Welcome to the duPont Manual Regional Science Fair!

Congratulations to the 2021 Fair Award Winners!

Category Awards

Animal Sciences
3rd Place
Lauren Jones - The Efficacy of Species' Urines on the Repellence of Odocoileus virginianus and Other Pests
2nd Place
Hannah Cease - Effect of Temperature on Reproduction Rates of White Spotted Assassin Beetles
1st Place
Zach Gorter - The Effect of Magnets on Shark Attraction

Behavioral and Social Sciences
3rd Place
Sonia Nagpal -The Effect of Viewing Ambiguous Illusions on Visual Working Memory Performance of ADHD Populations (ages 18-25)
2nd Place
Keeley James - What Relationship Exists Between Wet Bulb Globe Temperature and Men’s and Women’s Olympic Marathon Performance? Analysis of Men’s and Women’s Olympic Marathon Finishing Times from 1996-2016
1st Place
Kaylynn Li - The Effects of Reducing Background Music's Instrumental Range on Undergraduate Music Major's Short-Term Memory in the US

Biochemistry
3rd Place
Spandana Pavuluri - An Application of Machine Learning to Predict the Post-Operative Life Expectancy in Lung Cancer Patients
2nd Place
advay singh - Glucose Concentration in Manually Hydrolyzed Milk Under Optimal Enzymatic Activity of Β-galactosidases and Pre-Hydrolyzed, Low-Dosage Lactose Products.
1st Place
Anirudh Gundapantula - The effect of PFAs on human health

Biomedical and Health Sciences
3rd Place
Rishabh Ranjan - The Affect of Race on the time between Diagnosis and First Treatment for Stage 4 NSCLC patients
2nd Place
Sushruth Muthuluru - To what extent do mutations occur on the gp120 glycoprotein and how does this allow HIV-1 to infect CD4+ (Helper) T-cells?
1st Place
Arjun Kumar - which techniques would work best to predict the course of disease of patients with lung fibrosis

Biomedical Engineering
3rd Place
Abhinav Reddy - Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease by Analyzing MRI and External Data: An Approach Using Machine Learning Random Forest and Linear Regression Models
2nd Place
Swetha Senthilnathan - Designing a Wearable Posture Detector Belt to Prevent Lower Back Pain
1st Place
Varun Chandrashekhar - The Classification of EMG Signals using Machine Learning for the Construction of a Silent Speech Interface

Cellular and Molecular Biology
2nd Place
Kate Quinn - Atrazine vs. The Motor, Sensory, and Learning Behaviors of Planaria
1st Place
Vedha Balamurugan - Development of semi-solid cell culture medium for providing 3D matrix support and enhancing the survival of liver organoids

Chemistry
4th Place
Sindhu Maringanti - The Effect of Filters on Blue Light Intensity
3rd Place
Sai Javvadi - Which Oil is Best to Use to Create a Ferrofluid Capable of Retrieving Microplastics?
2nd Place
John Mulvihill - Creating Pawpaw Bioplastics
1st Place
Gia Mendiratta & Taylor Zekoski - Heavy Metal Removal from Industrial Wastewaters

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
2nd Place
Tanishk Natu - HeartTrack: Implementing a Novel Approach that Assists in Heart Disease Diagnosis by Constructing a User-Input Risk & Probability Estimation Calculator with Machine Learning at its Core
1st Place
Ishani Tarkar - Using a Deep Learning Algorithm to Categorize Breathing and Respiratory Sounds

Earth and Environmental Science
4th Place
Aiden Vilo - Soil's Effect on Nitrogen Runoff
3rd Place
Adhya Muralidharan - What are the effects of irradiated seeds on the seed germination of radishes?
2nd Place
Gokul Achaththekoot - The Effect of Quaternary Ammonium Compounds Present in Common Household Cleaners on the Growth of Mealworms
1st Place
Mia Schecter Phoebe Boylan - The Effects of Hydroponic Farming on Plant Health and Production Costs as Compared to Soil Farming

Embedded Systems
3rd Place
Amy Chen - An Embedded System to Monitor Walking Cane Usage Patterns
2nd Place
Adam Lapinski - Using Polarized Light To Measure Blood Glucose Levels Non-invasively
1st Place
Aditi Talegaonkar - Preventing Elevated Indoor Carbon Dioxide Levels Using an Arduino Based IoT System

Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design
3rd Place
Jash Pola - Utilizing Saltwater Batteries to Power USB Devices During Natural Disasters
2nd Place
Jonah Xu - What combination of storage medium and insulator material in solar thermal energy storage is most effective to retain temperature?
1st Place
Pranay Midha - Generating Renewable Power by Harvesting Energy in Rainfall

Engineering Mechanics
3rd Place
Audrey Neukomm - The Efficacy of a Refined Color Sensing Drone on Aircraft Lightning Strike Inspections
2nd Place
Kaylise Watson - DECREASING AIRCRAFT TIRE WEAR AND RUBBER DEPOSITS ON RUNWAYS
1st Place
Richard Lian - Autonomous Radiation Heat Transfer Cooking Device for Microgravity

Environmental Engineering
3rd Place
Rishi Vinukonda - Earthquake Detector
2nd Place
Yolanda Xie - Increasing the Volume of Distillate Produced by the Solar Still
1st Place
Elise Avery - The Effect of Recycled Plastic Distribution on the Thermal Conductivity of Bricks

Materials Science
3rd Place
Alexander Young - The Effect of Insulation Density on the Transfer of Heat
2nd Place
Sofia Roida - Which brand of acrylic paint is the most durable?
1st Place
Aidan Clark - The Effect of Boiling Bass Strings on Tone Quality

Mathematics
3rd Place
Alexandra Heironimus - The use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring and a Polymathic Approach to Optimize Current Maritime Technologies and Assist in Threat Detection
2nd Place
Kayoung Kim - The Effects of External Factors on Baseball
1st Place
Shubh Gupta - A Reconceptualization of the asymmetric Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem

Microbiology
3rd Place
Nimaiy Mathur - Viability of alternative sorbents
2nd Place
Mihir Barve - Impact of bile Acid producers
1st Place
Rahim Kahloon - Which Type of Acne Medication Best Inhibits Bacterial Growth

Physics and Astronomy
3rd Place
Neha Visvanathan - Effect of Moon Phases on the Visibility of Stars
2nd Place
Owen Hartmann - Fluid Dynamics - How Viscosity and Pressure Affect Liquid Flow
1st Place
James Gonzalez - The Effect of Annealing on Cluster Formations

Plant Sciences
4th Place
Jeremy You - Determining the Optimal Amount of Sugar in Water to Extend Flower Life
3rd Place
Sarah Kwasny - The Effect of Bergamot Oil on Bean Germination
2nd Place
Roshni Ramesh - The Effects of Soil Amendments on Plants
1st Place
Leena Adapa - The Correlation Between Kentucky Bluegrass Growth Induced by Growth Factors

Robotics and Intelligent Machines
3rd Place
Karishma Arora & Stella Jones - DEVELOPING AN AUTONOMOUS WATER QUALITY INSPECTOR WITH AN ACCESSIBLE DATABASE
2nd Place
Maryam Contractor - Using Optical character recognition, Random Forest, and Logistic Regression to detect symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder in TikTok videos
1st Place
Shreyas Kar - NextCare: An Intelligent System for the Low-Cost Early Diagnosis and Remote Monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease using Machine Learning, Signal Processing and Wearable Technology

Systems Software
3rd Place
Sathvik Bhavaraju - Preventing Zoom Bombing
2nd Place
Arjun Parmar - Engineering a Conversational Chatbot using AIML that analyzes the College Admissions Decisions
1st Place
Sai Jeyaprakash - Developing a web-based Convolutional Neural Network of Supervised Deep Learning for the rapid and accurate diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis via Chest X-rays

Translational Medical Science
4th Place
Sophia Bryant - Exploring the Effects of Milkweed on the Death of Planaria
3rd Place
Ayushi Sen -Diallyl Trisulfide Mitigates Diabetic Nephropathy
2nd Place
Vedika Venkataramanan - The Effect of Over-the-Head Listening Devices on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
1st Place
Robi Bolli - Mechanisms responsible for the greater therapeutic efficacy of mesenchymal stromal cells cultured at physiologic oxygen tension

ISEF Finalists

Robi Bolli - Mechanisms responsible for the greater therapeutic efficacy of mesenchymal stromal cells cultured at physiologic oxygen tension
Varun Chandrashekhar -The Classification of EMG Signals using Machine Learning for the Construction of a Silent Speech Interface
Kate Quinn - Atrazine vs. The Motor, Sensory, and Learning Behaviors of Planaria
Shreyas Kar - NextCare: An Intelligent System for the Low-Cost Early Diagnosis and Remote Monitoring of Parkinson’s Disease using Machine Learning, Signal Processing and Wearable Technology
Adam Lapinski - Using Polarized Light To Measure Blood Glucose Levels Non-invasively

Special Awards

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Jonah Xu - What combination of storage medium and insulator material in solar thermal energy storage is most effective to retain temperature?

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Jash Pola - Utilizing Saltwater Batteries to Power USB Devices During Natural Disasters

U.S. Metric Association Award
Christopher Brown - Optimizing the Euler and Semi-implicit Euler Methods for Solving First-Order Differential Equations

USAID for International Development
Shraman Kar - CropMates: The Development of a Low-cost IoT and AI-based Integrated System and Mobile App for Maximizing Crop Yield to Reduce Hunger and Optimize Water Usage.

American Meteorological Society-American Meteorological Society
William Buchanan - The Effect of Global Warming on Hurricane Intensity

American Psychological Association-American Psychological Association Award
Emmanuel Negash - The Effect of the Time Spent Utilizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Economic Anxiety in Single Black Mothers

ASM Materials Education Foundation-ASM Materials Science Certificate of Recognition
Mehek Gupta - The Use of BioCargos on Biospecimen Storage at Room Temperature

Association for Women Geoscientists-Student Awards for Geoscience Excellence
Yolanda Xie - Increasing the Volume of Distillate Produced by the Solar Still

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society-Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award
Shubh Gupta - A Reconceptualization of the asymmetric Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem

NASA-NASA Earth System Science Award
Aiden Vilo - Soil's Effect on Nitrogen Runoff

Office of Naval Research-Navy/Marine Corp Excellence in Research Award
Maryam Contractor - Using Optical character recognition, Random Forest, and Logistic Regression to detect symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder in TikTok videos


Ricoh Americas Corporation-Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Elise Avery - The Effect of Recycled Plastic Distribution on the Thermal Conductivity of Bricks

Society for In Vitro Biology-Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in In Vitro
Kate Quinn - Atrazine vs. The Motor, Sensory, and Learning Behaviors of Planaria

United States Air Force-Air Force Award
Lauren Jones - The Efficacy of Species' Urines on the Repellence of Odocoileus virginianus and Other Pests

Water Environment Federation-Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Karishma Arora & Stella Jones - DEVELOPING AN AUTONOMOUS WATER QUALITY INSPECTOR WITH AN ACCESSIBLE DATABASE

Jackson Billingsley - The effect of different water filters

James Bowden - The effect of agricultural runoff on survival rate of brine shrimp

Yale Science and Engineering Association-Yale Science and Engineering Association
Varun Chandrashekhar - The Classification of EMG Signals using Machine Learning for the Construction of a Silent Speech Interface

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