Jyotirmya Kumar & Karthik Papisetty

Project Summary

 Jyotirmya Kumar

    My name is Jyotirmya Kumar. I am currently a 12th grader, this was my first year in science research. I enjoy playing tennis and ping pong. I have played the piano for the past seven years, I also playing the traditional indian drum, the Tabla. I am interested in pursing Computer Science and Economics in college. I also enjoy listening to music, reading, and hanging out with friends and family.
   Karthik Papisetty

My name is Karthik Papisetty. I am currently in 10th grade. This is my first year in Advanced Science Research, but I have been participating in science fairs since I was in 6th grade. After this year, it has become apparent to me that I have an innate scientific interest in Cellular Biology. In Breck School, I am a member of the Robotics team and am also a member of the Varsity Tennis team. Outside of school, I enjoy playing competitive tennis in tournaments sectionally, and nationally. I have been playing tennis from the age of 10. I have also been playing guitar for 6 years. I enjoy spending time with friends and family in my free time.




Honors & Awards

Jyotirmya Kumar (2017) & Karthik Papisetty (2019) worked at the Masonic Cancer Center under the guidance of Dr. James McCarthy.

Regional Science Fair:

  • Earned top ribbons, signifying qualification to the Minnesota State Science Fair Competition in March
  • Selected as Research Paper Competition Finalists signifying qualification to the North Central Tri-State Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in March
State Science Fair:
  • Earned the Minnesota Academy of Science Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Beckman-Coulter 2nd place Science Award.