Monta Vista High School

Project Awards 2017

Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship

School Teacher Student Award Title Gr
Monta Vista High School Sushma Bana Matthew Harrison Park 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category Energy Conservation Through Timely Sleep Detection with Mobile Devices (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
  Jim Birdsong Bogdan  Kovtun High School Finalist Certficate & Amazon.com gift certficate, Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Utilizing Vortex Generating Perforations on Fixed-Wing Aircraft for Improving High Angle-of-Attack Performance (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
            High school - One packet with Letter, Certificate of Achievement, ONR Medallion, and form for $50 gift card, United States Navy and Marine Corps    
  Pamela Chow Aadithya Ramana Anumala Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category Overexpression of p63 and p73 with E2F1 and pcDNA6/TR in yeast model of Breast Cancer effect on mortality with cisplatin (Biological Science and Engineering) 10
  Scott DeRuiter Pranav  Kumar 3rd Place: $25 Cash and Certificate of Achievement, System Safety Society Flood Escape App: An App That Shows the Quickest Route to Safety During a Flood (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
      Patrick  Yu High School Finalist Certficate & Amazon.com gift certficate, Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Never Lost: An App to Keep You On Track (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
  Renee Fallon Hira Nisar Ali 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category The Effect of Valeriana officinalis vs. L-Tyrosine on a Rotenone-Induced Drosophila Model for Parkinson's Disease (Biological Science and Engineering) 10
      Loren H Chang Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category Effect of different quantities of sodium hexametaphosphate on ampicillin resistance in E coli (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
      Athena  Fung 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Sodium Chloride: An Excitotoxin Triggering Neurodegeneration Through An Increased Na+/Ca2+ Influx Into Neuron (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
      Aditi  Gnanasekar 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Pumping Up Security: Using Encryption and 2 FA to Secure Connected Medical Devices (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
            Special Award: $75 and Certificate of Achievement, Varian Medical Systems    
      Advith  Gopinath 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category The Voice of Alzheimer's: Wearable Technology Coupled with Machine Learning to Track Alzheimer's Disease Progression (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
      Vivek Vijay Kamarshi 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Effects of Gut Microbiota on Drosophila Models of Parkinson's Disease (Biological Science and Engineering) 10
            3rd Place Award - $75 and Certificate of Achievement, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Northern California Branch    
      Varun Chandra Kodur Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category The Effect of Acetic Vapor On Aspergillus Niger Growth On Allium Cepa L. Onion Slices (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
      Harshita  Saha Special Award: $75 and Certificate of Achievement, Varian Medical Systems Dissolving Blood Clots with vibrations in localized areas for people diagnosed with thrombosis (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
      Rujuta Samir Sathe 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Using PQQ mitochondrial biogenesis as a therapeutic approach towards the treatment for Neurodegenerative Disease (ALS) (Biological Science and Engineering) 10
      Manav Jitesh Shah Packet of Bag, flash drive, car charger, and battery, United States Air Force Redefining Patient-Specific Tumor Neo-Antigen Detection: Using Bacterial Quorum Sensing as a Lung Cancer Biomarker (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
      Karan Vivek Sharma Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category Effect of different quantities of sodium hexametaphosphate on ampicillin resistance in E coli (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
      Vikas Vinayak Srinivasa Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category Effect of different quantities of sodium hexametaphosphate on ampicillin resistance in E coli (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
      Sydney  Ty 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Pumping Up Security: Using Encryption and 2 FA to Secure Connected Medical Devices (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
            Special Award: $75 and Certificate of Achievement, Varian Medical Systems    
      William  Xu Packet of Bag, flash drive, car charger, and battery, United States Air Force How does the humidity in the soil affect the amount of energy produced by the bacteria in the Microbial Fuel Cell? (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
      Gina  Yang 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Investigating Colony Collapse Disorder: Synergistic Effects of In-hive Miticides on the Health of Honeybees A. mellifera (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
            Plaque and $100 check, and Compete for $1000 Outstanding Young Scientist Award, California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS)    
      Ashley Kalishia Yeh Honorable Mention: Certificate of Achievement, and Goody Bag, Association for Women in Science, Palo Alto Chapter The Effects of NAD+ on a Drosophila Melanogaster Model of Cognitive Decline. (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
      Michelle Yue Zhu 2nd Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category A novel, inexpensive, portable, medication and vaccine refrigeration device for use in developing countries (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
            Packet of Bag, flash drive, car charger, and battery, United States Air Force    
  Debbie Frazier Anika  Cheerla Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF and Plaque, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Mitosis Detection and Tumor Grading Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (RRI Physical Science and Engineering) 10
            1st Award, RRI Physical Science and Engineering Category    
      Nikhil  Cheerla Grand Prize - Best of Championship - Physical Sciences - Trip to Intel ISEF and Plaque, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School Mitosis Detection and Tumor Grading Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (RRI Physical Science and Engineering) 12
            1st Award, RRI Physical Science and Engineering Category    
  Andrew Goldenkranz Triya  Roy 2nd Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category The affect concentrations of pollutants and amount of food source on Daphnia's sensitivity to toxins. (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
      Aditya Sunil Shah $100 and Certificate of Achievement, Wireless Communications Alliance Smart Wildfire Sensor: Automated Fuel Size Detection and Classification using Neural Networks for Prediction of Wildfire (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
      Sanjana Viral Shah $100 and Certificate of Achievement, Wireless Communications Alliance Smart Wildfire Sensor: Automated Fuel Size Detection and Classification using Neural Networks for Prediction of Wildfire (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
  David Greenstein Ashmita  Rajkumar Grand Prize Alternate - Physical Sciences - Trip to State Science Fair and Plaque, Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Assn - Board of Directors Awards - High School MedHack: The Impact of Malware Attack upon Biomedical Devices (RRI Biological Science and Engineering) 11
            2nd Award, RRI Biological Science and Engineering Category    
  Pooya Hajjarian Carl  Rosenthal 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category A Gel-Based Combination of Pyriproxyfen and Hydroprene Insect Growth Regulators for the Control of Blattella Germanica. (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
  Kathleen Koch Alex Bakshi Richardson 2nd Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Taking notes by hand vs typing and its affects on learning (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
  Lora Lerner Daria Vasilievna Syskine 1st Award, Biological Science and Engineering Category Non-social Butterflies: Effects of Social Learning on Flower Foraging in the nonsocial Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae) (Biological Science and Engineering) 11
  Michael Lordan Matthew  Cho Grand Prize Student Award: $640 and Certificate of Achievement, Association for Computing Machinery, San Francisco Bay Area Professional Chapter Strategic Decision Making Utilizing Neural Networks Trained with Optimal Patterns from Reinforcement Learning (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
            Honorable Mention, Physical Science and Engineering Category    
            $50 cash award and certificate, Bruce Kawanami Engineering Award    
      Rohit Venkatasai Tanikella Certificate of Achievement, United States Public Health Service Relationship Between Self-Efficacy and Cognitive Anxiety on Cognitive Performance (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
  Skip Mueller Raj Sekhar Reddy Palleti 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category What Factors Determine an Eulerian Polygon? A Computer-Inspired Analysis (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
      Suhas  Prasad 1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category What Factors Determine an Eulerian Polygon? A Computer-Inspired Analysis (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
  Ted Shinta Kyle John Ettinger High School Finalist Certficate & Amazon.com gift certficate, Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Automated targeting and firing of Multirotor Disabling Technology (Physical Science and Engineering) 11
            1st Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category    
            High school - One packet with Letter, Certificate of Achievement, ONR Medallion, and form for $50 gift card, United States Navy and Marine Corps    
            Honorable Mention: Certificate of Achievement, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Award    
      Gautham Reddy  Gujjula Outstanding Sustainability Project. Weeklong I-SWEEEP Competition, I-SWEEEP Demystifying Electromagnetic Coupling Within Antenna Arrays (RRI Physical Science and Engineering) 11
            2nd Award, RRI Physical Science and Engineering Category    
            Best Project: $50, Certificate of Achievement, and Voucher for a Safe Boating Course, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary    
      Ashvin Saikumar Irrinki High School Finalist Certficate & Amazon.com gift certficate, Synopsys Outreach Foundation n+1 Prize Improving the Human Gait for One-Legged Amputees with a Synergetic Prosthesis (Biological Science and Engineering) 9
            Honorable Mention, Biological Science and Engineering Category    
      Jahan  Razavi Honorable Mention, Physical Science and Engineering Category A Ground Topography Detection System for the Blind (Physical Science and Engineering) 9
      Nilay  Sawant 2nd Award, Physical Science and Engineering Category FitBox: A Smart Diet Controlling Container for Type 2 Diabetes (Physical Science and Engineering) 12
      Yash  Tandon Outstanding Sustainability Project. Weeklong I-SWEEEP Competition, I-SWEEEP Demystifying Electromagnetic Coupling Within Antenna Arrays (RRI Physical Science and Engineering) 11
            2nd Award, RRI Physical Science and Engineering Category    
            Best Project: $50, Certificate of Achievement, and Voucher for a Safe Boating Course, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary    
  Jon Stark Christian W. Chiong Honorable Mention, Physical Science and Engineering Category Analyzing the likelihood and composition of planets orbiting Herbig Ae/Be stars using only low resolution instruments (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
            Certificate of Achievement plus Letter, Mu Alpha Theta    
      Eric  Yang Honorable Mention, Physical Science and Engineering Category Analyzing the likelihood and composition of planets orbiting Herbig Ae/Be stars using only low resolution instruments (Physical Science and Engineering) 10
            Certificate of Achievement plus Letter, Mu Alpha Theta