The NYC Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) only accepted about 120 projects citywide for this year's competition. On Sunday, February 8, 2020, 6 Midwood students made it to the semifinals round. Almedina Mulic was declared first place in environmental science and a finalist overall. Tanisa Rahman received second place in chemistry. 4 additional Midwood students were declared semifinalists. Wish Almedina good luck as she prepares for the finals round in one week. Send congrats to all 6 of our winners. JSHS set a high bar that these 6 students deftly surmounted.
Finalist and first place in environmental science
- Almedina Mulic (environmental science)
Project: Do Geukensia demissa change how they feed in the presence of predators?
Mentor: Dr. J. Stephen Gosnell, Department of Environmental Science, Baruch College
Semifinalist and second place in chemistry
- Tanisa Rahman (chemistry)
Project: Novel method of cycloaddition of cyclooctyne and trapping with a vinylketene complex and other cycloaddition reactions using benzyne precursors
Mentor: Dr. Wayne F.K. Schnatter, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Long Island University
- Ashley Chin (behavioral science)
Project: How does body awareness and parental bonding differ among black and non-black young adults?
Mentor: Dr. Sara Chiara Haden, Department of Psychology, Long Island University
- Henry Hua (environmental science)
Project: Food consumption rates of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (green sea urchin) in a high CO2, low pH environment
Mentor: Dr. Kestrel Perez, Department of Biology, St. Joseph's College
- Jasmine Huang (behavioral science)
Project: Effects of reversed Pavlovian learning in differentiating sex
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Delamater, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
- Mariyum Jahan (behavioral science)
Project: Male and female fiddler crabs prefer to group with members of the opposite sex
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College