2012 Senior Fair Winners

Apr 02, 2012 | Rocky.Slavin | Share

Congratulations to our 2012 Senior Division fair winners!

Best in Show
Mai-Anh Vu -  Determining the Quantum Limit of Palladium and Gold Nanometallic Supercatalyst by Kinetic Method
Austin, TX

Physical Sciences

1st Grand
Mai-Anh Vu -  Determining the Quantum Limit of Palladium and Gold Nanometallic Supercatalyst by Kinetic Method
Austin, TX

2nd Grand
Rohan Thakur – Using Resonance Frequency to Predict and Prevent Structural Failure
Plano, TX

 

Life Sciences

 

1st Grand
Sydney Hutton – The Effects of Organic Labeling on Taste Perception
Austin, TX

2nd Grand
Tristan Lim – Mixing Drinks With Medications
Bellaire, TX

Animal Sciences Name Hometown Title
1      
  Sarah Bushong Cedar Park, TX Danger in the Water: The Invasive Progression of the Malaysian Trumpet Snail (Melaniodes tuberculata) From the Comal River and its Trematode Parasites
2      
  Anjali Chacko Allen, TX Environmental Dyesaster: The Effects of Hair-Dye on the Environment
  Raquel Ruiz Plano, TX Environmental Dyesaster: The Effects of Hair-Dye on the Environment
3      
  Prathibha Juturu Plano, TX Endangerd: The Effects of Antibiotics on the Natural Antibodies in the Immune System of the Endangered Attwater's Prairie Chicken
4      
  Corley Kade Andrews, TX Astaxanthin Will Get Your Goat
5      
  Victoria Dobbie The Woodlands, TX Exterminating the Solenopsis invicta: Part III
       
Behavioral and Social Sciences      
1      
  Nupur Shambharkar San Antonio, TX Mysteries of the Mind: Effects of Binaural Beats on Cognition and Concentration Levels
2      
  Grant Kjeldsen Round Rock, TX The Effects of Cortisol on Behavioral Patterns: Using Cambaridae Camburus as a Model for Human Behavior
  Spencer Bowdon Cedar Park, TX The Effects of Cortisol on Behavioral Patterns: Using Cambaridae Camburus as a Model for Human Behavior
3      
  Megan Van De Walle Conroe, TX Trainable Chickens
4      
  Keena Auld Leakey, TX Why is Your Child a Picky Eater?
5      
  Alberto Garcia Brownsville, TX Fail- You Go to Jail
       
Biochemistry      
1      
  Alan Flores Mercedes, TX Inhibition of Xanthine Oxidase Activity by Xanthine Analogue Caffeine
2      
  Linda Ren Waco, TX Determination of Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Solution
3      
  Atharva Joshi Austin, TX DNA Aptamer Selection Using Modified SELEX
4      
  Revanth Manchenella Richardson, TX Novel Design- Synthesis- and Optimization of Clinically Potent Penicillin Sulfone Inhibitors of Beta-Lactamase
5      
  Jennifer Zhang Dallas, TX The Potential Binding Sites Between Myosin and Myosin Binding Protein-C
       
Cellular and Molecular Biology      
1      
  Lisa Michaels Plano, TX MITOCHONDRIA & ALZHEIMER'S: Modulating the GCLc Gene to Mitigate Redox Stress and ETC Complex Dysfunction
2      
  Victoria Xie Houston, TX Betulinic Acid Targets Cancer-Driving Gene: FoxM1
3      
  Pooja Prasad Houston, TX Identifying microRNA Regulated Targets in Ovarian Cancer
4      
  Rachana Vemireddy Plano, TX Little Seizures: A Study of the Role of Somatostatin Receptor 3 (SST3) on Inhibiting Kainic-acid Induced Seizures
5      
  William Chiang Plano, TX The Effect of Chromatin Binding on the Identification of an Epigenetic Regulator as a Cancer Therapeutic Target
       
Chemistry      
1      
  Kevin Nguyen Plano, TX The Development of Novel Sutures that Store and Deliver Nitric Oxide for Wound Healing
  Punya Chittajallu Plano, TX The Development of Novel Sutures that Store and Deliver Nitric Oxide for Wound Healing
2      
  Justin Zhong Plano, TX Protected by Porosity II: Nanostructured Aerogels for Multifunctional Applications: Significant Acoustic Dampening and Mechanical Energy Absorption
  Thomas Lu Plano, TX Protected by Porosity II: Nanostructured Aerogels for Multifunctional Applications: Significant Acoustic Dampening and Mechanical Energy Absorption
  Kevin Lin Plano, TX Protected by Porosity II: Nanostructured Aerogels for Multifunctional Applications: Significant Acoustic Dampening and Mechanical Energy Absorption
3      
  Badar Patel Denton, TX Optimization of Plasmonic Absorption of Non-Toxic Gold Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications
4      
  Jack Du Plano, TX Synthesis and Characterization of Cholesterol-based Self-assembled Monolayers for Therapeutic Research
5      
  Allyson Stanton San Antonio, TX Bowling Ball Chemistry & Physics 401: Integrating mass transfer rates in...
       
Computer Science      
1      
  Will Yager San Antonio, TX High-Speed Cryptography: FPGAs Versus CPUs
2      
  Joseph Langas San Antonio, TX A Comparison of Metaheuristic Techniques for Optimizing Gamma Knife Inverse Treatment Planning
3      
  I-Hsun Liao El Paso, TX Predicting Economy Using Genetic Algorithm
4      
  Kevin Chen Plano, TX Statistical Analysis of Engineered Zinc-Finger Protein Binding Affinity for Site-Specific Gene Therapeutics
  Alex Hong Allex, TX Statistical Analysis of Engineered Zinc-Finger Protein Binding Affinity for Site-Specific Gene Therapeutics
5      
  Rebecca Miles Plano, TX Masking to Watermark WMV Files
       
Earth Science      
1      
  Meghan Brinton Houston, TX Return of the Jetty
2      
  Carlos Mejia El Paso, TX Accurately Measuring Earth's Vibrations
  Guillermo Lopez El Paso, TX Accurately Measuring Earth's Vibrations
  Alberto Nunez El Paso, TX Accurately Measuring Earth's Vibrations
3      
  Arjun Sachdeva Plano, TX Poseidon Got Nothing on Me II: The Effect of Varying Storm Surge Strengths on Inundation Mitigating Structures
4      
  Lauren Mandaville Seguin, TX Increasing Casket Decomposition Rates
5      
  Sahil Pujara Allen, TX Spinning in the Rain: Designing a Turbine Powered by Rainfall
       
Energy and Transportation      
1      
  Ankita Ghoshal Austin, TX See What's Hot: A Sustainable Off-Grid Power Generator
2      
  Mandeep Patel Houston, TX Smart Panel
3      
  Stephen Chisholm Cresson, TX A Comparative Study of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Designs
4      
  Erika Dupond Georgetown, TX Innovative Use of Architecture & Windows Design to Reduce Energy Transmission in Buildings
5      
  Shyamsunder Raghavan The Woodlands, TX A Study of Solar Paint
  Toluwani Soares The Woodlands, TX A Study of Solar Paint
  Allison Martin The Woodlands, TX A Study of Solar Paint
       
Engineering: Electrical/Mechanical      
1      
  Shayan Mohanty Plano, TX Don't Fear - It's Secure II: Integration of NFC Devices into Secured RFID Networks
2      
  Paul Huron Iv San Antonio, TX Weapon System Visualization & Signal Analysis ID Program For Converting Audio Signals and Photo Images Using Fourier Transform and Image Processing Algorithms Year II 2011-12
3      
  Nathan Nissen Austin, TX Analysis of a Home Built Twin Shaft Gas Turbine Engine
4      
  Alex Crisara Austin, TX Improving the Efficiency of Large Scale Server Installations with HFE Immersion Cooling
5      
  Nicholas Mccoy The Woodlands, TX An Alternative Optical Analyzer II
       
Engineering: Materials/Bioengineering      
1      
  Renee Beach Plano, TX Fabrication of Hollow Polymer Nanofiber Membranes via Co-axial Electrospinning for Water Purification
  Aileen Huang Plano, TX Fabrication of Hollow Polymer Nanofiber Membranes via Co-axial Electrospinning for Water Purification
2      
  Yashvanth Poondla Frisco, TX Composites of Chemically Modified Fibers
  Larry Xiao Plano, TX Composites of Chemically Modified Fibers
3      
  Michael Hwang Plano, TX Microelectromechanical System Assembly of Reflectron Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer
4      
  Santosh Murugan Fort Worth, TX Bioresorbable Composite Scaffolds for Guided Tissue Regeneration
5      
  Krishna Parikh Cedar Park, TX Biodegradable Algae Plastic
       
Environmental Management      
1      
  Morgan Sinko San Antonio, TX Pop Goes the Diesel: A Linoleic Acid/R. rhodochrous Mixture as a Bioremediation Agent of Diesel Contaminants inSaltwater and Freshwater Environments
2      
  Nick Treuil Houston, TX Plastic Recycling: Sink or Swim?
3      
  Mahaily Rogers Andrews , TX Shark Infected Waters: The Effect of Sharkskin Riblets and Juliflorine on Biofilm in Water Pipes
  Keely White Andrews, TX Shark Infected Waters: The Effect of Sharkskin Riblets and Juliflorine on Biofilm in Water Pipes
4      
  Katherine Xiu Plano, TX Am iSafe? The Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation on a Model Organism
5      
  Vidal Castaneda El Paso, TX Fueling our Future: Analytical Comparison between Standardized Fuels and Viable Alternatives
       
Environmental Sciences/Analysis      
1      
  Thabit Pulak Richardson, TX Home Based Arsenic Bio-sand Water Using Nanotechnology Filter
2      
  Andrew Yang San Antonio, TX A Method for Testing Which Vehicles Emit the Corrosive Pollutants That Cause More Accelerated Degradation to Metallic Engineering Structures
3      
  Aditi Shah Plano, TX Nanotroubles: The Effects of Iron Nanoparticles on Invertebrates
4      
  Jacob Burger The Woodlands, TX Biochar: Breaking the Carbon Cycle
5      
  Serena Zadoo Austin, TX Determination of Rayleigh Scattering Measurements for Global Warming Counteracting Atmospheric Aerosols R-14- HFC-125- HFC-216- HFC-227ea and Halocarbon C-318
       
Mathematical Sciences      
1      
  Anita Rao Pearland , TX Lorenz & Modular Flows are Knot Similar
2      
  Ryan Kwon Plano, TX Idealized Loops for the Collatz Conjecture
3      
  Shree Bose Fort Worth, TX Epidemic: Modeling the Global Spread of Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
4      
  Patrick Pan Houston, TX Mathematical Algorithms: The Search for the Next Prime
5      
  Amy Lin Denton, TX Quantification of neural network bursting dynamics through statistical distribution fitting
       
Medicine and Health Sciences      
1      
  Phillip Yu Plano, TX Targeting Progranulin Signaling for Dementia Therapy
  Kimberley Yu Plano, TX Targeting Progranulin Signaling for Dementia Therapy
2      
  Ari Gao Plano, TX Somatostatin Receptors on Primary Cilia Protect Brain Cells from Excitotoxic Injury During Seizures
3      
  Ahneesh Mohanty Plano, TX All Clear of Nuclear?: The use of Antioxidants in combating the Biological effects of Nuclear Radiation
4      
  Diana Ruan Bellaire, TX How Inflammation is Linked to Prostate Cancer (II): Targeting Cancer Stem Cells
5      
  Hannah Cano O'Donnell, TX Chick Embryo Chorioallantoic Membrane Model to Quantify the Effects of Antioxidants in the Inhibition of Angiogenesis of Vessels
       
Microbiology      
1      
  Mashad Arora Brownsville, TX Fungicides to Save Frogs
2      
  Jordan Putnam Lubbock, TX Comparision of The Transformation Efficiency of Common Strains vs. Environmental Wild Strains of E. coli Using Heat Shock and Electroporation
3      
  Samya Isa Plano, TX Naturally Born a Fighter
4      
  Alberto Him Irving, TX From Sunburn to Sterilizer
  Alex White Dallas, TX From Sunburn to Sterilizer
  Ashwin Leo Carrollton, TX From Sunburn to Sterilizer
5      
  Srikar Pamidimukkala Coppell, TX Epidemic! Can We Survive?
       
Physics and Astronomy      
1      
  Aly Ashraf Coppell, TX The Aerodynamics of Ping Pong: The Magnus Effect
2      
  Piper Reid Austin, TX Photometric and Spectroscopic Analysis for the Determination of Physical Parameters of an Eclipsing Binary Star System
3      
  Kai Yue Plano, TX Stop and Stare: A Novel Approach to Three Dimensional X-Ray Processing
4      
  Dhanush Radhakrishnan Plano, TX It IS Rocket Science: Implementing Various Cathode Materials in a Magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) Rocket Engine to Minimize Erosion Levels
5      
  Gabriella Mehta San Antonio, TX Comparing The Spectra of SB0 and S0 Galaxies
       
Plant Sciences      
1      
  Wenxi Sheryl Li Plano, TX The Hydrogen Factory 2
2      
  Michael Mann Austin, TX Interactions Between Piriformospora indica and Glomus Intraradices on Maize
3      
  Sharjeel Syed San Antonio, TX Duckweed's Salty: A Third Year Study of Duckweed and a Novel Approach to Desalination
4      
  Janae Bonnen Friendswood, TX Future Farming
5      
  Akul Arora Plano, TX Open Sesame: The Effect of Extracellular ATP and ABA on Arabidopsis Stomata
 

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