Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2015 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 16, 2015

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

 

Cavity: Analysis and Application of Nanostructures in Aluminumoxide

Arne Hensel, 18, Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Homburg/Efze, Germany

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Cavity: Analysis and Application of Nanostructures in Aluminumoxide

Arne Hensel, 18, Bundesprasident Theodor-Heuss-Schule, Homburg/Efze, Germany

 

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

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

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

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

 

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

 

Design and Synthesis of a Novel Biosensor Platform for Health Diagnostics

Ruchi Sandeep Pandya, 18, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

 

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 $1,000

 

A Novel 3D Polymeric Nanoparticle Network for Detecting and Remediating Trace Level Toxic Free Radicals (Propagators and Precursors of Chronic and Degenerative Diseases)

Arnob Das, 15, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

 

Color Change of Copper Foil by Oxide Thin Layer Formation

Naohiro Kadoguchi, 16, Miyagi Sendai Daisan High School, Sendai, Japan

 

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

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


A Novel Analysis Utilizing Invasive Fermented Macroalgae

Ariana Kim, 17, Saint Andrew's Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sreelakshmi Kutty, 17, Saint Andrew's Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

Dye-sensitized Chlorophyll Solar Cells Using Crude Chlorophyll Extract Coupled with Natural Cysteine-assisted Ag/Ppy Ion Carriers and Water Electrolyte

Yat Ho Chu, 18, King's College, Central and Western District, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Tsz Fung Yip, 18, King's College, Central and Western District, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Shing Huk David Iu, 17, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

Reduction of Carbon Dioxide using a Novel Electrochemical Method with Antimony and Lithium Doped Tin Dioxide Nanoparticles

Nikhil Murthy, 15, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Engineering an Upconversion Photocatalyst for Energy and Environmental Applications

Vignesh Chandra Bhethanabotla, 16, C. Leon King High School, Tampa, Florida

 

Obtention of Detergent Solution for Organ’s Decellularization Process

Vitoria Muller Gerst, 17, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

Gabriela Bronca Lopes, 18, Fundacao Escola Tecnica Liberato Salzano Vieira da Cunha, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

 

Synthesis of Cu2O/CuO Nanomaterials for Enzymeless Amperometric Detection of Glucose

Lin-Jia Wang, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Taiwan

I-Hsuan Lin, 16, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Taiwan

 

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

 

Correlating the Bandgaps of Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides to Photocurrent Generation for Water Splitting Applications

Jennifer Anne McCleary, 18, Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, California

 

Metal-free “Click” Chemistry for the Development of Peptide-based Biomaterials

Claudia Lee, 18, Raffles Institution, Singapore, Singapore

 

Poly(oximinoalkyl)amines as a New Type of Ligands for Copper-Accelerated Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition

Daniil Agababyan, 17, Moscow Chemical Lyceum No. 1303, Moscow, Russian Federation

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Rethinking Drug Discovery: New Algorithms for Virtual Drug Screening

Amol Punjabi, 16, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Rethinking Drug Discovery: New Algorithms for Virtual Drug Screening

Amol Punjabi, 16, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Counteracting Pb2+ Induced Neurodegeneration: A Chemical and Genetic Approach towards Enhanced Synaptic Plasticity

Jason Christopher Fiacco, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

Kevin Sadhu, 17, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, New York

 

The Role of Extracellular Nuclear Factor-Erythroid Derived Protein 2 (NF-E2) as a Danger Associated Molecular Pattern (DAMP) Released during Acrolein Induced Renal Fibrosis

Sanjana J. Rane, 17, DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

 

Toward a Novel Treatment for Corneal Scarring: Establishing the Roles of TRPV1 and TGF-B1 in the Fibroblast-to-Myofiblast Differentiation

Abrar Ali Nadroo, 17, Syosset High School, Syosset, New York

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Treating Alzheimer's Disease: New Proposal for Grayanotoxin Ligand Binding to the Carbonic Anhydrase I Receptor

Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 14, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

 

Investigating the Protective Effects of Interleukin 22 on Intestinal Epithelium: Potential Graft-versus-Host Disease Treatment

Juliet Adela Ivanov, 17, Ossining High School, Ossining, New York

 

Naturalistic Painkillers: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Novel Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors

Glenn Yu, 17, Hunter College High School, New York, New York

 

A Novel Peptide Alters the Alzheimer’s Beta-amyloid Equilibrium to Protect Against AB Oligomer Neurotoxicity

Yinge Zhao, 17, The Dalton School, New York, New York

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms of Arrhythmogenesis

Kushal Tushar Kadakia, 18, Clear Lake High School, Houston, Texas

 

Competitive Inhibition of DNA Polymerase by XNA Nucleosides

Edward Sangyoon Kim, 15, Midway High School, Waco, Texas

 

Interrogating Ras Function with Protein Mimetics

Rebecca Natasha Freed, 17, Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Maryland

 

Squashing the Superbug: Discovery of Irreversible SrtA Inhibitors as Potential Antibacterial Drugs using a Novel Computational Drug Design Workflow

David M. Lu, 17, Mills E. Godwin High School, Henrico, Virginia

 

Investigating Agar Extraction as a Method of Gracilaria salicornia Eradication

Amber Kukuileiwilimomi Afelin, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii

Keaaokahonua Davis, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii

Alexandria H Simon, 16, Molokai High School, Ho'olehua, Hawaii

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