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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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