Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2009)

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The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented 10 awards at the 2009 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:

Graphene: First Practical Production & Applications of the Supermaterial
Philip Streich, 17, Home School, Platteville, WI

An Innovative Strategy for the Protection against Chemotoxicity and Radiation Poisoning
Preeti Singhal, 15, Arlington High School, Arlington, TX

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

An in vitro Method of Sprouting Angiogenesis Reveals a Relaxation of the need of VEGFR2 Signaling
Elizabeth Cai, 17, Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Ship as a Target of miR155: New Model of Leukemiogenesis
Aaditya Shidham, 17, Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington, OH

Solanum nigrum + Psidium guajava as a bio-pesticide for cockroaches
Rithika Sangameshwaran & Divya Jain, 14, Modern English School, Mumbai, India

BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism Differentially Affects Regional Cerebral Blood Flow
Katherine Grace Nabel, 18, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC

Recycled Composite Material Made from Plastic Packaging Waste
Hetal Vaishnav, 16, Dholakiya Memorial High School, Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Infinite Sums of Zeta Functions and Other Dirichlet Series
Andrei Triffo, 17, Synge Street Secondary School, Dublin, Ireland

Neural Network Modeling: An Innovative Time and Approach for Anti-Cancer Development
Monica Chowdhury, 17, Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, KS

A Novel Method to Determine the Mechanism behind DNA-DNA Interaction Using Optical Tweezers
Sujay Tyle, 18, Pittsford Mendon High School, Pittsford, NY