Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award

All-expense-paid trip awarded to three finalists to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS), which includes attendance at the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden. The Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world. The students have the opportunity to visit scientific institutes, attend the Nobel lectures and press conferences, learn more about Sweden and experience the extravagance of the Nobel festivities. The SIYSS is a multi-disciplinary seminar highlighting some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from around the world.

This award is named for Dudley R. Herschbach, Harvard Professor and 1986 Nobel Laureate in chemistry. He is Emeritus Board Chair of Society for Science

Learn more about the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and about the awards presented at ISEF.

Winners of the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award from 2011-2022


BEHA001 — FollowMe: AI To Revolutionize Cortical Visual Impairment

  • Asmi Kumar, Milton High School, GA, United States of America

ENBM013 — A Novel End-to-End Deep Learning Pipeline for Stereotactic Cranial Surgery Planning

  • Emirhan Kurtulus, Cagaloglu Anadolu Lisesi, Fatih, Turkey

ROBO076 — Neuron-Specific Dropout: A Deterministic Regularization Technique To Prevent Neural Networks From Overfitting and Reduce Dependence on Large Training Samples

  • Joshua Shunk, Perry High School, AZ, United States of America


EGCH005 — Highly-dispersed Ni Supported by N-doped Carbon Derived from Silk for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction

  • Shicheng Hu, Shanghai Foreign Language School Affiliated to SISU, China

MATS003 — The Flash Shade: Directional Darkening Technology

  • Adrien Jathe, Metropolitan School Frankfurt gGmbH, Germany

SOFT049 — Improved Gate Level Simulation of Quantum Circuits

  • Adam Kelly, Skerries Community College, Ireland


BMED011 — Role of Telomerase in Vascular Function and Exploration of Mitochondrial Dynamics: A Novel Approach to Treatment of Vascular Dysfunction

  • Nabeel Quryshi, University School of Milwaukee, WI, United States of America

MATH006 — A Fine Classification of Second Minimal Odd Orbits

  • Muhammad Abdulla, West Shore Junior/Senior High School, FL, United States of America


BCHM005 – The Role of RAD51 Mutation in Cancer Development

  • Karina Movsesian, Prvni Ceske Gymnazium v Karlovych Varech, Czech Republic

CBIO025 – DNALoopR: A Novel High-Performance Machine Learning Predictor to Identify Genome-Wide 3D DNA Interactions in Cancer

  • Prathik Naidu, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA, United States of America

TMED058 – Ameliorating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Using Optimized Chaperones: An in silico Approach

  • Jeremiah Pate, BASIS Oro Valley, AZ, United States of America


CBIO047 – A Machine Learning Framework for Multi-Omics Discovery and Characterization of Gene Co-Alterations Impacting Disease

  • Swetha Revanur, 17, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, California

ENEV049 – Reinventing the Leaf: A Manufactured Biohybrid Photosynthetic System

  • Wyatt Martin Pontius, 18, Academy of Science, Sterling, Virginia

PLNT044 – Comprehensive RNA Profiling Identifies Novel Blackleg Resistance Genes in Canola

  • Dennis Adrian Drewnik, 17, Sisler High School, Winnipeg, Canada


CHEM016I — Cavity: Analysis and Application of Nanostructures in Aluminumoxide

  • Arne Hensel, 18, Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Homburg/Efze, Germany

MCRO006I —  Proteomic Characterization of Mosquito Host Cell Glycoproteins during Dengue Virus Egress

  • Carly Elizabeth Crump, 18, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

PLNT018I — Efficient Viral-Mediated Genome Editing Technique In Tobacco noctiana and Arabidopsis thaliana Model Plants Using CRISPR/Cas9

  • Abdul Jabbar Abdulrazaq Alhamood, 18, Dhahran Schools, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


EE078 — An Innovative Approach to Improve Spin Polarization in Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 Thin Films for Spin Transport Electronics

  • Sarah Nicole Galvin, 18, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Arizona

MI005 — The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 as a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes: A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics

  • Logan Collins, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

PS013 — Mechanistic Characterization of a Transcription Factor bZIP16 in Regulating Arabidopsis Flowering Pathways

  • Yi-Hsuan Huang, 17, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei


BI011 — Analysis of Fel d 1 Allergen Transcripts in Felis catus Saliva using Reverse Transcription Quantitative
Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR)

  • Savannah Joy Tobin, 18, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

CB017 — Discovering a Metabolic Weakness in Melanoma through Targeted Gene Inhibition

  • Hannah Constance Wastyk, 17, Palmyra Area High School, Palmyra, Pennsylvania

MI039 — Site-directed Mutagenesis of the Metal-reducing Bacterium S. oneidensis MR-1: A Novel Strategy for
Genetic Engineering in Recalcitrant Microorganisms

  • David Masao Zimmerman, 18, Brentwood School, Los Angeles, California


CH042 Visible Light Deoxygenation

  • Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, St. John’s International Residential School, Chennai,
    Tamil Nadu, India

EM039 Euglena: The Solution to Nanosilver Pollution

  • Adam Joel Noble, 18, Lakefield District Secondary School, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada

PS038 Root Nutrient Foraging: A Morphometric Approach to Quantifying the
Developmental Plasticity Space of Arabidopsis Ecotypes in Laboratory

and Natural Environments

  • Huihui Fan, 17, Stuyvesant High School, New York City, New York


BE057Epigenetic Factors Influence Drosophila Brain Function and Aggressive Behavior, Phase V

  • Andrew Wooyoung Kim, 18, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, Georgia

EV323Mimicking Wetting Behavior of Spider Silk: Studies on Water-Harvesting Efficiency According to the Fabrication of the Pattern of Wettability Gradient

  • Jinyoung Seo, 18, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Busan, Busan,
    South Korea
  • Dongju Shin, 18, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Busan, Busan, South Korea