Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2007)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented 10 awards at the 2007 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:

A Novel Design for Magnetic Levitating Seismograph
Rishin Behl, 17, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mumbai, India

Development of an Anticancer Drug Delivery System: A Novel Strategy for the Delivery of Therapeutic Macromolecules
Shivani Sud, 16, Charles Jordan High School, Durham, NC

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

An Extra Spin on Nerve Regeneration: Synthesis of an Electrospun Spinal Cord Nerve Conduit
Amardeep Singh Grewal, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, Michigan

Targeting TRAF Proteins as an Anti-tumor Strategy
Yi Cai, 18, DuPont High School, Louisville, KY

Corrosion Mitigation Using Thin-Film Coatings of Polyelectrolye Multilayers
Samantha Kay Lawrence, 18, Christian Heritage High School, Riverdale, UT

Catalytic Enhancement of Ethanol Electro-oxidation by Nano-Ceria/Platinum Composite Electrodes
Avni Solanki, 17, Lake Brantley High School, Altamonte Springs, FL

D. bipinnata as an Eco-Friendly Termicide
Vaishnavi Viswanathan, 14, Modern English School, Mumbai, India

String Topology BV Algebra, Hochschild Cohomology and the Goldman Bracket on Surfaces
Dmitry Vaintrob, 18, South Eugene High School, Eugene, OR

Cyanobacterial Fuel Cells: Conversion of Light Energy into Electricity by Coupling Photosynthetic carbon dioxide Sequestration with Respiration in a Fuel Cell
Kartik Madiraju, 17, Marianopolis College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Investigation of the Structural Properties of a 3-D Biological Photonic Crystal
Lauren Rose Richey, 18, Springville High School, Springville, UT