National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair

National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair

The National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (NAIVSEF) is a Society for Science and the Public (SSP) affiliated science fair and as such is part of the larger SSP fair network. The NAIVSEF differs from other SSP-affiliated fairs in that it is a virtual science fair. Unlike live fairs, virtual fairs do not require travel as the fair and judging are conducted online and via teleconference calls. 

AISES awards cash prizes to senior and junior division winners and also pays the travel and registration fees for the Senior Division Grand Award winners and their sponsors to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

For more information on the 2017 NAIVSEF visit: http://fairs.aises.org

2017 NAIVSEF Winners

Grand Award Winners

  • 1st Place: Nizhoni Talles
  • Thin-panel, Cylinder Arrayed, Solar Water Heater
  • Navajo, 12th Grade, NM
     
  • 2nd Place: Anna Quinlan
  • A Technology Assisted Ketone Detecting Patch for the Noninvasive Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Cherokee Nation, 10th Grade, CA 
  • Won a Special Award from the Qatar Foundation
     
  • Runner-up: Randa Shaw
  • Mitigating Ocean Noise Pollution
  • Choctaw, 10th Grade, FL


Senior Division – Life Sciences

  • 1st Place: Anna Quinlan ($350)
  • A Technology Assisted Ketone Detecting Patch for the Noninvasive Detection of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Cherokee Nation, 10th Grade, CA 
     
  • 2nd Place: Nolan Arkansas ($250)
  • How Many Crickets Does it Take to Change Modern Medicine?
  • 11th Grade, NC
     
  • 3rd Place: Lauren John, Ashton Taylor, & Kelly Cooke ($150)
  • A Study of Antiboitic Resistance in Residential Bacteria Extracted from Selected Human Body Sites 
  • 9th Grade, OK


Senior Division – Engineering and Mathematics

  • 1st Place: Nizhoni Talles ($350)
  • Thin-panel, Cylinder Arrayed, Solar Water Heater
  • Navajo, 12th Grade, NM
     
  • 2nd Place:  Randa Shaw ($250)
  • Mitigating Ocean Noise Pollution
  • Choctaw, 10th Grade, FL
     
  • 3rd Place:  Kelly Charley ($150)
  • Utilizing Solar Technologies to Heat a Traditional Home
  • Navajo, 12th Grade, NM


Junior Division Winners

  • 1st Place: Pery Affias and Maya Fairbanks ($200)
  • What Effect do Salinity Levels have on Romaine Lettuce Growth using Hydroponics?
  • 8th Grade, MN
     
  • 2nd Place: Ahna Anderson ($175)
  • What Effect Does DISC Peronsality Grouping have on Interactive Technology Learning Success?
  • 8th Grade, MN
     
  • 3rd Place: Marielle Gomez ($125)
  • River Water Impacts on Radish Seed Root Growth
  • Taos Pueblo, 6th Grade, NM