Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2011 - American Chemical Society Special Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 15, 2011

The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair this last week in Los Angeles, CA:


First Award of $4,000

Analysis and Characterization of the Bioactive Antimicrobial NaturalProducts from Marine Sponges

Bernadette Ann Hritzo, 18, Villa Joseph Marie High School, Holland,Pennsylvania


Second Award of $3,000

Computational Analysis of Specific Missense Mutations in the SMN TudorDomain

Dianna Hu, 18, Half Hollow Hills High School West, Dix Hills, New York


Third Award of $2,000

Synthesis and Manipulation of Silver and Gold Nano-Mirrors

Michael Leonard Janner, 15, Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands,California


Forth Award of $1,000.00

Kinetic Analysis of Nanometallic Catalyst in Reduction of Nitrophenol:Investigation of a New

Class of "Super Catalyst"

Quoc-Bao Duy Nguyen, 16, Westwood High School and McNeil High School, Austin,Texas

Mai-Anh N. Vu, 15, Westwood High School and McNeil High School, Austin,Texas



Certificates of Honorable Mention:


Detection and Analysis of Point Mutations of the Oxidative Variety inthe K-ras Gene

Charles Preston Blakemore, 18, Academy for Math, Engineering andScience, Salt Lake City, Utah


Lighting Insulin with Gold Nanodots

Yun-Chen Chien, 17, Taipei First Girls' High School, Taipei, TaipeiCity, Taiwan (R.O.C), Chinese



Polyfunctionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Novel Scaffoldsfor Multimodal Tumor-Targeted Therapy and Biological Imaging

Neil Pathak, 18, Herricks Senior High School, New Hyde Park, New York


From Dusk to Dawn: Contact Lenses in the Night Tear Proteome

Jack Huang, 17, Parkland High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania


Carbon Nanotube Synthesis and Characterization

Neerja Aggarwal, 17, L.V. Hightower High School, Missouri City, Texas


Characterization of Tyrphostin AG879 as a Novel Selective Modulator ofAmyloid Precursor Protein Gamma-Secretase: Towards Safe Neuroprotective Therapyfor Alzheimer's Disease

Shaunak Krishan Bakshi, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York



All award winners and honorable mentions receive a subscription toChemMatters.