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Update on Science Research Students!


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Update on Science Research Students!

Members of the Science Research class have participated in two recent competitions.


On March 27th and 28th, senior Grace Moon competed at the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at SUNY Albany. Grace placed first in the Physical Sciences category with an oral presentation of her project, "Developing an AC Hall Technique to Measure Hall Mobility of Semiconductor Devices." Because she placed first in her category, Grace competed as one of six finalists, where she gave her presentation a second time to the 300 people attending the science fair. Grace placed 3rd overall in the competition and will now represent Hastings High School at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the end of April. Good luck Grace!


On Saturday, March 16th, Hastings High School competed along with 40 other high schools at the Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. This year's fair was the largest yet, with 660 students participating for a chance to qualify for the 15 spots at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and 9 spots at the GENIUS Olympiad International Fair.


Junior Mia Veefkind placed third in the Neuroscience category and was one of the nine finalists chosen to attend the international GENIUS Olympiad Science Fair. The GENIUS Olympiad takes place at SUNY Oswego in late June. Mia will be competing against 1200 students from 75 countries and 40 states with her project titled, "Investigating the Neuroprotective Effects of Edaravone on Ferroptotic Cell Death." Good luck Mia!


Emma McCormack placed first in her category of Environmental Science and also won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Elliot Riesman-Tremonte placed 3rd in the Mathematics category and also won the Mu Alpha Theta Award. Molly Gouran and Grace Moon each placed 3rd in their categories of Behavioral Science and Engineering, respectively. Raphaela Sills placed 4th in Neuroscience and won the Office of Naval Research Award. The following students also placed 4th in their respective categories, Anya Van Hoogstraten in Cell and Molecular Biology, Aaron Forman in Chemistry, and Owen Routhier in Environmental Science.  Alexandra Noia won the NOAA "Taking the Pulse of the Planet" Award, Jiarui Hu won the Innovations in Biological Sciences Award, Catrina Spinozzi won the Mianus River Gorge Ecology Award, David Dayan and Christian Healy won the Leason Ellis Team Project Award, and Wylie Feaster won the Environmental Perspiration Award. Also presenting their research in the fair were Evangeline May in Animal Science, Hannah Sperber and Joaquin De la Flor in Behavioral Science, Jonah Fried in Chemistry, Sawyer Pollard in Computer Science, Nina Silverstein in Cell and Molecular Biology, Eliza Dolgins and Sebastien Scioscia in Medicine and Health. 


Congratulations to ALL of the Hastings Science Research students for the amazing work they have accomplished over the past two years!