Students shine at WESEF
On March 16, 2019, Horace Greeley High School had 29 Science Research students compete against 650+ students from area high schools at the 19th Annual Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair hosted by Sleepy Hollow High School.
Students showcased their multi-year research projects, in the form of a formal poster presentation, and were adjudicated by local experts in the fields of life science, physical science, environmental studies, psychology, engineering, and business. Each student had 7 minutes to present his/her research followed by an 8-minute Q&A period with a judge.
The 29 students took home 9 medals, 7 Special Awards, and 1 invitation to the International GENIUS Olympiad in June.
Congratulations to this year’s participants. . .
Hannah Cohen - Using Ocean Current Modeling to Study Juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle Migration off Southern California - 4th Place
Anabelle Johnston - Comparison of Overwintering Ixodes scapularis Oviposition Patterns and Larval Activity - Environmental Perspiration Award
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Jordan Klein - A More Ecologically-Relevant Paradigm For Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
Alexa Krugel - High School Health Students' Attitudes Toward Mental Illness: A Comparative Analysis of Demographics and Attitudes Toward Depression - American Psychological Association Award
Elizabeth Mortati - The Differential Effects of Belongingness, Success, Isolation, and Failure on Sadness, Negative Affect, and Meaning in Life - 2nd Place
Aditi Singh - Descriptive and Normative Accounts of Color Localization Performance in Visual Short-term Memory - Critical Behavioral Science Achievement Award
Zachary Eichenberger - Engineering an Enzyme for Production of Cyclopropanated Fatty Acids
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Holly Cheng - Utilizing CRISPR/Cas9 to Up-regulate Fetal Hemoglobin in Primary Mouse Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells - 3rd Place; Office of Naval Research Award
Sarah Platkin - Effect of CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Gene 33 deletion on Cr(VI) - transformed bronchial epithelial cells - Innovation in Biological Sciences Research Award
Liam Curtis - A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Association between E-Cigarette Usage and Anxiety Disorders in Young Adults
Chirag Kumar - A Bayesean Approach to Predicting Imported Malaria Spread Through Global Air Travel - 2nd Place
Isha Puri - A Novel Method for Generating Reliable Explanations for Machine Learning decisions and its applications to AI Systems for Medical Imaging - 4th Place
Alec Xiang - Interpretable Skin Lesion Diagnosis with Deep Learning - 3rd Place; Advances to the International GENIUS Olympiad, competing against 1,200+ students from 70+ countries in June at SUNY Oswego.
Nicolas Eichenberger - Data Science for Wildfire Research - Teatown Young Conservationalist Award
Anna Zhang - Design and Analysis of an Artificial Intelligence Based System for Real-Time Detection of Texting and Driving
Aron Zhao - Explorations in Applying Artificial Neural Networks to Predict the Foreign Exchange Market
Massimiliano de Sa - Factors Dictating the Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines: Evaluating Current and Advanced Combustion Modes - 4th Place
Nathan Huang - Improving Performance and Temperature Regulation of Solar Panels through the Application of a PMMA Layer - ASM Materials Education Foundation Award
Bryce Gell - Optimizing Underwater Video Monitoring of Biological Assemblages Around FADs (Fish Aggregation Devices)
Sheng Guo - Role of Values and Beliefs in Environmental Legacies
Drew McMillan - Role of Values and Beliefs in Environmental Legacies
Medicine & Health
Alan Gu - Does Time in Therapeutic Range for Tacrolimus Predict Freedom From Rejection in Intestinal Transplantation - 4th Place
Tyler Keller - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Immigrants Seeking Asylum
Divya Kishore - Inorganic arsenic induces fatty liver disease in zebrafish when administered post-liver development - 4th Place
Robby Tunick - Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with Congenital Heart Disease: Birth Cohort Annual Follow-Up
Charlotte Lerner - The Effect of Ethidium Bromide on Multiple Tryptophan Residues in EmrE
Henry Blair - Role of Estrogen in Pattern Changes
Physics & Astronomy
Sarah Kugelmas - Magnetization of Doped Two-Dimensional Materials
Sophie Nadel - Managing Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in 2018: A Fungicide Sensitivity Bioassay
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars for the Horace Greeley High School Science Research Symposium on Tuesday, May 21 beginning at 6:30pm. Seniors will present their project as the culmination of their three-year journey, and juniors and sophomores will showcase their work-in-progress as a poster presentation.
The Science Research program offered at Horace Greeley High School requires a three-year commitment. The course affords students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest in science by providing meaningful, hands-on learning experiences. Students access and critically analyze information, pose substantive questions, and communicate effectively. The students are responsible for finding a mentor, developing a research plan and conducting their own research.
Typically, students spend 6-10 hours per week working on their research. Some students experience several months of working in a lab or science facility with science or technology mentors who provide guidance and supervision as students conduct their research, while others have chosen to work in the high school labs closely monitored by their teachers. The types of research projects students are working on this year include robotics, mathematics, computer programming, microbiology, engineering, earth science, and environmental studies. They also are required to write a scientific abstract and paper, and present their findings orally at the Greeley Science Symposium.