JSHS National Winners

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U.S. Army, Navy & Air Force sponsored
52nd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

2014 Winners

Tri-service sponsored awards for excellence were presented to the seven students who presented their research in poster presentations. The top three award recipients received: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $800 and 3rd place $600. There were also a total of four runner up winners who each received an iPad mini donated by Bluehill Research, a company owned by Ralph Rodriguez, a Board member of the Academy of Applied Science.

Honorable Mentions:

Swetha Shutthanandan, Washington Region
Richland High School, Richland, WA
Synthesis, Characterization and Solar Cell Application of Zinc-Oxide Nano-Structures

Ellen K. Kendall, Kentucky Region
Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, KY
Bioethanol Production from Encapsulated Active Dry Yeast

Tanya Hoatson, Virginia Region
Governor's School for Science and Technology, Hampton VA
Measuring the Luminousity of Stars at Known Distance Using MatLab

Harsha Uppili, Oregon Region
Oregon Episcopal School
The Fabrication and Characterization of Short and Long Term Memory Proton Induced Thin Film Synaptic Transistors

3rd Place:

Braeden Benedict, Southern California Region
Palos Verdes Peninsula School
Development of an Electroencephalography (EEG) Device for Evaluation of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

2nd Place:

Priyanga Selvakumar, Pennsylvania Region
Marple New Town High School, New Town Square, PA
Nano-Formulated Quercetin: A Novel Therapy for Neuroblastoma by the Re-expression of RIZ1

1st Place:

Laura Beth Fulton, Northern New Jersey Region
Egg Harbor Township High School, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Development of a Novel, Safe Method for In Vitro Re-creation of the Tooth Enamel Layer

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Tri-service sponsored undergraduate tuition scholarships were presented to a total 21 students who presented their research in oral paper competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student winners were named in each of seven categories of competition. The following students were named as 3rd place winners and awarded a $4,000 scholarship.

3RD PLACE

Environmental Science
Bluye’ DeMessie, Ohio Region
William Mason High School, Mason, OH
Developing a Sustainable Water Cleaning System for use in Rural Areas of Low Income Countries

Life Sciences
Kristi Kan, Greater Washington DC Region
Centennial High School, Ellicott City, MD
The Effects of LED Light Exposure on Strawberry Quality in a Simulated Retail Setting

Medicine & Health
Grace Niewijk, Chicago Illinois Region
Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL
Creation of Novel Absorbent Antimicrobial Bandages and Ointment from the Slime of the Pacific Hagfish, Eptatretus stoutii, for Use on Burns and Wounds

Mathematics & Computer Science
Garrett Davidson, DoD Europe Region
Bahrain School
Can Mathematics Predict Popular Music?

Physical Science
Isabelle Goldstein, Connecticut Region
Ridgefield High School, Ridgefield, CT
Spectral and spatial analysis of Fermi Large Area Telescope observations to investigate Weakly Interacting Massive Particle dark matter

Chemistry
Michael Trinh, Texas Region
Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX
Novel Dilithium Phthalocyanine-Graphene Composite Electrodes for Hybrid Supercapacitor Applications

Engineering
Samuel Rohrer, Virginia Region
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Tech, Alexandria, VA
A Novel Beamforming Approach to Stereo Sound

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Tri-service sponsored undergraduate tuition scholarships were presented to a total 21 students who presented their research in oral paper competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student winners were named in each of seven categories of competition. The following students were named as 2nd place recipients and awarded a $8,000 scholarship.

2nd PLACE

Environmental Science
William Mitchell, Alaska Region
West Valley High School, Fairbanks, AK
Effects of Kerosene Co-contamination on Sulfolane Biodegradation

Life Sciences
William Jin, Georgia Region
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology, Lawrenceville, GA
Novel pertussis antibiotic targets of protein interactions

Medicine & Health
Sanjana Rane, Kentucky Region
duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY
Effects of the Environmental Pollutant Acrylic Aldehyde on Renal Fibrosis

Mathematics & Computer Science
Owen Kelly, Florida Region
Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange, FL
Comparison of Terrain Rendering Using Dynamic Versus Static Mesh Generation And Management

Physical Science
Tian-Shun (Allen) Jiang, North Carolina Region
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
The Radio Number of Grid Graphs

Chemistry
Alexandra LaGrassa, New York, Metro Region
Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY
Using Ligands to Control the Growth Kinetics of Cadmium Selenide Clusters

Engineering
Megan Miller, North Carolina Region
Western Alamance High School, Elon, NC
Fuel Efficient Passive Flow Control for Class 8 Tractor Trailers

Tri-service sponsored undergraduate tuition scholarships were presented to a total 21 students who presented their research in oral paper competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student winners were named in each of seven categories of competition. The following students were named as 1st place winners and awarded a $12,000 scholarship.

1st place

Environmental Science
David Shipe, Pennsylvania Region
Freeport Area Senior High School, Sarver, PA
Investigation of Aquatic Plants and Bacterial Solutions as Efficient Bio-filters to Remove Ammonia from Water

Life Sciences
Jordan Cadle, Indiana Region
Paoli Junior/Science High School, Paoli, IN
Utilizing the Isolated Components, Variation in Mammals, and Treatment Processes of Milk for Grain Yield Enhancements

Medicine & Health
Adam Illowsky, Upstate New York Region
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
The MAPT H1 haplotype is Associated with Increased Clinical and Neuropathological Severity of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Mathematics & Computer Science
Yousuf Soliman, Southern California Region
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
Personalized Medical Treatments Using Novel Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

Physical Science
Viola Mocz, Hawaii Region
Mililani High School, Mililani, HI
Helicotoroidal Topology of Leptons, Quarks, and Hadrons

Chemistry
Carolyn Jons, North Central Region
Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie, MN
Improved Efficiency of Seawater Steam Generation Using Carbon Nanoparticles

Engineering
Neil Movva, Northern California & Western Nevada Region
The Harker School, San Jose, CA
A Novel Use of Infrared Light in Eye Tracking Systems

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