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Platinum Nanowire For Hydrogen Sensing

By: Madeline P.Year: 2023School: Los Alamitos HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Lauren Helm In the vast landscape of scientific inquiry, even the smallest components can hold immense potential. In her award-winning OCSEF project, Madeline delves into the realm of nanotechnology, seeking to unravel the mysteries of platinum nanowires and their role in hydrogen sensing. With a carefully laid out plan

The Secret to Eternal Youth: The Anti-Aging Effects of NMN

By: Amber L., Reagan F., Angela L.Year: 2023School: St. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolGrade: 9Science Teacher: Andrea Chou In the pursuit of defying the inevitability of aging, scientists continuously seek innovative solutions to extend human lifespan and improve overall well-being. Among the promising candidates in this quest is Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), a molecule touted for its potential to reverse aging

Decoding the Popularity of TV Series: A Network Analysis Perspective

By: Melody Y.Year: 2023School: Sage HillGrade: 10Science Teacher: Anie Robinson In the realm of television, the success of a series is often attributed to its captivating storyline, compelling characters, and engaging dialogue. But what if there’s more to it than meets the eye? Melody, a 10th-grade student, delves into this intriguing question with her science project, which explores

Survival of the Worms: Are Green Detergents Less Toxic on Worms than Chemically Based Detergents

By: Nyla G.Year: 2023School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 8Science Teacher: Danielle Garcia In the quest for a cleaner and greener planet, researchers and environmentalists are constantly exploring ways to minimize the impact of human activities on the Earth. One such endeavor is the comparison between eco-friendly detergents and conventional detergents in terms of their impact on the environment. In this

Analyzing the Effects of Vietnamese “Dau Xanh” on Water Lettuce

By: Angelina B.Year: 2023School: Westminster HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Huy Pham In an effort to explore the potential environmental consequences of analgesic topical treatments, this science project focuses on the effects of Dầu Xanh, a Vietnamese green medicated oil, on aquatic organisms. The experiment aims to document and discover how varying concentrations of this pain reliever may affect Water

Woodbridge High School Student Katherine Hua’s AI-Powered Vision Aid Earns Recognition in Regeneron Science Talent Search

In a prestigious acknowledgment of scientific excellence, Katherine Hua, a 17-year-old student from Woodbridge High School, has been named among the top 300 scholars in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search. The annual competition, founded in 1942, stands as the nation’s oldest and most esteemed science and math competition for high school seniors. The Regeneron

AI- Powered Assistive Aid for the Visually Impaired

By: Katherine H.Year: 2022School: Woodbridge HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Crystal Cooper Global studies highlight a pressing issue affecting 253 million visually impaired individuals worldwide, a number projected to triple by 2050. Traditional aids such as Braille, guide dogs, and white canes, though once indispensable, lack versatility and adaptability. In response to this challenge, Katherine developed a groundbreaking prototype utilizing

Orange Storage: “C” The Difference

By: Sophia W.Year: 2023School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 8Science Teacher: Danielle Garcia This fascinating science project investigates the effect of storage temperature on the concentration of Vitamin C in oranges. This research aimed to provide insights into the optimal conditions for preserving the nutritional quality of oranges. Using a redox-titration model, Sophia explored a range of temperatures,

Emergent Leadership Effect on Diffusion of Responsibility

By: Savina N.Year: 2023School: Warner MiddleGrade: 8Science Teacher: Travis Garwick Group dynamics play a crucial role in various aspects of life, influencing decision-making, collaboration, and task completion. Understanding how emergent leadership and diffusion of responsibility manifest within different age groups is essential for unraveling the complexities of group interactions, particularly among adolescents. Our study involved 18 participants from

The Hazard of Paper Receipts

By: Caroline C.Year: 2023School: Arnold O. Beckman HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Michael Tran In a world dominated by technological advancements and fast-paced transactions, paper receipts have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, a science project by Caroline aims to shed light on a potential threat lurking within these seemingly innocuous slips of paper. The central question