CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE FAIR!
Welcome to the duPont Manual Regional Science Fair!

Congratulations to the 2019 Fair Award Winners!

Category Awards


Animal Sciences
4th Place
Warren Van Nort : The Effect of the Type of Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (paired with a calcium supplement) on the Amount a Bone Has Decayed
3rd Place
Maximus Prater: Magnets vs. Planarian Regeneration
2nd Place
Catlyn simmons,Cathy Lau: Finding the Relationship between well-known Dog Food Brands and Canine Pancreatitis
1st Place
Sid Lohano: What Kind of Plastic Can Mealworms Most Effectively Digest?

Behavioral and Social Sciences
4th Place
Rory Doyle: Stop Task Performance of Essential Tremor Patients
3rd Place
Ben Gediman: The Effect of Corporate Twitter Presence on Stock Price Abnormal Returns
2nd Place
Aamya Vohra: Comparing and Correlating Vexation with Testosterone Levels
1st Place
Camella Korner: An Ergonomic Approach on how the Handle Grip Span of a Handheld Tool affects the accuracy of the Work

Biochemistry
4th Place
Chaochen Tan,Joey Chen: The mechanism of FGF1 beyond the Insulin Signal Pathway
3rd Place
Somya Sharma: Glucose-Lowering Effect of a Novel Insulin (SCI-1) and its Thermal Stability Compared to Insulin Lispro (Humalog)
2nd Place
Aysha Puzhakkaraillath: Exercise as a Model for the Development of High-Fat Diet Induced Alzheimer’s Treatment
1st Place
Kavya Koneru,Jack Boylan: An Innovative Method of Room Temperature Biospecimen Preservation via Tetramethyl Orthosilane (Sol-Gel) Encapsulation and Polyethylene Glycol Extraction

Biomedical and Health Sciences
4th Place
Tomás François: An Incentive Analysis of Interest in Reducing Opioid Dependency in the Average Population
3rd Place
Emma Huang: Sulforaphane on SuHx-Induced Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
2nd Place
Sanya Mehta,Aakash Mehta: In Vivo Analysis of the Influence of the Migration of Cosmetics on Ocular Discomfort and Tear Production
1st Place
Shaun Liu: The Correlation Between Age-Related Inflammation and Ischemic Stroke

Biomedical Engineering
4th Place
Mayukha Bhamidipati: The Effect of Acoustic Pressure on the Echogenicity of Lipid-Coated Microbubbles
3rd Place
Sai Nikhil Vangala,Sophie Ma: Engineering Low-Cost & Specific Delayed Release Oral Insulin Using 3D Printing of Biodegradable Copolymers and Chitosan
2nd Place
Harshith Gontla: Delivery System of Probiotic Bacterial Strains to Combat G.Vaginalis
1st Place
Ramy Khodeir: Virtual Colonoscopy: Engineering A Novel Algorithm for Improved Visualization of Colon Segmentation

Cellular and Molecular Biology
4th Place
Dharshini Kumar: Curcumin Improves Human Islet Insulin Secretion by Reducing Oxidative Stress
3rd Place
JAakash Vadhanam: Small Molecules for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer
2nd Place
Andrew Wang: The Pro-Tumerigenic Properties of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Are Dependent On Its Fimbriae Structure
1st Place
Robi Bolli: Physiologic Oxygen Tension Enhances Proliferation, Resistance to Hypoxic Stress, and Telomerase Activity of Mouse Cardiac Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Chemistry
4th Place
Preeti Tanwani : The effect of different beverages on the amount of glucose in drinks before and after adding the invertase
3rd Place
Demos Negash: Finding the most efficient novel material in solar cells using computational chemistry
2nd Place
Vivian Pham: Examining the Sensitivity between Luminol and Bluestar Magnum on Varying Substrates
1st Place
Shirlin Kingston: Improving Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) Pretreatment

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
4th Place
Maxwell Martin: Impact of the implementation of spinal rods on vertebral fracture formation in DMD patients as modeled by FEA
3rd Place
Nolan Crane: A Deep Learning Neural Network for Identifying Skin Cancers from Dermatoscopic Images
2nd Place
Sarvesh Babu: Classification of full EEGs (electroencephelograms) for biometrics and medical applications through machine learning and AI
1st Place
Bhavana Pavuluri: How Can the Regulation of Genes Prevalent in Various Cancers Be Analyzed to Show Commonalities?

Earth and Environmental Science
4th Place
Safwa Gopang: Disinfecting Contaminated Water Using Different Methods
3rd Place
Brian Schwartz: Forest Fire Simulator Using Simple Cell Modeling is Superior to Formula-Based Wildfire Simulator
2nd Place
Lisa Heng: Investigating the Influence of Urban Ecological Restorations on Ixodid Tick Population Dynamics
1st Place
Chinunim Onyiri: Factors That Influence Particulate Matter Concentrations in Select Select Across Louisville

Embedded Systems
4th Place
Nathaniel Zsedenyi: Designing and Constructing a Fuzz Guitar Pedal
3rd Place
John DuPlessis: A pseudo-adaptive, asymetric, context mixing compressor
2nd Place
Nikhil Polepalli: The Development of a novel, low-cost photoplethysmographic device to diagnose abnormal heart rate
1st Place
Anna Morgan: Engineering an Automated Chloramine Testing Device

Energy: Chemical
4th Place
Kaylynn Li: The Effect of Slope on the Interior Temperature of Parked Vehicles
3rd Place
Shreeya Julakanti: Creating Polyethene Glycol nanofibers to filter Volatile Organic Compounds
2nd Place
Sahil Krishnani: The Effect of an Added Element to the Durability of a Lithium Ion Battery
1st Place
Sukitha Gunasena: Enhancement of electrical double layer capacitance in super-capacitors with pseudo capacitance

Energy: Physical
4th Place
Christian Smith: The Effect of Light Bulb Type on the Amount of Electricity Generated by a Photo Voltaic Cell
3rd Place
Helen Appleberry: Using thermoelectric converters in roads
2nd Place
Sathvik Srikanth: Interesting, New Advancements in Pipeline Generators
1st Place
Varun Chandrashekhar: The Effect of Light Tracking and Tower Based Solar Energy Systems on Photovoltaic Energy Generation

Engineering Mechanics
4th Place
Jonas Gordon: The Effect Of Different Propeller Aspects On The Force Created By A Spinning Propeller
3rd Place
Pranay Midha: Effect of Winglets on Aircraft Range
2nd Place
Rishi Vinukonda: "Smart Window"
1st Place
Murari Srinivasan: Optimization of Wave Analysis Buoy with Piezoelectrics

Environmental Engineering
4th Place
Nimaiy Mathur: Cleaning Oil Spills
3rd Place
Catherine Schuster : Synthetic Foam Model Using Poly-Plastics
2nd Place
Sanjana Chenna: Biodegradable Cups
1st Place
Bhavya Vyas: Measuring the Durability of Potential Edible Spoon Composition in Hot Water

Materials Science
4th Place
Sneha Patil: The Effect of Different Pencil Grips on the Speed of a Child's Writing
3rd Place
Keaton Jones: The Effect of Composite Layering on Shearing Weaknesses in 3D Printing
2nd Place
Eleanor Hummel,Jane Hu: Designing a Novel Water Purifier to Remove Pharmaceuticals from Tap Water
1st Place
Elizabeth Gallagher: The Effect of Plasma Type on the Characteristics of Porous Carbon Recycled from Plastic Bottles

Mathematics
4th Place
Ben Keeney: A Spatial Analysis of the Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)
3rd Place
Rohan Ghiya: Predicting diabetes in patient data
2nd Place
Shubh Gupta: A Reconceptualization of the Traveling Salesman Problem: A Study in the Optimizing of Hamiltonian Cycles
1st Place
Raymond Suo: Surface Reconstruction Based on a Novel Bezier Surface and Delaunay Triangulation Algorithm for the Development of a 3D Modeling Application

Microbiology
4th Place
Yonghyun Joh: Detection of Tobacco Mosaic Virus from different cigarette products available in market
3rd Place
Aanika Garre: The Effect of Different Chemical Combinations including Benzoyl Peroxide on Bacterial Growth
2nd Place
Anne Liang: Effect of Grape Components on Periodontitis
1st Place
Elaina Render: The Effects of Sugar Substitutes and Prebiotics on the Virulence of Gastrointestinal Bacteria

Physics and Astronomy
4th Place
Mihir Barve: Effect of Seams on Balls on the Magnus Effect
3rd Place
Adam Lapinski: Improving the Impact Absorption of Protective Lacrosse Pads Using Shear Thickening Fluid
2nd Place
Matthew Lynch: The effect of electrode material on vacuum chamber temperature
1st Place
Lilly Gonzalez: New Rate Equations Based on KMC Simulations with Adatom-adatom Interactions

Plant Sciences
4th Place
Arjun Kumar: Hydroponics Vs Aeroponics
3rd Place
Sonia Nagpal: Vitamin C Levels in Conventional vs. Organic Oranges
2nd Place
Jennifer Shishmanian: A Study on the Germination and Growth of Glycine max Seeds When Exposed to Different Salinity Concentrations
1st Place
Gitanjali Jaikumar: The Substitute for Soil: Using Coconut Coir as a Natural Growth Medium to Improve Water Conservation

Robotics and Intelligent Machines
4th Place
Jackson Arnold: The Behavioral Patterns of Genetic Algorithms in Situations with No Dominant Strategies
3rd Place
Santhosh Chendil: Cracking the Code for 2048
2nd Place
Shireesh Kumar,Lokesh Nanthakumar,Naren Alluri: A Low-Cost Prosthetic Arm Controlled by Muscle Sensors
1st Place
Pranav Senthilvel,Shreshth Srivastava: The Development of a Holistic System for Broad-Spectrum Crop Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Systems Software
4th Place
Aras Shirwan: Educational Scientific Video Game
3rd Place
Abhishek Chaudhary: Creating and Testing a Model for Stock Price
2nd Place
Shreeya Arora: Classifying Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
1st Place
Karthik Jetty: Development of an end-to-end system using multiple preprocessing layers and a Convolutional Neural Network to diagnose cardiovascular disease

Translational Medical Science
4th Place
Cindy Truong,Kathy Le: Investigate whether KY hemp extract is safe for normal ovary epithelial cells as opposed to being cytotoxic to ovarian cancer cells
3rd Place
Sreevatsa Vemuri,Smrithi Balasubramanian: Enhancement of Chemotherapy Treatments through Drug and Natural Product Combination
2nd Place
Rojin Shirwan: Curing Multiple Sclerosis: Changing the balance between good and evil
1st Place
Natalie Kim: The Impact of Carnosine on Myosin for a Possible Intervention or Prevention of Systolic Heart Failure

Special Awards

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 1st place
Chinunim Onyiri : Factors That Influence Particulate Matter Concentrations in Select Select Across Louisville

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 2nd place
Lisa Heng : Investigating the Influence of Urban Ecological Restorations on Ixodid Tick Population Dynamics

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 3rd place
Safwa Gopang : Disinfecting Contaminated Water Using Different Methods

U.S. Metric Association Award
Eleanor Hummel, Jane Hu : Designing a Novel Water Purifier to Remove Pharmaceuticals from Tap Water

Amazon-Amazon Innovation Award
Arsonlove Abney : The Effect of Impervious Surfaces on Conductivity In Chenoweth Run Demos Negash : Finding the most efficient novel material in solar cells using computational chemistry

American Meteorological Society
Angeles Buck : The effects of changing tempature levels and pH on different types of hydrogels

American Psychological Association
Felicia Zhong : The Effectiveness of Advertising Luxury Goods in French

ASM Materials Education Foundation
Nimish Mathur : Novel Approach of Predicting Reinforced Concrete Members Strength using Pouillet’s Law

Association for Women Geoscientists
Arsonlove Abney : The Effect of Impervious Surfaces on Conductivity In Chenoweth Run

Intel-Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
Karthik Jetty : Development of an end-to-end system using multiple preprocessing layers and a Convolutional Neural Network to diagnose cardiovascular disease

Intel-ISEF Finalist
Robi Bolli III: Physiologic Oxygen Tension Enhances Proliferation, Resistance to Hypoxic Stress, and Telomerase Activity of Mouse Cardiac Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Shreeya Arora: Classifying Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Demos Negash: Finding the most efficient novel material in solar cells using computational chemistry
Arsonlove Abney: The Effect of Impervious Surfaces and Urbanized Land on Conductivity
Elaina Render: The Effects of Sugar Substitutes and Prebiotics on the Virulence of Gastrointestinal Bacteria
Pranav Senthilvel, Shreshth Srivastava: The Development of a Holistic System for Broad-Spectrum Crop Disease Diagnosis and Treatment
Anna Morgan: Engineering a Device to Test and Remove Chloramines from the Air of Indoor Pools

Lawrence Gettleman/UofL School of Dentistry-Dental Science Award
Pranav Kanmadikar : Porphyromonas gingivalis infection downregulates host antiviral response in oral mucosa
Anne Liang : Effect of Grape Components on Periodontitis

Louisville Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)-Best Neuroscience Poster
Aysha Puzhakkaraillath : Exercise as a Model for the Development of High-Fat Diet Induced Alzheimer’s Treatment

Mercedes Benz Club of America - Bluegrass Stars Section-Mercedes Benz Automotive Award
Zachary Cao : Investigation of Road Salt on Freshwater Ecosystems
Kaylynn Li : The Effect of Slope on the Interior Temperature of Parked Vehicles

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Societ
Raymond Suo: Surface Reconstruction Based on a Novel Bezier Surface and Delaunay Triangulation Algorithm for the Development of a 3D Modeling Application

NASA-NASA Earth System Science Award
Alex Zhu : The Effect of Drinking Water Type on Microplastic Concentration: Tap Water vs. Bottled Water

NOAA-Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
Sadie Lawrence : An Explanation for the Spatial Variability of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Louisville, Kentucky

Ricoh Americas Corporation-Ricoh Sustainable Development Award 2017
Shreeya Julakanti : Creating Polyethene Glycol nanofibers to filter Volatile Organic Compounds

Society for In Vitro Biology
Vasa Vemuri : The Effect of Annona muricata leaf extract on GI cancer cell lines

U.S. Navy-Naval Science Award
Robi Bolli: Physiologic Oxygen Tension Enhances Proliferation, Resistance to Hypoxic Stress, and Telomerase Activity of Mouse Cardiac Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Lilly Gonzalez : New Rate Equations Based on KMC Simulations with Adatom-adatom Interactions
Sadie Lawrence : An Explanation for the Spatial Variability of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Louisville, Kentucky
Elif Ozyurekoglu : Enzymatic Lysis of Degenerated Origin Tendon for the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis
Somya Sharma : Glucose-Lowering Effect of a Novel Insulin (SCI-1) and its Thermal Stability Compared to Insulin Lispro (Humalog)
Rojin Shirwan : Curing Multiple Sclerosis: Changing the balance between good and evil

United States Air Force-Air Force Award
Isabel Alvarez : Effect of Design on Efficiency of Helicopter Propellors
Krunal Matadar : Effect of Different Types of Holes in an Airfoil on the Amount of Airflow that is Generated
Saketh Sangaraju : The Effect of Various Counterweight Masses on Projectile Speed

Water Environment Federation-Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Zachary Brown : The Effect of Varying Biomass on the Production of Methane

Yale Science and Engineering Association
Pranav Senthilvel, Shreshth Srivastava : The Development of a Holistic System for Broad-Spectrum Crop Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

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