2011 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: Abramson Science & Technology School, Benjamin Franklin High School, John Curtis Christian School, John Ehret High School, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson Senior High School, and Ursuline Academy

 

Senior Division Grand Ward Winners

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

Lightning in a Bottle: Phase 1

1st Place Kinga Malkinska -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler, The effect of strains on light absorption spectrum of Si for solar cell applications

3rd Place Junru Yan -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Sally Spahn,

The effect of BMP2, BMP9, Noggin, and FGF8b on osteosarcomas

4th Place Emily Chen -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler, Efficacy of disinfectants against identified bacteria from common school surfaces

Senior Division Teacher Awards

Most Prolific Teacher Award

Cathy Boucvalt - John Curtis Christian

GNOSEF Teacher/Mentor Award

Clare Davis-Wheeler - Benjamin Franklin High School

Cathy Boucvalt   - John Curtis Christian School

 

Senior Division Category Winners

First Place Winners

1st Place Animal Sciences Mott Holt -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The Effect of Light Wavelength on Bug Attraction

1st Place Behavioral and Social Sciences Nicole Collins -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: David Ferris

Does Handedness Affect the Perception of Ambiguous Optical Illusions?

1st Place Biochemistry Vashti Price -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

I Have a Headache!

1st Place Cellular and Molecular Biology Thu Phan-Thomas Jefferson Senior High; Teacher: Judy Schmollinger

How Does Increased Temperature Affect the Solubility of Chlorophyll a and b (rf value) from Water Spinach (Ipomeoa Aquatica)?

1st Place Chemistry Maryssa Offlee -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: David Ferris

The effect of preparation methods on the Vitamin C content in Brassica oleracea

1st Place Computer Science Sahil Patel -Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies; Teacher: Susan Stephens

User-Database Communication: The computation analysis of three popular programming languages

1st Place Earth and Planetary Science Ayla Miller -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The Effect of Kiln-firing on the Percent Water Absorption of Mud-dauber (Sceliphron caementateium and Trypoxylon politum) Wasp Nests

1st Place Energy and Transportation Kinga Malkinska -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler,

The effect of strains on light absorption spectrum of Si for solar cell applications

1st Place Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Ashton Harmeyer -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Computers can Sort Luggage By Colors

1st Place Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Caitlyn Anderson-Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The Effects on Heart Rate and Cardiac Output on Model Heart when Tube Size is Altered to Mimic Atherosclerosis and Valve Disease

1st Place Environmental Management Mandy Granier -Ursuline Academy; Teacher: Laura Duncan

Is It Truly Green?

1st Place Environmental Sciences Mitchell Hartley -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Absorbing Oil with Invasive Species: Kudzu, Kenaf, and Peanut Shells.

1st Place Mathematical Sciences Anh Vu -Abramson Science & Technology; Teacher: Evren Culha

Effect of The Rope Length On Pendulum Oscillation

1st Place Medicine and Health Sciences Yi Shao -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Lisa Hartman

The effects of dietary and lifestyle habits on the growth of Streptococcus salivarius

1st Place Microbiology Emily Chen -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler,

Efficacy of disinfectants against identified bacteria from common school surfaces

1st Place Physics and Astronomy Samuel McHugh -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of high gravity on plant growth

1st Place Plant Sciences Abigail Olinde -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Mary Gubala

The Effect of Supplemental Soil Nutrients on the Carbon Sequestration of Zantedeshia aethiopica

1st Place Team Projects Taylor Adams & Brianna Crabtree -John Ehret High School; Teacher: Donna Donahoe

Is reaction time faster with a trackpad or mouse when playing a computer game.

Second Place Winners

2nd Place Animal Sciences Leslie McConnell -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of BVA Adulticide Oil on Mosquito Larvae

2nd Place Biochemistry Courtney Brooks -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Which Type of Milk has the Least Amount of Lactose Carbohydrates?

2nd Place Cellular and Molecular Biology Senthil Natarajan -Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies; Teacher: Susan Stephens

Enzymes: How does temperature affect their reaction rate?

2nd Place Chemistry Shannon Vitrano -Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy; Teacher: Janell Simpson

What is the effect of solvent polarity on the chromatographic separation of dyes in water soluble markers?

2nd Place Computer Science Kenny Vo -Abramson Science & Technology;

Teacher: Elkhan Akhundov

Difference Between 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz

2nd Place Earth and Planetary Science Justin West -Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies; Teacher: Susan Stephens

Does oil polution affect the strength of soil with different amounts of water?

2nd Place Energy and Transportation Caleb Gestes -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Lightning in a Bottle: Phase I

2nd Place Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Benny Boudreaux -Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy; Teacher: Janell Simpson

What is the effect of different oils on the temperature of a piston in a nitro-motor?

2nd Place Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Philipe Gilchrist -ohn Curtis Christian;Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Butts of Steel!

2nd Place Environmental Management Andrew Pham -John Ehret High School; Teacher: Donna Donahoe

Will nitrates, calcium and potassiumimprove health of plants grown in soil contaminated with copper sulfate?

2nd Place Environmental Sciences Stefan Moll -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: May Gubala

The Effects of Chemical Dispersant on Dinoflagellate, Gymnodinium breve and Peridinium quadridens, Population Growth.

2nd Place Mathematical Sciences Jerry Nash -Abramson Science & Technology School; Teacher: Evren Culha

Finding Area of Irregular Shapes Using Heron Formula

2nd Place Medicine and Health Sciences Junru Yan -JBenjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Sally Spahn

Can You Taste What I Can Taste?

2nd Place Microbiology Tichelle Porch -Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy;

Teacher: Janell Simpson

PCR based detection of Salmonella bacteria in vitro

2nd Place Physics and Astronomy Rachel Roberie -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Nancy Isaacson

The effect of temperature on battery longevity

2nd Place Plant Sciences Daisy Rosato -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of the type of planter on Cucumis stativus, Solanum lycopersicum, Pisum statim

2nd Place Team Projects Alex Clay & Wayne Hahnebaum -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: May Gubala

The effect of weight placement on deviation and distance traveled by a gravity-propelled vehicle

Third Place Winners

3rd Place Animal Sciences Paige Coughlin -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler,

Traditional Insecticides vs. Environmentally Friendly Alternatives on the Eradication of the Household Pest Epilachna varvivestis

3rd Place Behavioral and Social Sciences Charles Whitaker -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: David Ferris

Reading as an Automated Behavior: Testing the Discrepancies Between Children and Adults in the "John Stroop Effect"

3rd Place Biochemistry Austin Moreau -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Does the Price of the Toothpaste Affect the Whitenng Ability?

3rd Place Cellular and Molecular Biology Stephen Uwaezuoke -Abramson Science & Technology;Teacher: Elkhan Akhundov

Huntington's "Rhes"t in the house of Mouse

3rd Place Chemistry Michael Mason -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: David Ferris

The effects of two different detergents on oil emulsification in water

3rd Place Computer Science Jevon Perry -Abramson Science & Technology School; Teacher: Jordan Shelley

Image File Formats

3rd Place Earth and Planetary Science Raquel Trahan -Thomas Jefferson Senior High; Teacher: Hollie Fox

The effect of turbidity on light absorption

3rd Place Energy and Transportation Liam Craver-Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Mary Gubala

Effects of Alternative Dyes on the Efficiency of a Dye Sensitized Solar Cell

3rd Place Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Owen Chambers -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt,

NXT 2.0

3rd Place Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Josh Hanberry -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Which Truss Should You Trust???

3rd Place Environmental Management Jessica Lawrence John Curtis Christian ;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Are Dispersants a Good Choice for Oil Spill Clean-up?

3rd Place Environmental Sciences Marcel Garon -Benjamin Franklin High School;Teacher: David Ferris

The effect of detergent on the dissolved oxygen levels in a closed ecosystem

3rd Place Mathematical Sciences Gabrielle Mendy -Ursuline Academy;

Teacher: Laura Duncan

light sources with the inverse square law

3rd Place Medicine and Health Sciences Hui Jin -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The Effect of Mutation in RPE65 on the Levels of 11-cis-Retinol

3rd Place Microbiology Rachel Stuckey -Ursuline Academy;

Teacher: Laura Duncan

SWEET! Can artificial sweetners be used in place of sugar in baking bread?

3rd Place Physics and Astronomy Kirklynn Brehm -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Does the Angle of a Photovoltaic Cell Affect the Millivolt Output?

3rd Place Plant Sciences Maria Do -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of acid rain on the growth of Lactuca sativa

3rd Place Team Projects Keionne Green & Laura Jones -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of salt concentration on the bioluminescence of Vibrio fischerii

Fourth Place Winners

4th Place Animal Sciences Evan Hileman -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Insect Dectectives!

4th Place Behavioral and Social Sciences Adeline Williams -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The Effect of Facial Symmetry on Attractiveness

4th Place Biochemistry Jerenika Semien -John Ehret High School;

Teacher: Donna Donahoe

To what extent does ethyl alcohol inhibit enzyme reaction rates?

4th Place Cellular and Molecular Biology Cindy Padilla -John Ehret High School;

Teacher: Donna Donahoe

What is the effect of electricity on beet cell membranes?

4th Place Chemistry Claire Cassreino -Benjamin Franklin High School;

Teacher: Clare Davis-Wheeler

The effect of sunlight on exterior paints containing different levels of VOC

4th Place Computer Science Curtisha Belton -Abramson Science & Technology School; Teacher: Ziya Abdullayev

Stenography vs cryptography - which one is better in coding

4th Place Earth and Planetary Science Time Luwe -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Type of Soil has an Effect on the Amount of Concentration of Contaminants Potentially Reaching the Water Table.

4th Place Energy and Transportation Katherine Stone -Abramson Science & Technology;Teacher: Cuneyt Dokmen

Glauber Salt Effect

4th Place Engineering - Electrical and Mechanical Matthew Haas -Thomas Jefferson Senior High; Teacher: Judy Schmollinger

How Does the Shape of the Armature in an Electric Motor Affect the Motor's Speed?

4th Place Engineering - Materials and Bioengineering Ryan Braun -John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

A Study of Ployurethane, Lacquer, Enamel, and Latex: Finding the Most Waterproof Wood Coating.

4th Place Environmental Management Dalton Duvio -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

To Coat or Not To Coat the Levee Pilings

4th Place Environmental Sciences Terrelle Senette -John Ehret High School;

Teacher: Donna Donahoe

The effect of everyday remedies on pond life.

4th Place Mathematical Sciences Michael Ninh -Thomas Jefferson Senior High;

Teacher: Judy Schmollinger

What card set strategy gives the highest probability of winning "13"?

4th Place Medicine and Health Sciences Amie Sam-Pang -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Assessing the Anti-Oxidant Activity of Tea Leaf Extract.

4th Place Microbiology Carlie Peters -Benjamin Franklin High School; Teacher: Mary Gubala

Assessing the effectivenss of hospital cleaning by surface and location using two microbial assay methods

4th Place Physics and Astronomy Rachel Romero -Ursuline Academy; Teacher: Elizabeth Harney

Whoop There It Is: Suspension Damping on Dirt Bikes

4th Place Plant Sciences Brad Frazier -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Fish, Dirt, or Water - Which Grows Tomatoes Best?

4th Place Team Projects Leonard Clark & Devin Madison -Abramson Science & Technology School; Teacher: Elkhan Akhundov

When Should you stop chewing the gum?

 

Senior Division Special Award Winners

 

Junior Division Grand Award Winners

 

Collin Gillen -Christian Brothers School;

Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersmann

Concrete, Juice, and Milk -- A Recipe for Disaster?

Joshue Lacoste -Christian Brothers School;

Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersmann

Which Sports Drink is Best?

Junior Division GNOSEF Teacher/Mentor Award

Bro. Laurence Konersmann - Christian Brothers School

Susan Stephens - Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

Junior Division Category Winners

First Place Winners

1st Place Biological Sciences Benjamin Edelman-Haynes Academy for Advanced Studiel; Teacher: Susan Stephens

Grafting

1st Place Chemistry Collin Gillen -Christian Brothers School;

Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersman

Concrete, Juice, and Milk -- A Recipe for Disaster?

1st Place Earth and Space Sciences Cory Ronan - John Curtis Christian; Teacher: Juli Hartley

Household Organic Fertilizers vs. Commerical Fertilizers

1st Place Environmental Sciences Anton Derbes - Christian Brothers School;

Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersman

Deterioration of Gulf Coast Tar Balls

1st Place Mathematics and Computers Andre Johnson -Abramson Science & Technology;

Teacher: Evren Culha

The Effects Of Slopes And Weights On The Distance Traveled By A Matchbox Car

1st Place Mathematics and Computers Jeffrey Hamilton -T.H. Harris Middle School;

Teacher: Don Shannon

How to Reduce Drag On Planes: A Statistical Analysis of Correlative Data between wing span and drag reduction.

1st Place Physics and Engineering Melissa Bass -Crescent City Christian School; Teacher: Maggie Guffey

Blowing in the Wind

1st Place Team Projects Ayano Mashimo & Fang Zhou -Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies;Teacher: Susan Stephens

Light and Starch Production

Second Place Winners

2nd Place Biological Sciences Alexis Chapital -Ursuline Academy; Teacher: Erin Plauche

Peripheral Vision

2st Place Chemistry Joshue Lacoste -Christian Brothers School;

Teacher: Bro. Laurence Konersman

Which Sports Drink is Best?

2nd Place Earth and Space Sciences Elijah Grunblatt - John Curtis Christian School; Teacher: Kathy Bush

Which Will Produce More Energy with the Same Amount of Money Invested in each, a Solar Panel or a Wind Generator?

2st Place Environmental Sciences Jenny Thompson - John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Juli Hartley

Man vs. Planet - Fighting an Oil Spill - Man-made Sorbents vs. Plant-based Sorbents?

2nd Place Physics and Engineering Cooper Ashworth -John Q. Adams Middle School;Teacher: Charlene Byrd

Does the Temperature affect the Elasticity of Rubber?

2nd Place Team Projects Janet Hammonds & Liliana Tabora  -John Q. Adams Middle School;Teacher: Charlene Byrd

What Type of Soil is Most Durable for withholding Buildings?

Third Place Winners

3rd Place Biological Sciences Andrew Rousseau-John Curtis Christian School; Teacher: Lauren Young

Does the Length of a Canine's Nose Affect Its Sense of Smell?

3rd Place Chemistry Meredith Perniciaro -John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Kathy Bush

"Oh Sugar....Oh Honey, Honey!" Which Artificial Sweetners Produce more CO2 gas than Sugar, and Honey in Yeast Fermentation?

3rd Place Earth and Space Sciences Trevor Hawkins - John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Kathy Bush

What Shape of Gravel Works Best at Slowing Erosion?

3rd Place Environmental Sciences Christine Majoria - John Curtis Christian;

Teacher: Cathy Boucvalt

Do Green Bags Really Make A Difference?

3rd Place Mathematics and Computers Michael Lam -Abramson Science & Technology; Teacher: Evren Culha

Bee Smart

3rd Place Physics and Engineering Anna Michiels -Ursuline Academy;

Teacher: Erin Plauche

Ready...Set...Cool!

3rd Place Team Projects Michael Bankston & Odelle Rodriguez -Benjamin Franklin Elementary;Teacher: MiWha Fontenot

Bioremediation: Can Bacteria Be Used to Help Clean Water Polluted by Oil?

Fourth Place Winners

4th Place Biological Sciences Tyrese Lawrence -Abramson Science & Technology; Teacher: Evren Culha

Effects of Long Term Exposure of Sweeteners on the Shell of Eggs

4th Place Chemistry Lauren Parker -Ursuline Academy;

Teacher: Erin Plauche

Do pH levels of Different Liquids Effect Rust?

4th Place Earth and Space Sciences Sienna Liriano -John Q. Adams Middle School; Teacher:Charlene Byrd

What is the Effect of Acid Rain on Limestone?

4th Place Environmental Sciences Dalton Guidry - Archbishop Shaw High School;

Teacher: Julie Abreo

The Effects of River, Tap and Bottled H20 on Helianthus Annus

4th Place Mathematics and Computers Tam Le -Abramson Science & Technology School;

Teacher: Evren Culha

Great Circle Route

4th Place Physics and Engineering Gabriela Loup -Crescent City Christian School; Teacher: Maggie Guffey

A Shocking Project

4th Place Team Projects Michael Cortello & Bryan Nguyen -St. Benilde;

Teacher: Diane McCann

Which Material Works Best to Absorb Oil in an Oil Boom?

 

Junior Division Special Awards

 
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