Meet Polygence Scholars and explore their projects

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Priya Verma
Priya Verma
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Community Health Initiatives to Address Social Determinants of Health“

Sarah Verma
Sarah Verma
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Human Stem Cell-Derived Organoids Address Top Medical Leading Causes of Death in The US“

Dnyanada Vijapure
Dnyanada Vijapure
Monta Vista High School
Polygence Scholar 2022

Project: “Designing Universal CAR-T cells“

Shiv Vinodshankar
Shiv Vinodshankar
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The vibrational membranes of Mridangam“

Kaavya Vipul
Kaavya Vipul
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Stigma and Periods and Period Poverty“

Viranshi Vira
Viranshi Vira
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality: Social and Clinical Considerations“

Dilpreet Vohra
Dilpreet Vohra
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “What is the potential relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and ATTR amyloidosis? How does mitochondrial stress lead to the development of this condition?“

Ronak Vusirikala
Ronak Vusirikala
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “How have elements of Pop Culture and Celebrities affected the the growth of companies in the fashion industry.“

Pradhi Waghray
Pradhi Waghray
American High School
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The Neurological Effects of Recreational Cannabis Use in Adolescence“

Sam Wagman
Sam Wagman
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Effects of Music Therapy on Depression“

Lorreta Wang
Lorreta Wang
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “No working title at this time. Rather, Lorreta defined her research question as "How did small theatre companies in New Zealand succeed during and after covid? "“

ETHAN WANG
ETHAN WANG
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Studying The Benefits and Challenges of Reprocessing Nuclear Waste “

Andrew Wanghan
Andrew Wanghan
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “What variables predict ticket prices of NBA franchises?“

Usman Wani
Usman Wani
Birla Public School
Polygence Scholar 2024

Project: “Limitations found in current means of PET enzymatic degradation, and designing a system that takes care of these limitations, is chemically stable, and is economically favorable.“

Katelyn Waugh
Katelyn Waugh
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “How do fractals appear in art, science, and nature, and why are they important?“

Sarah Weisbeck
Sarah Weisbeck
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “What are the advancements and limitations of CAR T cell therapy in solid tumors?“

Axen Wetzel
Axen Wetzel
Beaverton Academy of Science and Engineering
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Can I develop educational videos to teach the general public about potential applications and ethical considerations of facial construction technologies?“

Suzanna Wilkinson
Suzanna Wilkinson
Hillsboro High School
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “The Impact of Rapid Growth in Sunbelt Cities on the Youth Experience“

Lauren Wong
Lauren Wong
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “Buprenorphine: The merits and ethics of opioid addiction treatments“

Cheney Wu
Cheney Wu
Polygence Scholar 2023

Project: “How can we create an optimum design that would improve the process of creating tensegrity adaptive airfoils?“