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Annual Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair

Through a special arrangement between Graduate Professional Access (GPA) and Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Pacific with the Hawaiʻi Academy of Science Educational Programs, GPA students have the opportunity to judge presentations presented by local high school students at the Annual Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. GPA students and members of Alpha Lambda Pacific Chapter select winning student projects and present them with a certificate of merit at the awards ceremony. By encouraging and motivating aspiring young scientists, GPA students help to build interest in higher education and in particular, research in fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Below are the high school students selected by our GPA and Graduate Women in Science Alpha Lambda Pacific Chapter:

2011 Student Awards

Catrina S. Masaniai Waipahu High School Behavioral and Social Sciences Battle of the Sexes: Alternative Modification of the Stoop Effect: Using 4 Different Word Shape Test Simulations
Jessica M. Mina Campbell High School Plant Sciences How much Biocide (g) Would a Person Consume by Eating An Apple a Day
Makana Tavares Kanu o Kaʻaina Charter School Mathematical Science The ALEKS Math Program—How effective is it?
Sierra Stanley Kanu o Kaʻaina Charter School Chemistry The Effects of Invasive Species on Soil Quality
Evelyn Guzman Waipahu High School Plant Sciences Quantitative Analysis of Carotenoids in Store bought Organic and Conventional Baby Carrots
Laura D. Pigao Waipahu High School Behavioral and Social Sciences How Conformity Influences Female Evaluations of Male Attractiveness
Pooja Nuti Mililani High School Engineering Electrical and Mechanical Effects of LEED Certified Roofs; Green Roofs and Reflective White Paint Coated Roofs on Temperature Reduction Within Structures
Ivony Joy C. Cablay Waipahu High School Plant Sciences Quantitative Analysis of Carotenoids in Store bought Organic and Conventional Baby Carrots
Lyzet A. Millan James Campbell High School Medicine and Health Sciences How Ovulation is Affected With Increasing Age
Shalila de Bourmont Hilo High School Medicine and Health Sciences Anti-Cancer Properties of Fungal Endophytes Derived from Clermontia parviflora, a Native Hawaiian Plant

2010 Student Awards

Abigail C. Macadamia Waipahu High School Cellular and Molecular Biology What's in Your Chromosome 16?
Kang Ying Liu St. Andrew's Priory Mathematical Sciences New Triangular Inequalities in the form of s-a, s-b, and s-c
Tylynn C. Ai Kapolei High School Behavioral and Social Science Text Messaging's Effect on Spelling
Amanda Joy C. Celestino Waipahu High School Cellular and Molecular Biology What's in Your Chromosome 16?
Moriah K. Jenkins Molokaʻi Intermediate/High Microbiology Life on Mars
Candy Rose E. Sanchez Waipahu High School Mathematical Sciences Determining if there is a difference of Carbon Dioxide from 3 Different Octane Ratings
Pomaikai K. Iaea Ke Kula ʻO Nawahiopalaniʻopuʻu Behavioral and Social Science Tune It Down

2009 Student Awards

Roya A. Sabri Kealakehe HS Comparative Study of the Postural Balance and Righting Reactions of Calcinus seurati and Calcinus laeumanus Marine Hermit Crab
Celine C. Casamina University Lab School Teenagers Perception of Marijuana Use
Codi Kelli James Campbell HS Realizing Beyond Consciousness
Angelica Ragasa Kapolei HS Phenolic Content of Hawaiian Medicinal Plants
Emma L. Leonard Kealakehe HS An Analysis of Phenotpic Variance by Protein SOS Gel Electrophoresis
Erica L. Sampaga Hilo HS Corrosion of Paint on Marine Pipes
Carliza C. Elido Waipahu HS Interactions and Survival of Housefly and Oriental Latrine Blowfly
Rachele F. Lamosao Waipahu HS Observing levels of Nitrate and Phosphate across Kaneohe Bay
Loea K. Morgan Mililani HS Effects of Water Quality on Anchialine Shrimp in Ewa Beach, Oahu
Megan D. Walsh Kauai Intermediate and HS The Five Second Rule
Karise A. Kuroda Waiakea Intermediate Gnat Attraction
Caitlin Yanni Connections PCS Taste or Smell
Alex Hashimoto,
Alexys M.K. Bermudez
Waimea Canyon School Wind Energy
Alyssa V.K. Jardin Waimea Canyon School What type of triangular roof truss is the strongest?
Jennifer M. Nacupay Kahuku HS May the force be with you
Casey MZ Chong Haaheo Elementary All Oiled Up
Michaela Marie Lieb Our Lady of Perpetual Help Bread Mold: Spore Information than you ever wanted to know
Jaymie M. Masuda Hilo Intermediate What is growing on, in your water bottle
Alexandria PK Pirtle Kahuku HS and Intermediate Hukilau Water Bacteria
Kristine C.D. Bacalla Our Lady of Perpetual Help Diabetes: Controlled vs Uncontrolled