AJAS 2017 -- Research Titles by State

 

  First Last Academy Title
 

Meghana

Bollimpalli

AR

Bioplastics

 

Samia

Ismail

AR

Terminating Cancer: Engineering the Taxol Biosynthesis Pathway in E. coli

 

River

Grace

FL

Shining Light on the Blind: Adaptive Progression in R. braminus

 

Caleb

Kong

IA

The Efficiency of Passive Solar Heating, Part II

 

Sreelekha

Kundu

IA

The Effectiveness of Antibacterial Mouthwash

 

Manasa

Pagadala

IA

Determining the effect of pretreatment on the yield of cellulosic ethanol

 

Asmaa

Mahoui

IN 

Determining Role of Orexin in Panic-Associated Behavior Using Pharmacogenetics

 

Anthony

Weng

IN 

Can Tree Phenology Be Observed from 700 km Away in Space?

 

Samantha

Farb

KS

Development of a Tacrolimus Prodrug to Target the Colon for Treatment of Colitis

 

Hunter

Springer

KS

The Effects of Different Genres of Music on Blood Pressure

 

William

Drury

KY

The examination of heavy metals leaching from fly ash concrete

 

John

Gahwyler

KY

The Influences of the Zeigarnik Effect on Education

 

Sophie

Lai

KY

IL-10 induces macrophage immunosuppression through upregulation of c-maf

 

Allison

Tu

KY

Enhancing Immunogenicity of Embryonic Stem Cells by Expression of GM-CSF

 

Katherine

Beadle

MA 

Lipid Content in Algae: The Foundation of Biofuel Production

 

Dylan

Desroisiers

MA 

Efficiently Extruding and Recycling Plastics (PP/PET) into 3D Printer Filament

 

Gina

El Nesr

MA 

Breathe Easy: Redesigning Inhalers for Asthma Patients

 

Nicholas

Freitas

MA 

Modeling Disease-Causing ACVR1 Mutants via Ab Initio Methods

 

Alex

Jayyosi

MA 

Using Caffeine and Taurine to Improve Memory Retention in Planaria

 

Emma

Kelly

MA 

Ovarian Cancer: Clues to Giving Women the Gift of Time

 

Evan

Mizerak

MA 

Debunking Diets: The Effect of High-Fat Dairy on Fertility in D. melanogaster

 

Vikram

Pathalam

MA 

Supervised Learning Classification Algorithm for Automated Diagnosis of Dementia

 

Aarushi

Pendharkar

MA 

The Effects of NIR Light and Curcumin on Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

 

Christine

Schremp

MA 

Determining the Ecotoxicity of Titanium Dioxide

 

Varun

Swamy

MA 

Supervised Learning Classification Algorithm for Automated Diagnosis of Dementia

 

Tal

Usvyatsky

MA 

The Effects of Toluene on Memory Retention in Planaria

 

Heather

Wing

MA 

A Concrete Method for Recycling Printed Circuit Boards

 

Mary

Zgurzynski

MA 

The Effect of Confectioners Sugar on Apis mellifera 

 

Elena

Berman

MN

Window to the Brain: Using Retinal Biomarkers to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

 

Archana

Murali

MN

Window to the Brain: Using Retinal Biomarkers to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

 

Hunter

Bishop

NC

A Solid Carbon Dioxide Pressure Engine for Mars Colonization

 

Selina

Brown

NC

Nosema Species in Transylvania County: Implications for Treatment of Local Honey

 

Ingrid

Findlay

NC

Nosema Species in Transylvania County: Implications for Treatment of Local Honey

 

Daniel

Haller

NC

Shedding Light on Learning: The effect of ambient light on learning capability

 

Nathaniel

Hardy

NC

Project IRIS

 

Jainith

Patel

NC

Shedding Light on Learning: The effect of ambient light on learning capability

 

James

Thompson

NC

A Solid Carbon Dioxide Pressure Engine for Mars Colonization

 

Marcella

Jurotich

NE

Graph Theory to Determine Effect of Taxonomic Diversity Loss on Trophic Function

 

Allison

Kohl

NE

Effect of Gabapentin on Dugesia tigrina's Nervous System After Split Reproduction

 

Amanda

Macke

NE

Multi-Generational DEET Exposure on Drosophila melanogaster Sensitivity to DEET

 

Brent

Miller

NE

Optimization of Anaerobic Digestors Through Introduction of Ruminant Methanogens

 

Edward

Niemann

NE

Analysis of the algebraic relationship of polygon dimensions in origami spider web design

 

Emily

Skinner

NE

The Effect of UV Exposure on Chelonia mydas

 

Daniel

Stara

NE

The Effects of Nickel Titanium Wire on Impact Force

 

Jasmine

Wilson

NE

Multi-Generational DEET Exposure on Drosophila melanogaster Sensitivity to DEET

 

Claire

Adner

NH

How Glyphosate and RoundUp® Affect the Growth of C. elegans

 

Ethan

Adner

NH

Characterizing Electrophysiological Data Recorded During Binge Behavior in Rats

 

Fiona

Barthel

NH

Identifying Genetically Modified Adulterants in Olive Oil Using PCR and Electrophoresis

 

Katherine

Duan

NH

The Impact of Roundup® on Daphnia magna

 

Constance

Hammer

NH

Toxicological Studies on the effects of Cypripedium reginae roots on C. elegans

 

Emma

Herndon

NH

Effects of Genetically Modified Compost on the Caenorhabditis elegans

 

Zachariah

Herndon

NH

Effects of Horticultural Charcoal on Crop Yield and Health of Early Girl Tomato

 

Andrew

Huang

NH

Micropropagation of C. reginae with Addition of Root Hormone

 

Alexander

Kish

NH

The Impact of Roundup® on Daphnia magna

 

Leanna

Kish

NH

The Impact of Roundup® on Daphnia magna

 

Andrew

Kotz

NH

Detecting the Possible Adulteration of Non-GMO Corn and Soy with GMO Products

 

Elizabeth

Leonard

NH

Toxicological Studies on the Effects of Cypripedium reginae roots on C. elegans

 

Jonathan

Li

NH

Micropropagation of C. reginae with Addition of Root Hormone

 

Rain

Liu

NH

Testing Whether Freezing Cypripedium reginae Seeds Increases Germination Rate

 

Sophia

Miller

NH

Observing the Effects of Roundup® Exposure on the Activity Levels of C. elegans

 

Brandon

Pettee

NH

Toxicity of Glyphosate on C. elegans Worm: Implications for Soil and Human Health

 

Samuel

Seelig

NH

Detecting the Possible Adulteration of Non-GMO Corn and Soy with GMO Products

 

Fiona

Sweeney

NH

Dose Response of D. magna and C. elegans Exposed to Glyphosate

 

Johannes

Testorf

NH

Dose Response of D. magna and C. elegans Exposed to Glyphosate

 

Miriam

Viazmenski

NH

Observing the Effects of Roundup Exposure on the Activity Levels of C. elegans

 

Isaiah

Bartlett

NJ

An Ultrasonic Detection Device for the Visually Impaired

 

Anjali

Chakradhar

NJ

Design and Evaluation of Betulin-Based Anti-Cancer Compounds

 

Kaitlyn

Espiritu

NJ

Assessment of SO2 Pollution in Central Park by DNA Barcoding of Lichen Specimens

 

Eric

He 

NJ

Quantifying the Intensity of Solar Flares by Sigmoid Pattern Analyses

 

Jennifer

He 

NJ

A Determination of the Optimal Speed of a Novel Oleophilic Oil Skimmer

 

Jordyn

Pagnozzi

NJ

An Ultrasonic Detection Device for the Visually Impaired

 

Akhil

Patel

NJ

An Ultrasonic Detection Device for the Visually Impaired

 

Darren

Schachter

NJ

Irregular Magnet Topologies in an Alternating Current (AC) Generator

 

Sneha

Sharma

NJ

Extracting Biofuels from Spent Coffee Grounds and Waste Pine Needles

 

David

Winograd

NJ

Investigation of Modes: The Effect of a Scale's Starting Pitch on Tonality

 

Yihan

Wu

NJ

The Effect of an Ethylene Inhibitor on Thigmotropism in Tendrils

 

Connor

Bird

NY

The Interplay Between the Back RX APP and Discogenic Lower Back Pain

 

Jessica

Frank

NY

Towards Accurate Copy Number Calling in High Ploidy Tumors

 

Katie

Orenstein

NY

Leia and Louise: Database & Interface Development in Astrophysics Research

 

Ben-Ami

Shafer-Sull

NY

Development of a Reporter Construct for HEK 293 Cell RNA Stability Measurement

 

Tasfia

Shawlin

NY

NF2-Mutated ccRCC Cells Respond to Recombinant ERK and AKT Inhibitors

 

Bram

Sturley

NY

The Role of Lin-46, Moc-1 and Molybdenum Cofactor in C. elegans development

 

Noah

Wagner

NY

Habitat use and migratory behavior of the Bull shark in the western Atlantic

 

Sukhmani

Kaur

OH 

Umbilical Cord Tissue Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

 

Isha

Lele

OH 

Investigating the Design of Gold Particles to Target Difficult-to-Reach Tumors

 

Abigail

Myers

OH 

Oil Spill Clean-Up:  Sorbent Effectiveness Near Aquatic Shorelines

 

Faith

Myers

OH 

Effectiveness of Ammonium Nitrate vs. Urea for Use in Instant Cold Packs

 

Cristina

Rackley

OH 

ARMS-I A Novel Antiviral With Dual Action Mechanism Against Influenza

 

Swathi

Srinivasan

OH 

The Effect of Polyphenols in Spices on the Aggregation of the Amyloid-Beta Peptide 1-40

 

Wesley

Wolf

OH 

The Study of the Gene(s) Involved in the Protection of the Pseudomonas aeruginos

 

Minna

Apostolova

OK 

Examining the Efficacy of RNAi as a Gene Therapy in Caenorhabditis elegans

 

McKalee

Steen

OK 

Plant Talk: A Study of Interorganismic Communication Using Physical Adaptations 

 

Richard

Niu

PA

Understanding of Cancer via 3D Reconstruction

 

Mahima

Reddy

PA

The Effect of T-Bet Overexpression on Immune Factors In Vitro 

 

Erica

Wang

PA

Quality-Aware Incentive Mechanisms for Mobile CrowdSensing

 

Ashley

Abing

SoCA

Topoisomerase I Sumo-Inhibiting Compounds in Sensitizing Cells to Camptothecin

 

Jennifer

Choi

SoCA

Entangling Time-bin Qubits Using a Switch

 

Benjamin

Liu

SoCA

An integrated Device for Sample Preparation, RNA Amplification, and Disease Drag

 

Makena

Low

SoCA

Discerning Psychiatric Subtypes With Blink Rate, Sensory Gating, and Symptoms

 

Sydney

Marler

SoCA

Phosphorene Nanodevice for Next Generation Energy Harvesting and Electronics

 

Jinwoo

Park

SoCA

Examining a new method for the discovery of hypothetical exotic particles

 

Uniss

Tan

SoCA

Investigating the Role of Two Genes Potentially Involved in Lipid Metabolism

 

Matthew

Tang

SoCA

Fabrication & Evaluation of Dry Electrodes in a Long-term Wireless Heart Monitor

 

Vinila

Baljepally

TN

Novel Mathematical Model to Predict Repeated Ablation for Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation

 

William

Roussell

TN

Origins of the Low Friction Exhibited by Biocompatible Zwitterionic Polymer  Bru

 

Ritvik

Annam

TX

VerSign: A Novel Signature Verification Method Using OCSVMs

 

Brian

Du 

TX

Novel Inhibitors of GLUT 1 for Cancer -A High Throughput Study

 

Claire

Gilmore

TX

Detection of the Extrasolar Planet WASP-33b Using Color Filter Analysis

 

Elena

Koung

TX

A Novel Environmentally Friendly Method for Lipid Extraction for Biofuel

 

Jonathan

Lu

TX

In Vitro Biomineralization and Corrosion of Laser Treated Mg Degradable Implants

 

Meghana

Nadella

TX

Quantification of Stress-Induced Transcripts in Natural Clay Treated Bacteria

 

Savannah

Pas

TX

Reducing Antibiotic Resistance and MIC Using Silver Nanoparticles with Antibiotics

 

Darshan

Shaastri

TX

GAZ-EL Tech: An Innovative Method To Reduce Sun Glare For Drivers

 

Alexandru

Spiride

TX

Oxidation of Thiol-ene Polymers for Thermomechanical Property Modification

 

Andrei

Spiride

TX

Piezo Power: Noninvasive Wireless Energy Transfer for Implantable Medical Devices

 

Khushi

Thakkar

TX

A Novel Approach to Purifying Greywater for Agricultural Application

 

Sabeen

Wazir

TX

Supercapacitor Electrodes Derived from a PAN/SAN Blend

 

Nicky

Wojtania

TX

Optical Encryption with Cellulose Nanocrystals Composites for Security Applications

 

David

Yue

TX

Stereoscopic 3-D X-Ray Reconstruction Algorithms for Cancer Prevention

 

Farheen

Zaman

VA

Combinatorial Effects of Bitter Melon and Temozolomide on Glioma Cells

 

Adeline

Hillier

WA 

Communication by Ultrasound Using Radio Modulation Techniques

 

Sriharshita

Musunuri

WA 

Endotoxin-Imprinted Polymers: A Theranostic Solution To Gram-Negative Sepsis