Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Award Funded by the Van Slyke Foundation

The Intel ISEF fair is the world's largest pre-college celebration of science. Now more than 50 years old, this fair is the world's only science project competition for students in the ninth through twelfth grades.

The 2012 fair was held in May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AACC was represented by Jeffrey Yao, Ph.D., Octavia Peck-Palmer, Ph.D. and Kathleen Allen, M.D. They served as special awards judges for the AACC-sponsored awards. AACC extends a hearty thank you to these individuals for volunteering their time for this event.

The awards for this program were funded by the Van Slyke Foundation, which enables the prizes to be as follows: first, second and third place prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively, and two Honorable Mention prizes at $250 each.


ISEF 2012

First Place

“A Novel Paper Sensor for the Detection of Pancreatic Cancer”
Jack T. Andraka, North County High School, Glen Burnie, Maryland

Second Place

“Identification of the Best Method for Storing Autopsy Blood for DNA Forensic Investigation”
Dominique H. Tlomak, University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Third Place

“Citracil: The Anti-Colorectal Cancer Activity of an Essential Oil from Lemongrass”
Yichen Zhang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond, BC, Canada

Honarable Mentions

“Diabetes: A Rising Epidemic? Or Can it Be Controlled? To Study the Hypoglycemic, Hypotensive and Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Gymnema Sylvestre Capsules on Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetic Human Subjects and Its Role in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease”
Soiba K. Mansoor, Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Exogenous Retinoic Acid Supplements as a Novel Approach to Reduce the Negative Phenotypes of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Using Zebrafish Model of Development”
Ayana Jamal, Niles North High School, Skokie, Illinois

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