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Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair
High School Award Recipients 2015

Student Name Project Title High School Town


Yashaswini Makaram

The Phoney Lift: Using Accelerometers to Identify People Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Georgie Botev Single Track Gray Codes: A General Constuction & Extensions Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester


Kyle Foster They Get Knocked Down, But They Get Up Again! Wachusett RHS Holden

Mariam Dogar

Effects of Turine on Memory Retention in D. Dorotocephala Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Amol Punjabi New Algorithms for Virtual Drug Screening Applied to Cancer Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester

Aishwarrya Arivudainambi

Effects of Curcumin and Piperine on Development in D. rerio Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Jacqueline Forson The Fault in Our Sea Stars: Analyizing SSWD Asteroids Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
William DeMaria The Effect of Caffeine on Infalmmatory Response in C. elegans Bancroft School Worcester
Samantha Joubran Isolation of Biologically Active Compounds in Apple Peels Hudson HS Hudson
Sashrika Saini Novel ADORA2B Model Utilizing AR@A Multisequence Templates Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Sanjay Ganeshan CheckAIC an .OS App for Automated Diabetes Management Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Katherine Schweikert Nuts to 911: Using Activated Emergency Alert System for EpiPen Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Sathya Anisetti Electropack: Generating Electricity with a Backpack Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Victoria Shakespeare The Effect of Integrin alpha6B4 on Cancer Stem Cells ST. Mark's School



Vikram Pathalam Effect of Phyllanthus amarus on Cancer Cell Proliferation Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury

Margaret Simon
Vjolii Jorgji

Linking the Effect of DBP on Drosophila Offspring to Asthma Bancroft School Worcester
Angha Arvind Efficient Generation & Transmission of Wireless Energy Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Vivek Subramaniam Bone Regeneration Using Novel Graphene Polymer  Scaffolds Westborough HS Westborough
Shadi Bovar Developing a Debris-Resistant Hydrokinetic Turbine Mass Academy of Math and Science Worcester
Rohan Oberoi Texting & Calling...Impact on Reaction Time Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Kevin Hu Storing Genetic Information in a Graphical Data Structure Westborough HS Westborough
Julie Goldberg The Effect of Biostimulation Oil Spill Collection on Rye Wachusett RHS Holden
Rachel Walker Katherine Edwards Effect of Climate Change on Egg Viability of D. Plexippus Bancroft School Worcester
Colin Staab A New Method for Muscle Regeneration Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Sydney Vu The Effect of Caffeine on the Effects of etOH in C. elegans Bancroft School Worcester
Anqi Zhou The Effects of Tubulin Inhibitors on Embryonic Development Marian HS Framingham
Evan Solomonides Sustainable Insulation from Potatoes Mass Academy of Math & Science



Katie Hudek Quacee: A Mechanism for Specifying Quantum Circuits & Quantum Computations Hudek Home School Grafton

Shil Nawab           Saad Chaudry

Smart PRT System by Quantum Linking and Superconductivity St. John's HS Shrewsbury
Sean Bellefeuille Matthew Sarro Affordable Lower-Limb Prosthetics in Developing Countries St. Mark's School Southborough
Acadia Kopec Thyne to Stop Diabetes Wachusett RHS Holden
Saachi Gopal Project ENCA: In search of Natural Mechanisms to Reverse Acne Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Michael Lyons The Effects of DHEA on Muscle Function in C. elegans Bancroft School Worcester
Hannah Sweeney Changing Pigmentation of Pieris rapae Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Nia Quinones Optimal Fixation Method to Allow for Proper HPV Diagnosis St. Mark's School Southborough
Colin Shanahan Effect of Fetal Antibiotic Dosage on Obesity in Adult C. elegans Bancroft School Worcester
Matthew Huang A Test for Detection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Dylan Doxey The Effect of Mountain Dew on Fertility in Male Fruit Flies Wachustt RHS Holden
Alyssa Stark The Dirt on Natural Cleaners Wachusett RHS


Hannah Fuller

Optimizing Lipid Production in C. sorokiniana for Biofuel
St. Mark's School


Urvi Savant Antibiotic Resistance: Antibiotics Create More Problems Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Aryan Naik Social Deprivation Increases Glucose Preference Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury

     FIFTH (Honorable Mention) AWARDS

Kelsey Moulton The Effect of Excess Sugar on Fruit Fly Learning & Memory Wachusett RHS Holden
Ruth Schade Piriformospora indica and Salt Resistance Marlborough HS Marlborough

Sheel Stueber Nicholas Trubenko

Optimization of Adsorbed Rare Gas Clusters by Simulation Bancroft School Worcester
Maura Shea Equine Play Behavior:  Static vs. Dynamic Objects Quabbin RHS Barre
Austin Heisey 3D Printing Solid Rocket Fuel Lincoln-Sudbury RHS Sudbury
Mathew McCoy Oxygen Production & Growth Rate of Ocimum basilicum Using Light Shrewsbury  HS Shrewsbury
Jane Langan The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Seed Germination  Marian HS Framingham
Brian Best

Modeling Highway Systems Using Physarum polycephalum

Hopkinton HS Hopkinton

Natalie Baillargeon Mridhu Khanna

The Effect of ANti-Bacterial Soap on Microbiome Westborough HS Westborough
Bethany Keene The Effects of Therapy dogs on Human Blood Pressure Hudson HS Hudson
Pranav Gopan The Walking Whale Advanced Math & Science Academy CS Marlborough

Utkal Pandy     Utkarsh Pandey

Curcumin-RNA Conjugate as a Telomerase Targeted Prodrug Grafton HS Grafton
Stephen Foley Mind on the Road. Hopedale HS Hopedale
Jarrod Beauchemin Which Pain Reliever Dissolves the Quickest within a Stomach Model Assabet Valley RTHS Marlborough
Tori Blanchette solar Cells & Energy St. Mary's Jr/Sr HS Worcester
Michelle Loven Making Safety Click West Boylston Jr/Sr HS West Boylston

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