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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)

  • Na Xue
    for her project "Rational design of novel anti-HIV peptides containing multi-functional domains." She worked with Dr. Shibo Jiang of the New York Blood Center. Na represented York City at the Intel ISEF in Atlanta, Georgia May 11-16, 2008 where she received a Fourth Place award in the Microbiology category.

NYCSEF Finals Round

  • Vernon Wu
    for his project "Potential Role for a PNC-27/28 peptide specific binding site in tumor cell plasma membrane to direct peptide dependent cytotoxicity." He worked with Dr. Josef Michl in the Pathology Department at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  • Cindy Mei
    for her project "Second Generation Asians in America: Academic Achievement Based on Cultural Differences and Family Expectations".
  • Anna Krivolapova
    for her project "Genome-Wide Modeling and Analysis of PX Domains from the Model Organism Arabidopsis thaliana." She worked with Dr. Shaneen M. Singh in the Biology Department of Brooklyn College
  • Leon Telis
    for his project "Characterization of a Mutant KlK3 Gene Product and Its Implications in Invasive Prostate Cancer." He worked with Dr. Todd Hricik at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry.
  • Frank Tidd
    for his project "Characterization of TFE-3 Protein Expression in Lipopolysaccharide Stimulated Macrophages and non-stimulated macrophages." He worked with Dr. Christopher Roman at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

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