Google Science Fair 2011
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Field


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2011 Winners
P = Project
Can marinating chicken prior to grilling reduce carcinogens? (Lauren Hodge, 13-14 age group) [P]
Investigate why the common household mold known as Alternaria Alternata causes asthma. (Naomi Shah, 15-16 age group) [P]
Determine the mechanism by which cancer cells resist cisplatin - one of the most common drugs used in ovarian cancer chemotherapy. (Shree Bose, 17-18 age group) [P]
Medicine
Prove that it is possible to improve antimicrobial activity and cell selectivity in Tachyplesin I by modifying its structure. [P]
The Utilization of Gold Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Malignant Prostate Cancer Cells [P]
A portable solar autoclave for disinfection of medical tools [P]
Intravenous Fluid Low level Alarm System [P]
Prosthesis improvement by direct interface with the brain using electroencephalography (EEG) [P]
A Novel Aid with Facial Detection, Facial Recognition, and Audio Analysis Capabilities for Patients with Dementia or Communication Disorders and their Caretakers [P]
Image Processing and Machine Learning for the Diagnosis of Melanoma Cancer [P]
Investigate why the common household mold known as Alternaria Alternata causes asthma. [P]
Show that cancer may be triggered by a nuclear signal in the Ph domain of Rab6. [P]
Can Tamoxifen, a breast cancer regimen currently only used to treat cancers with estrogen receptors (ER), be used to treat Burkitt's Lymphoma that lack estrogen receptors? [P]
Determine the mechanism by which cancer cells resist cisplatin - one of the most common drugs used in ovarian cancer chemotherapy. [P]
Can Tamoxifen, a breast cancer regimen currently only used to treat cancers with estrogen receptors (ER), be used to treat Burkitt's Lymphoma that lack estrogen receptors? [P]
Image Processing and Machine Learning for the Diagnosis of Melanoma Cancer [P]
Thalamus abnormalities, volume and connectivity, and their effects on the symptoms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). [P]
Research mutations in the RNA of influenza strains such as H1N1 to determine whether the mutations follow a cyclical pattern that could be used to predict future outbreaks. [P]
Prove that it is possible to improve antimicrobial activity and cell selectivity in Tachyplesin I by modifying its structure. [P]
Environmental Sciences
Test the efficiency of different cement composites in concrete for waste reduction and pollution reduction. [P]
Increasing global UV levels may stimulate allelochemical production in Helianthus annuus (sunflower) and the leachates could be used as natural herbicides against plants susceptible to allelopathic effects. [P]
Show that early crop health assessment can help farmers maximize harvest yield and minimize fertilizer and pesticide application. [P]
Identify the most coliform contaminated places or objects found in a typical home. [P]
Does time affect how much E. coli is spread by a fly? [P]
A device capable of filtering out carbon dioxide from car exhausts [P]
Electronics and Robotics
Is it possible to translate English instructions into compilable code that a robot can execute? [P]
A novel colorimeter constructed from brightness-controlled LEDs, phototransistors, and a microcontroller that interfaces with a computer. [P]
The use of machine vision image recognition in order to estimate the location and orientation of moving objects. [P]
A Novel Aid with Facial Detection, Facial Recognition, and Audio Analysis Capabilities for Patients with Dementia or Communication Disorders and their Caretakers [P]
Show that accidents at crossings can be prevented by alerting drivers with the help of a signal and a beeping sound. [P]
Alternative Medicine
Can cinnamon improve the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease by sensitizing cells to insulin? [P]
Genipin, an ancient Chinese herbal remedy, as an cancer suppressant. [P]
Tumor cell inhibition with hot pepper extracts [P]
Can marinating chicken prior to grilling reduce carcinogens? [P]
Behavioral Sciences / Psychology
Can we use the chemoreceptors in our oral cavities to differentiate between different human genes in order to recognise or choose a potential reproductive mate? [P]
Show that accidents at crossings can be prevented by alerting drivers with the help of a signal and a beeping sound. [P]
Determine whether or not memories change over time, leading to wrongful convictions. [P]
Thalamus abnormalities, volume and connectivity, and their effects on the symptoms of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). [P]
Does aerobic exercise improve cognitive function? [P]
A C# program that analyzes how does a cellphone conversation effect us while we drive [P]
Renewable Energy
Improving Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells Using Lead Phthalocyanine [P]
Solar power harvesting using fruit dye solar cells [P]
Water turbine gear ratio that delivers the optimum efficiency [P]
Can households effectively turn organic waste into usable energy using anaerobic digestion? [P]
A portable solar autoclave for disinfection of medical tools [P]
How to grow algae effectively so that biofuels can become economically feasible. [P]
Computer Science
Compare the predictions of a self-made JavaScript program to the actual results of a model rocket launch? [P]
A C# program that analyzes how does a cellphone conversation effect us while we drive [P]
Compare the predictions of a self-made JavaScript program to the actual results of a model rocket launch? [P]
Colour Image Edge Detection Using Clifford Algebra [P]
Intelligent Power Management of Computer Peripherals [P]
Electricity
Power Line Voltage Regulator [P]
Botany
Can anti-cancer agents, such as turmeric, pepper and ginger, used in food inhibit the germination and protein content in different plant seeds? [P]
Increasing global UV levels may stimulate allelochemical production in Helianthus annuus (sunflower) and the leachates could be used as natural herbicides against plants susceptible to allelopathic effects. [P]
Show that early crop health assessment can help farmers maximize harvest yield and minimize fertilizer and pesticide application. [P]
Dtermine if caffeine would spur the growth of kangkong (Ipomoea aquatica Torsk). [P]
Engineering
Improvement of the speed and safety of sailboats using canting keels [P]
How to prevent model train derailments by using a spring switch. [P]
A new cheap device that harvests and threshes crops built from a modified bicycle. [P]
Mathematics
An inexpensive alternative to GPS implementing a webcam and an algorithmic tracking loop [P]
The use of foundational algorithms making it easier to analyze and transcribe music [P]
Food Science
Cooking methods that preserve a food’s naturally occurring nutrients with a focus on vitamin C. [P]
A Conductometric Biosensor for the Detection of Food-Borne Pathogens like Salmonella [P]
Physics
A theory for describing the quantum mechanics of gravity [P]
Control of a Ferrofluid Surface by Varying Magnetic Fields [P]
Biochemistry
Show that cancer may be triggered by a nuclear signal in the Ph domain of RAP6. [P]
Can we use the chemoreceptors in our oral cavities to differentiate between different human genes in order to recognise or choose a potential reproductive mate? [P]
Chemistry
Can bacterial disinfection during hand wash achieved by chemical free process? [P]
Earth Sciences
A system to collect physical marine data using hardware, error compensating algorithms, and data distribution methods. [P]
Forensic Science
Determine whether or not memories change over time, leading to wrongful convictions. [P]
Genetics
Can we use the chemoreceptors in our oral cavities to differentiate between different human genes in order to recognise or choose a potential reproductive mate? [P]
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