On Sunday, February 12, 2023 three Midwood Science seniors presented their work at the semifinals round of the New York City Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Semifinalists at JSHS are recognized for being among the top 100 science research projects in the five boroughs. This regional event has been hosted at York College in Queens on the second Sunday of February since 2009. 2023 marks its post-pandemic return to an in-real-life competition.
- Mykhaelia C.
Category: Life and Behavioral Science
Project: Exploring the Feasibility of a Fluorescence Imaging-Based Brain-Machine Interface
Mentor: Dr. Ben Scott at Boston University
- Lucas P.
Category: Mathematics and Computer Science
Project: Multivariable analysis on stock price and trade volume trends in the post-COVID-19 stock market shutdown era
Mentor: Dr. Allison Bishop at Proof Trading, Inc.
- Kaitlynn M.
Category: Environmental Science
Project: Impact of Lactobacillus casei on corn, pea, and radish plants in sterilized and non-sterilized soil
JSHS is a nationwide program sponsored by the US Department of Defense that encourages high school students to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and publicly recognizes them for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.