Shorecrest, Shorewood students win BioExpo awards

Monday, May 31, 2010

By Craig Degginger

Shorecrest and Shorewood High School students won several awards in the 10th annual Student BioExpo in Bellevue on May 24.

High school students from around the Puget Sound area entered projects at the Student BioExpo, a unique science fair that draws entrants from biology, biotechnology and molecular biology classes.

The students researched a molecular level biotechnological subject and represented it through a creative project. They were judged on their ability to communicate the science concepts in understandable, clear style through interviews, research papers, and their projects.

Photo: Sue Porter, director of teaching and learning, with Shawn Fernandes of Shorewood, honorable mention in Molecular Modeling, for Actin and Myosin in Muscle Contraction.

The event is sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Students developed their projects with the help of advisors from the region's bioresearch community.

From Shorecrest:
  • Samuel Chudler, second place, Drama/Dance, for The Killer Klone. This entry also received a third place People's Choice award.
  • Ashley Gaston, honorable mention, Molecular Modeling, Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Ligament Regeneration
  • Ryan Canfield, honorable mention, Molecular Modeling, The Dopamine Hypothesis for Schizophrenia.
  • Celia Gorbman, first place, Multimedia, Platelet - Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Elliot Fisher and Pierce Faulkner, honorable mention, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology
  • Kelsey Josund, honorable mention, Teaching, A Deadly Disease as a Cure for Another.
  • Stephen Rimbakusumo, third place, Website, Prostate Cancer
  • Tyler Hartje, honorable mention, Website, Celiac Disease
The Shorecrest students’ teacher is Jennifer Johnson.

Photo: Christy Samuels of Shorewood won honorable mention for her Web site at the Student BioExpo. Courtesy Shoreline Schools.

From Shorewood:
  • Shawn Fernandes, honorable mention, Molecular Modeling, Actin and Myosin in Muscle Contraction.
  • Ariel Ramirez, honorable mention, Teaching, Stem Cells: The Future of Medicine.
  • Heaven Tekleab, honorable mention, Teaching, Mutation.
  • Alex Rattray, first place, Website, Turning Algae into Oil.
  • Christy Samuels, honorable mention, Website, Epigenetics.
The Shorewood students’ teacher is Connie Kelly.



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