Category Winners:     (HM = Honourable Mention)
Place Category Student School Project Title
1st animal sciences Joshua M. Courtney Carmel Hill School "Condition Factors in Fish as Bioindicators of Oyster Overharvesting in the Calcasieu Estuary, Louisiana: Analysis of Condition by Length Class in a Four-Year Study"
2nd animal sciences Wellesley J. Dittmar St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Transmission of R. andeanae Through the Saliva of A. maculatum Ticks"
3rd animal sciences Margaret R. Armshaw St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Magnetism on the Growth Rate of Mixed Species Tadpoles"
4th animal sciences Samantha Theriot Terrebonne High School "Oh, How You Affect My Heart! (Again)"
HM animal sciences Kaylan Campbell Northwood High School "Who`s Going to Crack Under Pressure"
1st behavioral and social sciences Marie Neubrander Baton Rouge Magnet High School "The Stress Effect"
2nd behavioral and social sciences Annie Thai Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Alerting, Orienting, and Conflict Resolution"
3rd behavioral and social sciences Landon T. Millsap Cedar Creek School "Does Brain Dominance Influence Career Choice?"
4th behavioral and social sciences Allie D. Deranger St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of Early Specialization on Increased Amounts of Musculoskeletal Injuries"
HM behavioral and social sciences Madeline E. Taliancich Destrehan High School "Seeing Red"
1st biochemistry Aroosa Y. Cheema Benjamin Franklin High School "Ethanol Sensitivity in Drosophila melanogaster with Hypomorophic Mutation of Scabrous (sca) Gene"
2nd 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"
3rd biochemistry Natalie M. Wang Caddo Parish Magnet High School "The Effect of Sulforaphane and a-MSH on Blood Brain Barrier Permeability"
4th biochemistry Brittanie N. Rios Comeaux High School "The Effect Of Heat And Age On Antioxidant Levels Using The Briggs-Rauscher Reaction"
HM biochemistry Kelsey P. Douangmavongsa Comeaux High School "Drug Solubility"
1st cellular and molecular biology Linda W. Li Benjamin Franklin High School "Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces the Malfunctions During Hematopoiesis Caused by Chronic Binge Alcohol Administration and SIV Infection in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)"
2nd cellular and molecular biology Morni A. Modi Caddo Parish Magnet High School "High Throughput AD Drug Screening of Alpha Secretase Activity Modulators as a Model for Alzheimer`s Disease"
3rd cellular and molecular biology Shirley N. Hong Benjamin Franklin High School "How Does Acrylamide Affect the Phagocytosis of Macrophages?"
4th cellular and molecular biology Caroline M. Trammell St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Separate versus Co-Expressions of Nopp140 in Drosophila melanogaster"
HM cellular and molecular biology Margaret C. McNew Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Exploring Glomerular Podocyte-Proximal Tubule Communication via Exosomes/Microparticles "
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 "The Electrolysis of Water"
3rd chemistry Theresa Leith Christ Episcopal School "Chirality: How the Ratio of Fructose to Glucose Affects Optical Rotation"
4th chemistry Lana Thaljeh Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Eugenol in Basil"
HM chemistry Keiana A. Cave Lusher Charter School "Developing a Method to Identify the Photoproducts, Mechanisms, and Toxicity of Petroleum from the Deepwater Horizon: Determination of Aldehydes in Seawater by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography"
1st computer science Chi L. Cao Baton Rouge Magnet High School "Decoding Music"
2nd computer science Saxon G. Ball John Curtis Christian "SQL Injection: Is Your Database Secure?"
3rd computer science Ann P. Nguyen St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "Tired Eyes from Computers? - The Effect of Computer Activity on Blink Rate"
4th computer science Matthew R. Perniciaro John Curtis Christian ""So You Think You Can Hack?""
HM computer science William Albrecht A. M. Barbe High School "Sensing Color"
1st earth and planetary science Emma C. Barbin St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effect of the Atlantic Multidecadal 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?"
3rd earth and planetary science Alexis N. Lang
Joshua Hartley
John Curtis Christian "An inexpensive method using “grab-samples”, correlation of heavy minerals, and SEM qualitative analysis can be used to evaluate heavy mineral content of economically important Rare Earth Elements (REE"
4th earth and planetary science Kathryn A. Arceneaux Crowley High School "Gone with the Wind"
HM earth and planetary science Christopher Q. Ferrier Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Pave Paradise to Put up a Parking Lot"
1st engineering: electrical and mechanical Landan Seguin
Ross Tedesco
Holy Cross School "Electro-hydrodynamic thruster"
2nd engineering: electrical and mechanical Kyle L. Dockendorf Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Actuation of a Reconfigurable Shape Memory Alloy Airfoil During Stages of Flight for a Commercial Aircraft"
3rd engineering: electrical and mechanical Saul A. Schaffer
Cameron Cinel, Donald Lamotte
Lusher Charter School "Potable Port-au-Prince"
4th engineering: electrical and mechanical Gabrielle M. Taylor St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Effects of Non-Ferrous, Pre-tensioned Reinforcement on Concrete"
HM 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?"
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 Madison D. Berard Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy "How do seasonal temperature changes affect Cyrtobagous Salviniae density patterns?"
4th environmental management Tobias L. Kallenberg Caddo Parish Magnet High School "The Effect of Soil Type on Vibrations Caused by Longitudinal Waves"
HM environmental management Rommy Muhsen Archbishop Shaw "What`s the Dirt on Biodegradable Products"
1st engineering: materials and bioengineering Moez Hayat Caddo Parish Magnet High School "A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Hydrogen Sulfide"
2nd engineering: materials and bioengineering Marygrace S. Duggar
Olivia Guidry
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "A Greener Shade of Grey: The Effects of a Novel Water-Reducing Geopolymer on SO3 in Non-Standard Coal Combustion Residues"
3rd 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"
4th engineering: materials and bioengineering Thomas S. Rick Benjamin Franklin High School "Viscous Drag Effects of a Superhydrophobic Coating on Torpedo Performance"
HM engineering: materials and bioengineering Chancey C. Cothren Destrehan High School "Bridge Design: Safety"
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 Angela M. Boulboulle Pope John Paul II Catholic High School "Watts Up With the New Light Bulb Law"
4th energy and transportation Joshua A. Hartley
Zheng (Zack) Shen
Pope John Paul II Catholic High School "BioElectricLight"
HM energy and transportation Tiara Mickens
Mason Daigle
H.L. Bourgeois High School "Waste Not, Want Not"
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 Drake L. Bergeron Comeaux High School "Overpopulation of Water Hyacinth: Reaching the Root of the Problem "
4th environmental sciences Miriam Zitler Benjamin Franklin High School "The Effect of the Abundance of Bank Marsh Grass Vegetation on the Levels of Limiting Factors, Phosphates, and Nitrates in Bayou St. John"
HM environmental sciences Rebecca Hutchinson Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Wind Turbines vs. the Wind Velocity of Hurricanes"
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 "Deeper Investigations of the Euclidean Algorithm with Applications"
3rd mathematical sciences Sunjay Letchuman Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Which gives a better return: Individual Stocks or Mutual Funds"
4th mathematical sciences Robert S. Brown Caddo Parish Magnet High School "SHOULD YOU BITE THE BULLET: AN ANALYSIS OF WHETHER IT IS COST EFFECTIVE TO REPLACE INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS WITH LED LIGHT BULBS?"
HM mathematical sciences Taylor J. Marks Catholic High School "Toxic Correlation?"
1st medicine and health sciences Anugrah Jeyaseelan Baton Rouge Magnet High School " "Does Secondhand Smoke Induce Superbugs?""
2nd 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"
3rd medicine and health sciences Vijay Letchuman Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Restoring Angiogenesis through the Manipulation of Cellular Glutathione Content in a Diabetic Microenvironment"
4th medicine and health sciences Ilaria M. Simeone Benjamin Franklin High School "Investigation of Inflammatory Molecules During the Disease Progression of Multiple Sclerosis in Mouse, Mus musculus, Tissue"
HM medicine and health sciences Victoria Nielsen
Madalynn Traylor
Pope John Paul II Catholic High School "What Is The Best Concussion Cushion?"
1st microbiology Chandler E. Merriman C.E. Byrd High School "UREASE AND ARGINASE ACTIVITIES ARE REGULATED BY THE HELICOBACTER PYLORI hp0431 AND hp0432 GENES IN A CHOLESTEROL-DEPENDENT FASHION"
2nd microbiology Joshua R. Caskey Benton High School "HCMV Regulation of Cell Survival"
3rd microbiology Nellie P. Yelvington
Jackalin Choi
Leesville High School "Waste NO! Energy YES!"
4th microbiology Michelle T. Hasenkampf Pope John Paul II Catholic High School "The Frequency of Sound and Bacterial Growth"
HM 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?"
1st physics and astronomy Meghan Bowie St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA) "The Mass of Sagittarius A* In Accordance to Orbital Dynamics of Dense Stellar Objects"
2nd physics and astronomy Behram Dossabhoy Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Magnetic Accelerator"
3rd physics and astronomy Ankur Khanna Caddo Parish Magnet High School "Effect of the Temperature of the Universe on Black Holes"
4th physics and astronomy Camille Simon Benjamin Franklin High School "Do Pricier Balls Perform Better"
HM 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"
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 Isabella M. Van Savage Caddo Parish Magnet High School "The Effects of Light Quality on Salvinia molesta"
3rd plant sciences Justin P.. Ortega Archbishop Shaw "The Efficiency of Hydroponics v Soil-Grown Plants"
4th plant sciences Lindsey L. Held Comeaux High School "Electromagnetic Radiation`s Effect on Bean Plant Growth"
HM plant sciences Avani Alapati Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge "The Effects of Caffeine as a Deterrent to Fall Armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda)"


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


Overall Winners:
Awards Div Category Student School Project Title
OverAll_1st SR engineering: materials and bioengineering Moez Hayat Caddo Parish Magnet High School "A Novel Platform for the Measurement of Hydrogen Sulfide"
OverAll_2nd 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."


Special Awards:
Award Name   (Place) School
American Meteorologial Society Emma C. Barbin
Ateshi N. Bhatt
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) Marygrace S. Duggar & Olivia Guidry (1ST)
Chancey C. Cothren (2ND)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Destrehan High School
American Society of Sugar Cane Technology Claire Doucet
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
ASM Materials Education Foundation Moez Hayat
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Association for Women Geoscientists Emma C. Barbin
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Gamma Sigma Delta award for Agriculture Kaylan Campbell (1ST)
Justin P.. Ortega (2ND)
Claire Doucet (3RD)
Avani Alapati (3RD)
John E. Cresson & Luke Avenel (HONORABLE MENTION)
Ana M. Seneca (HONORABLE MENTION)
Jerod M. Venable & Gunner Boler (HONORABLE MENTION)
Northwood High School
Archbishop Shaw
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge
St Pauls School
Pathways Christian School
Comeaux High School
GENIUS Olympiad Natalie M. Bush
Caroline E. Cochran
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
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) Moez Hayat
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Iota Sigma Pi Madison A. Hasenkampf (1ST)
Kelli Hu (2ND)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Louiana Science Teachers Association Annie Thai (1ST)
Austin Scioneaux (2ND)
Landon T. Millsap (3RD)
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
East St. John High School
Cedar Creek School
Louisiana Association of Mathematics Teachers David C. Luo (1ST)
Elya Courtney (2ND)
Adeline Martin (3RD)
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Carmel Hill School
South Terrebonne High School
Louisiana Horticulture Society Madison A. Hasenkampf (1ST)
Susan N. Nguyen (2ND)
Claire Doucet (3RD)
Rayni C. Amato (HONORABLE MENTION)
Justin P.. Ortega (HONORABLE MENTION)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Lutcher High School
Archbishop Shaw
Louisiana Section of the Air & Waste Management Association Natalie M. Bush (1ST)
Anne Elise LeBlanc (2ND)
Miriam Zitler (3RD)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Benjamin Franklin High School
Mu Alpha Theta David C. Luo
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Naval Science Award Natalie M. Bush
Marygrace S. Duggar & Olivia Guidry
Moez Hayat
Anugrah Jeyaseelan
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Ricoh Americas Corporation Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Society for In-Vitro Biology Isabella M. Van Savage
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
U.S. Air Force Natalie M. Bush
Marygrace S. Duggar & Olivia Guidry
Moez Hayat
Anugrah Jeyaseelan
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
U.S. Metric Association Natalie M. Bush
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
U.S. Public Health Service Anugrah Jeyaseelan
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Award Natalie M. Bush
Caroline E. Cochran
Marygrace S. Duggar & Olivia Guidry
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
St. Joseph`s Academy (SJA)
Yale Science and Engineering Association Thomas S. Rick
Benjamin Franklin High School