NCSEF Winners

2015 NCSEF Winners

Special American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement - Junior Division
Alexander Mahler Matthews Weather Modification: Science or Science Fiction? The Effects of Hygroscopic Cloud Seeding on Precipitation Crestdale Middle
         
Special American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement Award - Senior Division
Richard F. Parker III Charlotte Latent Heat and Ice Crystal Growth MSEN Pre-College
         
Special American Psychological Association Award    
Evan Bartle Raleigh Electronic Reader Versus Hard Copy St. Timothy's School
         
Special Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives
Sharon Chen Huntersville A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II NC School of Science and Mathematics
Rohan Patel Charlotte A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II Mallard Creek High
Lauren Tooley Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
Joseph Roberts Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
Eliza Witherspoon Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
Joseph Roberts Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
Eliza Witherspoon Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
Lauren Tooley Brevard Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe sp. for enzyme production Brevard High
         
Special ASM Materials Education Foundation Award    
Adithya Iyengar Durham Synthesis of Thinner Electrodeposited Polymer Solar Cell Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) NCSSM  
         
Special Association of Women Geoscientists Award    
Anne Blythe Davis Swan Quarter The Effects of Varying Conductivity on Phytoplankton Concentration and Species Composition in the Presence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Lake Mattamuskeet Lake Comfort School
         
Grand Broadcom Masters        
Kearston Hudson Ayden Board With Cutting? Home School
Lea   Wilson Raeford Got Salt? East Hoke Middle
Addison Bordeaux Raleigh Wingin' It: Can monarch butterflies' diet reduce the prevalence of Ophryocystis Elektroscirrha (OE)? The Franciscan School
Evan Bartle Raleigh Electronic Reader Versus Hard Copy St. Timothy's School
Simran   Bhatia Charlotte Go Green with Carbon Neutral Biodiesel Energy Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Morgan Roberts Raeford Flower Power: Are Dandelions the Next Bio Fuel? East Hoke Middle
Elizabeth Kinsey Wilmington Water Pollution and the Eastern Oyster: A study of juvenile Crassostrea virginica Charles P Murray Middle
Noah Couch Winston-Salem You'll Wonder Where the Oil Went, When You Clean the Ocean With Lint! (A study of Oceanic Oil Spill Cleanup Utilizing Household Eco-friendly Re-usable Material/Sorbents) Hanes Middle
Catherine Allen Raleigh Now You Hear Me, Now You Don't The Franciscan School
Emily Liu CHapel Hill A Sticky Situation- Which glue is the best? RD & Euzelle Smith Middle
Sara Zangi Chapel Hill A Sticky Situation- Which glue is the best? RD & Euzelle Smith Middle
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Emily Lamb Cary Code Cracking the Cube: Comparing Heuristic Rubik's Solution Methods by Programmed Algorithms and Move Efficiency Dayspring/Cary Homeschoolers
         
Divisional Elementary Awards      
James Brandt Statesville EEEE - Batteries Cool Spring Elementary
Nicholas Godfrey Charlotte Give Me a Break - Is HDPE #2 Plastic a Strong Building Material? River Gate Elementary
Simon Schroeck Charlotte The James Webb Space Telescope's Sunshield Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Andrew Gilland Charlotte The Future Wings of Air Forces Mountain Island Lake Academy
Chloe Albritton Kinston How does the fuzz affect the behavoir of a tennis ball? Contentnea-Savannah School
Samantha Peyton Kinston How does the fuzz affect the behavoir of a tennis ball? Contentnea-Savannah School
Katie   Sanders Albemarle Which Fertilizer Makes Potatoes Grow Best? Central Elementary
Olivia Yang Charlotte Oil Spills: Nanotechnology to the Rescue! Barringer Academic Center
Britt Kirby Raleigh Protecting the Earth from an Iron Meteorite Lacy Elementary
Dheepthi Mohanraj Charlotte Reflect & Improve, Wi-Fi Signal that is Barringer Academic Center
Rudy Marquis Winterville Gravity Machine Ridgewood Elementary
Ethan Clemmer Williamston Need a Hand? Rodgers Elementary
Kaushik Sriram Apex Racing Marbles to Discover a Liquid's Viscosity Washington Elementary
Ty Lawson Whiteville Swing Batter Batter Swing Edgewood Elementary
Ethan Kessler Fuquay Varina The Re-Invented Hovercraft Holly Ridge Elementary
Shrey Vasisht Cary The Re-Invented Hovercraft Holly Ridge Elementary
Dannielle Ashe Ahoskie Disappearing Act: How Fast Do Different Biodegradable & Compostable Materials Decompose Riverview Elementary
Jasper Stafford Wilmington Upgrading the Rosetta Probe Gregory Elementary
Orion Brown Wilmington Upgrading the Rosetta Probe Gregory Elementary
Carl Olsen Cornelius How to Get People to Use Less Plastic Cornelius Elementary
Kyle Heise Hillsborough Endurance Snacks Mangum Elementary
Kaitlyn Zuravel Fayetteville SWISH: The Science of Shooting Free Throws Vanstory Hills Elementary
Lauren   Zuravel Fayetteville GENETICS: A Study of Dominant and Recessive Traits Vanstory Hills Elementary
Marley Polit Shearin Raleigh Robot Window Timber Drive Elementary
Spencer Reese Fayetteville Refrain From Stain Long Hill Elementary
Lillian Johnson Hendersonville Tasty Power Hendersonville Elementary
Andrew Esther Chapel Hill The Shocking Truth about Pajamas and Static Electricity Home School
David Steed Candor                      A Sweet Solution Candor Elementary
Courtney Every Lewisville Best Surfaces for Roller Skating Lewisville Elementary
Gwendolyn Amos-Wall Fayetteville Catch Me...If You Can Long Hill Elementary
Melinda Riewe High Point Shocking Fruit Jamestown Elementary
Layton Turner Burlington Rainbow Connection Altamahaw-Ossipee Elementary
Rebecca Tolle Kernersville How Sound Travels Through Solids Brunson Elementary
Ella Gamble Winston-Salem How Sound Travels Through Solids Brunson Elementary
         
Special EPA Award for Promoting Sustainability - Elementary Division
Savannah Ikner New London I Can Heat My Room, Soda Can You Christ the King Christian Academy
         
Special EPA Award for Promoting Sustainability - Junior Division  
Margaret Lostetter Charlotte Polypropylene Oil Magnets with Ferrofluid: Utilizing Nanotechnological Methods as Comparisons to Natural Methods of Oil Spill Cleanup Including Hay, Wood Chips and Oil Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
         
Special Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award    
Aaron Sartin Apex Engineering, Programming and Testing the Efficacy of a Novel Single Cell Array NC School of Science and Mathematics
         
Grand INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award      
Abigail Williams Brevard Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Carly Onnink Pisgah Forest Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Aaron Lucander Durham The Mechanistic Basis for Recombinase Upregulation in CD4+CD8+ Thymocytes NC School of Science and Mathematics
Holly Ren Cary Understanding Parasitism: Plant Transcription Factor is Regulated in a Strain-Dependent Manner by Root-Knot Nematode William G Enloe High
Sarah Branagan Brevard The Search for Pityophthorus juglandis and Associated Geosmithia morbida in Transylvania County, NC Brevard High
Crista Cali Brevard The Search for Pityophthorus juglandis and Associated Geosmithia morbida in Transylvania County, NC Brevard High
Sharon Chen Huntersville A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II NC School of Science and Mathematics
Rohan Patel Charlotte A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II Mallard Creek High
Caroline Liu Chapel Hill Isomer Chemistry: Design Ligands to Adjust Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Rare-Earth Metal Extraction and Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroformylation NC School of Science and Mathematics
Adithya Iyengar Durham Synthesis of Thinner Electrodeposited Polymer Solar Cell Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) NCSSM  
Joshua Zhou Chapel Hill First-time design, synthesis, and optimization of a layered nanoparticle for visible light photodegradation of TCDD: Mitigating a Persistent Organic Pollutant’s vascular, card East Chapel Hill High
Taesoo Daniel Lee Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling NCSSM  
Alexander   Nanor Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling Myers Park High
Uday Uppal Cornelius Creating a Hybrid Agent/Grid Model of Contact-Induced Force NC School of Science and Mathematics
Daniel Magley Durham Novel Application of Microwave Power Transfer for the Recharging of Batteries in Biomedical Devices NC School of Science and Mathematics
Rohan Deshpande Chapel Hill Reducing power consumption using an Arduino based relay light switch through a dual laser trip-wire system East Chapel Hill High
         
Divisional Junior - Biological Science A      
Kearston Hudson Ayden Board With Cutting? Home School
Kasey Kiser Wilmington Triclosan-Resistant Bacteria in the Cape Fear River St. Mary Catholic School
Lea   Wilson Raeford Got Salt? East Hoke Middle
Alejandro   Ibrahim Reidsville Effect of High Soybean Protein Feed on White Rock Chicks Triad Math and Science Academy
         
Divisional Junior - Earth/Environmental Science    
Jake Myers Jonesville The Big Bad Wolf and Erosion Control:   Using Straw, Wood, and Rock to Protect Soil East Wilkes Middle
Margaret Lostetter Charlotte Polypropylene Oil Magnets with Ferrofluid: Utilizing Nanotechnological Methods as Comparisons to Natural Methods of Oil Spill Cleanup Including Hay, Wood Chips and Oil Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Elizabeth Kinsey Wilmington Water Pollution and the Eastern Oyster: A study of juvenile Crassostrea virginica Charles P Murray Middle
Noah Couch Winston-Salem You'll Wonder Where the Oil Went, When You Clean the Ocean With Lint! (A study of Oceanic Oil Spill Cleanup Utilizing Household Eco-friendly Re-usable Material/Sorbents) Hanes Middle
         
Divisional Junior - Physics       
Noah Hancock Goldsboro Paintball Gun Barrels and Accuracy Wayne School of Engineering 
Koushik Sridhar Charlotte Piezo Power - Fueling Humans Energy to Power up the Future Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Catherine Allen Raleigh Now You Hear Me, Now You Don't The Franciscan School
Emily Liu CHapel Hill A Sticky Situation- Which glue is the best? RD & Euzelle Smith Middle
Sara Zangi Chapel Hill A Sticky Situation- Which glue is the best? RD & Euzelle Smith Middle
         
Divisional Junior - Technology/Engineering    
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Cassidy Brandt Statesville Earth Power Northview School
Emily Lamb Cary Code Cracking the Cube: Comparing Heuristic Rubik's Solution Methods by Programmed Algorithms and Move Efficiency Dayspring/Cary Homeschoolers
Macy McDufford Harrisburg Does Font Style Effect Learning? Hickory Ridge Middle
         
Divisional Junior-Biological Science B      
Austin Jarman Jacksonville Do Antioxidants Improve Standard Cut Flower Preservation Techniques? Northwoods Park Mid
Caroline Sobolowski Concord Soil vs. Hydroponics: In which do plants grow best? Mount Pleasant Middle
Addison Bordeaux Raleigh Wingin' It: Can monarch butterflies' diet reduce the prevalence of Ophryocystis Elektroscirrha (OE)? The Franciscan School
Evan Bartle Raleigh Electronic Reader Versus Hard Copy St. Timothy's School
         
Divisional Junior-Chemistry      
Akhilesh Shivaramakrishnan Charlotte Do you See the Vitamin C? J N Fries STEM Magnet School   
Simran   Bhatia Charlotte Go Green with Carbon Neutral Biodiesel Energy Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Tanner Price Raleigh The Viscosity Challenge The Franciscan School
Morgan Roberts Raeford Flower Power: Are Dandelions the Next Bio Fuel? East Hoke Middle
         
Special Meredith Award        
Jessica Tufts Banner Elk Testing the Mutagenicity of Soft Drinks Using the Ames Test Avery County High
Swetha Ravichandran Cary The Effect of Mutations on the Development of Midline in Drosophila melanogaster William G Enloe High
         
Special Meredith Science and Engineering Award    
Anne Blythe Davis Swan Quarter The Effects of Varying Conductivity on Phytoplankton Concentration and Species Composition in the Presence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Lake Mattamuskeet Lake Comfort School
         
Special Mu Alpha Theta Award      
Angela Deng Cary Irreducible Representations of the General Linear Group of Prime Power Dimension William G Enloe High
         
Special NASA Award        
Nathan Suri Concord The New Edge: Firewalls in Black Holes Concord High
         
Special NC American Water Works Association Award Junior  
Kasey Kiser Wilmington Triclosan-Resistant Bacteria in the Cape Fear River St. Mary Catholic School
Fritz Ruppert Balsam Grove Are Our Water Woes Caused by Fertilizer Foes? Brevard Middle
Tarrek Mohamed Sanford Heat it Up! Al-Aqsa Academy
         
Special NC American Water Works Association Award Senior  
Vibha Puri Chapel Hill The Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Chemically Treated Green Algae NC School of Science and Mathematics
Mallory Alman Gastonia Effects of Wastewater Effluent on the Chemical Properties of the South Fork Catawba River Ashbrook High
Noelle Hoehn Wilmington Survive or Succumb: The Effects of Sucralose on Brine Shrimp in Ocean & River H2O Isaac M Bear High
Jose   Hernandez Wilmington Survive or Succumb: The Effects of Sucralose on Brine Shrimp in Ocean & River H2O Emsley A Laney High
         
Special NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary    
Olivia Yang Charlotte Oil Spills: Nanotechnology to the Rescue! Barringer Academic Center
Jason Napast Greenville Water Filtration - Which method works the best Ridgewood Elementary
         
Special NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award  
Robert   Payne High Point Taming the Tornado: The Effects of Different Air Temperatures, Speeds, and Humidity's on Funnels In a Homemade Tornado Simulator Ferndale Middle
Davis Heinz High Point Taming the Tornado: The Effects of Different Air Temperatures, Speeds, and Humidity's on Funnels In a Homemade Tornado Simulator Ferndale Middle
         
Special Regional Nominee for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize  
Vibha Puri Chapel Hill The Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Chemically Treated Green Algae NC School of Science and Mathematics
         
Special Ricoh Sustainable Development Award    
Joshua Zhou Chapel Hill First-time design, synthesis, and optimization of a layered nanoparticle for visible light photodegradation of TCDD: Mitigating a Persistent Organic Pollutant’s vascular, card East Chapel Hill High
         
Special RTI Elementary Special Award      
Columbia Ijames Charlotte What Wets Wool? Cox Mill Elementary
Lillian Johnson Hendersonville Tasty Power Hendersonville Elementary
         
Divisional Senior - Biological Science A      
Michaela Rappleyea Greenville To Bee or Not To Bee Northstar Academy
Hannah Smith Bryson City The Walking Dead: Termite Edition Swain County High
Abigail Williams Brevard Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Carly Onnink Pisgah Forest Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Aaron Lucander Durham The Mechanistic Basis for Recombinase Upregulation in CD4+CD8+ Thymocytes NC School of Science and Mathematics
         
Divisional Senior - Chemistry      
Rohan Patel Charlotte A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II Mallard Creek High
Sharon Chen Huntersville A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II NC School of Science and Mathematics
Caroline Liu Chapel Hill Isomer Chemistry: Design Ligands to Adjust Thermodynamics and Kinetics for Rare-Earth Metal Extraction and Rhodium Catalyzed Hydroformylation NC School of Science and Mathematics
Vibha Puri Chapel Hill The Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Chemically Treated Green Algae NC School of Science and Mathematics
Katherine Wang Chapel Hill Novel Design and Synthesis of Optimized Aripiprazole as an Antidepressant NC School of Science and Mathematics
         
Divisional Senior - Earth/Environmental Science    
Anne Blythe Davis Swan Quarter The Effects of Varying Conductivity on Phytoplankton Concentration and Species Composition in the Presence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Lake Mattamuskeet Lake Comfort School
Aidan   Spradlin Brevard Identification and Heavy Metal Remediation Potential of Fungi Isolated from Duke Energy’s 1964 Asheville Coal Ash Pond Brevard High
Ryulee   Park Brevard Identification and Heavy Metal Remediation Potential of Fungi Isolated from Duke Energy’s 1964 Asheville Coal Ash Pond Brevard High
Adithya Iyengar Durham Synthesis of Thinner Electrodeposited Polymer Solar Cell Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) NCSSM  
Joshua Zhou Chapel Hill First-time design, synthesis, and optimization of a layered nanoparticle for visible light photodegradation of TCDD: Mitigating a Persistent Organic Pollutant’s vascular, card East Chapel Hill High
         
Divisional Senior - Physics       
Taesoo Daniel Lee Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling NCSSM  
Alexander   Nanor Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling Myers Park High
Richard Romano Cary Glow Discharge and the Effect of Different Electrode Materials and Geometries NC School of Science and Mathematics
Uday Uppal Cornelius Creating a Hybrid Agent/Grid Model of Contact-Induced Force NC School of Science and Mathematics
Breyana   Lytch High Point Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
Savannah   Sowers High Point Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
Savannah   Sowers High Point Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
Briana Stone Greensboro Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
Briana Stone Greensboro Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
Breyana   Lytch High Point Losing My Balance Penn-Griffin School for Arts
         
Divisional Senior - Technology/Engineering    
Angela Deng Cary Irreducible Representations of the General Linear Group of Prime Power Dimension William G Enloe High
Daniel Magley Durham Novel Application of Microwave Power Transfer for the Recharging of Batteries in Biomedical Devices NC School of Science and Mathematics
Rohan Deshpande Chapel Hill Reducing power consumption using an Arduino based relay light switch through a dual laser trip-wire system East Chapel Hill High
Svetak Sundhar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Gordon Ma Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Gordon Ma Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Visrut Sudhakar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Visrut Sudhakar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Svetak Sundhar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
         
Divisional Senior-Biological Science B      
Mariam Kharbat Wilmington Glow With The Flow Isaac M Bear High
Emma Christensen Greenville Go Toward The Light: Discovering Genes Associated With Light Addiction Stone Circle Academy
Holly Ren Cary Understanding Parasitism: Plant Transcription Factor is Regulated in a Strain-Dependent Manner by Root-Knot Nematode William G Enloe High
Sarah Branagan Brevard The Search for Pityophthorus juglandis and Associated Geosmithia morbida in Transylvania County, NC Brevard High
Crista Cali Brevard The Search for Pityophthorus juglandis and Associated Geosmithia morbida in Transylvania County, NC Brevard High
         
Special SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Elementary Division
Jace Roberts Charlotte Fire Up, Charge Up Endhaven Elementary
Shrika Renganathan Charlotte WHAT MATERIALS BLOCK THE WI-FI SIGNAL THE MOST? Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Eshanth Padmonkar Morrisville NUTTY NUTS! Which nut produces more energy? Washington Elementary
         
Special SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division  
Elizabeth Kinsey Wilmington Water Pollution and the Eastern Oyster: A study of juvenile Crassostrea virginica Charles P Murray Middle
Noah Couch Winston-Salem You'll Wonder Where the Oil Went, When You Clean the Ocean With Lint! (A study of Oceanic Oil Spill Cleanup Utilizing Household Eco-friendly Re-usable Material/Sorbents) Hanes Middle
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Nathan   Ostrowski Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Samantha Boone Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
Claire Evensen Mooresville Sepio: A Novel Solution to Reducing Electromagnetic Radiation Mount Mourne School
         
Special Society for In Vitro Biology Award    
Hannah Field Pisgah Forest Screening Local Lignicolous Fungi for Lignin Degrading Enzymes Brevard High
Ryan Holland Brevard Screening Local Lignicolous Fungi for Lignin Degrading Enzymes Brevard High
         
Special SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award  
Adithya Iyengar Durham Synthesis of Thinner Electrodeposited Polymer Solar Cell Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics (OPVs) NCSSM  
Joshua Zhou Chapel Hill First-time design, synthesis, and optimization of a layered nanoparticle for visible light photodegradation of TCDD: Mitigating a Persistent Organic Pollutant’s vascular, card East Chapel Hill High
Taesoo Daniel Lee Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling NCSSM  
Alexander   Nanor Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling Myers Park High
         
Special US Air Force Award Senior      
Shreyas Kolavennu Durham Using van der Waal Heterostructures to Create p-n Junctions in Thin Film Solar Cells NC School of Science and Mathematics
Linus Jacobs Charlotte A Simulation Model for the Spin Effect on the Flight of Tennis Balls Mallard Creek High
Ben Sagmoe Waxhaw A Mathematical Solution for the Rigid Folding of a Disaster Shelter Marvin Ridge High School
Gordon Ma Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Visrut Sudhakar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Visrut Sudhakar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Svetak Sundhar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Svetak Sundhar Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
Gordon Ma Cary Passive Routing - A Novel Approach to Secure and Efficient Mobile Ad Hoc Networking in Disaster Relief Scenarios William G Enloe High
         
Special US Army Award        
Carly Onnink Pisgah Forest Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Abigail Williams Brevard Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal Brevard High
Holly Ren Cary Understanding Parasitism: Plant Transcription Factor is Regulated in a Strain-Dependent Manner by Root-Knot Nematode William G Enloe High
Hannah Field Pisgah Forest Screening Local Lignicolous Fungi for Lignin Degrading Enzymes Brevard High
Ryan Holland Brevard Screening Local Lignicolous Fungi for Lignin Degrading Enzymes Brevard High
Sharon Chen Huntersville A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II NC School of Science and Mathematics
Rohan Patel Charlotte A Green and Novel Technology for Recovering Copper and Wood from Treated Wood Waste – Part II Mallard Creek High
Crystal Villines Knightdale Probing the Formation of a Carbon-Carbon Bond for OLED and Solar Cell Synthesis Knightdale High
Vibha Puri Chapel Hill The Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Chemically Treated Green Algae NC School of Science and Mathematics
Richard F. Parker III Charlotte Latent Heat and Ice Crystal Growth MSEN Pre-College
Anne Blythe Davis Swan Quarter The Effects of Varying Conductivity on Phytoplankton Concentration and Species Composition in the Presence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Lake Mattamuskeet Lake Comfort School
Mallory Alman Gastonia Effects of Wastewater Effluent on the Chemical Properties of the South Fork Catawba River Ashbrook High
Joshua Zhou Chapel Hill First-time design, synthesis, and optimization of a layered nanoparticle for visible light photodegradation of TCDD: Mitigating a Persistent Organic Pollutant’s vascular, card East Chapel Hill High
Nathan Suri Concord The New Edge: Firewalls in Black Holes Concord High
Taesoo Daniel Lee Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling NCSSM  
Alexander   Nanor Charlotte Optimization and Understanding of Exciton Diffusion in Organic Solar Cells via Novel Monte Carlo Modeling Myers Park High
Angela Deng Cary Irreducible Representations of the General Linear Group of Prime Power Dimension William G Enloe High
Bryce Spradlin Brevard Developing A LAMP Assay for use in Detecting Pseudoperonospora humuli in Hops Brevard High
Sam   Lemel Brevard Developing A LAMP Assay for use in Detecting Pseudoperonospora humuli in Hops Brevard High
Daniel Magley Durham Novel Application of Microwave Power Transfer for the Recharging of Batteries in Biomedical Devices NC School of Science and Mathematics
         
Special US Metric Association Award      
Bader Kharbat Wilmington Do you Got Milk with different proteins? Isaac M Bear High
         
Special US Office of Naval Research Junior    
Koushik Sridhar Charlotte Piezo Power - Fueling Humans Energy to Power up the Future Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy
Tarrek Mohamed Sanford Heat it Up! Al-Aqsa Academy
         
Special US Office of Naval Research Senior    
Amanda Rhyne Bessemer City The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Devin   Totherow Bessemer City The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Devin   Totherow Bessemer City The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Kyra Crossgrove Cramerton The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Kyra Crossgrove Cramerton The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Amanda Rhyne Bessemer City The Effect of Music on Your Concentration Gaston Early College High School
Lindy Bustabad Faison Give It Your Best Shot Clinton High  
         
Special US Public Health Surgeon General's Special Science Award  
Andrea Lamas Wilmington Should You Worry About Your Cell Phone? Isaac M Bear High
Ryan Gray Wilmington Should You Worry About Your Cell Phone? Isaac M Bear High
         
Special USDA-ARS SAA Award      
Alejandro   Ibrahim Reidsville Effect of High Soybean Protein Feed on White Rock Chicks Triad Math and Science Academy
Emma   Kitchin Newland Smoke In The Water Avery Middle
Holly Ren Cary Understanding Parasitism: Plant Transcription Factor is Regulated in a Strain-Dependent Manner by Root-Knot Nematode William G Enloe High
         
Special Yale Science and Engineering Association Award  
Max   Faykus Linden “Mud Battery” Do Additives Affect the Output of a Mud Battery? Fayetteville Christian School
         
Special Young Naturalist Award Elementary    
Alex Haiss Bryson City How Does Elevation Affect Micro-Metazoa? Swain Co West Elementary