2020 Science Fair - Organization Awards

These are the winners of the Corporate and Professional Organization Awards at the 2020 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Award Student(s) School Project Title
1. Aerospace Corporation
     
1st--$200 Gift Prize Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework
2nd--$100 Gift Prize Parker Hoang Langley HS Designing a Smarter Smart Hydrogel: Optimization of Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Sodium Borate Hydrogels by Physical Crosslinking with Sodium Alginate for pH-Responsive Controlled Drug Delivery
3rd--$50 Gift Prize Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
2. American Association of University Women, McLean Area Branch (AAUW)
     
$200 STEM Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit & Invitation to Annual Dinner Emily Sun and Abigail Xu Langley HS Flashlight Powered by Heat of Human Hand
3. American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section (AIHA)
     
1st--$300 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Danielle Gipson and Allison Kim and Jaden Reasor Woodson HS So Many pHreaking Shrimp!
2nd--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Yihan Liu and Haobin Yu Westfield HS Plant responses to sulfur dioxide pollution
2nd--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Isabella Dressel and Kapil Krishna Centreville HS Two-Step Microwave Pyrolysis of Spherical Seed Precursors with NaOH/KOH Chemical Activation: A Rapid Approach to the Synthesis of Spherical Activated Carbons for Water Remediation
3rd--$100 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
4. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Capital Section (AIAA)
     
1st--Invitation to 3-day NASA Goddard Space Event, AIAA student membership & Invitation to Awards event Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework
1st--Invitation to 3-day NASA Goddard Space Event, AIAA student membership & Invitation to Awards event Karen Shrieves Lake Braddock SS The Alteration of Wing and Winglet Designs on Commercial Passenger Aircrafts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions and the Increase of Aerodynamic Efficiency
1st--Invitation to 3-day NASA Goddard Space Event, AIAA student membership & Invitation to Awards event Brandon Dawson and Elliot Evans South County HS The Effect of the Shape of an Airfoil on Lift Generated
1st--Invitation to 3-day NASA Goddard Space Event, AIAA student membership & Invitation to Awards event Caitlin Sullivan, Max Chan Madison HS The Effect of Propeller Design on the Efficiency of High-Altitude Flight
5. American Meteorological Society, D.C. Chapter (DC-AMS)
     
1st--Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Benjamin Miller Woodson HS The Effect of Atmospheric Conditions On the Output of Solar Panels
2nd--Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Sundus Ahmed and Makda Dejene and Sumaya Gaal Justice HS Algae and Its Role in Climate Change
6. American Psychological Association
     
1st--Certificate of Award Anjali Sardana Madison HS Maturation of Excitatory Synapses in the Juvenile Rodent Hippocampus Supports Spatial Navigation Ability in the Barnes Maze
7. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, DC Chapter (ASME) 
     
1st--$75 ASME Award  & Certificate of Merit Tarushii Goel Thomas Jefferson HS Automatic Detection and Classification of Intracranial Hemorrhage
2nd--$50 Award & Certificate of Merit Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework
3rd--$25 Award & Certificate of Merit Samuel Wright Woodson HS Simulating Conditions for Methanogenesis in Eutrophic Lakes Under Projected Late 21st Century Climate Conditions
HM--Certificate of Merit Hari Raman Westfield HS Effect of Varying Aerodynamics Setups on Handling of Motor Vehicles
HM--Certificate of Merit Amani Akkoub Marshall HS The Effect of Water Purification Methods on Water Quality 
HM--Certificate of Merit Aamani Kotla South Lakes HS The effect of the different types of wind turbine blades on the energy output using the voltage and current
HM--Certificate of Merit Kathleen O'Donovan Langley HS A Voice-Activated Remote Delivery System for the Disabled
8. American Water Works Association, Virginia Section (VA AWWA)
     
1st--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Ankisha Singh Oakton High School Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
2nd--$100 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Wendy Lu Oakton High School Microplastic Removal Using Different Substances
3rd--$50 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Page Schiavone Herndon High School Just How Safe is Your Refrigerator Water?
9. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA)
     
1st--$1500 Cash Award Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
1st--$1500 Cash Award Junho Lee and Allison Seo Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Scalable Mapping Algorithm using a Swarm System
1st--$1500 Cash Award Aaron Amartuvshin and Collin Ollis and Samuel Park Woodson HS ADS (Adaptable DNS Sinkhole): A portable device implementation of secure DNS filtering utilizing DNSSEC over a USB interface
1st--$1500 Cash Award Austin Shi Oakton HS Minimizing the Quantity of Low Earth Orbit Space Debris with an ElectroDynamic Tether
2nd--$500 Cash Award Pravalika Putalapattu Thomas Jefferson HS rsModeling: A Novel Approach to Heterogeneity in Biological Models Using Markov Matrices
2nd--$500 Cash Award Tarushii Goel Thomas Jefferson HS Automatic Detection and Classification of Intracranial Hemorrhage
2nd--$500 Cash Award Vipra Bhat and Jack Friess Westfield HS Is Your Password Really Safe?
2nd--$500 Cash Award Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework
3rd--Certificate of Merit Arnav Wadehra Madison HS UAV Bridge Inspection using Point-Cloud Generation for Dense 3D Object Reconstruction
3rd--Certificate of Merit Emily Sun and Abigail Xu Langley HS Flashlight Powered by Heat of Human Hand
HM--Certificate of Merit Karen Shrieves Lake Braddock SS The Alteration of Wing and Winglet Designs on Commercial Passenger Aircrafts for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions and the Increase of Aerodynamic Efficiency
HM--Certificate of Merit Jr Dunn and Grant Hamilton West Potomac HS The effect of Dielectric contamination on the capacitance of a basic capacitor
HM--Certificate of Merit Amit Panchal and Omer Uslu Fairfax HS The effect of propeller design on the velocity of a submersible
HM--Certificate of Merit Max Chan and Caitlin Sullivan Madison HS The Effect of Propeller Design on the Efficiency of High-Altitude Flight 
HM--Certificate of Merit Peter Chu and Bradley Hales Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Wing Design on Laminar Flow
HM--Certificate of Merit Omer Do Santos and Andy Duong Falls Church HS The Effect of the Number of Blades on a Wind Turbine on the Amount of Watts Produced
HM--Certificate of Merit Brandon Dawson and Elliot Evans South County HS The Effect of the Shape of an Airfoil on Lift Generated
10. Association For Women Geoscientists, Potomac Chapter (AWG)
     
Student Award For Geoscience Excellence--Certificate Sathvika Sangoju and Raina Vardhanapu Westfield HS The Effect of Iron Concentration on the Carbon Dioxide Production of the Coccolithophorid Algae
11. Biophysical Society
     
1st--$100 Scholarship & Certificate Andrew Tran Justice HS Opidroid: A fully autonomous, dynamic opioid administration platform for post operative pain remediation 
12. Clean Air Partners MWCOG
     
1st--$50 Gift Card Sarah Zhang Thomas Jefferson HS Pollution Transport Simulation and Machine-Learning Aided Source Detection in Metropolitan Areas
13. Clean Fairfax Council
     
1st--SUPR (Single Use Plastic Reduction) Kits containing various useful items Catherine Resta South County HS UV Photo-Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Bisphenol A(BPA) Using Ferric-Carboxylate Complexes and a Spectrophotometer 20D+
1st--SUPR (Single Use Plastic Reduction) Kits containing various useful items Sara Elanchezhian and Richa Gupta and Richa Misra Thomas Jefferson HS An Endeavor into the Effects of C3H8NO5P (Glysophate) on the Regeneration of Dugesia tigrina
1st--SUPR (Single Use Plastic Reduction) Kits containing various useful items Sitara Sastry and Clare Sparling Oakton HS Snail Mucus Bioaccumulation of Microparticles for Water Purification
1st--SUPR (Single Use Plastic Reduction) Kits containing various useful items Nolan Cortez Oakton HS The Effect of Product Material on Biodegradation
14. Dominion Energy
     
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Cards & Certificate of Merit Samantha Verdi Edison HS How to Build a Combination Water Filter and Generator
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Cards & Certificate of Merit Nicole Evans and Lauren Leoni and Matthew Pete Lake Braddock SS Ocean waves and potential energy
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Cards & Certificate of Merit Sahnnee Shin Marshall HS Improving Energy Efficiency with Thermal Conductivity
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Cards & Certificate of Merit Brianna Mathis and Audrey Weeks Thomas Jefferson HS The Epigenetic Effect of Addiction in Drosophila melanogaster
15. Federal Water Quality Association (FWQA)
     
1st (Ind.)--$50 Award, Luncheon Invitation & Ribbon Connor Arnold Lake Braddock SS Manta Ray
1st (Team)--$100 Award, Luncheon Invitation & Ribbon Isabella Dressel and Kapil Krishna Centreville HS Two-Step Microwave Pyrolysis of Spherical Seed Precursors with NaOH/KOH Chemical Activation: A Rapid Approach to the Synthesis of Spherical Activated Carbons for Water Remediation
2nd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Wendy Lu Oakton HS Microplastic Removal Using Different Substances
2nd (Team)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Sitara Sastry and Clare Sparling Oakton HS Snail Mucus Bioaccumulation of Microparticles for Water Purification
3rd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Catherine Resta South County HS UV Photo-Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Bisphenol A(BPA) Using Ferric-Carboxylate Complexes and a Spectrophotometer 20D+
3rd (Team)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Elle Rasmussen and Mika Sliteris and Emma Wood Hayfield SS The Effect of Development on Silt Deposition
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Ankisha Singh Oakton HS Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
HM (Team)--Certificate of Merit & Ribbon Katelyn Gallaher and Madison Vuong Chantilly HS The Effect of Copper Sulfate on the Heart Rate of Ghost Shrimp
16. Geography and Geoinformation Science Dept. at Mason
     
1st--Tello Quadcopter Drone w/HD camera + VR & Invitation to present at GIS Day in Nov. Isabelle Anderson Edison HS Filter Strips and Eutrophication
17. Geological Society of Washington (GSW)
     
1st--Ribbon, Certificate & Invitation to Present at GSW Meeting Hamza Alsamraee Centreville HS A Novel Computational Approach to the Quantification of Crystalline Content in Semi-crystalline Substances
2nd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Samuel Wright Woodson HS Simulating Conditions for Methanogenesis in Eutrophic Lakes Under Projected Late 21st Century Climate Conditions
3rd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Evelyn Mulhern and Andrei Zaitsev West Potomac HS The Effect of Urban Areas on Nitrate Levels in Adjacent Waterways
HM--Certificate of Merit Elle Rasmussen and Mika Sliteris and Emma Wood Hayfield SS The Effect of Development on Silt Deposition
HM--Certificate of Merit Riya Menon Fairfax HS The Effect of the pH of Water on Mussels 
HM--Certificate of Merit Zara Ahmed Lee HS How do different locations of riffles and pools across a stream at Pohick Creek vary in the sizes of substrate, in millimeters?
18. Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP
     
Preparation, Filing & Prosecution of US Patent Application Emily Sun and Abigail Xu Langley HS Flashlight Powered by Heat of Human Hand
19. Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Northern Virginia Section
     
Technology Innovation Award--$50, Awards Banquet Invitation & Certificate Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Kathleen O'Donovan Langley HS A Voice-Activated Remote Delivery System for the Disabled
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Human Authorized Robotically Aimed Laser Dazzler
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Justin Jose Herndon HS An Arm in need from a Robot indeed!
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Fiona Dreesbach Hayfield SS An Application of the Theory of Hamilton's Rule: A Computer Simulation of Kin-Based Altruism Using Object-Oriented Programming
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Aaron Amartuvshin and Collin Ollis and Samuel Park Woodson HS ADS (Adaptable DNS Sinkhole): A portable device implementation of secure DNS filtering utilizing DNSSEC over a USB interface
20. MIT Club of Washington DC
     
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription  to Technology Review Magazine) & Certificate Sahnnee Shin Marshall HS Improving Energy Efficiency with Thermal Conductivity
1st--$150, 1-year Subscription  to Technology Review Magazine) & Certificate Krish Ganotra and Caroline Sun Thomas Jefferson HS A Novel Approach to Textual Fake News Detection With Deep Recurrent Neural Networks
21. Mu Alpha Theta
     
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award--Certificate of Merit Kirthi Kumar Thomas Jefferson HS Mathematical Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of the Opioid Crisis with Prescription and Social Drug Addiction Models
22. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
     
NASA Earth System Science Award--Certificate Evelyn Mulhern and Andrei Zaitsev West Potomac HS The Effect of Urban Areas on Nitrate Levels in Adjacent Waterways
23. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
     
Taking The Pulse of the Planet Award--Certificate & Pin Joshua Gurdak Marshall HS The Effect of Light Exposure on the Bioluminescence of Dinoflagellates
24. Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC)
     
1st--Pocket Sky Atlas & 1-year Membership in NOVAC & Certificate of Merit Rares Gherman Edison HS Eratosthenes' measurement of the Earth's circumference
HM--Certificate of Merit Emily Mui Oakton HS Combining LED Spectra to Match Sunlight Using Least Square Method
25. Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS)
     
Grand Award--$50 Cash Award & Certificate Aysha Berry Marshall HS The Effect of Different Ethanol Percentages in Hand Sanitizer on the Zone of Inhibition for E.coli Bacteria
26. Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District (NVSWCD)
     
1st--$100 Gift Card & Book Award--A Sand County Almanac Yihan Liu and Haobin Yu Westfield HS Plant responses to sulfur dioxide pollution
2nd--$75 Gift Card & Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Ankisha Singh Oakton HS Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
3rd--$50 Gift Card & Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Niveen Abdul-Mohsen and Sitina Mesfin Lake Braddock SS The Effects of Dinoflagellates on Water Quality Relating to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
27. Office of Naval Research (US Navy)
     
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Andrew Tran Justice HS Opidroid: A fully autonomous, dynamic opioid administration platform for post operative pain remediation 
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Sanika Karandikar Thomas Jefferson HS The Efficacy and Specificity of Caged Photosensitizer Mediated Photodynamic Treatment in Eradicating S. epidermidis and P. aeruginosa Biofilms
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Daivik Siddhi Oakton HS Extracellular Vesicles Derived from Cancer Demonstrate Autophagosome Properties
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Alec Agayan Herndon HS Skin cancer diagnosis using deep neural networks
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Neeyanth Kopparapu Thomas Jefferson HS Parkinson's Disease Detection using DNA Methylation with Machine Learning
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
28. Optical Society of America, National Capital Section (OSA)
     
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics & Photonics Certificate Award Bryan Hernandez and Hassan Khan and Edson Medina Lee HS Achieving Spontaneous Parametric Down-Conversion Using a TEA laser and a KDP Crystal
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics & Photonics Certificate Award Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Human Authorized Robotically Aimed Laser Dazzler
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics & Photonics Certificate Award Nicholas Todorov Lake Braddock SS Inexpensive, Functional Spectrophotometer for Future Use in Public Education
1st--Outstanding Achievement in Optics & Photonics Certificate Award Kenny Nguyen and Kevin Nguyen Falls Church HS The effect of the colored light on how bright the bioluminescence is produced
29. Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTO Society)
     
Grand Prize--Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit Shreeja Kikkisetti Chantilly HS Mammographic Image Processing Application for Detecting and Locating Breast Carcinoma Using Deep Learning
1st--Certificate of Merit Anjali Sardana Madison HS Maturation of Excitatory Synapses in the Juvenile Rodent Hippocampus Supports Spatial Navigation Ability in the Barnes Maze
1st--Certificate of Merit Maddie Whitton Westfield HS Improving Blood Glucose Levels With Soy Inhibitors
1st--Certificate of Merit Helen Sparling Oakton HS The Effect of Iron, Calcium and Vitamin C on Cellular Respiration and Hemoglobin Production
1st--Certificate of Merit Siddharth Krishnakumar Thomas Jefferson HS A Genetic tool to analyze De Novo Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder using genetic data in VCF format
1st--Certificate of Merit Neeyanth Kopparapu Thomas Jefferson HS Parkinson's Disease Detection using DNA Methylation with Machine Learning
1st--Certificate of Merit Ankisha Singh Oakton HS Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
1st--Certificate of Merit Neil Suri Oakton HS FireWatch: A low-cost wildfire monitoring system for high-resolution fire localization using data sparsity and feature matching
1st--Certificate of Merit Sebastian Garcia Robinson SS The Effect of Change in Temperature on Cell Potential of a Voltaic Cell
1st--Certificate of Merit Sahnnee Shin Marshall HS Improving Energy Efficiency with Thermal Conductivity
1st--Certificate of Merit Kathleen O'Donovan Langley HS A Voice-Activated Remote Delivery System for the Disabled
1st--Certificate of Merit Connor Arnold Lake Braddock SS Manta Ray
1st--Certificate of Merit Sarah Zhang Thomas Jefferson HS Pollution Transport Simulation and Machine-Learning Aided Source Detection in Metropolitan Areas
1st--Certificate of Merit Lawrence Shi Thomas Jefferson HS Novel Logic and Global Positioning Capabilities with Germanene-based Topological Insulators through the Quantum Spin Hall Effect
1st--Certificate of Merit Hamza Alsamraee Centreville HS A Novel Computational Approach to the Quantification of Crystalline Content in Semi-crystalline Substances
1st--Certificate of Merit Page Schiavone Herndon HS Just How Safe is Your Refrigerator Water?
1st--Certificate of Merit Hari Raman Westfield HS Effect of Varying Aerodynamics Setups on Handling of Motor Vehicles
1st--Certificate of Merit Justin Jose Herndon HS An Arm in need from a Robot indeed!
1st--Certificate of Merit Youngjae Kim McLean HS The Effects of Hill-Climbing Algorithms on Hyperparameter Value Search in Image Classifying Machine-Learning Algorithms
1st--Certificate of Merit Andrew Tran Justice HS Opidroid: A fully autonomous, dynamic opioid administration platform for post operative pain remediation 
30. QuestSRI
     
1st--$100 Gift Card, Invitation to Virtual Awards Ceremony & Certificate Suruthikha Vijay Woodson HS In Silico Molecular Simulation Studies on Human Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase
1st--$100 Gift Card, Invitation to Virtual Awards Ceremony & Certificate Alec Agayan Herndon HS Skin cancer diagnosis using deep neural networks
2nd--Invitation to Virtual Awards Ceremony & Certificate Jameson Brewer and Gavin Brownstein and Chris Hall Chantilly HS The Effect of Time on the Learning Capability and Proficiency of a Neural Network
2nd--Invitation to Virtual Awards Ceremony & Certificate Maryam Khan Hayfield SS The Application of Bioinformatics to Assess the Molecular Structure and Protein function in Endometriosis
3rd--Invitation to Annual Dinner & Certificate Neeyanth Kopparapu Thomas Jefferson HS Parkinson's Disease Detection using DNA Methylation with Machine Learning
3rd--Invitation to Annual Dinner & Certificate Junho Lee and Allison Seo Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Scalable Mapping Algorithm using a Swarm System
HM--Invitation to Annual Dinner & Certificate Lauren Meeks and Kristina Schatz and Jane Yi Lake Braddock SS The Relationship between Facial Recognition Technology and the Facial Recognition Ability of Alzheimer's Patients
HM--Invitation to Annual Dinner & Certificate Jerry Wei Oakton HS Generating Realistic Precancerous Colorectal Cancer Images with Machine Learning
31. Ricoh Americas Corporation
     
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award--Certificate Kevin Duffy and Quinn Duffy Lake Braddock SS A Study of the Impact of Roofing Materials on the Urban Heat Island Effect
32. Society for In Vitro Biology
     
Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity in In Vitro Biology--Certificate Daivik Siddhi Oakton HS Extracellular Vesicles Derived from Cancer Demonstrate Autophagosome Properties
33. Society of Women Engineers, Baltimore Washington Section (SWE)
     
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Victoria Graf Thomas Jefferson HS The Effects of Music Complexity on Neurological Response in Depression
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Lindsey Wang Chantilly HS Screening for inaccurate food labels: A statistical investigation of ingredients and nutrients
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Sabrina Cai Thomas Jefferson HS Investigating drug specific synthetic lethality of combination brain cancer therapies
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Catherine Resta South County HS UV Photo-Oxidation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Bisphenol A(BPA) Using Ferric-Carboxylate Complexes and a Spectrophotometer 20D+
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Marian Qian Thomas Jefferson HS Differentiating Breast Masses and Cysts from Dual-Energy Mammography Using a Convolution Neural Network
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Ankisha Singh Oakton HS Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Kathleen O'Donovan Langley HS A Voice-Activated Remote Delivery System for the Disabled
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Eugene Cho Marshall HS The Effect of Concentration of Ethyl Alcohol on the growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Naseeb Chhina Marshall HS The Effect of the Combined Use of Antibiotics and Curcumin on Antimicrobial Activity
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Shreeja Kikkisetti Chantilly HS Mammographic Image Processing Application for Detecting and Locating Breast Carcinoma Using Deep Learning
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Adriana Lazo Edison HS Snow shoveling robot 
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Brigid Morrow South Lakes HS The Effect of Different Types of Insulation in Cups on Rate of Heat Loss
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Pravalika Putalapattu Thomas Jefferson HS rsModeling: A Novel Approach to Heterogeneity in Biological Models Using Markov Matrices
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Sophie Evans South Lakes HS The Relationship Between Drumstick Material and the Rebound Height When Hit on a Snare Drum
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Lauren Richardson Madison HS It's Electric! Harnessing Hydropower to Charge a Phone
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Zoe Bogan Falls Church HS The effect of different windmill blades and speed of the wind on the amount of energy that can be generated
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Isabelle Anderson Edison HS Filter Strips and Eutrophication
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Fiona Dreesbach Hayfield SS An Application of the Theory of Hamilton's Rule: A Computer Simulation of Kin-Based Altruism Using Object-Oriented Programming
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Jenna Grigsby Edison HS The Effect of the Amount of CaCl on Temperature
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Aysha Berry Marshall HS The Effect of Different Ethanol Percentages in Hand Sanitizer on the Zone of Inhibition for E.coli Bacteria
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Maddie Whitton Westfield HS Improving Blood Glucose Levels With Soy Inhibitors
34. Stemtree of Fairfax
     
1st--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Victoria Graf Thomas Jefferson HS The Effects of Music Complexity on Neurological Response in Depression
1st--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Justin Jose Herndon HS An Arm in need from a Robot indeed!
1st--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Jerry Wei Oakton HS Generating Realistic Precancerous Colorectal Cancer Images with Machine Learning
1st--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Arnav Chandra Centreville HS Development of an End to End System for the Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
2nd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Human Authorized Robotically Aimed Laser Dazzler
3rd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Khadija Chaudhry and Jenna Do and Kristine Han Woodson HS Vinegar Types on Kimchi Fermentation Time 
3rd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Brigid Morrow South Lakes HS The Effect of Different Types of Insulation in Cups on Rate of Heat Loss
3rd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Ryan McConaghie Westfield HS The effect of the size of windmill blade on amount of voltage produced
3rd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Adam Bao and Evan Bednarek and Robert Lamb West Potomac HS The Effect of External Airbags on Car Crash Force
3rd--Free 1-Week Summer Camp or Volunteer Opportunity at Stemtree of Fairfax Jennifer Chu and Tristan Scott Oakton HS Real-Time Domestic Robotics: Implementing Object Classification Neural Networks to Identify Dogs into a Robotic Dog Door
35. US Agency for International Development
     
1st--Achievement Certificate & Medal Amani Akkoub Marshall HS The Effect of Water Purification Methods on Water Quality 
36. US Air Force
     
1st--Backpack Award & Certificate Owen Barr and Mike Oelschlager West Potomac HS The Effect of Wind Turbine Blade Surface Area on Voltage and Current Output
1st--Backpack Award & Certificate Evelyn Mulhern and Andrei Zaitsev West Potomac HS The Effect of Urban Areas on Nitrate Levels in Adjacent Waterways
37. US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
     
1st--GEO INT Project--$500 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Kevin Duffy and Quinn Duffy Lake Braddock SS A Study of the Impact of Roofing Materials on the Urban Heat Island Effect
38. Virginia Dental Association (VDA)
     
Grand Award--$100 Cash Award and Certificate Alec Agayan Herndon HS Skin cancer diagnosis using deep neural networks
HM--Certificate of Merit Naseeb Chhina Marshall HS The Effect of the Combined Use of Antibiotics and Curcumin on Antimicrobial Activity
HM--Certificate of Merit Carolyn Bonafede Woodson HS The Effects of Teeth-Whitening Products on Coffee-Stained Eggshells
HM--Certificate of Merit Katelyn Mehlenbeck and Abby Wyland South Lakes HS The Effect of Time Spent Washing Hands with Soap and Water on the Amount of Glo Germ Left on Hands
HM--Certificate of Merit James Byerly and Charbel Nasr and Miguel Portillo Lee HS The effect of vinegar on different metals
HM--Certificate of Merit Jenny Tran and Melanie Vargas Falls Church HS The Effect of Different Catalase Concentrations on the Decomposition Rate of Hydrogen Peroxide
HM--Certificate of Merit Marcos Montoya Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Natural Substances Antimicrobial Chemical Properties on Escherichia coli Growth
HM--Certificate of Merit Maddie Whitton Westfield HS Improving Blood Glucose Levels With Soy Inhibitors
HM--Certificate of Merit Nicolo Ulit Mount Vernon HS The Effect of the type of household disinfectant on the zone of inhibition
39. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA)
     
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Zoe Bogan Falls Church HS The effect of different windmill blades and speed of the wind on the amount of energy that can be generated
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Riya Menon Fairfax HS The Effect of the pH of Water on Mussels 
Junior--$90 Target Gift Card Rohan Dutt and Hussein Hamdan and James Perina Fairfax HS Different types of seawalls protecting buildings
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Anne Johansen Oakton HS More Trees, Less Landfills
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Sarah Zhang Thomas Jefferson HS Pollution Transport Simulation and Machine-Learning Aided Source Detection in Metropolitan Areas
40. Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA)
     
1st--$150 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certificate Ankisha Singh Oakton HS Evaluating the Performance of Apple Peels as a Water Filter in Comparison to the Standard Purification Methods
2nd--$75 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certificate Sitara Sastry and Clare Sparling Oakton HS Snail Mucus Bioaccumulation of Microparticles for Water Purification
41. Volgenau School of Engineering at Mason--Computer Science Dept.
     
Outstanding Computer Science Project--$100 Award & Certificate Alec Agayan Herndon HS Skin cancer diagnosis using deep neural networks
42. Volgenau School of Engineering at Mason--Mechanical Engineering Dept.
     
Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Project--Collection of School Logo Items & Certificate Connor Arnold Lake Braddock SS Manta Ray
43. Yale Science and Engineering Association
     
1st--Achievement Certificate & Medal Jason Chen Thomas Jefferson HS Design of a Novel Supersonic Nozzle Using a Multi-Objective Differential Evolution Framework