research students from West Hempstead High School competed in the Long
Island Science Congress at Saint Joseph’s College on April 3.
student presented their project to several judges describing their
research, procedures, experimental findings and conclusions. Judges used
a rubric of scientific criteria to choose award winners.
proposals, scientific abstracts of their research, and attractive
display boards illustrating the scientific method were also required.
More than 300 students from more than 40 schools participated in the event.
Kallicharran and Chris McAvoy will be awarded higher awards at a
special awards ceremony June 6. The ceremony is in honor of the top
winners of the fair.
addition, McAvoy has been chosen as a finalist to represent the highly
competitive Long Island region at the New York State Science Congress at
Brookhaven Lab on June 8. His project is entitled, “Biomimetic Wind
Turbine Blade Power, speed; Flow Analysis: Leading Edge Morphology.”
Kallicharran’s project is entitled “Genetically Engineered Regeneration in Non-regenerating Organisms”.
Yeritssy Garcia, Jamie Rodriguez and Alexandra Schindler were awarded Honorable Mention for each of their projects.
Long Island Science Congress is a competition of science projects
created by students of Nassau County and Suffolk County middle schools,
junior high schools and senior high schools, sponsored by the Long
Island Sections of the Science Teachers Association of New York State