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Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair
High School Award Recipients 2017


Student Name Project Title High School Town
Evan Mizerak Transgenerational Trends in Fertillity of Drosophila melanogaster Wachusett Regional HS Holden
Sathwik Karnik Safer Security: A Novel Algorithm for Detecting Carmichael Numbers Mass Academy of Math & Science


Grace Lyons

Jose Garcia Chopc

The Effects of Exercise on the Lifespan of C. elegans Bancroft School Worcester
Michelle Loven A Vibrating Watch for the Visually Impaired Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Kevin Hu Unsupervised Analysis of Gene Expression in Neurological Animal Models Mass Academy of Math & Science




Student Name Project Title High School Town
Arahleen Pannu Robotics Meets Forensics: A Whole New World:Take Two Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Himanshu Minocha Campus Safety Warning & Notification System Using 3D Geofencing Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Jamiee Zhuge Effect of Metformin on AB42-induced Alzheimer's in D.melanogaster Wachusett RHS Holden
Mary Zgurzynski The Effect of Glyphosate on the Navigation of Apis Mellifera Wachusett RHS Holden
Karan Mehta Using siRNS's to Promote Homology-Directed DNA Repair Bancroft School Worcester
Matthew Adiletta Piano Player Worcester Academy Worcester

Anoop Patta,

Eshan Sane,

Krish Nathan

Developing a Home-based Thyroid Hormone Sensor


Westborough HS


Tianna Brote The Effects of Clothing on Observer Projection of Percieved Threat Bancroft School Worcester
Piyusha Kundu The Correlation Between Heart Failure & Renal Dysfunction Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS Sudbury
Aditya Hoque Who's Better?: Creating a Novel Simulation for Baseball Player Analysis Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Julia Danko Finding Better Fuel Wachusett RHS Holden
Alexander Chen Optimizing a CNT-Based Kinetic Energy Harvester Algonquin RHS


Janelle Carmichael Candida Communities: Comparing Biofilm Growth on Catheters St. Mark's School Southborough
Christopher Van Liew The Effect of TGF-B1 on Planarian Regeneration after Photodamage Wachusett RHS Holden
Christopher Dwyer Anlayzing Necessity of Aeration  vs. Nutrient in algal Photobioreactor Wachusett RHS Holden


Student Name Project TItle High School Town
Katherine Hartigan Antioxidants & Mitochondrial Function in C.elegans MEV-1 mutants St. Mark's School Southborough
John Ta Enhancing Biodegradation in Polymers Using Silane Chemistry Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Varnika Sinha Enhancing Smart Grid Technology to the Consumer Level Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Parima Sharma Bronwyn Pappas-Byers Development of solar Cells Using Conductive Glass Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Tyler Jones Show Me the Way Wachusett RHS Holden
Brian Best Music Math: does Music Follow a Zipfian Distribution? Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Abigale Foster Effect of Warfarin on Learning & Memory of Drosphila melanogaster Wachusett RHS Holden

Samantha Sarafin Genevieve Deveaux

Peripheral Deficits & Social Behavior in Drosophila FMR1 Mutants

St. Mark's School. Southborough
Numaan Dogar Identifying the NPTN-MCT1 Pathway as a Target for Cancer Therapy Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Siyi (Lucy) Cao Semantic Representation of Emotional & Social Concepts in Autism St. Mark's School Southborough


Student Name Project Title High School Town
Natalie Matis The Effect of Arachidonil acid on Daphnia magna Reproduction Wachusett RHS Holden
Sam Pendergast Firearm safety: An Automated Trigger Lock Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Isha Chug The Effect of Biodegradable Plastics on Pea Palnts: Friends or Foes Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Jason Qian Medication Manager: Administration of Medication St. Mark's School Southborough
Jenna Pralat Kava and Acetaminophen Induced Hepatotoxicity Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Nicole Stark D.magna as a Bioassay in an Ecotoxicology Study on Pharmaceuicals Wachusett RHS Holden
Deepa Nandan Impact of Genomic alterations on TADS in Breast Cancer Westborough HS Westborough
Sally Zhi The Effect of Malathion on Neurodegeneration in D.melanogaster Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester

Felix Qin,  

Akash Koul

Effects of Nicotne and Ethanol on Development in Planaria Bancroft School Worcester
Vikram Pathalam, Varun Swamy Supervised Learning Algorithm for Automated Diagnosis of Dementia Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Vishnu Penubarthi C"No"2: A Novel Method to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Motor Vehicles Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Advait Nene Harvesting Peizoelectricity for Everyday Use Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Harry Kuperstein Caffeine's Effect on Learning & Memory in Drosophila St. Mark's School Southborough

Worcester Regional Middle School Science & Engineering Fair 2017 Award Recipients

Prize Student Project Title School

Grand Prize, Genzyme Award, Broadcom Master

Garima Prabhakar Perovskite Solar Cells:Increasing Durability

St. Bernadettes School, Northborough

First Place,      WRSEF Award,          Broadcom Master

Adway Wadekar The Pursuit of Happpiness Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough
First Place,  Broadcom Master Shriyaa Chittibabu The Effects of Various Shitening Agents of Calcium Hydroxyapatite Oak Middle School,Shrewsbury
First Place,  Broadcom Master Jonah Keates Burn Baby Burn Bancroft School, Worcester
First Place,  Broadcom Master Sneha Jaiswal A Long Time Ago on a Telescope Far, Far Away Hopkinton Middle School, Hopkinton
First Place,  Broadcom Master Ananthan Sadagopan Proposed Mechanism of Action on S. cerevisiae for Thymol, Carvacrol & Derivatives, Explanation of Synergistic Effects & Metabolism Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough
First Place,  Broadcom Master Anusha Prabhakar Utility of Holly Basil Powder & Olive Leaf Extract for Making Plants Drought Tolerant St. Bernadettes School, Northborough
Second Place, Broadcom Master Tony Kang Why is Water Conductive? St. Bernadettes School, Northborough
Scond Place, Broadcom Master Kaia Outzen Super Spheres! Bancroft School, Worcester
Second Place, Broadcom Master Amrita Thirumalai Cymatics St. Bernadettes School, Northborough
Second Place, Broadcom Master Bobby Blute WI-NOT Sullivan Middle School, Worcester
Second Place, Broadcom Master Vaibhavi James Algae Biofuel:  Evaluation of Species Green Algae for Biofuel Production Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough
Second Place, Broadcom Master Tiffany Rawlston Pascal Power St. Bernadette School, Northborough
Second Place,Broadcom Master Isha Gopal Is That Seat Taken? Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury
Second Place, Broadcom Master Julie DeAngelis Hydrogen Peroxide & Seed Germination Bancroft School, Worcester
Second Place, Broadcom Master Madeleine Eisenthal Eggscellent Eggs Bancroft School, Worcester
Second Place, Broadcom Master Lily Bray The Cold, Hard Truth: Ice Cream & My Stomach May Not Live Happily Ever After McKay Arts Academy, Fitchburg
Third  Place, Broadcom Master Saad Mufti Thermoelectric-Powered Devices Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury
Third  Place, Broadcom Master Cabot Lacey Ice Ice Baby Quaboag Regional Middle High School, Warren
Third Place, Broadcom Master Prem Parikh You're Blocking My WI-FI Bancroft School, Worcester
Third  Place, Broadcom Master Darren Belanger Planes on Planes Bancroft School, Worcester
Third  Place Lauren Popinchalk The Sunrise Alarm Clock Worcester Arts Magnet School, Worcester
Third  Place Sophia Guerra, Emily Schoen Tap Into Your Memory: Related vs. Unrelated Flag Street School, Worcester
Third Place

Ranna Soheyli, Vafa Soheyli

The Hover Train Worcester Arts Magnet  School, Worcester
Third Place Sophie Xu, Anzhuo Wang Effects of Acid Rain on Growth of Cherry Belle Radish Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough
Third Place Zophia Cherrier Going Green as You Clean Douglas Middle School, Douglas
Third Place Omar Nayfeh
Noah Moselhy
Hybrid Aricraft Alhuda Academy
Third Place Niverdhya Cheruvari SODIS Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury
Third Place Sarah Underkofler The Melting Point of Lip Balm Bancroft School, Worcester
Third Place Talya Jaber Potential pH Bancroft School, Worcester
Third Place Ishita Golguri The James Webb Space Telescope Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborough
Third Place Marzuq Iqbal Seconds Saves Lives Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School, Marlborough
Third Place Keira Gentilucci Which Beverages Affect Tooth Decay the Most Thorndyke Road School, Worcester
Third Place Sasmeta Giriraj Getting a Gripe on Why Our Fingers Prune St. Bernadettes School, Northborough
Honorable Mention Aashiq Rayabarapu Which Rotor Model Generates the Most Electicity Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, Westborouh
Honorable Mention Nexus Attiogbe Which Solution Produces the Most Gas Through Electolysis of Water Sullivan Middle School, Worceser
Honorable Mention Nicole Gutherberg, Ariana Sacco, Jordan Provost Mag-nificent Breakfast Cereal Douglas Middle School, Douglas
Honorable Mention Daniel Sickenberger Cap Wars Quaboag Regional  Middle High School, Warren
Honorable Mention Daniel Arnold Supercooling Midland Stree School, Worcester
Honorable Mention Mahir Sowad Using the Property of Adhesion to Collect Water from Air  Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury
Honorable Mention Olivia Preston, Gana Armstron Soda or a Beautiful Smile St. Bernadetttes School, Northborough
Honorable Mention Spandana Vagwala Influenza in Relation to the Immune System St. Bernadettes School, Northborough