Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2013 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 19, 2013

Chemistry

 

Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 award. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF affiliated fair they represent.

 

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000

 

Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors

Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes

Michael Zhu Chen, 16, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

 

Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors

Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Procedures for Separation of Volatile Oils

Michael Laue, 17, Europagymnasium Walther Rathenau Bitterfeld, Bitterfeld, Germany

 

Nanostructured Co3O4, CoO and CoN as High Capacity and Long Life Anodes for Li-ion

Batteries

Prithvi Gundlapalli, 17, Saint Andrew's Junior College, Singapore

 

Efficient and Recyclable Cellulose-Supported Pd-Nanocatalysts for Suzuki Coupling

Reactions

Claudia Huang, 16, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

 

Studies on the Boekelheide Rearrangement of Cyclic Nitronates

Ekaterina Kutsenok, 16, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russia

Maxim Ruslanovich Radzhabov, 15, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russia

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Luminescence Improvement of Lanthanide Complexes

Michaela Krakorova, 18, Gymnasium Brno-Reckovice, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Towards Next-Generation Nanomaterials: Atomistic, First-Principles Analysis of N-Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide

Shyamal Buch, 17, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, California

 

Preparation of Surfactants Mixture from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid and Castor Oil to Combat

The Dengue Mosquito Larvae

Gabriel Tiago Galdino, 17, Escola Estadual Jose Maria Hugo Rodrigues, Campo Grande, Brasil

 

Design and Synthesis of Novel Tetraphenylporphyrin-based Metal-Organic Frameworks for

Photodynamic Therapy and Drug Delivery

Landon Yates Carter, 16, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina

 

Adaptations to the Common Car Battery: Concentration Cell and Alloyed  Electrode Manipulation

Mikala Paula Cohen, 17, Cypress Bay High School, Weston, Florida

 

Organic Light-Emiting Nano Vesicles Self-Assembled from Bis-Urea Containing Fluorescent

Molecules

Fu Hsuan Liu, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

Ting Hu, 16, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Comparative Analysis of Different Accelerants that Can Increase the Specific Impulse Generated by Solid Rocket Propellants

Benjamin Michael Langer, 16, Herzlia High School, Cape Town, South Africa

 

A Novel, Facile Two-Step Organocatalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of the Myristinin Core

Louis Tao, 17, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, Louisiana

 

Synthesis of Size- and Phase-Controlled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles via Continuous, Atmospheric Pressure Microplasma: An Efficient Source for Innovative Biomedical and Technological Applications

Aric Generette Floyd, 17, Hawken Upper School, Gates Mills, Ohio

 

An Inexpensive and Ultra-Compact Raman Spectrometer for Real World Applications

Jack Thomas Andraka, 16, North County High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland

 

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanometric Semiconductors

Guy Avshalom Hofshi, 18, Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa, Israel

 

An Investigation of Cellulosic Ethanol: Oxidation of Hemicellulose and Lignin to Achieve High Conversion Yields of Cellulose to Glucose

Hailey C. Loehde-Woolard, 15, Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, California

 

From Waste Heat to Electricity: Synthesis and Analysis of a New Zintl Phase Compound for Thermoelectric Power Generation

George Douglas Geng, 15, Irvington High School, Fremont, California

 

Folding and Unfolding of Serum Albumin Proteins with Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Gagan Ajay Gupta, 17, Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Hydrogen Production using Ultra Low-Cost Soybean-Molybdenum Catalysts

Shilpa Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York

Shweta Iyer, 17, Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York

 

 

 

Biochemistry

 

Intel will present Best of Category Winners with a $5,000 award. Additionally, a $1,000 grant will be given to their school and the Intel ISEF affiliated fair they represent.

 

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000

 

Analysis of Fel d 1 Allergen Transcripts in Felis catus Saliva using Reverse Transcription Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR)

Savannah Joy Tobin, 18, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Analysis of Fel d 1 Allergen Transcripts in Felis catus Saliva using Reverse Transcription Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR)

Savannah Joy Tobin, 18, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

 

Interferon-alpha 2b: Targeting the STAT1 Pathway and Minimizing Breast Cancer and Leukemia Cell Proliferation

Andrea Shao-yin Li, 16, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Targeting Lung Mutagenesis: Mycosporine-like Amino Acids as Scavengers of PAH o-Quinone Derived ROS for the Reduction of p53 Strand Scission and Mutation in Human Lung Cancer

Ailis Clare Dooner, 16, Carmel High School, Carmel, California

 

Rationally Designed Beta-Catenin Inhibitors as Anti-Tumor Agents

Samuel Wye Pritt, 18, Home School, Walkersville, Maryland

 

Tracing the Mistakes of Nature: Model Study for the Development of a Strategy to Prohibit Beta-Amyloid Aggregation

Yarim Lee, 15, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York

 

Targeting Survivin as a Potential Cancer Therapeutic

Kelsey Mackenzie Barter, 17, University High School, Tucson, Arizona

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Inhibition of the FabI Enoyl-ACP Reductase from Burkholderia pseudomallei

Minah Kim, 17, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, New York

 

A Novel Approach to Attenuate Asthma Drug Albuterol’s Side Effects: A Study Using Zebrafish Model

Ayush Kumar, 16, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlboro, Massachusetts

Raashed Raziuddin, 15, Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough, Massachusetts

 

MiR17-92 Cluster in Axons Promotes Axonal Outgrowth

Guangning An, 16, International Academy, Troy, Michigan

Yu Tang, 17, International Academy, Troy, Michigan

 

Prototype Testing Tool to Distinguish Between Artificially and Naturally Ripened Fruits

Khanak Bhargava, 15, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India

Ishani Goomer, 16, Amity International School,Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India

 

The Effects of Applying a Novel Silica Nanoparticle Compound Medication to Effectively Eradicate Malaria

Hassan Nezar Khdary, 16, Manarat Al-Riyadh School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Khaled Manahi Alkozman, 17, Manarat Al-Riyadh School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Roles of Semaphorin7A and Cadherin8 in Synaptic Guidance Influencing Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sania Khalid, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

Amrita Ramesh, 18, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Immobilization of Enzymes via Concentric Nafion/Cellulase Electrospun Fibers for Bioethanol Production

Alicia Danielle D'Souza, 15, Clark High School, Plano, Texas

 

Mining Active Natural Products and Potential Medicinal Plants by Using Molecular Positioning System

Yuxi Jiang, 17, No.2 High School Attached to East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

 

A Novel Function of TsTXK-beta Neurotoxin in the Tityus serrulatus Scorpion Venom

Nayrob Pereira, 17, Escola Estadual Alberto Torres, Sao Paulo, Brasil

 

Intranasal Administration of Neuropeptide-Y Influences Development of PTSD-like Symptoms

Sheida Takmil, 17, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

 

Tributyltin Disrupts Adipocyte Metabolism

Emily Taylor Hayes, 18, Walter Payton College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Illinois

 

CancAARS: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Melanoma Tumorigenesis

Robert Mohamed Bacchus, Jr., 16, Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida

 

Elucidating the Biochemical Mechanisms of Synthesis of Anthocyanins in Citrus Fruits

Saumya Ramadugu Keremane, 15, Martin Luther King High School, Riverside, California

 

The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Beta Cells

Jacob Michael Cabrejas, 17, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona

Paula Nicole Beatty, 16, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona

 

 

 

Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award

 

These finalists were selected for their commitment to innovation in tackling challenging scientific questions, using authentic research practices, and creating solutions to the problems of tomorrow.

Young Scientist Award of $50,000

 

Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors

Eesha Khare, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

 

The award is disbursed in four equal installments to students enrolled at any accredited degree-granting institution of higher education, following their successful completion of high school. Students must provide proof of registration and good academic standing from the school's registrar each semester.

 

 

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