CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Twenty-two seniors from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua competed on Feb. 6 at a Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, which was held at John Jay High School.
Over 400 students from Westchester and Rockland counties participated in this regional science research competition.
Overall, 14 medals were received by the students at the symposium.
Students have completed research projects and have written research papers, and at this contest they either displayed a scientific poster or were chosen from the whole pool of competitors to present PowerPoints of their research.
Each student competes against 9 or 10 others in their category by presenting a 12-minute, uninterrupted PowerPoint to a panel of judges who are scientists or connected with a scientific or medical profession, followed by a question and answer period.
Speakers at this competition are selected by a committee and only those projects that meet certain criteria are placed in the speaker competition category.
The following were speakers at the symposium:
- Third place: Josh Nadel- Physical Sciences- "Measurement of Inclusive W and Z Boson Cross Section in pp Collisions at (sqrt) s = 13 TeV". Josh has advanced to complete in the upstate New York JSHS Competition being held at SUNY Albany March 8-9.
- 5th place: Matt Kaufman-Physical Sciences- "Physical Properties of Quasi-Two Dimensional Layered Ruthenium Oxides"
- 5th place:Jake Klein-Cell and Molecular Biology-"The Effect of P63 Knockdown on the Genomic Instability Considerations for Cellular Reprogramming. (A study about improving cardiac function and finding ways to treat heart disease)"
- 5th place: Cari Himel-Behavior-"Examining the Role of Bilingualism on Executive Control Performance in High School"