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2001 Intel ISEF Special Awards

Intel ISEF

AARP Andrus Foundation

All-expense-paid trips to the World Congress of Gerontology to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, July 1-6, 2001.

GN005: Rage and Cellular Perturbation in Alzheimer's Disease. Alan Robert Stern, 16, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

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

The student winners will have the opportunity to present their Intel ISEF research as a poster session during this conference.

ASM International Foundation
For the project that best demonstrates the use of materials-related concepts.

Award of $1,000 and a trip to Materials Camp

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

Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation
For projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advance in the scientific field.

Award of $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond

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

Awards of $500 U.S. Savings Bond

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

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

CH016: High Pressure and Temperature Studies in N20. Parimalram Achintya Madduri, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

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

An educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy.

Acoustical Society of America

First Award of $500

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

Honorable Mention Awards

BE312: Stop, Look, Listen. Josh Matthew Borts, 16, Saint Georges School Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada; Joseph Alexandre Lallouz, 16, Saint Georges School Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

EN014: Star In A Jar. Roman Garrick Eskue, 16, Willcox High School, Willcox, Arizona

EV321: Noise: Destructor Sound in School. Surey Santini, 16, Bonifacio Sanchez Jimenez High School, Aibonito, Puerto Rico; Sheila M. Gonzalez, 16, Bonifacio Sanchez Jimenez High School, Aibonito, Puerto Rico

Each winner also receives a one-year ASA membership.

Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute
For projects related to infectious disease, vaccinology or immunology.

Awards of $500

BI002: Expression of Recombinant EV71 Capsid Protein (VP1) and Production of Antibodies Directed to It. Yen-Lung Lin, 17, Taipei Municipal First Girls' Senior High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

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

ME029: Analysis of HIV-1 Dynamics Using Mathematical Modeling that Incorporates Latently Infected CD4+ T Cells, Immune Response, Apoptosis, Mutation, and Drug Therapy Including Integrase Inhibitors. Stephanie Killian, 17, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

MI058: Phages: The Ultimate Cure!. Salvatore Mottillo, 14, Laurier Macdonald High School, St. Leonard, Quebec, Canada

American Association for Artificial Intelligence
For the best projects in the area of computer science with an artificial intelligence component.

Awards of $1,000

CS013: Isomap and Neural Networks: Comparison of Frameworks for Dimensionality Reduction. Kevin Scott Christopher, 17, Cherry Creek High School, Englewood, Colorado

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

CS031: Comparison and Analysis of Pathfinding Algorithms. Scott A. Bender, 15, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, South Carolina

CS033: Compression-based Author Recognition Algorithms. Rishi Mukhopadhyay, 18, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

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

CS052: Comparison of Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Robots. Felix Schmaeschke, 19, Wilhelm-Ostwald School, Leipzig, Germany

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

CS305: Can an Unbeatable AI be Created for Connect Four?. Isaac D. Bowen, 16, Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Florida; Henry A. Pate, 16, Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, Florida

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

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

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

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

All winners will receive a certificate. Winners and their schools will also receive a one-year membership in the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, including a subscription to AI Magazine.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry
For the projects that best demonstrate the use of chemistry to diagnose diseased or abnormal states in humans and/or animals.

First Award of $500

BI002: Expression of Recombinant EV71 Capsid Protein (VP1) and Production of Antibodies Directed to It. Yen-Lung Lin, 17, Taipei Municipal First Girls' Senior High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

Second Award of $300

ME056: B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Pilot Study in Computer Aided Diagnostic Systems Employing a Fractal Algorithm. Adam Grant Georgas, 17, UMS Wright Preparatory School, Mobile, Alabama

Third Award of $200

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

American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $400

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

Third Award of $300

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

Honorable Mention Awards of a Certificate

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

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

Top award winners receive a one-year AAPT membership, a one-year APS student membership, a certificate from both AAPT and APS, as well as subscriptions to the AAPT "The Physics Teacher" Journal and other APS journals. Each sponsoring teacher of a student who receives an AAPT and APS award also receives certificates.

American Astronautical Society

First Award of $500, a plaque and a two-year AAS student membership

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

Second Award of $100, a Certificate of Recognition and a one-year AAS student membership

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

Third Award of $100, a Certificate of Recognition and a one-year AAS student membership

PH002: Black Hole Space Stations and Space Ships: Investigations of a New Type of Interstellar Travel. Christopher Michael Orban, 18, Manatee High School, Bradenton, Florida

All winners will receive the latest book from the AAS Science and Technology series and Advances in the Astronautical Sciences series.

American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Priscilla and Bart Bok First Award of a $5,000 scholarship.

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

Priscilla and Bart Bok Second Award of a $3000 scholarship.

EA306: Improved System of Radio Observations of Meteors. Michael Barynov, 18, Lyceum #2, Minsk, Belarus; Aliaksei Akulionak, 16, Lyceum #2, Minsk, Belarus

In addition each student's school science department will receive $1,000. Support for these awards have been provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

American Chemical Society

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $300

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

Third Award of $200

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

Fourth Award of $100

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

Honorable Mention Awards

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

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

CH027: Effect of Pigment Size on UV-related Fading of Paint. Emily Michele Kraft, 15, Evansville Day School, Evansville, Indiana

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

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

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

All award winners and HMs receive a t-shirt and a subscription to "Chem Matters." The sponsoring teachers and schools of the winners and HMs also receive a certificate.

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

All expense paid trip for five weeks and scholarship to the Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel

The International Summer Science Institute provides students with an opportunity to work alongside top Weizmann Institute researchers, as well as to learn about life in Israel today.

American Geological Institute
For the project that reflects engineering geology as the study of the earth and its processes, and prediction of the consequences of human interaction with earth materials.

First Awards of $500

EA026: Stress History of the Crust in Southeast Atla Regio, Venus: Test of Collapse Caldera Ellipticity for Determining Crustal Stress. Carolyn Morgan Tewksbury, 15, Clinton Senior High School, Clinton, New York

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

Second Award of $200

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

Third Award of $100

EA004: Hydrology of a Hilltop Aquifer. Jessica Lynn Parker, 18, Hernando High School, Brooksville, Florida

Honorable Mention Awards

Awards of $150, one year AWG membership, and t-shirt

EA026: Stress History of the Crust in Southeast Atla Regio, Venus: Test of Collapse Caldera Ellipticity for Determining Crustal Stress. Carolyn Morgan Tewksbury, 15, Clinton Senior High School, Clinton, New York

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

Award of $75, one year AWG membership, and t-shirt

EA004: Hydrology of a Hilltop Aquifer. Jessica Lynn Parker, 18, Hernando High School, Brooksville, Florida

Award of $75, one year AWG membership, and T-shirt

Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)

Award for the project that best demonstrates research in environmental and engineering geoscience in which the study incorporates the interpretation of the Earth and Earth processes and their interaction with the safe and effective human use and protection of the Earth's systems. The awardee receives a technical volume in Engineering Geology and the awardee's teacher receives a complimentary Membership in the Association for the following year.

EA004: Hydrology of a Hilltop Aquifer. Jessica Lynn Parker, 18, Hernando High School, Brooksville, Florida

Winners also receive a book, "The Satellite Atlas of the World," inscribed by the AGI Chief Judge, and a certificate. Each student and the teacher of each student receives a one-year subscription to "Geotimes."

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
For the project that best represents the relationship between science, mathematics, technology, engineering and American Indian culture.

Award of $1,000

EV008: Development of Artificial Wetland Reclamation Project for the Removal of Excess Nitrogen and Phosphate Compounds. Mike Justin Schelle, 18, John Adams High School, South Bend, Indiana

Winner also receives a plaque and AISES t-shirt.

American Intellectual Property Law Association

First Awards of $1,000 and a certificate

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

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

Second Awards of $250 and a certificate

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

CS017: Enigma 2000: Unbreakable Cryptography for the Internet. Jason Robert Kauffman, 18, Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio

American Mathematical Society
Karl Menger Awards of Excellence

First Place Award of $1,000

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

Second Place Awards of $500

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

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

Third Place Awards of $250

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

MA018: Algebraic and Number Theoretic Properties of the Perrin Sequence. Daniel Wichs, 18, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York

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

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

Honorable Mention Awards

MA013: Proving Pots. Lindsey Jo Cable, 17, De Soto High School, De Soto, Missouri

MA037: An Improved Mathematical Model of Populations. Christopher Ryan Bruner, 15, Wewoka High School, Wewoka, Oklahoma

MA039: On the Forming of Pascal's N-simplex Using Multinomial Expansion. Jesse Scott Trana, 16, Johnson Corners Christian Acad, Watford City, North Dakota

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

MA304: Daedalus' Box: A Three-dimensional Parabola. Michael Harry Kaleta, 19, Marquette Univ High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Matthew Howard Stemm, 18, Marquette Univ High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Heon Joon Choe, 18, Marquette Univ High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A booklet on Karl Menger and magazine will be given to each winner.

American Meteorological Society
For the best exhibits in the area of atmospheric and oceanic and hydrologic sciences.

First Award of $1,000

EA015: Predicting Low-Altitude Wind Hazards. Ryan Edward Sherrill, 15, Farmington High School, Farmington, New Mexico

Second Award of $500

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 $250

EA013: Downwelling, Shortwave Solar Radiation. Sarah Ann Bickerstaff, 17, Alva Senior High School, Alva, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention Awards

EA014: Laboratory Simulation of the Downburst in Supercell Thunderstorms. Ashley Elizabeth Tidwell, 17, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

EA022: Statistical Analysis of 10 Years of Solar Flare Data. Matthew David McGee, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Winners receive a certificate, a book, a one-year subscription to the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society", and the "Curricula in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, Hydrologic, and related Sciences."

American Physiological Society
For the best projects in the physiological sciences which include cellular physiology, animal physiology and neurophysiology.

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $500

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

Third Award of $500

ME041: Improved Pulmonary Function by Hypoxic Preconditioning Involves eNOS and MCT1. Effie M. Wang, 16, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Fourth Award of $500

GN005: Rage and Cellular Perturbation in Alzheimer's Disease. Alan Robert Stern, 16, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck, New York

Winners will receive a certificate, and a one-year student membership in the APS.

American Phytopathological Society

First Award of $500

MI307: Initiation of Heat Shock Protein by Viral Invasion: Defense against or Benefit for Virus?. Peter Nathan Starr, 17, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas; Vivek Kasinath, 16, Keystone School, San Antonio, Texas

Second Award of $350

BI015: Determining Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight on Chromosome 2 of Barley Using Simple Sequence Repeat Markers. A. Benjamin Suri, 18, Harding High School, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Third Award of $250

Fourth Award of $100

American Psychological Association

First Award of $1,000 and a certificate

BE021: Psychosociology of Breast Cancer. Shari Melissa Morris, 17, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, New York

Second Award of $500 and a certificate

GN302: Does Gingko biloba Affect the Learning and Behavioral Patterns of Old Aged Rattus norvegicus?. Humberto Frausto, Jr., 18, Martin High School, Laredo, Texas; Jose Gerardo Contreras, Jr., 18, Martin High School, Laredo, Texas

Third Award of $250 and a certificate

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

Honorable Mention Awards

BE004: Mighty Mouse: Effects of Exercise on Memory Retention. Lacey Ann Millet, 18, Lutcher High School, Lutcher, Louisiana

BE018: Zinc Related to Memory in Mice. Erika Amanda Hess, 18, Harlingen High School, Harlingen, Texas

BE035: Enhanced Infrared Navigation for the Blind. Frank Gerald Aguilar, 16, Lane Technical High School, Chicago, Illinois

BE043: An Intervention Program to Decrease Aggressive Behavior in Preschool Children. Eynav Nahoum, 18, Leo Baeck High School, Haifa, Israel

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

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

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

ME036: Effect of Color on Peripheral Vision. Christina Marie Matthews, 14, South River High School, Edgewater, Maryland

All behavioral science participants receive an APA/Intel ISEF pin and a dot com Sense pamphlet on internet privacy.

American Society for Horticultural Science

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $150

BO006: Rapid Vegetable Propagation Using Benzyladenine Solution. Tiffany Nichole Swann, 16, Houston County High School, Warner Robins, Georgia

Third Award of $100

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

Each awardee and his/her school will receive a one-year subscription to ASHS's "HortScience" and a plaque.

American Society of Agronomy
A one-year subscription to the "Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education" is given to the libraries of the award winners' schools.

American Society of Pharmacognosy
For projects involving the study of natural products and may be in any relevant category areas including biochemistry, botany, chemistry, medicine, microbiology and zoology.

Awards of $500

BI010: Isolation and Characterization of a (Beta) Glucuronidase Inhibitor. Suba Sruti Kambarajapuram Desikan, 17, Parkview Fine Arts/Science Magnet School, Little Rock, Arkansas

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

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

First Award of $1,000

ME040: Cisplatin Varies Cochlear Marginal Cell Width in Rat Tissue. Sarah D. Kocher, 17, Glenwood High School, Chatham, Illinois

Second Award of $500

BE042: Effects of Aging on Memory. Brent M. Foster, 16, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, Arizona

Third Award of $250

BE039: Trauma and Affective Perception in Children. Rebecca de Faria Slenes, 16, Escola Americana de Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Honorable Mention Award of $100

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

GN007: Deadly Impact: Linking Severe Head Trauma and Alzheimer's Disease. Jo Ellen Lomax, 18, Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Winners also receive a certificate and a subscription to the "Journal of Speech and Hearing Research."

American Statistical Association

First Award of $500 and a plaque

Second Award of $300

Third Award of $100

All students receive one-year subscriptions of "STATS" and "Chance," data analysis computer software and books selected by the ASA. Their schools will also receive data analysis computer software and books and one-year school memberships in the American Statistical Association.

American Veterinary Medical Association

Awards of $500 and a plaque

ME031: Comparison of M. cerebralis Infection in Three Species of Salmonid Fishes. Frank Lamar Bauer, 17, Brush High School, Brush, Colorado

MI015: Are We Over-vaccinating Our Dogs?. Jeremiah Paul Schley, 18, Fairland High School, Proctorville, Ohio

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

ZO044: Osprey (Pandion haliaetus): Phase II. Krista J. Mougey, 17, Colstrip High School, Colstrip, Montana

ZO047: Comparative Study of Feed Intake, Body Growth, Weight Gain, Muscle Mass and Leanness of the Suidae sus scrofa: Phase 6. Abigail Brigitte Taylor, 18, West Jones Junior Senior High School, Laurel, Mississippi

Association for Computing Machinery

First Award of $1,000

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

Honorable Mention Awards of $200

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

CS053: LZAC Lossless Data Compression: Novel Approach to Minimum Redundancy Coding. Allan Chu, 16, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California

Winners also receive subscriptions to "Communications of the ACM"and "Crossroads", and full access to the ACM Digital Library. All finalists in the computer science category also are awarded a 50% grant toward student membership in the ACM.

Axonn Corporation
Award offers a hands-on opportunity to explore electronics in professional engineering environment. The experience equips the student with a depth of understanding and enthusiasm which will provide invaluable insight and focus in later college activities.

Internships

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

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

Runner-up

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

Recipient will receive a paid internship (which includes airfare and lodging) with Axonn Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interns will learn the art of engineering practice, test methodology, technical writing and documentation as they work on meaningful engineering projects. Runner-up will receive a minimum award and the opportunity to experience the internship if a recipient is unable to accept.

Conservation International
For projects that best advance the science of biodiversity conservation.

First Place Award of $1,000

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

Second Place Award of $500

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

Third Place Award of $250

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

Honorable Mention Awards

EV026: VIRIL Rum Waste Product. Marianna Nicole Hagbloom, 17, Good Hope School, St Croix, Virgin Islands

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

ZO017: Ornithological Responses to Recreational Disturbance. Chad Zachary Rose, 18, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

A non-profit, field based organization dedicated to protecting the earth's biodiversity and demonstrating that human societies can live harmoniously with nature.

Eastman Kodak Company
For the best use of photography to gather data, solve a problem, or to clearly explain the essence of their science project.

First Awards of $1,000

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

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

ME038: Diffraction Patterns of Cells. Ted Lee, 17, Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, Tennessee

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

PH038: Three-dimensional Fast Photography of Excimer Laser Ablation. Ramon Hegedus, 19, Bolyai Janos Grammar School, Szombathely, Hungary

Second Awards of $500

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

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

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

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

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

Honorable Mention Awards of $250

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

EN028: Influence of an Aqueous Environment on the Solidification Behavior of Underwater Wet Welds. Jessica Dawn Caver, 16, Woodlin High School, Woodrow, Colorado

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

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

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

In addition, each of these students and his/her sponsoring teachers will receive a one-year subscription to "Science News," a Society for Science & the Public publication and a Photo Kit containing an award certificate, information and tips on photography,and Kodak cameras, films and systems which enable students and teachers to experience the leading edge of current imaging technology.

Endocrine Society

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $500

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

Honorable Mention Awards

BI016: Effect of Temperature on the Blood Glucose Levels of the Freshwater Crawfish, Procambarus clarkii. Vaidehita Vindhya Rajamani, 15, Riverdale High School, Jefferson, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

ME047: Obesity in Boys and Girls of 5-12 Years Old Who Visit Fast Food Restaurants. Ana Michelle Yvonne Paredes-Vazquez, 14, Colegio Congregacion Mita, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

ME055: Synchronizing Cycles. Lacey Dawn Vaculin, 18, C.H. Yoe High School, Cameron, Texas

ME062: Diabetes and Bone Density Loss: Is There a Connection?. Richard Edwin Taylor, 15, Port Huron High School, Port Huron, Michigan

ME069: Effect of Thyroid Hormone on Bone Morphogenetic Protein Expression in UMR-106 Osteoblastic Cells. Sara Tarjan, 15, Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois

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

ME305: Does Exposure to High Levels of Glucose Cause Insulin Resistance in Adipose Cells?. Ananth S. Ranganathan, 15, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas; Edward Hunter Benson, 17, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

ME310: Effects of Carnitine on the Glycation of Proteins in Diabetic Rats. Shelly Kate Collins, 16, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, Augusta, Georgia; Rebecca Ann Taylor, 16, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School, Augusta, Georgia

All winners will receive a certificate, a book on the Endocrine System, and a t-shirt.

Georgia-Pacific Health Smart Institute
For the most outstanding and promising research project in the Medicine and Health category which exemplifies prevention and/or control of communicable or somatic disease.

Award of $1,000 and a certificate

ME077: Bacterial Interference: A New Approach to Fighting Bacterial Infections. Janet W. Wan, 16, A B Lucas Secondary School, London, Canada

IEEE Foundation
For outstanding achievement in research and presentation of engineering knowledge in electrical engineering, information technology or other IEEE fields of interest.

College Scholarship of $10,000

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

Winner also receives an IEEE student membership and an IEEE Society Membership for the duration of the scholarship, an engraved brass and walnut plaque and framed certificate.

IEEE - Region 6
Awards for Technical Excellence, Presentation and Display.

Awards of $500

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

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

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

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

EV027: Design of an Internet-based Soil Hydration Sensor System. Michael Beroen Hart, 15, Alfred M. Barbe High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

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

PH037: Decoupling Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra by Maximum Entropy Reconstruction. Andrew Chi, 17, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana

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

Awards of $100

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

EN324: Solar Vehicle Prototype. Oswaldo Mejia Bsiceno, 17, Padre Iluminato, Lima, Lima, Peru; Hugo Eunogie, 18, Padre Iluminato, Lima, Lima, Peru

IEEE Computer Society

First Award of $700

CS030: Optimization of Biological Imaging Systems. Jeremiah Marton Rothschild, 18, White Station High School, Memphis, Tennessee

Second Awards of $500

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

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

Third Awards of $350

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

CS053: LZAC Lossless Data Compression: Novel Approach to Minimum Redundancy Coding. Allan Chu, 16, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, California

Team First Award of $500 for each team member

CS302: Implementation of Parallel Processing in Tasks of Logical Deduction. Victor Alexandrovich Lapshin, 16, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia; Alexey Borisovich Komarov, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

Team Second Award of $400 for each team member

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

Team Third Award of $300 for each team member

Winners will receive a framed certificate, a gift certificate for a publication (up to $75 value) from the CS catalog, and a one-year free subscription to the CS magazine of their choice. Winners are also published in an issue of "Computer" magazine.

IEEE EMC-S
For the best project in electromagnetics and related technology.

Institute of Food Technologists
For projects that best relate to food.

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Team Award of $500 each

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

Third Award of $400

Honorable Mention Award Certificates and a CD-Rom of the Journal of Food Science

BI021: Does the Amount of Gluten, Sugar and Yeast Affect the Conditions of Bread?. Terresa Louise Dodge, 15, Hinckley-Finlayson High School, Hinckley, Minnesota

EV016: Biopolymer from Shrimp Shells. Nigel Dane Fordham, 18, Colquitt County High School, Moultrie, Georgia

Top three winners will also receive a certificate and a one-year subscription to "Food Technology" magazine.

International Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry
Richard D. Lines Award for outstanding research in astronomy.

Scholarship award of $5,000

EA037: Spectral Variation in Cepheid Variable Stars Phase II. Bradley Bunnell, 15, Carbon High School, Price, Utah

In addition,the student's high school science department will receive a $1,000 grant. The student will also receive a certificate, a one-year membership in IAPPP, which includes a one-year subscription to the "IAPPP Communications" and an invitation to submit a paper on the winning research project to be published in the "Communications." This award is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

International Society for Optical Engineering
For the best project in the area of Optics and Photonics Engineering.

Award of $800

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

Winners will also receive a free student membership, and other items.

NACE International
For projects in the areas of influencing corrosion awareness and/or control.

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $300

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

Third Award of $200

EN071: Can Acoustical Methods Be Used to Detect and Characterize Corrosion? Phase II. George Hwang, 16, Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, Michigan

Each winner will also receive a certificate, a one-year student membership in NACE, and copies of NACE publications.

National Ground Water Association

First Award of $500

EV057: Surfactant-enhanced Aquifer Remediation of DNAPLs. Tanner John Brunsdale, 17, Bountiful High School, Bountiful, Utah

Second Award of $250

EA033: Do Slope and Land Use Affect Seasonal High Water Tables?. Jessica Louise Lenz, 15, Waterloo High School, Waterloo, Illinois

Third Award of $200

EA004: Hydrology of a Hilltop Aquifer. Jessica Lynn Parker, 18, Hernando High School, Brooksville, Florida

Winners will receive a plaque, their abstract published in "Journal of Ground Water", a one-year student membership, and the school gets a matching grant ground water science library.

National Taiwan Science Education Centre

Trips to Taiwan to attend the National Primary and High School Science Fair

EA011: Eclipsing Binary StarsStatistical Analysis of Classification vs. Celestial Positioning: A Seven-Year Study. Timothy Curtis Allen, 18, Union County High School, Lake Butler, 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

Award includes round trip ticket, $300(USD) allowance for food, accommodation and activities for each student.

Optical Society of America

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $200

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

Third Award of $100

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

Honorable Mention Award

EN064: A New Approach to Display 3-D Imaging by the Special Device. Shuai Hu, 18, No. 1 Middle School Affiliated to Central China Normal Univy, Wuhan, Hubei, China

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

PH020: Frequency Conversion of Phase-aberrated Laser Beams for the National Ignition. Ronen Eliahu Mukamel, 18, Brighton High School, Rochester, New York

Winners receive one-year student memberships in OSA plus a one-year subscription to Physics Today and Optics Photonics News.

Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development
Presented to young scientists, presenting projects in the categories of Earth & Space Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Sciences, who demonstrate exceptional creativity, independence and initiative in problem selection, research design and project execution.

Awards of $1,000 and a trip to meet Schlumberger scientists

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

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

Showboard, Inc.
For the best use of scientific method on a project display board taking in to account structure, scientific method, titles and overall appearance of project display.

First 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

Second Award $100

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

Third Award $50

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

Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society
For the Team Projects that best exemplify the interdisciplinary aspects of scientific and engineering research.

First Award of $900

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

Second Awards of $450

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

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

Third Award of $300

Each member of the winning team will receive a Certificate of Recognition and a one-year subscription to "American Scientist". The school library of each winning team member will also receive a one-year subscription to "American Scientist".

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $250

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

Third Award $100

EV304: Cultivars or Accessions: Comparative Study on the Ability of Certain Grass Species to Occupy Mining Waste Sites. Coralynn Louise Jones, 17, Stevensville High School, Stevensville, Montana; Nora Nell Hanson, 16, Stevensville High School, Stevensville, Montana

Honorable Mention Awards of $50

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

EV070: Potential of Natural Sediments to Remove Metal Ions from Waters. Zachary David Benson, 17, Colstrip High School, Colstrip, Montana

EV071: Effect of Poultry Litter on Lead-contaminated Soil. Robert Raymond Hart, 18, Cole R-V High School, Eugene, Missouri

Winners and their sponsoring teacher will receive certificate and one-year subscriptions to "Mining Engineering." A feature article highlighting the winners will appear in the August issue of "Mining Engineering."

Society for Technical Communication

Award of $500 for Distinguished Technical Communication in a Written Report

BE021: Psychosociology of Breast Cancer. Shari Melissa Morris, 17, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, New York

Award of $250 for Excellence in a Written Report

BO017: Effect of Organic Matter on Toxicity of Salt to Carrots. Andrew McLeod, 15, North Sydney Boys High School, Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia

Award of $100 for Merit in a Written Report

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

Award of $500 for Distinguished Technical Communication in a Display Presentation

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

Award of $250 for Excellence in a Display Presentation

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

Award of $100 for Merit in Display Presentation

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

Distinguished Team Award of $250 per team member

MI312: Development of a Conditionally Flocculent Strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Industrial Use. Mona Carolina P. Pavan, 18, Escola Americana de Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil; Carolina Wasielesky Galvao, 17, Escola Americana de Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil

All winning students' high schools will also receive a one-year subscription to "Intercom."

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Awards given to the best projects in environmental toxicology and chemistry.

First Award of $500

EN001: New Computerized Methods for Estimating Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Potencies from Patterns of Predicted 13C NMR Spectra. Lindsay Erin Shade, 18, Gateway Baptist Schools, Memphis, Tennessee

Second Place Award of $250

EV026: VIRIL Rum Waste Product. Marianna Nicole Hagbloom, 17, Good Hope School, St Croix, Virgin Islands

Third Place Award of $100

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

Each winner will also receive a certificate of recognition.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
For projects that display excellence related to the geophysical sciences.

Distinguished Achievement Award of $1,000 and a trip to the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting in San Antonio plus a subscription to "The Leading Edge" and "Geophysics"

EA004: Hydrology of a Hilltop Aquifer. Jessica Lynn Parker, 18, Hernando High School, Brooksville, Florida

Award of Merit of $500

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

Awards of Merit of $250

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

EA016: Use of Remote Sensing in the Location of Maya Caves in Belize. Leon Yehuda Benrimon, 17, Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

EV027: Design of an Internet-based Soil Hydration Sensor System. Michael Beroen Hart, 15, Alfred M. Barbe High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana

EV111: Effect of Diesel and Oil on a Simulated Marsh Environment. Sarah Brittany Bounds, 15, Mercy Cross High School, Biloxi, Mississippi

Team Award of Merit of $500

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

The Distinguished Achievement Award Winner receives a subscription to the Society's two publications, "Geophysics" and "The Leading Edge" for as long as the student stays in the earth science education area.

United Technologies Corporation
For projects in science and engineering. Awards include twenty-six shares of United Technologies Corporation common stock valued at approximately $2,000.

For Excellence in Physics

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

For Excellence in Mathematics

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

For Excellence in Chemistry

CH016: High Pressure and Temperature Studies in N20. Parimalram Achintya Madduri, 18, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

For Excellence in Computer Science

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

For Excellence in Engineering

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

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

EN089: MEMS: Microelectromechanical SystemsResearch and Development of EM Actuators. Jonathan Aaron Treitel, 18, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For Excellence in Environmental Science

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

Each winner will also receive a plaque, a pen, a desk set and the United Technologies Corporation Annual Report.

Vacuum Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society

First Award of $750

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

Second Award of $500

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

Third Award of $250

PH034: Atmospheric Pressure: The Invisible Force. Anna Elizabeth Aubin, 16, Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, Michigan

Each student will also receive a vacuum technology text chosen by the Vacuum Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society. The school science department of each winner will receive $750. The advisor of each winner will receive $250, and a vacuum technology text.

Weed Science Society of America

First Award of $1,000 in the area of Weed Science

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

Second Awards of $500

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

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

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