Arjun and Kuan Named Intel Semifinalists!

Earlier today, two Wheatley seniors, Arjun Kapoor and Kuan Yu, were named semifinalists for the INTEL Student Talent Search. This rigorous competition, a program of Society for Science and the Public, recognizes the most promising young scientists and awards them for their innovative science research. Of the over 1800 applicants, Kuan and Arjun were among 300 semifinalists nationwide — with 43 of them being Long Island students.

Arjun’s project “The Construction of Low Entropy Quasi-Optimal Interconnection Network Topologies” was completed at Stony Brook University, under the supervision of Dr. Yuefan Deng.

Kuan conducted his work with Dr. Zhu at the Neuroscience Research Institute at SUNY at Old Westbury on the “Purification, Assessment, and Structural Analysis of Anti-Oxidative Compounds from the Mushroom Hericium erinaceus that Mitigate Rotenone Induced Parkinson’s Disease”.

A well-deserved congratulations to Kuan and Arjun on all of your hard work and continued success! Thank you as well to Alexis Blondrage, our Science Research Coordinator!

(Thanks to Ms. Blondrage for the write-up!)

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Ms. Bolondrage poses with Kuan and Arjun

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Ms. Blondrage and Mr. Casamento pose with Kuan and Arjun

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