May 14th: In-person: Celebration at San Jose State University

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In-Person – COVID Vaccination required to attend

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Community Celebration Event @ SJSU

Offering activities, community booths, guest speaker, student project showcase.

Offering activities, community booths, guest speaker, student project showcase.

Thank you for your interest, we have now reached capacity. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please email sciencepalooza@outreach-foundation.org

The 2022 sciencepalooza Winners!

Thank you to all the students, teachers, family members, and judges who participated and supported students this year. We are so inspired by the incredible work you did. Congratulations on all that you have achieved this year!

We are pleased to announce the following winners for this event:

 

Engineering

Engineering

First Place – $250

Alexia Francisco & Anh Do
EE-210: Seeds of Service


Lucia Ramirez Vigil
EE-210: Study Hub


Kshitij Teotia
EE-264: An Automated Approach to Traditional Stoke Physiotherapy with Gyroscopic Precision and a Feedback Control Loop System

Experimental

Animal and Behavioral Sciences

First Place – $250

Molly Chi
ABS-139: Different Types of Light on Plant Growth

Biochemical and Chemical Sciences

First Place – $250

Maxwell Alexander
BC-129: How much lead is in the soil around my neighborhood?

Second Place – $150

Deziree Lazar & Nevaeh Fuentes
BC-105: What Are The Effects of Baking Soda on Cookies?

Biological Sciences

First Place – $250

Varsha Bommaji
BS-125: The Effects of Acid Rain on Plants

Second Place – $150

Nandita Raj Kumar
BS-100: The Effect of Temperature on the Effusion of Carbon Dioxide from Yeast

Climate Change & Sustainability

First Place – $250

Donovan Ly
CCS-153: Fighting Global Warming: Reducing Heat in Earth’s Atmosphere
 

Second Place – $150

Jonathan Doan, John Diaz, & Arturo Andrade
CCS-101: Transpiring Plants

Computer Sciences

First Place – $250

Rayirth Dinesh & Evan Hoeffner
CS-224: Blocking RFID readers

Data Science & Statistics

First Place – $250

Stephanie Tran & Tiffany Duong
DSS-050: Spin on Tennis Balls

Energy and Transportation

First Place – $250

Vincent Xayasak & Haben Haile
ET-074: How will the amount of magnets affect the acceleration of an electromagnetic train?
 

Second Place – $150

Kenshiro Terasaki
ET-063: Parts of a battery

Environmental Sciences

First Place – $250

Sarai Castaneda
HS-017: Effects of Limited Vehicular Transportation on Environmental Health as Evaluated by Regional Cloud Formations
 

Second Place – $150

Lauren Pitigoi-Aron
ES-055: Clean Water Accessibility

Health Sciences

First Place – $250

Melanie Leung, Kylie Gu, & Laura Murcia
HS-007: Can diluted bleach still serve it’s purpose?
 

Second Place – $150

Nhu-Y Tran, Jenny Thai, Stephanie Estrada
HS-004: The Forbidden Food

Engineering

First Place – $250

Alex Witek & Carmelo Herrera
EE-021: How angle of attack affects lift
 

Second Place – $150

Dakota Rockhill
EE-089: Tesla Tube Experiment

Physics & Astronomical Sciences

First Place – $250

Alexander Briese & Alexander Luna
PA-085: Chaos Theory with Magnets
 

Second Place – $150

Krish Kumar & Adithya Pradeep
PA-033:  What is the effect of rotational speed on wind patterns for toroidal planets?

Physiological Sciences

First Place – $250

Poulina Reipolska
PS-235:  Stress Effects

 

Second Place – $150

Natalie Dinh & Vanessa J Pham
PS-058: The Effect of Time on Grip Force

Exploration

Biochemical & Chemical Sciences

Student Choice – $100

Thu-thao Nguyen
BC-278: Car Beans

Biological Sciences

Innovation – $100

Sreekavya Nimishakavi & Gargi Ramacharan
BS-218: Vaccine Distribution

Climate Change & Sustainability

Student Choice – $100

Vanessa Fernandez
CCS-166: Trash Troubles – Effect of Plastic on Turtles
 

Innovation – $100

Youjia He
CCS-297: Recycling and its Affects on Climate Change

Computer Sciences

Innovation – $100

Adrian Bao
CS-020: The Optimization of the Fabrication of Circuits using Machine Learning

Environmental Sciences

Innovation – $100

Xiochi Cuevas, Ashley Diaz Gonzalez, Genoveva Garcia
ES-190: Paper Project

Students that have received an award will be contacted individually regarding their prize.

We wish all participants a great remainder of the school year and hope that they will participate again next year!

A Thank You to Our Sponsors

Mineta Transportation Institute
Valley Water
San Jose State University
The Tech Interactive
ESUHSD

Sciencepalooza FAQs

  • What is sciencepalooza!? sciencepalooza! is the annual science fair (and celebration of all things STEM) of the East Side Union High School District of San Jose, California.
  • Who participates? Any student in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 who attends an East Side Union high school may participate.
  • How can I participate? You may choose to go through a traditional science fair model and be judged against a rubric. Alternatively, you may bring a passion project and receive feedback.
  • What are the judging categories?
    • Animal and behavioral sciences
    • Biochemical and chemical sciences
    • Energy and transportation
    • Engineering
    • Environmental sciences
    • Health sciences
    • Math and computer sciences
    • Physics and astronomical sciences
    • Plant sciences
    • Climate Change/Sustainability
    • Social Justice
  • What are the prizes?
    • Top in category prize: $250 cash (opportunity to apply in first round to Dean’s Junior Research Program)
    • 2nd place: $150 cash
    • $100 for the following:
      • Student choice
      • Most innovative
      • Most thought provoking
    • All students will also receive a certificate of achievement and the opportunity to participate in our celebration day on May 14th, 2022 at the SJSU Campus
  • Who judges? Judges come from the community—teachers, university researchers and faculty, and industry scientists.
  • Will I get to see other students’ projects? There will be time for you to visit projects from your friends and students from other East Side schools at our in person celebration @ SJSU on May 14th.

Questions?

Contact sciencepalooza@outreach-foundation.org with any questions you may have.

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