Recent Presenters at the National JSHS and their Research Projects

2013 National Winner 2013Regional Winners 2013
Tanay Tandon, Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA

Clipped, Automated Text Summarization Through Unsupervised Semantic
Natural Language Processing and Clustered Machine Learning Algorithms

National First Place, Computer Science Division

Deepika Bodapati, Schmahl Science Workshop, San Jose, CA

Exploring a Molecular Target
to Non Invasively Image Pain

Natalie Ng, Schmahl Science Workshop, San Jose, CA

miRNA Prognostic Signatures and Prediction Models for Breast Cancer Distant Metastasis Free Survival

Kelly Zhang, The College Preparatory School, Oakland, CA

Flourescent Imaging for Nanodetection of Cancer Cells for Future Surgery, Year 3

2012
Shyamal Buch, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, CA

Beyond the Nanostructure in Solar Cells

Eric Sauer, Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA

PDF Clearance: Developing Software to Detect Malicious PDFs

Arjun Balasingam, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

Minimizing the Variability-Induced Power Overhead in Nanoscaled SRAM’s Redundancy and Resiliency for Extremely Energy-Constrained Computing

2011
Shyamal Buch, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, CA

Synthesis of Complex Nanostructures for Solar Cells: Anaylysis Using Novel D-SCOPEn
National Winner, London Delegate,
Top Ten at London

Clara Fannjiang, Davis High School, Davis, CA

Optimizing Sample Distributions for the Novel Application of Compressed Sensing to Radio Interferometry
National Winner, London Delegate

Arjun Balasingam, Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA

M2D2, A Mechatronic Medicine Dispensing Device

2010
Shyamal Buch, Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, CA

Nanocrystalline Dye-sensitized Solar Cells Based on Organic Dyes, An Analysis Using New, Low-Cost D-Scope
National Third Place

David Liu, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA

Semantic Image Retrieval and Interactive Exploration of Large Image Collections

Alex Han, The Harker School, San Jose, CA 

Celestrol, a Novel Inducer or the Stress Release Protein Heme Oxygenase-1, Confers Cytoprotection and Accelerates Wound Healing in Cell Cultures

2009
Nilesh Tripuraneni, Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA

A Relativistic Generalization of the Navier Stokes Equation to Quark –Gluton Plasmas

Sunil Bodapati, A Schmahl Science Workshop, San Jose, CA

Using NT-ICG as a Photothermal Therapy Agent for Soft Tissue Cancers

2008
Sunil Bodapati, A Schmahl Science Workshop, San Jose, CA

Using Photoacustics to Validate Cy5.5 RGD as a Novel Imaging Agent

Zachary Stauber, Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, CA

Non-toxic Silicon Nanoparticles for Cellular Imaging and In Vitro Detection Of Lymphoid Cancers

2007
Nilesh Tripuraneni, Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA

A Novel Chlorophyll Based Nanocrystalline Photoelectrochemical Cell: A Promising Approach to Hydrogen Production via the Light-Driven Redox of Seawater
National Winner, London Delegate

Daya Raman, Presentation High School, San Jose, CA

Bioprospecting for Effective Mosquito Larvicides and Adulticides
National Runner Up, London Delegate Alternate

2006
Vinay Tripuraneni, Clovis West High School, Fresno, CA

Inhibition of Cell Recognition by Chitin and Chitinase in the Sponge, Microciona prolifera (A Possible Model for the Cause and Effects of Reactive Airway Disease)
National JSHS Life Sciences Finalist

Sonia Singhal, Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA

A Study of the Solitary Sea Anemone, Anthopleura sola, as an Indicator of Global Warming in the Northern California Rocky Intertidal

2005
Samuel Leachman, Tracy High School, Tracy, CA

Assessing the Properties of a Fluorescence-based Assay of the Digestive Potencies Of Rattlesnake venom

Joshua Kroll, The York School, Monterey, CA

Security Through Chaos: On the Relationship Between Encryption and Information Entropy
National Runner Up, London Delegate Alternate

2004
Moriah Nachbaur, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA

Translatability of Gene Function Between Plant Species: from Arabidopsis thaliana To Nicotiana tabacum

2003
Edward (Tedd) Smith, Willits High School, Willits, CA

A Newer, More Efficient Computer Sorting Algorithm

2002
Allen Chu, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA

LZAC Lossless Data Compression: A Novel Approach to Minimum Redundancy Coding
National Runner Up, London Delegate Alternate

2001
Jesse Levinson, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, CA

Computer Simulated Evolution of Behavior
National Winner, London Delegate

2000
Etan Karni, Leigh High School, San Jose, CA

A Remote Flight Data Collection and Analysis System
National Runner Up, London Delegate Alternate