2013 Science Fairs
Alaska Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) in Anchorage, AK
Noam Levenson and Leah Levenson from Polaris High School received the Biochemistry Award in the High School Category for their project "Analyzing the Quantity and Diversity of Protein in Protein Shakes."
2nd place overall at ASEF, Cellular and Microbiology Award in the High School Category, Association for Women in Science and Alaska Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Award, and Surgeon General Recognition of Appreciation from the U.S. Public Health Services and Military Awardfor their project " Potential Lateral Flow Design for the Detection of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning ." (PDF)
Alisa Aist from Polaris High School received both the American Society for Microbiology Award and the Association for Women in Science and Alaska Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Award for her project "Identifying Effective Agent to Prevent Household Biofilms."
Aaron Kallas, Alaska BioPREP TIPS Coordinator and Polaris High School teacher, was awarded the Most Outstanding Science Teacher in the High School Division.
Polaris K-12 School received the Most Outstanding School Projects Award in the Senior High School Division.
Annual Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair in Juneau, AK
Eva Kowalski from Petersburg received the Surgeon General and the Rainbow Foods awards for excellence in science related to public health for her project “Testing Organic Labeling Laws by the Presence of GMOs in Corn.” (PDF)
Aden Martinsen from Petersburg received a University of Alaska Scholarship Award for excellence for his project “The Effect of Fallopia japonicaon Soil Bacterial Diversity.” (PDF)
Tyler Lantiegne and Kris Thorsteinson from Petersburg received the Territorial Sportsman’s Award for fisheries and wildlife management for their project “Are Craig Herring Reproductively Isolated from Sitka Sound Herring?”
Shania Dahlberg from Petersburg received the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and U.S. Fish and Wildlife awards for excellence in wildlife management for her project “Are Moose (Alces alces andersoni) reproductively isolated in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska?” (PDF)
Alaska State High School Science Symposium (ASHSSS) in Fairbanks, AK
Krissa Davis from Petersburg placed 5th overall and 2nd in the biomolecular category for her project “Testing Organic Labeling Laws by the Presence of GMOs in Corn.” (PDF)
Summer Morton from Petersburg placed 6th overall and 2nd in the biodiversity and wildlife category for her project “Are Moose (Alces alces andersoni) reproductively isolated in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska?” (PDF)
Victoria Wilton from Petersburg placed 7th overall, 3rd place in the biodiversity and animals category, and received a special award for excellence in forest-related sciences for her project “Comparison of fungal communities by forest and soil type.”
Masha Stelmach from Petersburg received a special award for excellence in microbiological studies and placed 4th overall in the biomolecular category for the project “Comparing Tuckermannopsis chrolophylla.”
Cole Somerville from Petersburg received 5th place in the biomolecular categoryfor his project “At what point does geographic distance cause genetic variation among Onchorynchus clarkia clarkia?"
Grace Weller from Petersburg received 5th place in the biodiversity and animals category for “The Influence of Age on the Protein Diversity of Chicken Eggs”.
Ian Herriott, Alaska BioPREP Technical Lead, received the ASHSSS Mentor of the Yearaward.
Joni Johnson, a TIPS teacher from Petersburg High School, received the ASHSSS ScienceTeacher of the Yearaward.