2016-17 Awards

  • Gretta Silsdorf placed 2nd in the category of Medicine and Health at the Somers Science Fair. She presented her research entitled "New Occupational Therapy Methods for Improving the Daily Life of a Child effected by Sensory Processing Disorder".
  • Siobhan Cosgrave placed 3rd in the category of Behavioral Science at the Somers Science Fair. She presented her research entitled "The Rate of Working Memory Development in Children with Down Syndrome in Comparison to their Mainstream Peers". 
  • Karissa DiPierro was awarded the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. The project that determine innovative solutions to complex sustainability challenges will be awarded a certificate a nomination to enter for a grand prize trip to Arizona for the 2018 Sustainability Solutions Festival. Her project was entitled: "The Effect of Mounting Height on a Photovoltaic Device".

  • Karissa DiPierro was also awarded the Richo America's Corporation Sustainable Development Award at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. It is awarded to projects that show outstanding efforts in addressing issues of environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Karissa was also chosen to speak at the Eastern JSHS. Her project was entitled: "The Effect of Mounting Height on a Photovoltaic Device".
  • Jared Ortega was awarded the United States Air Force Award at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Jared also earned the opportunity to present a poster at the Upstate JSHS. His project was entitled: "The Distribution of Fishers in Westchester County".

  • Isabela Yepes was awarded the Teatown Young Naturalist Award sponsored by the Teatown Lake Reservation at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. It is awarded to outstanding projects that study animals in their natural surroundings. Isabela's project was entitled: "Functional Assessment and Management Recommendations for Several (freshwater) Wetlands in the Mianus River Watershed".

  • Raehannah Aslam placed 4th in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Raehannah's project was entitled: "The Effect of the Decrease of Axon Structures in the Prefrontal Cortex and its' Effect on Violence in Male Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis Study".

  • Emily Schalkham placed 3rd in the category of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Emily's project was entitled: "Criminal Personality: The Difference between Criminals and the Lawful".

  • Emily Schalkham (senior) placed 2nd in Behavior 2 category at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and has been selected to move on to the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (state wide). She presented her research entitled "Criminal Personality: The Difference between Criminals and the Lawful". 
  • Jared Ortega (senior) placed 2nd in General Biology 1 category at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and has been selected to move on to the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (state wide). He presented his research entitled "The Distribution of Fishers in Westchester County". 
  • Angela Castronuovo (junior) placed 2nd in Behavior 1 category at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and has been selected to move on to the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (state wide). She presented her research entitled "The Effect of an Unknown Distance on Race Performance". 
  • Akiah Watts (junior) placed 3rd in Behavior 2 category at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. She presented her research entitled "Linguistics Analysis of Sentence Variety in Essays". 
  • Kayla Medina (sophomore) and Gretta Silsdorf (sophomore) have been named the recipients of the New York Institute of Technology - Life Science Mini Research Grant Award. 
  • Angela Castronuovo (junior), Raehannah Aslam (junior), Emily Schalkham (senior), Akiah Watts (junior), Jared Ortega (senior), Isabela Yepes (junior), Andrew Fernandes (junior) and Karissa DiPierro (junior)have been chosen to present their original research at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium before fellow students, teachers, mentors and judges. Their work is the culmination of a three year Science Research in the High School program that unites students, teachers and mentors in dynamic research. This program has cultivated future scientists from schools in every region of New York State.

    Student Research Project Titles:

    Angela Castronuovo - "The Effect of an Unknown Distance on Race Performance"

    Raehannah Aslam - "The Effect of the Decrease of Axon Structures in the Prefrontal Cortex and it's Effect on Violence in Male Adolescents: A Meta-Analysis Study"

    Emily Schalkham - "Criminal Personality: The Difference between Criminals and the Lawful"

    Akiah Watts - "Linguistics Analysis of Sentence Variety in Essays"

    Jared Ortega - "The Distribution of Fishers in Westchester County"

    Isabela Yepes - "Functional Assessment and Management Recommendations for Several (freshwater) Wetlands in the Mianus River Watershed"

    Andrew Fernandes - "Survey of Habitable Zones of Known Stars and the Frequency of Exoplanets in Different Types of Stars"

    Karissa DiPierro - "The Effect of Mounting Height on a Photovoltaic Device"

  • Siobhan Cosgrave (sophomore), Isabel Leslie (sophomore), Kayla Medina (sophomore), Akiah Watts (junior) have been accepted into the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program, which is presented by the Global STEM Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences. As part of the program, our students receive one-on-one mentoring from professional women in STEM fields, network with female STEM enthusiasts and professionals and complete coursework that emphasizes college readiness, leadership, communication and critical thinking skills.

2015-16 Awards

  • Eliza Fisher (senior) placed 3rd in the Behavioral category for her research on "The effect of music tempo on equine heart rate," at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 
  • Isabela Yepes (sophomore) was awarded a 3-year internship at the Mianus River Gorge in the Wildlife Technician Program.
  • Jared Ortega (junior) presented his research, "The distribution of fishers in Westchester County" at the Eastern Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Next year, he will work under Dr. Chris Nagy, a prominent biologist involved in ecological research.
  • Emily Schalkham (junior) placed 4th in the Behavioral Science category at the Westchester Science and Technology Fair, where she presented her work on "Criminal Personality: The difference between criminals and the lawful." 
  • Andriy Gura (sophomore) has been accepted into the Teatown Environmental Science Academy, an intensive and challenging field-based environmental science program for high school students
  • Isabela Yepes (sophomore) placed 1st in the Health and Medicine category at the Westlake Science Fair, where she presented her work on "The association between knowledge and runner's footwear choice and its impact on injuries."
  • Rahul Atluri (sophomore) placed 1st in the Health and Medicine category at the Westlake Science Fair, where he presented his work on "Effects of nutrient starvation on cancer cells."
  • Thomas Viadian (sophomore) placed 3rd in the Mathematics category at the Westlake Science Fair, where he presented his work on "The correlation between socioeconomic status and available healthcare services with the spread of mosquito borne diseases."
  • Andrew Fernandes (sophomore) placed 3rd in the Earth and Planetary Science category at the Westlake Science Fair, where he presented his work on "Survey of habitable zone of known stars and frequency of rocky inner planets in different types of stars."
  • Jared Ortega (junior) was selected to accept the award of excellence from the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Inc  at the 51st Annual Meeting.