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2003 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2003 by for Awards, Siemens.

The Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition is a national research competition in the sciences and mathematics for high school students.

Semifinalists

  • Hayley Miskiewicz and Lindsey Tannenbaum
    for their team project based upon the Neuropathology of Alzheimer’s Disease. They worked with Dr. Suzanne Mirra, of the Pathology department at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center.
  • Tzvetomira Atanassova
    for her project "The Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Thermoresponsive Gel N-isopropilacrylamide Modified with Gold Colloidal Nanoparticles." She worked with Dr. Malgorzata Ciszkowska, of the Analytical Chemistry department at Brooklyn College.

2002 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 by for Awards, Siemens.

Group Photo
Top row: Mr. Martin Langan – AP Science, Alicia Jones, Yulia Khutoretskaya,
Mr. Jay Touger – Science Research Coordinator and Ms. Ann Nicastri – Research Teacher.
Bottom row: Rachel Fischer, Cecelia Lum and Jeannie Chan.

Five Midwood students were named as semifinalists in the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. Midwood High School at Brooklyn College with five semifinalists placed first in New York City, second in New York State and fifth among all High Schools in the nation. This event recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. Students whose projects are selected for further competition, are invited to give an oral and poster presentation at one of the six regional events hosted by partner universities. At each of these regional competitions an individual and a team are selected as Regional Winners. These students receive scholarships and invitations to advance to the National Competition in Washington, DC.

     
Rachel, Alicia, and Yuliya   Rachel Fischer, Alicia Jones and Yuliya Khutoretskaya were semifinalists for their team project, A Possible Role for the Pancreatic Carcinoma Specific 3C4 – Ag as a Novel Signal Transducing Receptor. They did their work at SUNY Downstate under the mentorship of Dr. Josef Michl.
     
Cecilia and Jeannie   Cecilia Lum and Jeannie Chan were semifinalists for their team project, The Involvement of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase in Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Induced Epileptiform Discharges. They did their team project at SUNY Downstate under the mentorship of Dr. Riccardo Bianchi.

2001 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 by for Awards, Siemens.

The Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition is a national research competition in the sciences and mathematics for high school students.

Regional Finalist

  • Lilian Chen
    Supportive Analysis using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of Chlorinated Pesticides in Bell Peppers

Semifinalists

  • Tahir Ahmed
    Molecular Modeling and the Identification of Functional Domains of a New Adhesive Molecule in Inflammatory Thrombosis
  • Lilian Chen
    Supportive Analysis using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of Chlorinated Pesticides in Bell Peppers
  • Joby Josekutty & Alena Kolychkina
    Analysis of Differential Proteins in Pancreatic Cancer Cells
  • Nancy Lee
    Electric Field Sensitive Polymer Gels
  • Patrick Li & Michael Ng
    Sol-Gel Synthesis of Yttrium Iron Garnet Magnets

2000 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 by for Awards, Siemens.

The Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition is a national research competition in the sciences and mathematics for high school students. Four of Midwood’s most talented students were recepients of silver medals — two each in the New England and Southwestern Regionals.

Regional Finalists

  • Nadezhda Belova & Alisa Neymark (New England Regionals in Boston, Massachusetts)
    Tactile and Olfactory Aspects of Environmental Mapping in the Freshwater Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii.
  • Stephanie Lum & May Sy (Southwestern Regionals in Austin, Texas)
    Analysis of the Dynamic Optical Tomographic Imager through Phantom Studies.

Science Stars of the Future: Siemens-Westinghouse Finalists on NY1 News

Posted on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 by for Media, Siemens.

 

Some of Midwood’s most talented students were the centerpiece of a feature that aired October 26, 1999 on the all-news cable channel NY1 (New York One). Education Reporter J. D. LaRocque spent a day interviewing students and staff in the school’s research program. Focus centered on the six finalists in the 1999 Siemens Westinghouse science competition. As shown in the video capture to the right, they are (from left to right): Emmanuelle St. Jean, Alexander Eng, Eugene Simuni, Ilya Sherman, Lawrence Fung, and Nazish Qadeer.

Siemens Westinghouse Finalists
Siemens Westinghouse Finalists

Nazish Qadeer
Nazish Qadeer explains her research comparing the DNA of apes and humans

Ilya Sherman
Ilya Sherman explains his research on hazardous containminants in commercial asbestos

Eugene Simuni
Eugene Simuni explains his research on protein interactions in the eye

Jay Touger
Mr. Touger explains the virtues of working with research students

Alexander Eng
Alexander Eng operating an x-ray diffractometer

Alan Stack
Mr. Stack conducting a class in research chemistry

     

1999 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Sunday, October 24, 1999 by for Awards, Siemens.

The Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition is a national research competition in the sciences and mathematics for high school students. Two Midwood students made it to the National Finals (gold medal level) and four made it to the Regional Finals (silver medal level). All six were featured on NY1 News.

Regional Finalists

  • Alexander Eng & Ilya Sherman
    Contaminants in Asbestos
  • Nazish Qadeer
    Comparison of the DNA of Apes and Humans
  • Eugene Simuni
    Role of Interdomain Interactions in the Activation Mechanism of the G Proteins

Semifinalists

  • Lawrence Fung
    Does Radiofrequency Radiation Affect the Proliferation Rates of HS683 Human Glioma Cells?
  • Emmanuelle St Jean
    Evidence for a Lipoprotein Scavenger Receptor in the African Trypanosome
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