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Sixteen Bronx Science Teams Earned Honorable Mention Awards in the 2019 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition

ExploraVision is a science competition where teams of 2-4 students “pick a current technology, research it, envision what it might look like in 20 years, and describe the development steps, pros & cons, and obstacles.” The Honorable Mention award placed these projects among the top 10% of all ExploraVision entries submitted to the competition this year. Click the headline for information about the winning teams.


Aerobic Anoxygenic Photoheterotrophic Bacterial Degradation of Microplastics by PETase activity

 Ammar Barbee, Pinkey Lam, Sanjay Singh, Kevin Zheng


Aerodapt Systems

Jason Sethiadi, James Whitten, Mithila Dey, and Aditya Saha


The AHM- Advanced Hearing Machine

Sabin Alam, Fardin Hafiz, Faheem Karim


Apolipoprotein E4 Occupying Microbes: A Novel Approach to the Inhibition of Toxic Beta-Amyloid's Effect on the Brain's Neurons 

Chritina Gao, Victoria Lesiczka, Luke Siegel, Xi Yuan Zheng


COTOE: A Fuel Producing, Carbon Dioxide Reducing Roof Panel

Alannis Jaquez, Julie Lin, Yona Litwin


Genetic Alteration of Macrophages in the Treatment of Gaucher's Disease

Shaira Jafar, Lavanya Manickam, Elisabeth Gadzic


The Glutamate Evaluator and Enzyme Releaser (GEER) for Prevention of Progressive Brain Injury

Katelyn Lee, Tiffany Zhong


The industrial use of  isPETase in Archaea for PET reduction through the modification of plasmids and induced natural selection.

Ethan Hall, Ethan Nanavati, Saketh Kotogiri


O.M.S. (Oil Monitoring Submersible): An Ocean Saving Technology

Ekaterina Balsan, Zebulon Bogue, Miriam Crispe


Protobiontic X

Alexandra Musat, Tayesha Hossain, Abby Wu


A Probiotic Lycopene Factory  

Afifa Areya, Sangita Chakraborty, Hector Wilson


Restoring Healthy Blood Flow with the Bioresorbable Stent

Yeju Kang, Ayesha Khan, Trisha Roy, Natasha Zarrin



Lola Berger, Jeffery Luo, Akshay Raju, Izabelle Kwan


Using Brain Computer Interface and Optical Brain Imaging System as a Medium for Communication Between the Primary Motor Cortex and a Prosthetic Glove

Hritwik Paul, Oviya Sivapalan, Dennis Yi


Using Biotemplating in Gecko-Inspired Medical Adhesives

Tonia Curdas, Jane Chen, Saisha Islam, Amanda Zheng


Using Ubiquitination to Treat HIV

Sarah Aktari, Anis Choudhury, Sara Poon, Areebah Qutub


A list of all Exploravision Honorable Mentions can be viewed HERE​​​​​​​.

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