of Copper by Using Lenz's Law

Jeyaseelan, Abhirami Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: The Hidden Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

Matt, Gracie Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Lafayette Christian Academy, Lafayette, LA
Project Title: The Pampered House

Modi, Ashini Grade: 7th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, Shreveport, LA
Project Title: Big Bang to Big Freeze: Lifting the Veil on Hubble's Constant to Shed New Light on the Fate of Our Universe

Tandon, Eshika Grade: 6th
Affiliate Fair ID: USLA50 – LSEF – State
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, Shreveport, LA
Project Title: Can Anti-Cancer Agents, Turmeric and Simvastatin, Decrease Germination and Protein Content in Seeds?

Congratulations to all Louisiana Winners at INTEL ISEF held in Los Angeles May 13-19, 2017



Intel ISEF 2017 Special Awards

Intel ISEF list of Special Awards- ISEF Special Award Winners

Air Force Research Laboratory - The United States Air Force is dedicated to science & technology, focusing on innovative and creative projects with sustainability. U-S-A-F selects projects that are directly aligned with their mission.

First Award of $750 - CELL005 - Can Oxidative Stress Increase Transcriptional Mutagenesis and Aggregate Apha-Synuclein Protein? - Jemma Clary, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, LA, United States of America (LA Region 1 Finalist)



American Intellectual Property Law Association - Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

First Award of $1,000 - ENBM013 - Modeling Neural Disorder via Involuntary Response Simulator - Bergen Sanderford, Isidore Newman School, LA, United States of America (LA Region 9 Finalist)



American Psychological Association - The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. The APA is awarding the best Intel ISEF projects representing psychological science.

Honorable Mention - BEHA009 - Feeling the Heat and the Need to Cheat: A Case Study of the Correlation between Academic Dishonesty and Responses to Common Stressors Experienced by Fourth through Twelfth Grade Students in a Private School Setting in South Louisiana - Hallee Mire, Catholic High School, LA, United States of America (LA Region 6 Finalist)



Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation - AVASC awards projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field.

First Award of $1,000 - PHYS038 - Quantum Eraser with Applications to Optical Quantum Information Processing of Polarization-Encoded Qubits and United Technologies Corporation - United Technologies Corporation is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building systems industries. We are pleased to offer eight awards of $3,000 in UTC common stock for projects showing excellence in science and engineering.- Mary Lorio, Saint Joseph's Academy, LA, United States of America (LA State Fair Finalist)



National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, & the Friends of NIDA - The Addiction Science Award is given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to three exemplary projects on the topic of addiction science.

First Award of $2,500 - CELL021 - Epigenetic and Biotransformation Effects of Hookah Smoke Extract on Human Oral Keratinocytes - Anusha Zaman, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, LA, United States of America (LA Region 7 Finalist)



University of Arizona - Established in 1885, the University of Arizona (UA) is the state’s land-grant university. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. UA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 16 academic colleges. UA will award scholarships to outstanding awardees who have demonstrated robust research for the greater good of society.

Tuition Scholarship Award - MATS010 - Novel Formulation of Highly Stable Metal-Organic Inks for Printed Electronic Applications - Mason Varuso, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, LA, United States of America (LA Region 9 Finalist)



Intel ISEF 2017 Grand Award Winners

Intel ISEF list of Grand Awards- ISEF Grand Award Winners

BIOCHEMISTRY

3d Place - $1,000 - BCHM013 - Synthesis of a Fusarochromanone Analog and Its Efficacy in Treating Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Sunjay Letchuman, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, LA, United States of America (LA State Fair Finalist)



CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

3rd Place - $1,000 - CELL021 - Epigenetic and Biotransformation Effects of Hookah Smoke Extract on Human Oral Keratinocytes - Anusha Zaman, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, LA, United States of America (LA Region 7 Finalist)



PLANT SCIENCES

2nd Place - $2,500 - PLNT046 - The Effect of Sodium Chloride on Hybrid Taxodium Species - Anna Koonce, St. Joseph's Academy, LA, United States of America (LA Region 7 Finalist)



TRANSLATIONAL MEDICAL SCIENCE

4th Place - $500 - TMED006 - Repelling What Bugs You: Creating an All Natural, Antiseptic, Safe, and Effective Biopesticide Mosquito Repellent - Matthew Fangue, Catholic High School New Iberia, LA, United States of America (LA Region 6 Finalist)





Louisiana Region VII 2017 Winners!


Louisiana Science & Engineering Fair (LSEF) 2017 winners!




Congratulations Louisiana Broadcom MASTERS 2016 Finalists

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) announced on September 20 the selection of 30 middle school students as finalists in the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (the Society) are proud to announce the selection of 30 students as finalists in the sixth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) winners will be named on November 1 in Washington, DC, after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration. Congratulations to these 30 finalists, and to the 2,343 outstanding applicants for sharing their work this year.

Finalists – Top 30!

Modi, Ashini Grade: 6
Caddo Middle Magnet, Shreveport, LA 71106, LA
Project Title: Dark Matter: The Hidden Universe

Pizzolato, Rachel Grade: 6
John Curtis Christian School, River Ridge, LA
Project Title: Can a Modified Windmill Generate Electricity in an Interstate Traffic Setting?

Semi-Finalists - Louisiana (among top 300 in U.S.)

Feng, Siyuan Grade: 7
Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: Can Leaves Tell the Air Quality?

Modi, Ashini Grade: 6
Caddo Middle Magnet, Shreveport, LA 71106, LA
Project Title: Dark Matter: The Hidden Universe

Pizzolato, Rachel Grade: 6
John Curtis Christian School, River Ridge, LA
Project Title: Can a Modified Windmill Generate Electricity in an Interstate Traffic Setting?



Congratulations to all finalists that attended Intel-ISEF 2016 in Phoenix, AZ., May 8-13, 2016. 1760 finalists from 77 countries competed in this most prestigious high school science fair. Below is a list of Louisiana winners!!



Complete List of Intel-ISEF Winners!
ISEF Grand Award Winners
ISEF Special Award Winners

LSU Press Release - Louisiana Students Place among Grand Award Winners at Intel ISEF 2016

Natalie Marie Bush, 17, Saint Joseph’s Academy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Region 7)
Project: Earth and Environmental Sciences -Staying Afloat: Utilizing the Physiological Adaptation Mechanisms of Marsh Vegetation and the Use of Mathematical Modeling for Barrier Island Restoration, Year Three
Awards:
Grand Awards - 1st Place, $3,000, and Best of Category, $5000 to student, $1000 to school and $1000 to regional fair. Also won the Intel and Indo-US Science & Technology Form & Visit to India, value not published



David Chang Luo, 18, Baton Rouge Magnet High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Region 7)
Project: Mathematics - A Tree Branch Path Solution to the Collatz Conjecture
Awards:
Grand Awards - 4th place, $500
Special Awards – K.T. Li Foundation, First Place, $1,500 and Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, Second Place, $1,000



Mason Richard Varuso, 17, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Avondale, Louisiana (Region 9)
Project: Energy/Chemical - How Does the Thermal Conductivity of Liquids Affect Heat Absorption in Photovoltaic Troughs?
Award:
Special Award - University of Arizona - Tuition Scholarship Award



Meghana Srivyas Rao, 17, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana (Region 1)
Project: Biochemistry - The Differential Effect of Opioids on Breast Cancer Cell Pro-Survival and Pro-Apoptotic Pathways
Award:
Special Award – National Anti-Vivisection Society – Second Place, $2,000



Samuel Allen Senegal, II, 16, Ovey Comeaux High School, Lafayette, Louisiana (Region 6)
Project: Chemistry - The Testing of the Mpemba Effect at Varying Salinities
Award:
Special Award – American Chemical Society – Third Place, $2000







2016 LSEF Winners!






2016 Region VII Winners!






The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science. Annually, students entering the Intel STS compete for more than $1.6 million in awards. Only 300 students are announced as semifinalists each year. From this select pool, 40 finalists are then invited to Washington, DC in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for three top awards of $150,000 each.

Congratulations to Natalie Bush, St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, LA.) and Jacob Garrett Kesten, Loyola College Preparatory School (Shreveport, LA), selected as semi-finalists! Intel STS Semi-Finalists announced



Society for Science - Broadcom Masters top 30 Finalists announced!

We are very proud to announce that Glasgow Middle 8th grade student Anusha Zaman is among the top 30!

Top 30 Finalists -

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) are proud to announce the selection of 30 students as finalists in the fifth annual Broadcom MASTERS®– the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

The Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) winners will be named on October 6 in Silicon Valley, CA, after completion of a rigorous competition that tests their abilities in STEM subjects, teamwork and collaboration. Congratulations to these 30 finalists, and to the 2,230 outstanding applicants for sharing their work this year.


Read the press release -

Finalist Overview: The finalists include 14 girls and 16 boys covering 14 states and representing 28 schools and one home school. California has the most finalists with eight, followed by Florida with five, Texas with three and two each from Minnesota, New York, and Utah. Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from among 300 semifinalists and 2,230 applicants representing 47 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico.

Society for Science Press Release –
The 2015 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists include an award-winning ballerina for the AVA Ballet Company, black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do, an app creator, and an eighth-grade intern at a Yale computer science lab.

Our semifinalists are bilingual, apply for patents, spend time volunteering, swim competitively, create origami, and sing acapella. Some of the semifinalists plan to donate their prize money towards children’s education. Their research is inspired by sports injuries, coding, and preventing the spread of diseases. Here are a few facts about the semifinalists:

• 266 play sports
• 257 play an instrument
• 139 participate in robotics club
• 104 serve on their student councils
• 34 create their school’s yearbooks
• 33 compete in the Science Bowl
• 26 participate in the international educational program Odyssey of the Mind
• Environmental Engineer was the most popular career choice

View the full list of Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists. Check back on September 2 to find out the finalists!

Louisiana Semi-Finalists – Congratulations!


The following students were awarded Broadcom MASTERS nominations at the 2015 LSEF and have been selected as semi-finalists -

Clary, Joseph Grade: 6
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Project Title: In the Gutter: To Scoop or Not to Scoop

Devier, Joshua Grade: 8
St. Paul's School, Covington, Louisiana
Project Title: The Effect of Conjugated Animal Estrogens on the Stimulation of Plant Growth in Legumes and Non-legumes

Hou, Joshua Grade: 6
Little Oak Middle School, Slidell, Louisiana
Project Title: Starting From "Scratch"

Zaman, Anusha Grade: 8
Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Project Title: Betel Leaf and Gutkha Up Regulate Detoxification Genes



Region VII and LSEF Finalists selected to attend ISEF - You must agree to represent LSEF, travel and compete at the time of acceptance. Please make sure you are willing and able to attend as others would love to have your spot. LSEF policy aligns with ISEF Rules - “Intel ISEF finalists are expected to attend the full week of the program and are encouraged to attend all Intel ISEF events. Attendance is mandatory at the public exhibition of projects on Thursday and at both award ceremonies. The only excused absences to these mandatory functions are graduation ceremonies, illness or family emergencies. If finalists have a scheduling conflict, they should consult with their Fair Directors immediately”.

Volunteers needed for 2017 Fairs! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Lisa Graves at lsef@outreach.lsu.edu. If you would like to judge, please visit the Judges page and complete registration.

Past years results can be found on the Archives Page


Contact Information:
Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair
Lisa Graves, Director
LSU Continuing Education
2146 Pleasant Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
lsef@outreach.lsu.edu
225-578-1067 (office)
225-578-4800 (fax)



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