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
|YEAR||DIVISION||PLACE||PRIMARY NAME||GRADE||PHOTO||SECONDARY NAME||GRADE||PHOTO||Abstract Title||HIGH SCHOOL||DISTRICT|
|2021||Junior Division||1||Govind Sudan||6||Who’s There?: Development of a Motion-Detection Device||Oak Hills Elementary School||Newhall|
|2021||Junior Division||2||Ameera Alkwadri||8||Rabeeah Khan||8||Is There a True Link Between Breastfeeding and Intelligence?||Al-Huda Islamic School||Hawthorne|
|2021||Senior Division||1||Aaron Lee||11||A Novel Mobile-Device Screening Method for Onset Stroke: Using a Convolutional Neural Network Scheme for Rapid Speech and Facial Analysis||Flintridge Preparatory School|
|2021||Senior Division||2||Amy Huang||12||High Frequency Oscillations as a Potential Biomarker for Epileptogenesis in Traumatic Brian Injury Patients: A Translational Approach||Palos Verdes Peninsula High School||Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District|
|2020||Junior Division||1||Nadia Alamad||7||Jasmine Hassan||8||Sound Sound Go Away! A Study on the Effect of Decreased Background Noise on the Reaction Time of Special Needs Children Suffering from Hyperacusis||Al-Huda Islamic School||Hawthorne|
|2020||Junior Division||2||Scott Smith||8||Luke Metcalf||8||The Effect of Exercise on the Sleep Patterns and Weight Loss of Mice||St. Bede The venerable School||St Bede the Venerable Catholic School|
|2020||Senior Division||1||Amy Huang||11||N/A||N/A||Mitochondrial-Derived Peptide SHLP2 as a Therapeutic Potential in Parkinson's Disease||Palos Verdes Peninsula High School||Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District|
|2020||Senior Division||2||Timmy Park||10||Aditya Seghal||10||Muscle Music||La Canada High School||La Canada Unified School District|
California State Science Fairs
|YEAR||DIVISION||PLACE||PRIMARY NAME||GRADE||PHOTO||SECONDARY NAME||GRADE||Abstract Title||HIGH SCHOOL||DISTRICT|
|2021||Junior Division||1||Paloma Vargas||8||Seeing With Sound|
|2021||Junior Division||2||Izabela Wilson||7||It's Because I'm Old!|
|2021||Junior Division||3||Ella Roberts||7||Memorable Music|
|2021||Senior Division||1||Spencer He||11||Ryan Liu||11||Developing a New Autism Diagnosis System Based on Social Behavior Symptoms and Facial Features Extracted from Qualified Home Videos|
|2021||Senior Division||2||Amrutha Srivatsav||11||In Silico High Throughput Identification of Novel Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation Inhibitors for Parkinson's Disease Treatments|
|2021||Senior Division||3||Isabella He||11||Multi-modal wireless sensor network (WSN) enabled smart earbuds for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)|