Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00
Brady was invited to present at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received high honors from the Long Island Science Congress. Her project dealt with the ability of fungi in the roots of plants to help them filter out pollutants from the soil. She will attend Northeastern University in September.
Mueller also presented at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and received an achievement award from LISC. She checked if Tween-80 could increase the rate at which microbes degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to remove it from water and soil in Oyster Bay. She will also attend Northeastern University.
The two studied if types of algae could detoxify aquatic environments filled with zinc and dicamba. They tested it on brine shrimp. The two received achievement awards at LISC.
Godinho studied the effects of acetaminophen and ibuprofen and whether these drugs, at non-toxic levels, would harm the development of aquatic animals and drinking water. She took third place at the New York Science and Engineering Fair (NYSEF) in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.
Shannon studied how stars would act, depending on how close they were to the center of the galaxy. He took third place in the andromeda division of physics and astronomy at NYSEF and won the bronze medal at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair.
Abrams’ project studied how two pre-oxidants affected toxic algae and ways it could be stopped to benefit water systems. Abrams won first place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.
Dharia studied a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in water and tested it on immune cells, because an inflammatory response is linked to cancer. She won second place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of environmental sciences.
Ring chronicled the effect of acidic precipitation on soil erosion. She took first place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of earth and planetary sciences.
Vande Stouwe studied the use of mathematical attractiveness ratios for facial recognition. He tested facial recognition systems, which map faces from distorted angles and far distances. He took third place at NYSEF in the andromeda division of mathematical sciences.
Woytysiak studied the effect of music tempo on reading speed and short term memory. He received meritorious honors from LISC.