2014 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Finalists
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 by Elert for Awards, NYCSEF.
13 Midwood Science Research students were declared finalists in the 2014
New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF). NYCSEF is the
New York City Department of Education’s annual science and
technology research competition, coordinated by the City University of New York
(CUNY). More than 700 students from around the city submitted applications to
the 2013 NYCSEF. On Sunday, March 2, the qualifying students from high schools
across the city met at City College to display their scientific research for the Preliminary Round.
Only the top 100 projects (approximately) are invited to attend the finals round.
These students are the best of the best. Wish them good luck at the finals on
March 25, 2014 at the American Museum of Natural History. Awards will
be announced two days later at Hunter College.
Allen Barbarovich (Medicine & Health Sciences)Link Between
Systemic Cobalamin Deficiency and CNS Demyelination in a CD320/TCblR KO Mouse Model
Mentor: Dr. Edward V. Quadros, SUNY Downstate, Department of Biochemistry
Yasmine Brown-Williams (Medicine & Health Sciences)
The Effect of a High-Fat Diet on Whole-Body and Muscle Insulin Resistance
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Axen, Brooklyn College, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Varvara Budetti and Alisha Bunting (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
The Effects of Macroalgae on Benthic Biodiversity in Jamaica Bay
Mentor: Dr. Brett Branco, Brooklyn College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Amy Cao and Ying Tong Guo (Chemistry)
Synthesis of iron triisopropylsilylated vinylketene complexes
Mentor: Dr. Wayne F.K. Schnatter, Long Island University, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Xin Yi Chen (Earth & Environmental Sciences)
Fermented Food Waste and Plant Growth: A Greenhouse Study
Mentor: Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Brooklyn College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Stefanie Henry (Medicine & Health Sciences)
Promoting Repair of Damaged Corticospinal Tract
Mentor: Dr. John (Jack) Martin, The City College of New York, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Raquel Hosein (Engineering)
Application of a Wireless Electrical Device for the Detection of Epilepsy
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Viventi, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Shadika Jahan and Kiara Nuñez (Medicine & Health Sciences)
Computer Vision Syndrome: A study on blink rates
Mentor: Dr. Mark Rosenfield, SUNY College of Optometry, Department of Biological Sciences
M. Tasnin Kabir (Cellular & Molecular Biology)
Anti-cancer peptide PNC-27 associates with Mitochondria in Cancer Cells
Mentor: Dr. Josef Michl, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Pathology
Tiffany Mai (Microbiology)
Mammalian Cell Expression of M2e-HA1 Conserved Sequences of H5N1 Influenza Virus
Mentor: Dr. Lanying Du, New York Blood Center, Viral Immunology Laboratory
Please see attachment for AP meeting schedule.
Midwood has been designated a Gold Star school for 2013 by the W!SE organization based upon the performance of our economics students on the W!SE Financial Literacy test. This is the 6th consecutive year Midwood has earned this honor. We also have five social studies teachers designated as Gold Star Teachers as the notice indicates below. They are Bret Cohen, Chris Miccio, Doug O'Connor, Laura Gavenda and Madison Williams. They have continually done a great job with our economics students.