Since 1998, local high school students have had the opportunity for advanced study in cutting-edge research labs with talented mentors from ASU. This opportunity is possible through the Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment (SCENE
), an organization within ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability that links science expertise and resources at Arizona State University with the community at large, and with schoolchildren and their teachers.
This year, all eleven high school student participants in the SCENE research program won at least one award at the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair
AZSEF Award Winners 2012
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang (Mentor: Mary Laura Lind, Chemical Engineering)
Jean Juang (Mentor: Cesar Torres, Biodesign)
United States Metric Association SI Award
Sanjay Srinivasan (Mentor: Nate Newman, Materials Engineering)
Society for Technical Communication
1st place-Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang
2nd place-Saisanjana Kalagara (Mentor: Sindy de la Torre)
Association for Women in Science Award
Zuena Mushtaq (Mentor: Anca Delgado, Biodesign)
Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang
Behavioral & Social Sciences
1st place-Suhitha Veeravelli (Mentor: Stephanie Bittner, Life Sciences)
2nd place-Saisanjana Kalagara
2nd place-Jessica Liu and Joyce Yang
3rd place-Mara Green (Mentor: Nate Newman, Materials Engineering)
Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical
1st place-Enoch Kang (Mentor: Nate Newman, Materials Engineering)
1st place-Snehashish Sridhar (Mentor: Wen-Ching Chuang, Sustainability)
4th place-Jean Juang
Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering
1st place-Ivy Chang (Mentor: Nate Newman, Materials Engineering)
2nd place-Sanjay Srinivasan
3rd place-Zuena Mushtaq
In addition to the awards listed above, Ivy Chang was a finalist and 5th-place winner at the Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and will be going to the national competition as an observer. Suhitha Veeravelli and Snehashish Sridhar were invited to participate at a statistics symposium here at ASU.
The Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment (SCENE) was founded to promote learning about our environment through scientific discovery. SCENE's mission is to provide Arizona citizens with a scientific basis for making informed decisions about the environment.
SCENE links science expertise and resources at Arizona State University with the community at large, and with schoolchildren and their teachers. The organization is a partnership among the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, municipalities and members of the private sector.