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ISEF 2019 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

ISEF 2019 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona:


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.



First Award of $4,000

Novel Colorimetric Sensors for Detecting Chemicals in Vapor, Liquid, and Solid Phases

Helena Jiang, F. W. Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL, United States of America



Second Award of $3,000

Anacardic Acid Analogs as Inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 for the Prevention of Cancer Metastasis

Maanasi R. Kademani, Martin Luther King High School , Riverside, CA, United States of America



Third Award of $2,000

Experimentally Designing Sustainable Clay-Based Adsorbents to Remove Arsenic from Drinking Water

Rajat Kaushik Doshi, Henry B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL, United States of America



Fourth Award of $1,000

Characterizing the Role of Nuclear Flap Endonuclease 1 as a Mitochondrial Long Patch DNA Base Excision Repair Enzyme in vitro

Tong Ye, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, NY, United States of America



Certificate of Honorable Mention

The Development of Lactase Hydrogel to Alleviate Lactose Intolerance from Dairy Beverages

Ngai Ming Maisie Luk, St. Paul's Convent School, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Verena Yiu, St. Paul's Convent School, Hong Kong, Guangdong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Sustainable Manufacturing of Gamma Butyrolactone

Tianyu Dong, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA, United States of America


Water Purification by Capillary Action in Paper Towels

Vongayi Anesu Marazanye, High Achievers Coach Educational Centre, Harare, Zimbabwe


Novel Alternative Energy: Seawater Electric Generator Improved by the Catalyst from Waste Lard

Chawit Kaewnuratchadasorn, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand

Puttaranun Boonchit, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Pa Yup Nai Sub-district, Wangchan District, Rayong, Thailand

Putuchon Vongvorakul, Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Bangkok, Thailand