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Seniors: Notes on completing the Intel STS

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 by for Seniors, STS.

  • Make sure your research paper has a footer with the page numbers on the right and nothing else (not your name and not the title). Do not add a header. The website will add one automatically with your name and registration number.
  • Show your supervising teacher that the application is complete. All parts of the application must be filled in — including all applicable optional questions. Your supervising teacher must approve and witness your final submission.
  • When you are almost done the website will give you a PDF of your entire application. Save a copy for yourself and give one copy to Mr. Elert via email or sneakernet (i.e. save it on a Flash drive, then walk over and hand it to him).
  • Everything must be done in school before the end of period 10 on Wednesday. No one is allowed to stay after school to finish or to complete the application from home.

Third Way

11 Midwood science students receive Intel STS badges

Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by for Awards, STS.

Together with Intel, the Society for Science & the Public has launched a digital badging system to recognize achievement in the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). The concept of digital badging focuses on badges as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment and validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills.

The following students won the Student Initiative Badge in recognition of their exceptional effort and accomplishment relative to available resources.

  • Evelyn Veliz
    Project: Role of Reck and VEGF Signaling Pathway During Brain Angiogenesis
    Mentor: Dr. Jesus Torres-Vazquez, Department of Developmental Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Roxana Bravo
    Project: The Restoration of Myelin Content
    Mentor: Dr. Peter Bergold, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The following students won the Research Report Badge in recognition of their exceptionally well-written college-level report covering the research they submitted to the Intel Science Talent Search

  • Evelyn Veliz
    Project: Role of Reck and VEGF Signaling Pathway During Brain Angiogenesis
    Mentor: Dr. Jesus Torres-Vazquez, Department of Developmental Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Roxana Bravo
    Project: The Restoration of Myelin Content
    Mentor: Dr. Peter Bergold, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Anna Chen
    Project: Heat Treatment of Ammonium Vanadate: Electrolyte in a PEMFC
    Mentor: Dr. Sophia Suarez, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College
  • Jian Cong (Leo) Liao
    Project: Computer-animated images of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) produced different preference and behavior effects on live individuals depending on features displayed
    Mentor: Dr. Maurizio Porfiri, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NYU Polytechnic Institute
  • Judy Li
    Project: The Effect of Allium cepa and Allium sativum on Tetrahymena thermophila
    Mentor: Dr. Ralph Alcendor, Department of Biological Sciences, New York City College of Technology
  • Prianka Zaman
    Project: The Function of γδ T cells
    Mentor: Dr. Ellen Hsu, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Ryan Fraser
    Project: Immobilization of Photosystem II Core Complexes onto Titanium Dioxide Surfaces
    Mentor: Dr. Michele Vittadello, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Medgar Evers College
  • Samantha Cham
    Project: Characterization of Cyanobacteria Bloom Factors on Toxicity in Prospect Park Lake
    Mentor: Dr. Brett F. Branco, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
  • Tiffany Lui
    Project: Sensitivity of the CELF-4, TROG-2, and EOWPVT in Children with SLI
    Mentor: Dr. Klara Marton, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Yao Jiang
    Project: The Role of Pyrite in the Iron-Sulfur World Theory: Anti-theory with Oxygen
    Mentor: Dr. Mim Lal Nakarmi, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College
  • Yongjian (Sam) Cen
    Project: The Correlation Between Caffeine Consumption and Teenage Sleep Deficiency
    Mentor: Dr. Carlos Restrepo, High School Fellows Program, NYU School of Medicine

Hello seniors

Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by for Seniors, STS.

Hello Seniors,

I sent you a message today. Did you read it? Of course you did.

Long email to seniors

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 by for Extra Credit, Seniors, STS.

Here’s a copy of the long email I sent to all the seniors today.

seniors.txt

Junior Assignment – Intel Science Talent Search Application

Posted on Saturday, February 5, 2011 by for Juniors, STS.

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Answer all relevant questions in this Word document to the best of your ability. Questions marked with an asterisk are required and must be answered. Type your responses in the blank space below each question. Do not modify the formatting. Save frequently. Do not print. Email the completed document to your supervising teacher at least one day before your February meeting.

Amanda Fried is a semifinalist in the 2007 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2007 by for Awards, STS.

Amand Fried was declared a Semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search today for her project "Analysis of Locus of Control of High School Students Based on Academic Performance".

2006 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 65th year, the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) is the oldest and most highly-regarded science competition in the United States. Midwood students have a long and distinguished record of superior performance in this "Junior Nobel Prize". In the year 2006, Midwood had three semifinalists.

Semifinalists

  • Kerry Li
    Determination of Functional Domains of a Platelet Cell Adhesion Molecule by Site-directed Mutagenesis
  • Elina Melamed
    Analysis of nutrition and health of children from a 1st–6th Century AD cemetary at Sirmium, Serbia.
  • Michael Vishnevetsky
    Genetically Induced Expression of the p53-derived PNC-28 Peptide Elicits Selective Apoptosis
    in Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells

2005 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 64th year, the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) is the oldest and most highly-regarded science competition in the United States. Midwood students have a long and distinguished record of superior performance in this "Junior Nobel Prize". In the year 2004, Midwood had three semifinalists and one finalist.

Zwisohn, Lena, Louis, Olga, and Stack
Steve Zwisohn (principal) Lena Liang, Louis Tullo, Olga Pikovskaya, Alan Stack (teacher)

Finalists

  • Olga Pikovskaya
    for her project "Structural Studies of Metabolite Sensing Messenger RNA". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Alexander Serganov of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute. The asteroid "1997 FZ3" was also renamed 21355 Pikovskaya in her honor by MIT’s Lincoln Lab as a part of their Ceres Connection program.

Semifinalists

  • Lena Liang
    for her project "Crystal Stucture of Multidrug Resistance Regulator NorR". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Yu-Ren Yuan of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
  • Louis Tullo
    for his project "A New Mechanism of Receptor Regulation: Ecto-Site Phosphorylation". He worked with Dr. Elizabeth Kornecki of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

2004 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2004 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 63rd year, the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) is the oldest and most highly-regarded science competition in the United States. Midwood students have a long and distinguished record of superior performance in this "Junior Nobel Prize". In the year 2004, Midwood had six semifinalists (which ranks us fifth nationwide) and one finalist. Finalists will be in Washington, DC from March 11 to 16 to compete for $530,000 in scholarships.

Finalist

  • Shaye Storm
    Age Determination and Size Reconstruction of North Atlantic Codfish (Gadus morhua ) from Akurvik, NW Iceland

Semifinalists

  • Lyuba Azbel
    How Do the Deaf Read? The Paradox of Performing a Phonemic Task Without Sound
  • Elizabeth Kolod
    How Does Learning Sign Language Affect Perception?
  • Kenneth Lau
    Adenosine A2A Receptor Stimulation Modulates Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Hayley Miskiewicz
    Nucleoporins and the Nuclear Envelope in Alzheimer’s Disease: A First Look
  • Lindsey Tannenbaum
    What is the Relationship Between Apoptosis and Nuclear Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease?

Ceres Connection Winners

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory has partnered with Science Service to promote science education through a program called the Ceres Connection. This program seeks to name minor planets after students in fifth through twelfth grades and their teachers. Students and teachers are selected through these Science Service competitions: the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Intel Excellence in Teaching Award. All minor planets named in the Ceres Connection program have been discovered by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research project (LINEAR ).

  • Asteroid "1998 FL76" was renamed 20296 Shayestorm in honor of Shaye Storm for his winning Intel-STS project.
  • Asteroid "1999 RR160" was renamed 20586 Elizkolod in honor of Elizabeth Kolod for her winning ISEF project.
  • Asteroid "1998 HX91" was renamed 20341 Alanstack in honor of Mr. Stack for his work as a supervising teacher.

Group Photo
Back Row: Principal Steve Zwisohn, Kenneth Lau, Betty Kolod, Mr. Rumpolo, Lyuba Azbel, Shaye Storm, Mr. Rosenfeld, Mr. Stack. Front Row: Mrs. Nicastri, Hayley Miskiewicz, Lindsey Tannenbaum

Lindseym, Stack, and Shaye
Lindsey Tannenbaum and Shaye Storm with their supervising teacher Mr. Stack

   

Nicastri, Kenneth, and Hayley
Kenneth Lau and Hayley Miskiewicz with their supervising teacher Mrs. Nicastri

Lyuba, Rumpolo, and Betty
Lyuba Azbel and Betty Kolod with their supervising teacher Mr. Rumpolo

2003 Intel Science Talent Search

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 by for Awards, STS.

Now in its 62nd year, the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) is the oldest and most highly-regarded science competition in the United States. Midwood students have a long and distinguished record of superior performance in this "Junior Nobel Prize". In the year 2002, Midwood had four semifinalists.

Semifinalists

  • Rachel Fischer
    A Pro-carcinogenic Role of the 3C4-Ag in Pancreatic Cancer
  • Joshua Marshack
    Effects of Rearing and Body Mass Index on the Feeding Behavior of Bonnet Macaques
  • Sacha Rood
    Characterization of Cation Transport Properties of Bacillus anthracis GerX and the Homologous GerB of Bacillus subtillis
  • Leigh Stuckhardt
    A Novel Adhesion Protein Receptor Operating in Platelet Plaque Formation and Cell-Cell Aggregation in Thrombosis: Characterization of Specific Regulatory Domains
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