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2010 State Fair Winners

2010 State Fair Winners

May 19, Los Angeles, CA

 


Major Fair Awards – 2010

California State Project of the Year Awards,

 Senior Division: $10,000,   Kaavya N. Jayram 
Grade 10, Sravani Academy, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Advisor: Dr. Laurens Gunnarsen,
Project was supported by Schmahl Science Workshop

Project Title: Crank 0 Partitions and the Parity of the Partition Function

 

Junior Division: $5,000,    Natalie Ng
Grade 8, Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Thaler of Schmahl Science Workshop

Project Title: A Conductometric Biosensor for the Detection of Food-Borne Pathogens


 

Scientific Category AWARDS
photos of the winners will be posted soon

Category Place Award Student Grade School City Project Category
First Place          
1 Athavale, Priyanka 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Pharmacology
1 Bent, Drew L. 8 Terman Middle School Palo Alto Mathematics & Software
1 Bhat, Sudarshan 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Pharmacology
1 Bhetanabhotla, Vikas C. 8 Harker School San Jose Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics
1 Jang, Eric V. 10 Cupertino High School Cupertino Mammalian Biology
1 Jayram, Kaavya N. 10 Sravani Academy, and Schmahl Science Workshop San Jose Mathematics & Software
1 Kroo, Laurel A. 12 Gunn High School Palo Alto Applied Mechanics & Structures
1 Liu, Bolun 10 San Jose Math Circle San Jose Physics & Astronomy
1 Mou, Merry 10 Presentation High School San Jose Physics & Astronomy
1 Ng, Natalie 8 Challenger School, and Schmahl Science Workshop Sunnyvale Microbiology
1 Raghvendra, Shubha S. 10 St. Francis High School Moutain View Behavioral & Social Sciences
Second Place          
2 Balasingam, Arjun 8 Challenger School San Jose Electronics & Electromagnetics
2 Balasingam, Namrata R. 7 Challenger School San Jose Aerodynamics/ Hydrodynamics
2 Butler, Brent D. 8 Ascencion Solorsano Middle School Gilroy Plant Biology
2 Dennig, Paul A., Jr. 6 Springer Elementary School Mountain View Energy & Power
2 Nelakanti, Raman 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Microbiology
2 Thomas, Anna T. 8 St. Christopher School San Jose Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
2 Zhang, Angela 10 Monta Vista High School Cupertino Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
Third Place          
3 Ho, Audrey W. 11 GunnHigh School Palo Alto Chemistry
3 Kosaraju, Revanth 10 Harker (The) School San Jose Behavioral & Social Sciences
3 Lall, Kriti 7 Challenger School Palo Alto Microbiology
3 Liu, David C. 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Mathematics & Software
Fourth Place          
4 Cox, Emily T. 7 Old Orchard School Campbell Materials Science
4 Hantke, Sarah K. 8 Pinewood School Los Altos Hills Energy & Power
4 Tran, Jeannie N. 12 Oak Grove High School San Jose Zoology
4 Tran, Van H. 12 Oak Grove High School San Jose Zoology
4 Trinh, Katerina A. 12 Oak Grove High School San Jose Zoology
Honorable Mention          
5 Bodapati, Deepika 9 Presentation High School San Jose Microbiology
5 George, Reubin 12 Monta Vista High School Cupertino Physics & Astronomy
5 Ho, Tony 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Mathematics & Software
5 Malhotra, Ritik 12 Lynbrook High School San Jose Mathematics & Software
5 Nawathe, Prachi 7 Stratford Middle School San Jose Applied Mechanics & Structures
5 Patel, Sonia A. 10 Presentation High School San Jose Earth & Environment
5 Sayana, Anin 6 Challenger School Sunnyvale Microbiology
5 Sundar, Vikram 8 Harker School San Jose Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
5 Tran, Quang-Van T. 6 Most Holy Trinity  San Jose Product Science (Physical)
5 Wang, Steven M. 7 Harker School San Jose Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology
5 Zarrin, David A. 9 Saratoga High School Saratoga Applied Mechanics & Structures
 
 

2010 SPECIAL AWARDS

 

Air Quality/ Climate Change Award
Honorable Mentions are invited to present their projects at the AQMD’s conference, “A World We Can Change.” Presented by the South Coast Air Quality Management District
Honorable Mention: S0209,
Laurel A. Kroo
,
Honorable Mention: S0835,
Sashank S. Srinivasan

 

CEPCEB Plant Cell Biology Award – For scientific achievement in the fields of cell and

molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, or technology development that will impact our

understanding of plant cell biology. Limited to projects in the Senior Division. Award is $500.

Presented by the Center for Plant Cell Biology of the University of California, Riverside.

Award: S0412, Andrew Ma

6110 Operations Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Computer Sciences –

For achievement in mathematics and software studies. Given in recognition of students in the

Webster University Graduate School of Business, many of whom are active Air Force personnel

soon to be deployed to Afghanistan. Limited to projects in the Senior Division. Award is $500.

Presented anonymously.

Award: S1606, Kaavya N. Jayram

Silicon Boule Award – For distinctive performance in the physical sciences. This award has

been presented annually since 1995 and was originally an end piece of an ultrapure

monocrystalline silicon boule. Limited to projects in the Junior Division. Award is a TRW

custom designed silicon die for the space program which became an enabling technology for the CAT scan. Presented by Dale L. Hall, Senior Engineer Scientist, retired, TRW Space &

Electronics.

Award: J0902, Arjun V. Balasingam

UCLA Brain Research Institute Award – For outstanding science projects in all areas of

neuroscience from molecules to mind. One award in each division. Award is $500 and a

certificate. Presented by the UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI).

Junior Division: J0421, Anna T. Thomas

Biophysical Society Award – For the best project in biophysics. Award is $100 and a

certificate. Presented by the Biophysical Society.

Student: S0502, Tiffany Chien

Clinical Chemistry Award – For interesting and original projects that impact the future of

clinical chemistry. Two awards in each division. Senior Division award is $200, Junior Division

award is $100. Presented by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Southern

California Section.

Senior Division: S0506, Audrey W. Ho

Junior Division: J0421, Anna T. Thomas

Science Buddies Clever Science Award – For projects which best use innovative,

low-cost experimental techniques to answer interesting scientific and engineering questions.

Award is $50 and a certificate. Presented by the Science Buddies Program of the Kenneth

Lafferty Hess Family Charitable Foundation.

Award: J0902, Arjun V. Balasingam

SPIE Optics & Photonics Award – For the project best demonstrating scientific research

and engineering applications of optical, photonic, imaging, and optoelectronic technologies. One

award in each division. Award is $250 and a certificate. Presented by SPIE, the international

society for optics and photonics.

Senior Division: S1601, the team of Tushar Alladi, Parag D. Kikla, and
Arun R.
 Kuchibhotla.

 
 

 
 
 A Big THANK YOU goes to the Chaperones this year.
 

L to R: Sarah Thaler, Dawn O'Connor, Bruce Kawanami,
Barjinder Sabherwal, and Lydia So
 
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