By Jeanna Coppola.
Visitors gathered around a plethora of poster boards at the beginning of Lynbrook High School’s 15th annual Science Research Symposium on June 6.
The participating students displayed their research in the high school cafeteria for a public viewing before presenting their work in appointed classrooms. The symposium honored the students, who ranged from freshmen to seniors, and gave the community the opportunity to see the hard work put into the school’s research program.
Following the poster board display, which gave visitors the chance to view numerous projects, the students moved to assigned classrooms to further discuss their work. After these presentations, visitors and students alike gathered in the auditorium for presentations by the high school’s senior students.
A total of 16 seniors presented their research projects on stage to a crowd of impressed guests. A project by Stephanie Mertz, titled “An Investigation into Potential Biomarkers for Renal Cell Carcinoma,” discussed solutions for disease, a popular topic among the senior researchers. Another unique project came from Edward Tischler, who plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Florida in the fall. Tischler’s project dealt with the aerodynamic properties of wingsuits. Other senior projects discussed language, hydraulic fracturing and hydroelectric development.
Elementary school students from the Voyager program for gifted and talented students were also present, proudly displaying their projects to the audience. The young boys and girls had created their projects with guidance from Lynbrook High School students who acted as their mentors. Their combined efforts created unique projects such as ROCAT, an idea for cancer fighting nanobots; DYCOLE, a solution for people suffering with dyslexia; and Glaces, a gel-like material that can be used as braces.The Lynbrook Science Symposium was created as a challenging opportunity for students to grow through scientific research. This year’s impressive event, honoring some of the brightest students at Lynbrook High School, was undoubtedly a success.