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

Congratulations to Last Year's Award Winners!

Category Awards
Animal Sciences
4th Place
Warren Van Nort: The Effect of Temperature on the Amount of Plastic (in milligrams) consumed by Wax Worms
3rd Place
Jaelyn Gray : Does the number of Mealworms affect how much Styrofoam they eat?
2nd Place
Prabhavi Aghamkar :The Effect of Beta vulgaris subsp. Vulgaris and Lemon Juice in Distilled Water on the Hatch Rate of Artemia cysts
1st Place
Ishaan Jindal : A Novel Approach to Administering Cardiac Progenitor Cells in Mice following Chronic Myocardial Infarction
Behavioral and Social Sciences
4th Place
Yizhen Quan : Correlation Between Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and Pitch Perception Abilities in 14 to 17 Year Olds
3rd Place
Rory Doyle : Multiple Object Tracking Performance of Professional Football Players
2nd Place
Aamya Vohra : Comparing Vexation between Genders
1st Place
Marco Muñoz : Predictors of mathematics achievement in urban elementary schools: Investigating the role of school belonging, teaching, and site safety.
Biochemistry
4th Place
Arushi Gupta : Mechanisms of Macrophage Apoptosis in Diabetic Athersclerosis Lesions
3rd Place
Somya Sharma : Glucose-Lowering Effect of a Novel Insulin (SCI-1) and its Thermal Stability Compared to Insulin Lispro (Humalog)
2nd Place
Chaochen Tan,Joey Chen : Connection Between the Signal Pathways of Insulin and Fibroblast Growth Factor 1
1st Place
Aysha Puzhakkaraillath : Exercise Mitigates Cognitive Impairment in High Fat Diet Fed Mice via Metabolic and Epigenetic Dysregulation
Biomedical and Health Sciences
4th Place
Reshav Poudel : Does the LifeStraw really save lives?
3rd Place
Agharnan Gandhi : Characterization of the Role of the FXII-uPAR Axis in Neutrophil Function and Thromboinflammation
2nd Place
Jacob Ioffe,Graham Overstreet : Meibum Compositional Changes with Screen Viewing Time
1st Place
Riya Shah : Comparison of Breastfed and Formula-Fed Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Biomedical Engineering
4th Place
Angelina Atieh : Development of a Portable, Economical Electrocardiogram (ECG) vs. Standard Model
3rd Place
jane hu : Creating a Computer Aided Design System for the Early Detection of Hypertension
2nd Place
Bhargav Ramesh : 3-D Printing of Novel Biocompatible and Biodegradable Polymers to Enhance Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing
1st Place
Elif Ozyurekoglu : The Strength of Epitendinous Tendon Repairs and When a Core Suture is Needed
Cellular and Molecular Biology
4th Place
Natalie Kim,Naomi Kim : The Effect of Cannabidiol in the Chemosensitivity of Burkitt Lymphoma
3rd Place
Jennifer Xu : Advillin Innervation in PLCB2 Taste Receptor Cells
2nd Place
Vasa Vemuri : The Effect of Moringa Oleifera on Pancreatic Cancer Cells
1st Place
Madison Sneve : TrkC Identifies a Putative Mechanoreceptor That Specifically Innervates Taste Papillae
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
Elizabeth Gallagher : Recycling Plastics to Porous Carbon Using a Plasma Reactor
2nd Place
Tammy Phan : Separation of Food Dyes using Column Chromatography
1st Place
Vivian Pham : Examining the Sensitivity and Reactivity between Luminol and Bluestar Magnum in Detecting Diluted Blood Concentrations
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
4th Place
Joshua Jose : Filtering DNA Sequences to Understand Prevalence of Point Mutations in the Human Genome
3rd Place
Maryam Elbaz : A new noninvasive approach for early diagnosis of acute renal rejection
2nd Place
Brian Schwartz : The Effect of Vaccination Rates on Measles Infection Rates Utilizing Individual Based Computer Modeling
1st Place
Mark Raj : Designing a Reinforcement Learning Controller for Insulin Delivery in an Artificial Pancreas
Earth and Environmental Science
4th Place
Shreya Solai : The Effect of Deicing-Product Concentrations on the Length of Grass Seed Roots Using a Bioassay
3rd Place
Van-Anh Le : The Effect of Soybean Curd Residue & Rice Rinse Water on Arugula
2nd Place
Jack Boylan,Harshith Gontla : Using Iron Siderophores from H. Campisalis to Reverse Ocean Acdification
1st Place
Cindy Wan,Emma Cammack : The Impact of Highway Noise Barrier Walls on Mitigating Mobile Source Air Pollution
Embedded Systems

3rd Place
Sanya Dronawat : Creation of A System to Prevent Allergy Attacks
2nd Place
Jack DuPlessis : Audible knobs
1st Place
Nina Render : The Creation of a Novel Detection System to Prevent Vehicular Heat Stroke
Energy: Chemical
4th Place
Sai Nikhil Vangala : Creating a more efficient Biogas using Jatropha Seed Cake and Cow Dung
3rd Place
Phoebe Lapinski : Improving Performance of Coal Derived Carbonaceous Battery Anodes
2nd Place
Sophie Ma : The Effect of Herbivore Mammal Waste Type on the Amount of Biogas Generated in Biogas Generators
1st Place
Sukitha Gunasena,Ruchira Sumanasekera : The Effect of Fluorination of Graphene on the Effectiveness of Supercapacitors and Batteries
Energy: Physical
4th Place
Anisha Polimati : The Effect of Slits on Particles' Behavior
3rd Place
Abigial Davis : Using Hydroelectric Power to Light Up Power Outages
2nd Place
Vinh Pham : Harnessing the Sun's Energy to Cook Items with Maximum Efficiency
1st Place
Emma Heironimus : Collecting Kinetic Energy as a Toll Alternative
Engineering Mechanics
4th Place
Justin Xu : What is the Effect of Lubricants on the Force needed to turn a Rubik's Cube?
3rd Place
Aafreen Shaik : water filtration system
2nd Place
Luke Morgan : The Effect of Mulit-Element Wings on the Lift of a Quadcopter
1st Place
Maxwell Martin : Development of an Immersive Virtual Reality Rig
Environmental Engineering
4th Place
Angeles Buck : The Effects of Various Plants of the amount of Bacteria Filtered
3rd Place
Nolan Crane : A mathematical model of elevated greenspaces and the extension of an urban cool island
2nd Place
Adithya Iyengar,Louis Yang : A Novel Approach to Cleansing Urban Streams with the Utilization of Natural Filter Materials and Solar Disinfection
1st Place
Anjali Chadha : Development of a Fully Automated 3d Printed IoT Sensor for Arsenic Detection in Groundwater
Materials Science
4th Place
Zachary Cao : Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Foam
3rd Place
Samantha Ogburn : The Effect of Composite Materials on the Amplitude of Waves Produced by Vibration
2nd Place
Sneha Patil : The Effect of Different Lip Balms on the Protection of Lips from UV Rays
1st Place
Jonas Gordon : The Effect of Different Types of Sugar on Sugar Rocket Boosters
Mathematics
4th Place
Demos Negash : The correlation between higher decibel levels and overall player performance at a high school level
3rd Place
Aslan Rizmanov : Investigating Levels of BPA in Food Can Coatings
2nd Place
Amogh Bhalerao : Using k-means clustering to generate a trinomial model of Amazon (AMZN)
1st Place
Deev Talati : Develop a mathematical model to predict performance of a stock during a republican or a democratic government
Microbiology
4th Place
Gabrielle-Patrice Chan : The Effectiveness of Skin Sterilization Methods
3rd Place
Dharshini Bagawathkumar : Beneficial effect of curcumin supplementation to human islet culture for improving insulin release
2nd Place
Elaina Render : The Effects of Sugar Substitutes and Prebiotics on the Gut Microbiome
1st Place
Anne Liang : The Effects of Grape Components on Oral Bacteria and Inflammation
Physics and Astronomy
4th Place
Spencer Shina : The effects of heat on magnets
3rd Place
Matthew Lynch : The effect of the voltage of an Electromagnet On charged particles
2nd Place
Vivek Balakrishna : The Construction of an Inexpensive & Modular Telescopic Camera System
1st Place
Lilly Gonzalez : A Kinetic Monte Carlo Study of Effects of Adatom-Adatom Repulsive Interactions on Nucleation & Growth of Nanoclusters
Plant Sciences
4th Place
Maria Vazquez Ayala : Which "Super Soil" is best for growing plants?
3rd Place
Kassidy Haynes : The Effects of Vegetable type and Length of Drought (in days) on the Leaf Weight (Water Retention)
2nd Place
Benjamin Pacyga : The Effect of a Glyphosate Herbicide on Genetically Modified (GM) soybeans
1st Place
Caroline Bowling : How Do Nitrogen Levels Effect Growth of Dionaea Muscipula?
Robotics and Intelligent Machines
4th Place
Bhavana Pavuluri : How can the machine learning approach be used to classify pulsar candidates?
3rd Place
Santhosh Chendil : How Neural Networks Work & Evolve
2nd Place
Raymond Suo,Vaibhav Vinukonda : Utilizing Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Ultrasound Sensors to Create a Device for the Visually Impaired
1st Place
Pranav Senthilvel,Karthik Jetty,Shreshth Srivastava : The Development of a Holistic Cardiovascular Disease Screening System Utilizing a Low-Cost Electrocardiogram and a Novel Machine Learning Algorithm
Systems Software
4th Place
Shreeya Arora : Training Our Heroes - Saving Lives Using Virtual Reality
3rd Place
Andrew Smith : Using Machine Learning to Discover Heavy Elements
2nd Place
Srikur Kanuparthy : Algorithmic Composition of Classical Music from Sequential Pattern Mining and Markov Chains
1st Place
Nikhil Polepalli : Developing a wearable device along with an android application to control heart rate via music
Translational Medical Science
4th Place
Aakash Vadhanam : Prevention of Bladder Cancer by Molecules Derived from Pomegranate Juice
3rd Place
Kathy Le : The Effects of Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate on the Inhibition of Tumor Formation
2nd Place
Sanya Mehta ,Aakash Mehta : Analyzing Structural Differences in Meibum to Develop Therapies for Dry Eye
1st Place
Nivedha Loganathan : The Wound Healing Mechanisms of Epicertin, A Cholera Toxin B Subunit Variant

Special Awards

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 1st place
Sadie Lawrence :The Effect of Suburban Area Runoff and Rain Events on pH Level in Summer versus Winter

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 2nd place
Zachary Brown : Effect of Temperature On the Production of Methane From Biomass

Excellence in Environmental Science Research - 3rd place
Jonathan Hebron :The effect of Time on Urban Sky-glow throughout the night

U.S. Metric Association Award
Sukitha Gunasena, Ruchira Sumanasekera :The Effect of Fluorination of Graphene on the Effectiveness of Supercapacitors and Batteries

American Meteorological Society
Sydney Pardieu :The effects of Green House Gases on Temperature

American Psychological Association
Aamya Vohra :Comparing Vexation between Genders

Association for Women Geoscientists
Josie Grace-Mudd, Brooke Bollinger :A Comparison of Two Streams: Hua Xi Farms, China; One in Harrods Creek, Prospect Kentucky

Bob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions
Sophie Ma : The Effect of Herbivore Mammal Waste Type on the Amount of Biogas Generated in Biogas Generators
Samantha Ogburn : The Effect of Composite Materials on the Amplitude of Waves Produced by Vibration
Sai Nikhil Vangala : Creating a more efficient Biogas using Jatropha Seed Cake and Cow Dung

Intel-Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
Nikhil Polepalli : Developing a wearable device along with an android application to control heart rate via music
Mark Raj : Designing a Reinforcement Learning Controller for Insulin Delivery in an Artificial Pancreas

Intel-ISEF Finalist
Anjali Chadha : Development of a Fully Automated 3d Printed IoT Sensor for Arsenic Detection in Groundwater
Lilly Gonzalez : A Kinetic Monte Carlo Study of Effects of Adatom-Adatom Repulsive Interactions on Nucleation & Growth of Nanoclusters
Mark Raj : Designing a Reinforcement Learning Controller for Insulin Delivery in an Artificial Pancreas
Elaina Render : The Effects of Sugar Substitutes and Prebiotics on the Gut Microbiome
Madison Sneve : TrkC Identifies a Putative Mechanoreceptor That Specifically Innervates Taste Papillae

Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association
Anjali Chadha : Development of a Fully Automated 3d Printed IoT Sensor for Arsenic Detection in Groundwater

Mercedes Benz Club of America - Bluegrass Stars Section
Cindy Wan, Emma Cammack : The Impact of Highway Noise Barrier Walls on Mitigating Mobile Source Air Pollution

Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Societ
Deev Talati : Develop a mathematical model to predict performance of a stock during a republican or a democratic government

NASA-NASA Earth System Science Award
Spencer Roof : The effect of Ocean Acidification on Freshwater Phytoplankton

NOAA-Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
Jack Boylan, Harshith Gontla : Using Iron Siderophores from H. Campisalis to Reverse Ocean Acdification

Ricoh Americas Corporation-Ricoh Sustainable Development Award 2017
Ethan Bultman : The Purifying Fix- The effects of the suns reflectivity on water- An engineering project

Sigma Xi - the Scientific Research Honor Society
Madison Sneve : TrkC Identifies a Putative Mechanoreceptor That Specifically Innervates Taste Papillae

Society for In Vitro Biology
Kavya Koneru : Preservation of Biological Materials at Room Temperature

The University of Louisville's Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Amogh Bhalerao : Using k-means clustering to generate a trinomial model of Amazon (AMZN)
jane hu : Creating a Computer Aided Design System for the Early Detection of Hypertension
Srikur Kanuparthy : Algorithmic Composition of Classical Music from Sequential Pattern Mining and Markov Chains
Bhavana Pavuluri : How can the machine learning approach be used to classify pulsar candidates?

U.S. Navy-Naval Science Award
Lilly Gonzalez : A Kinetic Monte Carlo Study of Effects of Adatom-Adatom Repulsive Interactions on Nucleation & Growth of Nanoclusters
Elif Ozyurekoglu : The Strength of Epitendinous Tendon Repairs and When a Core Suture is Needed
Madison Sneve : TrkC Identifies a Putative Mechanoreceptor That Specifically Innervates Taste Papillae

United States Air Force-Air Force Award
Lyndsey becker : Can a model be created to determine when to use enhanced software design techniques vs hardware enhancements to improve an embedded systems performance?
Ethan Grebe : The Effect of Bridge Designs on Amount of Weight Held by Bridge
Luke Morgan : The Effect of Mulit-Element Wings on the Lift of a Quadcopter

Water Environment Federation-Stockholm Junior Water Prize
Anjali Chadha : Development of a Fully Automated 3d Printed IoT Sensor for Arsenic Detection in Groundwater
Adithya Iyengar, Louis Yang : A Novel Approach to Cleansing Urban Streams with the Utilization of Natural Filter Materials and Solar Disinfection
Sunil Kollipara : Variance of water quality as it relates to rain events

Yale Science and Engineering Association
Anjali Chadha : Development of a Fully Automated 3d Printed IoT Sensor for Arsenic Detection in Groundwater

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