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NCSEF Winners

Divisional Elementary   Awards      
Elementary Honorable Mention Sarah Marshall Perfect Painter's Tape? Oakwood Elementary Hickory
Elementary Exemplary Project Hannah Starling Bubble Busters Piney Creek Elementary Sparta
Elementary Exemplary Project Jeff Austin Get Your Facts Straight - An "Eggciting" Discovery Lakeshore Elementary Mooresville
Elementary Honorable Mention Riley Stone Be Safe and Flip the Switch Richlands Elementary Richlands
Elementary Honorable Mention Trey Kivett, Trevor Sears How Do You Extinguish a Fire? Banks Elementary Kinston
Elementary Exemplary Project Jacob Rose Keeping It Cool- Testing Types of Insulation Heyward C Bellamy Elem Wilmington
Elementary Exemplary Project Nicholas Klein Strong Magnets Are Cool Murrayville Elementary Wilmington
Elementary Exemplary Project Minh Nguyen Structural Paper Beams Barringer Academic Center Charlotte
Elementary Honorable Mention Sofia Padilla Bonelli Veggie Tales: Testing Acids & Bases Huntersville Elementary Huntersville
Elementary Honorable Mention Luke Fowler Are Your Light Bulbs Making You Hot? Endhaven Elementary Charlotte
Elementary Honorable Mention Samuel Cutler Exhausted! Barringer Academic Center Charlotte
Elementary Exemplary Project Chloe Tackett Are Fingerprint Patterns Inherited? The Providence School Edneyville
Elementary Exemplary Project Owen Deen Does Temperature Affect the Activity of Pancreatic Enzymes? Ogden Elementary Wilmington
Elementary Honorable Mention Anna Casto Hot! Hotter!! Hottest!!! John W Dillard Elementary mayodan
Elementary Exemplary Project William DuVall, Andrew Martin How Much Weight Can an Egg Bear Before Cracking Under Pressure Overhills Elementary Spring Lake
Elementary Exemplary Project Christopher Myers Working Like NUTS! Greensboro Academy Greensboro
Elementary Honorable Mention John Stanfill The Heat Battle The Burlington School Burlington
Elementary Exemplary Project Lauren Matlack, Avery Schenk Striking it Rich! How Oil Patterns Affect How Bowling Balls Roll Vanstory Hills Elementary Fayetteville
Elementary Honorable Mention Grace Smith Polar Ice is Nice Coltrane-Webb Elementary Concord
Elementary Exemplary Project Isabella Antonio Grandma, Why Is Your Blood Pressure So High? Triangle Math and Science Academy Raleigh
Elementary Honorable Mention Natalie Lusk How's the Water, Daphnia? Carroll T Overton Elementary Salisbury
Elementary Exemplary Project Elias Guedira How does age and gender affect mutitasking ability? Triangle Math and Science Academy Raleigh
Elementary Exemplary Project Ashleigh Smith Using Lichens As Indicators of Air Pollution Chesterbrook Academy - Elementary Morrisville
Elementary Honorable Mention Evan Szypulski How Does Mass Affect the Flight of Paper Airplanes? Kingswood Elementary Cary
Elementary Exemplary Project Ian Meredith Rocket Stability as a Function of Fin Position The Oakwood School Greenville
Elementary Exemplary Project Aidan Hvastkovs Acid, Sugar...Tooth Decay? Wintergreen Intermed Greenville
Elementary Honorable Mention Spencer W. Hood Defying Gravity: How Do Objects of Dissimilar Masses Behave in Zero G? The Burlington School Burlington
         
Divisional Junior - Biological Science A      
Junior Biological Science A 2nd Place Anika Rawat Skeeter Feeder Mount Mourne School Cornelius
Junior Biological Science A Honorable Mention Anne Turner Killzit: Inhibition of Propionibacterium acnes by Non-prescription Acne Medications St. Mark Catholic School Wilmington
Junior-Biological Science A 1st Place Emma Christensen Cloudy With A Chance Of Insects: Creating An Algorithm To Predict Insect Surges Stone Circle Academy Greenville
Junior Biological Science A 3rd Place Abigail Malach, Vincent Roche Monkey Sea, Monkey Do The Franciscan School Raleigh
         
Divisional Junior - Earth/Environmental Science    
Junior Earth/Environmental Science 2nd Place Cassidy Brandt The Sound of Bubbles - Acoustic Cavitation Northview School Statesville
Junior Earth/Environmental Science Honorable Mention Elizabeth Kinsey Does water quality affect oyster growth? Charles Murray Middl Wilmington
Junior Earth/Environmental Science 3rd Place Koushik Sridhar Renew, Recharge, Relax - The Power of the Future Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy Charlotte
Junior Earth/Environmental Science 1st Place Lauren Barber Wave of the Future St. Timothy's School Raleigh
         
Divisional Junior - Physics      
Junior Physics 3rd Place Hannah Williamson Energetic Electrons: The Application of the Seebeck Effect in Determining the Performance of Varying Types of Thermocouples Wayne School of Engineering  Goldsboro
Junior Physics 1st Place Austin Krum In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Hickory Ridge Middle Harrisburg
Junior Physics 2nd Place Nathan Suri Simulating the Lorentz Force J N Fries STEM Magnet School    Harrisburg
Junior Physics Honorable Mention Aaron Rappleyea Trebuchet on the Fairway Northstar Academy Greenville
         
Divisional Junior - Technology/Engineering      
Junior Technology/Engineering 2nd Prize Kerry Campion Swell No More Knox Middle Salisbury
Junior Technology/Engineering 1st Prize Allison Baumgartner Let It Flow The Franciscan School Raleigh
Junior Technology/Engineering 3rd Prize Asa Meentemeyer Sequestering Carbon through Bio-char Technology J N Fries STEM Magnet School    Concord
Junior Technology/Engineering Honorable Mention Frances Porter, Lauren Aycock Robotics At Your Fingertips The Academy at Lincoln Greensboro
         
Divisional Junior-Biological Science B      
Junior Biological Science B Honorable Mention Matthew Piwowar Carnivorous Plants Asheville Christian Academy Asheville
Junior Biological Science B 1st Place Sydney Rice, Becky Pechmann, Lucy McRae Caney Fork Stream Health Cullowhee Valley School Cullowhee
Junior Biological Science B 3rd Place Christopher Esther Light Color and Plant Growth: What Color of Light Makes Plants Grow Best Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Chapel Hill
Junior Biological Science B 2nd Place Anna Decarlucci Any Shades Block Those Rays The Franciscan School Raleigh
         
Divisional Junior-Chemistry      
Junior Chemistry 3rd Place Austin Jarman Does Beverage Choice Affect Orthodontic Elastic Bands? Northwoods Park Middle Jacksonville
Junior Chemistry Honorable Mention Arun Sarma Effect of Acidity and Temperature of Fruit Juice on the Output of an Organic Battery Carnage Middle Cary
Junior Chemistry 1st Place Elijah Shuford B.E.S.T: Bio-Ethanol for a Sustainable Tomorrow Hope Middle Winterville
Junior Chemistry 2nd Place Alexa Langley Glow Wars East Forsyth Middle School Winston Salem
         
Divisional Senior - Biological Science A      
Senior Biological Science A 2nd Place Anne Feng Atherosclerosis-Inducing Cytotoxin 7-Ketocholesterol Is Mitigated by Exposure to 70-Kilodalton Heat Shock Protein in THP-1 Human Monocyte Cells NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
Senior Biological Science A Honorable Mention Shalier Xia, Katherine Wang, Caroline Liu Exploring the Possibilty of Kombucha Mushroom as Material for Drug Delivery NC School of Science and Mathematics Apex
Senior Biological Science A 1st Place Abigail Williams, Carly Onnink Olfactometer and GC/MS Evidence for (E)-2-hexenal as a Semiochemical in the Defensive Secretions of Megacopta cribraria Brevard High Brevard
Senior Biological Science A 3rd Place Alina Suedbeck A Comparison of Lepidopteran Spiracle Morphology Between Different Stages in The Life Cycle Green Acres Academy Greenville
         
Divisional Senior - Chemistry      
Senior Chemistry 2nd Prize Shraddha Rathod The antimicrobial efficacy of nitric oxide based on release rate from mesoporous silica nanoparticles on A. actinomycetemcomitans and S.mutans NC School of Science and Mathematics Charlotte
Senior Chemistry 1st Prize Christopher Zhen Hydroamination of Cyclopropanes in Enantioselective Drug Synthesis NC School of Science and Mathematics Chapel hill
Senior Chemistry Honorable Mention Sharon Chen Recovering Copper from Treated Wood Wastes for Reuse of Copper and Wood North Mecklenburg High Huntersville
Senior Chemistry 3rd Prize Michael Zhou Diastereoselective Transamination of Salicylamine-Derived Aminoacrylate Derivatives East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
         
Divisional Senior - Earth/Environmental Science    
Senior Earth/Environmental Science 2nd Place Michael Deaney Flushable Products: Is it a Scam? Isaac M Bear High Wilmington
Senior Earth/Environmental Science 1st Place Jovan Baslious The Effect of Heat Stress on Constitutively Expressed Flowering Inhibitor Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana and the Onset of Early Bolting NC School of Science and Mathematics matthews
Senior Earth/Environmental Science Honorable Mention Dylan Morgan Common, Portable Water Purification Methods Among Natural Water Sources Ashbrook High Gastonia
Senior Earth/Environmental Science 3rd Place Joshua Casey Plankton Scrubbers Eastern Alamance High Graham
         
Divisional Senior - Physics      
Senior Physics 2nd Prize Christopher Karras Keeping it Cool with Nanoparticle Technology Wilmington Christian Academy Wilmington
Senior Physics Honorable Mention Jacob Bringewatt Dependence of the Magnus Force on Velocity and Spin of a Smooth Ball NC School of Science and Mathematics Davidson
Senior Physics 1st Prize Justin Yang The Quantum Hall Effect and Electron Interactions in Graphene Monolayers NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
Senior Physics 3rd Prize Linus Jacobs Fiber Optic Windows Countryside Montessori School Charlotte
         
Divisional Senior - Technology/Engineering      
Senior Technology/Engineering 1st Prize Jenny Wang An EEG-based Interface for Wearable Computing NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
Senior Technology/Engineering 2nd Prize Megan Miller Fuel Efficient Passive Flow Control for Class 8 Tractor Trailers Western Alamance High Elon
Senior Technology/Engineering Honorable Mention Chase Lewis Help is on the Way: Engineering a System to Deliver Smoke Masks to Second Stories of Burning Buildings Home School Chapel Hill
Senior Technology/Engineering 3rd Prize Jarrod Dunne S.M.A.R.T.T.: Safety Maximizing Application with Real-Time Traffic Signs Franklin Academy Raleigh
         
Divisional Senior-Biological Science B      
Senior Biological Science B 1st Place Hannah McShea Trail avoidance, spatial pattern recognition, and tubule-crossing efficiency in the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
Senior Biological Science B 3rd Place Timothy Qi Elucidating the Dynamics of Drosophila melanogaster Olfaction: A Systems Approach to the Role of Ionotropic Receptors NC School of Science and Mathematics Raleigh
Senior Biological Science B 3rd Place Sidney Lisanza Elucidating the Dynamics of Drosophila melanogaster Olfaction: A Systems Approach to the Role of Ionotropic Receptors NC School of Science and Mathematics Winston Salem
Senior Biological Science B Honorable Mention Anneliese Schaefer Distraction Action 0 Other - Make this selection if your school is not listed below CHARLOTTE
Senior Biological Science B 2nd Place Joe Roberts, Lauren Tooley, Eliza Witherspoon Screening for endophytes that produce volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can be used as biofuel Brevard High Brevard


 American Meteorological Society Award    
Eric   Webb MJO & Its relation To The Atlantic Hurricane Season & The El-nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Jack Britt High School Fayetteville
       
American Psychological Association Award  
Angela Huie Can I Change Your Mind, the Effects of Subliminal Messages? West Wilkes High Purlear
       
ASM Materials Education Foundation Award  
Margaret Tian Synthesis of a Novel Titanium Dioxide and Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide Photocatalyst for Applications in Hydrogen Generation NC School of Science and Mathematics Raleigh
       
Association of Women Geoscientists Award  
Mona Amin Observation and Analysis of Stream Morphology, Stream Flow, and Erosion Rates at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation NC School of Science and Mathematics Charlotte
Sara Snyder Observation and Analysis of Stream Morphology, Stream Flow, and Erosion Rates at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation NC School of Science and Mathematics New Bern
       
Grand Broadcom Masters    
Anika Rawat Skeeter Feeder Mount Mourne School Cornelius
Emma Christensen Cloudy With A Chance Of Insects: Creating An Algorithm To Predict Insect Surges Stone Circle Academy Greenville
Lucy McRae, Sydney Rice, Becky Pechmann Caney Fork Stream Health Cullowhee Valley School Cullowhee
Anna Decarlucci Any Shades Block Those Rays The Franciscan School Raleigh
Elijah Shuford B.E.S.T: Bio-Ethanol for a Sustainable Tomorrow Hope Middle Winterville
Alexa Langley Glow Wars East Forsyth Middle School Winston Salem
Cassidy Brandt The Sound of Bubbles - Acoustic Cavitation Northview School Statesville
Lauren Barber Wave of the Future St. Timothy's School Raleigh
Austin Krum In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Hickory Ridge Middle Harrisburg
Nathan Suri Simulating the Lorentz Force J N Fries STEM Magnet School    Harrisburg
Kerry Campion Swell No More Knox Middle Salisbury
Allison Baumgartner Let It Flow The Franciscan School Raleigh
       
       
EPA Award Elementary    
Logan Holmes Separating Plastics Using Difference in Density Benhaven Elementary Broadway
       
EPA Award Junior    
Kathryn Leonard Can You Drink It? Immaculata Catholic School Durham
Jonathan Sutton Waste Fuels the Future Triad Math and Science Academy Greensboro
       
Grand Genius Olympiad      
Sharon Chen Recovering Copper from Treated Wood Wastes for Reuse of Copper and Wood North Mecklenburg High Huntersville
Joshua Casey Plankton Scrubbers Eastern Alamance High Graham
       
Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award  
Jenny Wang An EEG-based Interface for Wearable Computing NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
       
Grand INTEL ISEF Senior Grand Award    
Anne Feng Atherosclerosis-Inducing Cytotoxin 7-Ketocholesterol Is Mitigated by Exposure to 70-Kilodalton Heat Shock Protein in THP-1 Human Monocyte Cells NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
Abigail   Williams, Carly Onnink Olfactometer and GC/MS Evidence for (E)-2-hexenal as a Semiochemical in the Defensive Secretions of Megacopta cribraria Brevard High Brevard
Hannah McShea Trail avoidance, spatial pattern recognition, and tubule-crossing efficiency in the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
Shraddha Rathod The antimicrobial efficacy of nitric oxide based on release rate from mesoporous silica nanoparticles on A. actinomycetemcomitans and S.mutans NC School of Science and Mathematics Charlotte
Christopher Zhen Hydroamination of Cyclopropanes in Enantioselective Drug Synthesis NC School of Science and Mathematics Chapel hill
Jovan Baslious The Effect of Heat Stress on Constitutively Expressed Flowering Inhibitor Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana and the Onset of Early Bolting NC School of Science and Mathematics matthews
Christopher Karras Keeping it Cool with Nanoparticle Technology Wilmington Christian Academy Wilmington
Justin Yang The Quantum Hall Effect and Electron Interactions in Graphene Monolayers NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
Jenny Wang An EEG-based Interface for Wearable Computing NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
       
Grand ISWEEEP Senior Grand Awards    
Joe   Roberts, Lauren Tooley, Eliza Witherspoon Screening for endophytes that produce volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can be used as biofuel Brevard High Brevard
Megan Miller Fuel Efficient Passive Flow Control for Class 8 Tractor Trailers Western Alamance High Elon
       
Meredith Award      
Alina Suedbeck A Comparison of Lepidopteran Spiracle Morphology Between Different Stages in The Life Cycle Green Acres Academy Greenville
Mona Amin, Sara Snyder Observation and Analysis of Stream Morphology, Stream Flow, and Erosion Rates at the Prairie Ridge Ecostation NC School of Science and Mathematics Charlotte
       
Meredith President's Award    
Megan Miller Fuel Efficient Passive Flow Control for Class 8 Tractor Trailers Western Alamance High Elon
       
Mu Alpha Theta Award      
Justin Yang The Quantum Hall Effect and Electron Interactions in Graphene Monolayers NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
       
NC American Water Works Association Award Junior  
Ian Crews Fishing for Answers The Mountain Community Sch Hendersonville
Katelyn Kiser Using Daphnia Magna to Monitor Water Toxicity W P Grier Middle    Gastonia
Kathleen O'Melia Copper Sulfate Absorption in Duckweed Chapel Hill Hearth School Chapel Hill
       
NC American Water Works Association Award Senior  
Brooke Hoehn, Noelle Hoehn Oil Collecting Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water Isaac M Bear High Wilmington
Joshua Zhou Mitigating the Neurodegenerative and Teratogenic Effects of Ziram with UVC Waves East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
Joshua Casey Plankton Scrubbers Eastern Alamance High Graham
       
NC American Waterworks Prize Elementary    
Bobby Brown Water, Water Everywhere: But Where is There More Food to Eat? Pisgah Forest Elementary Brevard
Alex Haiss Do the Lake and Dam on the Nantahala River Affect pH Levels? Swain Co West Elementary Bryson City
Andrew Esther Water Wonderings: What Type of Water Helps Plants Grow Best? North Chatham Elementary Chapel Hill
       
NOAA's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award    
Eric   Webb MJO & Its relation To The Atlantic Hurricane Season & The El-nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Jack Britt High School Fayetteville
       
Outstanding Visual Presentation Elementary    
Alexandra   Lostetter What Levels of Protein and Carbohydrates are in Different Types of Milk? Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy Charlotte
Mary Flora When it Comes to Batteries, Do You Really Get What You Pay For? R B McAllister Elementary Concord
       
Outstanding Visual Presentation Junior    
Soumya Varma The Smart Wi-Fi - Loud and Clear: Can You Hear Me Now? Harnett Central Middle LILLINGTON
       
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute Award    
Austin Krum In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Hickory Ridge Middle Harrisburg
       
Regional Nominee for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize  
Joshua Zhou Mitigating the Neurodegenerative and Teratogenic Effects of Ziram with UVC Waves East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
       
RTI International Improving the Human Condition Award  
Bryce   Beard Concrete of Steel Walnut Creek Elementary School Raleigh
Emma Nixon Are You a Victim of CPR? Hertford Grammar Hertford
       
Society for In Vitro Biology Award    
Caroline Liu,Katherine Wang, Shalier Xia Exploring the Possibilty of Kombucha Mushroom as Material for Drug Delivery NC School of Science and Mathematics Chapel Hill
       
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Junior Award  
Austin Krum In a Galaxy Far, Far Away... Hickory Ridge Middle Harrisburg
       
SPIE Optics and Photonics Science Fair Senior Award  
Linus Jacobs Fiber Optic Windows Countryside Montessori School Charlotte
       
Surgeon General Science Award    
Yaffa Ali A Healthy Cookie Monster Triad Math and Science Academy Jamestown
       
Unique Research Topic Elementary    
Taner Estes How Color Affects Taste Perception Mount Pleasant Elementary Purlear
Andrew Nees That's Cork-y Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy Charlotte
       
Unique Research Topic Junior    
Mihir Patwardhan Robotic Arm and Effect Of the Grip on the Weight It Lifts Metrolina Reg Scholars Academy Charlotte
       
US Army Award      
Carly Onnink, Abigail Williams Olfactometer and GC/MS Evidence for (E)-2-hexenal as a Semiochemical in the Defensive Secretions of Megacopta cribraria Brevard High Pisgah Forest
Alina Suedbeck A Comparison of Lepidopteran Spiracle Morphology Between Different Stages in The Life Cycle Green Acres Academy Greenville
Hannah McShea Trail avoidance, spatial pattern recognition, and tubule-crossing efficiency in the true slime mold Physarum polycephalum NC School of Science and Mathematics Durham
Shraddha Rathod The antimicrobial efficacy of nitric oxide based on release rate from mesoporous silica nanoparticles on A. actinomycetemcomitans and S.mutans NC School of Science and Mathematics Charlotte
Sharon Chen Recovering Copper from Treated Wood Wastes for Reuse of Copper and Wood North Mecklenburg High Huntersville
Cameron   McCathern,Erin Smith,   Elizabeth Johnson A Comparison of the Anticancer Potential of Extracts from Trifolium pratense, Pueraria lobata, and Plantago major Brevard High Pisgah Forest
Jovan Baslious The Effect of Heat Stress on Constitutively Expressed Flowering Inhibitor Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana and the Onset of Early Bolting NC School of Science and Mathematics matthews
Joshua Zhou Mitigating the Neurodegenerative and Teratogenic Effects of Ziram with UVC Waves East Chapel Hill High Chapel Hill
Eric   Webb MJO & Its relation To The Atlantic Hurricane Season & The El-nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Jack Britt High School Fayetteville
Christopher Karras Keeping it Cool with Nanoparticle Technology Wilmington Christian Academy Wilmington
Margaret Tian Synthesis of a Novel Titanium Dioxide and Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide Photocatalyst for Applications in Hydrogen Generation NC School of Science and Mathematics Raleigh
Chase Lewis Help is on the Way: Engineering a System to Deliver Smoke Masks to Second Stories of Burning Buildings Home School Chapel Hill
       
US Metric Association Award    
Jaquan Dozier The Different Synthetic Methodologies for the Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early Coll Charlotte
       
USDA ARS SAA Award      
Abigail   Williams, Carly Onnink Olfactometer and GC/MS Evidence for (E)-2-hexenal as a Semiochemical in the Defensive Secretions of Megacopta cribraria Brevard High Brevard
       
USDA-ARS SAA Award Junior    
Emma Christensen Cloudy With A Chance Of Insects: Creating An Algorithm To Predict Insect Surges Stone Circle Academy Greenville
Patrick Smith How do Weak and Strong Magnets Affect the Germination and Growth Rates of Radish Seeds? Salisbury Academy Salisbury
       
Yale Science and Engineering Association Award    
Jenny Wang An EEG-based Interface for Wearable Computing NC School of Science and Mathematics Cary
       
Young Naturalist Award Elementary    
Cody McMillan Are There Bugs Under Your Feet? Pleasant Grove Elementary Burlington
       
Young Scientist Award Elementary    
Justin Ouellette Finding The Right Rotor That Will Produce The Most Clean Energy Virginia Williamson Elem Supply
Jadin Smith Tune the Heart John M. Morehead STEM Academy Huntersville
       
Young Scientist Award Junior    
Aidan Rucker Fracking Fresh Western Harnett Middle Sanford