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2002 Intel ISEF Grand Awards

Intel ISEF

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award
A trip to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden and a $50,000 scholarship for the top 3 students of the Intel ISEF. Winners will also receive a high-performance computer.

A trip to the Nobel Prize ceremonies in Stockholm, Sweden, a scholarship of $50,000, and a high-performance computer.

BE049: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Timing of Guidance in Visual Search. Nina Vasan, 18, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia

CH021: Nanoconstruction with Self-assembling DNA-PNA Complexes. Alexander C. Mittal, 17, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut

PH016: Bubble-based Resonance-Doppler Sensor for Liquid Characterization. Naveen Neil Sinha, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

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.

European Union Contest for Young Scientists

All-expense-paid trip to attendthe European Union Contest for Young Scientists

BO308: Increasing Crop Yields Through the Characterization of ct2 and a QTL Analysis. Laurie-Anne Daniele Haller, 17, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Upton Au, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

MILSET - Expo-Sciences Europe

Trip to the Expo Science Europe 2002 in Bratislava, Slovakia in July of 2002.

EN304: SID (Self-sustained Induction Defferrer). Brendan Joseph Quinn, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland; Enda Young, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Intel Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
Established to recognize science teaching excellence. Awarded to 5 teachers who demonstrated an innovative and inspirational method or program.

A $20,000 grant to replicate the best known method, a $5,000 cash award and a high performance computer.

Josette Biyo, Phillipine Science High School Western Visayas, Iloilo, Phillipines

Award of $3,500, all expense-paid trip to the Intel ISEF and a high-performance computer.

Julie Grady, Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia

Ernest Schiller, Central Lee High School, Donnellson, Iowa

Susie Stevens, Latta High School, Ada, Oklahoma

Peiyu Ye, No. 2 Secondary School Attached to East China Normal University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Intel Foundation Achievement Awards
For outstanding work in any field.

Awards of $5,000

BI001: Biochemical Insight of Hop2 into Mechanism of Homologous Chromosome Synapsis During Meiosis. Tony Hung, 17, Mcintosh High School, Peachtree City, Georgia

BI027: Molecular Modeling and the Identification of Functional Domains of a New Adhesive Molecule in Inflammatory Thrombosis. Tahir Ahmed, 17, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

CH021: Nanoconstruction with Self-assembling DNA-PNA Complexes. Alexander C. Mittal, 17, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut

CH027: Energy Transfer in the A2SIGMA+ Excited State of the Hydroxyl Radical. Brandi Michelle Cossairt, 17, Mast Academy, Key Biscayne, Florida

CS024: Computer Recognition of Emotion in Speech. Yindong Yu, 16, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

EN039: Design and Fabrication of a Peristaltic Micropump. Mark William Knight, 18, Catlin Gabel School The, Portland, Oregon

EN064: Improving Adhesion at Polymeric Interfaces Containing Carbon Black. Mordechai Joseph Bronner, 18, Rambam Mesivta, Lawrence, New York

EN065: Fiber Optic Smart Skin. Pencilla Lang, 14, London, Ontario, Canada

EV012: Effects of Restoration Hydrology on the Nutrient Ecology of Phytoplankton Communities in Biscayne Bay. Jenna Lyanne Lewis, 17, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, Florida

MA021: Gauss-Bonne Theorem for Closed Polylines with Selfcrossings. Alexandr V. Anosov, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia

MA304: Description of Identity Basis of the Indicator Semigroups S11, S21, S31. Mikhail Andreevich Berlin, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Anatoly Vladimirovich Burov, 16, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Alexander Alexandrovich Denginov, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia

ME009: The Cancer Vaccine. Ian Roderick Gorovoy, 17, Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers, Florida

ME314: I.D.E.A.L. Hospital Bed. Jose Alberto Davis, 17, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Jorge Rafael Aviles, 16, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Omar Jose Figueroa, 16, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

ZO008: Transgenic Transfer of Genetically Modified Bt Corn to Mexican Maize by the Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera Danaidea Plexippus). David G. Freund, 16, American Heritage School, Plantation, Florida

Behavioral and Social Sciences - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

BE049: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Timing of Guidance in Visual Search. Nina Vasan, 18, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia

First Award of $3,000

BE049: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Timing of Guidance in Visual Search. Nina Vasan, 18, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Second Award of $1,500

BE001: Media Mayhem: Effects of Television Violence on Children. Natalie Rose Mergler, 17, Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton, Ohio

BE006: Understanding Gender Differences in Achievement Motivation in 6th-12th Grade Students. Emma Essock-Burns, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

BE041: Retrieval Blocking Using Orthographically Related Primes. Rachel Nicole Denison, 17, Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, Missouri

Third Award of $1,000

BE004: Catching Liars: An Innovative Study in Infrared Lie Detection. John Scott Newman, 16, Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia

BE031: Relationships Between Weight Locus of Control, Gender, Weight Satisfaction and Self-esteem. Allison Beth Pinchasick, 18, Roslyn High School, Roslyn Heights, New York

BE047: Effects of 5-HT 2A, 2C Receptor Inhibition in the pBLA on Ingestion and Ingestive Behavior. Dipa Mayur Joshi, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

BE050: Linguistic and Auditory Milestones of Spanish-speaking Infants and Toddlers. Jennifer Eve Shields, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

Fourth Award of $500

BE021: Effects of Specific Motivational Strategies in Conjunction with Locus of Control on Performance Improvement. Matthew Alexander Fitzpatrick, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

BE024: Portable Infrared Navigational Aid for the Blind. Frank Gerald Aguilar, 17, Lane Technical High School, Chicago, Illinois

BE029: The Eyes Have It: Visual Perception in Children with and without Dyslexia, Phase II. Stephanie A Williams, 16, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, California

BE037: Loss of Antipredatorial Behaviors in the Snail Caracollus marginella from Illegal Wastelands as an Indicator of Heavy Metal Pollution. Noelys M. Feliciano-Flores, 14, Manuel Pimentel y Castro, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

BE040: Retention of Information as a Function of Presentation Media. Caleb Tyrell Gallemore, 17, Seneca High School, Seneca, Missouri

Biochemistry - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

BI035: Active Site Convergence of BETA-Lactamases Predicts a Novel Mechanism of Substrate Hydrolysis by Class B Metallo-BETA-Lactamases. Debarshi Mustafi, 17, Kenwood Academy, Chicago, Illinois

First Award of $3,000

BI027: Molecular Modeling and the Identification of Functional Domains of a New Adhesive Molecule in Inflammatory Thrombosis. Tahir Ahmed, 17, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York

BI035: Active Site Convergence of BETA-Lactamases Predicts a Novel Mechanism of Substrate Hydrolysis by Class B Metallo-BETA-Lactamases. Debarshi Mustafi, 17, Kenwood Academy, Chicago, Illinois

Second Award of $1,500

BI040: From Food Preservation to Nanotechnology: Applications of the Mucilage-creating Properties of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum). Kavita M. Shukla, 17, Centennial High School, Ellicott City, Maryland

BI045: Engineering Tropism of Edmonston B Measles Vaccine Virus to Target and Destroy Melanoma Cells. Brandon Michael Palmen, 18, Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota

BI055: Protein Profile Analysis: A New Application May Streamline Structural Predictions. Sukhjeet Singh Batth, 16, Fowler High School, Fowler, California

BI061: Paranoid Genes. Ashleigh Corrine Morris, 15, Unami Middle School, Chalfont, Pennsylvania

Third Award of $1,000

BI001: Biochemical Insight of Hop2 into Mechanism of Homologous Chromosome Synapsis During Meiosis. Tony Hung, 17, Mcintosh High School, Peachtree City, Georgia

BI011: Measuring Transcriptional States with a Highly Parallel Single Molecular Resequencing Approach: Error Models, Probabilistic Analysis and Algorithms. Marcin Zbigniew Mejran, 16, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

BI022: Fractal Classification of DNA Sequences. Sasha V. Gusev, 17, Daniel Hand High School, Madison, Connecticut

BI031: Construction of Novel Nanoprobes and Their Potential to Analyze Engineered HIV-1 Proteins. Brian Price Ruby, 18, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

BI066: Every Breath You Take: The Effects of Radon on Biological Tissue - Damage and Immune Response. Brian Andrew Camley, 16, Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fourth Award of $500

BI032: Zinc Induces Apoptosis in Tumor Cells by Activating Caspases in a Unique Manner: Implications for Tumor Therapy. Xiaolong Zhou, 18, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, Florida

BI033: Verifying the Origin of Gourmet Coffee Beans. Krista Patricia Taake, 18, Waterloo High School, Waterloo, Illinois

BI047: Validating an Ancient Remedy: Inhibition of Tumor Cell Proliferation In Vitro by Black Walnut Husk Extract (Juglans nigra L.) Through Apoptosis. John Bennett Ball Korman, 18, Riverside High School, Greer, South Carolina

BI056: The Use of Yeast Artificial Chromosomes to Mimic the Natural Setting of the Human BETA-Globin Locus. Parmita Pradip Dalal, 17, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

BI057: Will Excessive Concentrations of Antioxidants Prevent Programmed Cell Death in Caenorhabditis elegans?. Liang Wang, 17, Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii

BI060: Investigation of Drug Binding to Human Serum Albumin. David Andrew Thaisrivongs, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

BI064: Mutational Analysis of the CBF1 DNA Binding Domain: Phase II. Nathan Dale Lord, 18, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saginaw, Michigan

Botany - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

BO037: Bactericidal Activity in vitro of Chihuahuan Desert Plants and a Synergistic Approach to Overcoming Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Resistance. Kevin Kuan Gao, 17, John Connally High School, Austin, Texas

First Award of $3,000

BO028: Generating a Population of Arabidopsis Mutants Altered in the Function of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxylase Kinase Using a Transgenic Screening Approach. Bryan Armando Lemus, 16, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida

BO037: Bactericidal Activity in vitro of Chihuahuan Desert Plants and a Synergistic Approach to Overcoming Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Resistance. Kevin Kuan Gao, 17, John Connally High School, Austin, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

BO004: Photoperiod and Cytogenetics: Are They the Key to Successful Selective Breeding for Desired Traits in Bahiagrass cultivars?. Aaron Cole Richardson, 17, Walton High School, DeFuniak Springs, Florida

BO006: Auxin and Photoperiod on in vitro Somatic Embryogenesis of Arachis hypogaea. Christopher William Ammen, 18, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

BO008: Azadirachta indica: The Unique Properties of a Biological Superstore. Thai Thanh Doan, 16, Coon Rapids Senior High School, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

BO061: Flammability of the Needles and Scales of Seven Species of Western Montana Conifers. Josh Michael Schwartzman, 18, Big Sky High School, Missoula, Montana

Third Award of $1,000

BO013: Effect of SA, MSA and Jasmonic Acid on Disease Resistance in Plants. Jason Lee Aramburu, 16, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

BO014: Electromagnetic Fields on Lactuca sativa: Phase III. Heather K LeFleur, 17, Stuart-Menlo High School, Stuart, Iowa

BO020: Phytoremediation of Salinised Soils. Andrew McLeod, 16, North Sydney Boys High School, Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia

BO043: Characterization of New Auxin-resistant Mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Michael Jacob Wagner, 17, John F. Kennedy High School, Bellmore, New York

BO049: The Truth Stinks!. Paul Vincent Birinyi, 17, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

BO057: Preservation of Plant Genetic Resources by Keeping Explants in Rosette-like Form in vitro. Tetsuya Yamada, 18, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan

Fourth Award of $500

BO001: Investigation of Percent Transmittance Rates and Cross Protection Phenomenon in Cabbage Leaf Curl Virus. Rachel Lauren Zelkowitz, 16, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

BO015: Growth Regulators of Agrobacterium tumefaciens: Phase II. Sara Jo Weirather, 17, Central Lee High School, Donnellson, Iowa

BO032: Detecting Low-complexity Oligonucleotide Repeats in Theobroma cacao and Other Plant Species. Benjamin Jeremy Cole, 17, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, Florida

BO033: Reassessing the Distribution of Volatile and Non-volatile Substances in Cottonwood Populus balsamifera. Michael James Risse, 18, West Valley High School, Fairbanks, Alaska

BO050: Interactive Effects of Soil Nutrients, Natural Fertilizer, and Flumetsulam on the Emergence and Maturation of Wheat and Wild Mustard in a Competition: Phase V. Adam Richard Wohl, 17, Minot Senior High School, Minot, North Dakota

BO060: L-Glutathione: Countering the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Plants, Phase II. Alaa A Ishak, 18, La Cueva High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

BO064: The Maize Plant: Genetic Influence on the Stem Vascular Development and Its Aerodynamic Responses. Wayne Yuen Cheng, 17, Williamsville High School East, East Amherst, New York

Chemistry - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

CH021: Nanoconstruction with Self-assembling DNA-PNA Complexes. Alexander C. Mittal, 17, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut

First Award of $3,000

CH021: Nanoconstruction with Self-assembling DNA-PNA Complexes. Alexander C. Mittal, 17, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut

CH053: Biocatalytic Composite Electrodes for Biofuel Cell Applications. Daniel Clayton Appel, 15, Eldorado High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Second Award $1,500

CH026: Synthesis of the Unusual ALPHA-Amino Acids by Alkylation of Ni(II) Complexes of Glycine. Dmitry A. Borkin, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

CH039: Oxidation of Substituted Phosphines with Singlet Oxygen: Intra- vs. Inter- Molecular Pathways. Timothy Allen Dong, 17, Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California

CH042: Selective Oxidative Transformations in Water Using a Novel Hypervalent Iodine Reagent. Arun Poothatta Thottumkara, 15, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

Third Award of $1,000

CH001: Investigating Catalytic Amide Reduction Using Silanes. Nicholas Mark Edward Alexander Hayward, 18, Dover Grammar School for Boys, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

CH012: Improvement in the Oxidation Resistance of Titanium Silicon Carbide Ceramics. Rachel Elizabeth Maire, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

CH027: Energy Transfer in the A2SIGMA+ Excited State of the Hydroxyl Radical. Brandi Michelle Cossairt, 17, Mast Academy, Key Biscayne, Florida

CH030: Sharp Platinum-Iridium Tips for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. Chun Ghee Tan, 17, Raffles Junior College, Singapore

CH038: Creation of a High-performance Polymer Blend. Edmund Francis Palermo, 17, Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, New York

Fourth Award of $500

CH013: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Analysis of Organic Disulfide Orientation on Silver Surfaces. Cameron Sadegh, 17, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Hackensack, New Jersey

CH018: Effect of Pigment Size on UV-related Fading of Paint: Phase II. Emily Michele Kraft, 16, Evansville Day School, Evansville, Indiana

CH033: Improving the Performance of Nanocrystalline Solar Cells and the Discovery of a New Electrochemical Cell. Allison Ruth Morris, 15, Notre Dame Academy, Covington, Kentucky

CH040: Utilizing Room Temperature Ionic Liquids as the Electrolyte in an Electrochemical Cell. Kunil Kaushik Raval, 16, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Saginaw, Michigan

CH043: Specific Determination of Cysteine, Penicillamine and Homocysteine. Kapil Amarnath, 17, Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee

CH052: Sunscreens: Analyzing Active Ingredients for UV Absorption. Sean Ismet Ahmed, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

Computer Science - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

CS010: Pattern Detection in Quasi-periodic Waveforms: Application to Speech Compression. Ezra Jacob Rapoport, 18, Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York

First Award of $3,000

CS010: Pattern Detection in Quasi-periodic Waveforms: Application to Speech Compression. Ezra Jacob Rapoport, 18, Horace Mann School, Bronx, New York

CS030: Digital Audio Enhancement via Harmonic Relationships. Allan Chu, 17, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California

Second Award of $1,500

CS014: Automatic Packet Reporting System: Building a Large Scale Geospatial Database. James J Jefferson, 17, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

CS039: A Flexible Algorithm for Neurite Image Reconstruction and Model Generation. Vladislav Adzic, 17, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York

CS054: An Improved Algorithm for Meshing Large and Complex Terrains. Scott Andrew Bender, 16, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina

Third Award of $1,000

CS013: A. I. Vision: 3-D Stereoscopic Environment Reconstruction. Robert Earl Eunice, 17, Houston County High School, Warner Robins, Georgia

CS024: Computer Recognition of Emotion in Speech. Yindong Yu, 16, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

CS026: Finding Solutions to the Problem that Is Indicated for Last Twenty Years in IDA*. Youngki Park, 16, Kyongnam Science High School, Jinju, Kyongsangnam-do, South Korea

CS048: A Novel Calculus-based Cipher. John Michael Tuley, 17, Penn-Trafford High School, Harrison City, Pennsylvania

CS049: Interpretation of Tactile, Vision, and Hearing: A Communication and Feedback Experience. Alicia Lorraine Worley, 16, Keyser High School, Keyser, West Virginia

Fourth Award of $500

CS002: EasyCreate: Web Pages Made Easy!. Christopher Warren Putnam, 15, Brunswick High School, Brunswick, Georgia

CS007: Automated Detection of Boundaries in Microstructure Images. Robert Kang Xing Jin, 17, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland

CS009: Like a Mouse to Cheese. Pascal Tom Getreuer, 18, Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

CS017: Ceebler: An HTTP Proxy for Secure, Fine-grained Access Control of Cookies. Joshua Michael Hailpern, 18, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

CS019: Collision Determination and Response in the Third Dimension. Arya Mohammad Iranmanesh, 16, Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia

CS025: Where Am I? Minimizing Positional Error While Navigating and Mapping Using a Cooperative Robotic System. Laura Anne Wong, 15, Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing, New Jersey

Earth and Space Sciences - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

EA043: Optical Divide: An Independent Assessment of a Subset of Hipparcos and Tycho-2 Proper Motions: Phase III. Sabrina Curie Snell, 16, School Without Walls, Washington, District of Columbia

First Award of $3,000

EA043: Optical Divide: An Independent Assessment of a Subset of Hipparcos and Tycho-2 Proper Motions: Phase III. Sabrina Curie Snell, 16, School Without Walls, Washington, District of Columbia

Second Award of $1,500

EA006: Geologic Determination of Native American Lithic Origins in the Big Horn Basin, WY. Casey Albert Lipp, 16, Greybull High School, Greybull, Wyoming

EA037: Adaptive Telescope Control Using Star-Pattern Recognition. Jonathan Nicholas Sick, 16, Queen Elizabeth Sr High School, Calgary, Canada

EA038: Tessera Rings on Venus: The Unrecognized Remnants of Crustal Plateaus. Carolyn Morgan Tewksbury, 16, Clinton Senior High School, Clinton, New York

Third Award of $1,000

EA007: Effect of Observation Timing on Initial Orbit Determination Accuracy. Matthew Douglas Apau Jachowski, 16, Maui High School, Kahului, Hawaii

EA016: A New Meteor Shower During the Leonids. Huan Meng, 16, Beijing No. 80 High School, Beijing, China

EA018: Investigating the Role of the Dynamic Pipe Effect in Tornadogenesis. Ashley Elizabeth Tidwell, 18, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

EA025: Evolution in Motion: Orbital Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms. Ulyana N. Horodyskyj, 16, Padua Franciscan High School, Parma, Ohio

Fourth Award of $500

EA014: A Survey of the Public Chandra Data Archive (CDA) in Search of Serendipitous X-ray Pulsars. Albert King Lin, 17, Saint Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, New York

EA028: Is Furachoga Corona Misnamed? Original Geological Analysis of a Previously Unmapped Region of Venus. Matthew E. Peneston, 16, John C Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, New York

EA039: Petrology of the Bilanga Meteorite: Magmatic Evolution of Asteroid. Serena Ellice Kolar, 18, Canyon Del Oro High School, Tucson, Arizona

EA042: Mineral Fluorescence in the Near Infrared. Amanda O. Henderson, 18, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

EA044: Tracking and Measuring Magnetic Storms with a Magnetometer. Stuart Earl Anderson, 17, Emmaus High School, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Engineering - Presented by Intel Foundation
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

EN064: Improving Adhesion at Polymeric Interfaces Containing Carbon Black. Mordechai Joseph Bronner, 18, Rambam Mesivta, Lawrence, New York

First Award of $3,000

EN039: Design and Fabrication of a Peristaltic Micropump. Mark William Knight, 18, Catlin Gabel School The, Portland, Oregon

EN052: Optimization of the Location for Two Drawpoint Holes in Conical Stockpiles. Qilei Hang, 16, Allegany High School, Cumberland, Maryland

EN064: Improving Adhesion at Polymeric Interfaces Containing Carbon Black. Mordechai Joseph Bronner, 18, Rambam Mesivta, Lawrence, New York

Second Award of $1,500

EN011: CEDRS (Cost Effective Digital Radiography System). Christopher Bligh Komanski, 17, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

EN013: Compact Disc Recycling. Ryan William Riebel, 15, Loyola High School, Mankato, Minnesota

EN014: Investigating Various Factors in Both a Liquid-electrolyte and Polymer-electrolyte Membrane Direct-methanol Fuel Cell to Maximize Total Power Output. Douglas George Lavanture, 15, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana

EN025: Emulating Serpentine Locomotion for Rescue and Reconnaissance. Seth Russell Heltsley, 18, Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, Tennessee

EN031: Design, Construction and Test of a Portable Nuclear Fusion Reactor. Adam Lee Parker, 18, Bradshaw High School, Florence, Alabama

EN066: Tracking the Expansion of Neural Stem Cells in Suspension Bioreactors. Neha Datta, 17, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Third Award of $1,000

EN004: Recycled Plastic: The Building Blocks of Tomorrow, Phase II. Amanda Doylene Pyle, 15, Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Georgia

EN010: Cooperative Autonomous Robotics Utilizing Ant Pheromone Behavior. Joshua Brent Miller, 17, Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne, Florida

EN027: Sweet PVC Rocketry. Nigel Forest Reuel, 16, Rio Rancho High School Rio Rancho, New Mexico

EN045: Hybrid Rocket Motors: Design, Construction and Flight. Thomas Raymond Sanders, 17, Lake Havasu High School, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

EN058: Effects of Spray Coated Fiber Reinforcement on the Compressive Strength of Concrete: Year III. Sarah Elizabeth Gutman, 15, Mount De Chantal Academy, Wheeling, West Virginia

EN062: Vortex-induced Vibrations on Flexible Cylinders. Bryce Kittinger Campbell, 17, Academy of Science and Technology, Conroe, Texas

EN065: Fiber Optic Smart Skin. Pencilla Lang, 14, London, Ontario, Canada

EN079: Building an Autonomous Search and Rescue Robot. Ryan M Wistort, 18, Peninsula High School, Gig Harbor, Washington

EN091: Speech Imitation Through Analysis, Synthesis and Optimization. Elena Leah Glassman, 15, Central Bucks High School West, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Fourth Award of $500

EN021: Development of Precipitating and Filtering Techniques of Nanoparticles by Electrochemical Method. Jieh-Wen Tsung, 16, Taipei Municipal Li-Shan Senior High School, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

EN028: Heat Treatment Response of a Second Generation, Single Crystal Ni-base Superalloy: CMSX-4. Ryan Lee Scott, 17, Newberry Junior Senior High School, Newberry, Florida

EN048: Robotic Tactile Sensing. Joshua C Kline, 15, Liverpool High School, Liverpool, New York

EN059: Lift Factor: Application and Effect of a Variable Camber Wing at Multiple Angles of Attack. Paul Briede, 16, James Wood High School, Winchester, Virginia

EN067: Forest Tree Density Estimating System. Aaswath Raman, 16, Western Canada High School, Calgary, Canada

EN076: Improved Crossing for Physically Impaired Pedestrians. Marian Park Chaffe, 17, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts

EN077: Water Mining: A Resource of the Future. Spencer George Hughes, 16, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada

EN083: De-Miner. Andrew Lawrence Murphy, 17, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas

EN088: Designing a Linear Peristaltic Pump Using Ferrofluids. Craig John Wright, 16, Woodlin School, Woodrow, Colorado

EN090: Aerodynamic Advantages of the Seagull Wing. Sean T. Conroy, 17, Pennsylvania Home Schoolers, Kittanning, Pennsylvania

EN103: Temperature Regulated Charge Algorithms for Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries. Christopher Harrison, 17, Fox Lane High School, Bedford, New York

EN105: Heat Transfer Enhancement of Drag Reducing Surfactants Using Ultrasonic Energy. Joline Marie Fan, 14, Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Environmental Sciences - Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency
Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 scholarship and a high-performance computer. 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

EV043: Eutrophication Control with Calcium Carbonate Filters and Denitrification. Vijay Yanamadala, 15, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California

First Award of $3,000

EV004: Utilization of Electromagnetic Fields as a Nontoxic Antifoulant. Elizabeth Van Cortlandt Varela, 16, West Potomac High School, Alexandria, Virginia

EV015: Functional Tolerance and Accumulation of Lead: A Novel Approach to Understanding and Improving Uptake. Marc Anthony Burrell, 18, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

EV043: Eutrophication Control with Calcium Carbonate Filters and Denitrification. Vijay Yanamadala, 15, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California

Second Award of $1,500

EV012: Effects of Restoration Hydrology on the Nutrient Ecology of Phytoplankton Communities in Biscayne Bay. Jenna Lyanne Lewis, 17, Cooper City High School, Cooper City, Florida

EV045: Pina Papaya Combo for a Safer Environment! Can a Combination of Fruit Enzymes Create a More Effective Snail Control? Year III. Vaishali Kiran Grover, 14, Miami Coral Park Senior High School, Miami, Florida

EV056: Effects of Elevated Levels of Fecal Coliform and Sewage Effluent on Mytilus trossulus. Natalie Adele Hale, 16, Juneau-Douglas High School, Juneau, Alaska

EV063: Xenoestrogen Compounds from Plastic Container Bind to ER ALPHA and ER BETA and Affect Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation. Susan Kathrene Gray, 18, South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

EV075: Restoration of an Inland Bayou: Year IV. Mary Elizabeth Worrel, 16, Mercy Cross High School, Biloxi, Mississippi

EV102: The Effect of Time of Exposure and Concentration of CCA Preservative on the Amount of Arsenic Absorbed into Chicken Skin from Pressure-treated Lumber. Katherine Douglas Van Schaik, 15,

Third Award of $1,000

EV003: Nitrification Inhibition Using Benzotriazoles. Tanner M. Callender, 18, Wamego High School, Wamego, Kansas

EV013: Identifying Bacteria that Have Crossed the Atlantic Ocean in Clouds of African Dust Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), DNA Cloning and DNA Sequencing: Two-Year Study. Timothy Calvin Borden, 16, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Florida

EV023: Effect of Capsaicin vs. Potassium and Silicon on Zebra Mussel Substrate Adhesion. Mark Edward Jackson, 17, Sheridan High School, Sheridan, Arkansas

EV040: Automated Detection and Removal System for Industrial Water Pollutants. Elina Onitskansky, 17, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, Ohio

EV058: Tongue River Project. Zachary David Benson, 18, Colstrip High School, Colstrip, Montana

EV068: Influence of Organic Nitrogen Species on Aureococcus anophagefferens and Competing Phytoplankton. Kristen Ann Goodrich, 17, West Islip High School, West Islip, New York

EV072: Negative Cross-resistance to the Pesticides DDT and Delta-methrin as a Method of Control in Drosophila melanogaster. Amber D. Meyerratken, 16, West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana

EV081: Phototoxicity of Hypericin and Alpha-Terthienyl to Tenebrio molitor, Drosophila melanogaster, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Adam Paul Rago, 16, Falmouth High School, Falmouth, Massachusetts

EV090: Phosphorous Removal by Chara zeylanica and Eichhornia crassipes from Everglades Agricultural Area Farm Drainage Water. Patrick Laurence Geer, 16, Wellington High School, Wellington, Florida

Fourth Award of $500

EV006: Evaluating Designer Solids for Remediation of Heavy Elements in Aqueous Waste Streams. Jessica Dawn Caver, 17, Woodlin High School, Woodrow, Colorado

EV024: The Phosphorus Loading Issue: Biosolids III. Jennifer Elizabeth Nuest, 17, Kouts Junior-Senior High School, Kouts, Indiana

EV025: Comparative Bioassay of Bacillus thuringiensis Corn Pollen to Non-Bt Corn Pollen, Rotenone and Carbaryl on Danaus plexippus Larvae. Rachael Theresa Collier, 15, Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis, Iowa

EV044: Rainfall as a Vehicle of Pollution and Contamination in Beaches and Recreational Waters. Eddy Leal, 16, Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, Puerto Rico

EV048: Creating Collagen Gelatin Aerosols. Nathan Kyle Wright, 17, O'Donnell High School, O'Donnell, Texas

EV053: What Is the Effect of dH20, 37%, 27%, and 17% Formaldehyde Solution on the Biodegradability Rate of Casein-based Plastics?. Megan Marie Miskowski, 17, Ridgeview High School, Orange Park, Florida

EV060: Hidden Consequences of Tire Wear: Two-Year Study. David A Joseph, 17, The Linsly School, Wheeling, West Virginia

EV061: Pressurized Wood: Is It Environmentally Safe? Three-Year Study. Elizabeth Anne Harmon, 18, West Lauderdale High School, Collinsville, Mississippi

EV091: Cleaning the Chesapeake Bay with Oysters. Katherine Frances Holt, 18, Bruton High School, Williamsburg, Virginia

EV092: Degradation of Glycerol in HySee 100%. Kyle Anthony Marsland, 17, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona

EV093: Macro-invertebrate Diversity in Stream Bionetworks. Rebecca Jennifer Miriam Krystosek, 17, Bagley Junior-Senior High School, Bagley, Minnesota

Gerontology - Presented by the AARP Andrus Foundation
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Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

GN015: Assessment of Risk Factors Contributing to Falls in Elderly. Swalpa Udit, 16, Humboldt High School, Humboldt, Nebraska

Second Place Award of $1,500

GN012: Reduction of Intercellular Apurinic Endonuclease Levels with Age: Predispostion to Oxidative Damage Allied Neuro-Degenerative Disease. Korri Ayn Thiessen, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

GN013: Relationship Between Metabolic Rate and Lifespan. Emily Patricia Norwood, 17, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

Third place award of $1,000

GN002: Evaluating the Antioxidant Properties of Astragalus membranaceus Extracts Related to Aging and Long Term Efficacy. Meng-meng Fu, 16, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana

GN010: A New Fluorometric Method of Measuring Fibrillar Amyloid Beta-Protein in Alzheimer's Disease. Neha Chauhan, 15, Susan E. Wagner High School, Staten Island, New York

Fourth Place Award of $500

GN016: Effectiveness of TFO to Control Fibrosis by Inhibiting Collagen Type 1 Gene Transcription in the Infarcted Rat Heart. Reshma Shivaputrappa Patil, 16, White Station High School, Memphis, Tennessee

GN018: Can a Telomere Be Extended by Foreign Telomerase?. Herbert Mason Hedberg, 16, North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

Mathematics - Presented by Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
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Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

MA015: Rainbow Ramsey Theory: Rainbow Arithmetic Progressions and Anti-Ramsey Results. Jacob Licht, 17, William Hall High School, West Hartford, Connecticut

First Award of $3,000

MA015: Rainbow Ramsey Theory: Rainbow Arithmetic Progressions and Anti-Ramsey Results. Jacob Licht, 17, William Hall High School, West Hartford, Connecticut

Second Award of $1,500

MA009: Nullhomotopic Knots in Real Projective Space. Nikita Rozenblyum, 18, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

MA036: Data Detectives: A Study of CRC Polynomials. Alice Wan Chai, 15, Jasper High School, Plano, Texas

Third Award of $1,000

MA011: Winning Strategies for Games Played with Chips. Chun-Chen Yeh, 16, Taipei Municipal First Girls' Senior High School, Chinese Taipei

MA019: When Do Operations with Functions Preserve Periodicity?. Yauhen Adolfovich Mirotsin, 16, Gomel City Lyceum #1, Gomel, Belarus

MA041: Investigation of the Correlation Between Remarkable Points of the Triangle and Tetrahedron. Kuat Temirbolat Yesenov, 15, Pavlodar, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

Fourth Award of $500

MA012: Cryptography: How to Keep a Secret Using the Moore-Penrose Generalized Inverse Over Finite Fields. Matthew Tamayo-Rios, 16, Langley High School, McLean, Virginia

MA014: Circle Packing. Liang Chen, 18, El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, California

MA017: Crystallographic Restriction Theorem in the Euclidean Plane. Boris O. Figovsky, 18, Leo-Beck, Haifa, Israel

MA040: Adyasuren's Inequality. Anar Dauletovna Meirkhanova, 17, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

Medicine and Health - Presented by Merck Research Laboratories
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ME079: Inhibition of Programmed Cell Death by Purine-derivative RPI-069. Eva Lily Vertes, 17, Highland Secondary School, Dundas, Canada

First Award of $3,000

ME033: Action of Indole-3-carbinol in Breast Cancer. Jennifer Oakley Tschorn, 18, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

ME066: Regulation of Tumor Angiogenesis and Apoptosis via Suppression of the Translation Initiation Factor eIF4E in Prostate Cancer. Rebecca Anne McGaha, 17, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

ME079: Inhibition of Programmed Cell Death by Purine-derivative RPI-069. Eva Lily Vertes, 17, Highland Secondary School, Dundas, Canada

Second Award of $1,500

ME024: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Induces Human Melanocyte Adhesion but Inhibits Melanoma Cell Attachment. Mark Kaganovich, 17, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Indiana

ME058: Inhibition of Membrane-bound Elastase as an Anti-metastatic Strategy: In Vitro Study. Ali John Zarrabi, 17, Northport High School, Northport, New York

ME063: Determination of Inter-individual Variability in MDR1 Expression Using Real-time RT-PCR. Nikhil Atul Shukla, 15, White Station High School, Memphis, Tennessee

ME075: Inhibitory Effect of Resveratrol, a Phytoalexin in Grapes, on Human Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Cells. Anupama Kotha, 17, C. Leon King High School, Tampa, Florida

ME083: Anti-thrombotic and Anti-cancer Efficacy of Flavanoids. Ahmed Shaker Mousa, 18, Avon Grove High School, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Third Award of $1,000

ME005: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Lipid Peroxidation: A Potential Mechanism for Cancer Inhibition?. Caroline Ann DuLaney, 16, Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia

ME010: Validation of Residual Volumes as a Marker for Aspiration Risk. James Anthony Stefater, III, 18, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

ME019: Effects of a Selected Protein Inhibitor on the Circadian Rhythms of Drosophila melanogaster. Sonya Victoria Iverson, 18, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana

ME025: Computer-aided Low-vision Training for Strong Visual Disabled Children. Frank Peter Schmitt, 20, Stiftsschule St. Johann, Amoneburg, Hessen, Germany

ME031: Quantifying the Connective Capacity of White Matter Axon Bundles. Erik Mark Milosevic, 17, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

ME046: Immuno-modulating Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus Strain GG on Human Bladder Cancer in vitro. Shan Cai, 18, Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore, Singapore

ME057: Endothelium-derived Relaxing Factors in Canine Pulmonary and Mesenteric Arteries. Irena Ilieva Yambolieva, 17, Earl Wooster High School, Reno, Nevada

ME064: A Novel Pathogenic Diagnostic Computer Program: Potential Weapon Against Bioterrorism. Desmond Ngai, 16, Francis Libermann Catholic High School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fourth Award of $500

ME023: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptor Protein Expression in Primary Peritoneal Carcinomas (PPC) in Women. Candas Pinar, 17, Toll Gate High School, Warwick, Rhode Island

ME041: Gene Expression in Liver of Rats Fed with Low and High Fat Diets for 120 Days and Treated with Lipitor or Pravachol. Tina Chiara Fregeolle, 17, Mast Academy, Key Biscayne, Florida

ME044: Modulation of Glial Activation with Relevance to Alzheimer's Disease. Sehar Sultana Gafoor, 15, Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois

ME053: Cardiovascular Stents with Shape Memory Alloys. Mark Mohan Mazumder, 17, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

ME059: A Novel Method for Identifying and Isolating Human Skin Stem Cells Utilizing MXR-Pump Detection. Zachary Daniel Wissner-Gross, 17, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

ME065: Expression of Constitutively Active Oncogene, c-Src, Disrupts Cell-cell Adhesion. Ankita C Baxi, 16, Houston High School, Germantown, Tennessee

ME074: Various Dosages of Dehydroepiandrosterone: Effects on Cholesterol, Weight Loss and Liver Conditions. Jessica Merrill Druce, 17, Episcopal High School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

ME080: Macular Degeneration and Short Wavelength Macular Thresholds. Victoria Elizabeth Clark, 16, Ware County Senior High School, Waycross, Georgia

ME085: Genotyping Exotic and Domestic Feline Chemokine Receptors Involved in Manifestations of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Malini Priscilla Daniel, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

ME087: Comparison of Citronella Oil Extracts as Mosquito Repellents. Joseph Brainerd Samilin, 16, Leone High School, Pago Pago, American Samoa

Microbiology - Presented by Intel Foundation
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Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

MI060: Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus: Investigating the Role of Heparin Binding in Retroviral Infection and Investigation of a Potential Anti-viral Therapy Target. Maria Elena De Obaldia, 15, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, New Jersey

First Award of $3,000

MI031: Effects of Red-Spectrum Light on Cell Growth. Pratik Rohatgi, 18, R. Nelson Snider High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

MI060: Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus: Investigating the Role of Heparin Binding in Retroviral Infection and Investigation of a Potential Anti-viral Therapy Target. Maria Elena De Obaldia, 15, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, New Jersey

Second Award of $1,500

MI004: Survival of Triazine-degrading Wild-type Organisms and Genetically-modified Microorganisms in Liquid Cultures. Aparna Noel Suri, 15, Harding High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

MI009: Evolution of Nucleotide Skews and Chromosomal Inversions in Bacterial Genomes. Antardeb Guharay, 15, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

MI019: Antibiotic Substance Obtained from the Parotid Gland Secretions of the Toad (Bufo marinus). Prem Vilas Fortran Moso Rara, 17, Integrated Developmental School - MSU-IIT, Iligan, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

MI057: Upregulation of IL-2 Protein Expression in EL-4 T Cells. Jessica Elizabeth Ann Kaae, 17, Charles M Russell High School, Great Falls, Montana

Third Award of $1,000

MI013: Effect of Magainin-2-Amide on Escherichia coli. Cory Tyson Carpenter, 16, Saint Joseph Central High School, Saint Joseph, Missouri

MI036: Remediation of Berkeley Pit Water Using Genetically Modified Extremophilic Yeast: Phase III. Alexandra Hope Antonioli, 17, Butte High School, Butte, Montana

MI051: Can Anti-sense Genes Reverse Antibiotic Resistance?. Shahriar Akbar Khan, 14, North Attleboro High School, North Attleboro, Massachusetts

MI054: Effects of Sphingolipids on Yeast to Hyphal Transition on Candida albicans. Ewa Szymanska, 16, Utica Senior Academy, Utica, New York

MI061: Crosstalk Between Maternal and Neonatal Immune Response. Jyothi Satish Chandra, 17, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fourth Award of $500

MI012: Effects of Neurotransmitters on the Growth of Halobacterium salinarum. Zachary Louis Newman, 15, Greencastle High School, Greencastle, Indiana

MI029: Busting Biofilms: Antibiotic Flushing vs. Antibiotic-impregnated Tubing. Amber Ann Stout, 17, Miller County R-III High School, Tuscumbia, Missouri

MI038: Avian Oral and Talon Bacteria: Year II. Katie Leandra Dean, 17, Spring Creek High School, Spring Creek, Nevada

MI042: Microwave Madness: Media Hype or Scientific Fact?. Amanda Nicole Hartman, 15, China Spring High School, China Spring, Texas

MI047: Annotating and Analyzing 140Kbp Region of Newly Identified Bacteria. Yu-Tzu Liu, 17, Saint Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu, Hawaii

MI048: Antioxidants: Effects on Microglial Neurotoxicity. Crystal Mary-Lou Pinto, 18, Francis Libermann Catholic High School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MI059: WGA Amplification and Thin Film Detection of Methicillin Resistant/Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Josh Daniel Haimes, 18, Boulder High School, Boulder, Colorado

Physics - Presented by Siemens
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PH016: Bubble-based Resonance-Doppler Sensor for Liquid Characterization. Naveen Neil Sinha, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

First Award of $3,000

PH016: Bubble-based Resonance-Doppler Sensor for Liquid Characterization. Naveen Neil Sinha, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

PH036: Relativity on the Desktop: Illustrative Models of Einsteinian Physics. Michael Henry Fischer, 16, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, California

Second Award of $1,500

PH010: A Characterization of the Fluorescence Spectrum and Gain Capability of a Novel EDFA. Erin Kathleen Riley, 18, Palm Bay High School, Melbourne, Florida

PH017: Gyroscopic Precession vs. Rotational Speed. Joseph Turner Graf Hove, 16, Solon Community Jr-Sr High Sch, Solon, Iowa

PH057: Study of Single Crystal Carbon Nanotubes. Saujan Venkat Sivaram, 17, Clear Brook High School, Friendswood, Texas

Third Award of $1,000

PH018: Witnessing the Drops Evaporating Event. Cheng-Hua Liu, 18, Kaohiung Municipal Tsoying Senior High School, Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei

PH021: Characterisation of Laterally Structured Field Effect Transistors. Fabian Czerwinski, 18, Gymnasium Bad Nenndorf, Bad Nenndorf, Lower Saxony, Germany

PH029: Surface-induced Coherence in Atomic Fluorescence Decay Rates. Suhan Li, 18, Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, New York

PH041: Quantum Dots: Electronic Interactions and Other Studies. Aaron Jonathan Judah, 18, Marc Garneau Collegiate Inst, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PH055: Applied Thermography II. German Horacio Sanguinetti, 18, Escuela de Educacion Tecnica No. 1, Rojas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fourth Award of $500

PH005: Reduction of Protection from Laser Eyewear Exposure. Jacob Stolarski, 17, International School of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas

PH012: Model Membrane Biophysics: An Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Synaptic Vesicle Fusion. Vinita Marie Alexander, 17, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

PH027: Designing a Laser Jamin Interference Refractometer to Measure Gas Refractive Index. Stephen Harold Ingraham, 15, New Fairfield High School, New Fairfield, Connecticut

PH049: Impact of Power Histories on Fission Gas Release in High Burnup Nuclear Fuel. Josanna Devi Weeks, 17, Canterbury School, Ft Wayne, Indiana

PH050: Rotation of an Electrolytic Solution Without a Power Supply. Takayuki Shibata, 18, Chiba-Kenritsu Funabashi High School, Funabashi-City, Chiba-Ken, Japan

PH056: Thrust Produced by Laser Ablation of Thin Foils. Kevin E. Claytor, 15, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Zoology - Presented by Intel Foundation
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Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

ZO032: Biology and Behaviors of Hydra in Chromium Polluted Waters and Their Practical Application. Mingzhi Qu, 16, High School Attached to Fudan University, Shanghai, China

First Award of $3,000

ZO032: Biology and Behaviors of Hydra in Chromium Polluted Waters and Their Practical Application. Mingzhi Qu, 16, High School Attached to Fudan University, Shanghai, China

ZO047: Determining the Extent of Hybridization Occurring Between Oncorhynchus mykiss and Oncorhynchus clarki Populations at Strawberry Reservoir Using a PCR RFLP Analysis. Ryan L. Thueson, 18, Murray High School, Murray, Utah

Second Award of $1,500

ZO031: Genetic Variation in Mountain Whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni) Across the Continental Divide in Western Montana. Julia Hazel Powers, 18, Big Sky High School, Missoula, Montana

ZO050: Investigations of Capricious Gene Expression in Drosophila Wing Development: Year II. Michelle Sumako Itano, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

ZO054: Variations in Leafhopper Populations with Location and Temperature. Therese Anne Catanach, 16, Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas

Third Award of $1,000

ZO007: Effect of AICA Riboside and Okadaic Acid on Incompetent Ooctyes: A Novel Pathway for Stimulating Meiosis. Emily Elizabeth Rosene, 18, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

ZO030: Three-dimensional Stochastic Model of Ca2+ Cycling Within a Heart Cell. Anton Valerievich Lukyanenko, 17, Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas

ZO041: Mutant Flies and Brain Genes. Mengfei Huang, 17, Bellaire Senior High School, Bellaire, Texas

ZO044: Activation by Light of Plasticity-associated Protein Calcium/Calmodulin-dependent Kinase II. Neha Atul Mehta, 17, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

ZO059: Soy Silage. Christopher John Nelson, 18, West Central Valley High School, Stuart, Iowa

Fourth Award of $500

ZO002: Controlling Fire Ants by Preventing the Molting Process. Melanie Elizabeth Pyle, 18, Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Georgia

ZO006: Examination of Sperm Morphology for Evidence of Homozygosity of Sex-determination Alleles in Diadegma insulare. Sonali Rajendra Hippalgaonkar, 18, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, Florida

ZO025: Inebriated Drosophila: Effects of Ethanol on Offspring, Year II. Claire Lianne Robertson, 16, Byng High School, Ada, Oklahoma

ZO035: Effect of Varying Amounts of Calcium on the Bioluminescence Mechanisms of Marine Dinoflagellates. Daniel Zimardi, 16, Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, California

ZO037: Modulation of Capsaicin Channels by Calcium and Voltage in Embryonic Rat DRGs. Deborah Lynn Steffen, 17, Glenwood High School, Chatham, Illinois

ZO045: Male Leaving Behavior as an Indicator of Cue Detection in Caenorhabditis elegans. Priya Bhatia, 17, Shawnee Mission West High School, Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Team Projects - Presented by Science News
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Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000 for Top First Place Winner

EN304: SID (Self-sustained Induction Defferrer). Brendan Joseph Quinn, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland; Enda Young, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland

First Award of $3,000

BO308: Increasing Crop Yields Through the Characterization of ct2 and a QTL Analysis. Laurie-Anne Daniele Haller, 17, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Upton Au, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

EN304: SID (Self-sustained Induction Defferrer). Brendan Joseph Quinn, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland; Enda Young, 19, Saint Patricks College, Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland

EV319: Nitrification Inhibitors. Bryan Christopher Tomm, 17, Delavan High School, Delavan, Illinois; Erin Joy Lewis, 18, Delavan High School, Delavan, Illinois

PH306: A Novel Application of Locally Formulated Cholestric Liquid Crystals in Dosimetry. Allan Noriel Estrella, 17, Manila Science High School, Manila, Philippines; Jeric Valles Macalintal, 16, Manila Science High School, Manila, Philippines; Richard Kristoffer Sanchez Manapat, 16, Manila Science High School, Manila, Philippines

PH312: Magnetoplasmadynamics: Creating Ion Propulsion. Matthew Ryan Leonard, 18, Garland High School, Garland, Texas; Erin Briann Jennings, 18, Garland High School, Garland, Texas; Zachary Aaron Parvin, 17, Garland High School, Garland, Texas

Second Award of $1,500

EN302: Big Array System: A New Technology for Directional Hearing Aids. Peter Alexander Lee, 17, The York School, Monterey, California; Gabriel Elias Klapman, 17, The York School, Monterey, California

EN311: Viscometer for Ultra Thin Films. Dora Sosnowik, 17, Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, Hewlett Bay Park, New York; Shira Billet, 17, Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, Hewlett Bay Park, New York

GN306: Effects of ALPHA-Lipoic Acid on the Lifespan of N2 and Daf-2 Caenorhabditis elegans Under UV-induced Stress. Antonia Yunn Chan, 17, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Shama Patel, 15, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Hatty Hong, 16,

GN307: Effect of Heat-induced Heat-shock Proteins on Longevity in Drosophila melanogaster. Lawrence Shieh, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Mark Philip Santangelo, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

MA306: A Final Solution of Polya and Sege About Square-Root Iteration Problem and a Generalization of Sine Iteration Problem. Alexey J. Volkov, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Nickolay M. Klishin, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia

ME301: Overexpressed p35 Mediates ABETA-induced Tau Phosphorylation: A Pharmaceutical Vector for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Anant Ramesh Patel, 17, Astronaut High School, Titusville, Florida; Reed Hobby Shaffner, 16, Astronaut High School, Titusville, Florida

ME303: Medicinal Properties of Sambucus canadensis and Achillea millefolium. Jesse Donald Ranney, 15, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana; Kathryn Theresa Breaux, 16, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana

ME306: Bioengineering of an Artificial Blood Vessel. Benjamin Steel Scruggs, 18, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana; Ryan Joseph Bienvenu, 18, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

MI314: Investigation of the Effects of 60 Hz Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation on T4 Bacteriophage Vectored pKK061 Transductions on E. coli. Tony Insoo Park, 18, Syosset High School, Syosset, New York; Jason Sun-hyung Park, 17, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

PH301: Motion of a Solid Object in Granular Media. Lev Popov, 15, Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia; Uliana Popova, 18, Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia

Third Award of $1,000

BE312: Brain Function and Lying Through Pre-frontal Cortex Imaging. An Thien Vo, 17, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Alice Tang, 17, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BI308: An Investigation of Downregulation of Wild-Type p53 by using a Dominant-Negative Mutant Allele. Mira R Lalchandani, 18, Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California; Denton Hitoshi Sato, 18, Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, California

BO306: Investigation of Cold Tolerance in Andropogon gerardii (Big Bluestem) Through the Elucidation of Pyruvate, Orthophosphate Dikinase (PPDK). Katharine Charlotte Meinhover, 18, Perham High School, Perham, Minnesota; Sarah Anne Wacker, 18, Perham High School, Perham, Minnesota

CS310: Algorithms for Determining Sequence-Specific DNA Chip Applied on Human Mitochondria DNA. Austin Jerome Minnich, 17, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Milo Miaoyu Lin, 18, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, New Mexico

EA303: Assessing Locale of Production of Corrugated Pottery from the Sabino Canyon Ruin Site Using Temper Analysis. Falina Enriquez, 18, University High School, Tucson, Arizona; Esther Marae Wilch, 18, Tucson Magnet High School, Tucson, Arizona

EV303: Zebra Mussel Size Dynamics Resulting from Mississippi River Flooding. Noelle Joan Oas, 17, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota; Hillary Joan Oas, 15, Winona Senior High School, Winona, Minnesota

EV314: Study of Treatment of Printing and Dyeing Wastewater by Photocatalytic Method. Cheng Li, 18, Jincai Senior High School, Shanghai, China; Yulei Chen, 18, Jincai Senior High School, Shanghai, China; Shiyi Lu, 18, Jincai Senior High School, Shanghai, China

EV315: Bird Populations as Indicators of Gulf Coast Environmental Quality. Hanh My Thi Nguyen, 17, John B. Connally High School, Austin, Texas; Samuel Scott Keyburn, 17, John B. Connally High School, Austin, Texas

MA303: Heronian Polygons. Yauheni Mihailavich Staraselski, 17, Liceum #1, Vitebsk, Belarus; Stanislau Leanidavich Halauniou, 17, Liceum #1, Vitebsk, Belarus

MI310: Suppression of Heat Shock Protein Increases Potency of Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Peter Nathan Starr, 18, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas; Vivek Kasinath, 17, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

PH303: Low Cost Plasma Reactor. Mark David Tappendorf, 16, Christian Academy Of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky; Brandon E Powers, 17, Christian Academy Of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

PH308: Accommodating Non-resonant Transitions in the Controlled-Not Gate of the Quantum Computer. Prantik Kundu, 18, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York; Paras Hemant Shah, 17, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

PH309: Drag Reduction Based Approaches for Steering Cavitation Based Torpedoes. John Patrick Bennett, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Andy L Alkon, 15, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

ZO303: Genetic Diversity and Resource Protection of Branchiostoma balcheri Gray. Ruoying Zhang, 17, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China; Yunying Ye, 16, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China; Fan Ye, 18, Xiamen First High School, Xiamen, Fujian, China

ZO312: Eye Development of Drosophila melanogaster. Chelsey Lynn Barrett, 17, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah; Haylee Ferguson, 18, American Fork High School, American Fork, Utah

Fourth Award of $500

BE303: Grading Disorder A. Julia Ruby Baldwin, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon; Chelsea B Gokcay, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

BE304: Representational Momentum: How Athletes Perceive Motion. Todd Andrew Ramsey, 17, Classen School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Robert Tyler Elliott, 17, Classen School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

BO304: Effects of Increased Natural Growth Stimulants on Photobiological Processes in Sulfate-deprived C. reinhardtii. Patrick Andrew Gabbard, 18, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky; Edward Patrick Connelly, 18, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

BO309: Effects of Bt Corn Cry1 and Cry3 Variations on Non-targeted Coccinellids. Amelia Madeleine Breyre, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York; Carrie Jean Bodner, 16, Manhasset Junior-Senior High School, Manhasset, New York

CH305: Application of Eco-friendly Natural Dyes on Natural Fibres. Srushti Mukesh Shah, 15, J.B. Vachha High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Shraddha Mangesh Teli, 14, J.B. Vachha High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

CS304: Exploring 3-Dimensional Cellular Automata. Alexandr M. Ivlev, 17, Lyceum of Information Technologies, #1533, Moscow, Russia; Mikhail A. Kozlov, 16, Lyceum of Information Technologies, #1533, Moscow, Russia

CS306: Project Pathfinder: Development of a Genetic Navigation Algorithm. Devin Michael McCorry, 18, Centreville Secondary School, Clifton, Virginia; Alexandre Petr Poliakov, 17, Centreville Secondary School, Clifton, Virginia; Huy Hong Lam, 18, Centreville Secondary School, Clifton, Virginia

EN315: "Alterbine" (Alternative Energy Turbine): A Clean and Efficient Solution to Alternate Energy. Jon Paul Czinder, 17, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa; Daniel Susler Blum, 17, Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa

EV310: Allelopathic Content of Rhamnus cathartica on Germination Characteristics of Lolium multiflorum: Second-Year Study. Kaonhou Her, 16, John A Johnson High School, St Paul, Minnesota; PaCha Leena Yang, 16, John A Johnson High School, St Paul, Minnesota

EV317: Biomonitoring: Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Determine the Health of the San Lorenzo River. Sara A Koehring, 15, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California; Sarah E Abel, 17, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, California

EV324: Phytoremediation: Can a Plant Clean Up Contaminated Soil?. Teresa Marie Bryan, 17, Grenada High School, Grenada, Mississippi; Misty Michelle Boyett, 16, Grenada High School, Grenada, Mississippi

GN301: Pretreatment with Altered Gravity Affects HSP Formation and Life Span. Ross Bartlett Clements, 17, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas; Sean Patrick Leonard, 17, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

MA301: Constructing Matrix Approaches to Intelligent Information Retrieval. Victoria Hsu, 14, West Shore Jr/Sr High School, Melbourne, Florida; Ronald Hsu, 16, West Shore Jr/Sr High School, Melbourne, Florida

MA304: Description of Identity Basis of the Indicator Semigroups S11, S21, S31. Mikhail Andreevich Berlin, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Anatoly Vladimirovich Burov, 16, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Alexander Alexandrovich Denginov, 17, School #332, Saint Petersburg, Russia

MA307: The Soundwaves of Music: A Comparative Mathematical Analysis of Different Models of the Flute and Violin, Phase II. Heather Jennifer Rosenfeld, 18, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida; Xinning Liu, 17, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Miami, Florida

ME314: I.D.E.A.L. Hospital Bed. Jose Alberto Davis, 17, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Jorge Rafael Aviles, 16, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Omar Jose Figueroa, 16, American Military Academy, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

MI303: Let It Glow. Noma Villegas, 18, Deming High School, Deming, New Mexico; Sal Lopez, 17, Deming High School, Deming, New Mexico

PH310: Using Shielding to Decrease Non-ionizing Radiation in Cellular Phones. Benjamin Paul Saur, 18, Marlborough High School, Marlborough, Massachusetts; Diana Marie Maichin, 18, Marlborough High School, Marlborough, Massachusetts

ZO304: Stereotypic Behavior of Captive Giant Panda. Peng Lei, 17, High School No. 7 Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; Yi Li, 17, High School No. 7 Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China; Yangyang Pan, 17, High School No. 7 Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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