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The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced on August 15 the selection of 300 middle school students as semifinalists in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.
This year's Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists come from 290 middle schools across the United States and Puerto Rico, and represent 117 SSP-affiliated science fairs in those communities.
Learn more about the Broadcom MASTERS.
Allen, Ryan Grade: 6St. Anne School - San Juan Capistrano, CAProject Title: Steer; Don't Veer
Ambati, Vardhaan Grade: 7Stratford Middle School San Jose - San Jose, CAProject Title: Effect of the Electrolyte’s pH on the Efficiency of Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Amin, Jay Grade: 8Ames Middle School - Ames, IAProject Title: What Makes Your Voice Unique?: Characteristics and Comparisons of Vowels
Amusin, Daniel Grade: 8Wood Oaks Junior High School - Northbrook, ILProject Title: Go H2O Go
Anderson, Jonny Grade: 7St. Barnabas School - Martinsville, INProject Title: Lubricants
Asirvatham, Roshini Grade: 8Friedell Middle School - Rochester, MNProject Title: Cardiac Devices and Solar Phenomenon: Need for a New Sunscreen?
Badalamente, Griffin Grade: 7Takoma Park Middle School - Potomac, MDProject Title: Influencing Ants: The Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Tunneling Activities of Western Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex occidentalis)
Bai, Robin Grade: 8Tabb Middle School - Yorktown, VAProject Title: Measuring Spectral Properties of Various Light Sources Based on the Grating Diffraction of CD/DVD
Balaji, Yash Grade: 8Timberlane Middle School - Pennington, NJProject Title: Gills: The Final Barrier Between Man and Sea
Banerjee, Neehar Grade: 8Friedell Middle SChool - Rochester, MNProject Title: Water Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Spare: Water Conservation through a Computer-Based Sprinkler System
Baral, Jessika Grade: 7Hopkins Junior High School - Fremont, CAProject Title: A Novel Way to Strengthen Eye Muscles and Enhance Peripheral Vision
Bari, Ahsan Grade: 8Vanguard Preparatory School - Apple Valley, CAProject Title: Bioremediation a Solution to Pollution: Enhancing the Bioremediation of POL Contaminated Soils
Bartley, Anthony Grade: 8Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School - Chicago, ILProject Title: The Effect of Resveratrol on the Development of Dictyostelium
Bau, David Grade: 8Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, MAProject Title: File|Sort
Becker, Drew Grade: 6Timpanogos Intermediate School - Heber City, UTProject Title: Solar vs. Snow
Becker, Michael Grade: 7Liberty Christian School - Flower Mound, TXProject Title: Temperature of the Zone, Affects the Pitch of a Trombone
Belanger-Giguere, Kelly Grade: 7Malcolm Bridge Middle Scool - Bogart, GAProject Title: Effect of the Rating of Air Filters on Dust Removal
Bell, Ian Grade: 7Garfield Middle School - Lakewood, OHProject Title: How Does Solution Concentration Affect Color Density in Cyanotype Paper Production?
Bender, Sophie Grade: 8Niu Valley Middle School - Honolulu, HIProject Title: Main Belt Comets: Water from Space?
Benedict, Annie Grade: 7St. John Fisher Parish School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CAProject Title: Wave Hello to "Blue-Green" Energy: The Effect of Blowhole Cavern Depth on Water Ejection from a Simulated Oceanic Blowhole
Benveniste, Noa Grade: 7Chamblee Middle School - Atlanta, GAProject Title: The Speed of the Rotation of the Sun
Berleant, Evalyn Grade: 7LiSA Academy West - Little Rock, ARProject Title: Heating Strategies for Making Solar Cells
Best, Tanner Grade: 8Lubbock Cooper Middle School - Lubbock, TXProject Title: Cotton Yield Response to Varying Water Replacement Levels
Betts, Sarah Grade: 6Our Lady of Grace Catholic School - Minneapolis, MNProject Title: Memory Development and Myelin Growth
Bhattacharjee, Smita Grade: 7Lamar Louise Curry Middle School - Miami, FLProject Title: Energy Efficient House: How Do Different Building Structures Affect Energy Conservation?
Bollt, Scott Grade: 8A.A. Kingston Middle School - Potsdam, NYProject Title: Trajectory Calculator
Bolsius, London Grade: 8Walsh Middle School - Round Rock, TXProject Title: Cube Solving Robot
Buynak, Adam Grade: 8Tippecanoe Middle School - Tipp City, OHProject Title: Flood Control: What Is the Best Alternative Material for Sandbags?
Challa, Anup Grade: 7White Station Middle School - Cordova, TNProject Title: How Green is Your Green?
Chandler, Emma Grade: 8Absarokee High School - Absarokee, MTProject Title: An Ant Hill with a Temperature!
Chandra, Rishabh Grade: 8The Harker School - San Jose, CAProject Title: The Effect of Temperature Variation on the Power Output of Photovoltaic Panels
Chang, Stephanie Grade: 7Medea Creek Middle School - Oak Park, CAProject Title: Activated Charcoal: The Environmental Savior
Chaudhry, Humna Grade: 7C.C.A. Baldi Middle School - Philadelphia, PAProject Title: The Effects of Vitamin E on UV-B Exposure on Drosophila
Chiu, Daniel Grade: 7Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Empty Oceans: How to Prevent Overfishing and Fisheries Collapse
Chiu, Le-en Grade: 7Home School - Columbus, OHProject Title: Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material
Choi, Alex Grade: 8Holdrum Middle School - River Vale, NJProject Title: The Adverse Effects of Microwaved Plastic Wraps on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna
Cormier, Emily Grade: 8Oakview Middle School - Lake Orion, MIProject Title: Cool Roofs - Green Is In and Heat Is Out
Coulson, Samuel Grade: 8West Platte High School - Weston, MOProject Title: A Futuristic Study of the Effects of Microgravity on the Biomass and Variation of Stems from Perpendicular of Raphanus sativus
Courtney, Elya Grade: 8Monument Academy - Monument, COProject Title: Is the Drag Force on a Supersonic Projectile Proportional to Air Density?
Cox, Kevin Grade: 8St Margarets - Laguna Niguel, CAProject Title: Cosmic Bullets: Does Local Weather Affect the Intensity of Cosmic Radiation at Sea Level?
Criscione, Lisa Grade: 8Incarnate Word Academy - Seven Hills, OHProject Title: Rusty Concrete: Will Too Much Water Corrode Concrete Faster?
D'Agnese, Ashley Grade: 8The Classical Academy - Colorado Springs, COProject Title: The Heat Is On
Dahl, Andrea Grade: 7Pioneer Trail Middle School - Overland Park, KSProject Title: Do My Eyes Help Me Stay on My Toes?
Darling, Amelia Grade: 8Cedarbrook Middle School - Wyncote, PAProject Title: Does Birth Order Affect Personality Type?
Das, Arnob Grade: 6Summa, Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Cost-Effective Catalyst in Polymeric Membrane Fuel Cell
Dasarathy, Dhweeja Grade: 7Birchwood School - Cleveland, OHProject Title: Body Composition and Sleep Patterns in an Urban Pediatric Population: A Prospective Study
Dasgupta, Disha Grade: 8Mission Trail Middle - Olathe, KSProject Title: Curing Movement Problems Caused by a Neural Disorder in C. clegans
Dawson, Maxwell Grade: 7The Rhoades School - Carlsbad, CAProject Title: Insulation Innovation: Putting Phase Change Materials to the Test
DeBok, Teren Grade: 8Trailridge Middle School - Shawnee, KSProject Title: Energy Forever? The Answer Could Be Blowing in the Wind-How Rotor Blade Lengths Affect the Energy Output of a Wind Turbine
Devanathan, Nirupama Grade: 8Summit Middle School - Fort Wayne, INProject Title: When Pathways Go Wrong...
Dholakia, Shashank Grade: 7Marian A. Peterson Middle School - Santa Clara, CAProject Title: The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei
Dholakia, Shishir Grade: 7Marian A. Peterson Middle School - Santa Clara, CAProject Title: The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei
Doepner, Mary Travis Grade: 7River Springs Charter School - Riverside, CAProject Title: Findings from the Field: A Study of Pervious Materials in the Low Impact Development Project at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Donaldson, Cristin Grade: 6Lincoln Park Academy - Fort Pierce, FLProject Title: How Nutrient Levels Affect Batch Culture Production of Tetraselmis (Green Microalgae)
Draper, Scott Grade: 7Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FLProject Title: Rescue Bot: Programming a Robot and a Snow Removal System to Locate and Rescue Victims of Avalanches
Drummond, Trail Grade: 7Tuskawilla Middle School - Winter Park, FLProject Title: Behavioral Affects on Different Ant Species When Competing for a Food Source
Drury, Cassa Grade: 7St. Francis of Assisi - Louisville, KYProject Title: Exploring Cell Signaling in Wound Healing
Dutt, Devika Grade: 7Chapel Hill Middle School - Douglasville, GAProject Title: The Art and Science of Dyeing Eggs
Duvvoori, Lekha Grade: 6Mount Madonna School - Gilroy, CAProject Title: I See What Eye See: Low Light Color Vision, Assessing Its Impact on Technology and in Daily Life
Dwyer, Aidan Grade: 8Northport Middle School - Northport, NYProject Title: The Mystery of the Fibonacci Sequence: An Investigation of Phyllotaxic Architecture to Increase Photovoltaic Efficiency
Ebesu, Evan Grade: 7Hawaii Baptist Academy - Waipahu, HIProject Title: Arsenic in Rice
Eltohamy, Farah Grade: 6BASIS Chandler - Chandler, AZProject Title: Nitrify or Denitrify?
Emmerth, Emily Grade: 7St. Michael Parish School - Wheeling, WVProject Title: Daphnia Diluted
Farmer, Nathaniel Grade: 7Stillwater Junior High School - Lake Elmo, MNProject Title: Children's Exposure to Black Carbon Pollution in a Suburban School Setting
Felizarta, Philip Grade: 7Earl Warren Junior High School - Bakersfield, CAProject Title: Ethanol Producing Potential of Mouse Barley (Hordeum murinum subspecies leporinum) and Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)
Fennell, Katherine Grade: 7The Montessori Middle School - New York, NYProject Title: Could a Small Aquatic Plant Have Reversed Global Warming 49 Million Years Ago?
Filler, Elan Grade: 8Rolling Hills Country Day School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CAProject Title: What is the Environmental Source of Cryptococcus gattii?
Fish, Madison Grade: 8Everitt Middle School - Panama City, FLProject Title: The Affect of Humidity on the Volume of Viscid Glue
Fisher, Elizabeth Grade: 8Park Christian School - Fargo, NDProject Title: Can Vision Be Improved in a Coloboma Eye?
Fisk, Kaatje Grade: 6Salt Lake Center for Science Education - Cottonwood Heights, UTProject Title: Monitoring the Effects of Drought on Tree Mortality
Fo, Katie Grade: 8Whitford Middle School - Beaverton, ORProject Title: Combination Wind Turbine Design and Implementation
Follett V, William Grade: 7Medea Creek Middle School - Agoura, CAProject Title: Microbes + Waste Water = Free Electricity
Franxman, Logan Grade: 7St. Pius X School - Crestview Hills, KYProject Title: Steep Hills Make Big Thrills: Impact of Track Slope/Height and Vehicle Mass/Density on Roller Coasters with Loops
Freedman, Emma Grade: 7Meadowridge Home School - Corralitos, CAProject Title: Testing the Effects of Deforestation on the Water Quality of the Kinabatangan River
Freeman, Julia Grade: 6Turtle Rock Elementary School - Irvine, CAProject Title: UV or Not UV - How Does the Type and Color of a Material Affect Its Ability to Block UV Radiation?
Fregly, Christopher Grade: 8Abraham Lincoln Middle School - Gainesville, FLProject Title: Estimated Muscle Loads During Squat Exercise in Microgravity Conditions
Fujimura, Jasmine Grade: 7Studebaker Middle School - Huber Heights, OHProject Title: Hair Dryers Today, Hearing Aids Tomorrow?
Fukunaga, Julie Grade: 8Elkhorn Middle School - Lodi, CAProject Title: Weedfinder, an Eco-Friendly Herbicide Sprayer (Year Two)
Fuller, Cole Grade: 7Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School (REALMS) - Bend, ORProject Title: Silky Smooth Science: Temperature's Effect on Development of Bombyx mori
Fung, Jonathan Grade: 8John F. Kennedy Middle School - Cupertino, CAProject Title: Tachycardia, Intoxication, and Coma: The Physiological Effects of Caffeine on Daphnia magna and Humans
Galligher, Ryan Grade: 7Canyon Ridge Middle School - Austin, TXProject Title: How Does the Composition of a Fossil Affect the Chemical Weathering Process over Time?
Garcia, Gabriella Grade: 6Chandler Preparatory Academy - Chandler, AZProject Title: Time of Day Effect on GPS Accuracy
Gardner, Victor Grade: 8White Station Middle School - Memphis, TNProject Title: The Dynamics of Ionizing Radiation
Garimella, Mihir Grade: 7Dorseyville Middle School - Pittsburgh, PAProject Title: Tumor Diagnosis with Image Processing
Gentry, Paige Grade: 7Irion County Intermediate School - San Angelo, TXProject Title: Reducing Rabies Responsibly
Gibson, Jennifer Grade: 8St. Margaret Mary Catholic School - Winter Park, FLProject Title: What's In Your Makeup?
Giglia, Molly Grade: 8Walnut Hills High School - Cincinnati, OHProject Title: Algae as Biofuel: Does Baking Soda Affect Algal Growth and Enhance Biofuel Viability
Gill, Alec Grade: 8Sheffield Middle School - Sheffield Village, OHProject Title: Nanocrystalline Solar Cells: How Different Organic Dyes Affect Voltage Production
Gilmartin, Raymond Grade: 8South Pasadena Middle School - South Pasadena, CAProject Title: Spare the Environment, Spoiler the Car: The Effect of Rear Spoilers on Drag and Lift
Gilmore, Claire Grade: 7Frankford Middle School - Dallas, TXProject Title: Do the Wave! How Does Tsunami Barrier Shape Affect Tsunami Wave Height?
Girish, Govind Grade: 8Canyon Vista Middle School - Austin, TXProject Title: Alternative Fluids for Efficient Heat Exchange in Pressurized Water Reactors
Godlewski, Erik Grade: 8Saint Anastasia Catholic School - Westchester, CAProject Title: It Burns! Do Our Clothes Protect Our Skin from Harmful Ultraviolet Rays?
Godse, Hersh Grade: 8Summa North Academy, Meadow Park Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Temperature Alarm to Detect Improper Storage and Prevent Food Contamination in the Food Industry
Gonzalez, Hondo Grade: 8St. Hyacinth Academy - Hemet, CAProject Title: Will Positive Subliminal Messages Placed in the Instruction of Learning Improve Test Scores?
Gramer, Allison Grade: 8Oakridge Middle School - Naples, FLProject Title: Shrouded Wind Turbine
Green, Haley Grade: 6Sage Creek Elementary School - Springville, UTProject Title: Will the Presence of Oil in Water Reduce the Oxygen Production of an Aquatic Plant?
Gregg, Jordan Grade: 7Quest Academy - North Barrington, ILProject Title: Griping about Grapes: Does Veggie Wash Remove Pesticides?
Grell, Jessyka Grade: 8Roland Park Elementary Middle School - Baltimore, MDProject Title: The Tooth about Decay
Grimmett, Maria Elena Grade: 8The Weiss School - Jupiter, FLProject Title: H2Oh No! Pharmaceuticals Are in My Groundwater: Sulfamethazine Adsorption/Desorption Isotherms and Kinetics Using Purolite Resin MN250
Gupta, Vikul Grade: 8Oregon Episcopal School - Tualatin, ORProject Title: Cracking the RSA Encryption System
Gustafson, J. Andrew Grade: 7Homer Central Junior High School - Cortland, NYProject Title: Soybean Survival: How Well Can the Seeds of Wild Soybean Species Tolerate Ocean Water?
Gustafson, Julia Grade: 6Homer Central Intermediate School - Cortland, NYProject Title: The Amazing Race... Soybean Style: Does Seed Size Affect Germination Rates of Wild Soybeans?
Haddad, Martha Grade: 7St. Joseph School - Danbury, CTProject Title: Designing an Effective Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell
Hall, Lauren Grade: 8School of Science and Technology - Corpus Christi, TXProject Title: Revealing the Past, Year 3
Hammond, William Grade: 8Aspire Middle School - Olympia, WAProject Title: A Robotic Simulated Lunar Terrain Transportation Challenge
Hand, Michael Grade: 7C.T. English Middle School - Los Gatos, CAProject Title: Heat Transfer in an Incandescent Lamp: An Investigation by Computer-Controlled Experiment
Hansel, Paul Grade: 8Eastern Middle School - Old Greenwich, CTProject Title: An Investigation Into Hydrogen-Producing Green Algae
Hasan, Sara Grade: 7Salam Academy - Albuquerque, NMProject Title: Solar and Hydro Energy
Hatch, Lindsey Grade: 6Barratt Elementary School - American Fork, UTProject Title: Urine My Garden: Dump Your Diapers Here
Hathaway, Lisa Grade: 8Palmetto Middle School - Miami, FLProject Title: Ampicillin vs. E.Coli: Who's the Real Winner?
Henderson, Olivia Grade: 8St. Columban School - Loveland, OHProject Title: The Tsunami Safety System: Deploying the Barrier
Hnath, Sean Grade: 8Muhlenberg Middle School - Reading, PAProject Title: Ride the Wave to Power: Building and Testing an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Generator
Hogaboam, Octavia Grade: 7Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, ORProject Title: Making Rochelle Salt and Testing for Relationships between the Mass and the Voltage Produced
Hsu, Claire Grade: 8Fairmont Private Schools- Edgewood Campus - Irvine, CAProject Title: “Give Me a Brake” – A Study of How Various Brake Pad Patterns and Other Factors Affect the Braking Performance of a Bike
Hueckel, Emma Grade: 7Ascension Catholic School - Melbourne, FLProject Title: Optimal Oil Absorption for Environmental Cleanup in Aquatic Systems
Hughes, Aeleia Grade: 7Canterbury School - Fort Wayne,, INProject Title: Do You Have a Rockin' Horse?
Humphreys, Genevieve Grade: 7St. Cyril of Alexandria - Tucson, AZProject Title: Exploring Alternative Wind Energy
Iyer, Varun Grade: 8Benjamin Franklin Middle School - Springfield, ILProject Title: Energy: The Sound Way: The Effects of Various Configurations of Heat Stack on the Energy Output of a Thermoacoustic Piezoelectric Generator
Jackson, Nathan Grade: 8St. Benedict Elementary School - Quaker City, OHProject Title: Hog Manure Management
Jain, Anirudh Grade: 8Summa Academy North - Portland, ORProject Title: Use of Diatoms as Biological Indicators for Silver Nanoparticle Pollution
Jensen, Marissa Grade: 8Holy Rosary School - Duluth, MNProject Title: Does Diphenhydramine Affect Daphnia Survival and Reproduction?
Joardar, Tiasha Grade: 8Renner Middle School - Plano, TXProject Title: Comparison of Infrared and Visible Light Absorption Properties of Water and Its Application in Filtering Heat Energy from Solar Radiation
Jog, Aditya Grade: 7Mason Middle School - Mason, OHProject Title: Waste Heat Recovery Using Thermo-Electric Power
Jons, Carolyn Grade: 8Central Middle School Eden Prairie - Eden Prairie, MNProject Title: The Effect of Oxygen Removal Treatments on the Mold Growth of Blueberries
Kalyanasundaram, Gokul Grade: 7Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CAProject Title: Can Coriander Make Antibiotics More Effective?
Kanadibhotla, Snigdha Grade: 7Summa, Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: A Burning Need: Collagen Gels
Karamchedu, Chaitanya Grade: 7Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Degrading a Hurricane- An Attempt to Reduce the Strength of a Hurricane through Premature Cloud Condensation
Karandikar, Akhil Grade: 6Lake Mary Montessori Academy - Longwood, FLProject Title: Saving Energy by Minimizing the Use of the Pool Filter Pump
Karmarkar, Ishani Grade: 7Stratford Middle School San Jose - San Jose, CAProject Title: Unlocking Nature's Secret to Green and Efficient Solar Energy
Karras, Christopher Grade: 8Wilmington Christian Academy - Wilmington, NCProject Title: Could Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels Be Killing Our Coral Reefs?
Karthik, Anjini Grade: 8Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CAProject Title: Green Nanotechnology: Novel Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles for Bioapplications
Karthikeyan, Dhuvarakesh Grade: 8Iron Horse Middle School - San Ramon, CAProject Title: Microbial Fuel Cells: Step 1 to a Self-Sufficient Planet
Kasthuri, Viknesh Grade: 7Carmichael Middle School - Richland, WAProject Title: One Hot Race
Khan, Saima Grade: 8Renaissance Academy - Round Rock, TXProject Title: Revolutionary Drugs; Beta Blockers and their Affect on Daphnia Magna
Kim, Brandon Grade: 8Abraham Lincoln Middle School - Gainesville, FLProject Title: Estimated Muscle Loads During Squat Exercise in Microgravity Conditions
Kim, Donghan Grade: 8Hudson Middle School - Hudson, OHProject Title: Understanding the Water Light Bulb by Using Reflection and Refraction Concepts
Kohn, Jonah Grade: 8San Diego Jewish Academy - San Diego, CAProject Title: Good Vibrations: Improving the Experience of Music for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound
Kopp, Fionna Grade: 6Centennial Middle School - Boulder, COProject Title: Sugar Tasting for Yeast
Korner, Sophia Grade: 7Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KYProject Title: Don't Turn Your Back to the Problem of Backpacks!
Koskelo, Nicholas Grade: 8Los Alamos Middle School - Los Alamos, NMProject Title: The Effect of Windmill Blade Pitch and Surface Area on Energy Production
Kralovetz, Avery Grade: 8Frankford Middle School - Dallas, TXProject Title: "Green" Green Beans: The Potential Water-Conserving Effects of Hydrogels during the Growth of Phaseolus vulgaris
Kumar, Nidhi Grade: 8George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VAProject Title: The Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis
Kumar, Rahul Grade: 7Home School - Lewis Center, OHProject Title: Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material
Lam, Andrew Grade: 7Saint Mary School (Fishkill) - Wappingers Falls, NYProject Title: Solar Cells from Berries: Improving Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Lane, Emily Grade: 7Douglas Intermediate Elementary School - Douglas, MAProject Title: Peel Power
Lascar, Emma Grade: 7West Valley Junior High School - Yakima, WAProject Title: GMO in Different Varieties of Frozen Corn
Lee, Benjamin Grade: 7Chinese American International School - San Francisco, CAProject Title: Repulsive Fruits
Lee, Thomas Grade: 7Lowcountry Preparatory School - Pawleys Island, SCProject Title: Can You Replace Sugar with a FAKE...and Get Away With It?
Lewis, Chase Grade: 6Lewis School - Chapel Hill, NCProject Title: Nitrocellulose: Speedy as a Flash
Li, David Grade: 8Commack Middle School - Commack, NYProject Title: The Impact of a Parabolic Reflector on Wi-Fi Reception at Different Angles: A Compromise Between Signal Strength and Angle
Li, Shixuan Grade: 8Bay Haven Charter Academy - Lynn Haven, FLProject Title: No Mo Squitoes: Repellent Formulation Development with Natural Ingredients Using Design of Experiments on Aedes aegypti via the K & D in vitro Method
Lieberman, Rami Grade: 8San Diego Jewish Academy - San Diego, CAProject Title: Biomimetics and the Lotus Effect
Lincoln, Kennedy Grade: 6Saratoga Shores Elementary School - Saratoga Springs, UTProject Title: Bearly Believable
Lindbloom, Kelsey Grade: 8Salida Middle School - Poncha Springs, COProject Title: Fueling the Future
Link, Guy Grade: 6Coyote Trail Elementary School - Tucson, AZProject Title: Using the Sun for More Pool Fun
Liu, Fan Grade: 8Central Middle School - Quincy, MAProject Title: Fly Why? Will Irradiation Produce Mutations on Drosophila melanogaster?
Liu, Jett Grade: 7The Rhoades School - Encinitas, CAProject Title: Investigating the Properties of Computer Generated Holograms
Lohr, Valentina Grade: 8Williamsburg Middle School - Arlington, VAProject Title: Relationship Between Greywater Application and Earthworm Food Supply
Lopreiato, Elizabeth Grade: 7Saint Paul School - New Britain, CTProject Title: The Eco-Friendly Diaper, Landfill Design: The Type of Cloth versus the Rate of Decomposition
Lou, Anna Grade: 7Oxford Academy - Anaheim, CAProject Title: Can 'Artificial' Intelligence Be More Intelligent than Human Doctors and Professors in Playing Blokus?
Lu, Daniel Grade: 8Carlisle Public Schools - Carlisle, MAProject Title: Psychoacoustics: The Perception of Volume
Lynn, Ansley Grade: 8Glenwood School - Phenix City, ALProject Title: Is Seeing Worth Believing? An Analysis of Eyewitness Credibility
Ma, Jonathan Grade: 8The Harker School - San Jose, CAProject Title: The Effect of Temperature Variation on the Power Output of Photovoltaic Panels
Mandalapu, Aniruddh Grade: 8Challenger School - Union City, CAProject Title: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Lighting the Path to Our Future
Martin, Elena Grade: 7Saint Mary's Catholic School - Oak Ridge, TNProject Title: Color vs. Light
Martinez, Michael Grade: 7Northern Lights ABC School - Anchorage, AKProject Title: An Ancient Atlatl
Masterson, Ceili Grade: 8Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FLProject Title: The Effects of Reduced pH Levels on the Growth and Survival of the Calcareous Shelled Bivavle, Mercenaria mercenaria
Mathur, Diya Grade: 7Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KYProject Title: Don't Turn Your Back to the Problem of Backpacks!
Maynard, Eric Grade: 8Pottsgrove Middle School - Pottstown, PAProject Title: Efficiency of Electrolysis of Water
McGinn, Holly Grade: 7Cloquet Middle School - Cloquet, MNProject Title: Frog Symmetry: What Effect Does Frog Body Symmetry Have on the Likelihood of a Limb Mutation?
Meiler, Ilse Grade: 8Peak to Peak Charter School - Longmont, COProject Title: Splat!: An Investigation into the Splatter Patterns of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids
Mercado, James Grade: 8Southwestern Educational Society - Aguada, PRProject Title: How Stuff Works: Nanowires
Messier, Ethan Grade: 6New England Christian Academy - Assonet, MAProject Title: Wave to the Future: The Utilization of Marine Waves Using Wave Buoys to Generate Electricity
Meyer, Autumn Grade: 8Calvary Academy - Springfield, ILProject Title: Do Most Girls with Turners Syndrome Have Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?
Miller, Megan Grade: 8Western Alamance Middle School - Elon, NCProject Title: Don't Be a Drag: Improving the Aerodynamics of Tractor-Trailer Trucks
Millet, Alon Grade: 8Franklin Avenue Middle School - Franklin Lakes, NJProject Title: The Shock Absorption of Various Polycaprolactone Geometric Figures Before and After Heating
Miranda, Katherine Grade: 7Grafton Home School - Grafton, MAProject Title: Nuclear Energy: How Can We Make It Safer?
Mirchandani, Suvir Grade: 7Dorseyville Middle School - Pittsburgh, PAProject Title: The Greener Drain Cleaner
Mohiyuddin, Kareem Grade: 8Swanson Middle School - Arlington, VAProject Title: Gluminate-Chemiluminescence and Glow Sticks
Monts, William Grade: 8Cross Schools - Bluffton, SCProject Title: Sail Away
Moya, Kevin Grade: 7Middlebrook School - Wilton, CTProject Title: Improving Efficiency of Solar Energy: The Effect of Magnification, Tilt-Angle, and Temperature on the Power Output of a Silicon Solar Cell
Mucci, Tyler Grade: 7Windsor Middle School - Binghamton, NYProject Title: Going Green with Algae
Mudipalli, Rachana Grade: 7Montgomery School - Downingtown, PAProject Title: The Final Cell Count/Biomass, and Lipid Level of Nannochloropsis oculata as a Function of an Added Nitrogen Source at Various Growth Stages
Murphy, Mackenzie Grade: 7Frontier Middle School - O Fallon, MOProject Title: Freeze Frame
Nahar, Rishub Grade: 7Urbana Middle School - Frederick, MDProject Title: The Oxygen Production of Various Aquatic Plants and their Potential Use in the Chesapeake Bay
Nandy, Dyuti Grade: 7Washington Middle School - Olympia, WAProject Title: Green Way to Boost Ethanol Fuel Energy
Nanni, Olivia Grade: 7Emily Gray Junior High School - Tucson, AZProject Title: Crassulacean Acid Metabolism and Stomata Area
Narain, Anchit Grade: 8Granite Ridge Intermediate - Fresno, CAProject Title: Preparing for Biofuels: Finding Alternate Sources for Cellulosic Ethanol
Nayak, Siddharth Grade: 8Roberto Clemente Middle School - Germantown, MDProject Title: Cancer Genomics
Nelakanti, Sujana Grade: 8Robinson Middle School - Plano, TXProject Title: The Effects of Acid on Algae
Nguyen, Mai Grade: 8Memorial Middle School - Conyers, GAProject Title: Surgical Instruments
Nickles, Tanner Grade: 8Coronado K-8 School - Oro Valley, AZProject Title: Quadricep Tendon Strain
Nirgudkar, Ninad Grade: 8Roberto Clemente Middle School - Germantowm, MDProject Title: The Affect of Skyscraper Structure on Amount of Sway
Odzer, Nicole Grade: 8Highland Oaks Middle School - North Miami Beach, FLProject Title: Can Reef-Building Corals Adapt to the Stress of Global Warming? The Effect of Global Warming and PAR on Coral Bleaching in Montastrea cavernosa
Oei, Maura Grade: 8Oei Home School - Hebron, CTProject Title: Development of a Prototype Pendulum Wave Energy Conversion Device
Oliver, Isabella Grade: 7Summit Academy - Draper, UTProject Title: Growth in 12, 18, and 24 Hours of Light
Orozco, Jose Grade: 8George W. Carver Middle School - Coral Gables, FLProject Title: Spidrons: A Mathematical Analysis of Spiraling Triangles
Palaparty, Grace Grade: 8Fairfield Middle School - Fairfield, OHProject Title: Extract & Identify DNA Using Gel Electrophoresis at Genetic Level
Pande, Swapnil Grade: 8George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VAProject Title: The Effect of Passive Cooling on the Performance of Solar Cells
Parker, Ema Grade: 8Tooele Junior High School - Tooele, UTProject Title: Splish Splash!
Pate, Jeremiah Grade: 7Basis Oro Valley - Oro Valley, AZProject Title: The Way the Wind Blows Project AerSat I: Exploration of High Altitude Wind Distribution
Patel, Druv Grade: 8Rice Middle School - Plano, TXProject Title: The Comparison of Pre-Washed and Hand-Washed Foods
Patel, Maya Grade: 8McCullough Junior High School - The Woodlands, TXProject Title: Gauging Inferno Sprawl
Patel, Sapna Grade: 6Jackson Heights Middle School - Geneva, FLProject Title: Heat Lock: An Innovative Way To Heat and Cool Buildings Using Solar Energy
Pauca, Sofia Grade: 7Hanes Magnet School - Winston-Salem, NCProject Title: Autism in Flies Year 2: Testing a Medication for Autism - Effects of MPEP on Repetitive Grooming Behaviors of 2 Copy and Stubby 1 Copy Dfmr1 Mutants in Drosophila Melanogaster
Perkowski, Mark Grade: 8Saint Anne Catholic School - Inverness, ILProject Title: Soft Drinks+Diabetes: A Global Epidemic
Pest, Marshall Grade: 7Woodrow Wilson Middle School - Roanoke, VAProject Title: The Effect of Lubricants on the Coefficient of Friction in a Simulated Artificial Snow and Ski Base Material System
Pinner, Keanu Grade: 8Hilo Intermediate School - Hilo, HIProject Title: Arsenic in Hawaii's Hyper-Accumulators: Watercress and Warabi
Plesser, Mitchell Grade: 8Oceanside Middle School - Oceanside, NYProject Title: How Do Artificially Applied Neodymium Magnetic Fields Affect the Rate of Regeneration in Dugesia Tigrina (Brown Planarian)?
Pulaski, Katherine Grade: 7St. John Vianney Catholic School - Swartz Creek, MIProject Title: Cane vs. Synthetic Reeds: A Double Blind Study of Tone Quality
Pulavarty, Akshay Grade: 8Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, ORProject Title: Analyzing Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, Wild Type, and Mutant Cyanobacteria
Raleigh, Mariya Grade: 8Walsh Middle School - Round Rock, TXProject Title: The Pointe Shoe Project
Raman, Shreya Grade: 8Andrew Jackson Middle School - Titusville, FLProject Title: Population = Pollution?
Ramesh, Rahul Grade: 7Challenge School - Centennial, COProject Title: Got Fuel? Constructing A Microbial Fuel Cell to Generate Electricity from Cow Dung
Ramirez, Isaac Grade: 7Memphis School of Excellence - Memphis, TNProject Title: Rescue Mission
Ramsaran, Alexandria Grade: 8Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FLProject Title: Optimizing the Thermo Electric Effect of a Peltier Cell by Manipulating the Thermal Differential Gradient to Increase Electrical Output
Rana, Yaseem Grade: 8Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TXProject Title: Solar Integrated Infrastructure: The Effect of the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio on Harnessing Solar Energy
Ranalli, Meahan Grade: 6Van Wyck Junior High ScoolL - Fishkill, NYProject Title: Geothermal Energy
Ratnam, Kumaran Grade: 7R.J. Grey Junior High School - Acton, MAProject Title: A Study of Macular Degeneration and a Design of an Ultrasonic Guiding Device to Aide the Patients
Rauzi, Joseph Grade: 8Woodland Middle School - Duluth, MNProject Title: Oil and Water: How Did the BP Oil Spill Affect the Temperature of the Gulf of Mexico's Water?
Regan, Barron Grade: 6American Martyrs School - Manhattan Beach, CAProject Title: The Effects of Antioxidants on Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Induced Plant Tumors
Risk, Tre' Grade: 8Desert Ridge Academy - Indio, CAProject Title: Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Aquifer Depletion through Increased Recycled Water Consumption
Rogan, Corey Grade: 8Rice Middle School - Plano, TXProject Title: A Study of the Effect of Angling Car Seats on Protection Against Injury in Car Accidents
Rohde, Saskia Grade: 7St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School - San Mateo, CAProject Title: Wind Turbine Powered Bicycle Lights
Rowland, Sammie Grade: 8Tippecanoe Middle School - Tipp City, OHProject Title: Impact Test Comparisons of Multiple Materials on the G-Force of Helmets
Ryan, William Grade: 7JE Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School - Salt Lake City, UTProject Title: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Gone?
Sah, Ashwin Grade: 7Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: A Novel, Efficient Pattern Matching Algorithm for the DNA Alphabet
Sancheti, Rajiv Grade: 8Harker School - Redwood City, CAProject Title: Portable Milk Purification System
Sankar, Venkat Grade: 7The Harker School - Redwood City, CAProject Title: Using Astragalus purshii var. tinctus to Inhibit Growth of Invasive Thistles (Centaurea ssp.)
Sauer, Julienne Grade: 7Windemere Ranch Middle School - San Ramon, CAProject Title: Reducing Drag of Metal Objects through Water Using the Leidenfrost Effect
Savage, Evan Grade: 7Boulder Country Day School - Boulder, COProject Title: Growing Algae for Biodiesel in the Desert
Sawant, Nilay Grade: 7John F. Kennedy Middle School - Cupertino, CAProject Title: A Comparison of Viscosities of Different Biodiesels at Various Temperatures
Sayana, Anin Grade: 8Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Cupertino, CAProject Title: A Novel Configuration of Carbon Nanotubes to Inhibit ABCG2 and Selectively Target Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells
Schmillen, Lauren Grade: 7St. Mary's School - Metamora, ILProject Title: Heating with Biofuels
Schneider, Brandon Grade: 8Delaura Middle School - Melbourne, FLProject Title: Radiate that Cancer Away!
Schrank, Alec Grade: 7Admiral Byrd Middle School - Winchester, VAProject Title: The Effect of Weight on Kid's Walking
Schwartz, Nick Grade: 7Saint Columban - Loveland, OHProject Title: Cooling Your House: A Green Solution
Schwartz, Sarah Grade: 8Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KYProject Title: How Large Is the Decrease in Peripheral Vision with the Use of Wired Field Hockey Goggles?
Sepulveda, Jonathan Grade: 6Sanford Middle School - Apopka, FLProject Title: Trends in Rainfall and Temperature Moving Averages in Central Florida May Support the Theory of Global Warming
Shacker, Andrew Grade: 8Merryhill School - San Jose, CAProject Title: Aerial Twist - Effects of Extreme In-Flight Stresses on Aircraft
Shaikh, Fizzah Grade: 8George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VAProject Title: The Effect of Ultraviolet Light Radiation on the Survival Rate of Pseudomonas syringae as Compared to Escherichia Coli
Sharma, Priyansh Grade: 7Stoller Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Consistency of COR: An Investigation of the Coefficient of Restitution
Shutthanandan, Swetha Grade: 8Camichael Middle School - Richland, WAProject Title: Nano Energy: Effect of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Sizes on the Performance of the Dye Sensitized Nanoparticle Solar Cell
Singhal, Arpita Grade: 8Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Cupertino, CAProject Title: Herbalism as a Hypoglycemic Agent: Evaluation of Alpha Amylase Activity by Different Medicinal Plants
Sinha, Kapil Grade: 8Buena Vista Middle School - Salinas, CAProject Title: An Organic Remedy for Tomato Plants: Effects of Vicia sativa and Rye Secale cereale AGS104 for Protection from Verticillium dahliae
Sisodia, Hirsh Grade: 8Indian Valley Middle School - Harleysville, PAProject Title: The Increased Efficiency of a Solar-Tracking Photovoltaic Cell
Siveyer, Jonathan Grade: 7Thurgood Marshall Middle School - Monroe, CTProject Title: Peel Power: Using Banana Peels to Reduce Metal Contamination of Water
Slusarewicz, Joanna Grade: 8Winburn Middle School - Lexington, KYProject Title: The Effects of Classical Music on Abstract Reasoning Performance
Somawardana, Isuru Grade: 7Keystone School - San Antonio, TXProject Title: The Effect of Cell Phone Radiation on Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Sorge, Matthew Grade: 7Santa Fe Christian Schools - Rancho Santa Fe, CAProject Title: Do Cool Temperatures Impact the Parasitism Rate of Psyttalia humilis?
Southall, William Grade: 8Lexington Christian Academy - Versailles, KYProject Title: Soil vs. Soil for Urban Dwellers: Selection of Commercial Soils for Maximum Green Bean Production
Sproch, Hannah Grade: 8Susquenita Middle School - Duncannon, PAProject Title: OxiClean…The Solution to Your Pollution
St. Laurent, Andrea Grade: 8St. Philomena - Tiverton, RIProject Title: Does the Three Tributary Brooks Leading into Nanaquaket Pond Justify the Entrance of an Oyster Farm?
Stahlhut, Katherine Grade: 8Duran North Junior High School - Birmingham, ALProject Title: Ball of Lightning
Stanley, Taylor Grade: 8Stone Middle School - Valkaria, FLProject Title: The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Endosymbiotic Zooxanthellae in the Pink-Tipped Sea Anemone, Condylactis gigantea
Steen, McKalee Grade: 8Grove Middle School - Grove, OKProject Title: Rain, Rain Come This Way: Testing the Effectiveness of Bioretention Cells through Chemical Analysis, Daphnia Toxicity & Planarian Regeneration Rate
Steiner, Leo Grade: 8Winterhaven School - Portland, ORProject Title: Hydrolysis with Steel, Copper, and Aluminum Electrodes
Stewart, Nicholas Grade: 7Saint Gregory the Great School - Cranbury, NJProject Title: Down the Nanotubes: Tiny Innovation Has Huge Impact on Safe Drinking Water
Subraveti, Vamsi Grade: 7Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School for the Health Sciences and Engineering - Nashville, TNProject Title: Gravitational Slingshots: The Roundabouts in Space
Sundar Rajan, Chandrasekhar Grade: 8Coppell Middle School East - Irving, TXProject Title: Trash to Cash!
Swintosky, Megan Grade: 7Penn View Christian School - Hatfield, PAProject Title: DNA in Cases of Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Syed, Zain Grade: 6Crockett Intermediate School - Paris, TXProject Title: The Effects of Ibuprofen on the Growth of Grass
Tewari, Rahul Grade: 8Challenger School - San Jose, CAProject Title: Traffic Flow Improvement Using Automated Braking Distance Control
Thai, Claire Grade: 6Thai Home School - Tucson, AZProject Title: The Poison Apple
Tilley, Evan Grade: 6St. Francis Xavier School - Rochester, MAProject Title: Salt Water Desalination
Tilley, Jaren Grade: 7Fairhaven Middle School - Bellingham, WAProject Title: Which Oil Kills More Daphnia?
Tu, Karissa Grade: 8Chief Joseph Middle School - Bozeman, MTProject Title: How Temperature Changes the Structure of Bacteriophage P22
Tumey, Jania Grade: 6Rogers Park Elementary School - Anchorage, AKProject Title: What Bubbles Below: Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Aquatic Plants and Shells
Turner, Gary Grade: 7Ascension Catholic School - Melbourne, FLProject Title: Optimal Oil Absorption For Environmental Cleanup in Aquatic Systems
Vallejo, Josephine Grade: 8Urbana Middle School - Frederick, MDProject Title: Could Cell Phones Be Dangerous?
Varma, Maya Grade: 8Sam H. Lawson Middle School - Cupertino, CAProject Title: Arduino-Based Foot Neuropathy Analyzer
Vasisht, Anjali Grade: 7NOVA Middle School - Olympia, WAProject Title: The Effects of Various Stimuli on the Cirri Beats of Balanus glandula
Vassa, Nirva Grade: 8Sanford Middle School - Lake Mary, FLProject Title: I Got C: A Stability Study of Vitamin C in Sonicated Fresh Orange Juice under Deaeration Using Titration
Velasquez, Esmeralda Grade: 8Hinkley School - Hinkley, CAProject Title: What Is the Effect of Physa acuta Breeding Population on Egg Maturation and Hatchling Count?
Venglar, Sean Grade: 7School of Science and Technology - Alamo - San Antonio, TXProject Title: What's Up With the Sun?
Vishnubhatla, Sasank Grade: 8Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KYProject Title: Accuracy of Weather Predictions
Vitenson, Daniel Grade: 7The Rhoades School - Encinitas, CAProject Title: Influence of Tides on Behavior of Light-footed Clapper Rails
Vought, Olivia Grade: 7Edward Smith School - Syracuse, NYProject Title: Evaluating Ice Melt Products
Wallin, Amanda Grade: 7Lexington Traditional Magnet School - Lexington, KYProject Title: Hidden Heat: An Investigation for Thermal Energy Storage Using Latent Heat of Fusion in Super-Cooled Liquids
Walton, Francesca Grade: 8Episcopal School of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FLProject Title: The Effect of Water Temperature on the Reproduction and Growth of the Arbacia punctulata
Wang, Dayle Grade: 8Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School - Sherborn, MAProject Title: Gusty Discoveries
Waychoff, James Grade: 7Parkland Magnet Middle School - Bethesda, MDProject Title: The Variation of the Number of Cosmic Rays Bombarding the Earth at Day Compared to at Night: Cosmic Ray Analysis Using a Cloud Chamber
Wentling, Mary Elizabeth Grade: 8Landisville Middle School - Silver Spring, PAProject Title: A Comparison of Nitrate, Phosphate, Temperature and Turbidity Levels in the Conestoga River (Urban versus Rural) and their Impact on Dissolved Oxygen Levels
West, Allessandra Grade: 8St. Peter School - Geneva, ILProject Title: Music Memory
Wheeler, Mabel Grade: 6Cherry Hill Elementary School - Orem, UTProject Title: Sunburnt Polymers
Wiley, Mary Grade: 7St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School - Acworth, GAProject Title: What Kind of Wood Makes the Best Campfire?
Wilkins, John Grade: 6Keystone School - San Antonio, TXProject Title: The Effects of Changing the Moon's Eccentricity on High Tide Height (the Maximum and Minimum High Tide in One Year) in Boston, Massachusetts Coastal Area
Winger, Zachary Grade: 8Summa South Academy - Tigard, ORProject Title: Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
Wolfe, Triton Grade: 8Chisholm Trail Middle School - Olathe, KSProject Title: Robotic Imitation of a Human Smile Using Compact, Low Cost Servo Motors
Wright, John Grade: 7Home School - Westerville, OHProject Title: Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material
Wu, Mingjia Grade: 8LISA Academy - Hershey, PAProject Title: Conventional vs. Organic: How Organic Farming Affects Free Fatty Acid Composition of Milk
Xiao, Michael Grade: 8Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy - Pleasant Grove, UTProject Title: Increased Mutagenic Effects of Particulate Matter on DNA when Induced by Ultraviolet Radiation
Xu, Lillian Grade: 8Joseph Terrence Henley Middle School - Crozet, VAProject Title: Derivation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Lines from Refractory Strains
Yang, Jiazhen Grade: 7Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KYProject Title: Sunglasses Protection of UV Light on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells
Yardumian, Emily Grade: 7Home School - Normandy, TNProject Title: Light Intensity: A Joly Experience
Yates, Quinn Grade: 6Harrison Middle School - Sunnyside, WAProject Title: What Effect Will Different Weights of Car Oils Have on the Life Span of Brine Shrimp?
Yoke, Camille Grade: 8Manchester Middle School - Midlothian, VAProject Title: The Effect of Boat Hull Shape, Height of Center of Gravity, and Degree of Incline on Amount of Restoring Torque Produced
Yu, Jennifer Grade: 7William Hopkins Junior High School - Fremont, CAProject Title: The Effects of Absorption on Greenhouse Temperature
Zhang, Sharon Grade: 8Summa South Academy at Whitford Middle School - Portland, ORProject Title: Silver Nanoparticles as an Antibiotic Against Pathogenic, Nosocomial Infection-Inducing Bacteria
Zhao, Alan Grade: 7Frankford Middle School - Plano, TXProject Title: The Effect of Oxygen on Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
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