5 Award Winners at International Science & Engineering Fair

5 Award Winners at International Science & Engineering Fair

5 Award Winners at International Science & Engineering Fair

Five students from American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus, received awards at the world’s leading youth STEM project competition, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Dallas.

A total of three Grand Awards and two Special Awards were presented to the Science Research Team from American Heritage Schools, Palm Beach Campus, at the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). 

Congratulations to Grand Award Winners Maya Mohanty, Class of 2024, who won Second Place ($2,000) in the Biomedical And Health Sciences category, Sruthi Balasubramanian, Class of 2023, who won Third Place ($1000) in the Translational Medical Science category, and Chloe Barreto-Massad, Class of 2024, who won Fourth Place ($500) in the Microbiology category.

Congratulations to Special Award Winners Nolan Wen, Class of 2023, and Aayushi Ranjan, Class of 2024. Nolan Wen won First Place ($3,000) from YM American Academy which recognizes outstanding projects that display outstanding creativity, and ingenuity in science and engineering, focusing on all areas of chemistry sciences. Aayushi Ranjan won a Full Scholarship to attend the London International Youth Science Forum and a $1,500 cash stipend for travel expenses.

ISEF is the premiere science competition exclusively for high school researchers from around the world, with more than 1,800 high school students from 81 countries, regions, and territories, showcasing their independent research. 

Grand Awards:

Maya Mohanty - Second Place ($2,000) Biomedical And Health Sciences

BMED058 — Utilizing Caulobacter crescentus To Target the Bcl-2 Gene and NF-kB to Cause Apoptosis in Nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Sruthi Balasubramanian - Third Place ($1000) Translational Medical Science

TMED078 — The Effect of Nicotinamide on the Il-6 Expression and Cell Count of Barrett’s Esophagus Expressing Cells

Chloe Barreto-Massad - Fourth Place ($500) Microbiology

MCRO060 — In Pursuit of New Soil-Based Bacteriophages That Infect Gordonia rubripertincta: Discovering Evergreen

Special Awards:

Nolan Wen - First Place ($3,000) YM American Academy

CHEM059 — Development and Characterization of a Novel Instantaneous-Crosslinking Pectin-Based Hydrogel

Aayushi Ranjan - Full scholarship to attend the London International Youth Science Forum, and a $1,500 cash stipend for travel expenses, London International Youth Science Forum CIC

TMED079 — Analyzing the Effects of Turmeric & Curcumin on Tau Aggregation & Amyloid Beta Plaques on Caenorhabditis elegans and Its Further Implications Into Alzheimer’s Disease

“Congratulations to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2023 winners,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO, Society for Science and Executive Publisher, Science News. “I am humbled by the creativity and determination demonstrated by these exceptional students and proud of all they have accomplished with their outstanding research abilities. Together, these students from various academic disciplines and geographies are solving the world’s most intractable problems.”

About the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of the Society for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school. Through a global network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists and offered the opportunity to compete for approximately U.S. $9 million in awards and scholarships.