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Finalists & Winners
2006 Finalists

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Almas Abdulla

Nicholas Anthony

Shalila Baena

Aaron Burrows

Joseph Church

David Cohn, III

Amy David

Isabella Dominguez

Cyanna Skye Edwards

Erin Edwards

Shilpi Ganguly

Jack Grundy

Anthony Hennig

Jacob Hurwitz

Otana Jakpor

Taylor Jones

Theo Jones

Nolan Kamitaki

Manpreet Kaur

Sophie Klimcak

Nicholas Lemp

Jason Lloyd

Mikael Matossian

Collin McAliley

Jayleen McAlpine

Kushal Naik

Theresa Oei

William Pete

Lindsey Precht

Mackensie Quade

Radhika Rawat

Philip Ricker

Michael Sewell

Aarthi Shankar

David Tao

Jayne Thompson

Paige Thompson

Joel Tinker

Trevor van Voorthuijsen

Scott Yu

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Nicholas enjoys playing baseball and tennis. He also likes camping, backpacking, boating, and other outdoor activities. He'd like to pursue a career as a doctor someday because, Nicholas says, "I enjoy helping other people."
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Inspired by his own desire for a cellular phone, Nicholas learned that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation emitted by these phones might be harmful to cells. He decided to test how different levels of EMF radiation harm cells on test tubes full of algae.
 
Nicholas wrapped seven test tubes with coils of wire. He exposed these tubes to a magnetic field, producing levels of EMF radiation that ranged from 0 milligauss to 17,200 milligauss. He recorded the cells' appearances after cells were exposed to the radiation for one hour and two additional hours. Nicholas found that radiation levels of 1,000 milligauss and above damaged the cells.
 

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