Shorecrest students win honors at SCC Bio-Expo

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shorecrest students entered in the
Bio-Expo at SCC
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Students from 24 high schools across the Puget Sound region converged on Shoreline Community College May 27, 2015, for the 15th Student Bio Expo, hosted by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR).

The judged event drew more than 300 students, representing 22 schools, competing in categories from art and dance to molecular modeling and lab research.

Shoreline President Cheryl Roberts welcomed the students, teachers, supporters and organizers in the theater. The keynote address was given by Dr. Lupe Salazar, of the Tumor Vaccine Group at University of Washington Medicine.

The NWABR is a collaborative industry-supported group with a mission to promote the public’s trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct.

The mission of the Student Bio Expo is to promote an understanding of bioscience research among high school students. The expo is the culmination of a year-long process that includes matching students with mentors in the biotech industry.

Shorecrest students made a big showing at the event, winning top team and individual awards

Students researched a molecular level biotechnological / biomedical subject and represented the information through a creative project. They were judged on their ability to communicate the science concepts through interviews, research papers, and their projects.

Shorecrest won the Cup of Excellence, the trophy which goes to the school which most embodies the spirit of the Expo. The students are in David Svrcek’s Honors Biology classes.

Jazrelle (Jazzy) Kellough received the Most Inspirational award for Drama and Dance: Anatomy and Physiology of A Dancer. Jazzy broke her foot while making the project as a sophomore, and went through two years of rehabilitation. She finished her Bioexpo project as a senior.

These Shorecrest students received awards

Ben Gardiner – 1st place – Website: Melanoma

Emily Paulsen – 1st place - Creative Writing: Glucose -6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

Aiyana Tietze-Di Toro – 2nd place – Art: Epigenetics and Disease

Nikki Lorvick – 2nd place - Careers and Pathways: Drugs 101: Clean Proteins

Molly Peterson – 2nd place – Drama and Dance: I am Psychopath

Clio Jensen – 2nd place – Journalism: A Farewell To Arms: The Causes and Consequences of Sea Star Wasting Disease

Evan Deiparine – 2nd place – Multi-Media: Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Linnea Stavney- 2nd place – Teaching: Bacterial Remediation

Hannah Cheung – 2nd place – Website: Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Vinay Keefe – Honorable Mention – Multi-Media: The Ebola Virus


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