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8 Midwood Finalists at NYCSEF 2020

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 by for Awards, NYCSEF.

On Sunday, March 8, the 2020 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) was held at CitiField. 34 Midwood Science students representing 27 projects were there — 8 were declared Finalists. Not a bad showing.

In a normal year, our 8 Finalists would be preparing for the next round of the competition at the American Museum of Natural History. What happens this year remains to be seen. Watch thse blogposts for news as we get it.

The 8 students' winning projects

Scientific posterMeghan Stern
Project: Home is where the support is: A reason why monk parakeets prefer man made structures
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
Scientific posterOliwia Dankiw and Blessin McFarlane
Project: Need for speed: Decomposition rates of conventional plastics versus bioplastics
Mentor: Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
Scientific posterLameya Rahman
Project: Effect of iron on Neisseria gonorrhea's Type IV pili (TFp)
Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Biais, Department of Biology, Brooklyn College
Scientific posterKelly Guan and Jessica Zheng
Project: Analyzing the effects of media multitasking on academic performance for disordered and non-disordered adolescents
Mentor: Dr. Sung Hun Kim, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College
Scientific posterMaham Ghori and Tahreem Sittar
Project: Role of uncertainty in governing attraction to food cues
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Delamater, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College

All 34 students

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The venue

CitiField Students waving from a high window

Midwood Science students attend virtual (and viral) Q&A at Rockefeller University

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 by for Lectures.

Just because you're stuck at home avoiding a virus doesn't mean the science stops. This morning, 13 Midwood Science students and 2 teachers remotely attended a live event at The Rockefeller University. Director of Science Outreach Jeanne Garbarino and virology graduate student Gabrielle Paniccia presented a live Q&A for about 120 participants. Topic of discussion: COVID-19 Science. Here's what our students had to say about today's event.

  • The most interesting aspect is the explanation for the reason for social isolation and how difficult it is for such a social society.
  • Viruses are really old and have been around for a long time and infect many species, even bacteria. 40% of bacteria are actually destroyed by viruses each day. Viruses technically don't live so they infect other cells and "take them over".
  • The most interesting part was getting to know how N95 masks are fitted. Health workers have to test if they can taste artificial sweeteners in the air to see if things can still leak through.
  • Do you think that playing outside with your neighbor children is not a good activity during this time and also, is it reasonable for schools to open again on April 20th?
  • The virus's genetic material is RNA and it can be easily degraded. Therefore, the procedure to stabilize the RNA is complicated. This is why the testing kits are currently limited.

Was your brain as engaged as ours were at 11:00 AM on a Thursday morning?

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Almedina Mulic is a finalist at the 2020 NYC Metro JSHS, Tanisa Rahman wins 2nd in chemistry

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by for Awards, JSHS.

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The NYC Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) only accepted about 120 projects citywide for this year's competition. On Sunday, February 8, 2020, 6 Midwood students made it to the semifinals round. Almedina Mulic was declared first place in environmental science and a finalist overall. Tanisa Rahman received second place in chemistry. 4 additional Midwood students were declared semifinalists. Wish Almedina good luck as she prepares for the finals round in one week. Send congrats to all 6 of our winners. JSHS set a high bar that these 6 students deftly surmounted.

Finalist and first place in environmental science

  • Almedina Mulic (environmental science)
    Project: Do Geukensia demissa change how they feed in the presence of predators?
    Mentor: Dr. J. Stephen Gosnell, Department of Environmental Science, Baruch College

Semifinalist and second place in chemistry

  • Tanisa Rahman (chemistry)
    Project: Novel method of cycloaddition of cyclooctyne and trapping with a vinylketene complex and other cycloaddition reactions using benzyne precursors
    Mentor: Dr. Wayne F.K. Schnatter, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Long Island University

Semifinalist

  • Ashley Chin (behavioral science)
    Project: How does body awareness and parental bonding differ among black and non-black young adults?
    Mentor: Dr. Sara Chiara Haden, Department of Psychology, Long Island University
  • Henry Hua (environmental science)
    Project: Food consumption rates of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (green sea urchin) in a high CO2, low pH environment
    Mentor: Dr. Kestrel Perez, Department of Biology, St. Joseph's College
  • Jasmine Huang (behavioral science)
    Project: Effects of reversed Pavlovian learning in differentiating sex
    Mentor: Dr. Andrew Delamater, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
  • Mariyum Jahan (behavioral science)
    Project: Male and female fiddler crabs prefer to group with members of the opposite sex
    Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College

Finalist Almedina Mulic
Finalist Almedina Mulic

All 6 semifinalists
All 6 semifinalists plus one teacher

Tristan Ene and Nadzeya Fliaha win first place awards at 2020 St. Joseph’s College High School Poster Session

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2020 by for Awards, St. Joseph's.

St. Joseph's College coat of arms

Saturday, February 1, 2020 was the 24th Annual Research Poster Session for High School Students at St. Joseph's College New York. This event is open to all high school students in any field of scientific research and is sponsored by the Chemical Education Committee of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society. Midwood Science students collected most of the awards this year — 2 first place awards, 1 second place award, and 7 honorable mentions. Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School won the other second place award. Hudson County, New Jersey's Jose Marti STEM Academy and High Tech High School won 3 and 2 honorable mentions, respectively. Congratulations all around.

First Place

  • Tristan Ene
    Project: The effectiveness of DEP water quality testing in Jamaica Bay
    Mentor: Dr. Brett Branco, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
  • Nadzeya Fliaha
    Project: Probing the meta-magnetic order using magnetocaloric data and data analysis
    Mentor: Dr. Karl Sandeman, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College

Second Place

  • Anum Jabeen
    Project: Deep sequencing anemone mitogenomes: Understanding evolutionary relationships
    Mentor: Dr. Mercer Brugler, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History

Honorable Mention

  • Naffisat Atanda and Serena Duran
    Project: The relationship between academic performance and social anxiety in college students
    Mentor: Dr. Laura Egan, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College
  • Oliwia Dankiw and Blessin McFarlane
    Project: Need for speed: Decomposition rates of conventional plastics versus bioplastics
    Mentor: Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
  • Daniel Drozdov and Victoria Habbchy
    Project: Expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and production of nitric oxide (NO) by human monocytes after freezing and storage
    Mentor: Dr. Maja Nowakowski, Department of Pathology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Kelly Guan and Jessica Zheng
    Project: Analyzing the effects of media multitasking on academic performance for disordered and non-disordered adolescents
    Mentor: Dr. Sung Hun Kim, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College
  • Lameya Rahman
    Project: Effect of iron on Neisseria gonorrhea's Type IV pili (TFp)
    Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Biais, Department of Biology, Brooklyn College
  • Defne Sener
    Project: Biofuels from brown grease
    Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Pratt, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Medgar Evers College
  • Gabriella Shalumov
    Project: The effect of naturalistic visual stimuli on axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) motor behavior
    Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
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New teacher assignments

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Midwood Science Research Spring 2020 Last updated Friday, February 7, 2020
Elert Juniors Katzoff Juniors Mosley Juniors
Mohinur Abdullaeva Sarah Akram Suzayet Hoque
Fariha Ahmed Jason Calangi Xinyi Huang
Muskan Ali Emily Chen Shehan Hussain
Lyna Ammi Ivy Chen Zainab Ishfaq
Zilola Ashurboyeva Treazure Da Breo Ilana Kolomiyets
Tinnie Chen Nitu Farhin Nicole Kravets
Maham Ghori Victoria Garcia Rachel Malinkovich
Nichole Gutierrez Judy Huang Marlen Mendieta-Camaron
Jenny He Aya Ibrahim Monica Mesiha
Tamari Kvaratskhelia Aliyeh Khan Tiffany Ng Li
Edward Li Malayka Mudassar Hassan Rizwan
Sonya Liang Victoria Tatarynova Oscar Rojas Perez
Hong Bin Pan Jaden Thomas Kirsten Shyu
Tasnia Shadat Jacklyn Vu Samiha Uddin
Tahreem Sittar Madelynn Yung  
Nelly Zhang    
Amanda Zhou    
Elert Seniors Katzoff Seniors Mosley Seniors
Ihtsham Chaudhry Ashley Chin Naffisat Atanda
Hong Wei Chen Daniel Drozdov Serena Duran
Oliwia Dankiw Kelly Guan Tristan Ene
Nadzeya Fliaha Victoria Habbchy Gloria Glenn
Tanzena Haque Jasmine Huang Idrees Ilahi
Henry Hua Anum Jabeen Emily Ly
Mariyum Jahan Suraiya Khoja Tanisa Rahman
Alyssa Kattan Jessica Lin Defne Sener
Esther Lee Noor Mohammad  
Blessin Mcfarlane Lameya Rahman  
Almedina Mulic Stella Ruan  
Kevin Ng Jessica Zheng  
Tiffany Ngo    
Gabriella Shalumov    
Meghan Stern    

NYCSEF 2020 Delivery Day

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2019 by for NYCSEF.

30 completed applications are on their way to the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) offices in downtown Brooklyn. Thank you students, teachers, and mentors for all your hard work.

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NYCSEF will be held this year at CitiField on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Wish our students good luck whenever and wherever you see them.

NYCSEF 2020 Signature Pages

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2019 by for Juniors, NYCSEF, Seniors.

NYCSEF Signature Page

Seniors (and a few juniors), I need your NYCSEF signature pages on or before Monday, December 2, 2019 so the Principal and I can sign them. Please print the Principal’s name (Michael McDonnell) for him, but do not sign or date the form (obviously). Please do the same for my name (Glenn Elert). I will sign part b as the Science/Research Teacher for all seniors. The rest of the paperwork along with a complete research paper must be ready by Wednesday, December 11, 2019. All photocopying will be done at this time. Do not make any copies before this date.

2019 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its fourteenth annual Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture for high school and college students. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place from 5:30–7:30 PM on the first floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories building (430 East 67th Street, between York and First Avenues).

Registration is preferred for this free event. Get there a bit early if possible to get a good seat. Pizza and refreshments will be served before the lecture begins. Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one to attend.

One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. (Consult the Extra Credit web page for more info.) Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Submit your completed (typed) assignment to Mr. Elert’s Research Room mailbox by Friday, November 15.

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Moderator

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig B. Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.

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Seeking order in genomic chaos: how chromosomal instability shapes cancer evolution

Radiation oncologist Samuel F. Bakhoum is working to understand more about how cancer grows and spreads.

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Metabolic Regulation of Cell Fate Decisions

Cell biologist Lydia Finley investigates how cellular metabolic pathways regulate cell fate decisions in stem cells and cancer cells.

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Immunotherapy for Patients with Lung Cancer

Medical oncologist Matthew D. Hellmann’s research focuses on developing innovative and effective ways to harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

Fall teacher assignments

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Midwood Science Research 2020
Elert Seniors Katzoff Seniors Mosley Seniors
Ihtsham Chaudhry Ashley Chin Naffisat Atanda
Hong Wei Chen Daniel Drozdov Serena Duran
Oliwia Dankiw Kelly Guan Tristan Ene
Nadzeya Fliaha Victoria Habbchy Gloria Glenn
Tanzena Haque Jasmine Huang Idrees Ilahi
Henry Hua Anum Jabeen Emily Ly
Mariyum Jahan Suraiya Khoja Tanisa Rahman
Alyssa Kattan Jessica Lin Defne Sener
Esther Lee Noor Mohammad
Blessin Mcfarlane Lameya Rahman  
Almedina Mulic Stella Ruan  
Kevin Ng Jessica Zheng  
Tiffany Ngo    
Gabriella Shalumov    
Meghan Stern    
Elert Juniors Katzoff Juniors Mosley Juniors
Mohinur Abdullaeva Alexiz Aguilar Sarah Akram
Fariha Ahmed Lyna Ammi Muskan Ali
Zilola Ashurboyeva Emily Chen Jenane Benhalima
Anna Chen Victoria Garcia Jason Calangi
Ivy Chen Nichole Gutierrez Treazure Da Breo
Tinnie Chen Zainab Ishfaq Nitu Farhin
Maham Ghori Aliyeh Khan Darryl Francois
Suzayet Hoque Declan Lin Jenny He
Judy Huang Rachel Malinkovich Xinyi Huang
Aya Ibrahim Marlen Mendieta-Camaron Shehan Hussain
Nicole Kravets Monica Mesiha Lazizakhon Ibrakhimova
Tamari Kvaratskhelia Zita Mimer Ilana Kolomiyets
Helen Pan Malayka Mudassar Edward Li
Hong Bin Pan Evelyn Schwartsman Sonya Liang
Tasnia Shadat Jessica Serheyeva Tiffany Ng Li
Tahreem Sittar Kirsten Shyu Hassan Rizwan
Jaden Thomas Victoria Tatarynova Oscar Rojasperez
Samiha Uddin Jacklyn Vu Madelynn Yung
Nelly Zhang    
Amanda Zhou    

Last update Friday, December 20, 2019

Science research update

Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by for ACT-SO, Awards, Brooklyn College, Media, NYCSEF, Science Fair.

To celebrate the last two days of the academic year, here's all the news that happened at Midwood Science in the past two months. Have a great summer and see you in September.

Fizza Nayab and Emily Movsumova win at 2019 Brooklyn College Science Day

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 by for Awards, Brooklyn College.

3 Midwood students awarded gold medals at 2019 NYC ACT-SO

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by for ACT-SO, Awards.

2019 Science Fair Abstract Book (and more from the past)

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 by for Science Fair.

2019 Science Fair in action

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 by for Science Fair.

Alyssa Kattan represents Midwood High School and Brooklyn College at the 47th annual MARM

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019 by for Publications.

Midwood Science students volunteer at the 2019 World Science Festival

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 by for Everyone.

2019 Midwood Science Fair Awards

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2019 by for Awards, Science Fair.

NYCSEF competitors strive for success

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 by for Media, NYCSEF.

Research students debut findings at Science Fair

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 by for Media, Science Fair.

2019 Midwood Science Fair Awards

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2019 by for Awards, Science Fair.

And the winners are…

1st Place

Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Nichole Gutierrez
The Effect of Varying Magnetic Fields on Planarian Regeneration
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Tiffany Ng & Jacklyn Vu
The Viability of Ferrofluids on Oil Spills

2nd Place

Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Aliyeh Khan
Impact of Gene Expression on Effectiveness of Transcription Factors
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Nitu Farhin & Malayka Mudassar
Constructing an Artificial Pancreas
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Jessica Serheyeva
Environmental Pollutants and Their Effect on Ivy Plant Transpiration Rates

3rd Place

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Ivy Chen & Emily Chen
Desalination vs. Salt Water
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Walter Rosales
The effect of various metals on electrical conductivity

Honorable Mention

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Jenane Benhalima & Lyna Ammi
The Effect of pH on the Regeneration of Planaria
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Alina Ongeyberg
The Electrolyte Challenge
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Zainab Ishfaq & Nicole Kravets
Best and Safest Paint Remover?
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Harmain Munir
Man vs. Nature: Comparing the Effectiveness of Different Antacids
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Michelle Tcherevatenko & Jeanine Jourdain
Beasts of the Meat
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Mohinur Abdullaeva
pH vs. Bacteria
Traditional photo of the award winner holding their trophy standing in front of their poster board
Christina Lamar & Ellen Mokhevishhvili
Filthy Phones

Bonus Photos

Trophies about to be awarded
Trophies waiting to be awarded
Alumni and teacher
Almas Shafiq (2014), Mr Elert, Chris Ayala (2014)
Research teachers posing with a skelton
Mr. Elert, Ms. Katzoff, Mr. A. Skeleton, Ms. Goldstein, Ms. Mosley

Junior research exit meetings and summer school MetroCards

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by for Juniors.

Airplane emergency card exit cartoon   ☜ All of juniors should meet with their supervising teacher during the last week of classes for an exit meeting. Bring your lab log. Topics for discussion include spring semester grades and summer research plans.   MetroCard Man at 2011 Maker Faire with 2 Midwood students
 
☞ 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.

Senior exit meetings, keys, tubes, trifolds, binder clips, …

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by for Seniors.

 
World Science Festival red logo   Email proof of service at the World Science Festival by 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 11. Email photos of yourself working each day and your volunteer itinerary.
 
A cabinet full of small keys   Return your drawer key on Wednesday, June 12. You may continue to use your drawer up until Friday, June 14 but you may not lock it. All drawers must be cleaned out by 3:30 PM Friday, June 14.
 
A blank, uncolored service sheet   Bring your 3rd marking period service log with you on Wednesday, June 12. Bring it even if it is blank. Return any poster tubes, trifold boards, and binder clips if you still have them.

Midwood Science students volunteer at the 2019 World Science Festival

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019 by for Everyone.

The World Science Festival has been New York City's biggest and best scientific event since 2008. With over 50 events from lectures and panel discussions, to performance pieces, to demonstrations and hands on experiences there's something for everyone interested in science at every level. There's so much science that one day isn't enough. This year's festival started on May 22 and ended on June 2. Midwood Science has a proud history of supporting this event through volunteer service — 2019 was no exception. Thank you to all the juniors who donated their time to this year's Festival.

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2019 Science Fair in action

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 by for Science Fair.

Photos by Justin Chow

2019 Science Fair Abstract Book (and more from the past)

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 by for Science Fair.

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2018 abstract book cover 2017 abstract book cover 2016 abstract book cover
2015 abstract book cover 2014 abstract book cover 2013 abstract book cover
2012 abstract book cover 2011 abstract book cover 2010 abstract book cover

One week to the 2019 Midwood Science Fair

Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019 by for Science Fair.

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The Midwood Science Fair is almost upon us. Thursday, May 30, 2019 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.

3 Midwood students awarded gold medals at 2019 NYC ACT-SO

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by for ACT-SO, Awards.

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 Midwood students traveled once again to George Wingate High School in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn for the 31st annual New York City Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics. ACT-SO, as it is usually known, is an "Olympics of the Mind" where high school students compete for medals in STEM, humanities, fine arts, performing arts, and business categories.

2019 saw Midwood High School students compete and medal in a diverse range of categories. Return gold medal winners Rana Mohamed and Kiandra Peart lead the team — Rana in Engineering and Photography, Kiandra in Entrepreneurship and Sculpture. Chad Chasteau brought home gold in Instrumental Classical Music. Another 12 silver and bronze medals were collected by 10 Midwood students in Medicine and Health, Earth and Space Science, Biology and Microbiology, Spoken Poetry, Written Poetry, and Traditional Dance. Awards were announced on Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. Francis College in Downtown Brooklyn.

Gold medalists will be competing at the National ACT-SO from July 20–24. The National ACT-SO is a part of the 110th Annual NAACP National Convention, which is being held this year at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan. The five-day conference will bring together over 10,000 people including NAACP members and delegates from across the country. Rana, Kiandra, and Chad are sure to have an exciting time.

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Gold Medal Winners

  • Rana Mohamed won a Gold Medal in Engineering for her project "Energy efficient design for a partially actuated passive walker". Rana worked under the supervision of Mr. William Zhiren Peng and Dr. Joo H. Kim in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Rana also received a Gold Medal in Photography for her work entitled "Asymmetric reality".
  • Kiandra Peart won a Gold Medal in Entrepreneurship for her independent business "Kustoms By Ki" and a Bronze Medal in Sculpture for a piece entitled "Taj Mahal".
  • Chad Chasteau won a Gold Medal in Instrumental Classical Music for his piano performance of "The girl with the flaxen hair" by Claude Debussy.

Silver Medal Winners

  • Ashley Chen won a Silver Medal in Medicine and Health for her project "The effect of interictal discharges on hippocampal oscillations and memory formation: A prospective memory study". Ashley worked under the supervision of Dr. Beth Leeman-Markowski in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center.
  • Basimah Zahid and Zuha Ahmed won a Silver Medal in Medicine and Health for their project "Child maltreatment, adult attachment styles, and emotional dysregulation". Basimah and Zuha worked under the supervision of Dr. Sara Chiara Haden in the Department of Psychology at Long Island University.
  • Anne Mania won a Silver Medal in Instrumental Classical Music for her piano performance of "Sonata in D Major" by Joseph Haydn and a Bronze Medal for her Original Essay entitled "Nuclear Weapons".

Bronze Medal Winners

  • Susana Tzunun Yax won a Bronze Medal in Earth and Space Science for her project "Analyzing the impact of Dendrobaena veneta earthworms on the bioavailability of heavy metals in soil" Susana and her partner Amy Chen worked under the supervision of Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College.
  • Kenny Pierre Louis and Miguel Rendon won a bronze medal in Medicine and Health for their project "Sleep deprivation and stress: Their troubling connection in adolescents". Kenny and Miguel worked under the supervision of Dr. Steven Anolik in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis College.
  • Nursat Jahan won a Bronze Medal in Biology and Microbiology for her project "Monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) audience effect on stick manipulation during nest construction". Nursat worked under the supervision of Dr. Frank Grasso in the Department of Psychology at Brooklyn College.
  • Serena Duran won a Bronze Medals in Spoken Poetry her work entitled "Repeat" and a second Bronze Medal in Written Poetry for her piece entitled "Dusk".
  • Kamille Shivwkumar won a Bronze Medal in Traditional Dance for her performance entitled "Pinga".

Fizza Nayab and Emily Movsumova win at 2019 Brooklyn College Science Day

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 by for Awards, Brooklyn College.

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.

Two of the three awards at the high school level went to Midwood High School students. Fizza Nayab in the Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab (BCR) placed second and Emily Movsumova in the Mechano-microbiology Lab placed third. First place went to another member of BCR — Maya Tariq of George W. Hewlett High School in Nassau County. Congratulations to all.

Award winners: Emily Movsumova and Fizza Nayab
Award winners: Emily Movsumova and Fizza Nayab

Maya Tariq (George W. Hewlett High School)
Project: How monk parakeets choose where to live: The importance of cherry trees.
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College

Fizza Nayab
Project: Monk to monk communication: Do monk parakeet calls influence conspecific behaviors?
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College

Emily Movsumova
Project: Unknown Streptococcus strain specific to killing and inhibiting growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria elongata.
Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Biais, Department of Biology, Brooklyn College

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An unexpectedly large group photo. Midwood Science students are known for their
ability to respond quickly and in amazing numbers when the call to action is sounded.

One month to the 2019 Midwood Science Fair

Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by for Science Fair.

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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 30, 2019.

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