High School Essay Contest Winners

ISEC First Place – Nuclear Security and Nanotechnology






Introduction The 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States during October of 1962 was marked by the nuclear stalemate that became known as the closest the world has ever been to a nuclear conflict (1). Since then, international pacts such as the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and […]

 
 

ISEC Second Place – Next to Normal: Mood Disorders, Medicine, and Society






Mental illnesses are the leading causes of disability in the United States, with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder affecting 2.6% and 6.7% of American adults respectively. But despite this prevalence, the struggles of those who suffer from mood disorders have long been avoided in public discussion (1). Recently, however, […]

 
 

ISEC Winner: Neuroscience and the Law

ISEC Winner: Neuroscience and the Law






Over the past two decades, advances in brain-imaging technology have allowed neuroscientists to investigate the once inscrutable human brain in greater detail than ever before.

 
 

ISEC Runner-Up: Humpty Dumpty without the King’s Men






Equating the human brain to ananthropomorphic egg from a children’s nursery rhyme may seem odd, but the comparison is apt for victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

 
 
 
 
 

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