Winners

2016 Divisional Award Winners

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Elementary

  Elementary Honorable Mention
    (1113) 20,000 Hz Under The Sea
        Student: Ryan Hallgren
        School: Laurel Park Elem

    (1111) DO HIGH SPF VALUE LOTIONS AND SPRAYS REALLY BLOCK THE MOST SUN RAYS?
        Student: Delaney Bundy
        School: Chesterbrook Elementary Cary

    (1138) Extra Energy Extra Growth
        Student: Aarya Paduru
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

    (1182) Powerful Money
        Students: Nicholas Orazi , David Brown
        School: Oak Grove Elementary - Raleigh

    (1131) The Secret Behind the Label
        Student: Hailey Raschke
        School: Olds Elementary

    (1187) Why Are Some Squid Big And Some Small?
        Student: August Langerhans
        School: Swift Creek Elem

    (1122) Are First Impressions Accurate?
        Student: Amanda Hopkins
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

    (1109) The Great Egg Drop
        Student: Benjamin Syer
        School: Brier Creek Elem

    (1133) Which Is More Disgusting: Creek, Toilet, or Tap Water?
        Student: Rosalind Hollar
        School: Olds Elementary

    (1121) Drag is a Swimmer's Enemy
        Student: Jillian Smith
        School: George Watts Elem

    (1167) Ancient Timekeeping
        Student: Luke Nordone
        School: Envision Science Academ

    (1104) Underwater ROV
        Student: Sufyan Abdul Lateef
        School: Kingswood Elementary

    (1134) Mind Over Matter
        Student: Miriam Lutz
        School: Olds Elementary

    (1152) What is the best shape for building?
        Student: Kaylee Pires
        School: Mangum Elementary

    (1193) Plants vs Light (Color Warfare)
        Student: Kayleigh Martin
        School: Southwest Elementary

    (1148) Are Essential Oils the Best Medicine?
        Student: Becca Little
        School: Herbert Akins Rd Ele

    (1142) String Tension Effect on Tennis Ball Speed
        Student: Nousha Tehrani
        School: Brier Creek Elem

    (1175) How Does a Chick Breathe Inside Its Shell?
        Student: Alexys Oakley
        School: Holly Ridge Elem

    (1165) Stain Removing is Natural or Chemical Better?
        Student: Hailey Wagner
        School: Neuse Charter

    (1183) The Mighty Eggshell
        Student: Sam Mitchell
        School: Vaughan Elementary

  Elementary Exemplary Projects
    (1101) Homemade Batteries
        Student: Nicholas Rotella
        School: Oak Grove Elementary - Raleigh

    (1184) Methane Detective
        Student: Jillian Sunman
        School: Laurel Park Elem

    (1106) Electromagnetic Propulsion
        Student: Evan Szypulski
        School: Kingswood Elementary

    (1124) Are Expensive Paper Towels Worth it?
        Student: Anna McMillan
        School: Brier Creek Elem

    (1140) Emerald Ash Borer - Invasive species
        Student: Chase Neumann
        School: Herbert Akins Rd Ele

    (1143) Lend A Hand
        Student: Jessica Jordan
        School: Mills Park Elem

    (1178) pH Levels of Water Around Cary Affected by Filtration
        Students: Shanjan Mazumdar , Nilay Ghodasara
        School: Mills Park Elem

Junior - Biological Sciences A

  Third Place
    (2209) To Peel or Not to Peel; That is the Question
        Student: Madeline Guerra
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2202) How does ultraviolet light exposure impact bacteria mortality?
        Student: Ciara Renaud
        School: Mills Park Middle School

  First Place
    (2205) The Bitter Truth of Limonene
        Student: Aliyaa Pathan
        School: Al-Iman School

Junior-Biological Sciences B

  Third Place
    (2306) Heartbeat Song
        Student: Laina Hosey
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

  Second Place
    (2304) Will a Pair of Genes Fight Away the Disease? Tracking Inheritance of Genes Affecting Reactions to Powdery Mildew in Wheat. (A Continuation to How Do Different Plants React to Powdery Mildew? 2014-15 Science Experiment).
        Student: Elias Guedira
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  First Place
    (2305) Body Temperature vs. Stress Level
        Students: Tori Steed , Olivia Friend , Jenna Hood
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

Junior-Chemistry

  Third Place
    (2410) Kickstarting Apple Juice Production with Enzymes
        Student: Manuela Uppalapati
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Second Place
    (2404) The Catalase Competition
        Student: Emma Lias
        School: St. Timothy's School

  First Place
    (2405) Olive Oil Adulteration with a Low-Cost Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectrometer
        Student: Ana Ratanaphruks
        School: Sterling Montessori

Junior- Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

  Third Place
    (2505) Water Water Everywhere!
        Students: Tanner Price , Charles Davis
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2502) Stove Pollution: Testing Different Types of Stoves for CO and NO2 Levels
        Student: Imaan Siddiqi
        School: Al-Iman School

  First Place
    (2507) Freshwater Pollutants: The Harmful Effects of Short-Term Exposure on Our Beneficial Bivalves
        Student: Ashley Lamb
        School: Dayspring/Cary Homeschoolers

Junior - Engineering

  Third Place
    (2704) The Guard Bot
        Students: Muhammad Abdul-Haqq , Ayah Abdul-Haqq
        School: Al-Iman School

  Second Place
    (2701) The Effect Different Cooling Methods Have on the Ability to Overclock a Central Processing Unit
        Student: David Alexander Hines
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  First Place
    (2707) Hover Craft
        Students: Nikhil Vashi , William Mountcastle , Trey Mumma
        School: Centennial Middle

Junior - Technology

  3rd Place
    (2802) How Much Energy is in a Dead Battery?
        Students: Nicolas Franco , Julian Damann Meldau
        School: Envision Science Academ

  2nd Place
    (2803) Efficient Airplanes - What Wing Design Creates the Highest Amount of Lift
        Student: Rafael Hopf
        School: The Franciscan School

  1st Place
    (2801) Building a device to prevent bike-related head and facial injuries
        Student: Shishira Somashekar
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

Junior - Physics

  Third Place
    (2610) Measuring the Wattage of the Invisible Universe
        Student: Johnathan Reichart
        School: Sherwood Githens Mid

  Second Place
    (2606) Stick to It
        Student: Colin Thieken
        School: The Franciscan School

  First Place
    (2605) Potential Changes In Yarkovsky's Effect On Bennu Through The Examination of Direct Vs Angular Impact Of Light On Crookes Radiometer
        Student: Ashleigh Nicoll
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

Senior - Biological Sciences A

  Third Place
    (3201) Gene Expression Patterns of the YAP Transcriptional Co-Activator in Three Ras Isoforms of Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma Tumors
        Student: Amelia Steinbach
        School: C E Jordan High

  Second Place
    (3205) Dust Mites
        Student: Betelihem Mebrahtu
        School: Hillside High

  First Place
    (3202) Glucose Concentration after Simulated Digestion
        Student: Kaylee Deardorff
        School: C E Jordan High

Senior-Biological Sciences B

  Third Place
    (3306) Does Music Help You Study?
        Student: Elias Ramos
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Second Place
    (3305) Mechanisms of Hepatocellular Cancer Development by hMet and Beta-Catenin co-expression in the Liver
        Student: Emily Xu
        School: Raleigh Charter High

  First Place
    (3301) A novel measurement method to determine patient adherence to PCSK9 Inhibitor treatment
        Student: Madeline Musaus
        School: Ravenscroft School

Senior-Chemistry

  Third Place
    (3403) Understanding The Growth Mechanism of Bismuth Oxide (Bi2O3) Nanowires
        Student: Benhor Samson
        School: Panther Creek High

  Second Place
    (3406) Construction and Characterization of Phosphatase Mutants
        Student: Chidubem Nwakuche
        School: Wake F-Rolesville Hi

  First Place
    (3402) MgO-Promoted NiAl2O4 Spinel Nanostructured Catalysts for Efficient Reforming of Biogas
        Students: Vamsi Varanasi , Vinit Ranjan
        School: William G Enloe High

Senior-Physics

  First Place
    (3601) Celestial Motion
        Students: Karna Morey , Samuel Terry-Edmunds
        School: C E Jordan High

Senior - Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

  First Place
    (3501) Water Quality in Mud Creek
        Students: Fiorella Mijares Castro , Maya Saterson
        School: C E Jordan High

Senior - Technology

  1st Place
    (3802) Your Brainwave Is Your Password: Using EEG For Human Authentication
        Student: Emily Wang
        School: William G Enloe High

  Second Place
    (3803) Study of Android App development for Wearables and demonstration of a simple Android Wear App.
        Student: Arun Sarma
        School: William G Enloe High