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2013 Fellows

2013 Davidson Fellows

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2013 Davidson Fellows Laureates – $50,000 Scholarship Recipients

Hannah Larson, 18
Eugene, OR
Mathematics: “Classification of Some Fusion Categories of Rank 4”

Samantha Marquez, 18
Midlothian, VA
Science: “Celloidosomes®: A New Paradigm in the Bottom-up Assembly of Multicellular Architectures”


2013 Davidson Fellows – $25,000 Scholarship Recipients

Ankita Ghoshal, 18
Austin, TX
Science: “Sustainable 100W Portable Generators for 24/7/365 Power Demand”

Harrison Li, 15
Dix Hills, NY
Science: “Determining Interannual and Spatial Trends in Convective Frequency over the Northeastern United States Based on Reanalysis of Convective Parameters”

Natalie Ng, 17
Cupertino, CA
Science: “MicroRNA Prognostic Signatures and Prediction Models for Distant Metastasis-Free Survival (DMFS) in Breast Cancer”

Lilia Popova, 18
Ann Arbor, MI
Science: “Elucidating Environmental and Genetic Mechanisms of Magnetically Altered Plant Growth”

David Steinberg, 16
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Outside the Box: “The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project”

Coleman Hughes, 17
Montclair, NJ
Music: “The Rhythm of Free Expression: Honoring the Great Jazz Masters”

Aashna Mago, 17
Newtown, PA
Science: “A Novel EZH2 Histone Methyltransferase Inhibitor: Potential Advancement in Epigenetic Cancer Therapy”

Kailee Pedersen, 17
Lincoln, NE
Literature: “The Transliteration of Flesh: Dismantling the Metanarrative”

Thabit Pulak, 17
Richardson, TX
Science: “Home-based Arsenic Bio-sane Water Filter and Rapid Arsenic Water Test using Nanotechnology”


2013 Davidson Fellows – $10,000 Scholarship Recipients

Joshua Brakensiek, 17
Phoenix, AZ
Mathematics: “Bounds on the Size of Sound Monotone Switching Networks Accepting Permutation Sets of Directed Trees”

Michael Janner, 17
Redlands, CA
Science: “Magnetic Manipulation of Nanoscale Mirrors and Photonic Crystals”

William Kuszmaul, 17
Lexington, MA
Mathematics: “Equivalence Classes of Permutations Created Under Pattern-Replacement Relations”

Jiayi Peng, 18
Chappaqua, NY
Science: “A Cellular Automaton Model for Critical Dynamics in Neuronal Networks”

Vaibhav Vavilala, 18
Indianapolis, IN
Science: “Neural Networks: Raising the Storage Capacity”

Alec Brenner, 17
McLean, VA
Science: “Viscoelastic Modeling of Tidal Heating in Terrestrial Exoplanets”

Ajay Krishnan, 17
Portland, OR
Engineering: “Optimizing the Microbial Fuel Cell-Microbial Electrolysis Cell Coupled System for Sustainable Hydrogen Gas Production, Electricity Generation, and Improved Wastewater Treatment”

Emily Lipstein, 17
Port Washington, NY
Science: “An Analysis of the Genetic Variation of Monachus monachus and its Implications for Conservation”

Vinay Sriram, 17
Boyds, MD
Technology: “Quantitative Modeling of Processing Cost and Energy Consumption for Cryptographically Enhanced Secure Internet Routing Protocol”


2013 Davidson Fellows – Honorable Mentions

Mr. Arjun Balasingam
San Jose, CA
Enhancing the Energy Harvested from the Wind-Induced Oscillations of a Fin Using Novel Bluff Configurations

Miss Hope Weinstein
Boulder, CO
Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticle Embedded Polyethersulfone Membranes for Water Filtration and Remediation

Miss Natalie Happe
Minnetonka, MN
The Three Silences

Mr. Joshua Kimelman
Millburn, NJ

Mr. Jacob McNamara
Maplewood, NJ
A Bound on the Norm of Shortest Vectors in Lattices Arising from CM Number Fields

Miss Kathryn Amaral
Elk Creek, VA
Fiddling from the Heart on the Crooked Road

Miss Tissiana Vallecillo
Chandler, AZ
Transferring Energy and Joy Through Engaging Rhythms in Music to Listeners

Miss Lucy Ross
New Hill, NC
Morality and the State Beyond the Age of Belief

Miss Namrata Balasingam
San Jose, CA
On the Dynamics of Carbon Dioxide Plumes Sequestered in Saline Aquifers: A Physics-Based Assessment of the Risk of Leakage

Mr. Jordan Cadle
Orleans, IN
Reprocessing Components of Milk from Foliar Application to Augment Protein Synthesis in Triticum aestivum

Miss Rachel Cadle
Orleans, IN
Determining the Production and Economic Impact of Utilizing Ground Coverings on Solanum lycopersicum

Mr. Benjamin Jin
Davis, CA
Developing LymphoLab: Modeling Ionic Fluxes in T-Lymphocytes

Miss Aneri Kinariwalla
Sayville, NY
A Study of the Role of the ROCK Kinase Pathway in Dental Pulp Stem Cell Differentiation and Mineralization

Mr. Nathan Kondamuri
Dyer, IN
The Improved Efficiency of a Solar Cell Based on Modified Photosynthetic Pigments

Mr. Joshua Meier
Teaneck, NJ
The Missing Genome: Mitochondrial DNA Deletions in Stem Cells

Miss Meghan Shea
West Chester, PA
Optimizing the Coagulating Property of Moringa oleifera Seeds: A Novel Approach to Water Purification Techniques in Impoverished Countries

Mr. Jesse Zhang
Boulder, CO
Lunar Tidal Winds in Earth’s Atmosphere

Mr. Sunny Zheng
Plainview, NY
Cellulose Nanowhiskers: Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Incorporation In Epoxidized Polymers

Mr. Neel Mehta
Audubon, PA
Developing an Adaptive, Individualized Educational Technology Platform Utilizing Differential Learning and the Leitnerian Algorithm
Miss Bianca Ray Avalani
San Diego, CA
An Intelligent Driver Assist System Based on Multimodal Sensor Fusion


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