AJAS 2020 – American Junior Academy of Science Research Titles by State

 

Akshay Padala

AR

Effects of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 on Neurotransmitters for Memory

 

Kevin Yang

CO-WY

From Greenhouse to Redhouse

 

Sarah Tang

CO-WY

Ground-based Follow-up Observations of TESS Exoplanet Candidates

 

Qing Qing He

CO-WY

Spongy Cells: Microfluidic Observations of Mammalian Cell Osmotic Behaviour

 

Diya Jayram

FL

A Novel Approach to Combating Inflammation in Obesity

 

Jared Gould

FL

Adult Stem Cells for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration

 

Valentina Ortega

FL

Developing a Light-Responsive PLEKHA7 Plasmid to Stop Colorectal Cancer Metastasis

 

Connor McLoughlin

FL

Dodder Growth Changes Induced by Auxin Through a Tomato Host

 

Bhaveshsai Reddy

FL

Effects of Pseudomonas on Bioplastic Production from Polyethylene Polymers

 

Angelin Mathew

FL

Tailoring Kombucha Cellulose Scaffold with an Oxygen System for Biosynthetic Organs

 

Albert Ting

FL

Targeting the NF-kB and MGMT Pathways in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma

 

Illiana Bennett

FL

The Effect of Growth Hormone in C-myc Protooncogene Expression in Chondrocytes

 

Eniya Krishnaraj

FL

Up-Regulating the GABA and PKG Pathways as a Potential Therapy for Epilepsy

 

Ashni Zaverchand

FL

Using 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Fruit Flies

 

Hailey Kintz

IA

Biodegradable Backlash

 

Madeline Hakala

IA

Effect of Suspected Natural Stimulators on Zea mays L. var. rugosa's Germination Rate

 

Brianna Gruntmeir

IA

How do Artificial Sweeteners Effect the Weight of Mus musculus

 

Lauren Beckman

IA

Radiant Technology as Temperature Regulator in Artificial Insemination Process

 

Serenity Haynes

IA

Using Organisms as Bioremediation Method to Clean up Organic Pollutants

 

Bridget Meyers

IN

Morphology of Ovarian Cancer Cells Treated with Growth Factors

 

Grant Wiarda

IN

Retrofitting A Direct Methanol Fuel Cell With Tungsten Carbide Nanoparticles

 

Aamya Vohra

KY

Comparing and Correlating Vexation with Testosterone Levels

 

Jia-en Hu &

Eleanor Hummel

KY

Designing a Novel Water Filter to Remove Pharmaceuticals Using Nanomaterials

 

Jack Boylan & Kavya Koneru

KY

Room Temperature Specimen Preservation: Sol-Gel Encapsulation & PEG Extraction

Varun Chandrashekhar

KY

The Effect of Light Tracking and Tower Based Systems on PV Energy Generation

Naomi Kim

KY

Tumor Mechanism in Immune System

Evasion:Exosomes & Cancer-Associated Fibroblast

Shashank Jarmale

MA

Designing a Machine Learning Solution to Atrial Fibrillation

Antara Pal

MA

Multi-Parameter Optimization of the ECM: A Novel Approach to Controlling Cancer

Rianna Massoni

MA

Neurodegenerative Technology: Impacts of Cell Phone Radiation on C. elegans' Memory

Anvitha Addanki

MA

Novel Noninvasive & Inexpensive Biomarker for Diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder

Rothsaida Sylvaince

MA

Optimizing Enzyme Engineering for Single Cell Genomics

Advait Nene

MA

Patient Specific Delivery of Proton Beam Radiation

Adway Wadekar

MA

Predicting and Understanding Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Using Ensemble Learning

Michele Schremp

MA

Testing the Durability and Long-Term Reliability of Solar Cells

Katherine Schmalz

MA

The Effect of Preadult Malnutrition on D.

melanogaster Offspring Cognition

Timothy Pinkhassik

MA

Using a Watch for Chemical Analysis: A Wearable Diagnostic Platform Based on RGB

Charles Stone

MO

Effect of E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure on Development and Cytosine Methylation

Michael Lu

MS

Development of an Antimicrobial Peptide Activity Detector Using Machine Learning

Dennis Lee

MS

Mapping Tillage Practices Using Extreme Learning Machine and Remote Sensing

Rex Koenig

MT

Comparing the Habitat Connectivity of Fisher and Marten in the Rocky Mountains, USA

Rohit Chaudhuri

NC

A System Dynamics Model of Climate and Malaria in

Cˆote D’ivoire

John Nguyen & Nicole Rideout

NC

Antifungal Activity of Bacteria Isolated from the Endangered Green Salamander

Hrishika Roychoudhury

NC

Effect of Algae in Bioremediation of Nitrate and Phosphate Content in Wastewater

Ada Weaver & Marli Cohen

NC

Effectiveness of Photosynthetic Aquatic Microorganisms in Biophotovoltaic Cells

Sawyer Houston

NC

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

Fritz Ruppert & Hunter Bishop

NC

Evaluation of Magnetoreception in Culex quinquefasciatus Mosquitoes

Isaiah Lefler

NC

Evaluation of Martian Resources as Nutrients for use in Hydroponics Plant System

Sanskriti Deva

NC

Exoplanet Identification Through Different Types of Neural Networks

Tiffanie Lee

NC

Hepatic Expression Profile of HIF1A & FOXO3 During Chicken Embryonic Development

Brook Cheuvront

NC

Revolutionizing Invasive Kudzu into a Sustainable Bioplastic

Ishaan Maitra

NC

Screening Different Stages of Retinopathy of

Prematurity Using Advanced Image Processing

Ridha Fatima

NC

The Effect of Biochar and R. leguminosarum on Poor Soil and E. sativa 1growth

Varun Varanasi

NC

Thin Films of Liquid Metal (GaIn) by Electrophoretic Deposition of Nanoparticles

Tristan Weston

NE

The Effect of Freshwater Mussels on Nitrates in Hastings, NE

Anjali Pullabhotla

NE

An Artificial Neural Network Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gabrielle Krutsinger

NE

Natural Preservatives & Bread Shelf Life

Braydon Dreher

NE

pH and Stromal Cells' Impacts on Metabolic Functions of Pancreatic Cancer

Katie Bathke

NE

The Development of Bacillus subtilis as a Competitor for Bacterial Leaf Streak

Sora Shirai

NH

A Simple Qualitative Test for Surfactants in Glyphosate-based Herbicides

Deetya Nagri

NH

Colorful or Colorfool: The Effect of Artificial and Natural Food Dye on C. elegans

Claire Adner

NH

Continuous Manufacture of Homogeneous and Graded Rods by Low-Temp. Extrusion

Theodora Montague

NH

Counting Showy Lady's Slipper Orchids with Machine Learning

Joseph Blackburn

NH

Creating an Economical Interferometer Through CAD Engineering

Katherine Duan

NH

Developing a CAR T cell Based Therapy for Graves' Disease

Alexander Kish

NH

Developing an Improved Procedure for Monitoring the Heart Rate of D. magna

Avery Clowes

NH

Development of a Modular Multi-Material Multistable Linkage

Emily Gaw

NH

Effects of Glucose Exposure on C. elegans in the Context of the Obesity Paradox

Anshul Rastogi

NH

Effects of Wheat Gluten and its Hydrolysate on Caenorhabditis elegans

Garima Rastogi

NH

Genetic Analysis of Cypripedium reginae

Luke Young-Xu

NH

Genotoxicity and Reproductive Toxicity of Cobalt Nanoparticles in C. elegans

Lian Snow

NH

How Fluoxetine May Affect the Egg Laying and Development of C. elegans

Leanna Kish

NH

Impact of JUUL E-Liquid & E-Cigarette Flavorings on C. elegans Using Chemotaxis

Elizabeth Dixon

NH

Monitoring Chicken Embryological Development with Machine Learning

James Eiler

NH

Persistence of Live Fluorescent E. coli in the C.

elegans Gut Microbiome

Gabrielle Anzalone & Esme Kimber

NH

The Effects of Cannabidiol Oil on the Egg Hatching Rates of C. elegans

Saia Patel

NH

The Effects of Prozac [Fluoxetine] on Chicken Embryological Development

Eden Anne Bauer

NH

The Effects Of Sunscreen Chemicals on Chicken Embryological Development

Yuyang Sun

NH

The Genetic Diversity of Cypripedium Reginae in a Fen in Straffort, VT

Shreya Nagri

NH

The Pursuit of Happiness: The Effect of Herbs on Serotonin-Deficient C. elegans

Casey McGuire

NH

Toxicological Effects of Aluminum and Titanium Nanoparticle Exposure in C. elegans

Matthew Adner

NH

Using Object Detection Machine Learning to Count and Categorize C. elegans

Oreoluwa Alao

NJ

Effect of a Container's Surface-Area-to-Volume Ratio on Cavitational Activity

Arya Tschand

NJ

Effectiveness of Dynamic Linear Regression Into an Autonomous Irrigation System

Lauren Aslami

NJ

The Effect of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibition on Mast Cell Development

Erica Choe

NJ

The Effect of Hepcidin on the Inhibition of Staph.

epidermidis Biofilm Formation

Deepak Gopalakrishnan

NJ

The Effect of Stereoisomeric Differences on Insulin Receptor Affinity

Andrew Lipschultz

NY

Adolescent Stress Reprograms the Medial Amygdala and Sex Differences in Reward

Tovi Sonnenberg

NY

Blue Large-Amplitude Pulsators as Tracers for Hypervelocity Stellar Mass Black Holes

Jacob Katz &

Knut Vanderbush

NY

Epigenetic Response to Environmental Stress in Picea glauca

Teji Vijayakumar

NY

High Resolution Cryo-EM Structure of 70S Ribosomal IC Bound to ATP-Trapped EttA

Shreya Mahajan & Erxi Lu

NY

Molecular Stress Response in Sporobolus alterniflora

Jack Volpert

NY

Potential Roles for DGB25 Adipose Thermogenesis

Ella Kazazic

OH

Analysis of Upf Protein Overexpression on Efficiency of Targeting Aberrant RNA to NMD

Ryan Devine

 

OH

 

Creating a Carbon Fiber Composite with Improved Elastic Properties

Arya Sambandan

OH

Cyber Security Vulnerabilities in Connected Medical Devices

Mukund Seshadri

OH

Development of a Novel Home Test Method to Quantitatively Detect Lead in Water

Grace ElHindi

OH

Effect of Reflective Media Size on Retroreflectivity Performance of Pavement Markers

Michelle Dong

OH

Effect of Transcriptome Regulation on Glioblastoma Patient Survival

Laalitya Acharya

OH

Electrae: An Innovative Modular Device to Generate Energy From Three Sources

Garrett Blum

OH

Honeycomb Structures as a Helmet Liner Material

Sophie Laye

OH

Identification of Inhibitors of Glioblastoma Cells by High Throughput Screening

Shruthi Ravichandran

OH

Immune Agonist Delivery to the Tumor

Microenvironment For Antitumoral Activity

Aaron Ziegler

OH

Light Wavelength's Effect on Early Stage Garden Bean Development

Jessica Chang

OH

Using Machine Learning to Predict Response to Pemetrexed Chemotherapy

Luke Wilson

OK

Evaluating Selected Antioxidants on UV Light Induced Stress in Lumbriculus variegatus

Madeleine Maylath

SC

A New Estimate of Marine Ice Under Amery Ice Shelf

Sirawit Shimpalee

SC

An Investigation of Vortex-Induced Vibrations as a Means of Maritime Propulsion

Andrew Mott

SC

Effect of Different PLDs on Sound Pressure Measured at the Tympanic Membrane

Serena Parmar

SC

Effect of LED, UV and Fluorescent Light on Hydroponically Grown Lactuca sativa

Charlotte Hughes

SC

Reduced-Graphene Oxide Semi-Permanent Hair Dye: Durability and Toxicity

Pranav Guntupalli

SC

The 1effect of Nitrogen Starvation of Chlorella sp. on Shewanella oneidensis Mass

Jane McCallum

SC

The Effect of Extracurricular Activities on the Burnout of Adolescents

Caylin Lomoriello

SC

The Optimization of Polystyrene Degradation by Tenebrio molitor

James Atwater

SC

Using Convolutional Neural Networks to Classify Coral Species

Stanley Liu

So-CA

A Microfluidic Device for Blood Plasma Separation and Immunoassay Detection

Adolat Beshimova

So-CA

Calpains 8/9 are Expressed in the Murine

Intestines;Regulated by wnt3a in Colon Cancer Cells

Amrita Moturi

So-CA

Construction of a CRISPRi Library to Characterize Gene Function in Minimal Cells

Sabrina Li

 

So-CA

 

Effect of Baycrete Texture and Tides on Ostrea lurida & Balanus amphitrite Settlement

Junhee Lee

So-CA

Effect of Temperature on Embryonic to Larval Development of Pacific Sand Dollars

Wyan Wan

So-CA

Function of Hyperostoses in the Pterygiophores of Oarfish (Regalecus russeli)

Samuel Buckley-Bonanno

So-CA

Knowledge as Power: The Role of Microstates in Thermodynamic Free Energy

Yeji Cho

So-CA

Optimization of a Photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cell

Patrick Kim

So-CA

Physical-Biogeochemical Modeling of

Mesozooplankton in the California Current System

Ananya Sridhar

TX

4D - Distracted Driver Detection Device

Navya Ramakrishnan

TX

An Intelligent System for the Prediction of Epileptic Seizures

Ethan Sayre

TX

Bioremediating Wildfire-Damaged Ecosystems Utilizing an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle

Shriya Bhat

TX

Combating Bacterial Biofilms with Adjuvant Antioxidants

Natalie Dow

TX

Discovering an Effective way to Protect Thermodynamics on Spacecraft

Malahi Drew

TX

Improving the Efficiency of the Bicycle

Sanjana Hiremath

TX

Synthesizing Antimicrobial and Oxygen Permeable Films for Improved Wound Healing

Brianna Phan

TX

The Effects of Oxidative Stress on Plant Health in Relation to Free Radicals

James Licato

VA

Optimizing Metformin Removal Utilizing Molecular Sieves and Absorbents

Desmen Boykin

VA

The Effect of Microplastic Polymers on the Bodhi Tree's Shoot and Root System

Shan Lateef

VA

Using Drosophila melanogaster as an Integrated Model of Traumatic Brain Injury

Sathvik Nallamalli

WA

A Lung Cancer Prediction & Detection System using Nodule Based Methods & Machine Learning

Manasvini Calmidi

WA

A Novel Method of Growing Rice in Saline Environments with Plant-Fungi Symbiosis

Nikhita Bontha

WA

A Novel Process to Fabricate Stable Bipolar Membranes

Vita Olson

WA

A Survey of Lake Crescent for Endemic Salmonid Spawning Sites Using eDNA

Zoe Gotthold

WA

Accelerating Oil Spill Remediation by Using Polymers to Destabilize Emulsions

Christine Ye

WA

Applications of Helium-4 Doubly Forbidden Lines in Astronomical Spectroscopy

Smriti Somasundaram

WA

Hot Casting Method to Create PB-Free, SN-Based Perovskite Films with Reduced Pinholes

Aditi Subramanyam

WA

Identifying the Role of TEAD Proteins and the

Pharmacological Disruption of YAP1

Ansel LaPier

WA

Muscle EMG Activity and Arm Force During Functional Tasks: Heart Surgery Implications

Meredith Hillier

WA

Optimizing a Potential Treatment for Alzheimer's