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ISEF 2018 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

ISEF 2018 – American Chemical Society Special Awards


The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania:


The American Chemical Society Education Division promotes excellence in science education and science literacy through a number of activities supporting teachers and learners of chemistry. Through its participation in Intel ISEF, ACS encourages and supports high school students in their exploration of the chemical sciences through research experiences.


Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development.


First Award of $4,000

An Investigation into the Removal of Microplastics from Water Using Ferrofluids

Fionn Miguel Eckardt Ferreira, Schull Community College, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland


Second Award of $3,000

Benzodiazepine Detection in Alcoholic Beverages

Isabela Dadda dos Reis, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS) - Campus Osório, Osorio, RS, Brazil


Third Award of $2,000

New Approach to the Synthesis of the Functionalized Fluoroalkenes' New Perspective Types of Medicines

Anastasiia Andrianova, Moscow South-Eastern School Named After V.I. Chuikov, Moscow, Russian Federation

Yulia Maslova, Moscow South-Eastern School Named After V.I. Chuikov, Moscow, Russian Federation


Fourth Award of $1,000

Fabricating a Novel Ultrasensitive Flexible Biosensor with Patterned 10 nm Single Antibody Size Periodic Line Channel Created by Directed Molecular Self-Assembly to Achieve Extremely High Accuracy in the Earlier Detection of Cancer

Erika Yang, Granada High School, Livermore, CA, United States of America


Certificate of Honorable Mention

Evaluation of the Biocatalytic Potential of Agroindustrial Residues by Employing the Orange Peel Residue as a Biocatalyst in the Asymmetric Bioreduction Reaction of the Acetophenone Substrate to 1-Phenylethanol

Gabriel Negrao de Morais, Escola Djalma Pessoa - Sesi Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil


Geophone Phase 1: Synthesis and Characterization of a NiO ZnO P-N Type Semiconductor Junction for an Increased Electromechanical Effect

Jenna Marie Salvat, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, CO, United States of America


Computational Predictions in the Design of Affinity-Based Drug Delivery

Alison Wenqing Xin, Hathaway Brown School, Solon, OH, United States of America


Green Synthesis of Phosphorous, Nitrogen Co-Doped Carbon Materials from Renewable Resources for Supercapacitor Applications via Microwave Assisted Technique

Meghana Chowdary Bollimpalli, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR, United States of America


Synthesis and Separation of Chiral Compounds in the Preparation of a PET Radiotracer Targeting Synaptic Vesicle Glycoprotein 2A

Maya N. Geradi, Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven, CT, United States of America


A New Route to Next-Generation Spin Based Devices for Quantum Information Processing: Optically Active Fully Organic Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

Arnob Das, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR, United States of America


Lord Kelvin's Thunderstorm: Improving Power Generation with Ionic Solutions

Benjamin DeVries, Woods Cross High School, Bountiful, UT, United States of America


Novel Agarose Processing Techniques: Design and Characterization of a Sturdy, Porous Foam for Controlled Topical Drug Delivery

Hamzah Faiyaaz Jhaveri, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Orlando, FL, United States of America