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Chantilly Students Sparkle at Science Fair

Chantilly High’s 29th annual Science Fair was held Wednesday, Jan. 23. The event showcased 442 projects from nearly 600 students.

Chantilly High Principal Teresa Johnson (far left) with the winners of the school’s 29th annual Science Fair Competition.

Chantilly High Principal Teresa Johnson (far left) with the winners of the school’s 29th annual Science Fair Competition. Photo Courtesy of Jeff Spring

— The winners of Chantilly High’s 29th annual Science Fair Competition, held Jan. 23, are listed below. The Regional Award nominees are listed first. These students will move onto the prestigious Regional Fair to represent the school. They can win money, scholarships, patents and spots in the State and International Fair. The weekend long event is March 15-17.

Some Science Fair statistics: 597 students, 442 projects, 10 Honors Science teachers, 13 science fair assistants, 133 judges from the community and industry, and many, many nervous parents. The winners are:

Nominated to Regional Fair and First Place

Adrienne Adams 9 Plant Sciences The Effect of Cytokinin on Fast Plant Leaf Length

Raju Arabandi 11 Cellular and Molecular Biology Permeable Peptides to Target Sickle Cell Anemia

Siddharth Balakrishnan 11 Medicine & Health Sciences A Biodegradable Polymer Substrate for RPE Growth

Jordan Beeker 9 Chemistry Effect of Various Liquids on Corrosion Speeds

Alon Bendelac 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering The Effect of Parachute Designs on Descent Rate

Kayla Blatman & Anna Michels 9 Environmental Sciences The Effect of Disposed Materials on Water Quality

Arvin Daneshmand 11 Medicine & Health Sciences Effect of Polyvinyl Alcohol on Insulin

Giulia Dowgiallo & Samantha Hernandez 9 Plant Sciences Effect of Compost on Tomato Growth

Maria Elizarova 10 Energy & Transportation The Effect of Vegetable Oils on Fuel Efficiency

Sherry Feng 9 Animal Sciences Effect of Liquids on Daphnia Factors of Life

Min Kyo Jeong & Kyung Yoon Lee 11 Biochemistry The Effect of BPA on Folic Acid Concentrations

Sahana Kamalesh & Jackie Plummer 10 Chemistry The Effect of Juices on Color of Braces Bands

Mahathi Kambham 9 Chemistry The Effect of Tumeric on the Shelf Life of Milk

Anurag Kanapuram 9 Chemistry Effect of Position of a Mn Atom on one Si Layer

Benjamin Nguyen 9 Computer Science & Math The Effect of Colored Pixels on Applet Speed

Julia Passuth & William Marciello & Kareen Abdul-Malik 9 Animal Sciences Effect of Angles on Patellar Tendon Knee Strain

Soniya Pateriya 10 Cellular and Molecular Biology Fighting Cancer with CNT Infused Natural Medicants

Kavita Priyadarshy 9 Chemistry Effect of LED Color on Radiation by Quantum Dots

Patrick Silsby 11 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Forward Morphing Wing on Lift and Drag

Yash Singh 11 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Nanoparticle Extraction of Hepcidin

Autumn Tury & Tiffany Phan & Emmanuelle Nguyen 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Hover Board Weight on Base Distance

Alice Wang 9 Environmental Management Effect of Substances on Oil Neutralization

First Place Awards

Randy Fawcett 10 Physics and Astronomy Increasing Static Discharge on Insulated Diodes

Katherine(Michelle) Pfoltzer 9 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Funnel Size on Volts Produced

Donna Chang 10 Environmental Sciences Forms of Garlic on the Growth of E. coli Bacteria

Silvia Dimitriev 10 Chemistry The Effect of Chemical Filtration on Water Quality

Maddie Gasse 10 Environmental Management Effect of Storing Environment on Amount of Lead

Ronne Kent 10 Microbiology The Effect of Propolis on Bacterial Growth

Woohyun (Peter) Kim 9 Earth & Planetary Sciences The Effect of Surface Floor on Water Flow of Dam

Areen Kim 9 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Adding Coils on a Projectile's Speed

Elaine Lim 12 Environmental Management The Effect of Plants on O2 and CO2 Levels

Sasha Meyer & Anna Chiang 10 Chemistry The Effect of Shampoos on Colored Hair

Pearce O'Donnell & Jake Weeren 10 Physics and Astronomy The Efficiency of Materials on Sound Barriers

Jack Skopowski 10 Plant Sciences Relative Cost Effectiveness of Homemade Fertilizer

Kirstyn Soukup 9 Medicine & Health Sciences The Effect of Toothpaste on Preventing Tooth Decay

Michael Tran 10 Chemistry The Effect of Different Substances on Rust

Hannah Watts & Nina Harmon 11 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Different Liquids on Solar Cell Output

Sina Yazdi & Ranadheer Danturthy & Sainigam Eltepu 11 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Temperature on Carbon Nanotubes

Second Place Awards

Alycia Adams 10 Biochemistry Effect of Lactase Presence on Lactose Breakdown

Brendan Aronhime 10 Computer Science & Math Effect of Method on Rubik's Cube Solve Efficiency

Nancy Awad & Grace Warne 9 Animal Sciences Effect of Magnetism on Regeneration of Planaria

Kofi Ayesu 10 Environmental Sciences The Effect of Acid Rain on Building Materials

Riya Bhavsar 9 Environmental Sciences Do Gas Stations Affect Their Surrounding Soil?

Tristan Bibler & Ben Jones 9 Animal Sciences The Effect of Oxygen on Growth of Arthropods

Hannah Boehlert 9 Chemistry Amount of Detergent on Stain Removal Effectiveness

Gabrielle Bryda 9 Chemistry Effect of Types of Filters on Chlorine Removal

Sakar Budhathoki 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Voltage on Electrolysis of Water

Rashika Budhathoki 10 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of DNA Type on Coacervate Permeability

Alisha Compton & Karin Frizzelle 10 Energy & Transportation The Effects of Cooking Oil on Biodiesel Efficiency

Carly Dickson 10 Environmental Sciences Can Suspended Minerals Reduce UV Transmission?

Dhruv Dixit 10 Chemistry The Effect of a Centrifuge on Dissolved Oxygen

Baohan Do 9 Plant Sciences Effect of Plant Hormones on Soil pH

Bryan Dreyfus 10 Chemistry Effect of Washes and Fabrics on Flammability

Iris Duan 10 Environmental Sciences The Effect of Chlorination on Residual Chloroform

Andrew Dulnev 9 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Different Light on Glow-in-the-Dark

Manaswitha Edupali & Hannah Martin 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Insulation on Air and Water Temperature

Grace Florjancic 10 Animal Sciences Effect of Irritants on Dinoflagellate Glow

Dionisia Gonzalez Corena & Zeinab Hamdan 9 Plant Sciences The Effect of Heat Radiation on Seed Germination

Jenny Hargenrader 9 Environmental Management Effect of Evaporation Rate on Solar Still Efficiency

Vikram Iyer & Stephen Aldrich & Alvin Van 10 Plant Sciences Effect of Radiation on Tomato Plant Growth

Michelle Joung 9 Plant Sciences Effect of pH on Tomato Plant Germination

Sharan Karthikeyan 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical The Effect of Heat on Thermoelectric Conversion

Taeho Kim 10 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Rechargeable Battery Type on Efficiency

Tae Hyun (Troy) Kim & Min Lee 9 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Different Notes Played on Frequency

Sena Konya 9 Environmental Sciences Converting Oil into Biodiesel

Ilia Lachinov 9 Animal Sciences Interaction and Behavior Study of Ant Colonies

Mary Lai 10 Environmental Sciences The Emission of UV Rays from CFL Bulbs

Thomas Lu & Matthew Wallace 10 Environmental Management Foil The Oil

Hannah Lull 10 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Phone Type on Radiation Given Off

Sabih Malik 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Light Color on Distance Traveled in Fog

Graham Matulis 10 Chemistry The Effect of Temperature on Liquid Viscosity

Catherine Meyer & Erika Minock 10 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Cone Cover on Speaker Frequency

Ryan Mowery 10 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Sound -Insulating Capacity of Recyclable Materials

Chetana Parupalli 9 Chemistry The Effect of Temperature on Corrosion of Aluminum

William Rambin 11 Physics and Astronomy Coefficient of Restitution of Spherical Balls

Srinidhi Rao & Cynthia Zhuang 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Various Truss Shapes on Bridge Strength

Nathan Rhodes 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering The Effect of Different Fire Starters on Efficiency

Calum Smeaton & Yahya Abou-Ghazala 10 Environmental Sciences Organic versus Synthetic Fertilizer

Robert Spaine 10 Biochemistry Alkaline Phosphatase in Various Dairy Products

David Sydnor 10 Earth & Planetary Sciences The Effect of Wavelength of Light on Skin Damage

Noor Takieddin 9 Medicine & Health Sciences The Effect of Soda on Tooth Enamel

Suhail Thahir & Gavin Stewart 10 Energy & Transportation Heliotracker Solar Panel

Rafiullah Tora 9 Environmental Sciences Effect of Acid on the Germination Rate of Seeds

Connor Van Rafelghem 10 Environmental Sciences Different Water Types Effect on Capillary Action

Seika VanKeuren 10 Chemistry The Effect of Sound Waves on PEG

Rachel VanWormer 10 Medicine & Health Sciences Rate of Bisphenol A Degradation in Polycarbonate

Rachel Wagner 10 Plant Sciences Effect of Stinkbugs on Growth of Radish Plants

Tony Wang 10 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Temperature and Air Volume on a Ping-Pong Ball

Hannah Warnick 9 Chemistry Effect of Drink Type on Electrolytes

Sara Yousuf 9 Environmental Management Effect of Solar Panels on Water Pump Rate

Juliana Yun 10 Environmental Sciences Temperature and Wood Chip Size on Nitrate Levels

David Zelaya Otero 9 Environmental Management Effect of Ocean Acidification on Algae Population

Scarly Zhao 10 Environmental Management 4,4'Bis(2-benzoxazolyl)stilbene Affect H2O Quality

Naomi Zinat 10 Energy & Transportation Effect of Color and Material on Light Absorption

Third Place Awards

Emma Aguero 10 Animal Sciences The Effect of Detergents on Worm Life-Span

Syeda Akther & Hanan Duale 9 Plant Sciences Effect of Different Water on Growth of Plant & Seed

Nick Antonacci 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Magnetism on Perpetual Motion

Ruvini Athauda 9 Biochemistry Effect of Chemical Coloring Agent on Hair Strength

Antonia Baker 10 Environmental Sciences Effect of Liquid Chlorophyll on D.O. Levels

David Balcells 9 Chemistry Effect of Food Condition on Calories

Rocco Barbero 10 Energy & Transportation A Magnifying Glass on a Solar Panel's Output

Cadence Belsky 10 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Build a Harder Helmet

Sai Bondalapati & Nikita Thakur & Preethi Srikanthan 11 Cellular and Molecular Biology Fruit DNA Analysis through Gel Electrophoresis

Pavan Kumar Bondalapati 9 Earth & Planetary Sciences The Change in Terrain on Speed of a Hovercraft

Emily Booker & Kristen Schuler 10 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering The Effect of Insulation on Body Temperature

Adam Burnette 10 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of One Way Mirrors on Automobile Temp.

Ana Cho 9 Environmental Sciences Effect of Pollutants on Meal Worms

Kelly Chung & SoHee Kang 10 Animal Sciences Effect of Different Sugar Types on Daphnia

Mackenzie Cowne 10 Chemistry The Effect of Ammonia on Crystal Formation

Ruoyu (Eleanor) Dai 10 Environmental Management The Effect of Sorbency Form on Oil Spill Clean Up

Chris Dare 10 Chemistry The Effect of Carbonated Beverages on Body pH

Andrew Denner 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering The Effect of Insulation on Sound Pollution

Shemila Fasihi 10 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Body-Wing Angle on Flight Distance

Benjamin Fisher & Hamza Zaffar & Sabirali Valappil 9 Environmental Management Effect of Hydra on Algae Population

Kaitlin Galindo 10 Environmental Sciences Effect of Water Depth on Wave Velocity in Tsunamis

Robert Guglielmino 10 Environmental Management The Effect of Filter Type on Level of Filtration

Kendra Harder 10 Biochemistry Can Hair Strengtheners Improve Shaft Composition?

Borah Hong 10 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Comparison of the Efficiency of HAWT versus VAWT

Ananya Iyer 9 Chemistry Effect of Antacids on Heartburn

Elhaam Jawadi 10 Environmental Sciences Effect of Amount of Newspaper on Oil Absorbed

Judy Jeon & Kate Hyun 10 Chemistry The Effect of Substances on How Fast Ice Melts

Macdonald John 10 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Latex on the Strength of Surgical Gloves

Min Ju (Jenny) Jung & Taryn Hannam‐Zatz 9 Plant Sciences The Effect of Soil Depth on Grass Growth

Melissa Kapfer 9 Chemistry Effect of Materials on Rate of Ice Melting

Kamil Khan 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical The Effect of Fan Angles on Efficient Wind Turbine

Branden Kim & Rajiv Gupta 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Amount of Sunspots on CMEs in Months

Eunice Kwon 10 Chemistry The Effect of Temperature on Vitamin C Levels

Amanda Lewe & Eun (Grace) Hwang 10 Environmental Management Effect of Sugar & Compost on the Growth of Basil

Jeffrey Li 10 Chemistry The Effect of Rock Cover Type on Acid Rain Effects

Madison Lutz 10 Environmental Sciences The Effect of Malathion on the Height of Cattails

Aakash Mehta 9 Biochemistry The Effect of Ethylene on pH of Fruit

Simran Mehta 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Different Materials on Sound Insulation

Emily Merrick 10 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Solution Density on Musical Pitch

Rachel Meyers & Marjorie Lopez 10 Environmental Sciences Different Pollutants on Health of Stream Daphnia

Davina Miaw 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Water Pressure on Distance Traveled

Hernando Monsalve 10 Chemistry The Effect of Additives on Candle Burn Rate

Freshta Morrad & Megan Salter 10 Chemistry Laundry Product Residue Left on Clothes

Michael Nelson 10 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Mechanical versus Manual Vacuum Attachments

Jeffrey Nolte & Chris Wigle 9 Environmental Management Effect of Erosion Amount on Plant Growth

Margaret O'Donnell 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Filament on Brightness/ Duration of Bulb

Veronica Philipps 9 Animal Sciences Effect of Nitrates in Caterpillar Food on Growth

Timothy Reid 11 Physics and Astronomy The Effect of Mass and Air Resistance on Velocity

Sae-mi Rood 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering The Effect of Color on Ambient Temperature

Olivia Ryu 9 Plant Sciences The Effect of Aquatic Plants on Dissolved Oxygen

Priyanka Shah 9 Cellular and Molecular Biology Effect of Yeast & Oats on P. polycephalum Response

Maggie Shircliff 9 Physics and Astronomy Lens Type of the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Cells

Anne Taylor 9 Plant Sciences Effect of Different Liquids on Seed Germination

Nitish Thakur 9 Cellular and Molecular Biology The Effect of Water pH on Lipid Yield of Algae

Jeffrey Tolbert 10 Energy & Transportation The Effect of Lenses on Solar Panel Output

Bryan Tran & Timothy Nguyen 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Parabolic Reflector Angle on LED Signal

Pooja Trivedi & Shah Amber & Jasmine Naghedi 9 Animal Sciences Effect of Magnet Strength on Ants Navigation

Emilie Urquidi & Libby Oswalt 10 Chemistry Effect of Hair Dyes on Hair Strength

Kevin Yu 10 Computer Science & Math Computer Program on the Stock Options Market

Erika Yu 10 Medicine & Health Sciences The Effect of Heart Disease on Omega-3 and 6 Level

Katherine Zelinski 9 Environmental Management Effect of Fabric Color on UV Light Rays

Colin Zimmerman 9 Physics and Astronomy Effect of Weight and Velocity on Blood Splatter

Honorable Mention Awards

Ryan Allain 9 Plant Sciences The Effect of Glyphosate on the Smell of Basil

Daniel Buschor 9 Environmental Sciences Effect of Pollutants on Freshwater Ecosystems

Delaina (Shea) Carroll & Mohammed Khan & Lauren Rock 9 Cellular and Molecular Biology The Effect of Mitochondrial DNA on Mutation Rate

Ellen Cho 9 Engineering: Materials & Bioengineering Effect of Bridge Design on Maximum Weight Load

Elizabeth Chung 9 Cellular and Molecular Biology Effect of Various Animals on the Kin to the T-Rex

Zachary Cohen 9 Environmental Management The Effect of Different Plants on Soil Erosion

Nicholas Csicsmann 10 Medicine & Health Sciences The Effect of Artificial Sugar on Ant's Preference

Karell Edja 10 Chemistry The Effect of Alcohol Content on Ester Vaporization

Diana Glakas 9 Environmental Management Effect of Greywater on Plant Growth

Lauren Godfrey 9 Chemistry The Effect of Moisture on Popcorn Volume

Bryan Jalali 9 Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical Effect of Electric Current on Magnetic Field Intensity

Emily Lu 9 Chemistry Effect of Various Drinks on Electrolytes Contained

Rohun Malde & Patrick Mulholland 9 Animal Sciences Additives on the Metabolic Process of Daphnia

Grace Mattes 9 Medicine & Health Sciences Effect of Caffeine Source on Daphnia Heartbeat

Prateek Mishra 9 Earth & Planetary Sciences Effect of Soil Mixture on Earthquake Damage

Meghna Shankar 9 Cellular and Molecular Biology Effect of Cancer on Overexpression of Protein

Maggie Sobeski 11 Environmental Sciences Effect of Temperature on Polyethylene Ductility

Sneha Suresh 9 Biochemistry Effect of Salt Water on Bioluminescent Fungi

Vi Trinh 10 Microbiology Effect of DNA Amount on Transformation Efficiency