Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2014 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 18, 2014
Latest reply on May 18, 2014 by Lynn Hartshorn

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

 

Mechanism of Chinese Silver Staining Diagnosis and Its Application as Rapid Test for Chronic Renal Failure

Tai Hei Chan, 18, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Er Hai Fang, 17, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Improved Efficiency of Steam Generation Using Carbon Nanoparticles

Carolyn Kay Jons, 16, Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

 

Mechanism of Chinese Silver Staining Diagnosis and Its Application as Rapid Test for Chronic Renal Failure

Tai Hei Chan, 18, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Er Hai Fang, 17, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Stoichiometric Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Simple and Cost-Effective Laser Material Fabrication: A Case Study of Polycrystalline Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Ceramics

Matthew Leong Chun, 17, Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York

 

Novel Synthesis and Characterization of Antimony and Lithium Doped Tin Dioxide Nanocrystals Achieving Record Gas Sensor Performance

Nikhil Murthy, 14, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

 

New Approach to the Block Synthesis of Alginate Fragments: The Molecular Geometry and Stereo Selectivity of the Mannuronyl Donors

Ekaterina Kutsenok, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russian Federation

 

Synthesis of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs) for Radiotherapeutic and Chemotherapeutic Treatments

Jessica Hong, 17, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Alicia Danielle DSouza, 16, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, Texas

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Electronic Tongue: Tastes of Toxic Metal Ions in Water

Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 15, University High School, Fresno, California

 

The Effectiveness of Guanidine Functionalized Polymers in Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization

Sarah Hasan Al Abdullatif, 17, Dhahran Ahliyya Schools, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

 

Factors that Influence Energies of Simple Hydrocarbons

Tingyue Cui, 15, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana

 

Supramolecular Host-Guest Complexes as Fluorescent Markers in Tumor Diagnostics

Gabriel Salg, 19, Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium Hosbach, Hoesbach, Germany

 

Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide Coated Nafion Membranes for Enhanced Performance in Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Cameron Akker, 17, Redmond High School, Redmond, Washington

 

On the Synthesis and Predictive Modeling of Thermostable Pigments Utilizing Silica Extracted from Rice Husk Biowastes

Caroline Fang Gao, 16, Plano West Senior High School, Plano, Texas

Lily Xu, 17, Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Austin, Texas

Susan Xu, 16, Kingwood High School, Kingwood, Texas

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Modification of the Oxygen Evolution Reaction Using Iridium (IV) Oxide Combined with Precious Metals through the Dip-Coating/Calcination Reaction, a Sixth Year Study

Albert Scott Halbing, 18, Cocoa Beach Junior-Senior High School, Cocoa Beach, Florida

 

Synthesizing a STAT3 Dimerization Inhibitor Molecule via Retrosynthetic Analysis

Maria Andrea Jurado, 18, Waipahu High School, Waipahu, Hawaii

 

A Study of Preparation of Fire-Retardant Exterior Wall Thermal Insulating Foam with a New Type of Raw Material

Qiaochu Wang, 16, Zhengzhou No.1 High School, Zhengzhou, China

 

Synthesis and Applications of Reusable Solid Acid Catalysts for Biofuels Production

Yu-Hsuan Shen, 18, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Chinese Taipei

 

Novel Iron-Catalyzed Hetero Diels-Alder Reaction directed towards Natural Product Synthesis

Andre Sanchez, 17, Manatee High School, Bradenton, Florida

 

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

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

 

The Synthesis of Thiophene Derived Conductive Copolymer and the Analysis of the Properties of Electrochromic Devices

Busra Ban, 18, Cakabey Schools, Izmir, Turkey

 

A Unique Kit for Detection and Removal of Pesticides from Fruits and Vegetables

Shreya Nandy, 16, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India

Kopal Gupta, 16, Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, India

 

 

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

 

Interrogating SGK3 Function in Cancer

Ken Aizawa, 17, Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Organic Foods? Buy or Bypass: A Comparative Study Analyzing the Effects of Pesticides on Nutritional Content, Heavy Metal Toxicity and Pesticide-Induced Diseases

Ria Chhabra, 17, Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas

 

Interrogating SGK3 Function in Cancer

Ken Aizawa, 17, Jericho Senior High School, Jericho, New York

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

A Drug Discovery Project: Allosteric Inhibition of Indolethylamine N-Methyl Transferase

Sevahn Kayaneh Vorperian, 17, West High School, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Novel Inorganic Metallacarborane Inhibitors of HIV-1 Protease

Robin Krystufek, 18, Gymnazium Na Vitezne Plani, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Novel Design and Evaluation of Chitosan Nanoparticle Ocular Drug Delivery System

Sriram Somasundaram, 16, The Harker School, San Jose, California

 

A Novel Treatment for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's, and other Neurodegenerative Disease: Sildenafil Promotes Axonal Outgrowth in the CSPG Inhibitory Environment through Modulation of miRNA Levels

Guangning An, 18, International Academy, Troy, Michigan

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

L- Asparaginase Production from Kefir: An Alternative for the Treatment of Acute Limphoblastic Leukemia

Barbara Carolina Federhen, 19, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

 

Evidence of Toll-like Receptor Nine-Mediated Amelioration of Amyloid Pathology in a TgSwDI Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Charlotte Sophia Herber, 17, Fox Lane High School, Bedford, New York

 

Elucidating of the Role of Reactive Oxidative Secies (ROS) in TGF-ß1 Activation of TRPV1 in the Corneal Keratocyte

Abrar Ali Nadroo, 16, Syosset High School, Syosset, New York

 

Understanding the Mechanism behind Nanoparticle Enhanced Oral Absorption of Chemotherapeutic Drugs

Priyanka R. Narayan, 18, Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota

 

Cardiolipin-Targeted Peptides Block Alzheimer’s Beta-Amyloid Oligomer Toxicity through a Two-Hit Approach: Fibril Formation and Inhibition of Newly Characterized Oxygenase Activity

Margarita Ren, 18, Hunter College High School, New York, New York

Yinge Zhao, 16, The Dalton School, New York, New York

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

The Toxicity of Kavalactones and Flavokavain A and B from Different Plant Areas of Kava on HepG2 Liver Cells

Keanu Dean Pinner, 16, Hilo High School, Hilo, Hawaii

 

Ethanol Production through Biological Pretreatment of Miscanthus sinensis using Pleurotus ostreatus

Srinath Vijay Seshadri, 14, Village Academy, Delaware, OH, Ohio

 

Mechanism of Apoptotic Action of Colloidal Silver and Bromelain on PC12 Cells

Marcelina Puc, 17, Lane Technical College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinois

 

Structural Snapshots of K. lactis Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase Trapped with Transition State Analog Inhibitors

Samuel Arturo Goldman, 16, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, New York

 

A Comparison of the Mechanism and Effects of HIF-Targeting Oligonucleotides on Normal and Cancerous Breast Cells

Katharine Elizabeth Adams, 16, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

 

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

 

Novel Analysis of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation on Amyloid-beta, Tau, and Motility in Transgenic C. elegans models: Targeting Potential Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease

Kimberly Alexis Te, 16, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

Austen Gregory Te, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

Jinyu Wu, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

 

 

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