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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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Jason enjoys designing new things and playing the French horn and mellophone. He'd like to become an engineer someday because he loves "taking things apart and putting them back together."
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While visiting his brother, an entomologist who specializes in mosquitoes, Jason saw some mosquito traps. His brother challenged him to improve on the existing traps or design a new and better one. Because mosquitoes are attracted to motion, Jason hypothesized that a mobile trap would catch more mosquitoes than the existing stationary ones.
 
Jason attached a standard mosquito trap to a toy train and allowed it to catch mosquitoes for two hours at dusk. He compared the number of mosquitoes in the mobile trap to those caught by a nearby stationary trap. He found that the mobile trap caught significantly more mosquitoes than the stationary one.
 

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