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2015 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

Auxiliary Award Winners


Entries include: Students name, grade, school, title of project

HM = Honorable Mention
American Chemical Society, Southeastern Chapter
1) Shohini Banerjee, 10, Warwick HS, Effect of L-Arginine on Cisplatin With
hSOD1 Disaggregation
2) Angelina Mazenko, 10, Warwick HS, Microfluidic Device from Shrinky Dink
Film
3) Brian McMinn, 11, Elizabethtown HS, Carbon Sequestration: Empirical Study
Utilizing a Nickel Nanoparticle Catalyst
HM - Jessica Schlotter, 10, Warwick HS, Fire Gel
American Meteorological Society (2 certificates)
1) Drew Wolf, 7, Ephrata MS, Blown Away
American Psychological Association.
1st Place Misee Vang, 9, Ephrata HS, Red is Black and Triangle is Square
American Society of Landscape Architects Central section of PA/DEL
Chapter
1st Place Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian
Forest Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality
Indicators and Macro Invertebrates?
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Engineering
1st Place Will Mobley, 10, Warwick HS, Recycling Cardboard Milk Cartons
2nd Place Mai-Phuong Le, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, How Does Bioplastic
Derived from Bananas Compare to Conventional Plastic in Performance?
3rd Place Jessica Schlotter, 10, Warwick HS, Fire Gel

ASM International (South Central PA Chapter)


1) Jessica Schlotter, 10, Warwick HS, Fire Gel
2) Johann Imperial, 8, OMPH, The Thermal Insulation Effect of Recycled
Polystyrene Foam on Concrete Block
ASM Materials Education Foundation
1) Eric Heilshorn, 8, Centerville MS, What Composite Panel Material
Combination is the Stiffest?
Association of Women Geoscientists Foundation
1st Place Claire Molitoris, 11, Penn Manor HS, Are Stream Meanders on the
Conestoga Formation Joint-Controlled?
ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative
1st Olivia Nolt, 11, Elizabethtown HS, The Agricultural Potential of Biochar in
Lancaster County
2nd Joanna Redcay, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Using Aquaponics to Create an
Inexpensive Food Source
BioGENEius
Brooke Anthony, 11, Warwick HS, The Effect of Sesquiterpenoids
Combined with Antibiotics on E. coli and S. epidermidis
Evan Crawford, 10, Warwick HS, The Effectiveness of Using Sol-Gel to
Protect Heme Enzymes
Luke Emmerling, 9, Ephrata HS, The Salinity Crisis
Janessa Fryberger, 12, Pequea Valley HS, Antiseptic Qualities of Phenol as
a Body Piercing Cleaner
Lauren Girvin, 12, Pequea Valley HS, Effect of Essential Oils on Common
Skin Bacteria
Erin Hirtzel, 10, Warwick HS, Oleoyl Chitosan Nanoparticles on Bacteria
Ryan Hohman, 10, Warwick HS, Biodesiel Methyl Ester Emissions
Catriona Mitchell, 10, Warwick HS, Proflavine: DNA Binding
Sneha Mittal, 10, Manheim Township HS, Predicting Genetic Biomarkers
Using Web-based Bioinformatics Resources
Will Mobley, 10, Warwick HS, Recycling Cardboard Milk Cartons
Alexander Myers, 10, Warwick HS, Diabetes Drug In Fenugreek Seed
Pellets

Matt Polonus, 11, Warwick HS, Adsorption of Glucose Oxidase onto


Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Its Application in Layer-By-Layer
Biosensors
Ashley Weaver, 12, Pequea Valley HS, The Effect of Colloidal Silver on
Staphylococcus aureas
Natalie Weaver, 11, Warwick HS, Lactic Acid Kills E. coli
Alec Winpenny, 10, Warwick HS, Silver Decorated Ceramic to Remove E.
coli From Water

Broadcom Masters awards


Nishant Balepur, 8, Landisville MS, Fracturing Fractals - A Study of
Fractals and its Application in Bone Repair
Nathaniel Bamford, 8, Sacred Heart, Detections of Light
Grace Buckwalter, 8, Centerville MS, What is the Effect of UV Radiation
on Algae Growth?
Abigail Claus, 7, Homeschool, Slow the Flow
Peter Campagna, 8, Sacred Heart, Is it Possible to Purify Rain Water
Through a Filtration Tank?
Dominic France, 7, New School, The Effects of Soil Temperature on
Soybean Germination and Early Root Growth
Matthew Gerace, 8, Lancaster Country Day, What Truss Can You Trust to
Hold the Most Weight?
Meg Grasberger, 7, St. Anne, Bounce-ology
Johann Imperial, 8, OMPH, The Thermal Insulation Effect of Recycled
Polystyrene Foam on Concrete Block
Rhea Kumar, 7, Centerville MS, Can We Use Magnetized Fluids to Clean
Up Oil Spills?
Elizabeth Levy, 8, New School, Daphnia vs. Roundup: How Much is Too
Much?
Nicte Machado Aco, 8, St. Anne, The Effect of Oxidizing Agents on Bean
Germination
Cara Mahoney, 8, Centerville MS, Shades of Autumn
Gaurav Mittal, 7, Manheim Township MS, Your Personal Thermo-Electric
Generator - An Alternative Source of Energy
Teresa Murphy, 7, Lancaster Country Day, The Big Bloom: Algae and
Fertilizers
Suchita Ramachandra, 8, Manheim Township MS, Go Camping...The
Green Way!
Robbie Perot, 8, Lancaster Country Day, How Parachutes are Affected By
Cold Temperatures?
Nina Shih, 7, Lancaster Country Day, A Messy Project: Making Paper

Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian Forest


Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality
Indicators and Macro Invertebrates?
Thomas Westbrook, 8, Lancaster Country Day, Materials for Attenuating
Sounds at Different Wavelengths
David Winner, 8, Lancaster Country Day, Wishful Flying: Improving the
Efficiency of Aircraft through Design

Creative Solutions to Lancaster County Problems


1) Sanya Nair, 7, Manheim Township MS, Yeast's Metabolism Under Anaerobic
and Aerobic Circumstances
2) Gaurav Mittal, 7, Manheim Township MS, Your Personal Thermo-Electric
Generator - An Alternative Source of Energy
Einsteins Grandmother Award
1st) Madeline Logic, 12, Pequea Valley HS, Are Cat People Really Introverts and
Dog People Really Extroverts?
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
1 SH) Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using Nanocomposites
1 JH) Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian Forest
Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality Indicators
and Macro Invertebrates?
Farm and Home Foundation of Lancaster County
1st Place HS Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using
Nanocomposites
2nd Place HS Connor Kilgore, 11, Warwick HS, Bacteria Inhibition and Cell
Leakage by Extract of Polygonum pennsylvanius Leaves
3rd Place HS Abrielle Minnich, 10, Warwick HS, Effect of Pseudomonal
fluorescens on the Growth of Fragaria ananassa at Low Temperatures
1st Place JH Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian
Forest Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality
Indicators and Macro Invertebrates?

2nd Place JH Grace Buckwalter, 8, Centerville MS, What is the Effect of UV


Radiation on Algae Growth?
3rd Place JH Rhea Kumar, 7, Centerville MS, Can We Use Magnetized Fluids to
Clean Up Oil Spills?
GENIUS Olympiad Award
Kate Suchanec, 12, Elizabethtown HS, The Effect of Carbon Nanotubes on
Protozoa used in Wastewater Treatment
Olivia Nolt, 11, Elizabethtown HS, The Agricultural Potential of Biochar in
Lancaster County
Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired
Brian McMinn, 11, Elizabethtown HS, Carbon Sequestration: Empirical
Study Utilizing a Nickel Nanoparticle Catalyst
IOLC (Indian Organization of Lancaster County)
1 SH Jacqueline Klombers, 10, Lancaster Country Day, Reimagining Our
Planet: Introducing Bioplastics
HM - Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using Nanocomposites
HM - Shohini Banerjee, 10, Warwick HS, Effect of L-Arginine on Cisplatin With
hSOD1 Disaggregation
1 JH Rhea Kumar, 7, Centerville MS, Can We Use Magnetized Fluids to Clean
Up Oil Spills?
HM - Autumn Cybulski, 8, St. Anne, Abs for Oil Spills
HM - Nina Shih, 7, Lancaster Country Day, A Messy Project: Making Paper
Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award
1st Place Liam McFalls, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Can the Human Voice be
Used to Authenticate a User?
Intel Science Talent Search

Brooke Anthony, 11, Warwick HS, The Effect of Sesquiterpenoids


Combined with Antibiotics on E. coli and S. epidermidis
Chad Barthe, 11, Warwick HS, NAS reaction by Ergosterol
Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired
Erica Dinse, 11, Elizabethtown HS, Improving the Load Bearing Capacities
of Permeable Pavement
Connor Kilgore, 11, Warwick HS, Bacteria Inhibition and Cell Leakage by
Extract of Polygonum pennsylvanius Leaves
Samantha Machin, 11, Warwick HS, How Waves Travel Through Different
Soils
Brian McMinn, 11, Elizabethtown HS, Carbon Sequestration: Empirical
Study Utilizing a Nickel Nanoparticle Catalyst
Nathan Morgan, 11, Warwick HS, Tone and Volume Evaluation of a Muted
Guitar
Josephine Rodgers, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Biogas: Converting Manure
to Energy

Izaak Walton League


1st HS - Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using Nanocomposites
1st JH - McKayla Forman, 8, Lancaster Country Day, Can Contaminated Water
Be Purified Naturally by Exposing it to Sunlight?
Kauffman Physical Therapy
1st Place HS Jackie Shontz, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Solar Powered Prosthetic Leg
2nd Place HS - Megan MacNair, 10, Warwick HS, The Effect of Distractions on
Reactions
1st Place JH Nishant Balepur, 8, Landisville MS, Fracturing Fractals - A Study of
Fractals and its Application in Bone Repair
HM - Sydney Morgan, 9, Ephrata HS, What Angle Gives You the Most Energy?
HM - Tripp Peters, 10, Lancaster Country Day, Dead Zones in Our Reservoirs
HM - Peter Campagna, 8, Sacred Heart, Is it Possible to Purify Rain Water
Through a Filtration Tank?
Keep Lancaster County Beautiful
1st Place SH Will Mobley, 10, Warwick HS, Recycling Cardboard Milk Cartons

1st Place JH Christina McBride, 8, Conestoga Valley MS, Eco-Friendly Graffiti


Removal
Lancaster County Conservancy
1st Place HS Claire Molitoris, 11, Penn Manor HS, Are Stream Meanders on the
Conestoga Formation Joint-Controlled?
HM Ally Ehrhart, 9, Ephrata HS, Effects of Wind and Slope on the Speed of a
Wildfire
1st Place JH Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian
Forest Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality In
HM
dicators and Macro Invertebrates?
HM - Hannah Biles, 8, Lancaster Country Day, How Do Buffers Affect the
Amount of Chemicals in Streams
Lancaster County Conservation District
1st Place HS Olivia Nolt, 11, Elizabethtown HS, The Agricultural Potential of
Biochar in Lancaster County
2nd Place HS Jack Coble, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Which Type of Riparian
Corridor Provides the Largest Measurable Benefits in Reducing Sediment and
Pollutant Discharges to a Waterway?
3rd Place HS Erica Dinse, 11, Elizabethtown HS, Improving the Load Bearing
Capacities of Permeable Pavement
1st Place JH Abigail Claus, 7, Homeschool, Slow the Flow
2nd Place JH Hannah Biles, 8, Lancaster Country Day, How Do Buffers Affect
the Amount of Chemicals in Streams
3rd Place JH Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian
Forest Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality
Indicators and Macro Invertebrates?
Lancaster County Firemans Association
1st Place Fire Prevention - Jessica Schlotter, 10, Warwick HS, Fire Gel
2nd Place Fire Prevention - Reyse Taylor, 7, Swift MS, Ventilation in Silos

1st Place Fire Technology - Ally Ehrhart, 9, Ephrata HS, Effects of Wind and Slope
on the Speed of a Wildfire
2nd Place Fire Technology- Charlotte Molitoris, 8, Manor MS, Burn Baby Burn:
How Does the Type of Oil Affect the Amount of Heat Energy it Produces When
Burned?
Lancaster County Pharmacists Association
1st Place HS Alexander Myers, 10, Warwick HS, Diabetes Drug In Fenugreek
Seed Pellets
1ST Place JH Nolan Deck, 8, Landisville MS, Hand Washing: Scrubbing Away
Disease
Lancaster Lebanon Psychological Association
1st Place Misee Vang, 9, Ephrata HS, Red is Black and Triangle is Square
2nd Place Malia Waltman, 11, Pequea Valley HS, Typography: How It Affects
Reading
Longwood Gardens
1st Kaitlyn Whipple, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Can Pawpaws be
Commercialized Based on Ripeness and its Effect on Nutritional Value?
Millersville University Summer Science Award
1st HS - Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired
2nd HS - Jackie Shontz, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Solar Powered Prosthetic Leg
1st JH - Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian Forest
Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality Indicators
and Macro Invertebrates?
2nd JH - David Winner, 8, Lancaster Country Day, Wishful Flying: Improving the
Efficiency of Aircraft through Design
Mu Alpha Theta
1st Place Tayler Moyer, 9, Ephrata HS, Using Graph Theory to Find an Eulerian
Circuit

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA)


1st Place Joseph Wentling, 8, Landisville MS, What is the Effect of Riparian
Forest Buffers in Agricultural Region Headwater Streams on Water Quality
Indicators and Macro Invertebrates?
Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy
1st Place HS Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the
Visually Impaired
2nd Place HS Kate Suchanec, 12, Elizabethtown HS, The Effect of Carbon
Nanotubes on Protozoa used in Wastewater Treatment
3rd Place HS Luke Emmerling, 9, Ephrata HS, The Salinity Crisis
4th Place HS Madison Messner, 9, Ephrata HS, Measuring the Beauty of the
Human Face
1st Place JH Gaurav Mittal, 7, Manheim Township MS, Your Personal ThermoElectric Generator - An Alternative Source of Energy
2nd Place JH Janani Iyer, 7, Lancaster Country Day, Build a Calloway V-gate
Motor to Produce Electricity
3rd Place JH - Christina McBride, 8, Conestoga Valley MS, Eco-Friendly Graffiti
Removal
4th Place JH - Cara Mahoney, 8, Centerville MS, Shades of Autumn
PA Council of Professional Geologists
Claire Molitoris, 11, Penn Manor HS, Are Stream Meanders on the Conestoga
Formation Joint-Controlled?
Samantha Machin, 11, Warwick HS, How Waves Travel Through Different Soils
PA Society of Professional Engineers
1st Place Nathan Paine, 8, Sacred Heart, Voice Controlled Robot
2nd Place Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired

3rd Place Daniel Gates, 11, Warwick HS, Efficacy of Water Collection Based on
Different Materials
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
1st Place HS Quinn Fox, 12, Conestoga Valley HS, Designing a Better Spoon
for Parkinsons Sufferers
1st Place JH - Owen Woodard, 7, Lancaster Country Day, Sugared Up?
HM - Anna Clemens, 9, Conestoga Valley HS, The Effectiveness of Over the
Counter Enzymes for Celiac Patients
HM - Elizabeth Weaver, 7, Landisville MS, Do Vitamin C Levels in Bananas
Change As They Ripen?
Ricoh Corporation
1st Place Jacqueline Klombers, 10, Lancaster Country Day, Reimagining Our
Planet: Introducing Bioplastics
Sahd Metal Recycling
1st HS Jackie Shontz, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Solar Powered Prosthetic Leg
2nd HS Ryan Nedrow, 10, Conestoga Valley HS, Effects of Heat Transfer in
Metals
1st JH Suchita Ramachandra, 8, Manheim Township MS, Go Camping...The
Green Way!
2nd JH Gaurav Mittal, 7, Manheim Township MS, Your Personal Thermo-Electric
Generator - An Alternative Source of Energy
Sandler Training Thought Leadership
1st-Jackie Shontz, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Solar Powered Prosthetic Leg
Society for In Vitro Biology
1st Place Erin Esbenshade, 11, Warwick HS, Ag Nanoparticles Effect on
Soybeans Exposed to DDE

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Lancaster Chapter

1st Place HS Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the
Visually Impaired
2nd Place HS Brandon Frey, 12, Conestoga Valley HS, Developing an
Alternative Wheelchair to Reduce Pressure Ulcers
3rd Place HS - Daniel Gates, 11, Warwick HS, Efficacy of Water Collection Based
on Different Materials
1st Place JH Nathan Paine, 8, Sacred Heart, Voice Controlled Robot
2nd Place JH - Janani Iyer, 7, Lancaster Country Day, Build a Calloway V-gate
Motor to Produce Electricity
HM Nina Shih, 7, Lancaster Country Day, A Messy Project: Making Paper
HM - Patrick Ammons, 8, Centerville MS, Structural Savior: Tsunami Proof
HM Eric Heilshorn, 8, Centerville MS, What Composite Panel Material
Combination is the Stiffest?
HM - Quinn Fox, 12, Conestoga Valley HS, Designing a Better Spoon for
Parkinsons Sufferers
HM Ryan Nedrow, 10, Conestoga Valley HS, Effects of Heat Transfer in Metals
Stockholm Junior Water Prize
1st Place Jack Coble, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Which Type of Riparian Corridor
Provides the Largest Measurable Benefits in Reducing Sediment and Pollutant
Discharges to a Waterway?
2nd Place - Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using
Nanocomposites
3rd Place - Alec Winpenny, 10, Warwick HS, Silver Decorated Ceramic to
Remove E. coli From Water
Union Fire Co. No. 1
1st Place HS Ally Ehrhart, 9, Ephrata HS, Effects of Wind and Slope on the
Speed of a Wildfire
2nd Place HS Jessica Schlotter, 10, Warwick HS, Fire Gel

1st Place JH Wesley Gilbert, 7, Lancaster Country Day, Which Smoke Detector
is Best for You?
2nd Place JH Reyse Taylor, 7, Swift MS, Ventilation in Silos
U.S. Air Force
1st Place Gaurav Mittal, 7, Manheim Township MS, Your Personal ThermoElectric Generator - An Alternative Source of Energy
2nd Place Cara Mahoney, 8, Centerville MS, Shades of Autumn
3rd Place Luke Emmerling, 9, Ephrata HS, The Salinity Crisis
4th Place Aaron Becker, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Voice Controlled Flying Device
Simulation
U.S. Army
1st Place Overall Maya Rao, 12, Hempfield HS, Bacterial Counts Using
Nanocomposites
HM Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired
HM Mengyun (Olivia) Xu, 12, Lancaster Country Day, Got Milk? A Refrigerator
Inventory on Your Smartphone
HM Grace Buckwalter, 8, Centerville MS, What is the Effect of UV Radiation on
Algae Growth?
HM Christina McBride, 8, Conestoga Valley MS, Eco-Friendly Graffiti Removal
U.S. Metric Assn.
1st Place Ryan Hohman, 10, Warwick HS, Biodesiel Methyl Ester Emissions
U.S. Public Health Service, Surgeon General
1st Place Megan MacNair, 10, Warwick HS, The Effect of Distractions on
Reactions

Yale Science and Engineering Assn.

1st Place Ben Cutler, 11, Conestoga Valley HS, Assistance Belt for the Visually
Impaired