2018 Intel ISEF awards

2018 Team OR awards from Intel ISEF Pittsburgh, PA

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society Education Division promotes excellence in science education and science literacy through a number of activities supporting teachers and learners of chemistry. Through its participation in Intel ISEF, ACS encourages and supports high school students in their exploration of the chemical sciences through research experiences.

Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development.

Certificate of Honorable Mention

CHEM057 — A New Route to Next-Generation Spin Based Devices for Quantum Information Processing: Optically Active Fully Organic Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

  • Arnob Das, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

American Mathematical Society

The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888, to further the interests of mathematical research & scholarship, as well as to serve the national/international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy & other programs. Friends and family of the late mathematician, Karl Menger, contribute to a fund in his memory, to be distributed by the AMS for annual awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. A booklet about Karl Menger will be given to each award recipient.

Second Award of $1,000

MATH017 — Discrete Derivatives of Random Matrix Models and the Gaussian Free Field

  • Gopal Krishna Goel, Krishna Homeschool, Portland, OR, United States of America

American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation's leading scientific and professional society advancing the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.  Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts.  AMS offers numerous scholarships and fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the field.

Certificate of Honorable Mention

EAEV022 — Multiple Time-Step Predictive Models for Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin Based on Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Aneesh Gupta, Oregon Episcopal School, Tualatin, OR, United States of America

Acoustical Society of America

The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics, dedicated to increasing and diffusing the knowledge of acoustics and promoting its practical applications.

The First Award winner's school will be awarded $500 and their mentor will be awarded $250. The Second Award winner's school will be awarded $200 and their mentor will be awarded $100. Each winner will also receive a one-year ASA membership.

First Award of $1,500, plus student’s School will be awarded $200, and Mentor awarded $500.

ROBO012 — A Novel Approach to Recognize Emotion from Speech Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Aid Social Interaction of Kids with Autism

  • Anwesha Mukherjee, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

Honorable Mention

ENBM037 — A Fully Functional Closed- Loop System Using Ultrasound Imaging to Automatically Detect Lipohypertrophy in People with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

  • Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

Drexel University

Drexel University will award eight full scholarships valued at $194,000 each to those students whose projects match Drexel's curriculum. Drexel is recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience.

Full Tuition Scholarship $250,000

EBED016 — A Low-Cost, Rapid Response Communication Link During a State of Emergency Using WiFi Mesh Networks

  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

SOFT055 — Utilizing Blockchain to Revolutionize Privacy and Security of Medical Records

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

University of Arizona

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona (UA) is the state’s land-grant university. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. UA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 16 academic colleges. UA will award scholarships to outstanding awardees who have demonstrated robust research for the greater good of society.

The renewal criteria are students must keep a 3.0 cumulative University of Arizona GPA and must complete 30 cumulative units each academic year. Units must be completed at the University of Arizona.

Tuition Scholarship Award

EAEV032 — Radiochemistry and AI: Development of a Targeted Emergency Response and Recovery System Using ML Algorithms for Use After a Nuclear Event

  • Anushka M. Nair, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, OR, United States of America

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small business. GoDaddy believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the community. As part of that philosophy, GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to customers, employees and our community. GoDaddy will be presenting the following awards, the Web Innovator Award, the Mobile Application Award, the Open Source Award, the Data Award and the Forward Thinker Award.

GoDaddy is the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses.

$3,000 Web Innovator Award

SOFT055 — Utilizing Blockchain to Revolutionize Privacy and Security of Medical Records

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. The INCOSE Best Use of Systems Engineering award is awarded to the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs. The INCOSE Special Systems Engineering Prosthesis award is awarded to the best use of Systems Engineering process used in the development of prosthesis

Certificate of Honorable Mention

EBED016 — A Low-Cost, Rapid Response Communication Link During a State of Emergency Using WiFi Mesh Networks

  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

National Security Agency Research Directorate

The National Security Agency's Research Directorate secures the future by conducting ground-breaking research in a wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics areas. This research provides tools, technologies, designs, and methodologies to safeguard cyberspace interactions. The Science of Security and Mathematics Special Awards presented at ISEF promote study and research in science areas that can assure and protect cyberspace interactions in an increasingly interconnected world.

Second "Science Security" Award of $1,000

SOFT055 — Utilizing Blockchain to Revolutionize Privacy and Security of Medical Records

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

National Taiwan Science Education Center

Established in 1956, the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) is the only national center for science education in the country.  The Center’s permanent exhibition area displays rich contents related to Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and the Earth Sciences, and the NTSEC also hosts the most up-to-date science exhibitions in collaboration with other international and domestic museums.

This trip will occur in February of 2019, and local expenses are also covered.

Participation in the Taiwan International Science Fair

EAEV022 — Multiple Time-Step Predictive Models for Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin Based on Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Aneesh Gupta, Oregon Episcopal School, Tualatin, OR, United States of America

Oracle Academy

Oracle Academy is the flagship program under Oracle’s corporate social responsibility education pillar.  Its mission is to advance computer science education and make it accessible to students globally to drive knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields.  In 2013, Oracle Academy supported more than 2.5 million secondary and post-secondary students globally, providing software, curriculum, professional development, and other resources with an in-kind grant value of more than US$2.7 billion.

Award of $5,000 for outstanding project in the systems software category

SOFT055 — Utilizing Blockchain to Revolutionize Privacy and Security of Medical Records

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Our mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

Winners will also receive an engraved glass trophy.

First Award of $750 in each Intel ISEF Category

EBED013 — Development of a Multidimensional Atmospheric Sensing Platform

  • Ryan Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

Samvid Education Foundation

SAMVID Education Foundation, a non-profit organization officially launched in 2017, is started to provide a platform for K-12 students and encourage them in honing their academic skills in STEM areas of specialization. The foundation will provide them with resources to explore science project ideas that help in cultivating an interest in scientific research, a first step in their pursuit to becoming creative and innovative scientists and take on challenges in successfully advancing scientific thinking.

In memory of Tamil novelist and science proponent, Sujatha, SAMVID will present “Geno” awards for in the field of CS, Robotics and AI. In memory of Hon. president of India and eminent scientist, Dr. Abdul Kalam, SAMVID will present “Agni” awards for projects in the field of Science and Engineering.

Agni First Place Award of $1,000 honoring the services of Dr. Abdul Kalam, former Hon. President of India

EBED016 — A Low-Cost, Rapid Response Communication Link During a State of Emergency Using WiFi Mesh Networks

  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

Grand Awards

BIOCHEMISTRY

Second Award of $1,500

BCHM040 — Allosteric Inhibition of the Carbonic Anhydrase IX for Anticancer Applications

  • Nandini Naidu, Valley Catholic High School, OR, United States of America

Fourth Award of $500

BCHM018 — The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Native Oyster Reproduction and Larval Development

  • Anna Mattson, Tillamook High School, OR, United States of America

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Third Award of $1,000

ENBM026 — The Peru-Ready Method for Optimizing Bioavailable Iron in Water to Reduce Anemia Caused by Iron Deficiency in the Highlands of Peru

  • James Verheyden, Bend Science Station, OR, United States of America

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Second Award of $1,500

CELL007 — Characterization of Assembly-Activating Protein in Adeno-Associated Virus Capsid Assembly

  • Lauren Li, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

Fourth Award of $500

CELL042 — A Novel Method of Constructing Short Synthetic Promoters Using Random Transcription Factor Binding Site Combinations

  • Adit Gupta, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

CHEMISTRY

Second Award of $1,500

CHEM057 — A New Route to Next-Generation Spin Based Devices for Quantum Information Processing: Optically Active Fully Organic Room Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

  • Arnob Das, Jesuit High School, OR, United States of America

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Second Award of $1,500

EAEV032 — Radiochemistry and AI: Development of a Targeted Emergency Response and Recovery System Using ML Algorithms for Use After a Nuclear Event

  • Anushka Nair, Lake Oswego High School, OR, United States of America

Third Award of $1,000

EAEV022 — Multiple Time-Step Predictive Models for Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin Based on Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Aneesh Gupta, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Third Award of $1,000

EBED013 — Development of a Multidimensional Atmospheric Sensing Platform

  • Ryan Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Third Award of $1,000

ENEV032 — Single Chamber MFC: Role of Extracellular Phosphate in Heavy Metal Precipitation

  • Nathan Tidball, Wilsonville High School, OR, United States of America

MATERIALS SCIENCE

Fourth Award of $500

MATS058 — Cupronickel Nanowire Networks for Future Flexible Touch Sensor Display Applications

  • Musa Tahir, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

MATHEMATICS

Fourth Award of $500

MATH017 — Discrete Derivatives of Random Matrix Models and the Gaussian Free Field

  • Gopal Goel, Krishna Homeschool, OR, United States of America

ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT MACHINES

Second Award of $1,500

ROBO012 — A Novel Approach to Recognize Emotion from Speech Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Aid Social Interaction of Kids with Autism

  • Anwesha Mukherjee, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

First Award of $3,000

SOFT055 — Utilizing Blockchain to Revolutionize Privacy and Security of Medical Records

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

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