Science Fair

Driven to understand how things work, I am a hands-on learner. I enjoy scientific research because it is applied science and it satisfies both my serious and my creative side. It is what makes science fun because it stimulates me to think outside of the box. While producing a science fair project requires the employment of a large variety of skills, it is also very rewarding. I believe I enjoy this activity so much because not only can I use my problem solving and creative abilities, but I can also utilize my presentation skills and public speaking capabilities to successfully present my project to the judges.

Intel ISEF was truly a life-changing experience. Seeing the intelligence and dedication of the other research-oriented students and the uniqueness of their projects inspired me to learn more about fields of science that I did not think I would be interested in. Meeting students from all over the world and understanding their different ways to approach a scientific issue exposed me to new ideas and made me discover new skills. Most of the projects presented by the finalists had the potential to change the world.

 

  • May 2018 – Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, Pittsburgh, PA

Best in Category Award in Translational Medical Sciences, for inventing a novel medical diagnostic device (Bite Force Sensor to Diagnose Bruxism), which is patent-pending, (Patent Application No. 62669073 filed on 05/09/2018), in this study I demonstrated that there could be a correlation between individuals’ maximum bite force (MBF) value and bruxism (teeth grinding) and that measuring the MBF values could be a valuable novel diagnostic approach for bruxism.

 

       

  Cherry Creek High School at ISEF 2018               CO State Delegation to ISEF 2018                                    Evelyn and I

 

   

                      Intel ISEF 2018                              Evelyn Bodoni & Nicole Hankovszky at ISEF                   Denver Metro Delegation

 

  • April 2018 – Junior Science & Humanities National Symposium, Hunt Valley, MD

National Finalis, Project Title: Bruxism – A Novel Diagnostic Approach

        

 

 

  • April 2018 – Colorado State Science & Engineering Fair, Ft. Collins, CO

Second Place Best in Show, Project: Bruxism – A Novel Diagnostic Approach

 

 

  • February 2018 – Denver Metro Regional Science Fair, Denver, CO

First Place Best in Show, Project: Bruxism – Novel Diagnostic Approach

 

 

  • April 2017 – Junior Science & Humanities National Symposium, San Diego, CA

National Finalist, Project Title: Hearts over Minds; in this study I investigated the impact several fundraising strategies had on high school students’ inclination to donate to charity.

                               

                   JSHS 2017                                       Evelyn Bodoni at JSHS 2017               Evelyn Bodoni & Shepherd Krouse at JSHS 2017

 

 

  • May 2016 – Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, Phoenix, AZ

First Place Special Award from the American Dental Association (ADA)

Project Title: The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations. This study explored if the amount of mercury leaked from amalgam fillings for people who grind their teeth is significant enough to pose health threats.  

      

                     Intel ISEF 2016                                   Award presented by the ADA President                         At ISEF 2016 with Evelyn

                                                                                                                                                                ( USA delegate to Broadcom Masters International)

 

  • April 2016 – Junior Science & Humanities National Symposium, Dayton, OH

National Finalist

Project Title: The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations

             

Wyoming/Eastern Colorado Delegation                              At JSHS 2016                             Awards Ceremony Dinner JSHS 2016

 

 

  • February 2016 – Denver Metro Regional Science Fair, Denver, CO

Third Place Best in Show, Project Title: The Effect of Bruxism on Mercury Leakage from Amalgam Restorations