Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2008)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented 10 awards at the 2008 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:

The Controlled Release of Lipase from PCL Electrospun Fibers
Angela Lau, 17, John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY

Genomic Strategy to Refine Prognosis & Treatment of Early Stage Colon Cancer
Shivani Sud, 16, Charles Jordan High School, Durham, NC

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

Programming of Adult Hematopoeitic Stem Cells to Differentiate into RPE Cells
Sabrina Prabhakaran, 17, Canterbury School, Fort Myers, FL

A Simple Homology-based Hole Detection Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
Vinayak Ramesh, 17, Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills, CA

Larvicidal and Insecticidal Properties of Papaya Against Mosquitoes
Neha Kularni & Divya Venkataraman, 14, Modern English School, Mumbai, India

Kudzu: A Cellulosic Source for Ethanol
Lindsay Stewart, 18, Grove High School, Grove, OK

Continued Fractions and Orbits of a Linear Fractional Transformation
Shravani Mikkilineni, 17, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI

Microfluidic Image Cytometry to Detect PI3K Pathway Markers in Brain Cancer
Jane Suh, 16, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Engineering a Novel Gram-Negative Effective Efflux Pump Inhibitor
Eric Delgado, 18, Bayonne High School, Bayonne, NJ

A 3-D Lens with Alternative Unit Cell Design for Negative Refractive Index
Rahul Pandey, 16, Rochester Stoney Creek High School, Rochester Hills, MI