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2000 Intel ISEF Grand Awards

Intel ISEF

Intel Young Scientist Scholarships

Prestigious $40,000 scholarship awarded to winners selected by a panel of Intel technologists for outstanding research.

BE003: PNA for Fat. Karen Kay Powell, 16, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida

CH001: Mechanisms of the Photoisomerization of Conjugated Dienes as a Model for the Primary Visual Event. Nazanin Jouei, 18, Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Florida

PH009: Discrete Electron Density Theory Finite Tensor Solutions to Schrodinger's Equation. Jason L. Douglas, 18, Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Glenn T. Seaborg Nobel Prize Visit Award

Trip to Stockholm, Sweden in December 2000 to observe the Nobel Prize festivities.

CH001: Mechanisms of the Photoisomerization of Conjugated Dienes as a Model for the Primary Visual Event. Nazanin Jouei, 18, Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Florida

PH012: Isolating Plasma Species Initiating Internal Electrostatic Fields for Plasma Heating. Garrett J. Young, 17, Young Homeschool, Branchburg, New Jersey

European Union Contest for Young Scientists - Presented by Discover Magazine

Trip to the 12th European Union Contest for Young Scientists, which will take place in Amsterdam.

BO306: Effects of Anesthetics on Channel Systems in Soybean Plants: Two-Year Study. Travis Michael Beamish, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Avaleigh Nora Milne, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Ireland Young Scientist and Technology Exhibit - Presented by Discover Magazine

All expense paid trip to Ireland to attend the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibit

CS303: Hybrid Text to Speech 2000: Phase II. Joseph E. Pechter, 18, Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, Florida; William H. Pechter, 18, Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, Florida

Intel Achievement Awards

Intel Achievement Award for outstanding work in any field.

CH014: Aerogel Formation New Approach Using a Unique Rapid-Gelation Two-Step Catalysis. Stephen Alan Steiner III, 18, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

EN086: Active Spin Control: Next Step After Anti-Lock Brakes. Hans Christiansen Lee, 17, The York School, Monterey, California

MA032: Largest Graphs of Diameter 2 and Fixed Euler Characteristics. Serge A. Tishchenko, 15, Vtoraia Shkola, Moscow, Russia

ME067: Role of Fas and Fas Ligand in the Killing of Tumor Cells by Anticancer Drugs Novel Implications in Therapy: Phase VI. Nisha Nagarkatti, 18, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia

MI010: Rules Governing the Occurrence of Mutations During Viral Replication. Mark Kaganovich, 15, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana

MI072: Analyzing for a Correlation Between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Nitric Oxide in the Development of Atherosclerosis and Creation of New Clinical Diagnostic Scales and Mathematical Models: Multi-Phase Investigation. Linda J. Arnade, 17, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

PH029: Euclidian Solutions in Quantum Gravity. Daniel Richard Green, 17, Handsworth Secondary School, N Vancouver, Canada

ZO049: How Does a Male Dragonfly Recognize Other Males of the Same Species?. Yuma Takahashi, 16, Mitaka High School, Tokyo, Japan

Intel Best Use of Personal Computer

Award winners selected by a panel of top Intel scientists and technical managers during the Intel ISEF week. Winners will each receive a high-end Pentium III-based personal computer system. Eligible projects may be in any of the 15 categories.

CH046: Gems Genetically-Evolved Molecular Structures. Lauren Beth Sendek, 18, McKeesport Area Senior High School, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

CS020: QBots System for Developing Mobile Robot Software in Less Time for Less Cost. Eser Kubali Chamoglu, 17, Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York

CS026: View-Dependent Continuous Level of Detail by Multiresolution Analysis. Robert Y. Wang, 16, Conway High School, Conway, Arkansas

EN019: Sleuthbot Robotic Search Tool. Ryan Randall Patterson, 16, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

PH009: Discrete Electron Density Theory Finite Tensor Solutions to Schrodinger's Equation. Jason L. Douglas, 18, Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Intel Excellence in Teaching Award

Behavioral and Social Sciences - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

BE041: Patterns, Pressure and Preference Influence of Social Pressure and Mathematical Patterns on Musical Preference in Adolescents. Kathy Hsinjung Li, 17, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

First Award of $3,000

BE029: Effect of Sleep Restriction on the Cognitive Function of Elementary School Children: Phase II. Jenifer Anne Jewkes, 16, Carbon High School, Price, Utah

BE041: Patterns, Pressure and Preference Influence of Social Pressure and Mathematical Patterns on Musical Preference in Adolescents. Kathy Hsinjung Li, 17, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

BE011: Stimulation Station: Phase II. Margaret Anne Mosher, 17, Gallup Catholic High School, Gallup, New Mexico

BE026: Gender and Politics Are Americans Ready for Mom to Be President? Two-Year Study. Aaron Michael Halegua, 18, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

BE036: Computer-Simulated Evolution. Jesse Sol Levinson, 16, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, California

Third Award of $1,000

BE019: City's Legacy of Every Day. Jorge Alejandro Acosta, 17, Comercio Gral Martin Miguel de Guemes, Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina

BE022: Effects of Coping Mechanism Type on Physiological Stress Response and Resilience. Emily Kennedy Anthes, 17, Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia

BE023: Contrast and Luminance on Magnocellular-Defined Boundaries. Samuel Yen-En Chang, 17, Lyndon B. Johnson High School, Austin, Texas

BE042: Alternative to "Big Brother" Investigation of Monitoring Style Effectiveness: Two-Year Study. Alexandra Nicole Yurkovic, 17, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown, Pennsylvania

BE043: Actual and Perceived Noise Exposure in Teenage Boys and Girls: Phase II. Shannon Lea Goebel, 17, Ursuline Academy, St. Louis, Missouri

Fourth Award of $500

BE003: PNA for Fat. Karen Kay Powell, 16, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida

BE009: Effect of Mental and Physical Stimulation on the Learning Ability of Mice: Phase II. Katie Marie Mustard, 18, Astronaut High School, Titusville, Florida

BE013: How Does Sleepiness Affect You? Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Mood and Cognitive Performance in Three Age Groups. Elspeth Chase Montgomery, 15, Tom Clark High School, San Antonio, Texas

BE020: Unprotected Children: Affective Needs in Children's Homes. Maria Soledad Siegrist, 18, Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina

BE028: Visual Search Novel Psychophysics for Pre-Attentive Vision. Elizabeth Keiko Williams, 17, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California

BE051: Effects of Chemicals on Insect Behavior and Physiology. Roberta Michelle Gonzalez, 16, Sunnyside Senior High School, Sunnyside, Washington

Biochemistry - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

BI043: DNA Computation of a Subset Sum: Phase II. Joel Lewis Stevens, 17, The Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas

First Award of $3,000

BI025: Determination of a Nuclear Localization Signal in Integrase Interactor 1 ( INI1 ) Potential Therapeutic Site for HIV-1 Integration. Monica Sircar, 17, Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, New York

BI043: DNA Computation of a Subset Sum: Phase II. Joel Lewis Stevens, 17, The Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

BI005: Enhanced Gel Barrier on French Fry Oil Absorption During Deep-Fat Frying: Four-Year Study. Gregory Mark Striemer, 16, Lake Park/Audubon High School, Lake Park, Minnesota

BI017: Screening for Protease Inhibitors to Block HIV Maturation and Infectivity. Shalini Therese Low-Nam, 17, Boulder High School, Boulder, Colorado

BI062: Optimization of Plasmid DNA Yields for Gene Therapy. Karen Leanne Beckman, 16, Jamestown High School, Jamestown, North Dakota

BI066: Effects of Methoxylated and Traditional CPAS and X-1000 Ice Blocker on the Cryopreservation of Papilo glaucus : Three-Year Study. Blake Evan Reese, 18, Spanish River Community High School, Boca Raton, Florida

Third Award of $1,000

BI003: Detection of Novel Centrosome Dynamics in Living Cells. Zhang Pan, 18, Century High School, Rochester, Minnesota

BI035: Food for the New Millennium Bacterial, No Beef Protein: Phase II. Jessica Marie Lopez, 17, Florencia Garcia High School, Las Piedras, Puerto Rico

BI036: Role of Glial Growth Factor in Differentiation of Cortical Progenitor Cells. Vignesh Mohan Aier, 17, Westlake High School, Thornwood, New York

BI045: Antibiotic Resistance Fight Against Bacteria. Debarshi Mustafi, 15, Kenwood Academy, Chicago, Illinois

BI050: Molecular Analysis of Putative Hybrids From Protoplast Fusion in Porphyra. Zachary Brandon Stone, 18, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii

BI057: Diabetes Carbohydrate Connection: Two-Year Study. Bryanna L. Glod, 16, Mohawk Trail Reg High School, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Fourth Award of $500

BI002: Can the Analysis of Oxygen Demand Show a Possible Loss of Marine Organisms?. Matthew Blane Blevins, 17, Palatka High School, Palatka, Florida

BI009: Determination of the Amino Acid Sequence of p-80 Coilin in Rats. Amy Beth Saltzman, 17, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

BI013: Understanding the Apoptotic Mechanism in IDDM. Swati Mylavarapu, 16, Eastside High School, Gainesville, Florida

BI015: Alpha Lipoic Acid as a Co-Factor for Free Radical Suppression in Fruit: Three-Year Study. Anna Nicole Hadd, 16, Baker High School, Baker, Florida

BI021: Physiological and Immunological Changes in Hypercholesterolemic Rats Treated With HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors: Two-Year Study. Katherine Ann Brezina, 17, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, Florida

BI031: Precious Polyps. Daniel Ralph Ruedy, 17, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, Virginia

BI049: Resveratrol on NIH 3T3 Cell Proliferation "The Secret Behind the French Paradox". Anupama Kotha, 15, C. Leon King High School, Tampa, Florida

BI063: Cancer Killer. Michael Zhen-Yu Tong, 17, Marianopolis College, Montreal, Canada

Botany - Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

BO017: Sex Organ Development and Interbreeding Mechanisms of Cyathea spinulosa. Yu-Jen Lee, 18, National Hsiu-chu Senior High School, Hsiu-Chu, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

First Award of $3,000

BO017: Sex Organ Development and Interbreeding Mechanisms of Cyathea spinulosa. Yu-Jen Lee, 18, National Hsiu-chu Senior High School, Hsiu-Chu, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

BO034: Cloning of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase in Fruits. Ajita Shukla, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

Second Award of $1,500

BO003: Evolutionary Maintenance of the Gynodioecious Breeding System in the Clonal Plant Hydrocotyle bonariensis. Michael David Tibbetts, 18, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, Florida

BO055: Salt-Tolerant Mutant of the Ceratopteris Fern Proposal for a New Direction in Seawater Agriculture. Laura Marie Ernst, 18, Ursuline Academy, St. Louis, Missouri

BO061: Effect of Juglans nigra Husk Extract in Lycopersicum esculentum Toxicity and Murine Tumor Cell Proliferation Assays: Three-Year Study. John Bennett Ball Korman, 16, Riverside High School, Greer, South Carolina

Third Award of $1,000

BO001: Pathogenic Control of Tropical Soda Apples: Four-Year Study. Helen Irene Wiersma, 18, Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee, Florida

BO012: Effects of Fatty Acids on Transpiration and Temperature of Phaseolus vulgaris and Pisum sativum : Three-Year Study. Christine Farley Jones, 18, Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka, Minnesota

BO018: Alfalfa Transformation Senescence Gene: Phase II. Scott Thomas Schuh, 17, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

BO019: UV Radiation on Corn: Phase V. Aaron D. Ulland, 18, Austin High School, Austin, Minnesota

BO031: Effects of Root-Zone Temperature on Growth of Early Girl Tomatoes in Aquaculture System. Erin Brianna Frackleton, 16, Jefferson Forest High School, Forest, Virginia

Fourth Award of $500

BO002: Vaccine Genes in Tomato Developing Tissue Culture System. Melisa Manoj Shah, 16, Warner Robins High School, Warner Robins, Georgia

BO021: Can the Calcium Level in Plants Be Raised? Phase II. Kelly Richard McCuaig, 16, Happy High School, Happy, Texas

BO022: Photoperiod Key to Controlling Productivity and Profits in Forages?. Aaron Cole Richardson, 15, Walton High School, De Funiak Spgs, Florida

BO035: HSC-70-Induced Expression in Maize: Phase II. Katherine Suzanne Redding, 16, Cookeville High School, Cookeville, Tennessee

BO038: "Juglone" Plant Benefaction of the Black Walnut Tree. Shannon Leigh Smith, 17, West Lauderdale High School, Collinsville, Mississippi

BO051: Polyethylene Mulch Effects on the Physiology of Phaseolus vulgaris : Two-Year Study. Paul Matthew Biedler, 15, Musselman High School, Bunker Hill, West Virginia

BO052: Effect of Salt on Different Varieties of Carrots. Andrew McLeod, 14, North Sydney Boys High School, Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia

Chemistry - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

CH001: Mechanisms of the Photoisomerization of Conjugated Dienes as a Model for the Primary Visual Event. Nazanin Jouei, 18, Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Florida

First Award of $3,000

CH001: Mechanisms of the Photoisomerization of Conjugated Dienes as a Model for the Primary Visual Event. Nazanin Jouei, 18, Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Florida

CH008: Dynamics of Ionic Oligomers Through Random Pores. Jayanta Fowler Mohanty, 17, Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Second Award $1,500

CH014: Aerogel Formation New Approach Using a Unique Rapid-Gelation Two-Step Catalysis. Stephen Alan Steiner III, 18, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

CH037: Photochemical Storage of Solar Energy by Polymer-Supported Sensitization of the Norbornadiene Quadricyclane System. Blake Michael Piper, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

CH046: Gems Genetically-Evolved Molecular Structures. Lauren Beth Sendek, 18, McKeesport Area Senior High School, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Third Award of $1,000

CH017: Interface Between Ceramic Substrate and Metal Oxide Coating: Two-Year Study. Jeffrey R. Lancaster, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

CH021: Fractal Dimension of Diffusion-Limited Aggregates. Ronen E. Mukamel, 17, Brighton High School, Rochester, New York

CH022: Synthesis of Disulfated Fucoidan Fragment. Natalya S. Zlotina, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russia

CH027: Does Lipid Content Affect Dough Rheology?. Lauren Elizabeth Walker, 16, James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia

CH050: Crosslinked Calcium Alginate Pellets for Targeting the Delivery of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents. Farrah D. Sajan, 17, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Florida

Fourth Award of $500

CH011: Synthesis and Detection of 8-Nitroguanine in DNA: Two-Year Study. Greg Simon Holwitt, 17, Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, Texas

CH013: XY Zeolite to Reduce Polymer Flammability. Laura Domenica Ryssdal, 15, Gold Beach High School, Gold Beach, Oregon

CH024: Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration on Peroxyoxalate Chemiluminescence. Justin Patrick Nance, 16, Amherst County High School, Amherst, Virginia

CH026: Synthesis of Zinc L-Cystinate From Human Hair. Rujun Jin, 18, Shanghai No. 3 Girls Middle School, Shanghai, China

CH032: Conducting Corrosion Study of Solution Properties: Three-Year Study. Ashvin Kumar Dewan, 17, Hightower High School, Missouri City, Texas

CH033: Methane Output Differences in Nutrient-Altered Anaerobic Digestive Systems: Two-Year Study. Joseph A. Mietus, 17, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

Computer Science - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

CS026: View-Dependent Continuous Level of Detail by Multiresolution Analysis. Robert Y. Wang, 16, Conway High School, Conway, Arkansas

First Award of $3,000

CS026: View-Dependent Continuous Level of Detail by Multiresolution Analysis. Robert Y. Wang, 16, Conway High School, Conway, Arkansas

CS050: X-Ray Which Searches and Cures the Unknown Computer Viruses. Ju-Hyun Yoon, 15, Kyongnam Science High School, Jinju, Kyongsangnam-do, South Korea

Second Award of $1,500

CS016: Embryonic Cellular Morphology Two-Dimensional Cellular Automaton. John James Shedletsky, 17, Brewster High School, Brewster, New York

CS020: QBots System for Developing Mobile Robot Software in Less Time for Less Cost. Eser Kubali Chamoglu, 17, Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York

CS041: Visible Surface Determination for Moving Camera in First Person 3-D Software Smart VSD. Nuttapong Chentanez, 16, Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School, Bangkok, Thailand

Third Award of $1,000

CS001: Complex Emergent Behavior in a Multi-Robot System. Edmund M. Rogers, 17, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Florida

CS003: Neural Fourier Transforms for Shape Analysis. Cambrian Yangshao Liu, 16, Baton Rouge Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CS018: Vocalized Translator Internet Browser. Hafiz Musa, 16, Sek. Men. Keb. Taman Dato Harun, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

CS033: Formulation of a Document Content Specification System to Support the Development and Implementation of a Content Index Network. Alexander Grant Clark, 18, Saint Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, Mississippi

CS045: Intelligent Genetic Algorithm. Joseph Simon Reisinger, 17, The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands, Texas

Fourth Award of $500

CS004: Modeling a Dynamic Transportation Network. Benjamin J. Lachman, 17, Lachman Home School, Athens, Ohio

CS015: Secure Encryption How Safe Is Your Data?. Kalim Farooq Moghul, 17, McNair Academic High School, Jersey City, New Jersey

CS021: Taskable Simple Onboard Adaptive Robot Controllers in Real-World Complex Environments: Two-Year Study. Leonardo F. Urbano, 17, Christ The King Regional High School, Middle Village, New York

CS022: 3-D Transformations Applied to Computer Programming. Jonathan Mark Cornwell, 16, North Alabama Friends School, Huntsville, Alabama

CS043: LANS Without Network Cards. Ladislav Prosek, 18, Vaclav Hlavaty's Grammar School, Louny, Czech Republic

CS049: Story of Understanding Program in Prolog. Hasuk Francis Song, 16, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California

Earth and Space Sciences - Presented by Scientific American

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

EA004: Pulsecellular Tornadogenesis: Two-Year Study. Jay Lawrence Michaels, 18, Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Florida

First Award of $3,000

EA004: Pulsecellular Tornadogenesis: Two-Year Study. Jay Lawrence Michaels, 18, Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Florida

Second Award of $1,500

EA019: Cyanobacteria vs. Mars Can Cyanobacteria Survive Mars-Like Conditions?. Vanessa McGee Crawford, 17, Tucson Magnet High School, Tucson, Arizona

EA028: Cosmic Bubbles Improving Hi Shell Detection Around Massive Stars. Francis Boulva, 17, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

EA042: Asteroid Photometry of Devosa (377), Gisela (352) Nike (307) and Gordonia (305). Susannah Cathleen Lazar, 15, Lazar Home School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Third Award of $1,000

EA003: Simulating Hydric Conditions in Non-Hydric Soils to Redoximorphically Define Wetlands: Three-Year Study. Austin Anthony DeCock, 18, Lake Park/Audubon High School, Lake Park, Minnesota

EA017: Dynamic Formation of Tidal Structure in Interacting Galaxies as Determined by Newtonian Model Computer Simulations: Phase II. Daniel Alan Perley, 17, Socorro High School, Socorro, New Mexico

EA037: Effects of Indole-3-Acetic Acid on Germination and Growth of Latuca sativa in Zero Gravity: Two-Year Study. Brianna Ashley Kurtz, 16, Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia

EA040: Properties of Snow Snow Crystal Metamorphism: Phase III. Garl H. Germann, 19, Ennis High School, Ennis, Texas

Fourth Award of $500

EA006: Microvariability of Quasars. Ethan Campbell Geil, 17, Sebastian River High School, Sebastian, Florida

EA008: Sahara Dust Correlation Between Sun Photometer Readings and Satellite Images: Three-Year Study. Clint Royal Beicker, 18, Seguin High School, Seguin, Texas

EA011: Eclipsing Binary Stars Classification vs. Celestial Positioning: Six-Year Study. Timothy Curtis Allen, 17, Union County High School, Lake Butler, Florida

EA031: Shield Volcanos, Coronae and Lithospheric Evolution on Venus. Carolyn Morgan Tewksbury, 14, Clinton Senior High School, Clinton, New York

EA041: Improper Motion Accuracy of Motion for Three Groups of Stars in the Hipparcos Catalogue. Sabrina Curie Snell, 14, School Without Walls, Washington, District of Columbia

Engineering - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

EN019: Sleuthbot Robotic Search Tool. Ryan Randall Patterson, 16, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

First Award of $3,000

EN019: Sleuthbot Robotic Search Tool. Ryan Randall Patterson, 16, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

EN049: ROX-544 Walking Like an Insect. Alexis Lussier Desbiens, 17, Cegep de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

Second Award of $1,500

EN008: Earthquake Engineering: Two-Year Study. Joshua Michael Girvin, 17, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana

EN030: Thermal Detection for RC Sailplanes. Jeffrey Scott Martzall, 18, Northrop High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

EN032: Micro Air Vehicle Stability Experimentation and Micro-Pulsejet Development: Phase II. Andreas Kellas, 17, Grafton High School, Yorktown, Virginia

EN034: Two Dimensional Dynamic Analysis of Structures With Emphasis on Earthquake Engineering. Timothy F O'Connell, 15, Mills University Studies High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

EN040: Smart Tufts Technologies That Could Potentially Provide a Small, Lightweight and Inexpensive Way to Accurately Sense Airspeed and Direction. Matthew Alan Rodgers, 16, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, Virginia

Third Award of $1,000

EN005: Engineering the Voice of the Oboe With Acoustical Principles: Three-Year Study. Bryce Leitner Roberts, 16, The Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama

EN006: Effects of Agricultural Byproducts as Alternatives in Biocomposites: Phase III. Michael John Kluzak, 18, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School, Lake Crystal, Minnesota

EN023: Inverted Airfoil Parapet Implementation on Flat Roof Structures: Phase V. Jonathan D. Williams, 18, West Rowan High School, Mount Ulla, North Carolina

EN029: Drag Reduction of Submersibles Through the Use of Active Surfaces: Phase IV. Maxwell Upson Woolsey, 18, Oxford High School, Oxford, Mississippi

EN059: Glass III Toward a Standard. Amanda Jeanne Busby, 17, Kennett High School, Kennett, Missouri

EN063: Sensitivity Nulling of Inertial Guidance Systems. Siddharth Bhaskar Shenai, 18, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

EN077: MEMS Microelectromechanical Systems Research and Development of Cell-Capture-Device. Jonathan A. Treitel, 17, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fourth Award of $500

EN002: Overclocked and Chilled Out Design, Construction and Operation of a Thermoelectric-Based Liquid-Cooled Personal Computer. Ryan W. Kingsbury, 18, Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers, Florida

EN015: Colorful, Liquid-Crystal Filter. Ting Fan Wu, 18, Tainan First Senior High School, Tainan, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

EN031: Innovative Laser-Bonding Technique for Aluminum/Carbon Fiber Composites: Phase II. William Nicholas Heltsley, 18, Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, Tennessee

EN043: Development and Construction of a Robotic Insect. Harold S. Barnard, 15, Bethlehem Central High School, Delmar, New York

EN050: Remote Flight Data Collection and Analysis System. Etan Diamond Karni, 18, Leigh High School, San Jose, California

EN052: Developing Tactile Sensors for a Mechanical Hand: Two-Year Study. Jason N. Harris, 16, The Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas

EN056: Omni-Directional Aerodynamic Probe and its Associated Analysis Software for Non-Compressable Flow Fields. Jia Xu, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

EN081: Bicycle Helmets and Our Children. Irma de Jesus Mendoza, 18, Science Academy of South Texas, Mercedes, Texas

EN086: Active Spin Control: Next Step After Anti-Lock Brakes. Hans Christiansen Lee, 17, The York School, Monterey, California

Environmental Sciences - Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

EV056: Effects of Ivermectin on Dung Fauna Diversity. Crystal Lynn Gammon, 17, School of the Osage, Kaiser, Missouri

First Award of $3,000

EV027: Micro-Sensor System for Monitoring and Controlling SO 2 Emissions: Two-Year Study. Ann Lai, 15, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

EV038: Laser-Induced Fluorescence to Detect and Quantify Motor Oil Contamination in Soil and Water. Robert Wadt Mulcare, 18, Greenwich High School Sheldon House, Greenwich, Connecticut

EV056: Effects of Ivermectin on Dung Fauna Diversity. Crystal Lynn Gammon, 17, School of the Osage, Kaiser, Missouri

Second Award of $1,500

EV005: Effects of High Phosphorus Levels in the Everglades Implications for Restoration: Three-Year Study. Natalie Elisse Bentolila, 17, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, Florida

EV033: Improvement of Air and Water Quality From Industrial Swine Facilities: Two-Year Study. Leah Michele Gregg, 18, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

EV070: Pyrolysis-Gas-Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry to Distinguish Animal Sources of E . coli in Water. Meredith Marie Lee, 18, Leland High School, San Jose, California

EV071: Application of Generalized Cranberry Bog Fertilizer and Its Relationship to Pond Eutrophication in Southeastern Massachusetts. Jillian Elyse Spangler, 15, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Massachusetts

EV073: Dursban and Malathion Their Relationship to Cholinesterase in Gallus gallus domesticus. Jeanine Rae Wilson, 15, Tahoka High School, Tahoka, Texas

EV076: Use of Biofiltration for the Decontamination of Water: Three-Year Study. Patrick Harvey Black, 18, Weir High School, Weir, Mississippi

Third Award of $1,000

EV012: Photocatalytic Degradation of N -Nitrosodimethylamine in Water on TiO 2. Hayley Han Li, 17, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

EV026: Environmental Impact of Poultry Litter Fertilizer on Watersheds: Two-Year Study. Lindsey Diane Fimple, 16, Vinita High School, Vinita, Oklahoma

EV035: All Washed Up Up the Creek With Nothing to Drink: Part III. Dean Tuck, 16, Jasper High School, Plano, Texas

EV040: Effect of Seasonal Changes on Benthic Marine Invertebrates Inhabiting Sandy Areas of Eagle Pond, CT: Phase II. Jacek Jarczynski, 18, Townsend Harris High School/Queens College, Flushing, New York

EV042: Effects of Water Pollution on Phytoplankton Productivity. Christopher Clay Stowers, 18, Bradshaw High School, Florence, Alabama

EV047: Replenishment Oysters for the Chesapeake Bay Factors Affecting Survival and Growth. Katherine Frances Holt, 16, Bruton High School, Williamsburg, Virginia

EV059: Factors Controlling Desorption and Assimilation Efficiencies of Sediment-Associated Contaminants in Deposit-Feeding Invertebrates: Two-Year Study. Jonathan Hertz, 18, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York

EV064: Low LET Radiation Induced Apoptosis in the NTera-2 Neuronal Cell Line. Andrew Charles Pelzer, 18, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

EV081: Improving the Mechanical Properties of Zein Film to Match the Performance of Petrochemical Diaper Polymers: Phase III. Rishi Sahai Vasudeva, 16, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia

Fourth Award of $500

EV016: Pesticide Presence in Lost River Surface, Underground Streams and Organochlorines Within Sediment Corings. Morgan Danielle Dusch, 17, Paoli Junior-Senior High School, Paoli, Indiana

EV025: Invertebrate Abundance and Diversity in Andean Ecuador Variations in Habitat Fragments, Agricultural Areas, Rural and Urban Settings. Mark Louis Galatowitsch, 18, Highland Park Senior High School, St Paul, Minnesota

EV032: Effects of Leaf Type, Site Selection and Leaf Pack Removal Time on Stream Ecology. Sara Marie Raser Palmer, 18, Addison High School, Addison, Michigan

EV045: Increased Antimicrobial Resistance in Rhizosphere Microorganisms After Acid Rain Exposure: Two-Year Study. Kelly Renee Merrick, 18, Quincy Senior High School, Quincy, Illinois

EV048: Factors Controlling Forest Litter Decomposition: Phase III. Emmalisa Bautista Sparrow, 17, Monroe Catholic High School, Fairbanks, Alaska

EV077: Correlating Residual Antibiotic Levels in Public Water to in situ Drug-Resistant E. coli Is Remediation an Option?. Ashley Michelle Mulroy, 17, The Linsly School, Wheeling, West Virginia

EV078: Sunflowers Productive Alternative for Removing Lead From Contaminated Soil: Three-Year Study. Kyle F. Usbeck, 16, Wilson High School, Reading, Pennsylvania

EV088: Aquatic Herbicides Copper Sulfates Latent Effect on Primary Consumers: Three-Year Study. Clifton Wayne Garabedian, 17, Clovis West High School, Fresno, California

EV093: Repairing Ultra-Violet-Damaged DNA With Different Light Sources. David A. Knorr, 16, Velva Public School, Velva, North Dakota

EV096: Does EMR Affect Drosophila melanogaster ?. Rocio Moya, 17, Martin High School, Laredo, Texas

EV100: Inhibition of Lolium multiflorum and Brassica napus by Volatile Organic Compounds. Matthew David Borgen, 17, Lake Park/Audubon High School, Lake Park, Minnesota

Gerontology - Presented by the AARP Andrus Foundation

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

GN002: Influence of Sex Hormones on Development of Bone Cancer. Benjamin Charles Beranek, 16, Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Indiana

First Place Award of $3,000

GN002: Influence of Sex Hormones on Development of Bone Cancer. Benjamin Charles Beranek, 16, Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Indiana

Second Place Award of $1,500

GN015: Vapor Exchange Wheelchair Seat: Phase II. Christina Lynn Adams, 15, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Third place award of $1,000

GN006: Superoxide Dismutase Benefits in Drosophila melanogaster Exposed to Hyperoxic Environments. Karli Ross Echterling, 17, Saint Joseph Central High School, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Fourth Place Award of $500

GN005: Enhancement of PC-12 Cellular Populations by Anthocyanins From Ericaceae. Korri Ayn Thiessen, 14, Gold Beach High School, Gold Beach, Oregon

GN008: Effects of Nitrate, Oxygen, Ozone and Calcium Levels on Osteoporosis in Zebra Danios: Phase II. Joshua A. Shapiro, 18, Potomac Falls High School, Sterling, Virginia

Mathematics - Presented by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

MA010: C-Transformation Introduction of a New Geometric Transformation. Ching Tang Chen, 15, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan

First Award of $3,000

MA010: C-Transformation Introduction of a New Geometric Transformation. Ching Tang Chen, 15, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan

MA032: Largest Graphs of Diameter 2 and Fixed Euler Characteristics. Serge A. Tishchenko, 15, Vtoraia Shkola, Moscow, Russia

Second Award of $1,500

MA031: On Approximability by Embedding of Cycles in the Plane. Mikhail B. Skopenkov, 17, Kolmogorov College, Moscow, Russia

MA051: Extension of a Theorem of Kiming and Olsson for p(n) : Two-Year Study. Jayce R. Getz, 18, Big Sky High School, Missoula, Montana

MA052: Solution of the Problem of Walter Janous. Daniyar Z. Kamenov, 17, Lyceum School N20, Taldykorgan, Almatinskaya oblast, Kazakhstan

Third Award of $1,000

MA015: Theory of Mean Concept of "Cyclemean". David Zmiaikou, 17, Lyceum of BSU, Minsk, Belarus

MA017: Lower Bounds for Families of 2 K -Core Generating Functions. Brittany Marie Kirkland, 18, Big Sky High School, Missoula, Montana

MA019: Random Circle on Target. Craig Allen Schroeder, 17, Wessington Springs High School, Wessington Springs, South Dakota

MA030: Knots, Links and Applications to DNA. Shirley E. Cho, 17, Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, Port Washington, New York

MA035: Integer Sequences that Behave Like the Fibonacci Sequence. Richard B. Gottesman, 16, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

Fourth Award of $500

MA004: Discovering and Proving Facts Among Fibonacci Numbers. Jason Wah Lone Chiu, 14, Laramie Senior High School, Laramie, Wyoming

MA023: Interplanetary Spacecraft Trajectories. Will B. Dicharry, 17, Saint Pius X High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

MA028: Dynamics of the Non-Spatial Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma With a Continuous Range of Strategies and Populations. Daniel Ian Rosenbloom, 17, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

MA029: Reciprocity Laws Establishing the Quadratic Character of Remainder Classes in Fields. Zachary Howard Cohn, 17, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York

MA033: Unified Approach to Cycle Lengths in the Fibonacci Mod P Sequence: Two-Year Study. Cory Scott Mingelgreen, 17, Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, New York

MA041: Dynamics of CD4 T Cells in HIV-1 Patients Under HAART Implications in Immune System Restoration. Elaine Pei-San Gee, 18, Frederick High School, Frederick, Maryland

Medicine and Health - Presented by Merck Research Laboratories

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

ME062: mtCLIC p53 and TNF-ALPHA Regulated Mitochondrial Chloride Channel Involved in Apoptosis. Joshua Michael Levy, 18, Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland

First Award of $3,000

ME052: Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Membrane Protein CFTR. Kate Elizabeth Pedatella, 18, Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, Port Washington, New York

ME062: mtCLIC p53 and TNF-ALPHA Regulated Mitochondrial Chloride Channel Involved in Apoptosis. Joshua Michael Levy, 18, Quince Orchard High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland

ME083: Clinical Applications of Uric Acid on CNS Pathology: Two-Year Study. Sonia Mehta, 18, Bensalem High School, Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Second Award of $1,500

ME001: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Interpolative Diagnostic Modeling of Standard Diagnostic Methodologies and Effectiveness of Photodynamic Therapy. Michael Robert Wessel, 18, Ely High School, Pompano Beach, Florida

ME021: Characterization of the Immunoregulatory Effects of TGF-Beta. Nancy Huynh, 17, Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California

ME063: Antioxidant Efficacy of Ginkgo biloba Compared With Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and BETA-Carotene Using the Ferric Reducing Ability Plasma (FRAP) Assay in vitro. Daniel Saddawi-Konefka, 17, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana

ME069: Hala and HELA Growth Inhibitory Effects of Pandanus odoratissimus on Human Cervical Cancer Cells. Kiani Arkus, 14, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

ME077: Allergenicity of the Predator Dust Mite Cheyletus tenuipilis. Michael John Alan Morris, 18, Killara High School, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Third Award of $1,000

ME009: Effect of Platelet-Tumor Cell Interactions Through CD40 and its Ligand on Tumor Cell Procoagulant Activity. Kimberly Erin Olvey, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

ME014: Synergistic Effects of Endostatin and Aspirin on Angiogenesis in Gallus domesticus Embryos. Draik Bryant Hecksel, 16, East Noble High School, Kendallville, Indiana

ME017: Metabolic and Glutamate Interaction in Huntington's Disease: Two-Year Study. Osmond C. Wu, 18, Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio

ME058: Anticancer Floritoxin in Aleurites molucanna : Two-Year Study. Shanelle Meleaka Sanborn, 17, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

ME059: Succulent Solution to a Burning Problem: Phase III. Kimberly Jane Buehring, 16, Banquete High School, Banquete, Texas

ME082: Discovery of Angiogenesis Inhibition by Garlic. Ahmed S. Mousa, 16, Avon Grove High School, West Grove, Pennsylvania

ME088: Thyroid Health Is Just a Salt Lick Away Iodine vs. Soy Iosflavones in Maintaining Normal Thyroid Function: Two-Year Study. Candice Sara Twilley, 17, Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield, Pennsylvania

ME094: Creatine Monohydrate's Ability to Induce Chromosome Aberrations in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cells. Joshua Allen Swanson, 18, Maddock High School, Maddock, North Dakota

Fourth Award of $500

ME006: Immune System Response to Viral Infections. Monica Rose Magnan, 15, Rickards High School, Tallahassee, Florida

ME015: Ultrasound-Mediated Transdermal Delivery of Heparin: Two-Year Study. Yun-Ling Wong, 17, Lincoln Jr-Sr High School, Lincoln, Rhode Island

ME031: Effects of MW on CPA-Induced Toxicity: Phase II. Thanh Thien Ha, 19, York Catholic High School, York, Pennsylvania

ME040: Identification of Bioactive Compounds: Phase II. Jessica Elizabeth Ann Kaae, 15, Charles M Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana

ME054: P53 as a Diagnostic Tool for the Detection of Cancer and its Role in Tumor Progression: Two-Year Study. Rander Giovanni Hakeem Adams, 17, Murrah High School, Jackson, Mississippi

ME055: Protective Effects of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide on Apoptosis. Casey Allison Seideman, 17, Northport High School, Northport, New York

ME067: Role of Fas and Fas Ligand in the Killing of Tumor Cells by Anticancer Drugs Novel Implications in Therapy: Phase VI. Nisha Nagarkatti, 18, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia

ME072: Differential Gene Expression Induced by Yersinia pestis in Human Monocytes. Shankar K. Sridhara, 17, Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Maryland

ME076: Effects of Fatigue on Cardiovascular Fitness. Nicola Ann Revely, 19, Durham 6th Form Centre, Durham, England, United Kingdom

ME091: Dopamine-3 Receptor Agonist as a Novel Antiglaucoma Agent. Eugenia Chu, 16, Evans High School, Evans, Georgia

Microbiology - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

MI072: Analyzing for a Correlation Between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Nitric Oxide in the Development of Atherosclerosis and Creation of New Clinical Diagnostic Scales and Mathematical Models: Multi-Phase Investigation. Linda J. Arnade, 17, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

First Award of $3,000

MI022: Aluminum Enhancement by Recently Discovered Thermoacidophile: Two-Year Study. Terri Katherine Myers, 17, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, Indiana

MI072: Analyzing for a Correlation Between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Nitric Oxide in the Development of Atherosclerosis and Creation of New Clinical Diagnostic Scales and Mathematical Models: Multi-Phase Investigation. Linda J. Arnade, 17, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

Second Award of $1,500

MI001: Biological Control of Kudzu: Three-Year Study. Jeremy Daniel Farris, 18, Houston County High School, Warner Robins, Georgia

MI027: Essential Oils Effect On Staphylococcus aureus : Three-Year Study. Alison Maria Bettles, 18, Elko High School, Elko, Nevada

MI040: Coliform Pollution and E. coli Antibiotic Resistance Patterns in River Basins and Their Relationship to the Bovine Industry. Grace Ellen Marx, 17, Sunnyside Christian High School, Sunnyside, Washington

MI068: Putative Role of Chemokine Receptors and Viral Protein R in TH2-Cytokine-Mediated Pathogenesis of SHIV. Rishikesh Pradip Dalal, 18, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Third Award of $1,000

MI013: Triazine Degradation Potential in Soils. A. Benjamin Suri, 17, Harding High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

MI018: One-Two Punch to the Resistant Bunch Synergistically Combating Methicillin and Ampicillin Resistance in MRSA. Ibraheem Magsood Mohammed, 14, Niceville Senior High School, Niceville, Florida

MI023: Single-Celled Spelunkers....Microbes of Glenwood Caverns. Michelle Rae Lyons, 17, Rifle High School, Rifle, Colorado

MI029: Evidence for a Lipoprotein Scavenger Receptor in African Trypanosome. Emmanuelle Nathalie St. Jean, 17, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

MI041: Inhibition of Salmonella and E. coli : Two-Year Study. Nicole Marie Vincent, 17, Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science, Columbus, Mississippi

MI043: Effects of UV Radiation on the S. cerevisiae RAD2 and RAD14 Mutants: Three-Year Study. Natasha Meriem Girgis, 18, North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Fourth Award of $500

MI024: Anti-EPCR Antibody Epitope Mapping. Crystal Ann Lohmann, 18, Alva Senior High School, Alva, Oklahoma

MI038: Salmonella Mutagenesis. Stephanie W. Chen, 18, Bountiful High School, Bountiful, Utah

MI044: Electric Bacteria Affect of Electricity on Bacterial Growth. Luca Jametti Peruzzotti, 17, Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

MI049: Crossover Rate Variation in Sordaria fimicola as Caused by Bisphenol-A: Two-Year Study. Ryan Edward Casey, 17, North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

MI057: Effects of Telomerase Inhibition on the Senescence Rate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Dilip Bobby Biswal, 18, Monte Vista High School, Danville, California

MI064: BioMolecular TB Control. Romina Perri, 16, Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

MI069: Soya's Drink Improvement of its Nutritional Quality With the Incorporation of Lactic Bacteria. Lourdes Cecilia Burt, 17, Private Institute Nuestra Senora de la Consolacion, Concepcion, Tucuman, Argentina

MI070: Nitric Oxide and Activation Associated Cell Death. Anna F. Wang, 16, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

Physics - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

PH005: Violin Bridge Will the Stradivarius Legend Continue?. Michael T. Hasper, 17, Maclay High School, Tallahassee, Florida

First Award of $3,000

PH005: Violin Bridge Will the Stradivarius Legend Continue?. Michael T. Hasper, 17, Maclay High School, Tallahassee, Florida

PH012: Isolating Plasma Species Initiating Internal Electrostatic Fields for Plasma Heating. Garrett J. Young, 17, Young Homeschool, Branchburg, New Jersey

Second Award of $1,500

PH002: Optimization of Gallium arsenide Semiconductor Laser Power Output. Zlatan Ceric, 16, Allen D Nease High School, St Augustine, Florida

PH009: Discrete Electron Density Theory Finite Tensor Solutions to Schrodinger's Equation. Jason L. Douglas, 18, Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio

PH030: Bee Heard Can Apis mellifera Perceive Sounds?. Charina Terranova Cameron, 18, Horton District High School, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada

Third Award of $1,000

PH023: Botanical Survey Using Optical Coherence Tomography. Gabriel Brian Loeb, 15, Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson, Arizona

PH031: Go With the Flow Testing Drag Coefficients During Air Acceleration and Deceleration: Phase II. Jeffrey Peter McQuillan, 17, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, Massachusetts

PH041: Feel the Force Equivalence of General Relativity and Gauge Theory. Oludamini Denison Ogunnaike, 14, The Charter School of Wilmington, Wilmington, Delaware

PH050: Sound Techniques for Studying Granular Material. Naveen N. Sinha, 15, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

PH052: Sonoluminescence Probing the Elusive Glow. Aaron Jonathan Judah, 16, Marc Garneau Collegiate Inst, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Fourth Award of $500

PH004: Use of Laser Interferometry to Create Holographic Optical Elements. Jo Anna Wiersma, 18, Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee, Florida

PH016: Evolution of the Giant Dipole Resonance Width With Nuclear Temperature in 120 Sn. Kaury T. Eisenman, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

PH025: Characterization of Oxidation Resistant Magnetic Thin Films. Charles F. Cadieu, 18, John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

PH029: Euclidian Solutions in Quantum Gravity. Daniel Richard Green, 17, Handsworth Secondary School, N Vancouver, Canada

PH032: Photoelastic Stress Analysis of Rigid Inclusion in Polymer Matrix. Jeffrey C. Payne, 18, Wilson High School, Reading, Pennsylvania

PH035: Crystal Growth Variation of the Bak-Sneppen Evolution Model. Sameer S. Walavalkar, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

Zoology - Presented by Intel

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

ZO034: Ants Go Marching Two by Two Multivariate Analysis of the Physical and Chemical Communication of Formicidae Species. Kerry Ann Geiler, 17, Massapequa High School, Massapequa, New York

First Award of $3,000

ZO034: Ants Go Marching Two by Two Multivariate Analysis of the Physical and Chemical Communication of Formicidae Species. Kerry Ann Geiler, 17, Massapequa High School, Massapequa, New York

ZO049: How Does a Male Dragonfly Recognize Other Males of the Same Species?. Yuma Takahashi, 16, Mitaka High School, Tokyo, Japan

Second Award of $1,500

ZO015: Correlation of Tardigrade Diversity, Distribution and Abundance in the Area Around a Coal-Burning Power Plant: Phase II. Amber Marie Hohl, 17, Central Lee High School, Donnellson, Iowa

ZO016: Daphnia magna Alternative Model for in vivo Assessment of Cardiac Toxicity: Three-Year Study. Stephanie Nicole Grant, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

ZO052: Molecular Phylogeny of Centrarchidae : Two-Year Study. Christopher B. Allen, 18, Wellington High School, Wellington, Florida

Third Award of $1,000

ZO009: Miracle of Metamorphosis Effects of Chemical Pollution on Lepidoptern Development: Two-Year Study. Michelle Elizabeth Afkhami, 16, Williams High School, Plano, Texas

ZO022: Effects of Cryoprotectants on the Revivification of Frozen Crickets: Three-Year Study. Ellyn Anne Easley, 17, Alamogordo Senior High School, Alamogordo, New Mexico

ZO029: Advent of Human-Safe Pest Controls Influence of Vitamin A on Blattella germanica : Three-Year Study. Amanda L. Koppel, 17, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, Virginia

ZO033: Induced Responses Affect Cabbage Loopers on Potato Plants. Laura Kate Tom, 15, West Valley High School, Yakima, Washington

ZO037: Effects of Oxytocin on Social and Maternal Attachment in Neonatal Prairie Voles. Yevgeny Brudno, 18, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

Fourth Award of $500

ZO003: Yeastibodies. Daniel James Powell, 17, Fort Pierce Westwood High School, Fort Pierce, Florida

ZO006: Shedding Light on Lagodon rhomboides Feeding. Stephanie Anne Hanisak, 15, Vero Beach Senior High School, Vero Beach, Florida

ZO042: Effect of Tityus stigmurus Venom on Rat Phrenic Nerve Diaphragm. Bruno Levi D'Ancona, 17, Escola Americana de Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil

ZO046: Cell Regeneration Effects of Symphytum officinale on Planarians. Lucy Clare Weflen, 15, Saint Mary's High School, Phoenix, Arizona

ZO047: Behavioral Response of a Lowland Gorilla Troop to Silverback Absence. Blair Dashell Beverly, 16, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California

ZO051: Species Specific O 2 Utilization and Lactate Production in Pelagic Stage Sea Turtles During Swimming and Rest. Kathleen Sasha Kelso, 14, Atlantic Community High School, Delray Beach, Florida

Team Projects - Presented by Science News

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

BO306: Effects of Anesthetics on Channel Systems in Soybean Plants: Two-Year Study. Travis Michael Beamish, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Avaleigh Nora Milne, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

First Award of $3,000

BO306: Effects of Anesthetics on Channel Systems in Soybean Plants: Two-Year Study. Travis Michael Beamish, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Avaleigh Nora Milne, 18, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CS303: Hybrid Text to Speech 2000: Phase II. Joseph E. Pechter, 18, Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, Florida; William H. Pechter, 18, Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, Florida

EN311: Active Solar Tracker Cadmium Sulfide Photo Conductive Cells Sensor Tracking System. Paul James Sagona, 17, Crestwood High School, Sumter, South Carolina; Bevin Lorraine Hutcheson, 16, Crestwood High School, Sumter, South Carolina

EV308: Beginning of a Native Species Extinction, Zebra Mussels vs. Freshwater Mussels: Phase II. Alaina Joan Oas, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Noelle Joan Oas, 15, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

MA306: Stochastic Models of HIV/T Cell Analyzing Chemotherapy. Joakim Kristofer Vinberg, 18, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Beeneet Kothari, 17, Half Hollow Hills High School West, Dix Hills, New York

Second Award of $1,500

BE303: Effects of Visual Distractions on Hearing Acuity of Preadolescents. Christopher James Lauten, 15, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida; Matthew William Sand, 15, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

BI308: Cereal Killer?. Elizabeth Crawford, 18, Hazelwood Integrated College, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Conor James Higgins, 17, Hazelwood Integrated College, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Angela Michelle Wilson, 18, Hazelwood Integrated College, Belfast, Northern Ireland

BO303: Allelopathic Effects of Selected Weed Exudates on Germination and Early Growth of Triticum aestivum in Northern Toole County, Montana. Jeremy John Brimhall, 17, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana; Marshall Cole Overcast, 17, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana

CH307: Synthesis of Novel Taxanes as Potent New MDR Reversal Agents for Cancer Chemotherapy. Kenneth Hung, 17, Kings Park High School, Kings Park, New York; Punita Bhansali, 17, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, New York

EN312: Millennium Refrigerator. Keith Lam, 17, Redeemer Baptist School, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Marbury Lau, 17, Redeemer Baptist School, Sydney, NSW, Australia

EV307: Shellac Industry Waste as a Chelating Agent for Uptake of Micronutrients by Plants. Sameep Agrawal, 16, Christ Church Boys' Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India; Sarvesh Rathore, 16, Christ Church Boys' Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

EV321: Ability of Ryegrass to Effectively Decontaminate Soil From Strong pH Levels of Acid Rain. Sandra Lynn Oldaker, 18, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California; Christina Louise Gwin, 18, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California

PH305: Exciting Electrons. Shaina Sophie Potts, 16, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep. School, Santa Cruz, California; Vanessa J. Fleming, 17, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep. School, Santa Cruz, California

ZO305: Ecological Survey of Salangids in the Tianjing Lake and Tuo Lake Around Bengbu Area. Yi Zheng, 16, Bengbu, No. 2 High School, Bengbu, Anhui, China; Qin Luo, 17, Bengbu, No. 2 High School, Bengbu, Anhui, China

Third Award of $1,000

BE311: Cross Cultural Descriptive Analysis Gender Stereotyping Between Children in Long Island and the Czech Republic. Jon Louis Calluzzo, 18, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Edward Kim, 18, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

BO301: Effect of Fractionated Ionizing Radiation Non-Lethal Cell Damage and Electromagnetic Fields on Arabidopsis. Lauren C. Ball, 17, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida; Kathleen E. MacMillan, 17, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

CS302: EMAS System to Assist Medical Staff During an Emergency. Timothy R. Thomas, 18, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida; Naman A. Shah, 15, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

EA301: Wavelet Analysis of Seismological Data. James Philip McKenna, 17, Loreto College, County Derry, IRELAND; Clare Marie O'Connell, 16, Loreto College, County Derry, IRELAND

EA305: Comparing Small Volcanic Edifices on Venus and Undersea Volcanoes. Chandler Elizabeth Hatton, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon; Jordan E. Wirfs-Brock, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

EN310: Shake, Rattle and Roll. Jason Lee Garza, 15, Banquete High School, Banquete, Texas; Dustin James Krnavek, 15, Banquete High School, Banquete, Texas

EV315: Strength in Recycled Fiber: Two-Year Study. Karen Renee Hammonds, 16, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio; Lindsey Kay Stadler, 17, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio

GN302: Effect of Dietary Antioxidant Supplements on Behavioral and Biochemical Changes in C-57 Black 6 Mice. Kathleen Elizabeth Rutter, 18, Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia; Nalani Adrianne Fraser, 17, Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia

MA303: Method for Raising Real Numbers to a Rational Power and its Computer Implementation. Siarhei Markouski, 15, School N41, Minsk, Belarus; Ilya Malakhovsky, 15, School N41, Minsk, Belarus

ME302: Skeletal Muscle Cells Competent Model Systems for Neurotrophic Research: Two-Year Study. Seetharam Chowdary Chadalavada, 18, Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, Battle Creek, Michigan; Melinda Mae Sloma, 17, Battle Creek Area Math & Science Center, Battle Creek, Michigan

ME304: Regulation of Bone Marrow Cells by Activin A and Inhibin. Margaret Diane Depper, 18, Arkansas School of Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Laci Anne Kazanovicz, 18, Arkansas School of Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas

MI309: Control of Bacteriophage Lambda Replication in an E. coli Strain Lacking Histone-Like Protein Hu. Xiaoyin Chen, 13, Beijing No. 8 High School, Beijing, China; Zhou Fang, 13, Beijing No. 8 High School, Beijing, China

PH306: Importance of Oxygen in Superconductivity. Fatma Ozdemir, 17, Ankara Science Lycee, Ankara, Turkey; Duygu Kuzum, 17, Ankara Science Lycee, Ankara, Turkey

ZO304: Effects of Tartrazine on Cellular Processes of Selected Organisms: Three-Year Study. Annie Maria Vaughan, 18, Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, Mississippi; Tara Lynn Rosenberg, 17, Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Fourth Award of $500

BE307: Does the Major Histocompatibility Complex Play a Role in the Mate Selection of Humans?. Natalie Rose Haddox, 18, Tahlequah Senior High School, Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Kari Arrielle Baldonado, 18, Tahlequah Senior High School, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

BE316: Multiplying With Melody: Four-Year Study. Jessica Marie Oeth, 16, Ogden High School, Ogden, Iowa; Jessica Lauren Grillo, 17, Ogden High School, Ogden, Iowa; Margaret Elizabeth Wimmer, 17, Ogden High School, Ogden, Iowa

BE317: New Vacuum Injection Technique on the Inhibition of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in Drosophila melanogaster. Thomas Fleming Kollar, 18, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, Tennessee; Benjamin Alan Oyler, 17, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, Tennessee; Jeremy Patrick Stovall, 16, Knoxville Catholic High School, Knoxville, Tennessee

BO307: Histochemical Tests and Antibacterial Effect of Oak-Leaf Fern ( Drynaria quercifolia (Linn.) J.Sm) Extracts. Osmund Nino Beltran Amoroso, 17, Central Mindanao University Laboratory High School, Mindanao, Philippines; Ray Ian Chris Yago Oco, 17, Central Mindanao University Laboratory High School, Mindanao, Philippines; Leo Marconi Reserva Carrillo, 16, Central Mindanao University Laboratory High School, Mindanao, Philippines

CH304: Determination of Reactivity Ratios for Polyacrylate Elastomers. Clayton Michael Smith, 16, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky; Wei Deng, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

CS305: Lucifer's Hammer Computer Simulation of Asteroid Trajectories. Derek Thomas Mehlhorn, 17, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Adrienne Renee Upah, 18, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico; William Harding Pearl, 18, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico

CS307: Molecular Modeling Workbench. Ivan V. Sidorov, 16, Lyceum of Information Technologies, #1533, Moscow, Russia; Fatima M. Keshtova, 17, Lyceum of Information Technologies, #1533, Moscow, Russia; Kirill Dmitrievitch Zakharenko, 16, Lyceum of Information Technologies, #1533, Moscow, Russia

EA306: Identifying Unknown Solar Absorption Lines. Todd Ryan Faner, 18, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe, Michigan; Regan Anna Marie Wilson, 17, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

EN308: Visualized Piano Tuner Using the Modified Even-Tempered Tuning System. Song Li, 18, The First Middle School Attached to Beijing Normal Univ., Beijing, China; Yu Zhang, 18, Beijing Electronic Industry School, Beijing, China; Xiaoning Meng, 18, The First Middle School Attached to Beijing Normal Univ., Beijing, China

EV320: Environmental Effects of Chemicals on Sea Urchin Embryos: Three-Year Study. Smith Sirisakorn, 17, California Academy of Math & Science, Carson, California; Heng Sao Tea, 17, California Academy of Math & Science, Carson, California

GN301: Effect of Music on Short-Term Memory of Alzheimer's Patients. Victoria Katherine Mitchell, 16, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Rachel Elizabeth Adams, 16, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

MA302: Investigations Into Pascal's Triangle. Peter Taylor, 15, Saint Kilians Community School, Co. Wicklow, Ireland; Shane Michael Browne, 15, Saint Kilians Community School, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

ME307: How Safe is Your Salsa? Adaptive Acidification Tolerance in Enteric Bacteria and its Prevention: Phase II. Nicole Marie Merkord, 17, John B. Connally High School, Austin, Texas; Jessica Lyn VanAntwerp, 17, John B. Connally High School, Austin, Texas

MI301: Effects of Tetracycline on Direct-Fed Microbials. Bridgette Kathleen Corson, 18, Moore High School, Moore, Oklahoma; Amanda Gail Moniz, 18, Moore High School, Moore, Oklahoma

MI304: Effect of Air-Exposure Time on the Antifungal Properties of Garlic Juice: Two-Year Study. Sarah Cooperrider Moore, 16, Juneau-Douglas High School, Juneau, Alaska; Lia Caroline Carpeneti, 16, Juneau-Douglas High School, Juneau, Alaska

MI308: Is This Biocide Biosafe? Two-Year Study. Sarah May Charlton, 18, University Of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Katherine Bo Gunst, 17, University Of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ZO301: Colored Light at the End of the Tunnel. Jamie Michelle Johnson, 16, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jessica Lynn McAlister, 16, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

ZO306: Population Fluctuations of Eleutherodacthylus in Southern Puerto Rico: Phase II. Juan Carlos Munoz-Gonzalez, 17, Carmen Belen Veiga High School, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico; Carlos Juan Munoz-Gonzalez, 17, Carmen Belen Veiga High School, Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico

Intel ISEF Results Index

 

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