Wheatley Students Compete in LISEF 2016!

On Wednesday, 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, hundreds of students from across Long Island demonstrated hundreds of projects in nearly 20 different categories — all with the hope of earning an invitation to participate in the Round 2 Competition in March.

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

Here are the titles and where they did their research:

  • Arihant Jain (Researched at Touro College)
    “The Effect of Substrate Manipulation and Magnetic Field Stimulation on the Production of Myotubes from Cyprinus Carpio Skeletal Muscle Tissue in vitro”
  • Andrew Zuckerman (Researched at Stony Brook University, GARCIA Program)
    “Semi-Automatic Segmentation and Automatic Classification of Breast Lesions in Low-Resolution Ultrasound Images
  • Joy Bestourous (in house project)
    “Grape Seed Extract Decreases Tumor Susceptibility and Expression of Cep-1 by Increasing XPA Expression in Caenorhabditis elegans”
  • Jeffrey Poomkudy (Researched at Boston University)
    “Elucidating the Effects of Simultaneous Walking and Memory Task Demands on Brain Prioritization of Accuracy in Cognitive and Sensorimotor Functioning”
  • David Rosenzweig (in house project)
    “Awareness and Participation Regarding African Wildlife Conservation: A Demographic Approach”
  • Krista Chen (Researched at Stony Brook University, Simons Program)
    “Novel Combination Chemotherapy Targeting Cancer Stem Cells with a Tumor Targeted Drug Delivery System Potentiated by Natural Remedies, EGCG and/or Curcumin”
  • Haseeb Jangda (Researched at a program through the Long Island Conservatory)
    “Effects of Curcumin on the IDO1 Enzyme in HTB11 Cells”

Congratulations to Joy Bestourous and Krista Chen, who were selected to compete in Round 2! Thanks to our Science Research Coordinator, Alexis Blondrage, for working with all of our students!

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