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Midwood wins big at St. Joseph’s College

Posted on Sunday, February 2, 2014 by for Awards, St. Joseph's.

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 St. Joseph’s College held their 19th annual High School Poster Session sponsored by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society. This was the largest poster session ever at St. Joe’s with over 120 projects presented. Usually this event is held in the third floor chem and physics labs, but this year they used much bigger spaces on the first floor. Despite the increased competition, Midwood outperformed every other school hauling in half the first prizes, all of the second prizes, and about one third of the honorable mentions. Congratulations to all the seniors who placed and a big thank you to all the mentors who donated their time and expertise.

  1. Raquel Hosein received First Prize for her project "Application of a Wireless Electrical Device for the Detection of Epilepsy." Raquel worked under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Viventi in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  2. Allen Barbarovich received Second Prize for his project "Link Between Systemic Cobalamin Deficiency and CNS Demyelination in a CD320/TCblR KO Mouse Model.” Allen worked under the supervision of Dr. Edward V. Quadros in the Department of Biochemistry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Thanks also to Mr. Jeffrey Sequeira for his support.
  3. Christopher Ayala received Second Prize for his project "Photonic Angular Momentum Communication System (PAM-CS).” Chris worked under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Milione in the Department of Physics at the City College of New York.
  1. M. Tasnin Kabir received Honorable Mention for her project "Anti-cancer peptide PNC-27 associates with Mitochondria in Cancer Cells.” Tasnin worked under the supervision of Dr. Josef Michl in the Department of Pathology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  2. Chukwunonso Nwasike received Honorable Mention for his project "Autophagy in Macrophages.” Nonso worked under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Roman in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
  3. Sammi Chung & Jasmin Kim received Honorable Mention for their project "Electrode Size Effect on Microbial Fuel Cell.” Sammi and Jasmin worked under the supervision of Dr. Sophia Suarez in the Department of Physics at Brooklyn College. Thanks also to Ms. Yara Adam for her continuing assistance.
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