Regional Awardees Senior Division – 2019

Albany Molecular Research (AMRI)

Abrielle Swartz, Hudson Fall HS
Project Title: Effect of pH, Salinity Levels, and the Alzheimer’s-associated Aβ Protein on Memory Formation and Regenerative Abilities in Planaria (Dugesia Tigrina)

ASM (American Society for Microbiology)

Madison Speakman, Nyack HS
Project Title: Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi and Bartonella henselae in Ixodes scapularis Ticks in an Epidemic Region

Brown League Sports Award

Ciara Knott, Saratoga HS
Project Title: The Effect of Motivational Song Tempo on 800m RPE in Female Adolescent Runners

Dudley Observatory

Lea Spatz, Nyack HS
Project Title: Characteristics of Active Galactic Nucleiin SDSS Galaxies

Linda Austin DNA Science and Technology Award

Isabelle Cataldo, BH-BL HS
Project Title: qPCR newborn screening assays for large deletions and duplications in the GAA gene

Momentive Performance Materials

Miles Compani, Broadalbin-Perth HS
Project Title: A Rooftop Wildfire Mitigation System As An Addition To Wildland Urban Interface Building Codes

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Science Research Award

Jessica Pettys, Hudson Falls HS
Project Title: Intercropping Solanum tuberosum and Calendula officianalis to Attract the Coleomegilla maculata as a Biological Control Method for Leptinotarsa decemlineata and Macrosporium euphorbiae Populations

National Grid

Elena Suarez, Academy of Holy Names
Project Title: Utilizing Plant Breeding in Order to Increase the Growth Rate of Arabidopsis in Order to Obtain Speciation

Nuclear Society

George Eliadis, Sergio Morales, Newburgh Free Academy
Project Title: Autonomously orienting vertical hydroelectric turbine for thermohaline flux optimization in dynamic oceanic applications

Price Chopper Golub Foundation

Ava Ghobadian, Warwick Valley HS
Project Title: The role of soil microbiota in influencing the growth of yellow globe onion biomass in the Black Dirt Region

Regeneron Award

Dora Law, BH-BL HS
Project Title: Deep Learning for Diagnosing Breast Cancer Metastasis in Lymph Node Biopsies

RPI $40,000 Scholarship

Andrew Huang, Shaker HS
Project Title: Gas Prices: Developing and Growing an Alexa Skill Used by Thousands of People Worldwide

Scientific American Subscriptions goes to all Grand Prize Awardees

SI Group Award

Callagh Mays, Greenwich HS
Project Title: The Photodegradation of Microplastics in Water

STANYS Eleanor M. Reed Research Excellence Award

Isha Kumar, Shaker HS
Project Title: A Preventative Care System to Detect the Presence of Ara h 1 and Ara h 3, Commonly Associated with Peanut Allergy

Walter Eppenstein Astronomy/Physics Award

Lucy Jiao, Nyack HS
Project Title: Strain analysis of Al on a variety of semiconductors for clean superconductor-semiconductor interfaces