Senior Division (Grades 10, 11, and 12)

Congratulations to The 2014 DuPont Challenge Senior Division top winners!

First Place:
William (Ray) Duan

Irvington High School
Fremont, CA
Sponsoring Teacher: Nicole Marsella-Jensen
Essay: Defeating Desertification: Magical Cyanobacteria
(Read essay excerpt)

Second Place:
Ashwin Reddy

The Wheatley School
Old Westbury, NY
Sponsoring Teacher: Thomas Van Bell
Essay: The Bionic Eye: The Key to Visual Acuity

Third Place:
Shaima Parveen

Livingston High School
Livingston, NJ
Sponsoring Teacher: Eric Weis
Essay: Lamp Lights the Way for the Future of Energy

Honorable Mentions

Sarah Agarrat
Spencerville Adventist Academy
Spencerville, MD
Sponsoring Teacher: Nathan Hess
Essay: Training the Brain

Advaith Anand
Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Austin, TX
Sponsoring Teacher: Amy Moore
Essay: Revolutionarizing Natural Gas with Polymers

Bradford Case
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Sponsoring Teacher: Omar Acio
Essay: Security at the Speed of Light

Parth Chopra
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Sponsoring Teacher: Jennifer Seavey
Essay: Modeling Infectious Disease: An Agent-Based Approach

Brian Clark
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Sponsoring Teacher: Jennifer Seavey
Essay: Sailing on Sunlight

Lucas Ensign
Dickinson High School
Dickinson, ND
Sponsoring Teacher: CaraLee Heiser
Essay: Come to the Dark Side: The Benefits of Darkness

Miriam Fried
Manhattan High School for Girls
New York, NY
Sponsoring Teacher: Shoshana Lebovic
Essay: A Newly Found Voice

Catherine Grandy
Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Sponsoring Teacher: Margaret (Maggie) Heneghan
Essay: When Your Health Mirrors the Environment

Avery Gulino
The Bishops School
La Jolla, CA
Sponsoring Teacher: Pamela Reynolds
Essay: Food Allergies: Retraining the Immune System

Juliana Handel
Spencerville Adventist Academy
Spencerville, MD
Sponsoring Teacher: Nathan Hess
Essay: Harvesting Energy in the Metro System

Sage Hanson
Paradise Valley High School
Phoenix, AZ
Sponsoring Teacher: Andrew Bernier
Essay: Our State of Thirst

Nivetha Karthikeyan
High Technology High School
Lincroft, NJ
Sponsoring Teacher: Sandy Ascari
Essay: Be Still My Beating Heart... Or Not?

James Key
Rio Hondo Prep
Arcadia, CA
Sponsoring Teacher: Ginger Demers
Essay: Solar Power Paint

Tari Knock
Clay Central-Everly
Everly, IA
Sponsoring Teacher: Betsy Schoelerman
Essay: Mankind's War of Liberation

Eric Koehlmoos
South O'Brien High School
Paullina, IA
Sponsoring Teacher: Kevin Brasser
Essay: Grass to Gas: Ethanol from Native Prairie Grasses

Ava Long
Bishop Kenny High School
Jacksonville, FL
Sponsoring Teacher: Suzanne Winkler
Essay: If It Looks Like Chicken...

Grant Matthews
Pattonville High School
Maryland Heights, MO
Sponsoring Teacher: Janet Baldwin
Essay: Artificial Intelligence: The Way of the Future

Sienna McNett
Liberty High School
Bethlehem, PA
Sponsoring Teacher: Anne Skelly
Essay: Vertical Farming: The Sky's the Limit

Rafae Nasim
Jericho Senior High School
Jericho, NY
Sponsoring Teacher: Serena McCalla
Essay: Alternative Medicines: The Key to Treating People

Alexander Pecht
Bergen County Academies
Hackensack, NJ
Sponsoring Teacher: Judith Pinto
Essay: Doctors' Strange Love of Drones

Josephine Pigeon
ASMSA
Hot Springs, AR
Sponsoring Teacher: Brian Isbell
Essay: The Cancer Killers

Charith Ratnayake
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
Sponsoring Teacher: Jennifer Seavey
Essay: Fuel Cells to the Rescue

Karl Tayeb
Bergen County Academies
Hackensack, NJ
Sponsoring Teacher: Judith Pinto
Essay: Stone Age Nanotechnology for Agriculture

Austin Wang
David Thompson
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sponsoring Teacher: Danny Borges
Essay: The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria?

Sarah Zhou
Interlake High School
Bellevue, WA
Sponsoring Teacher: Phillip Allen
Essay: ‘Twas a Stormy Night When Frankenmeat Was Born

 

 

See the full list of Junior Division winners.