ISEF 2012 Special Award Winners

Special Awards Received

ISEF 2012

ISEF Category: Cellular and Molecular Biology (CB013)– Role of MyD88 in DNA Damage Response, Yiyuan Hu, 18, Senior, Hamden High School, Hamden, Connecticut
ISEF Awards:
Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation Second Award of $500 U.S. Savings Bond.  AVASC awards projects that display outstanding creativity, ingenuity and have the potential to alleviate the human condition or mark a substantive advancement in the scientific field.
ISEF Category: Engineering – Materials and Bioengineering (EN015)– An Organic Thin Film Transistor and Elastic Organic Solar Cell Based Electronic Skin for Biochemical and Tactile Sensing, Ryota Ishizuka, 18, Senior, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
ISEF Awards:
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. First Award of $2,500.  For a project which demonstrates excellence in the experimental study of materials and mechanical structures.
ISEF Category: Environmental Management (EM026)– Mycoremediation of PCB Soil Contaminants with Pleurotus ostreatus, Mallory Claire Madfes, 16, Junior, Greenwich High School, Greenwich, Connecticut
ISEF Awards:
Air Force Research Laboratory on behalf of the United States Air Force First Award of $3,000.  Awards projects that exhibit high standards in science and technology.
ISEF Category: Energy and Transportation (ET026)– Polyvinyldene Fluoride (PVDF) Piezoelectric Generator: A Novel Approach to Harvesting Vibrations from Human Respiration to Power Biological Implant Devices, Bridget Oei, 16, Sophomore, East Catholic High School, Manchester, Connecticut
ISEF Awards:
United Technologies Corporation $3,000 in shares of UTC common stock, a plaque, book, backpack and the UTC Annual Report.  For excellence in science and engineering.
United States Army Award of $1,500, a certificate of achievement, and a gold medallion.
Acoustical Society of America Certificate of Honorable Mention.
Patent and Trademark Office Society First Award of $250.  Awards encourage young inventors to develop new and useful products, and to pursue careers in science and technology.
ISEF Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences (BE023)– Optogenetic Interrogation of Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine D1 Receptor-Containing Neurons as a Technique to Restore Timing: A Novel Approach to Treat Prefrontal Disorders, John Edward Solder, 18, Senior, Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut
ISEF Awards:
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health & the Friends of NIDA First Award of $2,500.  Awards projects that focus on better understanding of the mechanisms of drug abuse and addiction.
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