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2014 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Awards

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by for Awards, ISEF, NYCSEF.

NYCSEF First Award and Intel ISEF Alternate

NYCSEF Second Award

NYCSEF Third Award

Additional Awards

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2008 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) and
2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 by for Awards, ISEF, 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’s College Now program. In February, 650 students from high schools across the city met at City College to display their scientific research projects. The top 140 students advanced to the Finals Round in March and the top 18 go on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. Midwood sent five students to the Finals Round this year with a sixth headed off to ISEF.

Group Photo at NYCSEF
Cindy Mei, Glenn Elert (teacher), Na Xue, Anna Krivolapova, Vernon Wu, Leon Telis, and Alan Stack (teacher)
at the City University of New York Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

NYCSEF Finals Round

More NYCSEF Awards

  • American Psychological Association Award
    • Cindy Mei – 3rd Place
  • US Army Award
    • Na Xue – 1st Place
    • Anna Krivolapova – 2nd Place
    • Vernon Wu – 2nd Place
    • Leon Telis – 3rd Place
  • NYCSEF Recognition Awards
    • Anna Krivolapova – 1st Place in Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • Cindy Mei – 3rd Place
    • Leon Telis – 3rd Place
    • Vernon Wu – 3rd Place
    • Daniel Dvorin – Honorable Mention
    • Amanda Ramcharran – Honorable Mention
    • Frank Tidd – Honorable Mention

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2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. This year Midwood sent Michael Vishnevetsky to the competition in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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2005 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. Midwood sent 2 seniors to Phoenix, Arizona to compete in this year’s ISEF.

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2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. Midwood sent 6 seniors to Portland, Oregon to compete in this year’s ISEF.

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2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. This year’s ISEF was held in Louisville, Kentucky

The Science Department Is Proud to Announce: Tahir Ahmed was one of the top prize winners. His project was on Molecular Modeling and the Identification of Functional Domains of a New Adhesive Molecule in Inflammatory Thrombosis. He did his work at Downstate Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Kornecki. His teacher advisor was Ms. Ann Nicastri. Tahir, 17, is a senior in the Science Research Program of the Medical Science Institute at Midwood. He won…

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2001 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2001 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. This year’s ISEF was held in San Jose, California.

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2000 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2000 by for Awards, ISEF.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, and scientific field trips. This year’s ISEF was held in Detroit, Michigan.

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1999 Report to the Parents Association

Posted on Monday, May 24, 1999 by for Awards, Intel STS, ISEF.

Two Midwood students Sohail Arif and Imran Ahmed won a trip to Philadelphia and the International Science and Engineering Fair where they represented Midwood High School and the City of New York. They were the only team project selected from New York City to compete at the Fair. In Philadelphia, Sohail and Imran had the opportunity to present their science project in competition against the world at the Olympics of Science Fair Competitions. One of the great experiences they had in Philadelphia was that while practicing for the competition, an elderly gentleman walked over to their display and asked them if they wanted to present their project to him. After the presentation, the gentleman asked them questions about their project. Looking at the man’s name tag, Sohail realized that he was speaking to Leon Lederman a Nobel Laureate in Physics.

This year Midwood maintained its status as one of the foremost science research schools in the country as eight students won the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. Seven of these winners did projects in the Sciences. Laurie Ferguson won with her project, "Self-Assembly of Titanium Dioxide Aerogels by Inclusion of Degussa P25 Powder". Aviva Laurenti did a project on "Anaerobic Biofilm on Levels of Trihalomethanes in New York City Tap Water". Meghan Lembeck won with "Efficiency of Cross-Linking FMR1 Gene With Mitomycin C: Novel Method in Resolving Intermolecular Cross-Links". Carmela Olevsky won with "CD30 Overexpression Mediates Programmed Cell Death via Caspase and BcI-2 Sensitive Pathway". Katerina Pilevina was a winner with the "Role of Subicular Cell Types in Epileptiform Sharp Waves" and Kim Fai Wong won with "Acute Stress and Role of Corticosterone on Hippocampal Long-Term Potentiation".

Many other students were science fair winners during the year. Fifteen students were winners of the New York State Science Talent Search. Midwood Winners were Shin-Bey Chang, Aviva Laurenti, Meghan Lembeck, Jonathan Saukin, Carmela Olevsky, Sara Nakhmanovich, Virmarie Ruiz, Kim Fai Wong, Zahid Qureshi, Solange Williams, Laurie Ferguson, Yee Fan Fung, Fun Yu Kay, Katerina Pilevina, Joanne Yee, and Jane Fishler.

Last year Midwood was the hub for science research in Brooklyn. Dr. Shapiro hosted science research activities for teachers throughout Brooklyn. He obtained the help of experts in the use of the TI-83 calculator and the Calculator Based Laboratory to train teachers how to use this new technology in the classroom. He also presented a workshop on "Teaching Science Literacy with the New York Times".

Mr. Touger with the help of his research class published another outstanding edition of PRISM. We hope that you will obtain a copy of this publication when you visit Midwood as it highlights many of the science related activities at our school.

Our students had excellent results on the Physical Science Regents exams. More of our students passed the Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science Regents exams than any other school in Brooklyn, and we had the highest passing percentage on the Chemistry Regents exam. If we consider only those schools with a mimimum of 50 students taking an exam than we had the highest passing percentage in Physics and in Earth Science.

The Advanced Placement exams held in May determine whether students will be able to receive college credit for the course work that they do in High School. Fifty-nine of our physics students and forty-seven of our chemistry students qualified for college credit by scoring a 3 or higher on their AP exam, while fifteen of our students achieved a perfect 5.

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Midwood Science Research

Midwood Science Research Program
Glenn Elert — Coordinator
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Michael McDonnell — Principal
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