State and County Science Fairs

The Brain Research Institute sponsors awards at both the Los Angeles County and California State Science Fairs for outstanding projects in neuroscience. At the Los Angeles County Science Fair, four award winners, two from the Junior Division and two from the Senior Division, are selected by one or more judges from UCLA. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the fair. At the California State Science Fair, three special awards (first, second, and third place) in both the Junior and Senior Divisions are presented. Project posters are reviewed by a panel of judges from the Brain Research Institute and the awards are presented at the conclusion of the poster session.  Each award winner receives a certificate and a cash prize in recognition of their achievement.

For the winners of the BRI Special Recognition Awards at the 2020 California State Science Fair, visit here.

For other previous winners at the Los Angeles County and California State Science Fairs, visit here.

70th Annual Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair

YEARDIVISIONPLACEPRIMARY NAMEGRADEPHOTOSECONDARY NAMEGRADEPHOTOAbstract TitleHIGH SCHOOLDISTRICT
2021Junior Division1Govind Sudan6Who’s There?: Development of a Motion-Detection DeviceOak Hills Elementary SchoolNewhall
2021Junior Division2Ameera Alkwadri8Rabeeah Khan8Is There a True Link Between Breastfeeding and Intelligence?Al-Huda Islamic SchoolHawthorne
2021Senior Division1Aaron Lee11A Novel Mobile-Device Screening Method for Onset Stroke: Using a Convolutional Neural Network Scheme for Rapid Speech and Facial AnalysisFlintridge Preparatory School
2021Senior Division2Amy Huang12High Frequency Oscillations as a Potential Biomarker for Epileptogenesis in Traumatic Brian Injury Patients: A Translational ApproachPalos Verdes Peninsula High SchoolPalos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
2020Junior Division1Nadia Alamad7
Jasmine Hassan8
Sound Sound Go Away! A Study on the Effect of Decreased Background Noise on the Reaction Time of Special Needs Children Suffering from HyperacusisAl-Huda Islamic SchoolHawthorne
2020Junior Division2Scott Smith8Luke Metcalf8The Effect of Exercise on the Sleep Patterns and Weight Loss of MiceSt. Bede The venerable SchoolSt Bede the Venerable Catholic School
2020Senior Division1Amy Huang11N/AN/AMitochondrial-Derived Peptide SHLP2 as a Therapeutic Potential in Parkinson's DiseasePalos Verdes Peninsula High SchoolPalos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
2020Senior Division2Timmy Park10
Aditya Seghal10Muscle MusicLa Canada High SchoolLa Canada Unified School District

California State Science Fairs

YEARDIVISIONPLACEPRIMARY NAMEGRADEPHOTOSECONDARY NAMEGRADEAbstract TitleHIGH SCHOOLDISTRICT
2021Junior Division1Paloma Vargas8
Seeing With Sound
2021Junior Division2Izabela Wilson7
It's Because I'm Old!
2021Junior Division3Ella Roberts7
Memorable Music
2021Senior Division1Spencer He11
Ryan Liu11Developing a New Autism Diagnosis System Based on Social Behavior Symptoms and Facial Features Extracted from Qualified Home Videos
2021Senior Division2Amrutha Srivatsav11
In Silico High Throughput Identification of Novel Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease Treatments
2021Senior Division3Isabella He11
Multi-modal wireless sensor network (WSN) enabled smart earbuds for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)