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    ISEF 2014 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

    Donivan Porterfield

      The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 11-16) in Los Angeles, California:


      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

      Synthesis of Benzodifuran Derivatives for Solar Cells

      Valerie Youngmi Sarge, 17, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky



      Second Award of $3,000

      Development of a Therapeutic Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Chemical Approach to Cease Amyloidosis

      Yarim Lee, 17, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, New York



      Third Award of $2,000

      Building a Library of Difluoro- and Trifluoro- Artemisinins, Year Two

      Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya, 16, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, California



      Fourth Award of $1,000

      A Monte Carlo Protein Folding Simulation using Energy Optimization with Novel Applications to Alzheimer's Disease Research

      Niranjan Balachandar, 17, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas



      Certificate of Honorable Mention

      In Search of Genomic Dark Matter: A Novel Method for the Global Identification of Active Regulatory Elements

      Carlo Bocconcelli, 17, Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, Massachusetts


      Carbonized Pineapple Peel (CPP) Waste as Low Cost Adsorbent for Acid and Reactive Dyes Removal

      Meor Zulhilmi Syahir Ahmad Shohailee, 17, Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin Science Secondary Boarding School, Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia


      The Synthesis and Characterization of EGCG-PLGA Conjugates and Mixtures: A Novel Biomaterial for Tissue Engineering

      Anubhuti Mathur, 16, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Connecticut


      Gold Nanoparticles: Efficient Synthesis of Catalytically Active Nanoparticles Using a One-Pot Method

      Justin Cheung, 17, Commack High School, Commack, New York


      Magnetic Field Modulation for Assembly and Manipulation of Responsive Nanoscale Optical Systems

      Michael Janner, 18, Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, California


      Development of Highly Efficient and Stable Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Using Natural Hydrangea macrophylla Dyes

      Mie Yamanaka, 17, Miyagi Prefectural Sendai Daini Senior High School, Sendai-City, Japan



      All award winners and honorable mentions receive a subscription to ChemMatters.


      Further information about the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and related programs is available at: http://www.societyforscience.org/