2016 Team Oregon Intel ISEF Awards

Intel ISEF 2016 Grand Award winners

2:09PM, MAY 13, 2016

May 13, 2016, Phoenix, AZ – Society for Science & the Public, in partnership with the Intel Foundation, announced Grand Awards of the Intel ISEF 2016. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Fourth Award of $500 

BCHM022 - Protein Interface Targeted Aptamers Screened Using Competitive Selection
Pushkar Shinde, 15, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
 
BCHM035 - A Novel Approach to Cancer Treatment: Allosteric Inhibition of the Carbonic Anhydrase IX Isozyme for Anticancer Applications
Nandini Tondamantham Naidu, 15, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, Oregon

CHEMISTRY

Third Award of $1,000 

CHEM036 - A Highly Efficient and Economically Profitable Electrocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide using Nanostructured Electrodes
Nikhil Murthy, 16, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Second Award of $1,500 

EAEV079 - Quakify: A Low-Cost, Crowdsourced, Real-Time Solution to Earthquake Early Warning
Harish Palani, 16, Sunset High School, Portland, Oregon

ENERGY: CHEMICAL

Third Award of $1,000

EGCH014 - Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of a Biodegradable Battery for Transient Electronics
Vineet Edupuganti, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Third Award of $1,000

 
ENMC011 - A Smart Burn and Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave that Spares the Salad: Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms in Bayesian Analysis for Real-Time Numerical Thermodynamic Modeling
Muhammad Shahir Rahman, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Second Award of $1,500

ENEV020 - Addressing Global Water Scarcity with a Novel Hydrogel Based Desalination Technique Using Saponified Starch-g-polyacrylamide and Its Hydrophilic Properties to Harvest Fresh Water with a Low Energy and Chemical Footprint
Chaitanya Dasharathi Karamchedu, 16, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

MATERIALS SCIENCE

Second Award of $1,500

 
MATS046 - The Novel Fabrication of a Superhydrophobic Glass Surface
Lauren Cooper, 17, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, Oregon
 
MATS050 - Novel Synthesis of Water-Soluble Paramagnetic Polymer Nanoparticles (Metal Free) for Selective Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy Applications
Arnob Das, 16, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon

MATHEMATICS

Third Award of $1,000 

MATH016 - Alzheimer's Disease Risk Model Using Survival Analysis: Identifying Key Modifiable Risk Factors to Be Implemented in Public Health Strategy
Talia Alysse Lichtenberg, 18, West Linn High School, West Linn, Oregon

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Fourth Award of $500 

SOFT035 - Efficient, Hardware Implementations of Computationally-Intensive Operations in Quotient Polynomial Rings for NTRU-Based Digital Signatures
Vikul Gupta, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Special Awards

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.
First Award of $4,000
EGCH014 Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of a Biodegradable Battery for Transient Electronics
  Vineet Edupuganti, 16, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

 

American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize three projects that best reflect the study of Earth and the mission of AGI. Founded in 1948, AGI strives to increase public awareness of the vital role of the geosciences to mankind and society. In support of Intel ISEF, AGI sponsors a first place award of $1,250; a second award of $1000; and a third award of $500.
Third Award of $500
EAEV079 Quakify: A Low-Cost, Crowdsourced, Real-Time Solution to Earthquake Early Warning
  Harish Palani, 16, Sunset High School, Portland, Oregon

 

American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with over 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA’s mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.
Third Award of $500
BEHA043 A Study of Biases in Perception
  Sophia Alexandra Hawley, 14, West Salem High School, Salem, Oregon
American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association is the world's largest community of statisticians. The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare
Certificate of Honorable Mention
 
CBIO032 Lung Cancer Decision Support System: Novel Automated Noninvasive Tumor Malignancy and Patient Outcomes Prediction Modelling through Radiomics Phenotype Feature Quantification
  Aditya Jain, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
Arizona State University
Arizona State University is pleased to offer a comprehensive scholarship combining a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research. The New American University Scholarship is renewable for four years, Individuals and teams will be considered for these awards.
MATS050 Novel Synthesis of Water-Soluble Paramagnetic Polymer Nanoparticles (Metal Free) for Selective Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy Applications
  Arnob Das, 16, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
European Organization for Nuclear Research-CERN
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world's largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter and the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of nature.
All expense paid trip to tour CERN
ENMC011 A Smart Burn and Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave that Spares the Salad: Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms in Bayesian Analysis for Real-Time Numerical Thermodynamic Modeling
  Muhammad Shahir Rahman, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
PHYS030 Spectroscopic Analysis of Titanium Oxide Presence in Stars
  Sarah Amina Maazouz, 17, Liberty High School, Hillsboro, 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, proposed by a visiting scientist. FBK's Board of Directors will award 3 Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships, 1 of them including travel to Italy, to be part of the WebValley team in June 2016.
Award to participate in summer school "Web Valley" in Trento, Italy
 
SOFT035 Efficient, Hardware Implementations of Computationally-Intensive Operations in Quotient Polynomial Rings for NTRU-Based Digital Signatures
  Vikul Gupta, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

 

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. INCOSE will award the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs.

Certificate of Honorable Mention

ENMC011 A Smart Burn and Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave that Spares the Salad: Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms in Bayesian Analysis for Real-Time Numerical Thermodynamic Modeling
  Muhammad Shahir Rahman, 16, Westview High School, Portland, Oregon
King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to build a sustainable future by encouraging youth to search for creative means that pave the way toward developing technologies for renewable energy, thereby maintaining a sustainable future of energy. To achieve this goal, King Abdul-Aziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (MAWHIBA) will award a Special Prize in the field of Water Technology at Intel ISEF. MAWHIBA is a national cultural foundation established to help develop a comprehensive environment of creativity in Saudi Arabia to enable gifted citizens from all areas to properly use their talents for prosperity of their country.
Award of $1,000 for Water Technology
ENEV020 Addressing Global Water Scarcity with a Novel Hydrogel Based Desalination Technique Using Saponified Starch-g-polyacrylamide and Its Hydrophilic Properties to Harvest Fresh Water with a Low Energy and Chemical Footprint
  Chaitanya Dasharathi Karamchedu, 16, Jesuit High School, Portland, Oregon
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Founded in 1958, NASA drives advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of Earth.
Second Award of $2,000
 
CHEM036 A Highly Efficient and Economically Profitable Electrocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide using Nanostructured Electrodes
  Nikhil Murthy, 16, Catlin Gabel 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
TMED048 A Novel Nanoparticle-microRNA Treatment to Overcome Drug Resistance and Tumor Metastasis in Lung Cancer
  Anirudh Jain, 18, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon
U.S. Agency for International Development
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the federal government agency responsible for administering foreign aid. USAID works to promote economic and social development in more than 100 countries around the world. The U.S. Global Development Lab works to accelerate the transformation of the development enterprise by opening development to people everywhere with good ideas, promoting new and deepening existing partnerships, bringing data and evidence to bear, and harnessing scientific and technological advances.
USAID Global Development Innovation award of $10,000
ENEV020 Addressing Global Water Scarcity with a Novel Hydrogel Based Desalination Technique Using Saponified Starch-g-polyacrylamide and Its Hydrophilic Properties to Harvest Fresh Water with a Low Energy and Chemical Footprint
  Chaitanya Dasharathi Karamchedu, 16, Jesuit High School, Portland, 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.
SOFT035 Efficient, Hardware Implementations of Computationally-Intensive Operations in Quotient Polynomial Rings for NTRU-Based Digital Signatures
  Vikul Gupta, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon
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.
Tuition Scholarship Award
MCRO056 Nature vs. Nurture: Do Your Genetics or Environment Affect Your Surface Microbiome More?
  Linnea Lane, 15, Bend Science Station, Bend, Oregon


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