In This Issue – 50.3
President’s Report 2016 World Congress Recap 2016 World Congress Supporters
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award Student Award Winners
2017 Award Nominations IVACS Student & Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners Plant Biology Post Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition Winners
Student Poster Competition Winners 2016 ISEF High School Student Awards SIVB at USA Festival
Journal Highlights Member News

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 40 countries to showcase their independent research. The Intel ISEF is the premiere science competition in the world exclusively for students in grades 9-12. Society for Science & the Public partners with Intel ­along with dozens of other corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors who provide support and awards for the Intel ISEF each year. The SIVB supports an award, which provides the winner with a certificate. Winners must be in 11th grade with an exhibit in the area of plant or animal in vitro biology or tissue culture.

Listed below are the High School Science and Engineering Award Winners who received SIVB certificates and letters of recognition for projects related to the areas of in vitro biology from July 2015 – July 2016.

Emily Acevedo, Starke, FL Angela Lor, Milwaukee, WI
Elaine Adams, Mankato MN Hoang Lu Duc Chinh, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam
Komal Agrawal, Chandler, AZ John K. Mailolo, Honolulu, HI
Sophia Ahmed, Port Gratiot, MI Karlee Maioho, Wilbur, WA
Haseeb Ahmed, Freeland, MI Sarkhan Mammadov, Baku  Azerbaijin
Katrina Almodovas, Oceanside, NY Mehpara Mansurova, Baku, Azerbaijin
Ashley Alvarez, Owensburg, IN Adalee Marrinez, Tucson, AZ
Aida Arms, South Burlington, VT Marta Urdi Marzo, Barcelona, Spain
Nicole Ballard, Hermosa, SD Ana Priscilla Mathne de Almeida Mafra, Jardin das Estrelas, Coxim-MS, Brazil
Jessalyn Bay-Veit, Mancos, CO Riley McLean, Bismarck, ND
Jake Bennett, Oklahoma City, OK Betelihem Mebrahtu, Durham, NC
Smita Bhattacharjee, Miami, FL Shane Meledathu, Jersey City, NJ
Beau Taylor Bingham, Tulsa, OK John Min, Richmond, VA
Gauri C Binoy, Plymouth, MN Antonio Manuel Mounares Rojo, Cadiz, Spain
Alex Bishop, Rudy, AR Emily Mullen, Gibsonia, PA
Kiera Blawn, Chandler, AZ Hunter Nance, Vici, OK
Rebecca Bloomfield, Colorado Springs, CO Dyuti Sheya Nandy, Bellevue, WA
Hannah Bonnema, Orange City, IA Katelyn Nelson, Eeds, ND
Katie Boole, Fort Walton Beach, FL Ecenur Oeuz, Erzene Main, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
Sara Bowles, Augusta, GA Pogasiy Olexandra, Kiev, Ukraine
Jack Breton, Wethersfield, CT Alex Oliverio, Akron, OH
Claire Bumgardner, Conyers, GA Emma Osborne, Woodstock, GA
Brianna Burks, Huntsville, AL Manasa Pagadala, Betendorf, IA
Abigail Butler, Glencoe, MN Andrew Park, Portland, OR
Julianne Carlson, Greybull, WY Naeha Pathak, Roslyn, NY
Jay Chandar, Fort Myers, FL Patrick Pereira Machado, Anita Garibaldi, Brazil
David Chen, Fairbanks, AK Juan Antonio Perez Vazquez, Cadiz, Spain
Zhenyi Chen, Shanghai, China Matthew Perkins, Woodmere, NY
Leticia Costa dos Santos, Senhor Divino, Coxim-MS, Brazil Jack Petison, Hilo, HI
Victoria Crosby, Albuquerque, NM Maria Jo Phelps, Tuscaloosa, AL
Madison Dehlinger, Eureka, KS Christina Ping, Fort Lee, NJ
Savannah Del Cid, Stephens City, VA Elizabeth Poor, St Louis, MO
Sophie DeLeon, Mount Kisco, NY Balram Prasad, Ashburn, VA
Rahime Demir, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey Alissa Quail, Waterloo, IA
Dan Donnelly, Xenia, OH Fidan Rahmatova, Baku, Azerbaijin
Sydney Driver, Conyers, GA Arturo Barba Rodriguez, Cadiz, Spain
Ashton Edwards, Trussville, AL Jessica Roth, Big Sandy, MO
Mohamed El-Abtah, Syosset, NY Katherine Rule, Tulsa, OK
Hannah Faircloth, Eustis, FL Megan Rutkai, Mayo, MD
Hajira Faud, Milwaukee, WI Brayan M Salinas, Rabchos De Taos, NM
Elan Filer, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Brayon Salings, Ranchos de Taos, NM
Varun Garg, North Logan, UT Anna Savage, Greybull, WY
Armanda Garza, Brownsville, TX Samyuktha Senthilkumar, Parker, CO
Piolo Gabriel N. Gervacio, San Lorenzo, Gapan City, Phillipines Srinath Seshadri, Dublin, OH
Alyssa Goffena, Roundup, MT Adele Shirner, Elliotsburg, PA
James Gordon Gow, Princeton, NJ Michelle Simpson, Fort Shaw, MT
River C. Grace, W. Melbourne, FL Frances Slater, Cloquet, MN
Meera Granesh, Union City, CA Sreeroopa Som, Pittsburgh, PA
Vaibhav Gupta, Norristown, PA Kenneth Stier, Paramus, NJ
Ella Haefner, Mankato, MN Erin Sukala, Auburn, IN
Lochlyn Hejl, Pawleys Island, SC Harleen Suri, Audubon, PA
Candace Hill, Conyers, GA Sydney Swanson, Waubay, SD
Anisa Hofert, Baltimore, MD Rachel Swope, Doylestown, PA
Camryn Hoover, Eureka, KS Nicole A. Tanenbuam, Taunton, MA
Brycee Howard, Vici, OK Abbie Thompson, Augusta, IL
Wang Cheng Ieong, San Francisco, CA Nguyen Thus Minh Chau, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam
Kyra Jeffries, St George, UT Cathy Tran, Milwaukee, WI
Preston Johanns, Paulding, OH Siddharth Vaibhav Iyer, Freehold Township, NJ
Krishna Josyula, Birmingham, AL Rizza Ann M.  Vibar, Las Pinas City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Suyeon Ju, San Diego, CA Rodrigo Daza Vicente, Cadiz, Spain
Snigdha Kanadibhotla, Portland, OR Shruti Wadhwa, Louisville, KY
Michael Kaufmann, Dobbs Ferry, NY Helene Walker, Albuquerque, NM
Edward S. Kim, Waco TX Eric Wang, John Creek, GA
Nathan Kinsey, Wilmington, NC Cliffton Wang, Scarsdale, NY
Jahnavi Kishore, Devon, PA Maxwell White, Mishawaka, IN
Friedrich-Dimitar Krepiev, Sofia, Bulgaria Kristopher Wieland, Wilsonville, OR
Nishanth Krishnan, San Diego, CA Carina Wilson, Ann Arbor, MI
Kelsey Kroese, Orange City, IA Alexander Witt, Shreveport, LA
Ananya Lakahasti, Solon, OH Hyun Woo Lew, Windsor, CT
Arjun Lakhanpal, Birmingham, AL Jerry Wu, North Potomac, MD
Linnea Lane, Bend, OR Tian Yu Ahu, Beijing, PC, China
Ekaterina Latinova, Sofia, Bulgaria Teevyah Yuva Raju, Sacramento, CA
Sandra Li, Westbury, NY Yuke Zheng, Beachwood, OH
Dylan Li, New York, NY Ashley Zitzow, Perham, MN
Longsha Liu, New Orleans, LA Noor Zubi, Melbourne Beach, FL
Lucas Liu, Portland, OR