NYCSEF is the New York City Department of Education’s annual science and technology research competition, coordinated by the New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with Polytechnic University. In early March, more than a thousand students from public and private high schools throughout the five boroughs met to display their scientific research projects or proposals in an Expo. The top 250 students are selected to participate in the Finals, where they compete for Awards totaling almost $2,000,000 in the form of cash, scholarships, and prizes. Midwood had two finalists this year. They were interviewed for the Academy’s Science and the City Podcast on March 30, 2007 (listen or download ).
- Saad Naeem
was a Finalist and won an Energy and Transportation Award and an Air Force Award for his project "Identifying and Quantifying Traffic and Traffic Volumes to Reduce Traffic Congestion".
- Amanda Fried
was a Finalist and won a Social Science Award for her project "Analysis of Locus of Control in High School Students Based on Academic Performance".
- April Pruski
won the Ezra Levy High School Science Award for her project "Isolation and Purification of the Novel Pancreatic Antigen, PaCa-Ag1 (and its Amino Acid sequencing)". This award is sponsored by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.