Wheatley Students Advance to Finals of Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair!

On Friday, 9 March, 19 Wheatley students competed at the Nassau round of the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair at Hofstra University. Students from all across Nassau County schools came to compete at this regional qualifier. Students wrote papers on a mathematics topic that they have not studied in the traditional curriculum. Top papers often have the students’ own creative twists and original mathematics as part of their research. Students then had fifteen minutes to present their research to a panel of judges followed by a question and answer period. Achieving at this level is an extraordinary accomplishment for high school students.

Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to the students who will be competing in the final round of the Math Fair on 20 April at Hofstra.

Listed below are the competing students along with titles of their project:

  • Sufia Ainechi (Structural Analysis and The Tipping Point of Buildings)
  • Michaela Balboni (The Fractal Component of Fibonacci’s Spiral and the Balboni Spiral)
  • Manav Bansal (Taylor, Power and Geometric Series)
  • Anya Chabria ( Fractal Geometry: The Mathematics Uniting the Universe)
  • Sarah Hassan (The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Involved in Determining Disease Patterns)
  • Viraj Jayam (Projecting onto the n-Sphere via Stereographic Projections)
  • Abhishek Kumar (Performance of a Parallelized Restricted Boltzman Machine)
  • Eric Ness (System of Numerations through History)
  • Madison Ramos (The Mathematics Behind Magic)
  • Diya Shah (Boolean Algebra)
  • Manan Shukla (The Banach-Tarski Paradox)
  • Rebecca Sparacio (Determining the Association between Extracurricular Activity Participation and Performance on the SAT and ACT; An Observational Study)
  • Vedant Singh (Using Optimization to Increase Production Efficiency)
  • Justin Vega (Using Mathematical Modeling to Calculate Neutron Cross-Sections Probability Distributions for Reactions on Zero-Spin Nuclei)
  • Emily Yagoda (The Math Behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies)
  • Sharon Zhong (Finding the Figure for Foundational Failure)

Thank you to Mr. Teseo for the write-up and the photo!

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