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2011 Fellows

2011 Davidson Fellows

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2011 Davidson Fellow Laureate – $50,000 Scholarship Recipient

Simone Porter, 14
Seattle, WA
Music: “Performance as Soundtrack of Process and Identity”

2011 Davidson Fellows – $25,000 Scholarship Recipients

Arjun Aggarwal, 16
Columbia, SC
Technology: “GNUT III an A.I.R.V.I.S. (Anthropometric Interactive Robot With Vision Intelligence and Speech)”

Marian Bechtel, 16
Lancaster, PA
Science: “A Stand-Off Seismo-Acoustic Method for Humanitarian Demining”

Siddhartha Jena, 17
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Science: “Erythrocyte Dysfunction and Amelioration in Hypercholesterolemic Conditions”

Caleb Kumar, 15
Blaine, MN
Science: “Designing a Java Program to Diagnose Bladder Cancer”

Lucy Wang, 17
Garnet Valley, PA
Science: “Predicting Adolescent Depression: A Secondary Analysis of Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey”

Matthew Bauerle, 16
Fenton, MI
Mathematics: “Reformulating the Newton Direction Computation as a Linear Least Squares Problem for Smoothed Overdetermined l1 Functions”

Benjamin Clark, 15
Lancaster, PA
Science: “The Close Binary Fraction: A Bayesian Analysis of SDSS M Dwarf Spectra”

Arianna Körting, 17
Gates Mills, OH
Music: “Celebration of Life Through the Piano”

Sunil Pai, 17
Houston, TX
Science: “A Novel, Inexpensive, Nanotechnology-Based Approach to Determine Quantum Energies of Superoxide”

2011 Davidson Fellows – $10,000 Scholarship Recipients

Cheenar Banerjee, 16
Rochester, MN
Technology: “Artificial Emotion: A Novel Way of Emotion Recognition for Affective Computing”

Jayanth Krishnan, 17
Mahopac, NY
Science: “Regulatory Signatures of Cancer Cell Lines Inferred from Expression Data”

Anirudh Prabhu, 16
West Lafayette, IN
Mathematics: “Lower Bounds for Odd Perfect Numbers”

Raja Selvakumar, 15
Alpharetta, GA
Science: “The Implementation of a GastroMicrobial Fuel Cell in Capsular Nanorobotics”

Rebecca Chen, 16
Carmel, IN
Mathematics: “Generalized Yang-Baxter Equations and Braiding Quantum Gates”

Bonnie Nortz, 17
Fairport, NY
Literature: “Run and Run and Run”

Shalini Ramanan, 17
Richland, WA
Science: “Inhibition of Vascular Cell Migration by Bisdemethoxycurcumin: A Bioinformatics Based Approach to Identify Target Genes”

Reylon Yount, 16
San Francisco, CA
Music: “The Second Silk Road: Bridging East and West Through Chinese Music”

2011 Davidson Fellows – Honorable Mentions

Miss Ezgi Ustundag
Ames, Iowa
Literature: Identity: Contemporary Reflections

Miss Olivia Valdes
Boca Raton, Florida
Literature: The Labyrinthine Self: Literature as a Tool for Entanglement and Connection
Mr. Sitan Chen
Suwanee, Georgia
Mathematics: Cellular Automata to More Efficiently Compute the Collatz Map

Mr. George Li
Lexington, Massacusetts
Music: Achieving Excellence: The Miracle of Music

Miss Priyanka Menon
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Outside the Box: Indo-US Relations Through Philosophy and Literature
Miss Rachael Rhee
Raleigh, North Carolina
Outside the BoxBuilding Sustainable Peace Through Political Stability: Mozambique and Kosovo
Mr. Eliott Rosenberg
Penfield, New York
Philosophy: The Principle of Moral Risk and Following Conclusions
Mr. Isaac Anderson
Evergreen, Colorado
Science: Ubiquitous-Xengine
Miss Amy Chyao
Richardson, Texas
Science: Lights, Quantum Dots, Action!

Mr. Ayush Gupta
Portland, Oregon
Science: Fabricating Porous TiO2 Nanoparticles to Improve Change Carrier Efficiency of Photo Electro Chemical Cells
Miss Lauren Hodge
York, Pennsylvania
Science: A Quantitative Analysis of the Formulation of Phenylmethylimidazopyridine, Pyridine Using a High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer
Mr. Sean Oh
Old Westbury, New York
Science: The Neuroprotective Mechanism of DHA and LiCl; A Novel Pathway Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Miss Tara Raj
Flemington, New Jersey
Science: A Blueprint for Designing Effective Biofilm Inhibitor and Disruptor Molecules
Mr. Kyle Saleeby
Destin, Florida
Science: Generating Clean Electrical Tidal Power – Year Three of an Ongoing Study
Miss Shirley Wu
Novi, Michigan
Science: The Synergistic Effect of the P1k3CA Mutant H1047R and the Her 2 Gene on Their Oncogenic Properties in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells
Mr. Austin Duff
Montgomery Village, Maryland
Technology: An Investigation into the Fundamentals of Complex Intelligence
Miss Sriya Muralidharan
Carmel, Indiana
Technology: The Design and Implementation of a CHICA Algorithm for Optimized Diagnosis of Pediatric Hypertension

Video – 2011 Davidson Fellows Reception (YouTube)