2012 International Science Fairs Results

Santa Clara Valley Science

and Engineering Fair Association

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March 12-13, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center
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 2 Synopsys Championship projects won gold medals in the
I-SWEEEP Olympiad (International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project).

TheI-SWEEEP mission is one of increasing interest in solving energy related problems in all over the world. I-SWEEEP also promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy management, and clean technology concepts in secondary education.


Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Internal Alkyne-Stabilized Ruthenium Nanoparticles For Molecular Electronics Applications: The Effects of Ligand Structure and Interfacial Bonding on Optoelectronic Properties
Category:Senior / Engineering
Contestants:Eesha Khare and Paulomi Bhattacharya
The Harker School, San Jose, CA

Title: A Novel Study of the Adaptation of Pseudomonas Putida S12 to a Polystyrene-rich Environment: Random Chemical Mutagenesis and Bacterial Luciferase as a Non-Specific Bioreporter
Category:Senior / Environment
Contestants:Jack Takahashi and Andrew Tsai
Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

May 18, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA

Six of our 9 Championship projects won

Shubha Raghvendra, 2nd place ($1500) in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Athman Adiseshan, 2nd place ($1500) in Behavioral and Social Sciences.

David Zarrin, 2nd place ($1500) in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Ryan Chow, 3rd place ($1000) in Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Natalie Ng, 4th place ($500) in Cellular and Molecular
McKenna Duzac, 4th place ($500) in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.


Five of our 9 Champinship projects won a total of 9


Athman Ramana Adiseshan, 15, Ramana Academy, San Jose, CA.
BE038 Predicting Real World Characteristics from Virtual Behavior.
1stplace award of $3000 from the Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force.

McKenna Pearl Duzac, 17, Oak Grove High School, San Jose, CA.
EE065The Synthesis of Quantum Dots for Application in Solar Cell Efficiency.

Florida Institute of Technology Scholarship Award of $15,000 per year, renewable annually.

Shubha Srinivas Raghvendra, 18, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, California.
CB032A Microfluidic-Based Single Cell Analysis Identifies a Critically Depleted Vasculogenic Subpopulation in Diabetic Mesenchymal Stem Cells
-Paid summer internship at an Agilent Technologies site that aligns with the student and her background.
 -2nd place award of $500 U.S. Savings Bond from the

Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation.


Theresa Lynn McLaughlin, 16, Ann Sobrato High School, Morgan Hill, & Mark Alan Holmstrom, 17, Live Oak High School, Morgan Hill, CA.
Neighbors with Prescribed Prime Factors
Certificate of Honorable Mention from the American Mathematical Society.


David Andrew Zarrin, 17, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA.
The Z-Engine: My Internal Combustion Rotary Engine with Only Four Moving Parts.
-Certificate of Honorable Mention from the International Council on Systems Engineering - INCOSE.

-Grand Award of $500, an American flag and a framed copy of the first patent granted in the United States of America from the Patent and Trademark Office Society.

-Tuition Scholarship Award in the amount of $8,000.

From the Office of Naval Research on behalf of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
-Paid summer internship at an Agilent Technologies site that aligns with the student and his background.