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2009 Fellows

2009 Davidson Fellows

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2009 Davidson Fellows Laureates – $50,000 Scholarship Recipients

Melody Lindsay, 17
Honolulu, HI
Music: “Harping Around the World: Cultural Leadership for the 21st Century”

Eric Sherman, 15
Ephrata, PA
Science: “Computer Analysis of the HLA Histocompatibility Complex: Identification of Bone Marrow Donor Matches”

Nicole Rhodes, 17
Vancouver, WA
Literature: “The Dictionary of Distance”

2009 Davidson Fellows – $25,000 Scholarship Recipients

Erika DeBenedictis, 17
Albuquerque, NM
Science: “Space Mission Design”

Jason Karelis, 17
East Setauket, NY
Science: “Mechanistic Studies of MenD, a Novel Drug Target for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus”

Yael Dana Neugut, 17
Teaneck, NJ
Science: “A Study of Arsenic Metabolism & Renal Function in an Arsenic-Exposed Population in Bangladesh”

Anshul Samar, 15
Cupertino, CA
Outside the Box: “Igniting Interest in Chemistry with Elementeo Chemistry Card Game”

Duolin (Doreen) Xu, 16
Indianapolis, IN
Philosophy: “The Roots of Evil”

Nolan Kamitaki, 17
Hilo, HI
Science: “Programming a Network Approach to Contain the Spread of Epidemic”

Amy Levine, 17
North Potomac, MI
Literature: “Grayscale Unraveled”

Allison Ross, 17
Mercer Island, WA
Outside the Box: “African and Western Heroes’ Journeys in Literature: An Exemplication”

Roman Stolyarov, 17
Addison, TX
Science: “Fabrication and Characterization of an All-Glass Visible Omnidirectional Dielectric Mirror”

Sarina Zhang, 13
San Diego, CA
Music: “Reaching Out to the World with the Magic of Music”

2009 Davidson Fellows – $10,000 Scholarship Recipients

Connie Kim-Sheng, 17
La Crescenta,CA
Music: “Inspired by Beauty: Piano Masterworks”

Aditya Palepu, 17
Oakton, VA
Technology: “A Heterogeneous Mixture Model for Unsupervised Pattern Classification”

Fiona Wood, 17
North Haven, CT
Science: “Biophysically Realistic Computational Models of Temporal Encoding in Cortex”

Prithwis Mukhopadhyayh, 16
Woodbury, MN
Science: “A Common Food Additive Induces Cell Migration and Neoplastic Phenotype by Decreasing ASB Activity”

Rahul Pandey, 17
Rochester, MN
Science: “A Microwave Metamaterial Lens with Negative Index of Refraction”

Darren Zhu, 17
Winston-Salem, NC
Science: “Synthesis & Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of Isocyanides on Ferromagnetic Thin Films”

2009 Davidson Fellows – Honorable Mentions

Miss Abigail Brennan
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Literature: Metafiction: Myth and Modernity

Miss Ilana Fogelson
Salt Lake City, Utah
Literature: Personifications
Miss Claire Groden
Solon, Ohio
Literature: The X Factor
Miss Mary Helen Meosky
East Amherst, New York
Literature: Beyond the Stethoscope: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Patients and Doctors
Miss Heather Van Wallendael
Gold Hill, North Carolina
Literature: Truth in the Trashcans: The Transcendence of Reality and Its Implications on Perception
Miss Simone Porter
Seattle, Washington
Music: The Gift of Giving
Miss Aishwarya Venkataraman
Long Beach, California
Music: From Musical Harmony to World Harmony
Miss Sarah Juster
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Outside the Box: Genocide in International Law: Arguments for Restrictive Definition and Interpertation
Mr. Isaac Anderson
Evergreen, Colorado
Science: Omni-Engine

Mr. Matthew Bauerle
Fenton, Michigan
Using PSpice Simulations to Analyze the Performance of a Cuk Converter with Various IGBT Models
Mr. Kevin Chen
Brooklyn, New York
Science: The Effect of Circularly Polarized Light on the Excitation of Quantum Dots Buried at Various Depths
Mr. Kshitij Desai
Sugar Land, Texas
Science: Designing Adeno-Associated Virus Type 2 Nanoparticles as Multivalent Contrast Agents for Diagnostic Imaging
Mr. Richik Neogi
Portland, Oregon
Science: Energy Conversion with TiO2 Nano-Particles and Melanin Under UV Light
Mr. Patrick Pan
Houston, Texas
Science: Saving the San Jacinto Monument – Local and Global Preservation of History
Mr. Adam Strobel
Annapolis, Maryland
Science: Endless Energy: A Plan for a Three Way Renewable Energy Generating System
Mr. Sujay Tyle
Pittsford, New York
Science: A Novel Method to Determine the Mechanism Behind DNA-DNA interactions using Optical Tweezers
Mr. Sam Wu
Cary, North Carolina
Science: Rational Bioengineering of LadA Monooxygenase in Polyethylene Degradation Mechanism
Miss Jeongmin Shin
Irvine, California
Technology: Study of Effect of TiO2 Nanoparticles on Human Cervical Carcinoma in vitro


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