Wheatley Students Compete in Long Island Science and Engineering Fair 2015!

Yesterday, hundreds of students from across Long Island descended upon the Crest Hollow Country Club to participate in the annual Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF). This year, over 510 students from more than 70 schools demonstrated over 420 projects in 17 different categories — all with the hope of earning an invitation to participate in the Round II Competition in March.

The following Wheatley students participated in this year’s event:

  • Shalini Bansal
    “Liver Cancer Molecular Subclass as a Potential Predictive Biomarker of Drug Response”
  • Alexandra Boubour
    “The Effect of Phytoestrogens on the BRC-1 and BRC-2 Genes of C. elegans”
  • Joy Bestourous, Jessica Chu and Haseeb Jangda
    “xerma pigmentosum group A expression under exposure to grape seed extract”
  • Zachary Chorost and Samuel Mohebban
    “Can a Cognitive Assessment Score Identify Causes of Delirium in Elderly Patients Postoperatively?”
  • David Fisher
    “Using Rho Kinase Inhibitors to Treat Glaucoma”
  • Arjun Kapoor (with Sahil Abbi)
    “The Construction of Low Entropy Quasi-Optimal Parallel Computing Network Topologies”
  • Hannah Mittman
    “Improved Testing Performance of Attention-Deficit Disorder Individuals through Intrusion Stimulus”
  • Courtney Schwartz
    “Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa NAD+-Dependent DNA Ligase”
  • Kuan Yu
    “Purification, Assessment, and Structural Analysis of Anti-Oxidative Compounds from the Mushroom Hericium erinaceus that Mitigate the Neurodegenerative Effects of the Pesticide Rotenone”

As part of the competition, students had to present their research to judges on two occasions during the course of the day’s event. At the end of yesterday’s Round I judging, Arjun Kapoor and Kuan Yu were invited to the LISEF Finals on March 12th. Congratulations to all of our participants in yesterday’s competition, and thanks to Ms. Alexis Blondrage, our Science Research Coordinator, for her work with all of our Science Research students!

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