On Friday, 1 March, sixteen Wheatley students competed at the Nassau County round of the Al Kalfus Long Island Mathematics Fair at Hofstra University. Students from schools across Nassau County 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 as well as original mathematics as part of their research!
On the day of the competition, students had 15 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! We are proud of all of our students who participated!
We are honored to announce we will have fifteen students who will be moving to the final round of the Mathematics Fair, which will take place at Hofstra on April 12th.
Please find below the names of the students who competed in the qualifying round as well as the title of their project.
- Alex ArbitalJacoby (Calculating Atomic Radius)
- Alyssa Belle (Preventing Motion Sickness in Virtual Reality)
- Anya Chabria (The Applications of Mathematics in Literature)
- Shrey Gulati (Magic Squares)
- Sarah Hassan (Applying Linear Animation Using Mathematics Programming and Art)
- Viraj Jayam (Examining Functions Under Quasi-Stereographic Projections)
- Jack Lindenauer (Fibonacci Numbers)
- Manav Bansal (Mathematical Models Utilizing Differential Equations to Model Tumor Growth)
- Eric Ness (Logic and Arguments)
- Armaan Pahuja (Chaos Theory and its effects on Meteorological Predictions)
- Krittika Prajapati (Binary Numbers)
- Madison Ramos (Mathematical Modeling Neural Networks)
- Justin Wong (The Influence of Replacing Prime Numbers in Public Key Cryptography)
- Trenton Wong (It’s all about that Base: Three-Halves)
- Aaron Zachariah (Transfinite Numbers)
- Sharon Zhong (Wind Resistance and Failure Analysis)
It should also be noted that Emily Yagoda will be presenting her topic (Solving Rubik’s Cube with Musical Chord Progressions), this coming week at the Suffolk round due to a scheduling conflict.
A big thank you goes to Mary Alexis Pace, DJ Paulson, John Beleckas, and Kasey Caracciolo for chaperoning.
[Thank you to Dr. Robert Teseo for the write-up and the photo!]