Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2010)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented awards at the 2010 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) for projects displaying outstanding creativity and ingenuity with the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advance in the scientific field.

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

Deligne Categories and Representation Theory in Complex Rank
Akhil Mathew, 18, Madison High School, Madison, New Jersey

Role of TSPYL1, FGIF, and MTF-1 in Gamma-globin Gene Activation for Treatment of Hemoglobinopathies: A Tissue Study in Novel Binary Transgenic Mouse Models
Prarthana Jignesh Dalal, 16, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas

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

Novel Inhibitors of Cytokines Signaling: Drug Candidates for the Treatment of Cancer and Inflammation
Joanna Ray-Jia Yeh, 18, Urbana High School, Ijamsville, Maryland

Automatic Parallelization through Dynamic Analysis
Kevin Michael Ellis, 18, The Catlin Gabel School, Portland, Oregon

A New Solar Energy Material Search Strategy
Megan Katherine Mercer, 17, Ballard High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Novel Thermogelling Dispersions of Polymer Nanoparticles for Controlled Drug Delivery
Peter D. Hu, 18, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, Texas

Critical Role of TGFb1/Smad3 Signaling in Hepatic Metabolism: A Novel Therapeutic Target for Metabolic Syndrome
Samirkumar S. Devalaraja, 17, Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland

Aptamer-conjugated Gold Nanorods for Personalized Detection and Nanothermal Treatment of Glioblastoma Cancer Cells
Muna Oli, 17, Eastside High School, Gainesville, Florida

Traveling the Interplanetary Superhighway: An Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation System
Erika Alden DeBenedictis, 18, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Investigation of Antimicrobial Property of Ervatamia coronaria Flower
Kaushik Srivatsan Krishna Swamy, 16, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mandya District, Karnataka, India