The winners of the NHSEE are eligible to attend the international science fair ISEF. This year’s ISEF is virtual, but still quite the event! Similarly, the NHSEE Expo 2021 was virtual again this year. We finished up the judging this weekend, and we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the winners!

With the generous help of our volunteer judges and the dedication of you, the students, this year’s fair went very smoothly. A special thanks to STEM Wizard for all of their help with their part of the IT infrastructure. Forty five projects were uploaded, each with student video presentations and photos of the project boards. Our judges have watched your presentations and looked over your material.

And congratulations, Jaden, Lina and John! In addition to having a chance to compete against some of the finest science students in the world, you’ll be representing your schools, the NHSEE, and the state of NH. We wish you the best of luck!


2020 NHSEE overall winners (L to R): Lina Huang(2nd), Jaden Yun (1st), John Horangic (3rd)

 

Open Competition by category

Behavioral Science

1st Place: Luke Young, Holy Family Academy for “Is it a Sad Song?”

2nd Place: Angelina Doria, Holy Family Academy for “What’s So Funny?”

Biochemistry

1st Place: Jaden Yun, Phillips Exeter Academy for “A Highly Selective and Sensitive Novel Biosensor Capable of Quantifying and Monitoring a Clotting factor Elevated in Severe COVID-19 Cases”

2nd Place: Delaney Nelson, Nashua South High School for ” Yeast Feast: Applications of Yeast Metabolism for Ethanol Biofuel”

Biology

1st Place: Kaylee Chen, Phillips Exeter Academy for “Identification of Marine Microbial Metabolites as a Novel Anti-Cancer Drug”

2nd Place: Anish Mudide, Phillips Exeter Academy for “SARS CoV-2 Drug Discovery Based on Intrinsically Disordered Regions”

Chemistry

1st Place: Jingchen Wang, Phillips Exeter Academy for “Molecular Dynamics Study of the Structural and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Insertion in Calcium Silicate Hydrate”

Computers

1st Place: Abigail Thomas and Yavor Litchev, Nashua South High School for “Hybrid Privacy Scheme”

2nd Place: Abhinav Govindaraju, Bedford High School for “Using Transfer Learning to Classify Melanoma Comparable to Dermatologists”

Earth & Space Science

1st Place: Mucheng Ma, New Hampton School for “Identifying Habitable Planets with their Colorful Surfaces”

2nd Place: Aastha Patel, Nashua South High School for “Exploring the Possibilities of Human and Plant Migration to Mars”

Engineering

1st Place: Lina Huang, Phillips Exeter Academy for “Optimization of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Properties through Incorporation of Moisture-absorbing Particles”

2nd Place: William Hardister, Holy Family Academy for “Moving a Car with Magnets”

Environmental Science

1st Place: John Horangic, Bishop Brady High School for “Testing and Comparing the Emissions of a Small Engine Running on Ethanol Versus Gasoline”

Mathematics

1st Place: Hyungsoon Kim, St. Paul’s School for “An Efficient Algorithm to Generate Grids Using a Modified Transformation Method”

2nd Place: Yunseo Choi, Phillips Exeter Academy for “On Two-Sided Matching in Infinite Markets”

Physics & Electronics

1st Place: Abhinav Avvaru, Nashua South High School for ” A Novel Approach to Detect Vaping at Homes and Schools”

2nd Place: Sean Cheng, Exeter High School for “Topological Properties of a Random Spin System in Two Dimensions”


NH Science & Engineering Exposition Best in Fair Winners

1st place   1st place for the fair went to Jaden Yun, from Phillips Exeter Academy, for “A Highly Selective and Sensitive Novel Biosensor Capable of Quantifying and Monitoring a Clotting Factor Elevated in Severe COVID-19 Cases”
 
2nd place   2nd place for the fair went to Lina Huang, from Phillips Exeter Academy, for “Optimization of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Properties through Incorporation of Moisture-Absorbing Particles”
 
3rd place   3rd place for the fair went to John Horangic, from Bishop Brady High School, for “Testing and Comparing the Emissions of a Small Engine Running on Ethanol Versus Gasoline”

 

 

Special Awards
In addition to competing for trophies, bragging rights and a chance to move on to international competition, students also may also win Special Awards. Specific companies and organizations will provide prizes and recognition for students that excel with projects that meet certain criteria.

 

This year, the NHSEE recognized 16 student teams for Special Awards.

 

Award Student team School Project title Category
Mitre Corporation Award – $250 Cash Award Jaden Yun Phillips Exeter Academy A Highly Selective and Sensitive Novel Biosensor Capable of Quantifying and Monitoring a Clotting Factor Elevated in Severe COVID-19 Cases Biochemistry
NH Society of Professional Engineers – $100 Cash Award Lina Huang Phillips Exeter Academy Optimization of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Properties through Incorporation of Moisture-Absorbing Particles Engineering
John Horangic Bishop Brady High School Testing and Comparing the Emissions of a Small Engine Running on Ethanol Versus Gasoline Environmental Science
American Psychological Association Luke Young Holy Family Academy Is It a Sad Song? Behavioral Science
ASM Materials Education Foundation Jingchen Wang Phillips Exeter Academy Molecular Dynamics Study Of The Structural And Mechanical Properties Of Polymer Insertion In Calcium Silicate Hydrate Chemistry
Mu Alpha Theta Award (Mathematics) Hyungsoon Kim St. Paul’s School An Efficient Algorithm to Generate Grids Using a Modified Transformation Method Mathematics
NASA Earth System Science Award Mucheng Ma New Hampton School Identifying Habitable Planets with Their Colorful Surfaces Earth and Space Science
Association for Women Geoscientists Aastha Patel Nashua South High School Exploring the Possibilities of Human and Plant Migration to Mars Earth and Space Science
Office of Naval Research Award (Support of STEM research) Marvin Cho St. Paul’s School The Influence of Adipocyte on Cell-Proliferation of Prostate Cancer Cell Strain DU145 and on DNA Methylation Biology
Abhinav Avvaru Nashua South High School A Novel Approach to Detect Vaping at Homes and Schools Physics and Electronics
RICOH Sustainable Development Hannah DePuydt and Jacinta Swope Holy Family Academy E-fish-iency in Aquaponics Biology
Society for In Vitro Biology Neil Chowdhury Phillips Exeter Academy Modeling the Effect of Histone Methylation on Chromosomal Organization in Colon Cancer Cells Biology
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Hannah DePuydt and Jacinta Swope Holy Family Academy E-fish-iency in Aquaponics Biology
US Agency for International Development Anish Mudide Phillips Exeter Academy SARS-CoV-2 Drug Discovery based on Intrinsically Disordered Regions Biology
U.S. Metric Association Award Delaney Nelson Nashua South High School Yeast Feast: Applications of Yeast Metabolism for Ethanol Biofuel Biochemistry
Yale Science and Engineering Association Abhinav Govindaraju Bedford High School Using Transfer Learning to Classify Melanoma Comparable to Dermatologists Computers

 

 

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