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2014 National ACT-SO : Three Midwood students win medals

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 by for ACT-SO.

Three Midwood students received medals at the 2014 National ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics) held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the largest number of medals we have ever received at this national event. The National ACT-SO is part of the larger NAACP National Convention held every year.

  • Raquel Hosein
    won a Silver Medal in Engineering for her project "Application of a Wireless Electrical Device for the Detection of Epilepsy". Raquel worked with Dr. Jonathan Viventi in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.
  • Chris Ayala
    won a Silver Medal in Physics for his project "Encoding Information with Light's Angular Momentum". Chris worked with Dr. Giovanni Milione in the Department of Physics at the City College of New York.
  • Akeem Pinnock
    won a Bronze Medal in Medicine and Health for his project "Iron's Involvement in the Diagnosis of Lupus". Akeem worked with Dr. Donald Gerber in the Department of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Chukwunonso Nwasike, Akeem Pinnock, and Chris Ayala at the 2014 National ACT-SO