2021 WSSEF First Place Trophy

Congratulations!  … to the following high school students participating in the 64th Annual Washington State Science & Engineering Fair.  All high school students were judged and the following students earned First Place.  Where you see a project title duplicated, it is because that was a team project.  Due to COVID-19, they were safely judged “virtually” and will receive their First Place WSSEF award ribbon rosettes and trophies in the mail.

FIRST NAME LAST NAME GRADE PROJECT TITLE
Brianne Abbott-Rogge 12 Feasibility Test of Designing a Low-Cost Wearable Accelerometer to Collect Real-Time Concussive and Sub-Concussive Impacts for Multiple Applications
Andrew Allen 10 Harnessing Flight: Controlling Variables of a Model Rocket to Achieve Altitude Accuracy
Mackenzie Arden 11 The Effect of Caffeine Anhydrous on pH Levels of Simulated Stomach Acid
Anna Armstrong 11 Degradation of Bioplastics from Biomass Sources Used as an Alternative for Plastic Products
Claire Atkinson 11 The Effect of Light Wavelength on the Angular Acceleration of a Crookes Radiometer
Aiden Bai 10 Lucia
Ishan Bansal 11 Understanding the effect of the microbiome upon infectious disease severity: A novel framework for developing COVID-19 therapeutics
Jenna Barger 10 Detecting Frequencies Emitted by a Black Hole’s Accretion Disk
Alexandra Batoukova 11 Computational modeling of human dentate gyrus: applications for epilepsy
Tayla Belikoff 11 Instrument Addition to Robotic Arm to Allow Use of Digital Stethoscope for Safe Examination of Infectious Patients
Sayan Bhatia 11 DenTest: AI-Enabled Cavity Detection
Sohil Bhatia 10 DenTest: AI-Enabled Cavity Detection
Nikhita Bontha 11 Modeling of Ion Uptake to Understand Molecular Level Interactions of Pyrrole/Nafion and Aniline/Nafion Bipolar Membranes For Fuel Cell Use
Alexia Bravo 9 Examining Eclipsing Binary V453 Cephei
Bianca Bucerzan 12 The Neptune By Hydrosolve
Hannah Chen 11 Separating Microplastics from Sand using Terminal Velocity and Density Differences
Jake Chung 11 Study and Application of a Biomimetic Caudal Fin for Energy-Efficient Propulsion
Isabela Cook 11 The Possible Applications of Phones as Long Wavelength (625-670nm) Light Therapy Devices and Their Effect on Macular Health
Akaria Crawford 11 Correlation between Implicit Bias and Microaggression toward African Americans
Jace Creech 12 The Neptune By Hydrosolve
Aadi Dalia 11 Utilizing U-Nets for CT Scan Segmentation and Convolutional Neural Networks to Predict Immunotherapy Response
Mia Dang 9 Which Fruit Peel is the Best Natural Fertilizer for Growing Radishes?
Saketh Dhulipalla 11 Predicting the Extent of Late Seasonal Wildfires in Washington Using the Correlation Between the Standardized Precipitation Index and Burned Area Data
Ajanna Dizon 12 The Effect of Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium (The Big 3) on Daphnia Magna
Didi Djatej 12 Evaluating the cause of Twinlakes Idaho not yet hosting the invasive species, Myriophyllum spicatum.
Augustin Dulauroy 11 The “cinematic look”: a scientific exploration into what makes a movie look like a movie and the subsequent development of open source software to apply those characteristics.
Dan Dumitrescu 11 Accident Replication Machine for Wearable Devices
Tiana Dumitrescu 9 Accident Replication Machine for Wearable Devices
Aheli Dutta 11 Extreme Gradient Boosted Classification and Regression Trees to Predict Outcomes in Patients With Monoclonal Gammopathies of Undetermined Significance
Oliver Easton 12 An Extensible File Feature Analysis and Storage Framework for Linux Systems
Nayeli Espinoza 9 What drinks stain your teeth most?
Hanna Faught 11 Bioremediation of PCBs- Monitoring the Change in Bacteria Consortiums
Summer Fenton 12 Does Smoke and Ash Negatively or Positively Affect the Next Generation of Plants?
Triana Fernando 10 Reverse Engineering the Amazon Padded Plastic Mailer Pouch
Stephen Fewel 10 Harnessing Flight: Controlling Variables of a Model Rocket to Achieve Altitude Accuracy
Kaiden Frank 9 Do different kinds of liquids affect plant growth?
Madison Gass 12 What are the advantages and disadvantages of alternative front lawns compared to traditional grass ones?
Navaneet Girikumar 11 Auditory Classical Conditioning of the Cockroach Periplaneta americana
Audrey Gruian 11 Hydrodynamic and Acoustic Cavitation as a Novel, Energy-Efficient, Chemical-Free Means of Water Purification
Anika Halappanavar 10 Analysis of COVID-19 Misinformation Origin and Cure Narratives
Noelle Hall 11 Creating a Risk Metric for MRSA
Sankar Harilal 11 A Novel Method to Study the Diffusion of Liquid Medications into the Bloodstream
Brittany Harrell 12 Project Terms and Conditions
Maria Herrera 10 Are Succulents Effective to Prevent Wildfire Spread?
Meredith Hillier 11 Reinventing the Iron Lung: Improving Efficiency and Cost for Wider Accessibility
Maile Hori 11 Effects of Music Lyrics on Heart Rate and Exercise Performance
Jennifer Hu 11 Identification of Co-Expressed Genes to BDNF and trk-B as Major Depressive Disorder Related Biomarkers Using Microarray Data
Liyu Huang 12 The Neptune By Hydrosolve
Harshini Iyer 11 Determining Effective Reading Mediums for Reading Comprehension for Students with Learning Disabilities
Krish Jain 11 Integrating a Live Programming Role into Games
Noah Jorgensen 12 Data Representation for Visually Impaired
Taj Khandekar 9 Predicting Nitrogen Contamination in the Gulf of Mexico
Arun Khou 12 Aerodynamic Drone Cargo Container
Patrick Kovis 9 Testing Microbial Fuel Cell Designs to Determine the Best Fuel Cell Configuration.
Nidhi Krishna Kumar 10 MUSR: Low-Cost Multipurpose Sterilization Robot
Grace Lane 12 Remote Controlled Vertically-Rotating Bookshelf
Ansel LaPier 11 Engineering a Clinical Force Measuring Walker for Patients with Restricted Upper Extremity Weight Bearing
Talia Leaver 12 The effect of simulated acid precipitation in combination with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on the growth of Solanum lycopersicum L.
Daniel Li 11 Analyzing ACE2, the receptor for SARS-COV-2, across species to reduce virus susceptibility and mutation rates
Eric Li 11 Computational Identification of Sex-biased Biomarker MicroRNAs & Genes Associated with Immune Infiltration in Breast Cancer
Richard Li 9 Observing the Effect of Drought Conditions on Lightning Strikes in the Midwest Region
Yuchen Li 11 Path Dependence of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Weakening: A Geostrophic Shear Approach
Pinyu Liao 10 In-Silico Discovery and Design of Antisense PNAs for the Artificial Activation of the ccdAB Toxin-Antitoxin System to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
Julia Liu 11 Predicting Cancer Stem Cell Markers With Machine Learning
Yuyang Lou 10 Hand Gesture Recognition-based Wheelchair Control System
Conan Lu 11 ComposeGAN: A Multi-GAN Approach to Symbolic Music Style Transfer
Gabriella Lui 11 Apply Machine Learning to Identify a Novel Biomarker Panel to Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity Progression and Treatment Monitoring of a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patient Cohort; Develop a Paper Based Point-of-Care (POC) Dipstick Test with Identified Biomarker Panel as Assay Analytes for Rheumatoid Arthritis Prognosis.
Hariharan Malmurugan 10 Eigenvalue Bucking Prediction of Aortic Aneurysm Failure in Ascending Aorta using Finite Element Analysis
Stephen Malysh 12 Data Representation for Visually Impaired
Mahathi Mangipudi 12 The Effects of Human Visitation and Temporal Patterns on Carbon Dioxide Levels in Carlsbad Cavern
Laura Mangov 11 Training and Applying a Convolutional Neural Network to Identify COVID-19 in Chest CT Scans
Anna Marko 12 Identification of Specific Microbial Enzymes Involved in the Degradation of Polyethylene in Galleria Mellonella
Ainsley McCollum 12 The Use of Fluorescent Proteins GFP and EBFP2-BFP for Enhanced Solar Energy Production Through the Usage of Magnifiers
Jay McGregor 12 Transforming Agricultural Waste Wheat Straw into Energy — Using Household Materials
Nikhil Mehta 11 A Novel Implementation of Adversarial Networks Alongside Custom Identifiers Using Weighted Boxes Fusion for Diseased Crop Detection by UAVs
Jasmine Meredith 12 A Comparison of Self-Esteem in Adolescents with and without Cleft Lip and/or Palate
Nidhi Munikote 11 Diagnosing Breast Cancer Using Deep Learning
Natasha Murugan 11 Analyzing miRNA Involvement in HSC Activation and Liver Fibrosis
Sujay Nair 11 Optimizing exoplanet transit times in collaboration with citizen scientists
Runjeet Narula 11 Ticcer: A Smartphone App for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Joshua Oliver 12 Which chess opening gives you the greatest chances of winning?
Ishan Panpaliya 11 Classification of Multiple COVID–19–like Diseases Using a Deep Learning Model Framework on Chest Radiographs and Principal Component Analysis of Extracted Image Features
Uma Paul 11 Determining the prognostic value of the DNA methylation of the GYPC, NME1, and SLIT2 genes in human lung adenocarcinoma
Aaditya Prasad 11 A Novel Implementation of Adversarial Networks Alongside Custom Identifiers Using Weighted Boxes Fusion for Diseased Crop Detection by UAVs
Fahmid Rahman 12 Apoptotic Proteins
Ateeq Ramlan 11 Ticcer: A Smartphone App for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Leonardo Ribeiro de Brito 11 Training and Applying a Convolutional Neural Network to Identify COVID-19 in Chest CT Scans
Haley Rodriguez 11 What natural materials can be used to make successful pigments?
Hennessy Rodriguez 12 How Do Different Types Of Plastics Affect The Growth Of Radishes?
Samuel Rodriguez 11 A Novel Software-Based Solution to Aid in the Detection and Prevention of Voice Phishing
Saloni Sanger 12 Remote Controlled Vertically-Rotating Bookshelf
Meilin Scott 12 Bioremediation of PCBs- Monitoring the Change in Bacteria Consortiums
Rebecca Scott 12 What is the affect of adding lead and fluoride to the water sources of polypodiophyta and what concentrations of each substance does the polypodiophyta intake.
Ziya Senoaji 12 Using Lysozyme-Based Coatings to Ease Surface Cleaning in a Disease-Ridden World
David Sheppert 12 Project Terms and Conditions
Aayush Sheth 11 Using A Multiple Timepoint Siamese Net With Grey Matter and White Matter Hyperintensity Volumes as Differentiating Metrics to Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease
Jacqueline Simpson 11 A Correlational Study on Gifted Burnout and Work Ethic
Vanshika Singh 11 Auditory Classical Conditioning of the Cockroach Periplaneta americana
Ian Sjöholm 12 Creating a block-based version of the Python programming language
Maxwell Soh 11 Virtually Screening Structurally Similar Compounds to Known Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors as a Means of Discovering Cancer Therapeutics
Flor Solis 9 How does the type of material affect thigmotactic responses in a Venus Flytrap and Mimosa?
Zachary Song 9 Identifying the Ideal Body Location for COVID-19 Temperature Screening Using an Infrared Thermometer
Chloe Sow 9 Maximizing the Healthspan through Environmental and Lifestyle Factors and their Impacts on Associated Diseases through Genetics and Epigenetics utilizing Statistical Models and Gene Expression data
Christen Spadavecchia 12 An Extensible File Feature Analysis and Storage Framework for Linux Systems
Vedant Srinivas 9 Ora – A Non Habituating Audiovisual Animal Warning System to Mitigate Roadkill
Carter Steveson 11 wood gasification
Tristyn Struve 12 The Effect of Caffeine on Epilepsy Susceptibility in Drosophila Melanogaster
Zihan Sun 10 Machine Learning Image Recognition Table Tennis Trainer
Laavan Suresh 11 Ticcer: A Smartphone App for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Ananya Suryadevara 11 Effect of Probiotics on Planarian Regeneration
Leif Swanson 12 Identification of Specific Microbial Enzymes Involved in the Degradation of Polyethylene in Galleria Mellonella
Haley Toliver 12 Using Bioluminescence to Light a Cleaner Future
Kosha Upadhyay 9 High Accuracy Neural Network Based Deep Learning Solution For Non-Intrusive Early Diagnosis of Dementia.
Anya Vaish 10 Developing and testing an electronic system with integrated alerting and cooling mechanisms to save the life of an unattended child in a vehicle
Grace VanderLouw 12 The Effect of Positive Affirmations on Teenagers Day to Day Stress Levels
Rishabh Venkatesan 11 Remote controlled electro-mechanical mechanism to reduce risk of accidents when dispensing moss removal powder on roof
Sunny Wang 11 MRI-based Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease using Deep Learning with CycleGAN for Data Augmentation
Shannon Willis 11 The Effect of Phosphorus, Nitrogen, and Potassium (The Big 3) on Daphnia Magna
Chloe Winkler 11 TiO2/UV based Photocatalytic Pretreatment of Post Harvest Canola Stalks for Cellulosic Ethanol Production
Cleah Winston 11 Modeling the Human Haptic Code: A Deep Learning Approach to Neuroprosthetic Development
Steven Wu 10 Harnessing Flight: Controlling Variables of a Model Rocket to Achieve Altitude Accuracy
Ian Yang 11 The Study of the Effect of Different Areas of Shooting and Shots to Influence Goal Ratios
Nathan Yap 11 Robotically Replicated Articulation from a Pose Estimation Algorithm
Christine Ye 11 Data-Driven Approaches to Pulsar Glitch Triggers, Evolution, and Universality
Siqi Zhao 11 Mean Variance Portfolio Optimization