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A Monte Carlo Simulation of the Single-Electron Transistor

Engineering
About the Scholar: Irene Chen grew up in the United States and attended Leland High School in San Jose, California The Research: Since transistors, the foundation of modern electronic devices, became commercially available in the 1960s, “Moore’s Law,” which states that the number of transistors that can fit into an integrated circuit doubles every two […]

The Relationship Between Gut Microbiome, Hormones, and Acne Vulgaris Disease Presentation

Biology
About the Scholar: Hui Lan grew up in China and attended the International School of Beijing in Beijing, China The Research: Acne is not only a skin disease but also a social liability that can lead adolescents to social withdrawal and thoughts of suicide. Expensive and possibly ineffective topical or medical treatments can be a […]
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Would Limiting Animal Product Consumption Be an Effective Public Health Strategy? The Role of Industrial Farming in the European Union as a Catalyst for Food-Borne Disease Resulting from Antimicrobial-resistant Bacteria

Chemistry
About the Scholar: Elis Sõõrd grew up in Estonia and attended Pearson College UWC in Victoria, Canada The widespread use of antibiotics in farming and food animal production has led to a significant increase in antimicrobial-resistant bacteria (ARB), accompanied by an increase in life-threatening diseases that can no longer be treated with the antibiotics now […]

Characterization of Chitosan/PVA Scaffolds with Chitosans of Different Average Molecular Weights for Tissue Engineering

Chemistry
About the Scholar: Zijun Zhang grew up in China and attended The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal University Tissue engineering encourages the body to replace damaged tissues or organs with tissues grown in the body from laboratory-generated cells. Three-dimensional scaffolds guide cellular growth and support new tissue formation. Scaffolds made from chitosan, derived […]
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Culture and Pain: The Effect of Culture on the Production of Endorphins in the Brain

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Joshua E. Roth  grew up in the United States and attended Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois The Research: Pain is a universal experience, but the perception of pain varies. Ritual practices that would be intolerably painful to outsiders seem to be painless to members of the cultures. Joshua’s proposed […]

Molecular Transistors: The Effects of Test Molecules on the Conduction Patterns of a Lithium Nanowire

Chemistry
About the Scholar: Isaac Ick grew up in the United States and attended Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, Tennessee The Research: Since transistors were first invented, they have consistently become smaller, allowing computers to process increasingly large amounts of information ever more quickly. The limit of miniaturization using current materials has nearly been reached, and […]

Locating Obnoxious Facilities: Minimizing Risk and Cost of Disposing and Transporting Hazardous Waste

Mathematics
About the Scholar: Rahil Bathwal grew up in India and attended Jamnabai Narsee International School in Mumbai, India The Research: When facilities are designed for use by an area’s citizens, convenience and easy accessibility are key factors. Disposal sites for hazardous waste need to be as far as possible from densely populated areas, but still […]

The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Ria Tomar grew up in the United States and attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California The Research: Two major theories about dreams are based on contrasting suppositions. “Activation synthesis” proposes that dreams are a way of discharging excess electrical impulses while we sleep. “Threat simulation theory” sees dreams as […]

Calibrating the Salt Concentration of Water Using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Technique

Engineering
About the Scholar: Elif Kulaksizoǧlu grew up in Turkey and attended the Hisar School in Istanbul, Turkey The Research: An increase in salinity in the coastal areas of Bangladesh is having a widespread negative effect on human health and agriculture. Elif designed the research described in this paper to learn if SPR could be used […]

Investigating the Characteristics of the Optimal Point for Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia

Engineering
About the Scholar: Ege Özgüroǧlu grew up in Turkey and attended Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey. The Research: Hyperthermia, the activation of magnetic nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field, is a promising potential cancer treatment. Recent advances in technology have made it possible to target cancer cells with precision, but the question remains of how […]
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