2011 SASEF Special Awards Presentation – Locally Sponsored

Alstom Power, Inc. An award sponsored by Alstom Power, Inc. recognizes top Environmental Science projects in the Junior and Senior Divisions. The Junior Division winner receives a plaque and $75 cash. This award goes to Jack Staley of Sacred Heart Cathedral, teacher Lisa Koch. The Senior Division winner receives a plaque and $150 cash. The winner is Chelsea Solomon, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant.

American Chemical Society, East Tennessee Section The East Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society presents $50 cash to the best projects in the chemical sciences in each division. The Junior winner is Ellie Lai, Episcopal School of Knoxville, teacher Cary Busby, and the Senior winner is Aleshia Rosenbalm, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant.

American Chemical Society, Northeast Tennessee Section The Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society presents a cash prize of $75 to an outstanding project in Chemistry. This prize goes to Junior Division Alexis Dubs of Maryville Middle School, teacher Carol Anne Scarlett.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers The Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers presents $50 prizes and certificates to the top project in each division for the applications of chemical engineering principles or practices. This year's Junior Division winner is Ellie Lai, Episcopal School of Knoxville, teacher Cary Busby, and the Senior Division winner is Chelsea Solomon, Morristown East High School, teacher Robert Gant.

American Meteorological Society – Smoky Mountain Chapter The Smoky Mountain Chapter of the American Meteorological Society is proud to present the Robert Lind Miller Memorial Award, which carries a $100 cash prize and a certificate. This award goes to an outstanding project involving meteorology, climate, or atmospheric or related oceanic science, with the additional requirement of having a complete data set and a detailed write-up. The winner is Lauren Ramos, St. John Neumann Catholic School, teacher Brett Shaffer. In addition, this chapter selects a chapter award winner; this year Jaynie Renfro, Pi Beta Phi Elementray School, teacher Shana Garza.

American Nuclear Society – Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section The Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section of the American Nuclear Society presents the ANS Award for Classical Chemistry and Physics to the best project involving concepts fundmental to classical chemistry or physics. The Junior division winner of the $75 cash prize is Salem Spicka, Paideia Academy, teacher Melanie Unruh. The Senior Division winner of the $100 cash prize is Matt Gaskins, Bristol Tennessee High School, teacher Rich Reece.

Biology Teacher Award An anonymous donor provides an award for excellence in life science research in a Senior Division Project. The $75 cash prize for the Biology Teacher Award goes to Rebecca Nichols, HomeSchool, teacher Dr. Jeff Nichols.

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition recognizes the best project related to fuel efficiency or to clean and/or renewable fuels which promotes reductions in energy usage, protects the environment, and reduces our nation's dependence on imported petroleum. The winner of the $50 cash and plaque is Aleshia Rosenbalm, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant.

IEEE – East Tennessee Section The East Tennessee Section of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers is please to award prizes for the best demonstrations of electrical or electronics design or computer science. $50 prizes go to each of two Junior Division students: Kasey Godwin of Jefferson Middle School, teacher Neal Cruce, and Carrie Romesburg, Heritage Middle School, teacher Jana Simmerly. Two $100 prizes go to Senior Division students: Oak Ridge High School team Yajit Jain, Carlos del-Castillo-Negrete and Scotty Chung, teacher Tammy Carneim, and Jessica Anna Flickinger, also of Oak Ridge High School and Home School, teacher Nayeema Ahmad.

Philanthropic Educational Organization, East Tennessee chapters The East Tennessee chapters of Philanthropic Educational Organization sponsor the Exploring Careers in Science award, which is a Scholarship to the Cottey College summer workshop in Nevada, Missouri, with a value of approx. $1000. The winner this year is Jessica Anna Flickinger, Oak Ridge High School and Home School, teacher Nayeema Ahmad. 2nd place and a certificate go to Aleeshia Rosenbalm, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant, and 3rd place and a certificate go to Allison Gantle, Jefferson County High School, teacher Jennifer Tyrell.

Science Applications International Corporation Science Application International Corporation provides plaques and $50 cash awards to two outstanding environmental science projects. The junior division winner of a plaque and $75 is Natalia Gorrondona, St. Mary's School, teacher Marsha Sega. The Senior division winner of a plaque and $75 is Rebecca Nichols, Home School, teacher Dr. Jeff Nichols.

Sigma Xi -- Martin Grossbeck will present the books to the students and teachers. Each student and teacher will receive a book. This year's winners are Natalia Gorrondona, St. Mary's School, teacher Marsha Sega Bradley Pehrson, Karns Middle School, , teacher Karen Duncan Chelsea Solomon, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant Aleshia Rosenbalm, Morriston East high School, Teacher Dr. Robert Gant

The Society for Women Engineers, Smoky Mountain Section presents three $50 cash Awards to recognize sound applications of engineering principles. The winners are Madison Loveday, Northview Middle School, teacher Bryan Stache; Chelsea Solomon, Morristown East High School, teacher Dr. Robert Gant; and Penina Horobet, Hardin Valley Academy, teacher Tami Russell.

Superintendent's Award Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of Knox County Schools, chooses his favorites projects from Knox County awards a trophy and $50. The junior division winner is Brooks Smithson, Karns Middle School, teacher Mary Jarratt. The senior division award goes to Penina Horobet, Hardin Valley Academy, teacher Tami Russell.

Tennessee Science Teachers Association TSTA presents an $50 cash award and certificate to the project that exemplifies outstanding adherence to the scientific method. This award goes to Fiona Scruggs, Jefferson Middle School, teacher Kelly Fawbush.

Tennessee Trane presents the Trane Clean Energy Technology Award to projects that demonstrate technical innovations and creativity in the area of energy conservation for buildings, especially in the areas of energy efficiency, energy conservation and reduced environmental impact. A $100 cash prize and plaque goes to: team of Lewis Y. Wang and Lachlan West, West Valley Middle School, teacher Anthony Hussey.

The Bright Idea award of a trophy and $25 goes to Jessie Rice, Rush Strong Middle School, teacher Megan Carr.

The E=mc2 awards of a trophy and $50 go to the team of Peyton Givens and Matt Pologone, West Valley Middle School, teacher Anthony Russell.

The Einstein awards of a trophy and $25 each go to Mallory Gardner, Maryville Middle School, teacher Jessica Clark, and Trevor Ascensio, Seymour Middle School, teacher Michele Ballard.

The Fair Director's Award This award of a trophy and $25 cash go to Tyler Dombrowski of Northview Middle School, teacher B. Lynn Lucas Fair Manager Award

The Fair manager of a trophy and $25 goes to Madelyn Rose Fahhoum, St. Mary's School, teacher Marsha Sega.