On Saturday October 23, 2004, St. Joseph’s College held a High School Science Competition sponsored by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society. Midwood sent 13 students to the competition and brought home 5 Awards.
- Olga Pikovskaya
received a 1st place award for her project "Structural Studies of Metabolite Sensing Messenger RNA". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Alexander Serganov of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute.
- Geeta Malieckal
received a 2nd place award for her project "Can Murine MCM8 Functionally replace a subunit in the Yeast Replication Helicase(MCMs 2-7)?". She worked with Dr. Miriam H. Feuerman of the Department of Biochemistry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
- Genna Ableman and Maya Barsky
received a 2nd place award for their team project "In vitro Simulation of Immunological and Biochemical Attack on Pancreatic Cancer-specific Antigen, PaCa-Ag1". They worked with Dr. Josef Michl, of the Pathology Department at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
- Lena Liang
received honorable mention for her project "Crystal Stucture of Multidrug Resistance Regulator NorR". She worked with Dr. Dinshaw Patel and Dr. Yu-Ren Yuan of the Structural Biology Department at Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
- Karen Yee and Min Zhang
received honorable mention for their team project "The Effects of Estrogen, Iron and Their Receptors in Breast Cancer". They worked with Dr. Xi Huang of Public Health Laboratories.