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Indiana Students win Awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2015

Congratulations to the Indiana students who won awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh PA in May 2015!

Grand Awards

Third Place Award of $1,000

The Role of Syk Protein Kinase in Stress Granule Dynamics of Cancer Cells   –   Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, 18, Lafayette Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Indiana

Fourth Place Awards of $500

Effects of Treatment of Reduced Glutathione on Budding and Feeding Rates in Hydra littoralis   –   Asmaa Mahoui, 15, Eman Schools, Fishers, Indiana

Engineered Intraocular Injection Guide (IIG): Pain Reduction in Ophthalmic Disease Treatment   –   Vikas Rammohan Maturi, 17, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Photoelectrochemical Properties of 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides(TMDCs) Functionalized with Porphyrins   –   Arjun Srinivasan Ramani, 16, West Lafayette Junior Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana

Effect of Time-dependent Gain and Loss in a PT-Symmetric Optical Waveguide Array   –   Sreya Vemuri, 16, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

Special Awards Organizations

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

Photoelectrochemical Properties of 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDCs) Functionalized with Porphyrins   –   Arjun Srinivasan Ramani, 16, West Lafayette Junior Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

Second Award of $250

Autonomous Motion Planning for Hyper-Redundant Modular Robotic Systems using State Estimation, Obstacle Avoidance, and Intelligence Locomotion Algorithms   –   Puneeth Naga Sai Krishna Meruva, 17, Homestead Senior High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

American Society for Horticultural Science

Founded in 1903, the purposes of the American Society for Horticultural Science are to promote and encourage national and international interest in scientific research and education in horticulture in all its branches.

Second Award of $500

Solving World Hunger: One Family at a Time   –   Leah Hefty, 17, DeKalb High School, Waterloo, Indiana

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

The Medicinal Effects of Juglone   –   Rachel Johns, 18, Northwestern High School, Kokomo, Indiana

Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation

AVASC is an educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy. AVASC will award projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity, and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field.

Second Award of $500

Engineered Intraocular Injection Guide (IIG): Pain Reduction in Ophthalmic Disease Treatment   –   Vikas Rammohan Maturi, 17, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana

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

Autonomous Motion Planning for Hyper-Redundant Modular Robotic Systems using State Estimation, Obstacle Avoidance, and Intelligence Locomotion Algorithms   –   Puneeth Naga Sai Krishna Meruva, 17, Homestead Senior High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana

 

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