Outreach Activities

This part of the web site will be used to highlight activities of the Society and its members to increase visibility of the science of pharmacognosy, to attract developing and established scientists to the field, and to increase public awareness of the work of pharmacognocists.


International Science and Engineering Fair

For projects involving the study of natural products that are in any relevant category areas including Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Medicine, Microbiology and Zoology.

For further information about serving as a judge, contact Roy Okuda (okuda@sjsu.edu)


International Science and Engineering Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11-17, 2008

First Award of $500

Pranali Hemant Dalvi, 15, International Baccalaureate at Bartow High School, Bartow, Florida

A Novel Approach for Detecting the Inhibitory Effects of Flavonoids

Asanka Thimothy Nanayakkara, 16, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus, Mississippi

Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors in Herbs as Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease

Rebecca Renee Alexander, 17, Grants High School, Grants, New Mexico

The Journey to Identify Antibiotic Compounds in New Mexico Lichens

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2008 awards!



International Science and Engineering Fair, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 13-18, 2007

First Award of $500

Brandon Timothy Lew, 18, Breck School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Characterization of Anthocyanins in Purple Pod Coats of
Phaseolus vulgaris cv. Blauhilde

Michael David Hagler, 17, Rambam Mesivta High School, Lawrence, New York

Sophorolipids: A Novel Therapy for Asthma and Other Diseases of Altered IgE Regulation

Liqing Yang, 18, Shanghai Lu Wan Senior High School; Yuzhou Gu, 17, No.2 Secondary School attached to ECNU; Zhaoxin Wang, 16, Pudong Foreign Languages School, Shanghai, China

Insecticidal Activity of Oleander Leaf Extract Against Diamondback Moth and Identification of Its Active Constituent

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2007 awards!


International Science and Engineering Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 7-13, 2006

First Award of $500

Vanesa Elizabeth Racigh, 17, Colegio Provincial de Educacion Polimodal No. 1, Pierda Buena, Santa Cruz, Argentina

Satureja Darwinii: Determination of Biologically Active Compounds in Its Essential Oil

Kels Gordon Phelps, 17, Butte High School, Butte, Montana

A Novel Medicinal Metabolite from Extremophilic Trichoderma virens Found in the Silver Bow Creek System

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2006 awards!


International Science and Engineering Fair, Phoenix, AZ, May 8-13, 2005

Iddoshe Haile Hirpa, duPont Manual Magnet High School, Louisville, Kentucky Influence of the Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG on Macrophage Inflammatory Function

Abigail Marie Hines, Orchard Day School, Fort Wayne, Indiana A Comparison of Herbs and Bti as Larvicides on Culex pipiens and Their Effect on Daphnia magna, Year Two
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2005 awards!


Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Portland, Oregon, May 9-14, 2004.


Daniel Shing-shun Tse, David H. Hickman High School, Columbia, Missouri. The Effect of Plant Polyphenols Ameliorating Oxidative Stress in NGF-Beta Differentiated PC-12 Cells

Amanda Momilaniho’olehua Garcia,
Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, Hawaii Kukaepua’a: The Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Digitaria ciliaris, Phase 3–Targeting Protein Kinase-C Dependent Processes
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2004 awards!


International Science and Engineering Fair, Cleveland, Ohio, May 11-17, 2003
Kumkum Sarkar, Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology, Roanoke, Virginia
Effects of Momordica charantia and Curcuma longa Extracts on Normal and Cancerous Breast Cells

Thomas Edgar Cleveland,
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Natchitoches, Louisiana
The Identification of Antimicrobial Volatile Compounds and Their Effects on Representative Species of Medically and Agriculturally Important Fungi
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2003 awards!