On October 18th in New York City, The Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders, will present the Rising Scientist Awards to five high school students from the New York metro area including, Julia Morneau from Wilton High School. These students have demonstrated extraordinary promise in research in the fields of child and adolescent mental health or pediatric neuroscience.
As a Rising Scientist winner, Julia will receive a $2,000 scholarship towards college during the On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium, the nonprofit’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, and developmental neuroscience.
The Rising Scientist Awards, which are granted annually, were designed to encourage young researchers’ academic pursuits and introduce them to the scientific community. Each spring, the Child Mind Institute and the Advanced Science Research Center at the Graduate Center of CUNY invite New York-area high schools to nominate one exemplary 11th-grade science student candidate for this honor. The nomination is based on outstanding achievement and interest in child and adolescent mental health or pediatric neuroscience research and a commitment to understanding and addressing difficult scientific questions, as evidenced by special projects, presentations and/or publications.