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Press Release - Intel ISEF 2013 SAO Winners

Intel ISEF 2013 Special Awards Winners Announced in Phoenix, AZ. 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the Special Award Organization winners at an award ceremony on May 16, 2013.
  • Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2013 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair. 

Acoustical Society of America 

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications. 
First Award of $1,500; in addition, the student's school will be awarded $500 and the student's mentor will be awarded $250. 
 
 PH002  Misbehaving Waves: The SurReal Thing
  Myles Withay Mitchell, 18, Limavady Grammar School,  Limavady, Northern Ireland
Second Award of $500; in addition, the student's school will be awarded $200, and the student's mentor will be awarded $100. 
 
 EE037  An "EXTRA" Sense: Ultrasound Glove Assisting Spatial  Orientation of the Visually Impaired 
  Ivan Seleznov, 17, Specialized School No. 22, Mykolaiv,  Ukraine
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
 CS044  Finding Best Speaker Position Using New Algorithms to  Determine Acoustic Properties of a Room
 
 Akshat Boobna, 16, Amity International School, Saket, New  Delhi, India
 PH308 "V-shaped Wave" Generated by a Moving Object:  Analyses and Experiments on Capillary Gravity Waves
  Tomohiko Sato, 17, Hiroshima Prefectural Fuchu Senior  High School, Fuchu-shi, Japan 
  Takahiro Yomono, 18, Hiroshima Prefectural Fuchu Senior  High School, Fuchu-shi, Japan 
 
The first place award winner's school will be awarded $500 and the student's mentor will be awarded $250. The second place award winner's school will be awarded $200 and the student's mentor will be awarded $100. Each winner will also receive a one-year ASA membership.

ADA Foundation

As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the American Dental Association Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. The ADA Foundation is the parent organization for the Paffenbarger Research Center in Gaithersburg, MD, hailed as one of the most productive dental research centers in the world. The ADA Foundation also provides scholarships for dental and affiliated dental students; a variety of grants related to access to care and oral health outreach, including Give Kids A Smile®; and charitable assistance. 
First Award of $2,000 
 
 MI040  Determining Antimicrobial and Synergistic Properties of  Select Plant Essential Oils against Clinical Isolates of  Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-  negative  Escherichia coli: Phase II
 
 Bryant Jo Heckart, 17, Seneca High School, Seneca,  Missouri
Second Award of $1,000
 
 BI006  The Effects of Synsepalum dulcificum on the Taste of  Foods at Different pH Levels
  Hope Louise Didier, 15, McIntosh High School, Peachtree  City, Georgia 
Third Award of $500
 
 ME007  Genetic Analysis of Oral Periodontal Pathogens in the  Development of Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
 
 Niyanthesh A. Reddy, 15, Vanguard High School, Ocala,  Florida

Agilent Technologies

As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent offers the broadest range of innovative measurement solutions in the industry. The company's four businesses — Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Electronic Measurement — provide customers with products and services that make a real difference in the lives of people everywhere. At Agilent Research Laboratories, we conduct research that anticipates customer needs and produces breakthroughs that power growth. 
 
The Agilent Teacher Award will be presented to the teacher of an Intel ISEF finalist who has best proposed how they would use the funds to support their professional development in the sciences and further their support of students in 
independent research.
Teacher Award of $5,000
 
 Paul K.  Strode
 Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 Li-Xia Ma
 Beijing No. 101 High School of Beijing, Beijing,  China  

Alcoa Foundation 

Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately US $446 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than US $550 million since 1952. In 2011, Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation contributed $38 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, focusing on environment and education. Through this work, Alcoa Foundation is building innovative partnerships, engaging its people to improve the environment and educating tomorrow's leaders.
 
Power Economy Award: Alcoa Foundation will offer awards for projects that demonstrate innovative, sustainable electric power savings or effective management. 
First Award of $2,500
 
 EE034  Third World Power: Using a Joule Thief to Extend  Battery  Life
  Andrew Jerald Miller, 17, Rio Grande Enrichment Studies,  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Second Award of $1,500 
 
 EE305  Technology of DC Supply in Families 
 
 Shuailin Lu, 16, North East Yucai School, Shenyang, China
 
 Peiwen Liu, 16, NorthEast Yucai School, Shenyang, China 
 
 Yutong Liu, 16, Northeast Yucai School, Shenyang, China
Third Award of $1,000
 
 ET028  Large Scale Renewable Energy Uninterruptable Power  System (UPS)
 
 Cristian Omar Rivera, 16, Colegio Radians, Inc., Cayey,  Puerto Rico
 
Using Metals: Alcoa Foundation will also offer awards for projects that best demonstrate innovative, sustainable use of metals, focusing on but not limited to aluminum. 
First Award of $2,500 
 
EN04 AluGlass -- New Thermostable Material for Electrical  Engineering
  Tsimafei Malakhouski, 16, Public Educational Institution  "Soligorsk Gymnasium #2," Soligorsk, Belarus
Second Award of $1,500
 
 PH045  Let There Be Light! . . . Fully Solution-Processed  Polymer Based Aluminum Substrate Photovoltaic  Cells Fabricated in Ambient Air
 
 Faizullah Mashriqi, 17, Francis Lewis High School, Fresh  Meadows, New York
Third Award of $1,000 
 
 EE321 Ablation Resistance and Performance of Metals in  Magnetoplasmadynamic Applications
  Michael Douglas Sherburne, 18, James W. Robinson Junior  Secondary School, Fairfax, Virginia
  Andres Christian Artze, 18, James W. Robinson Junior  Secondary School, Fairfax, Virginia

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional scientific organization of approximately 11,000 members dedicated to the discovery, development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies through advances of science and technology. AAPS provides an international forum for the exchange of knowledge among scientists to enhance their contributions to health. We offer timely scientific programs, ongoing education, opportunities for networking, and professional development. 
First Award of $2,000
 
MI034Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Combat Flu Pandemic
 
Eric Shu Chen, 16, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California 
Second Award of $1,000 
 
MI045The Road to Novel Antibiotics
 
Sarah Julia Hyslop, 17, Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary, Canada  
Third Award of $500 
 
EN006Enhanced Drug Delivery via PEG-crosslinked Mucin Hydrogels
 
Connor Vo Duffy, 16, Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Minnesota 
Fourth Award of $250 
 
BI007
Towards the Painless Painkiller: Design and Synthesis of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors for Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Effects
 
Raghav Tripathi, 17, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon 
ME068Designing a Novel Freeze-Stable Tetanus Vaccine 
 
Aryo Sorayya, 18, Monte Vista High School, Danville, California 
 
The winners will also receive a certificate, a one-year membership in the Association including three AAPS journals, reduced rates for meetings and numerous educational materials. 

American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society

AAPT is the premier global professional society established to advance the greater good through physics education. With the support of our members worldwide, AAPT is an action oriented organization designed to develop, improve, and promote best practices for physics education as part of the global need for qualified Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teachers who will inspire tomorrow's leaders and decision makers. 
First Award of $1,200
 
PH306The Visible Identification of the Electric Resonance: The Research about Visualization of Resonance Using the Dual Coil
 
Dohyeon Kim, 17, Busan High School, Busan, South Korea MyungHwan Jang, 17, Busan High School, Busan, South Korea
Jeayoun Kim, 17, Busan High School, Busan, South Korea 
Second Award of $800
 
PH059Time-Resolved Optical Study of the Surface States of Topological Insulator Bi2Se3
 
Connor Everett Tom, 16, John W. North High School, Riverside, California  
Third Award of $500
 
PH049Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor (Gd Doped ZnO)
 
Ahmed Nabil Halawani, 17, Dar Althiker School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Certificate of Honorable Mention 
 
PH032New Method to Measure Sphere Rolling Friction Coefficient
 
Hyeonsu Kim, 17, Chungnam Science High School, Gong-ju, South Korea
PH051Discovery of New Variable Star in Cassiopeia
 
Ilkham Irekovich Galiullin, 17, Grammar School 139, Kazan, Russia
PH055Problem Solving with Chaos
 
Dominic Yurk, 16, Robert L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth, Texas
 
Top award-winners receive a one-year AAPT and APS student membership, a certificate from both AAPT and APS, as well as subscriptions to AAPT’s "The Physics Teacher" journal and other APS journals. Each sponsoring teacher of a student who receives an AAPT and APS award also will receive a certificate.

American Chemical Society 

Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development. 
First Award of $4,000 
 
CH032Nanostructured Co3O4, CoO and CoN as High Capacity and Long Life Anodes for Li-ion Batteries 
 
Prithvi Gundlapalli, 17, Saint Andrew's Junior College, Singapore
Second Award of $3,000
 
CH051Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors
 Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California 
Third Award of $2,000
 
EM021A Sustainable and Low Cost Approach for Cleaning Metal Contaminated Water Using Pyrolyzed Banana Peels
 
Bluye B. DeMessie, 16, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio 
Fourth Award of $1,000
 
CH303Preparation of a Self-Propelled Nanomotor
 
Michael Nguyen Trinh, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas
Jessica Hong, 15, Clark High School, Plano, Texas 
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
CH014Carbon Encapsulated Iron Nanoparticles for Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels
 Wenhao Yan, 15, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus, Mississippi
CH024Towards Next-Generation Nanomaterials: Atomistic, First-Principles Analysis of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide
 
Shyamal Buch, 17, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, California
CH034Design and Synthesis of Novel Tetraphenylporphyrin-based Metal-Organic Frameworks for Photodynamic Therapy and Drug Delivery
 Landon Yates Carter, 16, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina
CH057Alternative Energy: Using Nanotechnology to Transfer Energy between Bioluminescent Firefly Proteins & Fluorescent Quantum Rods
 
Olivia Helen Sheppard, 15, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Dewitt, New York
CH306Hydrogen Production Using Ultra Low-Cost Soybean-Molybdenum Catalysts
 
Shilpa Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York 
Shweta Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York
EV020Simple and Cost-Effective Detection of Cadmium Using an Electrochemical Sensor Made with Gold Nanoparticles 
 
Seung Hye Choi, 14, University High School, Fresno, California
 
All award winners and honorable mentions receive a subscription to "ChemMatters."

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science 

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, founded in 1944, develops philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, one of the world's premier scientific research institutions. The Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute 
provides students with a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on studies in professional academic laboratories at the forefront of scientific research. 
All-expense paid four week trip and scholarship to the Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. 
 
MA045Dots and Lines: A Combinatorial Interpretation of the Homotopy Groups of Finite Topologies
 
Colin Campbell Aitken, 17, Leland High School, San Jose, California
Alternate for trip 
 
MA012Classification of Some Fusion Categories of Rank 4 
 
Hannah Kerner Larson, 18, South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon
 
Trip and scholarship is held at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel each July. A valid passport is required for travel.

American Geosciences Institute

AGI is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
First Award of $1,000
 
PH305The Study on the Effective Chipping Shape of Handaxe by Analyzing Physical Fracture Characteristics
 
Mi Rim Choi, 15, Boyoung Girl's High School, Dongdocheon, South Korea 
Ha Young Yun, 16, Boyoung Girl's High School, Dongdocheon, South Korea 
Oh Reum Cha, 17, Boyoung Girl's High School, Dongdocheon, South Korea
Second Award of $750
 
EM024Successional Sequence of Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates in a Playa Wetland System
 
Tayler Ann Rocha, 17, Monte Vista High School, Monte Vista, Colorado
Third Award of $250
 
EA302
Using Modified Natural Zeolite to Improve the Characteristics of Soil
 
Amr Faisal Jarajreh, 16, Jubilee School, Amman, Jordan 
Dana Diaaaldeen Shalabi, 17, Jubilee School, Amman, Jordan
EV303
Predicting Earthquakes by Monitoring the Electron Content of the Ionosphere
 
Nicolas Javier Marone, 18, Ort Henri Ronson, Ashqelon, Israel
Aviv Rabinovich, 18, Mevoot Hanegev, Kibbutz Shoval, Israel
 
AGI will present their winners with a vast selection of related publications. 

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property. 
First Award of $1,000
 
EN003Using Exothermic Reactants to Improve the Efficacy of Life Jackets in Decreasing the Chances of Hypothermia
 
Danielle Theresa Mallabone, 17, St Teresa's High School, Johannesburg, South Africa
ME016Programmable Multiplexed Immunosensor for Rapid Cardiac Diagnostics
 
Andy Tran, 18, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, Texas
Second Award of $250
 
AS026Optimal Equine Balance: Application of Biophysics to Assess and Reduce Equine Injury
 
Erika Nicole Mueller, 15, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah
EN041AluGlass -- New Thermostable Material for Electrical Engineering
 Tsimafei Malakhouski, 16, Public Educational Institution "Soligorsk Gymnasium #2," Soligorsk, Belarus
 

American Mathematical Society 

The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888, to further the interests of mathematical research & scholarship, as well as to serve the national/international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs. Friends and family of the late mathematician, Karl Menger, contribute to a fund in his memory, to be distributed by the AMS for annual awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
First Award of $1,000 
 
MA045 Dots and Lines: A Combinatorial Interpretation of the Homotopy Groups of Finite Topologies
 
Colin Campbell Aitken, 17, Leland High School, San Jose, California
Second Award of $500 
 
MA001Rational Fixed Points of Polynomial Involutions
 Stanislav Ivanov Atanasov, 19, Model High School of Mathematics "Academician Kiril Popov," Plovdiv, Bulgaria
MA012Classification of Some Fusion Categories of Rank 4
 Hannah Kerner Larson, 18, South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon
Third Award of $250
 
MA005Applications of Dirichlet Series
 
Asbjorn Christian Nordentoft, 19, Aurehoj Gymnasium, Gentofte, Denmark
MA038
A Novel Approach to the Spherical Codes Problem
 
Simanta Gautam, 17, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
MA052
Configuration Spaces of 4-bar Linkages
 
Ilya Viktorovich Kirillov, 17, Lyceum 1303, Moscow, Russia
MA305Percolation Games on Cayley Graphs of Groups
 
Maksim Lvovich Bezrukov, 18, Minsk Gymnasium #41, Minsk, Belarus 
Aliaksandr Olegovich Stadolnik, 17, Minsk Gymnasium #13, Minsk, Belarus
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
MA002On Weitzenboeck Derivations of Free Metabelian Associative and Lie Algebras
 Rumen Rumenov Dangovski, 17, Sofia High School of Mathematics, Sofia, Bulgaria
MA016Resolving an Open Problem Related to Figurate Numbers by Pell Equations
 Yu-Fang Hsu, 16, National Nanke International Experimental High School, Tainan, Chinese Taipei
MA019Intercalates Galore
 
Sarah Lee Shader, 17, Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyoming
MA031Matching Preclusion and Conditional Matching Preclusion for Dual-Cubes 
 
Akhil Nistala, 17, Novi High School, Novi, Michigan
MA054A Maximum Principle and Its Applications
 
 David L. Pan, 17, Canterbury School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
A booklet on Karl Menger will be given to each winner. 

American Meteorological Society 

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation's leading scientific and professional society advancing the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society. Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts including many of the world's foremost scientists from industry, academia, and government. AMS offers numerous scholarships and fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the field.
First Award of $2,000
 
EA008Analysis of the Impacts of Straight-Line Winds on the Structure and Stability of a Tornadic Vortex 
 
Casey Richard Densmore, 16, Musselman High School, Inwood, West Virginia 
Second Award of $1,000
 
EA001Subtropical Study of Mine Drilled Lakes and Their Effects on Evaporation and Evapotranspiration
 
Breanne Mattea Williams, 18, South Sumter High School, Bushnell, Florida
Third Award of $500
 
AS014Effects of Meteorological Conditions on the Avian Paratympanic Organ: An Ethological Analysis
 
 Zoe Pierce Buccella, 17, Home School, Barnesville, Ohio
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
EA010Effects of Increased CO2 and Pollution Based Particles on Glacier Ice Melt 
 
Kayla Jane Thompson, 14, Bonneville High School, Washington Terrace, Utah
EA301The Secrets of San Lorenzo Valley's Atmosphere
 
Natalie Rose Gallagher, 15, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California 
Connor Burke Lydon, 16, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California
EA303Causes of Offshore Rain Bands along the Northeastern Coast of Taiwan
 
Yu-Sy Lin, 17, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei 
I-Tzu Chen, 18, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
 
Winners receive a certificate, an AMS Journal/Bulletin Archive DVD, and a one-year student membership to the AMS. The student membership includes a subscription to the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society" or "Weatherwise" magazine. 

American Physiological Society 

First Award of $1,500 
 
ME018Somatostatin Type 3 Receptors Mediate Protective Effects Against Seizures 
 
Ari Shi Gao, 18, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas
Second Award of $1,000
 
ME026Selective Oligodendrocyte Apoptosis as a Model for Multiple Sclerosis
 
Ingrid Nieves Zippe, 18, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Third Award of $500
 
CB038What Are Mechanims Underlying Nicotine Induced Neutrophil Apoptosis?
 
Jay Kumar, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky
APS Exceptional Science Award for $500
 
ME032Pumper's Paradise: Which Fast-Acting Insulin Analog Is the Most Efficient?
 
James Nathan Hilt, 15, Middleburg High School, Middleburg, Florida
 
Winners will receive a certificate, a t-shirt, and a one-year subscription to APS publications.

American Psychological Association 

The mission of the American Psychological Association is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. The APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. 
First Award of $1,500
 
BE050The Effect of Emoticon Stimuli on Human Facial Muscle Activation and Social Evaluation Using Electromyographic Technology: A Novel Determination
 
Abigail Claire Orlando, 18, Eastchester High School, Eastchester, New York
Second Award of $1,000
 
BE041Neural Plasticity: Novel Language Learning through Digital Technology
 
Adelina Corina Cozma, 17, Bayview Secondary School, Richmond Hill, Canada
Third Award of $500 
 
BE032A Model of Medial Entorhinal Cortex Grid Cell Remapping 
 
Ryan Diego Silva, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona
BE042Improving Long-term Compliance to Life Saving Medications
 
Avinash Kumar Pandey, 15, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, Canada
CB307Investigating the Roles of A2A and TrkB Receptor Proteins in Response to Cholesterol and Brainderived Neurotrophic Factor in an Alzheimer’s Disease Model
 
Heidi Marie Smith, 17, Loudoun County Academy of Science, Sterling, Virginia 
Jessica Leigh Joyce, 18, Loudoun County Academy of Science, Sterling, Virginia
CB309Indicting Alzheimer's: Novel Methods of Preventing Glial Scarring through the Downregulation of Cerebral Vimentin and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein 
 
Tejas Dharmaraj, 15, Chandler High School, Chandler, Arizona 
Manav Ajay Sevak, 16, Chandler High School, Chandler, Arizona
ME113Developmental Gene Lis1 in the Adult Brain Is Necessary for Spatial But Not for Novelty Memory
 Leighton Anne Braunstein, 16, The Dalton School, New York, New York
 

American Society for Horticultural Science 

Founded in 1903, the purposes of the American Society for Horticultural Science are to promote and encourage national and international interest in scientific research and education in horticulture in all its branches.
First Award of $1,000
 
PS029Survivorship & Reproduction of Melon Aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover, on Two Varieties of Cucumber, Cucumis sativus, Fed with Turmeric, Curcuma longa, Rhizome Extract
 Marcella Anne Fitisone, 18, Tafuna High School, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Second Award of $500
 
BI059Elucidating the Biochemical Mechanisms of Synthesis of Anthocyanins in Citrus Fruits 
 Saumya Ramadugu Keremane, 15, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, California  
Third Award of $250 
 
PS030Can Native Bees Replace Honeybees in Commercial Apple Production?
 Catherine Grace Schlueter, 17, Mountain View High School, Lawrenceville, Georgia
 
Each awardee and his/her school will receive a one-year subscription to ASHS "HortScience" and "Hort Technology" plus a mounted certificate. 

American Society for Microbiology 

Founded in 1899, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest single life science membership organization in the world. Members worldwide represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specializations plus a division for microbiology educators. The ASM awards honor the most outstanding microbiology projects.
First Award of $2,500
 
MI039Site-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 
Second Award of $1,750 
 
MI016Engineering a Novel Fusion Protein Therapy for Meningococcal Infection
 
Rahi Dilip Punjabi, 16, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Third Award of $1,000
 
MI021Morphogenesis of and Chromosome Segregation in Escherichia coli Branching Mutants
 
Kaitavjeet Chowdhary, 17, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut 
Fourth Award of $750
 
MI034Discovery of Novel Influenza Endonuclease Inhibitors to Combat Flu Pandemic 
 Eric Shu Chen, 16, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
Fifth Award of $400
 
MI008Investigating the Role of Heme Pocket Residues in a Globin Coupled Sensor 
 
William Huang Jin, 17, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lawrenceville, Georgia
MI013Research Program on the Effect and Preliminary Mechanism of Earthworms (Eisenia foetida)-washed Solution on Prevention of Rose Botrytis cinerea
 
Yicen Yan, 17, Beijing No. 101 High School, Beijing, China
MI020Evolutionary and Ligand-binding Dynamics of ClfB and IsdA in Staphylococcal Species
 
Amy Xu, 16, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York
MI030A Novel Pentameric Model of the T4 Bacteriophage Genome Packaging Motor and a Means of Disrupting Its Mechanism
 
Raghu Vamsi Dhara, 17, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California
MI054Bridging the Gap between in vitro and in vivo 
 
Kevin James Cyr, 18, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
MI305Deletion of Endonuclease G Disrupts Mitochondrial Homeostasis and Leads to Reduced Virulence in the Human Protozoan Parasite Leishmania mexicana 
 
Katie Anne Barufka, 18, Langley High School, McLean, Virginia 
Neil Shivraj Davey, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
 
All finalists in the Microbiology Category receive a student membership to AMS which includes a one-year subscription to "Microbe," ASM's monthly news magazine, and access to the members only web resources. 

American Statistical Association 

The American Statistical Association is the world's largest community of statisticians. The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.
First Award of $1,500
 
CS008A New Stochastic Optimization Algorithm with Adaptive Penalty and Its Markov Chain Analysis 
 
Uttara Chakraborty, 17, Chakraborty Homeschool, Chesterfield, Missouri 
Second Award of $500
 
MA048Identification of Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer Using a Novel Statistical Test 
 Shreya Mathur, 16, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi
Third Award of $250
 
ME067Breast Cancer Prognosis through Gene Expression Profiling and Tumor Morphology 
 
Andrew Cheng Jin, 16, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
BE003Applying Matrix Theory to Model Global Social Dynamics
 Heeyoon Kim, 18, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers, Georgia
MA053
Analysis of Novel Clustering Algorithms for Gene Expression Patterns 
 
Shashwat Kishore, 16, Unionville High School, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
MI033Autism and Gut Microbiome: Is There a Link?
 
Kamran Jamil, 16, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, California
PS038The Threshold of CO2 Fertilization Effect on the Growth of Triticum aestivum
 
Jessica Chen Xu, 15, High Technology High School, Lincroft, New Jersey
PS044Reprocessing Components of Milk from Foliar Application to Augment Protein Synthesis in Triticum aestivum
 
Jordan Ray Cadle, 18, Paoli Junior/Senior High School, Paoli, Indiana
 
All American Statistical Association finalists receive one-year subscriptions of "Significance" and "Chance." Their schools will also receive a one-year school membership in the American Statistical Association. 

American Veterinary Medical Association

First Award of $1,000 and a plaque
 
AS026Optimal Equine Balance: Application of Biophysics to Assess and Reduce Equine Injury 
 
Erika Nicole Mueller, 15, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah
AS029Olfactory Discrimination Between Regular and Deuterated Compounds in European Honeybees (Apis mellifera)
 
Eric Samuel Epstein, 17, Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson, Arizona
AS036Jellyfish Phototaxis: Developing an Infrared Net for Application in Marine Systems for the Prevention of Jellyfish Fouling and Beach Infestations
 
Connor William Burton, 18, Camdenton R-III High School, Camdenton, Missouri
BI040Using Zebrafish as a Model to Identify the Causes of Mechanosensory Hair Cell Death and Hearing Loss in Humans
 
Meghal Sheth, 15, Camas High School, Camas, Washington
BI045Histological Evidence of Toll-Like Receptor Nine Amelioration of Amyloid Pathology in a TgSwDI Mouse Model
 
Charlotte Sophia Herber, 16, Fox Lane High School, Bedford, New York
 
All winners will also receive a plaque. 

Arizona State University 

Arizona State University is pleased to offer a comprehensive scholarship combining a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research. The New American University Provost Scholarship is renewable for four years, in addition to a one-time $2,500 award to conduct research, sponsored by the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. Individuals and teams will be considered for these awards.
New American University Provost Scholarship 
 
AS013The Chemical Ecology of the Diaprepes Root Weevil: Olfactory Responses to Conspecific and Plant Odors
 
Evan Cliff MacKay, 16, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, Florida
AS026Optimal Equine Balance: Application of Biophysics to Assess and Reduce Equine Injury
 
Erika Nicole Mueller, 15, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah
BE019The At-Risk Maturing Brain: Effects of Stress Paradigms on Mood, Memory and Cognition in Adolescents and the Role of the Prefrontal Cortex
 
Zarin Ibnat Rahman, 16, Brookings High School, Brookings, South Dakota
BI010Immobilization of Enzymes via Concentric Nafion/Cellulase Electrospun Fibers for Bioethanol Production
 
Alicia Danielle D'Souza, 15, Clark High School, Plano, Texas 
BI011Analysis 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
BI042Targeting Survivin as a Potential Cancer Therapeutic
 
Kelsey Mackenzie Barter, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona
CB024Modification of Human Mesenchymal Cells’ Stem Capacity: The Relation between Beta-catenin Quantity and Cell Proliferation and Specialization - Phase II 
 
Laura Rudella Tonidandel, 16, Colegio Dante Alighieri, Sao Paulo, Brasil
CB058Optimization of the Xenopus laevis Oocyte Expression System
 
Aakash Jain, 17, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, Arizona
CB309Indicting Alzheimer's: Novel Methods of Preventing Glial Scarring through the Downregulation of Cerebral Vimentin and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein 
 
Tejas Dharmaraj, 15, Chandler High School, Chandler, Arizona 
Manav Ajay Sevak, 16, Chandler High School, Chandler, Arizona
CH011Comparative Analysis of Different Accelerants that Can Increase the Specific Impulse Generated by Solid Rocket Propellants  
 Benjamin Michael Langer, 16, Herzlia High School, Cape Town, South Africa
CH042The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes
 
Michael Zhu Chen, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
CS047IlluminaMed: Developing New Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Use In a Biomedical Image Analysis Toolkit
 
Yousuf Mounir Soliman, 16, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
EE025Ion Propulsion: Electrostatic Thruster Design and Optimization for Space Applications 
 Matthew Garrett Hileman, 15, The Classical Academy College Pathways, Colorado Springs, Colorado
EE077A Microprocessor Controlled Device with Cloud Connected Sensors for Improving Cardiovascular Health and Workout Efficacy
 
Alisha Saxena, 16, Interlake Senior High School, Bellevue, Washington
EM031Natural Fungicides, an Alternative for Agriculture
 
Adrian Alberto Contreras Gonzalez, 15, Instituto America, Culiacan, Mexico
EN015The Fabrication and Characterization of Top and Bottom Gated Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors using Printed Electronics
 
Harsha Sudarsan Uppili, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon 
EN049
Advances in the Bottom-Up Assembly of Multicellular Architectures: From Neuroengineering to Biodefense
 Samantha Marie Marquez, 17, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, Richmond, Virginia
ET032Algae to Oil via Photoautotrophic Cultivation and Osmotic Sonication
 
Evie Sobczak, 16, Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, Florida
EV001Fluorescent Quantum Dots as a Solid-Phase Detection Medium for Heavy-Metal Contaminates in Drinking Water
 
Rikhav Shah, 15, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida
MA061
Determining Combinatorial Sums Using Roots of Unity
 
Liang Zhou, 16, John W. North High School, Riverside, California
MA302Simulation of Protein Folding using Monte Carlo Methods in a Triangular Lattice 
 
Niranjan Balachandar, 16, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas 
Nirali Kunjan Thakor, 15, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
ME009
Hemodynamic Interactions in Arterial Networks with Atherosclerosis
 
Aprotim Cory Bhowmik, 16, Parkview High School, Lilburn, Georgia
ME059Advancing Precision Medicine: MicroRNA Prognostic Signatures and Prediction Models for Distant Metastasis-Free Survival in Breast Cancer
 
Natalie Ng, 17, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California
MI020Evolutionary and Ligand-binding Dynamics of ClfB and IsdA in Staphylococcal Species
 Amy Xu, 16, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York
PH022The Development of a Long Life Solid State Dye Laser
 
Joseph Patrick Lee, 16, Saint Peter's Academy, New Market, Alabama
PS301The Acclimation of Spartina alterniflora to Various Saline Concentrations: A Continuation 
 
Grace Marie Ragland, 17, Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Anna Claire Maxwell, 16, Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 
Students will have until the penultimate semester before graduation from high school to notify Arizona State University of their intention to accept the award. Students must accept the entire award package in order to receive both the Provost Award as well as the Research Award. Residents = $8,000; Nonresidents = $12,000; International Students = $12,000. All renewable for four years. 

Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation 

AVASC is an educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy. AVASC will award projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity, and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field. 
First Award of $1,000 U.S. savings bond 
 
B1007Towards the Painless Painkiller: Design and Synthesis of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors for Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Effects
 
Raghav Tripathi, 17, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
EN022An Advanced Biomimetic Hand Using Additive Manufacturing 
 
Holly Catherine Erickson, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Second Award of $500 U.S. savings bond 
 
CB015Removal of c-IAP2 E3 Activity Alters Regulatory T-Cell Function and Differentiation 
 
Neelanjan Lakshman, 18, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland
CB021Hyperglycemia and HIV: A Correlation— Hyperglycemia Increases HIV Entry in T Cells via ROS Generation
 
Aakash Viren Jhaveri, 16, The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, New York
CB026Investigating MicroRNA-mediated Regulation of Class Specific Dendrite Morphogenesis 
 
Suhas Gondi, 17, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
CH022An Inexpensive and Ultra-Compact Raman Spectrometer for Real World Applications 
 
Jack Thomas Andraka, 16, North County High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland
EE029Ridge Cutting Machine 
 Pubudu Dinesh Anuruddha Chithrananda Kapuge Kapurubandage, 19, Mihinthale Central College, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
EV023The Toxin in Rice- Arsenic in Our Food 
 Anuush Krishna Vejalla, 14, Detroit Country Day Upper School, Beverly Hills, Michigan 
ME016Programmable Multiplexed Immunosensor for Rapid Cardiac Diagnostics
 Andy Tran, 18, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, Texas
PH044Qubit Rotator: A Nanowire Device for Rotation and Readout of Flying Electron Spin Qubits at Room Temperature for Quantum Computing 
 
Saumil Bandyopadhyay, 18, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, Virginia
 
Equivalent awards available for non-U.S. winners. 

Association for Computing Machinery 

ACM is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career 
development, and professional networking. 
First Award of $1,000
 
CS054Using Artificial Intelligence to Create a Low Cost Self-driving Car
 Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu, 19, Liceul Tehnologic Oltchim, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania  
Second Award of $500
 
CS305Fish-eye Like Spot Magnifier with Low Cognitive Load for Image Browsing 
 
Szu-Jung Wu, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei 
Shiang-Wen Huang, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei 
Third Award of $300
 
CS029Versatile Visual Programming Software for Beginners 
 
Hyunjun Kim, 16, Sunduck High School, Seoul, South Korea
Fourth Award of $200
 
CS040Pardus: A Statistical Approach to Reduce Perceived Latency in Network Filesystems 
 
Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 15, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
CS057MEye: An Affordable Eye-Tracking System
 
Ayush Saraswat, 17, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
 
All winners will receive complimentary ACM student memberships for the duration of their undergraduate education. The ACM's Student Portal Package also includes ACM's Digital Library. 

Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Astronomical Society

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a scientific and educational organization with international membership. The American Astronomical Society is the premier American society of professional astronomers.
Priscilla and Bart Bok First Award of $1,000 
 
PH040Photometric Evidence of Changes in Pulsation Characteristics of Hot Subdwarf B Stars 
 
Arjun Raghavan, 17, Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Priscilla and Bart Bok Second Award of $500 
 
PH004X-ray Measurements of Tycho Supernova Remnant's Dynamics
 
Michaela Brchnelova, 16, Gymnazium Hubeneho 23, Bratislava, Slovakia
 
The awarded funds are intended to be used by the recipients to further their education and research efforts. Up to $1,000 in travel is also provided for each recipient to attend the winter meeting of the AAS following the receipt of the award.

ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives are the result of a $27.5 million investment in Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability by the Walton Family Foundation. Within the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, diverse teams of faculty, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators collaborate to deliver sustainability solutions, accelerate global impact, and inspire future leaders through eight distinct initiatives. 
First Award of $7,500
 
ME072Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum 
 
Jessie Leanne Preston MacAlpine, 17, Huron Park Secondary School, Woodstock, Canada
Second Award of $2,500
 
EM021A Sustainable and Low Cost Approach for Cleaning Metal Contaminated Water Using Pyrolyzed Banana Peels
 Bluye B. DeMessie, 16, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
 

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) 

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in China. One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. Having developed science education programs, CAST supports youth and adolescents in becoming citizens with high scientific literacy. CAST awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students' work in all scientific disciplines. 
Award of $3,000
 
AS013The Chemical Ecology of the Diaprepes Root Weevil: Olfactory Responses to Conspecific and Plant Odors
 Evan Cliff MacKay, 16, Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, Florida
CS003Battle for Speed: Ternary against Binary
 
Alexander Mikhailovich Makarychev, 17, Lyceum #3, Sarov, Russia
EV031Home-Based Rapid Arsenic Water Test Using Nanotechnology
 
Thabit Farrukh Pulak, 17, Richardson High School, Richardson, Texas
EV303Predicting Earthquakes by Monitoring the Electron Content of the Ionosphere
 
Nicolas Javier Marone, 18, Ort Henri Ronson, Ashqelon, Israel
Aviv Rabinovich, 18, Mevoot Hanegev, Kibbutz Shoval, Israel
ME059Advancing Precision Medicine: MicroRNA Prognostic Signatures and Prediction Models for Distant Metastasis-Free Survival in Breast Cancer
 
Natalie Ng, 17, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California
 
Each winner will also receive a certificate. Award will be shared by team members. 

Coalition for Plasma Science (CPS)

The Coalition for Plasma Science is a group of institutions, organizations, and companies joining forces to increase awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society.
First Award of $1,500 
 
PH311Investigation of Anisotropic Neutron Radiation from a Farnsworth IEC Fusion Reactor 
 
Jake Jordan Hecla, 18, Aviation High School, Des Moines, Washington 
Raymond Aung Maung, 17, Kentwood Senior High School, Covington, Washington 
Rian Naveen Chandra, 18, Capital High School, Olympia, Washington

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

A Washington, DC based nonprofit organization that represents 102 of the leading public and private ocean research educational institutions, aquaria and industry; working to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The Organization also manages ocean research and education programs in scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships. Awards will be given to the best projects in ocean sciences, in the areas of oil spill related science, marine geosciences, and overall ocean exploration and conservation.
Award of $ 1,000 for ocean science projects, with an emphasis on marine geosciences. 
 
BE302Having Fun Learning About Coral
 
Jovita Nathania, 18, Tarsisius 1 High School, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Rosinta Handinata, 18, Tarsisius 1 High School, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Maria Christina Yolenta Lestari, 18, Tarsisius 1 High School, Jakarta, Indonesia
Award of $2,000 for best overall project in ocean science and exploration.
 
EV012 Prospective Study of Logarithmic Spirals and Hurricanes
 
Neil Ferdinand Nathan, 15, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Award of $2,000 for ocean science projects, with an emphasis on marine geosciences. 
 
AS036Jellyfish Phototaxis: Developing an Infrared Net for Application in Marine Systems for the Prevention of Jellyfish Fouling and Beach Infestations 
 
Connor William Burton, 18, Camdenton R-III High School, Camdenton, Missouri
EM001The Effect of Fire on the Community Structure of Macro-Invertebrates in a Compartmentalized Wetlands Ecosystem: Will Wetlands Restoration Efforts Reduce the Anthropogenic Intensification of Environmental Damage from Natural Disturbances? 
 
Jamie Rachel Odzer, 16, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida
Award of $3,000 for the best project in oil spill related science, with a preference for projects focusing on the ocean or coasts.
 
CH311Oceans Are More Significant than Petroleum
 
Abdullah Koca, 17, Private Merve Buyukkoyuncu Science High School, Konya, Turkey 
Omer Faruk Altun, 17, Private Merve Buyukkoyuncu Science High School, Konya, Turkey
 

Drexel University 

Drexel University will award eight full scholarships to those students whose projects match Drexel's curriculum. Drexel is recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience. 
Full tuition scholarship 
 
B1029The Effects of Zinc Toxicity on Zn Concentrations, Growth, and Photosynthesis of Brassica oleracea
 Leah Ruth Samuels, 16, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana 
EM002Determining the Reliability of the Dead Quagga Mussel (Dreissena bugensis) Population as a Predictor for the Community Structure of Live Quagga Mussel Population in Lake Michigan 
 Clarise Evelyn White, 17, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
EM006Riparian Area Multiple Indicator Monitoring
 Sarah Elizabeth Stalcup, 16, Delta High School, Delta, Colorado
EM024Successional Sequence of Water Quality and Macroinvertebrates in a Playa Wetland System
 Tayler Ann Rocha, 17, Monte Vista High School, Monte Vista, Colorado
EM056Endocrine Disrupter Remediation in Fresh Water: Exploration of Mycoremediation Capabilities of Fungi
 Rachel Louise Rossi, 17, Durango High School, Durango, Colorado
EV019Investigation of Estrogenic Endocrine Disruptors
 Nickolas Aubrey Hines, 17, Christ the King Cathedral School, Lubbock, Texas
EV021The Effects of Acid Precipitation on Lemna minor and Local Invertebrates
 Lydia Ann Marie Heald, 17, Van Buren Community School District, Keosauqua, Iowa
EV039The Effect of Lemnaceae on Nitrate Levels in the Shell Creek Watershed
 Brooke Elizabeth Pieke, 17, Newman Grove High School, Newman Grove, Nebraska
 
Scholarships are renewable for up to five years pending maintenance of a 3.0 GPA and full-time status. Each scholarship is valued at $150,000. Scholarships will go into effect upon admission to the University. 

Endocrine Society 

The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology amongst the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government. 
First Award of $500 
 
EV016Got Male? Does Triclosan Cause Endocrine Disrupting Effects in Daphnia magna?
 Anna Elizabeth Sappington, 16, South River High School, Edgewater, Maryland
Second Award of $250
 
AS042Influence of the Number of Estrous Cycles of Heifers Before Exposure to Breeding on Pregnancy Rate and Breed Back Rate in Bos taurus
 Jaclyn Nicole Ketchum, 16, Carter County High School, Ekalaka, Montana
ME064Identifying Biomarkers that Predict the Onset of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
 Alexis Joy Harroun, 18, Bellarmine Prepatory School, Tacoma, Washington 
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
AS017The Effects of Ethinyl Estradiol on Larval Foraging Behavior and Pupation Site Preferences in Drosophila melanogaster
 Hannah Claire Pagels, 16, Grove High School, Grove, Oklahoma 
BI037The Effect of Soy Isoflavones on Human Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
 Priyadarshani Sarkar, 16, Henrico High School, Henrico, Virginia
CB059Analysis of Changes Regarding Insulin Signaling in Response to High Fat Diet and Aging
 Trevor James Krolak, 18, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky
ME069Investigating the Role of Extracellular Calcium on the Proliferation and Insulin Secretion of Pancreatic Beta Cells in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
 Rohan Anand Savoor, 16, Monte Vista High School, Danville, California
 
All winners will receive a certificate, a book on the endocrine system and a t-shirt. 

European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN 

Intel ISEF finalists may apply to be considered for an opportunity to travel to tour CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world's leading laboratory for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland. A total of 12 students will win this wonderful opportunity to visit CERN in June. Finalists with projects in these categories are eligible and must apply to be considered: Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Materials and Bioengineering. This award is made possible by cooperative grants from Intel and the CERN IT Department, which collaborates with Intel in the framework of CERN Openlab. Students must be available for travel to Switzerland and France on the established dates of June 23 - June 28. Valid Passport required for travel.
All-expense paid trip to tour CERN 
 
CS002Building and Programming of a 3D-Scanner
 Fabian David Tschopp, 18, Kantonsschule Limmattal, Urdorf, Switzerland
CS017Breaking the Silence
 Elisabeth Anne Ashmore, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas
CS040Pardus: A Statistical Approach to Reduce Perceived Latency in Network Filesystems
 Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 15, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
CS047IlluminaMed: Developing New Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Use In a Biomedical Image Analysis Toolkit
 Yousuf Mounir Soliman, 16, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
CS054Using Artificial Intelligence to Create a Low Cost Self-driving Car
 Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu, 19, Liceul Tehnologic Oltchim, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
EE046Germitron: Robotic Assessment of Seed Vitality
 Ema Linnea Parker, 15, West High School, Salt Lake City, Utah
EE064A Novel Modular Repulsive Type Hybrid Magnetic Bearing for FES Systems
 Zeyu Liu, 17, Sir Winston Churchill High School, Calgary, Canada
ET044Novel Materials for Organic Solar Cells
 Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky
MA032A Novel Mathematical Model of Cellular Apoptosis under the Influence of Hsp70
 Ashwin Pavan Ramachandran, 17, Randolph School, Huntsville, Alabama
MA045Dots and Lines: A Combinatorial Interpretation of the Homotopy Groups of Finite Topologies
 Colin Campbell Aitken, 17, Leland High School, San Jose, California
PH012Superconductivity Emerging from Diamagnetism and Non-Fermi Liquid Behavior in a New Class of Chalcogenides
 Vincent Shian Cao, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky
PH048Creating PEAS: Portable Elemental Analysis System — Developing and Implementing a Novel Cold Cathode Source
 Jennifer Ann Csele, 17, Notre Dame College School, Welland, Canada
 

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology, located on Florida's Space Coast near Kennedy Space Center, offers full undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, science, psychology, business and aeronautics. 
Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship 
 
ET032Algae to Oil via Photoautotrophic Cultivation and Osmotic Sonication
 Evie Sobczak, 16, Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, Florida
EV031Home-Based Rapid Arsenic Water Test Using Nanotechnology
 Thabit Farrukh Pulak, 17, Richardson High School, Richardson, Texas
MA011Efficient Characteristic 3 Galois Field Operations for Elliptic Curve Cryptographic Applications
 Vinay Sridhar Iyengar, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
 
Florida Tech is offering tuition scholarships of $60,000 each, to be distributed over four years. 

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

The Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) is a leading research center in Trento, Italy. WebValley is the FBK Summer School program for interdisciplinary scientific research. A team of enthusiastic and motivated high school students and FBK researchers accepts a project challenge, this year on a web interface connecting Network Science and 3D bioimaging. FBK's Board of Directors will award 3 Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships, including travel to Italy, to be part of the WebValley team in July 2013.
Award to Travel to Trento, Italy to participate in summer school "Web Valley"
 
CS057MEye: An Affordable Eye-Tracking System
 Ayush Saraswat, 17, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
EN026Prediction of Tyrosine Sulfation in Viral GPCRs; Subversion of Host Response by Viruses
 Nikhil Venkata Ragha Kotha, 16, Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California
EN047PLGA Nanoparticles Encapsulating Anti-vascular Small Molecules for the Treatment of Breast Cancer
 Evan C. Smith, 16, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
MA011Efficient Characteristic 3 Galois Field Operations for Elliptic Curve Cryptographic Applications
 Vinay Sridhar Iyengar, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
 
Finalists must meet eligibility requirements for travel, and return documentation promptly to be considered. A valid passport is required for travel and visit to Italy. 

Go Daddy

In addition to offering domain names, website builders and hosting, Go Daddy believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the community. As part of that philosophy, Go Daddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to customers, employees and our community. Go Daddy will be presenting the following awards, each worth $1,500: the Web Innovator Award, the Mobile Application Award, the Open Source Award, the Data Award and the Forward Thinker Award. 
$1,500 Web Innovator Award
 
CS051Online Integrated Development Environment with Real-Time Input/Output 
 Blaise Bryan Koch, 18, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts, Hot Springs, Arkansas
$1,500 Mobile Application Award
 
CS014LAT (Location Aware Thermostat): Designing an Intelligent, Energy-Saving Thermostat 
 Jarrod Darren Dunne, 15, Franklin Academy High School, Wake Forest, North Carolina
 $1,500 Open Source Award
 
CS040Pardus: A Statistical Approach to Reduce Perceived Latency in Network Filesystems
 Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 15, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
$1,500 Forward Thinker Award
 
CS067A Telemedicine Tool for Monitoring Parkinson’s: Using Microsoft Kinect to Engineer the Parkinson’s ProtoTracker
 Darius Witold Bieganski, 17, Breck School, Golden Valley, Minnesota 
$1,500 Data Award
 
CS031Cloud4Cancer Tackles Genetic Expression Profiles to Diagnose Leukemia
 Brittany Michelle Wenger, 18, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Florida
 

Google

Education lies at the very core of Google’s mission to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. That’s why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we invest heavily in education programs, initiatives, and partnerships through our products and tools.
For the project that addresses a large and seemingly-impossible problem, finding an elegant solution with broad impact; Google Thinking Big Award
 
PH048Creating PEAS: Portable Elemental Analysis System - Developing and Implementing a Novel Cold Cathode Source
 Jennifer Ann Csele, 17, Notre Dame College School, Welland, Canada
For the project that applies computer science to further inquiry in a in a field other than computer science; Google CS Connect Award
 
CS031Cloud4Cancer Tackles Genetic Expression Profiles to Diagnose Leukemia
 Brittany Michelle Wenger, 18, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Florida
For the project that makes outstanding contributions to the field of computer science; Google CS Innovation Award.
 
CS047IlluminaMed: Developing New Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Use In a Biomedical Image Analysis Toolkit
 Yousuf Mounir Soliman, 16, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
 

IEEE Foundation 

The IEEE Foundation Presidents' Scholarship Award of $10,000 
 
EE004Development of a New Communication Method and Mechanism for Deaf-Blind People
 Isaac Christopher Portocarrero-Mora, 18, Colegio Vocacional Monsenor Sanabria, San Jose, Costa Rica
 
The winner also receives a plaque, framed certificate and free membership to the IEEE for the duration of the scholarship. 

IEEE Computer Society 

The IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information.
First Award of $1,000
 
CS012A Topographic Pressure Equalization Approach to Facility Assignment with Capacity Constraints for Disaster and Emergency Response
 
Apurv Hirsh Shekhar, 16, The Blake School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Second Award of $500
 
CS031Cloud4Cancer Tackles Genetic Expression Profiles to Diagnose Leukemia 
 Brittany Michelle Wenger, 18, The Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, Florida
Third Award of $350
 
CS053Mobile Vision: An Efficient Algorithm and Its Applications
 Fan Zhang, 18, Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, Canada
Team First Award of $500 for each Team Member
 
CS307A Heuristic Method for Determining Distance-Optimal Supercomputer Interconnection Networks 
 
Kevin Li Huang, 16, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York 
Mustafa Abid Ansari, 16, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, New York
Team Second Award of $400 for each Team Member
 
CS305Fish-eye Like Spot Magnifier with Low Cognitive Load for Image Browsing
 
Szu-Jung Wu, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei 
Shiang-Wen Huang, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
 
Winners will receive a framed certificate, and a one-year free subscription to the CS magazine of their choice. A winners group photo will also be published in an issue of "Computer" magazine. 

International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE 

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. INCOSE will award the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs. 
First Award of $1,500 
 
EE091Biometric Electromechanical Firearm Safety 
 Kai Thorin Kloepfer, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
EE019Web-Enabled Programmable Water Heater Controller
 David Prilutsky, 16, Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, Jersey City, New Jersey
EE056Turbopulse: A Resilient Hybrid Pulsating Turbine Jet Engine
 David Andrew Zarrin, 18, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California
EE085Man Overboard!
 Samuel Wheelhouse, 19, Nottingham High School, Nottingham, United Kingdom
EE090Continuous Real-Time Monitoring, Detection, Alert of Transient Cardiac Abnormalities Utilizing Electrocardiograph Circuit and Android-Based Analysis with Communication Through Wireless Networks
 Andrew Wei Chen, 15, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, Oregon
EN022An Advanced Biomimetic Hand Using Additive Manufacturing
 Holly Catherine Erickson, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico
EN025Investigation of Potential Assistive Methodologies for Complete Quadriplegics
 Yaya Chenyue Lu, 17, The Friends' School, Clemes, Hobart, Australia
EN038Evaluation of Polyvinyl-Alcohol Polymers as an Effective Shielding Mechanism Against Ionizing Radiation Induced Degradation in COTS Microcontroller Devices
 Christopher Louis Panuski, 18, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina
EN044H.E.R.E. Human Endangerment Recognition Equipment: A Possible Method to Reduce Fatalities Caused by Children Being Left Inside of Vehicles
 Kelly Maria Shelts, 16, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
EN055Rapid Production of Environmentally Sustainable Material from Local Waste and Mushroom Mycelia
 Divya Gourish Sirdeshpande, 17, Hempfield High School, Landisville, Pennsylvania
 

K. Soumyanath Memorial Award

This award is presented by the family of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957 - 2010), for the best project in Computer Engineering. K. Soumyanath was an Intel Fellow and Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA, leading research and development in circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. Energetic and adventurous, he inspired others to participate fully in all facets of life. A sum of $3,000 goes to the winning project and $1,000 to their school. 
1st Award of $3,000 
 
EE064A Novel Modular Repulsive Type Hybrid Magnetic Bearing for FES Systems 
 Zeyu Liu, 17, Sir Winston Churchill High School, Calgary, Canada
 

K. T. Li Foundation Special Award 

Established in 1956, the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) is the only national center for science education in the country. The Center’s permanent exhibition area displays rich content related to Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the Earth Sciences, and the NTSEC also hosts the most up-to-date science exhibitions in collaboration with other international and domestic museums. 
Trip to attend the Taiwan International Science Fair.
 
EM008Antimicrobial and Heavy Metal Sequestration Capacities of Graphene Polymer Nanocomposite Films
 Manvitha Venkatasai Katta, 17, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, Texas
EV008Development and Optimization of a Novel VOC Biofilter to Remediate Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) Sustainably PLUS an Analysis of Its Impact on Human Lung Health after Integration
 Naomi Chetan Shah, 17, Sunset High School, Portland, Oregon
 
Valid passport required for travel. 

King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to build a sustainable future by encouraging youth to search for creative means that pave the way toward developing technologies for renewable energy, thereby maintaining a sustainable future of energy. To achieve this goal, King Abdul-Aziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "MAWHIBA" will award a Special Prize on Renewable Energy at Intel ISEF 2013. MAWHIBA is a national cultural foundation established to help develop a comprehensive environment of creativity in Saudi Arabia to enable gifted citizens from all areas to properly use their talents for prosperity of their country. 
First Award of $3,000 
 
ET048Effect of Conversion of the Sunlight into Electricity of the Kyllinga brevifolia
 Andrea Marie Albaladejo Quiles, 14, Brigida Alvarez Rodriguez, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Second Award of $2,500
 
EE008Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Farm Configuration Efficiency Based on Schools of Fish in Nature 
 Yenny Dieguez, 15, Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Florida
Third Award of $2,000

ET058The Improved Efficiency and Enhanced Lifetime of a Solar Cell Based on Modified Photosynthetic Pigments
 Nathan Sai Kondamuri, 18, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana
Fourth Award of $1,500
 
ET044Novel Materials for Organic Solar Cells
 Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky 
Fifth Award of $1,000
 
ET042The Creation of a Feasible Wave-Powered Piezoelectric Generator
 Dylan Alexander Globerman, 18, Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Georgia
 

Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society 

Mu Alpha Theta was formed more than 50 years ago to develop strong scholarship in Mathematics and promote the understanding and enjoyment of the subject. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation may include, but are not limited to, mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation. 
First Award of $3,000 
 
MA011Efficient Characteristic 3 Galois Field Operations for Elliptic Curve Cryptographic Applications
 Vinay Sridhar Iyengar, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Second Award of $2,000
 
MA012Classification of Some Fusion Categories of Rank 4
 Hannah Kerner Larson, 18, South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon 
Third Award of $1,000
 
MA057Superadditivity and Subadditivity in Fair Division
 Rishi Suvir Mirchandani, 16, Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
Winners will receive a certificate and information about joining Mu Alpha Theta. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Founded in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research, answering basic questions like: What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? 
Grand award of $5,000 
 
PH038Analysis of Jovian Decametric Emission using the Long Wavelength Array Station 1
 Jinhie Lee Skarda, 18, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Second Award of $2,000
 
CH022An Inexpensive and Ultra-Compact Raman Spectrometer for Real World Applications
 Jack Thomas Andraka, 16, North County High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland
EN317Efficient Algae-Based Life Support for Long Duration Spaceflight
 
Alexander Raymond Crisara, 18, L.C. Anderson High School, Austin, Texas 
Alexander Jahan Rabii, 16, L.C. Anderson High School, Austin, Texas
ME016Programmable Multiplexed Immunosensor for Rapid Cardiac Diagnostics
 Andy Tran, 18, Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, Texas
Third Award of $1000
 
CB005In vitro Macromolecular Crowding Affects Cellular Behavior
 Karan Rajesh Naik, 16, Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio
CH024Towards Next-Generation Nanomaterials: Atomistic, First-Principles Analysis of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide
 Shyamal Buch, 17, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, California
CH042The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes
 Michael Zhu Chen, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
CH061Folding and Unfolding of Serum Albumin Proteins with Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy
 Gagan Ajay Gupta, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan
CS307A Heuristic Method for Determining Distance-Optimal Supercomputer Interconnection Networks
 
Kevin Li Huang, 16, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York 
Mustafa Abid Ansari, 16, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, New York
EE060Apparatus and Analysis Techniques for Miniature Pulsed Plasma Sources
 Adam Joseph Bowman, 17, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tennessee
EM022A Model-Based Approach to Predicting Species' Responses to Climate Change by Characterizing Community Dynamics
 Emily Elizabeth Baczyk, 17, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut
MA302Simulation of Protein Folding using Monte Carlo Methods in a Triangular Lattice
 
Niranjan Balachandar, 16, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas 
Nirali Kunjan Thakor, 15, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
PH056N-Body Simulation of Saturn's Ring Structure
 Coleman J. Kendrick, 14, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico
PS007Circadian and Photomorphogenic Response in Arabidopsis thaliana
 Savannah Elizabeth Est, 17, Emil E. Holt Senior High School, Wentzville, Missouri
 

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Since 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society has promoted greater compassion, respect and justice for animals. NAVS educational and advocacy programs advance better, more humane science; support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education; and effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals. 

First Award of $5,000 
 
BI011Analysis 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
Second Award of $2,000
 
EN049Advances in the Bottom-Up Assembly of Multicellular Architectures: From Neuroengineering to Biodefense
 Samantha Marie Marquez, 17, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, Richmond, Virginia
Third Award of $1,000
 
BI042Targeting Survivin as a Potential Cancer Therapeutic
 Kelsey Mackenzie Barter, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona
 
For more information on the specific guidelines for this award, visit the National Anti-Vivisection Society's website. 

National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health & the Friends of NIDA 

Part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest science competition for high school students, the Addiction Science Award is given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to three exemplary projects on the topic of addiction science.
First Award of $2,500 
 
BE019The At-Risk Maturing Brain: Effects of Stress Paradigms on Mood, Memory and Cognition in Adolescents and the Role of the Prefrontal Cortex
 Zarin Ibnat Rahman, 16, Brookings High School, Brookings, South Dakota
Second Award of $1,500
 
CB305The Effect of Ethanol on Beta Cell Development in Zebrafish
 
Emory Morris Payne, 17, Bancroft School, Worcester, Massachusetts 
Zohaib Majaz Moonis, 17, Bancroft School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Third Award of $1,000
 
ME057Determining the Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Pentedrone-Based “Bath Salts” on Drosophila melanogaster
 Alaina Nicole Sonksen, 17, Camdenton High School, Camdenton, Missouri
Honorable Mention
 
CSO46Properties of Twitter Network Communications Among Teenagers
 Gili Rusak, 16, Shaker High School, Latham, New York
 
The Addiction Science Award is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health and Friends of NIDA . 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA 

A fully paid summer internship at a NOAA research lab, plus a $500 monetary award. 
 
EM052The Replacement of Fishmeal with Formulated Sustainable Meals and Its Effect on the Growth of Litopenaeus vannamei
 Olivia Kaye Joslin, 17, Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Award of $500
 
AS038Effects of Environmental Stressors on the Filtration Rates of the Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis 
 Meagan Elizabeth Currie, 16, Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine
 
Winners also receive a NOAA ALL Hazards Weather Radio and a certificate signed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. The First Prize Winner also receives an engraved plaque. 

Oregon Institute of Technology

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering, health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities. The university takes an applied approach to teaching which blends theory and hands-on learning. 
Award scholarship of $5,000 
 
CS015Artificial Neural Networks for Simulated Control Systems
 Sarah Christine Walker, 17, Gresham Union High School, Gresham, Oregon
EM041The Novel Implementation of Biochar Cathodes in Microbial Fuel Cells (Phase I)
 Meghana Vijay Rao, 17, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
 

Patent and Trademark Office Society

The PTOS is a membership-based organization for Patent and Trademark professionals and other interested individuals. From its inception in 1917, the Society has been dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent and Trademark Systems through promoting the systems' growth and well-being, as well as promoting the social and intellectual welfare of the Society members.
Grand Award of $500, an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the United States of America
 
ME099Dictyostelium Discoideum- Novel Diagnostic Tool for Lung Cancer using VOCs 
 Anishaa Sivakumar, 14, Franklin Regional Senior High School, Murrysville, Pennsylvania
First Award of $250
 
BI025A Novel Function of TsTXK-beta Neurotoxin in the Tityus serrulatus Scorpion Venom
 Nayrob Pereira, 17, Escola Estadual Alberto Torres, Sao Paulo, Brasil
CB053A Potential Treatment for Cirrhosis: Retinol-Palmitic Acid Treatments and Knockdown of the miR-23b Cluster Reverts Cirrhotic Hepatic Stellate Cells to the Quiescent State
 Daniel Jeremy Fulop, 17, John Jay High School, Cross River, New York
CH051Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors
 Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California
CS022The BodyMusic Composition Platform: Augmenting Conventional Music Production with Natural Body Articulation
 Douglas Adam Smith, 17, Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts
EE008Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Farm Configuration Efficiency Based on Schools of Fish in Nature
 Yenny Dieguez, 15, Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Florida
EN025Investigation of Potential Assistive Methodologies for Complete Quadriplegics
 Yaya Chenyue Lu, 17, The Friends' School, Clemes, Hobart, Australia
ET034Repurposed Materials Solar Air Heater with Mirror Addition
 Jamielee Rose Buenemann, 16, Washington High School, Washington, Missouri
MI049Significantly Increasing the Concentration of Cellulosic Ethanol using Cedecea davisae
 Abigail Lyn Walling, 16, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa
PH045Let There Be Light!. . . Fully Solution-Processed Polymer Based- Aluminum Substrate Photovoltaic Cells Fabricated in Ambient Air
 Faizullah Mashriqi, 17, Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, New York
Second Award of $150
 
BI029The Effects of Zinc Toxicity on Zn Concentrations, Growth, and Photosynthesis of Brassica oleracea
 Leah Ruth Samuels, 16, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
CB011Synthetic Biology Approach for Development of a Monosodium Glutamate Detector
 Jodie Leigh Tinker, 16, Covenant Christian Academy, Huntsville, Alabama
CH030Preparation of Surfactants Mixture from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid and Castor Oil to Combat the Dengue Mosquito Larvae
 Gabriel Tiago Galdino, 17, Escola Estadual Jose Maria Hugo Rodrigues, Campo Grande, Brasil
CS020Interactive 3D CAPTCHA
 Jiahui Lu, 18, Shanghai High School, Shanghai, China
EE088Fine Motor Skills Using Neural Activated Biomechanical Prosthesis
 Easton J. LaChappelle, 17, Mancos High School, Mancos, Colorado
EN002Design of an Optimized Distiller for Production of Ethanol from Banana Waste
 Cristhian Andres Nunez-Vanegas, 17, Centro Educativo Maria Inmaculada, Limon, Costa Rica
ET032Algae to Oil via Photoautotrophic Cultivation and Osmotic Sonication
 Evie Sobczak, 16, Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, Florida
ME049Can Pomegranate Prevent Human Pancreatic and Colon Adenocarcinoma?
 Deena S. Mousa, 13, Emma Willard School, Troy, New York
MI038The Power of Moringa Flowers
 Aliyah Alexa Allick, 13, The Good Hope School, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands
PH008New and Improved Insights into the Microcosm: Multimodal Light Microscopy with Bright, Darkfield and Phase Contrast, Part 2: Axial Phase-Darkfield Contrast (APDC), Variable Phase-Brightfield Contrast (VPBC) and Universal Variable Bright-Darkfield Contrast (UVBDC)
 Timm Piper, 17, Martin-von-Cochem-Gymnasium, Cochem, Germany
 

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology 

Psi Chi was founded in 1929, for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.
First Award of $1,000 
 
BE003Applying Matrix Theory to Model Global Social Dynamics
 Heeyoon Kim, 18, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers, Georgia
Second Award of $350
 
BE050The Effect of Emoticon Stimuli on Human Facial Muscle Activation and Social Evaluation using Electromyographic Technology: A Novel Determination
 Abigail Claire Orlando, 18, Eastchester High School, Eastchester, New York
Third Award of $150
 
BE307Improving the Cognitive Abilities of Secondary Students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Through Reading Specific Text Colors
 
Othman Abdullah Alodan, 17, Deffi High School, Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia 
Abdulmalik Mohammed Aloufi, 17, Deffi High School, Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia
 
All winners will receive a Psi Chi Certificate of Recognition. 

Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions whose integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently. Ricoh has a long-standing environmental mission and commitment to sustainability, bringing corporate, social and environmental responsibilities into balance.
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award of $12,500
 
EM032Making Drinkable Water from Thin Air: The Optimization of a Hydrophobic Surface to Efficiently Harvest Fog Providing a Sustainable Secondary Water Source
 Michael Fernandez Vermeland, 18, Loudoun County Academy of Science, Sterling, Virginia
 The Passive Acquisition of a Viable Source of Bio-Electricity from Wastewater with Applications for Hydrogen Generation: Phase II
 
Jed Donald Grow, 17, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah 
Andrew Quinn Ross, 18, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah
 

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Childrens National Medical Center

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC is pursuing the goal of making pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain-free. By combining research and clinical work in the areas of imaging, bioengineering, pain medicine, immunology and personalized medicine, our physicians and scientists are developing knowledge, tools and procedures that will benefit children globally.
First Award $2,500 
 
ME088Colorimetric Detection of Plasmodium falciparum via Aptasensor Technology
 Junyi (Sarah) Wu, 16, Assumption College School, Brantford, Canada
Second Award of $1,500
 
ME068Designing a Novel Freeze-Stable Tetanus Vaccine
 Aryo Sorayya, 18, Monte Vista High School, Danville, California
Third Award of $500
 
EE006Interpreter Glove for Deaf People
 Luciano Gini Thoma, 18, Instituto Tecnologico Superior Paysandu, Paysandu, Uruguay

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society 

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with a distinguished history of service to science and society. This multi-disciplinary society includes members who were elected based on their research achievements or potential, and historically, more than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize. The Society is pleased to offer awards for the best demonstration of interdisciplinary research.
First Life Science Award of $ 2,000 
 
EV301A Novel Model for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Using U937 and COLO320DM Cell Lines, to Propose a Pathway by which Environmental Toxin, 4-Nonylphenol, May Promote an Inflammatory Response
 
Albert Kim, 17, Manhasset Secondary School, Manhasset, New York 
Byeong Ho Jung, 15, Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, New York
Second Life Science Award of $1,000
 
ME304The Effects of Riluzole and Superoxide Dismutase on ALS C. elegans Model Strain AM725
 
Karalyn Nicole Pappas, 16, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York 
Stephanie Ying, 16, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
First Physical Science Award of $1,500 
 
EN305The Rate of Lead (II) Hydroxide Deposition in a Concrete Water Holding Tank: An Investigation of Water Distribution Systems in Third World Countries
 
Shujat Ali Khan, 17, East Meadow High School, East Meadow, New York 
Shamoon Syed Rizvi, 17, East Meadow High School, East Meadow, New York
MA302Simulation of Protein Folding using Monte Carlo Methods in a Triangular Lattice
 
Niranjan Balachandar, 16, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas 
Nirali Kunjan Thakor, 15, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
Honorable Mention
 
EM304The Effect of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Regeneration and Activity of Dugesia dorotocephala, Growth of Chlorella vulgaris, and Embryonic Development of Lytechinus variegatus 
 
Archie Chakming Kong, 16, Manhasset Secondary School, Manhasset, New York 
Randy Tung, 16, Manhasset Secondary School, Manhasset, New York 
Arthur Wang, 16, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
EV303
Predicting Earthquakes by Monitoring the Electron Content of the Ionosphere
 
Nicolas Javier Marone, 18, Ort Henri Ronson, Ashqelon, Israel 
Aviv Rabinovich, 18, Mevoot Hanegev, Kibbutz Shoval, Israel
ME311Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: An Analysis of Drug Therapy Options
 
Anvita Gupta, 15, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona 
Sejal Aggarwal, 16, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
PH312The Effects of Temperature on the Index of Refraction of Water
 
Charlyn Castro Manuyag, 17, Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii 
Fely Marie Gregorio Magaoay, 18, Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii
 

Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 

The Society for Experimental Mechanics is composed of international members from academia, government, and industry who are committed to interdisciplinary application, research and development, education, and active promotion of experimental methods to: (a) increase the knowledge of physical phenomena; (b) further the understanding of the behavior of materials, structures and systems; and (c) provide the necessary physical basis and verification for analytical and computational approaches to the development of engineering solutions. 
First Award of $2,500
 
EE076Self-diagnosing Smart Bolts to Save Your Life
 Vladislav Sevostianov, 15, Las Cruces High School, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Second Award of $1,500
 
EN054The Study of the Effectiveness of Novel Optimization of Digital Image Correlation to Obtain Accurate Full-field Displacement Measurements
 Alma Amad Alhussaini, 17, Dhahran Schools, Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Third Award of $1,000 
 
EN056Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Human Breath for Biomedical Applications
 Rohan Palanki, 16, W.P. Davidson High School, Mobile, Alabama
 

Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Founded in 1955, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization of flight test pilots and astronauts promoting air safety and education in the design and flight test of aerospace vehicles. SETP's membership extends across 30 countries worldwide, comprised of over 2,400 active and retired test pilots representing all types of aerospace vehicles, military and civilian. First
Award of $1,000
 
EE056Turbopulse: A Resilient Hybrid Pulsating Turbine Jet Engine
 
David Andrew Zarrin, 18, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California
Second Award of $500
 
ET035Configuring a Biplane Airfoil for Practical Application and Sonic Boom Reduction in Subsonic to Supersonic Flow through Performance Optimization
 Sumukh S. Bharadwaj, 17, Capital High School, Olympia, Washington
Third Award of $300
 
EE008Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Farm Configuration Efficiency Based on Schools of Fish in Nature 
 Yenny Dieguez, 15, Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Florida
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
EE034Third World Power: Using a Joule Thief to Extend Battery Life
 Andrew Jerald Miller, 17, Rio Grande Enrichment Studies, Albuquerque, New Mexico 
ET006Rotor Tip Components for Residential Wind Turbines
 Daniel James Dorminy, 18, Sola Fide Home School, McDonough, Georgia
ET312Designing, Prototyping, and Testing Agricultural Drones
 
Eric Gene Chang, 15, Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, Virginia 
Jordan Taylor Kuhn, 16, Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, Virginia

All honorees receive a certificate of recognition, book and guest invitation to the annual Symposium. 


Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the science of applied geophysics and the education of geophysicists. SEG, founded in 1930, fosters the expert and ethical practice of geophysics in the exploration and development of natural resources, in characterizing the near surface, and in mitigating earth hazards. The Society, which has more than 33,000 members in 138 countries, fulfills its mission through its publications, conferences, forums, Web sites, and educational opportunities.
Distinguished Achievement Award of $2,000 and a trip to the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting. 
 
PH043Geometric Bore Variations and Their Harmonic Nuances in Musical Instruments 
 Harrison Robert Pershing, 15, Greely High School, Cumberland, Maine
Award of Merit of $1,000
 
PH002Misbehaving Waves: The SurReal Thing
 Myles Withay Mitchell, 18, Limavady Grammar School, Limavady, Northern Ireland 
Team Award of $1,000
PH308"V-shaped Wave" Generated by a Moving Object: Analyses and Experiments on Capillary Gravity Waves
 
Tomohiko Sato, 17, Hiroshima Prefectural Fuchu Senior High School, Fuchu-shi, Japan 
Takahiro Yomono, 18, Hiroshima Prefectural Fuchu Senior High School, Fuchu-shi, Japan
Award of Merit of $500
 
PH016Electromagnetic Induction Sensor
 Harshit Singh, 17, InTech Collegiate High School, North Logan, Utah 
Team award of $1,500 to be divided equally among team members.
 
CS316Modeling of Acoustic Waves with Lattice Boltzmann Method
 
Sergey Dukanov, 17, Lyceum of Information Technologies No.1533, Moscow, Russia 
Arkadiy Prigojin, 18, Lyceum of Information Technologies No.1533, Moscow, Russia
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
EA011Surviving Seismically-Induced Liquefaction: Dynamic Centrifugal Modeling of a Novel Hybrid Floating Foundation System
 Alex L. Chang, 16, University High School, Irvine, California 
PH020
The Effect of Molar Mass of a Gas on the Speed of a Sound Wave
 
Graham Lewis Gabrielson, 18, Saint Paul Harding Senior High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota
PH021Using Holographic Interferometry for Measuring Magnetic Field Strength
 Ethan Michael Salisbury, 16, Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio
PH057Making a Matching Layer for Acoustic Sensors
 Justin P. Skycak, 16, Marian High School, Mishawaka, Indiana
PH312The Effects of Temperature on the Index of Refraction of Water
 
Charlyn Castro Manuyag, 17, Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii 
Fely Marie Gregorio Magaoay, 18, Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii
 

SPIE-The International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 225,600 constituents from approximately 150 countries, the Society advanced emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. In 2011, the Society provided more than $2.5 million in support of scholarships, grants, and other education programs around the world. This ambitious effort reflects the Society's commitment to education and to the next generation of optical scientists and engineers.
First Award of $2,500
 
CS0323D Scanner 
 
London Reeve Bolsius, 15, Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas
Second Award of $1,500
 
EN065Assembly of Magnetic Particles and Magnetic Holes into 1D, 2D, and 3D Photonic Crystals
 Michael Leonard Janner, 17, Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, California 
Third Award of $1,000
 
PH008New and Improved Insights into the Microcosm: Multimodal Light Microscopy with Bright, Darkfield and Phase Contrast, Part 2: Axial Phase Darkfield Contrast (APDC), Variable PhaseBrightfield Contrast (VPBC) and Universal Variable Bright-Darkfield Contrast (UVBDC) 
 
Timm Piper, 17, Martin-von-Cochem-Gymnasium, Cochem, Germany
Honorable Mention 
 
CS305Fish-eye Like Spot Magnifier with Low Cognitive Load for Image Browsing
 
Szu-Jung Wu, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei 
Shiang-Wen Huang, 18, National Hsinchu Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
ET048Effect of Conversion of the Sunlight into Electricity of the Kyllinga brevifolia
 
Andrea Marie Albaladejo Quiles, 14, Brigida Alvarez Rodriguez, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
EV001Fluorescent Quantum Dots as a Solid-Phase Detection Medium for Heavy-Metal Contaminates in Drinking Water
 Rikhav Shah, 15, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida
 

United Airlines Foundation

For more than 60 years, the United Airlines Foundation has served as the charitable wing of United Airlines, Inc. The Foundation's International Program grants support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives. In addition, we support community service grants for arts and culture, health and environmental initiatives. 
First Place Award of $7,500
 
EE007Modification in Aeroplane Wheels to Reduce Wear on the Tyre
 Phillipe Robert Josef Renee Lothaller, 17, Rondebosch Boys' High School, Cape Town, South Africa
Second Award of $5,000 
 
EM015BIO-OIL: The Use of Specially Made Catalyst 
 Nur Liyana Johari, 17, Tuanku Syed Putra Secondary Science School, Kangar, Malaysia
Third Award of $2,500
 
ET316DRT - Drag Reduction Technology
 
Herbert Gerhardter, 19, HTBLA Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt, Austria 
David Josef Zefferer, 20, HTBLA Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt, Austria
 

United States Environmental Protection Agency

Alternate trip winner
 
EE012Powering the World: The Design and Development of a Green Energy Technology 
 
Marcus James Langevin, 18, Lincoln Senior High School, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
EPA Patrick Hurd Sustainability Award
 
EE311 Total Solar Strategy for the Tohono O'Odham Nation
 
Jacquel Caron Rivers, 16, Baboquivari High School, Sells, Arizona 
Arne Joi Saguni Nipales, 17, Baboquivari High School, Sells, Arizona
 

United Technologies Corporation 

United Technologies Corp. is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building systems industries. 
Each winning project will receive $3,000 in shares of UTC common stock. 
 
CH024Towards Next-Generation Nanomaterials: Atomistic, First-Principles Analysis of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide
 Shyamal Buch, 17, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, California
CS014LAT (Location Aware Thermostat): Designing an Intelligent, Energy-Saving Thermostat
 Jarrod Darren Dunne, 15, Franklin Academy High School, Wake Forest, North Carolina
CS024Improving Algorithms for the Optimal Allocation of Security Resources
 Arjun Milind Tambe, 15, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California
EE008Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Farm Configuration Efficiency Based on Schools of Fish in Nature
 Yenny Dieguez, 15, Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, Hialeah, Florida
EE077A Microprocessor Controlled Device with Cloud Connected Sensors for Improving Cardiovascular Health and Workout Efficacy
 Alisha Saxena, 16, Interlake Senior High School, Bellevue, Washington
EN317Efficient Algae-Based Life Support for Long Duration Spaceflight
 
Alexander Raymond Crisara, 18, L.C. Anderson High School, Austin, Texas 
Alexander Jahan Rabii, 16, L.C. Anderson High School, Austin, Texas
ET306URINE: Metabolic Waste or Energy Source?
 
Adebola Florish Duro-Aina, 14, Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Nigeria 
Oluwatoyin Eunice Faleke, 15, Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Nigeria 
Zainab Eniola Bello, 15, Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Nigeria
MA012Classification of Some Fusion Categories of Rank 4
 Hannah Kerner Larson, 18, South Eugene High School, Eugene, Oregon
PH003Farnsworth Fusor
 Michal Racko, 18, Jozef Lettrich Secondary Grammar School, Martin, Slovakia
 
Each winner will also receive a plaque, backpack, and the UTC Annual Report. Common stock award to be divided among team members. 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

University of the Sciences awards five $15,000 scholarships to students whose research and academic interests align with the USciences mission. Scholarships become effective upon enrollment in the incoming class of Fall 2014. At USciences, we are building on a life sciences legacy started almost two centuries ago as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. From treating, researching, and studying diseases and cures on a molecular level to the medicines that improve lives worldwide, USciences is about moving life forward.
Tuition Scholarship of $15,000 per year for four years. 
 
BI048CancAARS: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Melanoma Tumorigenesis
 Robert Mohamed Bacchus, Jr., 16, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida
CB038What Are Mechanims Underlying Nicotine Induced Neutrophil Apoptosis?
 Jay Kumar, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky
EM039Sustaining Ecological Biodiversity with Highly Specific RNA Interference (RNAi) 
 Neha Kambam Reddy, 16, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida
ME009Hemodynamic Interactions in Arterial Networks with Atherosclerosis
 Aprotim Cory Bhowmik, 16, Parkview High School, Lilburn, Georgia
ME106Preventing the Growth of Aeromonas sobria with Ciprofloxacin, Bacitracin, and Over-the-Counter Antiseptics
 
Julia Carol Nahman, 17, Hilton Head Preparatory School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
Scholarships are to be allocated toward tuition only and become effective upon enrollment in any undergraduate or first-professional program offered at University of the Sciences. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years provided the recipient is enrolled as a full time undergraduate or first-professional student in good academic standing with the University. 
 

West Virginia University

West Virginia University will be awarding 25 Academic Excellence or Presidential Scholarships (depending on residency) to students whose research and academic aptitude align with WVU's institutional goals and research interests. Classified as a Research University (High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, West Virginia University offers 184 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 14 academic colleges. 
Renewable Tuition Scholarship Awards 
 
AS014Effects of Meteorological Conditions on the Avian Paratympanic Organ: An Ethological Analysis 
 Zoe Pierce Buccella, 17, Home School, Barnesville, Ohio 
BE018The Analysis of the Stroop Effect & Shapes Test on the Different Stages of Brain Development 
 Hana Kim Ulman, 16, Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, West Virginia
BI034Kastle-Meyer Test: Crime Scene Cleanup
 
Kassie Jean Henry, 16, Southeastern High School, Augusta, Illinois 
BI054Screening of Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease 
 Annika Mulaney, 15, International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High School, Bartow, Florida
CH047Fingerprints: Can They Handle the Heat?
 Martina Marie Hukel, 16, Governor French Academy, Belleville, Illinois
CH304The Effect of Catalysts on the Electrolysis of Water
 
Jordan Michael Hallow, 17, Musselman High School, Inwood, West Virginia 
David-Michael Andrew Buckman, 18, Musselman High School, Inwood, West Virginia
EA004A Two-Dimensional Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing Principles
 Jacob Floyd Nichols, 17, Brush High School, Brush, Colorado
EE006Interpreter Glove for Deaf People
 Luciano Gini Thoma, 18, Instituto Tecnologico Superior Paysandu, Paysandu, Uruguay 
EE080Rocket Motor Test System 7000
 Ryan Russell Maurer, 18, Frazier High School, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
EE088Fine Motor Skills Using Neural Activated Biomechanical Prosthesis
 Easton J. LaChappelle, 17, Mancos High School, Mancos, Colorado
EE313Counter IED Communication Using Near Field Magnetic Induction
 
Hayden Douglas Dobyns, 18, Pleasant Grove High School, Pleasant Grove, Utah 
Brennan Kevin Burnett, 18, Pleasant Grove High School, Pleasant Grove, Utah 
EM050No Mo Mine: MgSO4, Mo and Plant Remediation of Mine Residual Contamination
 Hayden Allan Randall, 14, Taos High School, Taos, New Mexico
EM315Filamentous Fungi Cultivation on “Moonshine” Distillate Residues and Thin Stillage to Produce Reusable Water and a High-Value Fish Food Co-Product 
 
John Edward Hale, 17, Morristown Hamblen High School East, Morristown, Tennessee 
Sydney Veronica Burchell, 16, Morristown Hamblen High School East, Morristown, Tennessee
EN004Optimizing Electrical Current Output of Microbial Fuel Cells through Bacterial Mutagenesis and the Fabrication of Nanofiber-based Electrodes 
 Danielle Hua Jacobson, 16, Camps Bay High School, Cape Town, South Africa
EN316Nano-texture Based Transparent Superhydrophobic Coating for Anti-Icing Applications and for the Welfare of the Military and Aeronautics Industry
 
Dana Abulez, 16, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas 
Devyani Shekhawat, 15, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
EV032Oxidative Attack and Elimination of Bisphenol A by Manganese Dioxide
 
Peter Scott Welcker III, 16, Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia
PH022The Development of a Long Life Solid State Dye Laser
 Joseph Patrick Lee, 16, Saint Peter's Academy, New Market, Alabama
PH048Creating PEAS: Portable Elemental Analysis System - Developing and Implementing a Novel Cold Cathode Source
 
Jennifer Ann Csele, 17, Notre Dame College School, Welland, Canada
PH307A Quantum Mechanical Model for the Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Protein Folding Behavior
 
Prithvi Potharaju, 15, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte, North Carolina 
Justin Yang, 15, Ardrey Kell High School, Charlotte, North Carolina
 
These awards are dependent on the student meeting the requirements of 1.) high school GPA (weighted or unweighted) of at least 3.8 and 2.) ACT score of 30 or SAT score of 1340 or higher. 

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