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Congratulations to our 2015 Aspiring Scientists! See below for the list of student names and mentor assignments.

Bioengineering Department
Priya Gupta ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Nitin Agrawal
Nick Blasey ǂ, The Landon School, Mentor: Dr. Parag Chitnis
Vienna Mott, University at Buffalo, Mentor: Dr. Parag Chitnis
Nancy Trang, Patriot High School, Mentor: Dr. Qi Wei
Yifan Li, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Menor: Dr. Qi Wei
Cecile Truoung, University of Pittsburgh, Mentor: Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar
Farhan Ibrahim, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar
Christine Giuliano, The Potomac School, Mentor: Dr. Vasiliki Ikonomidou
Dana Wang, Battlefield High School ¥, Mentor: Dr. Vasiliki Ikonomidou
Megha Luthra ǂ, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Vasiliki Ikonomidou
Sophia Moses ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Vasiliki Ikonomidou
Suhani Pant, Osbourn Park High School ¥, Mentor: Dr. Vasiliki Ikonomidou

Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Anjna Nair, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Mariaelena Pierobon & Ms. Elisa Baldelli
Margaret Anderson, Woodbridge High School ¥, Mentor: Dr. Mariaelena Pierobon & Ms. Elisa Baldelli
Amanda Kwieraga ǂ, University of Richmond, Mentor: Mr. Ruben Magni & Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Madhura Managoli, John Champe High School, Mentor: Mr. Ruben Magni & Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Shiv Saini, Severn School, Mentor: Mr. Ruben Magni & Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Thaovy Van ǂ, South County High School, Mentor: Mr. Ruben Magni & Dr. Alessandra Luchini
Bhavana Channavajjala, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Mrs. Isela Gallagher
Brett Goerl, Patriot High School, Mentor: Mrs. Isela Gallagher

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Brittany Huffman, University of Virginia, Mentor: Dr. Barney Bishop
Gregory Petruncio, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Mikell Paige
Soo Min Bae, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Mikell Paige
Kaitlyn Diaz, Osbourn Park High School, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch
Kelechi Nwanevu, Forest Park High School¥, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch
Vaishnavi Madhavan, Chantilly High School, Mentor: Dr. Robin Couch

Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
Numan Khan, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Celso Ferreira

Department of Computer Science
Ananya Suri, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Yotam Gingold
Guilherme Schaidhauer de Castro, Michigan State University, Mentor: Dr. Yotam Gingold

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Eric Wang, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Kai Zeng
Matthew Burke, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Kai Zeng
Suhas Sastry, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Kai Zeng
William Xu, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Kai Zeng
Emmelyn Luu, University of Virginia, Mentor: Dr. Nathalia Peixoto
Helen Wiegand, North Hunterdon High School, Mentor: Dr. Nathalia Peixoto
Sharon Jose, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Nathalia Peixoto

Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science
Naomi Gruber ǂ, James Madison High School, Mentor: Dr. Paul Delamater
Subul Malik, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Paul Delamater
Alec Zhang, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Sven Fuhrmann
Michael Rodriguez, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Sven Fuhrmann
Zhihang Li, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Sven Fuhrmann

Department of Geography and GeoInformation Science & Department of Computational Social Science 
Kevin Geng, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Arie Croitoru and Dr. Andrew Crooks
Rohan Suri, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor:  Dr. Arie Croitoru and Dr. Andrew Crooks
Varun Talwar, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Arie Croitoru and Dr. Andrew Crooks

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Haarika Chalasani ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
Akhil Waghmare ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

Environmental Science and Policy
Eric Liu, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet
Javid Rahseparian, Falls Church High School, Mentor: Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet
May Kyaw, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet
Meredith Palmore, Kettle Run High School £, Mentor: Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet
Niki Tsutsumi, Battlefield High School ¥, Mentor: Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet
Paul Marcelli, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Dr. Masoumeh Sikaroodi and Dr. Pat Gillevet

HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Bock Lab
Arlo Sheridan, Knox College, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Chelsea Marlin, Tennessee State University, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Emily Wissel, University of Texas at Austin, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Emma Spillman, University of Delaware, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Melissa Ryan, Christopher Newport University, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Nethan Reddy, Cornell University, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Nicholas Smith, College of William and Mary, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Sarah Mohr, Kenyon College, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Spencer Waters, Brigham Young University, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen
Zachary Gillis, University of Pittsburgh, Mentor: Dr. Scott Lauritzen

Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
Grace Lee, McLean High School, Mentor: Dr. Ted Dumas

National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, School of Systems Biology
Pavitra Ravishankar, UC Davis, Mentor: Dr. Aarthi Narayanan
Christopher Johnson, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Daniel Alvarez-Castegnaro, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Solmaz Eskandarinezhad, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Stacey Boyd, Northern Virginia Community College, Mentor: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi
Anna Wasserman, The Potomac School, Mentor: Dr. Myung-Chul Chung
Isaac Jung, Trinity Christian School, Mentor: Dr. Myung-Chul Chung
Emily Schneider, Princeton University, Mentor: Dr. Ramin Hakami
Erika Pashai, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Ramin Hakami

School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study
David Baratt, Walter Johnson High School, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman
Ross Dempsey, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman
Youssef Faragalla, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Rob Cressman

School of Systems Biology
Anant Tewari ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Ashwin Srinivasan, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Dilip Thiagarajan ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Emily Cheng, James Madison High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Lalit Varada ǂ, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Maya Khanna, Thomas Jefferson High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman
Nitin Rao, Langley High School, Mentor: Dr. Iosif Vaisman

School of Systems Biology, INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Nadine Shabti, George Mason University, Dr. Ancha Baranova and Dr. Aybike Birerdinc
Sheena Fletcher, George Mason University, Dr. Ancha Baranova and Dr. Aybike Birerdinc

Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, VA
Lashana Ali, George Mason University, Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barrett
Vaidehi Patel, Virginia Commonwealth University, Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barrett

¥ Attends Governor's School @ Innovation Park
£ Attends Mountain Vista Governor's School
ǂ ASSIP Alumni