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Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair
High School Award Recipients 2014

Student Name Project Title High School Town



The Effect of L-Carrageenanon Blastemal Cell Development Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Jesse Michel Base 1.5 analysisi of Properties & RElation to Collatz Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester


Steven Homberg Finding Enrichments for Disease-Associated SNPs Westborough HS Westborough

Marcelo Ferrari
Akanksh Chaudhary

Linking Prenatal Sound Exposure in D. melanogaster Bancroft School Worcester
Gregory Konar A CDH1 Reporter to Evaluate Cancer Cell Differentiation Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester

Jagath Jai Kumar
Paul Maurais

Eye of the Storm Hopdale Jr/Sr HS Hopedale
Amol Punjabi Engineering Bright Nanocubes for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Advancd Math & Science Academy CS Marlborough
Xiayue Wang Early diagnosis of Herpes Viridae Viral Infections by MIPs Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Allie McCarthy Optimal Snake Venom: Preventing Cancer Cell Proliferation Bancroft School Worcester
Alyse Gonthier Way Over Whey:  The Effects of Acid Whey on the Environnment Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Damini Chelladurai Creating a Micropipetting Protocal to Reduce Human Error Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Evan Solomonides Sustainable Insulation from Potatoes Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Srinivas Lade Comparing the Strength of Three Forms of Plant Phyllotaxis Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Chandler Friend Allelopathic Effects of C. orbiculatus and F. japonic Mass Academy of Math & Science



Yashaswini Makaram Pick Up Line; Using Accelerometers to Identify a Person Algonquin RHS Northborough
Ayush Kumar The Cytotoxic Effect of Borrelia: Lyme Disease in Zebrafish Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Vivek Subramaniam PLGA Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Cryptococcal Infections Westborough HS Estborough
Thomas Auchincloss Elizabeth MacDougall Starvation in C. elegans: The impact on RNA Interference St. Mark's School Southborough
Isay Katsman Creating an Ergonomic CSS-Based Website Layout Generator Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Sahil Suresh
Grant Xu
The Science Behind Winning and Confidence Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Brian Miller Natural Weed Control Wachusett RHS Holden
Quinn Fitzpatrick Notch Inhibition with GSI in Breast Adenocarcinoma Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Colin Staab Platelet Lysate Improves Muscle Cell Growth Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Laura Jenny Insect Ecology: Organic vs. Agricultural Pesticide Leominster HS Leominster
Robert Ferm Oh Dear! Dying Daphnia! Wachusett RHS Holden
Kyle Foster Is it Time to Roundup those GMO's? Wachusett RHS Holden
William DeMaria
Emory Payne
Effect of Fibrin on Adult hmsc's Exposed to ErOH and Caffeine Bancroft HS



Varun Mathur Vineet Mathur NaCl Separation Using Nanoporous Graphene Oxide Membrane Advance Math & Science Academy CS Marlborough
Alexandra Mills Effect of Chronic vs. Acute Protein Deficiency on Cognition St. Mark's School Southborough
Hakyong Jeon Comparing Four Dissociation Methods in Stem Cells St. Mark's School Southborough
Patrick Casey
Nick Valiton
Dylan Nadeau
Saving the World One Drop at a Time Leominster HS Leominster
Sonali Razdan Power Generation From Biowaste: Earthworm Edition Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Lucy Fitzgerald Effect of pH on Pulsation Rate& Recovery Bancroft School Worcester
Sahil Nawah Saad Chaudry Smart PRT System by Quantum Locking and Superconductivity St. John's HS Shrewsbury
Allison Coomber Detecting Infection with Raspberries Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Victoria Shakespeare Music Learning & Cognitive Function in Children St. Mark's School Southborough
Christopher Schick William Lyons Effects of Abscisic Acid vs. Indole Acetic Acid on Vetiver St. Mark's School Southborough
Haomiao(Julie) Geng Synthesis of R-Furalaxyl, an Enantiopure Fungicide. St. Mark's School Southborough
Katie Hudek A Novel Bioinformatics System for Pharmacological Research Hudek Home School


Aishwarrya Arivudainambi

Inhibiting LuxL/LuxR Type Quorum Sensing: A Novel Approach
Shresbury HS


 Julie Goldberg                   ECOIL, An EcoFriendly Metthod of        Wachusett RHS              Holden
                                                               Oil Collection 

     FIFTH (Honorable Mention) AWARDS

Aishwarya Kaki How Much is Too Much? Effects of BPA on Planaria Regeneration Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Saachi Gopal Dissecting the Social Trend of Using Skin Whitening Products Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury

Stephanie Kall
Scott Kall

Beat the Yeast Hudson HS Hudson
Michael MacCormac Solar Powered Mechanical Generator Marlborough HS Marlborough
Matthew Pacenka Fun in the Sun Affects Planarian Regeneration Wachusett RHS Holden
Jenna Bogan H2O Resource Dividing in
P. strobus
Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Colleen Castellani Preventing Small Scale Oil Spills with Asclepias syriaca Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Liam Shanahan Effect of Sail Section Profile on Lift Generated in Up-Wind Sails Bancroft School Worcester

Pranav Gopan
Amar Vadhera

Predicting the Next Amazon Bestseller Advanced Math & Science Academy CS Marlborough
Meggan Mwangi
Shau Le
Skylar Stoll
Ozone Worcester Technical HS Worcester
Erin Condon The Effects of Diet on the Painted Lady Butterfly Marian HS Framingham
Katherine Toll Persistant Pesticides: Is Washing Fruit Worth It? The Bromfield School Harvard
Bhargavi Ram pHantacid: The Effectivness of Antacids. Westborough HS Westborough
Melanie Pinto Is Your Water Giving You Cancer? St. Mary's Jr/Sr HS Worcester
Uthursh Pandey Curcumin: A Miracle Spice( Tumeric) Has Therapeutic Value Grafton HS Grafton
Rebecca Araujo Ridding the World of Red Tide: Effects pH has on Algal Blooms Assabet Valley RTHS Marlborough
Paris Jensen Students' Knowledge of Environmental Change South High Community School Worcester

Worcester Regional Middle School Science & Engineering Fair 2014 Award Recipients

Prize Student Name Project Title School


Genzyme Award Broadcom Master Brianna Fisher Supertasters: Power or Poison Worcester Academy
First Place Broadcom Master Kevin Hu An Efficient Web Application for Gene Design Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
First  Place Broadcom Master

Bridget Monaghan
Rebecca McNeal

Egg Osmosis

St. Bernadette School

First Place Broadcom Master

Rarrah Haytham
Al-Madinah Xhemalallari

Tracking the Sun Alhuda Academy
First  Place Broadcom Master

Julia Danko

Cleaning Up Oil Spills. Bancroft School
First Place Broadcom Master Hafsa Waqar
Haris Waqar
Foot Watchers Alhuda Academy
First Place Broadcom Master Abby Mann CO2 Creator Bancroft School
Second Place Broadcom Master Annaleigh Bowman What's in Your Water? Bancroft School
Second Place
Broadcom Master
Ruhi Patil A Rusty Situtation: Acid Attack! Bancroft School

Second Place
Broadcom Master

Janani Ram The Science of Making Yogurt...Fast! Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Second Place
Anna Myakushina Colorful Plant Growth Robert E. Melican Middle School
Second Place

Danielle Joubran

Show Me the Colors St. Berandette School
Second Place 

Athena Mele
Hailey Davis

Metal & Soda = Crack! Pop! Fizz! Overlook Middle School
Third  Place
Broadcom Master
Emma Sullivan Hurrricane Sandybars Bancroft School

Third Place

Jared Marston

Appy Feet Douglas Jr/Sr High School
Third Place

Emmeline Weeks
Gweneth Landis

Does Temperature Affect the Surface Tension of Water? Fowler School
Third Place
Larissa Bousquet Systolic Color Quaboag Rigional Middle/High School
Third Place Eli Zamore Affect of Spoiler Type/Style on Drag Bancroft School
Third Place Bethan wiley-Cordone Ants and Artificial Sweeteners Mass Virtual Academy at Greenfield
Third Place

Brianna L. Fisher

Old School vs. New School: What Will You Remember? Flagg Street School
Third Place Rachel Vasan Acid Levels St. Bernadette School
Third Place Michael Gobran Are Rubber Bands Elastic? St. Bernadette School
Third Place Vikram Abbaraju Hydraulic Arm Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Third Place Carlo Mannina Race to the Finish-How Friction Affects Speed Bancroft School
Third Place

Maya McCollum
Nilanjana Nambiar

Odd Letter Out Oak Middle School
Third Place Kathleen Fijimori Spinning Your Wheels Bancroft School
Third Place Tasneem Mohammed Wi-Fi and Plants Alhuda Academy
Third Place Cameron Nordstrom Aet Your Circadian Clock: It's Homework Time West Tatnuck School
Honorable Mention Ritu Somayaji Hydroponic Growing vs. Traditional Growing Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Honorable Mention Alex Mack
Harrison Isreal
Greywater - Solution Pollution Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School

Honorable Mention

Grace Rade
Matthew Rade

Bacteria, They're Everywhere St. Bernadette School
Honorable Mention

Ian Rudnick

Sturdy Supermarket Stacking Oak Middle School
Honorable Mention Ellie Forster The Force:  How Does the Shape of a Parachute Affect Its Drop Velocity) West Tatnuck School
Honorable Mention Muhammad Farrag Cyber speed Alhuda Academy
Honorable Mention

Isha Hameed
Jajati Anand
Sakshi Gera

The Effect of Magnetic and Electomagnetic Radiation on the Growth of Grass Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Honorable Mention Sanjana Basu
Kavitha Krishna
Stains Be Gone - In the Name of pH Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Honorable Mention Grace Oelkers
Ashna Jain
Picture or Product - Visual vs. Tactile Robert E. Melican Middle School
Honorable Mention Utkal Pandey Creating an Efficient and Eco-Friendly solar Oven for Developing Countires Around the World Grafton Middle  School
Honorable Mention Simran Soin

Are Cell Phones Cooking Your Brain

St. Bernndette School
Honorable Mention Natalie Fenoff Soil vs. Hydroponics

Middle  School

Honorable Mention

Anoop Patta
Eshan Sane

Fast and Furious: Under the Sea Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School
Honorable Mention Massimo Cesareo A-Maze-ing Slime Mold St. Bernadette School