Session II Project Presentations (10 min. + 5 min. Q & A)

9:45a.m. - 10:00a.m.
10:05a.m. - 10:20a.m.
10:25a.m. - 10:40a.m.

Schedule

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2020
Wednesday, April 22nd
9:45 AM

An Application of Compartmental Infectious Disease Modeling

Aidan Stueck, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Madhav Parthasarathy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

An investigation into PYTHIA

Archan Das, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Teodor Tchalakov, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Analysis of the Microbiome of Soil at Various Depths and Locations on the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Campus

Rachel Moreno, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Anti-Bacterial Effects of Echinacea Extract Using Kirby-Bauer Antibiotic Testing

Amelia Churchill, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Kristina Williams, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Biodiversity of Bacteriophage With the Host Microbacterium foliorum on the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Ivan Paul Thaddeus Anterola, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ann Lamptey, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Causal Relationships in 21st Century Chicago Gentrification

Alex Sobczynski, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Cell death due to excess GTP and phage activation in B. subtilis

Mark Ying, Illinois Math and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Crystal Structures of Large Volume Commercial Pharmaceuticals

Shivang Bhaskar '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Diana Gonzalez '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Econometric Analysis Between Harmful Air Conditions and Mortality of Respiratory Conditions

Caitlyn Castillo '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ashley Homecgoy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Effect of a loss of WRC formation on autistic behavior modulation

Akul Prakash, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Estimating the Number of Earth-Size Habitable Planets in the Milky-Way Galaxy

Aaron Calhoun, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ian Fouler, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Evelyn Lee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Manikandan Nagarathnam,, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Tyler Ptak, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ian Son, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

High School Socioeconomic Status and Adolescent Political Socialization

Rohan Upadhyay, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Investigating Sex-Specific Effects of Gut Microbiome Perturbations on Alzheimer’s Pathology

Shouri Bochetty '21, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Siva Nalabothu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Investigating Systematic Errors in Monte Carlo Simulated Events

Evan Blad, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Investigation of Student Inquiry and Research through Media

Francesca D. Dumitrescu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Pathogen Resistance in Soil Samples for Drug Discovery

Saachi Dalvi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Neha Maddali, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Predictions for the DUNE Detector in relation with Proton Decay

Diego Michel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Scintillation light data from the ProtoDUNE detector

Smriti Shankar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Screening Compounds to Identify an Inhibitor of the Dengue NS5 Protein

Jumobi Arowolo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brenna Christoffel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Quadri Durojaiye, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Solar Cooker Development in Midwestern Climate

Oliver Bohac, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Eugene Lim, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Harshini Musku, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Testing for a Better Alzheimer’s Disease Drug through Reinventing Aricept

Muyiwa Arowolo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Tony Martin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Expression of ERE & NFkB in Breast Cancer Cell Lines

Utsa Bhattacharyya, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Given/New Distinction in Sentence Inversion: How Nonstandard Sentence Structure Affects Intonation

Nathan Shwatal, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Influence of Batted Ball Factors on the Home Run Rate of Major League Baseball

Austin Shwatal, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

The Proliferation in Different Cell Lines of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Jade Bates, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Claire Mae Difford, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Vitexin enhances BMP9-induced osteogenic differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)

Alison Deng, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Lily Li, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:05 AM

A Machine Learning Approach to Predict Schizophrenia from SNP-Array Based Genomic Data

Chandra Gangavarapu '21, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

A Search for Inhibitors of HGXPRT Using Protein Thermal Shift Assays

Akanksha Garg, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Rachna Gupta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Hannah Xu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

An ePIC Assessment of Quadriceps Motor Unit Firing Patterns During Isometric Knee Extension: A High-Density Surface Electromyography Study

Saicharan Voora, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Chemoresistant Ovarian Cancer Cells

Winny Liu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Community Mobility as a Predictor of Cognitive Performance in Stroke Recovery

Monika Narain, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Computer Aided Drug design to inhibit HIV protease

Alyssa Daniels '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Connectivity of Basal Ganglia and Cerebral Cortex in Primary Progressive Aphasia

SriLalana Appasani, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

CRF input to the external globus pallidus

Ahana Narayanan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Crystal Structures of New Citrate Salts

Jerry Hong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nilan V. Patel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

DNA Damage Response to High Nitric Oxide Exposure in A549 Cancer Cells

Samira Cheruku, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Encoder-Decoder Frameworks for Translation Between Human and Mouse Proteins

Jacob Levine, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Engineering pH dependent binding interactions anti-caffeine VHH camelid antibodies with ionizable amino acid side chain substitutions

Dana Stanecki, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Evaluating the Accuracy of Hydrogeological Field Test Kits

Ethan Phillips, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Generating Limits on the Scale of Compositeness

Nikita Elkin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Machine Learning Datasets and Algorithms through "Duckietown" Vision Systems

Ajay Jayaraman, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Mass Resolution and Acceptance * Migration

Ellyn Hu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Eva Tuecke, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Materials and Methods for Identifying the Efficacy of Curcumin and Boswellia Serrata in Treating Glioblastoma Multiforme

Maddy Chow '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Rachel Tin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

On the cross section of minimal bands orthogonal to the sides of a polygon

Matthew Niemiro '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Phage Discovery

Sydney Despe, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brennan Shapiro '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Phylotechnical Tree at Olduvai Gorge

Levi Raskin, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

Purifying Water With Egg Patties and Silver Nitrate

Declan Creaney, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aaron Fanjoy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brandon Smith, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

The Antimicrobial Properties of Z. officinale mixed with Zeolite Clinoptilolite Nanoparticles

Emily R. Atkinson, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Saachi Kumar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Julianna Padilla, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

The Relationship between Prominent Global Religions and Governmental Proceedings, Measured through the Context of Regulations in Women’s Statutory Rights

Gaylen Dimick, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

The Strictness of Climate Regulation and how it Affects a Country’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lauren Crowe, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:20 AM

10:25 AM

An Analysis on the Effects of Inhibitors on Cathepsin D in Glioblastoma Cells

Lola Alao, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sriya Gandhi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Ceramic Water Purification

Duncan Osmund, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Charles(Chas) Schreiber, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Grace Smith, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Arthur Wang, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Comparing Network Sampling Methods

Alec Chen, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Creating a Framework for the Generation Monte Carlo Limits on Large Extra Dimensions

Daniel Lee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Drug Discovery: Antimicrobials from Soil Samples

Megan Lee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Katya Romano, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Gowri Warikoo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Dungeons and Dragons and the LGBTQA+ Community

Samuel Rabideau '20, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Effect of exoU vs exoS genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream isolateson Galleria mellonella

Prarthana Prashanth, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Effects of Hypertension and Diabetes in the Chicagoland Area

Breanna Yang, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Exploring the Potential of Cucurbiturils as Host Compounds in Host-Guest Complexes

Shrutika Gupta, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shambhavi Punjala, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Carolina Seoane, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Food odor perception during different times of day in males and females

Ruchi Patel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Ginkgo Biloba

Courtney Cagnolatti, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Emma Darbro, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Linda Kaneps, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Gravitational Lensing with Generative Adversarial Networks

WonJun Park, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Roshan Thekiniath, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Tejo Velagapudi, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Identification of Cell Types That Harbor Cytomegalovirus DNA in Acutely and Latently Infected Mice Spleen

Aneesh Maganti, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Impact of Economic Socialization and Biosimilar Availability on International Price Discrimination

Ella Foes, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Interactions between Plants and Soil within Prairie Ecosystems

Richard Jun, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Investigation of Bacterial Carbonic Anhydrase Stability

Yatri Sutaria, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Molecular Modelling and Synthesis of PDE4 Inhibitors

Ishani Tarafdar, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Myoelectric Computer Interface Training for Reducing Co-Activation and Enhancing Arm Movement in Chronic Stroke Survivors: A Randomized Trial

Siva Nalabothu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ishaar Ganesan, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Parameterization of Lambda Dependence

Ming Huang, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brady Williams, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

The Effects of Probiotics through Maternal Administration in the Gut Development of Pups

Nikhilesh Gupta, Illinois Math and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

The Influence of Various Drug States on the Responses to External Stimuli through Simulation in a Rodent Model

Hiteshi Patel, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

The role of Amyloid-beta oligomers in the developing CNS

Ashley Koca, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shreya Pattisapu, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

The Thermal Stabilization of Rubisco Activase in Maize

Ethan Haque, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nathan Joseph, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Using Thermal Shift Assays to Identify Inhibitors of the Isocitrate Lyase-1 Protein in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Shikha Adhikari, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Pourav Banerjee, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:25 AM - 10:40 AM