2018 Science Fair - Organization Awards

These are the winners of the organization awards at the 2018 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Award Student(s) School Project Title
1. Aerospace Corporation
1st--$50 Gift Card & Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Siona Prasad TJHSST Estimating CO2 Emissions from a City with Direct & Remote Sensing on Drones
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Grace Cooper, Joshua McCoy Edison HS A Science Based Approach to Volcanic Hazard Assessments
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Srikar Chittari Marshall HS The Effect of Parabolic Mirror Focal Length on Focal Point Temperature
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Drew Daly Herndon HS The Effect of Camera Types on Image Quality
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Clare Heinbaugh, Varshini Babu TJHSST Window into the Future: A Filter-Based Application of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Kirthi Kumar, Anuraag Kaashyap TJHSST Track it Safe - Implementing Drones to Redefine Train Track Safety via Computer Vision
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Owen Schwartz Robinson SS The Effect of Orientation and Temperature Settings of an FDM 3D Printer on Tensile Strength
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Paarth Jain TJHSST The Characterization of Nano Scale Precipitates in Alloys & Correlation to Imparted Alloy Microhardness
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Mihir Patel TJHSST Optimizing Reinforcement Learning through Dynamic Environment Manipulation
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Nikhil Sardana, Justin Zhang TJHSST Improving the Single Shot Detector for Real-Time Object Detection & Instance Segmentation
HM--Invitation to present at Robert Herndon Science Competition Sophie Myers Edison HS The Effect of the Shape of Skyscrapers on Wind Turbulence
2. American Association of University Women, McLean Area Branch (AAUW)
$100 STEM Excellence Award, Certificate of Merit & Invitation to Annual Dinner Sydney Roberts Marshall HS The Potential Generation of Electricity by Ambient Sound
3. American Industrial Hygiene Association, Potomac Section (AIHA)
1st--$300 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Alyssa Phillips West Potomac HS How Headphones Affect Hearing 
2nd--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Mehak Vardhan Langley HS The Effect of the Porosity of Wood on the Amount of Decibels Penetrated
3rd--$200 Cash Award & Certificate of Merit Adam Kurtz, Ahmed Abdelhameid Edison HS Developing a Device that Prevents Impact-Induced C.T.E.  in Young Athletes
HM--Certificate of Merit Connor Hohl Langley HS The Effect of Adding Flame Retardant Chemicals to a Paint to Reduce Flammability of Wood
HM--Certificate of Merit DaYeon Choi Marshall HS The Danger of Non-Ionizing Radiation
HM--Certificate of Merit Olivia Bond, Sophie Howard South Lakes HS The Effect of Different Insulating Materials on Sound Absorption, Measured in Decibels
4. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
1st--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Elena Bachman Marshall HS Extraterrestrial Exploration: Optimizing the Rocker-Bogie Suspension System
2nd--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Sophie Myers Edison HS The Effect of the Shape of Skyscrapers on Wind Turbulence
3rd--Invitation to 3-day Mission Lifecycle Event at Goddard Center Jonathan Pokrant Westfield HS The Effect of Airfoil Design on Lift Produced
5. American Meteorological Society, D.C. Chapter (DC-AMS)
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Lily Toruteva Marshall HS The Effect of Wind Speed on the Melting Time of Sea Ice
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Turner Bumbary TJHSST Utilizing a Network of Weather Probes to Forecast Weather in Developing Countries
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Terra Otto Hayfield SS Solar Flares' Influence on Rainfall Globally
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Kevin Duffy Lake Braddock SS A Study of the Urban Heat Island Effect on the Washington DC Area
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Tony Spinetta Chantilly HS The Effect of Salinity of Ice on Albedo
HM--Invitation to present project at DC-AMS Event Grace Cooper, Joshua McCoy Edison HS A Science Based Approach to Volcanic Hazard Assessments
6. American Nuclear Society, D.C. Chapter (ANS)
1st--$100, certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Paarth Jain TJHSST The Characterization of Nano Scale Precipitates in Alloys & Correlation to Imparted Alloy Microhardness
2nd--$50, certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Jette Lawrence Fairfax HS The Effect of a Liquid's pH on the Amount of Iron Corrosion
3rd--$50, certificate and Invitation to ANS Dinner Meeting Mohammed Muslim Oakton HS The Effect of Radiation on Plant Growth
7. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, DC Chapter (ASME) 
1st--$100 Marine Technical Society "Excellence in Marine Science" Award Turner Bumbary TJHSST Utilizing a Network of Weather Probes to Forecast Weather in Developing Countries
1st--$75 ASME Award and Invitation to ASME Banquet meeting Rishabh Jain Marshall HS The Future of Potable Water: Reusable Nanoscale Arsenic Ion Sensor
2nd--$50 Award and Invitation to ASME Banquet meeting Syed Hossain Herndon HS A Novel Drop Reduction Mechanism for Optimization of Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
3rd--Certificate of Merit
Grace Grossmann
Marshall HS The Effect of Temperature on the Power Output of Lithium Batteries
HM--Certificate of Merit Zeinab Mukhtar King Abdullah Academy Cut the Tension!
HM--Certificate of Merit Parth Vakil Chantilly HS Remediation of Persistent Hydrocarbons Using a Modified Passive Bailer
HM--Certificate of Merit Reem Ali Edison HS Water Storage Disinfection System: Effective. Affordable. Simple.
HM--Certificate of Merit Ryan Gray South Lakes HS The Effect of Number of Focal Planes on Neural Net Classification Accuracy of Fossil Radiolaria
8. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC Branch (ASM)
Grand Prize--$120 Cash Award Ons Bouali South Lakes HS The Antibiotic Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil and alpha/beta Citral on Bacteria
1st--$50 Cash Award Ishan Kalburge Woodson HS An Investigation of the Plaque Microbiome in Progressive Stages of Carotid Atherosclerosis
1st--$50 Cash Award Sanika Karandikar TJHSST The Efffect of Toluidine Blue O-Mediated Photodynamic Treatment on S. epidermidis Biofilms
1st--$50 Cash Award
Matthew Baharmast, Patrick Berry
Madison HS The Effect of Nanotechnology in Purifying Water Supply in the Developing World
2nd--$30 Cash Award Sophia Samantaroy, Nitu Girish Mohan Madison HS The Effect of Different Types of Flour in a Sourdough Starter on the Amount of Microbiology
2nd--$25 Cash Award Peri Schiavone Herndon HS The Effect of Water Source on Bacteria Growth in Drinking Water
2nd--$25 Cash Award
Maisha Maliha
Annandale HS The Effect of Different Antifungals on the Growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
2nd--$25 Cash Award Tania Romero Gonzalez Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Different Disinfectant Dilutions on Bacterial Growth
2nd--$25 Cash Award Ghaaliyah Brown South Lakes HS An In-Vitro Study of the Antibacterial Effect of Nigella sativa
3rd--$20 Cash Award Isha Melige Fairfax HS The Effect of Different Salts on the Proliferation of S. epidermidis (Gram +) and E. coli (Gram -) Bacteria
HM--$20 Cash Award Katie Mueck, Olivia Gedra South County HS The Effect of Different Environments on the Activity of Yeast
9. American Water Works Association, Virginia Section (VA AWWA)
1st--$200 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Palash Shah, Kartik Chugh Westfield HS Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning
2nd--$100 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Suchitra Sudarshan Marshall HS Phenol Red as a Novel Application for the Detection of E. coli in Water Mediums
3rd--$50 Cash Award and Certificate of Merit Anika Kumar South Lakes HS Effect of Seed Extract, Immobilization Method & Adsorbent Material on Creation & Efficiency of Water Purifier
HM--Certificate of Merit Matthew Baharmast, Patrick Berry Madison HS The Effect of Nanotechnology in Purifying Water Supply in the Developing World
HM--Certificate of Merit Margaret Sparling Oakton HS Roof Run-Off: Filtering Pollutants with Bio-Filters and Activated Carbon
HM--Certificate of Merit Rishabh Jain Marshall HS The Future of Potable Water: Reusable Nanoscale Arsenic Ion Sensor
HM--Certificate of Merit Prayash Joshi, Fernando Lara Delgado Herndon HS Exploring Treatment Methods for Perfluorinated Sulfonate in Water
10. Arctic Research Consortium of the United States
1st--1-year membership in ARCUS and a Certificate of Merit Lily Toruteva Marshall HS The Effect of Wind Speed on the Melting Time of Sea Ice
2nd--Certificate of Merit Tony Spinetta Chantilly HS The Effect of Salinity of Ice on Albedo
3rd--Certificate of Merit Joshua Cheng, Peter Bleicken, Henos Woldemichael Lake Braddock SS Cold Phones - The Relationship Between Temperature & a Phone's Performance
11. Arizona State University 
Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Award Sarah Syed, Saijai Supanklang, Miamar Burgos-Rosario Hayfield SS Cyanofertilization: A Comparative Analysis of Biological and Environmental Impacts
Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Award Rishabh Jain Marshall HS The Future of Potable Water: Reusable Nanoscale Arsenic Ion Sensor
12. Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Northern VA Chapter (AFCEA)
1st--$2000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Siona Prasad TJHSST Estimating CO2 Emissions from a City with Direct & Remote Sensing on Drones
2nd--$1500 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Nithin Dass, Yashasvi Bolisetty, Srinidhi Krishnamurthy TJHSST Vitalize: A Novel Artificial Spinal Cord Framed around Sequence-to-Sequence Learning Algorithms
2nd--$1000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Nikhil Sardana, Justin Zhang TJHSST Improving the Single Shot Detector for Real-Time Object Detection & Instance Segmentation
2nd--$1000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Ethan Nguyen, Charan Vemuri Marshall HS Magnetohydrodynamic Drives: Marine Propulsion without Moving Parts
2nd--$1000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Kirthi Kumar, Anuraag Kaashyap TJHSST Track it Safe - Implementing Drones to Redefine Train Track Safety via Computer Vision
2nd--$1000 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting Kyle Gatesman TJHSST An Algorithmic and Computational Approach to Optimize and Combat Gerrymandering
3rd--$500 Cash Award, Invitation to AFCEA Banquet meeting James ODonovan Langley HS Helping the Blind See
HM--Certificate of Merit Annam Nguyen Falls Church HS The Efficiency of Modern AMOLED Displays
HM--Certificate of Merit Eugene Jeong TJHSST Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Explore Tidal Water Quality of the Chesapeake Bay
HM--Certificate of Merit Franklyn Wang TJHSST Monodromy Groups of Indecomposable Rational Functions
HM--Certificate of Merit Jerry Wei Oakton HS Predicting Cryptocurrency Prices Using a Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Network
HM--Certificate of Merit Zane Hasnain West Potomac HS Disabled Persons' Service Robot
HM--Certificate of Merit Michael Moss Herndon HS The Effect of Battery Charge on a Robot's Autonomous Performance
13. Association For Women Geoscientists
Student Award For Geoscience Excellence--Certificate Shruti Elango, Nandini Ramkumar Chantilly HS The Effect of Bio Adsorbent Materials on Lead Polluted Water Purity
14. Clean Air Partners MWCOG
1st--$50 Gift Card Robert Axtell Marshall HS The Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Seed Germination
1st--$50 Gift Card Siona Prasad TJHSST Estimating CO2 Emissions from a City with Direct & Remote Sensing on Drones
15. Commissioned Officer Association, U. S. Public Health Services, District of Columbia Branch
1st--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Shannen Prindle Oakton HS A Novel Approach to Improving Photodynamic Therapy
1st--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Divya Kranthi Hayfield SS Enhancing Sensitivity for Detection of Volatiles Linked to Cancer
1st--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Shan Lateef TJHSST A Cooler Approach to Concussion:  Can Therapeutic Hypothermia Diminish the Impact of TBI?
2nd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Chaimae Rabeh West Potomac HS The Best Knot for a Surgeon to Tie!
2nd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Reilly McBride, Dany Matar TJHSST Characterization of Novel Antibiotics & Antibiofilm Compounds Produced by a Human Commensal Staphylococci
3rd--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Junhyun Chong, Kelly Cho, Shinbe Choi TJHSST Portable Chemiluminescent Biosensor Capable of Determining HIV and HCV Infections
HM--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Ankit Gupta, George Tang, Sylesh Suresh TJHSST Alternative to Echocardiography: Deep Learning Based Application to Diagnose Heart Murmurs
HM--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Ishi Bansal South Lakes HS The Effect of Different Filtration Membranes on the Homeostasis of Simulated Blood
HM--Distinguishing Achievement Certificate Diana Damenova Marshall HS Nanoparticles - Encapsulated Curcumin and Carnosic Acid Alter the Mitochondria of Prostate Cancer Cells
16. Cox Communications
HM--$300 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Amber Cantu, Neil Phan, Samuel Mancini South County HS The Effect of the Type of Encryption on Data Security
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Shane McConaghie Westfield HS Optimal Amplitude: The Effect of the Material of the Speaker Box on How Well it Amplifies Sound
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Mehak Vardhan Langley HS The Effect of the Porosity of Wood on the Amount of Decibels Penetrated
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Timothy Anderson Falls Church HS The Effect of Password Complexity on Password Guessing Time
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Jake Traynor Woodson HS Effect of Glycerin Exposure on Bees in a Controlled Environment
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Kristin Omans Edison HS The Effect of Laying Conditions of a Chicken Egg on the Thickness of its Eggshell
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Charlotte Peterkin Oakton HS Repelling a Deer Tick's Vertical Movement in Grass
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Sarah Ahmed Herndon HS The Effect of Parabolic Reflectors on WiFi Signals
HM--$100 in VISA Gift Cards and Certificate of Merit Kaitlyn Phan South County HS The Effect of Different Angles of Incidence on the Attenuation of Fiber Optic Transmission
17. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Testing and Research Laboratory
Invitation to Tour DEA Testing and Research Lab and Certificate of Merit Ethan Ames West Potomac HS The Application of the Electroplating Process to Make Alloys at Home
Invitation to Tour DEA Testing and Research Lab and Certificate of Merit Syed Hossain Herndon HS A Novel Drop Reduction Mechanism for Optimization of Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
Invitation to Tour DEA Testing and Research Lab and Certificate of Merit Ghaaliyah Brown South Lakes HS An In-Vitro Study of the Antibacterial Effect of Nigella sativa
Invitation to Tour DEA Testing and Research Lab and Certificate of Merit Jerry Wei Oakton HS Predicting Cryptocurrency Prices Using a Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Network
18. Express Search
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$300 and Complimentary Patent Research Sarkis Ter Martirosyan, Neil Thistlethwaite TJHSST Implementation of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Improve Insulin Dosage Accuracy
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$300 and Complimentary Patent Research Palash Shah, Kartik Chugh Westfield HS Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--Complimentary Patent Research Rachel Naidich, Ish Sethi, Kshamata Neupane TJHSST SmartSleeve: A Novel, Wearable Joint Rehabilitation Device
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$150 Ons Bouali South Lakes HS The Antibiotic Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil and alpha/beta Citral on Bacteria
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial  Award--$150 Stephanie Ricigliano, Bridget Cassata, Jenna Mangis Woodson HS Effect of the Ratio of Cornstarch to Water on Amount of Force Displaced
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$100 James ODonovan Langley HS Helping the Blind See
The Rodger H. Flagg Memorial Award--$50 Nina Donnithorne West Potomac HS Which Valve Oil Works Best For Trumpet Valves?
19. Federal Water Quality Association (FWQA)
1st (Ind.)--$100 Award, Luncheon Invitation, Ribbon & T-shirt Clare Sparling Oakton HS The Adsorption of Heavy Metals & Phosphates from Stormwater using Waste Shells
1st (Team)--$100 Award, Luncheon Invitation, Ribbon & T-shirt Adam Musmar, Sam Barbaro South Lakes HS The Effect of Substance Coatings on the Amount of Time it Takes to Melt the Ice
2nd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Sitara Sastry Oakton HS The Effect of Different Point-of-Use Water Filtration Mechanisms on Water Quality
2nd (Team)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Heejin Jang, Lizzie Kye Chantilly HS The Effect of Carbon Dioxide Emissions on the Acidity of Water
3rd (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Eugene Jeong TJHSST Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Explore Tidal Water Quality of the Chesapeake Bay
3rd (Team)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Prayash Joshi, Fernando Lara Delgado Herndon HS Exploring Treatment Methods for Perfluorinated Sulfonate in Water
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Lily Toruteva Marshall HS The Effect of Wind Speed on the Melting Time of Sea Ice
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Nina Chung TJHSST Modeling Coral Reef Structural Complexity to Support Sea Urchins & Reef Biodiversity
HM (Ind.)--Certificate of Merit, Ribbon & T-shirt Kelly Ward Woodson HS The Effect of Anthropogenic Use on Aspects of Water Quality & Bacterial Growth
20. Geological Society of Washington (GSW)
1st--Ribbon, Certificate and Invitation to Present at GSW Meeting Grace Cooper, Joshua McCoy Edison HS A Science Based Approach to Volcanic Hazard Assessments
2nd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Lily Toruteva Marshall HS The Effect of Wind Speed on the Melting Time of Sea Ice
3rd--Ribbon & Certificate of Merit Haley Longfellow, Sydney Chen Oakton HS The Effect of Root Type on Erosion
HM--Certificate of Merit Abby Cortez Oakton HS The Effect of Types of Compost Fertilizer on Plant Growth
HM--Certificate of Merit Sarah Wilsey, Marina Pena Hayfield SS The Effect of the Type of Chip Bag on the Amount it Decomposes
21. Graduate Women In Science
1st--$25 and Certificate of Merit Nina Ferenc Westfield HS Effects of SSRI & Ivermectin Exposure on Regeneration of D. dorotocephala Planaria
1st--$25 and Certificate of Merit Shannen Prindle Oakton HS A Novel Approach to Improving Photodynamic Therapy
HM--Certificate of Merit Suchitra Sudarshan Marshall HS Phenol Red as a Novel Application for the Detection of E. coli in Water Mediums
HM--Certificate of Merit Kristin Omans Edison HS The Effect of Laying Conditions of a Chicken Egg on the Thickness of its Eggshell
HM--Certificate of Merit Katherine Helmicki Madison HS The Effect of Pollutants on the Light Emittance of Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates
HM--Certificate of Merit Molly Kenefick Oakton HS The Effect of Different Sports Helmets on Concussions
HM--Certificate of Merit Reilly McBride, Dany Matar TJHSST Characterization of Novel Antibiotics & Antibiofilm Compounds Produced by a Human Commensal Staphylococci
HM--Certificate of Merit Molly Buckler Langley HS Using Data Mining on Death Certificate Data to Find Correlated Attributes & Irregularities
22. Hunton and Williams, LLP
Preparation, Filing & Prosecution of US Patent Application Syed Hossain Herndon HS A Novel Drop Reduction Mechanism for Optimization of Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
23. Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Northern Virginia Section
Technology Innovation Award--$50, Awards Banquet Invitation & Certificate Sarkis Ter Martirosyan, Neil Thistlethwaite TJHSST Implementation of a Machine Learning Algorithm to Improve Insulin Dosage Accuracy
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Nikhil Sardana, Justin Zhang TJHSST Improving the Single Shot Detector for Real-Time Object Detection & Instance Segmentation
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Mihir Patel TJHSST Optimizing Reinforcement Learning through Dynamic Environment Manipulation
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit James ODonovan Langley HS Helping the Blind See
Technology Excellence Award--$50 & Certificate of Merit Nithin Dass, Yashasvi Bolisetty, Srinidhi Krishnamurthy TJHSST Vitalize: A Novel Artificial Spinal Cord Framed around Sequence-to-Sequence Learning Algorithms
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Henry Raman West Potomac HS Modeling Impact of Geomagnetic Storm Activity on GPS Location Accuracy
Technology Achievement Award--Certificate of Merit Reva Nair, Neil Suri Oakton HS The Effect of Devices in a Mesh Network on Network Performance
24. Intel Corporation
Excellence in Computer Science Award--$200 Award & Certif. Mihir Patel TJHSST Optimizing Reinforcement Learning through Dynamic Environment Manipulation
25. MIT Club of Washington DC
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Justin Wang Chantilly HS The Effect of Spectral Content on Acoustic and Synthesized Timbre
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Elena Bachman Marshall HS Extraterrestrial Exploration: Optimizing the Rocker-Bogie Suspension System
1st--$75, 1-year Subscription (Tech Review Magazine) & Certificate Siona Prasad TJHSST Estimating CO2 Emissions from a City with Direct & Remote Sensing on Drones
26. Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Award--Certificate of Merit Kyle Gatesman TJHSST An Algorithmic and Computational Approach to Optimize and Combat Gerrymandering
27. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Earth System Science Award Certificate Turner Bumbary TJHSST Utilizing a Network of Weather Probes to Forecast Weather in Developing Countries
28. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Taking The Pulse of the Planet Award--Certificate and Pin Grace Cooper, Joshua McCoy Edison HS A Science Based Approach to Volcanic Hazard Assessments
29. Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC)
1st--$1000 Phillip S. Wherry Scholarship, a certificate, Sky & Telescopes Pocket Sky Atlas & 1-year Membership in NOVAC Jack McLaughlan, LeeYung Chang TJHSST Self Contained Autonomous Navigation for Interstellar Travel (SCAN-IT)
2nd--$500 Phillip S. Wherry Scholarship , a certificate, Sky & Telescopes Pocket Sky Atlas & 1-year Membership in NOVAC Aydin Gokce Pinnacle Academy Which Project Motor?
HM--certificate, Sky & Telescopes Pocket Sky Atlas & 1-year Membership in NOVAC Philip Pan, Anna Huang TJHSST Investigating Properties of the Gas and Dust Content in Rare Quasar 2175 Ã
30. Northern Virginia Dental Society (NVDS)
Grand Award--Excellence in Science Talent Plaque Ons Bouali South Lakes HS The Antibiotic Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil and alpha/beta Citral on Bacteria
31. Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District (NVSWCD)
1st--$100 Gift Card, Book Award--A Sand County Almanac Margaret Sparling Oakton HS Roof Run-Off: Filtering Pollutants with Bio-Filters and Activated Carbon
2nd--$75 Gift Card, Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Abby Cortez Oakton HS The Effect of Types of Compost Fertilizer on Plant Growth
3rd--$100 Gift Card, Book Award-Native Plants of Northern VA Shruti Elango, Nandini Ramkumar Chantilly HS The Effect of Bio Adsorbent Materials on Lead Polluted Water Purity
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Samerawit Dereje, Melanie Hawksworth Hayfield SS The Effect of Different Compost Materials on the Growth of Brassica Rapa Plants
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Haley Longfellow, Sydney Chen Oakton HS The Effect of Root Type on Erosion
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Dhruv Sundararaman Oakton HS The Effect of Pesticides on Mung Bean Plant Growth
HM--Book Award--Native Plants of Northern Virginia Dylan Gagen, Charlie Meade, Kyle Scher Fairfax HS Turf's Effect on the Growth of Plants
32. Office of Naval Research
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Payton Tyrrell Herndon HS The Effect of Window Glass Type on the Temperature in Your House
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Owen Chong Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Kicking Speed on the Curve of a Soccer Ball
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Elena Bachman Marshall HS Extraterrestrial Exploration: Optimizing the Rocker-Bogie Suspension System
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Tryn Dunne Falls Church HS The Effect of Different Substances on a Car Transmitter
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Zeinab Mukhtar King Abdullah Academy Cut the Tension!
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Abigail Williams Edison HS Absorption of Radiant Energy by Different Colors
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Isabella Salinas Robinson SS Modeling the Effect of an Artificial Pancreas on Blood Sugar Control
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Ashley Milligan Madison HS The Effect of Weight on Speed using Kinetic & Potential Energy on a Running Course
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Emma Brown West Potomac HS The Effect of Varying Percentages of Infill on the Strength of a 3-D Printed Object
$50 Gift Certificate & Medal Owen Schwartz Robinson SS The Effect of Orientation and Temperature Settings of an FDM 3D Printer on Tensile Strength
33. Optical Society of America, National Capital Section (OSA)
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award Annam Nguyen Falls Church HS The Efficiency of Modern AMOLED Displays
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award Sarah Ahmed Herndon HS The Effect of Parabolic Reflectors on WiFi Signals
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award Neil Sorkin Woodson HS Transfer of Energy Wirelessly Using LASERs
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award Josh Haynes South County HS Reflective Properties of Camouflage Garments
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award Payton Tyrrell Herndon HS The Effect of Window Glass Type on the Temperature in Your House
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award and Fibertek Letter Kyra Lee, Danielle Dickson Woodson HS Simulating Deuteranopia Through Augmented Reality
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award and Fibertek Letter Clare Heinbaugh, Varshini Babu TJHSST Window into the Future: A Filter-Based Application of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award and Fibertek Letter Claire Casey Marshall HS The Effficiency of Stirling Engines vs. Solar panels Using Solar Energy
1st--Achievement in Optics and Photonics Award and Fibertek Letter Srikar Chittari Marshall HS The Effect of Parabolic Mirror Focal Length on Focal Point Temperature
34. Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTO Society)
Grand Prize--Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Kit Syed Hossain Herndon HS A Novel Drop Reduction Mechanism for Optimization of Ophthalmic Drug Delivery
1st Place in BCHM Category--Certificate of Merit Jose Alvarado Alvarenga Mount Vernon HS The Difference on the Heat Energy Transferred by Olive, Canola, Soy, Corn & Coconut Bio-Diesel
1st Place in BMED Category--Certificate of Merit Divya Kranthi Hayfield SS Enhancing Sensitivity for Detection of Volatiles Linked to Cancer
1st Place in CHEM Category--Certificate of Merit David Toomer Hayfield SS Augmenting Gaseous Adsorption Capabilities via Nanoporous CD-MOF
1st Place in CBIO Category--Certificate of Merit Molly Buckler Langley HS Using Data Mining on Death Certificate Data to Find Correlated Attributes & Irregularities
1st Place in EGPH Category--Certificate of Merit Sydney Roberts Marshall HS The Potential Generation of Electricity by Ambient Sound
1st Place in MCRO Category--Certificate of Merit Ons Bouali South Lakes HS The Antibiotic Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil and alpha/beta Citral on Bacteria
1st Place in PHYS Category--Certificate of Merit Caden Arthur Marshall HS Defying Gravity With A Backspin?
1st Place in ROBO Category--Certificate of Merit Jerry Wei Oakton HS Predicting Cryptocurrency Prices Using a Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Network
1st Place in SOFT Category--Certificate of Merit Mihir Patel TJHSST Optimizing Reinforcement Learning through Dynamic Environment Manipulation
1st Place in ENBM Category--Certificate of Merit Benjamin Tignor South Lakes HS The Effects of Concentrations of Immobilized Enzymes on the Rate of Enzymatic Activity
35. Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award--Certificate Palash Shah, Kartik Chugh Westfield HS Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning
36. Society of Toxicology, National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC-SOT)
1st--$100 Cash Award, T-shirt & NCAC-SOT Certificate Nicholas Lin Westfield HS Analyzing the Role of Intralipid & Epinephrine in the Treatment of Toxicity in D. magna
1st--$100 Cash Award, T-shirt & NCAC-SOT Certificate Neyda Villatoro, Zain Ghul, Orselia Fuentes Annandale HS The Effect of Antifreeze on the Reproduction Rate of Earthworms
HM--T-shirt & NCAC-SOT Certificate Ashley Saxenian Langley HS The Effect of Fertilizer on Earthworms in Soil
HM--T-shirt & NCAC-SOT Certificate Luke Unterman, Valmik Rai South County HS Synthetic Turf Experiment
HM--T-shirt & NCAC-SOT Certificate Katherine Helmicki Madison HS The Effect of Pollutants on the Light Emittance of Bioluminescent Dinoflagellates
37. Society of Women Engineers, Baltimore Washington Section (SWE)
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Shreya Tripathy Chantilly HS A Novel Approach to Bio-Compatible Prostheses using Synthetic Limpet Teeth
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Christina Pelliccio West Potomac HS The Effect of Different Types of Plastic on their Digestibility
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Elena Bachman Marshall HS Extraterrestrial Exploration: Optimizing the Rocker-Bogie Suspension System
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Isabella Salinas Robinson SS Modeling the Effect of an Artificial Pancreas on Blood Sugar Control
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Melina Rogers Edison HS Effect of DMAB-Anabaseine on the APPL gene in Drosophila melanogaster
Outstanding Engineering Award--$25 Gift Card Margaret Sparling Oakton HS Roof Run-Off: Filtering Pollutants with Bio-Filters and Activated Carbon
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Hannah Kyme Langley HS Chemiluminescence Immunosensor Capable of Rapidly Diagnosing the Infection of Influenza A Virus
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Savannah Poole Falls Church HS Which Brand of Diaper is the Most Absorbent?
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Janice Guo Chantilly HS The Effect of the Angle of a Bridge on Bridge Strength
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Claire Casey Marshall HS The Effficiency of Stirling Engines vs. Solar panels Using Solar Energy
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Reem Ali Edison HS Water Storage Disinfection System: Effective. Affordable. Simple.
Promising Engineering Award--$15 Gift Card Mary Murray Fairfax HS Understanding the Effect of Light on a Digital Image Motion Detector
38. Stemtree of Vienna
1st--$50 Amazon Gift Card Shan Lateef TJHSST A Cooler Approach to Concussion:  Can Therapeutic Hypothermia Diminish the Impact of TBI?
HM--$50 Amazon Gift Card Vibha Vijay Madison HS The Effect of Geographic Location and Consumed Goods on the Rate of Alzheimer's Disease
HM--$50 Amazon Gift Card Jason Nelson South County HS The Effect of Capsaicin on Macronutrient Digestion
39. US Air Force
1st--Backpack Award & Certificate Sophia DeCleene, Melissa Trivett Fairfax HS The Effect of the Presence of Nanoparticles on the Effectiveness of Sunscreen
2nd--Backpack Award & Certificate Isabella Salinas Robinson SS Modeling the Effect of an Artificial Pancreas on Blood Sugar Control
3rd--Backpack Award & Certificate Sophia Vlattas Westfield HS Hit Me Baby, One More Time: Testing How Protective Shin Guards Are
40. US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
1st--GEO INT Project--$250 Cash Award to be presented at the USGIF Headquarters Kavya Kopparapu TJHSST GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features using Deep Learning
1st--GEO INT Project--$250 Cash Award to be presented at the USGIF Headquarters Siona Prasad TJHSST Estimating CO2 Emissions from a City with Direct & Remote Sensing on Drones
41. Virginia Dental Association (VDA)
Grand Award--$100 Cash Award and Certificate Ons Bouali South Lakes HS The Antibiotic Effects of Lemongrass Essential Oil and alpha/beta Citral on Bacteria
HM--Certificate of Merit Nicholas Lin Westfield HS Analyzing the Role of Intralipid & Epinephrine in the Treatment of Toxicity in D. magna
HM--Certificate of Merit Ghaaliyah Brown South Lakes HS An In-Vitro Study of the Antibacterial Effect of Nigella sativa
HM--Certificate of Merit
Sanika Karandikar
TJHSST The Efffect of Toluidine Blue O-Mediated Photodynamic Treatment on S. epidermidis Biofilms
HM--Certificate of Merit Diego Cromwell Westfield HS The Effects of Acids on Fluoride Protected Eggshells
HM--Certificate of Merit Reilly McBride, Dany Matar TJHSST Characterization of Novel Antibiotics & Antibiofilm Compounds Produced by a Human Commensal Staphylococci
HM--Certificate of Merit Maisha Maliha Annandale HS The Effect of Different Antifungals on the Growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
HM--Certificate of Merit Suchitra Sudarshan Marshall HS Phenol Red as a Novel Application for the Detection of E. coli in Water Mediums
HM--Certificate of Merit Ryan Chou McLean HS The Effect of Activated Charcoal Quantity on its Absorption Ability
HM--Certificate of Merit Tania Romero Gonzalez Mount Vernon HS The Effect of Different Disinfectant Dilutions on Bacterial Growth
42. Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Stephen Desmarais Madison HS The Effect of Different Methods of Erosion Control on the Amount of Measured Erosion
Junior--$50 Target Gift Card Turner Bumbary TJHSST Utilizing a Network of Weather Probes to Forecast Weather in Developing Countries
Junior--$60 Target Gift Card Haley Longfellow, Sydney Chen Oakton HS The Effect of Root Type on Erosion
43. Virginia Tech, National Capital Region
Best Project BEHA/CBIO/MATH--$150 Award & Certificate of Merit Kavya Kopparapu TJHSST GlioVision: A Platform for the Automatic Assessment of Glioblastoma Tumor Features using Deep Learning
Best Project EGPH/ENMC--$150 Award & Certificate of Merit Elena Bachman Marshall HS Extraterrestrial Exploration: Optimizing the Rocker-Bogie Suspension System
Best Project SOFT/ROBO/EBED--$150 Award & Certificate of Merit James ODonovan Langley HS Helping the Blind See
44. Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA)
1st--$150 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certif. Palash Shah, Kartik Chugh Westfield HS Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning
2nd--$75 Cash Award, Stockholm Junior Water Prize & Certif. Matthew Baharmast, Patrick Berry Madison HS The Effect of Nanotechnology in Purifying Water Supply in the Developing World
45. Volgenau School of Engineering at GMU
Outstanding Computer Science Project--$100 Award & Certificate John Leal, Matthew Ferrari, Chase McCoy Woodson HS Woodson Virtual Interactive Map
46. Washington Statistical Society (WSS)
1st--$100 & a 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Victoria Graf TJHSST Neurological Response to Entropy and Uncertainty in Music
2nd--Book Award (Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis) & a 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Palash Shah, Kartik Chugh Westfield HS Impurivision: A Mobile App for Identifying Water Contamination using Deep Learning
3rd--Book Award (Statistics, Informed Decisions Using Data) & 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Jerry Wei Oakton HS Predicting Cryptocurrency Prices Using a Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Network
3rd--Book Award (Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis) & a 1-Year Subscription to Chance Magazine Sujay Ratna TJHSST Obesity & Dementia: The Role of Adipocyte-Derived Exosomes in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease
HM--Certificate of Merit Agah Ebrahimi, Ruby Dalton, Neha Krishnakumar Woodson HS Diagnosis on Alzheimer's from EEG Signals using AI
HM--Certificate of Merit Kamron Soldozy, Peter Hwang TJHSST EEG Depression Diagnosis & Differentiation Using Motor Tasks and Deep Learning