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Southern California Local Section Science Fair

     

2019 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
Anaheim, March 21, 2019

The following Awardees were selected by our AACC Southern California Local Section volunteers for their worthy projects related to human health and disease. Each awardee received a $200 award from the AACC SoCal Section.

Junior Division

  • Ishan Ghosh: Evaluating effectiveness of select natural remedies for their anticoagulating properties
  • Neel Kumar: Do microplastics affect the heart rate of Daphnia magna?
  • Alexis Tran: How probiotic cultures affect the acidity of stomach acid

Senior Division

  • Suhina Sharma: Cost effective device that analyzes various gas and volatile organic compound concentrations in exhaled breath
  • Chris Collins: Development of an automated electrophysiological system to measure effects of anti-epileptic drugs on induced pluripotent stem cells derived from epilepsy patients
  • Karen Chung: Integrating machine learning and mathematical modeling to identify cancer driven genes

    

2019 California Science & Engineering Fair
California Science Center, April 30, 2019

The following Awardees were selected by our AACC Southern California Local Section volunteers for their worthy projects related to human health and disease. Each awardee received a $200 award from the AACC SoCal Section.

Chemistry

  • Junior: Ingrid J Feague, “Taming Coulomb: How Solutes Affect the Reaction of Sodium Immersed in Water” (Santa Cruz County)
  • Senior: Anushree Chaudhuri, “A Porous Silicon Optical Nanosensor for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds” (San Diego County)

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

  • Junior: Haya M. Belbese, “The Road to the Cure of Alzheimer’s” (San Diego County)
  • Senior: Alexander Guh-Siesel, “A Method for Treating Celiac Disease: Synthesis of Small Molecule Inhibitors of the HLA-DQ2 Receptor” (Santa Clara County)

Toxicology

  • Junior: Noah J. Patterson, “Daphnia Heart Rate: How Do the Central Valley’s Most Common Water Pollutants Affect the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna?” (Fresno County)
  • Senior: Adriana Golden, “Effects of E-Cigarette Flavor and Nicotine Concentration of Human Alveolar Epithelial Cell Viability ” (Marin County)