2015 Team OR winners at Intel ISEF

Team OR winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 2015

Special awards

Innovation Exploration Award

From the first rocket research in 1936, to the first US satellite in 1958, to the many missions to learn about Venus, Neptune, Jupiter and most recently the Mars Curiosity Lander in 2012, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), is a place where science, technology and engineering intermix. JPL produces iconic robotic space explorers sent to every corner of the solar system, helping us discover how the universe, the solar system, and life formed and evolved. JPL was established in 1944 by Caltech, one of the world's premier scientific and technical universities whose mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.

Innovation Exploration Award, California Institute of Technology

ENMC012I  An Innovative Method for Protecting Optical and Sensory Devices on NASA’s Curiosity Martian Rover and Other Terrestrial Rovers by Using Electrostatic Properties
Ashwin Nivas Datta, 16, Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

 

American Society for Microbiology

Founded in 1899, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest single life science membership organization in the world. Members worldwide represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specializations plus a division for microbiology educators. The ASM's awards honors the most outstanding microbiology projects.

 

Fifth Award of $400

MCRO025I

Identification of a Crucial Legionnaire’s Disease Virulence Factor: The Transmembrane Permease Lpg0730 Is Integral to the Ability of Legionella pneumophilato Infect Protozoan Host Cells

 

Nicholas P. Miller, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

A Washington, DC based nonprofit organization that represents 89 of the leading public and private ocean research educational institutions, aquaria and industry; working to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The Organization also manages ocean research and education programs in scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration and ocean partnerships. Awards will be given to the best projects in ocean sciences, in the areas of oil spill related science, marine geosciences, and overall ocean exploration and conservation.

Award of $2,000 for a project in oil spill related science, projects focusing on the ocean or coasts.

ENEV047I

The Development of an Oleophilic and Hydrophobic Polystyrene Synthetic Polymer Coated Cotton for High Efficiency Marine Oil Spill Absorption

 

Sahil Veeramoney, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

The Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) is a leading research center in Trento, Italy. WebValley is the FBK Summer School program for interdisciplinary scientific research. A team of enthusiastic and motivated high school students and FBK researchers accepts a project challenge, this year on a novel web platform for data analytics on signals from wearable sensors. FBK's Board of Directors will award 3 Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships, including travel to Italy, to be part of the WebValley team in June 2015.

Award to Travel to Trento, Italy to participate in summer school "Web Valley"

EGPH045I

Novel Automated Designs and Rapid Multivariate Optimization of Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Cells Using Monte Carlo Modeling

 

Valerie S. Ding, 18, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

K. Soumyanath Memorial Award

This award is presented by the family of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957 - 2010), for the best project in Computer Engineering. K. Soumyanath was an Intel Fellow and Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA, leading research and development in circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. The prize honors the memory of an energetic and adventurous individual who inspired and mentored many young people to excel in all aspects of life.

First Award of $3,000

EBED053I

Parallel Implementation of the Convolution Operation in Quotient Polynomial Rings for the NTRU Cryptosystem

 

Vikul Gupta, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

 

$1,000 will be awarded to the winner's school.

National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health & the Friends of NIDA

The Addiction Science Award is given by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to three exemplary projects on the topic of addiction science.

Honorable Mention

BEHA013I

A Novel Animal Model to Replicate Alcohol-Seeking Behavior in Humans

 

Ajitha Mallidi, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the United States government agency with a mission of science, service, and stewardship. Its mission touches the lives of every American, protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources. NOAA recognizes outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences with cash awards and a first prize summer internship.

Alternate

ANIM012I 

Pisaster Disaster: Population Infection Dynamics of Sea-Star Wasting Disease inPisaster ochraceus

 

Cole Alan Fuller, 16, Bend Senior High School, Bend, Oregon

NSA Research Directorate

The NSA Research Directorate brings the power of science to secure the future by creating breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These discoveries help provide the tools and technologies used globally to safeguard cyberspace. The Research Directorate Science of Security Initiative promotes the academic maturation of cybersecurity principles on sound scientific roots for future scientists and researchers in order to provide trust in information systems.

Second Award of $1,000

BEHA009T

Capacity Limits of Working Memory: The Impact of Multitasking on Cognitive Control in Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants

 

Alexandra Ulmer, 18, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Sarayu Caulfield, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Patent and Trademark Office Society

The PTOS is a membership-based organization for Patent and Trademark professionals and other interested individuals. From its inception in 1917, the Society has been dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent and Trademark Systems through promoting the systems' growth and well-being, as well as promoting the social and intellectual welfare of the Society members.

First Award of $500

BCHM018I

Treating Alzheimer's Disease: New Proposal for Grayanotoxin Ligand Binding to the Carbonic Anhydrase I Receptor

 

Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 14, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi was founded in 1929, for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Second Award of $1,500

BEHA046I

The Economics of Decision-Making: Investigating the Effect of Social Pressure on Incentive Selection

 

Henry Li, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

 

Third Award of $1,000

BEHA030I

Development of GAD2 Expressing Cells in the Zebra Finch HVC during Critical Periods of Song Learning

 

Daniel Danhang Tang, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corporation is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building systems industries. We are pleased to offer eight awards of $3,000 in UTC common stock for projects showing excellence in science and engineering.

Each winning project will receive $3,000 in shares of UTC common stock.

EGPH045I

Novel Automated Designs and Rapid Multivariate Optimization of Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Cells Using Monte Carlo Modeling

 

Valerie S. Ding, 18, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

                     

 

Grand Award Winners

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Third Award of $1,000

BEHA013I  A Novel Animal Model to Replicate Alcohol-Seeking Behavior in Humans
Ajitha Mallidi, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon

Fourth Award of $500

BEHA009T  Capacity Limits of Working Memory: The Impact of Multitasking on Cognitive Control in Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants
Alexandra Ulmer, 18, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
Sarayu Caulfield, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

BIOCHEMISTRY

Third Award of $1,000

BCHM018I  Treating Alzheimer's Disease: New Proposal for Grayanotoxin Ligand Binding to the Carbonic Anhydrase I Receptor
Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 14, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Fourth Award of $500

BMED065I  It's a Matter of Life and Breath: A Novel Computer Diagnosis Tool for Early Detection of Lung Cancer SPNs towards Big Data Analysis
Aditya Jain, 15, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon

CHEMISTRY

Third Award of $1,000

CHEM011I  A Novel 3D Polymeric Nanoparticle Network for Detecting and Remediating Trace Level Toxic Free Radicals (Propagators and Precursors of Chronic and Degenerative Diseases)
Arnob Das, 15, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

CHEM075I  Reduction of Carbon Dioxide using a Novel Electrochemical Method with Antimony and Lithium Doped Tin Dioxide Nanoparticles
Nikhil Murthy, 15, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Fourth Award of $500

EBED053I  Parallel Implementation of the Convolution Operation in Quotient Polynomial Rings for the NTRU Cryptosystem
Vikul Gupta, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

ENERGY: PHYSICAL

Second Award of $1,500

EGPH045I  Novel Automated Designs and Rapid Multivariate Optimization of Next-Generation Multijunction Quantum Dot Solar Cells Using Monte Carlo Modeling
Valerie S. Ding, 18, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

ENGINEERING MECHANICS

First Award of $3,000

ENMC012I  An Innovative Method for Protecting Optical and Sensory Devices on NASA’s Curiosity Martian Rover and Other Terrestrial Rovers by Using Electrostatic Properties
Ashwin Nivas Datta, 16, Glencoe High School, Hillsboro, Oregon

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Third Award of $1,000

ENEV047I  The Development of an Oleophilic and Hydrophobic Polystyrene Synthetic Polymer Coated Cotton for High Efficiency Marine Oil Spill Absorption
Sahil Veeramoney, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

MATERIALS SCIENCE

Third Award of $1,000

MATS006I  Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of an RRAM-Based Synapse for Neuromorphic Applications
Vineet Edupuganti, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

MICROBIOLOGY

Second Award of $1,500

MCRO025I  Identification of a Crucial Legionnaire’s Disease Virulence Factor: The Transmembrane Permease Lpg0730 Is Integral to the Ability of Legionella pneumophila to Infect Protozoan Host Cells
Nicholas P. Miller, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Fourth Award of $500

PHYS057T  Assessing the Photometry of GSC 03144-00595: A Radially Pulsating, Delta Scuti, Triple Mode Variable Star
Grant Hubbard Kresge, 17, Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, Oregon
Evan Lavery, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

PLANT SCIENCES

Third Award of $1,000

PLNT064I  A Novel Quantification of the Complex Geometries of Low Light Surviving Plants using Fractal Analysis to Investigate a Basis of a New and Unique Allometric Measure of Plants
Chaitanya Dasharathi Karamchedu, 15, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

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