2011 Senior Fair Winners

Aug 15, 2011 | |

Congratulations to all of our 2011 Senior Fair Winners!
 
Best in Show
Madeleine Ball - Coping with Copepods: Year 5
Dallas, TX
 
Physical Sciences
1st Grand
Rohan Thakur - Green Energy From the Deep Blue: Using Kites to Generate Energy from Ocean Currents
Plano, TX
 
2nd Grand
Shayan Mohanty - Don't Fear - It's Secure: Networking Passive RFID Nodes
Plano, TX
 
Life Sciences
1st Grand
Madeleine Ball - Coping with Copepods: Year 5
Dallas, TX
 
2nd Grand
Jayton Rainey - Quantifying Antifungal Effects of Bacteria on Batrachochytrium dendobatidis (Bd) Year III
Slaton, TX

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Animal Sciences      
1      
  Aaron Samuel Greenfield San Antonio, TX The Effects of Nicotinic Acid- Resveratrol- and Rapamycin on the Life Span- Reproduction- and Ability to Cope with Temperature Stress of Drosophila melanogaster
2      
  Ritish Patnaik Plano, TX Slaughter in the Water: Testing the Effects of Pollutants on Aquatic Organisms (Year II)
3      
  Fabian Barragan Horizon City, TX Caffeine as a Treatment for Learning Deficitis in Alzheimer's Disease
  Leanna Rivera Clint, TX  
4      
  Jared Stults Austin, TX The Effect of a Dog Collar On the Tension Force Created by a Dog's Pulling.
Honorable Mention      
  Marisa O'Donnell El Paso, TX The Effects of Retinoic Acid on the Regeneration Process in Brown Planaria
       
Behavioral and Social Sciences    
1      
  Zayahary Ortiz Horizon, TX Stroop and the Thinking Brain
  Victor Castillo Horizon, TX  
2      
  Nathan Giles Plano, TX The Effect of Sense of Control on Pattern Perception
3      
  Lisa Banks San Antonio, TX Observation Training Retention
4      
  Caitlin Rosen San Antonio, TX The Risks of Being Alone: How Isolation Affects Development
Honorable Mention      
  Keena Auld Leakey, TX Why is Your Child a Picky Eater? 2nd Year Study
       
Biochemistry    
1      
  Anita Chandrahas Plano, TX Lipodystrophy Protein Seipin Functions in Lipid Droplet Biogenesis and Morphology
2      
  Carolina Lopez Trevino San Antonio, TX Synergistic Astrocyte Neuroprotection Against Oxidative Stress-Related Injury and Degeneration
3      
  Anastasia Kulikova Austin, TX The Effect of Storage Medias on the Curdling Ability of the Milk Mushroom
4      
  Aspen Meineke San Antonio, TX The Role of AS-12 in Adiponectin Signaling
Honorable Mention      
  Danielle Suh Austin, TX Effects of Aliphatic Carbons & Branching to Thermodynamic Properties of MUP-I Ligands
       
Cellular and Molecular Biology    
1      
  Bhaskaran Nair Plano, TX Genome Signature and the Origin of Life
2      
  Shree Bose Fort Worth, TX Targeting AMPK to Reverse Cisp
3      
  Lisa Michaels Plano, TX NEUROSCIENCE OF LONGEVITY: Effects of stress & antioxidant genes on lifespan of Drosphila
  Tess Michaels Plano, TX  
4      
  Yun Liang Helotes, TX The Effect of Aging on mDNA copy number in different tissues
Honorable Mention      
  Sandra Bustillo Austin, TX Mitochondrial Gene Expression
       
Chemistry    
1      
  Quoc Bao Nguyen Austin, TX Kinetic Analysis of Nanometallic Catalyst in Reduction of Nitrophenol
  Mai Anh Vu Austin, TX  
2      
  Bijal Patel Richardson, TX Nanowired
  Max Grunewald Dallas, TX  
3      
  Walter Torres Austin, TX Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanoparticles in a Copper(II) Based Metallopolymer Matrix
  Robert McLauchlan Austin, TX  
4      
  Derek Lam Boerne, TX Investigation of Rain-X® and Sunscreen Mixture (Year 4): Effect of Polymer Coated Titanium Dioxide on UVA Transmission and Photocatalytic Activity
  Brigette Lee San Antonio, TX  
Honorable Mention      
  Jamir Thompson Convverse, TX Harnessing Solar Energy Year II: Increasing the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Cell Using a Dual Electrolyte Cell of Sodium Persulfate and Ammonium Chloride
       
Computer Science    
1      
  Favyen Bastani Plano, TX Prefix-Tree Based Anomaly Dete
2      
  Justin Zhao Plano, TX Gotta Infect 'Em All: Computationally Modeling Infectious Outbreaks in Diverse Populations
3      
  Shravan Shaastri Plano, TX myRhythm 1.0: Developing a Remote Heart Rate Monitoring Dashboard Software
4      
  Elisabeth Ashmore Plano, TX Claire: Computer Language Analysis Interpretive Response Engine
Honorable Mention      
  Byron Todd Austin, TX How does hte temperature of a transistor affect its maximum attainable frequency?
       
Earth Science    
1      
  Alyssa Bennett San Antonio, TX Energy Dissipation in Stepped Spillways
2      
  Robert Nelson Plano, TX Bridge Over Troubled Water: creating a smart bridge to prevent ice
3      
  Arjun Sachdeva Plano, TX Poseidon Got Nothing on Me: The effect of varying storm surge strengths on multiple levee
4      
  Aidan WatsonMorris Helotes, TX The Correlation Between Submarine Offshore Shelf Dimensions and Tsunami Height
Honorable Mention      
  Ivey Barr Aubrey, TX Soil Classification
       
Energy and Transportation  
1      
  Aarthi Ravi Plano, TX Look Out! Watch Out! Is it safe to drive
  Shruthi Ravi Plano, TX  
  Chenchita Malolan Plano, TX  
2      
  Rounok Joardar Plano, TX Optimization of a Novel High Efficiency Photo-thermovoltaic Concentrator Solar Cell
3      
  Jacob Dwyer Bellaire, TX Vortex Draft
  Omar Medjaouri Houston, TX  
  Kevin George Houston, TX  
4      
  Ari Gao Plano, TX Cool Down and Charge Up: Utilizing Thermoelectric Generators in a Novel Urban Application
Honorable Mention      
  Nathan Nissen Austin, TX Comparison of Flame Tube Designs in a Home Built Jet Turbine Engine
       
Engineering: Electrical/Mechanical  
1      
  Paul Huron IV San Antonio, TX Weapon System Visualization and Signal Analysis ID Program
2      
  David Chi Lewisville, TX Operation by Orientation: A Study in the Prevention of Drowsy Driving Related Accidents
  Joe Yu Plano, TX  
3      
  Nathan Timmerman Austin, TX Sensory Redirection
Honorable Mention      
  Sabrina Gonzalez Big Spring, TX Save Birds- Save Energy
       
       
Engineering: Materials/Bioengineering  
1      
  Param Jaggi Plano, TX The Algae-Mobile 3: Bioactive Energy and Carbon Dioxide Filtration in the Exhaust of a Car
2      
  Victor Chen Plano, TX High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) Based Chemical Sensors
3      
  Alex Crisara Austin, TX Algae based Atmospheric Revitalization for Zero G and Aerospace Application
  Jahan Rabii Austin, TX  
4      
  Kendall Masada Austin, TX Three-dimensional analysis of branching human mesenchymal stem cells in PEGylated fibrin
Honorable Mention      
  Patricia Ward San Antonio, TX A Sweater for Your Home
  Tasha Womack San Antonio, TX  
       
Environmental Management  
1      
  Morgan Sinko San Antonio, TX Clean Acres: Simulated in Situ Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in Various Diesel Contaminated Soils Using a Linoleic / R. rhodochrous Mixture
2      
  Vaibhav Gupta Richardson, TX Bottled Up: A Better Bottle makes a Better World
  HuaHsin Tai Victoria, TX  
  Jonathan Zhu Plano, TX  
3      
  Laura Hernandez Weslaco, TX The effect of Limonene based paint on soil quality
  Javier Dominguez Weslaco , TX  
4      
  Vidal Castaneda El Paso, TX Carbon Footprint: Which Fuel Leaves a smaller Carbon Footprint?
Honorable Mention      
  Rachel Hodge Plano, TX A Comparison of the Efficiencies of Active Radon Gas Mitigation Systems
       
Environmental Sciences/Analysis  
1      
  Sreevidya Ghantasala Plano, TX Low Cost Moisture Controlled Irrigation System
2      
  Jaclyn Guz San Antonio, TX Did They Recover from Drought? A Comparison of Juniperus ashei and Quercus virginiana In a South Texas Native Park
3      
  Lin Boynton Houston, TX Effect of Pharmaceuticals on Bioluminescent Algae
4      
  Akhil Rajiv San Antonio, TX The Effect of Ultrasonic Treatment with Varying Treatment Times and Intensities on Anaerobic Digestion for the Production of Methane Gas
Honorable Mention      
  Mason Matheny Henderson, TX Viability of Using Plants for the Bioremediation of Soil Comtaminated by Heavy-Metals
       
       
Mathematical Sciences    
1      
  Joshua Cai Allen, TX Hamiltonian Cycles in Three-Dimensional Finite Fields
  Andrew Shi plano, TX  
  Adam Su Katy, TX  
2      
  Dylan Hunn Dallas, TX It's Crowded in Here!
3      
  Sahil Solankee Cedar Park, TX Arbelos: Between the Circles
4      
  Aileen Huang Plano, TX Mathematical Modeling of Morphogenesis
Honorable Mention      
  Amy Lin Plano, TX The Euler Spiral and Its Applications to High Speed Transportation
       
Medicine and Health Sciences  
1      
  Jiawen Wei TX, TX KLF4 and KLF4?: Working Together to Fight Pancreatic Cancer
2      
  Malina Patel Richardson, TX EMT- induced NQO1 levels Increases Susceptibility To NQO1- bioactivated Drugs
3      
  Diana Ruan Bellaire, TX Identifying an Inflammatory Pathway Linked to Cancer Growth
4      
  Shantanu Banerjee Austin, TX Scaffolds that Baffle: In Vitro Differentiation via Notch Signaling in a Biomaterial Envt
  Varun Koneru Austin, TX Scaffolds that Baffle: In Vitro Differentiation via Notch Signaling in a Biomaterial Envt
Honorable Mention      
  Angelita Alaniz Weslaco, TX Does Forced Muscular Action Alleviate the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease in Snails?
  Kayla Trevino Weslaco , TX  
  Leslie Ochoa Weslaco, TX  
       
Microbiology    
1      
  Abraham Galindo El Paso, TX Oligodynamic Effect of Copper: A Noble Solution for the Prevention of Bacterial Growth
2      
  Stanley Joseph Richardson, TX No More Nematodes
3      
  Kyle Yuan Murphy, TX Regulation of the Escherichia coli nrdHIEF Operon by hfq Protein and Oxidative Stress
4      
  Gabrielle Mehta San Antonio, TX The Effects of Ingested Cinnamon zeylancium- Citrus limon- and Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oils on Escherichia coli K12 and Pseudomonas fluorescens
Honorable Mention      
  Valerie Briell Seguin, TX The Effects of Temperature and Adsorbent on the Presence of Aflatoxin in Feed Corn
       
       
Physics and Astronomy    
1      
  Omkar Joshi Houston, TX 4486 Mithra: Collision Course
2      
  Dhanush Radhakrishnan Plano, TX Plasma Rock-It: The Effects of Noble Gas Propellant in a Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster
3      
  Yu Chun Lin Plano, TX The Effect of Temperature and Window Shape on Stress Distribution Using Photoelasticity
4      
  Amy Robinson San Antonio, TX Astronomical Image Processing: Eliminating Random Atmospheric Noise and Enhancing Low Resolution Images (Year III)
Honorable Mention      
  Sai Gourisankar Fort Worth, TX Novel Mathematical Characterizations of the One-Dimensional- Self-Gravitating System
       
Plant Sciences    
1      
  Sharjeel Syed San Antonio, TX The Efficiency of Duckweed as a Water Filter: Year 2
2      
  Wenxi Sheryl Li Plano, TX Optimizing Hydrogen Photoproduction in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Green Algae
3      
  Kevin Nguyen Plano, TX The Green Lantern: Inducing Sulfur Re-addition on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
4      
  Israel D Flores Carrollton, TX CLONING: Plants In Vitro
Honorable Mention