Donivan Porterfield

ISEF 2016 - Chemistry and Biochemistry Grand Awards

Discussion created by Donivan Porterfield on May 14, 2016

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

 

The Effect of Carbon on Iron Nickel Bimetallic Nanoparticle Degradation of Orange G

Kathryn Anna Lawrence, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

Katherine Afton Younglove, 18, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

The Effect of Carbon on Iron Nickel Bimetallic Nanoparticle Degradation of Orange G

Kathryn Anna Lawrence, 17, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

Katherine Afton Younglove, 18, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

 

Effect of Jahn-Teller Distortions on Relaxation Dynamics

Archana Verma, 16, Jericho High School, Jericho, New York

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Versatile, Efficient, and Facile Functionalization of Poly(p-phenylene oxide) via Azide-Alkyne "Click" Chemistry

Kailash Raman, 16, Sandra Day O'Connor High School, Phoenix, Arizona

 

Preventing Urushiol (Poison Oak) Induced Dermatitis by Deactivating the Allergen

Amy Dunphy, 15, The Harker School, San Jose, California

 

Combating Viral Outbreaks: Rapid and Selective Detection of Viruses Using Inexpensive Polymer Films

Anjini Karthik, 17, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, California

 

 

Third Award of $1,000

 

Nickel Oxy-hydroxide Thin Films as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Dye Wastewater Treatment

Yuhang Wang, 19, National Junior College, Singapore, Singapore

 

Superparamagnetic Iron(II,III) Oxide Silver Cysteine Complex Nanoparticles (SISCCN) in Metal Ions Adsorption and Chiral Recognition

Kwun Wing Thomas Li, 16, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Pak Hei Chu, 18, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Tat Ngai Davis Chan, 17, King's College, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

UV-Light Sensitive Transparent Organic Solar Cells

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

 

A Highly Efficient and Economically Profitable Electrocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide using Nanostructured Electrodes

Nikhil Murthy, 16, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

 

Potential Anticancer Complexes from Platinum and Clove Basil Oil (Ocimum grastissimum L.)

My Ha Nguyen, 17, High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Viet Nam

Long Quang Nguyen, 18, High School for Gifted Students, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Viet Nam

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

A Novel Ultrastable Zwitterionic Quantum Dot Synthesis

Shrikant Chand, 15, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

 

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the NF-kB Inducing Kinase in Disease Prevention: The Structure-Function Relationship of the NIK protein and Its Effect on Cancer

Joshua Yue, 18, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas

 

Immobilization of Glycans on Silicon Substrates for Diagnostic Microarrays

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

 

Removal of Heavy Metals from Water Using Zea mays Stover

Stephanie Luan Martinez, 16, Success Academy D.S.U., St. George, Utah

 

Next Generation Fatty Acid Binding Protein Inhibitors: Computer-Aided Drug Design and Synthesis of Novel Truxillic Acid Diesters for Chronic Pain Inhibition

Sarah Lee, 17, Syosset High School, Syosset, New York

 

An Electrodynamic Approach to the Colligative Properties of Solutions through Thermodynamic and Quantum Consideration of Ionic Hydration Systems

Andrew Owen Neely, 17, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, Mississippi

Charley Robert Hutchison, 16, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, Mississippi

 

Can We Directly Measure Each Solute Concentration in Mixed Solution? A New Class of Polarimeter

Seong Ho Lim, 18, Gyeongnam Science High School, Jin Ju, South Korea

Jihong Kim, 18, Gyeongnam Science High School, Jinju, South Korea

Seung Yoon Lee, 17, Gyeongnam Science High School, Jinju-Si, South Korea

 

 

 

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

 

Highly Sensitive Single Mutation Detection of EGFR by Bridged Nucleic Acid

Edward Sangyoon Kim, 16, Midway High School, Waco, Texas

 

 

First Award of $3,000

 

Highly Sensitive Single Mutation Detection of EGFR by Bridged Nucleic Acid

Edward Sangyoon Kim, 16, Midway High School, Waco, Texas

 

 

Second Award of $1,500

 

Structural and Kinetic Analysis of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MenE, an acyl-CoA Synthetase of the Bacterial Menaquinone Biosynthesis Pathway as a Novel Antibacterial Target

Kameron Sedigh, 17, Kings Park High School, Kings Park, New York

 

Inhibition of the Amyloid Processing Pathway by Micronutrients: A Systematic Genome-Wide Chemical Repositioning Approach to Counteract Alzheimer's Pathology

Swathi Ravi Srinivasan, 16, Beachwood High School, Beachwood, Ohio

 

The Role of NF-E2 in Regulating Chemotherapeutic Metabolite Acrolein-Induced Nephrotoxicity

Sanjana J. Rane, 18, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky

 

 

Third 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

 

Does Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) or Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Have an Effect on ALS Flies?

Ashara Naomi Somawardana, 14, BASIS San Antonio Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

 

Investigating Interfacial Cross Linking to Combat Hard Foulants: An Experimental Study on Enzymatic Activities of the Balanus amphitrite

Christina So-Ye Oh, 17, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia

 

Assessment of Macro and Micro-Nutrients in a Recycled Supplement for Canines

Alexis Jones, 16, Auburn High School, Auburn, Alabama

 

 

Fourth Award of $500

 

Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome Helicase and Its DNA Binding Preferences

Barbora Cechova, 19, Gymnazium Matyase Lercha, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Misfolded alpha-synuclein: Assessment of Lactulose and Melibiose for Parkinson’s Disease

Yu-Ting Huang, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

Jia-Lan Lin, 17, Taipei First Girls High School, Taipei City, Taiwan, Chinese Taipei

 

Protein Interface Targeted Aptamers Screened Using Competitive Selection

Pushkar Shinde, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

 

A Novel Approach to Cancer Treatment: Allosteric Inhibition of the Carbonic Anhydrase IX Isozyme for Anticancer Applications

Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 15, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

 

Development of a Novel Class of Antidiabetic and Anticancer Agents Targeting PTP1B Enzyme

Dyuti Shreya Nandy, 17, Newport High School, Bellevue, Washington

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