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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
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