FCPS Students Excel at Science and Engineering Fair

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students earned top honors at the 59th annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held March 14-16 at Robinson Secondary School.

Winning individual grand prizes were:

  • Supraja Chittari of Marshall High School in Biochemistry, “Effect of Turmeric on Memory Curves of Planaria.”

  • Matthew Nguyen of Fairfax High School in Chemistry, “Analysis of Lead Leaching by Chlorine/Chloramines.”

  • Parth Chopra of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Computer Science, “A Novel Agent-Based Model for the Spread of TB.”

  • Jason Cui of Langley High School in Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering, “Optimized Droplet-Based Microfluidics Screening.”

  • Conor Maddry of Langley High School in Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical, “Pneumatic Electromyographic Exoskeleton.”

  • Archis Bandarkar of TJHSST in Mathematical Sciences, “On the Unique Roles of Neurocomputational States.”

  • Nicholas Poniatowski of Hayfield Secondary School in Physics and Astronomy, “Varying ISS Reentry Angle to Limit Debris.”

  • Anya Michaelson of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Physics and Astronomy, “Kinetics of a Fencing Flick.”

Winning team grand prizes were:

  • Shi Chan Meng and Shi Yuan Meng of Woodson High School in Medicine and Health Sciences, “Deglycosylation of N297Q Improves Specificity.”

  • Trisha Deshmukh and Cara Golias of Fairfax High School in Microbiology, “Color in Tattoo Ink: Reverse Mutations in E. coli.”

Results from the 2014 Regional Science and Engineering Fair, including a complete list of winners, can be found online.