2009 ISEF Award Winners

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Jennifer Shuen Chen, 15, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Fourth Award of $500 in
Cellular and Molecular Biology.
CB041 Exploring a Sequencing-based Human Identification Method as a Replacement for Current Fragment Sizing Technology


Special Award from the  Office of Naval
Research on behalf
of the United States Navy
and Marine Corps: Tuition Scholarship Award in the amount of $8,000





David C Liu, 17, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Fourth Award of $500 in Computer Science

CS035 Semantic Image Retrieval: Learning Gaussian Mixture Models of Semantic Concepts Using Expectation-Maximization


Special Award from the United States Army:

All expense paid trip to Operation Cherry Blossom in Tokyo, Japan. Each trip winner will also receive three $1,000 U.S. Savings Bonds, $500 from the Association of the United States Army, a gold medallion and a certificate of achievement.


Special Award from the IEEE Computer Society:  First Award of $1,000




Ritik Malhotra, 16, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Second Award of $1,500 in Electrical and
Mechanical Engineering


EE060 Multi-Touch Table: An Infrared-Based Touch Interface Designed for Collaborative Data Manipulation


Special Award from Agilent Technologies:
Summer Internship at an Agilent site that aligns with the student and his/her background. This internship is a minimum of six weeks, not to exceed eight weeks.


Special Award from Drexel University: Tuition Scholarship of $150,000




Justin To, 16, Oak Grove High School, San Jose, California

Fourth Award of $500 in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering


EN047 The Secret to a Silicon-Based Supermaterial: Increasing the Economic Viability of Silica Aerogel through Subcritical Drying Processes










Daniel Y. Peng, 17, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California
Elias Lebovits, 18, Ramaz Upper School, New York, New York
Naveen Murali, 16, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut

Second Award of $1,500 in Team Projects


EN313 Engineering Thermoreversible Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery


Special Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists: Award of $3,000









Cheng Cheng, 16, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Aakriti Jain, 16, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California


Third Award of $1,000 in Team Projects


ET316 Effect of Variable Microorganisms and pH on the Efficiency of a Microbial Fuel Cell













Intel ISEF 2009

Special Awards Winners


 Raman Venkat Nelakanti, 16, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, California

Third Award of $150 from the Patent and Trademark Office Society


ET060 Inducing Anaerobic Conditions for Hydrogen Production in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii














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