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Broadcom MASTERS 2012 Semifinalists

The Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) announced on August 15, 2012 the selection of 300 middle school students as semifinalists in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

The 2012 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists come from 290 middle schools across the United States and Puerto Rico, and represent 117 SSP-affiliated science fairs in those communities. 

The semifinalists of the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS are:

Allen, Ryan Grade: 6
St. Anne School - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Project Title:  Steer; Don't Veer

Ambati, Vardhaan Grade: 7
Stratford Middle School San Jose - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  Effect of the Electrolyte’s pH on the Efficiency of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Amin, Jay Grade: 8
Ames Middle School - Ames, IA
Project Title:  What Makes Your Voice Unique?: Characteristics and Comparisons of Vowels

Amusin, Daniel Grade: 8
Wood Oaks Junior High School - Northbrook, IL
Project Title:  Go H2O Go

Anderson, Jonny Grade: 7
St. Barnabas School - Martinsville, IN
Project Title:  Lubricants

Asirvatham, Roshini Grade: 8
Friedell Middle School - Rochester, MN
Project Title:  Cardiac Devices and Solar Phenomenon: Need for a New Sunscreen?

Badalamente, Griffin Grade: 7
Takoma Park Middle School - Potomac, MD
Project Title:  Influencing Ants:  The Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Tunneling Activities of Western Harvester Ants (Pogonomyrmex occidentalis)

Bai, Robin Grade: 8
Tabb Middle School - Yorktown, VA
Project Title:  Measuring Spectral Properties of Various Light Sources Based on the Grating Diffraction of CD/DVD

Balaji, Yash Grade: 8
Timberlane Middle School - Pennington, NJ
Project Title:  Gills:  The Final Barrier Between Man and Sea

Banerjee, Neehar Grade: 8
Friedell Middle SChool - Rochester, MN
Project Title:  Water Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Spare: Water Conservation through a Computer-Based Sprinkler System

Baral, Jessika Grade: 7
Hopkins Junior High School - Fremont, CA
Project Title:  A Novel Way to Strengthen Eye Muscles and Enhance Peripheral Vision

Bari, Ahsan Grade: 8
Vanguard Preparatory School - Apple Valley, CA
Project Title:  Bioremediation a Solution to Pollution: Enhancing the Bioremediation of POL Contaminated Soils

Bartley, Anthony Grade: 8
Vanderpoel Elementary Magnet School - Chicago, IL
Project Title:  The Effect of Resveratrol on the Development of Dictyostelium

Bau, David Grade: 8
Lincoln Public Schools - Lincoln, MA
Project Title:  File|Sort

Becker, Drew Grade: 6
Timpanogos Intermediate School - Heber City, UT
Project Title:  Solar vs. Snow

Becker, Michael Grade: 7
Liberty Christian School - Flower Mound, TX
Project Title:  Temperature of the Zone, Affects the Pitch of a Trombone

Belanger-Giguere, Kelly Grade: 7
Malcolm Bridge Middle Scool - Bogart, GA
Project Title:  Effect of the Rating of Air Filters on Dust Removal

Bell, Ian Grade: 7
Garfield Middle School - Lakewood, OH
Project Title:  How Does Solution Concentration Affect Color Density in Cyanotype Paper Production?

Bender, Sophie Grade: 8
Niu Valley Middle School - Honolulu, HI
Project Title:  Main Belt Comets: Water from Space?

Benedict, Annie Grade: 7
St. John Fisher Parish School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Project Title:  Wave Hello to "Blue-Green" Energy: The Effect of Blowhole Cavern Depth on Water Ejection from a Simulated Oceanic Blowhole

Benveniste, Noa Grade: 7
Chamblee Middle School - Atlanta, GA
Project Title:  The Speed of the Rotation of the Sun

Berleant, Evalyn Grade: 7
LiSA Academy West - Little Rock, AR
Project Title:  Heating Strategies for Making Solar Cells

Best, Tanner Grade: 8
Lubbock Cooper Middle School - Lubbock, TX
Project Title:  Cotton Yield Response to Varying Water Replacement Levels

Betts, Sarah Grade: 6
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School - Minneapolis, MN
Project Title:  Memory Development and Myelin Growth

Bhattacharjee, Smita Grade: 7
Lamar Louise Curry Middle School - Miami, FL
Project Title:  Energy Efficient House: How Do Different Building Structures Affect Energy Conservation?

Bollt, Scott Grade: 8
A.A. Kingston Middle School - Potsdam, NY
Project Title:  Trajectory Calculator

Bolsius, London Grade: 8
Walsh Middle School - Round Rock, TX
Project Title:  Cube Solving Robot

Buynak, Adam Grade: 8
Tippecanoe Middle School - Tipp City, OH
Project Title:  Flood Control: What Is the Best Alternative Material for Sandbags?

Challa, Anup Grade: 7
White Station Middle School - Cordova, TN
Project Title:  How Green is Your Green?

Chandler, Emma Grade: 8
Absarokee High School - Absarokee, MT
Project Title:  An Ant Hill with a Temperature!

Chandra, Rishabh Grade: 8
The Harker School - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  The Effect of Temperature Variation on the Power Output of Photovoltaic Panels

Chang, Stephanie Grade: 7
Medea Creek Middle School - Oak Park, CA
Project Title:  Activated Charcoal: The Environmental Savior

Chaudhry, Humna Grade: 7
C.C.A. Baldi Middle School - Philadelphia, PA
Project Title:  The Effects of Vitamin E on UV-B Exposure on Drosophila

Chiu, Daniel Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Empty Oceans: How to Prevent Overfishing and Fisheries Collapse

Chiu, Le-en Grade: 7
Home School - Columbus, OH
Project Title:  Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material

Choi, Alex Grade: 8
Holdrum Middle School - River Vale, NJ
Project Title:  The Adverse Effects of Microwaved Plastic Wraps on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna

Cormier, Emily Grade: 8
Oakview Middle School - Lake Orion, MI
Project Title:  Cool Roofs - Green Is In and Heat Is Out

Coulson, Samuel Grade: 8
West Platte High School - Weston, MO
Project Title:  A Futuristic Study of the Effects of Microgravity on the Biomass and Variation of Stems from Perpendicular of Raphanus sativus

Courtney, Elya Grade: 8
Monument Academy - Monument, CO
Project Title:  Is the Drag Force on a Supersonic Projectile Proportional to Air Density?

Cox, Kevin Grade: 8
St Margarets - Laguna Niguel, CA
Project Title:  Cosmic Bullets: Does Local Weather Affect the Intensity of Cosmic Radiation at Sea Level?

Criscione, Lisa Grade: 8
Incarnate Word Academy - Seven Hills, OH
Project Title:  Rusty Concrete: Will Too Much Water Corrode Concrete Faster?

D'Agnese, Ashley Grade: 8
The Classical Academy - Colorado Springs, CO
Project Title:  The Heat Is On

Dahl, Andrea Grade: 7
Pioneer Trail Middle School - Overland Park, KS
Project Title:  Do My Eyes Help Me Stay on My Toes?

Darling, Amelia Grade: 8
Cedarbrook Middle School - Wyncote, PA
Project Title:  Does Birth Order Affect Personality Type?

Das, Arnob Grade: 6
Summa, Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Cost-Effective Catalyst in Polymeric Membrane Fuel Cell

Dasarathy, Dhweeja Grade: 7
Birchwood School - Cleveland, OH
Project Title:  Body Composition and Sleep Patterns in an Urban Pediatric Population: A Prospective Study

Dasgupta, Disha Grade: 8
Mission Trail Middle - Olathe, KS
Project Title:  Curing Movement Problems Caused by a Neural Disorder in C. clegans

Dawson, Maxwell Grade: 7
The Rhoades School - Carlsbad, CA
Project Title:  Insulation Innovation: Putting Phase Change Materials to the Test

DeBok, Teren Grade: 8
Trailridge Middle School - Shawnee, KS
Project Title:  Energy Forever? The Answer Could Be Blowing in the Wind-How Rotor Blade Lengths Affect the Energy Output of a Wind Turbine

Devanathan, Nirupama Grade: 8
Summit Middle School - Fort Wayne, IN
Project Title:  When Pathways Go Wrong...

Dholakia, Shashank Grade: 7
Marian A. Peterson Middle School - Santa Clara, CA
Project Title:  The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei

Dholakia, Shishir Grade: 7
Marian A. Peterson Middle School - Santa Clara, CA
Project Title:  The Sky Is No Limit - A Photometric Comparison of the Variable Stars Beta Lyra and Delta Cephei

Doepner, Mary Travis Grade: 7
River Springs Charter School - Riverside, CA
Project Title:  Findings from the Field: A Study of Pervious Materials in the Low Impact Development Project at Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

Donaldson, Cristin Grade: 6
Lincoln Park Academy - Fort Pierce, FL
Project Title:  How Nutrient Levels Affect Batch Culture Production of Tetraselmis (Green Microalgae)

Draper, Scott Grade: 7
Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FL
Project Title:  Rescue Bot: Programming a Robot and a Snow Removal System to Locate and Rescue Victims of Avalanches

Drummond, Trail Grade: 7
Tuskawilla Middle School - Winter Park, FL
Project Title:  Behavioral Affects on Different Ant Species When Competing for a Food Source

Drury, Cassa Grade: 7
St. Francis of Assisi - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  Exploring Cell Signaling in Wound Healing

Dutt, Devika Grade: 7
Chapel Hill Middle School - Douglasville, GA
Project Title:  The Art and Science of Dyeing Eggs

Duvvoori, Lekha Grade: 6
Mount Madonna School - Gilroy, CA
Project Title:  I See What Eye See:  Low Light Color Vision, Assessing Its Impact on Technology and in Daily Life

Dwyer, Aidan Grade: 8
Northport Middle School - Northport, NY
Project Title:  The Mystery of the Fibonacci Sequence: An Investigation of Phyllotaxic Architecture to Increase Photovoltaic Efficiency

Ebesu, Evan Grade: 7
Hawaii Baptist Academy - Waipahu, HI
Project Title:  Arsenic in Rice

Eltohamy, Farah Grade: 6
BASIS Chandler - Chandler, AZ
Project Title:  Nitrify or Denitrify?

Emmerth, Emily Grade: 7
St. Michael Parish School - Wheeling, WV
Project Title:  Daphnia Diluted

Farmer, Nathaniel Grade: 7
Stillwater Junior High School - Lake Elmo, MN
Project Title:  Children's Exposure to Black Carbon Pollution in a Suburban School Setting

Felizarta, Philip Grade: 7
Earl Warren Junior High School - Bakersfield, CA
Project Title:  Ethanol Producing Potential of Mouse Barley (Hordeum murinum subspecies leporinum) and Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

Fennell, Katherine Grade: 7
The Montessori Middle School - New York, NY
Project Title:  Could a Small Aquatic Plant Have Reversed Global Warming 49 Million Years Ago?

Filler, Elan Grade: 8
Rolling Hills Country Day School - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Project Title:  What is the Environmental Source of Cryptococcus gattii?

Fish, Madison Grade: 8
Everitt Middle School - Panama City, FL
Project Title:  The Affect of Humidity on the Volume of Viscid Glue

Fisher, Elizabeth Grade: 8
Park Christian School - Fargo, ND
Project Title:  Can Vision Be Improved in a Coloboma Eye?

Fisk, Kaatje Grade: 6
Salt Lake Center for Science Education - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Project Title:  Monitoring the Effects of Drought on Tree Mortality

Fo, Katie Grade: 8
Whitford Middle School - Beaverton, OR
Project Title:  Combination Wind Turbine Design and Implementation

Follett V, William Grade: 7
Medea Creek Middle School - Agoura, CA
Project Title:  Microbes + Waste Water = Free Electricity

Franxman, Logan Grade: 7
St. Pius X School - Crestview Hills, KY
Project Title:  Steep Hills Make Big Thrills: Impact of Track Slope/Height and Vehicle Mass/Density on Roller Coasters with Loops

Freedman, Emma Grade: 7
Meadowridge Home School - Corralitos, CA
Project Title:  Testing the Effects of Deforestation on the Water Quality of the Kinabatangan River

Freeman, Julia Grade: 6
Turtle Rock Elementary School - Irvine, CA
Project Title:  UV or Not UV - How Does the Type and Color of a Material Affect Its Ability to Block UV Radiation?

Fregly, Christopher Grade: 8
Abraham Lincoln Middle School - Gainesville, FL
Project Title:  Estimated Muscle Loads During Squat Exercise in Microgravity Conditions

Fujimura, Jasmine Grade: 7
Studebaker Middle School - Huber Heights, OH
Project Title:  Hair Dryers Today, Hearing Aids Tomorrow?

Fukunaga, Julie Grade: 8
Elkhorn Middle School - Lodi, CA
Project Title:  Weedfinder, an Eco-Friendly Herbicide Sprayer (Year Two)

Fuller, Cole Grade: 7
Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School  (REALMS) - Bend, OR
Project Title:  Silky Smooth Science: Temperature's Effect on Development of Bombyx mori

Fung, Jonathan Grade: 8
John F. Kennedy Middle School - Cupertino, CA
Project Title:  Tachycardia, Intoxication, and Coma: The Physiological Effects of Caffeine on Daphnia magna and Humans

Galligher, Ryan Grade: 7
Canyon Ridge Middle School - Austin, TX
Project Title:  How Does the Composition of a Fossil Affect the Chemical Weathering Process over Time?

Garcia, Gabriella Grade: 6
Chandler Preparatory Academy - Chandler, AZ
Project Title:  Time of Day Effect on GPS Accuracy

Gardner, Victor Grade: 8
White Station Middle School - Memphis, TN
Project Title:  The Dynamics of Ionizing Radiation

Garimella, Mihir Grade: 7
Dorseyville Middle School - Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title:  Tumor Diagnosis with Image Processing

Gentry, Paige Grade: 7
Irion County Intermediate School - San Angelo, TX
Project Title:  Reducing Rabies Responsibly

Gibson, Jennifer Grade: 8
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School - Winter Park, FL
Project Title:  What's In Your Makeup?

Giglia, Molly Grade: 8
Walnut Hills High School - Cincinnati, OH
Project Title:  Algae as Biofuel: Does Baking Soda Affect Algal Growth and Enhance Biofuel Viability

Gill, Alec Grade: 8
Sheffield Middle School - Sheffield Village, OH
Project Title:  Nanocrystalline Solar Cells:  How Different Organic Dyes Affect Voltage Production

Gilmartin, Raymond Grade: 8
South Pasadena Middle School - South Pasadena, CA
Project Title:  Spare the Environment, Spoiler the Car:  The Effect of Rear Spoilers on Drag and Lift

Gilmore, Claire Grade: 7
Frankford Middle School - Dallas, TX
Project Title:  Do the Wave!  How Does Tsunami Barrier Shape Affect Tsunami Wave Height?

Girish, Govind Grade: 8
Canyon Vista Middle School - Austin, TX
Project Title:  Alternative Fluids for Efficient Heat Exchange in Pressurized Water Reactors

Godlewski, Erik Grade: 8
Saint Anastasia Catholic School - Westchester, CA
Project Title:  It Burns!  Do Our Clothes Protect Our Skin from Harmful Ultraviolet Rays?

Godse, Hersh Grade: 8
Summa North Academy, Meadow Park Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Temperature Alarm to Detect Improper Storage and Prevent Food Contamination in the Food Industry

Gonzalez, Hondo Grade: 8
St. Hyacinth Academy - Hemet, CA
Project Title:  Will Positive Subliminal Messages Placed in the Instruction of Learning Improve Test Scores?

Gramer, Allison Grade: 8
Oakridge Middle School - Naples, FL
Project Title:  Shrouded Wind Turbine

Green, Haley Grade: 6
Sage Creek Elementary School - Springville, UT
Project Title:  Will the Presence of Oil in Water Reduce the Oxygen Production of an Aquatic Plant?

Gregg, Jordan Grade: 7
Quest Academy - North Barrington, IL
Project Title:  Griping about Grapes:  Does Veggie Wash Remove Pesticides?

Grell, Jessyka Grade: 8
Roland Park Elementary Middle School - Baltimore, MD
Project Title:  The Tooth about Decay

Grimmett, Maria Elena Grade: 8
The Weiss School - Jupiter, FL
Project Title:  H2Oh No!  Pharmaceuticals Are in My Groundwater:  Sulfamethazine Adsorption/Desorption Isotherms and Kinetics Using Purolite Resin MN250

Gupta, Vikul Grade: 8
Oregon Episcopal School - Tualatin, OR
Project Title:  Cracking the RSA Encryption System

Gustafson, J. Andrew Grade: 7
Homer Central Junior High School - Cortland, NY
Project Title:  Soybean Survival: How Well Can the Seeds of Wild Soybean Species Tolerate Ocean Water?

Gustafson, Julia Grade: 6
Homer Central Intermediate School - Cortland, NY
Project Title:  The Amazing Race... Soybean Style: Does Seed Size Affect Germination Rates of Wild Soybeans?

Haddad, Martha Grade: 7
St. Joseph School - Danbury, CT
Project Title:  Designing an Effective Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Hall, Lauren Grade: 8
School of Science and Technology - Corpus Christi, TX
Project Title:  Revealing the Past, Year 3

Hammond, William Grade: 8
Aspire Middle School - Olympia, WA
Project Title:  A Robotic Simulated Lunar Terrain Transportation Challenge

Hand, Michael Grade: 7
C.T. English Middle School - Los Gatos, CA
Project Title:  Heat Transfer in an Incandescent Lamp: An Investigation by Computer-Controlled Experiment

Hansel, Paul Grade: 8
Eastern Middle School - Old Greenwich, CT
Project Title:  An Investigation Into Hydrogen-Producing Green Algae

Hasan, Sara Grade: 7
Salam Academy - Albuquerque, NM
Project Title:  Solar and Hydro Energy

Hatch, Lindsey Grade: 6
Barratt Elementary School - American Fork, UT
Project Title:  Urine My Garden:  Dump Your Diapers Here

Hathaway, Lisa Grade: 8
Palmetto Middle School - Miami, FL
Project Title:  Ampicillin vs. E.Coli: Who's the Real Winner?

Henderson, Olivia Grade: 8
St. Columban School - Loveland, OH
Project Title:  The Tsunami Safety System: Deploying the Barrier

Hnath, Sean Grade: 8
Muhlenberg Middle School - Reading, PA
Project Title:  Ride the Wave to Power: Building and Testing an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Generator

Hogaboam, Octavia Grade: 7
Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, OR
Project Title:  Making Rochelle Salt and Testing for Relationships between the Mass and the Voltage Produced

Hsu, Claire Grade: 8
Fairmont Private Schools- Edgewood Campus - Irvine, CA
Project Title:  “Give Me a Brake” – A Study of How Various Brake Pad Patterns and Other Factors Affect the Braking Performance of a Bike

Hueckel, Emma Grade: 7
Ascension Catholic School - Melbourne, FL
Project Title:  Optimal Oil Absorption for Environmental Cleanup in Aquatic Systems

Hughes, Aeleia Grade: 7
Canterbury School - Fort Wayne,, IN
Project Title:  Do You Have a Rockin' Horse?

Humphreys, Genevieve Grade: 7
St. Cyril of Alexandria - Tucson, AZ
Project Title:  Exploring Alternative Wind Energy

Iyer, Varun Grade: 8
Benjamin Franklin Middle School - Springfield, IL
Project Title:  Energy: The Sound Way: The Effects of Various Configurations of Heat Stack on the Energy Output of a Thermoacoustic Piezoelectric Generator

Jackson, Nathan Grade: 8
St. Benedict Elementary School - Quaker City, OH
Project Title:  Hog Manure Management

Jain, Anirudh Grade: 8
Summa Academy North - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Use of Diatoms as Biological Indicators for Silver Nanoparticle Pollution

Jensen, Marissa Grade: 8
Holy Rosary School - Duluth, MN
Project Title:  Does Diphenhydramine Affect Daphnia Survival and Reproduction?

Joardar, Tiasha Grade: 8
Renner Middle School - Plano, TX
Project Title:  Comparison of Infrared and Visible Light Absorption Properties of Water and Its Application in Filtering Heat Energy from Solar Radiation

Jog, Aditya Grade: 7
Mason Middle School - Mason, OH
Project Title:  Waste Heat Recovery Using Thermo-Electric Power

Jons, Carolyn Grade: 8
Central Middle School Eden Prairie - Eden Prairie, MN
Project Title:  The Effect of Oxygen Removal Treatments on the Mold Growth of Blueberries

Kalyanasundaram, Gokul Grade: 7
Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CA
Project Title:  Can Coriander Make Antibiotics More Effective?

Kanadibhotla, Snigdha Grade: 7
Summa, Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  A Burning Need: Collagen Gels

Karamchedu, Chaitanya Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Degrading a Hurricane- An Attempt to Reduce the Strength of a Hurricane through Premature Cloud Condensation

Karandikar, Akhil Grade: 6
Lake Mary Montessori Academy - Longwood, FL
Project Title:  Saving Energy by Minimizing the Use of the Pool Filter Pump

Karmarkar, Ishani Grade: 7
Stratford Middle School San Jose - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  Unlocking Nature's Secret to Green and Efficient Solar Energy

Karras, Christopher Grade: 8
Wilmington Christian Academy - Wilmington, NC
Project Title:  Could Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels Be Killing Our Coral Reefs?

Karthik, Anjini Grade: 8
Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Sunnyvale, CA
Project Title:  Green Nanotechnology: Novel Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles for Bioapplications

Karthikeyan, Dhuvarakesh Grade: 8
Iron Horse Middle School - San Ramon, CA
Project Title:  Microbial Fuel Cells: Step 1 to a Self-Sufficient Planet

Kasthuri, Viknesh Grade: 7
Carmichael Middle School - Richland, WA
Project Title:  One Hot Race

Khan, Saima Grade: 8
Renaissance Academy - Round Rock, TX
Project Title:  Revolutionary Drugs; Beta Blockers and their Affect on Daphnia Magna

Kim, Brandon Grade: 8
Abraham Lincoln Middle School - Gainesville, FL
Project Title:  Estimated Muscle Loads During Squat Exercise in Microgravity Conditions

Kim, Donghan Grade: 8
Hudson Middle School - Hudson, OH
Project Title:  Understanding the Water Light Bulb by Using Reflection and Refraction Concepts

Kohn, Jonah Grade: 8
San Diego Jewish Academy - San Diego, CA
Project Title:  Good Vibrations: Improving the Experience of Music for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound

Kopp, Fionna Grade: 6
Centennial Middle School - Boulder, CO
Project Title:  Sugar Tasting for Yeast

Korner, Sophia Grade: 7
Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  Don't Turn Your Back to the Problem of Backpacks!

Koskelo, Nicholas Grade: 8
Los Alamos Middle School - Los Alamos, NM
Project Title:  The Effect of Windmill Blade Pitch and Surface Area on Energy Production

Kralovetz, Avery Grade: 8
Frankford Middle School - Dallas, TX
Project Title:  "Green" Green Beans: The Potential Water-Conserving Effects of Hydrogels during the Growth of Phaseolus vulgaris

Kumar, Nidhi Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Oil Pulling on Plaque and Gingivitis

Kumar, Rahul Grade: 7
Home School - Lewis Center, OH
Project Title:  Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material

Lam, Andrew Grade: 7
Saint Mary School (Fishkill) - Wappingers Falls, NY
Project Title:  Solar Cells from Berries: Improving Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Lane, Emily Grade: 7
Douglas Intermediate Elementary School - Douglas, MA
Project Title:  Peel Power

Lascar, Emma Grade: 7
West Valley Junior High School - Yakima, WA
Project Title:  GMO in Different Varieties of Frozen Corn

Lee, Benjamin Grade: 7
Chinese American International School - San Francisco, CA
Project Title:  Repulsive Fruits

Lee, Thomas Grade: 7
Lowcountry Preparatory School - Pawleys Island, SC
Project Title:  Can You Replace Sugar with a FAKE...and Get Away With It?

Lewis, Alexis Grade: 6
Lewis School - Chapel Hill, NC
Project Title:  Nitrocellulose: Speedy as a Flash

Li, David Grade: 8
Commack Middle School - Commack, NY
Project Title:  The Impact of a Parabolic Reflector on Wi-Fi Reception at Different Angles: A Compromise Between Signal Strength and Angle

Li, Shixuan Grade: 8
Bay Haven Charter Academy - Lynn Haven, FL
Project Title:  No Mo Squitoes:  Repellent Formulation Development with Natural Ingredients Using Design of Experiments on Aedes aegypti via the K & D in vitro Method

Lieberman, Rami Grade: 8
San Diego Jewish Academy - San Diego, CA
Project Title:  Biomimetics and the Lotus Effect

Lincoln, Kennedy Grade: 6
Saratoga Shores Elementary School - Saratoga Springs, UT
Project Title:  Bearly Believable

Lindbloom, Kelsey Grade: 8
Salida Middle School - Poncha Springs, CO
Project Title:  Fueling the Future

Link, Guy Grade: 6
Coyote Trail Elementary School - Tucson, AZ
Project Title:  Using the Sun for More Pool Fun

Liu, Fan Grade: 8
Central Middle School - Quincy, MA
Project Title:  Fly Why? Will Irradiation Produce Mutations on Drosophila melanogaster?

Liu, Jett Grade: 7
The Rhoades School - Encinitas, CA
Project Title:  Investigating the Properties of Computer Generated Holograms

Lohr, Valentina Grade: 8
Williamsburg Middle School - Arlington, VA
Project Title:  Relationship Between Greywater Application and Earthworm Food Supply

Lopreiato, Elizabeth Grade: 7
Saint Paul School - New Britain, CT
Project Title:  The Eco-Friendly Diaper, Landfill Design: The Type of Cloth versus the Rate of Decomposition

Lou, Anna Grade: 7
Oxford Academy - Anaheim, CA
Project Title:  Can 'Artificial' Intelligence Be More Intelligent than Human Doctors and Professors in Playing Blokus?

Lu, Daniel Grade: 8
Carlisle Public Schools - Carlisle, MA
Project Title:  Psychoacoustics: The Perception of Volume

Lynn, Ansley Grade: 8
Glenwood School - Phenix City, AL
Project Title:  Is Seeing Worth Believing? An Analysis of Eyewitness Credibility

Ma, Jonathan Grade: 8
The Harker School - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  The Effect of Temperature Variation on the Power Output of Photovoltaic Panels

Mandalapu, Aniruddh Grade: 8
Challenger School - Union City, CA
Project Title:  Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Lighting the Path to Our Future

Martin, Elena Grade: 7
Saint Mary's Catholic School - Oak Ridge, TN
Project Title:  Color vs. Light

Martinez, Michael Grade: 7
Northern Lights ABC School - Anchorage, AK
Project Title:  An Ancient Atlatl

Masterson, Ceili Grade: 8
Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FL
Project Title:  The Effects of Reduced pH Levels on the Growth and Survival of the Calcareous Shelled Bivavle, Mercenaria mercenaria

Mathur, Diya Grade: 7
Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  Don't Turn Your Back to the Problem of Backpacks!

Maynard, Eric Grade: 8
Pottsgrove Middle School - Pottstown, PA
Project Title:  Efficiency of Electrolysis of Water

McGinn, Holly Grade: 7
Cloquet Middle School - Cloquet, MN
Project Title:  Frog Symmetry: What Effect Does Frog Body Symmetry Have on the Likelihood of a Limb Mutation?

Meiler, Ilse Grade: 8
Peak to Peak Charter School - Longmont, CO
Project Title:  Splat!: An Investigation into the Splatter Patterns of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids

Mercado, James Grade: 8
Southwestern Educational Society - Aguada, PR
Project Title:  How Stuff Works: Nanowires

Messier, Ethan Grade: 6
New England Christian Academy - Assonet, MA
Project Title:  Wave to the Future: The Utilization of Marine Waves Using Wave Buoys to Generate Electricity

Meyer, Autumn Grade: 8
Calvary Academy - Springfield, IL
Project Title:  Do Most Girls with Turners Syndrome Have Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?

Miller, Megan Grade: 8
Western Alamance Middle School - Elon, NC
Project Title:  Don't Be a Drag: Improving the Aerodynamics of Tractor-Trailer Trucks

Millet, Alon Grade: 8
Franklin Avenue Middle School - Franklin Lakes, NJ
Project Title:  The Shock Absorption of Various Polycaprolactone Geometric Figures Before and After Heating

Miranda, Katherine Grade: 7
Grafton Home School - Grafton, MA
Project Title:  Nuclear Energy: How Can We Make It Safer?

Mirchandani, Suvir Grade: 7
Dorseyville Middle School - Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title:  The Greener Drain Cleaner

Mohiyuddin, Kareem Grade: 8
Swanson Middle School - Arlington, VA
Project Title:  Gluminate-Chemiluminescence and Glow Sticks

Monts, William Grade: 8
Cross Schools - Bluffton, SC
Project Title:  Sail Away

Moya, Kevin Grade: 7
Middlebrook  School - Wilton, CT
Project Title:  Improving Efficiency of Solar Energy: The Effect of Magnification, Tilt-Angle, and Temperature on the Power Output of a Silicon Solar Cell

Mucci, Tyler Grade: 7
Windsor Middle School - Binghamton, NY
Project Title:  Going Green with Algae

Mudipalli, Rachana Grade: 7
Montgomery School - Downingtown, PA
Project Title:  The Final Cell Count/Biomass, and Lipid Level of Nannochloropsis oculata as a Function of an Added Nitrogen Source at Various Growth Stages

Murphy, Mackenzie Grade: 7
Frontier Middle School - O Fallon, MO
Project Title:  Freeze Frame

Nahar, Rishub Grade: 7
Urbana Middle School - Frederick, MD
Project Title:  The Oxygen Production of Various Aquatic Plants and their Potential Use in the Chesapeake Bay

Nandy, Dyuti Grade: 7
Washington Middle School - Olympia, WA
Project Title:  Green Way to Boost Ethanol Fuel Energy

Nanni, Olivia Grade: 7
Emily Gray Junior High School - Tucson, AZ
Project Title:  Crassulacean Acid Metabolism and Stomata Area

Narain, Anchit Grade: 8
Granite Ridge Intermediate - Fresno, CA
Project Title:  Preparing for Biofuels: Finding Alternate Sources for Cellulosic Ethanol

Nayak, Siddharth Grade: 8
Roberto Clemente Middle School - Germantown, MD
Project Title:  Cancer Genomics

Nelakanti, Sujana Grade: 8
Robinson Middle School - Plano, TX
Project Title:  The Effects of Acid on Algae

Nguyen, Mai Grade: 8
Memorial Middle School - Conyers, GA
Project Title:  Surgical Instruments

Nickles, Tanner Grade: 8
Coronado K-8 School - Oro Valley, AZ
Project Title:  Quadricep Tendon Strain

Nirgudkar, Ninad Grade: 8
Roberto Clemente Middle School - Germantowm, MD
Project Title:  The Affect of Skyscraper Structure on Amount of Sway

Odzer, Nicole Grade: 8
Highland Oaks Middle School - North Miami Beach, FL
Project Title:  Can Reef-Building Corals Adapt to the Stress of Global Warming? The Effect of Global Warming and PAR on Coral Bleaching in Montastrea cavernosa

Oei, Maura Grade: 8
Oei Home School - Hebron, CT
Project Title:  Development of a Prototype Pendulum Wave Energy Conversion Device

Oliver, Isabella Grade: 7
Summit Academy - Draper, UT
Project Title:  Growth in 12, 18, and 24 Hours of Light

Orozco, Jose Grade: 8
George W. Carver Middle School - Coral Gables, FL
Project Title:  Spidrons: A Mathematical Analysis of Spiraling Triangles

Palaparty, Grace Grade: 8
Fairfield Middle School - Fairfield, OH
Project Title:  Extract & Identify DNA Using Gel Electrophoresis at Genetic Level

Pande, Swapnil Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Passive Cooling on the Performance of Solar Cells

Parker, Ema Grade: 8
Tooele Junior High School - Tooele, UT
Project Title:  Splish Splash!

Pate, Jeremiah Grade: 7
Basis Oro Valley - Oro Valley, AZ
Project Title:  The Way the Wind Blows Project AerSat I: Exploration of High Altitude Wind Distribution

Patel, Druv Grade: 8
Rice Middle School - Plano, TX
Project Title:  The Comparison of Pre-Washed and Hand-Washed Foods

Patel, Maya Grade: 8
McCullough Junior High School - The Woodlands, TX
Project Title:  Gauging Inferno Sprawl

Patel, Sapna Grade: 6
Jackson Heights Middle School - Geneva, FL
Project Title:  Heat Lock: An Innovative Way To Heat and Cool Buildings Using Solar Energy

Pauca, Sofia Grade: 7
Hanes Magnet School - Winston-Salem, NC
Project Title:  Autism in Flies Year 2: Testing a Medication for Autism - Effects of MPEP on Repetitive Grooming Behaviors of 2 Copy and Stubby 1 Copy Dfmr1 Mutants in Drosophila Melanogaster

Perkowski, Mark Grade: 8
Saint Anne Catholic School - Inverness, IL
Project Title:  Soft Drinks+Diabetes: A Global Epidemic

Pest, Marshall Grade: 7
Woodrow Wilson Middle School - Roanoke, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Lubricants on the Coefficient of Friction in a Simulated Artificial Snow and Ski Base Material System

Pinner, Keanu Grade: 8
Hilo Intermediate School - Hilo, HI
Project Title:  Arsenic in Hawaii's Hyper-Accumulators:  Watercress and Warabi

Plesser, Mitchell Grade: 8
Oceanside Middle School - Oceanside, NY
Project Title:  How Do Artificially Applied Neodymium Magnetic Fields Affect the Rate of Regeneration in Dugesia Tigrina (Brown Planarian)?

Pulaski, Katherine Grade: 7
St. John Vianney Catholic School - Swartz Creek, MI
Project Title:  Cane vs. Synthetic Reeds:  A Double Blind Study of Tone Quality

Pulavarty, Akshay Grade: 8
Meadow Park Middle School - Beaverton, OR
Project Title:  Analyzing Hydrogen Production from Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, Wild Type, and Mutant Cyanobacteria

Raleigh, Mariya Grade: 8
Walsh Middle School - Round Rock, TX
Project Title:  The Pointe Shoe Project

Raman, Shreya Grade: 8
Andrew Jackson Middle School - Titusville, FL
Project Title:  Population = Pollution?

Ramesh, Rahul Grade: 7
Challenge School - Centennial, CO
Project Title:  Got Fuel? Constructing A Microbial Fuel Cell to Generate Electricity from Cow Dung

Ramirez, Isaac Grade: 7
Memphis School of Excellence - Memphis, TN
Project Title:  Rescue Mission

Ramsaran, Alexandria Grade: 8
Stone Middle School - Palm Bay, FL
Project Title:  Optimizing the Thermo  Electric Effect of a Peltier Cell by Manipulating the Thermal Differential Gradient to Increase Electrical Output

Rana, Yaseem Grade: 8
Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX
Project Title:  Solar Integrated Infrastructure: The Effect of the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio on Harnessing Solar Energy

Ranalli, Meahan Grade: 6
Van Wyck Junior High ScoolL - Fishkill, NY
Project Title:  Geothermal Energy

Ratnam, Kumaran Grade: 7
R.J. Grey Junior High School - Acton, MA
Project Title:  A Study of Macular Degeneration and a Design of an Ultrasonic Guiding Device to Aide the Patients

Rauzi, Joseph Grade: 8
Woodland Middle School - Duluth, MN
Project Title:  Oil and Water: How Did the BP Oil Spill Affect the Temperature of the Gulf of Mexico's Water?

Regan, Barron Grade: 6
American Martyrs School - Manhattan Beach, CA
Project Title:  The Effects of Antioxidants on Agrobacterium tumefaciens-Induced Plant Tumors

Risk, Tre' Grade: 8
Desert Ridge Academy - Indio, CA
Project Title:  Waste Not, Want Not: Reducing Aquifer Depletion through Increased Recycled Water Consumption

Rogan, Corey Grade: 8
Rice Middle School - Plano, TX
Project Title:  A Study of the Effect of Angling Car Seats on Protection Against Injury in Car Accidents

Rohde, Saskia Grade: 7
St. Matthew's Episcopal Day School - San Mateo, CA
Project Title:  Wind Turbine Powered Bicycle Lights

Rowland, Sammie Grade: 8
Tippecanoe Middle School - Tipp City, OH
Project Title:  Impact Test Comparisons of Multiple Materials on the G-Force of Helmets

Ryan, William Grade: 7
JE Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School - Salt Lake City, UT
Project Title:  It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's...Gone?

Sah, Ashwin Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  A Novel, Efficient Pattern Matching Algorithm for the DNA Alphabet

Sancheti, Rajiv Grade: 8
Harker School - Redwood City, CA
Project Title:  Portable Milk Purification System

Sankar, Venkat Grade: 7
The Harker School - Redwood City, CA
Project Title:  Using Astragalus purshii var. tinctus to Inhibit Growth of Invasive Thistles (Centaurea ssp.)

Sauer, Julienne Grade: 7
Windemere Ranch Middle School - San Ramon, CA
Project Title:  Reducing Drag of Metal Objects through Water Using the Leidenfrost Effect

Savage, Evan Grade: 7
Boulder Country Day School - Boulder, CO
Project Title:  Growing Algae for Biodiesel in the Desert

Sawant, Nilay Grade: 7
John F. Kennedy Middle School - Cupertino, CA
Project Title:  A Comparison of Viscosities of Different Biodiesels at Various Temperatures

Sayana, Anin Grade: 8
Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Cupertino, CA
Project Title:  A Novel Configuration of Carbon Nanotubes to Inhibit ABCG2 and Selectively Target Chemotherapy-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells

Schmillen, Lauren Grade: 7
St. Mary's School - Metamora, IL
Project Title:  Heating with Biofuels

Schneider, Brandon Grade: 8
Delaura Middle School - Melbourne, FL
Project Title:  Radiate that Cancer Away!

Schrank, Alec Grade: 7
Admiral Byrd Middle School - Winchester, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Weight on Kid's Walking

Schwartz, Nick Grade: 7
Saint Columban - Loveland, OH
Project Title:  Cooling Your House: A Green Solution

Schwartz, Sarah Grade: 8
Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  How Large Is the Decrease in Peripheral Vision with the Use of Wired Field Hockey Goggles?

Sepulveda, Jonathan Grade: 6
Sanford Middle School - Apopka, FL
Project Title:  Trends in Rainfall and Temperature Moving Averages in Central Florida May Support the Theory of Global Warming

Shacker, Andrew Grade: 8
Merryhill School - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  Aerial Twist - Effects of Extreme In-Flight Stresses on Aircraft

Shaikh, Fizzah Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School - Glen Allen, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Ultraviolet Light Radiation on the Survival Rate of Pseudomonas syringae as Compared to Escherichia Coli

Sharma, Priyansh Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Consistency of COR: An Investigation of the Coefficient of Restitution

Shutthanandan, Swetha Grade: 8
Camichael Middle School - Richland, WA
Project Title:  Nano Energy: Effect of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Sizes on the Performance of the Dye Sensitized Nanoparticle Solar Cell

Singhal, Arpita Grade: 8
Challenger School, Sunnyvale - Cupertino, CA
Project Title:  Herbalism as a Hypoglycemic Agent: Evaluation of Alpha Amylase Activity by Different Medicinal Plants

Sinha, Kapil Grade: 8
Buena Vista Middle School - Salinas, CA
Project Title:  An Organic Remedy for Tomato Plants: Effects of Vicia sativa and Rye Secale cereale AGS104 for Protection from Verticillium dahliae

Sisodia, Hirsh Grade: 8
Indian Valley Middle School - Harleysville, PA
Project Title:  The Increased Efficiency of a Solar-Tracking Photovoltaic Cell

Siveyer, Jonathan Grade: 7
Thurgood Marshall Middle School - Monroe, CT
Project Title:  Peel Power: Using Banana Peels to Reduce Metal Contamination of Water

Slusarewicz, Joanna Grade: 8
Winburn Middle School - Lexington, KY
Project Title:  The Effects of Classical Music on Abstract Reasoning Performance

Somawardana, Isuru Grade: 7
Keystone School - San Antonio, TX
Project Title:  The Effect of Cell Phone Radiation on Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Sorge, Matthew Grade: 7
Santa Fe Christian Schools - Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Project Title:  Do Cool Temperatures Impact the Parasitism Rate of Psyttalia humilis?

Southall, William Grade: 8
Lexington Christian Academy - Versailles, KY
Project Title:  Soil vs. Soil for Urban Dwellers: Selection of Commercial Soils for Maximum Green Bean Production

Sproch, Hannah Grade: 8
Susquenita Middle School - Duncannon, PA
Project Title:  OxiClean…The Solution to Your Pollution

St. Laurent, Andrea Grade: 8
St. Philomena - Tiverton, RI
Project Title:  Does the Three Tributary Brooks Leading into Nanaquaket Pond Justify the Entrance of an Oyster Farm?

Stahlhut, Katherine Grade: 8
Duran North Junior High School - Birmingham, AL
Project Title:  Ball of Lightning

Stanley, Taylor Grade: 8
Stone Middle School - Valkaria, FL
Project Title:  The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Endosymbiotic Zooxanthellae in the Pink-Tipped Sea Anemone, Condylactis gigantea

Steen, McKalee Grade: 8
Grove Middle School - Grove, OK
Project Title:  Rain, Rain Come This Way: Testing the Effectiveness of Bioretention Cells through Chemical Analysis, Daphnia Toxicity & Planarian Regeneration Rate

Steiner, Leo Grade: 8
Winterhaven School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Hydrolysis with Steel, Copper, and Aluminum Electrodes

Stewart, Nicholas Grade: 7
Saint Gregory the Great School - Cranbury, NJ
Project Title:  Down the Nanotubes: Tiny Innovation Has Huge Impact on Safe Drinking Water

Subraveti, Vamsi Grade: 7
Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School for the Health Sciences and Engineering - Nashville, TN
Project Title:  Gravitational Slingshots: The Roundabouts in Space

Sundar Rajan, Chandrasekhar Grade: 8
Coppell Middle School East - Irving, TX
Project Title:  Trash to Cash!

Swintosky, Megan Grade: 7
Penn View Christian School - Hatfield, PA
Project Title:  DNA in Cases of Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Syed, Zain Grade: 6
Crockett Intermediate School - Paris, TX
Project Title:  The Effects of Ibuprofen on the Growth of Grass

Tewari, Rahul Grade: 8
Challenger School - San Jose, CA
Project Title:  Traffic Flow Improvement Using Automated Braking Distance Control

Thai, Claire Grade: 6
Thai Home School - Tucson, AZ
Project Title:  The Poison Apple

Tilley, Evan Grade: 6
St. Francis Xavier School - Rochester, MA
Project Title:  Salt Water Desalination

Tilley, Jaren Grade: 7
Fairhaven Middle School - Bellingham, WA
Project Title:  Which Oil Kills More Daphnia?

Tu, Karissa Grade: 8
Chief Joseph Middle School - Bozeman, MT
Project Title:  How Temperature Changes the Structure of Bacteriophage P22

Tumey, Jania Grade: 6
Rogers Park Elementary School - Anchorage, AK
Project Title:  What Bubbles Below: Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Aquatic Plants and Shells

Turner, Gary Grade: 7
Ascension Catholic School - Melbourne, FL
Project Title:  Optimal Oil Absorption For Environmental Cleanup in Aquatic Systems

Vallejo, Josephine Grade: 8
Urbana Middle School - Frederick, MD
Project Title:  Could Cell Phones Be Dangerous?

Varma, Maya Grade: 8
Sam H. Lawson Middle School - Cupertino, CA
Project Title:  Arduino-Based Foot Neuropathy Analyzer

Vasisht, Anjali Grade: 7
NOVA Middle School - Olympia, WA
Project Title:  The Effects of Various Stimuli on the Cirri Beats of Balanus glandula

Vassa, Nirva Grade: 8
Sanford Middle School - Lake Mary, FL
Project Title:  I Got C: A Stability Study of Vitamin C in Sonicated Fresh Orange Juice under Deaeration Using Titration

Velasquez, Esmeralda Grade: 8
Hinkley School - Hinkley, CA
Project Title:  What Is the Effect of Physa acuta Breeding Population on Egg Maturation and Hatchling Count?

Venglar, Sean Grade: 7
School of Science and Technology - Alamo - San Antonio, TX
Project Title:  What's Up With the Sun?

Vishnubhatla, Sasank Grade: 8
Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  Accuracy of Weather Predictions

Vitenson, Daniel Grade: 7
The Rhoades School - Encinitas, CA
Project Title:  Influence of Tides on Behavior of Light-footed Clapper Rails

Vought, Olivia Grade: 7
Edward Smith School - Syracuse, NY
Project Title:  Evaluating Ice Melt Products

Wallin, Amanda Grade: 7
Lexington Traditional Magnet School - Lexington, KY
Project Title:  Hidden Heat: An Investigation for Thermal Energy Storage Using Latent Heat of Fusion in Super-Cooled Liquids

Walton, Francesca Grade: 8
Episcopal School of Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL
Project Title:  The Effect of Water Temperature on the Reproduction and Growth of the Arbacia punctulata

Wang, Dayle Grade: 8
Dover-Sherborn Regional Middle School - Sherborn, MA
Project Title:  Gusty Discoveries

Waychoff, James Grade: 7
Parkland Magnet Middle School - Bethesda, MD
Project Title:  The Variation of the Number of Cosmic Rays Bombarding the Earth at Day Compared to at Night: Cosmic Ray Analysis Using a Cloud Chamber

Wentling, Mary Elizabeth Grade: 8
Landisville Middle School - Silver Spring, PA
Project Title:  A Comparison of Nitrate, Phosphate, Temperature and Turbidity Levels in the Conestoga River (Urban versus Rural) and their Impact on Dissolved Oxygen Levels

West, Allessandra Grade: 8
St. Peter School - Geneva, IL
Project Title:  Music Memory

Wheeler, Mabel Grade: 6
Cherry Hill Elementary School - Orem, UT
Project Title:  Sunburnt Polymers

Wiley, Mary Grade: 7
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School - Acworth, GA
Project Title:  What Kind of Wood Makes the Best Campfire?

Wilkins, John Grade: 6
Keystone School - San Antonio, TX
Project Title:  The Effects of Changing the Moon's Eccentricity on High Tide Height (the Maximum and Minimum High Tide in One Year) in Boston, Massachusetts Coastal Area

Winger, Zachary Grade: 8
Summa South Academy - Tigard, OR
Project Title:  Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Wolfe, Triton Grade: 8
Chisholm Trail Middle School - Olathe, KS
Project Title:  Robotic Imitation of a Human Smile Using Compact, Low Cost Servo Motors

Wright, John Grade: 7
Home School - Westerville, OH
Project Title:  Removing Sodium Phosphate from a Sample of Water Using FGD Material

Wu, Mingjia Grade: 8
LISA Academy - Hershey, PA
Project Title:  Conventional vs. Organic: How Organic Farming Affects Free Fatty Acid Composition of Milk

Xiao, Michael Grade: 8
Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy - Pleasant Grove, UT
Project Title:  Increased Mutagenic Effects of Particulate Matter on DNA when Induced by Ultraviolet Radiation

Xu, Lillian Grade: 8
Joseph Terrence Henley Middle School - Crozet, VA
Project Title:  Derivation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cell Lines from Refractory Strains

Yang, Jiazhen Grade: 7
Meyzeek Middle School - Louisville, KY
Project Title:  Sunglasses Protection of UV Light on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells

Yardumian, Emily Grade: 7
Home School - Normandy, TN
Project Title:  Light Intensity: A Joly Experience

Yates, Quinn Grade: 6
Harrison Middle School - Sunnyside, WA
Project Title:  What Effect Will Different Weights of Car Oils Have on the Life Span of Brine Shrimp?

Yoke, Camille Grade: 8
Manchester Middle School - Midlothian, VA
Project Title:  The Effect of Boat Hull Shape, Height of Center of Gravity, and Degree of Incline on Amount of Restoring Torque Produced

Yu, Jennifer Grade: 7
William Hopkins Junior High School - Fremont, CA
Project Title:  The Effects of Absorption on Greenhouse Temperature

Zhang, Sharon Grade: 8
Summa South Academy at Whitford Middle School - Portland, OR
Project Title:  Silver Nanoparticles as an Antibiotic Against Pathogenic, Nosocomial Infection-Inducing Bacteria

Zhao, Alan Grade: 7
Frankford Middle School - Plano, TX
Project Title:  The Effect of Oxygen on Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

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