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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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Kushal likes chess, reading, and computer-related activities. He is interested in a future career in astrophysics. Kushal says, "Since an early age, space has held my interest and fascination."
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Irritated over apples turning an unappetizing brown color after being cut, Kushal wondered what might be the best way to prevent this phenomenon. He hypothesized that an antibrowning solution must have both a low pH and a high vitamin C content, much like lemon juice has.
After confirming that lemon juice prevents browning, Kushal tested solutions with different pH levels, such as solutions made with baking soda, vitamin C, citric acid, and phosphate buffer saline (PBS). He found that vitamin C and PBS did equally well in preventing browning. In another experiment, he found that the vitamin C content in cut apples decreased over time, but solutions of vitamin C and PBS maintained high vitamin C content in apple wedges.

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