Science Research Symposium Showcases Student Work

On Wednesday, 30 April, Wheatley’s 2nd Annual Science Research Symposium was held in our lobby (for the poster sessions) and a crowded Room 450 (for the senior research presentations). The breadth and scope of the topics covered is simply incredible! We are thankful to have such wonderfully motivated students along with the faculty to support their efforts. Particular thanks to our Science Research teacher, Mr. Tom Van Bell, for his work with these students.

Research topics presented included:

Introduction to Science Research

  • “The effect of Caffein on Pieris rapae butterflies”  (Sidra Akhtar, Sajni Patel and Jane Kim)
  • “Optimizing the output of a microbial fuel using different types of sugars” (Benjamin Barnett, Ashley Lessen and Zachary Wolff)
  • “The effects of playing video games on reflexes, IQ and memory” (Zachary Calabrese, Gil Lotzky and Sumughan Pitchayan)
  • “Which type of grass produces biomass most efficiently?” (Abdullah Hassan, Nirav Kumar and Steven John)
  • “The effect of acid rain on Daphnia” (Michelle Lin, Samrah Mitha and Angela Yang)
  • “Which type of bridge structure is most efficient?” (Dylan Nekatlov)
  • “Which stimulus do ants react to the most?” (Matthew Porges)
  • “How do the senses affect test taking?” (Vakas Akhtar and Joshua Golbari)
  • “Is there a correlation between password strength and IQ?” (Reuben Alexander, Zachary Groveman and Noah Cassar)
  • “Locating the center of the Milky Way galaxy using globular star clusters” (Daniel Alfia and Mohammad Elzanaty)
  • “Determining the minimum combination of ampicillin and ultraviolet light to inhibit growth of E. coli” (Aileen Chowdhury, Mariam Haghavi and Sara Zulfiqar)
  • “Determining the optimum factors for throwing a football in a spiral” (Sahaj Gulati and Arvin Jadonath)

Independent Science Research

  • “Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and polarization to quantify inhibition efficiences of 3- (4-chlorophenyl)-5-hydroxy methyl isoxazole and KBr on the corrosion of Cu i a .5 M H2SO4 solution.” (Ana Ainechi)
  • “Biofluid analysis of the aortic valve.” (Davin Bahk)
  • “Validation of protein expression of the 8q amplicon in ovarian carcinoma” (Justin Borczuk)
  • “Validating an abnormal brain metabolic network in Alzheimer’s disease.” (Alexandra Boubour)
  • “Correlation between spice concentration and E. coli growth.” (Robert Chang, Joy Bestourous and Jessica Chu)
  • “4-methylimadazole as an estrogen mimicking compound” (Krista Chen)
  • “Can a cognitive assessment score identify causes of delirium in elderly patients postoperatively?” (Zachary Chorost and Samuel Mohebban)
  • “Functionalization of gold nanoparticles as drig delivery agents for treatment of Cryptoccoccosis” (Allison Chowdhury)
  • “Dry farming” (David Fisher and Jval Patel)
  • “PTII-CBD reduces the risk of cardiovascular calcifications” (Rohan Gulati)
  • “Family impact on child’s personality traits and characteristics” (Hebah Hassan)
  • “A multi-scale simulation: enhancing the thermal properties of nanocomposites using carbon nonofillers” (Joseph Jacob)
  • “The effect of substrate manipulation and electrical stimulation on the production of myotubes from Carassius auratus skeletal muscle tissue in vitro” (Arihant Jain)
  • “The effects of silver nanoparticles on the output of a microbial fuel cell utilizing Saccharomyces cerevisiae” (Hasseeb Jangda and Anish Kumar)
  • “Non-Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease and the ongoing story of APOLI: a novel trait and finding” (Aaakash Jhaveri)
  • “Optimization of parallel computing network topologies using simulated annealing with a novel distance recalculation algorithm” (Arjun Kapoor)
  • “Personality and its correlation to the prevalence of the framing effect” (Amandeep Khokhar and Jordan Fox)
  • “The effect of echinacea on several hallmark genes involved in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease” (Brandon Kim)
  • “Modulation of beta-emyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE-1) by garlic extract in human neuroblastoma cells (Paul Kim)
  • “Analysis of factors related to postoperative outcomes in patients with grade I subarachnoid hemorrhage” (Samantha Lessen)
  • “The effects of ant number on the behavior, foraging patterns, and efficiency of pogonomyrmex barbatus sub-colonies” (Michael Lituchy, Jeffrey Poomkudy and Ashwin Reddy)
  • “Methamphetamine alters adaptive immune responses after exposure to T-cell dependent or independent antigens” (Anum Mitha)
  • “Improved testing performance of ADHD adults through intrusion stimulus” (Hannah Mittman)
  • “An analysis of the efficacy of Fallopia japonica extract for hindering UV-C radiation generated oxidative stress in Escherichia coli” (Julian Nathan)
  • “Realistic tissue-stimulating solid hemoglobin-containing PVA phantoms for optical spectroscopy” (Lauren Perry)
  • “Influence of hydrogel substrate on pseudorabres virus infection” (Courtney Schwartz)
  • “Painting and photography: which creates the greater emotional response?” (Zara Shaikh and Cindy Zhou)
  • “Countering the effects of free radicals in E. coli bacteria” (Christopher Shen and Gabriel Besada)
  • “Hericium erinaceus inhibits rotenone induced oxidative stress: a purification of the bio-active compounds treating Parkinson’s disease” (Kuan Yu)
  • “Evaluation of a lung-lesion algorithm using both quantitive and visual scoring systems” (Tao Zeng)

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