2017 Intel ISEF Team Oregon Awards

May 19, 2017

Team OR results from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Los Angeles California.

Special Awards

Air Force Research Laboratory

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

EAEV086 - Radiochemistry and AI: Development of an Analytical Capability Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Radionuclides in the Environment

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

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.

Second Award of $3,000

CHEM042 - Solution Grown and Tunable Plastic Magnets: Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Mesoscopic Conjugated Polymer Rings

  • Arnob Das, Jesuit High School, 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.

Honorable Mentions

MATH023 - Independence of the Miller-Rabin and Lucas Probable Prime Tests

  • Alec Leng, Lincoln High School, OR, United States of America

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 

AAAI is a scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI promotes research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, as well as public understanding of artificial intelligence. AAAI also strives to improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance on the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

Second Award of $1,000

EAEV086 - Radiochemistry and AI: Development of an Analytical Capability Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Radionuclides in the Environment

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

China Association for Science and Technology

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in China.One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. Having developed science education programs,CAST supports youth and adolescents in becoming citizens with high scientific literacy. CAST awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students' work in all scientific disciplines.

First Award of $1,200

EAEV086 - Radiochemistry and AI: Development of an Analytical Capability Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Radionuclides in the Environment

  • Anushka Nair, Lake Oswego High School, 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

EAEV007 - Detection and Removal of Dinotefuran from the Environment:  A Multi-Year HPLC-MS Analysis

  • Raley Schweinfurth, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the worlds 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.

$1,500 Open Source Award

SOFT050 - Mobile Real-Time OCR for Visually Impaired Individuals

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

International Council on Systems Engineering

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

Honorable Mentions

EBED006 - Safe with Me Now: A Novel System to Prevent Vehicular Hyperthermia in Children

  • Jessica Yu, West Linn High School, OR, United States of America

Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematical Sciences Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta was formed 60 years ago with the intent of developing strong scholarship in mathematics and promoting enjoyment of the subject. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation often include mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.

Winning students will receive a certificate and a cash award as determined by our judges.

Third Award of $1,000

MATH028 - Novel Application of Collatz-like Sequences to Cryptographically Secure Pseudo-Random Number Generation

  • James Chen, West Salem High School, 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

SOFT050 - Mobile Real-Time OCR for Visually Impaired Individuals

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

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.

Second Award of $500

MATS079 - Carbon Fiber Chain Mail Protective Armor

  • Carson Weidman, West Salem High School, 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.

Second Geno Award of $500

SOFT050 - Mobile Real-Time OCR for Visually Impaired Individuals

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From nanomaterials a billionth of a meter in size to global climate dynamics, EPA scientists and engineers are investigating every scale of our environment and the links between environment and human health.  EPA conducts research that addresses the highest priority science needs of the nation. The work performed by EPA scientists, engineers and their research partners improves the quality of the air we breathe, the water that sustains us, and the land upon which we live.

Science at EPA provides the foundation for credible decision-making to safeguard human health and the environment. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) is EPA's scientific research arm, and whose research helps provide the solid underpinning of science and technology for the Agency.

The Patrick Hurd Sustainability Award winner will travel to EPA's National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.

EAEV039 - Modeling the Effects of Land Use Change on Flooding in Pacific Northwest Streams to Promote Green Practices

  • Adam Nayak, Cleveland High School, OR, United States of America

Grand Awards

BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Third Award of $1,000

BEHA010 - The Effect of Paper, Electronic, and Audio-Electronic Reading Modalities on Reading Comprehension in Adults Aged 60 and Above

  • Alison Thomas, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America 

BIOCHEMISTRY

Fourth Award of $500

BCHM012 - Aptamer Based Disruption of the CD47-SIRPα Interface for Anticancer Applications

  • Pushkar Shinde, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

CHEMISTRY

First Award of $3,000

CHEM042 - Solution Grown and Tunable Plastic Magnets: Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Mesoscopic Conjugated Polymer Rings

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

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

Third Award of $1,000

CBIO010 - A Novel Pan-Cancer Approach to Quantify Tumor Mutational Burden and Clinical Data Predictors for Immunotherapy Response towards Personalized Medicine

  • Aditya Jain, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Intel ISEF Best of Category Award of $5,000

EAEV039 - Modeling the Effects of Land Use Change on Flooding in Pacific Northwest Streams to Promote Green Practices

  • Adam Nayak, Cleveland High School, OR, United States of America

First Award of $3,000

EAEV039 - Modeling the Effects of Land Use Change on Flooding in Pacific Northwest Streams to Promote Green Practices

  • Adam Nayak, Cleveland High School, OR, United States of America

EAEV086 - Radiochemistry and AI: Development of an Analytical Capability Using Machine Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Radionuclides in the Environment

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

ENERGY: PHYSICAL

Second Award of $1,500

EGPH004 - Novel Fabrication of Thin Film Luminescent Solar Concentrators

  • Bryan Chun, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Second Award of $1,500

ENEV035 - Addressing Global Water Scarcity: Novel Dewatering Techniques for Hydrophilic Saponified Starch-Grafted-Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Based Desalination Using UV Light, Ca(OH)2, and Dry Ice to Improve Reusability of Super-Absorbent Polymers

  • Chaitanya Karamchedu, Jesuit High School, OR, United States of America

Third Award of $1,000

ENEV081 - Single Chamber MFC:  Filtration of Arsenic with an Exoelectrogenic Biofilm

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

MATERIALS SCIENCE

Fourth Award of $500

MATS079 - Carbon Fiber Chain Mail Protective Armor

  • Carson Weidman, West Salem High School, OR, United States of America

MICROBIOLOGY

Second Award of $1,500

MCRO067 - Rescue of Nucleotide DNA Repair Deficiencies to UVB and Solar-Simulated Irradiation by Pyrimidine Dimer Glycosylases and UV Endonucleases

  • Stuti Garg, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Fourth Award of $500

SOFT050 - Mobile Real-Time OCR for Visually Impaired Individuals

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

 

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