Awards Ceremony March 22
Awards Ceremony March 22

2019 Awards

Awards were presented to 103 students on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Lauritzen Gardens. Dr. Cortney Cowley, an Agricultural Economist for the Federal Reserve, presented the keynote titled “How Research Has Impacted My Life and Career.”

Six middle school projects and six high school projects advance to compete at the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences state science fair on April 11, 2019, at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Overall Top 6, Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

Name Grade School Project
Keoni Anding 8 McMillan Magnet Center Please Don’t Kill My Plants
Charlie McGovern 7 Alice Buffett Magnet Riding On Air
Sofia Acosta 7 McMillan Magnet Center Metronome Movements
Elijah Maas 7 Cornerstone Christian School Stretching Out
Cameron Rohlfsen 8 Alice Buffett Magnet Best of the Bats
Anuj Singh 6 Peter Kiewit Middle School Self Sustained Digital Farming to Grow Superfood

Overall Top 6, Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

Name Grade School Project
Dalen Hanquist 12 Zoo Academy Effect of Histamine on Settlement Success of Mespilia globulous
Braydon Dreher 12 UNMC High School Alliance Development and Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer Research
Anjali Pullabhotla 11 Millard North High School An Artificial Neural Network Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Understanding the Causes and Implications for Treatment
Heather Richard & Arya Pokhrel 12 UNMC High School Alliance Regulation of Myc-N in Neuroblastoma
Samantha Wood 12 UNMC High School Alliance Determining Interactions Between Host Cell Protein Syntaxin 10 and Chlamydial Inclusion Membrane Proteins
Abdulnaser Sheikh 11 Omaha Central High School General Intelligence: A Modern Approach


In a special presentation during the March 30 Awards Ceremony, Lifegate Christian School teacher Jackie Schneider was recognized for her contributions to support and inspire her students to conduct science research and to participate for many years at MSEF.

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