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Winter 2018 Math/Physics Olympiad Bootcamp Winter 2018 Math/Physics Olympiad Bootcamp Friday, 21 September 2018 Don’t let your math and physics skills freeze over the break! Stay fresh with Ardent...
Free Seminar: How to Prepare Your Child for AMC 8 (Monday 6:15pm – 7:30pm, September 24th at Ardent NW) Free Seminar: How to Prepare Your Child for AMC 8 (Monday 6:15pm – 7:30pm, September 24th at Ardent NW) Friday, 21 September 2018   How to Prepare Your Child for AMC 8 (Grades 6-8) Presented by Dr. James Li,...
Introductory Computer Olympiad Training in Python, Java, or C/C++ Introductory Computer Olympiad Training in Python, Java, or C/C++ Monday, 17 September 2018 For students who are interested in participating in USA Computing Olympiad competition...

2012 Ardent Academy Summer Research Institute sent eight students to 2013 California State Science Fair.  A total of 10 students received awards at district, county, and state level. 

All participants of 2012 Summer Research Institute participated in school or district science fair with eight students advance to the 2013 California State Science Fair. In local competitions, Benjamin Chen, Vinson Luo, Andrew Ninh, and Jennifer Yao received first place at county science fair. Additionally, at least ten other Ardent students participated in 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering 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.

Year 2 Projects from 2011 Ardent Academy Summer Research Institute Participants

  • Ryan Lim (10th Grade). Zipf's Law and the Computational Identification of Music.
    • First Place, Irvine Unified School District Science Fair.
  • Amy D. (9th Grade). Speaking of DNA: Inquiry of Palindromic Sequences in Bacterial DNA.
    • First Place, Irvine Unified School District Science Fair.
  • Deborah Ma (12th Grade). Reconstruction of Networks with Comprehensive Sensing: The Effect of the Type of Complex Network on the Mean Squared Error.
  • Francis Yang (11th Grade). Investigation of How Location and Acne Lesion Affects Skin's Anti E.coli Activities.

Other Student Projects at 2013 Orange County Science & Engienering Fair

  • Anton Ni (6th Grade). Who's Winning in Blackjack? Python can Tell You. Honorable Mention in Mathematics and Software, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • Ashkaan Mahjoob (6th Grade). Impact of Playing Video Games vs. Doodling on Tests.
    • First Place in Behavioral Sciences, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • Michelle Hung (6th Grade). How does the Brand of Sunscrean Affect the Time It Takes for UV Beads to Change Color?
  • Xu Sherry (7th Grade). Reaching for the Ground: How Gravity Affects Root Growth.
  • Anita Garg (7th Grade). The Effect of the Seeding Style Used on the Restoration and Growth of the Salvia Apiana.
    • Third Place in Environmental Science, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • Jonathan Joei (8th Grade). Reinforcement Force: Which is most effective?
  • Michael Wu (8th Grade). The Effects of Different Antacids and PPIs on the pH Intensity of Gastric Acid.
    • Third Place in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair
  • Parsa Derakhshan (9th Grade). Sunlight Assisted Water Remedial: Effect of Concentration, Reaction Temperature, and Reaction Time on the Photocatalytic Removal of the Toxic Organic Dye Rhodamine B from Water.
    • Second Place in Environmental Science, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair.
  • Shah Parth (10th Grade). Optimizing Computation Time Through Accurate Approximation.
  • Holly Zhou (11th Grade). Bioinformatic Analysis of the Insulin Signaling Pathway in the Moon Jellyfish Aurelia.
    • Third Place in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2013 Orange County Science & Engineering Fair

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