Category Winners:     (HM = Honourable Mention)
Place Category Student School Project Title
1st animal sciences Joshua Courtney Carmel Hill School "Condition Factors in Fish as Bioindicators of Oyster Overharvesting in Calcasieu, Louisiana: Analysis of Condition by Length Class in a Four-Year Study"
1st animal sciences Wellesley Dittmar St. Joseph`s Academy "Transmission of R. andeanae Through the Saliva of A. maculatum Ticks"
2nd animal sciences Margaret R. Armshaw St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Magnetism on the Growth Rate of Mixed Species Tadpoles"
3rd animal sciences James C. Liddy Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Hummingbird Preferences"
4th animal sciences Kathleen L. Dunn St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effects of Reduced Commercial Rations on Select Growth Traits in Dark Rhode Island Reds"
HM animal sciences Genta L. Teruyama Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Chemoreception of amino acids in American Crawfish"
1st behavioral and social sciences Marie Neubrander Baton Rouge Magnet High School "The Stress Effect"
2nd behavioral and social sciences Allie D. Deranger St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Early Specialization on Increased Amounts of Musculoskeletal Injuries"
3rd behavioral and social sciences Erina M. Buchholz Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Association of Academic Self-Efficacy on the Ability to Concentrate With Visual Interference "
4th behavioral and social sciences Claire N. Herke Baton Rouge Magnet High School "The Might in the Music"
HM behavioral and social sciences Kate E. Caillet
Claire Roy
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee "An Analysis of Social Media Posting Trends Utilizing the MBTI Personality Assessment"
1st biochemistry Claire Doucet St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Performing a Biochemical Analysis on Capsicum annuum During Ripening to Determine what Causes Red Bell Peppers to be Sweeter than Green Bell Peppers"
2nd biochemistry Sarah Elliott
Masyn Cameron, Katelyn Bellelo
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee "The Effect of Temperature on the Solubility of an Antacid"
3rd biochemistry Gabrielle H. Jolivette St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Use of Ionic Liquid Sensors for Detecting Proteins"
4th biochemistry Sai Sravya Pochana Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Which Is More Effective: Natural or Synthetic Antacids?"
HM biochemistry Vy D. Truong Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Denaturing Proteins"
1st cellular and molecular biology Rosalind C. Remsen Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Determining Phylogenetic Relationships Between Subpopulations of Tringa Semipalmata"
2nd cellular and molecular biology Caroline M. Trammell St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Separate versus Co-Expressions of Nopp140 in Drosophila melanogaster"
3rd cellular and molecular biology Jamal Holland Iberville Math, Science, and Arts Academy East "Do sorgham tannins effect yeast reproduction"
1st chemistry Madison A. Hasenkampf St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Phytorecovery of Heavy Metals Utilizing Hyperaccumulators Grown in Contaminated Soil: A Second Year Study"
2nd chemistry Kelli Hu Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Electrolysis of Water"
3rd chemistry Amanda J. Doerr St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Is it Worth it; Which Raw Material Produces the Most Ethanol in the Most Cost Efficient Way"
4th chemistry Adam X. Bao Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Does Shortwave Ultraviolet Light Affect the Rate of Pyrite Oxidation?"
HM chemistry William S. Jewell
Reed Smith, Lucas Patin
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee "Friday Night Lytes"
1st computer science Chi L. Cao Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Decoding Music"
2nd computer science Ann Nguyen St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Tired Eyes from Computers? - The Effect of Computer Activity on Blink Rate"
3rd computer science Catherine R. Blanchard St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Which 3D Scanning Method is More Precise?"
4th computer science Kyle K. Beadle Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Using Image Recognition to Discover Asteroids"
1st earth and planetary science Emma C. Barbin St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of the Atlantic Multidecadel Oscillation on the Accumulated Cyclone Energy and Annual Storm Counts of Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes"
2nd earth and planetary science Ateshi N. Bhatt Baton Rouge Magnet High School "What Can be Done to Increase the Amount of Oil that is Moved Through a Pump?"
1st engineering: electrical and mechanical Gabrielle M. Taylor St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effects of Non-Ferrous, Pre-Tensioned Reinforcement on Concrete"
2nd engineering: electrical and mechanical Alexandria Whitten St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Is a Thermocouple or Thermopile in the form of a Peltier Module more efficient for cooling?"
3rd engineering: electrical and mechanical Meredith C. Guidry St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Recycled Aggregate on Cementitious Fireproofing"
4th engineering: electrical and mechanical Maggie A. Perry Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Green Is The New Brown"
HM engineering: electrical and mechanical Tim Coles
Micheala McCray
The Dunham School "Can you Handle it?"
1st environmental management Anne Elise LeBlanc St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Determining the Contaminants in Bridgewater Runoff"
2nd environmental management Ashley E. Belcher St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "A Study of the Efficiency between Slow Sand Filters and Berkey Purifiers for use in Drinking Water Filtration"
3rd environmental management Silver D. Effler St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effects of Oil on the Elodea canadensis Aquatic Plant"
4th environmental management Tariq Douglas
Hailey Reaux
Iberville Math, Science, and Arts Academy- West "A Pinch of Salt or a Pinch of Poison"
1st engineering: materials and bioengineering Olivia Guidry
Marygrace Duggar
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "A Greener Shade of Grey: The Effects of A Water-Reducing Geopolymer on SO3 in Non-Standard Fly Ash"
2nd engineering: materials and bioengineering Jade O. Woods St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Insoles on Over Pronation and the Angle of Dancers` Turnout When Standing in First Position in Pointe Shoes"
3rd engineering: materials and bioengineering Elizabeth T. Amedee St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Compressive Strength of Decorative Concrete with Different Course Aggregates"
4th engineering: materials and bioengineering Bailey Davis
Katie Clark
The Dunham School "Comparing Additive and Subtractive Color"
HM engineering: materials and bioengineering Ashanti Jackson
Troynita Cole, Jessica Breaux
Donaldsonville High School "Hair Strands"
1st energy and transportation Angele L. Fels St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) ""Fracking" Saves Lives"
2nd energy and transportation Abigail M. Green St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Visible Light of the Electromagnetic Spectrum on Photovoltaic Systems"
3rd energy and transportation Olivia C. DeVille St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of the Number of Window Panes Coated in Low-E on Indoor Temperature"
4th energy and transportation Alejandro Rubiano Baton Rouge Magnet High School ""Can You Take the Heat?""
HM energy and transportation David Yessayan Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Thermal conductivity"
1st environmental sciences Natalie M. Bush St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Mitigation of Hypoxic Ecosystems Using Hemolymph Analysis of Callinectes sapidus and Procambarus clarkii in Relation to Spartina Grasses, Year 2."
2nd environmental sciences Caroline E. Cochran St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Using Rhizophora mangle Roots to Identify Sea-level Rise: Case Study of the Ancient Maya"
3rd environmental sciences Meesum Ahmed Iberville Math, Science, and Arts Academy East "Creating energy from ocean currents"
4th environmental sciences D`Jaiya T. Robins Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Filtering water in a cost-effective way"
HM environmental sciences Jay Lee Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Water Desalination The Condensate Yield of Different Amounts of Added Salt"
1st mathematical sciences Elya Courtney Carmel Hill School "Tortoise or Hare? Improving Accuracy of Frequency, Amplitude and Phase with Explicit Integration Rather than Fast Fourier Transforms"
2nd mathematical sciences David C. Luo Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Patterns Distributed as Evenly as Possible "
3rd mathematical sciences Benjamin Meltzer Baton Rouge Magnet High School "A Projection-Based Rating System for 3-way Competitions"
4th mathematical sciences Amy E. Brouillette St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Scientific Nature of Fractals Demonstrated Using Computational Programming"
HM mathematical sciences Ashton Holmes
Anna Moody
The Dunham School "Testing the Birthday Paradox"
1st medicine and health sciences Sarah E. McDowell St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Oncogenic Transformation of Mammary Stem Cells: Creating an in Vitro Model of Cancer Stem Cells"
2nd medicine and health sciences Anugrah Jeyaseelan Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Does Secondhand Smoke Induce Superbugs?"
3rd medicine and health sciences Caroline F. Taylor St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "What`s A Little Baby Fat? The Effect of Insulin Levels, Glucose Levels, Age, and BMI on Insulin Resistance"
4th medicine and health sciences Nhung Hong. Ngo Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Which antifungal medicines will most effectively stop yeast activity?"
HM medicine and health sciences Taylor Evans
Harris McKay, Roman Tujague
The Dunham School "The Effeiciency of Sunscreen"
1st microbiology Lauren C. Troxclair St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "What Type of Treatment Works Best in Treating Skin Fungus: Over the Counter, Natural, or Prescription?"
2nd microbiology Sarah C. Kurtz St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Antibacterial Effects of Silver Nanoparticles and Comparison of Gram-positive Staphylococcus epidermidis and Gram-negative Rhodospirillum rubrum "
3rd microbiology Claire E. Wigley St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Efficacy of Antibacterial Soaps, Non-Antibacterial Soaps, and Alcohol-Based Sanitizers at Disinfecting Hands"
4th microbiology Logan Arceneaux Baton Rouge Int School "The Efficiency of Fabrics in Blocking Ultraviolet Radiation"
HM microbiology Reshma Soundharrajan Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Can Green Tea Reduce the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance"
1st physics and astronomy Meghan A. Bowie St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Mass of Sagittarius A* In Accordance to Orbital Dynamics of Dense Stellar Objects"
2nd physics and astronomy Margaret R. Donahue St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Golfer�s Launch Direction, Launch Angle, and Total Based on the Various Prices of Golf Balls"
3rd physics and astronomy Camille B. Dunlap St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Frequency and Material on Sound Absorption"
4th physics and astronomy Katherine A. Kozan Baton Rouge Magnet High School "The Race Is On: Comparing a Shallow Kick with a Deep Kick"
HM physics and astronomy Tyler Price
Garrett Hains
The Dunham School "Does a Golf Ball`s Bounce influence the Distance it will travel?"
1st plant sciences Susan N. Nguyen St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Are Hybrids the Solution to the Survival of Taxodium distichum in Swamps Affected by Saltwater Intrusion?"
2nd plant sciences Avani B. Alapati Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge "The Effects of Caffeine as a Deterrent to Fall Armyworms"
3rd plant sciences Cora C. Barhorst St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Ionizing Radiation on the Growth of Raphanus sativus, Sinapis alba, and Zinnia elegans"
4th plant sciences Bennet Franz Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Grow Lightly- A Study Of Photosynthetic Rate"
HM plant sciences Kelly E. Wilson St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Does a Novel Water Entrapment Device to an Irrigation System Affect Water Conservation and Plant Growth?"


Top School:
School City
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) Baton Rouge


Overall Winners:
Awards Div Category Student School Project Title
OverAll_1st SR environmental sciences Natalie M. Bush St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Mitigation of Hypoxic Ecosystems Using Hemolymph Analysis of Callinectes sapidus and Procambarus clarkii in Relation to Spartina Grasses, Year 2."
OverAll_2nd SR mathematical sciences Elya Courtney Carmel Hill School "Tortoise or Hare? Improving Accuracy of Frequency, Amplitude and Phase with Explicit Integration Rather than Fast Fourier Transforms"


Special Awards:
Award Name   (Place) School
American Meteorologial Society Emma C. Barbin
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
American Psychological Association Kate E. Caillet & Claire Roy
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee
ASM Materials Education Foundation Olivia Guidry & Marygrace Duggar
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Association for Women Geoscientists Emma C. Barbin
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Intel Excellence in Computer Science Chi L. Cao
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
International Sustainable World Project Olympiad (I-SWEEP) Meredith C. Guidry
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Mu Alpha Theta Elya Courtney
Carmel Hill School
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Naval Science Award Avani B. Alapati
Susan N. Nguyen
Kelly E. Wilson
Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Ricoh Americas Corporation Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
U.S. Air Force Logan Arceneaux
Sarah C. Kurtz
Reshma Soundharrajan
Lauren C. Troxclair
Claire E. Wigley
Baton Rouge Int School
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
U.S. Metric Association Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Yale Science and Engineering Association William S. Jewell & Reed SmithLucas Patin
Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee