10 Midwood students move on to NYCSEF finals
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Science fair boards were lined up neatly and were judged at the 2011 New York City Science and Engineer Fair preliminary round on Sunday, March 6. With 500 projects on display, the hall at City College was buzzing with excitement.
The NYCSEF is the city’s largest high school research competition. Hundreds of students who are in the social and science Intel programs across the five boroughs competed at the fair. This year, a total of 40 students from Midwood, 23 from science Intel and 17 from social science Intel, participated in the fair. Beginning eight o’clock in the morning, participants were ready to present their projects. Because there were over 250 judges and 500 projects, the judging process lasted for more than five hours. Each project was able to be judged three times. After a small lunch break, public viewing was made available to parents, students, and others from two to four o’clock in the afternoon….
In the 2011 competition, Midwood High School will be sending eight projects into the next round. The participants include individuals Michelle Badri ’11 (Race as a Factor in Children’s Self Perception as Tested by the famous Clark Doll Experiments), Vivian Chen ’11 (Effect of Assimilation on Academic Performance of 2nd Generation Americans of Asian Descent vs. Later Generations), Joseline Cruz ’11 (Working Memory in Children with Typical Learning Development and in Children with Specific Language Impairment), Anastasiya Matveyenko ’11 (Survey of Medicinal Plant Use of Brooklyn Botanic Garden Staff and Visitors), Humera Mohammad ’12 (The Effect of Outcome Uncertainty on Conditional Learning), Fuad Zaher ’11 (Generation of Optical Vertex), and group projects Nicole Ng ’11 and Zhao Na Wang ’12 (Investigation of the Hydrophobic Nature of (LGGVG)3, a Possible Model of Elastin Behavior), and Francisa Onyiuke ’11 and Mercy Palomeque ’11 (Determination of Heart Rate Variability Using an Electronic Stethoscope).
James Madison and Edward R. Murrow High Schools each have one finalist, as well. For a list of all finalists, see this link (PDF). Best of luck to all local participants.