Gemstone Honors Program

Class of 2015 Teams

AWE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Mr. Bryan Quinn
Librarian: Ms. Zaida Diaz
Members: Jason Burtnick, Ralph Fairbanks, Francis Gross, Edward Lin, Bethany McCrone, John Osmondbr>
Keywords: Artificial wind, renewable energy, computer modeling

BASS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Lance Yonkos
Librarian: Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: Christine Kim, Angela Leasca, Winston Liu, Shivani Patel, Laura Poulsen, Shefali Shah, Taylor Throwe, Renuka Tripu
Keywords: Chesapeake Bay, Bass, testicular oocytes, protein

CLOT

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Peter Kofinas, Adam Behrens
Librarian: Dr. Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: May Bayomi, Yooni Choi, Katerina Christodoulides, Parinaz Fathi, Anjali Ghodassara, Jocelyn Knazik, Kristen Langan, Benjamin Miller, Michael Sikorski, Hemi Thaker, Mike Ticomb, Omasiri Wonodi
Keywords: Hemostasis, hemorrhage, hydrogel, blood, clotting

EPIDEMICS

Team Thesis
Mentors: Dr. John Fisher
Librarian: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Rachel Brown, Ellen Cesewski, Jonathan Fix, Devon Freudenberger, Kara Higgins, Eileen McMahon, Vanessa Niba, Hoon Park, Gabriela Perdomo, Anna Seo, Avantika Srivastava, Christina Tsui, Aaron Whiteman, Rebecca Zubajlo
Keywords: Cancer, HPV, Sexually Tramsitted Disease (STD)

NAVIGATE

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Rama Chellappa
Librarian: Ms. Robin Dasler
Members: Alexander Belov, Guodong Fu, Janani Gururam, Francis Hackenburg, Yael Osman, John Purtilo, Nicholas Rossomando, Ryan Sawyer, Ryan Shih, Emily True, Agnes Varghese, Yolanda Zhang
Keywords: 3D imaging, Blind, navigation, communication

PANCREAS

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Erica Glasper
Librarian: Dr. Svetla Baykoucheva
Members: Joseph Frankel, Kelley Gunther, Lex Matthews, Siddarth Plakkot, Eileen Ser, Melanie Shapiro, Peter Weng, Danielle Wilkin, Linhan Xu
Keywords: diabetes, hypoclycemia, blood glucose levels

PATH

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Bill Fagan
Librarian: Mr. Otis Chadley
Members: Connor Gibb, Michael Kleyman, Maria Koelbel, Rebecca Natoli, Kyle Orlando, Matthew Rice, Claire Weber, William Weston-Dawkes
Keywords: Ecosystems, vegetation, Mongolian Steppe, .genetic algorithm, computer modelling

QUANTUM SEA

Team Thesis
Mentors: Dr. Jeremy Munday
Librarian: Ms Nevenka Zdravkovska
Members: James Chen, David Gagner, Kevin Griffiths, Emily Hitz, Akira Horiguchi, Ryan Joyce, Byung Kim, Michael Lee, Seongwoo Lee, Alexander Raul, DoRonne Shyu, Zachary Siegel, Steven Silberholz, Douglas Tran
Keywords: photovoltaics , energy, fossil fuels, photon, power, computer modelling

SILVER

Team Thesis
Mentor: Director Ben Woodard
Librarian: Ms. Nedelina Tchangalova
Members: Mohammand Ahmed, Emily Brode, Thomas Brown, Somayah Eltoweissy, Stephanie Gross, Seth Markowitz, Michael McCutchen, Reed Portney, Jacob Reinhart, Cristian Salgado, Melissa Walsh, Sean Wassel
Keywords: infections, antibiotics, bacteria

SO GREEN

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Ristvey
Librarian: Mr. Alex Carroll
Members: Benjamin Borchers, Connie Chow, Matthew Doelp, Lawrence Ent, Raquel Hakes, Chung Heo, Kenneth Hunsley, Sree Sinha, Courtney Swaim, Anna Whittaker
Keywords: Green Roofs, retrofit, Sloped Roofs, Solar Energy

VIRTUAL

Team Thesis
Mentor: Dr. Yiannis Aloimonos
Librarians: Mr. Glenn Moreton
Members: Emily Cheung, Christopher Lim, Sharise Marshall, Christopher Purdy, Christina Winkler
Keywords: BPT, therapy, game, parent, children, behavior