Akhil Mathew, 16Madison, NJ
Mathematics: “Translation – Invariant Binary Representations”
Christine Shrock, 17Setauket, NYScience: “Investigating an Allosteric Binding Site for a New Class of HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors”
Conrad Tao, 14New York, NYMusic: “Bringing Classical Music from the Past to the Future as Pianist and Composer ”
Sikandar Porter-Gill, 17Gaithersburg, MDScience: “The Production of Methane in a Two-Chambered Bio-Catalyzed Microbial Fuel Cell Utilizing Methanosarcina barkeri”
Philip Streich, 17Platteville, WIScience: “Determining Carbon Nanotube Thermodynamic Solubility: The Missing Link to a Practical Supermaterial”
Michael Cherkassky, 16Minneapolis, MNTechnology: “Application of Machine Learning Methods to Medical Diagnosis”
Jasmine Miller, 17Nashville, TNLiterature: “The Digital Identity of Contradiction”
August Siena Thomas, 17Montague, MALiterature: “Rewriting History”
William Yuan, 12Portland, ORScience: “High Efficient 3-Dimensional Nanotube Solar Cell for Visible and UV Light”
Hilda Huang, 12Palo Alto, CA
Music: “I Love Bach”
Saraswathi Shukla, 17Princeton, NJOutside the Box: “Mesmerizing Music: Sound, Imagination, and Communication in the Mesmeric Séance”
Vijay Venkatesh, 17
Laguna Niguel, CA
Music: “Magic through Music”
Charles Zhang, 17Oakland Township, MIScience: “Development of a Vibration Energy Harvesting Device Based on an Asymmetric Air-spaced Cantilever”
Nathan Georgette, 17Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Science: “Novel Herd Immunity Threshold Analysis Incorporating Population Dynamics and Gradual Immunization”
Molly Hensley-Clancy, 16Minneapolis, MNLiterature: “Seized as Beauty”
Kyle Hutzler, 16Huntingtown, MDOutside the Box: “Kansas: American Education”
Michael Leap, 17Okemos, MIPhilosophy: “The Ontology of Science: A Critical Perspective”
Sarah Waliany, 16Arcadia, CAScience: “Role of t-Darpp in P13K/AKt/Bcl-2 Pathway in Causing Resistance in Herceptin-Sensitive Breast Tumors”
Divya Nag, 17El Dorado Hills, CAScience: “Thermal Analysis and Thermogravimetry Techniques to Quantify and Prevent Forest Fires”
Avanthi Raghavan, 17Orlando, FLScience: “Characterization of Novel Protein Trafficking Pathways in Plasmodium falciparum”
Mr. Andrew David KingHayward, CaliforniaLiterature: Blurred Lines and Battlefields: Perspectives of War
Music: Music without Borders
Mr. David DalrympleCambridge, MassachusettsOutside the Box: Boolean Logic in Cellular Automata
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