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2002 Intel ISEF Special Awards

Intel ISEF

IEEE-Lexington Section

Award of $100

EN003: A Self-contained Collision-avoidance Robot. Benjamin Josef Bohn, 16, Panola High School, Panola, Oklahoma

EN040: Motors, Motors, and More Motors: Original Electric Motor Designs. Noel L. Lopez, 15, Mount Everest Academy, San Diego, California

EN041: Tech A Sketch. Tony David Liechty, 17, Leo Junior-Senior High School, Leo, Indiana

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

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

AARP Andrus Foundation

All-expense-paid trips to the Gerontological Society of America's annual meeting to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 22-26, 2002

GN004: Saving Lives in Stereo?. Roman Garrick Eskue, 17, Willcox High School, Willcox, Arizona

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

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 $4,000 and a scholarship to attend Materials Camp held in the summer.

EN017: Automatic Protected Gas Stove with Shape Memory Alloy Valve. Yan Hua, 17, Jinling High School, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Award of $1000 and a scholarship to attend Materials Camp held in the summer.

EN104: It's a Wrap. Andrew Charles Schlievert, 15, Algona High School, Algona, Iowa

EN303: The Most Effective Material for Sleeping Bag Insulation Under Wet and Dry Conditions. Bryan Lee Steinkopf, 14, Roy Junior High School, Roy, Utah
Anthony J. Nelson, 14, Roy Junior High School, Roy, Utah

Award of $250 and a scholarship to attend Materials Camp held in the summer.

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

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

EN075: Effects of Reinforcing Materials in Concrete. Stuart Van Cortlandt Duncan-Smith, 15, Mohawk Trail Regional High School, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

Each finalist will attend the award-winning Materials Camp, receive membership in ASM for one year and a one year subscription to "Advanced Materials and Process" magazine.

Acoustical Society of America

First Award of $500

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

Honorable Mention Awards

CS020: Using Hidden Dynamic Models to Predict Pitch in English and Mandarin. Yilin Nie, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

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

ME038: Effect of Vibration and Calcium on Bone Density. Giselle M. Torres, 15, Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, Puerto Rico

Each winner also receives a one-year ASA membership.

Agilent Technologies
Two paid summer intern positions, not to exceed eight weeks, for a summer internship at an Agilent Technologies Site.

Summer internship not to exceed 8 weeks.

CS028: Implementing a Collective Knowledge System for Memetic Algorithms. Daniel Lennard Kluesing, 16, Leigh High School, San Jose, California

CS031: IDMS - Intelligent Document Management System. Akshat Singhal, 17, St. Anselms Pink City Senior Secondary School, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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

Award of $1,000

BE018: Comparison of Traditional and ASR-mediated Literacy. Jessie Cheng, 17, Byram Hills High School, Armonk, New York

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

CS020: Using Hidden Dynamic Models to Predict Pitch in English and Mandarin. Yilin Nie, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

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

CS034: Prediction of HIV Treatment Responses Using Neural Networks. Jennifer Pei-Kay Gee, 17, Frederick High School, Frederick, Maryland

CS042: Artificial Neural Networks: Mechanisms of Pattern Recognition and Learning. Kimberly Elise Reinhold, 14, Saint Joseph Junior Senior High School, Hilo, Hawaii

CS050: Autonomous Structural Engineering Through Genetic Algorithms. Grant A. Elliott, 17, Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Florida

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

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

EN086: Autonomous Hovercraft: Power of Neural Nets. Colin Patrick O'Flynn, 16, Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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

EN312: Creating More Efficient Multi-Robot Systems Using Peer-to-Peer Networking in Search and Retrieve Problems. Andrew Robert Pariser, 17, Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, Port Washington, New York
Joseph Jailer-Coley, 17, Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, Port Washington, New York

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

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.

A $50 prize and a one year subscription to all online publications.

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

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

ME073: Real-time Analysis of Retinol Binding Protein in Rat cDNA. Catherine Nicole Burns, 17, Pittsford Sutherland High School, Pittsford, New York

First Award of $1,000

BI307: Natural vs. Allopathic Medicine. Sandra M Trevino, 15, American School Foundation, Monterrey Nl, Mexico
Alexandra Bernal, 15, American School Foundation, Monterrey Nl, Mexico

Second Award of $500

BI004: Cross Species Evaluation of Anti-immunoglobulin Antibody Reagents. Diana Sarah Weiner, 16, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Florida

Third Award of $300

BI043: Cholesterol Analysis of Various Poultry Species. Justin Tyler Deese, 17, Purnell Swett High School, Pembroke, North Carolina

American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $400

EA019: Doppler Shift in Pulsating Super Giants: Cepheid Variables, Phase III. Bradley Bunnell, 16, Carbon High School, Price, Utah

Third Award of $300

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

Honorable Mention Awards of a Certificate

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

PH059: Biefeld-Brown Effect. Daniel Vagberg, 18, DOMSJO, Vasternorrland, Sweden

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

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 Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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

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

Priscilla and Bart Bok Second Award of a $3,000 scholarship.

EA024: Evidence for Decay of 44Titanium to 44Calcium in Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A. Harish Gautam Khandrika, 14, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California

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

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

Second Award of $300

CH004: Just Skin Deep. David Michael Palko, 15, La Plata High School, La Plata, Maryland

Third Award of $200

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

Fourth Award of $100

CH035: Fun with Fuels. James Patrick Whalen, 16, Xenia Christian Academy, Xenia, Ohio

Honorable Mention Awards

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

CH019: Bugs Away. Kegan Kade Crouch, 15, Mason High School, Mason, Texas

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

CH044: Quantitative Comparison of Electrolytes in Bananas vs. POWERade: The Respective Amounts of Potassium in Each Using Ion-Exchange Resin and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Martin Oman Evans, 17, Wasatch High School, Heber, Utah

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

EV069: Contamination of Playgrounds by Arsenic Leaching from CCA Pressure-treated Wood. Kevin Michael Cronin, 17, Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida

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

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

First alternate for trip.

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

Second place alternate for trip.

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

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 Award of $1,000

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

Honorable Mention Award of $250

EA017: Developing Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating for Sharks' Teeth. Donovan Antonio Chaderton, 18, Springfield Gardens High School, Springfield Gardens, New York

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.

EA013: The Cosmic Early Warning. Adam Michael Curry, 17, Palisade Senior High School, Palisade, Colorado

Winners also receive a book, "The Glossary of Geology", inscribed by the AGI Chief Judge, and a certificate. Each student and their teacher receive 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

BI030: Establishing Evolutionary Relationships of Oklahoma Native Americans Through Mitochondrial DNA Analysis. Charles A. Jantzen, 17, Latta High School, Ada, Oklahoma

Winner also receives a plaque and AISES T-shirt.

American Mathematical Society
Karl Menger Awards of Excellence

First Place Award of $1,000

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

Second Place Awards of $500

MA002: Is It a Knot or Not? A Study of Knot Theory. Matthew Aaron Tesch, 16, Northwest High School, Justin, Texas

MA006: Period Doubling Route to Chaos in Driven Bouncing Ball Simulation. Andrew Michael Korth, 16, Morris Area High School, Morris, Minnesota

Third Place Awards of $250

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

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

MA022: New Proof of Transcendence of Mahler's Number. Ashum Karahanovich Kaibhanov, 15, Specialized School - Scientifical Center, Moscow, Russia

MA030: Winter Wonderland: A Mathematical Analysis of Snowflakes. Amanda Bryce Shaw, 16, Seton School, Manassas, Virginia

Honorable Mention Awards

MA008: Odd Oscillations. Mary Augusta Brazelton, 16, BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL, FORESTVILLE, Maryland

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

MA016: Game Theory Models for Middle East Policy. Jonathan Charles Zweig, 17, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

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

MA026: Investigating the Distance Function on Centrally Symmetric Convex Surfaces. Ronli Phyllis Diakow, 18, Paul D. Schreiber Senior High School, Port Washington, New York

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

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

First Award of $1,000

PH026: Study of Atmospheric Turbulent Cells Using Stellar Aberration. Kyle Brady Winkleman, 14, H. Louis Scott Junior High School, Winchester, Tennessee

Second Award of $500

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

Third Award of $250

CS307: Modeling Global Warming. Christopher Michael O'Brien, 17, Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Connie Marie Henderson, 17, Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Honorable Mention Awards

EA301: Aircraft Icing: Why Does It Happen?. Kristen Lani Rasmussen, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
Aaron Taylor Burgess, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

MA030: Winter Wonderland: A Mathematical Analysis of Snowflakes. Amanda Bryce Shaw, 16, Seton School, Manassas, Virginia

PH035: Effects of Electric Fields on the Growth of Ice Crystals. Grant Paul Teply, 14, Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin

Winners receive a certificate, a CD-ROM, and a one-year subscription to the "Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society".

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

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $500

ME047: The Role of Osteopontin Gene Expression on the Vasoprotective Effects of Estrogen on Vascular Injury. Philippe Andre Bouchard, 15, The Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama

Third Award of $500

BI016: Quercetin, A Nitric Oxide Inhibitor in Raw 264.7 Cells. Elizabeth Katherine Tronsor, 18, Ephrata Senior High School, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

ME045: Effect of FGFR and EFGR Antibodies on the Growth Rate of HL-60 Cells. Megan Clarke Roberts, 17, Carlisle Area High School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

American Phytopathological Society

First Award of $500

BO053: An Investigation of Fungal Pathogens and Their Adversaries. Magan Lynn Friskop, 16, Hankinson Public School, Hankinson, North Dakota

Second Award of $350

MI001: Detecting the Genetic Variabilty in Xylella fastidiosa Strains. Mary Melissa Gardner, 16, Spalding High School, Griffin, Georgia

Third Award of $250

BO018: Mathematical Analysis of 'Sudden Oak Death' Epidemiology. Raygen McKenzie Yantis, 18, Gold Beach High School, Gold Beach, Oregon

Fourth Award of $100

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

American Psychological Association

First Award of $1,000 and a certificate

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

Second Award of $500 and a certificate

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

Third Award of $125 and a certificate

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

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

Honorable Mention Awards

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

BE033: A New View of Negative Priming with Novel Shapes: The Role of Time. Deborah Elise Birnbaum, 18, John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School, Great Neck, New York

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

BE038: Linguistic Performance of Five-year-old Children from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: On the Implications of the Socialeconomical Paradigm. Yasaira Santiago-Rivera, 14, SU Rafael Rexach Dueno, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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

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

GN014: Remembered & Forgotten: Autobiographical Memory, Reminiscence and Cultural Influences on Memory. Michelle Elizabeth Keck, 18, Monte Vista Senior High School, Monte Vista, Colorado

GN304: Generation Y: Attitudes and Perceptions Towards the Aging Process. Camille Beatriz Alvarez, 15, Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, Puerto Rico
Gabriela Andrea Gata, 15, Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, Puerto Rico

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

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

American Society for Horticultural Science

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $150

BO027: Brassica Biofumigation: Screening of Glucosinolate Containing Plants for Anticarcinogenic Activity, Phase III. Heather Nicole Hannahan, 17, Clarkrange High School, Clarkrange, Tennessee

Third Award of $100

BO044: Apple Thinning. Julia Elizabeth Frenette, 16, Horton District High School, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada

Each awardee and his/her school will receive a one-year subscription to ASHS's "HortScience", and Hort Technology" plus a mounted certificate.

American Society of Agronomy

First Award of $1,000 in Crops

BO010: Analysis of a Possible Aphid Toxin in Zuuiki Taro (locasia gigantea), Year 2: Toxin Isolation and Trait Transference via Inter-specific Hybridization. Richard Jean Rodrick, 16, Kapa'a High School, Kapa'a, Hawaii

First Award of $1,000 in Soil

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

First Award of $1,000 in Environment

EV322: Bioavailability: Will Metals in Sludge Budge?. Kevin Huang, 18, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas
Daniel Jim Wang, 18, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas

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

ME061: Hala and HELA: Inhibitory Effect of Pandanus odoratissimus on the Growth of Human Cervical Cancer Cells. Kiani Anela Jeniah Arkus, 16, Kamehameha Secondary School, Honolulu, Hawaii

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

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

First Award of $1,000

CS020: Using Hidden Dynamic Models to Predict Pitch in English and Mandarin. Yilin Nie, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

Second Award of $500

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

Third Award of $250

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

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

American Statistical Association

First Award of $500 and a plaque

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,

Second Award of $300

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

Third Award of $100

ME038: Effect of Vibration and Calcium on Bone Density. Giselle M. Torres, 15, Academia Del Perpetuo Socorro, Miramar, Puerto Rico

Honorable Mention

EN024: Magnetic Pulse Motors: Design and Output. Ray Chengchuan He, 18, Hempfield High School, Landisville, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

ZO003: Effects of Enrichment on Lontra canadensis in the Zoo Environment. Jonathan Linus Fiely, 17, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, Virginia

ZO005: Ants on the Beach: Year II. Brian Joseph Gast, 16, Titusville High School, Titusville, Florida

ZO018: Variables Affecting Migrant Bird Collisions with Urban Skyscrapers. Noah Jasen Van Gilder, 18, Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York

ZO042: A Comparative Study of Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer in Bovidae bos taurus. Dalee Anne Bridges, 17, Greene County High School, Leakesville, Mississippi

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

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

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

Award of $500 U.S. Savings Bond

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equivalent award available for non-U.S. Winners. An educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy.

Association for Computing Machinery

First Award of $1,000

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

Award of $500

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

Award of $300

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

Honorable Mention Award of $200

CS034: Prediction of HIV Treatment Responses Using Neural Networks. Jennifer Pei-Kay Gee, 17, Frederick High School, Frederick, Maryland

CS305: Paper Computer Practical Application. James A Turner, 17, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan
Mark Andrew Stanislav, 17, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan
Luke John Duncan, 15, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan

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

All winners will receive complimentary ACM Student Memberships (ACM's Student Portal Package which also includes ACM's Digital Library) for the duration of their undergraduate college careers (up to 5 years).

Association for Women Geoscientists
Award winner will receive a $1000 scholarship.

Award of $1,000

EA005: Contemporary and Ancient Hot Spring Deposits. Laura Ann Vietti, 17, Hot Springs County High School, Thermopolis, Wyoming

Honorable Mention Award of $100

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

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

All award winners will also receive AWG T-shirt and a one year newsletter subscription.

Bently Nevada
For projects that demonstrate originality in specifying a research problem or defining an engineering project; as well as creativity in executing the project and utilizing engineering principals/methods to solve the problem.

Award of $1,000

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

Award of $500

EN005: New Intelligent Refrigeration Technology: Research, Design and Testing. Bradley Warren Mathews, 17, Northcliff High School, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Award of $250

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

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

First Place Award of $1,000

BO030: Interactive Effect of Sunlight and Phosphorus on the Regulation of Nitrogen Fixation in Cercocarpus montanus: Implications for Ponderosa Forest Management. Kirsten Ann Grimm, 17, Prescott High School, Prescott, Arizona

Second Place Award of $500

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

Third Place Award of $250

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

Honorable Mention Awards

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

Conservation International is 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 Award of $1,000

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

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

EN043: The Double-Bit Gray-Level Image Projecting System. Fu-Feng David Lee, 16, National Hsin-Chu Senior High School, Hsin-Chu, Chinese Taipei

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

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

Second Award of $500

CS001: Automatically Categorizing Commercial Segments Using Multiple Vision Techniques. Joseph Patrick Wilson, 17, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

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

PH014: Dancer and Hurdlers Leap for Physics. Nicole Jean Carbonaro, 17, Great Mills High School, Great Mills, Maryland

ZO039: There's a Time for Everything. Richard Cole Vaughn, 17, Winona High School, Winona, Mississippi

ZO053: Effects of Vertebral Density on Terrestrial Lateral Undulation in Three Species of Snake. Robert Anthony Villa, 16, Tucson Magnet High School, Tucson, Arizona

Honorable Mention Award of $250

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

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

EN053: Little Light, Big Effect. Adam James Leiferman, 16, Kimball High School, Kimball, South Dakota

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

ZO043: Microstructure of the Shark's Jaw. Laura A. Mulvey, 16, Carle Place High School, Carle Place, 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.

IEEE Computer Society

First Award of $700

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

Second Award of $500

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

CS052: Advanced Video Animation Compression. Colin Pierce Sprinkle, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

Third Award of $350

CS003: IP Load Balancing Web Serving Cluster Implementations for Dummies. James Albert Reggio, 13, Liberty Christian School, Denton, Texas

EN056: Design of a Cone Penetrometer Soil Sensor System Network. Michael Beroen Hart, 16, Alfred M. Barbe High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Team First Award of $500 for each team member

CS305: Paper Computer Practical Application. James A Turner, 17, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan
Mark Andrew Stanislav, 17, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan
Luke John Duncan, 15, Dearborn High School, Dearborn, Michigan

Team Second Award of $400 for each team member

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

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 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

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

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-Louisville Section
Awards for Technical Excellence, Presentation and Display

Award of $100

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

Award of $100

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

Award of $100

EN096: The Design of a Localized Positioning System. Brian Todd VanOsdol, 18, Glendale High School, Springfield, Missouri

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

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $600

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

Third Award of $400

BI041: Inhibitive Effect of the Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium) on Heterocyclic Aromatic Amine Formation in Cooked Ground Beef. Amy Lee Hart, 18, Port Huron High School, Port Huron, Michigan

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

Intel Foundation Best Use of Personal Computer
Presented to individuals or teams at the Intel ISEF who have successfully integrated technology into their projects in a creative and innovative manner.

Personal computer system

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

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

CS015: Real-time Radiosity Using Vertex Shader Process for 3-D Game Programming Innovation. Supasak Kulawonganunchai, 19, Thewphaingarm School, Bangkok, Thailand

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

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

Winners will receive a high-performance computer. All Intel ISEF Finalists are eligible regardless of the scientific or technical category of their project.

Intel Foundation Women in Computer Science and Engineering Award
Presented to a female finalist who has an exceptional project in the computer science or engineering categories.

Award of $2,500 and a high-performance computer

EN310: Postural Stability Under Perturbation: Phase II. Christina Nicole Hobson, 16, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, Arizona
Nachelle Diane Brown, 16, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, Arizona

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

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

Scholarship award of $5,000

PH026: Study of Atmospheric Turbulent Cells Using Stellar Aberration. Kyle Brady Winkleman, 14, H. Louis Scott Junior High School, Winchester, Tennessee

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 $1000

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

Honorable Mention

EN043: The Double-Bit Gray-Level Image Projecting System. Fu-Feng David Lee, 16, National Hsin-Chu Senior High School, Hsin-Chu, Chinese Taipei

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

CH054: Analysis of Electromotive Force Released in an Iron Half-Cell For Cathodic Protected Pipeline Testing. Bethran Chinedu Nnorom, 16, Catholic High School, Huntsville, Alabama

Second Award of $300

CH055: Converting Carbon Directly into Electricity. Danielle DeLong Nangle, 15, South Fork High School, Stuart, Florida

Third Award of $200

CH022: A Hydroquinone Electrochemical Cell. Isaac E. Lloyd, 18, Ogden Senior High School, Ogden, Utah

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

National Anti-Vivisection Society
For the project that best promotes scientific advancement through methods that do not harm animals, that work to replace live animals with non-animal methodologies or for animal-based research that benefits animals using non-invasive techniques or in an observational setting.

Award of $5,000

BI048: Can Metabolite Standards be Produced from Human Hepatic Cells for Use in Forensic Toxicology?. Megan Aimee Hamilton, 16, Timberland High School, Saint Stephen, South Carolina

For more information on the specific guidelines of this award, visit the National Anti-Vivisection Societies web site.

National Ground Water Association

First Award of $500

EV032: Remediation of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Utilizing Dried Eichhornia crassipes. Paul Daniel Rossman, 17, Deming High School, Deming, New Mexico

Second Award of $250

EV041: Surfactant/Co-Solvent-enhanced Aquifer Remediation of DNAPLs. Tanner John Brunsdale, 18, Bountiful High School, Bountiful, Utah

Third Award of $200

EV313: Salinity of Groundwaters in the Algarve. Nuno Miguel Dias, 19, Escola Secundaria de Tavira, Tavira, Algarve, Portugal
Eunice Isabel Carrapico, 18, Escola Secundaria de Tavira, Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

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

Trip to Taiwan to attend the 2003 Taiwan International Science Fair in February.

CS001: Automatically Categorizing Commercial Segments Using Multiple Vision Techniques. Joseph Patrick Wilson, 17, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, Florida

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

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

North American Benthological Society
For projects related to the "benthos" - organisms living at the bottom of streams, lakes, estuaries and oceans.

First Award of $500

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

Second Award of $300

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

Third Award of $200

ZO311: Communication and Aggressiveness of Stressed Crayfishes (Procambarus clarkii): Effects of Photoperiod in the Maintenance of Dominance Hierarchies. Lynn Marie Torrench-Antonetty, 15, Academia Adventista Metroplita, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Rafael A. Torrench-Antonetty, 14, SU Rafael Rexach Dueno, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Felix J. Jorge-Garcia, 12, SU Rafael Rexach Dueno, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

All winners receive a one-year membership in the Society, and a subscription to the "Journal of the North American Benthological Society."

Optical Society of America

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $500

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

Third Award of $200

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

Honorable Mention Award

EN053: Little Light, Big Effect. Adam James Leiferman, 16, Kimball High School, Kimball, South Dakota

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

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

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 exhibiting 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.

Award of $1,000 and a trip to meet Schlumberger scientists and an internship.

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

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

Award of $500

EN005: New Intelligent Refrigeration Technology: Research, Design and Testing. Bradley Warren Mathews, 17, Northcliff High School, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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

PH009: Slip Sliding Away: How Does the Electrical Conductivity of a Liquid Affect Friction When Lenz's Law Is Applied?. Michelle Elizabeth Doll, 18, Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, Pennsylvania

PH024: Length Dependent Polarization Mode Dispersion Measurement. Mirza Asim Baig, 18, McNair Academic High School, Jersey City, New Jersey

PH046: "Red October" Continued. James William Corrigan, 15, Plymouth South High School, Plymouth, Massachusetts

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

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

Second Award $100

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

Third Award $50

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

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

First Award of $1000

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

Second Award of $450

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

Third Award of $300

BO310: Effects of Artificial Gravity on Plants. Michael Ivan Judson, 16, Pleasant Grove High School, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Nelson Bret Radmall, 17, Pleasant Grove High School, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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 $1000

Second Award of $250

Third Award $100

Honorable Mention Awards of $50

Winners will receive certificate and a one-year subscription to "Mining Engineering." A feature article highlighting the winners will appear in the August issue of "Mining Engineering." The SME finalist's sponsoring teacher will also receive a one-year subscription to "Mining Engineering."

Society for Technical Communication

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

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

Award of $250 for Excellence in a Written Report

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

Award of $100 for Merit in a Written Report

EV069: Contamination of Playgrounds by Arsenic Leaching from CCA Pressure-treated Wood. Kevin Michael Cronin, 17, Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida

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

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

Award of $250 for Excellence in a Display Presentation

EN080: Which Truss Can You Trust? Third-Year Study. Robert William Hernandez, 18, Ellendale Public High School, Ellendale, North Dakota

Award of $100 for Merit in Display Presentation

EV069: Contamination of Playgrounds by Arsenic Leaching from CCA Pressure-treated Wood. Kevin Michael Cronin, 17, Sarasota High School, Sarasota, Florida

Distinguished Team Award of $250 per team member

CS302: MooBrick Artificial Intelligence Conversation System. David Edwyn Bennett, 16, Broadneck Senior High School, Annapolis, Maryland
Aaron David Schulman, 16, Broadneck Senior High School, Annapolis, Maryland
Roy N Clark, 18, Broadneck Senior High School, Annapolis, Maryland

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

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

Second Place Award of $250

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

Third Place Award of $100

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

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 Salt Lake City, Utah.

EA026: Soil Liquefaction Mitigation. Emily Adelia Self, 18, Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Award of Merit of $500

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

Awards of Merit of $250

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

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

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

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

Team Award of Merit of $500 to be split among team members.

EA302: Acoustic Thermetrics. Morgan Kathryn Habetz, 15, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana
Sarah Elizabeth Metz, 15, Catholic High School, New Iberia, Louisiana

The Endocrine Society

First Award of $1,000

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

Second Award of $500

BI059: cDNA Microarray-based Analysis of the Effects of Trichostatin A on the Gene Expression Profile of Human Prostate Cancer Cells. Samantha Megan Feingold, 16, Spanish River Community High School, Boca Raton, Florida

Honorable Mention Awards

BI007: Estrogen Effects on Dendritic Spine Density in Mouse Hippocampal Neurons. Jina Kim, 17, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

BI021: Etiology and Prevention of Cataracts in Diabetic Patients. Aman Kumar Jain, 17, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

BI023: Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor: A Possible Regulator of Reg Gene Expression in the Pancreas. Sam Adler Golden, 18, John Jay High School, Katonah, New York

BI051: Synchronization vs. Sensitization of Prostate Cancer Cells by Curcumin. David Nima Meigooni, 15, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky

BI053: Molecular Cloning of Eukaryotic Initiation Factor 5A and Deoxyhypusine Synthase from a Bovine Testis cDNA Library. George H Huang, 16, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

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

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

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

ME034: Diabetes: How Different Exercises Affect Blood Sugar. Alisha Brynn Martinez, 15, Carbon High School, Price, Utah

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

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

ZO021: Mating Game: How Quickly Acartia Respond to Changes in Their Feeding Environment with Changes in Egg Production. Kassandra Aurora Jackson, 16, Redwood High School, Larkspur, California

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

United Technologies Corporation
Recognizes projects for excellence in science and engineering. Each award includes shares of United Technologies Corporation common stock valued at approximately $2000.

UTC Common Stock

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

CS020: Using Hidden Dynamic Models to Predict Pitch in English and Mandarin. Yilin Nie, 18, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vacuum Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society

First Award of $750

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 $500

PH054: Plasma Fusion in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Chamber. Rachel Lauren Rosenberg, 17, Governor School of Science & Math, Hartsville, South Carolina

Third Award of $250

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

BO311: Do the Allelochemicals Produced by Kochia scoparia Directly or Indirectly Affect the Early Growth of Chic Peas, Cicer arietinum, Grown in North Toole County (NTC), Montana?. Daniel Ray Cox, 17, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana
Bryan Joseph Simons, 16, North Toole County High School, Sunburst, Montana

Second Award of $500

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

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

Intel ISEF Results Index

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