2022 Winners

Name Division City Porject Name Category General Awards Special Awards
Elementary Division
Luke McClelland Elementary (Grades 3-5) Mooresville Does Music Affect Purple Waffle Plants Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Dewey & Susan Ryals Memorial Elementary Award  
Reva Khaire Elementary (Grades 3-5) Charlotte Laundry Detergents - Harmful or helpful? Chemistry Elem. ELE-Chemistry Elem.-Dewey & Susan Ryals Memorial Elementary Award  
Jack Dempsey Elementary (Grades 3-5) Charlotte The Dirt On Our Dirt: Comparing Soil From Around the Country Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Dewey & Susan Ryals Memorial Elementary Award  
Elizabeth Volk Elementary (Grades 3-5) Asheville Air Movement Through Fabric Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Dewey & Susan Ryals Memorial Elementary Award  
Aarnavi Boppana Elementary (Grades 3-5) Morrisville The effect of different masks on student and teacher audibility in classrooms Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Dewey & Susan Ryals Memorial Elementary Award  
Abhinav Anand Elementary (Grades 3-5) Morrisville Which Food Digests Faster? Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Maya Bhowmick Elementary (Grades 3-5) Chapel Hill What causes the most matting in labradoodle fur? Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Blair Wallace Elementary (Grades 3-5) Winston-Salem Effect of Masking on Heart Rate during Exercise Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
ANNA BARSALLO Elementary (Grades 3-5) Pittsboro What is the best greasing agent for cooking eggs? Chemistry Elem. ELE-Chemistry Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Malaya Muh-lay-uh Jones J.oh.uh.ns Elementary (Grades 3-5) Atkinson Dancing Raisins Chemistry Elem. ELE-Chemistry Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Deringer Maurer Elementary (Grades 3-5) Winston Salem Arrangement of Baffles to Reduce Sand Erosion Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Divya Sai Vyshnavi Sama Elementary (Grades 3-5) HIGH POINT Reducing Contamination in Car-Wash Wastewater Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Eli Shillinglaw Elementary (Grades 3-5) Hendersonville What is the best method to stop soil erosion. Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Reavis Turner Elementary (Grades 3-5) Williamston Pinecone Hygrometer Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Ryan Hurst Elementary (Grades 3-5) Millers Creek Does Rotor Length Impact The Speed At Which Energy Is Created ? Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Vikhya Singaraju Elementary (Grades 3-5) Summerfield Dude, where's my Car Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Lexie Spannhake Elementary (Grades 3-5) Raleigh Baby It's Cold Outside Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Matthew Swift Elementary (Grades 3-5) Jamesville Paper Power Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Lydia Jones Elementary (Grades 3-5) Wilmington Which Marker Brand Lasts the Longest if the Caps are Left Off? Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Elias Koshy Elementary (Grades 3-5) Chapel Hill Friction experiment Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Charlotte Livingston Elementary (Grades 3-5) Raleigh Chocoflan: What Makes The Layers Switch Position During Baking? Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Exemplary Elementary Project  
Arjun Kumar Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary How does isolation affect the academic success of eighth-grade students? Biological Science A JR-Biological Science A-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Laszlo Gazzano-Stern Elementary (Grades 3-5) Asheville How Do Different Types of Milk Affect The Final Outcome of Mozzarella Cheese? Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Ronin Roberts Elementary (Grades 3-5) Wilmington Regrowing Food from Scraps Biological Sciences Elem. ELE-Biological Sciences Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Alexandra Masters Elementary (Grades 3-5) Wilmington The Shape of Crystals: Mono versus Polycrystal Formation Chemistry Elem. ELE-Chemistry Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Caleb Matthews Elementary (Grades 3-5) Reidsville Can dirt actually clean? Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Ishan Sundaram Elementary (Grades 3-5) Charlotte We need an alternative to landfills Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem. ELE-Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Andrew Allen Elementary (Grades 3-5) Raleigh Bridge Structures Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Oliver Black Elementary (Grades 3-5) Raleigh Bridge Structures Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Paxton Chadwick Elementary (Grades 3-5) Raleigh Bridge Structures Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Sumeet Eaga Elementary (Grades 3-5) Harrisburg How do Science and Technology Affect How We Operate Effectively and Efficiently? Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Olivia Landry Elementary (Grades 3-5) Kinston School "Spear-It!" Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Leighanna Terrell Elementary (Grades 3-5) Reidsville Density Exploration Through 3D Printing Engineering/Technology Elem. ELE-Engineering/Technology Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Santiago Kimes Elementary (Grades 3-5) Mount Olive Catapult Project Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Sammy Martin Elementary (Grades 3-5) Wilmington May the Course be with You Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Ethan Ruhland Elementary (Grades 3-5) Asheville The Science of a Field Goal Kick Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Dharshini Selvakumar Elementary (Grades 3-5) Harrisburg Electromagnets Physics and Math Elem. ELE-Physics and Math Elem.-Honorable Mention Elementary Project  
Caroline Arndt Elementary (Grades 3-5) Weaverville How do different materials affect soil erosion? Earth/Environmental Sciences Elem.   Creating a Better World sponsored by the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines
 
Name Division City Porject Name Category General Awards Special Awards
Junior Division
Sahas Vijayabaskar Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Effects of Light Wavelengths on Planarian Regeneration Biological Science A JR-Biological Science A-Honorable Mention  
Bryant Arrowood Junior (Grades 6-8) Morganton Capture the Pests: A Behavioral Study of Ants Biological Science A JR-Biological Science A-Third Place  
Jacob Hoopes Junior (Grades 6-8) Pittsboro Body Part Ratios in Saturniidae: A Leonardo Da Vinci-Style Approach to the Average Saturniidae Biological Science A JR-Biological Science A-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Jamie Cheng Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Establishing an in vitro cellular model of diabetes Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Ananth Bhat Junior (Grades 6-8) Matthews Criminal Justice: The Importance of Racial Diversity In A Jury Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-Honorable Mention  
Eliza Rouse Junior (Grades 6-8) Pink Hill Barely Breathing Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-Third Place  
Joshua Stroud Junior (Grades 6-8) Pink Hill Barely Breathing Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-Third Place  
Logan Whitley Junior (Grades 6-8) Deep Run Barely Breathing Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-Third Place  
Amulya Volety Junior (Grades 6-8) Wilmington Causes and patterns of Salmonella outbreaks between 2006-2018 Biological Science B JR-Biological Science B-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Anderson Lam Junior (Grades 6-8) Oak Ridge Exploring Aluminum Electrolyte Batteries as a Replacement for Lithium Ion Batteries Chemistry JR-Chemistry-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination, DoD STEM Leadership Prize
Shubhi Gupta Junior (Grades 6-8) Jamestown Can household organic waste produce green biogas energy ‘at scale’ in the US? Chemistry JR-Chemistry-Honorable Mention Creating a Better World sponsored by the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines
Ekansh Bhatia Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Filtering With Charcoal: Can activated charcoal filter water? Chemistry JR-Chemistry-Third Place  
Adithya Gottimukkala Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Filtering With Charcoal: Can activated charcoal filter water? Chemistry JR-Chemistry-Third Place  
Kent Lee Junior (Grades 6-8) Chapel Hill Powering Cars with Coffee Grounds and Orange Peels Chemistry JR-Chemistry-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Aryaman Shukla Junior (Grades 6-8) Winston Salem Repurposed Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Leaf Mulch Pellets Earth and Environmental Science JR-Earth and Environmental Science-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Cora Bell Junior (Grades 6-8) Greenville Green Grass with Grey Water: A study on the growth of ryegrass watered with bleaches found in washing machine greywater Earth and Environmental Science JR-Earth and Environmental Science-Honorable Mention Association for Women Geoscientists Award for Excellence in Geosciences
Aadarsh Lakshmanan Junior (Grades 6-8) charlotte Mask Pollution - reuse disposable mask to reduce waste Earth and Environmental Science JR-Earth and Environmental Science-Third Place Naval Science Award -Junior
Jayden Cho Junior (Grades 6-8) Summerfield Don't Throw Away Banana Peels - Replacement for Plastic Earth and Environmental Science JR-Earth and Environmental Science-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Aditi Ediga Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Digital Nose Engineering JR-Engineering-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Athulya Sathya Narayanan Junior (Grades 6-8) Apex Green Earth- Saving our Forests Engineering JR-Engineering-Honorable Mention National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Taking the Pulse of the Planet Awar
Reina Liu Junior (Grades 6-8) Oak Ridge Which Preventative Strategy Is the Most Effective At Minimizing Damage from Mudslides? Engineering JR-Engineering-Third Place  
Rachit Chandrakul Junior (Grades 6-8) Winston Salem Magnetic Nanofluid: A Solution for Ocean Pollution Engineering JR-Engineering-Second Place Naval Science Award -Junior, Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Ella Hoffert Junior (Grades 6-8) Alexander Can the Three Doors Problem Be Solved by Large Data Set? Math, Statistics, Data Science JR-Math, Statistics, Data Science-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Medha Bonda Junior (Grades 6-8) weddington Music's influence on productivity Math, Statistics, Data Science JR-Math, Statistics, Data Science-Honorable Mention  
Srija Roy Junior (Grades 6-8) Greensboro Wisdom of the Crowd? Machine Learning for Prediction and Analysis of Breast Cancer Math, Statistics, Data Science JR-Math, Statistics, Data Science-Third Place Broadcom Coding for Commitment
Ankit Biswas Junior (Grades 6-8) Waxhaw Spaceflight’s Lurking Curse- Developing Guidelines for The Mitigation of Launch Vehicle Carbon Dioxide Emissions Math, Statistics, Data Science JR-Math, Statistics, Data Science-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination, U.S. Air Force Award Junior
Jackson Boucher Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Particulately Solar Panels Physics JR-Physics-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Dhiviraju Gangaraju Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Particulately Solar Panels Physics JR-Physics-First Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Matthaus Dai Junior (Grades 6-8) asheville How Long Do Afterimages Last? Physics JR-Physics-Honorable Mention  
Ansh Menghani Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Chilled Battery - How can we improve the efficiency of a lithium-ion battery in cold temperatures? Physics JR-Physics-Third Place  
Pragathi Akula Junior (Grades 6-8) Concord Glow In The Dark Physics JR-Physics-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination
Wyatt Booth Junior (Grades 6-8) Winston Salem Keeping Babies Safe is Cool Technology JR-Technology-First Place  
Pranav Vinuprasath Junior (Grades 6-8) Concord Scan and Go Technology JR-Technology-Honorable Mention  
Keertana Jillella Junior (Grades 6-8) Wake Forest HawkEye Technology JR-Technology-Third Place  
Elizabeth Shen Junior (Grades 6-8) Cary Flower Petal-Inspired Wear Leveling of Computer Memory via Golden Ratio Technology JR-Technology-Second Place Broadcom MASTERS Nomination,208 JR208LEI Lemelson Early Inventor Prize
 
Name Division City Porject Name Category General Awards Special Awards
Senior Division
Regan Williams Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Collective behavior and coastal health: how individual personality influences population mortality in a marsh ecosystem predator-prey interaction Biological Science A SR-Biological Science A-Second Place NOAA - Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award,099 SR999ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Andre Gaddy Senior (Grades 9-12) Dallas Light Intensity and its Effect on Plant Growth Biological Science A SR-Biological Science A-Third Place  
Grace Lin Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Investigation of the combined effects of GSK1016790A and OPC-31260 on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease diseased C. Elegans Biological Science A SR-Biological Science A-Honorable Mention  
Yunjia Quan Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Neurotoxicity of GenX, a Perfluoroalkyl Substance Found in Drinking Water Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-First Place International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Katie Rudins Senior (Grades 9-12) Fletcher Reading Recall: A Comparison of Reading Comprehension using Electronic and Paper Media Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-Second Place  
Veda Dayananda Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Quantifying Region-Specific Cortical Volumes in a Mouse Modeling an Autism-Associated Mutation Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-Third Place  
Tyree Freeman Senior (Grades 9-12) Kinston Does Music Affect Your Heart Rate? Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-Honorable Mention  
Emily Lin Senior (Grades 9-12) Winston-Salem Decellularization of Plant Tissue to Create a Viable Scaffold Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-Honorable Mention SocietyforInVitroBiology OutstandingAchievementforAbilityandCreativityinInVitroBiology
De'Zoria Sutton Senior (Grades 9-12) Kinston Does Music Affect Your Heart Rate? Biological Science B SR-Biological Science B-Honorable Mention  
Archita Khaire Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Computational and Experimental Design of a Novel Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor: Silanediols for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Chemistry SR-Chemistry-First Place International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Meghana Chamarty Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Selective and Cost-Effective Depolymerization of Linear Polyethylene via Tandem Dehydrogenation and Metathesis Dual Catalyst System Chemistry SR-Chemistry-Second Place  
Kaitlyn Zuravel Senior (Grades 9-12) Fayetteville Analyzing the Chemical and Thermal Degradation of Novel Bioplastic Materials by Tuning the Water Exposure Time and Temperature Chemistry SR-Chemistry-Third Place ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Lauren Zuravel Senior (Grades 9-12) Fayetteville Analyzing the Chemical and Thermal Degradation of Novel Bioplastic Materials by Tuning the Water Exposure Time and Temperature Chemistry SR-Chemistry-Third Place ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Zoe Deo Senior (Grades 9-12) Cramerton Crime Scene Chemistry: The Action of Luminol to Blood Stain Alternative Chemistry SR-Chemistry-Honorable Mention  
Kelly Smith Senior (Grades 9-12) Cramerton Crime Scene Chemistry: The Action of Luminol to Blood Stain Alternative Chemistry SR-Chemistry-Honorable Mention  
Felicia Yan Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Modeling Sea Level Rise Driven Coastal Forest Loss and the Aboveground Carbon Impacts with Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-First Place US Naval Science Award Senior, ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Dakota Cornett Senior (Grades 9-12) Reidsville Farming To Save Our Oceans Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-Second Place US Naval Science Award Senior, National Geographic Society Thats GeographyCultivating Empathy for the Earth Award
Logan Tamodon Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Biodegradable Breakdown Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-Third Place  
Shitij Govil Senior (Grades 9-12) Matthews Using DEM Derivatives from Quanergy LiDAR Data to Classify Wetlands through Machine Learning Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-Honorable Mention  
Aidan Lee Senior (Grades 9-12) Waxhaw Using DEM Derivatives from Quanergy LiDAR Data to Classify Wetlands through Machine Learning Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-Honorable Mention  
Aiden MacQueen Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Using DEM Derivatives from Quanergy LiDAR Data to Classify Wetlands through Machine Learning Earth and Environmental Science SR-Earth and Environmental Science-Honorable Mention  
Shubhan Bhattacharya Senior (Grades 9-12) Raleigh A Precise, Portable, Non-invasive Melanoma Detection Device Using Deep Learning and Imaging Engineering SR-Engineering-First Place DHL Award for Excellence in Public Health, ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Jacob Rose Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Development of a Bioactive, Biodegradable, and Variable- Density 3D Printer Filament for Patient-Specific Bone Reconstructive Implants Engineering SR-Engineering-Second Place ASM Materials Education Foundation Most Outstanding Exhibit in Materials, ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Rushir Akanamabattu Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Omnidirectional Eyeglasses Engineering SR-Engineering-Third Place  
Narayani Garg Senior (Grades 9-12) Mooresville Rotor Vs Stator Engineering SR-Engineering-Honorable Mention  
Eesha Patel Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Breast Cancer Detection in Mammographic Images Using an Ensemble Deep Learning Model Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-First Place ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Harshitha Jasti Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte Breast Cancer Detection in Mammographic Images Using an Ensemble Deep Learning Model Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-First Place ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Justin Guo Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Machine-Aided Detection of Atrial Fibrillation through R-R Intervals Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-Second Place  
Sahil Patel Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Machine-Aided Detection of Atrial Fibrillation through R-R Intervals Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-Second Place  
Maximilian Wang Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington Machine-Aided Detection of Atrial Fibrillation through R-R Intervals Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-Second Place  
Samanyu Dixit Senior (Grades 9-12) Matthews Cheminformatics Analysis of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) Receptor Neurotoxicity Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-Third Place  
Andrew Wang Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Demographic Indicators of Voter Shift between 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections Math/Data Science SR-Math/Data Science-Honorable Mention  
Katherine Panebianco Senior (Grades 9-12) Wake Forest Simulating Quantum Key Distribution in Three Polarization Bases Physics SR-Physics-First Place MAT Mu Alpha Theta,ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Kyle Hickey Senior (Grades 9-12) Chapel Hill Does the Shape of a Car Effect the Drag Coefficient Physics SR-Physics-Honorable Mention  
Quentin Luce Senior (Grades 9-12) Wilmington What type of wood provides the best protection? Physics SR-Physics-Second Place  
Hari Desikan Senior (Grades 9-12) Apex Developing Novel Contrast-to-Noise Ratio Thresholds for the Detection of MCF-7 Breast Cancer Tissue in Acoustic Shadows Physics SR-Physics-Third Place  
Jay Nimbalkar Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Sustainability Scanner: Empowering Consumers to Make Eco-Friendly Grocery Purchases Technology SR-Technology-First Place Ricoh Sustainable Development Award, Yale Science and Engineering Association, ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair Finalist
Rithinteja Aechan Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Translating sign language using flex sensors and Arduino Technology SR-Technology-Honorable Mention  
Arnav Mahajan Senior (Grades 9-12) Cary Translating sign language using flex sensors and Arduino Technology SR-Technology-Honorable Mention  
Isha Narang Senior (Grades 9-12) Charlotte V-Guard: A Facial/Object recognition-based Multimodal Framework for Unintentional Injury Prevention Technology SR-Technology-Second Place  
Dhairya Patel Senior (Grades 9-12) Waxhaw MedComm: Bridging the Communication Gaps in Medical Emergency Situations. Technology SR-Technology-Third Place  
Riya Patel Senior (Grades 9-12) Waxhaw MedComm: Bridging the Communication Gaps in Medical Emergency Situations. Technology SR-Technology-Third Place  
Gurmeher Kaur Senior (Grades 9-12) Chapel Hill On Using Foundational CS1 Curricula For MiddleSchool Computer Programming Education Technology   Creating a Better World sponsored by the Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines