Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2006)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented 10 awards at the 2006 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Indianapolis, Indiana, 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:

A New Spin on Wound Healing Scaffolds: Physical and Molecular Optimization
Amardeep Singh Grewal, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

Preparation and Characterization of a Superparamagnetic Polymer Nanocomposite for Biomedical Applications
Nicole Rachelle Brenner, 18, Lawrence High School, Cedarhurst, NY

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

A Novel Chlorophyll-based Nanocrystalline Photoelectrochemical Cell: A Promising Approach to Hydrogen Production via Light-driven Redox of Seawater
Nilesh Tripuraneni, 15, Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA

Building a Power-Optimized MIPS Pipeline
Vidya Ganapati, 18, Sunset High School, Portland, OR

Glabenator: An Advanced Alternative and Augmentative Communicative Device
Apurv Mishra, 16, Dayanand Anglo Vedic Public School, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India

Modeling Auditory Attention by Implementing IHC Movement into Frequency Selectivity of the Inner Ear
Jonathan Blake Sellon, 18, Staples High School, Westport, CT

Use of a Paramyxovirus to reduce Tumor Development in vivo and Kill Transformed Cells in vitro
Nandini Sarma, 16, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS

In vitro Identification of Cancerous Tumors by Raman Spectroscopy
Shannen Alexei Adcock, 18, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AS

Character Sums and Ramsey Properties of Generalized Paley Graphs
Nicholas Michael Wage, 17, Appleton East High School, Appleton, WI

Implementing a Novel Program for Forecasting Latitude/Longitude Locations and Movement Rates of Sunsports and Active Solar Magnetic Regions
Elyse Autumn Hope, 18, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR