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Synthesis of a Biodegradable Bioplastic Alternative to Polypropylene Utilizing a Blend of D-Mannose and Acemannan from Aloe vera

Authors: Brian Lu and Haripriya Dukkipati Peer Reviewer: Ashley Yoon Professional Reviewer: Sidra tul Muntaha Saint Francis High School  Abstract The vast majority of commercial plastic that a general consumer encounters on store shelves, uses on a daily basis, and casually tosses into garbage bins is petroleum-based [1]. However, these Read more…

A Feasibility Study for Q-Learning Applied to a Dynamic Ant-Foraging Model

Written by: Malika Shah Peer Reviewer: Akhila Gundavelli Professional Reviewer: David Witman, PhD. Abstract: Reinforcement learning algorithms, such as Q-Learning, have been shown in certain situations to mimic the behavior of biological systems.  One example is ant-foraging models, where the goal of each individual ant is to explore an environment Read more…

Sound Localization and Speech Detection to Assist the Hearing Impaired

Yeji Cho Anthony Kim Valmik Ranparia Sky Shia Young KimChadwick High School/Peninsula High School Peer Reviewer: Annasimone Andrawis and Lily Ge Professional Reviewer: Mark Nimmer Sound Localization and Speech Detection to Assist the Hearing Impaired ABSTRACT Auditory assistive devices are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and audio visualization devices represent an innovative Read more…

The Role of FYN Inhibition and Knockdown in Determining Podocyte Cell Size and Actin Cytoskeleton

Daleep Grewal Roslyn High School Round Hill Road Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 Peer Reviewer: Himanshi Verma Pro Reviewer: Dr. Madhav C Menon Abstract Chronic kidney disease prevalence in the United States is expected to rise substantially, indicating that kidney transplantation is sub-par and that it is necessary to find biomarkers Read more…

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