Wheatley Students Recognized at LISEF 2017!

The Long Island Science and Engineering Fair is the local regional organization that sponsors the Intel Division Fair and the JV Fair.  The top winners from the Intel Division fair earn a spot at the International Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by The Society for Science and Intel.

This year, Wheatley students submitted 8 projects to the Intel Division fair.  In total there were over 450 projects submitted from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The JV Fair provides an opportunity for young scientists to get a glimpse of what science competitions are like; gearing the students up for opportunities in following years to compete at the Intel Division.  Wheatley had 6 projects enter the JV Fair.

  • Ananya Bansal and Megan Kirschner got honorable mention in the category of Cellular and Molecular Biology and an award from The Society for In Vitro Biology for an Outstanding and Creative Project. The title of their project is Coconut Oil Decreases the Gene Expression of Apl-1 in C. Elegans and APP in Neuroblastoma Cells
  • Anne Yan received Honorable Mention for her project titled: The Effect of Nitrulline on the Expression of Dys-1 and Dyc-1 Genes in C. elegans

Other students who participated:

  • Arvin Jadonath
  • Nirav Kumar
  • Rebecca Sparacio
  • Kavina Amin
  • Hema Kumar
  • Rebecca Zeltsman
  • Kaya Amin
  • Ilana Nimkoff
  • Jacob Mohebban
  • Derek Gilbert

NYSSEF is on Monday April 3.  Long Island Science Congress is on Wednesday April 5.

Thanks to Mary Alexis Blondrage for her support of the students and the write-up of the competition!

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