California State Science Fair Winners

Kevin Lee was named California State Science Fair Student of the Year at the 2014 California State Science Fair held April 28th and 29th at the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles.  Overall, 34 of the 94 projects submitted by Orange County students (36%) received category awards at the state competition.  Additionally, six projects received special awards at the event.

 

California State Science Fair Student of the Year –

$1,000 to a student in grade 12 on the basis of his/her project and other activities

S1207, Kevin K. Lee

Grade 12, University High School, Irvine, Orange County

Advisor: Dr. John Lowengrub

Project: Strongly Coupling the Electrical and Mechanical Dynamics of the Heartbeat in a Diffuse Interface Model

 

Sushila & Chandi Charan Kar Award –

For an outstanding project in the health sciences, especially with humanitarian consequences. Award is $1000. Presented by the Sheila Kar Health Foundation.

Award:

S1207, Kevin K. Lee, Orange County

 

Clinical Chemistry Award –

For interesting and original projects that impact the future of clinical chemistry. Three awards in each division. Award is $250 in the Senior Division, $150

in the Junior Division. Presented by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Southern California Section.

Senior Division:  S0607, Akshay R. Hampapur, Orange County

Senior Division:  S1732, Daniel S. Yang, Orange County

 

Plug In America EV Excellence Award –

For the best project demonstrating the benefits of plug-in vehicles or advancing the science of vehicle electrification. Award is $200 in the Senior Division, $100 in the Junior Division.   Presented by Plug In America.

Senior Division:  S0310, Amy Z. Dong, Orange County

 

Skulls Unlimited Recognition Award –

Three awards will be presented. Limited to projects in the Junior Division. Award is an animal skull and a certificate. Presented by Skulls Unlimited International, Inc.

Award:       J1216, the team of Stacy R. Halperin and Michael J. Kerrigan, Orange County

 

UC Irvine, Earth System Science Award –

For the project best demonstrating outstanding achievement in the study of Earth System Science. Limited to projects in the Senior Division. Award is $250. Presented by the University of California, Irvine, Department of Earth System Science.

Award:       S0805, Karen V. Pham, Orange County

 

Thirty-four projects from Orange County received awards at the 2014 California State Science Fair, April 28th in Los Angeles. 

Rosenblum, Allyson M.

7

Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus

1

Pharmacology/ Toxicology

Ensari, Pelin

8

Fairmont Private Junior High School

1

Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Ahmed, Sameer

8

Fairmont Private Junior High School

2

Product Science (Physical)

Xu, Michelle C.

8

Pioneer Middle School

2

Mathematics & Software

Wu, Michael D.

8

Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

2

Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Pham, Karen V.

10

Villa Park High School

2

Earth & Planetary Sciences

Iyer, Adithi R.

10

Woodbridge High School

2

Environmental Science

Lee, Kevin K.

12

University High School

2

Mammalian Biology

Darius, Aiden G.

6

Stone Creek Elementary School

3

Mammalian Biology 

Patel, Aisha N.

7

Orange Crescent School

3

Product Science (Biological) 

Khashayar, Sahar A.

8

Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus

3

Electronics & Electromagnetics

Kambhampati, Sandeep

9

University High School

3

Environmental Science

Wang, Aileen F.

11

Aliso Niguel High School

3

Mammalian Biology

Xu, Grace

11

University High School

3

Earth & Planetary Sciences

Tuinstra, Andrew K.

7

Fairmont Private Junior High School

4

Chemistry 

Kao, Michael

8

Fairmont Private Junior High School

4

Materials Science

Conrad, Kelly

8

McPherson Magnet School

4

Mammalian Biology

Miles, Kayla J.

8

McPherson Magnet School

4

Mammalian Biology

Duquette, Joshua B.

8

Talbert (Samuel S.) Middle School

4

Microbiology (General) 

Gupta, Ashwin M.

6

Orchard Hills Middle School

HM

Chemistry

Cho, Karen H.

6

Turtle Rock Elementary School

HM

Mammalian Biology

Promprasert, Patcharada

8

Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus

HM

Pharmacology/ Toxicology

Domae, Amy F.

8

Fairmont Private Junior High School

HM

Applied Mechanics & Structures

Duke, Alexis C.

8

Fairmont Private Junior High School

HM

Cognitive Science

Xing, Jeffrey W.

8

Jeffrey Trail Middle School

HM

Electronics & Electromagnetics

Dang, Katherine E.

8

Lakeside Middle School

HM

Mammalian Biology

Talkington, Amelia R.

8

Renascence School International

HM

Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Cordrey, Skyler R.

8

St. Margaret's Episcopal School

HM

Behavioral & Social Sciences 

Jeon, Justin H.

9

Tesoro High School

HM

Electronics & Electromagnetics

Polyakov, Lauren

10

Villa Park High School

HM

Pharmacology/ Toxicology 

Dingilian, Armine I.

10

Woodbridge High School

HM

Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Kim, Lauren

10

Woodbridge High School

HM

Applied Mechanics & Structures

Holcomb, Rae J.

11

Woodbridge High School

HM

Applied Mechanics & Structures

Yang, Daniel S.

11

Woodbridge High School

HM

Pharmacology/ Toxicology

 

 

Orange County students compared favorably with students from other large county/regional science fairs:

 

County Fair

# Projects Allotted

# Awards

% Awards

Orange County

94

34

36

Riverside/San Bernardino

67

19

28

San Diego

103

34

33

Los Angeles County

119

53

44

Santa Clara

87

49

56

 

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