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2020 Winners

Congratulations to all the participants in the 2020 Region IV Science Fair, the 44th Region IV Fair! The top participants win prizes, and the top 40 projects move on to the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair at MIT in May. 
This year's First place winners were:

Antara PalActon-Boxborough Regional High SchoolMulti-parameter optimization of ECM: a novel approach to controlling cancer
Kangqi NiCentral Catholic High SchoolBionic Hexapod Robot and Study of Improving Walking efficiency

Special Awards were given by Tufts Community Relations, Sanofi Genzyme, the American Society of Microbiology, and the American Optical Society:

Sanofi Genzyme top engineering projectKangqi NiCentral Catholic High SchoolBionic Hexapod Robot and Study of Improving Walking efficiency
Sanofi Genzyme top computer science/mathematics projectRitvik PulyaActon-Boxborough Regional High SchoolDesigning A Deep Learning Model for Improved Breast Cancer Prediction 
American Society of Microbiology top microbiology projectMelissa GonzalezPioneer Charter School of Science IAn Antibiotic Approach to Sepsis
Sanofi Genzyme top physics/earth & space project; Tufts Community Relations award for top Medford projectAlbert FarahMedford High SchoolEnhancing Positron Propulsion Techniques with Multiple Beam Generation
Sanofi Genzyme top environmental science projectJennifer LiLexington High SchoolEffect of Meteorological Conditions on PM Size Distribution
Sanofi Genzyme top chemistry projectYash Sahoo & Omprakash SahooChelmsford HighSchoolGraphene Based Organic Solar Cell
Tufts Community Relations award for top Somerville project Hunter Black RioSomerville High SchoolComparing Efficacy of Different Polymers as Menstrual Cups
American Optical Society award for top optics related projectDaniel RodriguezMalden Catholic High SchoolInfo Glasses

2020 Rankings (the following top 40 projects move on to the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF))
 NameSchoolTitle
1Antara PalActon-Boxbrough Regional High SchoolMulti-parameter optimization of ECM: a novel approach to controlling cancer
2Kangqi NiCentral Catholic High SchoolBionic Hexapod Robot and Study of Improving Walking efficiency
3Ritvik PulyaActon-Boxbrough Regional High SchoolDesigning A Deep Learning Model for Improved Breast Cancer Prediction 
4Melissa GonzalezPioneer Charter School of Science IAn Antibiotic Approach to Sepsis
5Jacqueline Farrington  & Raaga Pulya &    Acton-Boxbrough Regional High SchoolHomeopathic Remedies for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's in C. elegans
6Albert FarahMedford High SchoolEnhancing Positron Propulsion Techniques with Multiple Beam Generation
7Vincent Fan & Sebastian Zhu & William YuePhillips AcademyOn the Complexity of Generalized Roller Splat!
8Booyeon ChoiMiddlesex SchoolDistress Audio Signal Source Location Algorithm For a Single Disaster Response Drone with Directional Microphones
9Darsh PatelLowell High SchoolLifespan of C. elegans in Glucose, Sucrose, Sucralose, and Aspartame
10Sidharth AnanthaLexington High SchoolDesigning an Automated Data Collection System to Examine the Viability of the Blown-Lift Wing in Urban SSTOL Models
11Poonam SahooActon-Boxbrough Regional High SchoolMinority Voter Distributions and Partisan Gerrymandering
12Gavin SadlerMalden Catholic High SchoolLasers as a Data Transfer Medium
13Gawon YooActon-Boxbrough Regional High SchoolThe Effect of Display Light on Tumor Growth in Planaria
14Shakaani NasankarPioneer Charter School of Science IIThe Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Safety of Supplements on Parkinsons
15Jennifer LiLexington High SchoolEffect of Meteorological Conditions on PM Size Distribution
16Victoria ZhangPhillips AcademyPatterns and Symmetries in Spiking Neural Networks
17Yuxin XiePhillips AcademyLow Genus Surface Quadrilateral Mesh Generation based on Riemann Surface Theory
18Shihab Choqri-Hamrani & Adam Warden & Pedro PintoPioneer Charter School of Science IIEco-Analyst: Promoting Environmental Sustainability Through AI and Machine Learning
19Neel BhallaLexington High SchoolConstructing Workflow-centric Traces in Close to Real Time
20Kimberly CastanedaAbbott Lawrence Academy at Lawrence High SchoolImpact of Observation Direction on Measuring the Universe's Expansion
21Rachel ManLexington High SchoolMedhelper 2.0
22Yash Sahoo & Omprakash SahooChelmsford HighSchoolGraphene Based Organic Solar Cell
23Allyson LuMiddlesex SchoolThe Effects of Gap Junctions on the Presence of Interictal Periods
24Jeffrey LedermanMarblehead High SchoolResonant Wireless Charging of Supercapacitor for Vehicle Energy Cache
25Lavanya GoelProspect Hill Academy Charter Public SchoolDoes Adding Waste Coffee or Cocoa to Soil Improve Vegetable Growth?
26Hunter Black RioSomerville High SchoolComparing Efficacy of Different Polymers as Menstrual Cups
27Kexuan HuangConcord AcademyHerbivory-Induced Effects on Community-Wide Pollination Services
28Malvika IyerLexington High SchoolGravitropism in AstroPlants and Their Implications for Space Cultivation
29James GowConcord AcademyContracting Silk Fibroin Hydrogels for Wound Stress Relief
30Shreya JainMiddlesex SchoolUsing Google Trends Data to Predict Incidents of Seasonal Illness 
31Andrew ShenLexington High SchoolProving Application Isolation for Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
32Saketh MynampatiBillerica Memorial High SchoolCar Alert
33Jeremy ZhouPhillips AcademyConstructing Rooted Trees From Their Order Quasisymmetric Functions
34Samantha EatoughSomerville High SchoolThe Dirt on Fertilizer
35Zhijian SunGovernor's AcademyA Novel Approach to Coral Fish Detection And Classification In Underewater Footage Based on Convolutional Neural Network
36Asritha Bodepudi & Vidushi MeelLexington High SchoolAI Imaging and Deep Learning to Detect Melanoma
37Abigail MitchellLowell High SchoolPerception of Emotions by Developmental Age Group
38Daniela BonillaPioneer Charter School of Science IEmergency, Safety, and Precautions App
39Daniel RodriguezMalden Catholic High SchoolInfo Glasses
40Gonzalo Anyosa-GalvezCambridge Rindge and Latin High SchoolAntibiotic Resistance and a New Hope



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