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2021 VIRGINIA STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR STUDENT PROJECT LIST
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Project Category
Project Number
Project Name
Student First Name
Student Last Name
High School Name
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Regional Fair
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Animal Sciences (ANIM)ANIM 1A Novel Approach to Decreasing Onset of Alzheimer's Disease through a Ketogenic DietMeeraGuptaThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology12Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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YuvatejaKocherlaThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology12
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SaanjhKhattarThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology12
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ANIM 2Analyzing Blue Light on Dugesia tigrina Regeneration to Model Human Epidermal Growth ProcessesMrunalKuteGodwin High School11Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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ANIM 3Designing A Piezoelectric Pressure Mat For The Analysis Of Saddle FitChelseaNeumannAcademies of Loudoun12Loudoun County Science & Engineering Fair
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ANIM 4Developing Novel Bioprinted Hydrogels for Purification of Coal Ash Contaminated Environments: Assessing the Effects on Development Through a Danio rerio ModelAliciaCarvalhoRoanoke Valley Governor's School11Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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LialaSofiRoanoke Valley Governor's School12
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ANIM 5Evaluating the Benefits of Selected Medicinal Herbs on the Regeneration Rate of D. dorotocephalaAgnesChoOsbourn Park High School10Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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ANIM 6Jumping Spiders Perform Head Saccades During Prey TrackingNathalieSchelinMountain Vista Governor's School11Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair
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ANIM 7The Effect of Essential Oils on Brine Shrimp LarvaeCeciliaBergerWashington-Liberty High School9Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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ANIM 8The Effect of Magnetic Fields on Ants' OrientationEmiliaCayelliSouth Lakes High School11Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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ANIM 9The Effect of Monosodium Glutamate on the Reproduction Rates of Daphnia MagnaVirginia BlairTrostEC Glass/Central Virginia Governor's School11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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ANIM 10The Effect of Oxygenator Design on the Survival Rate of Culex tarsalis LarvaeEmilyLionbergerMills E. Godwin High School11Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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ANIM 11The Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Hatch and Survival Rates of Artemia salinaJulieFitzgeraldBrookville High School / Central Virginia Governor's School11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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ANIM 12The Effect of Vitamin Type on Planarian Regeneration RatesShreejaTanguturChantilly High School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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AnuDagaChantilly High School10
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ANIM 13Using the Embryonic Danio rerio Stress Response System to Investigate the Toxicity of Metal Oxide NanoparticlesUyen NhiTran12Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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Biochemistry (BCHM)BCHM 1A New Treatment? An Analysis of the Effect of Known Phytochemicals on SARS-CoV-2 PathogenesisAatishSethiThe Governor's School at Innovation Park11Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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JasmineAgyepongJasmine Agyepong11
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BCHM 2Comparing Covid 19's Genome To That Of Other CoronavirusesSarahAhmadGovernor's School for Science and Technology11Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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BCHM 3Effect of Inhibition Of Melanin Production in Fruits And Effect on Drosophila melanogaster BehaviorAdaezeIlodianyaRiverside High School12Loudoun County Science & Engineering Fair
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BCHM 4Genomic Biomarker Discovery in Lung CancerCharlesZhengEpiscopal High School11Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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BCHM 5Managing Hyperlipidemia: Algae as Lipase InhibitorsSanaFriedmanOakton High School11Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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GitaliBhanotOakton High School11
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BCHM 6Protein Secondary Structure Assignment (SSA) by Clustering Amino Acid Residues in the Space of Topological DescriptorsSumanthRatnaThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology11Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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SagarGuptaThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology11
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BCHM 7The Battle of the Agents: The Effect of Different EDTA Chelating Agents on the Antimicrobial Activity present within a Bacterial Growth Medium.TrinityChamblinCharles J Colgan Sr. Highschool11Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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BCHM 8The Novel Application and Mathematical Modeling of the Effect of Withaferin A on Beta-Amyloid Plaques in Alzheimer's DiseaseKinnariChaubalThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology9Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA)BEHA 1Analyzing Political Polarization through Agent-Based SimulationSamuelRosnerAlbemarle High School11Piedmont Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 2Detecting Deception using Microexpressions and Audio Sentiments Extraction: A Machine Learning ApproachTanishJainThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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Sashvad (Sachin)Satish KumarThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology10
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BEHA 3Influence of Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines on Jury Recommended Maximum SentencesMadisonLillySouthwest Virginia Governor's School12Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 4Learning in a Virtual Environment: How Effective Practices Influence SuccessJennaStutzmanWestern Albemarle High School11Piedmont Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 5The Cross-Cultural Aspects of ParalinguisticsVanessaHornerOcean Lakes High School12Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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BEHA 7The Effect of Online and In-Person Learning on GradesAshleyHaganMills E Godwin High School12Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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BEHA 8The Effects of Classroom Environment on Average Student Participation in a Group DiscussionSarahBlairJefferson Forest High School/CVGS11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 9The Effects of Learning Style on Perceived Stress in High-Achieving High School Students in the 2020-2021 School YearHannahDodsonShenandoah Valley Governor's School12Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 10The Impact of Penalties, Population Density, and Partisanship on Compliance with Stay-at-Home Orders During COVID-19ColinBerryYorktown High School11Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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BEHA 11Use It or Lose It: An Analysis of Unnecessary Spending in Flexible Spending AccountsDiegoEliasBlacksburg High School12Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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Biomedical and Health Sciences (BMED)BMED 1Assessing the Efficacy of mRNA Vaccines Against Emerging SARS-CoV-2 VariantsAbhinavKarriRoanoke Valley Governor's School11Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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BMED 2Correlation of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) with Emergent Large Vessel Occlusion (ELVO) in Stroke Alert Patients - A Single-Center ExperienceAnnabelTangMaggie L. Walker Governor's School10Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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BMED 3Differential expression of genes associated with Innate immunity in individuals with and without Alpha-gal syndromeKaterinaLeedyBlacksburg High School11Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair
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BMED 4Effects of Supplemental Oxygen on the Regeneration of PlanariaLeanneRangerCentral Virginia Governor's School11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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BMED 5Identification of Novel Extracellular Vesicle Plasma and Tumor miRNAs for Rapid, Inexpensive Detection of Lung Cancer via Next Generation Sequencing, Bioinformatics, and In-Vitro Analyses In Conjunction with Machine Learning ClassificationPerisaAsharMaggie L Walker Governor's School for Government a12Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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BMED 6SeizureSeeker: A Novel Approach to Epileptic Seizure Detection Using Machine LearningTonyBrightCharles J. Colgan Sr. High School10Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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GabrielRalstonCharles J. Colgan Sr. High School10
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HamzaLateefCharles J. Colgan Sr. High School10
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BMED 7The Effect of Early Monocyte Reconstitution on CD4+ and CD8+ T Cell Populations after Allogeneic Stem Cell TransplantationAashkaShahMaggie L. Walker Governor's SchooI9Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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BMED 8The Effect of Vitamin Supplements on the pH of Stomach AcidSaniyaSangleMills E. Godwin High School9Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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BMED 9The Right Mask for the Task: The Effect of Different Face Masks on the Expelled Droplets or ParticlesZahraRizviYork High School9Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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BMED 10Using Wearable Tech to Prevent Fatigue-Induced Injuries in the Quadricep.SamuelVeliveliAcademies of Loudoun12Loudoun County Science & Engineering Fair
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Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CBIO)CBIO 1A Hybrid Mathematical Model for COVID-19 Outbreak Predictions and Prevention Simulation Using Differential Equations and Machine LearningHaileyPanWoodson High School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CBIO 2An Innovative Approach to Exploring the D614G SARS-CoV-2 Mutation in Relation to Select Influenza Drugs on the Presentation of Hydrophobicity and Charge Found on the Binding Site of the S1 ProteinRishiShethThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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AnyaMansurThe Governors School at Innovation Park12
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AnikaNarayananThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12
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CBIO 3Application of machine learning in drug target identification through determining the mechanism of action given cellular signature dataOmarAbul-HassanOcean Lakes High School11Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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Ayush JainJain
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CBIO 4Augmenting 3D, T1-Weighted, Magnetization-Prepared Rapid Acquisition with Gradient-Echo (MP-RAGE) Sequenced MRIs Through Gaussian Filters and Skull Stripping for Alzheimer¿s Disease Diagnosis via 3D CNNsKhoiNguyenThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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AnishPothireddyThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12
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AshishPothireddyThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12
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CBIO 5Automated Bias Reduction in Deep Learning Based Melanoma Diagnosis Using a Semi-Supervised AlgorithmSaumanDasThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CBIO 6Boid-Agent Simulation of Covid-19 in a High School EnvironmentWoodHulseThe Governor's School for Science and Technology11Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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CBIO 7Determining Relatedness of L. Kempii Nesting Sites Using BioinformaticsAnooshkaPendyalDeep Run High School9Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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CBIO 8Fighting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS): In-Silico Molecular Docking Study of SFPQ protein to develop novel drugOmkarKovvaliTJHSST9Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CBIO 9Investigating Alternatives to Conventional Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment Through Analysis of Differential Gene ExpressionLondonPaigeRoanoke Valley Governor's School12Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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CBIO 10The Correlation Between a Country's Development, Unclean Fuel Use, and Prevalence of Respiratory DiseasePranavJothiCentral Virginia Governor's School/ Heritage HS11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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Cellular and Molecular Biology (CELL)CELL 1Analyzing Custom DNA Oligo Synthesis Using a Polymerase Chain Reaction to Target TGFR-B1MadisonBrownRoanoke Valley Governor's School11Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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DhruviPatelRoanoke Valley Governor's School11
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CELL 2Single-cell RNA Sequencing Analysis of Human Neural Grafts Revealed Unexpected Cell Type Underlying the Genetic Risk of Parkinson's DiseaseYingshanWangEpiscopal High School11Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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Chemistry (CHEM)CHEM 1Icing Injuries: The Best Chemical Compound to Create the Coldest Endothermic Reaction and Most Effective Ice Pack for Treating InjuriesAshlynSolenbergerOsbourn Park High School10Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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CHEM 2Innovating Variant Chemical Structures of N-methyl-D-aspartate Receptor Antagonists for Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in Parkinson's DiseaseClarenceRamirezThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12Prince William-Manassas Regional Science Fair
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SulavRegmiSulav Regmi12
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MohamedMusaThe Governor's School at Innovation Park12
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CHEM 3New Methods for Computing the Configurational Entropy of Deeply Supercooled Liquids with the Potential Energy LandscapeKaienYangThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology12Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 4Optimization of an Electrocoagulation System for the Removal of Polyatomic Ions from WaterJuliaBrodskyHB Woodlawn Secondary Program10Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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CHEM 5The Amount of Blue Dye #1 in Various Blue Colored ProductsJoannaWahlWakefield High School10Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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CHEM 6The Removal of Aqueous Pollutants with an Interpolymer ComplexAinsleyRobertsonCave Spring High School10Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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RebeccaQiuRoanoke Valley Governor's School10
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CHEM 7The Difference of the Chemical Composition of Peppermint Essential Oils Between Different Market BrandsKillianWoodsSouthwest Virginia Governor's School11Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair
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CHEM 8The Effect of Cooking Method on Vitamin C ConcentrationHannahKimJefferson Forest High School, Central Virginia Governor's School11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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CHEM 9The Effect of Household Materials on the Freezing Point of WaterSamBelmarJustice High School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 10The Effect of Invertase on Glucose ConcentrationsGregoryBlackburnShenandoah Valley Governor School11Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair
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KaylieHill
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CHEM 11The effect of pH on the mass of the bioplastics produced from starch.NathanGrunkemeyerHayfield Secondary School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 12The Effect of Roasting Temperatures on Coffee pH and TDS (Total Dissolved Solids)KathrynMillerJamestown High School10Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 13The Effect of Sucrose Concentration on Conversion RateYushuZhangChantilly High School9Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 14The Effect of the Form of Heat ResistantProduct on the Heat Damage of the HairThanviParupatiGodwin High School9Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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CHEM 15The Effect of the Mass of Sodium Bicarbonate on Endothermic
Reactions
KiaraFennFairfax High School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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CHEM 16The Effect of Type of Catalyst on Efficiency of Water-Splitting with an Application Towards Solar EnergyDanielPhilipMills E. Godwin High School11Metro Richmond STEM Fair
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CHEM 17The Effectiveness of Corrosion Control Coatings on Steel Fasteners (Nails and Screws) Exposed to Salt WaterKadeProctorJames Madison High School10Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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Earth and Environmental Sciences (EAEV)EAEV 1A Solution to Plastic Pollution: An Investigation into Microplastic Removal from Water Using FerrofluidMadiGoekeWashington-Liberty High School10Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 2Analysis of Microbial Diversity in PCB-Contaminated EnvironmentsEleanorLittleRoanoke Valley Governor's School10Western Virginia Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 3Breaking the Climate Change Communication Barrier: The Sonification of SpeleothemsCorrinaPeacheyMassanutten Regional Governor's School11Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 4Changing the Percentage of Oxygen in a Simulated Martian Atmosphere Utilizing Cladonia RangiferinaFionaDreesbachHayfield Secondary School11Fairfax County Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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EAEV 5Comparing the Effectiveness of Various Sorbents at Remediating Oil PollutionJeffreyWootersCentral Virginia Governor's School / E. C. Glass11Central Virginia Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 6Development of a Zeolite Composite Material for the Simultaneous Removal of Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs), and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water TreatmentJamesLicatoWashington-Liberty High School12Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 7Eastern Skunk Cabbages: A Natural and Sustainable Solution for Combating Bank ErosionChelseaHuBASIS Independent McLean9Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair
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EAEV 8Environmental Impact on Vineyard Soil Due to Fungicide UsageAdasynHollingerShenandoah Valley Governor's School11Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair