2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Oregon Results

Oregon Students won 11 Grand awards and 18 Special Awards for a total of $252,950.

ENGINEERING MECHANICS

First Award of $3,000

ENMC014 — Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle

  • Ryan Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Second Award of $1,500

ENBM007 — A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Non-Invasive Detection of Blood Glucose Using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks

  • Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Third Award of $1,000

CELL059 — Direct Evolution of Antibody Fragments Targeting CD32a for Application in Immunotherapy to Eradicate HIV Latency

  • Long Ngo, Oregon Episcopal School, OR, United States of America

COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS

Second Award of $1,500

CBIO005 — Tracing Cell Lineages from Single-Cell Data using Markov Affinity Estimation

  • Lauren Li, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Fourth Award of $500

EBED016T — SkyHound: A Low-Cost 3D Printed Autonomous WiFi Tracking Search Drone to Locate Missing Victims of Natural Disasters

  • Neel Jain, West Linn High School, OR, United States of America
  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, OR, United States of America

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Fourth Award of $500

ENEV086 — Designing an in situ Soil Conductivity Monitoring System for Precision Agriculture and Water Management

  • Rohan Wagh, Sunset High School, OR, United States of America

MATERIALS SCIENCE

Second Award of $1,500

MATS022 — Acrylate Polymerization: Formation of UV Curable Antimicrobial Copolymers

  • Nathan Tidball, Wilsonville High School, OR, United States of America

MICROBIOLOGY

Third Award of $1,000

MCRO014 — Implications for Biogas Energy Use via Methanogenesis in Mars Conditions

  • Alexandria Montgomery, West Salem High School, OR, United States of America

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Third Award of $1,000

PHYS061 — Implementing Quantum Dot Qubits in Optimized Linear Quantum Computing Architectures through Evolutionary Computational Modeling

  • Lucas Braun, School of Science & Technology, OR, United States of America

SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Third Award of $1,000

SOFT023 — A Deep Learning-Based Drowning Detection Method for Dynamic Swimming Pool Environments Using Spatiotemporal Neighborhood Analysis

  • Jessica Yu, West Linn High School, OR, United States of America

Fourth Award of $500

SOFT013 — A Secure Implementation of Mendelian Randomization via Multi-Party Computation

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, OR, United States of America

Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation

AVASC is an educational and medical service foundation dedicated to recognizing academic talent and providing services to the needy. AVASC will award projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity, and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field.

Second Award of $500

ENBM007 — A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Non-Invasive Detection of Blood Glucose Using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks

  • Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST)

China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest organization of scientists and technologists in China. One of its missions is to promote public understanding of science. Having developed science education programs, CAST supports youth and adolescents in becoming citizens with high scientific literacy. CAST awards are given to the projects that best reflect the originality and innovation of the students' work in all scientific disciplines.

Award of $1,200

ENMC014 — Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle

  • Ryan Steven Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

Drexel University

Drexel University will award eight full scholarships valued at $200,000 each to those students whose projects match Drexel's curriculum. Drexel is recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience.

Full tuition scholarship $200,000

EAEV010 — The Role of Fluorescent Pigments in Protecting Zooxanthellae

  • Emma Wetsel, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small business. GoDaddy believes it has a responsibility to make a difference in the community. As part of that philosophy, GoDaddy contributes to nonprofit organizations that focus on causes meaningful to customers, employees and to our community. GoDaddy will be presenting the following awards: the Web Innovator Award, the Mobile Application Award, the Open Source Award, the Data Award and the Forward Thinker Award.

$1,500 Mobile Applications to the Rescue Award

SOFT023 — A Deep Learning-Based Drowning Detection Method for Dynamic Swimming Pool Environments Using Spatiotemporal Neighborhood Analysis

  • Jessica Mengxin Yu, West Linn High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. The INCOSE Best Use of Systems Engineering award is awarded to the best interdisciplinary project that can produce technologically appropriate solutions that meet societal needs. The INCOSE Special Systems Engineering Prosthesis award is awarded to the best use of Systems Engineering process used in the development of prosthesis

Certificate of Honorable Mention

ENEV086 — Designing an in situ Soil Conductivity Monitoring System for Precision Agriculture and Water Management

  • Rohan Mahesh Wagh, Sunset High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

ENMC014 — Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle

  • Ryan Steven Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

Mu Alpha Theta, National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society

Mu Alpha Theta strives to promote the enjoyment and scholarship of mathematics. The Mu Alpha Theta Award is given to the most challenging, thorough, and creative investigation of a problem involving mathematics accessible to high school students. Components of the investigation often include mathematical proof, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, visualization, simulation, and approximation.

First Award of $ 1,500

MATH013 — Applied Mathematical Modeling of Continuous Dynamic Systems of Fluids in Pipe Flows

  • Anne Mae DeForge, Liberty High School, Hillsboro, OR, United States of America

King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity

King Abdul-Aziz & His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, "MAWHIBA”, is a national educational foundation in Saudi Arabia established to help cultivate a comprehensive environment of creativity. The organization seeks to build a sustainable future by encouraging youth around the world to search for innovative means toward developing concepts in relevant fields of study. To support this goal, MAWHIBA will award prizes in four distinct categories of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) that include machine learning in real-world chemistry applications, machine learning in real-world chemistry and environmental applications, robotics and cybersecurity. A total of fourteen awards will be given to students who excel in the evaluation criteria.

$21000 Scholarship for Intelligent-Based Solutions in Cyber-security

SOFT013 — A Secure Implementation of Mendelian Randomization via Multi-Party Computation

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Founded in 1958, NASA drives advances in science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of Earth.

Second Award of $750

ENMC014 — Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle

  • Ryan Steven Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

First Award of $2500

BMED087T — Reverse Testing Chemotherapies on Drosophila Models to Determine Protein-Kinase Pathways Affected by Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  • Aditya Sood, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America
  • Himani Sood, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

National Security Agency Research Directorate

The NSA Research Directorate is one of the most established research organizations in the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a world leader in science and technology, Research engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines. The ISEF Special Awards recognize exceptional research that demonstrates world-class skills in mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, physics, and neuroscience while promoting research that can assure and protect cyberspace.

Second Place Award "Science Security" of $1,000

SOFT013 — A Secure Implementation of Mendelian Randomization via Multi-Party Computation

  • Divya Amirtharaj, Westview High School, Beaverton, OR, United States of America

Honorable Mention "Science of Security"

SOFT062 — Non-Periodic Pseudo-Random Number Generator Using Sinai Billiards

  • Advay Koranne, Catlin Gabel School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

K. Soumyanath Memorial Award

This award is presented by the family of Krishnamurthy Soumyanath (1957 - 2010), for the best project in Computer Engineering. Dr K. Soumyanath was an Intel Fellow and held the title of Chief Architect, Integrated Platform Research at Intel Labs, USA. He led research and development in circuits and architectures for next-generation transceiver devices. The prize honors the memory of an energetic and adventurous individual who inspired and mentored many young people to excel in all aspects of life.

$1,000 will be awarded to the winner's school.

First Award of $3,000

EBED016T — SkyHound: A Low-Cost 3D Printed Autonomous WiFi Tracking Search Drone to Locate Missing Victims of Natural Disasters

  • Neel Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America
  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light‬źbased technologies. The Society serves more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

Third Award of $1,000

ENBM007 — A Novel Optical Diagnostic Method for Non-Invasive Detection of Blood Glucose Using Reverse Iontophoresis Modulation and Personalized Neural Networks

  • Rohan Ahluwalia, Westview High School, Portland, OR, United States of America

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID's work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. The U.S. Global Development Lab serves as an innovation hub. We take smart risks to test new ideas and partner within USAID and with other actors to harness the power of innovative tools and approaches that accelerate development impact.

USAID Science for Development Third Place Award of $2,000.

EBED016T — SkyHound: A Low-Cost 3D Printed Autonomous WiFi Tracking Search Drone to Locate Missing Victims of Natural Disasters

  • Neel Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America
  • Pooja Jain, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR, United States of America

Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We defend America by unleashing the unconquerable power of scientific and technical innovation. Our mission is leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace force.

First Award of $750 in each Intel ISEF Category

ENBM018 — A Novel Nanomaterial as a Multifunctional Contrast Agent for Targeted X-ray and Fluorescent Biomedical Imaging

  • Arjun Jain, Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR, United States of America

ENMC014 — Development of a Fully Reusable and Autonomously Landing Suborbital Launch Vehicle

  • Ryan Steven Westcott, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR, United States of America

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is committed to inspiring the next generation of aerospace professionals by recognizing exceptional students at all levels. We encourage students’ progress through STEM-based educational programs, design competitions, scholarships, and awards such as the AIAA "Look Up!" Award. We will award a cash prize for the top three aerospace-related projects. We encourage students to Look Up! and see their future in aerospace.

Second Award of $1500.00

MCRO014 — Implications for Biogas Energy Use via Methanogenesis in Mars Conditions

  • Alexandria Soren Montgomery, West Salem High School, Salem, OR, United States of America

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