Activities

2019 National History Day

On Saturday May 4, three Tesla STEM students participated in the Washington State National History Day contest in an attempt to qualify for the National competition in June. More than 600 students participated, having earned that opportunity by qualifying in 8 regional contests around the state.  The top two entries in each of 5 categories at the State contest go on to the National competition.

 Amrutha Srikanth finished 1st in the Senior Individual Documentary category, with her piece titled, Behind the Screen: The Rise of Women Animators in Walt Disney's Studios.

 Anusha Srivastava and Esther Wang finished 2nd in the Senior Group Documentary category, with their piece titled, Unfulfilled Promise: Emerging Conflicts Between Zionists and Arab Nationalists Shaped by British Policy in Post WWI Palestine.

 All three have thus earned the right to participate in the National competition at the University of Maryland in early June.

2019 Pacific Northwest Regional High School Science Bowl

Our Science Bowl team took 3rd place at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional High School Science Bowl.  The team was comprised of

              Vedantha Venkapathy (11th)

              Yuchen Li (9th)

              Saketh Dhulipalla (9th)

              Samarjit Kaushik (10th)

              Maxwell Soh (9th)

 In addition to the team award, Yuchen Li won a medal for answering the 3rd-most toss-up questions.

 The future is bright, though I am encouraging them to stock three full teams for next year…

 Mr. Christensen

2019 FBLA State results

Tesla STEM students represented magnificently at the FBLA State Business Leadership Conference this week.  Whether they placed or not, they carried themselves respectively.  The top four automatically qualify for the National conference, places 5 – 10 could potentially move up if the people who placed ahead of them don’t go.

So here it goes:

Business Communication – Hamsa Shankar 3rd place

Business Law – Siddharth Shende 2nd place

Computer Problem Solving – Pinakin Kanade 10th, Varun Sridhar 6th

Cybersecurity – Varun Sridhar 1st

Introduction to Financial Math – Jennifer Hu 4th

Journalism – Ritika Iyer 1st

Organizational Leadership – George Zhang 2nd

Securities and Investments – Deepayan Sanyal

Broadcast Journalism – team of Anika Ghelani and Isha Murali 7th

Business Ethics team of Pinakin Kanade, Saanav Somani, Claire Yang 2nd

Business Financial Plan – team of Sophia Ling, Aran Punnamoorthy, Nihal Thomas 9th; team of Oleg Ianchenko, Shrey Shrivastava and Varun Wescott 6th

Business Plan – team of Surya Gorantla, Graham Sabin and Amar Sood 4th

Coding and Programming – Henry Liao 2nd, Rishika Veeramachaneni, 1st

Computer Game and Simulation Programming – team of Shrey Shrivastava, Deepayan Sanyal, Varun Wescott 4th

Digital Video Production – team of Anika Ghelani, Iman Khatri, QingHui Xie 10th, team of Adi Gottamukkala, Nihal Thomas, Mikey Halim 7th

E-Business – team of Akshay Murthy, Siddharth Shende, Maxwell Wang 1st

Entrepreneurship – Siddharth Shende 2nd

Impromptu Speaking – Siddharth Shende 2nd; Zofia Kierner 5th

Introduction to Business Presentation – team of An Doan, Claire Yang, Mihika Vankamamidi 6th

Introduction to Public Speaking – Mikey Halim 5th

Job Interview – Ritika Iyer 1st, Zofia Kierner 3rd

Management Decision Making – team of Eesha Kunisetty and Jennifer Hu 5th; Samarjit Kaushik 2nd

Management Information Systems – team of Graham Sabin and Maxwell Wang 1st

Public Service Announcement – team of Sahil Kancherla, Parum Misri and Varun Wescott 1st

Publication Design – team of Akshay Murthy and Ritika Iyer 1st, team of Neerja Natu, Emily Zhao and Deveshi Thakur 9th

Sales Presentation – Zofia Kierner 4th

Word Processing – QingHui Xie 7th

 

2019 Wash. State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF)

Please congratulate our young scholars who participated in the 62nd Annual Washington Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) at Bremerton High school last weekend. We had two students take home ISEF bids and place in the top six best projects of the whole fair and they will be going to Phoneix for the International Science and Engineering Fair in May. This means that 3 projects from Tesla STEM will be going to ISEF. Of the 9 spots available to our students to go to ISEF, our students at T-STEM secured 1/3 of those!! Addtionally, for the first time ever, Tesla STEM had a record 8 of the 16 projects (50%) pulled for further judging in consideration for being an ISEF Finalist at WSSEF!! Please congratulate ALL students who competed at WSSEF - everyone worked so hard and deserves to be commended. Congratulationss to every single student who competed and also recieved ribbons or certificates (totaling 79 scholarships and awards!!!) at WSSEF on March 30th.

 

Aditi Ekbote and Vidhi Jain  Drug Combinations with Antibiotics and Curcumin to Combat Antibiotic Drug Resistance

  • 1st place in Microbiology Category, Senior Division

 Nina GuptaHuman Chorionic Gonadotropin Home Pregnancy Test to Detect Early Stages of Ovarian Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

 1st place in Biomedical and Health Sciences Category, Senior Division

  • Pacific Science Center Certificate of Achievement special category award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

Nitisha Gautam and Diya Basu A Novel Machine Learning and Western Blotting Approach to Understand the Genomic Differences Between E-cigarette Vapor amd Cigarette Smoke and its Relation to Tumor Development

  • 1st place in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Category, Senior Division

 Akshay Murthy Greet Sense: A Facial Recognition and Obstacle Detection Device for the Visually- Impaired and Blind

  • 2nd place place in Embedded Systems Category, Senior Division
  • Do Real Things Award of Excellence in Science and Engineerg
  • IEEE - Seattle electro-technology special category award, $125
  • SPIE - International Society for Optics and Photonics special category award, $150

 Anusha Srivastava, Assessing the Apoptotic Effect of the Bacteriocin Nisin on Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell Viability

  • 2nd place place in Cellular and Molectular Biology Category, Senior Division

 Sebastian Wick and Varshan Muhunuthan, Car Exhaust Carbon Capture and Filtration by Implementing Synechococcus 7942 in a Photobioreactor

  1st place in Environmental Engineering category, Senior Division

  • National Oceanic $ Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) special category award, $75

 Callie Wharton and Mychal Miller, The Effect of Age on the Presence of Implicit Bias

 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Senior Divison

  • American Psychological Association special category Award

 Tarini Srikanth, Modeling Potential Drug to Drug Interactions Targeted Towards Cardiovascular Systems

  • 1st place in the Computational Biology Category, Senior Division

 Tristan Stevens and Maxwell Wang,   Development of a Bi-Layer Geosynthetic to Decrease Road Deflection 

  • 1st place in Engineering Mechanics Category, Senior Division
  • Washington State University - Voliland College of Engineering and Architecture $8000 scholarship for each student
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

 Rachel OomenThe Efficacy of Mindfulness Regimen On the Inattentive Behavioral Symptoms Among Emerging Adults

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division

 Parbeen Sekhon and Rhea Shinde, Improving Accuracy Rate of Bitemark Analysis in Forensic Odontology

  • 1st place in Biomedical and Health Science category, Senior Division
  • US Army - Biomedical Sciences special category award
  • U.S Airforce special category award

 Marton TeichnerInvestigating the Effects of Education on the Impact of Astroturfing

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Divison
  • American Psychological Association special category Award

 Sowmaya Pratipati, Creating a More Cost-Effective Hydroponics System to Compete with Conventional Agriculture

 2nd place in Plant Sciences category, Senior Division

 Anirudh IyerAnalyzing miRNA Expression Levels in Glioblastoma Patients to Identify Candidate BioMarkers

  • One of top 6 projects in entire Fair - won an all expense paid trip to Phoenix, ISEF Finalist
  • 1st place in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Senior Division 
  • Evergreen State College, one-year full-tuition scholarship
  • Pacific Science Center Certificate of Achievement special category award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

 Elisabeth BergerPowering a Solid State Fermenter with Compost Cogeneration To Produce Spores for Use as a Myopesticide

  • 1st place in Enivronmental Engineering Category, Senior Division
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

 Marko Milovanovic and Denis Chelan, Water Purification Via Hand-Powered Pump

  • 2nd place in Environmental Engineering category, Senior Division
  • US Army special category award in life sciences special category award

 Roshni Srikanth Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Principles Within an App To Help Manage and Improve the Mental Health of Refugees Facing Traumatic Stress

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

 Anika Ghelani  A Behavioral and Neurophysiological Analysis of False Memories Implanted Through Imagination Inflation and Misinformation Effect For the Distinction of False Memories

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences category, Senior Division
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

 Mirra Chinta, Synergism or Antagonism between Docetaxel and Finasteride in Prostate Cancer Model

 2nd place in Biomedical and Health Sciences category, Senior Division

 Kristin AchesonThe Effects of Ascorbic Acid on the Binding Between Collagen and Catechin

  • 1st place in Chemistry Category, Senior Division
  • American Chemical Society-Puget Sound Section special category Award, $25
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

 Madison Messina and Eden Netz, The Correlation of Posting Publicly on Social Media and Anxious Sleep Patterns in Teenagers

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

 Van MondayExamining the Correlation Between County Demographics and the Effectiveness of Major Environmental Legislation

  • 1st place in Earth and Environmental Sciences Category, Senior Division

 Manasvini CalmidiDetermining the Most Effective Salt Concentration of Irrigation Water for Trichoderma harzianam to Confer Salt Tolerance Through Symbiosis to Oryza sativa Plants

 Bronze Prize Grand Champion Award, won an all expense paid trip to Phoenix, ISEF Finalist

  • 1st place in Plant Sciences Category, Senior Division
  • Washington State University - College of Arts and Sciences $16,000 scholarship
  • Seattle Pacific University scholarship - $8000 over 4 years
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Puget Sound Institute of Food Technologies special category award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Plant Sciences Achievement special category Award, $150
  • Pacific Science Center Certificate of Achievement special category award

 Roman Kaur Menstrual Hygiene Period

  • 1st place in Environmental Engineering Category, Senior Division

 Mathias FosterDevelopment of a Perpetual Solar-Powered Blimp to Aid Urban Search and Rescue

  • 1st place in Robotics Category, Senior Division

 Toma Itagaki, Examining the Activation of Default Mode Networks in Non-Visual Blinks

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences category, Senior Division
  • US Army special category award in life sciences special category award

 Max Reisman Low Cost Solar Desalination System Utilizing Salt-Rejecting and Solar Absorber Technology for Quick and Efficient Desalination

 2nd place in Environmental Engineering category, Senior Division

  • Marine Sciences Outstanding Research in biology, chemistry, physics and geology special category award
  • Olympic College Outstanding STEM project special category Award
  • Washington National Guard Top Scientific or Engineering project Certificate of Excellence, $200

 Sunya Mohammed Implementing Eye-Tracking Technology For the Advancement of Driver Training

  • 1st place in Systems Software category, Senior Divison
  • US Army special category award in mathematics and computer sciences special category award
  • Health and Safety (PNS-AIHA) Excellence Award

 Isha Murali Exploration into Analyzing the Auditory Cortex in Relation to Attention as Measured by Alpha and Beta Waves

 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences category, Senior Division

 Annie Denton  Forecasting the Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of the Pacific Sideband Snail

 1st place in Animal Sciences category, Senior Division

  • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station award, $50
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Phoenix

 Hemant Dhokia Involuntary Muscle Contraction to Determine If Someone is Lying or Telling the Truth

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division

 Varun Srikhar and Siddarth Shende, The Analysis of Environmental Factors Through the Implementation of a Machine Learning-Backed Aerial Drone For Increased Accuracy in Forest Fire Risk Assessment

 1st place in Environmental Engineering category, Senior Division

  • Normal E Borlaug Excellence in Sustainability Award, $100
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

 

 

2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Please join us in congratulating our nine scholars and our colleague Melissa Wrenchey who were honored this weekend at the NCWIT Washington: Seattle & West Affiliate Award Celebration.  

 The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing builds a talent pool for the growing technical workforce and helps academic and corporate organizations celebrate diversity in computing by honoring young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education.

 Please congratulate:

  • Maya Chhong – Affiliate Honorable Mention
  • Vidhi Jain – Affiliate Honorable Mention
  • Aditi Joshi – Affiliate Honorable Mention
  • Amrita Narasimhan – Affiliate Honorable Mention
  • Aashna Sheth – Affiliate Award
  • Daniela Shuman – Affiliate Award & National Honorable Mention
  • Roshni Srikanth – Affiliate Honorable Mention
  • Tarini Srikanth – Affiliate Award & National Honorable Mention
  • Thali Tsai – Affiliate Award & National Honorable Mention

 The Aspirations in Computing Educator Award identifies outstanding educators who play a pivotal role in encouraging young women to explore their interest in computing and technology, and recognizes these educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. Our own Melissa Wrenchey was a recipient of the Educator Award this year. Melissa’s passion for engaging young women in computing and technology is inspiring.

2019 Tech. Student Association (TSA) Results

We all want to say how proud we are of all of our scholars.  They represented Tesla STEM very well. Also thank you to Kate Atvars and Mike Hansen whose help was invaluable. 

Board Games: 4th place-  Team of Shubhu Purohit, Aditya Balasubramanian, Rohan Anand, Yash Kulkarni, Aakash Ramachandran

Children’s Stories 4th place: QingHui Xie, Annie Denton

CAD 3D Engineering 3rd place Maxwell Wang

Engineering Design 3rd place-Team of Kevin Yap, Laila Kuhn, Rudy Banjeree, Annie Denton

                                   2nd place-Team of Dharini Sribalaskandarajah, Sashu Shankar and Ila Sharma

                                    1st place-Team of Jakob Bjorner, Devesh Sarda, Anirudh Iyer, Sebastian Wick and Mathias Foster

Fashion Design 2nd place-Team of Tichada Tantasirikorn and Annie Denton

Future Technology Teacher 1st place Samarjit Kaushik

Music Production 4th place-Amrutha Srikanth and Rachel Alwin

Robotics Challenge 2nd place Team of Brian Yao and Aakash Ramachandran

Software Development 3rd place Team of Aakash Ramachandran, Surya Gorantla, Varun Venkatesh, Aditi Balasubramanian, Devesh Sarda and Pranav Sukumar

Structural Engineering 3rd place-Team of Lahari Nidadavolu and Jakob Bjorner

Webmaster 4th place-Team of Mathias Foster, Akshay Murthy, Tristan Stevens, Ranveer Thind

Coding 4th place-Maxwell Wang

Extemporaneous Speech 4th place-Ranveer Thind

Technology Problem Solving 1st place-Team of Tristan Stevens and Maxwell Wang

VEX Robotics 2nd place-Team of Tristan Stevens, Mathias Foster and Maxwell Wang

                        1st place-Team of Brian Yao and Aakash Ramachandran

 

Many of these students qualified to attend the National conference at the end of June in Washington DC.  Please congratulate these students when you see them around.

2019 Knowledge Bowl

Please join us in congratulating our knowledge bowl team that competed in the state competition in the 2A division this Saturday in Yakima and came home with 2nd place out of 18 teams! This is Tesla’s first year competing in knowledge bowl and the team in 1st was the overall winner (all divisions) at our regional competition. Our scholars conducted themselves maturely and played their matches very well. They had the top score in their division in the written round. They clutched their semi-final round with a well-played challenge that led to a nail biter tie breaker round.

 Please extend your congratulations to:

  • Yuchen Li (captain)
  • Matthew Lam
  • Maxwell Soh
  • Saketh Dhulipalla
  • Atharv Dixit

 You can see all the results of their division here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13sWf3XgjRrGyfxNyV4YgYt5F3IJZ9l_W40ulqgLGccI/edit#gid=0

2019 Central Sound (CSFSEF) Award

Please congratulate our scholars on a tremendous showing at CSRSEF on Saturday - students raked in a record number of 37 awards including a grand prize winner who won an all expense paid trip to compete at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix. It is important to note that even if they did not receive a prize, ALL students who participated put forth a huge amount of time and effort and I was so impressed with our students’ poise, professionalism and grace at the fair. 

 The following students received the following awards:

 Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA) 

1st place: Madison Messina and Eden Netz, Assessing the Effects of Posting Publicly on Social Media in Correlation to Anxious Sleep Patterns in Teenagers

 2nd place: Roshni Srikanth, App to Improve the Mental Health of Refugees

 3rd place: Rachel Alwan and Anika Ghelani, A Behavioral and Neurophysiological Analysis of False Memories

 Honorable Mention: Marton Teichner, Investigating the Effects of Education on the Impact of Astroturfing

 Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology (CELL)

1st place: Mirra Chinta, Synergism or Antagonism between Docetaxel and Finasteride in Prostate Cancer Model

 2nd place: Anusha Srivastava, Assessing the Apoptotic Effect of the Bacteriocin Nisin on Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell Viability

 3rd place: Aditi Ekbote and Vidhi Jain, Drug Combinations with Antibiotics and Curcumin to Combat Antibiotic Drug Resistance

 Biomedical Engineering (BMEG)

3rd place: Nitisha Gautam Arundhati (Diya) Basu, Genomic Differences Between E-cigarette Vapor and Cigarette Smoke and its Relation to Tumor Growth

 Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED), Translational Medicine (TMED)

1st place: Aditi Subramanyam, Identifying TEAD Proteins and Disrupting the YAP1/TEAD Complex to Inhibit Oncogenic YAP1 Fusion Proteins

 Honorable Mention: Anirudh Iyer, Analyzing miRNA Expression in Glioblastoma Patients to Identify Candidate Markers

 Chemisty; Chemical Energy; Material Sciences (Chem)

3rd place: Mintra Frazzini, Engineering Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Using Metal Organic Frameworks

 Honorable Mention: Saketh Dhulipalla and Yuchen Li, Access to Clean Potable Water Via Fog Harvesting

 Software Systems; Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (COMP)

Honorable MentionSunya Mohammed, Implementing Eye-Tracking Technology for the Advancement of Driver Training

 Animal Sciences; Plant Sciences; Earth and Environmental Sciences (ERTH) 

2nd place: Annie Denton, Forecasting the Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of the Pacific Sideband Snail

 3rd place: Elisabeth Berger, Powering a Solid State Fermenter with Compost Cogeneration To Produce Spores for Use as a Myopesticide

 Environmental Engineering (ENEV)

1st place: Romanpreet KaurMenstrual Hygiene Period

 3rd place: Max Reisman, Solar Desalination System Utilizing Salt-Rejecting and Solar Absorber Technology for Quick and Efficient Technology

 Honorable Mention: Kishan Baliga, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Create a Machine Learning Algorithm Capable of Identifying Oil Spills

 Physics; Mathematics; Physical Energy; Embedded Systems (Phys)

Honorable Mention: Akshay Murthy, Greet Sense: A Facial Recognition and Obstacle Detection Device for the Visually- Impaired and Blind

 Mechanical Engineering (MCEG)

2nd place: Tristan Stevens and Maxell Wang, Using a Bi-Layer Geogrid System to Decrease Vertical Stress and Deflection of Pavement Applications

 Robotics (ROBO)

2nd place: Mathias Foster, Development of a Perpetual Solar-Powered Blimp to Aid Urban Search and Rescue

 Special Category Awards:

Inspiring Excellence in Scientific Research: Roshni Srikanth, App to Improve the Mental Health of Refugees

 American Psychological Association (APA) Award: Madison Messina and Eden Netz, Assessing the Effects of Posting Publicly on Social Media in Correlation to Anxious Sleep Patterns in Teenagers

 Materials Science special category Award: Mintra Frazzini, Engineering Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Using Metal Organic Frameworks 

 Excellence in bacteria research-environmental science Award: Anusha Srivastava, Assessing the Apoptotic Effect of the Bacteriocin Nisin on Metastatic Breast Cancer Cell Viability

 WSSEF Award: Akshay Murthy, Greet Sense: A Facial Recognition and Obstacle Detection Device for the Visually- Impaired and Blind

 American Chemical Society (ACS) Prize: Mintra Frazzini, Engineering Environmentally Friendly Sunscreen Using Metal Organic Frameworks

 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics AwardMathias Foster, Development of a Perpetual Solar-Powered Blimp to Aid Urban Search and Rescue

 Supernova Awards: Isha Murali, Exploration into Analyzing the Auditory Cortex in Relation to Attention as Measured by Alpha Waves

 and

Parbeen Sekhon and Rhea Shinde, Setting Minutiae Standards in Forensic Odontology

and

Kristin Acheson, The Effects of Ascorbic Acid on the Binding of Collagen and Tannins

and

Tarini Srikanth, Modeling Potential Drug to Drug Interactions Targeted Towards Cardiovascular Systems

and

Manasvini Calmidi, Determining the Salt Concentration of Irrigation Water for Trichoderma to Confer Salt Tolerant Oryza sativa Plants

and

Marko Milovanovic and Denis Chelan, Water Purification Via Hand-Powered Pump

 Ricoh Sustainable Environmental Science Award: Elisabeth Berger, Powering a Solid State Fermenter with Compost Cogeneration To Produce Spores for Use as a Myopesticide

 Office of Naval Science Research Award: Sunya Mohammed, Implementing Eye-Tracking Technology for the Advancement of Driver Training

 And congratulations to one of the three GRAND PRIZE WINNERS who won an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix to compete at ISEF....Aditi Subramanyam for her investigation with Identifying TEAD Proteins and Disrupting the YAP1/TEAD Complex to Inhibit Oncogenic YAP1 Fusion Proteins. Aditi will compete along with approximately 1,800 high school students from more  than 75 countries, regions, and territories. Students at ISEF are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes.

2019 Biology Olympiad Open Exam

We had a record 18 students participate in the Biology Olympiad Open Exam this year. 

 Two students scored in the top 10% of all students taking the exam, and qualified for Semifinals which will take place on 3/21: 

 Maxwell Soh

Jiachi (George) Zhang 

 We all congratulate them on making it this far! 

2019 HOSA State Leadership Conference

HOSA had an exceptional weekend at the State Leadership Conference in Spokane, WA.  Before listing all of the accomplishments earned at the competition, I just want to state how incredibly proud I am of the HOSA team.  Our students clearly set themselves apart with their outstanding leadership and professionalism.  I am very grateful to Matt Travis, who once again has helped chaperone the trip this year.  Christine Lee, our chapter president, rose to the challenge of being an excellent leader and communicator with the club.  I could not have gotten everything done with our her help and the help of the leadership team.  Anika Ghelani was name the Washington State HOSA president, and I know will do an excellent job next year as the new state leader.

 Here are the students who place in their respective events:

 Individual Events 

 Prakriti Shukla 3rd in Medical Terminology, 5th in Clinical Specialty

Ankita Menon 4th in Human Grown and Development, 3rd in Extemporaneous Writing

Ananya Nandula 2nd in Nutrition

Jessica Singh 5th in Pathophysiology

Christine Lee 1st in Extemporaneous Writing

Suhani Arora 3rd in Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking

Anusha Srivastava 2nd in Research Persuasive Writing and Speaking

 Team Events

 Anika Ghelani, Rachel Alwan, Anusha Strivastava 4th in Biomedical Debate

Amrita Narasimhan, Eesha Murali, Megha Mattikalli 1st in Biomedical Debate

Laura Mangov, Jessica Wang, Jennifer Hu, Leo Ribeiro de Brito 2nd in Community Awareness

Samarjit Kaushik and Anirudh Iyer 4th in Community Awareness

Amrita Narasimhan and Sonika Tayade 2nd Forensic Science

Anika Ghelani and Rachel Alwan 4th in Forensic Science

Laura Mangov and Ojas Rayaprolu 3rd in Health Career Display

Jennifer Hu and Aheli Dutta 2nd in Health Career Display

Sameera Balijepalli and Nitisha Gautam 3rd in Health Education

Anisha Karnik and Suhani Arora 3rd in Existing Medical Innovation

Ayushi Desai and Reeteka Kudallur 1st in Exiting Medical Innovation

Anagha Polapragada and Jessica Singh 1st in Original Medical Innovation

Sameera Balijepalli and Ananya Nandula 4th in Original Medical Innovation

Diya Basu and Nitisha Gautam 3rd in Original Medical Innovation

 Tesla Also took home Gold Prize for the Barbara James Service Award  and 1st in the MRC Volunteer Award, with a lot of hard work from Jessica Singh.

 Thank you for your continued support of HOSA and the students that have achieved so much.

 

Meg Stockbridge PhD 

Science Teacher

HOSA Advisor

2019 Model UN

The Tesla STEM Model United Nations club attended the annual Washington State Model United Nations Conference on March 2nd and 3rd, where they participated in debates on topics ranging from economics, human rights, world health and international justice.  The conference was held on the University of Washington campus and involved high school students from around the region.  Success at MUN requires in-depth research into contemporary international issues, demonstration of persuasive writing skills and outstanding public speaking skills.  The Tesla STEM delegation demonstrated dedication and teamwork, with wins in several categories.

 Congratulations to our winners:

 OUTSTANDING DELEGATE:  Christine Lee, Human Rights Council

POSITION PAPER:  Jessica Singh, Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

POSITION PAPER:  Somya Pratapati, Economic & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific

POSITION PAPER:  Esther Wang, Security Council

 Annie Fort

2019 History Day

On Saturday, a few of our Tesla STEM students attended the regional competition for National History Day, and they did well.  Amrutha Srikanth (gr. 11) finished 1st in the Senior Individual Documentary category with her work on female animators at Walt Disney Studios, and Anusha Srivastava and Esther Wang (gr. 11) finish 1st in the Senior Group Documentary category with their piece on the early stages of the Palestinian conflict.  These three young women have qualified for the state competition to be held at Central Washington University in early May.  Leonardo Ribeiro de Brito (gr. 9) also had a very strong Senior Individual documentary on Nikola Tesla, but unfortunately did not qualify to move on to the state final competition.

Please take the time to pass on your congratulations to each of these students when you see them this week

 Andrew Ivy

2018 DECA Idea Challenge

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners!

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for paper clips in merely a week! In addition to reinventing the item, teams were to create a video pitch of their new product.

With a significant amount of creativity, teamwork and determination, these teams were able to rise to the top.

 

2018 Summer Internships

Check out what some of our STEM students did this summer at Cartogram in Seattle!

STEM students at Cartogram internship

2018 FBLA Nationals

FBLA continued the successful streak started by TSA. With 12,000 competitors in Baltimore, STEM represented well.
8th place Public Service Announcement: Ranveer Thind and Aakash Ramanchandran
6th place Business Ethics Ila Sharma, Aashna Sheth and Amrita Narahamsin
3rd place and $200 Graphic Design Akshay Murthy.

And a huge thank you to Andrew Taylor for helping me chaperone both conferences. He flew kids home from Atlanta then turned around the next day and flew to Baltimore. And Katy Allen-Schmid, thank you for flying the FBLA kids from Seattle to Baltimore so I could fly the kids doing both conferences straight from Atlanta to Baltimore.  I couldn't have done this without help from the two of you.

Lori Zebrack-Smith

2018 HOSA International Leadership Conference Results

July 2, 2018

Hello All,

We just returned from Dallas, Tx today with our HOSA finalists from state. 

 Jessica Singh brought home a silver metal for the Barbara James Service Award.

 This year's competition had over 11,000 students from all over the world. 

We're very proud of all the students who attended. While we didn't bring home as many awards as we would have liked, the students were incredibly respectful and responsive while representing our school and district at the competition.  We

We could not be more proud of them. 

 Thank you so much to Matt Travis who attended this conference, as he has in years past.  His wisdom and wit were much appreciated. 

Dr. M. Stockbridge

2018 TSA Nationals

Congratulations to our awesome students for their fabulous work at TSA National conference amongst 8000 competitors

Top 10 winners: Victoria Alkin in Extemporaneous Speech, Ranveer Thind in STEM Careers

2nd Place in STEM Careers Sashwatha Shankar

1st place Lahari Nidadavolu and Jakob Bjorner in Structural Design and Engineering. They broke the 4 year winning streak of the previous winners

1st Place Dharini Sribalaskandarajah, Ila Sharma, Sashwatha Shankar in Engineering Design

6th place Biotechnology Victoria Alkin, Kushal Kedia, Jadrian Png, Thalia Tsai

Akshay Murthy won 9th place for Promotional Design


 

2018 Hunt the Wumpus @ Microsoft

June 8, 2018

Our students had a great showing at Hunt the Wumpus this year taking home 2 of 3 Runners-Up and 2nd place for Best Implementation. We're so proud of all our students who worked really hard on these projects and came up with some really great games.

 Team: Wump.Us – Runners Up

  1. Maxwell Wong
  2. Siddharth Sherde
  3. Surya Gorantla
  4. Tony Li
  5. Arnav Sacheti
  6. Tristan Stevens

Team: Spice Girls – Runners Up

  1. Swararthmika Kakivaya
  2. Aryo Karai
  3. Archi Faugno
  4. Luca Chang
  5. Tiger McDaniel
  6. Eric Bethune

Team: Unicorn Ninjas - 2nd Place Best Implementation

  1. Rachel Alwan
  2. Pamela Cheema
  3. Roshni Srikanth
  4. Sowmya Pratipati
  5. Diya Basu
  6. Amrutha Srikanth

2018 NWABR Bio Expo results

May 21, 2018

We are so proud of the BioMed seniors at the NWABR Bio Expo last Friday (May 18). While everyone was well prepared and did an amazing job, some students were chosen by the judges to be highlighted. The list of their awards follows:

SMART 3D Printing and Design

  • 1st place – Vaishnavi Phadnis and Rashida Hakim
  • 3rd place – Michelle Yeh, Davina Lau, and Katherine Bo
  • Honorable mentions: Brandon Stumpel and Devin McGlynn, Megan Kodati, and Mimi Lee

Lab Research

  • Honorable mention to Christina Goto and Prerena Kulkarni

Neuroscience

  • 2nd place – Anna Gimera and Donovan Hesselroth

2018 Imagine Tomorrow results

I have never seen a group of students work so diligently to polish their presentations and strengthen their team work right up until judging time as this group. I have no doubt that what happened in the last 24 hours before the competition produced several of our first place awards. That said, here are this year's winners.

Cheers, Arny Leslie

Challenge Topic 1: The Itron Food, Energy, and Water Challenge – Design Approach – 2nd Place

Title: Integrated Denitrifying Bioreactor and Edge of Field Monitoring System Application Through Federal Policy Initiatives

Team Members: Rachel Alwan, Anusha Srivastava, Ester Wang

Challenge Topic 1: The Itron Food, Energy, and Water Challenge – Multi-Approach – 1st Place

Title: Toilets for Education

Team Members: Vidhi Jain, Aditi Joshi, Lahari Nidadavolu, Roshni Srikanth, Tarini Srikanth

Challenge Topic 2: The Boeing Aerospace and Transportation Challenge – Design Approach – 1st Place, & Special Award for Exceptional Teamwork

Title: Producing Biofuels and Preventing Eutrophication Through the Application of a Passive Filtration System Utilizing Localized Algae Blooms

Team Members: Ayushi Desai, Ayan Gupta, Daniel Shaikh, Rhea Shinde, Anna Whiteside

Challenge Topic 3: McKinstry Built Environment Challenge – Technology Approach – 1st Place

Title: Implementing Hyperaccumulators and Pervious Concrete to Redesign Roads for the Phytoremediation of Runoff while Drastically Reducing Civil Infrastructure Construction Costs

Team Members: Mathias Foster, Anika Ghelani, Tristan Stevens, Rishika Veeramachaneni, Maxwell Wang

Group Photo

2018 State FBLA Results (April)

Another fabulous showing by our students at the FBLA State Leadership conference this last weekend in Bellevue. The top four automatically qualify for the National conference in Baltimore at the end of June. Places 5 – 10 have the potential to move up if competitors who placed above them cannot attend. And a special thank you to Meg Stockbridge for helping as a chaperone. Please join us in congratulating the following winners:

Advertising: Emma Drapp 9th place

Broadcast Journalism: Team of Sonika Tayade and Amrita Narahasim 3rd place; team of Catherine Oei, Rayan Krishnan and Aaskash Ramachandran 5th place

Business Ethics: Team of Amrita Narahasim, Ila Sharma and Aashna Sheth 1st place

Business Financial Plan: Team of Rishi Kavikondala and Aashna Sheth 3rd place

Business Plan: Team of Sonika Tayade and Sashu Shankar 2nd place, team of Siddharth Shende and Caleb John 4th place

Coding and Programming: Maxwell Wang 1st place, Pranav Sukumar 3rd place

Cybersecurity: Pranav Sukumar 10th place

Database and Design: Rishi Kavikondala 5th place

Electronic Career Portfolio: Ritika Iyer 4th, Sonika Tayade 6th, Victoria Alkin 8th

Entrepreneurship: Siddharth Shinde 1st, team of Ranveer Thind, Rayan Krishnan and Aaskah Ramachandran 4th

Graphic Design: Team of Ritika Iyer and Akshay Murthy 1st, Andrew Nguyen 9th

Introduction to Business Presentation: Team of Mihika Vankamamidi, An Doan and Claire Yang 5th

Introduction to FBLA Procedures: Deveshi Thakar 1st place

Introduction to Public Speaking: Siddharth Shinde 8th place

Management Information Systems: Team of Ranveer Thind and Maxwell Wang 1st place

Marketing: Team of Sashu Shankar and Varun Vankatesh 1st place

Public Service Announcement: Team of Ranveer Thind and Aakash Ramachandran 1st place

Website Design: Team of Andrew Nguyen, Pranav Sukumar and Jack Tribolet 4th place

Word Processing: Ritika Iyer 7th place

We also received the Chapter Report Initiative Award

2018 TSA Results

Congratulations to the following students for their great work at TSA this weekend and a HUGE thank you to Matt S and Meg for their help chaperoning and judging.
Coding- 3rd place Maxwell Wang, Ranveer Thind and Aditya B
Extemporaneous Speech 5th place Victoria Alkin
3D Animation Arjan Singh and Vivek Gopalam, 4th place Daniela Shuman and Dharini S
Biotech Design 2nd place Audrey Tseng, Olivia Blevins and Goutam Krishnamoorthy, 1st place Thalia Tsai, Jadrian Png, Victoria Alkin and Kushal Kedia
Promotional Design 3rd place Betty Park, 2nd place Akshay Murthy
SciVis 5th place Niranjan Sahi, Aakash Ramachandran, Rishi Kavikondala and Ryan Koshy
Software Development 4th place Daniela Shuman, Thalia Tsai and Matthew Saveliev
STEM Careers 5th place Amrita Narasimhan, 4th place Varun Venkatesh, 3rd place Sashwatha Shankar, 1st place Rayan Thind
Robotics 5th place Mathias Foster and Maxwell Wang, 3rd place Ayan Gupta, Ryan Kushy, Akshay Murthy, Tristan Stevens
Prepared Presentation 5th place Pranav Sukumar
Engineering Design 5th place Rishi Kacikondala, Lahari N, Daniela Shuman, Ranveer Thind and Ritika Iyer, 4th place Varun Venkatesh, Aakash Ramachandran, Kushal Kedia, 3rd Place Audrey Tseng, Dharini S, Ila Sharma, First place William Wang, Pranav Sukumar, Tej Sathe, Niranjan Sahi, Osbert Lee
Essays on Technology 2nd place Thalia Tsai,
Future Technology Teacher 2nd place Daniela Shuman.
The top 3 in each event automatically qualified for the National Conference in Atlanta in June.

2018 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) Awards

Please congratulate our your scholars who participated in the 62nd Annual Washington Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) at Bremerton High school last weekend. We had one of our esteemed students take home the GRAND PRIZE winner of the whole fair and he will be going to Pittsburgh for the International Science and Engineering Fair in May. Please congratulate the following students who competed and won awards and at WSSEF on March 25th.

Eudoxie Hudry and Nisha Thottam, Improving the Production of the Anti-Cancer Drug Paclitaxel Through Biosynthesis in Bacteria

  • 1st place in Cellular and Molecular Biology Category, Senior Division
  • Society for In Vitro Biology special category award

Ishika Mukherjee and Eesha Murali, Viability of Urinary Polyamine levels as a Preliminary Test for Cancer

  • 1st place in Biomedical Engineering Category, Senior Division

Rayan Krishnan, Utilizing Idealized Simulations to Investigate the Impacts of Carbon Emissions on Polar Vortex

  • 1st place in Environmental Sciences Category, Senior Division
  • NASA Langely Research Center special category award, invited to present at NASA Virtual Science Colloquium


Amrita Narasimhan, Applying Machine Learning Techniques for Identification of Discriminative Biomarkers

  • 1st place in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Category, Senior Division
  • US Army special category award in computer and biomedical sciences

Neha Hulkund, MRI Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation Using Deep Learning

  • 1st place place in Embedded Systems Category, Senior Division
  • INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Award, $250
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • US Army special category award in computer sciences
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Evergreen State College one quarter tuition scholarship
  • Side note: was also pulled for ISEF judging and almost won a trip to Pittsburgh

Lukas Spring, Examining the Potential of Smile Photography and the Importance of the Maxillary Incisors in the Identification of Disaster Victims

  • 2nd place in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Category, Senior Division

Anjali and Akash Srivastava, Building an App to Improve Reading Readiness of Children

  • 1st place in Systems Software Category, Senior Division

Prerna Sheokand, Blue Light Effects on Working Memory of Preschoolers

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division

William Wang, Drones Optimized Through Neural Networks for Reconnaissance and Imaging of Martian Environments

  • Gold Prize Grand Champion Award, ISEF Finalist
  • IEEE - Seattle electro-technology special category award, $75
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Pacific Science Center special category award
  • Museum of Flight special category award
  • Washington State University - Voliland College of Engineering and Architecture $8000 scholarship
  • Universal Quality Control (UQC) special category award
  • U.S Airforce special category award
  • Evergreen State College one year full tuition scholarship
  • Arizona State University - Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives award
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University $8000 scholarship

Kyra Bethune, Incorporation of Self-Esteem Enhancement Strategies in Social Media

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division
  • American Psychological Association Award

Sashwatha Shankar, Generating a Machine Learning Model to Determine the Metastatic Potential of Lung Cancer Tumors

  • 1st place in Biomedical and Health Sciences, Senior Division
  • Society for In Vitro Biology special category award

Sarah Suhy, Siderocalin and Its Interactions with Adipocytes

  • 1st place in Cellular and Molecular Biology Category, Senior Division

Megha Mattikalli, Advancing Diagnosis of Lung Cancer using Visual Biomarkers

  • 1st place in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Category, Senior Division
  • U.S. Army special category biomedical sciences category

Ritika Iyer, The Application of Infrared Thermography to Architecture to Identify Heat-Emitting Building Materials

  • 1st place in Environmental Sciences category, Senior Division

Pranay Muthineni, Making Desalination Cost Effective and more Efficient for Third World Countries Using Solar Power

  • 1st place Environmental Engineering Category, Senior Division
  • IEEE - Seattle Section, computer science special category award, $75

Christine Lee, The Efficacy of Counter-Stereotypical Scenario in Reducing Racial Implicit Bias

  • 1st place in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category, Senior Division

Jack Tribolet, Generating Haptic Feedback Based Upon Calculated Data and User Information

  • 1st place in Embedded Systems Category, Senior Division

Aashna Sheth, The Application of Microwave Satellite to the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

  • 1st place in Mathematics Category, Senior Division
  • Office of Naval Research - U.S. Army/U.S. Marine Corps award
  • Mu Alpha Theta Certificate of Achievement Mathematics award, $75
  • Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society special category award
  • U.S. Army special category award in computer science
  • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station award, $50
  • American Meteorological Society special category award

Sonika Tayade and Hamsa Shankar, Predictions Using National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

  • 1st place in Biomedical and Health Sciences Category, Senior Division

Jeremy Yang, Pop Dungeon

  • 1st place in Systems Software Category, Senior Division

2018 HOSA Results

We are extremely proud of all of our students who competed and attended the HOSA State Conference in Spokane, WA this March. Our students' excellence and professionalism set them apart. The following students earned a top spot in their event (1-3rd place go on to the HOSA International Competition in June):

Individual Awards

  • Niranjan Sahi- 1st place in Dental Science
  • Christine Lee - 5th place in Extemporaneous Writing
  • Sreejita Ghose - 3rd place in Healthy Lifestyle
  • Graciela Lagraba - 3rd place in Prepared Speaking
  • Anush Srivastava - 2nd place in Researched Persuasive Writing
  • Katie Chalmers - 4th place in Veterinary Science
  • Viashnavi Phadnis - 2nd place in Medical Terminology
  • Lauren Kim - 4th place in Nutrition (knowledge test)
  • Ananya Nandula - 5th place in Nutrition (knowledge test)
  • Niranjan Sahi - 2nd place in Dental Terminology (knowledge test)
  • Eesha Murali - 5th place in Medical Assisting

Team Awards

  • Anika Ghelani, Rishika Veeramachaneni, Rachel Alway, Anusha Srivastava - 1st place in Biomedical Debate
  • Aditi Subramanyam and Daphnie Chan - 5th place in Community Awareness
  • Daphnie Chan and Nitisha Gautam - 4th place in Health Career Display
  • Ayushi Desai and Nitisha Gautum - 2nd place in Health Education
  • Ayushi Desai and Reeteka Kudallur - 5th place in Medical Innovation - Existing
  • Eudoxie Hudry and Nisha Thottam - 3rd place in Medical Innovation - Existing
  • Anika Ghelani, Rishika Veeramachaneni, Sunya Mohammed - 2nd place in Medical Innovation - Original
  • Diya Basu and Sameera Balijepalli - 3rd place in Medical Innovation - Original
  • Suhani Arora and Jessica Singh - 2nd place in Medical Innovation - Existing

We also brought home the MRC Volunteer Recognition Award and won 2nd place in the Barbara James Service Award thanks to Jessica Singh

Anika Ghelani ran and won the position for Washington State President Elect.

Vaishnavi Phadnis ended her term as the Washington State HOSA President with courage and grace. She also thanked Kate Allender for her instrumental help in years past as the HOSA Advisor.

2018 Central Sound CSREF Winners

Please congratulate our scholars on a tremendous showing at CSRSEF on Saturday - students raked in 30 awards and even if they did not receive a prize, they put forth a huge amount of time and effort and some also produced award-winning, innovative research, in my opinion.

The following students received the following awards:

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA) Note: there were two second places due to high number of competitors in this category

1st place: Catherine Benson, The Effects of Changing Behavioral Tendencies Toward a Person with Schizophrenia or Psychosis NOS

2nd place: Claire Whiteside, Perceived Credibility of Political Advertisements on Facebook

and

2nd Place: Kyra Bethune, Incorporation of Self-Esteem Enhancement Strategies in Social Media

Honorable Mention: Toma Itagaki and Eric Yin, Determining the Effects of Psychological States on High Schooler's Performance in Chess

Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Microbiology (CELL)

1st place: Sarah Suhy, Siderocalin and Its Interactions with Adipocytes

2nd place: Eudoxie Hudry and Nisha Thottam, Improving the Production of the Anti-Cancer Drug Paclitaxel Through Biosynthesis in Bacteria

Biomedical Engineering, Material Science (ENBM)

1st place: Ishika Mukherjee and Eesha Murali, Viability of Urinary Polyamine levels as a Preliminary Test for Cancer

Honorable Mention: Sarah Berg, Dielectric Elastomers in 3-D Printed Prosthetic Fingers

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED), Translational Medicine (TMED) and Chemistry (Chem)

2nd place: Sashwatha Shankar, Generating a Machine Learning Model to Determine the Metastatic Potential of Lung Cancer Tumors

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBIO)

3rd place: Amrita Narasimhan, Applying Machine Learning Techniques for Identification of Discriminative Biomarkers

Earth and Environmental Sciences (ENEV) Note: there were two honorable mentions due to high number of competitors in this category

Honorable Mention: Ritika Iyer, The Application of Infrared Thermography to Architecture to Identify Heat-Emitting Building Materials

and

Honorable Mention: Betty Park and Emma Draper, The Study of Air Quality Conditions in Relation to Renal Transplants Through a Data Analysis Approach

Embedded Systems, Robotics and Intelligent Machines (ROBO)

1st place: Neha Hulkund, MRI Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation Using Deep Learning

3rd place: Jack Tribolet and Yukito Shida, Generating Haptic Feedback Based Upon Calculated Data and User Information

Engineering Mechanics (ENMC), Environmental Engineering (ENEV)

2nd place: William Wang, Drones Optimized Through Neural Networks for Reconnaissance and Imaging of Martian Environments

Honorable Mention: Niranjan Sahi and Aditya Balasubramanian, Augmented Malleability in Pipeline Joints for Improved Resistance to Seismic Ground Forces

Physics and Astronomy (PHYS), Mathematics (Math)

1st place: Aashna Sheth, The Application of Microwave Satellite to the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

Systems Software

2nd place: Jeremy Yang, Pop Dungeon

Special Category Awards:

Tableau Award: Claire Whiteside, Perceived Credibility of Political Advertisements on Facebook

and

Aashna Sheth, The Application of Microwave Satellite to the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

Excellence in Scientific Research ($500): Ritika Iyer, The Application of Infrared Thermography to Architecture to Identify Heat-Emitting Building Materials

NASA Earth Systems Science Award: Betty Park and Emma Draper, The Study of Air Quality Conditions in Relation to Renal Transplants Through a Data Analysis Approach

Recipient of $1000 Bellevue College scholarship: Sam Thornton, Making Self-Regulation Tools Available to All Students

Association for Women Geoscientist's Award: Aashna Sheth, The Application of Microwave Satellite to the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

Intel Award, Excellence in Computer Science ($200): Neha Hulkund, MRI Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation Using Deep Learning

American Chemical Society (ACS) Prize: Ishika Mukherjee and Eesha Murali, Viability of Urinary Polyamine levels as a Preliminary Test for Cancer

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Award: William Wang, Drones Optimized Through Neural Networks for Reconnaissance and Imaging of Martian Environments

Supernova Awards: Claire Maurer, Encoding Quantifiable Data for Nose-to-Finger Test with Essential Tremor

American Meteorological Society Award: Aashna Sheth, The Application of Microwave Satellite to the Statistical Hurricane Intensity Prediction Scheme (SHIPS)

US Metric Associations Award: Niranjan Sahi and Aditya Balasubramanian, Augmented Malleability in Pipeline Joints for Improved Resistance to Seismic Ground Forces

We are all so very proud of all of our students.

2018 FBLA Regional results

2017 Model UN

November 20, 2017

Tesla STEM students did a great job at this past weekend's Pacific Model UN Conference, held in Seattle. The highlight was winning the Best Large Delegation Award, which goes to the entire team. Other prizes include:

Best Delegate: Graham Sabin (G20)

Sid Shende (ECOSOC)

Outstanding Delegate: Spring Cherip (African Union)

Shaurya Vashisth (ECOSOC)

Honorable Mention: Anna Whiteside (ECOSOC)

Position Paper: Tejus Krishnan (G20)

Rishika Veeramachaneni, (Joint Crisis Committee)

Congratulations to all!

2017 Imagine Tomorrow results

Our Imagine Tomorrow students made us proud once again with their stellar performances at this weekend's competition in Pullman. We won three 1st Place Awards, two 2nd Place Awards, and the Best Teamwork Award.

Here are the details:

Challenge Topic 1: The Itron Food, Energy, and Water Challenge – Design Approach – 1stPlace

Title: Halting Natural Gas Disasters with the Development of an Automated Safety Valve Through Fluid Dynamic Analysis

Team Members: Sashu Shankar, Rishi Kavikondala, Rayan Krishnan, Anne Lee, Isaac Perrin

Challenge Topic 1: The Itron Food, Energy, and Water Challenge – Behavior Approach – 1stPlace

Title: Schools Under 2° C

Team Members: Bryn Allesina-McGrory, Indra Toepke, Yogitha Sunkara, Adriana Rush

Challenge Topic 2: The Boeing Aerospace Challenge – Design Approach – 2nd Place and Best Teamwork Award

Title: Developing Solketal: Reducing Glycerol Waste Through Jet Fuel Additive

Team Members: Andrea Dang, Rashida Hakim, George Cheruvathur, Sandra Militaru

Challenge Topic 3: The Biofuels Challenge – Technology Approach – 1st Place

Title: The Application of the Triazabicyclodecene Catalyst to the Transesterification Process in Biofuels Production

Team Members: Lawrence Atienza, Neha Nagvekar, Fred Qin, Larry Wang

Challenge Topic 3: The Biofuels Challenge – Design Approach – 2nd Place

Title: Application of Optical Fiber Cables Within Algal Photobioreactors for Augmented Productivity and Scalability

Team Members: Abhijith Balijepalli, Tyler Volta, Rusdan Crook, Ryan Koshy

2017 Washington State Science & Engineering Fair (WSSEF) Awards

Our kids rock. Not only did we have one of our esteemed students take home the GRAND PRIZE winner of the whole fair, but we got two additional bids to ISEF, so now we have a record 3 student projects going to Los Angles for the International Science and Engineering Fair in just a few weeks. I don’t know if we will ever be able to replicate this success again. Of the 7 available spots for our students to win an all-expense paid trip to ISEF, T-STEM students scored almost half (43%) of those bids. Truly remarkable. Please congratulate the following students who won awards and competed at WSSEF on April 1st.

Andrea Dang and Sandra Militaru, Developing Solketal as an Additive for Jet Fuel: An Effective Approach to Reducing Glycerol Waste.

  • 2nd place overall in Energy: Chemistry Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division
  • 1st place for American Chemical Society Award
  • “Do Real Things” award

Vaishnavi Phadnis, Exon Expression Analysis of an Alternatively Spliced Neurotrophin Receptor in Multiple Cancer Types: Potential Considerations for Targeted Therapy and Precision Medicine

  • Gold Prize Grand Champion Award, ISEF Finalist
  • 1st place in Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division
  • Pacific Science Center Project of Excellence Award
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Washington State University – College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship ($3,000 renewable scholarship)
  • Seattle Pacific University Scholarship ($2,000 renewable scholarship)

Grace Von Scheliha and Christina Goto Plant Assisted Learning: The Effect of Epipremnum Aureum on Student Cognition and Neural Oscillations.

  • 1st place overall in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

Erin Bethune, Maariyah Moinuddin and Midori Komi Correlational Study Between Hodgkin’s and Asthma.

  • 1st place in Senior Division Biomedical and Health Science Category

Katherine Bo, Davina Lau and Michelle Yeh Familiarity of Music and its Effects on Stress Levels on Students

  • 2nd place overall in Behavioral and Social Science Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division

Emily Spencer Implementation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator Unit in a Mobilized System.

  • 1st place in Senior Division Biomedical Engineering Category

Yogi Sunkara. Comparative Analysis of Total Mercury Concentration in Salmon Species Using Atomic Fluorescence

  • 1st place in Senior Division in Biochemistry category
  • 2nd place award American Chemistry Society
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

Olivia Blevins. Designing a Cost-Effective and Customizable 3D Printed Tongue for the Purpose of Gaining Sufficient Unsupported Synthetic Tongue Muscle Articulation for Use in Speech and Swallowing, Comparable to Organic Tongue Muscle Articulation

  • 1st place in Senior Division Biomedical Engineering Category.
  • Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative Award

Rashida Hakim. Particle Simulation of Phase-Dependent Fields Using Geometric Algebra

  • 1st place overall in Mathematics Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement Award

Hanna Karpstein. Investigating the Effectivity of Various Behavioral Addiction Prevention Methods

  • 1st place Senior Division in Behavioral and Social Sciences Category
  • Olympic College STEM Award

Silvia Calinov. Water Waves to Light Waves

  • 3rd place overall in Environmental Engineering Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division

Eric Fan. Generating Biogas from Waste

  • 1st place Senior Division in Biochemistry Category
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement
  • Ricoh Americas Corporation Sustainable Development Award

Apoorv Khandelwal. Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Fabrication of Nanoporous Graphene Membranes for Optimal Water Permeability in Reverse Osmosis Desalination

  • ISEF Finalist
  • 1st place overall in Materials Science Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division
  • GENIUS Olympiad (all-expense paid trip (excluding travel) for individual and supervisor to attend Genius Olympiad competition)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement
  • Olympic College Foundation Scholarship ($4500)
  • Pacific Science Center Project of Excellence Award
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Evergreen State College Award (one year full tuition)

Anne Lee and Issac Perrin. Performing Fluid Dynamics Analysis to Develop an Automated Valve to Halt Natural Gas Blowouts

  • 1st place in Senior Division in Mechanical Engineering Category
  • The Lisbon Group, LLC Award ($1000)

Prerana Kulkarni, Anjali Sribalaskandarajah and Priyanka Taneja. Utilizing Homovanillic Acid and Monoclonal Antibodies as a Novel Diagnostic Method for Schizophrenia and Parkinson's Diagnosis

  • 1st place in Senior Division in the Biomedical Engineering Category
  • Ohio Wesleyan University Outstanding Achievement in Science Scholarship ($20,000 renewable scholarship, total of $80,000)
  • Wolfram Research, Inc. – Mathematica Certificate of Achievement

Rishi Kavikondala, Rayan Krishnan and Sashwatha Shankar. Computational Analysis of Methanogen Metabolism Processes in Autotrophic Cyanobacteria for Carbon-Neutral Photosynthetic Methane Production

  • 3rd place overall in Chemical Engineering Category
  • 1st place in Senior Division

Neha Hulkund. The Development of Machine Learning Linear Regression Algorithms for Epileptic Seizure Prediction.

  • Already won Grand Prize at CSRSEF – ISEF Finalist
  • 1st place in Senior Division in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Category
  • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station Seattle Award

2017 FBLA State Conference Results

STEM had a great showing at FBLA. 2000+ competitors over 3 days. The top 4 automatically qualified for the National conference at the end of June in Anaheim:

Business Law- Vidha Sudhesh 4th place
Computer Problem Solving-Lawrence Atienza 4th place
Cyber security-Lawrence Atienza 2nd place
Healthcare administration-Salil Kanade 4th place
Insurance and Risk Management-Fred Qin 2nd place
Introduction to Business-Maxwell Wang 2nd place
Introduction to Business Communication-Sonika Tayade 8th place
Introduction to Business Procedures-Aashna Sheth 4th place
Personal Finance-Neha Nagvekar 5th place
Securities and Investments-Tyler Warden 9th place, Rashida Hakim 1st place
Business Ethics-Rashida Hakim 7th place
Business Plan- Dhruv Talwar 6th place
Emerging Business Issues-team of Shruti Kompella and Rafia Khatri 5th place
Entrepreneurship- Dhruv Talwar 9th, team of Aashna Sheth and Claire Yang 8th place, team of Ranveer Thind, Aakash Ramanachadran and Rayan Krishnan 6th place
Future Business Leader-Audrey Tseng 2nd place
Introduction to Business Presentation-team of Sonika Tayade, Ila Sharma and Aashna Sheth 7th place
Management Information Systems- team of Larry Wang, Fred Qin and Lawrence Atienza 4th place, team of Salil Kanade and Prerana Kulkarni 2nd place
Network Design-team of Amulya Param and Katie Chalmers 9th place
Public Service Announcement-Ranveer Thind and Aakash Ramanchadran 5th place
Public Speaking I-Rishi Kavikondala 10th place
Publication Design-Andrea Lee, Claire Yang and Amrita Narasimhan 8th place

2017 FBLA Regional Conference Results

Congratulations to the following students. They have qualified to participate in the state conference in Spokane in April.
Business Plan: Dhruv Talwar 2nd place
Digital Video Production: Team of Varun Vennkatesh and Sashu Shankar 6th place; Patrick Mao 3rd place
E-Business: Team of Jack Tribolett, Yukito Shida and Lucian Petriuc 6th place; William Wang 4th place
Business Calculations: Rashida Hakim 6th place
Business Communication: Vaishnavi Phadnis 1st place
Business Law: Isha Murali 5th place, Vidha Sudhesh 2nd place
Computer Problem Solving: Fred Qin 6th place; Lawrence Atienza 1st place
Cyber Security: Lawrence Atienza 1st place
Database Applications: MacQuarrie Thomson 4th place
FBLA Principles and Procedures: Ila Sharma 6th place
Healthcare: Christine Lee 6th place; Vaishnavi Phadnis 2nd place, Salil Kanade 1st place
Insurance and Risk Management: Rishi Ramesh 5th place; Fred Qin 3rd place
Introduction to Business: Maxwell Wang 2nd place
Introduction to Business Communication: Sonika Tayade 2nd place
Introduction to Business Procedures: Lauren Kim 3rd place; Aashna Sheth 1st place
Introduction to Information Technology: Rishi Kavikondala 3rd place
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure: Toma Itagaki 2nd
Management Information Systems: Team of Salil Kanade and Prerna Kulkarni 2nd place; Team of Lawrence Atienza, Fred Qin and Larry Wang 1st place
Network Design: Team of Katie Chalmers and Amulya P 2nd place
Networking Concepts: Shruti Kompella 5the place; Amulya P 3rd place
Securities and Investments: Tyler Warden 5th place; Neha Nagvekar 3rd place, Rashida Hakim 1st place
Entrepreneurship: Dhruv Talwar 6th place; team of Aashna Sheth and Claire Yang 3rd place
Emerging Business Issues: Team of Shruti Kompella and Rafia Khatri 5th place; team of Audrey Tseng and Fred Qin 2nd place
Job Interview: Apoorv Khandelwal 4th place; Afeef Sheikh 2nd place
Business Ethics: Team of MacKenzie MacLauchlin, Pooja Senapati and Aivy Tran 5th place; Rashida Hakim 2nd place
Public Speaking I: Rishi Kavikondala 1st place
Public Speaking II: Sarah Tarta 5th place, MacQuarrie Thomson 2nd place
Impromptu Speaking: Kamran Badh 2nd place, Maxwell Wang 1st place
Introduction to Business Presentation: Team of Christine Lee, Eric Yin, Toma Itagaki 5th place; team of Aashna Sheth, Ila Sharma and Sonika Tayade 4th place

2017 TSA State Conference

Here are our 2017 Technology Student Association (TSA) results in Yakima March 16-18. The top three in each even qualify for the National conference in June.

Future Technology Teacher:

Daniella Shuman 1st place,Dharini Sribalaskandrajah 4th place

Engineering Design:

Team of Audrey Tseng, Akshita Khanna and Anjali Sribalaskandrajah 1st place

Team of Dharini Sribalaskandrajah, Ila Sharma and Betty Park 2nd place

Team of Daniella Shuman, Sashu Shankar, Pranav Sukumar and Amrita Narasimhan 3rd place

Team of Jakob Bjorner, Hemant Dhokia, Stephen Yamasaki and Rudy Banerjee 4th place

Music Prodution:

Team of Victoria Alkin, Naranjin Sahi, Andrey Grebenik and Ryan Koshy 1st place

SciVis

Team of Rishi Kavikondala, Rayan Krishnan and Ranveer Thind 4th place

Team of Ila Sharma, Amrita Narasimhan, Dharini Sribalaskandraja and Betty Park 5th place

Promotional Design

Ritika Iyer 1st place, Pranav Sukumar 4th place

Software Development
Team of Ibi Abiodun, Emma Drapp and Varun Venkatesh 1st place

Essays on Technology

Ila Sharma 4th place

Video Game Design

Team of Adity Kumar, Jake Newfeld, James Kusardi, Patrick Mao and Yocel Rivera-Pagan 2nd place

Team of Abhinav Singh and Kush Khanolker 4th place

Prepared Presentation

Rishi Kavikondala 1st place

Coding
Team of Abhinav Singh, Kush Khanolker and Pranav Sukumar 2nd place

STEM Careers

Rishi Kavikondala 1st place,Rayan Krishnan 2nd place

Extemporaneous Speech

Aaskash Ramachandram 4th place

VEX Robotics

Team of Abhinav Singh, Aditya Kumar, Akshita Khanna, Kush Kanolker, Yogi Sunkara and William Wang

Way to represent Tesla STEM!

2017 HOSA Results

Our students put forth a stellar performance at the HOSA Future Health Professionals State competition this last weekend in Spokane, bringing in 27 awards and representing Tesla STEM with honor and pride. Huge THANK YOU to Matt Travis, Sarah Newman and Lori Zebrack-Smith who chaperoned the event over the weekend as well.

The following students who placed 1st - 4th have the opportunity to go to Nationals in Orlando, FL from June 21-24 this year:

Biomedical Debate: Anna Vasyura, Larry Wang and Gautam Krishnamoorthy - 2nd place

Creative Problem Solving: Rishika Veeramachaneni, Sunya Mohammed and Anika Ghelani- 2nd place

Amulya Param, Anna Vasyura, Katie Chalmers - 5th place

Dental Science: Salil Kanade- 2nd place

Kanae Lancaster - 3rd place

Epidemiology: Andrea Dang - 1st place

Midori Komi - 2nd place

Veterinary Science: Agata Skarbek - 2nd place

Extemporaneous Health Poster: Aimee Roseberry - 3rd place

Forensic Medicine: Bella Filippini and Rose Matta - 4th place

Health Career Display: Bella Filippini and Ashiana Dhanani - 3rd place

Public Health: Rahul Srivastava and Ashiana Dhanani - 1st place

Larry Wang, Anna Vasyura, Christine Pham and Caylynn Berosik - 5th place

Healthy Lifestyle: Claire Yang - 1st place

Prepared Spelling: Afeef Sheikh - 2nd place

Aashna Sheth - 3rd place

Medical Innovation: Ayeshi and Reetika Kudallur- 3rd place

Behavioral Health, Knowledge test: Vaishnavi Phadnis - 1st place

Medical Terminology: Gautham - 1st place

Vaishnavi Phadnis- 5th place

Pathophysiology, Knowledge test: Varsha Veeramacheneni - 1st place

Christine Lee - 2nd place

Jake Newfeld - 3rd place

Nutrition, Knowledge test: Salil Kanade- 2nd place

Transcultural Healthcare, Knowledge test: Varsha Veeramacheneni - 1st

Christine Pham - 3rd place

Aditi Ekobok - 5th place

Please also congratulate Vaishnavi Phadnis who helped run the State conference as the HOSA President-elect for WA state and Varsha Veermacheneni who is currently the WA state HOSA Reporter this year.

2017 CSREF Results

March 10, 2017

What a weekend! With the HOSA State competition and he Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) the same weekend, Tesla STEM High School students took home a total of 57 awards!

We will post another article about the HOSA accolades, but in regards to CSRSEF, students raked in 29 awards, including 6 of the 1st place awards out of the 9 categories that we competed in and...drum roll...the GRAND PRIZE winner for the whole fair - which includes an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles this May for the International Science and Engineering Far (ISEF)!

Please congratulate all students that participated at CSRSEF if you see them in the halls or in your classroom-there are other students who participated and even though they did not receive a prize, they put forth a tremendous amount of time and effort and some also produced award-winning, innovative research in my opinion.

The following students received the following awards:

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA)
1st place: Christina Goto and Grace von Scheliha, Plant Assisted Learning: The Effects of Epipremnum Aureum on Student Cognition and Neural Oscillations

2nd place: Michelle Yeh, Davina Lau and Katherine Bo, Familiarity of Music and its Effects on Stress Levels on Students

3rd place: Hanna Karpstein, Investigating the Effectivity of Various Behavioral Addiction Prevention Methods

Honorable Mention: Rachel Ray, Amelia Sabin and Brenna Schwartz, The Effect of Personality Types on the Success of Group Work

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED), Bioengineering (ENBM), Translational Medicine (TMED)
1st place: Priyanka Taneja, Anjali Sribalaskandarajah and Prerana Kulkarni, Utilizing Homovanillic Acid and Monoclonal Antibodies as a Novel Diagnostic Method for Schizophrenia and Parkinson's Diagnosis

Honorable Mention: Vidha Sudesh, Using an Eye Exam to Detect Parkinson's at an Early Stage

Cellular & Molecular Biology (CELL), Computational Biology & Bioinformatics (CBIO), Microbiology (MCRO)
1st place: Neha Hulkund, The Development of Machine Learning Linear Regression Algorithms for Epileptic Seizure Prediction

2nd place: Vaishnavi Phadnis, Computational Analysis of Neurotrophin Receptor Splice Variant Expression Signatures in Multiple Cancer Types

Honorable Mention: Rishi Kavikondala, Rayan Krishnan and Sashwatha Shankar, Computational Analysis of Methanogen Metabolism Processes in Autotrophic Cyanobacteria for Carbon-Neutral Photosynthetic Methane Production

Earth and Environmental Sciences (ENEV), Biochemistry (BCHM), Chemistry (Chem)
1st Place: Yogitha Sunkara, Comparative Analysis of Total Mercury Concentration in Salmon Species Using Atomic Fluorescence

2nd Place: Justin Qui, Investigating the Effects of Floating Photovoltaic Systems on the Growth of Freshwater Algae

Honorable Mention: Sydney Meade, The Analysis of the Effects of Animal Agricultural Runoff on Water Quality Based on Nitrates, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Dissolved Solids and Turbidity

Environmental Engineering (ENEV)
2nd place: Silvia Calinov, Water Waves to Light Waves

Energy: Chemical (EGCH) and Physical (EGPH)
2nd place: Sandra Militaru and Andrea Dang, Solketal Additive for Aviation Fuel

Engineering Mechanics (ENMC)
1st place: Anne Lee and Issac Perrin, Performing Fluid Dynamics Analysis to Develop an Automated Valve to Halt Natural Gas Blowouts

Physics and Astronomy (PHYS), Mathematics (Math)
1st place: Rashida Hakim, Particle Simulation of Phase-Dependent Fields Using Geometric Algebra

Special Awards:
Washington State Science and Engineering (WSSEF) Award: Richard Halbert and Daniel Hoffman, Political Tribalism

Inspiring Excellence in Scientific Research and Engineering Awards: Christina Goto and Grace von Scheliha, Plant Assisted Learning: The Effects of Epipremnum Aureum on Student Cognition and Neural Oscillations
and
Yogitha Sunkara, Comparative Analysis of Total Mercury Concentration in Salmon Species Using Atomic Fluorescence

American Psychological Association for Achievement in Research in Psychological Science: Christina Goto and Grace von Scheliha, Plant Assisted Learning: The Effects of Epipremnum Aureum on Student Cognition and Neural Oscillations

Association for Women Geoscientists Award, Honorable Mention: Sydney Meade, The Analysis of the Effects of Animal Agricultural Runoff on Water Quality Based on Nitrates, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Dissolved Solids and Turbidity

People's Choice Award: Katrine Bjorner and Emily Spencer, Mobilizing the TENS Unit

Stockholm Junior Water Prize: Sydney Meade, The Analysis of the Effects of Animal Agricultural Runoff on Water Quality Based on Nitrates, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Total Dissolved Solids and Turbidity

Ricoh Americas Corporation Award: Stuart Brown and Eric Fan, Generating Biogas from Waste

American Chemical Society (ACS) Prize: Yogitha Sunkara, Comparative Analysis of Total Mercury Concentration in Salmon Species Using Atomic Fluorescence

American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Award: Sandra Militaru and Andrea Dang, Solketal Additive for Aviation Fuel

Supernova Awards: Sana Fatima, The Combined Effect of Music and Running on Fluid Intelligence
and
Olivia Blevins and Audrey Tseng, Designing a Cost-Effective and Customizable 3D Printed Tongue, for the Purpose of Gaining Sufficient Unsupported Synthetic Tongue Muscle Articulation for Use in Speech and Swallowing, Comparable to Organic Tongue Muscle Articulation

Grand Prize Winner, Best in Fair : Neha Hulkund, The Development of Machine Learning Linear Regression Algorithms for Epileptic Seizure Prediction. Neha won an all-expense paid week long trip to ISEF in Los Angeles this May. ISEF is the world's largest pre-college International science fair representing approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries that compete for on average of $4 million in prizes.

We are so very proud of all of our students.

2017 Model UN Results

For the 3rd year in a row, Tesla STEM's Model UN club (STEMUN) brought home multiple prizes from the Washington State MUN Conference held at the University of Washington, March 4 and 5. Model UN participants must debate and negotiate on behalf of their assigned countries, as well as submit researched position papers. Competing against students from around the region, STEMUN students demonstrated skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, and public speaking.

The highest honor is Outstanding Delegate, achieved by two STEM Seniors and club officers: Neav Topaz (STEMUN President) and Patrick Mao (STEMUN Technology Officer.)

Aditi Ekhote received Distinguished Delegate honors and an award for her Position Paper.

In addition, Claire Whiteside received Distinguished Delegate. Harshita Bondhi, Anusha Shvastava and Tristan Stevens received awards for their position papers.

2017 Congressional Apps Hackathon Challenge

Thanks to Mrs. Prelerson for her encouragement to her students to participate in the Congressional Apps Challenge Hackathon over this weekend (http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us). One of the Tesla STEM teams (Ila Sharma, Sonika Tayade, Aashna Sheth, and Hamsa Shankar) won the Award of Excellence sponsored by Google. The award was presented by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who congratulated the team at the award ceremony.

2017 TSA Nationals

STEM had their best year at Nationals last week.

Victoria Alkin, Niranjan Sahi, Ryan Koshy and Ibi won first place in Music Production.

Rishi Kavikondala won 2nd place in Prepared Presentation and 3rd place in STEM Careers

Kush K, Ibi and Pranav Sukumar - Fourth place Coding

Anjali S, Audrey Tseng, Akshita K - 4th place Engineering Design

Ibi, Emma Drapp and Varun V - 6th place Software Development

2017 FBLA Nationals

Rounding out the competitions for the year, Maxwell Wang placed 6th in the national at FBLA in Introduction to Business. Very exciting!

Rocket Scientists make the news!

Click the link below to see all about the Tesla STEM scholars who trekked to Utah to launch their rocket this summer!

Rocket Scientists on the web.

2016 Tesla STEM Student Awards

Click to download full list of awards and achievements earned by our students in 2016.

2016 STEM Student Awards.pdf