8 Midwood Finalists at NYCSEF 2020
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020 by Elert for Awards, Terra NYC.
On Sunday, March 8, the 2020 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) was held at CitiField. 34 Midwood Science students representing 27 projects were there — 8 were declared Finalists. Not a bad showing.
In a normal year, our 8 Finalists would be preparing for the next round of the competition at the American Museum of Natural History. What happens this year remains to be seen. Watch thse blogposts for news as we get it.
The 8 students' winning projects
Project: Home is where the support is: A reason why monk parakeets prefer man made structures
Mentor: Dr. Frank Grasso, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
|Oliwia Dankiw and Blessin McFarlane|
Project: Need for speed: Decomposition rates of conventional plastics versus bioplastics
Mentor: Dr. Zhongqi (Joshua) Cheng, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College
Project: Effect of iron on Neisseria gonorrhea's Type IV pili (TFp)
Mentor: Dr. Nicolas Biais, Department of Biology, Brooklyn College
|Kelly Guan and Jessica Zheng|
Project: Analyzing the effects of media multitasking on academic performance for disordered and non-disordered adolescents
Mentor: Dr. Sung Hun Kim, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College
|Maham Ghori and Tahreem Sittar|
Project: Role of uncertainty in governing attraction to food cues
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Delamater, Department of Psychology, Brooklyn College
All 34 students