Special Awards Presented to Finalists of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (2012)

The Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty (AVASC) Foundation presented awards at the 2012 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:

Elucidating Pathways in Cancer Pathogenesis
Nithin Reddy Tumma, 17, Port Huron Northern High School, Port Huron, Michigan

Design and Evaluation of a Cell-Phone Compatible Wireless Electrocardiograph
Catherine Wong, 16, Morristown High School, Morristown, New Jersey

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

Novel Strategies for the PET Imaging of Colorectal Cancer Using the A33 Antibody
Priya Mohindra, 17, Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, New York

Role of MyD88 in DNA Damage Response
Yiyuan Hu, 18, Hamden High School, Hamden, Connecticut

A Microfluidic-Based Single Cell Analysis Identifies a Critically Depleted Vasculogenic Subpopulation in Diabetic Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Shubha Srinivas Raghvendra, 18, Saint Francis High School, Mountain View, California

Creating and Optimizing Porous MOFs for the Capture of Carbon Dioxide from Flue Gas Mixtures
William Weili Xu, 17, Princeton High School, Princeton, New Jersey

Effects of Polycaprolactone and UV Treated Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Electrospun Fibers on Osteogenic Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells
Manita Singh, 17, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, California

A Novel Solar Cell Combining Coordinated Metal Ion Substitution and Self-Assembly to Broaden the Absorption Spectrum and Efficiently Transform Light Energy into Electricity
Nathan Sai Kondamuri, 17, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana

Eco-friendly Pesticide for the control of Tea Mosquito Bug (Helopeltis antonii sign.) in Theobroma cacao L.
Sindura Saraswathi Bangaradka, 14, Vivekananda English Medium High School, Puttur, Karnataka, India

A Unitary Group Relaxation of the Traveling Salesman Problem and Its Applications
Anirudh Prabhu, 17, West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, West Lafayette, Indiana