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Broadcom MASTERS 2016 Semifinalists

Some facts about the 2016 Broadcom MASTERS Semifinalists:

  • Semifinalists hail from 250 middle schools in 37 states and represent 126 regional and state science fairs across the U.S.
  • 54 of the semifinalists are from California, followed by Florida with 41, Texas with 29, New York with 17, and Pennsylvania with 16.
  • Semifinalists were selected from more than 6,000 nominees and 2,343 applicants. Each application received three independent readings and evaluations by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. Nominees qualified to enter the Broadcom MASTERS by being among the top 10 percent of the participants at their Society-affiliated science fairs. 
  • Read the press release for more information. 

Broadcom MASTERS 2016 semifinalist book (PDF)


Semifinalist listing in alphabetical order by last name below. To view this list in order by Society Affiliated Fair ID, please click here.

Adurty, Prateek Grade: 7
Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA
Project Title: Going Green: Environmental Impact of Fuels by Combustion

Aggarwal, Dhruv Grade: 8
Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, CA
Project Title: Wi-Tricity: Wireless Electricity Using Resonant Inductive Coupling

Aiellp, Jose Grade: 6
Falk School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: It's Not All Trash Talk!

Allen, Davia Grade: 8
Early County Middle School, Blakely, GA
Project Title: Comparing Three Different Vegetable Protein Flours as Additives to Increase the Efficiency of Food Waste as a Feed for Black Soldier Fly Larvae

Altunin, Ivan Grade: 8
Nevada Connections Academy, Stanford Online High School, Reno, NV
Project Title: The Physics of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with the Dye-Sensitizer Extracted from Tree Leaves

Ambati, Adarsh Grade: 6
Stratford Middle School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: A Smart, Low Cost, Social Network Connected, Community Sprinkler System (IOT)

Ambellu, Galilee Grade: 8
Williamsburg Middle School, Arlington, VA
Project Title: Lead Content in Arlington Parks

Anand, Suraj Grade: 8
Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Project Title: Conserved Regions of Coagulation Factors III, VIII, and XII's Percent, Location, and Function in Diverse Species

Anand, Ruth Grade: 7
Anand Homeschool Academy, Akron, OH
Project Title: Red and Blue Light Effects of Phototropism Under Simulated Microgravity in Arabidopsis thaliana

Anderson, Shannon Grade: 8
Anderson Christian Academy, Seguin, TX
Project Title: Tannins as a Gibberellin Antagonist: The effect of Juniper tannins on Native Texas Bouteloua curtipendula

Aneesh, Anagha Grade: 8
Skinner North Classical School, Chicago, IL
Project Title: Killing Cancer: Can Melatonin Fight Cancer?

Apet, Maasia Grade: 8
Murray Middle School, St. Paul, MN
Project Title: Biomass to Biofuel!

Aqeel, Hashir Grade: 7
Rippon Middle School, Woodbridge, VA
Project Title: A Novel Approach Using SiO2 Nano-Particles to Create Salt Tolerant Rice

Argyle, Matthew Grade: 6
Provo Peaks Elementary, Provo, UT
Project Title: Pyro Protection 2.0

Arminana, Victor Grade: 8
Youth Co-Op Charter School, Hialeah, FL
Project Title: The Effects of Caffeine on Phaseolus lunatus

Aslam, Michael Grade: 8
Los Alamos Middle School, Los Alamos, NM
Project Title: How Does the Newton Fractal Dimensionality Change with Polynomial Order?

Athreya, Anousha Grade: 6
Stratford Middle School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Organic Dye on Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency

Balachandar, Anjana Grade: 6
Abraham Lincoln Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Is Your Water Swell? Or Does Your Water Smell?

Balandin, Alec Grade: 8
Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, CA
Project Title: How Does Graphene Implanted in Thermal Paste Affect its Heat Conduction Property?

Balasingam, Akhilesh Grade: 7
Challenger School - Strawberry Park, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Galloping Prisms: On the Optimal Design of a Novel Aeroelastic Energy Harvester for Remote Environmental Sensing

Balasubramanian, Ravi Grade: 8
French International School of Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Project Title: Mathematics in the Microworld: The Geometry of Flocking by the Colonial Protist Volvox

Balasubramanian, Theiija Grade: 8
Doerre Intermediate, Klein, TX
Project Title: Bananas for Pseudomonas!

Belknap, Ashton Grade: 6
Merrill Middle School, Des Moines, IA
Project Title: Who's Watching You Shop?

Bell, Elissa Grade: 8
Stone Magnet Middle School, Melbourne, FL
Project Title: A Comparison of the Antimicrobial Properties of Farmed Shrimp and Wild Shrimp on Gram Positive Bacteria

Bermann, Benjamin Grade: 7
Falk School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Onion Extract Effects on Pseudomonas Biofilms: Implications for Treatment

Bhagavatula, Anika Grade: 7
Middlebrook Middle School, Wilton, CT
Project Title: Banana Peels: Second Life as a Water Purifier

Bhatia, Divina Grade: 7
Oakdale MIddle School, Ijamsville, MD
Project Title: Analysis of Gluten Content in Various Flours and Gluten's Effects on Celiac Disease

Blackwell, Gage Grade: 8
Willowcreek Middle School, Lehi, UT
Project Title: Tomato Grafting: Reducing the Effects of Soil Borne Pathogens on Crop Yield

Boelts, Jr., John Grade: 6
Gowan Science Academy, Yuma, AZ
Project Title: CO2 = The X Factor

Boyt, Jensen Grade: 7
Rio Bravo Greeley Junior High, Bakersfield, CA
Project Title: Testing D3O: Impact Padding Effectiveness in Football Helmet Technology

Bramblett, Kyle Grade: 8
Sculptor Charter School, Titusville, FL
Project Title: Where Is the Optimal Placement of Hard Shell Clams and Eastern Oysters, Based on Salinity Levels, to Maximize Filtration of Pollutants and Improve the Water Quality of Indian River Lagoon?

Bren, Hunter Grade: 6
Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: Math in Ballistics

Breuninger, Arielle Grade: 7
Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA
Project Title: Colored Shade Balls Save Water

Brouwer, Julia Grade: 7
Calvin Christian School, Edina, MN
Project Title: Leafy Green Astronauts: How Space Radiation Affects Seed Germination and Plant Growth

Butani, Maya Grade: 6
Moorestown Upper Elementary School, Moorestown, NJ
Project Title: Is it Possible to Create Plastic from Food?

Carbajal, Lucas Grade: 8
Winston Park K-8 Center, Miami, FL
Project Title: Using Plant Products with TIO2 Nanoparticles in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

Carder, Emily Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School, Richmond, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Different Chemical Stress-Signal Simulators on the Drought Tolerance of Pisum sativum

Carey, Maximilian Grade: 6
Pine View School, Osprey, FL
Project Title: Physiologic Response of Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients to Induction Therapy with Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonists

Carter, Sophie Grade: 8
Westridge School For Girls, Pasadena, CA
Project Title: Indoor Navigation Using Magnetic Fields

Case, Katrina Grade: 7
Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO
Project Title: Controlling Escherichia coli Bacterial Growth in Reusable Grocery Bags Using Single and Combination Disinfectants

Caven, John Grade: 7
Julia Landon College Prep, Jacksonville, FL
Project Title: Exploring Machine Learning: The Effect of a Genetic Algorithm on Lacrosse Simulation Gameplay

Chakraborty, Soumik Grade: 8
Stoller Middle School, PORTLAND, OR
Project Title: Reducing Adolescent Stress via Predictive Machine Learning Models

Chambers, Isabelle Grade: 8
Woodhaven Academy, Fargo, ND
Project Title: Improving Vision in Pseudophakic Uveitis Patient via Photoactivation

Chandar, Maya Grade: 6
Canterbury School Fort Myers, Fort Myers, FL
Project Title: The Effects of Ultrasound Waves vs. Laser Beams on the Regrowth of Lumbriculys variegatus (A Novel Study)

Chen, Cynthia Grade: 8
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: A Novel Method for Reducing Water Consumption in Germinating Seeds

Chhaya, Rohan Grade: 8
Schimelpfenig Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Sticking Together Through Thick and Thin

Cleveland, Emily Grade: 7
West Valley School, Kalispell, MT
Project Title: Smart Salt

Cocke, Townson Grade: 8
George Washington Middle School, Alexandria, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Tubercle Amplitude and Wavelength on Fin Drag

Cohodas, Rebekah Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School, Henrico, VA
Project Title: The Effect of the Degree of the Angle at Which the Barrier Is Placed on the Evacuation Time from a Room

Colledge, Skyler Grade: 8
Mountain Ridge Junior High, Highland, UT
Project Title: Laser Spirograph

Cross, Joshua Grade: 8
San Antonio Academy, San Antonio, TX
Project Title: What Is the Most Efficient Natural Way to Filter Heavy Metals from Mine Spill River Water?

Crotty, Brendan Grade: 8
Homeschool, Muskogee, OK
Project Title: Comparative Study of Insulating Materials for a Gas Forge

Csato, Xavier Grade: 6
Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA
Project Title: Radiation Investigation: What's in YOUR Fish?

Curd, Julia Grade: 8
Flagstaff Academy, Longmont, CO
Project Title: Proteins of the Body and Their Relation to Cancer Tumors

Davidson, Maggie Grade: 8
League City Intermediate, League City, TX
Project Title: Fat Increases Bioavailability of Antioxidants?

Davydov, Alina Grade: 8
Hunter College High School, New York City, NY
Project Title: Optimization of Anthocyanin-Sensitized TiO2 Solar Cells through Degradation Analysis

De Groote, Elllie Grade: 7
Churchill Junior High, Salt Lake City, UT
Project Title: A MASSive Mystery

DeBrino, Maxwell Grade: 7
East Northport Middle School, East Northport, NY
Project Title: Bird's Eye View: The Effect of Shape and Ultraviolet Color on the Feeding Behavior of Finches

DeBrino, Isabella Grade: 8
East Northport Middle School, East Northport, NY
Project Title: Perplexing Paper Problem-The Effect of a Paper's Composition on its Performance

DeGuzman, Theodore Grade: 8
Saint Martin de Porres School, Poughkeepsie, NY
Project Title: Energy for the World: Wind Turbines

Deng, Nathan Grade: 8
Henry E. Huntington Middle School, San Marino, CA
Project Title: Drop by Drop: Manipulating the Surface Tension of Water to Find the Best Way of Cleaning

Devanathan, Nikhil Grade: 8
Desert Hills Middle School, Kennewick, WA
Project Title: The Effect of NaCl Content on the Voltage Output of a Microbial Fuel Cell

Dewan, Shiv Grade: 8
Saint Thomas Aquinas Middle School, Lousiville, OH
Project Title: The Effects of Natural Compounds in Inhibiting the Progress of Drug-Induced Vascular Damage

Dhawan, Ankush Grade: 8
Castle North Middle School, Newburgh, IN
Project Title: Magic Sand: A Novel Graphene Oxide Based Water Filtration System

Dienstfrey, William Grade: 8
Summit Middle School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Optical Illusions: Contrast Induced Asynchrony

DiNardo, Isabella Grade: 8
J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, Salt Lake City, UT
Project Title: Game On: Does Mindful Gaming Lead to Improvements in Cognitive Function?

Dizon, Andion Sophia Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School, Henrico, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Boiling Time on the Amount of Starch Released From Rice

Dorminy, Rebekah Grade: 7
Sola Fide Home School, McDonough, GA
Project Title: Effects of Mined Humates on Ocimum basilicum var. citriodora

Eggebraaten, Noah Grade: 6
John Adams Middle School, Rochester, MN
Project Title: A Study of the Use of Aeroponics to Produce Food in a Space Enviorment

Eppinger, Aria Grade: 8
Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: Roundup's Effect on Human Gut Bacteria

Fagan, James Grade: 6
Alcott Elementary, Riverside, CA
Project Title: A Wind Tunnel to Test for the Best Aerodynamic Characteristics for Flight on Mars

Feng, Siyuan Grade: 7
Glasgow Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA
Project Title: Can Leaves Tell the Air Quality?

Fink, Sienna Grade: 8
Saint Joseph School Fullerton, Baltimore, MD
Project Title: When Your Christmas Tree Gets Drier, It Increases the Chance of Fire

Fiorillo-Berger, Kevin Grade: 8
New River Middle, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Project Title: Protective Robotic Anti-Accident Operational System Kid Care - (PRAOS KC)

Fontenot, Kelsey Grade: 6
Saint Peter Academy, River Edge, NJ
Project Title: Nanotechnology vs. Nature: Is Ferrofluid More Efficient than Milkweed and Cotton in Removing Oil Spills from Ocean Water?

Fosdick, Matthew Grade: 8
Vail Academy and High School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: The Creation of a Superior Hybrid Sorting Algorithm Based on the Time-Efficiency of Heapsort, Quicksort and Mergesort Algorithms

Fung, Athena Grade: 8
John F. Kennedy Middle School, Cupertino, CA
Project Title: A Bluer Ocean: Replacing Microplastics with Water-Soluble Bioplastics

Galbraith, Ava Grade: 7
Doolen Middle School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: Landscape Shifts: Revegetation After Catastrophic Fire with Climate Change

Gali, Yahvin Grade: 6
Lammersville Elementary School, Tracy, CA
Project Title: Shellfish to the Rescue! Reducing Ocean Acidification by Recycling Bivalve Shells

Gallagher, Elizabeth Grade: 7
Saint Francis of Assisi, Louisville, KY
Project Title: Identifying and Exploring Methods of Extracting Oxygen from Lunar Regolith

Ganai, Milan Grade: 8
Joaquin Miller Middle School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Wearable Therapeutic Device with Bluetooth for Elderly Sarcopenia Patients and Caregivers

Ganesh, Ananya Grade: 8
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
Project Title: Bruxism: Using Myoelectric Signals to Treat a Common Health Problem

Ganguly, Mohona Grade: 7
Chandler School, Pasadena, CA
Project Title: Measurement of Potassium in Four Varieties of Rice Using Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Gao, David Grade: 7
Henry E. Huntington Middle School, San Marino, CA
Project Title: Drosophila melanogaster Addiction to Sugar

Garg, Yash Grade: 7
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Survival of the Fittest: An Evolutionary Approach to Solving the Quadratic Assignment Problem

Ge, Hanyuan Grade: 8
George H. Moody Middle School, Richmond, VA
Project Title: Antibacterial Effect of Vegetables on Growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis

Ghatare, Adishree Grade: 8
Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, CA
Project Title: A Software Application as a Learning Platform for Increasing Memory Retention of Definitions of Words

Golla, Anudeep Grade: 8
Southern Hills Middle School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Seeking Predictability Trapped in the Midst of the Chaos of the Mandelbrot Set

Gotthold, Zoe Grade: 7
Carmichael Middle School, Richland, WA
Project Title: Penguins and Chocolate Mousse Don't Mix - A Study of the Stability and Characteristics of Toxic Chocolate Mousse

Graf, Victoria Grade: 8
Williamsburg Middle School, Arlington, VA
Project Title: Evolutionary Approach to the Analysis of Classical Music Entropy

Grenko-Sanchez, Simonita Grade: 7
North Valley Academy, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM
Project Title: Boyle's Law vs. the Poor Scuba Diver: Is Boyle's Law in Effect While Scuba Diving

Guerra, Reagan Grade: 8
Good Shepherd Lutheran, Collinsville, IL
Project Title: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis:Accuracy of the Point of Origin Calculation

Gummaraju, Manasi Grade: 8
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Mitotic Mania: The Effect of Different Household Ingredients on the Mitotic Cell Division of Onion Root Tips and its Application to Cancer

Gupta, Aarzu Grade: 8
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: A Test of the Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Potential of Nicotine-Free Electronic Cigarette Additives

Haas, Anna Grade: 8
Auburn Middle School, Riner, VA
Project Title: The Effects of Different Types of Flaps on Wing Lift

Haces Garcia, Joaquin Grade: 7
Santa Gertrudis School, Kingsville, TX
Project Title: "Saving Babies": Preventing Heat Stroke Implementing a Novel Car Seat Alarm System

Hamkins, Horatio Grade: 8
Hunter College High School, New York City, NY
Project Title: Does a Slinky Defy the Law of Gravity?

Han, Nadine Grade: 7
Boston Latin School, Boston, MA
Project Title: Determining Wildfire Risk Using Satellite Data

Haskiell, Karley Grade: 6
Yorktown Middle School, Yorktown, VA
Project Title: Let It Grow! Capitalizing on Soil Capillarity!

Havanur, Natasha Grade: 8
Hopewell Middle School, Milton, GA
Project Title: Fabric Flammability

Hays, Ashleigh Grade: 8
Hopewell Middle School, Alpharetta, GA
Project Title: The Effect of Chlorine Pool Water on the Human Tooth

Horkan, Andrew (A.J.) Grade: 7
San Jose Catholic School, Jacksonville, FL
Project Title: Torrefaction: Turning Biomass into Alternative Energy

Hower, Sophia Grade: 8
Freeport Area Middle School, Sarver, PA
Project Title: The Effects of Different Additives on the Adhesive Strength of Silicone and Latex Based Caulking

Hsi, Emily Grade: 6
Turtle Rock Elementary, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Increasing the Longevity of Cut Roses

Ignatoff, Emily Grade: 7
Emily Gray Junior High School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: Locked Out! Does Frustration and Time Limitation Affect Accuracy?

Ijju, Siddarth Grade: 8
Challenge School, Denver, CO
Project Title: UAV- Emergency Response: Building an Autonomous Quadcopter for Emergency Response

Infelise, Alexa Grade: 8
The Rhoades School, Encinitas, CA
Project Title: Impacts of the Decoy Effect on Promoting Positive Choices in an Academic Setting

Ismail, Ahmad Grade: 6
Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, CA
Project Title: Yeast Busters: Stopping Fungus in its Tracks with Antifungal Medicine

Iyer, Varsha Grade: 8
Franklin Middle School, Springfield, IL
Project Title: Heat Is Power: Harnessing Low-Grade Waste Heat Through the Thermo-Galvanic Effect in a Thermo-Galvanic Cell

Jack, Callum Grade: 8
Virginia City Middle School, Virginia City, NV
Project Title: The Future Is Grey (Water)

Jain, Arjun Grade: 8
SUMMA Academy, Meadow Park Middle School, Beaverton, OR
Project Title: Virbrio fischeri as a Novel Biosensor for Flame Retardant Pollution

Jha, Eshani Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Controlling Bioavailable Mercury for Consumption by Humans

Jha, Swaneet Grade: 7
PEARLS Hawthorne, Yonkers, NY
Project Title: Cow Dung and Waste to Energy

Joshi, Viraj Grade: 8
Charles F. Patton Middle School, Kennett Square, PA
Project Title: Are 3D-Printed Orthoses More Effective than Traditional Orthoses? A Comparative Study on the Efficacy of Using 3D-Printed Orthoses

Jowers, Monet Grade: 8
Avalon Middle School, Orlando, FL
Project Title: Mangrove Bioprospecting for Endophytic Antibiotic Potential

Jung, Caroline Grade: 7
Hudson Middle School, Hudson, OH
Project Title: Complexity Out of Simplicity - Discovery of Simple Patterns in Nature through Numerical Simulation

Kahn, Samuel Grade: 8
High Tech Middle, San Diego, CA
Project Title: Post-Fire Regeneration In Coastal Sage Scrub: 2nd Year of Study

Kaminsky, Taylor Grade: 8
Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Project Title: The Realignment of Circadian to Ultradian Rhythms in Arabidopsis thaliana; An Investigation into Monophasic vs. Polyphasic Photoperiods

Kawazu, Shino Grade: 7
NEA Community Learning Center, Alameda, CA
Project Title: The Effect of the Position of Arms on How Well You Execute a Pirouette

Keck, Hannah Grade: 8
North Texas Academy of Higher Learning, Cresson, TX
Project Title: Buyer Beware: A Chemical Analysis For C15H16O2

Keriazes, Amelia Grade: 7
Lakeland Montessori Middle, Lakeland, FL
Project Title: Bald Eagle Nest Fidelity in Natural, Agricultural and Urban Land Types

Kerr, Bradley Grade: 8
Saint Joseph School, Danbury, CT
Project Title: Influence of Climate Change on the Lobster Population in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts: Implications for Long Island Sound

Khurana, Shreeya Grade: 8
Takoma Park Middle School, Silver Spring, MD
Project Title: Geomagnetic Storms: A Study of Relationship Between Geomagnetic Storms and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field, and Monitoring Geomagnetic Storms in the Ionosphere with GPS Errors

Kim, Alexis Grade: 8
Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Ascorbic Acid and Phosphate on Copper Corrosion

Kim-Lee, Alexandra Grade: 8
Hilo Intermediate School, Hilo, HI
Project Title: Sour Coffee

King, Lane Grade: 6
Bergman Middle School, Bergman, AS
Project Title: Dare to Defy Gravity

Kodenkandath, Priya Grade: 8
Ben Franklin Academy, Highlands Ranch, CO
Project Title: Veggie Tales: Can Vegetables Soften Water?

Kojima, Kei Grade: 8
Broadway Creek Homeschool Academy, Medina, OH
Project Title: Autonomous Wearable Alert Device Based on Audio Pattern Recognition for the Hearing Impaired

Koly, Benjamin Grade: 6
Millsboro Middle School, Millsboro, DE
Project Title: Edible Halophytes for Coastal Permaculture Gardening

Kotti, Medha Grade: 8
Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown, MD
Project Title: The Thermodynamics of Hurricanes

Krasulak, Jack Grade: 7
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Academy, Ft. Pierce, FL
Project Title: Mitigating the Effects of IED Explosion Through Novel Hull Design

Krishna, Arthi Grade: 8
Fulbright Junior High School, Bentonville, AR
Project Title: Science Saves Art!: What Is the Effect of the Concentration of Gold/Silver Nanaparticles on the Color Shown on Stained Glass?

Krstic, Dora Grade: 8
Saint Ann School, Lawrenceville, NJ
Project Title: Comparison between Visual and Auditory Reaction Time - Timing it Right at Swim Meets

Kumaran, Janani Grade: 6
Abraham Lincoln Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Which Material Makes the 'Coolest' Insulator

Kummel, Kathryn Grade: 7
North Middle School, Colorado Springs, CO
Project Title: All Spruced Up: The Causes and Consequences of Spruce Invasion into Aspen Canopies

Labrador, William Grade: 8
Chandler School, Pasadena, CA
Project Title: An Inexpensive Radiation Detector and Its Application to Cosmic Rays and Environmental Radiation

Lamb, Ashley Grade: 8
Cary Classical Arts & Sciences Academy, Cary, NC
Project Title: Freshwater Pollutants: The Harmful Effects of Short-Term Exposure on Our Beneficial Bivalves

Lamphear, Erin Grade: 8
Jacoby Creek School, Bayside, CA
Project Title: A Spatial and Temporal Comparison of Sound Levels in a Rural and Urban Interface

Lazorik, Olivia Grade: 8
Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, FL
Project Title: Climate Change Problem: The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Growth and Coloration of Lysmata wurdemanni

Lee, Jaimie Grade: 8
McCullough Junior High School, The Woodlands, TX
Project Title: Oh, Resonance, You're On

Leff, Chloe Grade: 8
Willis Junior High School, Chandler, AZ
Project Title: The Effect of Adsorptive Strength on the Rf Values of the Pigments in Leaves

Levy, Ethan Grade: 8
Aventura Waterways K-8, Miami, FL
Project Title: Comparing Pulsatile and Non-Pulsatile Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)

Li, Rupert Grade: 8
Cedar Park Middle School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Analysis of Correlation Patterns Among Active Fires, Ozone, Acid Rain, and Other Forms of Pollution Using Principal Component Analysis

Li, Sean Grade: 7
Diablo Vista Middle School, Danville, CA
Project Title: Grey Is the New Blue: Converting Greywater into a Usable Resource for Homes and Families

Li, Christopher Grade: 7
West High School, Salt Lake City, UT
Project Title: Investigating N-Acetylcysteine for Protection Towards UVB-Radiated Human Melanocytes

Lian, Annabel Grade: 8
Nysmith School for the Gifted and Talented, Herndon, VA
Project Title: Glow in the Dark

Lindsay, Ethan Grade: 6
Okaloosa STEMM Academy, Valparaiso, FL
Project Title: Real Life Terminator Skin? Measuring Various Polymers' Cure Rate, Hardness, and Ability to Heal Holes

Lindsay, Mikayla Grade: 8
Okaloosa STEMM Academy, Valparaiso, FL
Project Title: Self Folding Origami

Liu, Yanning Grade: 6
Trautmann Middle School, Laredo, TX
Project Title: Want to Warm Up or Cool Down? Go Underground!

Liu, Annie Grade: 8
Dunloggin Middle School, Ellicott City, MD
Project Title: Do Corrosive Substances Really Rust Your Nails?

Lortz, Cristofer Grade: 7
Alexander Fleming Middle School, Lomita, CA
Project Title: Oceanic Power - Oscillating Water Column Generator

Luckey, Rebecca Grade: 7
Summit Middle School, Fort Wayne, IN
Project Title: The Effects of Practical Heat Treatment on Polylactic Acid

MacMurchie, Isabelle Grade: 8
Sequim Middle School, Sequim, WA
Project Title: Modeling the Subsonic Loading Capacity of a Composite Wing Spar

Mader, Annamarie Grade: 8
Bear Branch Junior High School, Magnolia, TX
Project Title: Bring in the Reinforcements

Madhukara, Rachana Grade: 8
Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, CA
Project Title: Devising a Secure and Efficient Hybrid Cryptosystem

Mair, Madeline Grade: 7
Pine Ridge Middle School, Naples, FL
Project Title: Disposable Diapers: Are You Really Getting what You Paid for?

Majzoub, Omar Grade: 8
Franklin Fine Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Project Title: Aerodynamics of Airfoils

Malhotra, Rhea Grade: 8
Moravian Academy Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
Project Title: The Effect of Biochemical Agents on Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mapitigama, Lasal Grade: 7
Emil A. Cavallini Middle School, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Project Title: OpenRoad: A Cost-Efficient Solution to Drowsy Driving

Marko, Jackson Grade: 6
Ed Smith Elementary, Syracuse, NY
Project Title: Measuring Concussion Risk in Contact Sports

Marques, Diego Grade: 6
Nautilus Middle School, Miami Beach, FL
Project Title: Fluorescent vs. LED Lights

Marquis, David Grade: 7
Challenger K-8, Spring Hill, FL
Project Title: Reducing the Risk of Soil Liquefaction Through Soil Improvement

Martin, Clara Grade: 8
Saint Edward's School, Vero Beach, FL
Project Title: The Effect of Oscillation Amplitude on the Voltage Produced by an Oscillating Water Column

Mayer, Karah Grade: 6
Agua Caliente Elementary School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: How "Sense"ible Is Your Spelling? The Effect of Auditory and Tactile Senses on the Ability to Spell 10-letter Words

McQuilkin, Ellery Grade: 6
Lee Vining Elementary School, Lee Vining, CA
Project Title: Supercool Streams: Flowing with Frazil

Meinardi, Marta Grade: 7
Vista Verde, Irvine, CA
Project Title: The Effects of Pollution on Pyrocystis fusiformis

Mellone, Anthony Grade: 8
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: The Future of Sailing: Finding the Most Efficient Camber for Hard-Wing Sails

Menon, Uma Grade: 8
Florida Virtual School, Orlando, FL
Project Title: The Ferocious Yellow Dragon: Citrus Greening Disease

Michaluk, Sonja Grade: 8
Timberlane Middle School, Pennnington, NJ
Project Title: A Novel Mathematical Model to Simulate the Impact of Potential Land Development on Chemical and Biological Stream Health

Miller, Faith Grade: 8
Southeastern Jr./Sr. High School, Augusta, IL
Project Title: Recycling Greywater: The Effect of Greywater on Zea mays and Planaria maculata

Misra, Yasmin Grade: 8
Frankford Middle School, Dallas, TX
Project Title: Face the Times: Will Analog Clock Reading Become a Lost Skill?

Mitra, Kishen Grade: 8
West Shore Jr. Sr. High School, Melbourne, FL
Project Title: Do Exercise Levels Affect Post-Concussion Recovery?

Modi, Ashini Grade: 6
Caddo Middle Magnet, Shreveport, LA 71106, LA
Project Title: Dark Matter: The Hidden Universe

Moore, Mason Grade: 8
Teton Middle School, Driggs, ID
Project Title: Locational Seismic Vibrations in Black Sand Pool

Mos, Morgan Grade: 7
Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, MO
Project Title: Controlling Escherichia coli Bacterial Growth in Reusable Grocery Bags Using Single and Combination Disinfectants

Moskowitz, Elan Grade: 8
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Middle School, Uniondale, NY
Project Title: Improving Insecticides

Nagar, Sarosh Grade: 8
Wood Oaks, Northbrook, IL
Project Title: Growth Acceleration: It's All GA!

Naiknaware, Anushka Grade: 7
Stoller Middle School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Chitosan and Carbon Nanoparticle Based Biocompatible Sensor for Wound Management

Nair, Arundathi Grade: 8
Laramie Junior High School, Laramie, WY
Project Title: DVT Prevention Pedal

Natesan, Sanjay Grade: 7
Van Wyck Junior High School, Wappingers Falls, NY
Project Title: How Strong Is Your Password?

Nathan, Pranav Grade: 7
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: The Future of Transportation: Self Driving Cars

Nicoll, Ashleigh Grade: 7
Holly Ridge Middle School, Holly Springs, NC
Project Title: Potential Changes in Yarkovsky's Effect on Bennu Through the Examination of Direct vs. Angular Impact of Light on Crookes Radiometer

Nishida, Hiromi Grade: 7
Vista Verde, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Artificial Hormones Disrupt Non-Competitive Root Growth Patterns in Sibling Plants

Noori, Ayush Grade: 8
Homeschool, Issaquah, WA
Project Title: Molecular Mimicry as a Proposed Cause of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Post-Symptomatic Patients Infected With the Zika Virus

Novak, Elena Grade: 8
Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School, Haymarket, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Bio-Waste on the Concentration of Heavy Metals in Water

Novella, Colton Grade: 8
Crestwell School, Fort Myers, FL
Project Title: Electromagnetic Fields and the Effects on Chromosomal Development and Mutations in Drosophila melangoster

Odzer, Michael Grade: 7
Highland Oaks Middle School, North Miami Beach, FL
Project Title: A Sound Analysis: Using Sonar to Quantify the Relationship of Predator and Prey in the Coral Reef Habitat and How that Relationship Impacts Reef Health

Oli, Maya Grade: 7
Howard Bishop Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Pharma Water II: Development of an Effective Personalized Water Filter to Remove Pharmaceutical Drugs in Drinking Water

Onyeobia, Akuchinyerem Grade: 8
Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Green Visible Light on C. elegans Induced Parkinson's Disease

Orczyk, Alexandra Grade: 7
The Rhoades School, Encinitas, CA
Project Title: Investigating Impacts of Human Intrusion on Lottia gigantea Tide Pool Populations

Ordway, Katrina Grade: 8
The Rhoades School, Encinitas, CA
Project Title: Effects of Quercus engelmannii on Native vs. Invasive Plant Species

Ortiz, Nikolai Grade: 7
Seashore Middle Academy, Corpus Christi, TX
Project Title: Finding a Solution to Heavy Metal Water Pollution

Osburn, Corbin Grade: 8
Rural Special School, FOX, AR
Project Title: Fire Safety

Ozegovich, Adam Grade: 7
Yough Intermediate Middle School, Ruffs Dale, PA
Project Title: Did You Hear THAT?

Palakur, Swethasai Grade: 7
Jeffery Trail Middle School, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Were Micelles or Vesicles Really the First Protobionts: A Study on Abiogenesis and the Origins of Life

Palmer, Ava Grade: 8
The Carolina Academy, Lake City, SC
Project Title: "Wi-Fry? Invisible Pollution"

Pamidimukkala, Sanjita Grade: 7
Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, CA
Project Title: Paving the Path to a Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas System

Parsan, Nithin Grade: 8
Fort Settlement Middle School, Sugar Land, TX
Project Title: Applying Kirigami Design to Create NextGen Sun Tracking Solar Panels

Pasecznyk, Christopher Grade: 8
Absarokee Junior High/High School, Absarokee, MT
Project Title: Flight at the End of the Tunnel

Patel, Prince Grade: 8
Quail Valley Middle School, Missouri City, TX
Project Title: Plant Supplements

Patel, Rohin Grade: 8
Hill Gustat Middle School, Sebring, FL
Project Title: Fishy Business: Seafood Authentication by DNA Bardcoding

Patwa, Aalok Grade: 7
Stratford Middle School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Do I Grind? A Wearable System that Detects Bruxism Ahead of Its Effect on Teeth

Peecher, Douglass Grade: 8
Sequim Middle School, Sequim, WA
Project Title: Do Winglets Work on RC Aircraft?

Peery, Virginia Grade: 8
Fruit Cove Middle School, St. Johns, FL
Project Title: Photochemistry: Accelerating the Ionic Conversion of Iodine to Iodide Utilizing the Electromagnetic Spectrum While Comparing Objective to Subjective Data Collection

Peluso, Helen Grade: 7
A.D. Henderson University School, Boca Raton, FL
Project Title: Can Confidence in One's Own Short-Term Memory be Faulted by the Introduction of Peer Pressure in a Factually Based, Test-Type Scenario?

Peng, Lienna Grade: 8
Boston Latin School, Boston, MA
Project Title: Maximization of Biofuels from Seaweed Biomasses

Pepin, Charles Grade: 8
Johnson Middle School, Melbourne, FL
Project Title: The Rate Law for the Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Yeast as a Catalyst

Perdomo, Isabela Grade: 7
Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Project Title: Cleaner Bottoms: An Environmentally Friendly Method of Reducing Barnacle Growth and Improving the Quality of Our Waterways Using Ultrasonic Waves!

Perry, Tanner Grade: 8
Knox Junior High, Spring, TX
Project Title: Five Star Filters, Testing their Effectiveness at Removing Bacteria from the Air in Your Home

Pinhasi, Yoav Grade: 7
Beachwood Middle School, Beachwood, OH
Project Title: Duration of Afterimages in Relation to Color and Shape

Pinto, James Grade: 8
Bridges Charter School, Thousand Oaks, CA
Project Title: Did Juvenile Spinosaurids Spend Time in the Ocean?

Pizzolato, Rachel Grade: 6
John Curtis Christian School, River Ridge, LA
Project Title: Can a Modified Windmill Generate Electricity in an Interstate Traffic Setting?

Plumleigh, James Grade: 7
Bend Science Station, Bend, OR
Project Title: Cystic Fibrosis Screening: Detection of Gene Mutation Through Hypertonic Sodium Chloride Effects

Prasad, Aarush Grade: 7
Williams Middle Magnet School, Tampa, FL
Project Title: Can Algae Save the World?

Pressoir, Marvia Grade: 8
Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Green Visible Light on C. elegans Induced Parkinson's Disease

Puri, Anish Grade: 6
Arizona College Prep - Oakland, Chandler, AZ
Project Title: Heat of Reaction - The Effect of the Strength of the Acid to Base Ratio on the Heat Generated by the Reaction (Enthalpy of Neutralization)

Qin, Albert Grade: 8
Winston Churchill Middle School, Carmichael, CA
Project Title: An Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Decentralized Cooperative Navigation

Quinn, Mariko Grade: 8
S.W. King Intermediate, Kaneohe, HI
Project Title: Not Dead Yet- Coral Bleaching Recovery Kaneohe Bay

Qureshi, Emmarah Grade: 8
Al-Amal School, Fridley, MN
Project Title: Building and Testing on an Artificial Stomach

Raghav, Sreelakshmi Grade: 7
LISA Academy West, Little Rock, AR
Project Title: Healthy Crops from Recycled Household Waste - Combining Vermicompost and Hydroponics

Rahman, Nashita Grade: 8
Cedar Park Middle School, Portland, OR
Project Title: Predicting the Natural Habitats of Endangered Species in Oregon Using Statistical Modeling and Analysis Techniques

Rajamani, Anindita Grade: 7
Capitol Hill Magnet, Saint Paul, MN
Project Title: Fast Food Assistant: A Smartphone App for Healthy Fast Food Choices

Raju, Anish Grade: 8
BASIS Chandler, Chandler, AZ
Project Title: Phi and Fibonacci: Golden Analysis

Raju, Aditi Grade: 7
Diablo Vista Middle School, Danville, CA
Project Title: Grey Is the New Blue: Converting Greywater into a Usable Resource for Homes and Families

Ramachandran, Shreya Grade: 7
Stratford Middle School, Fremont, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Soap Nut Grey Water on the Environment (Soil and Plants: Year 2)

Ratanaphruks, Ana Grade: 8
Sterling Montessori Charter School and Academy, Morrisville, NC
Project Title: Grading Olive Oil Using a Low-Cost Laser Induced Fluroescence Spectrometer

Rathinasabapathi, Brindha Grade: 8
Abraham Lincoln Middle School, Gainesville, FL
Project Title: Arsenic in Rice: Can Glutathione or Wollastonite be Used to Reduce Arsenic Contamination in Rice?

Reeves, Sophie Grade: 8
Summit Middle School, Boulder, CO
Project Title: Cloud Chambers: A More Efficient and Easy Way to Conduct Radon Tests in Homes

Ritzdorf, Lucas Grade: 8
Kalispell Middle School, Kalispell, MT
Project Title: Using a Towable Conductivity-Mapping System to Locate Springs or Septic Leachate

Roberts, Madeleine Grade: 8
Maclay School, Tallahassee, FL
Project Title: Cryptic Cryptocurrency: A Statistical Analysis of Possible Factors Driving the Value of Bitcoin

Ronaghi, Sasha Grade: 8
Fairmont Private School, Santa Ana, CA
Project Title: Solving Ethiopia's Water Crisis: Using a Water Filter to Remove Excess Fluoride

Root, Addamae Grade: 8
Dodge Middle School, Tucson, AZ
Project Title: Ocean Acidification Negatively Affects Seashells

Rosen, Elinor Grade: 6
Heath School, Brookline, MA
Project Title: Early Warning System for Preventing Injuries from Falling Branches in Winter

Ross, De'Everett Grade: 7
Howell Middle School, Victoria, TX
Project Title: How do Geomagnetic Storms Effect Global Positioning Systems?

Rougeot, Stephen Grade: 7
Saint Martha School, Enfield, CT
Project Title: Si High, Low, or No: Algae Where do You Want to Grow?

Roy, Supriya Grade: 6
Friedell Middle School, Rochester, MN
Project Title: Just the Right Combination

Rudins, Katherine Grade: 6
Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa, NC
Project Title: E-book vs. Tree-book

Said, Wamia Grade: 8
Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School, Haymarket, VA
Project Title: The Effect of Bio-Waste on the Concentration of Heavy Metals in Water

Schrenger, Tess Grade: 6
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Louisville, KY
Project Title: Investigating the Toxicity of Rubber Playground Mulch

Schultz, Marcus Grade: 8
Waimea Canyon Middle School, Waimea, HI
Project Title: Finding the Best Seawall

Selva, Kumaran Grade: 8
Westbrook Intermediate School, Friendswood, TX
Project Title: Increasing Efficiency of GaAs Solar Cells with Light Concentration

Shapiro, Gina Grade: 8
La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, CA
Project Title: Blink! A Study of Blink Rates While Using Computer Devices with Different Screen Sizes

Shareef, Zayn Grade: 6
Montessori Children's Schoolhouse, Hammond, IN
Project Title: Investigation of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Design

Sharma, Suhina Grade: 7
Ladera Ranch Middle School, Ladera Ranch, CA
Project Title: TempBot - Device Preventing Febrile Seizures and Other Fatal Complications by Monitoring Sudden Rise in Body Temperatures

Sharma, Siddhant Grade: 8
Iron Horse Middle School, San Ramon, CA
Project Title: Traffic Signals Using the Raspberry Pi

Shrivastava, Aryansh Grade: 6
Mission Valley Elementary School, Fremont, CA
Project Title: Microcontroller Based Bionic Eye for the Blind

Shukla, Maya Grade: 8
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
Project Title: A Test of the Mutagenic and Carcinogenic Potential of Nicotine-Free Electronic Cigarette Additives

Sigrest, Eleanor Grade: 7
Louise A. Benton Middle School, Manassas, VA
Project Title: Rockets, and Nozzles, and Thrusts, Oh My

Sikora, Nabil Grade: 7
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Survival of the Fittest: An Evolutionary Approach to Solving the Quadratic Assignment Problem

Silas, Michael Grade: 6
Challenger School, Salt Lake City, UT
Project Title: I'm Leaven It: The Effect of Different Altitudes on a Baking Soda and Vinegar Chemical Reaction

Simpson, Janae Alana Grade: 7
Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL
Project Title: How Does Salt Affect Hydrogen Gas Produced in Electrolysis?

Singh, Rishabh Grade: 8
Patriot Oaks Academy, St. Johns, FL
Project Title: Contactless Brakes

Sivakumar, Ashmitha Grade: 8
Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA
Project Title: Future Fuel Biodiesel

Spiride, Andrei Grade: 8
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: Piezo Power: Noninvasive Wireless Energy Transfer for Implantable Medical Devices

Sridhar, Shruti Grade: 8
Challenger School - Sunnyvale, Sunnyvale, CA
Project Title: A Novel Sensor-Based Device to Detect Heatstroke and Dehydration

Srinivasan, Maansi Grade: 8
Robinson Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: An Ultrasonic Glove for the Blind

Stan, Sonia Grade: 7
Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown, MD
Project Title: Hydrophobicity and Hydrophilicity of Natural and Artificial Surfaces

Stapleton, Jackson Grade: 8
East Limestone High, Athens, AL
Project Title: Farmers Meet Drones

Steed, IV, Joseph Grade: 6
East Middle School, Biscoe, NC
Project Title: Sweet and Warm

Stone, Santiago Grade: 8
Saint John the Evangelist School, Severna Park, MD
Project Title: What a Difference a Floor Makes: Alternative Flooring for the Impoverished

Strain, Joseph Grade: 8
Freedom Prepratory Acadamy, Provo, UT
Project Title: Stopping Inversion

Subramanian, Ananya Grade: 8
Subramanian Home School MS, Austin, TX
Project Title: May The Force Move You - Self-Driving Car Powered by Resonant Wireless Energy Transfer

Subramanian, Emhyr Grade: 8
Challenge School, Denver, CO
Project Title: A Study of Super-Absorbent Polymers and Their Effectiveness in Organic Waste Extraction

Sudmann, Ashley Grade: 8
Liberty Middle School, Liberty, MO
Project Title: The Effect of Barium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, and Magnesium Sulfate on the Hydra littoralis Ability to Capture Brine Shrimp

Swanson, Adison Grade: 8
Shattuck Middle School, Shattuck, OK
Project Title: Kidney Cones

Swartz, Mandika Grade: 7
Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, CA
Project Title: Is it Possible to Generate Electricity from Wastewater?

Szalay, Clara Grade: 7
Vista Verde, Irvine, CA
Project Title: Artificial Hormones Disrupt Non-Competitive Root Growth Patterns in Sibling Plants

Taboada, Catherine Grade: 7
BASIS San Antonio Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
Project Title: Experimental Study of the Law of Conservation of Energy using a Thermo-Electric Bolometer Year II

Tangirala, Pujita Grade: 6
Challenger School - Strawberry Park, San Jose, CA
Project Title: Got Antioxidants? Using Chemiluminescence to Study the Effect of Adding Milk or Sugar on the Antioxidant Level of Tea

Thakkar, Khushi Grade: 8
Rice Middle School, Plano, TX
Project Title: From Wash to Squash: A Novel Approach to Purifying Used Household Water for Agricultural Applications

Tiwari, Arushi Grade: 8
Arcola Intermediate School, Eagleville, PA
Project Title: Improving the Water Retention of Soil

Tomono, Haruna Grade: 8
Waiakea Intermediate School, Hilo, HI
Project Title: Uneven Heating of Foods Through the Use of a Microwave Oven

Tuttle, Tiara Grade: 7
American Preparatory Academy, Draper, UT
Project Title: An Auditory EGGsperiment

Vanterpool, Jayden Grade: 7
Oakwood Adventist Academy, Huntsville, AL
Project Title: Silver Nanoparticles can Decrease the Function of Enzymes in Pathogenic Bacteria

Veera, Sahas Grade: 8
Orefield Middle School, Orefield, PA
Project Title: Carbon Nanotube Filters: Investigating the Desalination Properties of Graphene Oxide

Vijay, Akash Grade: 7
Coppell Middle School East, Coppell, TX
Project Title: Cycle Power: Harnessing Human Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy

Vogel, Max Grade: 8
Oak-Land Jr. High, Lake Elmo, MN
Project Title: Got Gas V2: A Follow-up Investigation into the Efficiency of Ethanol

Vtorov, Alex Grade: 7
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Varying Acidity on Brine Shrimp Hatching Rates

Wagner, Griffin Grade: 8
Storm Grove Middle School, Vero Beach, FL
Project Title: Impact of Chlorophyll Concentration Levels on the Proliferation of Vibrio fischeri

Wamsley, Elizabeth Grade: 8
Timber Ridge Scholars, Pacific, MO
Project Title: Determining the Effect of Red and Blue LED Grow Lights on Germination Rate, Stem Elongation and Chlorophyll Content in a Hydroponic Brassica oleracea Crop

Wang, Natalie Grade: 8
ACCESS Academy, Portland, OR
Project Title: Organic or Nonorganic- That is the Question: A Comparative Study of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Isolates from Organic, Natural, and Conventional Poultry

Wang, Amanda Grade: 8
Carlisle Public School, Carlisle, MA
Project Title: Can a Smartphone Detect Adulterated Edible Oil

Washburn, Olivia Grade: 6
American Heritage School, American Fork, UT
Project Title: Seeing or Hearing? Which is Better for Memorizing?

Watson, Sarah Grade: 8
Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic School, Glenshaw, PA
Project Title: Honey I Shrunk the Cancer! Can Manuka Honey Kill Cancer Cells?

Weseley-Jones, Kate Grade: 7
North Shore Middle School, Glen Head, NY
Project Title: A Graph is Worth 1,000 (Misleading?) Words

White, Natalie Grade: 8
Clovis Online School, Clovis, CA
Project Title: Cosmic Rays: Determination of the Relative Contributions from the Sun and the Universe

Wieder, Asher Grade: 7
Hoover Middle School, Indialantic, FL
Project Title: Which Luring Method Will Attract a Pterois voiltans to a Specific Area for Capture? A Yellow Jig Head, A Stationarey Lead Fishing Spoon, or a Blinking Blue Strobe Light?

WIllis, Devin Grade: 7
A.D. Henderson University School, Boca Raton, FL
Project Title: An Economically Effective Platform for Cellular Experiments at Microscopic Precision

Wong, Alexandra Grade: 8
Hunter College High School, New York, NY
Project Title: Analyzing the Active Sites and Catalysis of Neprilysin

Wright, Eliot Grade: 7
Miller Middle School, Durango, CO
Project Title: UV/HNO3 Deamination/CPD Mutagenesis in Antibiotic-Resistant Monera with Proteomic Analysis

Wu, Elizabeth Grade: 8
Manhasset Middle School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Various Copper Concentrations on the Growth of L. minor and the Biosorption of Copper by L. minor

Yadav, Daven Grade: 8
The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
Project Title: Bruxism: Using Myoelectric Signals to Treat a Common Health Problem

Yang, Kaien Grade: 7
Nysmith School for the Gifted and Talented, Herndon, VA
Project Title: iDiagnostic: Invention of an Early Detection Tool for Major Depressive Disorder

Yaninek, Zachary Grade: 7
Good Shepherd School, Camp Hill, PA
Project Title: Inhibiting the Corrosion of Various Metals Through the Use of Ascorbic Acid

Yin, John Grade: 8
Shaker Junior High School, Latham, NY
Project Title: A Small Solution for a Big Problem: Degrading Harmful Microcystins in Freshwater Ecosystems

Zarour, Arturo Grade: 6
Falk School, Pittsburgh, PA
Project Title: It's Not All Trash Talk!

Zhan, Gary Grade: 6
Bear River Charter School, Logan, UT
Project Title: Production of Turmeric in Escherichia coli: Effect of the Substrate Supply on the Yield

Zhao, Serena Grade: 8
Manhasset Middle School, Manhasset, NY
Project Title: The Effect of Various Copper Concentrations on the Growth of L. minor and the Biosorption of Copper by L. minor

Zielinski, Kileigh Grade: 7
North Olmsted Middle School, North Olmsted, OH
Project Title: Energy Nut: What Type of Nut Gives the Body the Most Energy?

Zuo, Ethan Grade: 6
Fairmont Private School, Santa Ana, CA
Project Title: The Effect of Parachute Size and Number on Spacecraft Acceleration During Descent

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