Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2016 – American Chemical Society Special Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 14, 2016

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.