On Friday, May 18, Biotechnology Genetics students presented their capstone projects at the 18th annual Student BioExpo at Shoreline Community College. They did an excellent job presenting their work and received several accolades from the judges. The BioExpo is a science fair where students can enter in several different categories ranging from Drama/Dance and Lab Research to Creative Writing and Molecular Modeling. All projects are judged for their scientific content and for creativity in each category. Twenty schools from the state of Washington participated.
All of the students represented Ballard with poise and grace. Our students exceled in several categories. In the following categories, our students received special recognition.
Creative Writing: First Place- Cecilia Mustelin for “Hashimoto’s-A Journey to the Center of the Thyroid”
Multi-Media: Honorable Mention- Maddie Musafia-Corwin ,Sophie Muza, Haley Stroud, and for “Cystic Fibrosis : A Struggle to Breathe”; 3rd Place-Amika Smalley and Riley Travis for “Parvo: A Deadly Virus for Your Dog.”
Music: Honorable Mention: Gabe Airth, Alec Sigmar, Daniel Windus, and Justin Wolkenstein-Giuliano, for “Breathe”; 3rd Place-Sarah Jane Hayward and Natalie Zweig for “Forget me Not”
Global Health: Honorable Mention: Erica Bandy and Aless D’Alosio for “ If You’re Happy and You Know It”;2nd Place: Francesca Evangelista and Max Ulibarri for “The Truth Behind Sickle Cell Disease.”
Web Design: 3rd Place: Samantha Stewart for “The Truth Behind GMOs.”
Art: Honorable Mention: Lucy Harvey-Smith for “Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bulosa.”
Molecular Modeling: Honorable Mention: Fiona Doherty for “ PKU, All Lit UP”; 3rd Place: Quinn Wieder-Rawson for “Molecular Mechanism of Green Fluorescent Protein”: 1st Place: Finn Burke for “Dystrophin: Step by Step.”
People’s Choice: Sophia Drezner, Annabelle Fryer, Hadley Schaub, and Paige Thomsen: “Melanoma Melody-A Rap”
At the Imagine Tomorrow Competition at WSU on May18-20, the biology/biotechnology students presented their projects.
Six teams from the Biotechnology Academy attended the 11th Annual Imagine Tomorrow problem- solving competition in Pullman, Washington on the WSU campus. Ballard represented our Ballard community well with multiple awards. Over 400 students competed from four different states. Here is how our Beaverific students performed:
- Brynne Stinebrickner, Kristen Steely, Sydney Crowe, Clara Mooney received Advisors’ favorite award overall with their project Recyclable Rainwear made from Tyvek©.
- Leonardo Hale, Oscar Hoekman, Colin Moore, Nate Peterson, and Aiden Wilkson received second place in aerospace and transportation challenge in the multi-approach category with their project Oil Spills: Don’t Clog Your Gills!
- Lydia Urrutia, Claire Burreson, LuLu Bassett, and Paige Bouvatte received first place in aerospace and transportation challenge in the multi-approach category with their project: Charge to Go
|Green Florescent Protein modeler wins 3rd place!|
|Educating about Zika virus.|
|Melanoma Melody Rappers.|
|Multimedia informing about XP.|
|Competitors supporting competitors.|
|Global health entry on sickle cell.|
|Ladies advocating breast cancer awareness.|
|Biotech boy band.|
|Imagine Tomorrow! Rainwear from Tyvek.|
|Imagine Tomorrow. Got Milk Plastic?|
|Imagine Tomorrow. How to remove all that carbon dioxide?|
|Charge To Go!|
|Alone Home. Designing energy efficient housing.|
|Oil Spills: Don't Clog Your Gills!|