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Worcester Regional Science & Engineering Fair
High School Award Recipients 2019


Student Name Project Title High School Town

Jiwon Choi

Bio-Ink:  Evaluation of Protein as Biomaterials for 3D Printing St. Mark's School


Hannah Puhov Under Pressure: Customized Insoles for Plantar Pressure Ulcers.  Mass Academy of Math & Science 




Student Name Project Title High School Town
Ananthan Sadagopan IFNy Susceptibility in Chordoma Westborough HS Westborough
Adway Wadekar  Prediciting Opioid (OUD) Using Machine Learning St. John's HS  Shrewsbury 

Alannah Miller

Alisa Stolyar

Let' Yeet the Wheat:Removing Gluten 

from Fryer Oil 

Hopkinton HS  Hopkinton
Haley Dion The Regulatory Impact of ApoE on IGF1   Signaling in Alzheimer's Disease St. Mark's School  Southborough 
Rohan Minocha Systems & Methods for Automated Programmable Dispensing of Medication  Hopkinton HS Hopkinton 
Eshan Sane & Anoop Patta & Krish Nathan  Designing a Thyroid Hormone Detection System Westborough HS Westborough

Esther Ng

The Effects of Metalloproteinase Inhibition on UV-Induced Danio rerio 

Mass Academy of Math & Science


Kerrie Verbeek The Effects of Exercise on Aggression in a SigA Model of Schizophrenia St. Mark's School  Southborough
Andrew Adiletta  A Study in the Traveling Salesman Problem  Worcester Academy  Worcester
Maxwell Onffroy Using Superhydrophobic Substances to Prevent Corrosion Bancroft School 


Megan Christy Electrospun Polymer Materials for Endothelialization on Stent Graphs St. Mark's School Southborough 
Jack Adiletta A Biologically-Inspired, Modular Robotic Arm Worcester Academy


Saad Mohsin Synthetic Biology for Neurodegenerative Diseases St. John's HS Shrewsbury  
Fariha Fardin Spill The Tea, Sis: Can Green Tea Prevent & Cure Cancer Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Benjamin Dwyer Business is Blooming: Carbon vs.Phosphate on Algal Growth and Lipids Wachusett RHS Holden  
Arnav Mishra Helping the Blind, One Step at a Time Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury   
Garima Prabhakar Aiding Exoplanet Detection by Assessing Orbital Parameter Relations  Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury  
Adviait Nene Patient Specific Delivery of Proton Beam Radiation  Hopkinton HS Hopkinton   





Student Name Project TItle High School Town
Neelasha Bhattacharjee Are You Seeing What I'm Seeing: Analysing Glaucoma Patient Data Shrewsbury HS Shrewsbury
Rianna Massoni-Nesman

The Effects of Cell Phone Electromagnetic Radiation                 on  C. elegans

Wachsett RHS Holden
Mymoon Bhuiyan Utilizing Algae Based Photo Bioreactors to Reduce Carbon Dioxide  Burncoat HS Worcester
Elise Mizerak  The Effect of Lithim on Learning and Memory in D.melanogaster Wachusett RHS  Holden 
Marzuq Iqbal How Bacteria Can Help Us Treat Diabetes Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School Worcester 

RuiPei Huang

Lanternfish: A Low-Cost Industrial Gripper to Optimize Gripping Force

Bancroft School. Worcester
Andrew Youssef SafeSound: A Novel NIHL Prevention via Sound Attenuation  Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Faith Jenning The Effects of Heat Stress on Telomere Length in C.elegans St. Mark's School Southborough 
Bharath Heggadahalli

Kneed a Brace? Engineering an ACL Tear Prevention Knee Brace

Mass Acadamy of Math & Science 


Areeanvitha Emani HeLa and NIH/3T3 Activity on Plastic Tissue Culture and PDMS Substrat Shrewsbury HS


Shreya Balaji Effects of BDNF Inhibition on Hypoxia-Induced Danio rerio Development  Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Arun Chintalapati Effects of Sensory Stimuli on Memory in Alzheimer's Drosophila Models  Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester


Student Name Project Title High School Town
Alexa Volfson The Effects of Propolis on E.coli Wachusett RHS Holden
Neha Perumal The Efficacy of Gefitinib in Lung Cancer Related EGFR Mutations  Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Megan Frisella  Investigating Economic Influence on Homeless Populations  in Boston, MA Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester
Lucas Lanzendorf Mobile Application of a Deep Convolutional Neural Network of Produce Mass Academy of Math & Science 


Thrusha Puttaraju Activation of R26E01 Neurons/dsx Enhance Agression in Drosophila  Hopkinton HS Hopkinton
Grant Gattuso Ketogenic Diet in a Drosophila Model of Parkinson's Disease St. Mark's School Southborough
Marissa Gardner Effects of Methylene Blue on Drosophila Models of Huntingtion;s Disease  Mass Academy of Math & Science Worcester 

Ian Minier, Harry Paul, Carter Paul

Effects of Wax Worm Digestive Bacteria on Polyethylene Biodegradation  Marlborough HS Marlborough 

Elan Rosen, Shazain Khan

Engineering of Congenic Huntington Fibroblast Cell Lines, Using CRISPR

Hopkinton HS Hopkinton 
Tyler Rhodes Early Wildfire Detection through Thermal Imaging and Drones Hopkinton HS Hopkinton 
Katherine Schmalz The Effect of Preadult Malnutrition on Offspring Learning and Memory  Wachusett RHS


Connor Casey Modeling and Treating Cardiac Arrhythias using C. Elegans  Leominster HS Leominster 
Anna He  Heating and Cooling Unit for Optimizing Sleep Periods Mass Academy of Math & Science  Worcester

Worcester Regional Middle School Science & Engineering Fair 2019 Award Recipients

Prize Student Project Title School

Grand Prize Broadcom Masters

Maya Sushkin Does Global Warming Cuased by C02 Cause a Secondary Warming Effect? 

Nelson Place School, Worcester

First Place               Broadcom Masters

Sahithi Pogula Align the Signs! Using Machine Learning to Forecast Heart Diseases Hopkinton Middle School, Hopkinton
First Place  Broadcom Masters Amith Chintalapati Can Exercise Improve Memory?

St. Bernadette School Northborough

First Place  Broadcom Masters Aiden LaFrance Uno-phish-al Emails Can Reel You In!

Dudley Middle School Dudley

First Place  Broadcom Masters

Caroline Biddle   Anshika Shekhar Brooke Rosenshine

The Effect of Household Materials on the Wifi Signal 

Gibbons Middle School   Westborough

First Place Broadcom Masters Katherine Zheng Effect of Type of Plastic on the Absorbancy of Dimethyl Sulfide Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr  High School, Millbury
First Place  Broadcom Masters Iliana Cania Feezing Frenzy! Bancroft School, Worcester
Second Place Broadcom Masters

Luke Lightbown    Jordan Provost    Brooke Lukasevicz

Perception of Time

Douglas Middle School Douglas

Scond Place Broadcom Masters

Ariana Sacco            Kate Wall           Caroline Ramsdell

The Effects of Fertilization on Herbs During Drought Douglas Middle School, Douglas 
Second Place Broadcom Masters Anusha Prabhakar Algorithm to Detect Bipolar Attacks Through Voice Analysis  St. Benadette School Northborough 
Second Place Broadcom Masters Emma Hoye-Flaherty Effect of Toxic Ash on Plant Growth 

Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr HS,  Millbury                

Second Place Broadcom Master Sofiela Dango Musical Plants Bancroft School, Worcester 
Second Place Broadcom Master Shiv Stueber How Variations in Temeperature Affect Magnetic Strength  Oak Middle School Shrewsbury
SecondPlace Broadcom Master Ayush Gopal  Which Materials Can Best Sheild Objects from Electromagnetic Radiation? 

Gibbons Middle School     Westborough

Second Place Broadcom Master Rowan Baglio The Science of Spherification

Bancroft School Worcester  

Second Place Broadcom Master Anh Tran Riding Out the Wave, Phase 2 Forest Grove Middle School, Worcester
Second Place Broadcom Master Wylliam Pennington-Russell Resistance to Oxidation

Quaboag Regional M/H School, Warren 

Second Place Broadcom Master Akash Cotten Killing E. coli with Household Cleaners! 

Bancroft School Worcester

Third Place  Casey Coyle Eggcellent Geodes: Can You Make Homemade Geodes Out of Eggshells? 

Midland St. School Worcester

Third Place  Isabella Prodromidis Where Did the Ice Go? 

West Tatnuck Elementary School, Worcester

Third  Place Hamza Mufti Your Orange Peels Might Just Clear Your Driveway  Oak Middle School Shrewsbury
Third  Place Husayn Ladha       Aidan Lecrone   Zachary Krymgold  Heat From the Streets!

Hopkinton Middle School,  Hopkinton 

Third  Place Lilly Bousquet Effect of Amount of Sodium Citrate on Shape of Blood Clot Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School, Millbury
Third Place

Nevin Thinagar

Real-Time Motion Capture Using the Kinect Sensor 

Oak Middle School Shrewsbury 

Third Place

Ragav Iyer               Anish Kulkarni      Anagha Kulkarni

Electro Magnetic Pod for Removing Orbiting Debris  Ashland Middle School, Ashland
Third Place Benson Chi Nanotechnology: Energy to Matter Using Sigma Bonding  Oak Middle School Shrewsbury 
Third Place Brendan Burke What Biofuel Is the Most Efficient 

Quaboag Regional M/H School, Warren 

Third Place Carolyn Somers How Do Liquids with Varying pH Levels Affect Rocks?   Thorndyke Rd. Elementary School, Worcester 
Third Place Michael Borowski  Effect of Color of Bird Feeder on Bird Interest  Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School, Millbury 
Honorable Mention Jay Gauthier Effect of Filtering Factors on Water Purity  Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School, Millbury
Honorable Mention Elyse McManus Work It, Circuit: A Juicy Experiment  Bancroft School Worcester
Honorable Mention  Essined Colon   Renee Dansereau Salome Lopez  Does Gender Decipher Differently?  Douglas Middle School, Douglas
Honorable Mention 

Ava Lawton

Dealing with Diabetes: The Road to Developing an Artificial Pancreas Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School, Millbury 
Honorable Mention

Sadie Wilber     Sophina Zacek

Smart Tunes Charlton Middle School, Charlton 
Honorable Mention Gena Armstrong  Olivia Preston Can the Color of Your House Affect Your Enregy Efficiency 

St. Bernadette School, Northborough 


Honorable Mention Victoria Morgan Texture vs. Fingerprint Quaboag Regional M/H School, Warren
Honorable Mention Anya Geist         Natalie Boucher  Slanted Surface Straightener Sullivan Middle School, Worcester
Honorable Mention Mariam Iqbal Present! Getting Attendance Done in an Easier Way Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School,  Marlborough
Honorable Mention Sophia Gendron The Effects of Wildfires on New Growth Bancroft School, Worcester
Honorable Mention Aryan Mago I've Got That Sinking Feelin Bancroft School, Worcester 
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