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2017 Divisional Award Winners

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Elementary

  Elementary Honorable Mention
    (1118) Caffeine vs Decaf - Effects on Heart Rate
        Student: Madison Fowler
        School: Oak Grove Elementary - Raleigh

    (1110) The Grand Canyon
        Student: Steven Meyer
        School: Herbert Akins Rd Ele

    (1154) Which Drink Is The Best For Your Teeth?
        Student: Muhammad Yasin
        School: Al-Iman School

    (1125) Can Ozone Be Shown
        Student: Jocelyn Morgenstein
        School: Oak Grove Elementary - Raleigh

    (1126) What Can Sugar Do For You? A study of the effects of glucose in fresh fruits on persons with diabetes.
        Student: Alexys Oakley
        School: Holly Ridge Elem

    (1199) Does the Amount of Current Affect the Life of a LED?
        Student: Emily Simmons
        School: Mangum Elementary

    (1136) Programming Monopoly
        Student: Jared Richards
        School: Oak Grove Elementary - Raleigh

    (11103) Can It Take The Quake?
        Student: Jonathan Andrews
        School: Mariam Boyd Elem

    (1117) Recycled Waterworks - Can Recycled Fruit Peels Be Used To Purify Contaminated Water?
        Students: Jillian Sunman , Lorelei Sunman
        School: Laurel Park Elem

    (1139) Red Light, Green Light
        Student: Silas Mann
        School: Brier Creek Elem

    (1156) Doggone Crazy
        Student: Mackenzie Dolle
        School: Combs Elementary

    (1138) Poker Hand Probabilities
        Students: Riley Matsinger , Riley Matsinger , Riley Matsinger
        School: Mills Park Elem

    (1186) My Project is so Bright I've Gotta Wear Shades
        Student: John Cross
        School: Sandy Ridge Elementary School

    (1155) How Well Can You Smell
        Student: Liza Medlin
        School: Combs Elementary

    (1144) Aperture Size and Vortex Ring Travel Distance
        Student: Cyrus Porter
        School: George Watts Elem

    (1190) Decibels Rock!
        Student: Faye Allen
        School: Sandy Ridge Elementary School

    (1145) Impact of Friction on Velocity
        Student: Zakariya Kahouache
        School: Southwest Elementary

    (1170) Snow Trek
        Student: Brenna Hehman
        School: Southwest Elementary

    (1198) Evaporation Invasion
        Student: Taylor Shumate
        School: Pearsontown Elem

    (1180) Save the Berries: Can Aloe Vera juice save your berries from mold?
        Student: Anna Preston
        School: Pearsontown Elem

  Elementary Exemplary Projects
    (1137) Crazy Carbon-ated Air
        Student: Elliott Essic
        School: Combs Elementary

    (1153) Can Light Temporarily Make People Color Blind?
        Student: Amir Abdelbaky
        School: Al-Iman School

    (1133) Eyes or Ears: Which is best to study for a test?
        Student: Madeleine Melkerson
        School: Lacy Elementary

    (1132) a-MAZE-ing music
        Student: Shaili Shah
        School: Mills Park Elem

    (1109) Bee-ware of Your Color and Smell!
        Student: Marshall Hammack
        School: Mills Park Elem

    (1119) Give Me a "Brake"! How Does Braking Force Affect Stopping Distance?
        Student: Nicholas Lenfestey
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

    (1166) Water Erosion
        Student: Xavier Devault
        School: Holly Springs Elem

    (1192) Sprouts Are What It's All About
        Students: Nathan Libutan , Lucy Ehmann
        School: Pearsontown Elem

    (1171) Bounce
        Student: James-Paul Wagner
        School: Combs Elementary

Junior - Biological Sciences A

  Honorable Mention
    (2201) Delicious Bacteria
        Student: Fatima Aleem
        School: Al-Iman School

  Third Place
    (2203) Aggressiveness of Genetically Engineered Fish
        Student: Samantha Adamczeski
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

  Second Place
    (2206) Humans vs. Dogs: The Truth About Our Oral Hygiene
        Student: Nina Nair
        School: Mills Park Middle School

  First Place
    (2209) Vermiculture: The Hidden Science
        Student: James Marshall
        School: The Franciscan School

Junior-Biological Sciences B

  Honorable Mention
    (2303) Memory or Mnemonics
        Student: Allyson Weitz
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

  Third Place
    (2304) Does yeast have a sweet tooth?
        Student: Ana-Sofia Lahovary
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2301) Conventional versus Organic, how do chemicals used during farming affect the human micro-biome
        Student: Esha Agarwal
        School: Carnage Middle

  First Place
    (2307) Soil vs. Hydroponic Plant Growth
        Student: Brielle Hershberger
        School: St. Timothy's School

Junior-Chemistry

  Honorable Mention
    (2412) Bubble Gum Experiments
        Student: Kimaya Carpenter
        School: Shepard Middle School

  Third Place
    (2408) How Sweet Is It?
        Student: Ellie Mosler
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2407) Electrolysis of Water
        Student: Joshua Keim
        School: Mills Park Middle School

  First Place
    (2404) Does Washing Clothes in Liquid Softener Make Them More Flammable?
        Student: Sarah Sander
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

Junior- Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

  Honorable Mention
    (2501) Factors Affecting Oil Dispersion
        Student: Aliyaa Pathan
        School: Al-Iman School

  Third Place
    (2510) Fuel Cells VS Types of Water
        Student: Luke Charles Guerra
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2512) Solar Energy
        Student: Heather Nolte
        School: Mills Park Middle School

  First Place
    (2502) Wind Power: The Blade Competition
        Student: Aditya Pillutla
        School: Carnage Middle

Junior - Engineering

  Honorable Mention
    (2706) "Cigar Box" Amp
        Student: Trevor Allison
        School: St. Timothy's School

  Third Place
    (2704) The Future of Transportation Hovercrafts V.S. Magnetic Levitation
        Students: Shrey Vasisht , Ethan Kessler
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

  Second Place
    (2709) Weight & Balance - How Weight Effects the Flight Performance of Airplanes
        Student: Rafael Hopf
        School: The Franciscan School

  First Place
    (2703) Drying and Wicking Rates of Fabrics
        Student: Leah Hanson
        School: Mills Park Middle School

Junior - Technology

  Honorable Mention
    (2805) Air Vs. Liquid CPU Coolers
        Student: Mason Scanlon
        School: Holly Ridge Middle

  3rd Place
    (2809) What Materials can block a WiFi Connection
        Student: Cale'f Mack
        School: Lowe's Grove Middle

  2nd Place
    (2806) Measuring Light Pollution of Our Night Sky Using a Digital Camera
        Student: Varsha Venkatapathy
        School: Mills Park Middle School

  1st Place
    (2804) An IOT System for Youth Bicycle Safety
        Student: Shishira Somashekar
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

Junior - Physics

  Honorable Mention
    (2602) Sonic Firefighter
        Student: Michael Ansarijaberi
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Third Place
    (2605) Ballistic Magnetism
        Student: Britton Janet
        School: The Franciscan School

  Second Place
    (2609) Is that New Can Really Worth It
        Student: Christina Bricker
        School: The Franciscan School

  First Place
    (2608) Cooling Fractals
        Student: Tommy Frank
        School: St. Timothy's School

Senior - Biological Sciences A

  Honorable Mention
    (3202) A Diagnosis on Osmosis
        Student: Ameen Zafiruddin
        School: Athens Drive High

  Third Place
    (3204) DO SPORT DRINKS HAVE MORE ELECTROLYTES THAN ORANGE JUICE?
        Student: Shruti Marota
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Second Place
    (3206) Microbial Inhibition of Propionibacterium acnes Using Homemade Acne Remedies
        Student: Toby Turla
        School: C E Jordan High

  First Place
    (3205) The Effect on Germination of Over-Expressing Flowering Locus C at Different Life Stages
        Student: Benhor Samson
        School: Panther Creek High

Senior-Biological Sciences B

  Honorable Mention
    (3303) Does Age Affect Short-Term Memory?
        Student: Clayson Good
        School: C E Jordan High

  Third Place
    (3305) Denaturing Proteins
        Students: Angel Gilchrist , Zipporah Wilson
        School: Warren New Tech High

  Second Place
    (3302) An Investigation Of Novel YHR Protein's Influence in Endocytosis
        Student: Caroline Wang
        School: William G Enloe High

  First Place
    (3301) Thermodynamic Analysis of Pollen Proteomes From Short Ragweed and Timothy Grass
        Student: Betelihem Mebrahtu
        School: Hillside High

Senior-Chemistry

  Honorable Mention
    (3402) Attempting The Preparation of a Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Urea Complex
        Student: Aamenah Jordan
        School: Sanderson High

  Third Place
    (3401) Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Determine the Stability of Polymers when Exposed to Alkaline Environments
        Student: Samuel Ndukwe
        School: Millbrook High

  Second Place
    (3403) Finding the Perfect Propellant
        Students: Lorenzo Shaikewitz , Cal Nightingale , Albert Yuan
        School: C E Jordan High

  First Place
    (3404) When Van Gogh Meets Einstein: Sequential Self-Folding Origami Using Polystyrene Sheets with Local Light Absorption
        Student: Ana Ratanaphruks
        School: Wake STEM Early College High School

Senior-Physics

  Honorable Mention
    (3602) The Expansion and Fading of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
        Student: Johnathan Reichart
        School: C E Jordan High

  Third Place
    (3603) Stretch a Rubber Band
        Student: Brigitte Gallagher
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Second Place
    (3601) The Heat Transfer Capabilities of Polymer and Natural Textiles Phase 2
        Student: Akshay Mankad
        School: C E Jordan High

  First Place
    (3604) An Optimal Fiber Optics Solution for Potentially Detecting Earth-Like Planets around Nearby Stars
        Student: Andrew Chun
        School: William G Enloe High

Senior - Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

  Third Place
    (3502) Tesla Solar Home : Proof Of Concept
        Student: Rahul Bhatia
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Second Place
    (3503) Maximizing the Production Efficiency of Solar Energy in Underdeveloped Regions by Modeling and Simulating Solar Panel Cleaning Methods
        Students: Imon Husain , Alex Xiong
        School: William G Enloe High

  First Place
    (3501) Amine-functionalized Electrospun Polymer Nanofiber Membranes for Highly Efficient Removal of Lead from Contaminated Water
        Student: Julia Yan
        School: William G Enloe High

Senior - Engineering

  Honorable Mention
    (3703) Ping Pong Cannons
        Students: Matthew Hughes , Lucas Turner
        School: Triangle Math and Science Academy

  Third Place
    (3705) Electrochemical Oxidation and Reduction of EGaIn to Induce Jumping Behavior
        Student: Sahil Karuturi
        School: William G Enloe High

  Second Place
    (3706) Novel Nonimaging Optics to Improve Illumination Uniformity for LED-based Luminaires
        Student: Daniel Shen
        School: William G Enloe High

  First Place
    (3702) Characterizing the Actuation of Liquid Metal Droplets within Microfluidic Channels
        Student: Yash Patil
        School: William G Enloe High

Senior - Technology

  Third Place
    (3803) WindGen: A Cost-Effective Method for producing Eco-Smart Wind Energy
        Student: Shaun Deardorff
        School: C E Jordan High

  Second Place
    (3801) Vehicle Collision Warning System Using Arduino and Android with Bluetooth Integration.
        Student: Arun Sarma
        School: William G Enloe High

  1st Place
    (3802) Leveraging WiFi Channel State Information for Energy Saving Smart Buildings
        Student: Emily Wang
        School: William G Enloe High