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    ISEF 2016 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

    Donivan Porterfield

      The American Chemical Society awarded the following Special Awards at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 8-13) in Phoenix, Arizona:


      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

      Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of a Biodegradable Battery for Transient Electronics

      Vineet Edupuganti, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon



      Second Award of $3,000

      Novel Brine Water-Graphene Based Energy Generation: Engineering the Endless Cycle

      Hannah Meiseles, 16, The Woodlands College Park High School, The Woodlands, Texas



      Third Award of $2,000

      The Testing of the Mpemba Effect at Varying Salinities

      Samuel Allen Senegal, II, 16, Ovey Comeaux High School, Lafayette, Louisiana



      Fourth Award of $1,000

      Modeling the Structures of Disease-Causing ACVR1 Mutants Using Ab Initio Methods

      Nicholas Joseph Freitas, 17, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Worcester, Massachusetts



      Certificate of Honorable Mention

      New Approach to Prevent Monocyte Dysfunction Associated with Metabolic Diseases

      Ruben Isaiah Dicker, 18, Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas

      Shayan Mohammad Sarrami, 17, Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas


      Plasmatic Events during Electrolysis of Aqueous Solutions

      Benedikt Pintat, 19, Walther-Rathenau-Gymnasium, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany


      Time and Atom Economy Method for the Synthesis of (1-6) Linked Glycosides

      Uliana Aladysheva, 17, State Budgetary Educational Institution of Moscow "Lyceum-Gymnasium Complex in the South East" Moscow Chemical Lyceum No1303, Moscow, Russian Federation


      Immobilization of Glycans on Silicon Substrates for Diagnostic Microarrays

      ShuYi Jia, 19, National Junior College, Singapore, Singapore


      UV-Light Sensitive Transparent Organic Solar Cells

      Cheng-Pei Lin, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei City, Taiwan


      Revolutionizing Bioethanol Production: Genetic Engineering of S. cerevisiae for the Single Step Conversion of Biomass to Bioethanol

      Srinath Vijay Seshadri, 16, Village Academy Upper School, Powell, Ohio



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