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. On March 1st, approximately 500 students from high schools across the city met at City College to display their scientific research projects. The top 25 to 30 percent in in each category were invited to participate in the Finals Event on March 25 at the American Museum of Natural History.
- Amara Abid
for her project "Optimal Environment Conditions for Growth or Inhibition of Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans." She worked with Dr. Mrinal K. Bhattacharjee in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Long Island University.
- John Ferrara
for his project "The Role of Procalcitonin in the Diagnosis and Detection of Sepsis/SIRS." He worked with Dr. Larry Bernstein in the Pathology Department of New York Methodist Hospital.
- Daniel Framer
for his project "Level of Superstition in First Generation Soviet Emigres vs. the Second and Third Generation."
- Regina Gurevich
for her project "Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), Accommodative and Vergence Facility." She worked with Dr. Mark Rosenfield in the Biology Department of the SUNY State College of Optometry.
- Sadrach Pierre
for his project "The Preparation of Prunustatin." He worked with Dr. Jonathan Gough in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Long Island University.
- Vickie Wu
for her project "Regulation of the gene regulatory protein TFEB and the macrophage response modulator SIRP in mouse macrophages by pro- and anti-inflammatory immunological stimuli." She worked with Dr. Christopher Roman in the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Ken Zheng
for his project "Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement."