Where Are They Now?

Many students who participate in SLVSEF go on to do some pretty amazing things. Here's a list of past participants (shown by year) & what they are up to now. If you are a student featured below and would like to update your information, please get in touch.

2016

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Yang Yan

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Fall 2016: Yang is taking a gap year before heading off to MIT in September of next year. He has spent his time up to now doing a variety of reading: from Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Mankiw's Principles of Economics to Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. In addition, he is applying to several internships in China and the United States, and hoping to find one which suits his needs before travel plans next year. Yang can be contacted at yangawesome@gmail.com.

2015

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Anthony Cheng

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Modeling and Analyzing Melting Arctic Sea Ice with Percolation Theory
Award: 4th Place Category Award in Earth and Environmental Science
Fall 2015: Anthony is a senior at Hillcrest High School.

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Chelsea Li

School: West High School
Project: Investigating Metastatic Characteristics of Candidate Dissemination Genes on a Medulloblastoma Cell Line
Fall 2015: Chelsea is a junior at West High School.

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Kathy Liu

School: West High School
Project: Powering the Future: Development of Novel All-Solid-State Lithium-Sulfur Bio-Batteries for Sustainable and Scalable Energy Storage.
Awards: 1st Place Category Award, Best in Category, Intel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award
Fall 2016: Kathy is Currently a senior at West high School. Her email contact is kathy.liu781@gmail.com.

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Alexander George-Kennedy

School: Juan Diego Catholic High
Project: Binary Classification of fMRI Data to Diagnose Patients with Autism Spectra Disorder
Fall 2015: Alexander is a senior at Juan Diego.

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Brandon Cui

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Characterization of a Metamaterial Terahertz Waveguide
Fall 2015: Brandon is a freshman at Stanford.

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Phillip Kuzentsov

School: West High School
Project: The Derivation and Application of the Functional Neural Network
Fall 2016 Phillip, with William Guss, created a club last semester at UC Berkeley called Machine Learning at UC Berkeley. Machine Learning brings together undergrads, professors, and companies in the Bay Area to work on various projects from creative evaluative models to cutting-edge machine learning research. Phillip plans to graduate as a Computer Science Major from UC Berkeley in 2018.

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William Guss

School: West High School
Project: The Derivation and Application of the Functional Neural Network
Fall 2016: William, with Phillip Kuzentsov, created a club last semester at UC Berkeley called Machine Learning at UC Berkeley. Machine Learning brings together undergrads, professors, and companies in the Bay Area to work on various projects from creative evaluative models to cutting-edge machine learning research. William is currently studying Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

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Patrick Chen

School: West High School
Project: The Derivation and Application of the Functional Neural Network
Fall 2016: Patrick Chen currently attending Princeton, expecting to graduate in 2019. He is studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering, which is a very diverse field that includes computer science, optimization, machine learning, statistics, finance, and economics. Since ISEF, Patrick has continued pursuing his passion in machine learning by interning with a computer vision startup in New York. Patrick is excited to start researching under a professor this semester, working on a project to create a mobile app that will diagnose sickness based on blood vessels in the eye. Patrick can be contacted by interested students at pbchen@princeton.edu

2014

Mirae parker

Mirae Parker

School: West High School
Project: Ice-Bot: A Deep Sea Diving Apparatus
ISEF Awards: $1,500 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Special Award from SpaceX, 2nd Place in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Fall 2015: Mirae is a sophomore at Stanford University.
Contact: miraep8@gmail.com

Brandon cui

Brandon Cui

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Demonstration and Characterization of Terahertz Waveguides in Split Ring Resonators
ISEF Awards: 3rd Place in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, scholarship to Arizona State University along with a $2,500 research grant
Fall 2015: Brandon is a freshman at Stanford University.
Contact: bcui8377@gmail.com

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Ema Parker

School: West High School
Project: Ice-Bot: A Deep Sea Diving Apparatus
ISEF Awards: $1,500 from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Special Award from SpaceX, 2nd Place in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical
Fall 2015: Ema is a senior at West High School.

Timothy quah

Timothy Quah

School: West High
Project: Powering Hydrogen Fuel Cells Using Chemical Water Splitting
Fall 2016: is currently a sophomore at the University of Utah studying chemical engineering.
Contact: timothy.sy.quah@gmail.com

Vineeth bajji

Vineeth Bajji

School: West High
Project: Powering Hydrogen Fuel Cells Using Chemical Water Splitting
Fall 2014: Vineeth is a senior at West High School.

Bovey rao

Bovey Rao

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Investigation of Different Degradation Treatments on Pesticide Contaminated Water
ISEF Awards: Full scholarship to Drexel University
Fall 2014: Bovey is a Senior at Hillcrest High School.

Elizabeth prucka

Elizabeth Prucka

School: Park City High
Project: Guns, Flames, and Steel 2.0
ISEF Awards: 4th Place award in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Fall 2015: Elizabeth is a senior at Park City High School.

Maddie reed 2016

Maddie Reed

School: Park City High
Project: Guns, Flames, and Steel 2.0
ISEF Awards: 4th Place award in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
Fall 2016: Maddie is a sophomore at California Polytechnic State University studying materials engineering.
Contact: maddie.reed442@gmail.com

Calvin yu

Calvin Yu

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Neighborhood Built Environment and No Leisure- time Physical Activity Participation in Utah
Fall 2015: Calvin is a freshman at Princeton University.

2013

Brandon cui

Brandon Cui

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Novel Screening for Biosorent for Preconcentration and Analysis of Heavy Metals in Water
Fall 2015: Brandon is a freshman at Stanford University.

Daniel liu

Daniel Liu

School: West High School
Project: Recovering the Effective Thermal Conductivity of SIBMA Sea Ice with a Composite Material Model
Fall 2016: Daniel Liu is a junior at Princeton University studying Operations Research and Financial Engineering. The past summer he was working in New York City at a startup doing web development and data analytics work. He is interested in data analysis, modeling, and finance and will probably pursue a career in one of those fields. If you are interested in what working for a start up is like visit http://www.princeton.edu/engineering/news/archive/?id=17140. He can be contacted at danielwliu17@gmail.com.
Contact: danielwliu17@gmail.com

Bovey rao

Bovey Rao

School: Hillcrest High
Project: Investigation of Different Pretreatments or Bioethanol from Grass Clippings
Fall 2014: Bovey is a junior at Hillcrest High School.

Guy eroh

Guy Eroh

School: AMES
Project: Genetic Causes for Partial Albinism in Southern Right Whales
Fall 2016: Guy is attending the University of Georgia as a Foundation Fellow, a scholarship which has given him the opportunity to be involved in stream and lake restoration projects with leading professors in aquatic biology and ecology. He has also interned with researchers at the Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in England. Guy is currently studying abroad in Costa Rica where he is working on designing an aquaponics system to sustainably grow crops and raise threatened, native fish. Guy can be contacted at gderoh@gmail.com by students interested in his work or the Foundation Fellows Program Contact: gderoh@gmail.com

Ema parker

Ema Parker

School: West High School
Project: Germitron: robotic assessment of seed vitality
Awards: 4th place category award in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, $500; European Organization for Nuclear Research- trip to CERN
Fall 2015: Ema is a senior at West High School.
Contact: emaparker19@gmail.com

2012

Andrea evans

Andrea Evans

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: A Novel Assay to Screen for Anti-Cancer Agents Targeting Receptor Tyrosine Kinase RON
Fall 2015: Andrea is now a junior at the University of Utah, and has just started her first semester at the University Of Utah College Of Nursing. She’s excited to begin her path to a career in nursing!

Zerina ocanovic

Zerina Ocanovic

School: Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Project: Algae Biodiesel
Fall 2015: Zerina is a senior at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education

Hannah harper hansen

Hannah Harper Hanson

School: Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Project: An Isotopic Analysis of Anthropogenic Food Sources in Raptor Diet using 15N and 13C
Fall 2016: Hannah is attending the University of Utah and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis in environmental and organismal biology. At the U she has spent time with members of the Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab, banding birds in Red Butte Canyon, collecting camera trap data at the Rio Mesa Center near Moab, and learning how to extract DNA from feather samples. Hannah can be contacted at hannah.harper.hanson@gmail.com.
Contact: hannah.harper.hanson@gmail.com

Christian seipp

Christian Seipp

School: Salt Lake Center for Science Education
Project: An Isotopic Analysis of Anthropogenic Food Sources in Raptor Diet using 15N and 13C
Fall 2013: Christian is a freshman at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.

Nicholas corpuz

Nicholas Corpuz

School: AMES High School
Project: Quantifying Implicit Stereotypes Through the Cognition of Ambiguous Speech
Awards: 4th Place Category Award in Behavioral Science, $1,000, American Psychological Society Award
Fall 2012: Nicholas is attending New York University (NYU) in New York City, NY.

Andy law

Andy Law

School: West High School
Project: Biodiesel Microfluidic Effectuator
Awards: 3rd Place Category Award in Energy and Transportation, $1,000
Fall 2014: Andy is a sophomore at Yale University.
Contact: andy.law@yale.edu

David larkin

David Larkin

School: West High School
Project: Biodiesel Microfluidic Effectuator
Awards: 3rd Place Category Award in Energy and Transportation, $1,000
Fall 2016: After completing a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Brazil, David is now a junior studying neurobiology at Harvard University. He plans on attending medical school to study psychiatry. David can be contacted by interested students at daveylarkin@gmail.com.
Contact: daveylarkin@gmail.com

2011

Chas blakemore

Chas Blakemore

School: AMES
Project: Detection and Analysis of Point Mutations of the Oxidative Variety in the K-ras Gene
ISEF Awards: 4th place category award of $500.
Fall 2015: Chas just started his first year of graduate school in the Stanford Physics PhD program, having just graduated from Caltech in June. He finished a BS in Physics and completed a senior thesis simulating a particle detection and the subsequent signal readout from a prototype particle detector called the BetaCage.
Chas began doing research at Stanford early over the summer, so he’s already reasonably involved with a project, an advisor (Giorgio Gratta), and two fantastic peers: another grad student and a post-doc. They’re using optically levitated silica beads in ultra-high vacuum as very sensitive force detectors which they can use to search for new particles and new forces that help explain dark matter and dark energy. For instance, their instrument may be sensitive to the chameleon dark energy field (if it exists) or heavy photons which may help explain the existence of dark matter.

Ryan baker

Ryan Baker

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Modeling Wind Power Generation Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion
ISEF Awards: Special Award from GE, $1,500.
Fall 2012: Ryan is studying math and computer science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Lori kim

Lori Kim

School: West High School
Project: Audio/Visual HIV/AIDS Education for Tanzanian Adolescents: Change in Attitude Towards HIV/AIDS Testing
ISEF Awards: 2nd Place Category Award, $1,500 and Special Award from The International Honor Society in Psychology.
Fall 2012: Lori had been accepted to the St. Bonaventure University BS/MD program in New York. She began fall of 2012 and be in New York for the next four years. She will then spend four more years in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

2010

Lori kim

Lori Kim

School: West High School
Project: Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Myricetin Against Acne-Causing Bactera
ISEF Awards: 3rd Place Category Award, $1,000 and $750 from the American Society for Microbiology.
Fall 2012: Lori has been accepted to the St. Bonaventure University BS/MD program in New York. She began Fall of 2012 and is in New York for the next four years. She will then spend four more years in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Chas blakemore

Chas Blakemore

School: AMES
Project: The Effect of Location of a DNA Base Mismatch on the Stability of a Hybridized DNA Duplex
ISEF Awards: 3rd Place Category Award, $1,000 and $750 from the American Society for Microbiology.
Fall 2015: Chas just started his first year of graduate school in the Stanford Physics PhD program, having just graduated from Caltech in June. He finished a BS in Physics and completed a senior thesis simulating a particle detection and the subsequent signal readout from a prototype particle detector called the BetaCage.
Chas began doing research at Stanford early over the summer, so he’s already reasonably involved with a project, an advisor (Giorgio Gratta), and two fantastic peers: another grad student and a post-doc. They’re using optically levitated silica beads in ultra-high vacuum as very sensitive force detectors which they can use to search for new particles and new forces that help explain dark matter and dark energy. For instance, their instrument may be sensitive to the chameleon dark energy field (if it exists) or heavy photons which may help explain the existence of dark matter.

Erick chen

Erick Chen

School: West High School
Project: Regenerative Braking
ISEF Awards: 4th place category award of $500.
Fall 2012: Erick is attending Princeton University.

Delian asparouhov

Delian Asparouhov

School: West High School
Project: Regenerative Braking
ISEF Awards: 4th place category award of $500.
Fall 2015: Delian became on the newest Thiel Fellows in the beginning of June 2013. The Thiel Fellowship gives 20 teenagers $100,000 to drop out of college and start a company. Delian decided to use his time more productively, so he dropped out of MIT as a junior and has become the Co-founder of Nightingale, a company that is improving the quality of patient care through technology. During summer 2012, he interned at Square, which was founded by Jack Dorsey (also founded Twitter). He is residing in Silicon Valley running his company.

In reflecting back on SLVSEF, Delian said, “SLVSEF allowed me to explore my interests in science and technology, particularly in energy ventures and regenerative braking.”
Contact: me@delian.io

2009

Matt vitelli

Matt Vitelli

School: AMES
Project: Hybrid Light Rendering
ISEF Awards: Association for Computing Machinery Special Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Special Award, and 3rd Place Computer Science, $1,000.
Fall 2012: Matt is attending Stanford University.

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Evan Clark

School: West High School
Project: Bridgetender: A Real-Time System to Monitor the Structural Health of Bridges
ISEF Awards: Honorable Mention from the International Council
 of Systems Engineering and
 3rd Place Category Award in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering, $1,000.
Fall 2019: After SLVSEF, Evan attended Stanford University studying Computer Science. Between his junior and senior years, he spent 2 years working for Stone Aerospace to develop prototype robots for exploration of Jupiter's icy moon Europa under several NASA grants. The robots included an ice-penetrating robot that descended into the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska and a robotic submarine which explored beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Evan had the opportunity to travel to both Alaska and Antarctica as a member of the field expedition team to deploy these robots. He is now back at Stanford finishing his B.S. in Computer Science, scheduled to graduate in December, and will start work as a Flight Software Engineer with the JPL Artificial Intelligence Group in March. He hopes to contribute to pushing the boundaries of planetary robotics and one day discover life on another world. Check out his robot exploring Anatartica at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fXYYutFyk0. He can be contacted at evan.bock.clark@gmail.com.

Sarah niitsuma

Sarah Niitsuma

School: AMES
Project: Ex-Changing Microbes: The Unseen Hazards of Infant Changing Tables
Fall 2012: After graduating from AMES High School, Sarah attended Westminster University with her scholarship from SLVSEF. She bought her first house in 2012, and will be attending SLCC before she transfers to the University of Utah.

Schwan javdan

Shwan Javdan

School: AMES
Project: Ex-Changing Microbes: The Unseen Hazards of Infant Changing Tables
Fall 2014: Shwan is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Utah, double-majoring in biomedical engineering and chemistry. His high school achievements in the science and engineering fair helped him to obtain a 4-year full scholarship, including room, board, and tuition. Since attending ISEF in 2009, Shwan has attended four different local and national conferences for his current undergraduate research on HPMA copolymer-drug conjugates for the treatment of ovarian carcinoma. He’s also currently working on a novel endotracheal tube securement device as part of a BioDesign team, a device which he hopes to patent in the next couple of years. This is Shwan’s third year serving as a Student Ambassador for the College of Science (CoS), and he also represents science students on the ASUU (student government) Assembly. Shwan hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering after graduation, focusing on biomaterials research.

2008

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Connie Zhong

School: Skyline High School
Project: Block Me If You Can: The Effect of an Obstacle on the Efficiency of Search Patterns
ISEF Awards: $5,000 scholarship and a paid $5,000 10-week summer internship with the Department of Homeland Security and a $1,000 savings bond from the United States Air Force.
Fall 2016: Connie became the State Science Sterling Scholar during her senior year at Skyline High School. She was the Co-President of MIHNUET (Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy), Peer Advising Director of the Pre-Medical Society, and a member of the Asian American Christian Fellowship. She conducted research on neural correlates of subliminal priming in Bonn, Germany during summer 2011. During summer 2012, she did research on a point-of-care diagnostic system for detecting elevated levels of cell- free DNA at Sandia National Laboratories. Connie is currently a second year medical student at Harvard Medical School. Connie graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Neurobiology in 2014, and received a master's in social policy from Oxford in 2015. She still doesn't know what field of medicine she wants to pursue, but she's excited to explore and learn more!

Oliver jeong

Oliver Jeong

School: West High School
Project: Temperature Dependent Diffusion Tensor Property of Porcine Cervical Spinal Cord Using MRI
ISEF Awards: 3rd Place Category Award in Physics, $1,000.
Fall 2014: Oliver graduated from Princeton with degree in physics in 2013 and is currently pursuing a PhD in physics at Berkeley. Oliver works for an experiment called POLARBEAR, which observes the cosmic microwave background for a lot of really neat physics!

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Evan Clark

School: West High School
Project: Mathematically Predicting and Optimizing the Power Output of a Magnet/Wire Coil System
ISEF Awards: Special Award from the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists, $1,000.
Fall 2019: After SLVSEF, Evan attended Stanford University studying Computer Science. Between his junior and senior years, he spent 2 years working for Stone Aerospace to develop prototype robots for exploration of Jupiter's icy moon Europa under several NASA grants. The robots included an ice-penetrating robot that descended into the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska and a robotic submarine which explored beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Evan had the opportunity to travel to both Alaska and Antarctica as a member of the field expedition team to deploy these robots. He is now back at Stanford finishing his B.S. in Computer Science, scheduled to graduate in December, and will start work as a Flight Software Engineer with the JPL Artificial Intelligence Group in March. He hopes to contribute to pushing the boundaries of planetary robotics and one day discover life on another world. Check out his robot exploring Anatartica at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fXYYutFyk0. He can be contacted at evan.bock.clark@gmail.com.

Scotty fleming

Scotty Fleming

School: West High School
Project: Mathematically Predicting and Optimizing the Power Output of a Magnet/Wire Coil System
ISEF Awards: Special Award from the Society of Exploration of Geophysicists, $1,000.
Fall 2014: After graduating from high school, Scotty spent a year at Stanford University. After his first year in college, He spent the summer doing a web-programming internship for a start up in Silicon Valley. He then went on to get his EMT and work as a volunteer ski patroller while taking classes at BYU. He went on to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Brazil for two years and just got back about a month ago. He’s currently working in Biodesign firm in Mountain View and will be going back to Stanford this fall to start a major in Biomedical Computation.

“ISEF was great because it gave me the confidence that I could do real science outside of the classroom. I had always thought that "Science Research" and innovation was reserved for 30- to 40-year old scientists with gray hair, lab coats, and fancy tools. When I started working in the industry I came to realize that great research requires only passion and creativity. There are innumerable important and exciting discoveries to be made, and certainly high school students should be right alongside their older peers and mentors in making them.”
Contact: scottyf@stanford.edu

2007

Matthew searle

Matthew Searle

School: Olympus High School
Project: Rotating Cylinders Create Lift? An Implementation of Magnus Effect in Airfoil Design
Fall 2014: After graduating from Olympus High School, Matthew went to BYU where he recently graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is now working towards a master of science in mechanical engineering at BYU. His area of emphasis is I fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Matthew said of his SLVSEF experience, “My experience at SLVSEF and the Intel ISEF has been very important in my education and career choice.”
Contact: matthew.c.searle@gmail.com.

Oliver jeong

Oliver Jeong

School: West High School
Project: Increasing Magnetic Field of Electromagnet by Lowering Temperature
Fall 2014: Oliver graduated from Princeton with degree in physics in 2013 and is currently pursuing a PhD in physics at Berkeley. Oliver works for an experiment called POLARBEAR, which observes the cosmic microwave background for a lot of really neat physics!

Katie schramm

Katy Schramm Nelson

School: AMES
Project: Brain Lateralization: Getting a Hand on Learning and How the Brain Works
Fall 2013: After Katy graduated from AMES in 2007, she enrolled at the University of Utah with a scholarship from the U’s Psychology Department. She worked as a research assistant in that department during the next year, and assisted the Director of the AMES Science Fair Program through 2009. She also worked as a lab technician in the Biology Department from 2008-2012. She graduated from the U in May 2012 with a major in Biology and Psychology. Katy is currently working at Nelson Laboratories studying the sterilization of medical devices. Katy plans to go to graduate school in either Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing. She judged in the Elementary Division of SLVSEF 2012!

Abbielee gardner

Abbielee Gardner

School: AMES
Project: Brain Lateralization: Getting a Hand on Learning and How the Brain Works
Fall 2014: Since graduating AMES. Abbielee attended BYU-Hawaii and then went on to graduate from the University of Utah in Mass Communication. She did some traveling and then started working as a freelance production assistant where she has been able to work on several film and TV shoots in Salt Lake.  Abbielee has since been working at Fox 13 News as a studio technician.  She is currently applying to a study abroad program in London and then have hopes of attending graduate school after studying International Relations.

2006

Candice murray

Candice Murray

School: AMES
Project: Atomic Size and Rutherford Scattering
Fall 2011: Candice graduated in Physics from MIT in June 2011, and is now serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thailand for eighteen months. She plans on going to graduate school upon her return.

Breanne anderson

Breanne Anderson Tidwell

School: AMES
Project: Is Precipitation Pickling the Environment?
Fall 2014: Breanne is currently working towards her AS in Social Work at Salt Lake Community College with hopes to eventually obtain a BS in Social Work from University of Utah. She and her husband are licensed foster parents and have a 19 month old son named Oliver. Breanne also works full time on top of her crazy schedule. “It is possible to obtain a degree no matter how busy you are, you just have to want it! I find the social sciences absolutely fascinating and look forward to one day working for the Department of Child and Family Services.”

Gleb kuznetsov

Gleb Kuznetsov

School: West High School
Project: Phototropic Nanotechnology via Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion
Fall 2016: Gleb attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in June 2010 in electrical engineering and computer science, and received his master’s in the same subjects in February 2011. While at MIT, He was part of the AITI Executive Committee and the president of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. He was a software engineer at Google in Mountain View, California, and worked as a research assistant for a bioengineering lab, applying his background in computer science to problems at the cutting edge of biotechnology. Gleb is currently in his third year of his PhD in the Harvard Biophysics program and recently led the computational design in a project to modify the genetic code of E. coli and co-authored a paper reporting the work in Science, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6301/819. Gleb can be contacted at gleb.kuznetsov@gmail.com.
Contact: gleb.kuznetsov@gmail.com

Charles mcguire

Charles McGuire

School: West High School
Project: Phototropic Nanotechnology via Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion
Fall 2016: Charles is a research and development mechanical engineer at a Utah company that is developing nano-technology based chemical detectors. Charles has had 10 years’ experience in laboratories, 5 years engineering experience at start-up and R&D companies, and has a background in nano-optics. His primary roles within the company include CAD design, simulation, machining, and microfabrication.
Contact: charles.c.mcguire@live.com

Lai xue

Lai Xue

School: West High School
Project: Phototropic Nanotechnology via Magnetohydrodynamic Propulsion
Fall 2012: After graduating from West High School, Lai enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis as a Florence E. Moog Fellow. As an undergraduate, he worked in the Center for Genomic Science with Dr. Jeffrey I. Gordon, exploring the genomic and metabolic foundations of symbiotic host- microbial relationships in the mammalian gut with massively parallel sequencing technologies. He also traveled to Ghana with Unite for Sight on a medical mission to perform cataract surgeries and distribute medical supplies to the under-served rural populace. Lai graduated with bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Anthropology in 2010. Currently, he is a 3rd year medical student at University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is interested in pursuing a career in minimally invasive surgery.
Contact: xuelai@uchicago.edu

2005

Wesley fassmann

Wesley Fassman

School: East High School
Project: Electro-Chemistry to the Max
Fall 2015: Wesley is currently living with his wonderful wife in Indianapolis. Wesley has been working at Rolls-Royce as a Mechanical Engineer.  While at Rolls-Royce, Wesley has worked on several programs including the JSF LiftSystem, Trent 1000-TEN and 6 months on the Trent XWB in Derby, UK.  Before joining Rolls-Royce, Wesley graduated with his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at BYU.  His thesis consisted of an experimental study of bio-inspired force generation by unsteady flow features as observed on humpback whale flippers.   Prior to graduating, Wesley spent several summers working at the Valero Benicia Refinery as a mechanical reliability engineer intern.  Wesley received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at BYU and a Khmer language certificate from the Royal University of Phnom Penh.  Prior to studying at university, Wesley served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Mark evans

Mark Evans

School: Hillcrest High School
Project: Endothelial Cell Activation of AMPK in Response to Glucose
Fall 2011: Mark is currently going to medical school at the University of Utah. He graduated at the top of his class from Stanford University and has been published at both universities.

Nathan chadburn

Nathan Chadburn

School: Riverton High School
Project: The Wireless Power Source
Fall 2011: After he graduated from Riverton High School, Nathan served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France. He is now studying industrial engineering at Arizona State University, and is president over all Sun Devil sports. He works for an environmental engineering firm where his current major project is a Darpa funded project for land mine and border security. Nathan’s sun projects include working with bacteria exudates to increase plant growth while protecting them from harsh environmental conditions from drought to saline soils.
Contact: nchadbur@asu.edu

Brennen chadburn

Brennen Chadburn

School: Riverton High School
Project: The Wireless Power Source
Fall 2012: Brennen is going to school at Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah. He will be getting his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. In a year, he will go to graduate school and work on getting a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and go on to get a doctorate degree.

Dan garner

Dan Garner

School: Riverton High School
Project: The Wireless Power Source
Fall 2012: Dan is attending Utah Valley University, fulfilling pre-medical requirements and doing research in an organic chemistry lab. He is studying the antibacterial properties of mushrooms native to Utah and the surrounding areas, as well as isolating the related compounds.