2019 Science Fair - Organization Awards

These are the winners of the organization awards at the 2019 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Award Student(s) School Project Title Project Number
1. Aerospace Corporation
1st--$100 Gift Card & Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Jerry Wei Oakton HS Textual Origin Classification and Implicit Bias Detection with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks 10-S-1
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Siona Prasad TJHSST Characterizing Uncertainty in Urban Inversions of Carbon Sources & Sinks using Low-cost Sensor Measurements 12-H-3
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Neil Suri Oakton HS Towards Safer Autonomous Vehicles: A Novel Contextual Learning Framework for Improving Robustness of Neural Networks 10-S-4
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition
Arnav Wadehra
Madison HS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Real-Time Single-Shot Object Detection using Deep Learning 10-S-5
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition George Tang, Neal Bayya TJHSST ClearCam: Enabling Self-Driving Cars to See Through Fog with GPU-Accelerated Stereo Camera System and Deep Learning TM-T-1
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Henry Raman West Potomac HS A Machine Learning System to Detect Hidden Messages in Digital Image Steganography  10-T-1
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Rebecca Connor, Mirette Arafa, Sydney Jones South County HS The Effect of Wing Aspect-Ratio on Drone Speed TM-L-9
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Remy Brettell, Jake Eppard, Benjamin Chaves South County HS The Effect of Fin Leading Edge Length on Maximum Altitude of Flight TM-Q-3
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Palash Shah Westfield HS Optimizing Deep Image Reconstruction using an EEG driven Progressively Growing Adversarial System 12-I-2
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Kaien Yang TJHSST Discovery of FAZnF3, a Hybrid Organic-inorganic Perovskite for Photocatalytic Water Splitting 10-J-1
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Justin Hu Madison HS Using Self Assembled Monolayers for the Fabrication of Implantable Strain Gauge Sensors 11-V-2
2. American Association of University Women, McLean Area Branch (AAUW)
$100 STEM Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit & Invitation to Annual Dinner Hana Abouelenein Langley HS To Create a Neural Network that Differentiates Between Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Epithelial Cells 10-S-3
3. American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section (AIHA)
1st--$300 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Haley Longfellow, Madelyn Flickinger Oakton HS The Effect of Ear Protection on Sound Attenuation TM-D-7
2nd--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Owen Schwartz Robinson SS A Novel Approach to the Laying of Roofing Tiles  11-S-1
3rd--$100 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Divya Somashekhar Madison HS A novel Safe Dry Cleaning solvent- SAFE-D 9-F-1
4. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
1st--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Jason Chen TJHSST Optimization of a Methalox Liquid Rocket Engine 10-L-3
2nd--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Asena Semseddin King Abdullah Academy Aerodynamics 9-Q-4
3rd--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Ethan Boswell South Lakes HS The effect of air foils on the amount of lift exerted 9-L-3
5. American Meteorological Society, D.C. Chapter (DC-AMS)
1st--Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Mikhail Mints McLean HS The  Effect of Topography on Air Pollution Predicted by a Computer Model 9-H-2
2nd--Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Anusha Allamsetty Oakton HS Machine Learning Forest Fire Prediction for Rapid Prevention and Resource Allocation 11-H-4
3rd--Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Charlotte Peterkin, Wen Ip, Harin Ok Oakton HS Combating Climate Change through Marine Cloud Brightening  TM-H-3
6. American Nuclear Society, D.C. Chapter (ANS)
1st--$100, Certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Oscar Lauth, Vincent Roque Herndon HS The Effect of Valve Type on Pressure Release Speed TM-K-9
2nd--$50, Certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Adithya Kalathil Lee HS The Power Of The Tesla Tower 11-L-2
3rd--$50, Certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Andrew Tran, Benjamin Van Zandt Justice HS The Effect of Different Co-Firing Materials in a Biomass Generator on Steam Output Velocity TM-J-1
7. American Psychological Association
1st--Certificate of Award Korrina Gidwani TJHSST The Effect of Retinoic Acid on Superficial Flexor Muscle Nerve Cord Regeneration in P. clarkii 12-A-1
8. American Society of Engineers of Indian Origins, National Capital Chapter (NCC) 
1st--$75 Gift Card and Certificate Isabella Salinas Robinson SS Designing a Prosthetic Liner 12-V-1
2nd--$50 Gift Card and Certificate Hana Abouelenein Langley HS To Create a Neural Network that Differentiates Between Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Epithelial Cells 10-S-3
3rd--$25 Gift Card and Certificate Olivia Henry Hayfield SS Effect of Longer Prison Sentences on Incarceration Rates From the 1960's to Present Day 10-B-1
9. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, DC Chapter (ASME) 
1st--$75 ASME Award and Invitation to ASME Banquet Meeting Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Drone Tracking for Laser Energy Transfer 11-L-3
1st--$75 ASME Award and Invitation to ASME Banquet Meeting Jennifer Wu Langley HS Bioluminescence in Dinoflagellates 10-E-1
2nd--$50 Award and Invitation to ASME Banquet Meeting Rachel Naidich TJHSST Non-Invasive Electronic Wireless Knee Biomechanical & Physiology Monitoring for Post-Operative Rehabilitation 12-I-1
3rd--Certificate of Merit
Jason Chen
TJHSST Optimization of a Methalox Liquid Rocket Engine 10-L-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Sumaja Bandreddi Westfield HS The Effect of Ocean Salinity on Plant cells  10-E-2
HM--Certificate of Merit Hyebin Yang Langley HS A Low Cost Eye-tracking Apparatus 10-L-4
HM--Certificate of Merit Sarah Myers Edison HS Designing a Device That Will Power a Hearing Aid Using Energy Harvested from Temporomandibular Joint Movement 11-V-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Eugene Jeong TJHSST Building a Powder-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator Using Martian Regolith Simulant 12-K-1
10. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC Branch (ASM)
Grand Prize--$100 Cash Award Sanika Karandikar TJHSST The Efficacy of Photosensitizer Mediated Photodynamic Treatment in Eradicating Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms 11-P-4
Grand Prize--$100 Cash Award Sarah Syed, Miamar Burgos-Rosario, Saijai Supanklang Hayfield SS A Novel Strategy for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation Via Initiation of Apoptosis by Nanodelivery of Thioredoxin Reductase Inhibitors TM-P-1
1st--$75 Cash Award Ons Bouali South Lakes HS An Investigation of the Antibiotic Potential of alpha/beta Citral, Chamomile Essential Oil, and alpha-Bisabolol 12-P-1
2nd--$30 Cash Award
Page Schiavone, Teresa Gattoni
Herndon HS The Effect of Water Source on Heterotrophic Bacteria Levels TM-P-8
2nd--$30 Cash Award Caitlyn Morris, Emma Grossback South Lakes HS The Effect of Urea Concentration on Vibrio fischeri Luminance TM-P-9
2nd--$30 Cash Award Judy Marouf, Jio Williams Falls Church HS The Effect of the Concentration of Dandelion Extract on Bacterial Growth TM-P-7
2nd--$30 Cash Award
Lucille Shichman
Woodson HS The Effect of Heat Shock Intensity on Bacterial Transformation Efficiency 12-P-2
2nd--$30 Cash Award Kimberly Sejas Edison HS Effect of various contact solutions on E. coli 10-P-1
2nd--$30 Cash Award Charitha Vennapusa Oakton HS The Effect of  Essential Oils on the Inhibition Zones of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria 11-P-7
3rd--$20 Cash Award Dhruv Sundararaman Oakton HS The Effect of Different Formulations of Garlic on Bacterial Growth 10-P-2
3rd--$20 Cash Award Teresa Dong Marshall HS Effect of Honey on Antibacterial Activity of E.coli K-12 11-P-3
11. American Water Works Association, Virginia Section (VA AWWA)
1st--$200 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Clare Sparling Oakton HS A Comparison of Innovative Hybrid Porous Materials and Oyster Shells for the Adsorption of Dyes and Heavy Metals from Polluted Water 11-H-1
2nd--$100 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Sitara Sastry Oakton HS Xylem-Based Microfiltration for Sustainable Water Purification  11-H-8
3rd--$50 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Ankisha Singh Oakton HS The Effect of Cilantro vs Standard Water Purification Methods on Water Quality 11-H-7
HM--Certificate of Merit Bora Ya Diul Westfield HS The Effect of Different Water Temperatures on the Amount of Dissolved Oxygen Present 10-H-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Spencer Huang McLean HS The Effect of the Primary Ingredient in a Natural Water Filter 9-V-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Leah Nohra, Melody Llinas, Arya Naren Edison HS The relationship between the amount of ammonium nitrate in water and the heart rate of Daphnia magna TM-H-4
12. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA)
1st--$1000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Matthew Ferrari, John Leal Woodson HS Simulating Peer-To-Peer Models to Optimize Fault-Tolerant, Mesh Network for Communication TM-T-3
2nd--$400 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Bella Hoagland Hayfield SS The Effect of Infill on the Integrity of a 3D Printed Model 10-L-6
2nd--$400 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Jerry Wei Oakton HS Textual Origin Classification and Implicit Bias Detection with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks 10-S-1
2nd--$400 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Eugene Jeong TJHSST Building a Powder-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator Using Martian Regolith Simulant 12-K-1
2nd--$400 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Noah Davidson, Colin McQuarrie South Lakes HS The effect of antenna gain on received signal strength TM-K-3
3rd--$200 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Arnav Wadehra Madison HS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Real-Time Single-Shot Object Detection using Deep Learning 10-S-5
3rd--$200 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet Meeting Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Drone Tracking for Laser Energy Transfer 11-L-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Stavroula Antonis Langley HS Emergency Communication Button 10-T-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Henry Raman West Potomac HS A Machine Learning System to Detect Hidden Messages in Digital Image Steganography  10-T-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Surya Somayyajula, Aryan Shah Herndon HS Quantum Enhanced Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Inspired by Quantum Variational Circuits TM-S-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Acia Vetchapinan, Raneem Kamoona Langley HS The effect of type of additive, amount of additive, and type of concentrate on the voltage needed to charge a phone TM-K-8
HM--Certificate of Merit Vedhas Banaji Marshall HS The Effect of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blade Width on Voltage Output 11-K-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Rishi Pania Marshall HS The Effect of Hydroelectric Turbine Diameter Length on the Electricity Output from a 9V DC Motor 11-K-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Charlotte Uehling Hayfield SS The Effect of Amplitude on the Proximity Effect 10-K-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Jasmine Tang, Kia Morawetz, Jae Kim Annandale HS The Effect of the Mass of Batteries on the Flight Time of the Plane TM-K-6
HM--Certificate of Merit Angelita Khan Mount Vernon HS The Effect Of Viscosity on Electric Conductivity  10-K-2
HM--Certificate of Merit Emma Holincheck, Alexander Nelson, Jaskirat Saini Centreville HS Optimizing the Timing of Multiple Charitable Donation Solicitations in Different Populations TM-T-2
13. Association For Women Geoscientists, Potomac Chapter (AWG)
Student Award For Geoscience Excellence--Certificate Angelina Tomseth Marshall HS The Effect of Different Rocks on the pH of Carbonated Water 11-H-6
14. Biophysical Society
1st--$100 Scholarship and Certificate Thaissa Peixoto, Alex Gurski Madison HS Cystic Fibrosis Wearable Technology TM-D-2
15. Clean Air Partners MWCOG
1st--$50 Gift Card Siona Prasad TJHSST Characterizing Uncertainty in Urban Inversions of Carbon Sources & Sinks using Low-cost Sensor Measurements 12-H-3
1st--$50 Gift Card Mikhail Mints McLean HS The  Effect of Topography on Air Pollution Predicted by a Computer Model 9-H-2
16. Commissioned Officer Association, U. S. Public Health Services, District of Columbia Branch
1st--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate & Medal Agah Ebrahimi, Ishan Kalburge Woodson HS Utilizing ERP and Machine Learning for Development in Speed and Accuracy of Alzheimer's Diagnosis  TM-D-10
2nd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate & Medal Thaissa Peixoto, Alex Gurski Madison HS Cystic Fibrosis Wearable Technology TM-D-2
3rd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate & Medal Annabelle Leung Lee HS How Does Grip Strength Vary Between Traditional High School Students and Students with Low Incidence Disabilities? 12-D-1
3rd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate & Medal Areeba Hamid Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Different Amounts of Sulforaphane on E.coli Bacteria 11-D-3
HM--Meritorious Achievement Certificate & Medal Haley Longfellow, Madelyn Flickinger Oakton HS The Effect of Ear Protection on Sound Attenuation TM-D-7
HM--Meritorious Achievement Certificate & Medal Tessa Orwat Westfield HS The Effect of Lemon Juice on the Time it Takes for Sucrose to be Converted to Glucose 10-D-2
HM--Meritorious Achievement Certificate & Medal Jayant Siva, Mahika Rawat TJHSST The Effect of Ascorbic Acid and Curcumin on the Stability of Dopamine TM-D-12
17. Cox Communications
1st--$300 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Neha Periyapatna, Lizzie Kye, Stephanie Fang Chantilly HS The Effect of Insulation Material on Heat Retention TM-K-5
1st--$200 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Laura Evans, Katie Evans Herndon HS The Effect of Different Light Bulbs on Their Spectra Compared to Natural Light TM-M-16
1st--$200 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Noah Davidson, Colin McQuarrie South Lakes HS The effect of antenna gain on received signal strength TM-K-3
1st--$100 in VISA Gift Card and Certificate of Merit Colleen Polka Edison HS Measuring Light Pollution 11-Q-5
1st--$100 in VISA Gift Card and Certificate of Merit Paige Graves Langley HS Using An Automated Farming System to Grow Plants 10-G-2
1st--$100 in VISA Gift Card and Certificate of Merit Alexandra Cooper Woodson HS The Effect of Temperature on the Function of a Microbial Fuel Cell 10-J-2
18. Dominion Energy
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Sydney Chen, Maggie Tong Oakton HS The Effect of Varying Sizes of Atomic Radii in Cloud Seeding Nuclei on Lux Yield TM-M-7
1st--$25 Amazon Gift Card and Certificate of Merit Lindsey Wang Chantilly HS The Effect of Sentence Characteristics on Readability and Text Ranking 9-B-1
1st--$25 Amazon Gift Card and Certificate of Merit Arul Nigam TJHSST Good News, Bad News, and Your Money - Empirical Investigation of Cognitive Bias in Investment Decisions 10-O-2
19. Express Search
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$300 and Certificate of Merit Anusha Allamsetty Oakton HS Machine Learning Forest Fire Prediction for Rapid Prevention and Resource Allocation 11-H-4
20. Fairfax County NAACP ACT-SO (ACT-SO)
1st--Biology/Microbiology $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Kori Jackson Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Different Cleaning Agents on the Bacteria that Grows on Fruit 11-P-2
1st--Chemistry/Biochemistry $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Falak Rafi Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Ascorbic Acid and Curcumin on the Stabilizing Dopamine 12-C-5
1st--Earth and Space Sciences $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Delina Kiflom Hayfield SS Solid Sorbet Carbon Chambers: Carbon Capture through Polymer Matrix Membranes Using Polyacrylate, Amine and Zeolit 11-H-3
1st--Engineering $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Isabella Salinas Robinson SS Designing a Prosthetic Liner 12-V-1
1st--Mathematics $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Shannon Gallagher South Lakes HS The Effect of Shuffling on the Card Count of a Deck of Cards 9-O-1
1st--Medicine and Health $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Areeba Hamid Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Different Amounts of Sulforaphane on E.coli Bacteria 11-D-3
1st--Physics $25 Gift Card & Certificate of Excellence Asena Semseddin King Abdullah Academy Aerodynamics 9-Q-4
HM --Certificate of Merit Micheal Alvarado, Aaron Hanson Hayfield SS The Effect of Time of Day on Cognitive Performance TM-B-7
HM --Certificate of Merit Miranda Kashynski, Alana Thomas Justice HS The Effect of Different Types of Salt on the Level of Iodine TM-C-5
HM --Certificate of Merit Gabrielle White, Amani Muhammad Hayfield SS The Effect of the Different Sets of Electrodes on the Voltage of an Electrochemical Voltaic Cell  TM-F-25
HM --Certificate of Merit Caspian Boynton, Jerry Achtermann, Noa Sanwogou-Scott Falls Church HS Rebound! How do we explain compression in relation to how objects collide? TM-K-2
HM --Certificate of Merit Palash Shah Westfield HS Optimizing Deep Image Reconstruction using an EEG driven Progressively Growing Adversarial System 12-I-2
21. Federal Water Quality Association (FWQA)
1st (Ind.)--$50 Award, Luncheon Invitation, Ribbon & T-shirt Ankisha Singh Oakton HS The Effect of Cilantro vs Standard Water Purification Methods on Water Quality 11-H-7
1st (Team)--$150 Award, Luncheon Invitation, Ribbon & T-shirt Sarah Syed, Miamar Burgos-Rosario, Saijai Supanklang Hayfield SS A Novel Strategy for Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation Via Initiation of Apoptosis by Nanodelivery of Thioredoxin  TM-P-1
2nd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Clare Sparling Oakton HS A Comparison of Innovative Hybrid Porous Materials and Oyster Shells for the Adsorption of Dyes and Heavy Metals from Polluted Water 11-H-1
2nd (Team)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon &  T-shirt Leah Nohra, Melody Llinas, Arya Naren Edison HS The relationship between the amount of ammonium nitrate in water and the heart rate of Daphnia magna TM-H-4
3rd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Mahika Parakh Westfield HS The Effects of Natural Additives on a Water Sample's Ability to Maintain a safe pH 9-M-2
3rd (Team)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Page Schiavone, Teresa Gattoni Herndon HS The Effect of Water Source on Heterotrophic Bacteria Levels TM-P-8
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Deepika Sahoo Lake Braddock SS Optimization of surfactant-enhanced remediation using AI techniques 11-H-2
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Fareeha Tufail Edison HS The Effect of Fruit Peels on the Absorption of Oil: A Biodegradable Way to Clean Oil Spills 12-H-1
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Sitara Sastry Oakton HS Xylem-Based Microfiltration for Sustainable Water Purification  11-H-8
22. Fisher Science Education (FSE)
1st--$50 Gift Card Stavroula Antonis Langley HS Emergency Communication Button 10-T-3
23. Geological Society of Washington (GSW)
1st--Ribbon, Certificate and Invitation to Present at GSW Meeting Anusha Allamsetty Oakton HS Machine Learning Forest Fire Prediction for Rapid Prevention and Resource Allocation 11-H-4
2nd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Siona Prasad TJHSST Characterizing Uncertainty in Urban Inversions of Carbon Sources & Sinks using Low-cost Sensor Measurements 12-H-3
3rd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Charlotte Peterkin, Wen Ip, Harin Ok Oakton HS Combating Climate Change through Marine Cloud Brightening  TM-H-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Madison Thompson, Anamika Nair Oakton HS The Effect of Different Land Covers on Soil Erosion TM-H-6
HM--Certificate of Merit Max Levy, Gabriel Levy South Lakes HS The Effect of Meteorite Mass on Crater Diameter TM-H-12
24. Hunton and Williams, LLP
Preparation, Filing & Prosecution of US Patent Application Thaissa Peixoto, Alex Gurski Madison HS Cystic Fibrosis Wearable Technology TM-D-2
25. Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Northern Virginia Section
Technology Innovation Award--$50, Awards Banquet Invitation & Certificate Kaien Yang TJHSST Discovery of FAZnF3, a Hybrid Organic-inorganic Perovskite for Photocatalytic Water Splitting 10-J-1
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Drone Tracking for Laser Energy Transfer 11-L-3
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Rachel Naidich TJHSST Non-Invasive Electronic Wireless Knee Biomechanical and Physiology Monitoring for Post-Operative Rehabilitation 12-I-1
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Matthew Ferrari, John Leal Woodson HS Simulating Peer-To-Peer Models to Optimize Fault-Tolerant, Mesh Network for Communication TM-T-3
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit George Tang, Neal Bayya TJHSST ClearCam: Enabling Self-Driving Cars to See Through Fog with GPU-Accelerated Stereo Camera System and Deep Learning TM-T-1
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Jack Bateman Langley HS A Device for Controlled Medication Dispensing 10-L-1
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Tristan Scott, Leah Zarlenga Oakton HS Real-time Distributed Robotics: Innovations on Smart Home Appliances  TM-L-4
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Lareb Fatima, Arooj Fatima Edison HS Fire Extinguishing Robot Prototype TM-S-2
26. Intel Corporation
Excellence in Computer Science Award--$200 Award & Certif. Jerry Wei Oakton HS Textual Origin Classification and Implicit Bias Detection with Deep Recurrent Neural Networks 10-S-1
27. MIT Club of Washington DC
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Victoria Graf TJHSST Localizing Neurological Response Entropy from Music Stimuli through Assessment of Memory and Training Effects via Wavelet EEG Analysis 11-B-1
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Sanika Karandikar TJHSST The Efficacy of Photosensitizer Mediated Photodynamic Treatment in Eradicating Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms 11-P-4
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Owen Schwartz Robinson SS A Novel Approach to the Laying of Roofing Tiles  11-S-1
28. Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award--Certificate of Merit Jane Smyly Langley HS An Algebraic Formula for the Sum of Squares 10-O-1
29. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Earth System Science Award--Certificate Charlotte Peterkin, Wen Ip, Harin Ok Oakton HS Combating Climate Change through Marine Cloud Brightening  TM-H-3
30. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Taking The Pulse of the Planet Award--Certificate and Pin Siona Prasad TJHSST Characterizing Uncertainty in Urban Inversions of Carbon Sources & Sinks using Low-cost Sensor Measurements 12-H-3
31. Navy Nuclear Engineering Recruitment (US Navy)
Admiral Rickover Award and Certificate Luke Mrini Lake Braddock SS The Penrose Process in Analog Black Holes 12-Q-4
Admiral Rickover Award and Certificate Anna Carnahan Robinson SS Airfoil Shapes' Effect on Lift 12-Q-1
Admiral Rickover Award and Certificate Sebastian Vander Ploeg Fallon, Jacob Crim TJHSST Wormhole Creation Processes: A Theoretical Approach TM-Q-12
Admiral Rickover Award and Certificate Brendan Trainer, Connor Gephart Madison HS A Working Prototype that will Produce an Electrical Charge TM-L-5
32. Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC)
1st--$1000 Phillip S. Wherry Scholarship, Certificate, Pocket Sky Atlas & 1-year Membership in NOVAC Rohan Venkat TJHSST Classifying Galaxies into the De Vaucouleurs system using a Deep Learning Model 11-Q-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Colleen Polka Edison HS Measuring Light Pollution 11-Q-5
HM--Certificate of Merit Ehsan Ghani, Zareef Samin, ShahZ Khan Lee HS How Different Color Lights Affect Light Pollution TM-F-7
33. Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS)
Grand Award--Excellence in Science Talent Plaque Junhyun Chong TJHSST A Chemiluminescent Dual-Aptasensor Capable of Simultaneously Quantifying PSA and VEGF 12-C-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Sarah Myers Edison HS Designing a Device That Will Power a Hearing Aid Using Energy Harvested from Temporomandibular Joint Movement 11-V-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Sanika Karandikar TJHSST The Efficacy of Photosensitizer Mediated Photodynamic Treatment in Eradicating Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms 11-P-4
HM--Certificate of Merit Ryan Gray South Lakes HS The Effect of Dataset Size On the Accuracy of Semantic Segmentation Performed by a Generative Adversarial Network 10-S-2
HM--Certificate of Merit Sid Thakker Madison HS The role of α5 single nucleotide polymorphism on Nicotine Dependence 10-E-3
HM--Certificate of Merit Alison Buckler Langley HS Datamining for Relationships Between Vector-Borne Disease and Weather 10-G-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Luke Mrini Lake Braddock SS The Penrose Process in Analog Black Holes 12-Q-4
34. Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District (NVSWCD)
1st--$100 Gift Card, Book Award--A Sand County Almanac Ashley Milligan, Abby Cannon Madison HS Using a Synthetic Nanozeolite and 3A/4A Molecular Sieves to Accelerate the Removal of Ammonia and Hexavalent Chromium in Local Streams. TM-F-4
2nd--$75 Gift Card, Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Shrutika Poudel Westfield HS Is Quicker Better for Plants?: The Effect of Slow-Release vs Quick-Release Fertilizers on the Height of Wheatgrass 9-R-1
3rd--$50 Gift Card, Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Thomas Chia Chantilly HS The Effect of Dissolved Oxygen on Plant Growth Using Hydroponics  9-R-2
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Jack Leech, Mary Cyckowski, Alejandro Posadas-Nava Woodson HS Manta Ray Mechanism Minimizes Microplastics TM-M-2
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Himaja Bathula, Grace Do Madison HS The Effects of Flood Prevention Methods on the Amount of Flooding TM-H-18
35. Office of Naval Research (US Navy)
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Allen Pan Madison HS The Leading Head of Kinesin Dimers Moves The Cargo 10-G-3
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Justin Wang Chantilly HS Simulation of Timescale Matching between Organic and Metallic Phase-Change Materials for Transient Thermal Reduction 12-Q-7
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Korrina Gidwani TJHSST The Effect of Retinoic Acid on Superficial Flexor Muscle Nerve Cord Regeneration in P. clarkii 12-A-1
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Victoria Graf TJHSST Localizing Neurological Response Entropy from Music Stimuli through Assessment of Memory and Training Effects via Wavelet EEG Analysis 11-B-1
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Neil Suri Oakton HS Towards Safer Autonomous Vehicles: A Novel Contextual Learning Framework for Improving Robustness of Neural Networks 10-S-4
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Lindsey Wang Chantilly HS The Effect of Sentence Characteristics on Readability and Text Ranking 9-B-1
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Sabrina Cai TJHSST Targeting Antioxidant Pathways for Brain Cancer Therapy 11-E-2
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Arnav Wadehra Madison HS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Real-Time Single-Shot Object Detection using Deep Learning 10-S-5
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Eugene Jeong TJHSST Building a Powder-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator Using Martian Regolith Simulant 12-K-1
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Sarah Myers Edison HS Designing a Device That Will Power a Hearing Aid Using Energy Harvested from Temporomandibular Joint Movement 11-V-1
36. Optical Society of America, National Capital Section (OSA)
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics and Photonics Certificate Award Pranav Kanapuram Chantilly HS The Effect of Anthocyanins on Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Efficiency 10-N-3
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics and Photonics Certificate Award Junhyun Chong TJHSST A Chemiluminescent Dual-Aptasensor Capable of Simultaneously Quantifying PSA and VEGF 12-C-1
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics and Photonics Certificate Award Emily Mui Oakton HS The Effect of Lighting Type on Spectra Variation  9-Q-2
2nd--Notable Achievement in Optics and Photonics Certificate Award Colleen Polka Edison HS Measuring Light Pollution 11-Q-5
2nd--Notable Achievement in Optics and Photonics Certificate Award Manvi Nair, Shreya Tripathy, Numya Menon Chantilly HS Diagnostic Imaging System for Tumors   TM-G-1
37. Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTO Society)
Grand Prize--Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit Rana Ali Westfield HS The Effect of Different Algorithms on the Efficiency of Roomba 9-S-2
1st--Certificate of Merit Jaisimar Singh Marshall HS The Effect of Stimulants and Depressants on Wound Recovery 11-D-2
1st--Certificate of Merit Ons Bouali South Lakes HS An Investigation of the Antibiotic Potential of alpha/beta Citral, Chamomile Essential Oil, and alpha-Bisabolol 12-P-1
1st--Certificate of Merit Vedhas Banaji Marshall HS The Effect of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blade Width on Voltage Output 11-K-3
1st--Certificate of Merit Rachel Naidich TJHSST Non-Invasive Electronic Wireless Knee Biomechanical and Physiology Monitoring for Post-Operative Rehabilitation 12-I-1
1st--Certificate of Merit Maria Rice Woodson HS A Novel Role of Osteoactivin/GPNMB in Osteoarthritic Articular Cartilage 11-U-2
1st--Certificate of Merit Helen Sparling Oakton HS The Effect of Modified Chitosan Films on Fruit Preservation  9-N-2
1st--Certificate of Merit Delina Kiflom Hayfield SS Solid Sorbet Carbon Chambers: Carbon Capture through Polymer Matrix Membranes Using Polyacrylate, Amine and Zeolit 11-H-3
1st--Certificate of Merit Akshay Subramaniam Oakton HS The Effect of Gel Base Used on an Edible Water Bottle's Packaging Efficiency 10-F-6
1st--Certificate of Merit Justin Wang Chantilly HS Simulation of Timescale Matching between Organic and Metallic Phase-Change Materials for Transient Thermal Reduction 12-Q-7
1st--Certificate of Merit Jason Chen TJHSST Optimization of a Methalox Liquid Rocket Engine 10-L-3
38. Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award--Certificate Kevin Duffy, Quinn Duffy Lake Braddock SS A Study of the Impact of Roofing Materials on the Urban Heat Island Effect TM-H-2
39. Society of Women Engineers, Baltimore Washington Section (SWE)
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Teresa Dong Marshall HS The Effect of Honey on Antibacterial Activity of E. coli K-12 11-P-3
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Alexandra Cooper Woodson HS The Effect of Temperature on the Function of a Microbial Fuel Cell 10-J-2
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Elizabeth Stern Marshall HS The Effect of the Amount of SunGuard on the UV Index of a White, Cotton T-shirt 11-J-1
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Kyra Lee Woodson HS Simulating Chromesthesia through Augmented Reality 11-G-1
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Charitha Vennapusa Oakton HS The Effect of  Essential Oils on the Inhibition Zones of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria 11-P-7
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Terra Otto Hayfield SS Using NetLogo to simulate possible shielding materials to help reduce effects of GCR radiation on space travelers 11-Q-11
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Mahika Parakh Westfield HS The Effects of Natural Additives on a Water Sample's Ability to Maintain a safe pH 9-M-2
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Janna Helvey West Potomac HS The Comparison Of The Efficiency Of Four Common Fuels 10-F-2
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Genevieve Middleton Langley HS Assessing how Changing the Strength of the EM Field of an Electromagnetic Train Affects the Speed of the Train 10-Q-1
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Bella Hoagland Hayfield SS The Effect of Infill on the Integrity of a 3D Printed Model 10-L-6
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Tania Romero Gonzalez Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Netting Material on Fog Water Collection 12-M-1
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Gracie Schaub West Potomac HS What Disinfectant Does it's Job Best? 10-F-16
40. Stemtree of Vienna
1st--$100 Amazon Gift Card Sydney Chen, Maggie Tong Oakton HS The Effect of Varying Sizes of Atomic Radii in Cloud Seeding Nuclei on Lux Yield TM-M-7
HM--$50 Amazon Gift Card Nandita Venkataraman Oakton HS The Effect of Textile Dye Effluents on D. Manga  9-H-1
41. US Air Force
1st--Backpack Award & Certificate Lareb Fatima, Arooj Fatima Edison HS Fire Extinguishing Robot Prototype TM-S-2
2nd--Backpack Award & Certificate Emily Boling, Maleha Asmi Chantilly HS The Smart Rug TM-M-12
42. US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
1st--GEO INT Project--$500 Cash Award to be presented at the USGIF Headquarters Arnav Wadehra Madison HS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Real-Time Single-Shot Object Detection using Deep Learning 10-S-5
43. Virginia Dental Association (VDA)
Grand Award--$100 Cash Award and Certificate Justin Hu Madison HS Using Self Assembled Monolayers for the Fabrication of Implantable Strain Gauge Sensors 11-V-2
44. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA)
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Mikhail Mints McLean HS The  Effect of Topography on Air Pollution Predicted by a Computer Model 9-H-2
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Sarah Bradshaw South Lakes HS The Effect of House Supports on the Ability to Withstand Flooding 9-L-4
Junior--$60 Target Gift Card Madison Thompson, Anamika Nair Oakton HS The Effect of Different Land Covers on Soil Erosion TM-H-6
Junior--$60 Target Gift Card Sydney Chen, Maggie Tong Oakton HS The Effect of Varying Sizes of Atomic Radii in Cloud Seeding Nuclei on Lux Yield TM-M-7
Junior--$60 Target Gift Card Annie Tran, Radhika Rajpurohit South County HS The Effect of Wind Turbine Blade Angle on Power TM-M-10
45. Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE)
1st--Certificate of Merit and VA Tech Swag Huzaifa Shafique Westfield HS Synthesizing a Biodegradable Plastic: Reinforcing Cellulose Di-Acetate With Natural Fibers and Testing Flexural and Tensile Strengths 10-N-2
2nd--Certificate of Merit and VA Tech Swag Anusha Allamsetty Oakton HS Machine Learning Forest Fire Prediction for Rapid Prevention and Resource Allocation 11-H-4
3rd--Certificate of Merit and VA Tech Swag Akshay Subramaniam Oakton HS The Effect of Gel Base Used on an Edible Water Bottle's Packaging Efficiency 10-F-6
46. Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA)
1st--$150 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certificate Sitara Sastry Oakton HS Xylem-Based Microfiltration for Sustainable Water Purification  11-H-8
2nd--$75 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certificate Clare Sparling Oakton HS A Comparison of Innovative Hybrid Porous Materials and Oyster Shells for the Adsorption of Dyes and Heavy Metals from Polluted Water 11-H-1
47. Volgenau School of Engineering at GMU
Outstanding Computer Science Project--$100 Award & Certificate Kevin Duffy, Quinn Duffy Lake Braddock SS A Study of the Impact of Roofing Materials on the Urban Heat Island Effect TM-H-2
48. Washington Statistical Society (WSS)
1st--$100 & 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Victoria Graf TJHSST Localizing Neurological Response Entropy from Music Stimuli through Assessment of Memory and Training Effects via Wavelet EEG Analysis 11-B-1
2nd--Book Award (Statistics, Informed Decisions Using Data) & 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Neeyanth Kopparapu TJHSST MRI Image Synthesis for the Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease using Deep Learning 11-U-1
3rd--Book Award (Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis) & 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Annabelle Leung Lee HS How Does Grip Strength Vary Between Traditional High School Students and Students with Low Incidence Disabilities? 12-D-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Charitha Vennapusa Oakton HS The Effect of  Essential Oils on the Inhibition Zones of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria 11-P-7
HM--Certificate of Merit Sanika Karandikar TJHSST The Efficacy of Photosensitizer Mediated Photodynamic Treatment in Eradicating Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilms 11-P-4
HM--Certificate of Merit Arul Nigam TJHSST Good News, Bad News, and Your Money - Empirical Investigation of Cognitive Bias in Investment Decisions 10-O-2
HM--Certificate of Merit Kaien Yang TJHSST Discovery of FAZnF3, a Hybrid Organic-inorganic Perovskite for Photocatalytic Water Splitting 10-J-1
HM--Certificate of Merit Clare Sparling Oakton HS A Comparison of Innovative Hybrid Porous Materials and Oyster Shells for the Adsorption of Dyes and Heavy Metals from Polluted Water 11-H-1
49. Yale Science and Engineering Association
1st--Achievement Certificate & Medal Sarah Myers Edison HS Designing a Device That Will Power a Hearing Aid Using Energy Harvested from Temporomandibular Joint Movement 11-V-1