Twelve Students Win Grand Prize Awards in 2018 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

News Release
March 20, 2018

Twelve students earned grand prize awards at the 63nd annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held March 17-19 at Robinson Secondary School.


Winning individual grand prizes were:

  • Animal Sciences:  Nicholas Lin of Westfield High School, Analyzing the Role of Intralipid and Epinephrine in the Treatment of Toxicity in D. magna.
  • Biochemistry: Christopher Bi and Karthik Budharaju of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), Identifying Alzheimer's-Associated Proteins as Substrates of a Novel Protein Quality Control Pathway.
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology:  Tyler Amos of Chantilly High School, Melanoma Cell Malignancy Does Not Correlate with Migratory Rates in Three Cell Lines.
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics:  Kavya Kopparapu of TJHSST, GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features using Deep Learning; and Alicia Pan and Allen Pan of Madison High School, Novel Structure and Energy Cycles of Kinesin Dimers Walking on Microtubules Revealed from Self-Guided Langevin Dynamics.
  • Environmental Engineering:  Palash Shah and Kartik Chugh of Westfield High School, Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning.
  • Physics and Astronomy:  Justin Wang of Chantilly High School, The Effect of Spectral Content on Acoustic and Synthesized Timbre.
  • Systems Software:  Mihir Patel of TJHSST, Optimizing Reinforcement Learning through Dynamic Environment Manipulation.
  • Translational Medical Sciences:  Shannen Prindle of Oakton High School, A Novel Approach to Improving Photodynamic Therapy.

Results from the 2018 Regional Science and Engineering Fair, including a complete list of winners, can be found online

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