Thai student teams collected ten awards, including one top award, seven awards in categories and two special awards - at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF 2022) held during 7-13 May 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Regeneron ISEF 2022 - the world’s largest high school science competition - featured 1,410 projects from 1,750 young scientists representing 63 countries. This year, sixteen teams of 35 students in total represented Thailand in the competition. These students were winners of the Young Scientist Competition (YSC 2022) and the Thai Young Scientist Festival (TYSF 2022) organized by NSTDA, the Science Society of Thailand Under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, the National Research Council of Thailand and the National Science Museum.
The Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations”, one of the top awards, went to students from The Prince Royal’s College - Napassorn Litchiowong, Chris Tidtijumreonpon and Wattanapong Uttayota for a screening system for rapid proactive detection of liver fluke infection.
Winners of awards in categories are as follows:
“CANDraGAT: A Hybrid Fragment-Based Graph Attention Network to Improve Cancer Drug Response Prediction” won First Award in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics by the team of Nattawin Yamprasert, Pawit Kaewnuratchadasorn and Wutthipong Chongchareansanti from Mahidol Wittayanusorn School.
“BiDEx – A Screening System for Rapid Proactive Detection of Patients with Liver Fluke Infection Using a CNN Model to Detect Opisthorchis viverrini Eggs from Microscopic Fecal Images and a NN Model for Infection Risk Assessment” won First Award in Translational Medical Science by the team of Chris Tidtijumreonpon, Napassorn Litchiowong and Wattanapong Uttayota from The Prince Royal’s College.
“A Novel Floatable Planting Material for Inner Mangrove Forest Inspired by Barringtonia asiatica” won Second Award in Earth and Environmental Sciences by the team of Jirapon Sengnongban and Thitipong Larndate from Princess Chulabhon Science High School Pathumthani.
“Rearing Crickets Teleogryllus mitratus in Green LED Light Can Significantly Reduce Limb Autotomy and Mortality” won Third Award in Animal Sciences by the team of Jrasnatt Vongkampun and Marisa Arjananont from Princess Chulabhon Science High School Pathumthani.
“Sawasdee-AMP: Highly Efficient, Portable and Low-Cost Point of Care Test Kit for Future Emerging RNA/DNA Diseases Diagnosis” won Fourth Award in Biomedical and Health Sciences by the team of Kulpatch Chananam, Kunat Khongtong and Pakitta Kriangasame from Mahidol Wittayanusorn School.
“Bob Pendulum Oscillation under Air Flow: An Experimental and Numerical Investigation” won Fourth Award in Physics and Astronomy by Witchayoot Nakasoon from Benjamarachutit School.
“Microneedles for Creatinine Detection: Novel Prototype of Non-Invasive Portable Tool Towards Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Assessment” won Fourth Award in Biomedical Engineering by the team of Peerathat Lapnarongchai and Thanapat Reechewa from Mahidol Wittayanusorn School.
In addition, two projects were awarded special prizes. Sawasdee-AMP project was selected for First Award in Science for Development presented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A Novel Floatable Planting Material for Inner Mangrove Forest Inspired by Barringtonia asiatica project picked up First Life Science Award presented by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society.