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|Elert Juniors||Katzoff Juniors||Mosley Juniors|
|Naffisat Atanda||Zyhra Casero||Shaireen Akter|
|Anna Azaryev||Hong Wei Chen||Lachin Beginyazova|
|Sezer Benoit Savci||Justin Chow||Ihtsham Chaudhry|
|Carolynn Cortez||Serena Duran||Ashley Chin|
|Basit Ejaz||Tristan Ene||Oliwia Dankiw|
|Nadzeya Fliaha||Gloria Glenn||Kelly Guan|
|Sally Gao||Jason Goyfman||Tanzena Haque|
|Edward Guiracocha||Henry Hua||Sofia Jules|
|Victoria Habbchy||Idrees Ilahi||Nasrin Kashem|
|Anum Jabeen||Alyssa Kattan||Jessica Lin|
|Suraiya Khoja||Esther Lee||Sammi Lin|
|Ali Leventeli||Emily Ly||Nisha Manahil|
|Lameya Rahman||Jessica Meza Pineda||Blessin Mcfarlane|
|Robiyakhon Ramziddinova||Kevin Ng||Noor Mohammad|
|Stella Ruan||Victor Noel||Almedina Mulic|
|Gabriella Shalumov||Defne Sener||Diyora Mullaeva|
|Tracy Shi||Sarah Sookoo||Alana Neria|
|Linda Zhang||Meghan Stern||Tanisa Rahman|
|Jessica Zheng||Shakira Thompson||Laura Rosas Vidal|
|Victor Zheng||Alina Zanub||Rebecca Zhang|
|Wei Tao Zhu|
|Elert Seniors||Katzoff Seniors||Mosley Seniors|
|Bareera Abid||Zuha Ahmed||Amy Chen|
|Larissa Brijmohan||Ashley Chen||Yenny Huang|
|Kevin Chen||Maggie Chen||Humayara Karim|
|Muhammad Hamza||Ahmad Choudhry||Andrew Kobrin|
|Esrat Islam||Jia Ci Deng||Eva Lai|
|Nursat Jahan||Daniel Gaft||Zara Nadeem|
|Christal Jean-Soverall||Sevara Mallaboeva||Eduardo Peña Barrios|
|Maryam Khan||Emily Movsumova||Nathan Reder|
|Rui Ting (Toby) Li||Elizabeth Redmond||Rina Sheynin|
|Rana Mohamed||Kamille Shivwkumar||Susana Tzunun Yax|
|Fizza Nayab||Basimah Zahid|
|Kenny Pierre Louis||Amy Zheng|
|Miguel Rendon Lucero|
The Ability of Chiral Glucose Molecules to Rotate the Plane of Polarized Light
Diyora Mullaeva & Sally Gao
The effect of climate on the sustainability of solar and battery powered cars
What Birth Order Says about your Average
Conformity in Midwood High School
Sammi Lin & Vivian Chong
The Effect of Breaks on Learning New Information
RFID: Blocking Radio Frequency Identification Signals
Serena Duran & Victoria Habbchy
The Effect of Substrate Concentration on the Activity of the Enzyme Catalase
The Relative Probability of Banking a Basketball
Sarah Sookoo & Idrees Ilahi
pH and Arsenic Correlation in Baby Formula
Jubaida Mehak & Zahra Mehdi
Fermentation on the Production of Biofuels
Jessica Lin & Lameya Rahman
Corrosion of Steel and pH
Noor Mohammad & Alana Neria
Ladybugs vs. X-ray Radiation
Tanisa Rahman & Nolani Carter
Makeshift Polarimeter: Chiral Molecules and Angle of Polarization
|Email proof of service at the World Science Festival by 10:30 AM Monday, June 4. Email photos of yourself working each day and your volunteer itinerary.|
|Return your drawer key on Monday, June 4. You may continue to use your drawer up until Monday, June 11 but you may not lock it. All drawers must be cleaned out by 3:30 PM Monday, June 11.|
|Bring your 3rd marking period service log with you on Monday, June 4. Bring it even if it is blank.|
|☜ All juniors need to meet with their supervising teacher during a mutually available free period on Wednesday, June 6 for an exit meeting. Bring your lab log. Topics for discussion include spring semester grades and summer research plans.|
|☞ Summer school MetroCards will be arranged for students that need them. Have your mentor contact me stating that you will be working in their lab over the summer. MetroCards will be available in the first or second week of July and will expire in the middle of August.|
The Midwood Science Fair is almost upon us. Thursday, May 31, 2018 will be here before you know it. Juniors and seniors meet in the Library period 9. Alumni and other registered celebrity judges show up around 2:45–3:00 (a little early is better than a little late). Sophomores be in your assigned spot by the start of period 11 (your board will be waiting for you). Everyone be prepared for an afternoon of science and celebration.
Team NYC sent 14 students off to the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week. By noon Friday, they had collectively amassed over $22,800 in prize money. (I have to use the word "over" since some of the special awards do not have well-defined monetary values.) The awards are distributed over two days — Thursday evening is for Special Awards, sponsored by a variety of professional organizations, and Friday morning is for Grand Awards, sponsored mostly by the Intel Foundation.
The Intel ISEF is the largest pre-college science competition in the world. Each year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for $4 million in prizes.
Every year, millions of students worldwide compete in local and school-sponsored science fairs. Only the best projects form these affiliated fairs are accepted into the Intel ISEF. Students in the five boroughs compete in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF), a joint venture between the City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education. NYCSEF is itself a large event, with something like 450 projects passing the rigorous standards of the Scientific Review Committee. NYCSEF is so huge that it has to be broken down into two events: a preliminary round and a finals round.
Everyone who attends the Intel ISEF is automatically a winner. Walking through the doors of the convention center into the project space is a reward unto itself for months or even years of toil. An Intel ISEF is five days of practice, competition, entertainment, excitement, rewards, and new friends. What Team NYC accomplished in the week of May 13–18 is not entirely measurable. But for those of you who like hard data, here are the awards we brought back.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the largest international pre-college science competition on the planet. Approximately 1,800 high school students from 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for $4 million in prizes. The 2018 ISEF is being held once again on two floors of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The 14 students in Team NYC were selected from an original 450 during the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) in March. Aushna Saleem is Midwood's contribution to this outstanding group of young people.
ISEF is a week long event starting with one day each for registration, setup, and practice, one long day of judging, and another day of public viewing. There are so many awards given at ISEF that it takes two days to present them all. Special Awards are given out on Thursday, May 17 in the evening and Grand Awards are given out on Friday, May 18 in the morning.
Midwood Science won two of the three awards in the high school division at Brooklyn College's annual Science Research Day on Friday, May 4, 2018 ending a four year long streak of clean sweeps (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). Kevin Chen and Hafsa Fatima placed first and second, respectively. Both students worked under the supervision of long-time friend of Midwood Science, Dr. Frank Grasso in the Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics (BCR) lab at Brooklyn College. Third place went to Staten Island Tech student Kemal Aziz, who worked under the supervision of Dr. Karl Sandeman in the Department of Physics at Brooklyn College. Both Dr. Grasso and Dr. Sandeman have mentored projects good enough to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Festival (ISEF) — Dr. Grasso in 2018 and Dr. Sandeman in 2016.
Brooklyn College Science Research Day is an annual event that showcases the work done by students with research mentors at Brooklyn College and other CUNY schools. This year, around 125 students presented their research across 14 categories in STEM, with over 50 faculty members and students from the college serving as judges. First, second, and third place prizes were awarded in each of the three divisions: high school, undergraduate and graduate.
|Glenn Elert (teacher), Kevin Chen, Hafsa Fatima, Susan Katzoff (teacher)||Glenn Elert (teacher), Dr. Frank Grasso (professor), Fizza Nayab, Larissa Brijmohan|
Susan Katzoff (teacher), Fizza Nayab, Glenn Elert (teacher), Hafsa Fatima, Soanne Saint Victor, Joyce Chow, Aushna Saleem, Naila Mirza, Ivy Li, Kevin Chen, Beien Lin, Kathy Mania, Larissa Brijmohan, Annable Xie, Nursat Jahan
Saturday, April 21, 2018 marked the 30th time the three New York City branches of the NAACP sponsored ACT-SO — the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO is an "Olympics of the Mind" with up to 32 different categories and chances to win medals and cash prizes. This year's New York City ACT-SO was once again held at George Wingate High School — it's home for most of the past 30 events. Awards were announced on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. Francis College in Downtown Brooklyn.
2018 marks the first time Midwood High School entered and medalled in each of the five major categories: STEM, humanities, fine arts, performing arts, and business. Kiandra Peart lead the team, earning a pair of gold medals in Entrepreneurship and Poetry and a bronze medal in Sculpture. Calvin Huynh, Rana Mohamed, and Saba Iqbal brought home gold in Microbiology, Engineering, and Earth & Space Sciences, respectively. Soanne Saint Victor earned bronze in Biology and Instrumental Classical. The total medal count for Midwood was 5 gold, 3 silver, and 8 bronze.
Kiandra, Calvin, and Rana will be competing in the National ACT-SO July 13–15. The National ACT-SO is a part of the NAACP Annual Convention, which is being held this year at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. With over 8000 delegates expected to attend Kiandra, Calvin, and Rana are sure to have an exciting time.
Applications are now open to high school students in grades 9–11 for the Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
|Who:||Motivated 9th–11th grade minority students interested in pursuing a career in medicine.|
|What:||Students will participate in anatomy dissections, a group research project, and a college preparatory workshop. Through involvement in group activities and discussions, participating students will further develop the academic skills that will prepare them for college and better qualify them to study health-related disciplines. Students will work in groups to research one medically related topic and give a final presentation at the end of the program.|
|Where:||SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 395 Lenox Rd, Brooklyn NY 11203|
|When:||Seven 3 hour seminars (10:00 AM–1:00 PM) on Saturdays (October 6 – November 17, 2018). Lunch will be provided.|
|Why:||Great exposure to medicine, college, and medical school.|
|Cost:||None! Students must be able to get to and from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.|
|How:||The application must be completed online and can found at www.downstatehprep.wordpress.com. External documentation (such as school consent forms, and transcripts) must be sent to email@example.com. Please submit all application materials together. All items must be received by Monday, September 24th, 2018. Admissions will be on a rolling basis.|
The 2018 Midwood Science Fair is only a month away. Right now as you read this the sophomore research students are diligently working on their projects, formulating hypotheses, and plotting the best way to gather and analyze data. The juniors and seniors are sharpening their metaphorical pencils as well as their literal questioning skills. The alumni judges are looking forward to seeing old friends at Midwood once again. The teachers are keeping their students focused. Everyone is coordinating their schedules to make sure they’re ready for Thursday, May 31, 2018.
All juniors and seniors with a currently active research placement who would like to apply for a 1.05 weighted research course (Honors Science Research) for the spring semester of 2018 must fill out, print, sign, and present this form to their supervising teacher along with an up to date lab log. See your supervising teacher sometime between Monday, April 23 and Friday, April 27 (unless you were told to do something different). Renewal is not automatic. You need to apply every semester.
An "active" placement in the fall is one with 16 hours (on average) of lab log entries per month for February, March, and April. A placement is not official until your mentor has contacted me saying you have been accepted to work in their lab. It should also state the date you began working there.
Learn how the immune system can be harnessed to fight cancer. This talk is part of the quarterly Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Student Seminar Series, created to share expertise with students, communicate the excitement of cancer research, and create a learning community at MSK. Students grade 9–12 or college are invited, and they can bring classmates. Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5:00–6:30 PM. Location: Zuckerman Auditorium, 417 East 68th Street (note that this is not the usual location we go to for MSK lectures).
|How the Immune System Can Be Manipulated to Control Cancer
Michael A. Postow, MD is part of the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service and the The Jedd Wolchok Lab. He has an interest in developing clinical trials for patients with melanoma involving immunotherapeutic strategies. His specific areas of interest include studying the immunologic effects of radiotherapy and characterizing pharmacodynamic biomarkers associated with ipilimumab outcomes.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your school work? As a practicing clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Davis will discuss best practices that can help reduce school-related anxieties. She will speak about her fMRI research on the connection between learning disorders and anxiety, and share strategies to reduce school-related anxiety to improve studying.
|DATE AND TIME
Friday, April 20, 2018
4:30 PM–6:00 PM EDT
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Carson Family Auditorium
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
Join the World Science Festival for an exploration of groundbreaking discoveries, encounters with the trailblazing scientists and thinkers who are changing the world, and youth and family events that will inspire the next generation of leaders. Be a part of the largest celebration of science on the planet.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of the festival, serving as ambassadors for the World Science Festival. They are a welcoming face to visitors, chock-full of information about the Festival and its programs. Volunteers also support the many production teams that make so many compelling programs and experiences possible.
The World Science Festival takes place in all five boroughs, at more than 20 venues, over 5 days — Wednesday, May 30 through Sunday, June, 3. The World Science Festival is so important to science that people have been know to travel thousands of miles to participate. If you're reading this, you probably live within a subway's ride of every event. Click here to volunteer.
Do not volunteer for anything on Thursday, May 31 since that is the day of the Midwood Science Fair. Juniors will be awarded +1 point of extra credit for each day they volunteer. Seniors will receive +5 points of regular credit.
Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Manhattan and Westchester County, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1 week summer day camps open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.
Students may learn more and apply by visiting campcardiac.org and campneuro.org. Scholarship applications are due Monday, April 16, 2018. The standard deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018 and the tuition is $700.