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    ISEF 2015 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

    Donivan Porterfield

      The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 10-15) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:


      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

      Photoelectrochemical Properties of 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDCs) Functionalized with Porphyrins

      Arjun Srinivasan Ramani, 16, West Lafayette Junior Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana



      Second Award of $3,000

      Development of a Novel Radiation Shielding Material

      Seyit Alp Herdem, 19, Isiklar Air Force High School, Bursa, Turkey

      Tahsin Elmas, 19, Isiklar Air Force High School, Bursa, Turkey



      Third Award of $2,000

      Synthesizing and Utilizing Difluoromethyl- & Trifluoromethyl-Artemisinins to Interrupt the Life Cycle of Malaria Parasites, Year III

      Shreya Sundaresh Ramayya, 17, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, California



      Fourth Award of $1,000

      Measurement of Radon Emanation and Its Correlation with Indoor Radon Levels in Some Areas of Mallow

      Caoimhe Marie Cronin, 15, St.Mary's Secondary School, Cork, Ireland

      Shauna Murphy, 14, St.Mary's Secondary School, Cork, Ireland



      Certificate of Honorable Mention

      Formation of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Inclusion Compounds with Urea and Thiourea

      Pavithran T. Ravindran, 17, W. Tresper Clarke High School, Westbury, New York


      Bagasse-Based Activated Carbon as Effective Adsorbent for Heavy Metal Contamination from Industrial Activities (Case Study: Gold Mining Area in Mandor River, West Kalimantan)

      Hansen Hartono, 17, SMA Katolik Gembala Baik, Pontianak, Indonesia

      Shinta Dewi, 18, SMA Katolik Gembala Baik, Pontianak, Indonesia


      Nucleophilic Difluoromethylation of Arylidene Meldrum's Acid Derivatives

      Alexey Trifonov, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum, Moscow, Russian Federation


      Comparative Studies of Gold Nanoparticles as Chemical Sensing Materials: Electronic Tongue vs. Electronic Nose, Year Three

      Seung Hye (Beatrice) Choi, 16, University High School - Fresno, Fresno, California


      Novel Design of Water Soluble Porphyrin Containing Supramolecular Complex Nanoparticles for Enhanced Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

      Swetha Vanathy Shutthanandan, 17, Richland High School, Richland, Washington


      From Greenhouse Gas to an Energy Source of the Future: New Findings on Emission and Formation of Methane

      Antonia Hartmann, 19, Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium, Hosbach, Germany

      Felicitas Kaplar, 18, Hanns-Seidel-Gymnasium, Hosbach, Germany



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