Science Competitions

Science Olympiad

I have been competing in Science Olympiad since 7th grade. This competition allowed me to learn so much about science and be a part of such an amazing community.

National Competition Highlights

  • 2020 MIT National Invitational

    • Disease Detec​tives: 1st

    • Protein Modeling: 4th

    • Anatomy & Physiology: 5th

    • Team: 2nd

  • 2019 National Tournament @ Cornell

    • Anatomy & Physiology: 1st​

    • Disease Detectives: 2nd

    • Herpetology: 3rd

    • Team: 4th (team captain)

  • Other national-level competitions: 2 golds, 3 silvers, 8 total

State & Regional Competition Highlights

  • State: 6 gold medals

  • Total state & regional competitions: 50+ medals, including 27 gold medals

School-level efforts

  • Captain of the Seven Lakes Science Olympiad team

  • Former captain of the Beckendorff Science Olympiad team

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Other Contests

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2x USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist (top 10%)

Healthcare On-Demand: The Future of Telemedicine Challenge

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NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention

Scientific Research Projects

Delving deep into the cutting-edge of science

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Research Science Institute Project

Project type: scientific research

June 2021 - August 2021

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Project type: scientific research

May 2020 - Present

I worked under Dr. Anvay Ukidve from Harvard University SEAS to create CardioVision, a dynamic web application and tech startup that uses a 6th degree vector polynomial function to generate a simulation of a single cardiac cycle. The difference between CardioVision and other cardiovascular graphing technologies is its ability to take in custom cardiac parameters specific to an individual patient and use differential equations to produce graphs of their cardiac cycle through instantaneous changes. This application has the potential to transform cardiovascular diagnostic technology by providing a substitute for cardiac diagnostic procedures and serve as a valuable physician-patient intervention communication tool. Furthermore, CardioVision can be used in an educational setting to understand how changes in cardiac parameters result in changes in cardiac function.


A Novel Public Health Intervention Strategy — Vaccination By Greedy Algorithm

Project type: scientific research

June 2019 - July 2020

I worked on a year-long research project under Dr. Alex White of TX State University and Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers of UT Austin studying the optimal distribution of vaccines during an infectious disease epidemic. To study this, a combination of contact network epidemiology and the compartmental SIR model was used to model a hypothetical infectious disease epidemic. Using simulated data obtained from the Songliao Basin in China, a much more effective vaccination strategy based on the Greedy Algorithm was generated to facilitate herd immunity

Abstract: With the onset of various pandemics in the past few centuries, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of properly allocating resources to at-risk populations is increasing. In seasonal and commonly mutating strains of infectious diseases, public health officials aim to promote vaccination among at-risk communities to uphold the herd immunity phenomenon. However, the efficiency of current vaccination strategies utilized by public health officials has not been a topic of thorough study and can thus be improved in the parameters of percentage of people saved. In this study, we use a combination of contact network epidemiology and a mass action compartmental model to devise a simulated environment with a theoretical outbreak. We use data from the Songliao Basin in China to emulate a bustling urban environment where outbreaks have the greatest capacity to propagate. Results show that a novel vaccination strategy based on the Greedy Algorithm surpasses the efficacy of current commonly used public health intervention strategies.

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Leakage and Distortion in Functional Mitral Regurgitation

Project type: scientific research

July 2018 - June 2019

In the summer of 2018 and throughout the rest of the academic year, I worked on a research project under the mentorship of Professor Zhaoming He of Texas Tech University studying the structural anomalies of the mitral valve in functional mitral regurgitation and worked with a team of graduate students to devise a novel mitral plug technique. Our paper was published by Elsevier in an academic journal.

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