WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Six White Plains High School students from the school’s Science Research Program received awards and recognition at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) held at Sleepy Hollow High School on Saturday.
More than 450 students from 35 high schools in Westchester and Putnam counties participated. Students showcased their multi-year science research projects, featuring individual and team poster presentations.
These are the students and their awards:
- Sara Crane: Third place in Behavior Category, for "The Correlation Between Time Spent in Nature and Depression Levels Among College Students."
- Rizza Estacio: Philips Research Exceptional Research Award, for "A Functional Analysis of the Sodium/Multivitamin Transporter."
- Allison Jasne: Walter Kass Memorial Award, for "A Retrospective Case-Control Study of Parental Monitoring and Parenting Behaviors during Adolescence and their Associations with Problematic Substance Use."
- Raina Kadavil: American Meterological Society Award and Second place in Environmental Category, for "The Impact of Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change on the Limulus Polyphemus Populations in the Long Island Sound."
- Hannah Malcomson: George D. Yancopoulos Young Scientist Award- Innovations in Science Award and Second place in Animal Science Category, for "The Effect of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Insulin Levels and Insulin Resistance in the Horse (Equus Ferus Caballus)."
- Matthew Straub: Ricoh (America's Corporation) Sustainable Energy Award, for "Sputtered Nickel Oxide as a Hole Transport Material in Organometallic Perovskite Solar Cells."
This was the 15th annual science fair sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Accorda Therapeutics and Entergy.
Kimberly Fleming teaches the Science Research Program at White Plains High School.
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