FCPS Students Win Category and Organizational Awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair

News Release
May 29, 2018

Sixteen students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) won awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair, including eight category awards and seven organizational awards.


Winners of category awards included: 


•    Mihir Patel of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), second award in systems software for Optimizing Reinforcement Learning Through Dynamic Environment Manipulation. 
•    Kavya Kopparapu of TJHSST, third award in computational biology and bioinformatics for GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features, Molecular Identity, and Gene Methylation from Histopathological Images Using Deep Learning.
•    Kartik Chugh and Palash Shah of Westfield High School, third award in environmental engineering for Impurivision: A High Performance Mobile Application for Identifying Water Contamination Using Deep Learning.
•    Miamar Burgos-Rosario, Saijai Supanklang, and Sarah Syed of Hayfield Secondary School, third award in plant sciences for Cyanofertilization: A Comparative Analysis of Biological and Environmental Impacts.

•    Nicholas Lin of Westfield High School, fourth award in animal sciences for Analyzing the Role of Intralipid and Epinephrine in the Treatment of Bupivacaine-Induced Toxicity in Daphnia magna.

•    Christopher Bi and Karthik Budharajui of TJHSST, fourth award in biomedical and health sciences for Identifying Alzheimer's-Associated Proteins as Substrates of a Novel Protein Quality Control Pathway.
•    Alicia Pan and Allen Pan of Madison High School, fourth award in computational biology bioinformatics for New Structure and Energy Cycles of Kinesin Dimers Walking on Microtubules Revealed from Molecular Simulations.
•    Matthew Baharmast and Patrick Berry of Madison High School, fourth award in microbiology for The Effect of Nanotechnology on Purifying Water Supply in the Developing World.

Winners of organizational awards included:


•    Kavya Kopparapu of TJHSST, honorable mention from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features, Molecular Identity, and Gene Methylation from Histopathological Images Using Deep Learning.

•    Mihir Patel of TJHSST, honorable mention from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence for Optimizing Reinforcement Learning Through Dynamic Environment Manipulation

•    Matthew Baharmast and Patrick Berry of Madison High School, awarded an Intel ISEF scholarship to Arizona State University and third place from USAID Science for Development for The Effect of Nanotechnology on Purifying Water Supply in the Developing World. 
•    David Toomer of Hayfield Secondary School, awarded a tuition scholarship of $9,250 per year for four years from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia for Augmenting Gaseous Adsorption Capabilities via Nanoporous Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Frameworks (CD-MOF) Synthesized with Alkali Coordinating Ions.
•    Palash Shah of Westfield High School, award to participate in the summer school “Web Valley” in Trento, Italy for Impurivision: A High Performance Mobile Application for Identifying Water Contamination Using Deep Learning.
•    Franklyn Wang of TJHSST, first mathematics award of $1,500 from National Security Agency Research Directorate for Monodromy Groups of Indecomposable Rational Functions.


Nearly 1,800 students from 81 countries participated in the 2018 International Science and Engineering Fair. Complete results are available online.


For more information, contact Jenay Leach at 571-423-4785 or jsleach@fcps.edu.

 
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