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Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

NC City

Exemplary

 $75.00

Broderick Huntwork

How Strong Is Your Styrofoam?

J. W. York Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Coleman Bailey, III.

Does Your Sidewalk Give You the Slip?

Wintergreen Intermediate

Greenville, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Derek Esterly

Clean Propeller Energy

Alderman Elementary

Wilmington, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Eugenie Vorder Bruegge

The Effect of Glass on Concrete

Brueggewood Academy

Fayetteville, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Evan Grant

What is the Effect of Blade Pitch on Wind Turbine Perfomance?

Cullowhee Valley School

Cullowhee, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Henry Cutting

Pimp My Solar Ride

Gregors School of Math, Science, and Technology

Wilmington, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Jeanie Brooke Douglas

Dissolvability of Toilet Paper

Greensboro Academy

Greensboro, NC

Exemplary

 $75.00

Justin Barber

Sunnyside Up, Down or at 45 Degrees

St. Timothy's School

Raleigh, NC

Exemplary

$75.00

Kennedy MacDonald

Are Crickets Really the Poor Man's Thermometer?

Camden Intermediate

Camden, NC

Exemplary

$75.00

Megan Miller

Performance Under Pressure

Highland Elementary School

Burlington, NC

Exemplary

$75.00

Risa Sink

Making Fresh Cut Christmas Trees, Stay Fresh Longer

Stony Point Elementary School

Stony Point, NC

Exemplary

$75.00

Yash Patil

Do Submarines Need Fins?

Washington Elementary

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention

Brianna Cunliffe

The Water Test

Anderson Elementary School

Wilmington, NC

Honorable Mention

Daniel Engwall

Aerodynamic Shapes

Overton Elementary

Salisbury, NC

Honorable Mention

Emily Scott

Fishing for Chlorine?

Elizabethtown Primary

Elizabethtown, NC

Honorable Mention

Gracie Burris and Sheridan Lee

Got Dry Skin?

Meadowlark Elementary School

Winston-Salem, NC

Honorable Mention

Hannah Phykitt

Wonders of Waccamaw

Barringer Academic Center

Charlotte, NC

Honorable Mention

Jacob Berry

How Sweet It Is! How Do Artificial Sweeteners Affect Weight?

Rutherford College Elementary

Rutherford College, NC

Honorable Mention

Josephine Lyons

Mother Nature vs. Technology: Which cleans water better, clams or filters?

Camden Intermediate

Camden, NC

Honorable Mention

Maggie Small

The Flow of H2O

J.P. Sawyer

Elizabeth City, NC

Honorable Mention

Mary Vorder Bruegge

The Effect of Nutrients on Plants

Brueggewood Academy

Fayetteville, NC

Honorable Mention

Morgan  Fiske

Fingerprint Findings

Greensboro Academy

Greensboro, NC 27410

Honorable Mention

Morgan Anderson

Rainbow Diner

Southport Elementary School

Southport, NC

Honorable Mention

Nate Yando

What Angle of Light Striking a Solar Cell Produces the Most Electricity?

Sycamore Creek Elementary

Raleigh, NC

Junior Biological
Plaques and awards sponsored by NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

 $100.00

Brandy Wightman

Help the Hemlocks

Waynesville Middle School

Waynesville, NC

2nd

 $75.00

Sophie Hollis

The Venom of Juglans nigra (Black Walnut)

Hanes Middle School

Winston Salem, NC

3rd

 $50.00

Destiny Lackner

Hooves and Citus for Dessert

Nash Central Middle School

Nashville, NC

Honorable Mention

Emily Harvey

Sprouting Salmonella

Christ Covenant School

Winterville, NC

Honorable Mention

Sean McCabe

Taste The Rainbow?

Our Lady of Mercy

Winston Salem, NC

Junior Earth/Environmental Science

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

 $100.00

Garrett Leatherwood

The Skies The Limit:  Testing the Potential of High Altitude Wind Energy

Rolland Grise Middle School

Wilmington, NC

2nd

 $75.00

David Torres, Megan Izzo

An Analysis of Erosion Prevention Effectiveness in Dune Plants

The Franciscan School

Raleigh, NC

3rd

 $50.00

Ashima Varma

Effect of Chemicals on Polypropylene Pads to Pick Up Oil Spills from Various Surfaces

Harnett Central Middle School

Angier, NC

Honorable Mention

Courtney Reynolds

Kud Zu use this?

Wellborn Academy of Science and Technology

High Point, NC

Honorable Mention

Sabrina Coulter

Run Water Run

Waynesville Middle School

Waynesville, NC

Junior Physical Science

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

 $100.00

Parth Thakker

Performance Comparison Between Different Nose Cone Shapes and Body Lengths of Model Rockets

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Charlotte, NC

2nd

 $75.00

Brittany Williams

Heat Reflectivity and Absorption

St. Mark Catholic School

Wilmington, NC

3rd

 $50.00

Jenny Bell

Dye Dilemma:  Does the Point in the Process When Alum is Added Improve the Colorfastness...?

Startown Elementary

Newton, NC

Honorable Mention

Catie Mason

Batteries Not Included

The Franciscan School

Raleigh, NC

Honorable Mention

Grace McNeill and Meredith Dickens

Marker Chromatography  Colors to "Dye" For

Western Harnett Middle School

Lillington, NC

Junior Technology/Engineering
Plaques and awards sponsored by NC State College of Engineering

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

 $100.00

Evan Rogers

Water for Fuel:  Does Your Gasoline Mileage Really Increase?

Erwin Middle School

Salisbury, NC

2nd

 $75.00

Isaac Derr

The Dynamics of Flight

Immaculata Catholic School

Durham, NC

3rd

 $50.00

Zebulon Amrol-Davis

Cool Energy

South Brunswick Middle School

Southport, NC

Honorable Mention

Matthew Williams

Solar Panel Efficiency

Chamberlain Academy

Winterville, NC

Honorable Mention

Nicole Shaw

Evaluating and Comparing Energy Content of Animal Feed Stock and Home Compost Using Process of Anaer

Aycock Middle School

Greensboro, NC

Senior Biological
Plaques and awards sponsored by NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

$125.00

 Catherine McVey

Genes or Genius

Graham High School

Graham, NC

2nd

 $100.00

Kevin Li

Mechanisms of Transmembrane Protein Sorting in Lens Cell Membranes

NC School of Science and Math

Durham, NC

3rd

 $75.00

Alexis Gillespie

HOT STUFF: Can Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Increase Red Pepper Plant Productivity?

Surry Early College School of Design

Dobson, NC

Honorable Mention

Kathryn L.  Wells

Osmo-What?

Hendersonville High School

Hendersonville, NC

Senior Earth/Environmental Science

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

$125.00

Andrew Lomax

Rhizofiltration:An Investigation in Using Eichhornia Crasspies to Reduce Nitrate Pollution

East Bladen High School

Elizabethtown, NC

2nd

 $100.00

Morgan Neely

The Impact of Dilution of the Ocean on the Rate at Which Sea Ice Forms

Asheboro High School Zoo School

Asheboro, NC

3rd

 $75.00

Kevin Cheung

Hydro Sampling: What Changed In Your Water? 2006-2008

Alexander Central High

Taylorsville, NC

Honorable Mention

David Majeski

Determining the Toxic Level of Ammonia Nitrate Fertilizer Pollution

Elizabethtown, NC 28337

Elizabethtown, NC

Senior Physical Science

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

$125.00

Erik Littleton

Light Curve Analysis of Eclipsing Binary Star System Y Gru

NC School of Science and Math

Durham, NC

2nd

 $100.00

Haoming Xu

Exploring Cell Signaling by using Microarray Patterning to Control Cell Placement on SAMs

NC School of Science and Math

Durham, NC

3rd

 $75.00

Chiraag Kulkarni

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Antibacterial Copper and Silver Bis(selenone) Complexes

NC School of Science and Math

Durham

Honorable Mention

Josh Biddlecome

Does Recycling Pavement Cause Unsafe Driving Conditions?

D H Conley High School

Greenville

Senior Technology/Engineering
Plaques and awards sponsored by NC State College of Engineering

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

$125.00

Andrew Miller

Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation

Western Alamance High School

Elon, NC

2nd

 $100.00

Bryan Florkiewicz

Electrostatics in Motion

Issac Bear High School

Wilmington, NC

3rd

 $75.00

Abram Detwiler

Practical Power: The Solar Concentrator Solution for Low Cost Energy

Willow Grove Academy

Fuquay Varina, NC

Honorable Mention

Taylor Courier

Mobile Autonomous Robotic Sensing System (MARSS)

North Carolina School of Math and Science

Durham, NC

Senior Teams

Award

 Prize

Student Name

Project Title

School

City

1st

$200

Andrew Guo and Sajith  Wickramasekara

A functional genomic framework for chemotherapeutic drug improvement and identification

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Durham

2nd

 $150

Brooke Burrow, John Burrows, and Matthew Travers

Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Salamander Populations of Tranyslvania County

Brevard High School

Brevard, NC

3rd

 $100

Jessica Trexler and Michael Spicka

Sugary Rocketry

Isaac Bear Early College

Wilmington, NC

Honorable Mention

Courtney Taylor and Olivia  Belk

Tooth or Dare: Is It Worth The Risk?

Ashbrook High School

Gastonia, NC

2009 Special Awards for Participants of the NC Science and Engineering Fair

These awards will be distributed to projects that meet the guidelines that have been stipulated by the awarding organization or agency.

Awarding Organization/Agency

Award

Awardee

School & City

American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement

1 Certificates

Morgan Neely, The Impact of Dilution of the Ocean on the Rate at Which Sea Ice Forms

Asheboro High School Zoo School, Asheboro

American Psychological Association Certificate of Award for outstanding research in behavioral or social sciences

1 Certificate

Vincent Steiner,  Operation Anxiety

Elkin Middle School,
Elkin NC

ASM Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials Science

1 Certificate and Medallion

Xavier Joyner, Constrained Crystallization of Nylon 6 Chains in Non-Stoichiometric Nylon 6:A Cyclodextrin

Wake Early College of Health & Sciences, Raleigh

Association for Women Geoscientists Award for female student whose project exemplifies high standards of innovativeness and scientific excellence in the geosciences, illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, or promote the sensitivity to the earth as a global system.

1 Certificate

Eileen Jang,  Natural Organics Control Aggregation of Mercury Sulfide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Systems

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

EPA Award,

Certificates

Derek Esterly, Clean Propeller Energy

Alderman Elementary, Wilmington

Nicole Shaw,  Evaluating and Comparing Energy Content of Animal Feed Stock and Home Compost Using Process of Anaerbics

Aycock Middle School,  Greensboro

Mary Beth Browne,  Water Reclamation:  A Do-It Yourself Project?

Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy

Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award

1 Certificate and $200 award

Taylor Courier, Mobile Autonomous Robotic Sensing System (MARSS)

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Me Alpha Theta Award for the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving modern mathematics.

1 Certificate

Daniel Vitek, Topological and Algebraic Algorithms for Data Distribution on Weakly Connected Networks

Enloe High School, Raleigh

National Society of Professional Engineers for the most outstanding engineering project..

1 Certificate, Lapel Pin,

Andrew Miller, Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation

Western Alamance High School, Elon

The Equine Health Program from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University Award

Catherine McVey, Genes or Genius

Graham High School, Graham

NC Center for Science, Mathematics, & Technology Education –

Visual Presentation Awards;

Unique Research Presentation; Young Scientist Award

Certificates & Silver Globes

Visual Presentation Awards:

Mary Vorder Bruegge,  The Effect of Nutrients on Plants

Brueggewood Academy, Fayetteville, NC

Emily Scott,  Fishing for Chlorine?

Elizabethtown Primary, Elizabethtown

Jeanie Brooke Douglas

Dissolvability of Toilet Paper

Greensboro Academy, Greensboro

Seth Perry, Brick House

Avery Middle School, Newland

Jenny Bell, Dye Dilemma:  Does the Point in the Process When Alum is Added Improve the Colorfastness...?

Startown Elementary, Newton

Parth Thakker,  Performance Comparison Between Different Nose Cone Shapes and Body Lengths of Model Rockets

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte

Unique Research Topic Awards:

Sabrina Bunn,  Brain Boost

J. M. Morehead Elementary, Charlotte, NC

Nimisha Pant, Grow, Grow, Vertigrow

Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte, NC

Tiffany KesslerGo Lean with Protein

The Oakwood School,  Greenville

Prenessa D. Lowery, Butterflies: Vertical, Horizontal, and Upside Down

Clarkton School of Discovery, Clarkton

Brittany Williams, Heat Reflectivity and Absorption

St. Mark Catholic School, Wilmington

Brandy Wightman, Help the Hemlocks

Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville

Young Scientist Award:

Christopher  Craddock, Dimple Dilemma

 Belville Elementary School, Leland

Gabrielle Hobson, Roofwater Filtration For Human Consumption

Cedar Ridge Academy, Summerfield

Taylor Tipton, Save That Water! Comparing Water Saved Using a Showerhead With a Water Saver to One Without

The Mountain Community School, Hendersonville

Megan  Izzo and David Torres, An Analysis of Erosion Prevention Effectiveness in Dune Plants

The Franciscan School, Raleigh

Catie Mason, Batteries Not Included

The Franciscan School, Raleigh

Jeffery Sisson, Lung Capacity Test

The Magellan Charter School, Raleigh

NOAA’s “Taking the Pulse of the Plant” Award whose research emphasizes NOAA”s mission to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs.

1 Certificate and Medallion

 

Morgan Neely, The Impact of Dilution of the Ocean on the Rate at Which Sea Ice Forms

Asheboro High School Zoo School, Asheboro

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Award for Astronomy

Recognizing outstanding work in the field of astronomy.

Erik Littleton, Light Curve Analysis of Eclipsing Binary Star System Y Gru

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

RICOH Sustainable Development Award 2006 for efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.

1 Certificate, 1 year subscription to Science News,

Abram Detwiler, Practical Power: The Solar Concentrator Solution for Low Cost Energy

Willow Grove Academy, Fuquay Varina

Society for  In Vitro Biology,

1 Certificate

Mikaela Howell, Red Light/Green Light

Tuscola High School, Waynesville

United State Army Awards for scientific/engineering excellence in engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics/computer science, life sciences, and physical sciences.

Certificates and 1-$100 award and 4-$50 awards. 

Andrew Guo and Sajith Wickramasekara,  A functional genomic framework for chemotherapeutic drug improvement and identification

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Frederick  Hobbs, Analysis of Matrix Metalloproteinase (MMP) Enzymes Using Computational Methods

D.H. Conley HS, Greenville

Matthew Travers, Brooke Burrow, and John Burrows, Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Salamander Populations of Tranyslvania County

Brevard High School, Brevard

David Majeski, Determining the Toxic Level of Ammonia Nitrate Fertilizer Pollution

East Bladen High School, Elizabethtown

Benjamin Rath and John Collier, Effect of Fertilizers on Microorganisms in Pond Water

Ashbrook High School, Gastonia

Haoming Xu, Exploring Cell Signaling by using Microarray Patterning to Control Cell Placement on SAMs

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Erik Littleton, Light Curve Analysis of Eclipsing Binary Star System Y Gru

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Eileen Jang, Natural Organics Control Aggregation of Mercury Sulfide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Systems

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Andrew Miller, Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation

Western Alamance High School, Elon

Abram Detwiler, Practical Power: The Solar Concentrator Solution for Low Cost Energy

Willow Grove Academy, Fuquay Varina

Joshua Price, Refraction Index: Sugar Water

North Rowan High School, Spencer

Patrick Renegar, The Effect of pH on Growth of Early Alaska Peas

D.H. Conley High School, Greenville

Aakash Gandhi, The Effect of Playing String Instruments on the Phalanges of Young and Old Players

D.H. Conley High School, Greenville

Daniel Vitek, Topological and Algebraic Algorithms for Data Distribution on Weakly Connected Networks

Enloe High School, Raleigh

Ajia Burris, Varying Levels of Hormone Sensitive Lipase in the Adipose Tissue of Cancer Cachectic Rats

Harding University High School, Charlotte

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Award for projects that creatively illustrate and expand upon the topics: regular physical activity for good health; healthy diet for healthy weight and long healthy life; tobacco use is hazardous to your health; and injury and illness prevention saves lives.

 Award Certificate signed by the Surgeon General

Mark Poczontek and Rachel  Jenkins, If You Want To Be A Champ You Have To Eat Like One

D.H. Conley, Greenville

U.S. Navy/U.S. Marines – Outstanding projects

Certificates, Award Letters, $75 Gift Certificate

Taylor Courier, Mobile Autonomous Robotic Sensing System (MARSS)

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Andrew Miller, Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation

Western Alamance High School, Elon

Nolan Brown, Oil Spill: What Materials Can Remove Oil From Water?

North Chatham School, Chapel Hill

Parth Thakker, Performance Comparison Between Different Nose Cone Shapes and Body Lengths of Model Rockets

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte

Evan Rogers, Water for Fuel:  Does Your Gasoline Mileage Really Increase?

Erwin Middle School, Salisbury

Yash Patil, Do Submarines Need Fins?

Washington Elementary, Raleigh

Yale Science and Engineering Award to the most outstanding eleventh grade project in computer science, engineering, physics, or chemistry

1 Preliminary Certificate with Formal Certificate and medallion to be sent in July to recipient

Abram Detwiler, Practical Power: The Solar Concentrator Solution for Low Cost Energy

Willow Grove Academy, Fuquay Varina

United States Air Force Awards

Certificate, Messenger bag, notefolio, flash drive,

Andrew Miller,  Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation

Western Alamance High School, Elon

Alex Haddock,  The Fast and the Furious

D.H. Conley, Elon

Jeffery Sisson, Lung Capacity Test

Magellan Charter School, Raleigh

Parth Thakker, Performance Comparison Between Different Nose Cone Shapes and Body Lengths of Model Rockets

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte

Nivesh Varma, The Windsurfer: Improving Signal Quality of Wi-Fi Networks Using Parabolic Antennas

Harnett Central Middle, Angier

Mary Beth Browne, Water Reclamation:  A Do-It Yourself Project?

Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy

Zachary French, Which Windmill Will Win?

Pilot Mountain Middle School, Pilot Mountain

U.S. Metric Association Award

Ashima Varma, Effect of Chemicals on Polypropylene Pads to Pick Up Oil Spills from Various Surfaces

Harnett Central Middle, Angier

NC American Water Works

Association Award

Certificates and savings bonds for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, Elementary, Junior, and Senior Projects

Emily Scott, Fishing for Chlorine?

Elizabethtown Primary, Elizabethtown

Gabrielle Hobson, Roofwater Filtration For Human Consumption

Cedar Ridge Academy, Summerfield

Jeanie Brooke Douglas, Dissolvability of Toilet Paper

Greensboro Academy, Greensboro

Gabrielle Hobson,  Roofwater Filtration For Human Consumption

Elizabethtown Primary, Elizabethtown

Taylor Tipton,  Save That Water! Comparing Water Saved Using a Showerhead With a Water Saver to One Without  

The Mountain Community School, Hendersonville

Hannah Phykitt ,  Wonders of Waccamaw

Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte

Nicole Shaw, Evaluating and Comparing Energy Content of Animal Feed Stock and Home Compost Using Process of Anaer

Aycock Middle School, Greensboro

David McInnis,  How Does Human Interaction Affect Our Creeks and Rivers?

West Pine Middle School, West End

Nolan Brown,  Oil Spill: What Materials Can Remove Oil From Water?

Alexander Central High, Taylorsville

David Majeski,  Determining the Toxic Level of Ammonia Nitrate Fertilizer Pollution

 East Bladen High School, Elizabethtown

Kevin Cheung,  Hydro Sampling: What Changed In Your Water? 2006-2008

Alexander Central High, Taylorsville

Anne Talkington,  The Effect of Damming on Water Quality

Massey Hill Classical High School, Fayetteville

Stockholm Jr. Water Prize

Certificate and nomination to Water Competition

Eileen Jang, Natural Organics Control Aggregation of Mercury Sulfide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Systems

NC School of Science and Math, Durham

Young Naturalists Awards,  given by the NC Museum of Natural History

Certificate

Jared E. Rosbrugh, Carbon FootPrinting - How Green Is That Banana In Your Lunchbox?

Wrightsville Beach School; Wrightsville, Beach

Morgan Anderson, Rainbow Diner

Southport Elementary School, Southport

Brandy Wightman, Help the Hemlocks

Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville

Sophie Hollis, The Venom of Juglans nigra (Black Walnut)

Hanes Middle School, Winston Salem