Current Session News

Congratulations to our 2017 Aspiring Scientists!

Bioengineering Department
Daniel Colombani-Garay, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Akhil Goel, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Margaret Kirtley, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Anna Lulushi, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Adarsh Mallepally, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Jonathan Reed, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli
Arulvignesh Balla, John Champe High School, Mentor: Dr. Nitin Agrawal
Nilay Neelaveni, Briar Woods High School, Mentor: Dr. Nitin Agrawal
Neil Parikh, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Nitin Agrawal
Andrew Ryan, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Parag Chitnis
Alexander Abdollahzadeh, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mentor: Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar
Akshaya Ganesh, University of Maryland, College Park, Mentor: Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar
Delina Sheth, The National Cathedral School, Mentor: Dr. Wilsaan Joiner
Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Kyle Gatesman, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Ruben Magni and Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Vaishnavi Nara, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Ruben Magni and Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Sheny Ahmad, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Satoshi Nishizuka
Kaitlin Wade, Virginia Tech, Mentor: Dr. Satoshi Nishizuka
Alexa Williams, Kettle Run High School, Mentor: Dr. Virginia Espina
Lauren Osborne, Osbourn Park High School, Mentor: Ms. Isela Gallagher
Center for Secure Information Systems
Shreyan Jaiswal, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Massimiliano Albanese
Samuel Philip, Walter Johnson High School, Mentor: Dr. Massimiliano Albanese
Ceres Nanosciences Inc.
Meila Tuck, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Alexis Patanarut
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Nadia Ali, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Mikell Paiorge
Logan Jansen, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Mikell Paige
Rachel Kanefsky, Virginia Tech, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch
Kshamata Neupane, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch
Rebecca Woodhouse, Oakton High School, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch
Dana Sembera, George Mason University, Dr. Young-Ok You
Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences
Ryan Chon, Westfield High School, Mentor: Dr. Natalie Burls
Michael Stepniczka, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Natalie Burls
Zachary Strasberg, Robinson Secondary School, Mentor: Dr. Natalie Burls
Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Saisamhitha Dasari, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Celso Ferreira
Arvind Govinday, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Celso Ferreira
Rachel Li, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Celso Ferreira
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
Palash Shah, Westfield High School, Mentor: Dr. Jason Kinser
Department of Computer Science
Simra Ali, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Ramya Bhaskara, Rock Ridge High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Jeffrey Currence, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Rounak Das, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Dolica Gopisetty, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Robert Kim, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Varun Kulkarni, Rock Ridge High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Saarthak Maheshwari, Stone Bridge High School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Kimberly Perez Cruz, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Minh Vu, Hayfield Secondary School, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Latoza
Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science
Renee Li, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Andreas Zufle
Eric Lin, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Andreas Zufle
Jinhyung Park, The Hill School, Mentor: Dr. Andreas Zufle
Jack Snowdon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mentor: Dr. Andreas Zufle
Katie Zhang, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Andreas Zufle
Justin Phi-Nhat Bui, University of California, Berkeley, Mentor: Dr. Feras Batarseh
Abhinav Kumar, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Feras Batarseh
Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Trevor Maco, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Khondkar Islam and Dr. Pouyan Ahmad
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rachel Ruffin, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Mentor: Dr. Patrick Vora
Rohan Selvan, W. T. Woodson High School, Mentor: Dr. Patrick Vora
Vallabi Vallaban, Battlefield High School, Mentor: Dr. Patrick Vora
Mara Casebeer, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman
Cindy Chang, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman
Rasvik Kudum, Rock Ridge High School & Loudoun Academy of Science, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman
Department of Psychology
Ann T Mathew, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Ted Dumas
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Katherine Chan, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Kai Zeng
Daiwei Wang, Mission San Jose High School, Mentor: Dr. Xiang Chen
Microbiome Analysis Center
Matthew Hood, Freedom High School & Loudoun Academy of Science, Mentor: Dr. Pat Gillevet and Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi
Leila Mabudian, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Pat Gillevet and Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi
National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
Caitlyn Bernard, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Aarthi Narayanan
Damian Cavanagh, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Kylene Kehn-Hall
Satoshi Sato, Thomas S. Wootton, Mentor: Dr. Yuntao Wu
School of Systems Biology
Elma Arabhaghiagha, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Sean Gimber, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Thy Vo, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Katherine Barbano, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Maggie Bujor, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Shruti Chennamaraja, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Juhi Gudavalli, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Hannah Ivester, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Lucas Kinsey, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Vikrant Mahajan, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Samhita Pendyal, Deep Run High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Preethi Prem, Freedom High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Ish Sethi, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Stephen Shaffran, W.T. Woodson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
William Taft, Robinson Secondary School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Nina Talwar, Langley High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Haoxuan Yu, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Helen Horan, The Potomac School, Mentor: Dr. Nadine Kabbani and Dr. Justin King
Shreya Vinjamuri, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Nadine Kabbani and Dr. Justin King
Virginia Serious Games Institute
Matthew Trang, Patriot High School & Governor's School @ Innovation Park, Mentor: Dr. James Casey
Rachel Naidich, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Scott Martin
VT Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Alexa Tucker, Dartmouth College, Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barrett
Abdulkareem Zenhom, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barrett