High school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions

35 local high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties will represent the region at national and international science and engineering competitions after advancing at the 21st annual Regeneron Westchester (and Putnam) Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF).

Winners were announced at a celebratory awards ceremony at Somers High School on March 24. In addition, approximately 200 students were recognized with top awards and prizes.

On March 19 and 20, participants, mostly seniors and juniors from Westchester and Putnam counties, showcased their multi-year science research projects virtually to judges during the science fair competition.

Twenty students won spots to compete at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), the largest international science fair in the world. ISEF will be held May 7 – 13 in Atlanta, GA, and will bring together more than 1,800 science fair winners from over 75 countries in a hybrid format.

ISEF Finalists include:

High School

Last Name

First Name

Title of Your Research

Ardsley

Rappaport

Blake

Post-SARS-CoV-2 Symptoms and Conditions In Patients Aged 18 and Older

Byram Hills

Bachmann

Edith

Tell me a story: The effects of storytelling vs. story-reading on the executive functions of fourth graders

Byram Hills

Blackmar

Jack

“Keep your eye on the ball”: A comparative study of the visual tracking accuracy of baseball batters and non-athletes during knuckleball tracking.

Byram Hills

Colabello

Gabriella

Investigating the unexplored genome: Evaluating the role of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Morrbid in the development of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Edgemont

Musti

Anisha

Quantum Teleportation on Novel Qubits

Hackley

Lee

Maxwel

The Effect of Hordeum vulgare l. Extract and Phragmites australis Extract on the Growth of Cyanobacteria in a Freshwater Environment

Harrison

Blaustein

Mai

Identification of Chemical Contaminants in Spiked Beverages with the use of Infrared Spectroscopy through Development of Inexpensive and Inconspicuous Device to Identify Date-Rape Drugs

Harrison

Kelly

Jack

Quantifying Linguistic Polarization for Congressional Representatives Facing Primary Challengers: A Random Effects Logit Regression Approach

Hastings

Rubin

Charlotte

The Effect of N-methyl D-aspartate Receptor Shutdown on Neural Stem Cell Proliferation in Zebrafish Larvae

Horace Greeley

Wang

Benjamin

Assessing the role of constitutive JAK/STAT signaling in JAK-p53 post-MPN leukemia cell maintenance using a novel knock-in/knock-out mouse model of JAK2V617F

Mamaroneck

Goswami

Tista

SMART-Screen: A Point-of-Care COVID-19 Active Replication Detection System

Ossining

Osgood

Orlando

Assessing the Distribution of Excessive Noise Exposure and the Risk of Tinnitus Onset in Opera, Orchestra, and High School Musicians.

Ossining

Song

Aaron

Elucidating Terrestrial Optical Refrigeration Through Transpiration in Rhizophora mangle and Chlorophyll a Fluorescence in Low-Polarity Mediums

Ossining

Wasilenko

Katelyn

Pediatric BMSC Exosome Treatment Requires Interaction with Bone Tissue Defect Environment to Improve Bone Repair

Pelham Memorial

Meyerson

Julia

Autonomous UGV Inspection and Monitoring of Electrical Substations

Pelham Memorial

Pollock

Olivia

Developing and Assessing Fucose-Based Water-Soluble Bioplastics

Pelham Memorial

Sherbansky

Leah

Diagnostic Accuracy of Deep Learning's Computational Photography in the Morphology of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Somers

Dodd

Emily

Altered Homer1b/c Volumes and mGluR1/5-Homer1b/c Colocalization in Parkinson’s Disease-Linked LRRK2 G2019S mice

Westlake

Clarke

Michael

Evaluating the Efficacy of Organic Management Methods on Invasive Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

Westlake

Kelly

Christina

A Novel Investigation of the Effects of EphA4 on Axon Regeneration in the Spinal Cord

 

Fifteen students won a spot at the International Genius Olympiad, where more than 500 students from over 70 countries will compete with projects focused on sustainability in the areas of energy, environment, engineering and global health. The International Genius Olympiad will take place [virtually] in early June [Rochester, NY].

International Genius Olympiad Finalists include:

School

Category

Student Name

Ardsley

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Alicia Chang

Ardsley

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Grace Zhou

Edgemont

Environmental Sciences

Yansi Foong

Hackley

Medicine and Health Sciences

Noah Nager

Mahopac

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Sydney Mascoll

New Rochelle

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Anna Barlis

Ossining

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Julia Laurentowski

Ossining

Animal Sciences

Shae Shandroff

Pleasantville

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Mia Hoxhaj

Putnam Valley

Plant Sciences

Tara Dolack

Rye Country Day

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Aadi Bhattacharya

Scarsdale

Medicine and Health Sciences

Jaden Tepper

Somers

Environmental Sciences

Zoe Gutherman

Westlake

Medicine and Health Sciences

Rachel Thomas

Yorktown

Medicine and Health Sciences

Raka Bose

See the complete list of all category and special award winners in Westchester and Putnam Counties, HERE.

The Regeneron - Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, is made possible by the generous contributions of local corporations including Regeneron PharmaceuticalsCon Edison and Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation,. Additional sponsors include Westchester Academy of MedicineCarl Zeiss MicroscopyMomentive Performance Materials and others. In total, the sponsors have donated over $150,000 for this year’s event, enabling WESEF to award nearly 60 percent of all students with some form of recognition. 

For more information and schedules, visit www.wesef.org.