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2002 Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2002 by for Awards, Siemens.

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Top row: Mr. Martin Langan - AP Science, Alicia Jones, Yulia Khutoretskaya, Mr. Jay Touger - Science Research Coordinator and Ms. Ann Nicastri - Research Teacher
Bottom row: Rachel Fischer, Cecelia Lum and Jeannie Chan

Five Midwood students were named as semifinalists in the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. Midwood High School at Brooklyn College with five semifinalists placed first in New York City, second in New York State and fifth among all High Schools in the nation. This event recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research. Through this competition, students have an opportunity to achieve national recognition for science research projects that they complete in high school. It is administered by The College Board and funded by the Siemens Foundation. Students whose projects are selected for further competition, are invited to give an oral and poster presentation at one of the six regional events hosted by partner universities. At each of these regional competitions an individual and a team are selected as Regional Winners. These students receive scholarships and invitations to advance to the National Competition in Washington, DC.

Rachel, Alicia, and Yuliya   Rachel Fischer, Alicia Jones and Yuliya Khutoretskaya were semifinalists for their team project, A Possible Role for the Pancreatic Carcinoma Specific 3C4 - Ag as a Novel Signal Transducing Receptor. They did their work at SUNY Downstate under the mentorship of Dr. Josef Michl.
Cecilia and Jeannie   Cecilia Lum and Jeannie Chan were semifinalists for their team project, The Involvement of Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase in Group I Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Induced Epileptiform Discharges. They did their team project at SUNY Downstate under the mentorship of Dr. Riccardo Bianchi.