Participants of the 2014 Ardent Academy Summer Research Institute excelled in 2015 Intel STS, 2015 Intel ISEF, California State Science Fair, and Orange County Science & Engineering Fair. 

Jennifer McCleary named 2015 Intel Science Talent Search Finalist. MCCleary and Nilay Menta represented Orange County in the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). 

  • Sujan Arora: Developing a Pulse Oximeter
  • Surina Arora: Why doesn't a roller coaster fall off its rails when upside down
  • Michelle Chen: Mathematical Models of the Growth of Stem Cell Driven Cell Clusters. Research conducted at UCI
    • Third Place in Mathematics, 2015 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • David Choi: Microbial Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Jerry Fu: Investigating the usefulness of botanical remedies in antifungal therapy
  • Jamie Gu: Rolling Objects
    • Honorable Mention: 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Patrick Liu: D.I.Y. Automatic Dog Feeder
    • Junior Sweepstakes, 2015 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
    • First Place in Electronics, 2015 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Matthew Loke: Shielding Cosmic Rays using Electromagnetic Fields in Cloud Chambers.
  • Jennifer McCleary: Correlating the Bandgaps of Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides to Photocurrent Generation for Water Splitting Applications. Research conducted at Caltech
    • Finalist, 2015 Intel STS
    • Finalist, 2015 Intel ISEF
    • Semifinalist, 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology (top 300 in nation)
  • Nilay Menta: Using Electromyographic Technology and Voice Control to create a Cost-Effective Prosthetic Arm
    • 2015 Intel ISEF Finalist
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Harry Park: Fungi Growth in relation to a regression line
  • Francis Raphael: Is there a correlation between a plants resistance to electric flow when it needs water?
  • Joshua Sohn: The effect of fencing on the knees
    • Honorable Mention, 2015 California State Science Fair
    • First Place, 2015 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Sidharth Subbarao: Develop a robotic arm
    • Honorable Mension in Applied Mechanics & Structures, 2015 California State Science Fair
    • First Place, 2015 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair
  • Natalie Yee: The Effects of Music on Short Term Memory
  • Evan Yu: Gravitational Lensing
    • First Place, 2015 IUSD Science Fair

NOTE: For projects conducted at institutes of high learning, Ardent Academy provided various services such as identifying research labs that meet a student's interest, developing strategies to find faculty mentors, and providing ongoing advice, mentoring, and support during research while students conduct their research at these labs.