Junior Varsity 2018 Award Winners


  Award Name Category Title
Bay Shore High SchoolThirdKevin Connor Souhrada, Madison Rylee EspositoCategories Identification of the Crystalline Structure of Micrometeorites
Commack High SchoolThirdAbigail Judith Pace, Theresa Ann HauptCategories The Response of Planaria to Novel Objects
Honorable MentionCharlson KimCategories Dopamine Hypothesis in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Schizophrenia Model to Determine the Effect of Dopamine on Gene Expression and Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
East Meadow High SchoolFirstClara SongCategories Synthesis of Pyrido[1,2-b] Indazole-7-Carboxamide and its Derivatives as Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 Inhibitors
Honorable MentionDeborah JaffeCategories Does Bias Play a Role in Wrongful Convictions? An Analysis of Exonerations
Honorable MentionJacqueline A PiconeCategories Is it Worth Pulling Weeds? Analyzing the Reduction of Invasive Species
Huntington High SchoolHonorable MentionZubair Mohammed AliCategories The Effect of Propylene Glycol Propyl Ether on Uca pugnax
Jericho High SchoolFirstTasin Miah MashriqiCategories Environmental Monitoring and Marine Exploration: Utilizing Hybrid Undulatory Swimming for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Design
FirstMadhav SubramanianCategories Exploring the Vascular Function of Dedicator of Cytokinesis 6 (DOCK6)
Honorable MentionDhruba PodderCategories Therapeutic Potential of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell (AdMSC) Exosomes in the Intestine
Lynbrook High SchoolFirstKaylie S HausknechtCategories Elucidating the Properties of the Chebyshev Polynomials
FirstPooja N ShahCategories Loss of Thrombosponsin-2 Leads to Differential Gene Expression During Extra Cellular Matrix Production
ThirdKai Arthur BeattieCategories Determing the Role of Metalloprotease Meprin in Angiogenesis: A Potential Target of siRNA Nanotube Therapy in Prostate Cancer
Manhasset High SchoolSecondKendrick Tak, Grace ChoiCategories EUK-8 as an Effective SOD and CAT Mimetic and an Aβ Toxicity Mediator
ThirdKayla Hsu, Mary Elizabeth Nickita, Sarah Bella ShaoCategories The Effectiveness of Ascorbic acid and Fragaria x ananassa on Remediating the Negative Effects of Simulated Acid Rain Induced Oxidation in Medicago sativa
ThirdElizabeth E Wu, Serena J Zhao, Ella R KosciuskoCategories The Effects of Insulin Pathway Inhibition in Combination with Resveratrol and Lithium Chloride on Selenium, SOD1, and TDP-43 Induced Neuron Death in C. elegans and D. melanogaster
Honorable MentionSean Francis Lee, Cara Grace KurkjianCategories The Effects of Ambroxol Hydrocholrode and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) on Drosophila melanogaster induced with Huntington's Disease
North Shore High SchoolHonorable MentionMary Elizabeth SotiryadisCategories The Effect of Mood on the Retention of a Classroom Lesson Taught to Students in a Multimedia Environment
Paul D. Schreiber High SchoolFirstEmma Lilly LevinCategories Examining the Sensitivity and Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on North Atlantic Major Hurricane Landfall Drought and Activity
FirstLeah Emily Taylor, Dalia Rue BercowCategories More Than Just A Pretty Face: The Effect of Instagram Lifestyle Influencers on Adolescent Body Image
SecondEmma R Klein, Dhiya S SaniCategories The Effect of BPO and Glycerin on Escherichia Coli K12 and Skin Irritation in an In-vitro Skin Substrate
Honorable MentionBrittany S PolevikovCategories The Effect of Parental Stress on Resilience in American High Schools Students
Plainview Old Bethpage JFK High SchoolSecondZachary Robert FerrettiCategories Analysis of a Genome Wide Association Study and Use of DNA Methylation to Lower Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Given an Obese Mother
SecondAlyssa Millie Iryami, Audrey ShineCategories Utilization of Bombyx mori in the Production of Polymeric Graphene Enhanced SuperSilk
Honorable MentionBenjamin Taylor PollardCategories N-acetylcyestin (NAC) and Vemurafenib (Vem): A Novel Synergistic Modality for Decreasing Cell Proliferation in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Roslyn High SchoolSecondMaleeha RahmanCategories How to Raise a Healthy Eater: Parenting Methods as Long-term Predictors of Children's Eating Behavior
ThirdRamneek KaurCategories Hypothermia as an Inhibitor of Apoptotic Brain Cell Death
ThirdAdrian KeCategories The Effect of Graph Embellishment on Perceived Trustworthiness, Comprehension Ability, and Information Memorability
Honorable MentionJustin Daniel SchiavoCategories The Effect of an Aerospike Nozzle on the Hybrid Rocket Engine
St. Anthony's High SchoolSecondNikhil Gopal JaiswalCategories Towards a Structure of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Shaping Protein REEP5
Syosset High SchoolSecondAaron Jason LafazanCategories The Effect of Momentum Trading on the Quant Crash of 2007
ThirdAriel Kiok Margaret Blumenberg, Cooper Mason Scher, Michael John BentivegnaCategories The Effects of Buckminsterfullerene C60 on Nematode Lipofuscin Concentration
Honorable MentionAnthony Joseph LaBarcaCategories Preliminary Survey and Sedimentologic Analysis of Glacial Deposits in Hallock State Park Preserve, Mattituck, NY
The Wheatley SchoolSecondViraj JayamCategories Visualizing Alpha and Beta Crystals via Stereographic Projections
Honorable MentionKaren Huijie Li, Victor Desheng LiCategories TP53 Mutations as Potential Prognostic Markers for Specific Cancers: Analysis of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Agency for Research on Cancer TP53 Database
Honorable MentionManan M ShuklaCategories Hacking Tumor-Associated Macrophage Therapeutic Resistance for Optimizing TNBC Treatment
W. Tresper Clarke High SchoolSecondAnusha A. SiddiquiCategories What is the Effect of Aloe Vera Products vs. Other Liquid Treatments on the Amount of Light Penetrated through Calcium Oxalate Crystals?
ThirdSanjana AhmedCategories What is the Effect of Structural Format on the Electrical Output of a Piezoelectric-Photovoltaic Structure?
Honorable MentionShivani ShastriCategories What is the Effect of Heat on the Amount of Energy Generated by a Piezoelectric Transducer?
Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High SchoolHonorable MentionAaron Eng, Abigail RomeroCategories The Effects of Industrial Waste on Perfluorinated Chemicals Levels in Long Island Water Bodies
West Islip High SchoolHonorable MentionMelodi DoganayCategories Comparing the Effectiveness of Chemical Denitrification by Ferrous Iron under Various Catalyst Phases
William Floyd High SchoolFirstJason Rattansingh, Dominick CaputoCategories An Analysis of Soil Microhabitats in Revolutionary War, Civil War and, Modern Graveyards on Long Island, New York
SecondAsma Asghar, Farihah ChowdhuryCategories Analysis of Amblyomma americanum Microbiota and its Implications for Human Health in Suffolk County, New York
SecondNathalia Vinhal Reis, Erin TumbrelloCategories Using DNA Barcoding to Analyze the Biodiversity of Biological Vectors in Ecosystems with Varying Levels of Habitat Complexity in Suffolk County, New York
ThirdElizabeth Ashley Scianno, Angela Jasmin Ochoa, Philip Chibuzo OriuwaCategories The Microhabitat of Zostera marina in Moriches Bay, Westhampton, New York
Honorable MentionKyle Christopher La Spisa, Christian James MeehanCategories Analyzing the Biodiversity of Predatory Insects and Arachnids using DNA Barcoding from a Riverine Region and a Coastline Region on Long Island, NY