The Home of Midwood Science Research

2013 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Awards

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 by for Awards, NYCSEF.

NYCSEF First Award

  • Jian Cong (Leo) Liao (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: Computer-animated images of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) produced different preference and behavior effects on live individuals depending on features displayed
    Mentor: Maurizio Porfiri, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

NYCSEF Second Award

  • Christopher Ayala (Midwood) & Jing Lin (Stuyvesant) (Physics)
    Project: Encoding information with light’s angular momentum
    Mentor: Giovanni Milione, Department of Physics, City College of New York
  • Klaudia Wojciechowska (Microbiology)
    Project: Effect of penicillin treatment on gut microbiome beta glucuronidase activity in a mouse model
    Mentor: Claudia Plottel, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Ron Baazov (Medicine & Health Sciences)
    Project: Interaction of lupus inducing drugs with hydrogen peroxide and development of a lupus test
    Mentor: Donald Gerber, Department of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Yao Jiang & Tiffany Loi (Earth & Planetary Sciences)
    Project: The role of pyrite in the iron-sulfur theory
    Mentor: Mim Lal Nakarmi, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College

NYCSEF Third Award

  • Evelyn Veliz (Medicine & Health Sciences)
    Project: Role of Reck and VEGF signaling pathway during brain angiogenesis
    Mentor: Jesús Torres Vázquez, Department of Developmental Genetics, New York University School of Medicine
  • Winnie Li & Kate Wong (Engineering)
    Project: Can you tell the difference?
    Mentor: Mim Lal Nakarmi, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College
  • Judy Li & Sandy Wu (Cellular & Molecular Biology)
    Project: The effect of Zingiber officinale, Allium sativum, and Allium cepa on Tetrahymena thermophila
    Mentor: Ralph Alcendor, department of Biological Sciences, New York City College of Technology
  • Ziva Rubinstein (Biochemistry)
    Project: Detecting changes in neurons within the hippocampus of mice that learned a spatial task
    Mentor: Juan Marcos Alarcon, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Syeda Rasool (Biochemistry)
    Project: The effect of low dose lead exposure on cortical bone mineral properties of young C57/BL6 female mice
    Mentor: Chase Budell, Department of Biology, Brooklyn College
  • Zainab Saleem (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: The effect of the experimenter’s religion on explicit attitudes
    Mentor: Karla Felix, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
  • Gabrielle Lynch (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: Attrition rates in a cohort of 1361 people matched into neurosurgery residency from 1990 to 1999
    Mentor: Uzma Samadani, Department of Neurosurgery, New York University School of Medicine

Additional Awards

  • Yao Jiang & Tiffany Loi (Earth & Planetary Sciences) received the Association for Women Geoscientists Award for exceptional projects submitted by young female geoscientists.
    Project: The role of pyrite in the iron-sulfur theory
    Mentor: Mim Lal Nakarmi, Department of Physics, Brooklyn College
  • Samantha Cham (Environmental Sciences) received the Environmental Education Advisory Council: Remembrance Award for projects that promote the objectives and mission of the Environmental Education Advisory Council.
    Project: Characterization of cyanobacteria bloom factors on toxicity in Prospect Park Lake
    Mentor: Brett Branco, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
  • Nicholas Lee (Environmental Sciences) received the Environmental Quest: Michael G. Mann Award for projects that promote the objectives and mission of Environmental Quest; to bring awareness to the man-made and natural environment.
    Project: Creating Soil with Fermented Food Waste
    Mentor: Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College