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Intel ISEF 2014 Special Award Winners

12:10AM, May 16, 2014

Intel ISEF 2014 Special Awards

May 15, 2014, Los Angeles, California – Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced the Special Awards of the Intel ISEF 2014. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2014 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
ME305The Physiological Effects of Noise Pollution on the Cardiovascular System of D. melanogaster
 
Marcelo Ferrari, 18, Bancroft School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Akanksh Chaudhary, 17, Bancroft School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Second Award of $500
EN029Ultrasound-responsive Nanoparticles for Neurotherapeutic Delivery
 
Shelby Chi Yuan, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona
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 ADA Foundation (ADAF) is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health. The ADAF Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center (formerly Paffenbarger Research Center) in Gaithersburg, MD, is hailed as one of the most productive dental research centers in the world. The ADAF's Mission Pillars include Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.).
First Award of $2,000
MI022Development of in vitro Multispecies Biofilms with Hydroxyapatite and Artificial Saliva
 
Terry Gwen Ni, 16, Boston Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts
Second Award of $1,000
ME102The Antimicrobial Efficacy of Nitric Oxide based on Release Rate from Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles on A. actinomycetemcomitans and S. mutans
 
Shraddha Rathod, 18, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina
Third Award of $500
ME029Killed by Sweetness
 
Karishma Sunil Patel, 15, Grants High School, Grants, New Mexico

Alcoa Foundation

Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $446 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $550 million since 1952. Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation have 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.
The Future of Transportation, First Award of $2,500
EE061Electromagnetic Tire Propulsion System
 
Alexander William Beall, 17, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Maryland
The Future of Transportation, Second Award of $1,500
PH315Flexible Shape Changing (Morphing) Wing
 
Judah Khary Brooks, 17, From the Heart Christian School, Suitland, Maryland
Moises Diaz, 17, From the Heart Christian School, Suitland, Maryland
The Future of Transportation, Third Award $1,000
PH305Holes Can Lift: A Continuing Study of the Separation Effects of Airfoil Slots
 
Sarah Nicole Hancock, 16, Clear Horizons Early College High School, Houston, Texas
Kate Rutherford, 17, Clear Horizons Early College High School, Houston, Texas
Assembly and Joining in the 21st Century, First Award $2,500
EE031Breaking Point
 
Danika Louw, 14, Holy Spirit Catholic High School, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Assembly and Joining in the 21st Century, Second Award $1,500
EE081Unlock Anywhere
 
Ethan James Anderson, 16, Fort Wayne Area Home School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Assembly and Joining in the 21st Century, Third Award of $1,000
EN051Deposition of Carbon on Copper Wire: A New Process for the Fabrication of Carbon Microtubes
 
Burhan Azeem, 17, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, New York


 

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
ME315Rational Discovery and Optimization of Synergistic Chemotherapy Combinations: A Novel Framework Integrating Gene Perturbation Analysis and Machine Learning Algorithms
 
Steven Michael Wang, 17, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Andrew Cheng Jin, 17, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Second Award of $1,000
BI013Novel Inorganic Metallacarborane Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease
 
Robin Krystufek, 18, Gymnazium Na Vitezne Plani, Prague 4, Czech Republic
Third Award of $500
CS065Search Engine to Map FDA Approved Drugs to Diseases Based on Microarray Data Mined from GEO
 
Axel Stephan Feldmann, 17, Hunter College High School, New York, New York
Fourth Award of $250
CB043A Novel Approach for Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy: Pharmacological Inhibition of EZH2 Histone Methyl Transferase Activity Suppresses Cancer Stem Cells and Induces Epithelial Phenotype
 
Sara Sakowitz, 18, The Brearley School, New York, New York
 
ME073Investigating the Opposing Roles of Oncoprotein gC1qR and Tumor Suppressive cC1qR as Mechanisms for Inhibiting Cancer Pathogenesis
 
Emily M. Pang, 17, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, 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. For additional  information their companion sponsor, the American Physical Society, visit www.aps.org.
First Award of $1,200
PH041Spectral Smartphone: Rapid Prototyping Mobile Platform Diffraction Spectrophotometry
 
Allen Jiang, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Second Award of $800
PH013Nova Delphini 2013: A Backyard Analysis of a Classical Nova
 
Piper Michelle Reid, 17, Dripping Springs High School, Dripping Springs, Texas
Third Award of $500
PH305Holes Can Lift: A Continuing Study of the Separation Effects of Airfoil Slots
 
Sarah Nicole Hancock, 16, Clear Horizons Early College High School, Houston, Texas
Kate Rutherford, 17, Clear Horizons Early College High School, Houston, Texas
Certificate of Honorable Mention
PH007Rocks of the Rainbow: Asteroid Classification Using SDSS Filters
 
Stephanie Hiromi Spear, 16, Henry J. Kaiser High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
 
PH019Novel Automated Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Panel Designs Using Monte Carlo-Based Modeling
 
Valerie S. Ding, 17, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon
 
PH053Piezoforce Imaging of Confined Oxide Nanowires
 
Akash Levy, 17, Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top award winners receive a one-year AAPT and APS student membership, a certificate from both AAPT and APS, as well as one-year electronic subscriptions to AAPT's journals, "The Physics Teacher," "The American Journal of Physics," 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

The American Chemical Society Education Division promotes excellence in science education and science literacy through a number of activities supporting teachers and learners of chemistry. Through its participation in Intel ISEF, ACS encourages and supports high school students in their exploration of the chemical sciences through research experiences.
First Award of $4,000
ET025Synthesis of Benzodifuran Derivatives for Solar Cells
 
Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky
Second Award of $3,000
BI046Development of a Therapeutic Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Chemical Approach to Cease Amyloidosis
 
Yarim Lee, 17, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York
Third Award of $2,000
CH020Building a Library of Difluoro- and Trifluoro- Artemisinins, Year Two
 
Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya, 16, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, California
Fourth Award of $1,000
MA032A Monte Carlo Protein Folding Simulation using Energy Optimization with Novel Applications to Alzheimer's Disease Research
 
Niranjan Balachandar, 17, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas
Certificate of Honorable Mention
CB024In Search of Genomic Dark Matter: A Novel Method for the Global Identification of Active Regulatory Elements
 
Carlo Bocconcelli, 17, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, Massachusetts
 
CH027Carbonized Pineapple Peel (CPP) Waste as Low Cost Adsorbent for Acid and Reactive Dyes Removal
 
Meor Zulhilmi Syahir Ahmad Shohailee, 17, Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin Science Secondary Boarding School, Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia
 
EN022The Synthesis and Characterization of EGCG-PLGA Conjugates and Mixtures: A Novel Biomaterial for Tissue Engineering
 
Anubhuti Mathur, 16, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut
 
EN055Gold Nanoparticles: Efficient Synthesis of Catalytically Active Nanoparticles Using a One-Pot Method
 
Justin Cheung, 17, Commack High School, Commack, New York
 
EN066Magnetic Field Modulation for Assembly and Manipulation of Responsive Nanoscale Optical Systems
 
Michael Janner, 18, Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, California
 
ET021Development of Highly Efficient and Stable Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Using Natural Hydrangea macrophylla Dyes
 
Mie Yamanaka, 17, Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Daini Senior High School, Sendai-City, Japan
All award winners and honorable mentions also receive a subscription to "ChemMatters."


 

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

All expense paid four week trip and scholarship to the Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute
CB022Control of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Aging by Modulation of Mitochondrial DNA Deletions
 
Joshua Abraham Meier, 18, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, New Jersey
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

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize three projects that best reflect the study of Earth and the mission of AGI. Founded in 1948, AGI strives to increase public awareness of the vital role of the geosciences to mankind and society. In support of Intel ISEF, AGI sponsors a first place award of $1,000, a certificate and an AGI publication; a second award of $750, a certificate and an AGI publication; and a third award of $250, a certificate and an AGI publication.
First Award of $1,000
EA006Tidal Rhythms Recorded in Precambrian Banded Iron Formations
 
Chinami Motomatsu, 18, Chiba Prefectural Yakuendai Senior High School, Funabashi-City, Japan
Second Award of $750
EA002Comparison of Evaporation Rates from Mine Lakes to the Transpiration Rates from Previous Plant Life
 
Timothy J. Lillo, 17, South Sumter High School, Bushnell, Florida
Third Award of $250
PH007Rocks of the Rainbow: Asteroid Classification Using SDSS Filters
 
Stephanie Hiromi Spear, 16, Henry J. Kaiser High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
 

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
EE029Versatile Field Construction Machine for Paddy Cultivation
 
Namal Namal Udara Piyasiri, 18, Tabuththegama Central College, Thambuththegama, Sri Lanka
 
EE317Digital Sandwich: Tasty Terabytes
 
Nikita Chernyadev, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Dmitry Khodebko, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Alexander Shkitilev, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Second Award of $250
EE303Solid State Fan
 
Eliot Lim, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
Shiyang Yu, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
Zhong Liang Ou Yang, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
 
EE315TBox: Tracking Box
 
Andre Santos Ferreira, 17, Oliveira do Bairro High School, Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal
Goncalo Goncalves Duarte Pires, 16, Oliveira do Bairro High School, Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal
Ricardo Martins Coelho Nunes, 18, Oliveira do Bairro High School, Oliveira do Bairro, Portugal
 


 

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 & 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
MA043Characterizing the n-Division Points of Genus-0 Curves through Straightedge and Compass Constructions
 
Nitya Mani, 16, The Harker School, San Jose, California
Second Award of $500
EN068Strongly Coupling the Electrical and Mechanical Dynamics of the Heartbeat in a Diffuse Interface Model
 
Kevin K. Lee, 17, University High School, Irvine, California
 
MA013Weighted Catalan Numbers and Their Divisibility Properties
 
Sarah Lee Shader, 18, Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyoming
Third Award of $250
MA015Hidden Secrets in Cevian Triangles
 
Shahar Silberstein, 16, Makif Alef, Be'er Sheva, Israel
 
MA024Odd Dunkl Operators and nilHecke Algebras
 
Ritesh Narayan Ragavender, 17, South Brunswick High School, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
 
MA035Covering Squares of Side Length n+e with Unit Squares
 
Rayna Dimchova Gadzheva, 18, Mathematical High School 'Konstantin Velichkov,' Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
 
MA036On the Hamiltonicity of Cubic, Polyhedral, Bipartite Graphs
 
Paul Clarke, 17, St. Paul's College Raheny, Dublin, Ireland
Certificate of Honorable Mention
MA009Characterization of the Line Complexity of Cellular Automata Generated by Polynomial Transition Rules
 
Bertrand Andrew Stone, 17, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin
 
MA016A New Statistical Measure of Effect Size: Rate-Adjusted Standardized Mean Difference (RASMD)
 
Katherine Marie Webb, 18, Tabb High School, Yorktown, Virginia
 
MA040The Impact of Demand Elasticity on the Downs-Thomson and Braess Paradoxes
 
Rishi Suvir Mirchandani, 17, Fox Chapel Area Senior High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 
MA056Cohomology of Finite Groups without Homological Algebra
 
Nikolai Mostovskii, 17, The Laboratory for Continuous Mathematical Education, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
 
MA308Bracelet Problem with Identical Beads
 
Ata Aydin Uslu, 18, Edirne Suleyman Demirel Fen Lisesi, Edirne, Turkey
Hamdi Goktan Ozmenekse, 18, Edirne Süleyman Demirel Fen Lisesi, Edirne, Turkey
A booklet on Karl Menger will also 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. AMS offers numerous scholarships and fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the field.
First Award of $2,000
EA015Geographic Belts for Hurricane Landfall Location Prediction
 
William Wu, 17, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
Second Award of $1,000
EA002Comparison of Evaporation Rates from Mine Lakes to the Transpiration Rates from Previous Plant Life
 
Timothy J. Lillo, 17, South Sumter High School, Bushnell, Florida
Third Award of $500
EA005Increase in Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Ocean Subsurface Warming in the Western North Pacific Ocean
 
Yu-Hsin Chen, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Certificate of Honorable Mention
EA001Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather
 
Jesse Tan Zhang, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 
EA303Secrets of San Lorenzo Valley's Atmosphere: Vertical Meteorological Measurements, Part Two
 
Connor B. Lydon, 17, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California
Natalie Rose Gallagher, 16, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California
 
EA304Hurricanes and Ocean Temperature
 
Caroline Morris, 18, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Georgia
Mary Claire Morris, 17, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, Georgia
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

The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members and today has more than 10,500 members. APS participates as a Special Awards Sponsor for the Intel ISEF. Each year, the APS recognizes outstanding high school research projects in life sciences. Four students receive cash awards and a year's subscription to the APS journal, "Physiology."
First Award of $1,500
BE015Role of Somatostatin Interneurons in Alzheimer's Disease
 
Divya Koyyalagunta, 18, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
Second Award of $1,000
EV025Effects of the Environmental Pollutant Acrylic Aldehyde on Renal Fibrosis
 
Sanjana J. Rane, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Third Award of $500
CB011Age and Glaucoma Induced Changes in Retinal Ganglion Cell Function
 
Garrett Elijah McGrady, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
APS Exceptional Science Award for $500
CB012p38 in Muscle Differentiation
 
Giuseppe Dall'Agnese, 20, Liceo Scientifico E. Vendramini, Pordenone, Italy
Four winners will receive cash, a certificate, a t-shirt, and a one-year subscription to APS publications.


 

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA’s mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
First Award of $1,500
ME091Adolescent Loss of Lis1 Results in Defective Hippocampal Morphology and Distinct Behavioral Deficits Resembling a Schizophrenic-Like Phenotype
 
Leighton Braunstein, 18, The Dalton School, New York, New York
Second Award of $1,000
BE002Hand Hygiene Gone Viral? A Study of Student Involvement in a Social Media Campaign as a Method of Bringing Hand Hygiene to the Masses
 
Timothy James Fossum Renier, 16, Duluth East High School, Duluth, Minnesota
Third Award of $500
AS057A Study of the Effects of Transplantation of Tissue from Planarian Flatworms Conditioned with Light-Shock Therapy into Naïve Planarian Flatworms
 
Chloe Sherry, 17, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana
 
BE013The Paradox of Emotional Dimensionality: The Effect of the Dimensionality of Audio Stimuli on the Brain’s Electrical Activity, a Neuroscience Study
 
Michelle Marie Marquez, 15, Math and Science High School at Clover Hill, Midlothian, Virginia
 
BE029Light Speed: A Measure of Ocular Phototransduction Using Pulsed Light Emitting Diodes
 
Ashley Maye Hamlin, 16, Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
BE035Linking Expression and Function of FoxP2 in Adult Songbirds Using Operant Preference Testing
 
Petra Luna Grutzik, 18, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, California
 
BI308The Correlation between Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Cognitive Function in Healthy Teens
 
Colin Norick, 15, Columbia Falls High School, Columbia Falls, Montana
Colter Norick, 16, Columbia Falls High School, Columbia Falls, Montana
Award recipients also receive a certificate and a one-year student affiliate membership to APA.


 

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
PS042Examining Potential False Positives for Genetic Modification in Taro
 
Anuhea DeLude, 18, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Honolulu, Hawaii
Second Award of $500
PS023Molecular Characterization of Wild Beet in the Imperial Valley's Commercial Sugar Beet Fields
 
Kapil Sinha, 14, Salinas High School, Salinas, California
Third Award of $250
PS043An Eco-friendly RNA Interference-based Insect Control for Management of Citrus Greening Disease using a Model System
 
Saumya R. Keremane, 17, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, California
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's awards honors the most outstanding microbiology projects.
First Award of $2,500
MI304The State of Parental Mitochondria Influences the Replicative Lifespan of Zygotes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
 
Pei-Ming Chen, 16, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Shao-Ting Chiu, 18, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Second Award of $1,750
MI310Production of Bioplastic by a Bacterium Isolated from Waste Treatment Facility (from Lignocellulosic Glucose, Abundant Sucrose, Byproduct of Biodiesel & Spent Coffee Grounds Extract)
 
Gi Na Lee, 18, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Dong Il Je, 17, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Third Award of $1,000
MI309Elucidating the Metabolism and Toxicity of Host-Derived Toxin Methylglyoxal in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and Mycobacterium Smegmatis
 
Zhun Che, 17, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, New York
Julia Burns Kavanagh, 17, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, New York
Luke E. Hellum, 16, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, New York
Fourth Award of $750
MI009Improved Multiplexed Automated Genome Engineering through Directed Evolution
 
Mark Kit Lim, 17, Raffles Institution, Singapore, Singapore
Fifth Award of $400
MI002Development of a Novel Antimicrobial Polymer for Biomedical Applications
 
Joshua Cyril Abreo, 16, James Clemens High School, Madison, Alabama
 
MI005The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 as a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes: A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics
 
Logan Collins, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 
MI022Development of in vitro Multispecies Biofilms with Hydroxyapatite and Artificial Saliva
 
Terry Gwen Ni, 16, Boston Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts
 
MI059Identification of Novel Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Compounds in Curcuma amada
 
Varsha Jayasankar, 17, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, St. Catharines, Canada
 
MI065Developing Novel Protein Targets for Bordetella pertussis Antibiotics: Understanding Protein Interfaces and Domain-Domain Interactions
 
William Huang Jin, 18, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lawrenceville, Georgia
 
MI071DNA Repair Mechanisms in Yeast: Shu Complex Interactions with Rdh54
 
Kyle T. Yoshida, 18, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Honolulu, Hawaii
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
BE031Using Google Trends to Enhance Predictive Models of Mortgage Delinquency to Mitigate Risk in the Loan Lending Process
 
Soham Daga, 17, Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York
Second Award of $500
CS074Indium: Using Novel Machine Learning Algorithms to Develop a Nondisease-specific Personalized Medicine Engine
 
Yousuf Mounir Soliman, 17, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
Third Award of $250
ME037Characteristics of Deleterious Mutations in Tumor Suppressor Genes
 
Nathan Han, 15, Boston Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts
Certificate of Honorable Mention
BE038Healthy Youth: Effect of Physical Activity and Sleep Patterns on Physical and Mental Well-Being in Adolescents
 
Grace Hwang, 16, Hershey High School, Hershey, Pennsylvania
 
BE040Self-induced Sleep Loss: A Novel Risk Factor for Nighttime Food Desire in Adolescents and the Association with Brain Dopamine Signaling and Obesity
 
Zarin Ibnat Rahman, 17, Brookings High School, Brookings, South Dakota
 
CS011A Novel Method for Melanoma Skin Cancer Diagnosis at an Early Stage Using ANN and DNA Analysis
 
Alaa Amri, 18, Pioneer High School of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
 
CS053Indoor Navigation with Maximum Likelihood Classification of Wi-Fi Fingerprints
 
Noah Christian Pritt, 17, Pritt Home School, Walkersville, Maryland
 
CS062Predicting Cancer Drug Response Using Nuclear Norm Multi-Task Learning
 
Ivan Paskov, 18, Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, New York
 
EM043Enhancing Nutrient Values of Gryllodes sigillatus for Future Food Sustainability
 
Chase Evan Herman, 18, Nixa High School, Nixa, Missouri
 
ET306Comparison of Organized and Randomized Multilayer Films
 
Andrew Moshova, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
Jessica Kim, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
 
MA025Identification of the Impact of Obesity Treatments on Gene Expression using a Novel Statistical Test
 
Shreya Mathur, 17, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi
 
MA029Development and Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms for Breast Cancer Detection
 
Clemen Deng, 16, Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon
 
ME048Sugar Rush Sugar Crash: Analyzing the Effect of Sugar on Physical and Mental Performance Using ANoVA
 
Chris Mathews, 14, Home School, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
ME095The Diagnostic Potential of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Mild to Moderate Depression
 
Arjuna Sathyadeep Maharaj, 17, Ancaster High School, Ancaster, Canada
 
ME098Alzheimer's Disease Distribution in the Northwest in Relation to Microclimates, a Second Year Epidemiological Study
 
Talia Alysse Lichtenberg, 16, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon
 
ME310Supertasting Ability, Satiety, and Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Population
 
Japmeet Kaur Sandhu, 16, Clovis North Educational Center, Fresno, California
Ashima Thusu, 15, Clovis North Educational Center, Fresno, California
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

Founded in 1863, the American Veterinary Medical Association is an 86,000 member professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and art of veterinary medicine. The AVMA and its charitable arm, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, are proud to present 5 first place awards of $1,000 each and a plaque. The awards are presented for excellence in the fields of food animal health, animal health, public health, comparative medicine, and biomedical research.
First Award of $1,000 and a plaque
AS019Optimal Equine Balance: Application of Biophysics to Assess and Reduce Equine Injury, Phase II
 
Erika Nicole Mueller, 16, Clearfield High School, Clearfield, Utah
 
AS023Developmental Effects of Correlated Color Temperature of Artificial Lights on Painted Lady Butterflies Vanessa cardui
 
Simiao You, 19, Holyoke Catholic High School, Chicopee, Massachusetts
 
AS301What Effect Does Gender, Tone, and Sound Location Have on the Response Behavior of Neogobius melanostomus (Round Gobies) and the Possibility of Future Trapping of this Invasive Species?
 
Christine Elizabeth Neumann, 16, Cloquet Senior High School, Cloquet, Minnesota
Crystal Rae Moynan, 16, Cloquet Senior High School, Cloquet, Minnesota
 
EM007Why Did Water Strider Mysteriously Disappear from Rural Ponds?
 
Xidian Zhang, 19, No.1 Senior Middle School Puyang, Puyang City, China
 
ME020Development of a Novel Blood-Based Diagnostic for Canine Lymphosarcoma
 
Golda R. Shaw, 17, George M Steinbrenner High School, Lutz, Florida
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 Scholarship is renewable for four years. Individuals and teams were considered for these awards.
New American University Provost Scholarship
BI044Novel Design and Evaluation of Chitosan Nanoparticle Ocular Drug Delivery System
 
Sriram Somasundaram, 16, The Harker School, San Jose, California
 
CB010Universal, MHC-E Restricted Killer T Cell Responses: Identification of a Novel Immune Response against HIV
 
Reesab Pathak, 16, Camas High School, Camas, Washington
 
CB059Factomics: A Cloud-Enabled Application Incorporating Integrative Genomics and GWAS Facilitating Disease Causation Analysis
 
Swetha Revanur, 15, Evergreen Valley High School, San Jose, California
 
CH003The Optimal Reclamation Point of Phosphate from a Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
Lewis Michael Nitschinsk, 18, Queensland Academies for Health Sciences, Southport, Australia
 
CH022Electronic Tongue: Tastes of Toxic Metal Ions in Water
 
Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 15, University High School, Fresno, California
 
CH049Gas Phase Ion Chemistry and Ion Mobility of Pharmaceutical Substances in Counterfeit Formulations: Technology for Measurement and Confidence of Detection
 
Jeongmin Lee, 16, Las Cruces High School, Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
CS019Panthera: Caching and Cache-based Scheduling in Distributed Computing Systems
 
Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 16, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
 
CS078A Novel Approach to Genetic Interaction Research with an Integrated Repository of Gene Regulatory Networks
 
Shrey Gupta, 17, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
EA001Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather
 
Jesse Tan Zhang, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 
EE056Demonstration and Characterization of Split Ring Resonators as Terahertz Waveguides
 
Brandon Cui, 17, Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
 
EE088Thermal Energy Storage: The Efficiency of Latent Heat Energy Storage using Phase Change Materials
 
Julia Mariko Hirano, 15, Waimea High School, Waimea, Hawaii
 
EM017Developing a Sustainable Water Filtration System for Use in Low Income Countries
 
Bluyé DeMessie, 17, William Mason High School, Mason, Ohio
 
EN029Ultrasound-responsive Nanoparticles for Neurotherapeutic Delivery
 
Shelby Chi Yuan, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona
 
EN062A Novel Energy Harvesting System with a Piezo Element to Power a Visual Prosthesis
 
Kumaran V.K. Ratnam, 15, Dublin High School, Dublin, California
 
PH007Rocks of the Rainbow: Asteroid Classification Using SDSS Filters
 
Stephanie Hiromi Spear, 16, Henry J. Kaiser High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
 
PH019Novel Automated Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Panel Designs Using Monte Carlo-Based Modeling
 
Valerie S. Ding, 17, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon
 
PH026The Generation and Analysis of Waves with Varying Nonlinearity
 
Thorsen Michael Wehr, 17, Odessa High School, Odessa, Washington
 
PH039Quantum Locking: Applications towards Controlled Frictionless Spatial Motion
 
Julienne Sauer, 14, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, California
 
PH0453D Hydrodynamic Simulation of Classical Nova Explosions
 
Coleman J. Kendrick, 16, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico
 
PH081The Leidenpump: A Non-Mechanical Means of Fluid Delivery
 
John Chapman Alexander Caddell, 16, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, California
 
PS043An Eco-friendly RNA Interference-based Insect Control for Management of Citrus Greening Disease using a Model System
 
Saumya R. Keremane, 17, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, California
 
PS301Enhanced Third-Generation Biofuel Production from Genetically Modified Algae
 
Wenjia (Dara) Li, 16, Jasper High School, Plano, Texas
Anoop Vemulapalli, 16, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
Students must be admitted as undergraduate students in a degree seeking program immediately following their graduation from secondary school. The award amount is equal to the New American University Provost Scholarship; differentiated amounts exist for Arizona residents and non residents.


 

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
CB043A Novel Approach for Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy: Pharmacological Inhibition of EZH2 Histone Methyl Transferase Activity Suppresses Cancer Stem Cells and Induces Epithelial Phenotype
 
Sara Sakowitz, 18, The Brearley School, New York, New York
 
MA001A Novel Mathematical Simulation to Study the Dynamics of CD4 Cells, CD8 Cells, and HIV Viral Load
 
Nirali Kunjan Thakor, 16, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
Second Award of $500 U.S. savings bond
AS056Cashew Tree (Anacardium occidentale): An Effective Treatment for Cattle Dermatitis
 
Deeksha. P Hebbar, 14, Vivekananda English Medium School, Puttur, India
 
BI048A Novel Treatment for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's, and other Neurodegenerative Disease: Sildenafil Promotes Axonal Outgrowth in the CSPG Inhibitory Environment through Modulation of miRNA Levels
 
Guangning An, 18, International Academy, Troy, Michigan
 
CB022Control of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Aging by Modulation of Mitochondrial DNA Deletions
 
Joshua Abraham Meier, 18, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, New Jersey
 
CS025Diagnosis of Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Mammograms via an Artificial Neural Network
 
Joshua Michael Zweig, 18, Commack High School, Commack, New York
 
EN324Optimization of Lithium-Sulfur Battery Cathode: Role of Sulfur-Carbon Interaction
 
Madan A. Subheeswar, 15, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Matthew Carmel Raj, 14, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Richard Nipun Gunasena, 15, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
 
PH011Frequency Modulation Feedback Control for Near-Field Acoustic Characterization of Mesoscopic Fluid Films
 
Pramith Sai Devulapalli, 17, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
 
PH046Partitioning Gamma-Ray Sources in Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations for Spatial and Spectral Analysis
 
Isabelle Goldstein, 17, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, Connecticut
 
PS019Brassica juncea (Mustard) Flowers to Attract Pollinators for Better Malus domestica (Apple) Yield
 
Jaya Sagar, 16, Government Senior Secondary School- Manali, Manali, India
Equivalent awards available for non-U.S. winners.


 

Association for Computing Machinery

 
First Award of $1,000
CS019Panthera: Caching and Cache-based Scheduling in Distributed Computing Systems
 
Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 16, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
Second Award of $500
CS038Come Code with Codester: A Novel Educational App that Teaches Computer Science
 
Gili Rusak, 17, Shaker High School, Latham, New York
Third Award of $300
CS012Using Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in Creating an Operating System for Head-Mounted Displays
 
Nebras Nabil Djemel, 18, Pioneer High School of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
Fourth Award of $200
CS008Brownian Motion as a Source of Entropy for the Generation of Random Numbers
 
Russell Ean Bryan, 18, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, Hot Springs, Arkansas
 
CS053Indoor Navigation with Maximum Likelihood Classification of Wi-Fi Fingerprints
 
Noah Christian Pritt, 17, Pritt Home School, Walkersville, Maryland
 
CS304A New Secure Distributed Storage System for Cloud: Mathematical Framework, Design and Applications
 
Chih Wei Tan, 17, Pui Ching Middle School, Macau, China, Macao Special Administrative Region
Hou Teng Cheong, 17, Pui Ching Middle School, Macau, China, Macao Special Administrative Region
All ACM Special Award 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. Intel ISEF finalists competing in the Computer Science category will receive complimentary ACM Student Lite Memberships upon written request.


 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

AAAI is a scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI promotes research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, as well as public understanding of artificial intelligence. AAAI also strives to improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance on the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.
First Award of $1,500
CS033A Novel Computational Agent-Based Model for the Outbreak, Spread, and Containment of Tuberculosis
 
Parth Chopra, 17, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
Second Award of $1,000
CS073Semantic Multilayer SVM: Novel Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Applied to Prostate Cancer Grading and Breast Cancer Diagnosis
 
William C. Hang, 16, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, California
Third Award of $500
ME037Characteristics of Deleterious Mutations in Tumor Suppressor Genes
 
Nathan Han, 15, Boston Latin School, Boston, Massachusetts
Honorable Mention
CS009RNNScan: Eukaryotic Gene Finding via Hybrid Recurrent Neural Networks
 
Anand Srinivasan, 17, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia
 
CS037Development of a Novel Machine Learning Algorithm to Monitor Vascular Tissue Transfers Using Speech Recognition Techniques
 
Ariel Benjamin Kanevsky, 17, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York
 
CS046What's Your Problem? Automatically Summarizing Scientific Research with Open Problems
 
Cassidy Laidlaw, 17, Barrington High School, Barrington, Rhode Island
 
CS310Translator of Gestures: Human Interface Software
 
Anna Dmitrievna Kustareva, 17, Municipal Budget Educational Institution "Lyceum No.165," Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Maxim Alexeevich Sokolov, 17, Municipal Budget Educational Institution "Lyceum No.165," Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
 
EE013Engineering A Novel Autonomous Wheelchair System for the Visually-Impaired and Quadriplegic Individuals
 
Brandon Kinard, 16, Mililani High School, Mililani, Hawaii
Winners of this artificial intelligence award will receive a certificate, and their schools will receive a one-year membership in the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, including a subscription to "AI Magazine."


 

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
PH023Velocity Gradients in Relation to Spatial Scales of Star-forming Dense Cores in the Perseus Molecular Cloud
 
Luhong Li, 17, John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York
Priscilla and Bart Bok Second Award of $500
PH0453D Hydrodynamic Simulation of Classical Nova Explosions
 
Coleman J. Kendrick, 16, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico
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 $2,500
CH003The Optimal Reclamation Point of Phosphate from a Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
Lewis Michael Nitschinsk, 18, Queensland Academies for Health Sciences, Southport, Australia
 
CH309A Unique Kit for Detection and Removal of Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables
 
Shreya Nandy, 16, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India
Kopal Gupta, 16, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India
 
EM052Removing Carbon Dioxide from our Atmosphere: Using Porous Crystalline Materials for CO2 Capture
 
Naveena Aishwarya Bontha, 14, Hanford High School, Richland, Washington
 
EV029Sustainable Water Purification System with UV Irradiation
 
Hans Christian Pande, 17, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, Utah
 


 

Charity Foundation - Open Hearts of Ukraine

Open Hearts of Ukraine has enabled youth education, organized exhibitions of Ukrainian artwork, and constructed a healthy environment for the whole family to support talented youth. The implementation of innovative ideas unites the Foundation’s projects in health, sports, education and culture.
First Award of $2,000
ME094The SMART System: Stroke Management with Augmented Reality Technology
 
Ethan Thomas Butson, 18, The Illawarra Grammar School, Mangerton, Australia
Second Award of $1,500
EE334Electronic Braille Display for the Visually Impaired
 
Dieu Lien Thi Tran, 17, Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Du Nam Nguyen, 18, Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted, Ho Chí Minh, Viet Nam
Third Award of $1,000
CB018Functions of BldD Respressor in Teicoplanin Producer Actinoplanes teichomyceticus
 
Kseniya-Oksana Zhukrovska, 17, Lviv Academic Gymnasium at the National University "Lviv Polytechnic," Lviv, Ukraine
Fourth Award of $500
EN025Growing Spine Implant and Test Method
 
Harry Paul, 17, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, New York
 


 

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 $ 1,200
CB043A Novel Approach for Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy: Pharmacological Inhibition of EZH2 Histone Methyl Transferase Activity Suppresses Cancer Stem Cells and Induces Epithelial Phenotype
 
Sara Sakowitz, 18, The Brearley School, New York, New York
 
CH051Dendritic Crystallization of Salts
 
Theresa Zeisner, 18, Okumenisches Gymnasium, Bremen, Germany
 
EE002Two Transistor Ternary Random Access Memory
 
Simon Peter Tsaoussis, 16, Christopher Columbus High School, Miami, Florida
 
EE303Solid State Fan
 
Eliot Lim, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
Shiyang Yu, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
Zhong Liang Ou Yang, 18, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science, Singapore, Singapore
 
EE317Digital Sandwich: Tasty Terabytes
 
Nikita Chernyadev, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Dmitry Khodebko, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
Alexander Shkitilev, 17, Lyceum No.82, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation
 
EM018Sustainable Future for Endangered Species? Predicting the Impacts of the Wilmar Policy on Bornean Orangutan Populations
 
Emma R. Freedman, 15, Stanford University Online High School, Corralitos, California
 
EN302Anastomosis Robot Tool (ART)
 
Yuki Trippel, 19, HTBLuVA Modling, Mödling, Austria
Dominik Kovacs, 19, HTBLuVA Modling, Mödling, Austria
Thomas Gunther Steinlechner, 20, HTBLuVA Modling, Mödling, Austria
 
MA032A Monte Carlo Protein Folding Simulation using Energy Optimization with Novel Applications to Alzheimer's Disease Research
 
Niranjan Balachandar, 17, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas
 
ME005Nicotine and Genistein as Novel Therapeutic Agents for Alzheimer's Disease
 
Meenakshi Bose, 16, Eastside High School, Gainesville, Florida
 
MI039What’s on the Menu: Identification of the Hydrocarbon Transport Systems as a First Step in Marine Oil-Degradation by Alcanivorax borkumensis
 
Swapnav Deka, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas
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
PH065On Tycho Supernova Remnant Accelerating Cosmic-rays
 
Michaela Brchnelova, 17, High School of Jura Hronca, Bratislava, Slovakia
 

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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 $2,000 for best overall project in ocean science and exploration.
EV034Improving Bioindicators: A New Weight-Length Model for Fish to Provide More Accurate Ecosystem Condition Assessment
 
Ya'el Carmel Courtney, 17, Mount Carmel School, Aurora, Ohio
Award of $1,500 for ocean science projects, with an emphasis on marine geosciences.
EA008Tsunami Mitigation as a Function of Alterations in Bottom Friction
 
Naomi Benson, 17, Deerfield High School, Deerfield, Illinois
 
EE320Ice Bot: A Deep Sea Diving Apparatus
 
Mirae Leigh Parker, 18, West High School, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ema Linnea Parker, 16, Wasatch Academy, Mount Pleasant, Utah
Award of $2,000 for a project in oil spill related science, projects focusing on the ocean or coasts.
MI039What’s on the Menu: Identification of the Hydrocarbon Transport Systems as a First Step in Marine Oil-Degradation by Alcanivorax borkumensis
 
Swapnav Deka, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas
 


 

Drexel Smart House

Drexel Smart House is a student led initiative to encourage research around urban sustainability and implement student projects into a living laboratory. DSH provides a platform for students to pursue their own research project and create the next generation of urban living. We offer students funding and access to experienced professors, while interacting with the community of Philadelphia. At Intel ISEF, DSH is proud to offer awards for research exploring new ways to live more sustainability.
First Place Award of $500
EV029Sustainable Water Purification System with UV Irradiation
 
Hans Christian Pande, 17, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, Utah
 
EV311New Discovery of Eco Plyfibre via Pineapple Leaf and Recyclable Plastic for Future Sustainability
 
Nur Hanis Suriani Binti Mohd Zaini, 17, Mara Junior Science College Terendak, Melaka, Malaysia
Nurul Najiha Binti Mohd Roslan, 17, Mara Junior Science College Terendak, Melaka, Malaysia
 


 

Drexel University

Drexel University will award 8 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
AS006Hot Biology: Use of Thermal Imaging to Detect Nesting Behaviors of the Endangered Hawaiian Coot
 
Sarah 'Alohilani Jenkins, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii
 
AS016Haplotype Variation in Banded Sunfish (Enneacanthus obesus) from the Peconic River, Long Island, New York
 
Allison Mary Murphy, 16, Sayville High School, West Sayville, New York
 
CS082Identifying Pollen Cells Using Computer Analysis: An Aid for Allergists, Immunologists, and Other Health Care Specialists
 
Adam Clayton Staszewski, 17, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana
 
EM015Biological Control of the Invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil Using Aquatic Weevils
 
Janine Alysa Kerr, 16, Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut
 
EV024P.A.H. (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) Mixtures: Using Zebrafish to Elucidate Mechanisms of Toxicity
 
Meera Radha Srinivasan, 16, Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington
 
EV029Sustainable Water Purification System with UV Irradiation
 
Hans Christian Pande, 17, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, Utah
 
EV032Exploring the Effect of Herbicides on Acquatic Ecosystems: The Denitrification Efficacy of Lemna minor under Varying Atrazine Concentrations
 
Abigail Ella Johnson, 17, Shenandoah Valley Governor's School, Fishersville, Virginia
 
EV038Investigation of Different Degradation Treatments on Pesticide Contaminated Water with Toxicity Bioassay on Daphnia magna
 
Bovey Rao, 17, Hillcrest High School, Midvale, Utah
Scholarships are renewable for up to 5 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.


 

European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter, the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of nature.
All expense paid trip to tour CERN
CS009RNNScan: Eukaryotic Gene Finding via Hybrid Recurrent Neural Networks
 
Anand Srinivasan, 17, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia
 
CS038Come Code with Codester: A Novel Educational App that Teaches Computer Science
 
Gili Rusak, 17, Shaker High School, Latham, New York
 
CS060Twinsight: A Novel Multifactor Behavioral Analysis Algorithm for Social Media
 
Daniel Mogilny, 15, Holy Trinity School, Richmond Hill, Canada
 
CS073Semantic Multilayer SVM: Novel Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Applied to Prostate Cancer Grading and Breast Cancer Diagnosis
 
William C. Hang, 16, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, California
 
ET021Development of Highly Efficient and Stable Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Using Natural Hydrangea macrophylla Dyes
 
Mie Yamanaka, 17, Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Daini Senior High School, Sendai-City, Japan
 
MA052On the Theory of Lures with Dynamical Action on Compact Topological Manifolds and Ordinary Hyperreal Fractal Strings
 
Jared Anthony Tramontano, 15, Centennial High School, Corona, California
 
PH020Time and Radiation Domain in Star-Like Objects: Relating Intrinsic Colors of Quasars to Redshifts
 
Lia Grace Strauss Eggleston, 14, Home School, Laramie, Wyoming
 
PH041Spectral Smartphone: Rapid Prototyping Mobile Platform Diffraction Spectrophotometry
 
Allen Jiang, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
 
PH046Partitioning Gamma-Ray Sources in Fermi Large Area Telescope Observations for Spatial and Spectral Analysis
 
Isabelle Goldstein, 17, Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, Connecticut
 
PH065On Tycho Supernova Remnant Accelerating Cosmic-rays
 
Michaela Brchnelova, 17, High School of Jura Hronca, Bratislava, Slovakia
 
PH312Nuclear Fusion Using a Pyroelectric Crystal Particle Accelerator
 
Tucker John Sandbakken, 17, Maple Mountain High School, Spanish Fork, Utah
Jason Kim Syndergaard, 17, Maple Mountain High School, Spanish Fork, Utah
Alternate for CERN trip
CS005SNAP: A Novel Algorithm for Fast Global Sequence Alignment and Database Search
 
Venkatesh S. Sivaraman, 16, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
 
PH071Optimizing the Process of Single Photons Coupling into Single-Mode Fibers by Using a Genetic Algorithm and Spatial Light Modulation
 
Jerzy Krzysztof Szuniewicz, 17, Adama Mickiewicza High School in Poznan, Poznan, Poland
This award is made possible by cooperative grants from Intel and CERN, which collaborates with Intel in the framework of CERN openlab. Eligible Intel ISEF finalists have applied 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. 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.

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
BI007An in vitro Study of the Effectiveness of Cinnamon Compounds on the Degradation of Amyloid-B and Tau Protein in Alzheimer's Disease
 
Natalie Elizabeth Barton, 17, Bayside High School, Palm Bay, Florida
 
EE006Passive Auto-Tracking Heliostat
 
Brayton Miles, 17, Niceville High School, Niceville, Florida
 
ET053Using Intelligent Autonomous Holonomic Landing Gear in Crosswind Landings to Advance Aviation Safety
 
Emerson Czerwinski Burkard, 17, Manlius Pebble Hill School, Dewitt, New York
Florida Tech is offering tuition scholarships of $150,000 each.

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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 novel web platform for studying microbiomes in children. FBK's Board of Directors will award 4 Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships, including travel to Italy, to be part of the WebValley team in June 2014.
Award to Travel to Trento, Italy to participate in summer school "Web Valley"
CS012Using Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in Creating an Operating System for Head-Mounted Displays
 
Nebras Nabil Djemel, 18, Pioneer High School of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
 
CS020Detecting the Structure of Videos by Extracting Features from Time Series User Interaction Data
 
Hiromu Yakura, 17, Nada Senior High School, Kobe, Japan
 
EN068Strongly Coupling the Electrical and Mechanical Dynamics of the Heartbeat in a Diffuse Interface Model
 
Kevin K. Lee, 17, University High School, Irvine, California
 
MI013A Novel Response to Antibiotic Resistance: Application of Microparticles and AC Currents
 
Pia Sen, 17, Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Austin, Texas
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.


 

Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas

The Victor Grifols i Lucas Foundation was created in 1998, under the auspices of Grifols, with the mission of promoting bioethics through dialogue between specialists in a range of areas. The Foundation seeks to foster ethical attitudes in organizations, companies and individuals active in the field of human health. To achieve this, it offers a discussion platform which provides a forum for the exchange of different perspectives on the ethics of life.
First Award of $5,000
ME079Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification System for Point-of-Care HIV Diagnosis
 
Nicole Sabina Ticea, 15, York House School, Vancouver, Canada
Second Award of $3,000
ME101Towards a Combination Antiviral Therapy for Flu: An Interdisciplinary Drug Discovery Effort
 
Eric S. Chen, 18, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
Third Award of $2,000
ME055Dengue or Leptospirosis?
 
Miguel Geraldo Rodriguez, 16, Specialized School in Science and Mathematics Genaro Cautino Vazquez, Guayama, Puerto Rico
 


 

GoDaddy

In addition to offering domain names, website builders and hosting, GoDaddy believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the community. As part of that philosophy, GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to customers, employees and our community. GoDaddy will be presenting the following awards, the Web Innovator Award, the Mobile Application Award, the Open Source Award, the Data Award and the Forward Thinker Award.
$1,500 Data Award
CS005SNAP: A Novel Algorithm for Fast Global Sequence Alignment and Database Search
 
Venkatesh S. Sivaraman, 16, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
$1,500 Forward Thinker Award
CS028Manipulated "Holograms": Fantastic Becomes Real
 
Oleksandr Loyko, 17, Kyiv Gymnasium #48, Kyiv, Ukraine
$1,500 Mobile Application Award
CS305Trailblazer: Cooperative, Infrastructure-Independent Generation of Indoor Floor Maps using Handheld Android Mobile Devices
 
Andrew Zhou, 18, Raleigh Charter High School, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sanjay Kannan, 17, Raleigh Charter High School, Raleigh, North Carolina
Elish Mahajan, 18, Raleigh Charter High School, Raleigh, North Carolina
$1,500 Open Source Award
CS006Pi to Share: Utilizing the Raspberry Pi as a Home File Server
 
Connor Joshua Cunningham, 16, Vici High School, Vici, Oklahoma
$1,500 Web Innovator Award
CS057Fuzzy Logic Based Web Browser for the Motor Impaired
 
Suvir Prakash Mirchandani, 15, Fox Chapel Area Senior High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 


 

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 applies computer science to further inquiry in a in a field other than computer science; Google CS Connect Award
CS040Optimizing Digital Content for Color-Blind Audiences Using Enhancement Algorithms
 
Animesh Tripathi, 17, Sanskriti School, New Delhi, India
For the project that addresses a large and seemingly-impossible problem, finding an elegant solution with broad impact; Google Thinking Big Award
CS019Panthera: Caching and Cache-based Scheduling in Distributed Computing Systems
 
Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 16, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
 


 

IEEE Foundation

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE awards the $10,000 Presidents' Scholarship to recognize a deserving student for an outstanding project demonstrating an understanding of electrical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science, or other IEEE field of interest.
The IEEE Foundation Presidents' Scholarship Award of $10,000
EE042A Multi-Architectural Approach to the Development of Embedded Hardware
 
George David Morgan, 16, Clovis North Educational Center, Fresno, California
The $10,000 USD scholarship is payable over four years of undergraduate university study. The winner also receives a certificate, engraved plaque, and a four-year IEEE student-level membership.


 

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
CS005SNAP: A Novel Algorithm for Fast Global Sequence Alignment and Database Search
 
Venkatesh S. Sivaraman, 16, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Team First Award of $500 for each team member
CS304A New Secure Distributed Storage System for Cloud: Mathematical Framework, Design and Applications
 
Chih Wei Tan, 17, Pui Ching Middle School, Macau, China, Macao Special Administrative Region
Hou Teng Cheong, 17, Pui Ching Middle School, Macau, China, Macao Special Administrative Region
Second Award of $500
EE071An Integrated Software Platform for Intelligent, Autonomous Control of Hyper-Redundant Modular Robotic Systems using Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
 
Puneeth Naga Sai Krishna Meruva, 16, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Team Second Award of $400 for each team member
ME307A Novel Hybrid Non-invasive Clinical-Signal Processing Technique as Biomarker of Atrial Fibrillation
 
Karthik Balaji Chakravarthy, 17, Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio
Rohit Vallabh Chakravarthy, 15, Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio
Third Award of $350
CS019Panthera: Caching and Cache-based Scheduling in Distributed Computing Systems
 
Dhaivat Nitin Pandya, 16, Appleton North High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
Each winner will receive a framed certificate, and a one-year free subscription to the Computer Society magazine of their choice. Winners are announced on the Computer Society's website and via social media.


 

Intel® Open Source Technology Center

The Intel® Open Source Technology Center (OTC) is a leader in open source development with a mission to deliver operating systems products and enable our hardware in operating systems/open source software to create a continuous stream of technology innovation that unlocks the potential of Intel hardware and creates software business opportunities. The OTC will present the Intel® Open Source Technology Awards to the best use of open source technology or software.
First Award of $4000
CS074Indium: Using Novel Machine Learning Algorithms to Develop a Nondisease-specific Personalized Medicine Engine
 
Yousuf Mounir Soliman, 17, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California
Honorable Mention of $500
CS038Come Code with Codester: A Novel Educational App that Teaches Computer Science
 
Gili Rusak, 17, Shaker High School, Latham, New York
 
CS065Search Engine to Map FDA Approved Drugs to Diseases Based on Microarray Data Mined from GEO
 
Axel Stephan Feldmann, 17, Hunter College High School, New York, New York
The finalists are selected for their commitment to innovation in tackling challenging STEM-related questions, using authentic research practices, and creating solutions to the problems of tomorrow.


 

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
EE093Cube Satellites: Miniature Satellite Design and Operations for Pulsed Plasma System Applications
 
Matthew Hileman, 16, The Classical Academy, College Pathways, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Certificate of Honorable Mention
CS031Train the Artificial Brain II: Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Treatment Plan of Alzheimer's Disease using Neural Networks
 
Roma Vivek Pradhan, 17, Friendswood High School, Friendswood, Texas
 
CS084Voice Integrated Development Environment for People Who Are Blind, Myopia Affected or Have RSI
 
Diana Marusic, 16, Theoretical Lyceum "Ion Creanga," Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
 
EE061Electromagnetic Tire Propulsion System
 
Alexander William Beall, 17, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Maryland
 
EE082Development of a Teleoperation Robot
 
Mina Fahmi Fahmi, 17, Great Mills High School, Great Mills, Maryland
 
EN012The VP (Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt Circuit
 
Jennifer Lauren Cramer, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon
 
ET044The Cooling of Solar Panels to Increase Power Output
 
Christopher Rafael Botello, 15, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas
 
ET045Optimizing the Utilization of Wind Energy with an Alternative Engineering Design: A Horizontal Dual Motor Turbine, Phase II
 
Caid Lunt, 17, Weber High School, Pleasant View, Utah
 
ET062Cones, Chutes, and Coils: Novel Proposals to Ebb Wingtip Vortices
 
Loren J. Newton, 16, La Sierra High School, Riverside, California
 
ET065Rain Power
 
Michael Jose Lopez Chiesa, 18, Saint Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, Maryland
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet.


 

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. The prize honors the memory of an energetic and adventurous individual who inspired and mentored many young people to excel in all aspects of life.
First Award of $3,000
EE078An Innovative Approach to Improve Spin Polarization in Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 Thin Films for Spin Transport Electronics
 
Sarah Nicole Galvin, 18, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe, Arizona
The award of $3,000 will go a the winning student/team project in Computer Engineering; a subcategory of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and $1,000 will go to their school.


 

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 contents 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
EA001Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather
 
Jesse Tan Zhang, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 
EA015Geographic Belts for Hurricane Landfall Location Prediction
 
William Wu, 17, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
 


 

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 the Intel ISEF. 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
EE064The Hollow Flashlights: Head and Hand
 
Ann Stasia Makosinski, 16, Saint Michaels University School, Victoria, Canada
Second Award of $2,500
ET047Fun in the Sun! Increasing Grätzel Cell Efficiency Using Diatomaceous Earth
 
Meagan Ann Fabel, 18, Walkerville Collegiate Institute, Windsor, Canada
Third Award of $2,000
ET057Wave-Powered Desalinator
 
Mykhailo Lytovchenko, 16, Dnipropetrovsk Chemical Ecological Lyceum, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Fourth Award of $1,500
ET042Bumping & Reversing Wave Energy Generating System (BRES): Energy Generating System with Often Wasted Wave by Applying Principle of Interference and Rip Current
 
Chan Lee, 16, Kyunggi High School, Seoul, South Korea
Fifth Award of $1,000
ET313Working of Wind Turbine with Low Air Pressure
 
Sana Batool, 15, Punjab Daanish Girls School, Hasilpur, Pakistan
Shazia Bibi, 15, Punjab Daanish Girls School, Hasilpur, Pakistan
Iqra Irshad, 15, Punjab Daanish Girls School, Hasilpur, Pakistan
 


 

Monsanto Company

Monsanto is focused on empowering farmers—large and small—to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. We do this with our leading seed brands in crops like corn, cotton, oilseeds and fruits and vegetables. We also produce leading in-the-seed trait technologies for farmers, which are aimed at protecting their yield, supporting their on-farm efficiency and reducing their on-farm costs.
Monsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Science First Award of $2,500
PS013Mechanistic Characterization of a Transcription Factor bZIP16 in Regulating Arabidopsis Flowering Pathways
 
Yi-Hsuan Huang, 17, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
Second Award of $1,500
PS026The Effect of Nitrogen-Rich Fertilizers on the Growth and Yield of Cotton Plants
 
Lindsay M. Northcut, 18, Christ the King Cathedral School, Lubbock, Texas
Third Award of $1,000
PS043An Eco-friendly RNA Interference-based Insect Control for Management of Citrus Greening Disease using a Model System
 
Saumya R. Keremane, 17, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, California
The first and second placed winners of the Monsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Science will be flown to visit and present at Monsanto in St. Louis.


 

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

The Society was formed over 50 years ago to develop strong scholarship in Mathematics and to 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 $1,500
MA001A Novel Mathematical Simulation to Study the Dynamics of CD4 Cells, CD8 Cells, and HIV Viral Load
 
Nirali Kunjan Thakor, 16, Shepton High School, Plano, Texas
 
MA008Hybridized Characteristic 3 Galois Field Arithmetic for Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Phase III
 
Vinay Sridhar Iyengar, 18, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Second Award of $1,000
CS053Indoor Navigation with Maximum Likelihood Classification of Wi-Fi Fingerprints
 
Noah Christian Pritt, 17, Pritt Home School, Walkersville, Maryland
 
MA013Weighted Catalan Numbers and Their Divisibility Properties
 
Sarah Lee Shader, 18, Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyoming
 
MA037Winning the War against Hackers: A Hybrid Asymmetric Cryptographic Algorithm for Safe and Secure Data
 
Sasank Venkata Vishnubhatla, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
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?
Top Award of $5,000
EN011The Fabrication and Characterization of Short and Long Term Memory Proton Induced Thin Film Synaptic Transistors
 
Harsha Sudarsan Uppili, 18, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Second Award of $2,000
CH022Electronic Tongue: Tastes of Toxic Metal Ions in Water
 
Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 15, University High School, Fresno, California
 
ET026Next Generation Supercapacitor for Ultra-Fast Energy Harvesting
 
Swetha Vanathy Shutthanandan, 16, Richland High School, Richland, Washington
 
PH007Rocks of the Rainbow: Asteroid Classification Using SDSS Filters
 
Stephanie Hiromi Spear, 16, Henry J Kaiser High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Third Award of $1,000
BE015Role of Somatostatin Interneurons in Alzheimer's Disease
 
Divya Koyyalagunta, 18, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
 
CS046What's Your Problem? Automatically Summarizing Scientific Research with Open Problems
 
Cassidy Laidlaw, 17, Barrington High School, Barrington, Rhode Island
 
EA001Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather
 
Jesse Tan Zhang, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 
EE025Personal Physiological Sensor Network Device
 
Marek Novak, 19, Gymnazium Ceske Budejovice, Jirovcova 8, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
 
EE064The Hollow Flashlights: Head and Hand
 
Ann Stasia Makosinski, 16, Saint Michaels University School, Victoria, Canada
 
EM028Improving Seawater Membrane Distillation: The Development of Carbon Nanotube-coated Nickel Hollow Fiber Membranes
 
Farah Essam Almulla, 17, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
 
EV018Determination of Factors that Impact Clearance of Suspended Particulate Matter (Dust) in Air
 
Alanna M. Bram, 16, John Marshall High School, Rochester, Minnesota
 
ME034Novel Single-Cell Screening: Optimized Droplet-Based Microfluidics for High-Throughput Screening of Adherent Cells
 
Jason Shao Cui, 18, Langley High School, McLean, Virginia
 
PH044Fabricating an Artificial Nose using Mesoporous Photonic Crystals
 
Achal James Fernando-Peiris, 16, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Ohio
 
PH052Achieving Net Gain Nuclear Fusion in Microcapsules by Coupling Sonoluminescence and Magnetic Compression
 
Raghu Vamsi Dhara, 18, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California
 


 

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
CB043A Novel Approach for Metastatic Breast Cancer Therapy: Pharmacological Inhibition of EZH2 Histone Methyl Transferase Activity Suppresses Cancer Stem Cells and Induces Epithelial Phenotype
 
Sara Sakowitz, 18, The Brearley School, New York, New York
Second Award of $2,000
CB029Generating iPSCs from Human Adipocytes for Differentiation into Nociceptive Neurons
 
Elizabeth Boyle Sobolik, 16, Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, New York
Third Award of $1,000
ME020Development of a Novel Blood-Based Diagnostic for Canine Lymphosarcoma
 
Golda R. Shaw, 17, George M Steinbrenner High School, Lutz, Florida
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

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
EV040Assessment of Thirdhand Exposure to Nicotine from Electronic Cigarettes
 
Lily Wei Lee, 18, Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, New York
Second Award of $1,500
BI052Computational Analysis of the GABA(A) Receptor
 
Aakash Jain, 18, Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix, Arizona
Third Award of $1,000
BE304Capacity Limits of Working Memory: The Impact of Multitasking on Cognitive Control and Emotion Recognition in the Adolescent Mind
 
Alexandra Ulmer, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Sarayu Caulfield, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
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

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the United States government agency with a mission of science, service, and stewardship. Its mission touches the lives of every American, protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources. NOAA recognizes outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences with cash awards and a first prize summer internship.
A fully paid summer internship at a NOAA research lab, plus a $500 monetary award.
EA015Geographic Belts for Hurricane Landfall Location Prediction
 
William Wu, 17, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
Award of $500
EA001Lunar Tide Contribution to Thermosphere Weather
 
Jesse Tan Zhang, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
Alternate
EV036Monitoring Ocean Microscopic Organic Material: Assessing Large-Scale Ecological Disruption on Annual Chl-a, POC, and PIC Fluctuation Equilibrium
 
Jinsong (Tony) Yan, 17, Cleveland High School, Portland, Oregon
 
PH075Predicting the Strength of Solar Flares using Sunspot Characteristics
 
Kayla Lokelani Ishida, 16, Waimea High School, Waimea, Hawaii
Winners also receive an All Hazards NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) and a certificate signed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. The first prize winner also receives an engraved plaque.


 

Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps

 
The Chief of Naval Research Scholarship Award of 10,000
EN025Growing Spine Implant and Test Method
 
Harry Paul, 17, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, New York
Scholarships are payable at $2,500 a year for four years. Recipient will also receive a certificate signed by the Chief of Naval Research and a U.S. Navy memento.


 

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.
First Award of $500
CH030The Effectiveness of Guanidine Functionalized Polymers in Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization
 
Sarah Hasan Al Abdullatif, 17, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
 
CS018Analyzing and Preventing Quick Response Code-based Malware and Phishing Attacks for Smartphones
 
Alisha Saxena, 17, Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington
 
EM002Solar Hot Air Generator Construction and Applicability
 
Daniel Cosovanu, 18, Tomsa Voda Technological High School, Solca, Romania
 
EN023Multi-layered Phytopigments: Promising Alternative Materials for Solar Cell Development
 
Debapratim Jana, 17, South Point High School, Kolkata, India
 
ET056Infrared Alignment and Photon Densification Apparatus for Energy Optimization
 
Andrew J. O'Neill, 18, Suncoast Community High School, Riviera Beach, Florida
 
ME077A Wearable Ultrasonic Device for the Early Detection of Tumor Recurrence
 
Milan Satch Gambhir, 15, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, California
 
PH081The Leidenpump: A Non-Mechanical Means of Fluid Delivery
 
John Chapman Alexander Caddell, 16, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, California
Top Award of $1,000, and an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the USA
MI005The Conjugative Plasmid RK2 as a Delivery System for Artificial AnatheriaH Genes: A Novel Synthetic Biology Alternative to Traditional Antibiotics
 
Logan Collins, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
 


 

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 $2,500
BE030Perception of Facial Expression of Emotion
 
Danila Alferov, 16, A.B. Lucas Secondary School, London, Canada
Second Award of $1,500
BE038Healthy Youth: Effect of Physical Activity and Sleep Patterns on Physical and Mental Well-Being in Adolescents
 
Grace Hwang, 16, Hershey High School, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Third Award of $1,000
BE024"Are You Sure?" A Multi-Factor Analysis: Are Eyewitness Testimonies Dooming the Innocent?
 
Ansley Elizabeth Lynn, 16, Glenwood School, Smiths, Alabama
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 has been creating green technology and environment management systems that promote sustainability for more than three decades. As a leader in its industry, Ricoh is consistently ranked high among the world’s corporations for successfully balancing profit with environmental responsibility.
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award of $12,500
ET055Employing in situ Generated Peracetic Acid and Fungal Biosynthesis to Produce Biofuels
 
Jonah Zachariah Butler, 16, Sibley East High School, Arlington, Minnesota
 
PS301Enhanced Third-Generation Biofuel Production from Genetically Modified Algae
 
Wenjia (Dara) Li, 16, Jasper High School, Plano, Texas
Anoop Vemulapalli, 16, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
 


 

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 Physical Science Award of $2000
PH302Observational Detection of Solar g-mode Oscillations Using Doppler Velocity Signals
 
Min Sung Kim, 16, Maui High School, Kahului, Hawaii
Matthew Thomas Sturm, 17, Maui High School, Kahului, Hawaii
First Life Science Award of $2,000
MI310Production of Bioplastic by a Bacterium Isolated from Waste Treatment Facility (from Lignocellulosic Glucose, Abundant Sucrose, Byproduct of Biodiesel & Spent Coffee Grounds Extract)
 
Gi Na Lee, 18, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Dong Il Je, 17, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Second Physical Science Award of $1000
PH307The Dark Matter inside of Early Type Galaxies
 
Angel Alejandro Martinez Jimenez, 18, Preparatoria del Tecnológico de Monterrey, Guadalajara campus, Zapopan, Mexico
Omar Perez Alvarado, 17, Preparatoria del Tecnológico de Monterrey Guadalajara campus, Zapopan, Mexico
Second Life Science Award of $1,000
BI310Novel Analysis of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation on Amyloid-beta, Tau, and Motility in Transgenic C. elegans models: Targeting Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease
 
Kimberly Alexis Te, 16, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
Austen Gregory Te, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
Jinyu Wu, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York
 
ME316Walnut: Sustainable Solution to Halitosis
 
Eveshorhema Sophia Samuel-Alli, 14, Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Nigeria
Ibukunoluwa Ruth Oladeinde, 15, Doregos Private Academy, Lagos, Nigeria
 


 

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
EE090To Design and Manufacture a Device to Maximize the Performance of Rowers
 
Conor Richard Foy, 17, Colaiste Chiarain, Limerick, Ireland
Second Award of $1,500
EN034Study of Properties of Aluminum Wires Treated with Nanoparticles of MoB2
 
Michelle Dyane Marrero-Garcia, 15, Eugenio Maria de Hostos High School, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Third Award of $1000
EN021The Effects of Barefoot and Shod Running on Risk of Injury in High School, Female, Recreational Runners
 
Megan Boyer, 17, Manchester High School, Manchester, Connecticut
 


 

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 more than 2,400 active and retired test pilots representing all types of aerospace vehicles, military and civilian.
First Award of $1,000
ET062Cones, Chutes, and Coils: Novel Proposals to Ebb Wingtip Vortices
 
Loren J. Newton, 16, La Sierra High School, Riverside, California
Second Award of $500
ET036Inflatable Airplane Design and Optimization for Low Reynolds Numbers
 
Scott Alexander Bollt, 16, Potsdam High School, Potsdam, New York
Third Award of $300
PH030The Optimization of Rocket Nozzle Performance
 
Jamie Christine McCullough, 17, Friendswood High School, Friendswood, Texas
Certificate of Honorable Mention
EE003Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Farm Configuration Efficiency Based on Schools of Fish in Nature
 
Yenny Dieguez, 16, Miami Lakes Educational Center, Miami Lakes, Florida
 
EE011Aircraft Propeller Noise Reduction Using Owl Feather Inspired Notching
 
David Alexander Ferrill, Jr., 16, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas
 
PH078A Mathematical Analysis of the Wright Brother's Wind Tunnel Tests
 
Christopher Glenn Romanoski, 17, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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, websites, and educational opportunities.
Distinguished Achievement Award of $2,500 and a trip to the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting.
EA007Data Sonification with the Seismic Signature of Ocean Surf
 
Yongpeng Tang, 17, Smithtown High School East, St. James, New York
Award of Merit of $1,000
EA008Tsunami Mitigation as a Function of Alterations in Bottom Friction
 
Naomi Benson, 17, Deerfield High School, Deerfield, Illinois
 
MA047Applying Bayes' Theorem to DNA Sequence for Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria
 
Min Jean Cho, 16, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, California
Award of Merit of $500
CS036A Novel Filter for Tracking Trends in Noisy Real-Time Data
 
Michael William Litt, 14, Orange High School, Pepper Pike, Ohio
 
EA010An Optimized Analysis of Wind Flows in the Urban Environment and the Identification of Feasible Building Augmented Wind Turbine Sites
 
Ben Ross, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York
 
PH077Measuring Water Waves
 
Daniel Pflueger, 19, Gymnasium Johanneum Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany
Certificate of Honorable Mention
CS012Using Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision in Creating an Operating System for Head-Mounted Displays
 
Nebras Nabil Djemel, 18, Pioneer High School of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia
 
EA012Using an Underwater Trench to Limit the Energy of a Tsunami
 
Boyd Robert Kane, 16, Bishops (Diocesan College), Cape Town, South Africa
 


 

SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.
Engineering the Future Awards of $2,000 each
EE320Ice Bot: A Deep Sea Diving Apparatus
 
Mirae Leigh Parker, 18, West High School, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ema Linnea Parker, 16, Wasatch Academy, Mount Pleasant, Utah
 
EN017Transformer Clepsydron: Deployable Support Framework with Varying Direction of Unfolding
 
Temur Chichua, 16, Tbilisi #4 Public School, Tbilisi, Georgia
 
PH048Optimizing the Accuracy and Precision of Asteroid Orbital Determination: A Novel Approach
 
Amara McCune, 17, Stoughton High School, Stoughton, Wisconsin
 


 

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 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. Annually SPIE provides more than $3.2 million in support of education and outreach programs.
First Award of $2,500
EE064The Hollow Flashlights: Head and Hand
 
Ann Stasia Makosinski, 16, Saint Michaels University School, Victoria, Canada
Second Award of $1,500
PH070IR against Piracy
 
Hadaia Azad Ezzulddin, 14, Nilufer Girls Secondary School, Erbil, Iraq
Third Award of $1,000
PH019Novel Automated Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Panel Designs Using Monte Carlo-Based Modeling
 
Valerie S. Ding, 17, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon
Honorable Mention
CS016A New Optical Computing Method with Combination of Colored Lights Realizing Balanced Ternary Computation
 
Yue Yao, 16, High School Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, JiaDing Campus, Shanghai, China
 
EE018Principles of Electrowetting on Liquid Prism Beam-Steering Module
 
Christopher Y. Shen, 17, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas
 
PH044Fabricating an Artificial Nose using Mesoporous Photonic Crystals
 
Achal James Fernando-Peiris, 16, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Ohio
 


 

U.S. Agency for International Development

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the federal government agency responsible for administering foreign aid. USAID works to promote economic and social development in more than 100 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Europe. USAID seeks to extend a helping hand to those people overseas struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster, or striving to live in a free and democratic country.
Development Focus Award of $10,000
EE029Versatile Field Construction Machine for Paddy Cultivation
 
Namal Namal Udara Piyasiri, 18, Tabuththegama Central College, Thambuththegama, Sri Lanka
 
EN312Green Refrigerant Box
 
Muhtaza Aziziya Syafiq, 16, Sma Negeri 2 Sekayu, Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia
Anjani Rahma Putri, 17, Sma Negeri 2 Sekayu, Musi Banyuasin, Indonesia
 
ET046MFCs Reloaded: A Novel Bio-Augmented Design to Enhance MFC Efficiency
 
Dhuvarakesh Karthikeyan, 15, California High School, San Ramon, California
 
PS022Cellulose Binding Domains: Novel Implications in Agriculture and Biofuel Production
 
Alon Millet, 16, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, New Jersey
 


 

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 $5,000
EE044The Intelligent Energy Saving Power Strip
 
Neil Fair, 17, Pretoria Boys High School, Pretoria, South Africa
Second Award of $3,000
ET033Algae....the Greener Fuel, Year Three
 
Alexandra K. Gabrielski, 15, Viera High School, Viera, Florida
 
ET055Employing in situ Generated Peracetic Acid and Fungal Biosynthesis to Produce Biofuels
 
Jonah Zachariah Butler, 16, Sibley East High School, Arlington, Minnesota
Third Award of $1,500
EA015Geographic Belts for Hurricane Landfall Location Prediction
 
William Wu, 17, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas
 
EE032What Type of Wing Design Creates the Greatest Lift? "Dimpled Airfoil"
 
Nathan Roy Martus, 16, Oakleaf High School, Orange Park, Florida
Fourth Award of $1,000
EM305Immediate Response System for Oil Spills
 
Avi Dubovsky, 18, Ort "Psagot," Karmiel, Israel
Roey Shmuel Shafran, 17, Ort "Psagot," Karmiel, Israel
Tamer Hamoud, 17, Ort "Psagot," Karmiel, Israel
 


 

United States Environmental Protection Agency

From nanomaterials a billionth of a meter in size to global climate dynamics, EPA scientists and engineers are investigating every scale of our environment and the links between environment and human health. EPA conducts research that addresses the highest priority science needs of the nation. The work performed by EPA scientists, engineers and their research partners improves the quality of the air we breathe, the water that sustains us, and the land upon which we live.
The Patrick Hurd Sustainability Award winner will travel to EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, DC.
EM045Safe and Sound Housing: Lime/Fly Ash Papercrete as a Substitute for Adobe in Seismically-Active Regions in Developing Nations
 
Miriam Terese Demasi, 15, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, West Virginia
Alternate trip winner
EV029Sustainable Water Purification System with UV Irradiation
 
Hans Christian Pande, 17, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, Utah
 


 

United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building systems industries. We are pleased to offer eight awards of $3,000 in UTC common stock for projects showing excellence in science and engineering.
Each winning project will receive $3,000 in shares of UTC common stock.
CH022Electronic Tongue: Tastes of Toxic Metal Ions in Water
 
Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 15, University High School, Fresno, California
 
CS009RNNScan: Eukaryotic Gene Finding via Hybrid Recurrent Neural Networks
 
Anand Srinivasan, 17, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia
 
EE025Personal Physiological Sensor Network Device
 
Marek Novak, 19, Gymnazium Ceske Budejovice, Jirovcova 8, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
 
EN068Strongly Coupling the Electrical and Mechanical Dynamics of the Heartbeat in a Diffuse Interface Model
 
Kevin K. Lee, 17, University High School, Irvine, California
 
ET005The Jerusalem Artichoke as a Perspective Renewable Fuel
 
Lizaveta Salokhina, 16, Gymnasium No. 1 Zhodino, Zhodino, Belarus
 
ET066Quantification of the Effect of Contamination in Lithium-Air Batteries
 
Emilia Wodzka, 19, Herlufsholm Kostskole og Gods, Næstved, Denmark
 
MA023The Speeds of Families of Intersection Graphs
 
Jessica Shi, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
 
PH052Achieving Net Gain Nuclear Fusion in Microcapsules by Coupling Sonoluminescence and Magnetic Compression
 
Raghu Vamsi Dhara, 18, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California
Winners also receive a plaque, backpack, and UTC Annual Report. Stock to be shared by 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 2015. 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.
CB020Engineering a Novel CDH1 Fluorescent Protein Reporter Construct to Evaluate Cancer Cell Differentiation
 
Gregory John Konar, 18, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI, Worcester, Massachusetts
 
CH020Building a Library of Difluoro- and Trifluoro- Artemisinins, Year Two
 
Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya, 16, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, California
 
CS073Semantic Multilayer SVM: Novel Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Applied to Prostate Cancer Grading and Breast Cancer Diagnosis
 
William C. Hang, 16, Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, California
 
ME009Seeking a Cure II: Targeting ERß in a Novel Cost-Effective Treatment for Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
 
Jocelyn Elizabeth Hernandez, 17, STEM Academy at Robert E. Lee High School, San Antonio, Texas
 
MI013A Novel Response to Antibiotic Resistance: Application of Microparticles and AC Currents
 
Pia Sen, 17, Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Austin, Texas
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 10 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
BI007An in vitro Study of the Effectiveness of Cinnamon Compounds on the Degradation of Amyloid-B and Tau Protein in Alzheimer's Disease
 
Natalie Elizabeth Barton, 17, Bayside High School, Palm Bay, Florida
 
BI011You Missed a Spot: Accuracy of Luminol Chemiluminescence to Detect Blood at a Crime Scene using Concealment Techniques and Measurements of False Positives
 
Alexia Dean Benson, 15, Grove High School, Grove, Oklahoma
 
CS053Indoor Navigation with Maximum Likelihood Classification of Wi-Fi Fingerprints
 
Noah Christian Pritt, 17, Pritt Home School, Walkersville, Maryland
 
EM045Safe and Sound Housing: Lime/Fly Ash Papercrete as a Substitute for Adobe in Seismically-Active Regions in Developing Nations
 
Miriam Terese Demasi, 15, Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling, West Virginia
 
EM319A Greener Shade of Grey: The Effects of Fly Ash in Concrete, a Second Year Study
 
Marygrace Summers Duggar, 17, Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Olivia Jane Guidry, 17, Saint Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 
EN050iAid: A Novel Multimodal, Cloud-Based Navigation System for the Visually Impaired
 
Alexander Matthew Deans, 17, Académie Ste Cécile International School, Windsor, Canada
 
ET017Using Piezoelectronics to Convert Energy from a Nontraditional Source: Vibration
 
Travis Benjamin Lysaght, 16, Hicksville High School, Hicksville, Ohio
 
ET027Comparing Shroud Design on the Electrical Power Output of a Small-Scale Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine
 
Kelly Nicole Devens, 16, Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia
 
EV029Sustainable Water Purification System with UV Irradiation
 
Hans Christian Pande, 17, Woods Cross High School, Woods Cross, Utah
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.


 

White House Presidential Fellow SmartAmerica Challenge

The goal of the SmartAmerica Challenge is to demonstrate the benefits that Cyber-Physical Systems can bring to American competitiveness, job growth, and our society. This award is presented to the best Intel ISEF project representing Cyber Physical Systems.
White House Presidential Inovation Fellow SmartAmerica Challenge Award
EE034Pneumatic Electromyographic Exoskeleton
 
Conor James Maddry, 17, Langley High School, McLean, Virginia
 

Wolfram Research, Inc.

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world's most respected software companies—as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As pioneers in computational science and the computational paradigm, we have pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world.
Mathematica software for all Intel ISEF Finalists and Observers
Please go to Wolfram's SAO profile pages on the Society for Science & the Public web site https://apps2.societyforscience.org/intelisef2014/saodetail.cfm?AC=MATICA to learn more.


 

World Economic Forum

Invitation to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of New Champions 2014 in Tianjin, China, and to participate in our programming designed for our 2014 Young Scientists.
World Economic Forum Future Scientists Award
CS025Diagnosis of Abnormalities in 3-Dimensional Mammograms via an Artificial Neural Network
 
Joshua Michael Zweig, 18, Commack High School, Commack, New York
 
EM027Don't Cry Over Spilled Oil!
 
Nivatha Balendra, 18, Marianopolis College, Westmount, Canada
 
MA021On the Unique Roles of Neurocomputational States in Neocortical Circuits
 
Archis Bhandarkar, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia
 
MI310Production of Bioplastic by a Bacterium Isolated from Waste Treatment Facility (from Lignocellulosic Glucose, Abundant Sucrose, Byproduct of Biodiesel & Spent Coffee Grounds Extract)
 
Gi Na Lee, 18, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Dong Il Je, 17, Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, Hoengseong-gun, South Korea
Students will also receive a World Economic Forum Swarovski crystal award, a waiver of participation fees for the 2014 Annual Meeting of New Champions, as well as all flights and accommodations.

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