Melody Lindsay, 17Honolulu, HI
Music: “Harping Around the World: Cultural Leadership for the 21st Century”
Eric Sherman, 15Ephrata, PAScience: “Computer Analysis of the HLA Histocompatibility Complex: Identification of Bone Marrow Donor Matches”
Nicole Rhodes, 17Vancouver, WALiterature: “The Dictionary of Distance”
Erika DeBenedictis, 17Albuquerque, NMScience: “Space Mission Design”
Jason Karelis, 17East Setauket, NYScience: “Mechanistic Studies of MenD, a Novel Drug Target for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus”
Yael Dana Neugut, 17Teaneck, NJScience: “A Study of Arsenic Metabolism & Renal Function in an Arsenic-Exposed Population in Bangladesh”
Anshul Samar, 15Cupertino, CAOutside the Box: “Igniting Interest in Chemistry with Elementeo Chemistry Card Game”
Duolin (Doreen) Xu, 16Indianapolis, INPhilosophy: “The Roots of Evil”
Nolan Kamitaki, 17Hilo, HIScience: “Programming a Network Approach to Contain the Spread of Epidemic”
Amy Levine, 17North Potomac, MILiterature: “Grayscale Unraveled”
Allison Ross, 17Mercer Island, WAOutside the Box: “African and Western Heroes' Journeys in Literature: An Exemplication”
Roman Stolyarov, 17Addison, TXScience: “Fabrication and Characterization of an All-Glass Visible Omnidirectional Dielectric Mirror”
Sarina Zhang, 13San Diego, CAMusic: “Reaching Out to the World with the Magic of Music”
Connie Kim-Sheng, 17
Music: “Inspired by Beauty: Piano Masterworks”
Aditya Palepu, 17Oakton, VATechnology: “A Heterogeneous Mixture Model for Unsupervised Pattern Classification”
Fiona Wood, 17North Haven, CTScience: “Biophysically Realistic Computational Models of Temporal Encoding in Cortex”
Prithwis Mukhopadhyayh, 16Woodbury, MN
Science: “A Common Food Additive Induces Cell Migration and Neoplastic Phenotype by Decreasing ASB Activity”
Rahul Pandey, 17Rochester, MN
Science: “A Microwave Metamaterial Lens with Negative Index of Refraction”
Darren Zhu, 17Winston-Salem, NCScience: “Synthesis & Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Isocyanides on Ferromagnetic Thin Films”
Miss Abigail BrennanFort Lauderdale, FloridaLiterature: Metafiction: Myth and Modernity
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