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2001 Intel ISEF Grand Awards

Intel ISEF

Behavioral and Social Sciences - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art, mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

BE036: Social Pressure Susceptibility: Influence of Social Pressure and Musical Ability on Musical Preference in Adolescents. Kathy Hsinjung Li, 18, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

First Award of $3,000

BE036: Social Pressure Susceptibility: Influence of Social Pressure and Musical Ability on Musical Preference in Adolescents. Kathy Hsinjung Li, 18, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

BE022: An Experiment on Age Discrimination in Hiring. Allison Beth Liebhaber, 17, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

BE033: Chute Stress: Phase IV. Heather May Anderson, 17, Ipswich High School, Ipswich, South Dakota

BE040: Multiple Intelligences, Key to Increasing Student Performance: Phase V. Marian Ava Daigle, 17, Saint Pius X High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Third Award of $1,000

BE013: Cheating to Make the Grade: Analysis of Factors Affecting Academic Dishonesty. Johanna Beth Waldman, 17, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

BE020: Relationships between Color and Motion in Human Vision. Noam Martin Ross, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

BE044: Archaeological Potential of the Sierra de Los Llanos. Jorge Atilio Ahumada, 15, Secondaria Tecnica y Comercial La Cocha, La Cocha, Tucuman, Argentina

BE045: Cognition: Is It Possible in Fish?. Guillermo Enrique Teran, 14, Colegio Pablo Apostol, Yerba Buena, Tucuman, Argentina

Fourth Award of $500

BE009: Effects of Cellular Technology Use on the Operators of Motor Vehicles. Jessica Alexandria Moses, 16, Montclair-Kimberley Academy, Montclair, New Jersey

BE015: The New Poor...Innocent or Guilty?. Lucila Andrea Liendo, 16, I.P.E.M. No. 150 "Juan Larrea", Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina

BE024: Age & Innovations. Alan L. Ou, 17, Clearlake High School, Houston, Texas

BE032: Study of Cognitive and Language Skills of Early Bilinguals and Monolinguals. Renata Ann Bankowski, 16, Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan

BE047: At the Speed of Recollection. Anna Marie Deason, 18, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, Birmingham, Alabama

Biochemistry - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

BI007: Comparative Microarray Analysis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia-1 Transgenic Mice Genome. Li Mei, 17, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota

First Award of $3,000

BI007: Comparative Microarray Analysis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia-1 Transgenic Mice Genome. Li Mei, 17, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota

BI065: Measles Virus Nucleocapsid Gene Enhances 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin-D3 Sensitivity of Osteoclast Precursors in Paget's Disease. Debra Ting Hsiung, 16, Northside Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

BI024: Melanoma Cells Preferentially Destroyed by Measles Virus Targeted with Recombinant BETA-Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Surface Molecule. Brandon Michael Palmen, 17, Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota

BI047: Boronic Acid Inhibitors Displace the Hydrolytic Water Molecule in the Active Site of BETA-Lactamases. Debarshi Mustafi, 16, Kenwood Academy, Chicago, Illinois

BI048: Mutational Analysis of the CBF1 DNA Binding Domain. Nathan Dale Lord, 17, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saginaw, Michigan

BI058: Bioinformatic Analysis of Microbial Ribosome Binding Sites and Open Reading Frames. Alan Patrick Boyle, 18, Starkville High School, Starkville, Mississippi

Third Award of $1,000

BI026: Metabolic Changes in Hypercholesterolemic Rats Treated With Statin Type 3 CoA (HMG) Reductase Inhibitors. Katherine Ann Brezina, 18, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, Florida

BI036: Inhibition of Vascular Endothelial Cell Proliferation by Filipin. Lissette A. Casas, 17, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

BI038: Lowering Hyperglycemia Using Custard-Apple Leaves. Ruchira Bajpai, 18, St. Joseph's School, Shakti Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

BI042: Expression of Dominant-Negative Cdc42 by Gene-Transfer Disrupts Skeletal Muscle Integrity. Rushina Cholera, 17, White Station High School, Memphis, Tennessee

BI056: Effects of Extracts of the Artocarpus altilis Bark on Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Cells. Marisa Joy Kekaiauiu Kellett, 18, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fourth Award of $500

BI004: Top Ten Uses of Peptide Nucleic Acids. Karen Kay Powell, 17, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida

BI008: Cysteine Reactivity in Stored and Fresh Rat Muscle Fibers. Laura Elizabeth Egerdal, 17, Breck School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

BI009: Role of A375 Malignant Melanoma Cell-released Proteases in Tumor Growth. Shovon Sayfaldin Kasem, 16, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

BI023: Isolating the 5' End of the DBC2 Gene by RACE PCR and Positional Cloning Techniques. Daniel Alexander King, 18, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

BI029: Novel Selection System for Plant Genetic Transformations. Niraj Madhav Shanbhag, 18, Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York

BI033: Modulating Apoptosis in Type-1 Diabetes by Lipid Metabolites. Swati Mylavarapu, 17, Eastside High School, Gainesville, Florida

BI061: New Fermentation Apparatus and Method for the Production of DNA-Vaccines and Other Gene Therapy Products. Karen Leanne Beckman, 17, Jamestown High School, Jamestown, North Dakota

Botany - Presented by Intel Corporation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

BO039: Soybean Leachate: Potential Cancer Therapeutic Agent. Robert Miintzuoh Kao, 17, Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland

First Award of $3,000

BO039: Soybean Leachate: Potential Cancer Therapeutic Agent. Robert Miintzuoh Kao, 17, Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland

BO052: Persistence of Xanthamonas in an Ebb/Flow Irrigation System. Benjamin George Fohner, 17, Bellarmine College Preparatory School, San Jose, California

Second Award of $1,500

BO002: Photoperiod's Effect on Productivity and Nutrient Uptake. Aaron Cole Richardson, 16, Walton High School, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

BO003: Amazing Moringa: Juvenile Moringa oleifera as a Growth Stimulant in Bush Beans and Mary Radishes. Jennifer Ilene Johns, 15, Evangelical Christian School, Ft Myers, Florida

BO005: Control of Weed Biomass in a Realistic Field Plot Study By Using an Agronomic Mulch of Quercus borealis Sawdust. Sarah Adeline Kessans, 17, Eastern High School, Pekin, Indiana

BO015: Phase III: Crossbreeding Alfalfa with SAG12 Gene. Scott Thomas Schuh, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

Third Award of $1,000

BO029: Brassica juncea as a Biofumigant II: Effect of Planting Date on Glucosinolates Production & Effect of Fumigation on Bacterial and Fungal Communities. Heather Nicole Hannahan, 16, Clarkrange High School, Clarkrange, Tennessee

BO057: Interactive Effects of Soil pH Natural Fertilizer and Flumetsulam on the Emergence and Maturation of Wheat, Canola and Wild Mustard: Phase Four. Adam Richard Wohl, 16, Central Campus High School, Minot, North Dakota

BO058: Using Cloning in Selecting Saline Tolerant Cultivars of Safflower. Brian Lee Fisher, 15, Mandan High School, Mandan, North Dakota

BO059: Fungicidal Attributes of Tagetes on Sugar Beet Adversaries. Robert Michael Jentz, 18, Hankinson Public School, Hankinson, North Dakota

BO066: Inplications of Ozone Disinfection for Reducing Bacterial Soft Rot.. Adam P. Mecca, 18, Wellington High School, Wellington, Florida

Fourth Award of $500

BO021: Improvement of Thermal Pulser in Several Plant Species' Transpiration Rate. Pengfei Cao, 16, No. 65 High School, Beijing, China

BO027: Arsenic in Old Lakes. Vera Ashley Paulson, 18, Navasota High School, Navasota, Texas

BO037: Effects of Low Magnitude Magnetic Fields on the Growth of Brassica rapa. Jeffrey Scott Tucker, 16, Brookville High School, Lynchburg, Virginia

BO046: Borer Terminator: Phase II. Nichole Lynn Schneider, 16, Stuart-Menlo High School, Stuart, Iowa

BO049: Controls for DodderThe Parasite of Cranberries: Phase II. Jenna Ruth Morrison, 16, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Massachusetts

BO051: Effects of Canadian Wild Thistles on Tomato Plants. Brandon Royce Hood, 15, Noblesville High School, Noblesville, Indiana

BO065: Seed-to-seed Cycling of Brassica rapa in Lunar and Martian Clinostat Environments. Lee R. Yaracs, 17, Ridgeview High School, Orange Park, Florida

Chemistry - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

CH015: Role of Electrostatics on the Dynamics of Ionic Oligomers through Random Media. Jayanta Fowler Mohanty, 18, Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island

First Award of $3,000

CH015: Role of Electrostatics on the Dynamics of Ionic Oligomers through Random Media. Jayanta Fowler Mohanty, 18, Cumberland High School, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Second Award $1,500

CH005: Effects of Capsaicin on Free Radicals and Telomerase Activity in J5 Human Hepatoma Cell Line. Yu Ting Yuan, 18, National Kaohsiung Normal University High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

CH014: Quantitative Spectroscopic Analysis of Sulfur-Oxy Anions Using Ellman's Reagent. Cameron Sadegh, 16, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, New Jersey

CH038: Electrochemical Oxidation of Aryl Alkyl Ketones. Alexander Sergeevich Dorofeev, 16, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

Third Award of $1,000

CH001: Investigation of Deep Silylation of y-Nitro-ketones. Kirill Petrovich Birin, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russia

CH018: Comparison of Sulfonated Biomasses to an Acidic Ion-Exchange Resin for the Removal of Toxic Metal Cations from an Environmental Water Sample. Tyler Shawn Ellis, 18, Stevens High School, Rapid City, South Dakota

CH040: It's a Trap! Anomalies of the Electrolytic Oxidation of Aluminum. Oleg Igorevich Shamovsky, 18, Holy Cross Secondary, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

CH048: The Effectiveness of Environmentally Safe Coatings for the Inhibition of Corrosion of Steel in Aggressive Marine Conditions. Benjamin James Pernezny, 17, Wellington High School, Wellington, Florida

Fourth Award of $500

CH009: Synthesis of User and Eco-Friendly Hypervalent Iodine Reagents. Arun P Thottumkara, 14, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

CH013: Calculating the Degrees of Unsaturation for Organic Compounds. Yi Gai, 19, High School Affiliated to Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

CH023: Effects of Varying the Composition of Catalysts Used to Produce Carbon Nanotubes. Brian Ruby, 17, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

CH030: Specificity of Peroxynitrite Deliverance: Effects on 8-Nitroguanine Depurination. Samuel Thomas Gatzert, 17, Douglas MacArthur High School, San Antonio, Texas

CH044: Echinacea: A Natural Antibiotic?. Dianna Blair Spence, 17, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Computer Science - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

CS012: Real-Time Continuous Levels of Detail Terrain Rendering with Nested Splitting Space. Yuanchen Zhu, 16, Shanghai Foreign Language School, Shanghai, China

First Award of $3,000

CS012: Real-Time Continuous Levels of Detail Terrain Rendering with Nested Splitting Space. Yuanchen Zhu, 16, Shanghai Foreign Language School, Shanghai, China

CS040: A Computational Investigation of Wave-induced Substrate Energy in Epitaxial Processes. Behnood Minachi, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

Second Award of $1,500

CS001: Discrete Simulation of Reaction-Diffusion Systems Applied to Morphological Development. John James Shedletsky, 18, Brewster High School, Brewster, New York

CS021: Pedal Mouse. Qicheng Ma, 16, Shenzhen Experimental School, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

CS034: Stereo Computer VisionDigital Depth Perception: Phase II. Gallagher Donovan Pryor, 19, Lithia Springs Comp High Sch, Lithia Springs, Georgia

Third Award of $1,000

CS004: Secure Digital Music Distribution. Jonathan Friend, 18, King Edward's School, Birmingham, United Kingdom

CS025: Computational Evolution of Mobility. Andrew Seth Cantino, 18, Athens High School, The Plains, Ohio

CS026: Greedy Random: A Novel Algorithm for Vehicle Routing Optimization. Dominik Roman Rabiej, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

CS037: Mining the Mind: Boundary Detection in MR Brain Scans. Cambrian Yangshao Liu, 17, Baton Rouge Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

CS049: Development of an XML-based Transfer Framework for Mobile Devices. Benjamin William Andrews, 16, Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia

Fourth Award of $500

CS010: Hybrid Neural Environmental Informations Systems. Muhammad Abdul Ali, 18, Mankato West High School, Mankato, Minnesota

CS015: New Polynomial Diet (Lose Pixels, Look Better!): Legendre Polynomials-based Alternative to JPEG. Brian Andrew Camley, 15, William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

CS019: NGC: A New Paradigm for Computer Architecture. Hans Christiansen Lee, 18, The York School, Monterey, California

CS032: Chaos CryptographyProtecting Data Using Chaos: Year II. James Holmes Lampton, Jr., 18, Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science, Columbus, Mississippi

CS035: i-Com: An Intelligent Image Processing System. Yeong-jun Park, 17, Dae-dong High School, Pusan, South Korea

CS055: The Effects of Population Size on Evolution Time of a Genetic Program. Grant Andrew Elliot, 16, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Florida

Earth and Space Sciences - Presented by Intel Corporation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

EA012: Sailing into Space: Steering Towards Mars. Ulyana N. Horodyskyj, 15, Padua Franciscan High School, Parma, Ohio

First Award of $3,000

EA012: Sailing into Space: Steering Towards Mars. Ulyana N. Horodyskyj, 15, Padua Franciscan High School, Parma, Ohio

Second Award of $1,500

EA002: Classical Novae Classification Expansion. Noah L. McBurnett, 16, Stranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

EA023: Analysis of the El Nino Southern Oscillation and the Regional Variations in the Probability of U.S. Hurricane Landfall. Jason Todd Davis, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

Third Award of $1,000

EA008: Experimental Methods for Selection of Photometric Comparison Stars. Susannah Cathleen Lazar, 16, Home School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

EA028: Element Distribution Between Fluids and Melts in the Mantle. Lora Shelton Armstrong, 18, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

EA034: Galactic Champagne. Francis Boulva, 18, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fourth Award of $500

EA007: Astronaut's Salad Bar: Growing Lactuca sativa in Space. Christine Gail Simone, 16, Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida

EA010: Where Have All the Beaches Gone?. Thomas William Sweeney, 16, McCorristin Catholic High School, Hamilton, New Jersey

EA018: Correlations Between Extreme Weather Events During Winter Months and NAO and AO. Leon Zinger, 18, Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, New York

EA027: The Optical Divide. Sabrina Curie Snell, 15, School Without Walls, Washington, District of Columbia

Engineering - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

EN006: The Sign Translator. Ryan Randall Patterson, 17, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

First Award of $3,000

EN006: The Sign Translator. Ryan Randall Patterson, 17, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

EN033: A Synthetic Slithering Serpent. Seth Russell Heltsley, 17, Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, Tennessee

EN037: Improved Microarray Fabrication. Aaron Arthur Chevalier, 18, Oak Ridge High School, Conroe, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

EN024: Effect of Fillers on Adhesion at Polymer Interfaces. Anshul Ajay Shah, 17, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York

EN030: Improving the Performance of Magnetoplasmadynamic Thrusters. Spencer Charles DeSanto, 17, R. Nelson Snider High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

EN044: Glass IV: Toward a Standard. Amanda Jeanne Busby, 18, Kennett High School, Kennett, Missouri

EN075: Rox-544 v.2: Walking Like an Insect. Alexis Lussier Desbiens, 18, Cegep de Victoriaville, Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada

EN077: R.E.A.L.E. Global Warming Solutions II. Geoffrey Michael Olynyk, 17, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Third Award of $1,000

EN007: Cost-effective Digital Radiography. Christopher Bligh Komanski, 16, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

EN022: Design and Construction of an Automated Device to Measure Piano Action Characteristics: Phase II. Richard Douglas Condit, 16, Bethel Academy Home School, Lake Charles, Louisiana

EN026: "Tire"D of Cracking Up?. Rachelle Nicole Rafes, 15, Northwest High School, Justin, Texas

EN040: Vapor Exchange/Pressure Control Wheelchair Seat. Christina Lynn Adams, 16, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

EN054: An Energy Saving Computer-controlled Shower. Paul Alexander Treib, 17, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saginaw, Michigan

EN066: Combining Multiple High-pressure Flows. Benjamin Samuel Lloyd, 17, Tuscarawas Valley High School, Zoarville, Ohio

EN068: Effect of Bumper Material on the Energy Absorbed and Peak Acceleration When Impacted into a Flat Barrier. Orion P. Keifer, 17, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Jacksonville, Florida

EN091: A Comparative Analysis of Aerodynamic Forces and the Correlation Between Computational Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics. Ben Lee Friedman, 15, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Florida

Fourth Award of $500

EN002: Acoustical Engineering of the Oboe Resonator with Computer Spectral Analysis. Bryce Leitner Roberts, 17, Mountain Brook High School, Mountain Brook, Alabama

EN019: Autonomous Robot: Modeling the Behavior of a Falling Dog. Elizabeth Baker Wood, 17, Laurel School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

EN039: Effect of an Atmosphere of Carbon Dioxide on the Aerodynamics and Lift in a Low-speed Wind Tunnel. Sandra Neuenschwander Ottensmann, 18, Brebeuf Preparatory School, Indianapolis, Indiana

EN047: An Automated System for pH Management. Gregory Elliot Needel, 17, Woodlawn Magnet High School, Baltimore, Maryland

EN048: Effects of Fiber Additives on the Compressive Strength of Concrete: Second Year Study. Sarah Elizabeth Gutman, 14, Mount De Chantal Academy, Wheeling, West Virginia

EN062: Cotton Gin TrashFeasible Alternative to Wood-based Particleboard: Second Year Study. Ryan Douglas Curry, 18, Tahoka High School, Tahoka, Texas

EN063: Maternity Seatbelt. Sharon Elizabeth Matchett, 18, Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast, Northern Ireland

EN069: Digital Flash Modulation for Data Transmission. Ryan Joseph Bienvenu, 17, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

EN088: Signal Dissection by Repetitive Smoothing and Extraction. Elena Leah Glassman, 14, Lenape Middle School, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

EN092: Reprocessing of Plastic Wastes at Place of Generation. Yash Vasant Joshi, 14, St. Xavier High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Environmental Sciences - Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

EV023: Understanding Wildfires: Study in Wood Pyrolysis and Fire Spreading Rates. Ann Lai, 16, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

First Award of $3,000

EV023: Understanding Wildfires: Study in Wood Pyrolysis and Fire Spreading Rates. Ann Lai, 16, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

EV078: Uses of FenuGreek in Water Purification and Food Preservation. Kavita Misra Shukla, 16, Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Maryland

EV088: Heat Transfer Rate of Zein Diaper Film and Its Stability After Urine Exposure. Rishi Sahai Vasudeva, 17, Roswell High School, Roswell, Georgia

Second Award of $1,500

EV021: Fresh Water Mussel Growth Dynamics Resulting from Reattachment of Zebra Mussels. Noelle Joan Oas, 16, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

EV025: Study of Competition between Native and Non-Native Oysters. Katherine Frances Holt, 17, Bruton High School, Williamsburg, Virginia

EV029: Genetic Diversity in Ecologically Distinct Populations of Chemoautotrophic Bacteria. Natalie Bloom Muren, 18, McNary Senior High School, Keizer, Oregon

EV045: Mosquito Control via Acoustic Larvicide: Pesticide-free Solution. Michael H. Nyberg, 15, Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme, Connecticut

EV065: Selection of Methods of Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Using Specific Criterion. Natalie Alyssa Kruse, 16, Athens High School, The Plains, Ohio

EV075: Comparative Study of Standard #1 Diesel Fuel vs. Rapeseed. Nicholas Robert Oberlin, 17, Stryker High School, Stryker, Ohio

EV103: Influence of Thermoclines on Larval Cod and Haddock. David Ethan Leiberman, 16, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

Third Award of $1,000

EV004: Effects of Florida Bay's Hydrologic Restoration. Jenna Lyanne Lewis, 16, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, Florida

EV041: Effects of 60 Hz Magnetic Fields on the Mitotic Rate of E. coli. Timothy Christopher D'Auria, 17, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, New York

EV047: Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls on Cancer Cells. Jillian Lee Werbeck, 17, Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York

EV051: Invisible Piranha III: Effect of Bacteriophage Therapy on Ballast Water. Scott Bailey Zeglin, 16, Oak Ridge High School, Conroe, Texas

EV061: Release of Xenoestrogenic Compounds into Water Stored in Different Plastic Containers. Susan Kathrene Gray, 17, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

EV067: Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Drosophila melanogaster: Three Year Study. Rocio Moya, 18, Martin High School, Laredo, Texas

EV076: Where Have All the Tires Gone?. David Alban Joseph, 16, The Linsly School, Wheeling, West Virginia

EV083: BioremediationSecond Year Study: Investigating Improved Organismal Clean-up of Oil Spills. Timothy Ian Brox, 18, Clovis West High School, Fresno, California

EV085: Use of Phosphate Binders to Combat Eutrophication in Fresh Water Lakes. Vijay Yanamadala, 15, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California

EV089: Drosophila Susceptibility when Exposed to an Insecticide during Different Phases of the Circadian Rhythm. Sonya Victoria Iverson, 17, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana

Fourth Award of $500

EV007: Phytoextraction of Lead from Contaminated Soils Using Triticum asetivum. Marc A. Burrell, 17, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

EV013: A Biosurvey of the Effects of County Ditch 36 on Horseshoe Creek: Phase III. Alyssa Mae Anderson, 17, Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School, Lake Crystal, Minnesota

EV020: Environmental Behavior of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether. Tanner M. Callender, 17, Wamego High School, Wamego, Kansas

EV030: Implication of Phosphate Supplementation on a Typical Food Chain. Christine Elizabeth Thompson, 15, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, Indiana

EV033: Evaluation of C.P.B. to Host Plant Resistance in Potatoes. Erica Fran Smolow, 18, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

EV037: Study of the Riparian Ecosystem along the Rio Grande Bosque. Nathan Thomas Tooker, 17, Los Lunas High School, Los Lunas, New Mexico

EV038: An Evaluation of Modified C. reinhardtii to Sequester Metals. Alexandra Hope Antonioli, 16, Butte High School, Butte, Montana

EV054: Oil Absorbency of Natural Fibers. Rebecca Suzanne Allen, 18, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

EV084: Return to Eastman LakeDetermining of Residual Cu 2+ and Effects in Post-application Aquatic Environments: Fifth Year Study. Clifton Wayne Garabedian, 18, Clovis West High School, Fresno, California

EV092: Regional Acid Rain and Cranberries. Carl Morrison Harper, 17, Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, Massachusetts

EV093: Mutagenicity of Orthene Pesticide and Its Degradate. Jane Alexandra Casey, 16, Lynn English High School, Attleboro, Massachusetts

EV101: Limnological Study of Lake Water Pollution and Restoration. Landon Lowell Bladow, 18, Hankinson Public School, Hankinson, North Dakota

EV107: Ecoepidemiological Study of Leishmaniosis in Yanima, Tucuman Argentine. Iris Carolina Valdez, 16, Escuela de Educacion Integral Sarmiento, Juan B. Alberdi, Tucuman, Argentina

Gerontology - Presented by the AARP Andrus Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

GN011: Neuroprotection and Neurotransmitter Release by a Dopamine D3 Receptor Agonist: Potential Antiglaucoma Drug. Eugenia Chu, 17, Evans High School, Evans, Georgia

First Place Award of $3,000

GN011: Neuroprotection and Neurotransmitter Release by a Dopamine D3 Receptor Agonist: Potential Antiglaucoma Drug. Eugenia Chu, 17, Evans High School, Evans, Georgia

Second Place Award of $1,500

GN004: Stress and Age on APE Neuro-protein Correlated Base Excision DNA Repair. Korri Ayn Thiessen, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Third place award of $1,000

GN002: Correlation of apoE Allele Expression with Severity and Onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Peter M. Williams, 16, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

Fourth Place Award of $500

GN001: Effect of Various Antioxidants on the Superoxide Dismutase Activity of Drosophila melanogaster. Jamie Elyce Rubin, 14, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Florida

GN019: Effect of the PHR Gene on Repairing UV Damage in the Bacterium Eschericia coli. David A. Knorr, 17, Velva Public School, Velva, North Dakota

Mathematics - Presented by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

MA015: Determinantal Sequences. Matthew Bryan Satriano, 17, Oceanside High School, Oceanside, New York

First Award of $3,000

MA015: Determinantal Sequences. Matthew Bryan Satriano, 17, Oceanside High School, Oceanside, New York

Second Award of $1,500

MA031: Separators in Planar Graphs as a New Characterization Tool. Serge A. Tishchenko, 16, Vtoraia Shkola, Moscow, Russia

MA038: Integral Products of Laguerre Polynomials and Their Discrete Analogues. Abdur Rasheed Sabar, 18, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri

Third Award of $1,000

MA001: Realization of Graphs and Surfaces in the Book with Three Pages. Yuri Georgievich Kudryashov, 15, Moscow, Kolmogorov College, Moscow, Russia

MA028: Application of Differential Evolution to the Solution of Differential Equations. Hasuk Francis Song, 17, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California

MA029: Comparison Products of Arithmetical Means. Erlan Ermekovich Babazhanov, 16, Lyceum School No. 20, Taldikorgan, Kazakhstan

MA030: Soap Hyperfilms. Craig Allen Schroeder, 18, Wessington Springs High School, Wessington Springs, South Dakota

Fourth Award of $500

MA004: Geometric Probability of Segment Decomposition. Yi Hsin Jou, 16, National Hsin-Chu Senior High School, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

MA008: On the Hamiltonian Decompositions of Zm x Zn. Jason Wah Lone Chiu, 15, Laramie Senior High School, Laramie, Wyoming

MA010: "Be Poked" Regular Polyhedra. Zhoulu Yao, 18, High School Attached to Fudan University, Shanghai, China

MA040: An Analysis of Elliptical Coordinate Systems. Jennifer Shyamala Sayaka Balakrishnan, 16, Harvest Christian Academy, Barrigada, Guam

Medicine and Health - Presented by Merck Research Laboratories
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

ME051: Comparative Effect of Black Walnut Extract (Juglans nigra L.) on Human Breast and Cervical Cancer Cell Lines. John Bennett Ball Korman, 17, Riverside High School, Greer, South Carolina

First Award of $3,000

ME051: Comparative Effect of Black Walnut Extract (Juglans nigra L.) on Human Breast and Cervical Cancer Cell Lines. John Bennett Ball Korman, 17, Riverside High School, Greer, South Carolina

ME086: The Wonder Grape... Antiproliverative and Apopiotic Effect of Resveratrol on NIH 313 Cells: A Second Year Study. Anupama Kotha, 16, C. Leon King High School, Tampa, Florida

Second Award of $1,500

ME005: Cardiovascular Stents with Shape Memory Alloys. Mark Mohan Mazumder, 16, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

ME006: Kinetics of Blood Coagulation Induced by Tissue Factor. Alyssa Miriam Zelkowitz, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

ME030: Induction of Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Following Stimulation. Nelson Moussazadeh, 17, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

ME035: Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in Epilepsy. Angela Catherine Lee, 17, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

ME059: Happy Hearts: Microalgal Antioxidant Effects on an in vitro Model of Atherosclerosis. Kawika Analu Mortensen, 17, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Third Award of $1,000

ME013: The Production of Glutathione by Inducing MRP Expression. Keri Jean Propst, 17, Merino High School, Sterling, Colorado

ME043: Can A More Compact Spacer be Created for Use with Aerosol Inhalers?. Julie Elizabeth Banasiak, 15, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

ME064: Dietary Effects on the Presence of Acid-resistant E. coli 0157:H7 in Cattle Fed Grain Compared to the Acid-resistance E. coli in Cattle Fed Hay. Kristin M. Kolsch, 17, Elko High School, Elko, Nevada

ME067: General Analysis of the Effect of the Quantitative Duration of BST on Holstein Cattle: Phase III. Jay Vincent Odland, 18, Sisseton High School, Sisseton, South Dakota

ME074: Development of a Novel Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. Tevis Alden Howard, 17, Menlo School, Atherton, California

ME082: Resveratrol for the Prevention of Cancer. Romina Perri, 17, Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ME085: Anti-cancer Efficacy of Garlic: Cellular and Genetic Mediators. Ahmed Shaker Mousa, 17, Avon Grove High School, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Fourth Award of $500

ME002: Recalcitrance Levels of Staphylococcal Biofilms to Antibiotics and Formulation of an Anti-infective Coating to Prevent Biofilm Formation on Biomaterials. Ibraheem M. Mohammed, 15, Niceville Senior High School, Niceville, Florida

ME016: Aldosterone-induced Growth of Cardiac Fibroblasts: A Potential Role in Cardiac Fibrosis?. Sharon Elizabeth Mase, 17, Tuscarawas Valley High School, Zoarville, Ohio

ME019: Iron Bioavailability of Infant Formula in an in vitro Digestion: Caco-2 Cell Culture Model. Jessica Ann Wissler, 18, Ephrata Senior High School, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

ME024: Potential of Factor V Leiden as a Genetic Screen for Cleft Lip and Palate. Una Au, 17, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

ME025: Momordica charantia and Food-spoiling Agents. Zao Mike Huang, 15, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia

ME028: Cellular Stimulation on Selected Leukocytes Treated with Isolates: Phase III. Jessica Elizabeth Ann Kaae, 16, Charles M Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana

ME034: In vitro Anticancer Effects of Mangifera indica Extracts on DHL Lymphoma. Alexander C. Mittal, 16, Greenwich High School Clark, Greenwich, Connecticut

ME070: Effects of Tylenol, Aspirin, and Ibuprofen on Prostate Cancer Cells. John Paul Andrews, 15, McLean High School, McLean, Virginia

ME076: Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) in Humans with Various Degrees of Glucose Tolerance. Alexandra Soroceanu, 18, Seminaire de Sherbook, ordre Collegial, Sherbrook, Quebec, Canada

Microbiology - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

MI024: Investigating the Role of a Common Respiratory Pathogen, Chlamydia pneumoniae, as a Causative Agent of Atherosclerosis via Stimulating Elevated Inducible Nitric Oxide Levels and Testing of a Possible Antibiotic Treatment for Atherosclerosis. Linda Arnade, 18, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

First Award of $3,000

MI016: Searching for BLIS (Bacteriocin-like Inhibitory Substances). Jessica Ann Burtness, 17, Coon Rapids Senior High School, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

MI024: Investigating the Role of a Common Respiratory Pathogen, Chlamydia pneumoniae, as a Causative Agent of Atherosclerosis via Stimulating Elevated Inducible Nitric Oxide Levels and Testing of a Possible Antibiotic Treatment for Atherosclerosis. Linda Arnade, 18, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

Second Award of $1,500

MI007: Stuttering in Viral Replication. Mark Kaganovich, 16, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana

MI033: Getting to Grow You. Mary Allison Milford, 15, Magnolia High School, Magnolia, Arkansas

MI050: Effects of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents on Extremely Halophilic Archaic. Zachary Louis Newman, 14, Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana

Third Award of $1,000

MI001: Application of a Hammerhead Ribozyme Library for Targeted Cleavage of mRNA to Identify Mouse Tumor Suppressor Genes. Samir Kamalesh Amin, 17, Lecanto High School, Lecanto, Florida

MI020: Transformation of Adhesion Gene into L. acidophilus. Matthew Donald Kelly, 17, High Tech High School, North Bergen, New Jersey

MI029: Analytic Identification and Cross Reactivity of Oral Biofilm and Chemotherapeutic Agents: Multiphase Investigation. Samantha Megan Feingold, 15, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida

MI048: Making a Deadlier Pathogen: Biofilms. Sana Sultana Gafoor, 16, Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois

MI049: Macrophages in SHIV Infection. Andrey Christopher Hicks, 17, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Fourth Award of $500

MI005: Sweet Solutions: Honey's Effect on Selected Bacteria. Katherine Elizabeth Sherwood, 17, Vero Beach Senior High School, Vero Beach, Florida

MI023: Aluminum Enhancement by a Recently Discovered Thermoacidophile, Phase III: Study of Siderophore Production. Terri Katherine Myers, 18, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, Indiana

MI025: Detection of Anti-O. volvulus Antibodies in Sera of Onchocerciasis Patients that are Cross-reactive with Self Antigen, gClq-R. Christopher Robert Palma, 17, Kings Park High School, Kings Park, New York

MI028: Biosulfurization of Coal via Sulfur Oxidation: Novel Use for Extremopholic Bacteria. Matt Stephen Jeletic, 18, Park View High School, Sterling, Virginia

MI030: Kinetochore and Smt3p Pathway Interactions in S. cerevisiae. Christopher David Velez, 17, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

MI053: Ascorbic Acid Increases the Survival Rate of an Irradiated UV-sensitive Yeast Strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Shannon Michelle Sorenson, 17, Big Sky High School, Missoula, Montana

Physics - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

PH018: Conductance Quantization in Au Nanocontacts. Mariangela Lisanti, 17, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

First Award of $3,000

PH018: Conductance Quantization in Au Nanocontacts. Mariangela Lisanti, 17, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

Second Award of $1,500

PH009: Quasi-elliptical Torsatron: Study of Induced Radial Electric Fields and Plasma Confinement. Garrett Joseph Young, 18, Young Homeschool, Branchburg, New Jersey

PH015: Ground State of a Quantum Well and the Magnetic Flux Quantum. Jerry Moy Chow, 17, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

PH033: Interaction between Sound and Liquid Crystals. Naveen Neil Sinha, 16, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Third Award of $1,000

PH001: A Novel Surface Tension Measuring Method and Apparatus. Tai-Hsiang Huang, 17, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan

PH010: Electro-optic Effect & Bandwidth Limit of a LiNbO3 Modulator. Erin Kathleen Riley, 17, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

PH032: Atmospheric Gas Detection by Non-dispersive Infrared Analysis of Solar Radiation. Nicole Anne Oertli, 17, Murphy High School, Mobile, Alabama

PH045: Effect of Varying Electric and Magnetic Field Strengths on the Flow Rate of Saline Water in a Magnetohydrodynamic Setup. Thomas Hall Ruscher, 15, Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia

Fourth Award of $500

PH003: Antimatter Storage in a Betatron-based Magnetic Bottle. William Charles Young, 18, Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers, Florida

PH011: Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy of Living Tissue and Its Application for Medical Diagnostics. Michael Yurievich Polyakov, 18, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York

PH024: Implications of the Kapitsa Pendulum. Karima Robert Nigmatulina, 17, Albany Academy for Girls, Albany, New York

PH042: Not with a Bang: Ockham's Razor in the Vacuum Primordium. Heather N. Hughson, 17, Waterloo Collegiate Institute, Waterloo, Canada

PH054: On the Thermodynamics of Supercooled Glass-Forming Polymeric Liquids. Nathaniel Jay Craig, 18, Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California

Zoology - Presented by Intel
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

ZO008: Effect of the Light Pollution on C. caretta on the Beaches of Panama City Beach, FL. John David Kelley, 18, Rutherford High School, Panama City, Florida

First Award of $3,000

ZO008: Effect of the Light Pollution on C. caretta on the Beaches of Panama City Beach, FL. John David Kelley, 18, Rutherford High School, Panama City, Florida

ZO051: The Miracle of Metamorphosis: Third Year Study. Michelle Elizabeth Afkhami, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

ZO026: Watch Out, Ortho!. Amanda Leigh Koppel, 18, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, Virginia

ZO034: How Do Neurotransmitters Affect the Aggressive Behavior of Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Francisco E. Castillo, 15, Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

ZO038: Effects of Induced Plant Responses on the Suitability of Potato and Celery Plants for the Cabbage Looper. Laura Kate Tom, 16, West Valley High School, Yakima, Washington

ZO070: An Analysis of Swimming in Pelagic Stage Sea Turtles by an Integrated Metabolic, Behavioral, and Kinematic Approach.. Kathleen S. Kelso, 15, Atlantic Community High School, Delray Beach, Florida

Third Award of $1,000

ZO002: Mediation of Allorecognition with Signaling Transduction Molecules in Botryllus schlosseri. Jason W. Steinberg, 16, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, California

ZO021: Investigations of Capricious Gene Expression in Drosophila Wing Development. Michelle S. Itano, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

ZO036: Nutrient Enrichment in Soft Coral Communities and the Benefits of Antioxidant Treatment. Elizabeth Marie White, 17, Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Florida

ZO039: Effect of Supplements on the Virility of Male Butterflies. Rachel Lauren Rosenberg, 16, Hilton Head High School, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

ZO050: Short Range Attractants between Male and Female Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Colorado Potato Beetle. Elisabeth Corbin Stratton, 18, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, Maryland

ZO055: Comparative Genomics in the Horse and Other Perissodactyls Revealed by Reciprocal Chromosome Painting. Abigail Linda Shearin, 18, Middletown Senior High School, Middletown, Maryland

Fourth Award of $500

ZO001: Technology of Breeding New Queen Bees by Jailing Old Queens Outside Their Hives and its Application Effect. Xiaoqin Ji, 19, Rudong Vocational High School of Jiangsu Province, Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, China

ZO005: Search for Protein(s) Differentially Expressed During Tissue Regeneration of the Tadpole Tail. Hui-Tzung Luh, 17, Municipal Kaohsiung High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

ZO013: I've Got Worms! The Effects of Biotin and Penicillin on the Regeneration of Lumbriculus variegatus. Zachary Neal Donnell, 14, Miami High School, Miami, Oklahoma

ZO016: Odonata Larvae Feeding Behavior. Lydia Marie O'Beirne, 18, Bagley Junior-Senior High School, Bagley, Minnesota

ZO057: Population Genetics of Local Wild Oyster Populations Using PCR. Nathan Piskor Twichell, 17, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, Massachusetts

ZO064: Urine as an Olfactory Cue for Individual Recognition in Rats. Neha Mehta, 16, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

ZO067: Blue Mussel Size Preference of Nucella lima. Carl Harold Brodersen, 16, Juneau-Douglas High School, Juneau, Alaska

Team Projects - Presented by Science News
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-end, state of the art mobile computer with an Intel® Pentium® III processor. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF Affiliated fair they represent.

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

EN319: Emu Oil Lubrication/Performance Qualities Using Dynamometer, Spectrochemical/Infrared Analysis. Amy Ward Tasca, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Brian Matthew Ness, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

First Award of $3,000

BO301: Effects of Allelochemicals Produced by Kochia scoparia on Selected Crops Grown in North Toole County (NTC), Montana. Daniel Ray Cox, 16, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana; Marshall Cole Overcast, 18, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana

CH301: Compatibilization of Polymer Blends Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Edmund Francis Palermo, 17, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York; James W. Conlon, 16, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York

EA305: Comparative Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables: Study of DV Ursae Majoris and CP Eridant. Jacqueline Naomi Gordon, 17, Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, New York; Megan Ilona Hall, 17, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

EN319: Emu Oil Lubrication/Performance Qualities Using Dynamometer, Spectrochemical/Infrared Analysis. Amy Ward Tasca, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Brian Matthew Ness, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

ME312: Civil War Wounds That Glowed. William Richard Martin, 17, Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland; Jonathan Daniel Curtis, 18, Bowie High School, Bowie, Maryland

Second Award of $1,500

BE302: Twin Telepathy, It Takes Two: Phase II. Megan Marjorie Hicks, 16, Champlin Park High School, Champlin, Minnesota; Rachel Renae Hicks, 16, Champlin Park High School, Champlin, Minnesota

BI308: Effects of the Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium) as an Inhibitor of Lipid Oxidation in Cooked Ground Beef during Storage. Amy Lee Hart, 17, Port Huron High School, Port Huron, Michigan; Elizabeth Kathleen Schreiner, 17, Marine City High School, Marine City, Michigan

BI312: Base Pair Baseball: Simulations in DNA Computation. James Solomon Fraser, 19, Northern Secondary School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Andrew Nicholas Smith, 18, Northern Secondary School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

EN321: Ice-Crawler: The Rescue Robot for Snow, Ice, and Glaciers. Hanna Hult Craig, 17, East Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska; Heather Hult Craig, 17, East Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska

EV307: Effects of Genetically-engineered Bt Zea mays on Soil Organisms. Sonja Jeanne Riddle-Ford, 16, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Jaime Elizabeth Jirele-Borleske, 16, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Laura Jean Jirele-Borleske, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

EV329: Deriving Ideal Conditions for a Pseudomonas sp. Bioreactor. Krisda Chaiyachati, 18, Columbia High School, Decatur, Georgia; Emem Inyang Adolf, 18, Columbia High School, Decatur, Georgia

MA303: Compound Rules in an Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma. Edward Thomas Hinson, 18, Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Victor Kostyuk, 17, Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas

ME302: Role of Microglia in Neuronal Injury. Reed Hobby Shaffner, 16, Astronaut High School, Titusville, Florida; Anant Ramesh Patel, 16, Astronaut High School, Titusville, Florida

PH304: An Odyssey in the Realm of Photon Probability. Brandon Nicholas Cavallaro, 17, Allen D Nease High School, St Augustine, Florida; Ryan Matthew Chapman, 17, Allen D Nease High School, St Augustine, Florida

ZO307: Examination and Promotion of Diadegma insulare as an Alternative Biological Pest Control Method for the Suppression of Plutella xylostella (Diamondback Moth). Allison Joy Ferber, 18, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida; Sonali R. Hippalgaonkar, 17, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

Third Award of $1,000

BE311: Emotion and Memory . . . Is There a Gender Bias?. Sadie Ann Tierney, 17, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California; Emily Jean Sweeney, 18, Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California

BI304: Imprinted Gene IPL and Tumor-Suppressor PTEN. Raymond Michael Musalo, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Nandita Gupta, 17, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

BO305: Which Grows Best with Lead, Hydroponic or Soil Soy Plants?. Anthony David Cinson, 17, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio; Brandon Jay Lautzenheiser, 16, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio

BO309: Remote Sensing and Iceplant. Richard Donald Johnson, 16, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, California; Michael Henry Fischer, 15, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, California

CH302: Sol-Gel Synthesis of Yttrium Iron Garnet Magnets. Michael Takbun Ng, 16, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York; Patrick Li, 16, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

CS301: Artificial Neural Networks as Applied to an Intelligent Alarm System. Bernard Willers, 16, Saint Alban's College, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa; Josef Johann Vrba, 16, Saint Alban's College, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

EA303: Study on Solar Limb Darkening. Cheng Yu Yeh, 18, Taipei Municipal TaTung Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei; Chih Fan Chen, 18, Taipei Municipal TaTung Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

EN302: Antistatic Tape Application on a Robotic Assembly. Richard John Davies, 18, Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom; James Palmer, 18, Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom; Neil Roques, 18, Bassaleg Comprehensive School, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom

EN312: Cluck-A-Doodle-Doo!. Patrick L. Donnelly, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland; Terence John Carmichael, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland

EV305: Nitrification Inhibitors. Bryan Christopher Tomm, 16, Delavan High School, Delavan, Illinois; Erin Joy Lewis, 17, Delavan High School, Delavan, Illinois

EV323: Phytoremediation: Phytoextraction, Rhizofiltration. Renee Lang, 17, Grenada High School, Grenada, Mississippi; Brandy Renee Bennett, 17, Grenada High School, Grenada, Mississippi

EV328: An Agricultural Approach to the Hydrogen Economy. Phoung-Lan Thi Nguyen, 14, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson, California; Angela Raquel Beach, 15, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson, California

ME304: Does Inulin Enhance Ca Dissolution from OTC Supplements?. Jacqueline Marie Savage, 16, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia; Kyle William Soller, 17, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia

MI305: Which Organism Produces the Greatest Power in an MFC?. Lawrence Shieh, 15, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Matthew Bing Gee Lee, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

ZO313: Ancestry by Sound: Tracing the Evolutionary Relationships of Hyla Species. Simeon McMillan, 15, Uniondale High School, Uniondale, New York; Daniel Jason Rowe, 16, Uniondale High School, Uniondale, New York

Fourth Award of $500

BE301: You Are What You Hear: The Influence of Music on Mood. Sarah Elizabeth Wolff, 17, Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Brian Charles Hardy, 17, Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming

BE303: Now Hear This: Effects of Various Types of Noise on Students' Performance on Reading Comprehension Tests. Denae Allison Mock, 18, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio; Jennifer Marie Snyder, 18, Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio

BE304: Effect of Music on Problem Solving Aptitude in Adolescent Girls. Ceridwen Bonnell Cherry, 17, Sydney Girls High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Alison Sutton Fernandes, 17, Sydney Girls High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

BI302: Polymorphism(s) of Fig1 Gene in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Kiran Gupta, 18, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York; Diana Chang, 17, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

BO302: Possible Anti-viral Properties of Azadirachta indica in Suppressing Tobacco Mosaic Virus. LaTonya Monique Little, 18, Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, Mississippi; Candace D. Tubbs, 17, Yazoo City High School, Yazoo City, Mississippi

CS308: Cost Minimization through Flight Scheduling. Sarah A. Oman, 18, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Elizabeth Jean Brown, 17, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Thomas Lewis Widland, 18, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico

EA301: Dinosaur Fossils and Footprints. Laura Ann Vietti, 16, Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Brandon Lee Drake, 17, Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis, Wyoming

EN314: Don't Rock the Boat: Phase III. Barrett Christopher Boutte, 18, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana; Julie Michelle Roy, 18, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana

EN317: Novel Fuel Formulations to Improve Health and Safety by Reduction of Noxious Emissions. Adam S. Judelson, 16, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California; Ari A. Bencuya, 16, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California

EV301: Daphnia magna Biochemiluminescence: A Bioindicator of Toxicity. Avi Melech Robbins, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida; Jessica Elizabeth Chiafair, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

EV324: Oil Spill Collector for the Control of Marine Pollution. Amit Kiran Sowani, 16, Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Bharat Suresh Mhatre, 16, Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

GN301: Oxidative Stress Resistance is Enhanced by Limited Hypergravity Treatment. Ross Bartlett Clements, 16, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas; Sean Patrick Leonard, 16, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

MA302: The Soundwaves of Music. Xinning Liu, 16, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida; Heather Jennifer Rosenfeld, 17, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida

ME311: Inside Iholena: Anticancer Effects of Floral Extracts. Kalikolehua Kilia Hurley, 17, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii; Nicole K. Shishido, 17, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

MI313: Conditions Required for the Colony Formation in Chromulina rosanoffii. Haruyo Yamaguchi, 17, Awa High School, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan; Shinichi Ogawa, 17, Awa High School, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan

MI315: Water Quality and Algal Influences on the Technologies Treatment. Jeferson Montenegro, 18, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo,RS, Brasil; Jose Alexandre Galimberti, 19, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo,RS, Brasil

ZO301: Protection of Branchiostoma balcheri (Amphioxus) in Xiamen. Shiying Han, 16, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China; Wei Cai, 17, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China; Tianxiang Lu, 18, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China

ZO304: Tactile and Olfactory Aspects of Environmental Mapping in Procambarus clarkii. Nadezhda Belova, 18, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York; Alisa Neymark, 17, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

ZO314: Light Responses of Various Drosophila Phenotypes. Alisyn Hansen, 17, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah; Chelsey Lynn Barrett, 16, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah; Haylee Ferguson, 17, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah

Intel Excellence in Teaching Award
Established to recognize science teaching excellence. Awarded to the teachers who best demonstrate the ideals of excellence in science education. Winners will also receive a mobile computer with a 850MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor.

Award of $10,000 and a mobile computer

Juanita Matthews, Byng Junior High School, Ada, Oklahoma

Award of $5,000 and a mobile computer

Michelle Bagley, Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Maryland
Douglas Ferraro, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, Florida
Kathleen Kitzmann, Mercy High School, Farmington, Michigan
Randy Lienemann, Hildreth Public School, Hildreth, Nebraska
Pat Merkord, Conally High School, Austin, Texas
Karl Schwenk, Tuscarawas Valley High School, Zoarville, Ohio

Teachers must be present at the Intel ISEF to win.

 

Intel Achievement Awards
For outstanding work in any field.

Awards of $5,000

CH009: Synthesis of User and Eco-Friendly Hypervalent Iodine Reagents. Arun P Thottumkara, 14, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

CH038: Electrochemical Oxidation of Aryl Alkyl Ketones. Alexander Sergeevich Dorofeev, 16, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

EN092: Reprocessing of Plastic Wastes at Place of Generation. Yash Vasant Joshi, 14, St. Xavier High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

EV324: Oil Spill Collector for the Control of Marine Pollution. Amit Kiran Sowani, 16, Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Bharat Suresh Mhatre, 16, Ramnivas Ruia Junior College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

GN305: Intergenerational Relationships as Lowering Factor of the Sociogenic Aging Process. Sandra Melissa Ybrahim, 16, Commercial School "La Tinidad", La Tinidad, Tucuman, Argentina; Dorys Leonor Rodriguez, 17, Commercial School "La Tinidad", La Tinidad, Tucuman, Argentina

ME030: Induction of Cardiomyocyte Differentiation Following Stimulation. Nelson Moussazadeh, 17, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

ME061: Identification of the Functional Domain of a Mammalian Gene that Controls Aneuploidy and Cancer. Suvarna K. Murti, 16, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, Tennessee

ZO026: Watch Out, Ortho!. Amanda Leigh Koppel, 18, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, Virginia

Intel Best Use of Personal Computer
Presented to individuals or teams at the Intel ISEF who best demonstrate creative use of a personal computer.

Personal computer system

CS012: Real-Time Continuous Levels of Detail Terrain Rendering with Nested Splitting Space. Yuanchen Zhu, 16, Shanghai Foreign Language School, Shanghai, China

EV308: Assessment System of Urban Eco-Environment Based on 3-D VQ. Yifan Zhou, 15, No. 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, China; Zi Ye, 18, No. 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, China; Yinfei Zhang, 16, No. 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, China

ME009: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words3. Christian Pichler, 18, Cheyenne East High School, Cheyenne, Wyoming

MI315: Water Quality and Algal Influences on the Technologies Treatment. Jeferson Montenegro, 18, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo,RS, Brasil; Jose Alexandre Galimberti, 19, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo,RS, Brasil

PH001: A Novel Surface Tension Measuring Method and Apparatus. Tai-Hsiang Huang, 17, Taipei Municipal Chien-Kuo Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan

Winners will receive mobile computer with a 850MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor. All Intel ISEF Finalists are eligible regardless of the scientific or technical category of their project.

MILSET - International Expo-Sciences

Trip to the International Expo-Sciences 2001 in Grenoble, France in July of 2001.

CH301: Compatibilization of Polymer Blends Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Edmund Francis Palermo, 17, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York; James W. Conlon, 16, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York

13th European Union Contest for Young Scientists

All-expense-paid trip to Bergen, Norway in September of 2001 to attend the European Union Contest for Young Scientists

EN319: Emu Oil Lubrication/Performance Qualities Using Dynamometer, Spectrochemical/Infrared Analysis. Amy Ward Tasca, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Brian Matthew Ness, 18, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

Glenn T. Seaborg Nobel Prize Visit Award
Trip to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden, for the two top students at the ISEF.

Trip to Stockholm, Sweden in December 2001 to observe the Nobel Prize festivities.

EN006: The Sign Translator. Ryan Randall Patterson, 17, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

PH018: Conductance Quantization in Au Nanocontacts. Mariangela Lisanti, 17, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

Intel Young Scientist Scholarships
Scholarships presented by Intel to Intel ISEF Finalists for outstanding work in any field as determined by a group of Intel Technologists. Winners will receive a mobile computer with an 850 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor.

Scholarships of $50,000

BI028: The Iodide Transporter (NIS) in Hypothyroidism & Gastric Cancer. Monika Paroder, 17, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, New York

EA034: Galactic Champagne. Francis Boulva, 18, College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

EN006: The Sign Translator. Ryan Randall Patterson, 17, Central High School, Grand Junction, Colorado

Scholarships are awarded in eight equal installments upon matriculation from high school. Students must have proof of registration and good standing from the university registrar each semester.

Intel ISEF Results Index

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