Project Awards 2011

Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship

Category Gr Award Student Teacher School Title
Behavioral / Social 6 1st Award Chirag Kapil Akella Sarah Pierce Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Do You Believe in Home Field Advantage?
    Honorable Mention Gabriel Oliver Hyun Linh Pham Old Orchard School How To Maximize Your Video Game Score
      Kurt Kian Lechner Linh Pham Old Orchard School How To Maximize Your Video Game Score
    Santa Clara County Judging Committee Middle School First Place Award of $25 and Certificate of Award from National APA, American Psychological Association Chirag Kapil Akella Sarah Pierce Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Do You Believe in Home Field Advantage?
  7 1st Award Andrew Stanley Sundaram Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park Multi-tasking: Efficient or Counterproductive?
    Honorable Mention Ashna  Mangla Lindon Richards Milpitas Christian School Multi-Tasking: Efficient, or Not?
  8 1st Award Grant  Fong Tamara Juarez Terman Middle School Enhancing Performance by Delaying Incentives
    2nd Award Mayuka  Sarukkai Tini Raman Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto iPad Based Theory of Mind Screening Tool: Application for Autism Spectrum Disorders
      Haley Yon Ho Kim Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Gender Effect on Memory when Multi-tasking
      Nancy Nguyen Le Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Gender Effect on Memory when Multi-tasking
    Honorable Mention Nitya Sai Kasturi Tamara Juarez Terman Middle School Video Games: The Effect on Career Choices
    HM Certificate of Award (from National APA org), American Psychological Association Sathya  Baskaran Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Does Socialization Affect Interest in Activities?
      Vidya Srinivas Raghvendra Thuy-Anh Nguyen Challenger - Sunnyvale Facial Recognition with Imperfect Images
  9 Honorable Mention Rish  Arhant-Sudhir Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Effect of Prolonged Electronic Use on Cognitive Testing
  10 Finalist, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Athman Ramana Adiseshan Mamtha Adiseshan Ramana Academy (homeschool) Persuasive Power of On-Line Videos
    1st Award Soumya Bhat Kandukuri Joanne Quan Lynbrook High School Reading the Cambridge Word Scramble and the Stroop Effect
      Zoe Alice Pennington Joanne Quan Lynbrook High School Reading the Cambridge Word Scramble and the Stroop Effect
      Lakshana  Senthilkumar Joanne Quan Lynbrook High School Reading the Cambridge Word Scramble and the Stroop Effect
    2nd Award Jonah S. Kaye Heather Mellows Gunn (Henry M.) High School Read All About It: Does Reading from a Printed Page Versus a Digital Screen Affect Reading Comprehension
    Santa Clara County Judging Committee High School Award of Excellence, $ 50 and Certificate of Award from National APA, American Psychological Association Athman Ramana Adiseshan Mamtha Adiseshan Ramana Academy (homeschool) Persuasive Power of On-Line Videos
  11 1st Award Abhinav  Khanna Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Effects of Caffeine on Short Term Memory Retention
    Honorable Mention Alice  Koh Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Cognitive Mental Processes
      Kimberly  Ly Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Cognitive Mental Processes
  12 2nd Award Amanda  Hoang Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Hair Color on the Way Children Gauge Intelligence
      Vivian  Look Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Hair Color on the Way Children Gauge Intelligence
    HM Certificate of Award (from National APA org), American Psychological Association Amanda  Hoang Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Hair Color on the Way Children Gauge Intelligence
      Vivian  Look Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Hair Color on the Way Children Gauge Intelligence
Biochemistry / Microbiology 6 1st Award Mallika Nithya Yeleswarapu Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Too Salty? Optimizing Salt Concentration for DNA Extraction
    2nd Award Vardhaan Sai Ambati Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Is Garlic an Anti-Bacterial Agent?
    Honorable Mention Andrea  Tsai Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Yeast Growth with Different Liquids
    2nd Place Certificate, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program Justine Marie Knappenberger Phil Mariant Holy Family School The Effect of Yeast on the Decomposition of Fruit
  7 1st Award Amrita  Venkatraman Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Drink This Instead: Investigating the Various Antioxidants of Different Teas
      Maya Bhavani Murthy Hamby Aochi Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino The Current Cholera Crisis: A Possible Solution
      Neha Suryasri Patchipala Hamby Aochi Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino The Current Cholera Crisis: A Possible Solution
    2nd Award Arpita  Singhal Thuy-Anh Nguyen Challenger - Sunnyvale Relative Protein Content of Milk from Several Species.
      Katina  Yong Beth Carlson Terman Middle School Dissolving Eggshells
    Honorable Mention Isabelle L Truong Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Testing the Five Seconds Rule.
      Nithin  Buduma Codrutza Popescu Miller Middle School What are the Effects of Selected Organic Substances on Bacterial Growth?
    1st place $100 cash plus certificate, Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT) Amrita  Venkatraman Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Drink This Instead: Investigating the Various Antioxidants of Different Teas
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Nuan-Yu Gloria Pan Jennifer Carleton Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Will High Gravity Field Induce Resistance of E-Coli to Antimicrobial Agents?
  8 1st Award Pranav G Reddy Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop The Effect of Natural Remedies on the Growth of Strep. pneumoneae & E. coli In Vitro.
      Austin  Vo Carol Hagen Sheppard (William) Middle School Hydrocarbon Biodegradation
      Steven Michael Wang Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop In Vitro Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles: Cancer Cell Uptake Kinetics and Novel IPL Treatment Modeled by Monte Carlo Simulations
      Andrew Cheng Jin Scott Kley Contini Harker School - Middle School Campus Effects of Triclosan on Anti-Bacterial Resistance
      Stanley  Xie Scott Kley Contini Harker School - Middle School Campus Effects of Triclosan on Anti-Bacterial Resistance
    2nd Award Thomas Arthur Hunt Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School Is Your Food Genetically Modified?
      Anshika  Maheshwari Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Are Organic and Conventional Foods Genetically Different?
    Honorable Mention Brianna Clarice Clark Patty VanCampenhout Columbia Middle School Zits, Pimples, & Bacteria
      Mahanoor  Khan Gloria Poole Columbia Middle School Role of Gastric Acid in Preventing Food-borne Infections
      Ruchi Sandeep Pandya Codrutza Popescu Miller Middle School What are the Effects of Selected Organic Substances on Bacterial Growth?
    2nd place $60 cash plus certificate, Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT) Samika Prakash Shenoy Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara A Spice a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Antimicrobial Activity of Spices
    Book and certificate, Promethium Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi Samika Prakash Shenoy Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara A Spice a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Antimicrobial Activity of Spices
    GR 6-9: First Place, $75, T-shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Steven Michael Wang Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop In Vitro Analysis of Gold Nanoparticles: Cancer Cell Uptake Kinetics and Novel IPL Treatment Modeled by Monte Carlo Simulations
  9 1st Award Natalie  Ng Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Discovery of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Antagonists by Large-Scale Structure-Based Virtual Screening
    2nd Award Anika  Gupta Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Fight Against Superbugs: Relative Efficacies of Different Combinations in Destroying P. fluorescens and S. epidermidis
    Honorable Mention Vibhav  Altekar David Taylor Lynbrook High School The Effect of Temperature and Membrane on a Microbial Fuel Cell
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Natalie  Ng Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Discovery of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) Antagonists by Large-Scale Structure-Based Virtual Screening
  10 1st Award Vishwaesh  Rajiv Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop An Investigation of the Effects of Silencing HIF-1 in C.elegans to Study Hypoxic Stress Survival
    2nd Award Jacqueline Lisa Gu Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Controlled Transformation of RNA Secondary Structure
      Nikhil  Buduma Patrick Adams Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigating the Effects of Histamine and Anti-histamines on Tetrahymena: A Model for Drug Discovery
      Sam  Kumar Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Does Magnetism Affect Bacterial Growth?
    Honorable Mention Jack Ryan Takahashi Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Artificial Selection and Mutagenesis of Pseudomonas putida for Styrene Oligomer Degradation
      Andrew Sean Tsai Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Artificial Selection and Mutagenesis of Pseudomonas putida for Styrene Oligomer Degradation
    3rd Place Award - $100 each, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Vishwaesh  Rajiv Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop An Investigation of the Effects of Silencing HIF-1 in C.elegans to Study Hypoxic Stress Survival
    First Place: $100 Cash, Achievement Certificate and Goody Bag, Santa Clara County Biotech Education Partnership (SCCBEP) Nikhil  Buduma Patrick Adams Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigating the Effects of Histamine and Anti-histamines on Tetrahymena: A Model for Drug Discovery
  11 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Biological Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Revanth  Kosaraju Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Novel Perfusion-Based Protocol for Decellularization of Adipose Tissue on a Bioreactor
    Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Outreach Schools - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Brian T. Do Huong Tran Silver Creek High School RNA Activation-Mediated Gene Upregulation in C. elegans
    Grand Prize Alternate - Biological Sciences - Trip to State Science Fair, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School David Ken-Ming Eng Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Role of Septins in the Uptake of the Fungus Candida albicans by Host Cells
    Finalist, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Revanth  Kosaraju Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Novel Perfusion-Based Protocol for Decellularization of Adipose Tissue on a Bioreactor
    1st Award Brian T. Do Huong Tran Silver Creek High School RNA Activation-Mediated Gene Upregulation in C. elegans
      David Ken-Ming Eng Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Role of Septins in the Uptake of the Fungus Candida albicans by Host Cells
      Hansaa Nandhinni Gopalakrishnan Kathleen Loia Lynbrook High School A study on the efficiency of garlic, ginger, and turmeric combinations in fighting E. coli bacteria
      Revanth  Kosaraju Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Novel Perfusion-Based Protocol for Decellularization of Adipose Tissue on a Bioreactor
      Ilakya  Palanisamy Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School The Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on the Triggered Release of Antibiotics from Liposomes Used in Drug Delivery Systems
      Kartiga  Selvaganesan Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School The Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on the Triggered Release of Antibiotics from Liposomes Used in Drug Delivery Systems
    2nd Award Arnav  Dugar Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Fluroescent Reporter Assay for Monitoring Cellular Dynamics
      Eric Victor Jang Amy Ripp Cupertino High School G-Quadruplex-mediated Inhibition of ALT in Yeast and Its Implications in Cancer Therapeutics
      Audrey  DeGuzman Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Testing Rates of Fermentation
      Rachel Christine Jue Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Testing Rates of Fermentation
    1st Place Award - $500, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Ilakya  Palanisamy Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School The Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on the Triggered Release of Antibiotics from Liposomes Used in Drug Delivery Systems
      Kartiga  Selvaganesan Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School The Effects of Gold Nanoparticles on the Triggered Release of Antibiotics from Liposomes Used in Drug Delivery Systems
    2nd place $40 and a Certificate of Achievement, United States Metric Association Thaddeus K Jordan Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Molecular Nanomachines at Work
    2nd Place Award - $200, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Nisha  Parmeshwar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop A Study of the Link Between Leucine at Position 374 of the MATP Protein and Hypopigmentation in Humans
    GR 10-12 Third place $75 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award Nisha  Parmeshwar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop A Study of the Link Between Leucine at Position 374 of the MATP Protein and Hypopigmentation in Humans
    Gr 9-12-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Thaddeus K Jordan Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Molecular Nanomachines at Work
    Plaque and a $100 check, California Association of Professional Scientists Apoorva Rajiv Dharmadhikari Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop An Alternative Approach to the Sterile Insect Technique
  12 $100 American Express gift check, plaque, certificate and 6-week summer internship, MedImmune Minsoo  Kim Amy Ripp Cupertino High School In-Vivo, Intraspecific Competition between Bartonella henselae Type I and Type II in Naturally-Infected Cats; Relevance for Vaccine Development
    $100 First Prize, Morgan Lewis Jennifer Shuen Chen Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing-based Human Identification
    Honorable Mention Certificate, MedImmune Guillaume Daniel Delepine David Cobb Bellarmine College Preparatory Longitudinal Profiling of Autoantibodies to Cytokines and Chemokines in Murine SLE Models
    1st Award Jennifer Shuen Chen Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing-based Human Identification
      Guillaume Daniel Delepine David Cobb Bellarmine College Preparatory Longitudinal Profiling of Autoantibodies to Cytokines and Chemokines in Murine SLE Models
    2nd Award Jenny Anoush Balabanian Patrick Adams Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigating the Effects of Histamine and Anti-histamines on Tetrahymena: A Model for Drug Discovery
      Niranjan  Kumar Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Does Magnetism Affect Bacterial Growth?
    First Place: $100 Cash, Achievement Certificate and Goody Bag, Santa Clara County Biotech Education Partnership (SCCBEP) Jenny Anoush Balabanian Patrick Adams Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigating the Effects of Histamine and Anti-histamines on Tetrahymena: A Model for Drug Discovery
    Special Award :$75 &Certificate, Varian Medical Systems Jennifer Shuen Chen Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Massively Parallel DNA Sequencing-based Human Identification
Botany 6 Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Shashank H. Dholakia Lynnanne Henderson Peterson Middle School Which Affects Transpiration the Most - Light or Temperature
      Shishir H. Dholakia Lynnanne Henderson Peterson Middle School Which Affects Transpiration the Most - Light or Temperature
    1st Award Shashank H. Dholakia Lynnanne Henderson Peterson Middle School Which Affects Transpiration the Most - Light or Temperature
      Shishir H. Dholakia Lynnanne Henderson Peterson Middle School Which Affects Transpiration the Most - Light or Temperature
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Grace Louise Bernal JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School The Effect of an Outer Space Environment on Cinnamon Basil Seeds
  7 1st Award Shreyan  Jain Thuy-Anh Nguyen Challenger - Sunnyvale Hydroponics vs.Aquaponics: Can Fish Wastes Provide Enough Nutrients to Sustain Plant Growth?
    2nd Award Deepthi  Sampathkumar Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on the Germination Rate of Monocot Seeds Versus Dicot Seeds
      Bailee Ann Bearden Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Genetic Transformation: Expression of Green Florescent Protein in Flower Petals
      Samantha My Dolan Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Genetic Transformation: Expression of Green Florescent Protein in Flower Petals
    Honorable Mention John Alexander Cannon Demetrius Asekomeh Peterson Middle School Pesticides: Bug Killer Plant Dilipidator
    Lab coat, Labcoat Award for Lab Bench Finesse Allie Elisabeth Pires Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School The Effect of Different Nutrients On the Mass of Duckweed Over 6 Days
  8 1st Award Samyukta  Yagati Lorna Claerbout Harker School - Middle School Campus The Effects of Sulfur Deprivation on Hydrogen Production in Algae
    Honorable Mention Amanda Sophia Giacobbe George Flores Britton Middle School Botanical Limbo: Dancing into the World of Plants and Gravity
      Archana  Podury Ilona Davies Harker School - Middle School Campus Transpiration: A Freshwater Source
  9 2nd Award Claudia Kaya Tischler Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Growing Up with the Vitamin B Family
  11 1st Award Elizabeth Marie Bernal Nicole Odell Presentation High School Genetic Mutations of the Second Generation Brassica rapa Due to UV-A and UV-C Radiation of First Generation Seeds
      Merry  Mou John Howe Howe STEM Leadership Academy Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis of Oryza sativa (rice) T-DNA Lines
    2nd Award Jennifer Lauren MacDonald Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Does Gravitropism Indeed Increase the Growth of Plants?
      Sindura  Ravichandran Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Does Gravitropism Indeed Increase the Growth of Plants?
  12 Honorable Mention Julian  Huang Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Gravitropism and Phototropism Interactions: Decision Making in the Plant Root
Chemistry 6 1st Award Anand K Kulandaivelu Hillary Sterne Springer School Water For All
      Nilay Sanjay Sawant Corinna Chung Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Effect of Temperature, Sunlight, and Microwaving on Vitamin C
    2nd Award Rahul  Devarapalli Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Rust Defense: Protecting Nails from Rust
      Clayton  Moore David Pardue Carden Day School of San Jose Do Sports Drinks Contain More Electrolytes Than Everyday Drinks
    Honorable Mention Jeremy E. Trilling Leonel Argumedo Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Does Milling Black Powder Accelerate its Combustion?
      Ellen Ann Evans JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Burn Baby Burn
      Tyler Daniel Gonzalez JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Burn Baby Burn
      Melina  Luu Kanchan Bhandare Merryhill Schools -Milpitas Fluoride Protection
      Renee  Radusewicz Kanchan Bhandare Merryhill Schools -Milpitas Fluoride Protection
    $100 Cash Award, certificate, Fair Manager's Graphic Design Award Ellen Ann Evans JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Burn Baby Burn
      Tyler Daniel Gonzalez JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Burn Baby Burn
    $50 Cash award, San Jose State University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Toure Erik Oliver Gloria Whitaker-Daniels Greene Scholars Program Glowing Water
      Anna Marie Pereira Lisa Wicht Saint Joseph of Cupertino Elementary School Does Temperature Affect How Long a Soap Bubble Will Last?
    3rd Place $40 cash plus certificate, Northern California Institute of Food Technologists (NCIFT) Nilay Sanjay Sawant Corinna Chung Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Effect of Temperature, Sunlight, and Microwaving on Vitamin C
    Gr 6-8, 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, Magazine subscription, Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Rahul  Devarapalli Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Rust Defense: Protecting Nails from Rust
  7 1st Award Nikhil  Bopardikar Thuy-Anh Nguyen Challenger - Sunnyvale Cholesterol Busters!
      Priya  Choudhary Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Biodiesel: How Viable?
    2nd Award Karina  Dandia Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Does Using Hydrogen Peroxide to Lighten Hair Color Affect How the Hair Reacts to Humidity?
      Nithya Sai Gundlapalli Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Do You C? Testing Ascorbic Acid and Glucose Levels in Oranges
    Honorable Mention Manasa  Susarla Patty VanCampenhout Columbia Middle School Effect of Boiling on Vitamin C Content of Carrots
      Emily Emelinda Carollo Lynne Dickerson Saint Mary's School (Los Gatos) Fromages Artisanaux: Homemade Cheeses - The Effect of Milk Type on Cheese Density
      Francesca Anne LaBianca Lynne Dickerson Saint Mary's School (Los Gatos) Fromages Artisanaux: Homemade Cheeses - The Effect of Milk Type on Cheese Density
    3rd Place Award - $50 Cash plus framed cert and subscription, Gr 6-8, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Alexis  Lopez Patty VanCampenhout Columbia Middle School Corrosion, Iron, and Acids
  8 1st Award Deepti  Kannan Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Natural versus Chemical Preservatives
      Ashil  Koranne Fred Berghout Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Comparing VitaminC Amounts in Juices
    2nd Award Iris Marie Chin Ann Lorey Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School How Does the Type of Solute Affect the Number of Drops of an Aqueous Solution Which Will fit onto a Penny?
      Tony Xuan Nguyen Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Kimchi Chemistry
      Tiffany Thanh Truc Pham Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Kimchi Chemistry
      Alexis Marie Rojas Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Kimchi Chemistry
    Honorable Mention Hiba Ziyad Dahbour Sumizah Qureshi Granada Islamic School Synthesis of Biodiesel
      Spencer Charles Schurk Mary A. Francis Murphy (Martin) Middle School Which Glue is the Strongest for Wood?
      Rachna Rajesh Unadkat Thuy-Anh Nguyen Challenger - Sunnyvale Food Packaging - Do It Right!
    2nd Place Award - $75 Cash plus framed cert and subscription, Gr 6-8, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Spencer Charles Schurk Mary A. Francis Murphy (Martin) Middle School Which Glue is the Strongest for Wood?
  10 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Alex  Powers Michael Janda Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigation of Ideal Conditions to Retain Ascorbic Acid in Common Cooking Methods
    Grand Prize Alternate - Physical Sciences - Trip to State Science Fair, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Eesha  Khare Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Method Using Chemically Engineered CYP101 Enzyme and Light to Hydroxylate Camphor
    Finalist, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Eesha  Khare Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Method Using Chemically Engineered CYP101 Enzyme and Light to Hydroxylate Camphor
    1st Award Eesha  Khare Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Method Using Chemically Engineered CYP101 Enzyme and Light to Hydroxylate Camphor
      Alex  Powers Michael Janda Bellarmine College Preparatory Investigation of Ideal Conditions to Retain Ascorbic Acid in Common Cooking Methods
    2nd Award Suchita  Nety Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Investigation of Synthetic Complex Coacervates as Medical Adhesives.
    $50 Cash award, San Jose State University Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Suchita  Nety Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Investigation of Synthetic Complex Coacervates as Medical Adhesives.
    1st Place Award - $100 Cash plus framed certs and subscription, Gr 9-12, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Suchita  Nety Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Investigation of Synthetic Complex Coacervates as Medical Adhesives.
    3rd Place Award - $100 each, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Eesha  Khare Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Method Using Chemically Engineered CYP101 Enzyme and Light to Hydroxylate Camphor
    Honorable Mention Award-Magazine Subscription and Framed Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Pooja Dimple Shah Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Understanding the Corrosive Behavior of Stents for Life Science Applications
  11 1st Award Doug Daniel Abbott Jim Marxmiller Mountain View Academy Egg Shell Quality: Free-Range vs. Caged
    2nd Award Viviane  Nguyen Angie Nguyen Piedmont Hills High School The Fight Against Blood Sucking Vampires: Comparing the Biological Alternatives to Pesticides using Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus sphaericus and Escherichia coli against Culex Mosquitoes
    Honorable Mention Sandy  Ho Jonathan Mach Andrew Hill High School LED Lights and the Effect on Chlorophyll
      Hoai N. Van Jonathan Mach Andrew Hill High School LED Lights and the Effect on Chlorophyll
      Christine Kim Vu Jonathan Mach Andrew Hill High School LED Lights and the Effect on Chlorophyll
    $100 Cash Award, certificate, Fair Manager's Graphic Design Award Alissa Yuan Zhang Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Comparative Study of Graphene Hydrogel and Graphite in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation
    1st place, $50 check and a book, Apatite to Zircon, Inc. Award Alissa Yuan Zhang Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Comparative Study of Graphene Hydrogel and Graphite in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation
    3rd Place Award - $50 Cash plus framed cert and subscription, Gr 9-12, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Rachel K. Do Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Optimization of Fenton's Reaction to Increase Free Radical Production
    GR 10-12: First Place, $100, Book, T-shirt,Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Alissa Yuan Zhang Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Comparative Study of Graphene Hydrogel and Graphite in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation
    Gr 9-12, 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, Magazine Subscrtiption, Certicate; ISEF Cert & medallion mailed from ASM Educational Foundation,, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Alissa Yuan Zhang Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Comparative Study of Graphene Hydrogel and Graphite in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation
    Gr 9-12-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Alissa Yuan Zhang Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Comparative Study of Graphene Hydrogel and Graphite in Microbial Fuel Cells for Electricity Generation
  12 2nd Place SJSU College of Engineering certificate of achievement, San Jose State University College of Engineering Adam  Diaz John Allen Oak Grove High School What is the Effect of Different Sugars on the Rate of Polymerization.
    1st Award Shreya A Nathan Richard Barber Harker School - High School Campus Maximizing Device Efficiency and Stability in Organic P3HT:PCBOD Based Photovoltaic Cells
    Honorable Mention Brandon Michael Adams John Allen Oak Grove High School Investigation of the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Chemical Vapor Deposition
    2nd place, $30 check and a book, Apatite to Zircon, Inc. Award Brandon Michael Adams John Allen Oak Grove High School Investigation of the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Chemical Vapor Deposition
    3rd Place Award - $100 each, American Chemical Society, Santa Clara Valley Local Section Shreya A Nathan Richard Barber Harker School - High School Campus Maximizing Device Efficiency and Stability in Organic P3HT:PCBOD Based Photovoltaic Cells
    Gr 9-12, 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash, magazine Subscription, Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Shreya A Nathan Richard Barber Harker School - High School Campus Maximizing Device Efficiency and Stability in Organic P3HT:PCBOD Based Photovoltaic Cells
    GR: 10-12: Third Place, $25, T-Shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Shreya A Nathan Richard Barber Harker School - High School Campus Maximizing Device Efficiency and Stability in Organic P3HT:PCBOD Based Photovoltaic Cells
    Honorable Mention: T-Shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Brandon Michael Adams John Allen Oak Grove High School Investigation of the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Using Chemical Vapor Deposition
Computers / Mathematics 7 Honorable Mention Feroz Ahmed Abbassi Shagufta Akhtar Granada Islamic School Turbo Wi-Fi
  8 1st Award Indraneel A Tambe Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Nonlyrical Music Search Algorithm
    2nd Award Meera  Krishnamoorthy Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Predicting the Evolution of Vocabulary in English Writing Through Probability Analysis
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Meera  Krishnamoorthy Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Predicting the Evolution of Vocabulary in English Writing Through Probability Analysis
    Family and Friends memberships to the Tech Museum, The Tech Museum of Innovation Maya Anusha Josyula Susan Holtzapple Cupertino Middle School The Fractal Structure of Trees
    GR 6-8 Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Maya Anusha Josyula Susan Holtzapple Cupertino Middle School The Fractal Structure of Trees
  9 $100 First Prize, Morgan Lewis Rahul  Sridhar Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Multidocument Text Summarization Using Spectral Clustering
    $1000 Grand Prize, Morgan Lewis Paras Jagdish Jain Pooya Hajjarian Monta Vista High School SmartCheck: Innovating Credit Card Security Through Online and Smartphone Based Transaction Handshake Protocols, Fingerprinting and Encryption
    1st Award Rahul  Sridhar Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Multidocument Text Summarization Using Spectral Clustering
    2nd Award Paras Jagdish Jain Pooya Hajjarian Monta Vista High School SmartCheck: Innovating Credit Card Security Through Online and Smartphone Based Transaction Handshake Protocols, Fingerprinting and Encryption
    Honorable Mention Daniel Kunil Park Joanne Quan Lynbrook High School Face Detection and Recognition in Videos Using Mathematica
    $100 check and certificate, Wireless Communications Alliance Paras Jagdish Jain Pooya Hajjarian Monta Vista High School SmartCheck: Innovating Credit Card Security Through Online and Smartphone Based Transaction Handshake Protocols, Fingerprinting and Encryption
    1st Place Bronze Medallion, Messenger Bag, Certificate of Achievement in an embossed Certificate Folder, United States Army Paras Jagdish Jain Pooya Hajjarian Monta Vista High School SmartCheck: Innovating Credit Card Security Through Online and Smartphone Based Transaction Handshake Protocols, Fingerprinting and Encryption
    HM : Certificate of Achievement, United States Army Charles Xin Liu Rajeev Virmani Gunn (Henry M.) High School Faces In a Crowd: Recognition System Identifies Individuals From a Multitude
      Daniel Kunil Park Joanne Quan Lynbrook High School Face Detection and Recognition in Videos Using Mathematica
    Special Award :$75 &Certificate, Varian Medical Systems Rahul  Sridhar Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Multidocument Text Summarization Using Spectral Clustering
  10 Grand Prize Alternate - Physical Sciences - Trip to State Science Fair, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    1st Award Christine  Chang Kathy Himmelberger Palo Alto High School Beethoven Reborn-A Novel Approach Employing Markov Model to Synthesize Music in Great Composers' Styles
      Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    2nd Place: Messenger Bag, Certificate of Achievement in an embossed Certificate folder, United States Army Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    Best Project: $50, certificate, and voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    Certificate of Achievement, letter to teacher, Mu Alpha Theta Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    GR 10-12 Second place $125 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    Gr 9-12-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Johnny  Ho George Peck Lynbrook High School Early Post-Disaster Response Using an Adaptive Histogram-Based Object Recognition Algorithm on High Resolution Satellite Images
  11 2nd Award Marcus  Schorow Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Construction of an Artificial Network for Speech Recognition Minimizing Training Time and Memory Usage
    2nd Place: Messenger Bag, Certificate of Achievement in an embossed Certificate folder, United States Army Dwight Hock-Lim Naylor Patrick Ellington Lynbrook High School Automated Geometry Proof Writing
    Certificate of Achievement and instructions for Pewter Medallion (to come), Yale Science and Engineering Association Marcus  Schorow Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Construction of an Artificial Network for Speech Recognition Minimizing Training Time and Memory Usage
    Certificate of Achievement, letter to teacher, Mu Alpha Theta Marcus  Schorow Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Construction of an Artificial Network for Speech Recognition Minimizing Training Time and Memory Usage
    Intel ECS Certificate & Verification form and W-9 to submit for $200 cash, Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award Dwight Hock-Lim Naylor Patrick Ellington Lynbrook High School Automated Geometry Proof Writing
    Student membership to AIAA, certificate, and AIAA mug, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Award Dwight Hock-Lim Naylor Patrick Ellington Lynbrook High School Automated Geometry Proof Writing
  12 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Outreach Schools - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Scott B. Cesar Craig Young Wilcox High School On the Creation of Music Through the Application of Genetic Programming to Fractal Systems
    Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Andrew Bo Liu Bill Dunbar Gunn (Henry M.) High School Accounting for Cross-talk Between Signaling Pathways Identifies Novel Model for Early and Late Post-transplant Acute Rejection
    Finalist, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Scott B. Cesar Craig Young Wilcox High School On the Creation of Music Through the Application of Genetic Programming to Fractal Systems
      Andrew Bo Liu Bill Dunbar Gunn (Henry M.) High School Accounting for Cross-talk Between Signaling Pathways Identifies Novel Model for Early and Late Post-transplant Acute Rejection
    1st Award Scott B. Cesar Craig Young Wilcox High School On the Creation of Music Through the Application of Genetic Programming to Fractal Systems
      Andrew Bo Liu Bill Dunbar Gunn (Henry M.) High School Accounting for Cross-talk Between Signaling Pathways Identifies Novel Model for Early and Late Post-transplant Acute Rejection
    2nd Award Akshay  Nathan Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
      Ashwin  Raman Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
    2nd Place: Messenger Bag, Certificate of Achievement in an embossed Certificate folder, United States Army Aditya  Majumdar Robert Blaschke Lynbrook High School Modeling Malaria Transmission in Human Populations
    HM : Certificate of Achievement, United States Army Akshay  Nathan Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
      Ashwin  Raman Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
    Intel ECS Certificate & Verification form and W-9 to submit for $200 cash, Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award Andrew Bo Liu Bill Dunbar Gunn (Henry M.) High School Accounting for Cross-talk Between Signaling Pathways Identifies Novel Model for Early and Late Post-transplant Acute Rejection
      Akshay  Nathan Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
      Ashwin  Raman Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Efficient Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems
Earth / Space Sciences 6 1st Award Maya Ratnam Sankar Noel Berghout Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Earth's Energy
    3rd pl MS- $25 plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Veronica  Pu Noel Berghout Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Soil Type Affect Its Ability to Absorb Liquid
    Certificate of Excellence from National AWG, Association for Women Geoscientists, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Arthi  Iyer Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Is Your House Safe on its Cliff?
  7 Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Andrew Cyril Shacker Pritha Roy Merryhill Schools -Milpitas Jupiter Talking
    Travis & Wells Charging Stand, Computer Backpack, Leeds Scripto Flash Jotter Bundle Set and Award Certificate in Folder, United States Air Force Andrew Cyril Shacker Pritha Roy Merryhill Schools -Milpitas Jupiter Talking
  8 1st Award George  Kovacevic Amy Reeber Buchser Middle School Is That Hillside Safe?
    1st place AWG SFBA Chapter Invite to annual Outstanding Student Award Banquet, SAGE Certificate, gift certificate, and one-year AWG Student Membership, Association for Women Geoscientists, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Ashwini  Iyer Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Measuring Disturbances in the Earth's Magnetic Field
    Honorable Mention MS - cert, American Society of Civil Engineers George  Kovacevic Amy Reeber Buchser Middle School Is That Hillside Safe?
  11 1st Award Abrar  Choudhury Robert Janke Bellarmine College Preparatory Analyzing the Effects of M31 on its dSphs
    2nd Award Anirudh Nagesh Suvarna Scott DeRuiter Monta Vista High School Comparison of the Via Lactea 2 Simulation to the Andromeda Galaxy
  12 1st Award Weishuang Linda Xu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Light Curve and Orbital Integration of Amor Asteroid 2000NF5
    $100 Cash Award to Grades 11-12 plus cert, Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Weishuang Linda Xu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Light Curve and Orbital Integration of Amor Asteroid 2000NF5
Engineering 6 1st Award Forrest Patrick O'Connor Malina Tarasco Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Can I Engineer a Cheap, Easy to Build Hydro-Powered Crane?
    2nd Award Anushi  Singhal Amanda Ehly Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara Cutting Onions Without Crying
    Honorable Mention Arnav  Raha Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park Floating Wind Turbines
    $50 Cash Award to student (split if team), certificate(s), letter(s), Al Foster Award Nihar Roy Mitra Sarah Pierce Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Why Can't My Robot Walk Like Me?
    Family and Friends memberships to the Tech Museum, The Tech Museum of Innovation Balakumaran  Balasubramanian Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park Hover Scooter
      Rehan Sohail Durrani Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park Robo Emo
    GR 6-9 Third place $25 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award Tyler  Naumann Joseph Sinn Taylor (Bertha) Elem School From a Solar Powered Angle
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Nihar Roy Mitra Sarah Pierce Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Why Can't My Robot Walk Like Me?
    One free week-long class at the Tech Summer Camps 2011, The Tech Summer Camps Nihar Roy Mitra Sarah Pierce Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Why Can't My Robot Walk Like Me?
  7 1st Award Avni Priya Singhal Matt Karakas Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara Greener Cleaner Cars using Exhaust Filtering System (EFS)
      Maya  Varma Carol Nolan Lawson Middle School Brake Time: A Smart Traffic Alert and Control System for Manually-Controlled and Autonomous Vehicles
    2nd Award Nicholas B. Davis Shirley Nash Cupertino Middle School Wind Power for Suburban Homes
      Yusuf Hamid Altiimimi Matt Karakas Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara Earthquake House Design
      Christopher T Hunt Matt Karakas Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara Earthquake House Design
    Honorable Mention Saloni  Gupta Phil Mariant Holy Family School Senselind
      Rahul  Rameshbabu Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Eco-Friendly Smart Parking System
      Laura  Ye Hamby Aochi Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Solar Water Desalination
    2nd Place Award - $150 Cash & framed cert, System Safety Society Maya  Varma Carol Nolan Lawson Middle School Brake Time: A Smart Traffic Alert and Control System for Manually-Controlled and Autonomous Vehicles
    Certificate of Achievement, lapel pin, and chance to win $1000, National Society of Professional Engineers Maya  Varma Carol Nolan Lawson Middle School Brake Time: A Smart Traffic Alert and Control System for Manually-Controlled and Autonomous Vehicles
    Family and Friends memberships to the Tech Museum, The Tech Museum of Innovation Neha  Dhayanand Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Muscle Power to Electric Power
    Gift Card and Certificate, Society of Women Engineers Neha  Dhayanand Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Muscle Power to Electric Power
      Aleezah  Salmaan Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park Water Conservation
    Honorable Mention MS - cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Maya  Varma Carol Nolan Lawson Middle School Brake Time: A Smart Traffic Alert and Control System for Manually-Controlled and Autonomous Vehicles
  8 Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Tanay  Tandon Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School A Cost and Energy Efficient Water Purification System for Removal of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria Using Electrolysis-based Techniques
    1st Award Tanay  Tandon Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School A Cost and Energy Efficient Water Purification System for Removal of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria Using Electrolysis-based Techniques
      Yunqing Sara Ye Thea Dalvand Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Table Tennis Serving Machine
      Tarun Aditya Midde Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Automated Roadway Track System
      Omkar Shivanand Savant Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Automated Roadway Track System
    2nd Award Leela J. Amladi Ericka Rossi Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto Designing Better Walking Devices
      Yuyuan  Chen Julie Blackwell Challenger -Strawberry Park Speaking Roads!
      Khush Mehul Kharidia Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Smart Cane with Sonic Vision
    Honorable Mention Ankur Kumar Jandaur Michele Huesties Sierramont Middle School Creating Electricity From Waste Materials
      Shelby E. Mitchell George Flores Britton Middle School Floating on Air: The Hoverhawk 12 Hovercraft
    Certificate of Achievement, lapel pin, and chance to win $1000, National Society of Professional Engineers Khush Mehul Kharidia Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Smart Cane with Sonic Vision
    GR 06-08: HP 35s Scientific Calculator, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Khush Mehul Kharidia Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Smart Cane with Sonic Vision
    GR 6-8 Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Tanay  Tandon Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School A Cost and Energy Efficient Water Purification System for Removal of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria Using Electrolysis-based Techniques
    GR 6-9: First place $75 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award Khush Mehul Kharidia Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Smart Cane with Sonic Vision
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Leela J. Amladi Ericka Rossi Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto Designing Better Walking Devices
  9 $100 First Prize, Morgan Lewis Vikram  Sundar Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus An Algorithm to Determine Protein Structure Using Secondary and Tertiary Structure Prediction
    Outstanding Sustainability Project. Weeklong I-SWEEEP competition, including hotel and accomodations for up to two students and one advisor. Certificate, I-SWEEEP Amy A Shen Katie Settle Gunn (Henry M.) High School Smart Rain: An Intelligent Sprinkler Control System
    1st Award Arjun V Balasingam Ronald Nicoletti Archbishop Mitty High School M2D2: A Mechatronic Medicine Dispensing Device, Engineered From the Ground Up and Enabled with Computer Vision for Assisted Living at Home
    2nd Award Vikram  Sundar Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus An Algorithm to Determine Protein Structure Using Secondary and Tertiary Structure Prediction
    Honorable Mention Vishnu  Shankar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Naturally Efficient Computing Techniques to Build Molecular Logic Circuits
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Vishnu  Shankar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Naturally Efficient Computing Techniques to Build Molecular Logic Circuits
    Certificate of Achievement, letter to teacher, Mu Alpha Theta Divyahans  Gupta Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Comparative Analysis of Common Sorting Algorithms with an Optimization of Mergesort
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Arjun V Balasingam Ronald Nicoletti Archbishop Mitty High School M2D2: A Mechatronic Medicine Dispensing Device, Engineered From the Ground Up and Enabled with Computer Vision for Assisted Living at Home
  10 $100 First Prize, Morgan Lewis Deepika C Bodapati Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Engineering Peptides for Prostate Cancer Detection
    1st Award Kimberly Mary Vaz Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Automatic, Optimal Hydration System for Household Water Conservation
      David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    2nd Award Samuel Michael Arnold David Arnold The Pye School (Homeschool) 3-Client, Electronic, Consultant's Punch-clock
      Deepika C Bodapati Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Engineering Peptides for Prostate Cancer Detection
    Honorable Mention Kevin  Crispie Katie Thornburg Mountain View High School Development in Versatile Robotic Manipulation
      Nicholas  Crispie Katie Thornburg Mountain View High School Development in Versatile Robotic Manipulation
    $50 check and certificate, Wireless Communications Alliance David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    1st Place Award - $250 Cash & framed cert, System Safety Society David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    1st Place Certificate, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program McKenna Pearl Duzac John Allen Oak Grove High School EcoTreds
    2nd Place: Messenger Bag, Certificate of Achievement in an embossed Certificate folder, United States Army David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Noorsher  Ahmed Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Powering Satellites by the Earth's Flux
    Certificate of Achievement, lapel pin, and chance to win $1000, National Society of Professional Engineers Jae Hoon  Kang Jennifer Gerlach Valley Christian Computer Case Fan with Built-In Dust Sensor
    Gift Card and Certificate, Society of Women Engineers Deepika C Bodapati Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Engineering Peptides for Prostate Cancer Detection
      Kimberly Mary Vaz Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Automatic, Optimal Hydration System for Household Water Conservation
    GR 09-10: HP PW460t Digital Camera, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    GR 10-12 First place $150 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    Gr 9-12-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    Honorable Mention: Certificate and Goody Bag, Santa Clara County Biotech Education Partnership (SCCBEP) Keegan Victor Mendonca Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School A Novel Approach to Plastic Artificial Antibody Synthesis Using Computer Simulation
    Honorable Mention: T-Shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Jae Hoon  Kang Jennifer Gerlach Valley Christian Computer Case Fan with Built-In Dust Sensor
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    Student membership to AIAA, certificate, and AIAA mug, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Award David Andrew Zarrin Robert Kucer Saratoga High School Never Lost Again: Designing a Novel Precision Indoor Navigation System
    Travis & Wells Charging Stand, Computer Backpack, Leeds Scripto Flash Jotter Bundle Set and Award Certificate in Folder, United States Air Force Noorsher  Ahmed Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Powering Satellites by the Earth's Flux
  11 1st Award Akshay Kumar Agrawal Jon Stark Monta Vista High School Plotting Muon Pathways as a Source for Randomness for Encryption Algorithms
      Hemanth Belve Kini Jon Stark Monta Vista High School Plotting Muon Pathways as a Source for Randomness for Encryption Algorithms
    2nd Award Frederic Nicholas Enea Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Improving Photovoltaic Panel Efficiency via Dual Axis Sun Tracking
      Cynthia  Day David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
      Robert  Ying David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
    HM : Certificate of Achievement, United States Army Akshay Kumar Agrawal Jon Stark Monta Vista High School Plotting Muon Pathways as a Source for Randomness for Encryption Algorithms
      Cynthia  Day David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
      Frederic Nicholas Enea Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Improving Photovoltaic Panel Efficiency via Dual Axis Sun Tracking
      Hemanth Belve Kini Jon Stark Monta Vista High School Plotting Muon Pathways as a Source for Randomness for Encryption Algorithms
      Robert  Ying David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
    Outstanding Project: certificate plus voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Cynthia  Day David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
      Robert  Ying David Taylor Lynbrook High School Construction of a Distress Radiobeacon
    Team: $60 cash to share and a book to each winner, The ROD Women in Science Award Vivek  Krishna Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Most Efficient Soil for Evaporative Cooling Used in a Non-Electrical Refrigerator
      An Hoang-My Nguyen Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Most Efficient Soil for Evaporative Cooling Used in a Non-Electrical Refrigerator
  12 1st Place $1000 Scholarship to SJSU College of Engineering plus certs, San Jose State University College of Engineering Joshua David Kuehn John Allen Oak Grove High School Alternatives to Permanent Magnets
    1st Award Kiran N Vodrahalli Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with a Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
    2nd Award Paaras  Chand Sam Navarez Gilroy Early College Academy Computer Controlled Vehicles
      Joshua David Kuehn John Allen Oak Grove High School Alternatives to Permanent Magnets
    $50 check and certificate, Wireless Communications Alliance Kiran N Vodrahalli Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with a Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
    1st place student- High School - $100 plus cert, American Vacuum Society, Northern CA Chapter Kiran N Vodrahalli Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with a Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
    3rd Place Award - $100 Cash & framed cert, System Safety Society Paaras  Chand Sam Navarez Gilroy Early College Academy Computer Controlled Vehicles
    Gr 9-12, 3rd Place Award - $50 Cash, Magazine subscription, Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Alex Juan Montes John Allen Oak Grove High School Piezoelectricity: A New Green Source
    IEEE Award for Electro-Technology ($50 & Framed Certificate), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Kiran N Vodrahalli Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with a Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
    Travis & Wells Charging Stand, Computer Backpack, Leeds Scripto Flash Jotter Bundle Set and Award Certificate in Folder, United States Air Force Kiran N Vodrahalli Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with a Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
Environmental Sciences 6 1st Award Emma  Fontana JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Organic vs Non-Organic Fertilizers: What is the Effect of Fertilizer Run off on Aquatic Life?
      Vandana Karempudi Reddy Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Goo Be Gone: Absorptivity of Different Sorbents to Clean Up Oil Spills
      Kanika  Seth Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Goo Be Gone: Absorptivity of Different Sorbents to Clean Up Oil Spills
    2nd Award Laura Renee DeMassa Hillary Sterne Springer School Water & Decomposition: Friend or Foe?
      Gabriella Marie Medina Amy Reeber Buchser Middle School Going Green To Be Clean
    1st Place - Multi-volume Set of Books on the Marine Environment, Monterey Bay Aquarium Emma  Fontana JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Organic vs Non-Organic Fertilizers: What is the Effect of Fertilizer Run off on Aquatic Life?
    Best Project: $50, certificate, and voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Varun  Venkatesh Codrutza Popescu Miller Middle School What is the Best Method to Contain an Oil Spill?
    Certificate of Excellence from National AWG, Association for Women Geoscientists, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Manush  Mobarhan Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Water Pollution in Bay Area Lakes
    Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, American Meteorological Society Zahra Bismah Masood Sumizah Qureshi Granada Islamic School Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming
    GR 6-9: Second place $50 & certificate, Pauchon Foundation Award Emma  Fontana JoElle Hernandez Saint Christopher School Organic vs Non-Organic Fertilizers: What is the Effect of Fertilizer Run off on Aquatic Life?
    Outstanding Project: certificate plus voucher for course materials and attendance at a safe boating course., United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Manush  Mobarhan Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Water Pollution in Bay Area Lakes
  7 Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Anjini  Karthik Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Green Gold: Maximizing Algal Biomass Production of Chlorella and Scenedesmus for Use in Biofuel
    1st Award Anjini  Karthik Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Green Gold: Maximizing Algal Biomass Production of Chlorella and Scenedesmus for Use in Biofuel
      Anu  Arjavalingam Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School The Effect of Petroleum on the Photosynthesis of Scenedesmus Algae
      Meera Reddy Rachamallu Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School The Effect of Petroleum on the Photosynthesis of Scenedesmus Algae
    2nd Award Kelyn Delaney Wood Cindy Kane Blach Intermediate School Air Temperature Affecting the Relative Amount of Wind Energy Produced by a Wind Turbine
      Saarini Bisana Madhava Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Toxic Ground : The Effect Of Phthalates On the Growth of Plants
      Aditi  Mittal Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Toxic Ground : The Effect Of Phthalates On the Growth of Plants
    Honorable Mention Vineet Sai Kosaraju Ilona Davies Harker School - Middle School Campus The Effect of Electrode Material on the Efficiency of a Microbial Fuel Cell
      Supriva  Agarwal Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Which Detergent Removes Oil Off Feathers the Best?
      Akshay  Chacko Nita Kumar Delphi Academy of Santa Clara Algae Cultivation for Use as a Biofuel
      Anjali  Ganguly Nita Kumar Delphi Academy of Santa Clara Algae Cultivation for Use as a Biofuel
      Priyanka Deepak Pabari Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Which Detergent Removes Oil Off Feathers the Best?
    1st Place Award - $100 Cash plus framed certs and subscription, Gr 6-8, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Vineet Sai Kosaraju Ilona Davies Harker School - Middle School Campus The Effect of Electrode Material on the Efficiency of a Microbial Fuel Cell
    Certificate, NOAA Medallion, letter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Joseph Lawrence Kalb Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School Pond Study
    GR 6-9: Second Place, $50, T-shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Vineet Sai Kosaraju Ilona Davies Harker School - Middle School Campus The Effect of Electrode Material on the Efficiency of a Microbial Fuel Cell
  8 1st Award Anushka  Das Ericka Rossi Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto A Study of Oil Spill Bioremediation Using Algae
      Nitya  Mani Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Can Jatropha Oil be Converted into a Usable and Cost-Efficient Green Alternative Fuel?
      Mary-Joan Salatre Arce Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Making and Recycling Paper
      Ricky  Luu Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Making and Recycling Paper
      Dominick  Nguyen Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Making and Recycling Paper
    2nd Award Kriti  Lall Tini Raman Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto A Study of Mutant Algae for Hydrogen Production
      Shai Manish Mohan Tini Raman Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto Greywater: "To Sewage or To Plants?" (Effects of Greywater on Plants, Soil, and Worms)
      Calvin Qui Nam Le Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Effects of oil on aquatic plants
      Dylan Zongxu Zhang Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Effects of oil on aquatic plants
    Honorable Mention Hannah Louise Marquez Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School What is the Effect of Exposure to Different Types of Oil and Gasoline for Varying Periods of Time on Daphnia magna Offspring?
      Nidhi Ajay Navaratna Codrutza Popescu Miller Middle School An Elodea-based Water Purification System: The Phytoextraction of Hexavalent Chromium
      Sammy Steve Pulos Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Purifying Water: Survival or Sickness
      Varun  Joshi Nita Kumar Delphi Academy of Santa Clara Algae Cultivation for Use as a Biofuel
    1st Place Award - $150 Cash and cert, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California Branch Katelyn Marie Visnaw Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School What is the Effect of Over-the-Counter Painkillers on Daphnia magna?
    Gardening Book & $31 class voucher, Common Ground Organic Garden Supply & Education Center Kacey  Fang Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School The Correspondence of Acidic Rainfall with pH of Soil Runoff
  9 1st Award Sinead Megumi Jernigan Kristofer Orre Gilroy High School What are the Long-Term Effects of N, N-Dimethyl-m-toluamide on the Reproductive Cycles of Aquatic Life Over Generations?
    Honorable Mention Zareen  Choudhury Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Combating Sudden Oak Death: Testing Novel Treatments to Immunize Foliar Hosts Against P. ramorum
    2nd Place HS Award - $50 Cash plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Caroline Emi Fukawa Nicole Odell Presentation High School How Do Different Variables in Nature Affect the Level of Oxygen in Los Alamitos Creek?
    Certificate of Achievement; & opportunity to advance to Stockholm competition, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Caroline Emi Fukawa Nicole Odell Presentation High School How Do Different Variables in Nature Affect the Level of Oxygen in Los Alamitos Creek?
      Sinead Megumi Jernigan Kristofer Orre Gilroy High School What are the Long-Term Effects of N, N-Dimethyl-m-toluamide on the Reproductive Cycles of Aquatic Life Over Generations?
      Daniel Ryan Pak Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Affordable and Effective Methods to Test Water Quality
  10 1st Award Paulomi  Bhattacharya Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Optimizing the Microbial Fuel Cell-Microbial Electrolysis Cell Coupled System: A Novel Anaerobic Design for Hydrogen Generation
    2nd Award Joanne June So Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Effectiveness of Liming and Autotrophs on the Reduction of Acid Deposition
    3rd Place HS Award - $25 Cash plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Payal N. Modi Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Relationship between Porosities and Dry Percolation Rates in Various Soil Samples.
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Paulomi  Bhattacharya Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Optimizing the Microbial Fuel Cell-Microbial Electrolysis Cell Coupled System: A Novel Anaerobic Design for Hydrogen Generation
    Certificate, NOAA Medallion, letter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Paulomi  Bhattacharya Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Optimizing the Microbial Fuel Cell-Microbial Electrolysis Cell Coupled System: A Novel Anaerobic Design for Hydrogen Generation
    Gr 9-12-$50 Gift Certificate, Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulations, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Paulomi  Bhattacharya Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Optimizing the Microbial Fuel Cell-Microbial Electrolysis Cell Coupled System: A Novel Anaerobic Design for Hydrogen Generation
  11 1st Award Gretchen Taeza Estoesta Jim Marxmiller Mountain View Academy What Would Earthworms Do? The Effects of Batteries on Earthworm Habitats
      Preethi  Padmanaban Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Effect of Zinc Sulfate Concentration on Absorbance Rate of Brassica juncea plants
      Thomas Lee Chu Dan Burns Los Gatos High School The Extraction of Oil from Water Using Ferromagnetic Fluids
      Adam Joseph Gramling Dan Burns Los Gatos High School The Extraction of Oil from Water Using Ferromagnetic Fluids
      Keltan Guillaume Lawler Dan Burns Los Gatos High School The Extraction of Oil from Water Using Ferromagnetic Fluids
    2nd Award Vicky  Ro Roy Rocklin Lynbrook High School Effect of Chelators on Speed of Phytoremediation
      Leon Jan Chen Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Green Insulation
      Michelle Linh Nguyen Lynn Johnson Oak Grove High School Combating Acid Rain
      Jonathan Dong Gwon Sir Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Green Insulation
      Vivian Anna Vu Lynn Johnson Oak Grove High School Combating Acid Rain
    Honorable Mention Frances Li Chen Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Mentha X Piperita Essential Oil and Pteurotus Ostreatus Bioremediation on Soil Polluted With Petroleum-based Oil
      Neha  Kumar Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School The Effects of Mentha X Piperita Essential Oil and Pteurotus Ostreatus Bioremediation on Soil Polluted With Petroleum-based Oil
    3rd Place Certificate, Santa Clara County Integrated Waste Management Program Leon Jan Chen Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Green Insulation
      Jonathan Dong Gwon Sir Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Green Insulation
    Certificate of Achievement; & opportunity to advance to Stockholm competition, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Samantha  Chan Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Growth of Plants After Using Detergent to Treat Soil Contaminated with Oil
      Yoon Jae  Lee Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Growth of Plants After Using Detergent to Treat Soil Contaminated with Oil
    Certificate, NOAA Medallion, letter, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Vicky  Ro Roy Rocklin Lynbrook High School Effect of Chelators on Speed of Phytoremediation
  12 Grand Prize Alternate - Biological Sciences - Trip to State Science Fair, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Outstanding Sustainability Project. Weeklong I-SWEEEP competition, including hotel and accomodations for up to two students and one advisor. Certificate, I-SWEEEP Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
    1st Award Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
    2nd Award Mega  Margapuram Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Enhancing Bioremediation Through Addition of Micronutrients
    $100 Cash Award, Certificate, Schonert Award Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Certificate of Achievement; & opportunity to advance to Stockholm competition, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Mega  Margapuram Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Enhancing Bioremediation Through Addition of Micronutrients
    Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, American Meteorological Society Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Grade 12 Individual Project - $200 cash award, Genencor Biotechnology Awards Chung Jui Yu Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Mapping the Time-Averaged Distribution of Combustion-Derived Air Pollutants in the San Francisco Bay Area
Medicine / Health / Gerontology 6 Honorable Mention Nathan Ari Milgram David Oliver Yavneh Day School Lung Capacity: What Matters?
      Eitan Lev Myron David Oliver Yavneh Day School Lung Capacity: What Matters?
  7 1st Award Anin  Sayana Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop A Novel Therapeutic Solution for Rheumatoid Arthritis Using TNF and c-Fms Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition with 2,4-diaminopyrimidine and Arnica
    2nd Award Edith  Perez Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School What is the Effect of Volatile Oils on Bacterial Inhibition?
      Reagan Jenee Silveira Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School What is the Effect of Volatile Oils on Bacterial Inhibition?
    Honorable Mention Melanie Christine Kent Nancy Fohner Peterson Middle School Bulimia: Negative Side Effects
  8 Isabelle Stone Award for Best Biological Science Projects - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Nikash Dev Shankar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Striking a Blow in Alzheimer's: Role of ApoE-Mediated Inflammatory Pathways on Tau Phosphorylation
    1st Award Nikash Dev Shankar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Striking a Blow in Alzheimer's: Role of ApoE-Mediated Inflammatory Pathways on Tau Phosphorylation
      Sriram  Somasundaram Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop The Effect of Curcumin on Heliobacter pylori Growth, Probiotic Growth, and Iron Absorption in Vitro
    Honorable Mention Trevor S. Wang Tamara Juarez Terman Middle School Can It Bee?
  9 1st Award Isabel Nadine Goronzy Katie Settle Gunn (Henry M.) High School Stress Hormones, DNA Damage Repair and Cellular Aging
  10 1st Award Kyra Mika Fukawa Nicole Odell Presentation High School The Effect of Three Different 'Over The Counter' Medications on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna
    2nd Award Anika  Radiya-Dixit Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Efficacy of Single, Personalized Nutritive Scores for Foods in Making Healthy Diet Choices
    Honorable Mention Varun  Gudapati Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Correlations Between Ethnicity, Anthropometric Data, Metabolic Abnormalities, and Cardiovascular Health
  11 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Biological Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Shubha Srinivas Raghvendra Jennifer Thomas Saint Francis High School Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on Vasculogenesis Capacities of Mesechymal Stem Cells
      Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    Grand Prize Alternate - Outreach Schools - Trip to State Science Fair, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Meghana  Bhimarao Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School Collapsing the Cytoskeleton of Leukemic Cancer Cells Using Its Natural Frequency
      Emily  To John Allen Oak Grove High School An Analysis of the Efficacy of Chitosan-Alginate Coated Catalase Microcapsules on Acatalesemia
    $ 2500 to the winning student or team, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    $100 First Prize, Morgan Lewis Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    Finalist, The Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Meghana  Bhimarao Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School Collapsing the Cytoskeleton of Leukemic Cancer Cells Using Its Natural Frequency
      Emily  To John Allen Oak Grove High School An Analysis of the Efficacy of Chitosan-Alginate Coated Catalase Microcapsules on Acatalesemia
    1st Award Meghana  Bhimarao Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School Collapsing the Cytoskeleton of Leukemic Cancer Cells Using Its Natural Frequency
      Shubha Srinivas Raghvendra Jennifer Thomas Saint Francis High School Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on Vasculogenesis Capacities of Mesechymal Stem Cells
      Ahon  Sarkar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Effect of 3 SIRT-1 Inducers on the Production of Alzheimer's Causing Beta-Amyloid Plaques.
      Emily  To John Allen Oak Grove High School An Analysis of the Efficacy of Chitosan-Alginate Coated Catalase Microcapsules on Acatalesemia
      Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    2nd Award Ryan D Chow Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Investigating the Effects of TiO2 and ZnO Nanoparticles Leads to a Solution to Nanotoxicity
      Virup  Gubba Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Identification of Induced CED-9 Mediated Apoptosis by RNA i Gene Silencing Through Phenotypic Screening
      Andrew  Wong Amanda Alonzo Lynbrook High School Identification of Induced CED-9 Mediated Apoptosis by RNA i Gene Silencing Through Phenotypic Screening
    Honorable Mention Lucy  Cheng Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Evaluating Mitigation Strategies for Infectious Disease Through Analysis of Social Networks
      Ramya  Rangan Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Evaluating Mitigation Strategies for Infectious Disease Through Analysis of Social Networks
    Certificate of Outstanding Achievement, Society for In Vitro Biology Shubha Srinivas Raghvendra Jennifer Thomas Saint Francis High School Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on Vasculogenesis Capacities of Mesechymal Stem Cells
      Ahon  Sarkar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Effect of 3 SIRT-1 Inducers on the Production of Alzheimer's Causing Beta-Amyloid Plaques.
      Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    Check for $200 and certificate, Dr. Paul X. Callahan in memorium - a Top Biological HS project Ahon  Sarkar Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop Effect of 3 SIRT-1 Inducers on the Production of Alzheimer's Causing Beta-Amyloid Plaques.
    First Place: $100 Cash, Certificate and Goody Bag, Association for Women in Science, Palo Alto Chapter Meghana  Bhimarao Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School Collapsing the Cytoskeleton of Leukemic Cancer Cells Using Its Natural Frequency
    GR 10-12 Second Place, $50, Book, T-shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
    Grade 11 Individual Project - $200 cash award, Genencor Biotechnology Awards Angela  Zhang Kavita Gupta Monta Vista High School New Smart Weapons: Theranostics - A Novel Approach to Combat Cancer
  12 Honorable Mention Certificate, MedImmune Yasmin  Aghajan Katherine Moser Gunn (Henry M.) High School The Role of Chemokines in Dendritic-Cell-Influenced T-cell Migration
    2nd Award Eric  Huang Anuradha Sarkar Leland High School Investigating the Effects of TiO2 and ZnO Nanoparticles Leads to a Solution to Nanotoxicity
Physics 6 Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Anish  Seshadri Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Every Day Foods
    1st Award Sneha Shri Bhetanabhotla Benjamin Morgensen Harker School - Middle School Campus A Study of Osmotic Energy
      Roxanna  Hashemi Sumizah Qureshi Granada Islamic School The Effect of the Length, Weight, Shape, and Material on Maximizing Wind Energy
      Keshav B Kundassery Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara The Best Pulley Combination for Reducing Workload
      Benjamin J. Ma David Pardue Carden Day School of San Jose How to Fly a Coconut Without the Aid of a Swallow
      Anish  Seshadri Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Every Day Foods
    2nd Award Ishani Aniruddha Karmarkar Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Pulleys - Diameter, Type and Angle of Effort
      Josef Stepp Orner Hillary Sterne Springer School What Affects the Speed of a Pinewood Derby Racecar?
      Rohan Manish Patel Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Color's Effect on Solar Power
      Sepand  Rouz Jamie Oliveira Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Battery Charging Characteristics: An Efficient iPod Battery Use Model
      Kaushik  Tandon Jamie Oliveira Kennedy (John F.) Middle School - Cupertino Battery Charging Characteristics: An Efficient iPod Battery Use Model
    Honorable Mention Ruhi Kinnari Buddharaju Kristen Morgensen Stratford Middle School - Santa Clara Insulators: Which Material Has the Best Insulation Properties?
      Skyler Griffin Hungerford Cathleen Johnson Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Which Angle of Photovoltaic Cells Produce the Most Electricity?
      Erin Rae Mittmann Robin Levy Jordan (David Starr) Middle School Electromagnetic Launch!
      Tyler Alfred Smith Anne Carlson Morrill Middle School Spoilers and Downforce on Cars
      Akaash Vikrant Tawade Krista Woodward Don Callejon Middle Sch. How Does the Shape of a Tower Affect the Amount of Wind Speed it Can Withstand?
    $50 Cash Award, Hegland Award Roxanna  Hashemi Sumizah Qureshi Granada Islamic School The Effect of the Length, Weight, Shape, and Material on Maximizing Wind Energy
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Aaron Zachary Schultz Hayley Dupuy Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Do Dimpled Rockets Fly Farther?
    Certificate of Achievement, Ricoh Corporation Sneha Shri Bhetanabhotla Benjamin Morgensen Harker School - Middle School Campus A Study of Osmotic Energy
      Roxanna  Hashemi Sumizah Qureshi Granada Islamic School The Effect of the Length, Weight, Shape, and Material on Maximizing Wind Energy
      Anish  Seshadri Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Every Day Foods
    GR 06-08: HP 35s Scientific Calculator, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Benjamin J. Ma David Pardue Carden Day School of San Jose How to Fly a Coconut Without the Aid of a Swallow
    GR 6-8 Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Sneha Shri Bhetanabhotla Benjamin Morgensen Harker School - Middle School Campus A Study of Osmotic Energy
    Gr 6-8, 1st Place Award - $100 Cash, Magazine Subscrtiption, Certicate; ISEF Cert & medallion mailed from ASM Educational Foundation,, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Anish  Seshadri Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Every Day Foods
    GR 6-9:Third Place, $25, T-Shirt, Certificate, Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Anish  Seshadri Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Dye Sensitized Solar Cells and Every Day Foods
    Honorable Mention Award-Magazine Subscription and Framed Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Shivali  Baveja Lynnanne Henderson Peterson Middle School Does Heat Affect The Amount Of Electricity Generated In A Metal Conjunction?
    Honorable Mention-framed cert and subscription, Gr 6-8, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Thomas Martin Hakanson Cathleen Johnson Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Which is Stronger (inTerms of Tension): Nylon or Steel Guitar Strings?
    Travis & Wells Charging Stand, Computer Backpack, Leeds Scripto Flash Jotter Bundle Set and Award Certificate in Folder, United States Air Force Aaron Zachary Schultz Hayley Dupuy Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Do Dimpled Rockets Fly Farther?
  7 Castro Family Award for Best Physical Science Project - Trip to State Science Fair, Plaque, and $100 Cash, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - Middle School Paul August Dennig, Jr. Cindy Kane Blach Intermediate School From Concentrator to Tracker: An Innovative Solution
    1st Award Ethan Schuyler Bair Linh Pham Old Orchard School Preventing Broken Bridges
      Paul August Dennig, Jr. Cindy Kane Blach Intermediate School From Concentrator to Tracker: An Innovative Solution
      Maya Danielle Miklos Greg Rice Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Tire Pressure: Pump It Up!
      Giulianna Alexandria Pendleton Lynne Dickerson Saint Mary's School (Los Gatos) The Power of the Wind: The Effect of Blade Length on Energy Production
    2nd Award Snigdha  Banda Krista Howell Stratford Middle School - San Jose Watts Up With Torque! Multiple Rotors: "A Highly Efficient Windmill Design"
      Zachary Christian Antepenko Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Does the Temperature of a Paintball Affect How Far It Travels at a Constant Initial Velocity and Angle of Trajectory?
      Lucas Emilio Miller Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Does the Temperature of a Paintball Affect How Far It Travels at a Constant Initial Velocity and Angle of Trajectory?
      Brendan Peter Peddie Dawn O'Connor Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Does the Temperature of a Paintball Affect How Far It Travels at a Constant Initial Velocity and Angle of Trajectory?
    Honorable Mention Vinay  Ayyappan Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Harnessing the Sun's Energy - Made Efficient
      Quang-Van Thanh Tran Stephanie Jordan Most Holy Trinity Denims Are Not Equal: A Scientific Way to Select Denim Jeans
      Sanah  Shah Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School Energy Efficiency in Smart Phones
      Michelle  Shen Susan Germeraad Redwood Middle School Energy Efficiency in Smart Phones
    $100 Cash Award to Grades 7-8 plus cert, Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Maya Danielle Miklos Greg Rice Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Tire Pressure: Pump It Up!
    $50 Cash Award, Hegland Award Paul August Dennig, Jr. Cindy Kane Blach Intermediate School From Concentrator to Tracker: An Innovative Solution
    1st pl MS- $100 plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Dale Ryan Houtz Stephen Chandler Buchser Middle School Will Changing the Size of Grains of Sand in a Pile of Sand change the angle of Repose?
    2nd pl MS- $50 plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Ethan Schuyler Bair Linh Pham Old Orchard School Preventing Broken Bridges
    GR 06-08: HP 35s Scientific Calculator, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Paul August Dennig, Jr. Cindy Kane Blach Intermediate School From Concentrator to Tracker: An Innovative Solution
    GR 6-8 Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Aleksandar George Kalman Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Pulleys, the Force Magnifiers
  8 1st Award Namrata Ramya Balasingam Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park The Physics of the Party Balloon: On Laplace's Law, Nonlinear Elasticity, and their Implications to Cardiovascular Biomechanics
      Vadim  Korolik Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Refraction of Light - Using Refraction of Light to Study Mass Transfer in Liquids
      Armin Justin Namavari Fred Berghout Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School What Effect Does Sugar Concentration in Water have on its Index of Refraction?
      Keshav  Kumar Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Hydraulic Ram Pump
      Jonathan  Lam Vivian Flora Piedmont Middle School Hydraulic Ram Pump
    2nd Award Leah  Hails Kelly Hails Mountain View ISP What Makes a Good Aerodynamic Design?
      Christopher Alan Powers Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Easily Accessible Insulation -Good or Bad?
      Annam  Quraishi Gloria Poole Columbia Middle School Solar Magnification
      Elizabeth Chiu Hua Tran Mary A. Francis Murphy (Martin) Middle School Projectile Motion
      Saba Kelly Gebremedhin Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School The Desalination Process
      Rishabh  Jain Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
      Neil Kamal Movva Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
      Mikala Ann Ross Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School The Desalination Process
    Honorable Mention Emily Lois Aiken Tamara Juarez Terman Middle School Understanding Overtones
      Rebecca Uyen-Mi Bui Patty VanCampenhout Columbia Middle School Blow Guns
      Joseph  Chang Sue Pound Jordan (David Starr) Middle School What Affects the Trajectory of a Curve Ball? The Physics of Rotating Objects
      Emily Taylor Cox Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Fuel Efficiency: Mastering The Art of Basket Cooking
      Ethan  Hickman Ann Lorey Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School Magnets Launching Bearings
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Rishabh  Jain Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
      Neil Kamal Movva Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
    GR 6-8 Certificate of Achievement, letter of congratulation, ONR Medallion, United States Navy and Marine Corps Namrata Ramya Balasingam Heather Pelayo Challenger -Strawberry Park The Physics of the Party Balloon: On Laplace's Law, Nonlinear Elasticity, and their Implications to Cardiovascular Biomechanics
      Akansha  Dey Neha Makhijani Stratford Middle School - San Jose Finding the Wavelength of Electromagnetic Waves in a Microwave
      Vadim  Korolik Sue Greathouse Old Orchard School Refraction of Light - Using Refraction of Light to Study Mass Transfer in Liquids
      Jiajun  Lin Carol Hagen Sheppard (William) Middle School Inside Line
      Paramjyot  Singh Ericka Rossi Challenger - Middlefield -Palo Alto Green Eco-Friendly Computer Data Centers
      Neha Agarwal Tibrewal Anuradha Murthy Carden Academy of Santa Clara Does Water Have Tension? Propelling a Raft by Changing Surface Tension
    Gr 6-8, 2nd Place Award - $75 Cash, Magazine Subscription, Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Rishabh  Jain Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
      Neil Kamal Movva Daniel Sommer Harker School - Middle School Campus Hybrid Solar Cells: The Best of Both Worlds?
  9 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Vikas Chandra Bhetanabhotla Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Theoretical Study of Factors Affecting Molecular Specificity in Hyperpolarized MRI Scans
    1st Award Vikas Chandra Bhetanabhotla Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Theoretical Study of Factors Affecting Molecular Specificity in Hyperpolarized MRI Scans
    2nd Award Marissa Alexis Arango Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School What a Drag! The Physics of Swimming and How Drag Affects Overall Performance
      Maharshi Bala Chitti Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Turbulence Created by Various Slat Designs in a Wind Tunnel
      Sarah Ellen Giovannini Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School What a Drag! The Physics of Swimming and How Drag Affects Overall Performance
      Kim  Nguyen Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School What a Drag! The Physics of Swimming and How Drag Affects Overall Performance
      Andy  Trinh Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Turbulence Created by Various Slat Designs in a Wind Tunnel
      Julie  Trinh Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Turbulence Created by Various Slat Designs in a Wind Tunnel
    Honorable Mention Soma  Mathur Alejandro Mendoza Silver Creek High School Lunar Apocalypse
      Andy Dan Long Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Does a Change in Height and Speed Change the Width of a Column of Air?
      Akshay Mehul Naik Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Does a Change in Height and Speed Change the Width of a Column of Air?
      Ashwath  Ramdas Doug Miller Evergreen Valley High School Does a Change in Height and Speed Change the Width of a Column of Air?
    $100 Cash Award to Grades 9-10 plus cert, Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Varun  Mohan Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Butterfly Effect and Chaos: The Study of Double Pendulum
    2nd Place Award - $75 Cash plus framed cert and subscription, Gr 9-12, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Avinash  Nayak Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Frequency and Acoustic SoundProofing
    Certificate of Achievement and VIP visit to NASA-Ames, NASA Ames Research Center Vikas Chandra Bhetanabhotla Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus A Theoretical Study of Factors Affecting Molecular Specificity in Hyperpolarized MRI Scans
    GR 09-10: HP PW460t Digital Camera, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Avinash  Nayak Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Frequency and Acoustic SoundProofing
    Honorable Mention-framed cert and subscriptions, Gr 9-12, SAMPE - Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Delena  Hoang Ann Shioji Yerba Buena High School Race to the Bottom: Viscosity vs. Temperature
      Ngoc  Nguyen Ann Shioji Yerba Buena High School Race to the Bottom: Viscosity vs. Temperature
  10 1st Award Christopher Steven Sund Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Effect of an Electromagnet Field on the Spontaneous Emission of Crystals
      Ravi  Tadinada Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus The Effect of an Electromagnet Field on the Spontaneous Emission of Crystals
  11 Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Outreach Schools - Trip to Intel ISEF, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Stacey Amy Huang Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School The Effect of Washout Designs in Swept and Tapered Wings on the Location of Flow Separation During Stall
    3rd Place SJSU College of Engineering certificate of achievement, San Jose State University College of Engineering Jackson Minh Huynh Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Badminton in Motion
    1st Award Stacey Amy Huang Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School The Effect of Washout Designs in Swept and Tapered Wings on the Location of Flow Separation During Stall
      Bolun  Liu John Howe Howe STEM Leadership Academy An Innovative Predictive Model of Catapult Performance
    2nd Award Jessica Lynn Hauffe Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School What Structural Support System Would Absorb an Earthquake the Best?
    Honorable Mention Vivian Nha Truc Bui Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Metal to Metal
      Lilian  Thoi Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Metal to Metal
    1st place $50 and a certificate of Achievement, United States Metric Association Jackson Minh Huynh Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Badminton in Motion
    1st Place HS Award - $100 Cash plus cert, American Society of Civil Engineers Jessica Lynn Hauffe Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School What Structural Support System Would Absorb an Earthquake the Best?
    2nd place, $30 check and a book, Apatite to Zircon, Inc. Award Jessica Lynn Hauffe Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School What Structural Support System Would Absorb an Earthquake the Best?
    3rd Place Award - $100 Cash & framed cert, System Safety Society Jessica Lynn Hauffe Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School What Structural Support System Would Absorb an Earthquake the Best?
    Certificate of Achievement and instructions for Pewter Medallion (to come), Yale Science and Engineering Association Bolun  Liu John Howe Howe STEM Leadership Academy An Innovative Predictive Model of Catapult Performance
    GR 11-12: HP WV689AV Laptop Computer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Stacey Amy Huang Barjinder Sabherwal Evergreen Valley High School The Effect of Washout Designs in Swept and Tapered Wings on the Location of Flow Separation During Stall
      Bolun  Liu John Howe Howe STEM Leadership Academy An Innovative Predictive Model of Catapult Performance
    Grade 11 or 12 team - $400 cash award, Genencor Biotechnology Awards Prag  Batra Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Novel Methods of Identifying Dark Matter
      Govinda  Dasu Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Novel Methods of Identifying Dark Matter
    HM : Certificate of Achievement, United States Army Bolun  Liu John Howe Howe STEM Leadership Academy An Innovative Predictive Model of Catapult Performance
    Honorable Mention Award-Magazine Subscription and Framed Certificate, ASM International, A Society for Materials, Santa Clara Valley Chapter Vivian Nha Truc Bui Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Metal to Metal
      Lilian  Thoi Narquiz Cervantes Silver Creek High School Metal to Metal
    Special Award :$75 &Certificate, Varian Medical Systems Prag  Batra Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Novel Methods of Identifying Dark Matter
      Govinda  Dasu Chris Spenner Harker School - High School Campus Novel Methods of Identifying Dark Matter
  12 3rd Place SJSU College of Engineering certificate of achievement, San Jose State University College of Engineering Natalie Phuung Nguyen Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Badminton in Motion
    Honorable Mention Guillermo  Vasquez Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Bacteria! As Energy?
      Glen Constantino Alvarez Stuart Briber Independence High School Magnetic Chain Reaction
      Breyden Thien-quoc Bui Stuart Briber Independence High School Magnetic Chain Reaction
      Kevin Duong Nguyen Stuart Briber Independence High School Magnetic Chain Reaction
    1st place $50 and a certificate of Achievement, United States Metric Association Natalie Phuung Nguyen Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Badminton in Motion
    Certificate of Achievement; & opportunity to advance to Stockholm competition, Stockholm Junior Water Prize Quyen Du Bach Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Measuring Sugar Content with Laser
      Crystal  Trang Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Measuring Sugar Content with Laser
    HM Certificate of Achievement, United States Metric Association Zoe Alexandra Bader Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Ballerinas and How Angular Velocity Changes Their Relative Moment of Inertia
      Veronica Marie Miller Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Ballerinas and How Angular Velocity Changes Their Relative Moment of Inertia
    Individual: $30 cash and a book, The ROD Women in Science Award Guillermo  Vasquez Debra Dimas Santa Teresa High School Bacteria! As Energy?
Zoology 6 1st Award Matthew Christopher Colbert Cathleen Johnson Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Are Dogs Left, Right, or Ambidextrous?
    2nd Award Amrita  Singh Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop The Effect of Different Pairings of Male and Female Crickets on chirps
    Honorable Mention Amulya  Vadlakonda Gail Inlow Redwood Middle School Chromatic Adaptation
    2nd Place Award - $125 Cash and cert, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California Branch Amrita  Singh Belinda Schmahl A Schmahl Science Workshop The Effect of Different Pairings of Male and Female Crickets on chirps
  9 2nd Award Emily Siming Wang Angela Merchant Gunn (Henry M.) High School Observing to Understand the Foraging Skills of Captive Giant Pandas
    3rd Place Award - $100 Cash and cert, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California Branch Jessica S. Sawanni Craig Young Wilcox High School The Memory Span of Different Species of Goldfish