JUNIOR ACADEMY NEWS

2017 DELEGATES TO AJAS/AAAS MEETING IN BOSTON

Benjamin C. Liu
Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA
Mentor: Robin Liu, RD Biosciences, Inc.
“An integrated Device for Sample Preparation, RNA Amplification, and Disease Diagnostics”

Matthew G. Tang
Northwood High School, Irvine, CA
Mentors: M Khine, M Chu, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
"Fabrication and Evaluation of Dry Electrodes in a Long-Term Wireless Heart Monitoring System"

Jennifer Choi
Oxford Academy, Cypress, CA
Mentors: Y.Li, C.W. Wong, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
“Entangling Time-Bin Qubits using an Optical Switch”

Sydney Marler currently attending Phillips Academy Boston, MA
E. Burroughs High School, Ridgecrest, CA
Mentor: Jason Li, Asylum Research, Santa Barbara, CA
“Phosphorene Nanodevice for Next Generation Energy Harvesting and Electronics”

Uniss Tan
Walnut High School, Walnut, CA
Mentors: J. Burke, J. Yagoubian, S. Fuchs, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; M. Peterfy, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Investigating the Role of Two New Genes Potentially involved in Lipid Metabolism”

Ashley Abing
St Lucy’s Priory High School, Glendora, CA
Mentors: Y. Liu, M. Li, Beckman Research Institute
“Topoisomerase I Sumo-Inhibiting Compounds in Sensitizing Cells to Camptothecin”

Makena Low currently student at Stanford University, Palo Alto,CA
Marina High School, Huntington Beach, CA
Mentor: J.V. Patterson, Department of Psychiary, University of California, Irvine
“Discerning Psychiatric Subtypes with Blink Rates, Sensory Gating, and Symptoms"

Jinwoo Park
University of California Los Angeles Community School
Mentor: D. Whiteson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
“Examining a New Method for the Discovery of Hypothetical Exotic Particles”


5/30/16 - Benjamin Liu, 2015-16 SCAS RTP student placed 1st in the category of Applied Mechanics and Structures at the California State Science Fair last week. His project titled, "An Integrated Lab -On-A-Chip Device Incorporating Novel Micropumps, Microvalves, and An Acoustic Micromixer For Disease Diagnostics", was funded by the SCAS Research Training Program. Ben is in the 9th grade at Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA and is in his second year in the RTP. His mentor is his father, Dr. Robin Liu of RD Bio Sciences, Inc.

The California State Science Fair link:
CSSF Category Awards: 2016, Senior Applied Mechanics & Structures

2/12-16/14 - Seven high school students from our Junior Academy of Sciences participated in the American Junior Academy of Science annual meeting in Chicago with the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Our students gave both oral and poster presentations. The students were chaperoned by Mrs. Grace Wei.

The following are the students we sent to the meeting:

Jason Li, Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights.
"MicroRNA-29 Negatively Regulates Expression of Oncogene TET2"

Dahlia Pham, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School,
“Determining and Profiling the Prevalence of Antibiotics-Resistant Bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands”

Aaditya P. Patel, Damien High school.
"The Effects of Diethylstilbestrol on the Maturation and Differentiation of C57 BL/6 Mice Thymocytes in the Recovery Culture"

Kathie Tang, Glen A. Wilson High School.
"Using Budding Yeast to Study the Genetic Control of Homologous Recombination By The Human RAD52 Gene”

Anissa Lee, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
“Determining and Profiling the Prevalence of Antibiotics Resistant Bacteria in the Ballona Wetlands”

Alicia Wei, Walnut High School High School.
“Reducing Carbon Footprint through Integration of LED Streetlights”.

Eleanor Frost, Chaminade College Preparatory.
“Increasing Power Output by Reducing the Windmill Blade Tip Vortex”