Regeneron ISEF 2022 Special Awards Winners Announced - Society for Science (2022)

Acoustical Society of America

The purpose of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics. The Acoustical Society of America awards three finalists with cash prizes for themselves, their schools, and their mentors as well as financial support to attend the next ASA meeting. These meetings offer opportunities for students, young researchers, and experienced acousticians to grow their acoustics careers, interact with professional acousticians, and learn more about acoustics in general.

First Award of $1,500. In addition, their School will be awarded $200, and their Mentor will be awarded $500.

ANIM040 — Secret Sounds of Bees: Analysis of Honey Bee Vibroacoustics Using Hidden Markov Models

  • Amara Jean Orth, Lewis Central High School, Glenwood, IA, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000. In addition, their School will be awarded $100, and their Mentor will be awarded $250.

ANIM003 — Averting Human-Elephant Conflict Using Machine Learning on Elephant Vocalizations

  • Chinmayi Ramasubramanian, Sri Kumaran Children’s Home – CBSE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Third Award of $600.00. In addition, their Mentor will be awarded $150.

EGSD012 — Novel Model of an Adaptive Wave Energy Converter With Spectral Analysis-Based Sea State Classification

  • Gwyneth Liu, Mills E. Godwin High School, Glen Allen, VA, United States of America

Honorable Mention

ROBO037 — Systematic Parkinson Audio Recognition Construct (SPARC): A Novel Approach Implementing a Machine Learning Method To Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease Using Voice Features

  • Anu Iyer, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR, United States of America

Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Our mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

First Award of $750 in each Regeneron ISEF Category

ANIM027 — Dozing Off With Drosophila: The Effect of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms and Disturbed Sleep on Mortality, Mood, and Addiction

  • Rania Sophia Lateef, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, Manassas, VA, United States of America

BCHM020 — So Liᐩ! Designing a Novel Approach for Rapid Lithium Detection: Investigating Enzymatic Coupling to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide for the Development of Colorimetric and Fluorescent Sensors and Testing the Efficacy of Horseradish Peroxidase, 3,3′,5,5′ Tetramethylbenzidine, and Amplex Red

  • Katie Sun, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Foster City, CA, United States of America

BEHA021 — SuiSensor: A Novel, Low-Cost Machine Learning System for Real-Time Suicide Risk Identification and Treatment Optimization via Computational Linguistics

  • Siddhanth Pachipala, College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX, United States of America

BMED059 — Implementation of Land Cover Data in a Neural Network To Forecast West Nile Virus Around the Gulf Coast

  • Noah Nager, Hackley School, Katonah, NY, United States of America

CBIO003 — COVID-19 Detection on Chest X-Ray Using an Enhanced Neural Network Model: Impact of Network Architecture Complexity, Data Augmentation, and Transfer Learning on Model

  • Himal Bamzai-Wokhlu, F. W. Buchholz High School, Gainesville, FL, United States of America

CELL019 — The Sensory Potential of Synaptopodin: An Analysis of Synaptopodin within the Dorsal Root Ganglion

  • Veenasravani Pendyala, North Oldham High School, Prospect, KY, United States of America

CHEM045 — Techno-Economic Assessment of a Cost and Quality-Based Algal Biodiesel Production Process

  • Steven D. Liu, Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

EAEV004 — Qube Network: A Low-Cost, High-Sensitivity Consumer Seismic Network for Earthquake Early Warning

  • Vivien He, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States of America

EBED012 — Optimizing Micro-Computer Architecture in the Arithmetic Logic Unit

  • Emily Kathleen Troutman, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, League City, TX, United States of America

EGSD044 — Harnessing the Energy in Waves To Generate Electricity

  • Landon Choy, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Kailua, HI, United States of America

ENBM046 — Athlete Temperature Sensor: A Novel Approach to Heat Exhaustion Monitoring in Student Athletes

  • Cuauhtemoc Zamora, Veterans Memorial High School, Corpus Christi, TX, United States of America

ENEV096 — Printing Our Future

  • Kiley Catherine Conlon, Lowell High School, Lowell, MA, United States of America

ETSD045 — A Novel Approach to Biomimicking the Avian Tail on Fixed Wing Micro Air Vehicles

  • Kevin Shen, Olympia High School, Olympia, WA, United States of America

MATH025 — Random Forest To Predict Dengue Cases and Outbreaks

  • Sanuja Dilanka Manage, College Park High School, Conroe, TX, United States of America

MATS053 — Deployment of Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Technologies To Improve the Durability of Solar Sails

  • Destynn Ayrom Keuchel, Hawken School, Solon, OH, United States of America

MCRO003 — Computational Analysis of the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Microbiome and Development of a Non-Toxic Quorum Quenching Cocktail Therapy To Inhibit Multispecies Biofilm Proliferation

  • Shriya Prakash Bhat, Plano East Senior High School, Richardson, TX, United States of America

PHYS040 — Real-Time Prediction of Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections

  • Rohit Prasanna, Academies of Loudoun, Broadlands, VA, United States of America

PLNT041 — Developing a Model in situ Resource Utilization System for Oxygen Sustaining Life Support and Launch Cost Reduction for Mars

  • Ariella Maia Blackman, Harrison High School, Purchase, NY, United States of America

ROBO047 — PathFinder: Novel Inverse Kinematical Path Tracking for Autonomous Vehicles Using Pure Pursuit and Bezier Curves

  • Rohan Bosworth, Poway High School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

SOFT035 — Novel Method for the Identification of High-Risk Space Debris

  • Thomas Marshall Vielmetti, Nicolet High School, Fox Point, WI, United States of America

TMED041 — Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Biomarker Identification Using Integrative Network Fusion and Deep Learning With Bayesian Hyperparameter Optimization

  • Sohini Banerjee, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Herndon, VA, United States of America

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society Education Division promotes excellence in science education and science literacy through a number of activities supporting teachers and learners of chemistry. Through its participation in Regeneron ISEF, ACS encourages and supports high school students in their exploration of the chemical sciences through research experiences.

First Award of $4,000

CHEM072 — An “Artificial Leaf” That Can Generate Oxygen and Electricity

  • Sheng-Chun Chang, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Gill, MA, United States of America

Second Award of $3,000

CHEM076 — Mobile Carbon Capture – Phase 3

  • Maya Sushkin, South High Community School, Worcester, MA, United States of America

Third Award of $2,000

CHEM017T — Cassava Peel Powder: A Novel, Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly Pharmaceutical Biosorbent

  • Alden Kai Ray Goh, Chung Ling High School Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • Chun Rui Tan, Chung Ling High School Penang, Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia
  • Ze Wei Liew, Chung Ling High School Penang, Penang, Gelugor, Malaysia

Fourth Award of $1,000

CHEM055 — Synthesis of Optically Active Dimethylphosphinoyl Analogues of Fotemustine

  • Sofiia Smovzh, Kyiv-Pechersk Lyceum No. 171 Leader, Kyiv, Ukraine

Diploma of Recognition and $100 gift card

CHEM028 — Enhancing the Photoelectrocatalytic Performance of WO3 Decorated With CoO Using Electrodeposition for Water Splitting

  • Maria Ghalib Al Ghamdi, Al Shams National Schools, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

CHEM035T — Novel Protein Quantification With Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Coated Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)

  • Joonsung Lee, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Tae hoon Kim, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Asan, South Chungcheong, South Korea
  • Woojin Park, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Seoul, Seongbuk-gu, South Korea

CHEM050 — Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Spiked Beverages With the Use of Infrared Spectroscopy Through Development of Inexpensive and Inconspicuous Device To Identify Date-Rape Drugs

  • Mai Blaustein, Harrison High School, Harrison, NY, United States of America

CHEM064 — FRET-Based Combination Drug With Enhanced Photothermal Therapy

  • Amna Khan, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR, United States of America

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is committed to inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals by recognizing exceptional students at all levels. We encourage students’ progress through STEM-based educational programs, design competitions, scholarships, and awards such as the AIAA “Look Up!” Award. We will award a cash prize for the top three aerospace-related projects. We encourage students to Look Up! and see their future in aerospace.

1st Prize of $2,000

ETSD045 — A Novel Approach to Biomimicking the Avian Tail on Fixed Wing Micro Air Vehicles

  • Kevin Shen, Olympia High School, Olympia, WA, United States of America

2nd Prize of $1,500

ETSD049 — Design and Fabrication of a Flapping-Wing Robot Based on Slider-Crank Mechanism

  • Jue Wang, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, United States of America

3rd Prize of $1,000

ETSD012T — Small Satellite and Launch Vehicle for Climate Change Research

  • Joey Gorman, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Buford, GA, United States of America
  • Jonathan M. Gutknecht, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lawrenceville, GA, United States of America

4th Prize of $500

ETSD033 — Constructing a Reusable Solid-Fuel Rocket Capable of Propulsive Landing

  • Ravin Joshi, Academies of Loudoun, Ashburn, VA, United States of America

Honorable Mention

ETSD035T — Performance Enhancement of PMMA/GOx Hybrid Rocket Engine Using Swirling Injection

  • Guan-Yu Chen, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Yu-Sheng Wang, Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, Shilin Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan

American Mathematical Society

The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888, to further the interests of mathematical research & scholarship, as well as to serve the national/international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy & other programs. Friends and family of the late mathematician, Karl Menger, contribute to a fund in his memory, to be distributed by the AMS for annual awards at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair.

First Award of $2,000

MATH004 — On Ramanujan’s Identity for Odd Zeta Values and Its Generalization

  • Sarth Prashant Chavan, Aditya English Medium School, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

Second Award of $1,000

MATH021 — Nxnxn Rubik’s Cubes and God’s Number

  • Daniel Salkinder, Half Hollow Hills High School East, Dix Hills, NY, United States of America

MATH037 — Factorizations in Evaluation Monoids of Laurent Semirings

  • Sophie Zhu, Williamsville East High School, Williamsville, NY, United States of America

Third Award of $500

MATH001 — Validating a Predictive Mathematical Modelling Paradigm for Travelling From Point A to Point B

  • Edward Stuart Garth, Redeemer Baptist School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

MATH017 — Attempting To Define Tetration of Non-Integer Heights

  • Morgan Arthur Holien, Monarch High School, Superior, CO, United States of America

MATH031 — A Heuristic Solution to the Closest String Problem Using Wave Function Collapse Techniques

  • Shirley Xu, The Bishop’s School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

MATH032 — Schrodinger Bridges on Discrete Domains

  • Donald James Liveoak, Allen Park High School, Allen Park, MI, United States of America

Certificate of Honorable Mention and One-Year Membership to AMS

MATH010T — Study on the Solution Set of Knot Colorings

  • Dongin Kim, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Seokyoung Yoon, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Busan, South Korea
  • Sihyeong Yang, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Seoul, South Korea

MATH030 — From the Manhattan Project to Statistics of Zeros of L-Functions

  • Jiahui Li, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, United States of America

MATH033 — Modifying the ABCs of Number Theory

  • Akilan Sankaran, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM, United States of America

American Meteorological Society

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s leading scientific and professional society advancing the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society. Founded in 1919, the AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS offers numerous scholarships and fellowships to support students pursuing careers in the field.

First Award of $1,500

EAEV061 — Big Data Analysis of Climate Change: Extreme Temperature, Rainfall, Snowfall

  • Jason Chung-Yee Wang, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma City, OK, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000

ETSD005 — Around the World in Eighty Days: Small Radiosondes on a Great Mission

  • Amon Christopher Schumann, Robert-Havemann-Gymnasium, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Third Award of $500

EAEV054T — Polar Vortex Influence on Broadscale Cold Extremes Associated With Arctic Oscillation

  • Lu-Heng Wang, Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School, Kaohsuing, Taiwan
  • Po-Kai Yang, Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School, Kaoshiung, Taiwan

Honorable Mention of $125

EAEV007 — Developing a Machine Model to Predict Wildfire Risk and Identify Key Wildfire Drivers in California

  • Angela Chen, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Cary, NC, United States of America

EAEV085 — Urban Ozone Forecasting and Policy Recommendations Through Photochemical Modeling and Machine Learning

  • Eliana Kai Juarez, V. Sue Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM, United States of America

EGSD032 — Design of a Low-Cost Weather Station for Photovoltaic Modeling

  • Chad Fe Bo, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Beltsville, MD, United States of America

ENEV014 — Specialized Drone for Tropospheric Ozone Research With Precise Positioning and Wireless Data Transmission

  • Marek Rauchfleisz, University High School, Torun, Poland

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 133,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA’s mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

First Award of $1,500

BEHA021 — SuiSensor: A Novel, Low-Cost Machine Learning System for Real-Time Suicide Risk Identification and Treatment Optimization via Computational Linguistics

  • Siddhanth Pachipala, College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000

BEHA038 — BREATH Analysis: Improving Community Readiness Outcomes for Native Hawaiian Students in K-12 Education

  • Carolyn Elizabeth Clebsch, Kealakehe High School, Kailua Kona, HI, United States of America

Third Award of $500

BEHA042 — The Effect of Virtual Learning on Student Long Term Self-Esteem

  • Sarah Rose Garfield , Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington , FL, United States of America

BEHA047 — Neurocognitive Tasks: Novel Markers To Predict and Prevent Adolescent Suicidal Behavior

  • Natasha Kulviwat, Jericho High School, Jericho, NY, United States of America

BEHA062 — Cognitive Profiling and Personalized Therapy Recommendation for Dementia Through a Language-Aware Multi-Model Artificially Intelligent System

  • Kosha Upadhyay, Bellevue Senior High School, Bellevue, WA, United States of America

BEHA064 — The Transgenerational Effects of the Synergy of Nicotine, Atomoxetine, and Buspirone on Egg Laying Habits, Gene Expression, and Oxidative Stress Levels in C. elegans

  • Malcolm Ernest Owusu, American Heritage School, Davie, FL, United States of America

BEHA068 — The Modification of Jury Instructions To Improve Juror Verdicts and Confession Recognitions in a Criminal Trial

  • Meghan Pasala, Spring Valley High School, Columbia, SC, United States of America

American Statistical Association

(Video) Regeneron ISEF 2022 - Special Awards Ceremony

The American Statistical Association is the world’s largest community of statisticians. The ASA supports excellence in the development, application, and dissemination of statistical and data science through meetings, publications, membership services, education, accreditation, and advocacy. Our members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.

First Award of $1,500

EAEV007 — Developing a Machine Model to Predict Wildfire Risk and Identify Key Wildfire Drivers in California

  • Angela Chen, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Cary, NC, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000

CBIO052 — COVID-19 Mortality Drivers in Brazil: Prioritizing Patients With COVID Symptoms To Reduce Mortality

  • Zara Hommez, Portola High School, Irvine, CA, United States of America

Third Award of $500

TMED005 — A Quantum Machine Learning-Based Framework for Early Cancer Detection and Biomarker Identification Through Transcriptome Profiles

  • Rushank Goyal, 7i World School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Honorable Mention

CBIO035 — DIANE: A Novel Multi-Omics Data Integration Framework Using Attributed Network Embedding Paired With Machine Learning for More Accurate Biomedical Classification

  • Amogh Chaturvedi, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA, United States of America

CBIO038 — A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying Blood-Based Biomarkers for Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Anjali Sreenivas, Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Sammamish, WA, United States of America

EAEV013 — Replicability of Light Pollution Effects on Timing of Butterfly Metamorphosis

  • Josephine Elizabeth Schultz, Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX, United States of America

ENBM028 — Automatic Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease: 12-Lead Electrocardiogram and Elucidating Sex Differences via Deep Learning

  • Natalia Pahlavan, Jericho High School, Glen Head, NY, United States of America

MATH012 — LD-Based Mapping by Cluster Analysis of the GWAS To Determine a Single Variant Most Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Lucas Gutman, iPrep Academy North, Miami , FL, United States of America

ROBO008 — An Eco-Friendly Deep Learning Tool for Disrupting Insect Mating Behavior of Diaphorina citri Supporting the Mitigation of Unwarranted Pesticide Usage in Citrus Greening Control

  • Sruthi Sentil, James Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL, United States of America

Arconic Foundation

Arconic Foundation partners with nonprofit and community organizations to strengthen its communities by enhancing education through skill-building learning experiences, promoting environmental sustainability, and advancing social equity. Arconic Foundation invests in the communities of Arconic Corporation – a leading global provider of aluminum products. Arconic Foundation is offering special awards totaling $5,000 for students demonstrating innovation in sustainable design or material science.

1st Award

EGSD018 — Engineering a Bifunctional Metal: Organic Framework for Efficient and Cost-Effective Hydrogen Production and Storage

  • Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, Al-Hussan High School, Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

2nd Award

MATS008 — Green Interpenetrated Silicone-Based Elastomeric Webs Engineered as Wave Energy Harvesters

  • Luiza Natalia Ionescu, Mihai Viteazul National College, Bucuresti, Romania

3rd Award

EGSD046T — Sustainable Electricity From Dirt: Microbial Fuel Cell

  • Makayla Love McMullen, Syracuse Academy of Science, Syracuse, NY, United States of America
  • Migual Mathis, Syracuse Academy of Science, Syracuse, NY, United States of America

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is pleased to offer a scholarship combining a monetary award and an environment focusing on knowledge, learning and research. The New American University ISEF Scholarship is renewable for four years. Individuals and teams will be considered for these awards.

Arizona State University ISEF Scholarship

ANIM017 — A Habitat Assessment Protocol To Determine Suitability for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Occupancy in the Northern Rio Grande Watershed

  • Marissa Lilianna Martinez, Monte Vista High School, Del Norte, CO, United States of America

BCHM037T — Natural Termite Control: A Novel Biomolecular Approach

  • Alex Kroumov, Arizona College Prep High School, Chandler, AZ, United States of America
  • Andre Glukhovskiy, Arizona College Preparatory- Erie, Gilbert, AZ, United States of America
  • Nikita Sobolev, Arizona College Prep High School, San Tan Valley, AZ, United States of America

BEHA015 — Polarization in Social Networks: Investigating Opinion Dynamics Through Human Experiments and Agent-Based Simulation

  • Henry Westfall, Fairview High School, Broomfield, CO, United States of America

BEHA063T — Environmentally Responsible Consumption Behavior of Youth

  • Bao Nguyen Gia Pham, Phan Huy Chu High School, Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Huy Nguyen Quang Pham, Phan Huy Chu High School, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

CBIO072 — Discovering Biomarkers for Breast Cancer Subtypes With Gene Expression Data Using Machine Learning

  • Daniel Lin, Fairview High School, Boulder, CO, United States of America

CHEM044 — Characterization of Enzymes, Chalcone Synthase, Chalcone Isomerase, and Dihydroflavonol 4-Reductase, by X-Ray Crystallography To Improve the Efficacy of Crops Panicum virgatum and Sorghum bicolor as Potential USDA Biofuel Sources

  • Rishi Hazra, Skyline High School, Sammamish, WA, United States of America

CHEM065 — Comparison of Struvite and Chlorella vulgaris Solution to Phosphorus Water Pollution

  • Savannah Botello, Cibola High School, Yuma , AZ, United States of America

EAEV006 — Designing of Nitrogen Doped Melamine Foam-Graphene-CNT-Metal Oxide Heterostructure Photocatalyst for Industrial Waste Management

  • Rishita Ghosh, Learning Paths School, Mohali, Punjab, India

EAEV024 — Nouveau-AI-Plastic-Degen: A Novel Approach Using AI-Based Enzyme Engineering To Design New and Highly Efficient Marine Plastic Degrading Enzymes

  • Arjun Gupta, Quest for Education and Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, United States of America

EAEV025T — Contemporary and Projected Climate Change Across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 Years

  • Lily E. Wood, University High School, Tucson, AZ, United States of America
  • Nathaniel Adam van der Leeuw, University High School, Tucson, AZ, United States of America

EAEV052T — It’s Flaming Out: Using Artificial Intelligence To Emulate Critical Aspects of Wildfire Growth

  • Arihant Singh, Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Sammamish, WA, United States of America
  • Druhin Bhowal, Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Sammammish , WA, United States of America

EAEV078 — Effectiveness of a Fire-Fighting Foam as an Eco-Friendly Replacement

  • Ethan Abraham, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Kapolei, HI, United States of America

EGSD028 — Analyzing Non-Chemical Storage Solutions for the Grid-Scale Energy Problem

  • Wilson Bolton Moyer, Lakewood High School, Golden, CO, United States of America

EGSD044 — Harnessing the Energy in Waves To Generate Electricity

  • Landon Choy, Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus, Kailua, HI, United States of America

PHYS065 — Towards the Exploration of the Exoplanets: Studying Key Physical Parameters for the Habitability of Primitive Earth Using Climate Models

  • Yana Markova Surtchev, BASIS Ahwatukee , Tempe, AZ, United States of America

PHYS066 — Modeling Triton’s Seasonal Atmospheric Change: Applications of the VT3D Model to Triton

  • Natalie Claire Pujet, Fairview High School, Boulder, CO, United States of America

ROBO076 — Neuron-Specific Dropout: A Deterministic Regularization Technique To Prevent Neural Networks From Overfitting and Reduce Dependence on Large Training Samples

  • Joshua Logan Shunk, Perry High School, Gilbert, AZ, United States of America

ROBO085 — The Creation of a Convolutional Neural Network To Classify Chronic Ulcer Infectivity

  • Avi Anand Gupta, Iolani School, Honolulu, HI, United States of America

SOFT053 — qSimulator: A Novel Method for Rapid Quantum Simulation of Molecules Using Cliques

  • Arun J. Moorthy, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, United States of America

TMED058 — Protective Effect of Bromelain and Pineapple Extracts on UV-Induced Damage in Human Skin Cell

  • Atena Mori, Iolani School, Honolulu, HI, United States of America

Association for Computing Machinery

ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society. ACM hosts the computing industry’s leading Digital Library and serves its global members and the computing profession with journals and magazines, conferences, workshops, electronic forums, and Learning Center.

First Award of $4,000

ROBO008 — An Eco-Friendly Deep Learning Tool for Disrupting Insect Mating Behavior of Diaphorina citri Supporting the Mitigation of Unwarranted Pesticide Usage in Citrus Greening Control

  • Sruthi Sentil, James Rickards High School, Tallahassee, FL, United States of America

Second Award of $3,000

ROBO017 — The GatedTabTransformer: An Attention-Based Deep Learning Architecture for Tabular Modeling

  • Radostin Lozanov Cholakov, Model High School of Mathematics “Akademik Kiril Popov”, Barutin, Smolyan, Bulgaria

Third Award of $1,500

SOFT020 — The Hash Algorithm Based on Three-Body Chaotic Motion

  • Huayi Zhang, Shanghai Kongjiang Senior High School, Shanghai, China

Fourth Award of $500

ROBO002T — Soft Origami-Inspired 3D Print-In-Place Artificial Intelligence Robots

  • Saan Cern Yong, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sheng Ze Yeoh, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

ROBO083 — Mind Beacon: A Portable Spatial Recognition Device for the Visually Impaired Using a 3D Depth Sensor and Custom Tactile Display

  • Seoyoung Jun, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Broadlands, VA, United States of America

SOFT054 — Subscript: A Functional Programming Language for Scripting in Data-Driven JVM Applications

  • Elliott James Krzeminski, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, AZ, United States of America

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

AAAI is a scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI promotes research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, as well as public understanding of artificial intelligence. AAAI also strives to improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance on the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

First Award of $1,500

CBIO049 — ARIEL: Adversarial Neural Evolution for Unified Variant Forecasting and Proactive Therapeutic Design

  • Ryan Samuel Park, Millburn High School, Short Hills, NJ, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000

MATS055 — CarbNN: A Novel Active Transfer Learning Neural Network to Build De Novo Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture

  • Neel Redkar, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA, United States of America

Third Award

ENEV005 — Artificially Intelligent Electronic Waste Sorting Selective Compliance Robot Arm

  • Sam Rogers, Proserpine State High School, Glen Isla, QLD, Australia

Honorable Mention

EAEV022 — A Novel Method for Automated Identification and Prediction of Invasive Species Growth Using Deep Learning

  • Nathan Elias, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, TX, United States of America

EBED016 — Instrumental Sound Separation Using Compressed Machine Learning Models

  • Ryo Muramatsu, Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

ETSD074T — Decentralized Shared Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles With Real-Time Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

  • Eugene Choi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Irfan Kabir Nafi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Raffu Al Khondaker, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Springfield, VA, United States of America

ROBO059 — Neural Networks Learn Lazily: Improving Generalization and Adversarial Robustness via Learning Capacity-Complexity Constraints

  • Andy Phung, Independence High School, San Jose, CA, United States of America

SOFT041 — Educacess – Software for Transcribing Video Lessons Into Compact PDFs Using Keyframe Extraction, Summarization and Transcription Algorithms

  • Ligia Keiko Carvalho, Colegio Tecnico de Campinas, Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues to the president, the National Security Council, and other policymakers to help them make national security decisions. Our Agency is made up of multidisciplinary teams that integrate the full range of our analytic, operational, support, technical and digital capabilities. The CIA is dedicated to investing in and building the next generation of a diverse and technically skilled workforce to meet the needs of the nation.

First Award: $1000 award

ANIM072 — Monitoring Honeybee Hive Health With Computer Vision

  • Reagan Elizabeth Chambers, Woodhaven Academy, West Fargo, ND, United States of America

BEHA022 — Facial Recognition: The Impact on Identifying People When Features Around the Face Are Altered

  • Abigail Mae Snider, Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, WV, United States of America

BEHA045 — How Personal Biases Influence Our Voting Habits

  • Lindley Jane Richards, Fremont High School, West Haven, UT, United States of America

BEHA049T — The Disproportionate Effect of the Labor Force Exodus on Rural Communities

  • Aditya Tummala, Brookings High School, Brookings, SD, United States of America
  • William Vincent Hummel, Brookings High School, Brookings, SD, United States of America

CHEM034T — Engineering an Inexpensive and Sustainable Cellulose Battery Cell

  • Madelyn Puza, College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX, United States of America
  • Shivani Mundra, College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX, United States of America

EBED003T — Simulating Astronautic Information Transfer Through the Implementation of Optical Laser Technology

  • Emma Christine Lee, Stanton College Preparatory School, Saint Johns, FL, United States of America
  • Eric Lee, Stanton College Preparatory School, Saint Johns, FL, United States of America

ENEV053 — Eqwis: Rapid Animal Detection and Driver Warning System To Mitigate Animal Vehicle Collisions Using Artificial Intelligence

  • Vedant Malolan Srinivas, Eastlake High School, Redmond, WA, United States of America

ETSD074T — Decentralized Shared Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles With Real-Time Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

  • Eugene Choi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Irfan Kabir Nafi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Raffu Al Khondaker, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Springfield, VA, United States of America

MATH011 — Utilizing Convergence Tests and Complex Analysis To Redefine the Provability of the Partition Formula

  • Emilie Morgan Steinberg, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Aventura, FL, United States of America

PHYS003 — Optimization of Distributed Phased Arrays

  • Akash Anand, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States of America

PHYS041 — Utilizing InSb/Si Quantum Dots for the Development of Next-Generation Multivalued High-Mobility Transistor Technology

  • Ayush Nayak, Westview High School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

ROBO058 — Using Subpixel Interpolation and Deep Learning Convolution Models To Compress Domain-Specific Audio Waveforms

  • Nikhil Nayak, Sunset High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

SOFT016 — A Home Automation System for Neuromuscular Disorder Patients Using Brain-Computer Interface

  • Navya Ramakrishnan, Plano Senior High School, Allen, TX, United States of America

SOFT017T — WatchfuLock

  • Dylan Daves Bracey, Jesuit High School, River Ridge, LA, United States of America
  • Joshua Robert Burk, Jesuit High School, New Orleans, LA, United States of America

SOFT024 — Detecting Glaucoma From Retinal Fundus Images Using Machine Learning

  • Rohan Kalia, Wheeler High School, Marietta, GA, United States of America

SOFT043 — Explore-and-Fuse: A Physarum-Inspired Approach to the Steiner Tree Problem

  • Sheryl Hsu, Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA, United States of America

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in China. One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. Having developed science education programs, CAST supports youth and adolescents in becoming citizens with high scientific literacy. CAST awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students’ work in all scientific disciplines.

Award of $1,200

BCHM012 — LuxI/LuxR-Type Quorum Sensing System in K61, Dickeya Species Novel: Growth and AHL Production in MgSO4-Rich Brine

  • Jingjing Wang, Iolani School, Honolulu, HI, United States of America

CELL040T — Turning the TCA Cycle Backwards To Repair Damaged DNA

  • Anselmo Klement Chua, Clementi Town Secondary School, Singapore, Singapore
  • Branden Kang Jun Zhao, Clementi Town Secondary School, Singapore, Singapore

ENEV003 — Remote-Control Raft Cleaner

  • Max Jueyuan Zhao, Barker College, Sydney, NSW, Australia

ENEV036 — A Low-Cost Device To Improve the Quality of Drinking Water: Utilization of Ultrasonic Transduction in Conjunction With Filtration

  • Jose Atilano, Greybull High School, Greybull, WY, United States of America

ETSD005 — Around the World in Eighty Days: Small Radiosondes on a Great Mission

  • Amon Christopher Schumann, Robert-Havemann-Gymnasium, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

ETSD007T — Airless Terrain Wheel With Adjustable Articulating Arms Enclosing Multi-Suspension System

  • Eyup Alper Saygili, Samsun Bahcesehir College Atakum Science And Technology High School, Samsun, Atakum, Turkey
  • Eyup Tarik Engin, Ozel Final Anadolu Lisesi, Denizli, Turkey

PHYS016 — Habitable Zones of Galaxies: Finding Metal-Rich Zones in Various Galaxies and Their Relation to Color

  • Anica Jihae Ancheta, Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, Wailuku, HI, United States of America

PHYS068 — Discovering Extremely Rare Neutral Carbon Absorbers in Intergalactic Medium Using Machine Learning

  • Ashley Xu, The Winsor School, Brookline, MA, United States of America

ROBO052T — COVision: A Novel Convolutional Neural Network for the Differentiation of COVID-19 From Common Pulmonary Conditions

  • Kush Parikh, Troy High School, Troy, MI, United States of America
  • Timothy Josh Mathew, Troy High School, Troy, MI, United States of America

ROBO071 — A Helmholtzian Deep Learning Approach to Glomeruli Segmentation Using Energy-Based Models for Uncertainty Estimation

(Video) Regeneron ISEF 2022 - Grand Awards Ceremony

  • Omar Abul-Hassan, Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, VA, United States of America

Drexel University

Drexel University will award eight full scholarships valued at $200,000 each to those students whose projects match Drexel’s curriculum. Drexel is recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience.

Full tuition scholarship

EAEV022 — A Novel Method for Automated Identification and Prediction of Invasive Species Growth Using Deep Learning

  • Nathan Elias, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, TX, United States of America

EAEV030 — Tides, Pollution, and Human Health: Exploring the Relationship Between Tidal Phases and Water Contamination in a Coastal Inlet

  • Emily Ruth Ernst, Broadneck High School, Arnold, MD, United States of America

ENBM023 — Smart Leukemia Labs: A Low-Cost Microscope and Diagnostic Tool That Use Semantic Segmentation, Image Processing and Object Detection To Detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  • Adelle Jia Xin Yong, Westlake High School, Austin, TX, United States of America

ENBM034 — An Efficient and Accurate Super-Resolution Approach to Low-Field MRI via U-Net Architecture With Logarithmic Loss and L2 Regularization

  • Aryan Thomas Kalluvila, Hartford Union High School, Hubertus, WI, United States of America

ENBM052 — A Low-Cost Artificial Pancreas System With Integrated Machine Inference

  • Landon Flemming, Explore Academy, Albuquerque, NM, United States of America

Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT)

The Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT) is a not-for-profit, corporate member-supported, and volunteer-led global business development association for companies engaged in the Bio/Pharmaceutical manufacturing value chain.

$1,000 scholarship

CELL009 — A Novel Approach to Bone Implant Infection Therapeutics Leveraging Proteins Derived From Lactobacillus acidophilus and Modulating Anti-Inflammatory Gene Expression

  • Anouska Seal, Paul J. Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL, United States of America

CHEM035T — Novel Protein Quantification With Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Coated Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM)

  • Joonsung Lee, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Tae hoon Kim, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Asan, South Chungcheong, South Korea
  • Woojin Park, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Seoul, Seongbuk-gu, South Korea

CHEM074 — Investigating the Binding Interactions of Small-Molecule Inhibitors to PLKs Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations

  • Seymour Mahdi Haque, Florida Atlantic University High School, Parkland, FL, United States of America

MCRO006T — Gene Expression Mechanism of Alternative Sigma Factors SigE and SigB Inducing Rifampicin Resistance in Mycobacterium Smegmatis

  • Jungho Kim, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Incheon, South Korea
  • Minjae Kim, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Gimpo , Gyeonggi-Do , South Korea
  • Sanghyun Park, Korea Science Academy of KAIST, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

MCRO029 — Assessment of Alternative Antimicrobial Substances on Staphylococcus epidermidis

  • Joyce W. Essuman, Nicolet High School, Glendale, WI, United States of America

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked, doctoral degree granting research university. The university offers degrees in engineering, science, computing, aeronautics, business, psychology and liberal arts. It’s location just south of the Kennedy Space Center provides incredible research opportunities for students interested in engineering and science. Florida Tech will offer three presidential scholarships to ISEF participants that equal full tuition each year for four years upon fulltime enrollment at the university. Awardees must complete the FAFSA to be Eligible

Full Tuition Presidential Scholarship

CHEM075 — Analysis of Microplastic Removal Efficiency of Synthesized Ferrofluids and the Development of an Automated Prototype for Aquatic Environments

  • Kyra Marissa Henriques, Oviedo High School, Winter Springs, FL, United States of America

EAEV081 — The Effect of Consuming Polyethylene on the Function and Consumption Rate of the Zophobas atratus Superworm

  • Anja Kristin Schwarzbauer , Sarasota High School, Lakewood Ranch, FL, United States of America

ETSD055 — Creation of an Artificial Atmosphere at Orbital Altitudes To Combat Space Debris

  • Cooper Weisman, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL, United States of America

Fondazione Bruno Kessler

The Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) is a leading research center in Trento, Italy. WebValley is the FBK Summer School program for interdisciplinary scientific research. A team of enthusiastic and motivated high school students and FBK researchers accepts a project challenge, proposed by a visiting scientist. FBK’s Board of Directors will award several Intel ISEF finalists full fellowships to be part of the WebValley team in June.

Award to participate in summer school “Web Valley”

ETSD044 — Finding the Optimal Combination of Touch, Color, and Infrared Sensors To Navigate a Robot Explorer Through Simulated Space-Like Conditions

  • Nikolai Isidro Zemliansky, Blindern VGS, Oslo, Viken, Norway

ETSD074T — Decentralized Shared Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles With Real-Time Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

  • Eugene Choi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Irfan Kabir Nafi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Raffu Al Khondaker, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Springfield, VA, United States of America

MATS055 — CarbNN: A Novel Active Transfer Learning Neural Network to Build De Novo Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Carbon Capture

  • Neel Redkar, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA, United States of America

MCRO001 — The Clash of the Modern Crises: A Study Investigating the Development of Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli Under Increasing Carbon Dioxide

  • Tahlia Martignago, Menai High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

ROBO060 — Comparative Research of Image Processing Algorithms for Segmentation of Natural Water Bodies in Satellite Images

  • Noam Zamski, Brenner Regional High School, Kidron, Israel

SOFT041 — Educacess – Software for Transcribing Video Lessons Into Compact PDFs Using Keyframe Extraction, Summarization and Transcription Algorithms

  • Ligia Keiko Carvalho, Colegio Tecnico de Campinas, Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

IEEE Foundation

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE Foundation, a philanthropic partner with IEEE, supports the IEEE core purpose. IEEE awards the $10,000 Presidents’ Scholarship to recognize a deserving student for an outstanding project demonstrating an understanding of electrical/electronics engineering, computer science, or other IEEE field of interest. In addition to the scholarship, IEEE awards a $600 Second Place Award and a $400 Third Place Award.

The IEEE Foundation Presidents’ Scholarship Award of $10,000

ETSD005 — Around the World in Eighty Days: Small Radiosondes on a Great Mission

  • Amon Christopher Schumann, Robert-Havemann-Gymnasium, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Second Place Award of $600

SOFT016 — A Home Automation System for Neuromuscular Disorder Patients Using Brain-Computer Interface

  • Navya Ramakrishnan, Plano Senior High School, Allen, TX, United States of America

Third Place Award of $400

ENBM023 — Smart Leukemia Labs: A Low-Cost Microscope and Diagnostic Tool That Use Semantic Segmentation, Image Processing and Object Detection To Detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  • Adelle Jia Xin Yong, Westlake High School, Austin, TX, United States of America

International Council on Systems Engineering – INCOSE

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. The INCOSE Best Use of Systems Engineering awards are awarded to the best interdisciplinary projects that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs. There will be a first, second, and third place award.

Second Place INCOSE Best Use of System Engineering Award of $800, a 1-year free student membership to INCOSE, and free virtual admission to the 2022 International Symposium of the INCOSE

ROBO065 — Detecting Cracks in Concrete Structures Using a Deep Learning Wall-Climbing Robot

  • Anthony Matteo Saturnino, Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

INCOSE Bill Ewald Socio-Technical Systems Engineering Award of $1000, a 1-year free student membership to INCOSE, and free virtual admission to the 2022 International Symposium of the INCOSE

ENBM072 — A Novel Robust and Low-Cost Anthropomorphic Myoprosthesis: Utilizing an Articulated Soft Robotic System and Convolution Kernel Compensation-Based Non-Invasive EMG Decoding for Bionic Restoration of Upper Limb Function to Amputees

  • Okezue Alexander Bell, Moravian Academy, Easton, PA, United States of America

INCOSE Best Use of Systems Engineering Award* of $1,500 and free registration and Exhibitor Booth at a future INCOSE Symposium

ROBO066 — Designing a LiDAR Topographic Navigation System: A Novel Approach To Aid the Visually Impaired

  • Tiffani Rai Gay, Orlando Science Schools, Apopka, FL, United States of America

Certificate of Honorable Mention, a 1-year free student membership to the INCOSE, and free virtual admission to the 2022 International Symposium of the INCOSE

EBED013 — Landfill SCADA System: A Next-Gen Prescriptive IoT Solution Engineered To Detect, Transmit, and Mitigate Fugitive Methane Emissions via a Long-Range Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (Year 4)

  • Lavanya S. Natarajan, Viera High School, Melbourne, FL, United States of America

ENBM023 — Smart Leukemia Labs: A Low-Cost Microscope and Diagnostic Tool That Use Semantic Segmentation, Image Processing and Object Detection To Detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

  • Adelle Jia Xin Yong, Westlake High School, Austin, TX, United States of America

ENBM038 — Speculor: A Comprehensive Teleophthalmology Platform for People Centered Eyecare

  • Hardit Singh, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute , Waterloo , Ontario , Canada

ENBM045 — Designing, Prototyping, and Testing a Novel, Portable, Energy Efficient, 3D Printed Ventilator With a Diaphragm Mimicking Membrane and an Intuitive User Interface

  • Harjaisal Singh Brar, Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, CA, United States of America

ENEV053 — Eqwis: Rapid Animal Detection and Driver Warning System To Mitigate Animal Vehicle Collisions Using Artificial Intelligence

  • Vedant Malolan Srinivas, Eastlake High School, Redmond, WA, United States of America

ENEV076 — WAL-SEA: Development of a Homebuilt, Multifunctional Remotely Operated Vehicle for the Study of the Near-Shore Ocean Ecosystems

  • Faye Lin, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA, United States of America

ETSD005 — Around the World in Eighty Days: Small Radiosondes on a Great Mission

  • Amon Christopher Schumann, Robert-Havemann-Gymnasium, Berlin, Berlin, Germany

ROBO038 — Development and Construction of a Low-Cost Six-Axis Robot Arm

  • Noa Sendlhofer, Academia Engiadina, St. Moritz, Graubunden, Switzerland

ROBO047 — PathFinder: Novel Inverse Kinematical Path Tracking for Autonomous Vehicles Using Pure Pursuit and Bezier Curves

  • Rohan Bosworth, Poway High School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

ROBO051 — Low-Cost Quadruped Robot With Rough Terrain Traversal, Obstacle Avoidance, and Autonomous Navigation

  • Henry Zhao, Collingwood School, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
  1. Soumyanath Memorial Award

This award is presented by the family of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957 – 2010), for the best project in Computer Engineering. Dr Soumyanath was an Intel Fellow and held the title of Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA. He led research and development in circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. The prize honors the memory of an energetic and adventurous individual who inspired and mentored many young people to excel in all aspects of life.

First Award of $3,000

EBED019 — Digital Upgrade of Analog Communication Systems Using Software-Defined Radio Techniques

  • Yousef Khojah, Al-Faisalia Secondary School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

$1,000 will be awarded to the winner’s school.

EBED019 — Digital Upgrade of Analog Communication Systems Using Software-Defined Radio Techniques

  • Yousef Khojah, Al-Faisalia Secondary School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity

King Abdulaziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, “Mawhiba”, is a national educational foundation in Saudi Arabia established to help cultivate a comprehensive environment of creativity. The organization seeks to build a sustainable future by encouraging youth around the world to search for innovative means toward developing concepts in relevant fields of study. To support this goal, Mawhiba began participating at ISEF in 2007 in order to promote acoustics and recognize the accomplishments of pre-collage students.

Mawhiba Universal Enrichment Program awards and a $200 cash prize

CHEM043 — Selective Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid Using an Efficient Cost-Effective Ruthenium-Based Catalyst for Generating Power in Automobiles

  • Dana Mohammed Al Aithan, Al-Anjal Private School, Al Hofuf, Eastern, Saudi Arabia

EGSD001 — The Energy Generation Efficiency and Storage Capability of a Novel Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

  • Claire Marie Huang, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, United States of America

EGSD018 — Engineering a Bifunctional Metal: Organic Framework for Efficient and Cost-Effective Hydrogen Production and Storage

  • Abdullah Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, Al-Hussan High School, Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

ENBM045 — Designing, Prototyping, and Testing a Novel, Portable, Energy Efficient, 3D Printed Ventilator With a Diaphragm Mimicking Membrane and an Intuitive User Interface

  • Harjaisal Singh Brar, Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, CA, United States of America

MATS015 — Development of Highly Efficient and Environmentally Friendly CsSnI3 Perovskite Materials for Solar and Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting

  • Tahani Adel Ahmed, KFUPM Schools, Dharan, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

PHYS043 — The Search for Dark Matter Through Soft Unclustered Energy Patterns at CMS

  • Michelle Seoyeon Park, Solon High School, Solon, OH, United States of America

Full Scholarship from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and a $400 cash prize

CHEM044 — Characterization of Enzymes, Chalcone Synthase, Chalcone Isomerase, and Dihydroflavonol 4-Reductase, by X-Ray Crystallography To Improve the Efficacy of Crops Panicum virgatum and Sorghum bicolor as Potential USDA Biofuel Sources

  • Rishi Hazra, Skyline High School, Sammamish, WA, United States of America

CHEM045 — Techno-Economic Assessment of a Cost and Quality-Based Algal Biodiesel Production Process

  • Steven D. Liu, Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

EBED035T — Using Machine Learning To Dynamically Filter Nanopore DNA Sequencing Data

  • Aaron Matthew Philip, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM, United States of America
  • Leonid Svyatsky, Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM, United States of America

EBED041 — A Novel Optical Approach: Developing a Generic Nanophotonic Processor (GNP) for Classical and Quantum Computing Applications

  • Mihai Crisan, Upper Arlington High School, Columbus, OH, United States of America

EBED042 — Geolocation of Wireless and Radio Emitters in Real Time

  • Peter Radic, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA, United States of America

EGSD010 — Generating Energy From Wheel Motion by Designing a Hybrid 3D-Printed Triboelectric Nanogenerator

  • Naeim Mahjouri, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL, United States of America

EGSD041 — Redesigning Surface Conduction Manifolds To Improve the Efficiency and Reliability of Solar Cells

  • Otto Beall, Plano East Senior High School, Richardson, TX, United States of America

MATS043 — Growth and Characterization of 2D Magnetic Materials

  • Taksh Yogeshbhai Patel, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville , AR, United States of America

PHYS041 — Utilizing InSb/Si Quantum Dots for the Development of Next-Generation Multivalued High-Mobility Transistor Technology

  • Ayush Nayak, Westview High School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

PHYS047 — Analysis of Ring Galaxies Detected Using Deep Learning With Real and Simulated Data

  • Harish Krishnakumar, Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, WA, United States of America

ROBO044 — Soft Bio-Mimetic Caterpillar Robot

  • Dajun Yuan, Armand Hammer United World College, Montezuma, NM, United States of America

ROBO065 — Detecting Cracks in Concrete Structures Using a Deep Learning Wall-Climbing Robot

  • Anthony Matteo Saturnino, Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University is a creative university of the future and one of only 13 private doctoral universities in the United States. Students benefit from small class sizes and a hands-on, STEAM-based education. The focus on theory and practice in LTU’s classrooms and labs lay a foundation for learning coupled with internships and co-ops. Lawrence Tech produces technologically-savvy graduates no matter what discipline they choose to study. Because at Lawrence Tech, everything is possible … and possible is everything.

Tuition scholarship of $19,650 per year, renewable for up to four years and applicable to any major

CBIO035 — DIANE: A Novel Multi-Omics Data Integration Framework Using Attributed Network Embedding Paired With Machine Learning for More Accurate Biomedical Classification

  • Amogh Chaturvedi, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA, United States of America

EAEV050 — Daphnia magna in Surface Runoffs

  • Kiera Washington , Davis Aerospace, Detroit , MI, United States of America

EGSD033 — Hydrogen and Oxygen Gas Production From Water for a Marine Engine as a Function of Voltage and Electrolyte Concentration

  • Andrew Joseph Wagner, Nouvel Catholic Central High School, Saginaw, MI, United States of America

ETSD053 — Bouncing Off the Walls (Testing Safety of Walls Around Welders)

  • Lexie Grace Zuniga, Northwest Technology Center, Fairview, OK, United States of America

ROBO064 — Novel Multipurpose Air-Handling Robot With AI-Based Anomaly Detection

  • Mikul Saravanan, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Rochester Hills, MI, United States of America

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,200 students. Located in Rolla, a community of 20,000 in south-central Missouri, S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top universities for return on investment. Missouri S&T is proud to offer these awards to ISEF participants: * FIVE $500 non-renewable scholarships for first-year (freshmen) students choosing to attend Missouri S&T * FIVE $575 scholarships for high school students choosing to attend a Missouri S&T summer camp

$575 Missouri S&T summer camp scholarship

ANIM061 — The Effect of Anthropogenic Noise on Bumblebee Foraging Patterns

  • Lila Carlene Sverdrup , Wentzville Holt High School, Lake St. Louis, MO, United States of America

BEHA031 — Psychological Effects of Absent Fathers

  • Katie Fish, Salem High School, Salem, AR, United States of America

ENBM063 — Utilization of Biomimetic and Mechanical Designs To Engineer a More Efficient Surgical Laparoscopic Grasper

  • Carter Isaiah Smith, Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO, United States of America

ENEV017 — Greener Concrete and Cleaner Oceans

  • Rachel Cochran, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, OK, United States of America

ROBO075 — Early Detection of Acromegaly Using a Novel Convolutional Neural Network

  • Anish Reddy Leekkala, Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR, United States of America

$500 tuition scholarship (nonrenewable)

ANIM061 — The Effect of Anthropogenic Noise on Bumblebee Foraging Patterns

(Video) Regeneron ISEF 2021 - Grand Awards Ceremony

  • Lila Carlene Sverdrup , Wentzville Holt High School, Lake St. Louis, MO, United States of America

BEHA021 — SuiSensor: A Novel, Low-Cost Machine Learning System for Real-Time Suicide Risk Identification and Treatment Optimization via Computational Linguistics

  • Siddhanth Pachipala, College Park High School, The Woodlands, TX, United States of America

BEHA031 — Psychological Effects of Absent Fathers

  • Katie Fish, Salem High School, Salem, AR, United States of America

ENEV033 — Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Investigating the Effectiveness of Various Agri-Waste Biochars as Adsorbents for Methylene Blue in Aqueous Solutions

  • Jonah Charles Visser, Tuscumbia High School, Tuscumbia, MO, United States of America

ROBO033 — Autonomous Rapid Disaster Damage Assessment Using Machine Learning Techniques

  • Anish Goswami, West Linn High School, Willsonville, OR, United States of America

Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, strives to promote the enjoyment and scholarship of mathematics. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation often include mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.

First Award of $ 1,500

MATH005 — On Worker-Optimal Matchings in Many-to-Many Markets With Indifferences

  • Niranjan Baskaran, Gateway International School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

MATH031 — A Heuristic Solution to the Closest String Problem Using Wave Function Collapse Techniques

  • Shirley Xu, The Bishop’s School, San Diego, CA, United States of America

Second Award of $1,000

MATH011 — Utilizing Convergence Tests and Complex Analysis To Redefine the Provability of the Partition Formula

  • Emilie Morgan Steinberg, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, Aventura, FL, United States of America

MATH020T — Farey Sequences and Ford Spheres in Higher Dimensions

  • Chia-Wei Lu, The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Ming-Te Hong, The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University, New Taipei City , Taiwan

MATH025 — Random Forest To Predict Dengue Cases and Outbreaks

  • Sanuja Dilanka Manage, College Park High School, Conroe, TX, United States of America

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Since 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society has promoted greater compassion, respect and justice for animals. NAVS educational and advocacy programs advance better, more humane science; support the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education; and effect changes which help to end the unnecessary suffering of animals.

First Award of $10,000

CELL033 — Hedgehog Signaling Mediates the Dysregulation of Adrenocorticotropin Hormone Secretion and Somatostatin Receptor Expression in Cushing’s Disease

  • Saptarshi Mallick, University High School, Tucson, AZ, United States of America

Second Award of $5,000

BEHA066 — A Pharmacological Approach for Studying Alcohol Use Disorder: Using Calcium Imaging on hiPSC-Derived Glutamatergic Neurons to Dissect the Glutamate Response in the Context of Chronic Ethanol Treatment

  • Arthur Liang, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America

Third Award of $2,500

BCHM039 — Novel Plant-Derived Scaffolds Influence Cellular Mechanotransduction and Differentiation

  • Maya Sonal Butani, Moorestown High School, Moorestown, NJ, United States of America

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the United States government agency with a mission of science, service, and stewardship. Its mission touches the lives of every American, protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources. NOAA’s “Taking the Pulse of the Planet” awards recognize outstanding projects in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather, and climate sciences with cash awards.

Judges’ Award

EAEV063 — Projecting Disappearance of the Dana Glacier Using Observed Melt Rate and 3D Modeling

  • Ellery Alice Barngrove McQuilkin, Lee Vining High School, Lee Vining, CA, United States of America

ENEV037 — A Mechanism Utilizing Renewable Energy for Eliminating Aquatic Trash in Waterways That Does Not Contribute to Global Warming and Air Pollution

  • Dakota Katlyn Perry, WP Davidson High School, Mobile, AL, United States of America

Science Communication Award

ENEV076 — WAL-SEA: Development of a Homebuilt, Multifunctional Remotely Operated Vehicle for the Study of the Near-Shore Ocean Ecosystems

  • Faye Lin, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA, United States of America

Taking the Pulse of the Planet First Award

EAEV069 — Planning Equitable Accessibility to Dialysis Care: A Case Study of Hurricane Ida

  • Eyrin Kim, Farragut High School, Knoxville, TN, United States of America

EAEV085 — Urban Ozone Forecasting and Policy Recommendations Through Photochemical Modeling and Machine Learning

  • Eliana Kai Juarez, V. Sue Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM, United States of America

National Security Agency Research Directorate

The NSA Research Directorate is one of the most established research organizations in the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a world leader in science and technology, Research engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines. The ISEF Special Awards recognize exceptional research that demonstrates world-class skills in mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, physics, and neuroscience while promoting research that can assure and protect cyberspace.

First Place Award “Mathematics”

MATH017 — Attempting To Define Tetration of Non-Integer Heights

  • Morgan Arthur Holien, Monarch High School, Superior, CO, United States of America

Second Place Award “Mathematics”

MATH032 — Schrodinger Bridges on Discrete Domains

  • Donald James Liveoak, Allen Park High School, Allen Park, MI, United States of America

Third Place Award “Mathematics”

MATH002 — Fast and Furious: Designing an Ultra-Efficient Hybrid Matrix Multiplication Algorithm

  • Meryl Zhang, R. C. Clark High School, Plano, TX, United States of America

First Place Award “Cybersecurity”

SOFT032 — Using Kleisli Morphisms for Malware Detection With Graph Convolution Networks

  • Landon Penn Colaresi, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

Second Place Award “Cybersecurity”

ROBO076 — Neuron-Specific Dropout: A Deterministic Regularization Technique To Prevent Neural Networks From Overfitting and Reduce Dependence on Large Training Samples

  • Joshua Logan Shunk, Perry High School, Gilbert, AZ, United States of America

SOFT026T — Novel Search Algorithms To Efficiently Solve the Shortest Vector Problem in Post-Quantum Cryptography

  • James Liu, Timberline High School, Boise, ID, United States of America
  • Luke Bousfield, Timberline High School, Boise, ID, United States of America

Third Place Award “Cybersecurity”

EBED042 — Geolocation of Wireless and Radio Emitters in Real Time

  • Peter Radic, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA, United States of America

PHYS050 — Designing a Quantum Teleportation Circuit on Novel Qubits

  • Anisha Musti, Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, NY, United States of America

ROBO034 — Recognition of American Sign Language (ASL) Trigger Words Using RF Sensors in Combination with Deep Neural Networks

  • Catherine Kung, Indian Springs School, Vestavia, AL, United States of America

ROBO059 — Neural Networks Learn Lazily: Improving Generalization and Adversarial Robustness via Learning Capacity-Complexity Constraints

  • Andy Phung, Independence High School, San Jose, CA, United States of America

First Place Award “Principles of Security and Privacy”

ROBO003 — Adaptive Learning: Evolving Explainable Predictions

  • Harshal V. Bharatia, Plano Senior High School, Plano, TX, United States of America

Second Place Award “Principles of Security and Privacy”

SOFT039 — Using Machine Learning To Augment Dynamic Time Warping-Based Signal Classification

  • Arvind Seshan, Fox Chapel Area High School, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

Third Place Award “Principles of Security and Privacy”

MATH009 — A Circular Approach to the Broken Pick-Up Sticks Problem

  • Yavuz Bulent Yurduseven, Amasya Sehit Ferhat Unelli Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi, Amasya, Amasya, Turkey

First Place Award “Material Science”

ENEV088T — Further Studies on the Application of Novel Rapidly Degrading Bioplastics Derived From Upcycled Waste Products To Replace Polystyrene and Polypropylene in Single-Use Hard Plastics Like Cutlery

  • Kaitlyn Lee Zuravel, Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville, NC, United States of America
  • Lauren Gail Zuravel, Terry Sanford High School, Fayetteville, NC, United States of America

National Taiwan Science Education Center

National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) is a national organization and science center aiming at promoting science education in Taiwan. NTSEC holds Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) every year to encourage Taiwanese students as well as international participants with excellent performance in science research to showcase their work. Taiwan International Science fair Special Award recognizes projects with the best creativity and scientific applications and offers opportunities to participate in TISF.

Taiwan International Science Fair Special Award is a trip to participate in the Taiwan International Science Fair

ENBM034 — An Efficient and Accurate Super-Resolution Approach to Low-Field MRI via U-Net Architecture With Logarithmic Loss and L2 Regularization

  • Aryan Thomas Kalluvila, Hartford Union High School, Hubertus, WI, United States of America

ROBO066 — Designing a LiDAR Topographic Navigation System: A Novel Approach To Aid the Visually Impaired

  • Tiffani Rai Gay, Orlando Science Schools, Apopka, FL, United States of America

Winning students will receive a certificate. They are invited to participate in Taiwan International Science Fair (TISF) which is held in January or February in Taipei, Taiwan. A round trip airfare to Taiwan and local expenses during TISF are covered by NTSEC.

NC State College of Engineering

NC State is home to one of the world’s finest colleges of engineering and computer science. NC State Engineering integrates classroom learning, research, and hands-on experience, and our graduates emerge with the skills they need to succeed. Award winners will take part in a week-long pre-selected summer camp, completing hands-on engineering challenges, exploring solutions, and sharing achievements along with other aspiring engineers.

Scholarship to attend NC State Engineering Summer Camp

ANIM027 — Dozing Off With Drosophila: The Effect of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms and Disturbed Sleep on Mortality, Mood, and Addiction

  • Rania Sophia Lateef, Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School, Manassas, VA, United States of America

BEHA044 — The Serial Position Effect and Recency Effect

  • Meagan Elizabeth Berger, Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States of America

CELL008 — Evaluating the Effects of Resveratrol on the Lysis of Skin Melanoma Cells

  • Kayla Andrea Holland, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers, GA, United States of America

EBED001T — COVID Prevention: More Precise Contact Tracing

  • Jesna Santhosh Thomas, Fayette County High School, Fayetteville, GA, United States of America
  • Nathaly Rangel-Gonzalez, Fayette County High School, Fayetteville, GA, United States of America

Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps

The Naval Science Awards Program (NSAP) is a U.S. Navy and Marine Corps program that encourages our nation’s students to develop and retain an interest in science and engineering. NSAP recognizes the accomplishments of eligible students at regional and state science and engineering fairs, as well as the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in producing and presenting quality science and engineering projects.

The Chief of Naval Research Scholarship Award of $15,000

CBIO008 — Novel-DTI: A Machine Learning Pipeline To Predict Drug-Target Interactions for Large-Scale Drug Repurposing and Drug Discovery Using Multiplex, Heterogeneous Networks

  • Shreya Amalapurapu, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Irving, TX, United States of America

EBED039 — Portable and Modular Spectral System for Material Characterization

  • Ashwin Prabhakar, Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL, United States of America

EGSD001 — The Energy Generation Efficiency and Storage Capability of a Novel Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

  • Claire Marie Huang, Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, United States of America

ETSD014 — First Insights Into a Novel Synchronous Reluctance Electric Motor Design

  • Robert Nicholas Sansone, Fort Pierce Central High School, Port St Lucie, FL, United States of America

ETSD076 — Designing and Fabricating a Vortex Aerospike Rocket Engine

  • Cayden Shaffer, Whitewater High School, Brooks, GA, United States of America

Oracle Academy

As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. The program engages with thousands of educational institutions and educators in more than 130 countries, helping millions of students become career ready. Oracle Academy is proud and honored to support the next generation of STEM innovators through ISEF.

Award of $5,000 for outstanding project in the systems software category.

SOFT008 — Building Silent Activation and Improved Location Accuracy Into the Current 911 System

  • Roen Wainscoat, Kalaheo High School, Kailua, HI, United States of America

SOFT011 — An Investigation Into Worldwide Electoral Systems and the Development of a Novel Internet Voting System

  • Andrei Florian, Saint Aidans C.B.S, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

SOFT014 — Argus III: A Novel Image Optimization and Augmentation Framework To Enable an Improved Patient Experience for the Next Generation Epiretinal Prosthesis

  • William Huang, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States of America

SOFT041 — Educacess – Software for Transcribing Video Lessons Into Compact PDFs Using Keyframe Extraction, Summarization and Transcription Algorithms

  • Ligia Keiko Carvalho, Colegio Tecnico de Campinas, Valinhos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SOFT051 — Sustainability Scanner: Empowering Consumers To Make Eco-Friendly Grocery Purchases

  • Jay Omkar Nimbalkar, Green Hope High School, Cary, NC, United States of America

SOFT054 — Subscript: A Functional Programming Language for Scripting in Data-Driven JVM Applications

  • Elliott James Krzeminski, Red Mountain High School, Mesa, AZ, United States of America

Patent and Trademark Office Society

The PTOS is a membership-based organization for Patent and Trademark professionals and other interested individuals. From its inception in 1917, the Society has been dedicated to the improvement and appreciation of the United States Patent and Trademark Systems through promoting the systems’ growth and well-being, as well as promoting the social and intellectual welfare of the Society members.

Top Award of $1,000, and an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the USA

PHYS039 — Skew-Axis Cylinder Lens Optical System: Physical Properties, Application for Novel Method of Clinical Optometry of Astigmatism, and Engineering Implementation

  • Alexander Plekhanov, Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering, Portland, OR, United States of America

Second Award of $500

CHEM028 — Enhancing the Photoelectrocatalytic Performance of WO3 Decorated With CoO Using Electrodeposition for Water Splitting

  • Maria Ghalib Al Ghamdi, Al Shams National Schools, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

CHEM075 — Analysis of Microplastic Removal Efficiency of Synthesized Ferrofluids and the Development of an Automated Prototype for Aquatic Environments

  • Kyra Marissa Henriques, Oviedo High School, Winter Springs, FL, United States of America

EBED015 — Wi-C.A.R.E.: Wifi Computer-Assisted Remote Eldercare (Year 3)

  • Shreshth Shrivastava, Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie, MN, United States of America

EGSD010 — Generating Energy From Wheel Motion by Designing a Hybrid 3D-Printed Triboelectric Nanogenerator

  • Naeim Mahjouri, Auburn High School, Auburn, AL, United States of America

EGSD015 — Peru 2.0: Electrical Energy Generator From Plant Photosynthesis and Water Generator From Air

  • Jheriko Sebastian Gomez Quilca, Politecnico Regional Del Centro, Sicaya , Huancayo, Peru

ETSD050 — Novel Magnetic Levitation Train Using a Triple-Dipole-Line Track System

  • Nathanael Timothy Gunawan, Westwood Regional High School, Westwood, NJ, United States of America

PHYS047 — Analysis of Ring Galaxies Detected Using Deep Learning With Real and Simulated Data

  • Harish Krishnakumar, Nikola Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, WA, United States of America

ROBO027 — Sibling Safe With LIDAR

  • Sydney Renee Bostic, Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg, WV, United States of America

SOFT014 — Argus III: A Novel Image Optimization and Augmentation Framework To Enable an Improved Patient Experience for the Next Generation Epiretinal Prosthesis

  • William Huang, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States of America

Ricoh USA, Inc

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere. With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 86-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance. Ricoh has a long-standing environmental mission and commitment to sustainability, bringing corporate, social and environmental responsibilities into balance.

(Video) Meet John Benedict Estrada, winner of the 2021 Gordon E. Moore Award (Regeneron ISEF 2021)

Ricoh Sustainable Development Award of $10,000

ENEV080 — Making Removal of Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water Affordable and Available Anywhere and Everywhere

  • Muhil A. Thendral, Thomas S Wootton High School, North Potomac, MD, United States of America

SAE International

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International looks beyond today to explore what’s possible tomorrow in the world of mobility. Backed by 115 years of experience, we understand the changing world of mobility that merges traditional and new mobility professionals as the industry evolves. We embrace our past but remain at the forefront of conversations about the future with those in the mobility industry needing a partner to support their innovations.

Best Projects

ETSD014 — First Insights Into a Novel Synchronous Reluctance Electric Motor Design

  • Robert Nicholas Sansone, Fort Pierce Central High School, Port St Lucie, FL, United States of America

ETSD074T — Decentralized Shared Intelligence of Autonomous Vehicles With Real-Time Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning

  • Eugene Choi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Irfan Kabir Nafi, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA, United States of America
  • Raffu Al Khondaker, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Springfield, VA, United States of America

ROBO010 — The Smartest Know Their Limits: A Novel Semi-Supervised Causal Inference Deep Learning Model for Open Set Recognition

  • Richard Xue, Shanghai American School – Puxi Campus, Minhang District, Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Youth Science Education Society

Shanghai Youth Science Education Society (SYSES) is committed to popularizing and disseminating science and technology to young people and the general public. As a leading STEM education organization which has a long history, SYSES works with hundreds of researchers and industry experts in STEM field, providing high-quality online and on-site STEM education resources and training programs. “Science Seed” awards are given to recognize outstanding projects in all disciplines.

Science Seed Award

ENBM076 — MusTENG: A Wearable Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Personalized Muscle Spasticity Data for Improved Rehabilitation and Monitoring of Children With Cerebral Palsy

  • Ishan Ahluwalia, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

PHYS045T — Efficient Computation of Interference Between Pathways in Quantum Control Systems

  • Erez Moshe Israeli Miller, Bergen County Academies, Tenafly, NJ, United States of America
  • Michael Kasprzak, Bergen County Academies, Wallington, NJ, United States of America

ROBO042T — Autonomous Base Station for Drone Storage and Battery Swapping

  • Andrei Copaci, Liceul de Creativitate si Inventica Prometeu-Prim, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Cosmin Ciorba, Theoretical Lyceum “Ion Creanga”, Chisinau , Republic of Moldova

SOFT014 — Argus III: A Novel Image Optimization and Augmentation Framework To Enable an Improved Patient Experience for the Next Generation Epiretinal Prosthesis

  • William Huang, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, United States of America

TMED004T — FlikcerAI: Resolution of Photosensitive Epileptic Visual Content With Spatio-Temporal Luminance Frequency Analysis

  • Ashay Srivastava, Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Jaisal Kothari, Amity International School – Saket, New Delhi , Delhi, India

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of research scientists and engineers, with a distinguished history of service to science and society. This multi-disciplinary society includes members who were elected based on their research achievements or potential, and historically, more than 200 members have won the Nobel Prize. The Society is pleased to offer awards for the best demonstration of interdisciplinary research.

First Life Science Award of $1,500

EAEV076T — A Novel Floatable Planting Material for Inner Mangrove Forest Inspired by Barringtonia asiatica

  • Jirapon Sengnongban, Princess Chulabhon Science High School Pathumthani, Muang Ratchaburi, Thailand
  • Thitipong Larndate, Princess Chulabhon Science High School Pathumthani, Bangkok, Thailand

Second Life Science Award of $1,000

PLNT013T — Zein Extract Tea Solution: Eco-Friendly and Cost Effective Delayed Ripening Solution for Bananas

  • Yan Yi Cheong, Chung Ling High School Penang, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
  • Yi Fan Lee, Chung Ling High School Penang, TANJUNG BUNGAH, PENANG, Malaysia
  • Zhan Hoong Alfred Chin, Chung Ling High School Penang, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Third Life Science Award of $500

ENBM060T — Using AI To Detect Morphological Abnormalities of Leukocytes To Diagnose Leukemia

  • Anushka Aggarwal, Dulles High School, Sugar Land, TX, United States of America
  • Madison Burke, Dulles High School, Sugar Land, TX, United States of America

First Physical Science Award of $1,500

MATS022T — Vegan Leather Obtained From Cedrus deodara

  • Syeda Umm E Kulsoom Bukhari, PakTurk Maarif International School and Colleges, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Girls Campus, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Talia Kulsoom, PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Girls Campus, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Second Physical Science Award of $1,000

PHYS022T — Physical Description and Modeling of Paper Strip Flights

  • Leo Neff, Gewerbliche und Hauswirtschaftlich-Sozialpflegerische Schulen Emmendingen (GHSE), Emmendingen, Germany
  • Leonard Muenchenbach, Gewerbliche und Hauswirtschaftlich-Sozialpflegerische Schulen Emmendingen (GHSE), Emmendingen, Germany

Third Physical Science Award of $500

ENEV018T — Termite Biomimicry for Affordable, Eco-Friendly Homes

  • Mihika S. Eratne, Keystone School, San Antonio, TX, United States of America
  • Sathina Trevino, Keystone School, San Antonio, TX, United States of America

The Potamkin Prize

The Potamkin Prize recognizes achievements of scientific researchers who do innovative and groundbreaking work to push forward the study in brain degenerative diseases. Since establishing the award in 1988, The Potamkin Prize has bestowed more than $3 million to over 70 researchers, paving the way toward a series of revolutionary advances in the field of brain science. The Potamkin Prize for Students aims to support the education of young researchers with curious minds and a desire to make important discoveries that will benefit humanity for years to come.

First Award

BMED044 — In silico Transcriptomic Analysis of Microglial Cells: Towards a Global Understanding of Immune Activation in Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Andres Muedano Sosa, Colegio Suizo de México, Mexico City, Benito Juarez, Mexico

U.S. Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the government agency that helps people create better futures for themselves – no matter what country they live in. USAID leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from crises. USAID uses science to find solutions to pressing development issues.

USAID Science for Development First Award – Global Health

BMED071T — Sawasdee-AMP: Highly Efficient, Portable and Low-Cost Point of Care Test Kit for Future Emerging RNA/DNA Diseases Diagnosis

  • Kulpatch Chananam, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kunat Khongtong, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
  • Pakitta Kriangasame, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Second Award Global Health

ANIM002 — Application of Agroindustrial Residues in the Combat of the Arbovirus-Vector Mosquito (Aedes aegypti), Phase II

  • Joao Pedro Silvestre Armani, Colegio Alfa, Palotina, Parana, Brazil

Third Award Global Health

TMED066 — The Effect of Polymer Coating on Taste-Masking Ability of AZT (HIV Drug) for Pediatric Oral Delivery

  • Maggie Zhang, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies, Leawood, KS, United States of America

USAID Science for Development First Award – Agriculture and Food Security

EAEV020 — Orange Is the New Green; From Waste to Water Absorbent BioPolymer: How Can Orange Peels Help Plants Resist Drought?

  • Mehdi Mohsen Achour, Bartlesville High School, Bartlesville, OK, United States of America

Second Award Agriculture and Food Security

EAEV022 — A Novel Method for Automated Identification and Prediction of Invasive Species Growth Using Deep Learning

  • Nathan Elias, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Austin, TX, United States of America

Third Award Agriculture and Food Security

PLNT045 — Soilization of Sand Indicated by Photosynthetic Rate, Water Retention Rate, and Health of Plants

  • Ava Zhang, Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn, NY, United States of America

USAID Science for Development First Award – Climate and Environmental Protection

ENEV049T — Development of a Low-Cost Highly Efficient Filter for Heavy Metal and Organic Contaminant Removal

  • Nyaradzo Nicole Mutiti, Saint George’s College, Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe
  • Omar Chinyanga, Saint George’s College, Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Stanley Madziyire, Saint George’s College, Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

Second Award Climate and Environmental Protection

ANIM003 — Averting Human-Elephant Conflict Using Machine Learning on Elephant Vocalizations

  • Chinmayi Ramasubramanian, Sri Kumaran Children’s Home – CBSE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Third Award Climate and Environmental Protection

MATS040 — Cyclo.Cloud: Development of Fish Scale Waste-Derived Materials for Adsorbance of Aquatic Pollutants

  • Jacqueline Prawira, Mountain House High School, Mountain House, CA, United States of America

USAID Science for Development First Award – Working in Crisis and Conflict

ROBO023 — Search and Rescue System Using Omni-Orientation Mapping Robot

  • Matthew Hansol Jabez Kim, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Sugar Hill, GA, United States of America

Second Award Working in Crisis and Conflict

EAEV016 — Predicting Future Tropical Cyclone Intensity Using a Convolutional Neural Network

  • Sunny You, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Palmetto Bay, FL, United States of America

Third Award Working in Crisis and Conflict

SOFT056T — A Humanitarian Blood Donation Application That Facilitates the Search for Potential Blood Donors and the Smart Management of Blood Storage

  • Chi My Tran, Lao Cai High School for Gifted Students, Lao Cai, Viet Nam
  • Phong Tran, Lao Cai High School for Gifted Students, Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Viet Nam

United States Environmental Protection Agency

From nanomaterials a billionth of a meter in size to global climate dynamics, EPA scientists and engineers are investigating every scale of our environment and the links between environment and human health. EPA conducts research that addresses the highest priority science needs of the nation. The work performed by EPA scientists, engineers and their research partners improves the quality of the air we breathe, the water that sustains us, and the land upon which we live.

The Patrick Hurd Sustainability Award covers travel for the ISEF finalist to attend and participate in EPA’s National Sustainable Design Expo

ENEV059 — Developing and Assessing Fucose-Based Water-Soluble Bioplastics

  • Olivia Reiff Pollock, Pelham Memorial High School, Pelham, NY, United States of America

MATS040 — Cyclo.Cloud: Development of Fish Scale Waste-Derived Materials for Adsorbance of Aquatic Pollutants

  • Jacqueline Prawira, Mountain House High School, Mountain House, CA, United States of America

Honorable Mention

ENEV021T — Sustainable Subsistence: A Low-Cost Method of Greywater Recycling for Hydroponic Agriculture

  • Josephine Anne Barber, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA, United States of America
  • Mason Brandt Sufnarski, Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC, United States of America

University of Arizona

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university. Recognized as a global leader, Arizona is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. Arizona offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 16 academic colleges. Arizona will award scholarships to outstanding awardees who have demonstrated robust research for the greater good of society.

Renewal Tuition Scholarship

ANIM003 — Averting Human-Elephant Conflict Using Machine Learning on Elephant Vocalizations

  • Chinmayi Ramasubramanian, Sri Kumaran Children’s Home – CBSE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

ANIM017 — A Habitat Assessment Protocol To Determine Suitability for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Occupancy in the Northern Rio Grande Watershed

  • Marissa Lilianna Martinez, Monte Vista High School, Del Norte, CO, United States of America

ANIM052 — Collective Behavior and Coastal Health: How Individual Personality Influences Population Mortality in a Marsh Ecosystem Predator-Prey Interaction

  • Regan Catherine Williams , John T Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC, United States of America

BMED026 — Repressed Autophagy in Aging Is Associated With Heightened Blood-Brain-Barrier Permeability and Altered Functional Hyperemia

  • Megan Adrianne Tandar, West High School, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America

BMED029 — Medicinal Properties of Lomatium dissectum and Sambucus caerulea

  • Tziavi Brynn Melendez, Owyhee High School, Owyhee, NV, United States of America

CHEM065 — Comparison of Struvite and Chlorella vulgaris Solution to Phosphorus Water Pollution

  • Savannah Botello, Cibola High School, Yuma , AZ, United States of America

EAEV025T — Contemporary and Projected Climate Change Across the Southwestern United States Relative to the Last 24,000 Years

  • Lily E. Wood, University High School, Tucson, AZ, United States of America
  • Nathaniel Adam van der Leeuw, University High School, Tucson, AZ, United States of America

EAEV037 — How Do Sound Waves Affect Plant Root Physiology and Photosynthesis?

  • Ruth Elizabeth Wise-Maldonado, Sunnyside Senior High School, Sunnyside, WA, United States of America

EAEV085 — Urban Ozone Forecasting and Policy Recommendations Through Photochemical Modeling and Machine Learning

  • Eliana Kai Juarez, V. Sue Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM, United States of America

EGSD017 — Exogenous Niacin and Zeaxanthin Treatment To Increase the Stress Tolerance and Light Absorbance Capacity of Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris Under an Engineered Martian Environment

  • Christopher Alexander Miranda, Harvest Preparatory Academy, San Luis , AZ, United States of America

ENEV062 — Integrated Ecogreen System for Sustainable Waste Management

  • Hager Atef Ibrahim Hasan, Al Orman Governmental Language School, Giza, Haram, Egypt

MATH006 — Minimal Number of Monochromatic Edges in Bicolored Graphs

  • Iliyas Bashir Noman, Sofia High School of Mathematics, Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

MATS024 — Engineering of Antimicrobial Bioplastics From Invasive Algae Caulerpa prolifera, Undaria pinnatifida, and Waste Corn Cobs

  • Julianna Serna-Ortiz, Harvest Preparatory Academy, San Luis, AZ, United States of America

MCRO010 — A Look into the Tiny Earth: Finding Antibiotic Producing Bacteria in Yellowstone Soil

  • Elizabeth Pamela Levinshteyn, Spring Lake Park High School, Blaine, MN, United States of America

MCRO016 — Improving the Dental Health in Developing Countries With a Toothpaste Infused With Psidium guajava and Acmella oleracea Extracts Against Tooth Decay Causing Bacteria Streptococcus mutans

  • Ashley Valencia, Harvest Preparatory Academy, Yuma, AZ, United States of America

MCRO017 — Developing a Monomolecular Model To Describe the Disease Progress Curve for Early Blight in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), Potato (Solanum tuberosum), and Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum), Treated With Novel Microbial Formulations

  • Shloke Nirav Patel, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL, United States of America

MCRO030 — Exploiting Plasmid-Mediated Resistance: Discovery of Small-Molecule Inhibitors for the Artificial Activation of the Kid-Kis Toxin-Antitoxin System in Plasmid R1

  • Pinyu Liao, Inglemoor High School, Kenmore, WA, United States of America

ROBO002T — Soft Origami-Inspired 3D Print-In-Place Artificial Intelligence Robots

  • Saan Cern Yong, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Sheng Ze Yeoh, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Katholik, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

ROBO044 — Soft Bio-Mimetic Caterpillar Robot

  • Dajun Yuan, Armand Hammer United World College, Montezuma, NM, United States of America

SOFT053 — qSimulator: A Novel Method for Rapid Quantum Simulation of Molecules Using Cliques

  • Arun J. Moorthy, BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ, United States of America

TMED043T — A Novel Modification on Medical Face Mask To Filter Carbon Monoxide for Secondhand Smokers

  • Sama Mohamed Nooh, Sharkya STEM School, Belbies, Sharkia, Egypt
  • Shahd Mohamed Nooh, Sharkya STEM School, Belbies, Sharkia, Egypt

TMED054 — AZCARE: A Novel Data-Centric AI Approach for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease With Multi-Modal Data and Multi-Model Ensemble

  • Alexis Li, Hamilton High School, Gilbert, AZ, United States of America

YM American Academy

YM American Academy (YMAA) is a leading education consulting organization, dedicated to help US and Chinese students apply to US universities, graduate schools and high schools. We are focusing on the student’s life growth through our comprehensive service and guidance. YM American Academy (YMAA) is pleased to award outstanding projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity in science and engineering, focusing on all areas in chemistry sciences.

First Award of $3,000

CHEM037 — Electrolysis of 3D Polylactic Acid (PLA) for Custom Fabrication of Sustainable Electromagnets

  • Ryan McGinnis, West Geauga High School, Chesterland, OH, United States of America

Second Award of $1000

CHEM007 — Graphene Oxide-Based Nanoformulations: A Novel Solution To Manage Aedes aegypti

  • Devaj Gupta, DPS International, New Delhi, India

Third Award of $500.00

CHEM011 — Breaking Chemical Bonds by Force: A Computational Investigation of Metal-C-H Interaction Under High Pressure

  • Carly Yang, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Farmers Branch, TX, United States of America

CHEM025 — Research on the Microscopic Mechanism of CO2 Capture Using TBAB Semi-Clathrate Hydrate Formation

  • Guoxiang Lu, Chongqing No 1 International Studies School, Chongqing, China

About Society for Science

Society for Science is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science. Established in 1921, the Society is a nonprofit whose vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its world-class competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning magazine,Science NewsandScience Newsfor Students, Society for Science is committed to inform, educate and inspire. Learn more atwww.societyforscience.organd follow us onFacebook,Twitter,Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).

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FAQs

What does the winner of ISEF get? ›

ISEF Grand Awards

1st Award: $5,000 cash award. 2nd Award: $2,000 cash award. 3rd Award: $1,000 cash award. 4th Award: $500 cash award.

Who won international science fair? ›

Robert Sansone won first place and received the $75,000 George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award, named in honor of the pioneering drug discoverer and Regeneron co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer.
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Category and SponsorWinnerLocation
Microbiology, sponsored by RegeneronShriya BhatPlano, TX
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How do you qualify for international science fair? ›

Fairs are conducted at local, regional, state and national levels and can be affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and/or the Middle School Competition. To compete at ISEF, a 9th-12th grade student must first win the honor through participation at a Society-affiliated fair.

How many countries is ISEF? ›

A Regeneron ISEF-affiliated science fair is a research-based, high school competition that is a member of Society for Science & the Public's affiliated fair network. These competitions exist in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 75 countries, regions, and territories.

What does ISEF stand for? ›

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is an annual science fair in the United States.

Is ISEF a big deal? ›

To put it simply, Intel ISEF – or The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – is a program of Society for Science and the Public – and it is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

What is the most prestigious science competition in the world? ›

Regeneron Science Talent Search

This talent hunt, which began in 1942 as a program of the Society for Science & the Public (the Society), is widely regarded as the nation's most renowned high school science research competition.

How do I join the Google Science Fair? ›

The competition is open to 13- to 18-year-old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present their results. All students must have an internet connection and a free Google Account to participate, and the projects must be in English, German, Italian, Spanish, or French.

What is an ISEF finalist? ›

Regeneron ISEF finalists compete for nearly $5 million in awards, prizes and scholarships. Each year more than 1,800 ninth through twelfth graders earn the right to compete at Regeneron ISEF by winning a top prize at a Society-affiliated local, regional, state or national science fair.

Does ISEF look good for college? ›

The ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) is the most prestigious science fair for high school students in the country, and its name is well known among colleges and the scientific community.

How much does ISEF cost? ›

For Regeneron ISEF, the fee for a fair of an allocation of 1-3 projects will be $750.
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Affiliation Fees.
Affiliation Fees
Base Fee, fairs with 1 to 3 projects$750
Base Fee, fairs with 4 to 9 projects$1250
Base Fee, fairs with 10 to 15 projects$2250
Base Fee, fairs with 15 projects or more$3500
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Can college students participate in ISEF? ›

Projects may be individual or team projects in any combination. Any student in grades 9 through 12 or equivalent who has not reached age 20 on or before May 1 preceding ISEF is eligible.

How do you get to Regeneron science fair? ›

A Research Report describing an original, independent research project that meets all eligibility requirements. Research conducted during any year of high school is eligible for Regeneron STS. View the guidelines for Research Reports.

What are the levels of science fair? ›

Projects can be displayed at various levels of competition: school, district, regional, national and international.

How do I find an ISEF mentor? ›

Where can you find a mentor?
  1. Participate in a summer program, not necessarily for research, or take a class at a nearby college, university, or research institute. ...
  2. Talk to the faculty at a nearby college, university, or research institute. ...
  3. Contact judges from a previous science competition.

What is a qualified scientist? ›

A Qualified Scientist should have earned a doctoral/professional degree in a scientific discipline that relates to the student's area of research. A PhD, MD or a masterms degree with additional experience and expertise in the student's area of research is acceptable when approved by a Scientific Review Committee (SRC).

How many people can be on an ISEF team? ›

All team members must meet the eligibility requirements for Regeneron ISEF. 2. Teams must have no more than three members. A team with members from different geographic regions may compete at an affiliated fair of one of its members, but not at multiple fairs.

Who won ISEF 2020? ›

First Place: Lillian Petersen. Lillian Kay Petersen, 17, of Los Alamos, N.M., devised a simple tool for predicting harvests early in the growing season that could improve food distribution planning.

Is there Google Science Fair 2022? ›

If you are a student of science or maths and you want to take into account various inventions that will help you to change the world then you can apply for the Google Science Fair 2022-23 competition which will be presented by the authorities in the years 2022-2023.

Is ISEF 2022 Virtual? ›

Regeneron ISEF 2022 will be a hybrid event with finalists competing both virtually and in-person. Virtual Judging will take place the week prior to the in-person event on May 4 and 5, 2022.

What is Iris National fair? ›

What is IRIS? The IRIS National Fair promotes and nurtures science and scientific research among young Indian innovators. It recognises and rewards outstanding projects.

Who won this year's Google Science Fair? ›

Left: The Google Science Fair Grand Prize winner, Fionn Ferreira, is from Ireland. He found a novel approach to removing microplastics from water. Right: From Indonesia, Celestine Wenardy is this year's winner of the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award for her new approach to creating a low-cost, non-invasive glucose meter.

What competitions do colleges look at? ›

Contests that are held in particularly high regard by admissions committees include: the United States Academic Decathlon, Chemistry Olympiad, and National Mock Trial. For a complete list of competitions and contests that boost your college admission prospects, please click here.

What is a science competition called? ›

Science fair competitions

National science fairs typically send winners to international fairs such as ISEF (which is a national and an international science fair) and EUCYS.

Is Google Science Fair free? ›

The Google Science Fair is a global competition that any student aged 13 -18 from around the world is eligible to enter. Students can enter as individuals or as teams of up to three. There is no entry fee and registration and submission will happen online.

Is Google Science Fair International? ›

Product Description. Google Science Fair is an online, international competition sponsored by Google and its partners, and is designed to encourage students from 13 to 18 years of age to develop and submit solutions to significant science, technology and engineering problems.

Where is the award ceremony of Google Science Fair? ›

Event Background: The Google Science Fair Awards Ceremony, held each year in Mountain View, CA since 2011, honors the winners of a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old.

What is the primary purpose of the ISEF rules and guidelines regarding human participants? ›

The International Rules are the official rules of the Regeneron ISEF and students competing at Society-affiliated science fairs. The purpose of these rules is to: protect the rights and welfare of the student researcher. protect the rights and welfare of the human participant.

How many students go to ISEF? ›

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. Each year, ISEF brings over 1,800 high school students from 75 countries to exhibit and demonstrate ingenuity and innovation through science projects of their own design.

What is the science exhibition? ›

A science exhibition is an interface of science and society and it contributes towards creating awareness about science as well as creating enthusiasm in students.

How prestigious is Regeneron STS? ›

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science since 1942, is the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

Who is eligible for Regeneron STS? ›

Regeneron STS has identified future leaders in STEM since 1942. High school seniors living in the United States, and US citizens living abroad, who have completed independent research projects are encouraged to apply online for the chance to win up to $250,000!

Do you have to be a senior for Regeneron STS? ›

Eligibility. Who can enter the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS)? Any student who is living in and attending their last year of secondary school in the US and its territories may apply, regardless of citizenship. Students who are US citizens living abroad may also qualify.

What is a good science fair question? ›

These are examples of good science fair project questions: How does water purity affect surface tension? When is the best time to plant soy beans? Which material is the best insulator?

What is the difference between science fair and science exhibition? ›

Answer: An exhibition is a public showing of works of art or items of interest. A fair is a gathering of people for various entertainment or commercial activities.

What does it mean to you to be named a Regeneron STS scholar? ›

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), a program of Society for Science, is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science and mathematics competition. Established in 1942, it recognizes the best and brightest young scientists for demonstrating exceptional scientific leadership potential.

How do you become a STS scholar? ›

To apply to the Regeneron STS, all entrants must be enrolled in the 12th grade at a U.S. high school at the time of applying and must have performed independent scientific research at school, at a research institution, in the field, or at home.

How do I find a mentor for Capstone project? ›

Ask your friends, family, teachers and neighbors about people who know something or work in the field you are researching. The first place to start with finding a senior project mentor is with people you know.

Is a person with a science degree a scientist? ›

Even someone who works in a company that produces food products but does the testing and finding better products is one. Essentially anyone who is studying for or completed a science degree is a scientist.

Can the qualified scientist and adult sponsor be the same person? ›

Qualifications: An Adult Sponsor may be a teacher, parent, professor, and/or other professional scientist.

Why is ISEF important in research? ›

The ISEF forms constitute written documentation of what will occur, or in some cases, has already occurred, in a research project. They are designed to provide the information that is needed to review the project to ensure compliance with the ISEF rules and with laws and regulations that apply to the project.

What happens if you win ISEF? ›

The top winner of the Regeneron ISEF receives an award of $75,000, with the next top two winners each receiving $50,000.

How many ISEF finalists are there? ›

In addition to the top winners, approximately 600 finalists will receive awards and prizes for their innovative research at the ISEF (sponsored by Regeneron).

What should be the maximum age of student participant on a Regeneron ISEF competition? ›

Eligibility/Limitations

A student must be selected by an Intel ISEF-affi liated fair, and meet both of the following: a. be in grades 9 –12 or equivalent; and b. not have reached age 20 on or before May 1 preceding the Intel ISEF.

Is ISEF a big deal? ›

To put it simply, Intel ISEF – or The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – is a program of Society for Science and the Public – and it is the world's largest international pre-college science competition.

How can I win science fair? ›

If you want to win at the higher science fair levels, originality and innovativeness are extremely important. Develop a new method or technique, or research something nobody knows about. If you cannot find something new to develop, take an old method and redesign it.

What is the most prestigious science competition in the world? ›

Regeneron Science Talent Search

This talent hunt, which began in 1942 as a program of the Society for Science & the Public (the Society), is widely regarded as the nation's most renowned high school science research competition.

Does ISEF help with college admission? ›

Summary: Regeneron ISEF

Winners of the competition receive a huge boost to their college applications, but even those who don't take home an award have conducted impressive scientific or engineering research.

Who won ISEF 2021? ›

Michelle Hua, a rising junior at Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, won this year's first place $75,000 George D. Yancopoulos Innovator Award, the top prize at the 2021 Regeneron ISEF.

Who won ISEF 2020? ›

First Place: Lillian Petersen. Lillian Kay Petersen, 17, of Los Alamos, N.M., devised a simple tool for predicting harvests early in the growing season that could improve food distribution planning.

Who won ISEF 2017? ›

Amber Yang, Ivo Zell, and Valerio Pagliarino won the top awards at the Intel ISEF 2017.

What are the levels of science fair? ›

Projects can be displayed at various levels of competition: school, district, regional, national and international.

How do I join the Google science fair? ›

The competition is open to 13- to 18-year-old students around the globe, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present their results. All students must have an internet connection and a free Google Account to participate, and the projects must be in English, German, Italian, Spanish, or French.

How do I find an ISEF mentor? ›

Where can you find a mentor?
  1. Participate in a summer program, not necessarily for research, or take a class at a nearby college, university, or research institute. ...
  2. Talk to the faculty at a nearby college, university, or research institute. ...
  3. Contact judges from a previous science competition.

Who won this year's Google Science Fair? ›

Left: The Google Science Fair Grand Prize winner, Fionn Ferreira, is from Ireland. He found a novel approach to removing microplastics from water. Right: From Indonesia, Celestine Wenardy is this year's winner of the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award for her new approach to creating a low-cost, non-invasive glucose meter.

Is there Google Science Fair 2022? ›

If you are a student of science or maths and you want to take into account various inventions that will help you to change the world then you can apply for the Google Science Fair 2022-23 competition which will be presented by the authorities in the years 2022-2023.

How many Awards at ISEF? ›

Grand Awards are presented in each of the 21 ISEF categories, as follows: 1st Award: $5,000 cash award.

How many Regeneron finalists are there? ›

The 40 finalists of the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022, a program of Society for Science, were selected based on the scientific rigor and world-changing potential of their research projects.

How do I register for ISEF? ›

Registration to attend the ISEF is opened in mid-February of each year and must be submitted through the director of each affiliated fair in the form of an Official Party that includes finalists (the students who did the research on the projects coming to ISEF); student observers from grades 7 through 12; an Adult in ...

Who sponsors the ISEF event in 2017? ›

Regeneron is the new title sponsor of ISEF. Photo courtesy of Society for Science & the Public. Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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1. Intel ISEF 2019 Special Awards Ceremony
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2. Regeneron ISEF 2021: Regeneron Science Talent Search
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3. Regeneron STS 2020 Awards
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4. Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award Ceremony - 3/20/2022
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5. Announcing the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search Winners
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6. Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists - Apply for the Prize 2022
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