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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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Otana enjoys reading, writing, and playing the flute and piano. Her career goal undecided, Otana says, "I will be delighted with any career that fulfills both my inquisitiveness and my heartfelt desire to make a difference."
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A pulse oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in blood by shining a light through the tip of a person's finger. This piece of equipment is part of the standard repertoire of medical tools carried by paramedics and other first responders. Otana wondered whether wearing nail polish or artificial nails might change the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings.
Otana took blood oxygen readings of 23 volunteers wearing six colors of nail polish and the same colors of artificial nails using two different brands of pulse oximeters. She also took readings using 27 brands of various colors of nail polish on the same volunteer. She found that nail polish and artificial nails didn't significantly change pulse oximeter readings.

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