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2011 New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) Finalists

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011 by for Awards, Terra NYC.

NYCSEF is the New York City Department of Education’s annual science and technology research competition, coordinated by the City University of New York’s College Now program. On Sunday March 6, approximately 500 students from high schools across the city met at City College to display their scientific research projects in the Preliminary Round. Ten Midwood students were invited to participate in the Finals Round at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday March 29.

  • Michelle Badri (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: Race as a Factor in Children’s Self Perception as Tested by the Famous Clark Doll Experiments
  • Vivian Chen (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: Effect of Assimilation on Academic Performance of 2nd Generation Americans of Asian Descent vs. Later Generations
  • Joseline Cruz (Behavioral & Social Sciences)
    Project: Working Memory in Children with Typical Learning Development and in Children with Specific Language Impairment
    Mentor: Klara Marton, CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
  • Anastasiya Matveyenko (Plant Sciences)
    Project: Survey of Medicinal Plant Use of Brooklyn Botanic Garden Staff and Visitors
    Mentor: Susan K. Pell, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Department of Scientific Research
  • Humera Mohammad (Animal Sciences))
    Project: The Effect of Outcome Uncertainty on Conditional Learning
    Mentor: Andrew R. Delamater, Brooklyn College, Department of Psychology
  • Nicole Ng & Zhao Na Wang (Biochemistry)
    Project: Investigation of the Hydrophobic Nature of (LGGVG)3, a Possible Model of Elastin Behavior
    Mentor: Greg Boutis, Brooklyn College, Department of Physics
  • Francisca Onyiuke & Mercy Palomeque (Medicine & Health Sciences)
    Project: Determination of Heart Rate Variability Using an Electronic Stethoscope
    Mentor: Jason M. Lazar, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fuad Zaher (Physics)
    Project: Generation of Optical Vortex
    Mentor: Giovanni Milione, City College, Department of Physics

The NYCSEF Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday March 31 in The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. ISEF finalists, Special Award, and NYCSEF Award winners will be announced during this ceremony.