2020 Regeneron STS Scholars

Society for Science & the Public proudly announces the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each. The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,993 applications received from 659 high schools across 49 states. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists and hail from 192 American and international high schools in 39 states and Guam.

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2020 Scholars

Sam Aberman, Age: 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: Facilitation of an orthogonal IL-2 system for CAR T cell therapy through the novel knockout of the human IL-2 gene
 

Rohan Ahluwalia, Age: 17
Westview High School, Portland, OR
Project Title: A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Noninvasive Detection of Blood Glucose using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks
 

Samuel Anchipolovsky, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Doxycycline: A Repurposed Therapy for Combating Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disease
 

Audrey Anderson, Age: 18
Omaha North High Magnet School, Omaha, NE
Project Title: Resilin Distribution and Abundance in Apis mellifera Wing Joints across Biological Age Classes
 

Takaharu Araki, Age: 17
Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, NY
Project Title: PDK Inhibition Selectively Sensitizes Hyperactive mTORC1 MEF Cells Under Hypoxia
 

Henry Asa, Age: 17
Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY
Project Title: Deriving the Value of Cryptocurrencies Through an Analysis of 95 Global Currencies
 

Caroline Badagliacca, Age: 18
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT
Project Title: Music and Memory: The Ideal Dosage of Music for Improved Cognition and Quality of Life in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
 

Sara Bahri, Age: 17
Lynbrook High School, Lynbrook, NY
Project Title: Altered Bilayer Elasticity as a Novel Mechanism for Aminoglycoside Antibiotics’ Toxicity
 

Mairead Baker, Age: 18
Boston Latin Academy, Boston, MA
Project Title: The Effect of Prolonged Morphine Administration on Infant Rat Regional Brain Volumes
 

Ravi Balasubramanian, Age: 17
Harriton High School of Lower Merion, Rosemont, PA
Project Title: Volvox barberi flocks, forming near-optimal, two-dimensional, polydisperse lattice packings
 

Jonathan Bar-On, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Depolarizing Polarity: Data Mining Shared Likes on Twitter to Uncover Political Gateway Groups
 

Eeshani Behara, Age: 17
American Heritage School Boca-Delray, Delray Beach, FL
Project Title: Smart Microfluidics-based Impedance Aggregometry Biosensor for Detection of Platelet Hyperaggregation
 

Pratik Bharadwaj, Age: 17
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA
Project Title: Suppressing Artifacts in CT using an Efficient Denoising Autoencoder
 

Jagdeep Bhatia, Age: 17
Watchung Hills Regional High School, Warren, NJ
Project Title: Simple and Fast Algorithms for Interactive Machine Learning with Random Counter-Examples
 

Amogh Bhatnagar, Age: 18
University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Project Title: Methodology Demonstration of a Cost Effective Comparison of Procedures Using Open and Laparoscopic Appendectomy: Total Charges vs Hospital Stay
 

Garrett Blum, Age: 17
University School, Chagrin Falls, OH
Project Title: Honeycomb Structures as a Helmet Liner Material: Use of Artificial Neural Network Modeling to Predict Helmet Liner Safety for Known and Experimental Helmet Liner Materials
 

Ashton Body, Age: 17
Episcopal High School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Project Title: Targeted Drug Delivery for Drug Resistant Cancer
 

William Borges, Age: 17
Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, NY
Project Title: An Innovative Approach to Recover Nitrogen from Wastewater Using Nanostructured Cellulose Sulfate
 

Rishabh Bose, Age: 17
Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, CA
Project Title: Non-Line-of-Sight Image and Depth Recovery Using an Ordinary Digital Camera
 

Soham Bose, Age: 17
Troy High School, Fullerton, CA
Project Title: Application of Physics Informed Neural Networks to Diffusion Partial Differential Equations
 

Isha Brahmbhatt, Age: 17
Ardsley High School, Ardsley, NY
Project Title: Removal of Rare Earth Metal Ions from Contaminated Water by Sustainable Carboxycellulose Nanofibers Derived from Agave through Nitro Oxidation Process
 

Andrew Brinton, Age: 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY
Project Title: Marsh Restoration: Ribbed Mussels (Geukensia demissa) as a Revival Mechanism to Rebuild the Coastal Salt Marshes of Long Island, New York
 

Sabrina Cai, Age: 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: Investigating synthetic lethality for brain cancer therapy
 

Kevin Carratu, Age: 17
Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: Supplementation of Antioxidants with Curcumin, Quercetin, and L-glutathione to Reduce Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration, Alpha-synuclein Accumulation, and Decreased Motility Associated with Parkinson’s in Caenorhabditis elegans
 

Govind Chada, Age: 17
Cypress Woods High School, Cypress, TX
Project Title: Machine Learning Models for Abnormality Detection in Musculoskeletal Radiographs
 

Priya Chainani, Age: 17
Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY
Project Title: The Predictability of U.S. Drug Deaths Through State Level Income Inequality and Neuroticism
 

Soumik Chakraborty, Age: 18
Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Smart Shoes and Ensemble Machine Learning for Early Detection of Abnormal Stress
 

Emily Chan, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: An Examination Into the Relationship Between Different National Attitudes Regarding Gender on Student STEM Career Aspirations: An International Study
 

Cynthia Chen, Age: 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Decoding Neural Networks: Discovery of Anti-Tumor B Cell Receptor Motifs Using a Novel Sequence-Based Computational Framework
 

Cynthia Chen, Age: 17
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Project Title: A Green Nanotechnological Approach for Energy Efficiency and Conservation: Tungsten-doped Vanadium Dioxide Thermochromic Smart Windows
 

Lauren Chen, Age: 16
Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC
Project Title: Serum miR-134 predicts and potentially promotes breast cancer recurrence
 

Michael Chen, Age: 17
Ridgeview High School, Orange Park, FL
Project Title: An Investigation into the Distillation of Water from Pennisetum purpureum Using Solar Stills to Alleviate the Water Crisis in Uganda
 

Yang Chen, Age: 19
Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Project Title: Active Learning over Deep Neural Network: Automated Engineering Design Optimization for Fluid Dynamics Based on Self-Simulated Dataset
 

Holly Cheng, Age: 17
Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY
Project Title: Modulating Fetal Globin Levels Using CRISPR/Cas9 in an in vitro Mouse Cellular System
 

Ken Cheng, Age: 17
Walnut High School, Walnut, CA
Project Title: Quantum Chemical Study of Molecular Structures and Stabilities of Iron Complexes Containing Nitric Oxide and Imidazole-Based Ligands
 

Suyoun Choi, Age: 17
Westview High School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Validating Candidate Genes from CRISPR Knockout Screen to Investigate Mechanisms of Trametinib Resistance in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
 

Karen Chung, Age: 18
Northwood High School, IRVINE, CA
Project Title: Integrating Mathematical Modeling With Machine Learning to Identify Cancer Driver Genes
 

Ilan Cosman, Age: 17
La Jolla High School, La Jolla, CA
Project Title: Computer Vision for Detecting Errors in 3D Printing
 

Brendan Crotty, Age: 17
Hickory Hill Academy Homeschool, Muskogee, OK
Project Title: An Innovative Hybrid Diffusion Burner Design For NOx Reduction in High Temperature Applications Year Three of an Ongoing Study
 

Daniel Cudzich, Age: 18
Niles West High School, Skokie, IL
Project Title: The Effect of Surfactant Functional Groups on Anode Corrosion and Specific Capacity in Zinc-Air Batteries
 

Eddie Dai, Age: 17
Olathe North High School, Olathe, KS
Project Title: Differential Expression of Retrotransposons in Stem Cell Lineages of the Preimplantation Embryo
 

Feiyang Dai, Age: 18
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY
Project Title: Predicting Major Depressive Disorder Treatment Response: Examining Pretreatment Biomarkers GABA and Glx
 

Keaton Danseglio, Age: 17
North Shore High School, Glen Head, NY
Project Title: Transgenerational Effects of Paternal Stress in Drosophila melanogaster
 

Bikrant Das Sharma, Age: 17
Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA
Project Title: Power Savings in USB Hub Through a Proactive Scheduling Strategy
 

Maggie Davidson, Age: 18
Clear Falls High School, League City, TX
Project Title: Identification of environmental and nosocomial pathogens on electronic devices using 16S DNA sequencing with MinION technology
 

Neil Deshmukh, Age: 17
Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA
Project Title: An Adaptive, Low-Cost Device for Automated Offline Medical Analysis Utilizing Interpretable Neural Networks with Reinforcement Learning Optimization
 

Nikhil Devanathan, Age: 17
Kennewick High School, Kennewick, WA
Project Title: Aware of Air: Measuring Local Air Quality using Portable Arduino-based Sensors
 

Arnab Dey, Age: 16
Dobyns Bennet High School, Kingsport, TN
Project Title: Assessing the Accuracy of Various Models in Predicting Soil Loss for a Landsite in Gray, TN
 

Ankush Dhawan, Age: 18
Signature School, Evansville, IN
Project Title: An Improved Method for Trace Level Arsenic Quantification in Water
 

Avyuk Dixit, Age: 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: Assessing Glaucoma Progression Using a Machine Learning Model Trained on Longitudinal Visual Field and Clinical Data
 

Arushi Dogra, Age: 17
Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA
Project Title: The Role of C1q and CD4+ T-cells in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
 

Payton Downey, Age: 18
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Nitrogen-doped Graphene Quantum Dots for Increased CO2 Reduction Efficiency and Hydrocarbon Selectivity
 

Maximilian Du, Age: 17
Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, NY
Project Title: Decreasing Renewable Energy-Induced Power Grid Instability Through the Improvement of LSTM Neural Networks for Better Short-Term Wind Power Predictions
 

Katherine Duan, Age: 17
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Project Title: The Effects of a Disrupted Circadian Rhythm on C. elegans Longevity, Egg Laying &  Lipid Accumulation
 

Snehal Dubey, Age: 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY
Project Title: The Application of Computer Algorithms for the Diagnosis of Eye Diseases Using Fundus Images
 

Hailey Edelman, Age: 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Project Title: Exploring the Role of Cannabidiol in a Caenorhabditis elegans Model
 

Jake Egelberg, Age: 17
New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY
Project Title: Flagella-Mediated Antibiotic Persistence: A Scientific Enigma
 

Aria Eppinger, Age: 18
Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Serum Glyphosate Levels are Associated with Alterations in the Bacterial Composition of the Human Oral and Gut Microbiomes
 

Ezra Erives, Age: 18
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA
Project Title: Nash Equilibria for the Winner Takes All Variant of Colonel Blotto
 

Parker Ernst, Age: 17
University School, Chagrin Falls, OH
Project Title: Protection of Retinal Cells from Light-Induced Apoptosis
 

Arun Eswara, Age: 17
Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Ortho, An Intelligent Exoskeleton – Powered Orthosis via Neural Network for Rehabilitative Assistance in Impoverished Areas

Brandon Fan, Age: 17
Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA
Project Title: Adverse Drug Event Detection and Extraction from Open Data: A Deep Learning Approach
 

Massimo Fante, Age: 17
Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Project Title: A New Method To Target and Degrade Transmembrane Proteins Inside the Cell
 

Maria Fields, Age: 17
University-Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Project Title: Genes that Potentially Drive Health Outcome Disparities for African-American Women with TNBC
 

Ari Firester, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: WormBots: Earthworm Inspired Robots with Self-Assembly Capabilities
 

Matthew Fosdick, Age: 17
Empire High School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: A Novel Approach to Renewable Energy: Light Stimulated Active Cation Transport Membrane Via Covalent Modification with a Photoacid
 

Emily Gan, Age: 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY
Project Title: Light manipulation for outdoor microalgae cultivation: Fluorophore co-cultivation and microbiome characterization of model and environmental isolates
 

Milan Ganai, Age: 17
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Identifying Merged Tracks in Dense Environments with Machine Learning
 

Ananya Ganesh, Age: 18
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
Project Title: Early Onset Scoliosis – A Novel Approach to the Assessment and Classification of Pulmonary Function
 

Makayla Gates, Age: 18
Valencia High School, Los Lunas, NM
Project Title: Comparative Analysis of Lovastatin Introduction Through Botanical Dietary Supplementation in Apis mellifera for Treatment of Social Anxieties in Fragile-X Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients
 

Kevin Gauld, Age: 17
Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: Optimizing Neural Image Classifiers Through the Usage of Neural Style Transfer in Image Preprocessing
 

Kenar Gelman, Age: 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY
Project Title: Chondrocyte Adenosine A2A receptor signaling leads to cellular homeostasis through activation of Protein Kinase A (PKA)
 

Maria Geogdzhayeva, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: MLTP: A Novel Neural-Network-Derived Convective Tornado Forecast Parameter
 

Sonja Giardina, Age: 17
Hilo High School, Hilo, HI
Project Title: Effects of Fragmentation and Isolation on Fish Utilization of Bleached Coral Reefs
 

Andrew Goldberg, Age: 17
Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, NY
Project Title: Compression of Intrinsic Neural Timescale in Schizophrenia
 

Anudeep Golla, Age: 16
Fairview High School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Discovery of Hidden Gene Regulators: A Novel Machine Learning Approach to Transcriptional Pause Site Determination
 

Renny Gong, Age: 18
Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
Project Title: Differences in Cannabis Perception and Belief Updating Between Adults and Adolescents
 

Zoe Gotthold, Age: 17
Richland High School, Richland, WA
Project Title: The Solution to Pollution Is…Plastic? Accelerating Oil Spill Remediation by Using Polymer Exposure to Destabilize Emulsions
 

Victoria Graf, Age: 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: Determining Stimulus Selection Parameters for Treatment of Neurological Disorders Using Statistical Analysis of EEG Signal Entropy
 

Ashley Granquist, Age: 17
William Hall High School, West Hartford, CT
Project Title: Multi-Wavelength Identification of Black Hole Candidates in the M13 Globular Cluster
 

Glenn Grimmett, Age: 18
American Heritage School Boca-Delray, Delray Beach, FL
Project Title: Carbon Capture Using Amine-Tethered Polystyrene and Polyacrylic Polymers
 

Alex Guh-Siesel, Age: 17
Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA
Project Title: A Method for Treating Celiac Disease: Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of the HLA-DQ2 Heterodimer
 

Ashley Guo, Age: 17
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Project Title: Metabolic Regulation in Neuronal Morphogenesis
 

Ankit Gupta, Age: 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: StrokeSave: A Novel, High-Performance Mobile Application for Stroke Diagnosis using Deep Learning and Computer Vision
 

Rishit Gupta, Age: 17
Irvington High School, Irvington, NY
Project Title: Error Correction using a Repetition Code on the 14 qubit IBMQ Melbourne Quantum Computer
 

Sejal Gupta, Age: 17
Hicksville Senior High School, Hicksville, NY
Project Title: Development of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict the Path of Joints for Gait Rehabilitation
 

Michal Hajlasz, Age: 16
Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Piezoelectric Responses in Periodic Organic Systems
 

Tanvi Haldiya, Age: 17
James S. Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL
Project Title: Exploring Mechanisms Underlying Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: An Analysis of the Neuron-Microglia-Astrocyte Triad
 

Gil Halevi, Age: 17
Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Project Title: Important Groups First: Encouraging Disentanglement in Variational Autoencoders
 

Hammad Hassan, Age: 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Project Title: Targeted inhibition of a novel MALT1 and MAPK signaling network synergistically suppresses aggressive B cell lymphoma growth
 

Lauren Hester, Age: 17
Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Atlanta, GA
Project Title: Inducing the Migration of Dying Non-Pathogenic Lymphoma Cells Towards Areas of High T-Cell Concentration with Chemoattractants In Vitro
 

Zander Hill, Age: 18
BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
Project Title: Upper Bound on the Distortion of Cabled Knots
 

Keona Hosteen, Age: 17
Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM
Project Title: Toxic Gases from Wood Fires in a Traditional Navajo Hogan
 

Madison Houck, Age: 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Sesamol as a Novel Redox Mediator for the Electrochemical Separation of Carbon Dioxide from Flue Gas
 

Carrie Hsu, Age: 17
Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY
Project Title: Development of a Frustrated Total Internal Reflection Biosensing System for Noninvasive Terahertz Imaging and Detecting Cell Growth
 

Justin Hu, Age: 17
James Madison High School, Vienna, VA
Project Title: Using Self Assembled Monolayers for the Reliable Fabrication of Ion-selective, Membrane-Functionalized Biochemical Sensors with the Potential for Implantation
 

Ariba Huda, Age: 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Small Molecule Activation of Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Pathway on Neurodegeneration Rates of Dopaminergic Neurons in Caenorhabditis Elegans
 

Hiba Hussain, Age: 17
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Project Title: Non-invasive, Low-Cost Diagnosis of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) via Smartphone Breath Analysis
 

Michael Hwang, Age: 18
Jenks High School, Jenks, OK
Project Title: Characterizing Matcha Green Tea as an Anti-Cancer Agent
 

Victoria Hwang, Age: 18
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, & the Arts, Hot Springs, AR
Project Title: POLKKO GBM-derived Cells Exhibit Increased Replication Catastrophe
 

Amarachukwu Ifeji, Age: 18
Bangor High School, Bangor, ME
Project Title: Testing the Effectiveness of Mycorrhizae in the Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals From Stormwater
 

Siddarth Ijju, Age: 17
Cherry Creek High School, Greenwood Village, CO
Project Title: Fast MRI: Reducing the Acquisition Time for MR Images using Undersampled k-space and a GAN
 

Ashvin Irrinki, Age: 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
Project Title: Synergetic Prosthesis
 

Devrath Iyer, Age: 17
Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ
Project Title: Automatically Analyzing Open-Ended Survey Responses using Statistical and Machine Learning Methods
 

Raina Jain, Age: 17
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Project Title: Control of Varroa destructor Infestation with a Dual-Function Thymol Emitting Honey Bee Hive Entranceway
 

Rohan Jakhete, Age: 16
South Fork High School, Stuart, FL
Project Title: A Low-Cost, Autonomous, 3-D Printed Buoy for Hg2+ Monitoring in Waterways
 

Maeve Janecka, Age: 17
Somers High School, Lincolndale, NY
Project Title: Analysis of Heavy Metal Concentrations in JUUL® Electronic Cigarette Vapor Based on Vaping Topography Identified from a Survey of Young Adults
 

Angad Jasuja, Age: 17
Weston High School, Weston, MA
Project Title: Development of an extensible, wireless electromyography (EMG) coupled functional electrical stimulation (FES) framework for personalized muscle rehabilitation
 

Anushka Jetly, Age: 17
Friendswood High School, Friendswood, TX
Project Title: An Affordable, Machine-Learning-Aided Otologic Diagnostic Suite for Automatic Detection of Middle Ear Abnormalities
 

Helena Jiang, Age: 17
Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Novel Bioinspired Colorimetric Sensors for Detecting Chemicals in Vapor, Liquid, and Solid Phases
 

Meghan Jin, Age: 17
Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, NJ
Project Title: The Neuroprotective Effects of Potato Polysaccharides 3,4-Furan dimethanol, diacetate and 3,5-diacetoxy-benzyl alcohol on Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
 

Kabir Jolly, Age: 17
The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX
Project Title: Developing a Non-Invasive Smartphone-Based Intelligent Device and Application for the Accurate and Affordable Detection of Eye Fundus Anomalies via Machine Learning
 

Abhishek Joshi, Age: 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX
Project Title: RSR: Combining Successive Rejects and Nonlinear Regression for Robust Hyperparameter Optimization
 

Sunay Joshi, Age: 18
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: On the degenerate Turán problem and its variants
 

Benjamin Kang, Age: 16
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: All-pay auctions and applications to trade wars
 

Daniel Kang, Age: 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Tamuning, GU
Project Title: Paintable Graphene Nanoplatelet Nanocomposites for Low Cost Sustainable Electronics
 

Harini Kannan, Age: 16
River Hill High School, Clarksville, MD
Project Title: A Ride-on Car to Sense, Improve and Encourage Mobility in Hospitalized Children for
Neurological Improvement

Subhash Kantamneni, Age: 18
Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, FL
Project Title: Precise Stellar Ages: Calibrating Theoretical Stellar Isochrones using Non-Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (NLTE) Conditions
 

Tess Kaplan, Age: 17
Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Project Title: Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Typically Developing Students and Students with Developmental Disabilities
 

Spencer Karp, Age: 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: A step towards energy efficient infrastructure: A weakly supervised approach to energy signal labeling in commercial buildings
 

Pooja Kasiviswanathan, Age: 17
Ames High School, Ames, IA
Project Title: Farming on Mars: Potential Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture
 

Nithin Kavi, Age: 18
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, MA
Project Title: Cutting and Gluing Surfaces
 

Nicole Khaimov, Age: 17
Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, NY
Project Title: Emotional Intelligence and Moral Competence Across Age Groups: A Study of Secondary School Students and Teachers
 

Ramy Khodeir, Age: 17
duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, KY
Project Title: Virtual Colonoscopy: Engineering a Deep Learning Algorithm for Bio-Imaging Colon Segmentation to Diagnose Colorectal Cancer
 

Lucy Kim, Age: 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX
Project Title: Photothermal efficiency of silver nanoparticles in three dimensional platforms for tissue modeling: The effect of nanoparticle size and polymeric substrate model on nanoparticle light to heat conversion efficiency
 

Hannah Kim, Age: 18
Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD
Project Title: Deciphering active wildfires in the Southwestern USA using Topological Data Analysis (TDA) and TDAMapper
 

Jeremy Kim, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: Deep Inversion Net: A Novel Deep Learning Framework for Rapid and Accurate Multi-Exponential Inversion
 

Jordan Klein, Age: 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY
Project Title: Prevalence of Tick-Borne Diseases in Fire Island Deer Ticks
 

Katie Kolodner, Age: 17
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD
Project Title: Utility of Commercial Satellite Shortwave Infrared Multispectral Imagery for Precise Geo-location of Active Wildfires Through Heavy Smoke Clouds over the California Camp Fire
 

Sanjana Konda, Age: 17
Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, FL
Project Title: Development and Evaluation of a Novel Hydrothermally Treated Chitosan-Based Drug Delivery System
 

Neeyanth Kopparapu, Age: 17
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: MRI Image Synthesis for the Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using Deep Learning
 

Olivia Krivitsky, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Ketones: Novel Treatment for Aberrant Conditions in the Diabetic Eye
 

Lev Kruglyak, Age: 16
University High School, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Maximal Divided Power Extensions of the Rational Cherednik Algebra of Type A1
 

Caitlin Kunchur, Age: 17
Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC
Project Title: Evaluating Room Acoustics for Speech Intelligibility
 

Chinmay Lalgudi, Age: 17
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Designing a Novel Gene Entropy-Based Leukocyte Signature Matrix to Predict Cancer Tumor Composition
 

Sonya Lebedeva, Age: 18
Menlo School, Atherton, CA
Project Title: Altered Organoid Vascular Neogenesis in PAH Subjects
 

Joo Un Lee, Age: 18
Tenafly High School, Tenafly, NJ
Project Title: Gold Nanoparticle and Carbon Nanotube-Based Interdigitated Electrode Biosensors for Cancer Antigen Detection and Sensitivity Studies
 

Ju Young Lee, Age: 18
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Unraveling the Potential Role of MZF1 in Erastin-induced Ferroptosis: Novel Approach to Treat Iron-Addicted Breast Cancer Cells
 

Mason Lee, Age: 17
University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN
Project Title: Novel three-dimensional cultures provide insights into thyroid cancer behavior
 

Michael Lee, Age: 17
Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, CA
Project Title: Application of High Internal Phase Emulsions to Hierarchically Porous Structures for Solar Steam Generation
 

Seo Jin Lee, Age: 18
Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD
Project Title: Highly sensitive and selective chemiluminescent biosensor capable of rapidly  screening mutated ssDNA molecules
 

Jared Lenn, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Engineering a DNA Aptamer Nanomachine Platform for T Cell Detection Based on Cancer Metabolites
 

Jaime Levin, Age: 17
Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY
Project Title: Categorizing geocoded anti-vaccination tweets in urban areas using Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and dictionary-based modeling
 

Ethan Levy, Age: 17
Dr. Michael M. Krop High School, Miami, FL
Project Title: Efficiency of a Novel Nano-Cardiac Device for Atherectomy of Coronary Artery Occlusion
 

Jason Li, Age: 18
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Development of a New Hidden Markov Model for Prediction and Characterization of Transcription from RNA Sequencing Expression Profiles
 

Jeffrey Li, Age: 18
Gilman School, Baltimore, MD
Project Title: Biopolymer-based Pore Fluids for Sustainable Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Applications
 

Karen Li, Age: 17
The Wheatley School, Old Westbury, NY
Project Title: Probing the Interactions between Carbohydrates and Aromatic Amino Acids
 

Michelle Li, Age: 17
Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
Project Title: Linarin and Luteolin Elicit Anti-Amyloid-β Cytotoxicity and Inflammation Properties as Novel Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease
 

Rupert Li, Age: 17
Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Compatible Recurrent Identities of the Sandpile Group and Maximal Stable Configurations
 

Sophia Li, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: Dual Targeted Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells: A Novel Immunotherapy for Multiple Myeloma
 

Kimberly Liao, Age: 17
Commack High School, Commack, NY
Project Title: Identification of a Model Agnostic Disease Driver in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis; Implications for Drug Development
 

Jennifer Lin, Age: 17
Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, NY
Project Title: Lysosomal nutrient metabolism: Amino acids and cholesterol synergistically modulate mTORC1 signaling in atherosclerosis
 

Michelle Lin, Age: 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Project Title: Characterizing Predictors of Galactic Habitable Zone Parameters: Planetary Magnetism as an Indicator of Habitability
 

Sheryl Lin, Age: 17
Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY
Project Title: Artesunate and Quercetin in Combination – Mitigation of Amyloid Plaque-Induced Cytotoxicity in Alzheimer’s
 

Stephanie Lin, Age: 17
Smithtown High School, Smithtown, NY
Project Title: Convolutional Neural Network of Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI Detects Axillary Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer Patients Pre Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
 

Bailey Liu, Age: 17
Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA
Project Title: Tracing the Evolutionary Stage of Supermassive Black Holes in Galaxy Mergers with High-Spatial Resolution Archival Data
 

Daniel Liu, Age: 17
Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA
Project Title: Adversarial Point Perturbations on 3D Objects
 

Jason Liu, Age: 17
The Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Th
Project Title: On Q-binomial Polynomials and Quantum Integer-Valued Polynomials
 

Jessie Liu, Age: 17
Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, NY
Project Title: Developing and Evaluating a Novel Retinoblastoma Staging Application
 

Megan Liu, Age: 16
Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, CO
Project Title: Modeling the Potential Effects of Climate Change on the Availability of Polar Bear Denning Habitat
 

Samantha Livingston, Age: 17
Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Project Title: Using the Identification of Diseases Caused by a Change in Phosphorylation State to Identify the Signaling pathway of BRAF V600E mutation
 

Sadhana Lolla, Age: 18
Poolesville High School, Poolesville, MD
Project Title: A Systematic Study to Improve the Performance of SrCoO3 as an Anion-Intercalation-Type Electrode for Supercapacitors Through Interface, Oxygen Vacancies, and Doping
 

Andrew Lu, Age: 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY
Project Title: Mobile RGBD-based Situational Awareness Aid for the Blind and Visually Impaired
 

Sofiya Lysenko, Age: 17
Abington High School, Abington, PA
Project Title: Intelligent Nanorobotic Systems for Neurodegenerative Disease Treatment
 

Joy Ma, Age: 17
Fairview High School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Nanoscale Optical Probing of Two-Dimensional Heterostructures Suspended on Nano-Slits
 

Zhaleh Mahootian, Age: 18
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Evolution of Communal Living in Synalpheus Snapping Shrimp
 

Ishaan Maitra, Age: 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: ROPLight: A Platform for the Early Detection of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Plus Disease using Image Processing, Convolutional Neural Network, and a 3D Printed Smartphone Indirect Lens Adapter

Rhea Malhotra, Age: 16
Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA
Project Title: Developing a Novel Drug Development Model: Optical Coherence Tomography for Cardiovascular Diseases & Diabetes In Vivo
 

Caleb Martonfi, Age: 17
Eldon High School, Eldon, MO
Project Title: And the Winner Is…: Developing a Computer Program to Investigate Neural Competition with Multimodal Stimuli
 

Jonah Massey, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Lobbying and Corporate Change: Investigating the Role of Political Capital in Turnaround Success
 

Tarun Mattikalli, Age: 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Early Indicators of Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents using Finite Element Analysis of  Computed Tomography Scans
 

Merry Mayers, Age: 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: An evaluation of network-informed disease transmission parameters for the California puma population
 

Sara Mc Sweeney, Age: 17
Harrison High School, Harrison, NY
Project Title: Increasing the Desiccation Tolerance of Eragrostis tef through Exogenous Application of Abscisic Acid to Ensure Food Security
 

Kyra McCreery, Age: 17
North Shore High School, Glen Head, NY
Project Title: Associations between the Slowdown in North Atlantic Tropical-Cyclone Translation Speed and Intensifying Storm Precipitation
 

Maeve McFadden, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Role of Pyruvate Supplementation on Genetic Juvenile-onset Parkinson’s Disease
 

Alexa McGrath, Age: 18
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: An investigation of the medicinal value of the baboon diet: A comparative study across five species and six study sites
 

Anna Thérèse Mehra, Age: 17
New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT
Project Title: Structural basis for FGF4 subfamily member’s  receptor-binding specificity and novel dimerization mechanism
 

Nasia Meimeteas, Age: 17
Harrison High School, Harrison, NY
Project Title: Predicting the Relationship between Marriage and Discussion of Women’s Issues in Congressional Representatives: A Multiplicative Interaction Model Approach
 

Nadine Meister, Age: 17
Centennial High School, Ellicott City, MD
Project Title: Cooperative Relaxation in Supercooled Liquids:  Kadanoff’s Block Construction and Wilson’s Renormalization Group Transformation
 

Sonja Michaluk, Age: 16
Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ
Project Title: A Novel Method of Monitoring the Health of our Global Fresh Water Supply using DNA Barcoding of Chironomidae (Diptera)
 

Amireh Mirdamadi, Age: 17
The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: The Role of Isolation and Socialization on Food and Drug Addiction in Drosophila melanogaster
 

Wyatt Morgan, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Creation of a One-Step Method for the Generation of a Tandem-Guide RNA to Improve the CRISPR System
 

Alanna Moskowitz, Age: 18
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY
Project Title: The Role of Secondary IDH2 Mutations in Drug Resistance and Cancer Development
 

Jayanth Mouli, Age: 17
Boise High School, Boise, ID
Project Title: Predictive Modeling of Wildfire Shape Using Long Short-Term Memory Convolutional Neural Networks
 

Jeffrey Munsell, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Random Forest Classifier-Aided Candidate Selection of Photometrically Variable Milky Way Halo RR Lyrae in the NGVS Data Set
 

Sammy Mustafa, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: PTENP1: A Pivotal Pseudogene in Glioblastomas
 

Gautham Nair, Age: 17
Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN
Project Title: Understanding the effects of disinhibition:  Analyzing the impact of synaptic disinhibition on neural activities and patterns
 

Bhargava Narala, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Down regulation of HLA-A Tipping the Balance of Inhibitory and activation Signals to increase cytotoxicity of neuroblastoma
 

Simon Narang, Age: 17
Pittsford Sutherland High School, Pittsford, NY
Project Title: Modeling for Direct Drive Fusion Implosions: Cryogenic Target Filling at Arbitrary Viewing Angles and Yield Prediction
 

Arjun Neervannan, Age: 17
University High School, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Combating Cyberbullying and Toxicity by Teaching AI to Use Linguistic Insights from Human Interactions in Social Media
 

Theodore Nelson, Age: 17
New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT
Project Title: Transcriptome Comparisons of Placental Hofbauer Cells and Other Macrophages
 

Melissa Nie, Age: 17
St. Paul Academy & Summit School, Saint Paul, MN
Project Title: Applying Thermopile Array Sensors and Machine Learning to Detect Falls of Older Adults
 

Ayush Noori, Age: 17
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Project Title: Meta-Analysis of Human Brain Transcriptomics Reveals Pan-Neurodegenerative and Disease-Specific Expression Signatures Across ALS-FTD, Alzheimer’s, and Lewy Body Diseases
 

Aidan O’Neil, Age: 17
Blind Brook High School, Rye Brook, NY
Project Title: Effect of municipal wastewater effluent on downstream disinfection byproducts and nutrients
 

Michelle Oh, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: Inducible cAMP Early Repressor Upregulates Zika Virus Expression through cAMP Pathway
 

Annie Ostojic, Age: 17
Munster High School, Munster, IN
Project Title: Targeting Cancer via Signaling Pathways: A Novel Approach to the Discovery of Gene CCDC191’s Double-agent Function using Differential Gene Expression, Heat Map Analyses through AI Deep Learning, and Mathematical Modeling
 

Evrim Ozcan, Age: 18
Potomac School, McLean, VA
Project Title: Novel Application of a Redox-probing Technique for the Non-invasive quantification of Oxidative Stress in Perspiration
 

Jake Pappo, Age: 17
Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
Project Title: Molecular beacon-based real-time diagnostic for glioma
 

Nithin Parsan, Age: 17
William P. Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX
Project Title: Examining the Role of Chromatin Remodeler skp-1(snw1) During C. elegans Anchor Cell Invasion
 

Bhav Patel, Age: 17
Herricks High School, New Hyde Park, NY
Project Title: Changes in Neural Connectivity Underlying Attention Abilities Before and After Antipsychotic Treatment in First Episode Psychosis Patients
 

Rohin Patel, Age: 17
Sebring High School, Sebring, FL
Project Title: DNA Barcoding and Medicinal Properties of the Rare Plants of Florida Ridges Implicate Urgency of Conservation
 

Neha Pavuluru, Age: 17
Oakton High School, Vienna, VA
Project Title: The Investigation of 2D Monolayers for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
 

Carolina Pedraza, Age: 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: Heightened anxiety in children and adolescent with tic disorders
 

Lillian Petersen, Age: 17
Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
Project Title: Real-Time Prediction of Crop Yields From MODIS Relative Vegetation Health: A Continent-Wide Analysis of Africa
 

Katherine Plaza, Age: 17
Potomac School, McLean, VA
Project Title: Quantification and 3D-Rendering of Growth and Bleaching of Two Coral Species upon Long and Short-Term Treatment by Microplastics
 

Alina Pollner, Age: 18
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
Project Title: Novel Strategy to Increase Fruit Production via CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Engineering
 

Sahil Pontula, Age: 17
William G. Enloe High School, Raleigh, NC
Project Title: Designing a General-Purpose Differentiable Partial Differential Equation Solver for Parameter Extraction and Inverse Design: Pollutant Model Applications and Beyond
 

Kenny Poor, Age: 17
Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY
Project Title: Implementation and Refinement of Oscillometric Finger Pressing Cuff-less Blood Pressure Measurement on Mobile Phones
 

Kelly Qiang, Age: 17
High Technology High School, Lincroft, NJ
Project Title: Development and Study of a Novel Soft Robotic Actuator
 

Mariam Quraishi, Age: 17
Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Sibling Status of Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder on Symptom Severity and Social Development
 

Afiya Quryshi, Age: 18
University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Project Title: GATA4 and GATA6 CRISPR Cas-9 and shRNA Technology to Investigate Human Gastric Development and Disease Using Human Organoid Model Systems
 

Gautham Raghupathi, Age: 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
Project Title: New Punctate Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis Events Detected in 4D Super-Resolution Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy Data via a Novel Deep Learning Pipeline Applicable to Numerous Puncta Segmentation Tasks
 

Shreya Ramesh, Age: 17
Milton High School, Milton, GA
Project Title: Real-Time Analysis of Emotions for Neurological Disorder Patients
 

Brindha Rathinasabapathi, Age: 18
Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Developing Diagnostic Models for Cardiovascular Disease Using RNA Markers
 

Abishek Ravindran, Age: 17
Tresper Clarke High School, Westbury, NY
Project Title: Implementation of Novel Sector Weight and Google Trends Data Objectives using MOEA/D Curtails Systematic Risk for Quintessential Investors
 

Anya Razmi, Age: 18
Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, OH
Project Title: Impact of Haltere Removal on Gravitational Perception and Takeoff in Dipteran Insects
 

Caroline Reed, Age: 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Project Title: North Atlantic Minke Whales Exhibit Spatially Varied Vocal Responses to Ambient Noise and a Novel Paradigm for Passive Acoustics Research
 

Lucas Ritzdorf, Age: 17
Glacier High School, Kalispell, MT
Project Title: A Computational Model of Dreissenid Mussel Invasion Risk for Montana’s Waterways
 

Nicole Rosenzweig, Age: 17
Blind Brook High School, Rye Brook, NY
Project Title: The Impact of a Colic Diagnosis and an Educational Intervention on Adult Caregiving Decisions, Perceptions, and Emotional Responses to a Crying Infant
 

Rohan Sanda, Age: 17
Talmalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA
Project Title: A Preventative Technological Solution to the Formation of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
 

Anjali Sardana, Age: 17
James Madison High School, Vienna, VA
Project Title: Maturation of Excitatory Synapses in the Juvenile Rodent Hippocampus Supports Spatial Navigation Ability in the Barnes Maze
 

Mert Sekmen, Age: 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School, Nashville, TN
Project Title: Procalcitonin as a Predictor of Antibiotic Use in the Emergency Department for Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia
 

Pooja Shah, Age: 17
West Shore High School, Melbourne, FL
Project Title: Density Dependent Signaling in the Model Eukaryote Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
 

Raehash Shah, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: The Role of Glycoproteins and HLA markers in Fibrosis of Rheumatic Valvular Disease
 

Helen Shao, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Predicting Intensity Maps of Cosmic Neutral Hydrogen from Dark Matter Using Convolutional Neural Networks
 

Hannah Shell, Age: 17
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Burnt Hills, NY
Project Title: Expression of c-MYC in Human Endothelial Cells Results in Abnormal Vascular Morphogenesis and Metabolic Reprogramming
 

Kevin Sheng, Age: 17
Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, VA
Project Title: Big Data Analytics: Identification of Novel Cancer Progression Gene Signatures for Precision/Personalized Medicine
 

Nicole Shigiltchoff, Age: 18
Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Allorecognition in Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus: Determining the Loci of Genes Controlling Allorecognition in Addition to Alr1 and Alr2 Using Machine Learning
 

Elizabeth Shytle, Age: 18
Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC
Project Title: The relationship between race of shooter of mass shooting, number of victims, number of fatalities, and location of mass shootings on number of Tweets posted by a gun advocacy group
 

S Shamtej Singh Rana, Age: 17
Commack High School, Commack, NY
Project Title: Wildfire Prediction and Reduction for the West Coast of the USA Using a Neural Network Approach
 

Owen Skriloff, Age: 17
Byram Hills High School, Armonk, NY
Project Title: An in vitro evaluation of the relationship between stress and mineralization through the use of a piezoelectric barium titanate composite
 

Justin Speaker, Age: 18
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT
Project Title: Design of a Riboflavin-Enhanced Ultraviolet Contact Lens Disinfection System
 

Andrei Spiride, Age: 18
Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX
Project Title: TheraArm: Orthosis Therapy for Arm Rehabilitation and Movement Assistance
 

Shruti Sridhar, Age: 17
Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Investigating Genetic Mechanisms of the Vascular Endothelium Using Deep Learning and Single-Cell Transcriptome Analytics
 

Savitha Srinivasan, Age: 17
Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA
Project Title: Development of Semi-Supervised Machine Learning Models to Predict Enhancer Regions in Polygenic Developmental Diseases
 

Katherine St George, Age: 17
John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, NY
Project Title: The Ketogenic Diet Ameliorates The Effects of Caffeine in Seizure Susceptible Drosophila melanogaster
 

Jake Stoller, Age: 17
Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, NY
Project Title: Examining the Effects of Decitabine on the Efficacy of DS-3032b in Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma
 

Vikesh Subramanian, Age: 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Project Title: Exfoliation of graphite cathodes improves cycling performance of aluminum-ion batteries
 

Bill Sun, Age: 16
George Walton Comprehensive High School, Marietta, GA
Project Title: Development of Robust Convolutional Neural Networks for Malaria Diagnosis from Thin Blood Smear Images
 

Selena Sun, Age: 18
Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA
Project Title: The outREACH Sensor: Validation and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Wearable Device for Upper Limb Telerehabilitation Among Brain Injury Patients in sub-Saharan Africa
 

Ivory Tang, Age: 17
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
Project Title: Enhancing Ferromagnetism and Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy Utilizing Spin-Orbit Interaction
 

Michelle Tang, Age: 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Deep Multimodal Learning for the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
 

Anaiah Thomas, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: The Manipulation of Natural Killer Cell Phenotype and Function using Sacromal Fibroblast-like Synoviocytes in vitro.
 

Adriane Thompson, Age: 17
The Wellington School, Columbus, OH
Project Title: Differentially expressed genes from RNA-seq identify both RNA polymerase IV- and dicer-like3- independent regulatory pathways in Zea mays, verified through qPCR and bioinformatic analyses of novel gene classes

 

Lara Tomescu, Age: 17
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
Project Title: Shifting Environmental Conditions Affect the Onset of Phenological events in Acer rubrum
 

Kreena Totala, Age: 17
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY
Project Title: The Novel Quantification of White Matter Microstructural Alterations in Thalamocortical Tracts as a Predictive Measure of ADHD Behavior and Subtype in a Pediatric Population
 

Maho Toyomura, Age: 17
Eastchester High School, Eastchester, NY
Project Title: Gene editing in ALDH2 for a potential cure for alcoholism
 

Himanshi Verma, Age: 18
Eastside High School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Protective Effects of Natural Products like Curcumin and Centella asiatica on Amyloid beta Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Ocular Manifestations of Alzheimer’s Disease
 

Sophie Vernik, Age: 17
Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY
Project Title: Spreading Depolarizations as Preconditioning to Post-Stroke Neuronal Death
 

Nikhil Vicas, Age: 17
Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX
Project Title: Plasmon-Induced Chiroptical Effects in Planar-Based Triskelion Gold Metastructures with Deep Learning for Novel Advances of Targeted Therapeutic Development
 

Rohan Wagh, Age: 17
Sunset High School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Designing a Microbial Fuel Cell Based In-Situ Soil Conductivity Monitoring System for Precision Agriculture and Water Management
 

Griffin Wagner, Age: 18
Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, FL
Project Title: A Novel Machine Learning Approach to Proactive Management of Cyanobacteria Blooms in the Indian River Lagoon
 

Syed Wahid, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Psychological Distancing and Desensitization to Violence by Country on Reactions to Tragedy
 

Andy Wang, Age: 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Fabrication and characterization of graphene devices encapsulated in hexagonal boron nitride
 

Brandon Wang, Age: 18
Plano West Senior High School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Automated Identification and Correction of Mislabeled Medical Datasets using Data Shapley Algorithm
 

Daisy Wang, Age: 17
Boston Latin School, Boston, MA
Project Title: A Non-invasive RNA-based Early Detection Method for Prostate Cancer Using Nanotechnology
 

Frank Wang, Age: 17
Montgomery High School, Somerset, NJ
Project Title: The integral shuffle algebra and the K-theory of the Hilbert scheme of points in A2
 

Herbert Wang, Age: 17
Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL
Project Title: Granular Hybrid Materials Enabled Biodegradable Biocomposite Polymer for Advanced Food Packaging
 

Jessica Wang, Age: 17
Council Rock High School, South Holland, PA
Project Title: Development of Novel Lipid Nanoparticles to Facilitate the Delivery of β-catenin Targeting siRNA to Tumor Cells for Cancer Therapy
 

Sophia Wang, Age: 17
Amity Regional High School, Woodbridge, CT
Project Title: Real-Time Sinkhole Detection Using Civil Engineering Techniques, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence
 

Andrew Weinfeld, Age: 18
Newton South High School, Newton Centre, MA
Project Title: Bases for Quotients of Symmetric Polynomials
 

Ella Wesson, Age: 17
Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: Engineering One Layer of a Two-Dimensional Acoustic Band Gap Material and Reconstructing the Sound Pressure Field Using Acoustic Holography
 

Alek Westover, Age: 17
Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
Project Title: Cache-Efficient Parallel-Partition Algorithms Using Exclusive-Read-and-Write Memory
 

Caitlin Wilkinson, Age: 17
Smithtown High School, East Saint James, NY
Project Title: Rates and Traits: The Potential for Utilizing Above-ground Plant Traits to Predict Denitrification in Long Island Salt Marshes
 

Jeffrey Wisoff, Age: 17
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
Project Title: Assessing the Angular Dependence of Skull-to-Brain Impact Dynamics to Inform Future Bicycle Helmet Design
 

Brian Wu, Age: 18
Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Tatooine Found! Discovery, Confirmation, and Characterization of the First-Ever Circumbinary Planet Detected Using Doppler Spectroscopy Applied in Conjunction with a Novel Synthetic Spectra-based Confirmation System and Machine Learning
 

Elizabeth Wu, Age: 17
Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: Developing Algorithmic Machinery to Explore the Cosmological Horizon Problem by Numerically Solving Maxwell’s Equations in the Kasner Metric
 

Ryan Wu, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: Evaluating the Interactive Effects of Chronic and Acute Water Shortage on Leaf Area in Deciduous Broadleaf Forests
 

Chelsea Xia, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: Doxorubicin and Mefloquine+: A Novel Combinatorial Chemotherapy Utilizing Crown-Ether-Derivatized Mefloquine for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
 

Iris Xia, Age: 17
Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
Project Title: Strange Echoes from Supermassive Black Holes: Anomalous Responses of High-Ionization Emission Lines in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) to Continuum Variability

Yi Xie, Age: 18
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Harnessing the Power of Comparative Functional Genetics: How the Medically Important Enzyme Na+, K+-ATPase Can Advance the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
 

Victoria Xin, Age: 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Determining Antihypertensive Medication Efficacy through Machine Learning-Mediated Survival Analyses in a Revascularized Patient Population
 

Albert Xing, Age: 17
Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Project Title: Lattice Relaxation and New Phase Formation in Au/Pt Multilayers
 

Andrew Xu, Age: 17
Belmont High School, Belmont, MA
Project Title: Hierarchically Assembled ‘Living’ Filters for Wastewater Treatment
 

Ronald Xu, Age: 17
Winter Springs High School, Winter Springs, FL
Project Title: Combating Stuttering via an Empowered Multimodal Neural Network based on Facial and Audio Recognition Data
 

Jiahe Yan, Age: 17
Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
Project Title: Detection of t(9;22)chromosome translocation using Deep Residual Neural Network
 

Ambrose Yang, Age: 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Analogues of the Robin-Lagarias Criteria for the Riemann Hypothesis
 

Andrew Yang, Age: 17
Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA
Project Title: Multi-tissue DNA Methylation Predictors of Average Body and Brain Weights Across Dozens of Mammalian Species
 

Ellie Yang, Age: 17
Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, MO
Project Title: A Deep Learning Model Using a Convolutional Neural Network for the Detection of Guns, Knives, and Blood: SafetyNet
 

Janice Yang, Age: 17
Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA
Project Title: A Novel Machine Learning Method to Predict Breast Cancer Patient Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Progression Free Survival from Axillary Lymph Node MRIs
 

Kevin Yang, Age: 17
Fairview High School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: From Greenhouse to Redhouse: Development of an Advanced Film to Promote Photosynthetic Activity and Crop Production
 

Laura Yao, Age: 17
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD
Project Title: Explaining Methane Plumes on Mars: Computational Model of Salt Seals in Martian Permafrost
 

Jake Yasonik, Age: 18
Homestead High School, Mequon, WI
Project Title: Multiobjective De Novo Drug Design with Recurrent Neural Networks and Nondominated Sorting
 

Andre Yeung, Age: 18
Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA
Project Title: Induction of the Endosymbiotic Gene Transfer Mechanism from Chloroplast to Nuclear Genome in the Green Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and its Role in the Subsequent Evolution of Functional Organelles
 

Alice Yu, Age: 18
Andover High School, Andover, MA
Project Title: The New Method to Capture RF Signal for 5G NR Sniffing
 

Zhifei Yu, Age: 17
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Project Title: Orbital Decay of the X-ray Binary LMC X-4
 

Valerie Yuen, Age: 17
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: NYPD Stop and Frisk: An Inevitable Bias
 

Andrew Zhang, Age: 18
The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA
Project Title: An Explainable Machine Learning Platform for Antimicrobial Resistance Prediction and Resistance Gene Identification
 

Maximilian Zhang, Age: 17
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ
Project Title: PIF1 Gene Integration: A Novel Chemosensitizing Approach in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
 

Serena Zhang, Age: 17
Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: RNA-seq Analysis of Lung Pericytes Reveals Novel Genes Associated with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
 

Sophie Zhang, Age: 17
High Technology High School, Lincroft, NJ
Project Title: Developing a Microporous Hydrophobic Membrane from Hydrophilic Cellulose for Membrane Distillation
 

Victoria Zhang, Age: 17
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Project Title: Patterns and Symmetries in Spiking Neural Networks
 

Zach Zhao, Age: 17
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Clearing Kidney Exchanges via Graph Neural Network Guided Tree Search
 

Kevin Zheng, Age: 17
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Project Title: Examining the effects of Alzheimer’s-associated gene PLCG2 using CRISPR-Cas9 knockout
 

Joshua Zhou, Age: 17
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Physical Analysis and Optimization of Electromagnetic Coilgun Launch Systems
 

Christopher Zhu, Age: 17
The Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA
Project Title: Enumerating Permutations and Rim Hooks Characterized by Double Descent Sets
 

Cindy Zhu, Age: 17
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Project Title: Emotional Processing and Working Memory in Schizophrenia with Neutral and Negative Stimuli: An fMRI Study
 

Yu Zhu, Age: 17
Central Islip Senior High School, Central Islip, NY
Project Title: The effects of simulated microgravity on the biofilm production and susceptibility of Acinetobacter Tat mutants.
 

Kallista Zhuang, Age: 17
William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, NY
Project Title: A Novel Link Between Xenoestrogen Bisphenol-A’s Neurotoxicity and Neuroinflammation via Estrogenic Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
 

Lucy Zou, Age: 17
East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, NJ
Project Title: The Computational Development of a Novel Class of Boronic Acid-Containing Chalconoids and Cis-Restricted Combretastatin A-4 Analogs for Tumor Vasculature Disruption