JSHS National Winners

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POSTER PRESENTER WINNERS:

Research Showcase - Best in Show:
Maurice Shih, Wyoming, Eastern Colorado Region
Laramie High School, Laramie, Wyoming
One the Splitting of MO(2) over the Steenrod Algebra

The Next Steve Jobs: 
Jin Lin, New York Metro Region
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College, Jamaica, New York
Predicting the Most Ideal Time to Buy a Stock Based on Presidential Terms

The Most Innovative:
Stacie Skwarcan, Indiana Region
Marian High School, Mishawaka, Indiana
Dirty Money: Detection of Cocaine on Paper Currency from Around the World

Peer Review - Best in Show:
Simanta Gautam, Virginia Region
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
A Novel Approach to the Spherical Codes

1st Place:
Harsha Uppili, Oregon Region
Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
The Fabrication and Characterization of Top and Bottom Gated Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors using Printed

2nd Place:
Rajesh Satpathy, Missouri Region
Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, Missouri
Biomedical Imaging Using a Barcode Scanner

3rd Place:
Mallory Madfes, Connecticut Region
Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
Mycoremediation of PCB Soil Contaminants With Pleurotus ostreatus

Honorable Mentions:
Ravi Agrawal, Northern New Jersey Region
John P Stevens High School, Edison, New Jersey
The Novel Inhibitory Effects of Quillaja Bark Saponin in  Curing the Hepatitis C Virus

Simanta Gautam, Virginia Region
Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
A Novel Approach to the Spherical Codes

Caleb Hersh, Upstate New York
Ossining High School, Ossining New York
Quantifying the Impact of Nighttime Light Exposure and Sleep Duration on Melatonin Levels in Adolescents

Charu Joserose, Hawaii Region
Tafuna High School, Pago Pago American Samoa
An Autocidal Ovitrap for Container Breeding Mosquitoes of American Samoa

Oral Presenters - 2013

Third Place Winners - 2013

The following students won 3rd place awards at the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored 51st National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS), held May 1-5, 2013, Dayton, Ohio. The military awarded each 3rd place recipient a total $4,000 undergraduate, tuition-based scholarship.

Environmental Science
Naomi Shah, Oregon Region
Sunset High School, Portland, Oregon
Development and Optimization of a Novel VOC Biofilter to Remediate Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) Sustainably

 Life Science
Neil Davey, Greater Washington Region
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, Maryland
Deletion of Endonuclease G disrupts mitochondrial homeostasis and leads to reduced virulence in the human protozoan parasite Leishmania mexicana

Medicine & Health
Catherine Wong, New Jersey Monmouth Region
Morristown High School, Morristown, New Jersey
A Novel Design for Wireless Low-Cost Cardiac Examination Over the Mobile Phone Platform: Telemedicine for the Developing World

Mathematics & Computer Science
Ayush Saraswat, Arkansas Region
Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas
MEye: An Affordable Eye-Tracking System
 
Physical Science
Viola Mocz, Hawaii Region
Mililani High School, Mililani, Hawaii
New Ideas In Physics: The Mass Ratio Of Elementary Particles From Torus Geometry

Chemistry
Michael Chen, Wyoming, Eastern Colorado Region
Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado
The Effects of Operating Conditions on Gas Transport Mechanisms through SAPO-34 Zeolite Membranes

Engineering
Alisha Saxena, Washington Region
Interlake Senior High School, Bellevue, Washington
Microprocessor Controlled Device with Cloud Connected Sensors to Improve Cardiovascular Health and Workout Efficacy

Second Place Winners – 2013

The following students won 2nd place awards at the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored 51st National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS), held May 1-5, 2013, Dayton, Ohio. The military awarded each 2nd place recipient a total $8,000 undergraduate, tuition-based scholarship.

Environmental Science
Darby Schumacher, Tennessee Region
Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tennessee
A Filter Today Keeps Pollutants Away: A Study of Nanofiber Based Stormwater Filtration

Life Sciences
Savannah Tobin, Oregon Region
West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon
Analysis of Fel d 1 Allergen Transcripts in Felis catus Saliva Using Reverse Transcription quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-qPCR)

Medicine & Health
Kevin Lee, Southern California Region
University High School, Irvine, California
Improved Diagnosis of Risk Factors for Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Using 3-D Analysis of Electrocardiograms

Mathematics & Computer Science
Stanley Palasek, Arizona Region
Sonoran Science Academy, Tucson, Arizona
Primordial RNA Replication and Applications in PCR Technology

Physical Science
Henry Lin, Louisiana Region
Caddo Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Cool Core Bias in Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Galaxy Cluster Surveys

Chemistry
Parth Thakker, North Carolina Region
North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics, Durham, North Carolina
Novel Fe2O3 and Sulfur Catalyzed Rocket Propellants: A Synergistic Approach to the Sorbitol “Flushing” Phenomenon

Engineering
David Prilutsky, Northern New Jersey Region
Dr. Ronald E McNair Academic High School, Jersey City, New Jersey
Energy Saving Water Heater Control System

 

First Place Winners - 2013

The following students won 1st place awards at the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force sponsored 51st National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS), held May 1-5, 2013, Dayton, Ohio. The military awarded each 1st place recipient a total $12,000 scholarship.

Environmental Science
Connor Klemenhagen, North Central Region
Champlin Park High School, Champlin, Minnesota
The Ecological Development of Turfgrass Mixtures to Reduce Irrigated Water Consumption

Life Science
Nicole Biddinger, Kansas-Nebraska-Oklahoma Region
Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Daphnia Development: A Comparative Temperature and Phosphorus Tolerance Study Using Resurrection Ecology of Daphnia pulex

Medicine & Health
Jingjing Xiao, Kentucky Region
DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, Kentucky
Bcl-2 Quadruplex-forming Oligonucleotide Inhibits Target Gene Expression In Leukemia And Is Synergistic With Chemotherapeutic Agents

Mathematics & Computer Science
Tanay Tandon, Northern California, Western Nevada Region
Cupertino High School, Cupertino, California
Clipped: Automated Text Summarization through Unsupervised Semantic Natural Language Processing and Clustered Machine Learning Algorithms

Physical Science
Lakshmi Raju, Alabama Region
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, Alabama
Development Of A Low Cost Infrared Spectrophotometer And A Matlab Program To Detect Terrestrial And Extraterrestrial Water Vapor

Chemistry
Sara Volz, Wyoming, Eastern Colorado Region
Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Optimizing Algae Biofuels: Artificial Selection to Improve Lipid Synthesis

Engineering
Alex J McBride, New Jersey Monmouth Region
Home School, Medford, New Jersey
Plasmonically Enhancing Quasi-Solid State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Metal Nanoparticles

 

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