Recipients of the Calvert Award

Sponsored by The American Entomological Society

1987 to the present


 
YR AWARD  NAME GRADE PROJECT SPONSOR & SCHOOL
1987 Winner Margot Livingston 7 What are the effects of gypsy moth spraying on the eastern black swallowtail butterfly? Allen Middle School, Moorestown, NJ
1988 Hon. Mention Frank Stempin 11 The relationship between visual disruption and equilibrium in crickets Helene Flounders
Cardinal O'Hara H. S., Springfield, PA
1989 Winner David Zonies 9 Simulated global stratospheric ozone depletion and increased UV radiation: Dose response of Drosophila melanogaster. Helen Ericson
Northeast High School
Philadelphia, PA
1989
First Runner Up Danielle Anctil 9 The amounts of various types of wood consumed by termites. Mr. Waltman
Upper Dublin H. S.
Fort Washington, PA
1989
Second Runner Up  Jeannette Johnston  11 A comparative study of the diversity in populations of species of arthropods found in fallen pine cones. George Moore
Atlantic City H. S.
Atlantic City, NJ
1989
Hon. Mention Rosemarie Monzo 12 C-banding of preserved chromosomes of the species, Aedes egypti. Daniel Lipinski
Bishop Eustace Prep Sch
Pennsauken, NJ
1989
Hon. Mention Craig Slawecki 12 Effects of antijuvenile hormone amounts on molting John Sharp
Archbishop Wood H. S.
Warminster, PA
1989
Hon. Mention Gary Midelton 12 Gypsy moths: A problem and a possible solution through nucleopolyhedrosis virus George Moore 
Atlantic City H. S.
Atlantic City, NJ
1990 Winner Jennifer Reynolds 11 Does the color of light affect the reproduction of Drosophila melanogaster? Pilgrim Academy
Egg Harbor City, NJ
1990
1st Runner Up Kimberly Wallace 12 The biological control of Tetranychus urticae by Amblysecius fallacus. Lacey Twp. H. S.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
1990
2nd Runner Up Chaitanya Rao 10 Effect of testosterone on Drosophila melanogaster. Debbie Stauffer
Abington Friends School
Jenkintown, PA
1990
Hon. Mention Jeanette Johnston 12 Comparative study of the arthropods found through Berlese extraction methods in tree-bound pine cones, fallen pine cones and soil. Atlantic City H.S.
Atlantic City, NJ
1990
Hon. Mention Al Dubeck 11 Nutrasweet vs Sunette Archbishop Wood H. S.
Warminster, PA
1990
Hon. Mention Adam Slawwecki 10 Effects of 24 hour darkness on Manduca sexta. Archbishop Wood H. S.
Warminster, PA
1991 Winner Helen Glezos 10 Does captive feeding increas the growth and life span of the preying mantis? Diana Probasco
Woodstown H. S.
Woodstown, NJ
1991
1st Runner Up Amy Dorfman 9 Farnesol vs natural predation: Will the benefits of a larvacide? Dennis Erlick
Central High School
Philadelphia,PA
1991
2nd Runner Up Kevin Bonner 9 Substance preference among carpenter ants. John Sharp
Archbishop Wood H. S.
Warminster, PA
1992 Winner Amy Dorfman 10 Farnesol vs natural predation: Will the benefits of a larvacide outweigh the advantages of interaction in a food chain? Dennis Erlick
Central High School
Philadelphia,PA
1992
1st Runner Up Dawn Riddle 9 The effects of chemicals on the pheromone trails of ants. Dennis Erlick 
Central High School
Philadelphia, PA
1992
Hon. Mention Denis Shmuler 11 Comparison of stem and leaf growth of European violets germinated in harvester ant nests. Vickie Bejda
Ocean Township H. S.
Oakhurst, NJ
1992
Hon. Mention Gisela E. Invaste 11 Effect of protozoan Lambornella clarki on larval populations of the mosquito Aedes aegypti in the laboratory. Vicki Bejda 
Ocean Township H. S.
Oakhurst, NJ
1993 Winner Justin Schilling 10 The effects of a limestone tributary on invertebrate life in the Wissahickon Creek. Emily Paar
Abington Friends School
Jenkintown, PA
1993
1st Runner Up Benjamin Martin 10 The extraction and testing of natural pesticides. Debbie Stauffer
Abington Friends School
Jenkintown, PA
1993
Hon. Mention Ben Blanchard 7 A quantitative study of water quality in local streams using macroinvertebrates. Richard Close
Indian Valley Middle Sc
Harleysville,PA
1994 Winner Ben Blanchard 8 A quantitative study of water quality of local streams over a one year period using macroinvertebrate sampling as a relative measure of stream water quality. Richard Close
Indian Valley Middle Sc
Harleysville,PA
1995 Winner Lisa Patrick 9 Effects of chlorine-treated wastewater on benthic invertebrates Dennis Erlick 
Central High School
Philadelphia, PA
1995
1st Runner Up Joshua Rufe 8 Preying mantises Robert Habel
Pennridge Cent. Jr. H. S.
Perkasie, PA
1995
Hon. Mention Galeet Cohen 10 The effect of gypsy moth infestation on the productivity of tulip poplar and oak trees Dennis Erlick 
Central High School
Philadelphia, PA
1996 Winner Andrew Short 10 Construction of a laboratory stream environment for studying stream invertebrates.
Other awards (1)
Bob Gross
Glasgow High School
Glasgow, DE
1997 Winner Steven Molnar 10 Parasites to the rescue? A sutudy to determine which species of endoparasiods affects the pest C. parallela. Tri-County Home Educators
1998 Winner Sarah Wright 9 How do butterflies see each other? Mr. Leslie Powers
North Penn High School
Lansdale, PA
1998
1st Runner Up Ross Lang 7 Is it time for lunch? Temporal Learning in Yellow Jackets. Home schooled
1998
Hon. Mention Abigail Kochanik 11 To kill or not to kill? The insect vs. the pesticide. Patricia Sidelsky
Cherokee High School
Marlton, NJ 
1999 Winner Ross Lang
8
Maximum Moth Metabolism Home schooled
1999
1st Runner Up Abigail Kochanik
12
To Kill or Not to Kill? Part II Patricia Sidelsky
Cherokee High School
Marlton, NJ 
2000 Winner Karan Dhadialla
9
Will two insect growth regulators cause insect control or insect growth? Unami Middle School
Chalfont, PA.
2001 Winner Steven Starr
12
Moth Egg Differentiation Using Electron Microscopy and Staining Upper Dublin High School
Ft. Washington, PA
2001 1st Runner Up Anika Vaidyanathan
6
Monitoring Neighborhood Streams Bancroft Academy
Wilmington, DE
2002 Winner Boris Zinshteyn
9
The effect of citrus fruit extracts on termites Dennis Erlick 
Central High School
Philadelphia, PA
2002 Hon. Mention Andrew Johnston
11
Larger Termite Baits for Improved Study and Collection of Isopterans The Charter School of Wilmington, DE
2003 Winner D. J. Haney
8
To Bite or Not to Bite William Allen Middle School, Moorestown, NJ
2003 1st Runner Up Daniel Zinshteyn
8
DEET: Are there Hidden Dangers? Baldi Middle School, Philadelphia, PA
2003 2nd Runner Up Courtney Cope
8
Horned Passalus Beetles Can Pull Their Own Weight, Can You? Penn View Christian School, Souderton, PA
2004
Winner
Brady Rollins
8
Terminating Termites
Towle Institute
Hockessin, DE
2004
1st Runner Up
Sam Spoor
7
Battling Mosquitoes
Woodlyn Christian School
Woodlyn, PA
2004
2nd Runner Up
Natalie Piger
7
Growing to set free, A Butterfly's Life
St Anne's School
Bethlehem, PA
2005
Winner
Sarah Kirk
8
Host Specificity in Two Species of Insect Infesting Paristoid Wasps
Unionville High School
Kennett Square, PA
2005
1st Runner Up
Samantha Neugebauer
11
Will My Ants Yield to a Magnetic Field?
St. Basil Academy
Jenkintown, PA
2005
2nd Runner Up
Daniel Zinshteyn
10
An Investigation of Organic Pesticides on Stored Products
Central High School
Philadelphia, PA
2005
Hon. Mention
June Maloney
8
How Will Altering the Diet of Tobacco Budworm Affect Its Maturation Rate?
Upper Pittsgrove School
Monroeville, NJ
2005
Hon. Mention
Stacy Candelario
8
Navigational Skills With Ants
Broughal Middle School
Bethlehem, PA
2006
Winner William Hockeimer
9
PCR Amplification of mDNA from a Mexican Geometrine Moth Species
John Gruber
Friends Central School, Wynnewood, PA

2006
1st Runner Up Natalie Raider
12
The Effect of Hyperoxic Environment on the Development and Fecundity of Drospophila melanogaster
William Anderson
Unionville High School
Kennett Square, PA
2006
2nd Runner Up Andrew Anderson
11
Arthropod Behavior: Taxis, Kinesis, Communication, and Predation
William Anderson
Unionville High School
Kennett Square, PA
2006
Hon. Mention Jenna Keenan
8
Mosquito: Where Art Thou?
Christine Camarda
Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School, Englishtown, NJ
2006
Hon. Mention Jennifer Huang
8
Can  Garlic and Onions be used as a Natural Pesticide against Ants?
Dana Prendergast
Arcola Intermediate School, Norristown, PA
2007
Winner Clair McKittrick
7
A Behavioral Study of Attractants and Repellants to Periplaneta americana
Nina Leifeste-McKittrick
Cedar Drive Middle School,
Colts Neck, NJ

2007

1st Runner Up
Timothy Harper
John Coffey
Andy Styer


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Is Cobbs Creek Polluted?
Peggy Styer
PA Cyber Charter School,
Havertown, PA
2007
Hon. Mention William Hockeimer 10
Mitochondrial DNA Sequences as a Tool for Studying Geometrine Moth Taxonomy
John Gruber
Friends Central School, Wynnewood, PA
2007
Hon. Mention Renee Hadley
12
Relationships between Reticulotermes malletei and R. flavipes Termites.
The Charter School of Wilmington, DE
2008
Winner
Madeline Beitz
11
The Effects of Turbulence on  Butterfly Flight
Scott Stein
Springside School, Philadelphia, PA
2008
1st Runner Up
Matthew Nicewinter
11
The More, the Merrier? Analyzing the number of termites necessary to establish a viable colony William Nicewinter
The Christian Academy, Brookhaven, PA
2008
2nd Runner Up
Shyanne Marquette
6
Mosquito Attaction
Janet Snape
Collegium Charter School, Exton, PA
2009
Winner
Sophia Srinivasan
10
Does Halyomorpha halys use olfaction to locate its host plants?
Laura Kowalski
Parkland High School, Allentown, PA
2009 1st Runner Up Kate Anderson
12
PCR investigation of viral correlates of Colony Collapse Disorder in the Honeybee
Robert Helm
Methacton High School, Norristown, PA
2009 2nd Runner Up Selena Millan
8
To which flavors are ants most attracted?
Lori Cirucci
Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
2009 Hon. Mention Lauren Hinkel
11
Ginger Snap!
Julie McGlynn
Central Bucks West High School, Doylestown, PA
2009 Hon. Mention Matthew Nicewinter 12
Comparing the feeding efficiencies of [Reticulitermes] flavipes and malletei.
William Nicewinter
The Christian Academy, Brookhaven, PA
2009 Hon. Mention Shyanne Marquette 7
Chirping Thermometers
Janet Snape
Collegium Charter School, Exton, PA
2010
Winner
Anthony Deczynski 12

Dryinid Wasps as an Ecological Indicator

Cranford High School
Mentors
Dr. Sylvio Codella and Alan Blander

2010
1st Runner Up
Elise Backman
11

The Effect of Location, Species, and Gender on the Bioaccumulation of Metals by Spider Populations in the Meadowlands District.

Michael Roche
High Technology High School
2010
2nd Runners Up
Valentina Parisi and Dahlia Kenawy 12
Distribution of Wolbachia pipientis 16S rDNA in Diverse Insect Orders in Chester County William Anderson
Unionville High School
2010
Hon. Mention
Olga Vinogradova 10

Colorado Mountain Pine Beetle

Terese Grateful
Council Rock High School North
2011
Winner
John Eli St. Amour
10
The Antibacterial Qualities of Honey
Andrea St. Amour
St. Amour Home School
2011
1st Runner Up
Liam McKenna
8
How Useful are Ants' Antennae?
Lori Cirucci
Broughal Middle School
2011
Second Runner Up
Rachel Sokolsky
9
Influence of Temperature on Insect Growth in Decaying Tissue
Keith Butler
Emmaus High School
2011
Honorable Mention
NuwarAhmed
9
Mosquito-nose: Can Mosquitoes Detect Taste?
Genille Parham
Julia R. Masterman School
2011
Honorable Mention
Rachel French
10
The Effects Highways Have on Invertebrates: Does Distance Matter?
Emily Giannantonio
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
2012
Winner
Shashwat Kishore 9
The Effects of Preventive Measures in Malaria Control and the Impacts of Insecticide Resistant Vectors

Sandra Litvin

Unionville High School

2012
1st Runner Up
Ashlyn Kahlenberg 8
Ladybugs’ Effectiveness as an Alternative to Pesticides

Jesse Breeden

Holicong Middle School

2012
2nd Runner Up
Drew Spanfellner 6
Why So Tense? Investigation of Surface Tension of Liquids

Jen Bergman

Downingtown Middle School

2013
Winner Christina Kelly
11
The Effects of Various Homocide Scenarios on the Entomological Activity on Human Remains

Monica Conlin

Springfield High School

2013
1st Runner Up Monica Ting
11
Understanding the Surface Nanostructures of Morpho and Pieris Butterfly Wings

Michael Roche

High Technology High School

2013
Second Runner Up Kerri Diamond
9
The Virtual Swarm: Which Insect’s food-Finding Method is Most Effective?

Karen Frazier

Indian Valley Middle School

2013
Honorable Mention Regina Reynpolds
11
The Foraging Behavior of the Honey Bee

Rose Lounsbury

The Charter School of Wilmington

2014
Winner Kerri Diamond 10
Hive Simulator: What computer simulations can teach us about bee deaths.
Karen Frazier
Souderton Area High School
2014
1st Runner Up Isabela Metz
8
Cricket Survival after Simulated Nuclear Event
Susan Miles
Haddonfield Friends School
2014
Second Runner Up Caroline McDonald
7
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Katie Brasten
St. Norbert School

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