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Benjamin Franklin
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
Marie Curie, Nobel Prize in Physics 1903, 1911

Austin Area ISEF Winners

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was held May 9-13 in Atlanta, GA. It was attended by over 1,700 students with 1,400 projects from 64 foreign countries and territories as well as state and regional fairs in the US, including ten projects from the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival.

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All Project Boards be viewed in the links below or in our Virtual Exhibit Hall

Grand Awards

Third Place Award - Biochemistry

Rajvi Babaria, Halley Compuesto, and Mehak Gaba, Vista Ridge High School, Leander ISD

Project Title: An integrative approach of utilizing antipsychotic supplements designated for Schizophrenia and endogenous firing rate differential equation models to induce neuronal synaptic activity in PINK-1 gene mutated C. elegans with Parkinson's disease

Third Place Award - Biomedical Health Science

Aaron George, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, Private

Project Title: Identification of Malarial Infection from Thin Blood Smear Slide Images Using Convolutional Neural Network

Third Place Award - Environmental Engineering

Aseel Rawashdeh, Anderson High School, Austin ISD

Project Title: Low-cost Electrochemical Arsenic Detection (LEAD): A Novel Quantitative, Portable, and Ultra-Sensitive Arsenic Sensor Using Pencil Lead

Fourth Place Award - Materials Science

Alan Wang, Westlake High School, Eanes ISD

Project Title: Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Porous Electrode Structure for Improved Performance in Battery Applications

Special Awards

2nd Place, Science for Development Agriculture and Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development, Full Tuition Scholarship to Drexel University

Nathan Elias, Liberal Arts And Science Academy, Austin ISD

Project Title: A Novel Method for Automated Identification and Prediction of Invasive Species Using Deep Learning

3rd Place, IEEE Foundation, Full Tuition Scholarship to Drexel University

AdelleJia Xin Yong, Westlake High School, Eanes ISD

Project Title: Smart Leukemia Labs: A Low Cost Microscope and Diagnostic Tool That Use Semantic Segmentation, Image Processing and Object Detection To Detect Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia