By: George Z.Year: 2021School: Santa Margarita Catholic High SchoolGrade: 11Science Teacher: Yu Sun My Non-profit organization PantryGo, is an app that serves to deliver resources from food pantries directly to individual households. The application targets families who have difficulties reaching food pantries because of limited transportation, multiple jobs, absence of family members, or new financial

Effectiveness of Different Adaptive Image Steganography Methods

By: Sydney B.Year: 2021School: Portola HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Jeralyn Newton Steganography is the practice of concealing secret information inside of an inconspicuous carrier object. Sydney explored different methods of concealing written messages in the pixels of a digital image. Writing multiple computer programs that each concealed a given message in a picture, Sydney then tested

Riptides… Beware!

By: Vivian D.Year: 2021School: McPherson MagnetGrade: 7Science Teacher: Elizabeth Conrad Vivian’s project is based on fluid dynamics, she used a medium fish tank to simulate a riptide inside it along with waves. The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of riptides and to use that information to hopefully do something interesting.

Sleepy Eyes drowsy driving detection

By: Thomas X.Year: 2021School: Yorba Linda HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Daniel Eliot Drowsy driving can be lethal. Although, determining a precise number of drowsy-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities is not yet possible, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that in 2017, 91,000 police-reported crashes involved drowsy drivers. These crashes led to an estimated 50,000 people

Assessing Grass Water Use Efficiency Through Smartphone Imaging and ImageJ Analysis

By: Aniyah S.Year: 2021School: University HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Shannon Bunch Overwatering and underwatering are widespread issues with extensive consequences. Current approaches to assess water use efficiency (WUE) are inaccessible or indirect. Hypothesis: Smartphone imaging combined with ImageJ analysis is an effective method to determine ideal watering ranges and assess grass WUE. Aniyah examined how nine

Plant Stress Response to Climate Change Induced Salinity: Identifying Biomarkers by Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

By: Matthew C.Year: 2021School: South Lake MiddleGrade: 8Science Teacher: Jamie Sodorff Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the century. As temperatures increase and our oceans acidify, we must be vigilant in shifting our world to renewable energy sources or be prepared to address global issues such as food insecurity and agricultural

Immunotherapy Tumor Suppression (ITS): Using convolutional neural networks, gene profiling, and CRISPR/Cas9 Base Editing to enhance genetically engineered Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells for efficient immunotherapy

By: Pranav S. & Vishnu M.Year: 2021School: Irvine HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Neetu Toura The purpose of this software was to design a tumor suppression immunotherapy from tumors identified by medical scans (CT and MRI). This was done utilizing CAR-T cells, a type of lymphocyte that targets and kills rapidly dividing tumor cells. Normal T-cells target

The antimicrobial effect of common spices on the growth of fungi

By: Harleen A.Year: 2021School: Irvine HighGrade: 10Science Teacher: Crystal Cooper Fungi (yeasts and molds) cause food spoilage and contribute to food-borne disease incidence. Mycotoxins produced by these types of molds are often associated with several diseases. Since ancient times, many spices have been used for food preservation, and this study examines some of those common

Investigating Effective Alternatives to Silver-based Pressure Sore Treatments and Other Novel Applications of Gold and Copper Nanoparticles

By: Arjun G.Year: 2021School: Los Alamitos HighGrade: 9Science Teacher: Shereen Awad Recently after undergoing a major surgery, Arjun’s grandfather developed a pressure sore on his tailbone that dug deep into his skin to the point that the bone was visible. To help treat the pressure sore, he was prescribed a silver nanoparticle-based medication. Because silver