NCSEF Winners

2017 NCSEF Winners

Elementary Division Exemplary Projects

Name Project Title City, School
Anna Grace Anderson Swimming and Sunscreen... Are We Harming Our Lakes? Wilkesboro Elementary, Wilkesboro, NC
Hailey Hutchins NOT Cam Newton's Zip Line Lake Norman Elementary, Mooresville, NC
McKenna Merritt Gas It Up Copeland Elementary, Dobson, NC
Ralee Bare GONE SINKERING "SINKER PLACEMENT IMPACTING CASTING DISTANCE" Traphill Elementary, Traphill, NC
Alea Mitchell Must You Use a #2 - What is the best grade of pencil to use on a scantron test? Wilkesboro Elementary, Wilkesboro, NC
Emmie Rose Breaking the Tension: A Study of Which Detergent Breaks Surface Tension the Best Heyward C Bellamy Elem, Wilmington, NC
Hudson Hauck Here Fishy, Fishy! Edwin A Anderson Elementary, Wilmington, NC
Marcus Xavier Williams Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Device Battlebot Millis Road Elementary, Jamestown, NC
James-Paul Wagner Bounce A. B. Combs Elementary, Raleigh , NC
Xavier Devault Water Erosion Holly Springs Elementary, Holly Springs, NC
Anna   Pechmann Will we find more macro invertebrates in artificial leaf bags that have stayed in creek water longer? Cullowhee Valley School, Cullowhee, NC
Addison   Holt Will we find more macro invertebrates in artificial leaf bags that have stayed in creek water longer? Cullowhee Valley School, Cullowhee, NC
Margaret Schlueter Can computer science help me guess the high/low jackpot in fewer attempts? Coltrane-Webb STEM Elementary, Concord, NC
Bhushan Mohanraj THE FUTURE IN FUEL CELLS Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte, NC
Aadi Patel How does food affect a diabetic and non diabetic person's blood sugar? River Gate Elementary, Charlotte, NC
Julia Parrish What's For Dinner? A Simulation Assessing the Relationship Between Predator and Prey Populations Dilworth Elementary, Charlotte, NC

Elementary Honorable Mention

Name Project Title City, School
Isabella Hardy What's in Our Water: Comparing Avery County Freshwater and Rainwater Home School
Bryson Derting Kicking It- Does The Most Expensive Soccer Ball Travel The Farthest? Scotts Elementary, Statesville, NC
Eli Allen Kicking It- Does The Most Expensive Soccer Ball Travel The Farthest? Scotts Elementary, Statesville, NC
Nya Coury Polyester vs. Cotton: The Heat is On Topsail Elementary, Hampstead, NC
Riley Nelson The Speediness of the Venus Flytrap’s Snap Bell Fork Elementary, Jacksonville, NC
Avery Otts Baa, Baa White Sheep Are You Very Cold? Weeksville Elementary, Elizabeth City, NC
Erik Fitzgerald Fighting Ice..One Power Line at a Time Cherokee Elementary, Cherokee, NC
Sean Fitzgerald Fighting Ice..One Power Line at a Time Cherokee Elementary, Cherokee, NC
Marshall Hammack "Bee-ware" of Your Color and Smell! Mills Park Elementary, Cary, NC
Amir AbdelBaky Can Light Temporarily Make People Colorblind? Al-Iman School, Raleigh, NC
Samin Bhan Can black clothes keep you cool? Walter L Parsley Elementary, Wilmington, NC
Joshua Maraveles A Shocking Discovery Central Elementary, Elizabeth City, NC
Maya Lambert Memory Match Up Brunson Elementary, Winston Salem, NC
Sophie Stokes Memory Match Up Brunson Elementary, Winston Salem, NC
Larkin Macosko Memory Match Up Brunson Elementary, Winston Salem, NC
Chloe Newton Glowing and Growing in the Dark Pitts School Road Elementary, Concord, NC
MaKenzy Lehew Wiping Our Seas Clean Marvin B Smith Elementary, Burlington, NC
Kyle Garratt Tennis from a different Angle Rea View Elementary, Waxhaw, NC
Zac Hall Robotic Lego Rubik's Cube Solver Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte, NC

 

 Junior Division (grades 6-8) – can be single student or team projects

Biological Science A and B*, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics/Math, Technology Categories

·       Plaques given for 1st through 3rd place, Medals for Honorable Mention

·       1st place - $100 Check, 2nd Place - $75 Check, 3rd Place - $50 Check per winning project. If a team wins, the check is divided between the team members.

·       The 1st and 2nd place winners of the Junior Division will be nominated for the Broadcom MASTERS National Competition.

Junior Biological Science A    
3rd Luke Ramsdell The Effectiveness of Various Insect Repellents Valle Crucis Elementary, Sugar Grove, NC
1st Regan Williams Context-dependent effects of intraspecific trait variation in a marsh ecosystem predator-prey interaction Roland-Grise Middle, Wilmington, NC
Honorable Mention Caroline Johnson Sunscreen- Doea Higher Cost Mean Better Protection? Mount Mourne School, Mooresville, NC
2nd Zoe Jackson Hatch More Chicken Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte, NC
Junior Earth/Environmental Science   
3rd Heather Nolte Solar Energy Mills Park Middle School, Cary, NC
2nd Jordan Abernathy Fish Don't Need Foundation: An Analysis of PPCPs in the Catawba River Waterways Belmont Middle, Belmont, NC
1st Lillian Johnson Miracle Seeds The Mountain Community School, Hendersonville, NC
Honorable Mention Emma Kitchin Pearl Oyster vs. Maitake - The Better Mycoremediator Avery Middle, Newland, NC
Junior Engineering   
Honorable Mention Cora Hunt Giving Nerf a Lift; Will Redesigning the Profile of Nerf Disc Improve the Aerodynamic Lift Heritage Middle, Valdese, NC
2nd Leah Hanson Drying and Wicking Rates of Various Athletic Wear Fabrics Mills Park Middle School, Cary, NC
1st Kaitlyn Zuravel GLIDERS: Which Airfoil Shape and Angle of Incidence Will Produce the Longest Glide Time and Distance? R Max Abbott Middle, Fayetteville, NC
3rd Taylor Geist Solar Circuits SouthLake Christian Academy, Huntersville, NC
Junior Physics/Math   
3rd Jake Myers Designed for Speed: An Airplane Propeller's Angle of Attack North Carolina Connections Academy, Durham, NC
1st Mia Weckel Move Around To The Sound! M C S Noble Middle, Wilmington, NC
Honorable Mention Mackenzie Keesor All About the Bass Margaret B. Pollard Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Tommy Frank Cooling Fractals St. Timothy's School, Raleigh, NC
Junior Technology   
2nd Shishira Somashekar An IOT System for Youth Bicycle Safety Triangle Math and Science Academy, Raleigh,
Honorable Mention Carrington Sydes Hands-Only CPR Trexler Middle, Richlands, NC
3rd Anukkah Burleson 3D Printer West McDowell Junior High, Marion, NC
1st Shrika Renganathan Effective Hot Car Death Prevention System Scholar's Academy, ,
Junior Biological Science B   
Honorable Mention Esha Shah Smell and the Degenerating Brain Alzheimer's vs Aging Population Mount Mourne School, Mooresville, NC
2nd Brielle Hershberger Soil vs. Hydroponic Plant Growth St. Timothy's School, Raleigh, NC
3rd Amari' Walker The Skinny on Moisturizers West Pender Middle, Burgaw, NC
1st Neha Balakrishnan Spice Saviors J N Fries Middle, Concord, NC
Junior Chemistry   
2nd Luke Hurley Biofuel Impurities and Efficiency South Asheboro Middle, Asheboro, NC
Honorable Mention Emma Roemmer Peaceful Bombs - Bathbombs with a Love-Message for Military Parents Mac Williams Middle, Fayetteville, NC
1st Anushka Kulkarni Hydrogen Production by the Electrolysis of Water Using a Hoffman Apparatus Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC
3rd Prabuddha Dastidar Turbid to Clear - Finding the Optimal   Flocculants Needed to Treat Turbid Water and Obtain Safe NTU Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC

 

Senior Division (grades 9-12) – can be single student or team projects

·       Biological Science A and B*, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics/Math, Technology Categories

·       Plaques given for 1st through 3rd place, Medals for Honorable Mention

·       1st place - $125 Check, 2nd Place - $100 Check, 3rd Place - $75 Check. If a team wins, the check is divided between the team members.

Senior Biological Science A    
1st Cullen Duval Olfactometer Assays to Measure the Response of Culex quinquefasciatus to Plant and Fungal Volatiles Brevard High, Brevard, NC
1st Kylie Evans Olfactometer Assays to Measure the Response of Culex quinquefasciatus to Plant and Fungal Volatiles Brevard High, Brevard, NC
1st Emma Dauster Olfactometer Assays to Measure the Response of Culex quinquefasciatus to Plant and Fungal Volatiles Brevard High, Brevard, NC
Honorable Mention Veronica Humphrey Mealworm Mortality Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
Honorable Mention Sophia Jones Mealworm Mortality Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
3rd Navami Jain Investigating the Response of Foliar Pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae to Rice Plant Roots Myers Park High, Charlotte, NC
2nd Elizabeth Rogers Pollen Count and Analysis of Store Honey and NC Honey Samples for Content and Purity Cumberland International Early College, Fayetteville, NC
2nd Larry Maccallum Pollen Count and Analysis of Store Honey and NC Honey Samples for Content and Purity Lumberton Senior High, Lumberton, NC
2nd Swathi Gadipudi Pollen Count and Analysis of Store Honey and NC Honey Samples for Content and Purity Terry Sanford High, Fayetteville, NC
Senior Chemistry   
3rd Karl Westendorff Photocatalytic Applications of Zirconium-Based Metal Organic Frameworks NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
1st Michelle Gan Carbon Dioxide Dry Reforming Over Novel Pt Catalyst Created Using Unconventional Fabrication Method William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
1st Sahil Gupta Carbon Dioxide Dry Reforming Over Novel Pt Catalyst Created Using Unconventional Fabrication Method NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Honorable Mention Eliza Watson There Is Something In the Water; The Toxicity of the Pigeon River Contaminants on Egeria densa Swain County High, Bryson City, NC
Honorable Mention Parker Chatham There Is Something In the Water; The Toxicity of the Pigeon River Contaminants on Egeria densa Swain County High, Bryson City, NC
Honorable Mention Jenna Crutchfield There Is Something In the Water; The Toxicity of the Pigeon River Contaminants on Egeria densa Swain County High, Bryson City, NC
2nd Jessica Frost An "Organic" Organic Project Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
Senior Earth/Environmental Science  
2nd Kenny Hoang Effective Photocatalytic Degradation of EPA Priority Toxic Pollutant 4-Nitrophenol with Solar-Powered Pd-end-capped Gold Nanorods NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
1st Sara Zangi The Effect of Brassica Juncea vs. Eichhornia Crassipes on the Reduction of Cr VI to Cr III through Phytoremediation East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill, NC
Honorable Mention Alex Xiong Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Honorable Mention Imon Husain Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
3rd Mrinal Chanshetty Testing the Effect of Flocculant Concentration on TSS Concentration to Produce Optimum Water Quality Ardrey Kell High , Charlotte, NC
Senior Technology/Engineering   
2nd Joshua Zhou Engineering a Laser Technique to 3D Print Robust Hydrogels for Extracellular Matrices NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
3rd Daniel Shen Novel Nonimaging Optics to Improve Illumination Uniformity for LED-based Luminaires William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
Honorable Mention Daniel Klasing Inertial Electrostatic Confinement of Atmospheric Gasses into a Plasma State Stuart W. Cramer High School, Belmont, NC
1st Koushik Sridhar AzureWare - A Novel Approach for Quantifying Tremors and Progression of Parkinson’s Disease using an Android App aided by Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Ardrey Kell High , Charlotte, NC
Senior Physics/Mathematics   
3rd Cassidy Brandt Joule Heating and Electromagnetic Melting South Iredell High, Statesville, NC
2nd Andrea Lamas-Nino Solar-Powered Optics: Insight Into a Renewable Energy Resource Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
2nd Giovanni Budi Solar-Powered Optics: Insight Into a Renewable Energy Resource Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
Honorable Mention Andrew Chun An Optimal Fiber Optics Solution for Potentially Detecting Earth-Like Planets around Nearby Stars William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
1st Jainith Patel Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
1st Ashwin Kulshrestha Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
1st Daniel Haller Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
Senior Technology   
1st Kireet Panuganti Applications of Statistical Machine Learning Algorithms in The Kidney Exchange NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
Honorable Mention Arun Sarma Vehicle Collision Warning System Using Arduino and Android with Bluetooth Integration. William G Enloe High, Raleigh , NC
2nd Mihir Patwardhan Preventing Texting And Driving With Machine Learning And Neural Networking Using Apple Swift Technology Ardrey Kell High , Charlotte, NC
3rd Anirudh Kamath Weighted Majority Classification to Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings - Applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Implement a Prescreening Test for Retinopathy Providence High, Charlotte, NC
Senior Biological Science B   
1st Nathan Kinsey The Effects of Electrical Discharge Plasma Treatment on Cellular Growth and Wound Healing Eugene Ashley High, Wilmington, NC
2nd Courtland Hardy Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
2nd Dannis Cazarez Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
3rd Hannah Lemel An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
3rd Bryce Spradlin An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
3rd Aidan Spradlin An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
Honorable Mention Evan Jiang Sustained Inhibition of Neuropathic Pain by Intrathecal Bone Marrow Stromal Cells: Sex-dependent Modulation NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

 

NCSEF Grand Awards

Senior Division - ISEF

NCSEF will nominate up to twelve projects to participate at the 2017 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Senior projects are discussed by all of the senior judges for the selection of projects that are felt to be the best representatives for this international student research competition. Selected projects will travel as a group to present their research projects at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair with student expenses paid by NCSEF.

Award Name Name School Name City
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Emma Dauster Brevard High Brevard, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Cullen Duval Brevard High Brevard, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Kylie Evans Brevard High Brevard, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Elizabeth Rogers Cumberland International Early College Fayetteville, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Larry Maccallum Lumberton Senior High Lumberton, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Swathi Gadipudi Terry Sanford High Fayetteville, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Nathan Kinsey Eugene Ashley High Wilmington, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Courtland Hardy Surry Early College HS Design Dobson, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Dannis Cazarez Surry Early College HS Design Dobson, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Michelle Gan William G Enloe High Raleigh , NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Sahil Gupta NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Jessica Frost Surry Early College HS Design Dobson, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Sara Zangi East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Andrea Lamas-Nino Isaac M Bear High Wilmington , NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Giovanni Budi Isaac M Bear High Wilmington, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Ashwin Kulshrestha Marvin Ridge High Waxhaw, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Daniel Haller Marvin Ridge High Waxhaw, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Jainith Patel Marvin Ridge High Waxhaw, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Joshua Zhou NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Koushik Sridhar Ardrey Kell High Charlotte, NC
INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award Kireet Panuganti NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham, NC

 

Special Awards

The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Competition. As a result of this affiliation, we have numerous awards to give. These awards will be distributed to projects that meet the guidelines that have been stipulated by the awarding organization or agency as determined by our judges. We also have a number of special awards given by corporations and agencies for our students.

American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement Award Alex Xiong Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement Award Imon Husain Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
American Meteorological Society for Outstanding Achievement Award Alexander Mahler Weather Modification: Science or Science Fiction? Part III Hail Suppression: The Colder it Gets, The Faster it Melts David W Butler High , Matthews , NC
American Psychological Association Award Courtland Hardy Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
American Psychological Association Award Dannis Cazarez Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Anna Gibbons Break It Down Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy, NC
Arizona State University Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives Alayna Smith Break It Down Millennium Charter Academy, Mount Airy, NC
ASM Materials Education Foundation Award Julia Yan Amine-functionalized Electrospun Polymer Nanofiber Membranes for Highly Efficient Removal of Lead from Contaminated Water William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
Association of Women Geoscientists Award Sara Zangi The Effect of Brassica Juncea vs. Eichhornia Crassipes on the Reduction of Cr VI to Cr III through Phytoremediation East Chapel Hill High, Chapel Hill, NC
Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award Anirudh Kamath Weighted Majority Classification to Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings - Applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Implement a Prescreening Test for Retinopathy Providence High, Charlotte, NC
Meredith College Award Ana Ratanaphruks When Van Gogh Meets Einstein: Sequential Self-folding Origami Using Polystyrene Sheets with Local Light Absorption Wake STEM Early College High School, Raleigh, NC
Mu Alpha Theta Award Linus Jacobs A Global Population Model for the Study of the Economy and Automation Levine Middle College High School, Matthews, NC
NASA Award Junior Cora Hunt Giving Nerf a Lift; Will Redesigning the Profile of Nerf Disc Improve the Aerodynamic Lift Heritage Middle, Valdese, NC
NASA Award Senior Garner Fleming The Sun's Impact on Amateur Radio Communications Eastern Alamance High, Mebane, NC
NASA Earth System Science Award Tyler Sears Which Type of Sand Would Help Grainger Field Drain the Best? E B Frink Middle, La Grange, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Junior Safiya Khambaty UV Wand v/s Dirty Water Hope Middle, Greenville, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Junior Prabuddha Dastidar Turbid to Clear - Finding the Optimal   Flocculants Needed to Treat Turbid Water and Obtain Safe NTU Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Junior Jordan Abernathy Fish Don't Need Foundation: An Analysis of PPCPs in the Catawba River Waterways Belmont Middle, Belmont, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior Hannah Lemel An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior Bryce Spradlin An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior Aidan Spradlin An Evaluation of Local Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleri via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation Brevard High, Brevard, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior Kenny Hoang Effective Photocatalytic Degradation of EPA Priority Toxic Pollutant 4-Nitrophenol with Solar-Powered Pd-end-capped Gold Nanorods NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior Julia Yan Amine-functionalized Electrospun Polymer Nanofiber Membranes for Highly Efficient Removal of Lead from Contaminated Water William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary Fisher McPherson Building an Efficient Archimedes Screw West Marion Elementary, Marion, NC
NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary Sydney Ross What's in Your Water Beaver Dam Elementary, Roseboro, NC
NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary Anna Cashwell What's in Your Water Beaver Dam Elementary, Roseboro, NC
NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary Nicole Ratterman Filter Wars Huntersville Elementary, Huntersville, NC
NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award Alexander Mahler Weather Modification: Science or Science Fiction? Part III Hail Suppression: The Colder it Gets, The Faster it Melts David W Butler High , Matthews, NC
Regional Nominee for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Julia Yan Amine-functionalized Electrospun Polymer Nanofiber Membranes for Highly Efficient Removal of Lead from Contaminated Water William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
Ricoh Sustainable Development Award Jessica Frost An "Organic" Organic Project Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Elementary Division Cooper Hall Can Mother Earth Get Cancer? Do Cigarettes Effect the Growth of Plants and Seeds? Cloverleaf Elementary, Statesville, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Elementary Division Abby Schieck Can Mother Earth Get Cancer? Do Cigarettes Effect the Growth of Plants and Seeds? Cloverleaf Elementary, Statesville, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Elementary Division Shaili Shah a-MAZE-ing Music Mills Park Elementary, Cary, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Elementary Division Lauren Zuravel PEEK-A-BUG: Which Area Has the Most Critter Diversity? Vanstory Hills Elementary, Fayetteville, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division Rahul Guha Smart Devices: Pancreatic Problem ? Scholar's Academy
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division London Fidler Eggs vs. the Forces of Vinegar: Testing the Thickness of an Eggshell Concordia Christian Day School, Conover, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division Mckayla Coletti Eggs vs. the Forces of Vinegar: Testing the Thickness of an Eggshell Concordia Christian Day School, Conover, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division Anna Patel Eggs vs. the Forces of Vinegar: Testing the Thickness of an Eggshell Concordia Christian Day School, Conover, NC
SMT Promising Young Researcher Award - Junior Division Elisha Velazquez Off The Grid with The Heliotracker Reidsville Middle, Reidsville, NC
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Founders' Award for Excellence in Public Health Anirudh Kamath Weighted Majority Classification to Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings - Applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Implement a Prescreening Test for Retinopathy Providence High, Charlotte, NC
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Founders' Award for Excellence in Public Health Abel Flores Ramirez Quantifying Grocery Shopping Purchases for Disabled Individuals With Limited Means Avery County High, Newland, NC
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Founders' Award for Excellence in Public Health Katie Mueller Using Socioeconomic and Geographic Measures as a Metric for Flu Incidence Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Founders' Award for Excellence in Public Health Ashley Riley Using Socioeconomic and Geographic Measures as a Metric for Flu Incidence Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Founders' Award for Excellence in Public Health Ava Erfani Using Socioeconomic and Geographic Measures as a Metric for Flu Incidence Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
Society for In Vitro Biology Award Bhavana Ambil Effect of Collagen-1 concentrations on the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line Ardrey Kell High , Charlotte, NC
Society for In Vitro Biology Award Vibhu Ambil Effect of Collagen-1 concentrations on the Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cell Line NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Junior Award Varsha Venkatapathy Measuring Light Pollution of Our Night Sky Using a Digital Camera Mills Park Middle School, Cary, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Junior Award Carson Campbell What variables influence a solar panels output? Northview School, Statesville, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Junior Award Taylor Geist Solar Circuits SouthLake Christian Academy, Huntersville, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Andrea Lamas-Nino Solar-Powered Optics: Insight Into a Renewable Energy Resource Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Giovanni Budi Solar-Powered Optics: Insight Into a Renewable Energy Resource Isaac M Bear High, Wilmington, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Andrew Chun An Optimal Fiber Optics Solution for Potentially Detecting Earth-Like Planets around Nearby Stars William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Jainith Patel Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Ashwin Kulshrestha Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award Daniel Haller Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
US Air Force Award Junior Cora Hunt Giving Nerf a Lift; Will Redesigning the Profile of Nerf Disc Improve the Aerodynamic Lift Heritage Middle, Valdese, NC
US Air Force Award Senior Cal Nightingale Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Air Force Award Senior Albert Yuan Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Air Force Award Senior Lorenzo Shaikewitz Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Army Award Annie Ni Oh the Light it Burns John M Morehead High, Eden, NC
US Army Award Cameryn Carelock Oh the Light it Burns John M Morehead High, Eden, NC
US Army Award Elizabeth Dolan Talking on the Phone: Effect on Reaction Time L.E.A.D Academy
US Army Award Alea Morgan Talking on the Phone: Effect on Reaction Time Morgan Mills Academy,
US Army Award Alex Xiong Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
US Army Award Imon Husain Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods William G Enloe High, Raleigh, NC
US Army Award Linus Jacobs A Global Population Model for the Study of the Economy and Automation Levine Middle College High School, Matthews, NC
US Army Award Fritz Ruppert Particle Manipulation by an Acoustic Levitator Brevard High, Brevard, NC
US Army Award Sam Ballard Particle Manipulation by an Acoustic Levitator Rosman High, Rosman, NC
US Army Award Mihir Patwardhan Preventing Texting And Driving With Machine Learning And Neural Networking Using Apple Swift Technology Ardrey Kell High , Charlotte, NC
US Army Award Nathan Kinsey The Effects of Electrical Discharge Plasma Treatment on Cellular Growth and Wound Healing Eugene Ashley High, Wilmington, NC
US Army Award Ana Ratanaphruks When Van Gogh Meets Einstein: Sequential Self-folding Origami Using Polystyrene Sheets with Local Light Absorption Wake STEM Early College High School, Raleigh, NC
US Army Award Evan Jiang Sustained Inhibition of Neuropathic Pain by Intrathecal Bone Marrow Stromal Cells: Sex-dependent Modulation NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
US Army Award Dannis Cazarez Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
US Army Award Courtland Hardy Correlation Between Personality Type and Test Performance Surry Early College HS Design, Dobson, NC
US Army Award Albert Yuan Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Army Award Lorenzo Shaikewitz Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Army Award Cal Nightingale Finding the Perfect Propellant C E Jordan High, Durham, NC
US Army Award Elizabeth Kinsey Triclosan, caffeine, and titanium oxide nanoparticles: The effect of common domestic wastewater contaminants on cellular metabolic function Eugene Ashley High, Wilmington, NC
US Army Award Daniel Haller Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Jainith Patel Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Ashwin Kulshrestha Mathematical Characterization of Improved Efficiency of Solar Energy Collection Based on Quantum Biology Marvin Ridge High, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Sneha Mishra A Statistical Review on the Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Graft versus Host Disease Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Rhea Gopali A Statistical Review on the Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Graft versus Host Disease Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Avni Kulshrestha A Statistical Review on the Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Graft versus Host Disease Marvin Ridge High School, Waxhaw, NC
US Army Award Jakub Sciora Which Vine Would Tarzan Trust? Determining Strength of Invasives Eastern Alamance High, Mebane, NC
US Army Award Anirudh Kamath Weighted Majority Classification to Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings - Applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision to Implement a Prescreening Test for Retinopathy Providence High, Charlotte, NC
US Metric Association Award Abel Flores Ramirez Quantifying Grocery Shopping Purchases for Disabled Individuals With Limited Means Avery County High, Newland, NC
US Office of Naval Research Junior Bailey MacVaugh Jet or Propeller (which propels an underwater ROV faster?) St. Mark Catholic School, Wilmington, NC
US Office of Naval Research Senior Evan Breasure Rusting of Nails in Salt Water, Brackish Water, and Fresh Water The Epiphany School, New Bern, NC
Yale Science and Engineering Association Award Tejas Pruthi Fascin-Actin Paracrystals as a Scaffold for Future Plasmonic Nanofibers Mallard Creek High, Charlotte, NC
Young Naturalist Award Elementary Jack Bivins SSSnakes Sense of Smell New Horizons Elementary School, Wilmington, NC