Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2004)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented 10 awards at the 2004 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) for projects displaying outstanding creativity, ingenuity with the potential to alleviate the human condition or marking a substantive advance in the scientific field.

First prize awards of a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond:

Stem Cell Tissue Engineering with a Nanowire-Hydrogel Matrix
Mitali Thakor, 16, River Hill High School, Clarksville, Maryland

A Quantum Algorithm for the Simultaneous Evaluation of Functions: A Combinatorics Solution with Fractal Properties
Nimish P. Ramanlal, 15, Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida

Second prize awards of $500 U.S. Savings Bond:

Mechanistic Investigations of Oxidative Transformations Using Water-Soluble Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
Arun Poothatta Thottumkara, 18, Macomb High School, Macomb, Illinois

Carbon Sequestration by Bauxite Residue from Industrial Waste to Mitigation of Global Warming
Di Zhen Ye, 17, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PESDOC: A Farmer Friendly Software for Pest Diagnosis of Crops
Kanishka Raajkumar, 14, Shreerang Vidyalaya, English Medium, Thane, Maharashtra, India

A Non-Photolithographic Approach to the Construction of N-Type MOSFET Devices Using Focused Ion Beam Technology
Ryna Karnik, 17, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, Oregon

Autonomous Gyroscopic Ocean-Wave-Powered Generator: Invention of a New Energy Conversion Technology
Aaron Sargent Goldin, 16, San Dieguito High School Academy, Encinitas, California

Immunostimulating Properties of a Herbal Polysaccharide from Tinospora cordifolia for Biodense and Treatment
Reshma Ramachandran, 16, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, Florida

Structure Guided Drug Design Using Virtual Screening to Find an Inhibitor for M. tuberculosis 6-hydroxymethyl-7,8-dihydropteroate Synthase
Kanya Balakrishna, 16, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis, Tennessee

A Novel Technique for the Quantification of Trapping Forces in Optical Tweezers
Yiyi Deng, 17, Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York