2010 Official Winners List

 

The Patrick F. Taylor School Grant

The Patrick F. Taylor School Grants are materials and/or field trip grants presented to participating high schools which have a minimum of 10 projects competing in the senior division.  These awards are given to recognize successful participation in the GNOSEF and are to be used to promote interest in upper level math and science courses.

The teachers recognized for their efforts are from: Abramson Science & Technology School, Benjamin Franklin High School, John Curtis Christian School, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson Senior High School.

 

Senior Division Grand Award Winners

1st Place -Caleb Gestes -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Affecting Solar Cell Productivity-Using Light Intensity and Ambient Temperature

1st Place Kinga Malkinska -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler, The The Effect of the Magnetic Field of a Neodymium-Iron-Boron Magnet on the Reproduction Rate of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells

3rd Place Maresh Campbell -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Nancy Issacson

Think Fast: The Effect of Cell Phones on Reaction Time

4th Place Jennifer Tu - Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher:Nancy Issacson

The Effects of Bitrate and Compression on Video Quality

 

Senior Division Teacher Awards

Most Prolific Teacher Award

Cathy Boucvalt - John Curtis Christian

GNOSEF Teacher/Mentor Award

Judy Schmollinger - Thomas Jefferson Senior High School

Elizabeth Harney - Ursuline Academy

 

Senior Division Category Winners

First Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Animal Sciences Christian Nguyen Benjamin Franklin High School The effects of caffeine on memory retention in Rattus Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Behavioral and Social Sciences Amy Hui Benjamin Franklin High School Autism Behaviors in Epac2 Mutant Mice Lisa Hartman
Biochemistry Sarah  Stuckey Ursuline Academy Dandruff Shampoo:  Which Dandruff Shampoo os Most Effective in Supressing the Activation of Yeast? Elizabeth Harney
Cellular and Molecular Biology Thu Phan Thomas Jefferson Senior High  What is the effect of enzymes on the mass of extractable DNA?  Schmollinger, Judy 
Chemistry Israel Arceri C.H.E.F. of GNO Going to the Bullpen for Stain Relief - Removing Clay Sliding Stains from White Polyethylene Terephthalate Baseball Pants Arceri, Lisa
Computer Science Jennifer Tu Benjamin Franklin High School The Effects of Bitrate and Compression on Video Quality Isaacson, Nancy
Earth and Planetary Science Justin West Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies Do different amounts of water and compaction affect the strength of soil? Stephens, Susan
Energy and Transportation Caleb Gestes John Curtis Christian Affecting Solar Cell Productivity-Using Light Intensity and Ambient Temperature Cathy Boucvalt
Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Stephen Uwaezuoke Abramson Science & Technology School Moving on Air Abdullah Tatir
Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Jordan Hanberry John Curtis Christian A Caulker's Caulk-Which Caulk is the Best for Doing Home Improvements? Cathy Boucvalt
Environmental Management Shannon Macika Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of the type of potting container on the grwoth of Spartina alterniflora Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Environmental Sciences Rikia Ancar Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of salt intrusion on freshwater cypress trees Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Mathematical Sciences Dunnya Adelbaqi Thomas Jefferson Senior High What is the probability of winning a game of UNO? Fox, Hollie
Medicine and Health Sciences Brennan Ferguson Ursuline Academy Lend Me Your Ears Elizabeth Harney
Microbiology Anna  Landry Ursuline Academy How Killer Is Your Pool? Elizabeth Harney
Misconceptions Category Navarion Williams Abramson Science & Technology School Sweating glass Elkhan Akhundov
Physics and Astronomy Nathaniel Glaser Benjamin Franklin High School The Effect of Individual Frequencies on a Composite Tone Isaacson, Nancy
Plant Sciences Senthil Natarajan Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies Allelopathy: The Use of Plants as Natural Herbicides Stephens, Susan
Team Projects Hannah Marks Benjamin Franklin High School Effects of wingspan to body mass ratio on the distance an insect will fall before flying Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Team Projects Lauren Reeks Benjamin Franklin High School Effects of wingspan to body mass ratio on the distance an insect will fall before flying Davis-Wheeler, Clare

 

Second Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Animal Sciences Kacey Wuertz John Curtis Christian Living Lights Cathy Boucvalt
Behavioral and Social Sciences Maresh Campbell Benjamin Franklin High School Think Fast: The Effect of Cell Phones on Reaction Time Nancy Issacson
Biochemistry Michelle Pham Benjamin Franklin High School Effect of Manuka honey on regeneration of D. tigria Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Cellular and Molecular Biology Kinga Malkinska Benjamin Franklin High School The Effect of the Magnetic Field of a Neodymium-Iron-Boron Magnet on the Reproduction Rate of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Gubala, Mary
Chemistry Thuy-Mai Nguyen Benjamin Franklin High School The Permeability of Acids and Bases in Common Hospital Disinfectants on Latex Gloves Lsia Hartman
Computer Science Daniel Glaser Benjamin Franklin High School Wireless vs. Wired: The Impact of Interference on Game Controller Delay Isaacson, Nancy
Earth and Planetary Science Jasper Balsomo Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy The effect of the angle of impact on the crater diameter and depth  Simpson, Janell
Energy and Transportation Brent Matherne Thomas Jefferson Senior High How does the number of paddles on a water wheel affect the amount of electricity produced? Schmollinger
Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Mitchell Hartley John Curtis Christian Solar VS. Electricty Cathy Boucvalt
Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Jona Fox Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy The effect of temperature on the mass required to break glass Simpson, Janell
Environmental Management Nancy Tran Benjamin Franklin High School Effect of biodegradation from Pseudomonas fluorescens on the degradation of polyethylene Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Environmental Sciences Anna Rees Benjamin Franklin High School Dissolved Oxygen in Closed Canals versus Canals Flowing Into Lake Pontchartrain Isaacson, Nancy
Mathematical Sciences Jerry Nash Abramson Science & Technology School Finding area using probability Veysel Karatas
Medicine and Health Sciences Asia  Richmond John Curtis Christian Can You Taste What I Can Taste? Cathy Boucvalt
Microbiology Joseph Gilbert, III John Ehret High School What is the effect of salicylic acid on the growth of Enterobacter cloacae? Donahoe, Donna
Misconceptions Category Joshell Taylor Abramson Science & Technology School Don't Believe in your Eyes Elkhan Akhundov
Physics and Astronomy Andrew Thomas Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of barrier thickness on the progress of sound waves Ferris,David
Plant Sciences Ghazal Maghareh Ursuline Academy Magnets or Fertilizer? Jay Jay Juan
Team Projects

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Schwank Benjamin Franklin High School The effect Effects of bioremediation on dissolved oxygen levels in aquatic ecosystems Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Team Projects Nadia Rahman Benjamin Franklin High School The effect Effects of bioremediation on dissolved oxygen levels in aquatic ecosystems Davis-Wheeler, Clare

 

Third Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Animal Sciences Alexandra Hunter Thomas Jefferson Senior High Does the amount of perfume affect the working capacity of mosquito repellent? Schmollinger, Judy 
Behavioral and Social Sciences Madison Roussel Ursuline Academy Oh, I Remember That:  How False Information Affects Memory Elizabeth Harney
Biochemistry Adrianna  Garcia Thomas Jefferson Senior High Yeast Reproduction in Sugar Substitutes Fox, Hollie
Cellular and Molecular Biology Prema Bhattacharjee Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Development and characterization of chimeric hepatitis C virus with red fluorescence protein Simpson, Janell
Chemistry Kimia Kaviani Ursuline Academy The Effect of Brewing Time on Percent Caffiene Present in brewed Tea Elizabeth Harney
Computer Science Sulaiman Hamed Abramson Science & Technology School How do Computers Guess? Evren Culha
Earth and Planetary Science Logan Thibodeaux John Curtis Christian Wind Erosion:  Gone With the Wind Cathy Boucvalt
Energy and Transportation Earl Kaiser Thomas Jefferson Senior High Need an Oil Change? Kiko Sunderland
Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Christian Kay Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of computed tomography and magnetic resonance parameters on signal-to-noise and spatial resolution Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Shane Buck Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of different materials on sound level reduction Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Environmental Management Andre Johnson Jr. Thomas Jefferson Senior High   The effect of sediment on cleaning oily feathers   Schmollinger, Judy 
Environmental Sciences Thuan Bui Abramson Science & Technology School Simple Technique to clean oil spillage Yunus Bicici
Mathematical Sciences Anh Vu Abramson Science & Technology School From another angle: the epic tale of ten regular polygons Hasan Sazci
Medicine and Health Sciences Linda Tran Abramson Science & Technology School Microwaving Plastics: Silent Threat Hasan Sazci
Microbiology Emma Tyler Benjamin Franklin High School The Effects of Green vs. Traditional Cleaners on Household Bacteria Lisa Hartman
Physics and Astronomy Jimmy Burns John Curtis Christian Biomechanics of Pitching With a STRIDE and Without a Stride. Cathy Boucvalt
Plant Sciences Ryan Braun John Curtis Christian What is the Effect of Food Color on Grass Growth? Cathy Boucvalt
Team Projects Annie Peddie Benjamin Franklin High School Effect of agricultural fertilizer runoff on eutrophication Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Team Projects Carly Peddie Benjamin Franklin High School Effect of agricultural fertilizer runoff on eutrophication Davis-Wheeler, Clare

 

Fourth Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Animal Sciences Todd Tidwell Thomas Jefferson Senior High   The effect of temperature change on ant behavior Schmollinger
Behavioral and Social Sciences Katie Young C.H.E.F. of GNO Does the Beat Change the Beat?
The Effect of Music with Different Tempos on a Teenager's Pulse
Lisa Arceri
Biochemistry Andrew Chang  Benjamin Franklin High School An Analysis of the Degradation of Cellulose by Coptotermes formosanus Cellulase Gubala, Mary
Cellular and Molecular Biology Casey Duvall Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy How do G-banding and fluorescent in situ hybridization compare in detecting Down Syndrom? Simpson, Janell
Chemistry Daniel Schwertz Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies Which soft drink makes the strongest bonding agent? Stephens, Susan
Computer Science Michael Barnes Abramson Science & Technology School Zip It Elkhan Akhundov
Earth and Planetary Science Dex Thibodeaux John Curtis Christian The Higher the Earthquake Intensity, the Greater the Damage. Cathy Boucvalt
Energy and Transportation Brandon Pascua Thomas Jefferson Senior High   The effect of wind speed on how much energy is produced in a Savonius wind turbine  Schmollinger, Judy 
Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Mirandy Li Benjamin Franklin High School The effects of insulation material type on temperature and enery conservation Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Environmental Management Brandon Theodore Abramson Science & Technology School Growing New Land in Mississippi Delta Elkhan Akhundov
Environmental Sciences Trey Palmer John Curtis Christian How Does Acid Raid Affect Plant Seed Germination? Cathy Boucvalt
Mathematical Sciences Shauna Moore Thomas Jefferson Senior High    What is the most landed on square in Monopoly?    Schmollinger, Judy 
Medicine and Health Sciences Shilka Babu Benjamin Franklin High School The Effects of Long-Term In Vitro Culturing on Chromosome Number of Rhesus Monkey, Rehesus macaque, Neural Stem Cells Gubala, Mary
Microbiology Amie Elizabeth Sam-Pang John Curtis Christian What Works Best For Handwashing? Cathy Boucvalt
Misconceptions Category Andrea Ho Abramson Science & Technology School How Mississippi river path changed over years Elkhan Akhundov
Plant Sciences Jamie-Ahn Tran Benjamin Franklin High School The effect of acid rain on Lemna minor Davis-Wheeler, Clare
Team Projects Chasity Williams Abramson Science & Technology School Are your Eyes playing tricks on you? Abdullah Tatir
Team Projects Katherine Stone Abramson Science & Technology School Are your Eyes playing tricks on you? Abdullah Tatir

 

Senior Division Special Award Winners

 

Junior Division Grand Award Winners

Foluke Uwaezuoke - Abramson Science & Technology School; Teacher: Ahmet Ege

Fire up

Matthew Stuckey - Christian Brothers School; Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersmann

The effects of varying conditions on ripening and sugar content.

 

Junior Division GNOSEF Teacher/Mentor Award

Hasan Sazci - Abramson Science & Technology School

Pam Catalano - St. Rita

Junior Division Category Winners

First Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Physical Sciences Foluke Uwaezuoke Abramson Science & Technology School Fire up Ahmet Ege
Earth and Space Sciences Jasmine Mcbride Abramson Science & Technology School Antipollutionist Hairs
Hasan Sazci
Mathematics and Computers Garrett Tobin Christian Brothers Can you measure the earth with a yardstick? Konersmann, Bro. Laurence
Biological Sciences Matthew Stuckey Christian Brothers The effects of varying conditions on ripening and sugar content Konersmann, Bro. Laurence
Team Projects Rebekah Bass Memorial Baptist Christian School (MBCS) Stain Busters Maggie Guffey
Team Projects Jenny Scott Memorial Baptist Christian School (MBCS) Stain Busters Maggie Guffey

 

Second Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Mathematics and Computers Tam Lee Abramson Science & Technology School Fast Map Formula
Hasan Sazci
Physical Sciences Christian Maher Christian Brothers Does size affect the number of access points discovered? Konersmann, Bro. Laurence
Earth and Space Sciences Jenny Thompson John Curtis Christian Wind Turns Up Winner Meeting Energy Needs! Cathy Boucvalt
Biological Sciences Mark Golay St. Benilde Cockroach Cafe - What do Roaches Like to Eat? McCann, Diane
Team Projects Stephanie Clavin  St. Rita Will They Stay or Will They Go?   Catalano, Pam 
Team Projects Jennifer  Rando St. Rita Will They Stay or Will They Go?   Catalano, Pam 
Team Projects Jessica  Mancuso St. Rita Will They Stay or Will They Go?   Catalano, Pam 

 

Third Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Earth and Space Sciences Samuel Simpson J.D. Meisler Middle School The Effect of Materials Used on Levee Stabilit Nick, Leslie
Biological Sciences Andrew  Rousseau John Curtis Christian Do Changes in the Environment such as Temperature and Light Affect the Activity Level of Brine Shrimp? Kathy Bush
Mathematics and Computers Seonjoo "Sophia" Lee John Curtis Christian To Tilt or Not to Tilt. Boucvalt, Cathy
Team Projects Destiny Authement T.H. Harris Middle School Water Absorption in paper towels.  Don M. Shannon
Team Projects Victoria Shields T.H. Harris Middle School Water Absorption in paper towels.  Don M. Shannon
Physical Sciences Christiane Petitbon Ursuline Academy Hand Washing Vs. Dishwashing Jill Brown

 

Fourth Place Winners

Category FirstName LastName School ProjectTitle Teacher
Mathematics and Computers Justice Desvign Abramson Science & Technology School Boost up the Signal Aman Niyazmuradov
Physical Sciences Farnell Doyle Abramson Science & Technology School Fire fighting using Paint Orhan Avci
Mathematics and Computers Carolyn Payton Abramson Science & Technology School Weighing out your decision Hasan Sazci
Earth and Space Sciences Siddesh Ponnapakkam Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies How does non-point pollution effects local bodies of water?  Stephens, Susan
Biological Sciences Nicholas  Nguyen St. Cletus Potato and Lemon Power Claire La Mothe
Team Projects Kaitlyn  Catalano  St. Rita Optical Illusions Catalano, Pam 
Team Projects Ravin  Barre' St. Rita Optical Illusions Catalano, Pam 
Team Projects Austin  Beaupre St. Rita Optical Illusions Catalano, Pam 

 

Junior Division Special Awards

 
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