May 2021
Supporting Student STEM Research Since 1949
Henry Disston, President and Executive Director
Paul Martino, Chairman, Board of Trustees

Meet the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers
The 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) kicks off on May 16. As the Society for Science and Regeneron welcome the world's best and brightest young scientists to showcase their research, we invite all members of the science fair community and the public to join us! This free virtual event will run from May 16-21—reserve your spot today!
You will get to see the projects of our own Delaware Valley Science Fairs High School Medalists, pictured above, and more:
  • See the Regeneron ISEF 2021 inspiring STEM research in the Exhibit Hall—these young scientists and engineers are competing for nearly $5 million in awards
  • Visit the STEM Career Hall to learn more about sponsors and amazing career opportunities
  • Connect with admissions reps from more than 80 colleges and universities in the virtual College Fair
2021 DVSF Medalists Competing at Regeneron ISEF
A Fair – 12th Grade
Gold - Arya Tschand, High Technology High School (Jersey Shore), “Implementation of Novel Semi-Supervised Machine Learning Model into Autonomous Irrigation Network Optimized for Power Self-Sufficiency” (ENMC072)
Silver - Giovanna Onofrietti, Toms River High School North, (Jersey Shore), “Effects of Bioactive Compounds of Berry Seed Extract on Cariogenic and Periopathogenic Bacteria” (BCHM029)
Bronze - Bill Zhang, Holmdel High School, (Jersey Shore}, “Dendritic Degeneration in Pyramidal Neurons of the Hippocampus in Neonatal Mice with Hydrocephalus” (BEHA074)

B Fair – 11th Grade
Gold - Leo Wylonis, Conestoga High School (Chester), “Novel MRI Compatible Dielectric Pneumatic Servo Motor” (ENBM093)
Silver - Maya Butani, Moorestown High School (Coriell}, “Stem Cell Behavior & Osteogenic Differentiation” (BCHM028)
Bronze - Jason Wang, Germantown Academy (MontCo), “Brain Inflammation Induced by Chronic Sleep Deprivation” (BMED077)

C Fair – 10th Grade
Gold - Yash Prabhu, North Penn High School (MontCo), “Autonomous COVID-19 Screening Using Deep Learning and Low Cost Thermal Imaging” (ROBO082)
Silver - Jue Gong, High Technology High School (Jersey Shore), “The Study of the Effect of Topspin on the Trajectory of a New Tennis Ball” (PHYS073)
Bronze - Lucy Wang, Methacton High School (MontCo), “Since-Cell Atlas of Mouse Colitis Tissue” (BMED078)

D Fair – 9th Grade
Gold - Kaitlyn Culbert, Toms River High School North (Jersey Shore), “Breakthroughs in Honeybee Health” (ANIM051)
Silver - Riya Sikand, Ranney School, (Jersey Shore), “SPOTNET: A novel End-to-End Algorithm that Utilizes Convolutional Neural Networks to Recognize· Potholes in Two-Dimensional Monocular Images” (ROBO078)
Bronze - Srilekha Mamidala, Garnet Valley High School (Delaware Co), “The Shelf-Life Expiration Data Tracking System” (CBIO091)

NOTE: Each Finalist is listed above in their respective Delaware Valley Science Fair with the DVSF medal they received. The Finalist's name is followed by their high school, regional fair, project title, and ISEF project number.
Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF)
Henry Disston
President and Executive Director

Robert Solomon
Vice President

Mary-Rita Bonner
Director, Awards & Scholarships
Sheila Romine
Director, Communications & Mentorship
John Disston
Director, Operations

Jaime Howard
Director, Institutional Advancement
Susanne Johnston
Director, Student Research
Suzanne Mecouch
Director, Teacher Development
Major Gift Contributors to DVSF

Botstiber Foundation
Bullpen Capital
Corteva Agriscience
Drexel University
Exelon Generation
FMC Corporation
Janssen R&D
Universal Display Corporation (OLED)
University of the Sciences
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.