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Broadcom MASTERS 2013 Semifinalists

Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Broadcom Foundation announced on August 7, 2013 the selection of 300 middle school students as semifinalists in the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS® competition.

The 2013 Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) semifinalists come from 253 middle schools across the United States and Puerto Rico, and represent 123 SSP-affiliated science fairs in those communities. 

The semifinalists of the 2013 Broadcom MASTERS are:

Abdulla, Muhammad Grade: 7
West Shore Junior/Senior High School- Melbourne, FL
Project Title: Mathematical Analysis of Electro-Cardiograms and Electro-Encephalograms through Fractal Geometry

Abrahim, Justin Grade: 7
Campus School of Carlow University- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Ouch! Helmets & Concussions

Acks, Eitan Grade: 8
San Diego Jewish Academy- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Tongue Untwister

Agarwal, Aakshi Grade: 8
Hamden Middle School- Hamden, CT
Project Title: TACE Inhibitors as Non-Biological Drugs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aichele, Amelia Grade: 6
Enterprise Middle School- Benton City, WA
Project Title: Microbial Fuel Cells with Yeast & Electricity

Akella, Abhiramgopal Grade: 8
Five Forks Middle School- Lilburn, GA
Project Title: Biofuels vs. Fossil Fuels

Alvarado, Francisco Grade: 8
Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola- Guaynabo, PR
Project Title: Controlling the Growth of Aedes aegypti Larvae Utilizing Household Products

Amani, Noorhan Grade: 8
Islamic School of San Diego- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Biochar: A Rediscovered Soil Amendment and Its Effects on Plant Growth

Ambati, Vardhaan Grade: 8
Stratford Middle School - San Jose- San Jose, CA
Project Title: Are Manufactured Nano-Materials (MNMs) an Eco-toxicological Risk? - Experiment Conducted Using Three Commonly Manufactured Nano-materials (MNMs) - Nano Zinc Oxide (ZnO) , Nano Cerium Oxide (CeO2),  Nano Titanium Oxide (TiO2),  and Rhizobia as a Biosensor

Ambatipudi, Mythri Grade: 7
Stratford Middle School- San Jose, CA
Project Title: Diet Induced Thermogenesis!  Combating Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases Using Anthocyanins, Catechins and Capsaicins

Argyle, Sarah Grade: 7
Centennial Middle School- Provo, UT
Project Title: Can You Drink It? 2

Arnold, Drew Grade: 6
Highland Elementary School- Highland, UT
Project Title: Going Green:  The Crazy Quirks of Baking with Sunflower Butter

Arvind, Anup Grade: 7
Renner Middle School- Plano, TX
Project Title: How Much Radiation Does Your Cellphone Emit?

Augustine, Andrea Grade: 8
Eagles Landing Middle School- Stockbridge, GA
Project Title: Nicotine and Colon Cancer: Are Nicotine Users in Increased Peril?

Balachandar, Sidhika Grade: 7
Abraham Lincoln Middle School- Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Can You Keep It Down?

Baldwin, Elana Grade: 8
Elsinore Middle School- Lake Elsinore, CA
Project Title: Get Your Head in the Game!

Balsara, Burzin Grade: 7
Schimelpfenig Middle School- Plano, TX
Project Title: Micro HydroElectric: Energy Scavenging from Water Pipes

Barnes, Savannah Grade: 8
Desert Sky Middle School- Tucson, AZ
Project Title: Biochar......The Amazing?

Barton, Andrew Grade: 7
Oak-Land Junior High School- Afton, MN
Project Title: An Inspiration from Norman Borlaug: A Study on Triticum Aestivum (Spring Wheat) Production

Becker, Michael Grade: 8
Liberty Christian School- Flower Mound, TX
Project Title: Different Temperatures, Different Pitch

Becker, Drew Grade: 7
Rocky Mountain Middle School- Heber City, UT
Project Title: Fingerprinting Oil Wells

Bernhardt, Lila Grade: 8
Westwood Middle School- Gainesville, FL
Project Title: 'Happy Meals' or Healthy Meals: An Analysis of the Kids Meals at the Top 25 US Chain Restaurants

Betts, Sarah Grade: 7
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School- Minneapolis, MN
Project Title: An Exercise Therapy Program and Hand Device Invented to Benefit Osteoarthritic Patients

Blank-Plautz, Madison Grade: 7
Washington Middle School- MISSOULA, MT
Project Title: Experimental Control of Transcription in the Lyme Disease Bacterium

Bloomfield, Rebecca Grade: 8
North Middle School- Colorado Springs, CO
Project Title: A Slippery Slope: The Effects of Slope and Remediation Treatments on Post-Fire Sedimentation

Bohnet, Kristen Grade: 8
McCullough Junior High School- The Woodlands, TX
Project Title: Colloiding with Bacteria

Brow, Adelaide Grade: 8
St. Patrick Catholic School- Rolla, MO
Project Title: The Effects of Fertilizer and CO2 on the Growth of Scenedesmus Algae

Brown, Drew Grade: 8
Grove Middle School- Grove, OK
Project Title: Heavy Metal: The Effects of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Chelation Therapy and Heavy Metal Chlorides on Catalase Enzyme Activity and the Implications in Alzheimers Disease

Bruce, Daniel Grade: 7
The Rhoades School- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Urban Noise: Effects on Lagoon Bird Density and Species Diversity

Brufsky, Alex Grade: 7
Fort Couch Middle School- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Snippio Social Network

Buckwalter, Sophia Grade: 7
Centerville Middle School- Manheim, PA
Project Title: Do Harder Woods Produce a Longer Sustain?

Burnett, Emma Grade: 7
The Ellis School- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Elements of Fluorescence

Cacioppo, Cooper Grade: 7
Trailridge Middle School- Lenexa, KS
Project Title: THE Phases: They are A-Changin'

Call, Adam Grade: 6
Barnett Elementary School- Payson, UT
Project Title: The Redshirts Are Coming!: Age and Test Scores in the Nebo School District

Campbell, Chad Grade: 8
Topsail Middle School- Hampstead, NC
Project Title: Can Coral Survive Global Warming?

Canady, Julia Grade: 8
Lakeland Christian School- Lakeland, FL
Project Title: Weed Warfare: Investigating Allelopathy, Year III

Catan, Vincent Grade: 7
Springfield Middle School- Fort Mill, SC
Project Title: Here Comes the Boom

Catanzaro, Dominic Grade: 8
Pacific Beach Middle School- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Zappity Zap Zap: The Breakdown Voltage For Two Different Electrodes

Chancy, Veronica Grade: 8
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School- Louisville, KY
Project Title: The Effects of Fly Ash on B-Cells and T-Cells

Chang, Stephanie Grade: 8
Medea Creek Middle School- Oak Park, CA
Project Title: Polyester: The Ultimate Oil Spill Solution

Chatterjee, Ankita Grade: 8
Callanan Middle School/Central Academy- Ankeny, IA
Project Title: Detection and Removal of Contaminants from Bovine Milk

Chaudry, Saad Grade: 8
Oak Middle School- Shrewsbury, MA
Project Title: Smart Personal Rapid Transit System by Quantum Locking and Superconductivity

Chen, Dennis Grade: 8
Ridgecrest Intermediate School- Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA
Project Title: Project-TIM: Identifying the Effects of Thermal Interface Material Relative to the Synthetic Performance of a Silicon Die

Chen, Linsey Grade: 8
Hilsman Middle School- Athens, GA
Project Title: Your Magnet Can Do What Your Imagination Cannot

Chen, Lauren Grade: 8
Hilsman Midlle School- Athens, GA
Project Title: Your Magnet Can Do What Your Imagination Cannot

Chiang, Vivian Grade: 7
Old Orchard School- Saratoga, CA
Project Title: Pulse Wave Analysis in Simulated Vascular System

Chiu, Daniel Grade: 8
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Hidden Cliffs: An Analysis of Fisheries

Cirino, Margaret Grade: 8
Central Middle School- Greenwich, CT
Project Title: Correlation of Birdsong Variation with Geographic Location and Subspecies Diversity

Clay, Matthew Grade: 8
Wood Lake Christian Academy- Fuquay-Varina, NC
Project Title: Effect of Container Color on Better Boy Tomatoes

Clements, Nia Grade: 7
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Comparing the Effects of a High Fructose Corn Syrup or Soy Diet on the Behavior and Mutation Rate in Drosophila melanogaster

Clinton, Jeffrey Grade: 7
Jeffrey Clinton Home School- Pitman, NJ
Project Title: Tardigrades as Indicators of Forest Health

Corn, Elizabeth Grade: 8
Davidsen Middle School- Tampa, FL
Project Title: The Effects of Nanoparticle Size on the Antibacterial Effects of Zinc Oxide (ZnO) on E. coli Bacteria

Courtney, Joshua Grade: 7
Carmel Hill School- Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: Do Rainbow Trout and Their Hybrids Outcompete Cutthroat Trout in a Lentic Ecosystem?

Creighton, Landon Grade: 6
Monarch Christian Academy- Romoland, CA
Project Title: Does Doubling the Amount of Cement in Concrete Improve Torque Resistance?

Cruz-Sanchez, Andres Grade: 7
West Shore Junior/Senior High School- Melbourne, FL
Project Title: Can Future Gram+ and Gram- Bacteria Growth Be Predicted with Computational Modeling?

Dahl, Andrea Grade: 8
Pioneer Trail Middle School- Overland Park, KS
Project Title: See Spot Spin!

Daino, Trevor Grade: 8
Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy- Waxhaw, NC
Project Title: Investigating Tantalate Catalysts for Photocatalytic Water Splitting

Davies, Brodie Grade: 7
Black River Middle School- Chester, NJ
Project Title: Extra Weight, Faster, Slower, Further, Shorter?

DeLaney, Zachary Grade: 8
Murray Middle School- Hobe Sound, FL
Project Title: Burning Biomass: Is There Energy in the Invaders?

Delle-Levine, Lily Grade: 8
Lancaster Country Day School- Millersville, PA
Project Title: Measuring Indoor Air Quality: Do Enclosed Skating Rinks Have Elevated Levels of Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Dioxide?

Dennis, Jacob Grade: 8
Pettisville Local Schools- Fayette, OH
Project Title: The Effect of Row Spacing on Glycine max

DeSalvo, David Grade: 7
Saint Raphael School- Westlake, OH
Project Title: The Effect of Light on Aquatic Plants

Dhawan, Arjun Grade: 8
Castle North Middle School- Newburgh, IN
Project Title: Reinventing the Wheel

Dholakia, Shishir Grade: 8
Peterson Middle School- Santa Clara, CA
Project Title: The Sky Is No Limit: A Photometric Analysis of Short Period Variable Stars and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems

Dholakia, Shashank Grade: 8
Peterson Middle School- Santa Clara, CA
Project Title: The Sky Is No Limit: A Photometric Analysis of Short Period Variable Stars and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems

Dimsey, Mercedes Grade: 8
Cody Middle School- Cody, WY
Project Title: Is It Possible to Calculate the Motion of a Coronal Mass Ejection Using Data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Satellite?

Dolan, Sean Grade: 8
Saint Anne- North Barrington, IL
Project Title: Tee It High and Let It Fly

Doshi, Sahil Grade: 7
Fort Couch Middle School- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Helping the Disabled

Downs Perez, Eleana Grade: 6
Southern Middle School- Lothian, MD
Project Title: The Little Fan that Could: Examining Three Factors in Hovercraft Design

D'Silva, Theresa Grade: 6
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Harnessing Piezoelectricity to Measure Earthquake Activity

Duncan, David Grade: 7
Mirman School- Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: What's in the Food We Eat?  Identifying Genetically Modified Foods Using DNA Analysis

Ebesu, Evan Grade: 8
Hawaii Baptist Academy- Honolulu, HI
Project Title: Removing Arsenic from Rice

Eggebraaten, Andy Grade: 6
John Adams Middle School- Rochester, MN
Project Title: A Study of the External Factors that Affect the Accuracy of the Ultrasonic Sensor of the NXT Robotics Kit

Elston, Joseph Grade: 7
Abraham Lincoln Middle School- Gainesville, FL
Project Title: The Effect of Oil Remediation on the Health & Survival Rate of Brine Shrimp

Ensari, Pelin Grade: 7
Fairmont Private Schools- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Project Title: The Effects of Acid and Heat on Fructose Content

Fanti, Christina Grade: 8
Nativity Catholic School- Hollywood, FL
Project Title: Colors of the Ocean

Fattor, Leah Grade: 8
Summit Middle School- Boulder, CO
Project Title: Is Your Guitar too Hot to Handle?

Feifarek, Josh Grade: 7
Pioneer Heritage Middle School- Frisco, TX
Project Title: Sweet Filters!

Ferguson, Samuel Grade: 8
Literacy First Charter School- Alpine, CA
Project Title: Shape and Flow: What Makes My Derby Car Go?

Freedman, Emma Grade: 8
Meadowridge Home School- Corralitos, CA
Project Title: How Endangered? Modeling the Effects of Logging and Poaching on the Sustainability of Orangutan Populations

Fuller, Cole Grade: 8
Rimrock Expeditionary Alternative Learning Middle School- Bend, OR
Project Title: The Many Colors of Pisaster: A Study of the Polymorphic Color Plasticity of the Ochre Sea Star, Pisaster ochraceus

Funkhouser, Summer Grade: 7
Wiggs Middle School- El Paso, TX
Project Title: The Effect of Magnetic Fields on the Behavior of Fresh Water Minnows

Gagnon, Rosalie Grade: 8
Gagnon Family Home School- Goodrich, MI
Project Title: The Effect of Voltage and Capacitance on Electromagnetic Energy in a Coil Gun

Gagnon, Thea Grade: 8
North Star Academy- Duluth, MN
Project Title: The Dirt on Hydroponics

Gallison, Kathryn Grade: 8
Saint Philomena School- Portsmouth, RI
Project Title: Hypoxia and Anoxia in Narragansett Bay

Gandall, Keoni Grade: 8
Samuel E. Talbert Middle School- Huntington Beach, CA
Project Title: Engineering Pink Salt!

Gangopadhyay, Orion Grade: 6
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School- Venetia, PA
Project Title: Soil System Surprise

Garg, Anita Grade: 7
Ranch San Joaquin School- IRVINE, CA
Project Title: The Effect of the Native Plant Community Seeded in Restoration on the Growth of Salvia apiana

Garimella, Mihir Grade: 8
Dorseyville Middle School- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: ScentIt: Digitally Recreating Smells

Gattuso, Jordan Grade: 8
Stone Middle School- Palm Bay, FL
Project Title: The Effects of Blueberry Extract on the Cognitive Abilities of Peppermint Shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni

Gilmore, Claire Grade: 8
Frankford Middle School- Dallas, TX
Project Title: DO THE WAVE AGAIN!  How Does Tsunami Barrier Texture Affect Tsunami Wave Height?

Giuliano, Matthew Grade: 8
Michael E. Smith Middle School- South Hadley, MA
Project Title: The Fastest Suit: The Hydrodynamic Properties of Fabrics in Turbulent Flow

Godse, Yesh Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Implementing Hall Effect Sensing Technology into Modern Day Applications

Gomez, Denise Grade: 7
Saint John Brebeuf- Niles, IL
Project Title: The Power of Peer Pressure

Gonser, Caleb Grade: 6
Honey Creek Middle School- Terre Haute, IN
Project Title: Space vs. No Space:  Competition for Oviposition Sites in Bean Beetles

Gonzalez, Andres Grade: 6
St. Hyacinth Academy- Hemet, CA
Project Title: Which Household Product Will Preserve a Carved Pumpkin from Developing Mold and Dehydration?

Gow, James Grade: 8
Lawrence Middle School- Princeton, NJ
Project Title: Classical Macrophage Activation: The Role of Nitric Oxide and Dectin-1

Grace, River Grade: 8
West Shore Junior/Senior High School- West Melbourne, FL
Project Title: Rain Dance of the Radiata: Behavior of the Endangered Radiated Tortoise and Related Species

Gupta, Aayush Grade: 7
Redwood Middle School- Saratoga, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Features on Dementia Detection Accuracy

Haddad, Martha Grade: 8
Saint Joseph School- Danbury, CT
Project Title: Converting Waste into Electricity Using Efficient Microbial Fuel Cells

Hamad, Leena Grade: 8
The Islamic Academy for Peace- Manchester, NH
Project Title: Earthquakes in Unstable Areas

Han, Markab Grade: 8
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: The Effect of Electrolytes on the Electrolysis of Water

Hanus, Sebastian Grade: 7
Hanus School- Fremont, NE
Project Title: The Effect of Light and Nitrate on Nitrate Reductase Activity

Harrison, Sophia Grade: 7
Carden Academy of Almaden- San Jose, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Growth of Red Radishes with Symbiotic Endomycorrhizae

Hartley, Joshua Grade: 8
John Curtis Christian School- Harahan, LA
Project Title: Underwater Nondestructive Testing Can Be Effectively Monitored Utilizing Live Feed Video Installed on a Small Scale Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

Helmy, Amir Grade: 7
Lincoln Middle School- Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Using Smart-Phones to Detect Seizures and Falls

Herlihy, Sarah Grade: 8
Park Christian School- Moorhead, MN
Project Title: Pitch Perfect

Herran, Keren Grade: 8
Forcey Christian Middle School- Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Improving WiFi Internet Signals

Herrick, Grace Grade: 8
Saint Rose of Lima- Sandy Hook, CT
Project Title: Evaluating the Performance of a Model Solar Updraft Tower Power Plant

Herron, Daniel Grade: 7
Bryant Montessori School- Tacoma, WA
Project Title: The Effect of Background Color on Banner Ad CTR

Hillebrandt, Rose Grade: 8
Goleta Valley Junior High School- Santa Barbara, CA
Project Title: The Golden Spiral in Hurricanes: Does It Predict Severity?

Hogaboam, Octavia Grade: 8
Meadow Park Middle School- Beaverton, OR
Project Title: Evaluation of Conductivity of Piezoelectric Rochelle Salt Crystals on Metallic Surfaces

Hollenbeck, Jakob Grade: 7
Whitford Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: The Efficiency of an Anaerobic Digester when Fed with Varying Ratios of Structural Carbohydrates to Non-Structural Carbohydrates

Homo, Mulan Grade: 6
Canyon View Elementary School- Irvine, CA
Project Title: Freezing Rates of Various Liquids

Hoolahan, Seamus Grade: 6
Fred Moodry Middle School- Anaconda, MT
Project Title: Feel the Power

Horton, Krystal Grade: 6
Menifee Valley Middle School- Menifee, CA
Project Title: Agrilus Coxalis: The Gold Spotted Oak Borer

Ignacio, Jethro Grade: 8
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School- Fort Myers, FL
Project Title: A Comparative Study on Different Technologies of Solar Energy Storage

Iyer, Dhruv Grade: 8
BASIS Chandler- Chandler, AZ
Project Title: From the Playground to the Boardroom: Modified R-P-S Game as a Model for Negotiations with Constraints

Iyer, Krithika Grade: 8
Rice Middle School- Plano, TX
Project Title: Bayesian Inference Model to Reduce False Positives in Mammography

Jackson, Smith Grade: 7
Centerville Junior High School- Centerville, UT
Project Title: What Drinks Have the Most Electrolytes?

Jain, Aditya Grade: 7
SUMMA at Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Early Detection of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules: A Computer Aided Diagnostic and Automatic Screening Tool

Jain, Anshu Grade: 8
Harmony School of Innovation - Carrollton- Lewisville, TX
Project Title: Water to Fuel to Water: The Fuel Cycle of the Future

Jayaraman, Mayuri Grade: 8
William Hopkins Junior High School- Fremont, CA
Project Title: Variables that Affect Reaction Times

Jeppsen, Baylor Grade: 6
American Preparatory Academy- Draper, UT
Project Title: The Sting in the Swing

Jog, Aditya Grade: 8
Mason Middle School- Mason, OH
Project Title: Water Purification Using Aluminum Sulfate

Jones, Cameron Grade: 6
Corte Madera School- Portola Valley, CA
Project Title: We're Jammin': Using the Jamming Principle to Construct a Universal Gripper

Jones, Evan Grade: 8
DeLaura Middle School- Satellite Beach, FL
Project Title: Electrify that E. coli

Jongeneelen, Celeste Grade: 7
Home School- Kula, HI
Project Title: Disk-O Stars

Justiz, Tomas Grade: 8
North Naples Middle School- naples, FL
Project Title: The Effect of Internal Irregularities on Water Flow through a Pipe

Kailey-Steiner, Johann Grade: 8
Grant Beacon Middle School- Denver, CO
Project Title: Rocket Design, Part  3: Exploring How Vortex Generators Affect Boundary Layer Airflow

Kamat, Rhea Grade: 8
Jose M. Lopez Middle School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Broccoli Power: Effect of Sulforaphane on Tadpole Development

Kang, Christopher Grade: 6
Carmichael Middle School- Richland, WA
Project Title: Will Adding Graphite or Graphene to a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Improve Performance?

Kannan, Shrivats Grade: 7
Challenger School- Fremont, CA
Project Title: The Effect of the Amount of Heat on the Efficiency of a Solar Refrigerator

Karthik, Ananya Grade: 6
Challenger School (Sunnyvale)- Sunnyvale, CA
Project Title: Mighty Microgreens? Investigating the Effect of the Maturity of Plant Greens on Their Nutrient Contents Using HPLC

Keating, Phillip Grade: 6
North County Christian School- Hazelwood, MO
Project Title: Frozen Friction

Kedzierski, Tony Grade: 7
McCullough Junior High School- The Woodlands, TX
Project Title: Wicking -- Don't Sweat It:  A Study of the Effect of Perspiration, Laundering, and Abrasion on Polyester Performance Fabric

Keys, Eleanor Grade: 8
L.A. Ainger Middle School- Rotonda, FL
Project Title: THE Relative Impact of Ocean Solution as a Watering Medium for Tomato Plants and Its Influence over the Mineral Content of the Fruit

Khazi-Syed, Afeefah Grade: 8
Harmony School of Innovation - Ft.Worth- Arlington, TX
Project Title: Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Forecast Is Suny

King, Chase Grade: 7
Saint Marks School- Corte Madera, CA
Project Title: Hot & Cold Insulators: Can You Keep Your Cool Naturally?

Kolaparthi, Krishna Grade: 8
Katherine Stinson Middle School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Differential Drug Sensitivity of Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Kong, Lizzy Grade: 8
Mason Middle School- Mason, OH
Project Title: Analyzing and Comparing the Efficiency of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells vs. Carbon Nanotube Solar Cells

Kono, Alissa Grade: 7
T.H. Rogers Middle School- Houston, TX
Project Title: Stability of Magnets at Extreme Temperatures

Krishnan, Anish Grade: 8
John F. Kennedy Middle School- Cupertino, CA
Project Title: Extending the Mileage of an Electric Vehicle

Krone, Liesl Grade: 8
Acton Middle School- Granbury, TX
Project Title: What Pesticides Have You Eaten Today?

Lane, Emily Grade: 8
Douglas High School- Douglas, MA
Project Title: Progressive Peel Power

Laurendeau, Sam Grade: 8
William Allen Middle School- Moorestown, NJ
Project Title: Solar in Space

Legaspi, Francesca Grade: 6
Incarnation School- Glendale, CA
Project Title: Building Stability during Earthquakes

Lewis, Colton Grade: 7
St. Stephen Catholic School- Wimauma, FL
Project Title: Magnets in Charge II

Lim, Tassica Grade: 8
T.H. Rogers Middle School- Bellaire, TX
Project Title: Healthy Cereal for Better Breakfast

Lin, Samuel Grade: 7
Fairmont Private Schools- La Habra, CA
Project Title: Can You Hear Me Now?

Lindholm, Adam Grade: 6
Spring Ridge Middle School- Leonardtown, MD
Project Title: How the Tyrant King Used Its Arms

Lindsay, Christopher Grade: 8
Iolani School- Honolulu, HI
Project Title: Looking for Life in All the Right Places:  A Search for Transiting Extrasolar Planets Using the CoRoT and Faulkes Telescopes

Liskij, Nicholas Grade: 8
SUMMA at Whitford Middle School- Beaverton, OR
Project Title: Extracting Cellulase Enzymes from Varying Species of Soil Fungi Grown in a Cellulose Based Agar in Order to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

Liu, Jett Grade: 8
The Rhoades School- Encinitas, CA
Project Title: Investigating the Properties of Iridescence and Structural Color

Liu, Judy Grade: 8
Trickum Middle School- Lilburn, GA
Project Title: Sunshine on a Penny: The Development of an Optimized Strategy to Capture Solar Energy

Mackay, Asia Grade: 7
The Banner School- Frederick, MD
Project Title: What Wave Blocker Design Is the Most Effective in Reducing the Energy of a Tsunami Damaging a Beach?

Mackintosh, Eleanor Grade: 8
Good Shepherd Catholic School- Denver, CO
Project Title: Simply Mouthwatering

MacLachlan, Lindsay Grade: 7
Independence Middle School- Jupiter, FL
Project Title: Whey Beyond: Caseins Are Important, Too

Macmillan, Bridget Grade: 7
St. John Fisher School- Torrance, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Biodegradable Dye on the Evaporation Rates of Salt Water

Makosky, Herman Grade: 8
Lamberton Middle School- Carlisle, PA
Project Title: The Effect of Dust Contamination on Solar Panel Output and a Possible Method of Keeping Panels Clean

Mandavalli, Akhil Grade: 8
Darnell Cookman Middle/High School SOMA- Jacksonville, FL
Project Title: THE Effect of the Different Levels of Ph on the Reproduction Rate of Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton

Marquez, Michelle Grade: 8
Robious Middle School- Midlothian, VA
Project Title: Music, Emotions, and Time Perception: A Dimensionality and Neuroscience Study

Mathur, Priyanka Grade: 8
SUMMA at Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Using Spices to Help Prevent Hypoglycemia

Mauch, Lakin Grade: 8
Hankinson High School- Mooreton, ND
Project Title: The Agricultural Effects of Natural Products on Wheat

McCammon, Cassidy Grade: 7
Woodrow Wilson Middle School- Terre Haute, IN
Project Title: Mastering Music

McCoy, Austin Grade: 7
Friedell Middle School- Rochester, MN
Project Title: Designing and Validating Affordable, High Quality Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory Equipment for Developing Nations

McFall, Darrin Grade: 8
Buffalo Island Central Junior High School- Leachville, AR
Project Title: Isn't that Handy

McFearin, Sara Grade: 8
Hendrick Middle School- Plano, TX
Project Title: Password Augmentation: A Study of Keystroke Dynamics

Mellone, Dominique Grade: 8
C. M. Rice Middle School- Plano, TX
Project Title: Neoblast Stem Cells at Work:  The Regeneration of Planaria

Messier, Ethan Grade: 7
New England Christian Academy- Assonet, MA
Project Title: Dirty Power: Exploring the Potential of Biological Electron Transfer from Microbial Nanowires as an Energy Source for Developing Countries

Miller, Drake Grade: 7
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies- Mesa, AZ
Project Title: Top Speed: An Uphill Battle

Milligan, Alyssa Grade: 7
Saint Peter Lutheran School- Arlington Heights, IL
Project Title: Clean Dishes:  Environmental Friend or Foe?  Are Phosphates Necessary?

Minanov, Karina Grade: 7
The Grosse Pointe Academy- Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Project Title: Salty Solutions

Mirchandani, Suvir Grade: 8
Dorseyville Middle School- Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Monitoring and Reducing Household Water and Power Wastage

Mishra, Swasti Grade: 6
Head Middle Magnet School of Math and Science- Nashville, TN
Project Title: Sugar Preferences in Famished Fruit Flies

Mohindra, Smita Grade: 7
Home School- Yorktown Heights, NY
Project Title: Novel Strategies in the Treatment of Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency Using Sensors

Mohr, Mandi Grade: 7
St. Anthony School- Zephyrhills, FL
Project Title: Which Way Did Wormy Wiggle?

Moser, Holly Grade: 6
St. Paul Catholic School- Pensacola, FL
Project Title: Effect of Caffeine on Plant Growth

Mosley, Jacob Grade: 8
Osceola Middle School- Ocala, FL
Project Title: A Study of Antioxidant Potency of Natural Substances Using an Oscillating Chemical System

Mountcastle, Lindsey Grade: 7
Magothy River Middle School- Arnold, MD
Project Title: Are You too Old to See This?

Mucci, Tyler Grade: 8
Windsor Central Middle School- Binghamton, NY
Project Title: Design and Testing of a Dual Optic Refracting Telescope

Mudipalli, Rachana Grade: 8
Montgomery School- Downingtown, PA
Project Title: A Comparative Study of the Effect of Various Types of Endonucleases on the Total Biomass of E. coli Biofilms

Muluk, Pallavi Grade: 8
The Ellis School- Baden, PA
Project Title: Which Vitamin Antioxidant Most Efficiently Reverses the Detrimental Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Mustard Plants?

Mummidi, Adithya Grade: 7
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: The Effect of Ocimum sanctum Linn. on Immune Gene Expression

Murali, Chythanya Grade: 7
Lisa Academy, West- Little Rock, AR
Project Title: Oil Spill Clean-up: The Effect of Oil Spill Cleaning Agents on Aquatic Plants

Murthy, Nikhil Grade: 8
SUMMA at Meadow Park Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Novel Synthesis of Copper Nanowires

Murugan, Pranav Grade: 7
Westbrook Intermediate School- Houston, TX
Project Title: Optimal Drug Flow and Repeated Dosage

Myers, Abigail Grade: 8
Big Walnut Middle School- Sunbury, OH
Project Title: Arctic Oil Spill Clean-up

Nahar, Rishub Grade: 8
Urbana Middle School- Frederick, MD
Project Title: Testing and Optimizing Parabolic Trough Reflectors on Solar Panel Output

Naidu, Nandini Grade: 7
Valley Catholic Middle School- Tigard, OR
Project Title: A Novel CO2 Sequestration System with Computational Chemistry Methods to Develop Efficient CO2 Scrubbers

Narayanan, Harshita Grade: 6
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Ethanol - What's in Your Car?

Natarajan, Neil Grade: 8
Meadow Park Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: A Smartphone-Based Water Safety System

Nelakanti, Rajiv Grade: 7
Cupertino Middle School- Sunnyvale, CA
Project Title: How Do Different Natural Dyes Affect the Longevity and Power Output of Nanocrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Nicholson, Metta Grade: 8
Thurgood Marshall Middle School- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Lost at the Solar Maximum? The Effect of Solar Flares on GPS

Nolan, Caroline Grade: 7
Stuart Middle School- Stuart, FL
Project Title: Bee Happy, Bee Healthy: Improving the Health of Bee Hives

O'Byrne, Taylor Grade: 7
Lakeland Christian School- Mulberry, FL
Project Title: The Fight for Flight: Investigating Ophryocystis elektroscirrha

Oh, JunHyuk (Joseph) Grade: 8
South Pasadena Middle School- South Pasadena, CA
Project Title: Super Solar Cells

Okasinski, Jonathan Grade: 6
General Nash Elementary School- Harleysville, PA
Project Title: Ready, Set, CHARGE!  Which Rechargeable Battery Will You Buy?

Oliverio, Alexandria Grade: 8
Sacred Heart of Wadsworth- Doylestown, OH
Project Title: Mind Flex to Muscle Flex: Using Theta Brainwaves to Control Muscle Movement in a Paralyzed Individual

Olson, Sabrina Grade: 7
St. Gregory Barbarigo School- Maryville, MO
Project Title: Eddy Visits the Islands: How Island Shape Affects Eddy Length

Otterstatter, Leia Grade: 7
Stafford Middle School- Stafford, VA
Project Title: Vortex Disruption through Energy: A Step to Ending Tornado Destruction

Oxley, Christopher Grade: 7
Quail Valley Middle School- Missouri City, TX
Project Title: Biogeography of Lichen

Panigrahi, Sankalp Grade: 7
Windemere Ranch Middle School- San Ramon, CA
Project Title: Power of Density:  A Catalyst for Hydroelectricity

Patel, Sapna Grade: 7
Jackson Heights Middle School- Geneva, FL
Project Title: Meltdown: Developing a Predictive Model to Measure the Impact of Global Warming on Ocean Levels

Patel, Nikhil Grade: 8
Sanford Middle School- Geneva, FL
Project Title: Sensory Dissonance: A Study of Perceptions Under Conditions of Conflicting Stimuli... and an Early Indicator for Alzheimer's?

Patel, Siddhi Grade: 8
Joyce Kilmer Middle School- Roslindale, MA
Project Title: Green Gold in a Shrub

Patsy, Marisa Grade: 8
Glenwood Middle School- LIsbon, MD
Project Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Tuning of an Acoustic Guitar

Patton, Kian Grade: 7
Meadow Park Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Proteomic Analysis of Tardigrades Exposed to Harsh Environments

Payra, Syamantak Grade: 7
Westbrook Intermediate School- Friendswood, TX
Project Title: Solar Panel: Quantum Efficiency and Photon Dependency

Perkins, Maddison Grade: 8
Academy of Academic Excellence, (Lewis Center for Educational Research)- Apple Valley, CA
Project Title: To Eat or Not To Eat: The Effects of Certain Foods on Pill Solubility

Pete, Destany Grade: 7
Owyhee Combined School- Owyhee, NV
Project Title: Rangland Rehabilitaion

Peterson, Andrea Grade: 8
Willow Creek Middle School- Rochester, MN
Project Title: Get More Citrulline in Your Diet!

Peterson, Kaya Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School- Richmond, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Day Rhythm on the Algal Mitotic Cycle and Yield

Pingol, Hannah Grade: 7
St. Rita's Catholic School- National City, CA
Project Title: Do Temperature and Particle Size Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction?

Porter, Bryce Grade: 7
Winston Park Middle School- Miami, FL
Project Title: Does Protein Affect Procambarus alleni Growth Rate?

Prazad, Saketh Grade: 7
Aptakisic Junior High School- Buffalo Grove, IL
Project Title: Efficiency of Different Parachute Canopy Shapes

Provol, Jason Grade: 8
Thurgood Marshall Middle School- San Diego, CA
Project Title: Analysis of Airfoil Performance in a Micro-Scale Wind Tunnel

Pulaski, Katherine Grade: 8
Davison Middle School- Swartz Creek, MI
Project Title: A Comparative Study of Near Ultra & Infrasonic Frequencies on Yeast Cell Growth & Metabolism

Pusapaty, Sai Sameer Grade: 8
Cedar Valley Middle School- Austin, TX
Project Title: Effective Recycling with Everyday Technology

Puthuveetil, Kavya Grade: 7
George H. Moody Middle School- Glen Allen, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Different Reminding Devices on One's Ability to Take Medication on Time

Rahman, Kashfia Grade: 7
Mickelson Middle School- Brookings, SD
Project Title: The Bitter Truth: Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on Physical and Mental Health

Raman, Kailash Grade: 8
Rancho Solano Preparatory School - Hillcrest Campus- Phoenix, AZ
Project Title: Assessing and Modeling the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect

Raman, Gopal Grade: 8
St. Mark's School of Texas- Plano, TX
Project Title: Shockingly Sweet: Using the Galvanic Skin Response to Non-Invasively Measure Blood Glucose

Ramesh, Rahul Grade: 8
Challenge School- Greenwood Village, CO
Project Title: Constructing a Microbial Desalination Fuel Cell to Generate Electricity from Anaerobic Waste Water Sludge and Reduce Conductivity of Salt Water

Rastogi, Srajat Grade: 8
James Weldon Johnson College Preparatory Middle School- Jacksonville, FL
Project Title: Comparing Different Variations of Hydroponics

Ratnam, Jayani Grade: 7
R.J. Grey Junior High School- Acton, MA
Project Title: A Study of Causes of Food Waste in the US and a Novel Solution to Increase Shelf Life of Food in Supermarkets

Reifel, Zoe Grade: 8
La Colina Junior High School- Santa Barbara, CA
Project Title: Solar Tracking Robot

Richards, Colby Grade: 7
Christ the King- Richland, WA
Project Title: Tsunami Defense

Richman, Hanna Grade: 6
Mannington Township School- Mannington, NJ
Project Title: Does an Alfalfa Plant Produce More Needed Nutrients If It Has Less Leaves?

Rinko, Franklin Grade: 8
King George Middle School- King George, VA
Project Title: ANTicipation

Rodriguez, Daniela Grade: 7
Blessed Trinity Catholic School- Miami Springs, FL
Project Title: Can Our Brainwaves Move Robotic Equipment?

Ronnkvist, Kayley Grade: 6
North Intermediate School- St.Peter, MN
Project Title: Do Kids Judge People by Their Race and/or Gender?

Rosenthal, William Grade: 8
St. Margaret's Episcopal School- Laguna Niguel, CA
Project Title: The Effectiveness of Various Training Methods on Service Dogs

Sacharczyk, Isabella Grade: 8
Hampshire Regional High School- Westhampton, MA
Project Title: What Happens on the Inside?

Sankar, Venkat Grade: 8
The Harker School- Cupertino, CA
Project Title: Ecology or Economy: How to Have It Both Ways! Managing the Impact of Infrastructure Projects on Endangered Species

Sauer, Julienne Grade: 8
Windemere Ranch Middle School- San Ramon, CA
Project Title: Quantum Locking: The Future of Frictionless Motion

Savage, Evan Grade: 8
Boulder Country Day School- Boulder, CO
Project Title: Artificial Selection of Microalgae Using Heat Stress: Improving Algae Biodiesel

Sayana, Ruhi Grade: 6
Challenger School (Sunnyvale)- Cupertino, CA
Project Title: Targeting Postprandial Hyperglycemia: Novel Use of the Anthocyanin Cyanidin and Eugenol to Inhibit a-Glucosidase for Type 2 Diabetes

Schmit, Olivia Grade: 7
Hamilton Middle School- Hamilton, MT
Project Title: The Use of Biofilm In Sand Filtration

Schooler, Draven Grade: 7
School of Science and Technology, Corpus Christi- Corpus Christi, TX
Project Title: Weighting for the Right Push

Schroeder, Julia Grade: 8
Science & Arts Academy- Park Ridge, IL
Project Title: Burning Chemical Energy

Sharma, Priyansh Grade: 8
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: A Study of Randomly Packed, Aspherical Objects

Shellman, Melody Grade: 8
Challenge School- Aurora, CO
Project Title: Can Fracking Cause Earthquakes? Investigating the Possible Effects of Fracking Fluids on Earthquakes

Shinde, Pushkar Grade: 7
Oregon Episcopal School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Design of a System to Recapture Wasted Heat

Short, Haylee Grade: 7
Orion Junior High School- North Ogden, UT
Project Title: Pests:  What Repels Them?  Phase II

Siddiqui, Yousuf Grade: 8
Al-Amal School- Blaine, MN
Project Title: Is It Possible to Neurostimulate Cockroaches?

Sidhu, Risham Grade: 8
Abraham Lincoln Middle School- Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Global Warming Induced Subtle Environmental Changes Drasticaly Reduce Crop Yield

Silva, Reiko Grade: 8
Alta Sierra Intermediate School- Clovis, CA
Project Title: Are Ants Picky Eaters?

Singh, Anurag Grade: 8
John F. Kennedy Middle School- Cupertino, CA
Project Title: WiFi Watchdog: Application to Observe the Indoor Mobility of Senior Citizens

Singh, Abheer Grade: 7
Thornton Junior High School- Fremont, CA
Project Title: Sensored

Sivakumar, Pranav Grade: 8
Barrington Middle School - Station Campus- TOWER LAKES, IL
Project Title: Identification of Gravitationally Lensed Quasars: A Morphological Approach

Smari, Abdul-Rahman Grade: 6
International Academy of Cincinnati- Dayton, OH
Project Title: How Stealth Technology Works

Sneh, Tal Grade: 8
Summit Charter Middle School- Boulder, CO
Project Title: Starch Polystyrene: The Bigger Bead the Better?

Snodgrass, Kathleen Grade: 8
DeLaura Middle School- Satellite Beach, FL
Project Title: Het Chick, Got Any Grapes?

Somawardana, Isuru Grade: 8
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Engineering Electrode Designs to Improve a Microbial Fuel Cell

Somawardana, Ashara Grade: 6
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: The Effect of Seaweed as a Natural Fertilizer on  Spinach

Somayazulu, Arjun Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Investigating the Effect of Varying Plant Dyes on the Performance and Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: An Environmentally-Friendly Alternative to Silicon Solar Cells

Sommer, Lauren Grade: 7
The Classical Academy- Colorado Springs, CO
Project Title: Would Newton Have Preferred a Non-Newtonian Bumper?

Sperry, Nathaniel Grade: 7
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School- Falls Church, VA
Project Title: When Carrots Turn Green... Literally!

Spradley, Parker Grade: 8
Pioneer Heritage Middle School- Frisco, TX
Project Title: The Effects of Potassium Chloride on the Expansiveness of Soil

Stafford, David Grade: 8
Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies- Mesa, AZ
Project Title: Aeroponics, Aquaponics, Soil: Tiers of a Clone

Steele, Hannah Grade: 7
Bedford Middle School- Bedford, VA
Project Title: What's the Interplanetary Forecast: Can a Homemade Magnetometer Accurately Measure How the Interplanetary Magnetic Field Is Affected by Solar Storms?

Stewart, William Grade: 7
St. Timothy's School- Raleigh, NC
Project Title: eMammal Camera Trapping with Smithsonian WILD

Stewart, Nicholas Grade: 8
Saint Gregory the Great Academy- Cranbury, NJ
Project Title: What a Waste! Trash to Gas, Grass to Biomass:  Evaluating Biomass for Alternate Energy Sources

Stone, Zachariah Grade: 7
National Inventors Hall of Fame, Center for Science Technology Engineering and Science School- Akron, OH
Project Title: How Does the Large G-Force Produced by a Centrifuge Aid in DNA Extraction?

Subraveti, Vamsi Grade: 8
Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magent School for the Health Sciences and Engineering- Nashville, TN
Project Title: Magic of Matter: Subatomic Particles and the Mysteries of the Universe

Swintosky, Megan Grade: 8
Penn View Christian School- hatfield, PA
Project Title: Novel Mutations in the FLCN Gene in Cases of Familial Spontaneous Pneumothoraces

Tacderas, Laurence Grade: 7
Holy Rosary School- Brentwood, CA
Project Title: Sweets for My Yeast

Takata, Andrew Grade: 7
St. Anne School- Dana Point, CA
Project Title: Renewable Energy from Ocean Waves Using Piezoelectric Crystals

Takei, Austin Grade: 8
Germantown Academy- Ambler, PA
Project Title: Electric Avenue: Renewable Energy Utilizing Piezoelectricity

Thurmon, Eddie Grade: 8
Alton C. Crews Middle School- Snellville, GA
Project Title: The Chemistry and Physics of Ozone Water Purification

Tovinkere, Mahita Grade: 8
Stoller Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: Counting Complex Shapes Using Morphological Operations

Tumey, Jania Grade: 7
Romig Middle School- Anchorage, AK
Project Title: A Year in the Life of a Creek

Uetrecht, Ethan Grade: 8
Palos Verdes Intermediate School- Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Project Title: The Effects of Greywater on the Development of the Pieris rapae Butterfly

Vedamoorthy, Kavin Grade: 7
New Albany Plain Local Schools- New Albany, OH
Project Title: A Simple Bio-test to Determine the Land Oil Spill Toxicity: Role on Seed Germination and Plant Growth as a Bio-indicator of Oil Spill and Its Environmental Impact

Vilagi, Luke Grade: 7
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: The Comparison of Xenon, Halogen, LED, and Conventional Automotive Headlights and Their Effects on Automotive Driving Safety

Vroman, Taylor Grade: 7
Seneca Grade School South Campus- Seneca, IL
Project Title: Chemiluminescence

Wallin, Amanda Grade: 8
Lexington Traditional Magnet School- Lexington, KY
Project Title: Powerful Pairs: Impact of Material Pairs on the Thermoelectric Effect

Wallin, Brenna Grade: 6
Lexington Traditional Magnet School- Lexington, KY
Project Title: Nuclear Nerka: Detection of Ionic Radiation in Pacific Sockeye Salmon

Warmuth, Davis Grade: 6
St. Vincent dePaul Parish School- Wheeling, WV
Project Title: Comparison of Shock Absorbing Materials to Reduce Concussions in Sports

Warth, Matthew Grade: 8
Alton C. Crews Middle School- Lawrenceville, GA
Project Title: The Chemistry and Physics of Ozone Water Purification

Weary, Aja Grade: 8
Memorial Middle School- Conyers, GA
Project Title: V.I.B.E.S. Technology

Weber, Sean Grade: 6
Sequim Middle School- Sequim, WA
Project Title: Strength of Mussel Byssal Threads vs. Wave Action

Wedertz, Richard Grade: 8
Princess Anne Middle School- Virginia Beach, VA
Project Title: A.R.M.S: The Advanced Recovery Magnetic System

Weiss, Benjamin Grade: 7
LeJardin Academy- Kailua, HI
Project Title: Using the Fibonacci Curve to Increase Wind Turbine Outputs

Wentzel, Joshua Grade: 8
Winterhaven Middle School- Portland, OR
Project Title: GOING BALLISTIC! The Surprising Relationship of Reservoir Volume to Barrel Length and Reservoir Pressure in a Homemade Air Cannon

Wignakumar, Thirushan Grade: 8
Winburn Middle School- Lexington, KY
Project Title: Denaturation of Commercial and Organic Meat Protein

Wilkins, John Grade: 7
Keystone School- San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Examining the Relationship between the Orbital Eccentricity of Earth's Satellites and Exposure to Solar Wind

Wille, Nathan Grade: 7
Armstrong Middle School- Parker, TX
Project Title: Washing Away UV: A Study of the Increase in UV Protection of Clothes due to Optical Whitening Agents

Williams-Locks, Carlea Grade: 8
Cheasapeake Math & IT Academy- Accokeek, MD
Project Title: Diabetes EEG?

Wilson, Luke Grade: 7
St. John's Lutheran School- Chaska, MN
Project Title: Carotene Concentration in Carrots

Womble, Grant Grade: 7
Deerlake Middle School- Tallahassee, FL
Project Title: Blown Away by Biomimicry: Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbines through Biomimicry Enhanced Blade Design

Woodham, Peter Grade: 8
Summit Middle School- Boulder, CO
Project Title: Molybdenum Disulfide as a Catalyst in Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Wu, Katherine Grade: 7
Takoma Park Middle School- North Patomac, MD
Project Title: The Association of Selling Sweets/Snacks at School and the Obese Rate at School

Xu, Michelle Grade: 8
Redwood Middle School- Saratoga, CA
Project Title: Exploring the Use of Natural Herbs as a Novel and Safe Fruit and Vegetable Wash

Yacoubian, Daniel Grade: 7
St. Gregory A & M Hovsepian School- Glendale, CA
Project Title: A Novel Method of Improving Home Solar Panel Output: A Fundamental Concept with Profound Implications

You, Eric Grade: 7
West Middle School- Andover, MA
Project Title: A Sensational Solar Surprise

Yuva Raju, Teevyah Grade: 7
Winston Churchill Middle School- Foslom, CA
Project Title: Seat of Service(S.O.S.)

Zapata, Josiah Grade: 7
Cesar Chavez Middle School- Mission, TX
Project Title: iFly: The Non-Ionizing Radioactive Effects of Apple Inc. Products on Drosophila melanogaster

Zhou, Irene Grade: 8
River Trail Middle School- Johns Creek, GA
Project Title: Using Ice as an Energy Bank - Concept Proofing

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