Junior Varsity 2018 Award Winners


  Award Name School Title
CategoriesFirstKaylie S HausknechtLynbrook High School Elucidating the Properties of the Chebyshev Polynomials
FirstEmma Lilly LevinPaul D. Schreiber High School Examining the Sensitivity and Impact of Anthropogenic Climate Change on North Atlantic Major Hurricane Landfall Drought and Activity
FirstTasin Miah MashriqiJericho High School Environmental Monitoring and Marine Exploration: Utilizing Hybrid Undulatory Swimming for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Design
FirstJason Rattansingh, Dominick CaputoWilliam Floyd High School An Analysis of Soil Microhabitats in Revolutionary War, Civil War and, Modern Graveyards on Long Island, New York
FirstPooja N ShahLynbrook High School Loss of Thrombosponsin-2 Leads to Differential Gene Expression During Extra Cellular Matrix Production
FirstClara SongEast Meadow High School Synthesis of Pyrido[1,2-b] Indazole-7-Carboxamide and its Derivatives as Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 Inhibitors
FirstMadhav SubramanianJericho High School Exploring the Vascular Function of Dedicator of Cytokinesis 6 (DOCK6)
FirstLeah Emily Taylor, Dalia Rue BercowPaul D. Schreiber High School More Than Just A Pretty Face: The Effect of Instagram Lifestyle Influencers on Adolescent Body Image
SecondAsma Asghar, Farihah ChowdhuryWilliam Floyd High School Analysis of Amblyomma americanum Microbiota and its Implications for Human Health in Suffolk County, New York
SecondZachary Robert FerrettiPlainview Old Bethpage JFK High School Analysis of a Genome Wide Association Study and Use of DNA Methylation to Lower Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Given an Obese Mother
SecondAlyssa Millie Iryami, Audrey ShinePlainview Old Bethpage JFK High School Utilization of Bombyx mori in the Production of Polymeric Graphene Enhanced SuperSilk
SecondNikhil Gopal JaiswalSt. Anthony's High School Towards a Structure of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Shaping Protein REEP5
SecondViraj JayamThe Wheatley School Visualizing Alpha and Beta Crystals via Stereographic Projections
SecondEmma R Klein, Dhiya S SaniPaul D. Schreiber High School The Effect of BPO and Glycerin on Escherichia Coli K12 and Skin Irritation in an In-vitro Skin Substrate
SecondAaron Jason LafazanSyosset High School The Effect of Momentum Trading on the Quant Crash of 2007
SecondMaleeha RahmanRoslyn High School How to Raise a Healthy Eater: Parenting Methods as Long-term Predictors of Children's Eating Behavior
SecondNathalia Vinhal Reis, Erin TumbrelloWilliam Floyd High School Using DNA Barcoding to Analyze the Biodiversity of Biological Vectors in Ecosystems with Varying Levels of Habitat Complexity in Suffolk County, New York
SecondAnusha A. SiddiquiW. Tresper Clarke High School What is the Effect of Aloe Vera Products vs. Other Liquid Treatments on the Amount of Light Penetrated through Calcium Oxalate Crystals?
SecondKendrick Tak, Grace ChoiManhasset High School EUK-8 as an Effective SOD and CAT Mimetic and an Aβ Toxicity Mediator
ThirdSanjana AhmedW. Tresper Clarke High School What is the Effect of Structural Format on the Electrical Output of a Piezoelectric-Photovoltaic Structure?
ThirdKai Arthur BeattieLynbrook High School Determing the Role of Metalloprotease Meprin in Angiogenesis: A Potential Target of siRNA Nanotube Therapy in Prostate Cancer
ThirdAriel Kiok Margaret Blumenberg, Cooper Mason Scher, Michael John BentivegnaSyosset High School The Effects of Buckminsterfullerene C60 on Nematode Lipofuscin Concentration
ThirdKayla Hsu, Mary Elizabeth Nickita, Sarah Bella ShaoManhasset High School The Effectiveness of Ascorbic acid and Fragaria x ananassa on Remediating the Negative Effects of Simulated Acid Rain Induced Oxidation in Medicago sativa
ThirdRamneek KaurRoslyn High School Hypothermia as an Inhibitor of Apoptotic Brain Cell Death
ThirdAdrian KeRoslyn High School The Effect of Graph Embellishment on Perceived Trustworthiness, Comprehension Ability, and Information Memorability
ThirdAbigail Judith Pace, Theresa Ann HauptCommack High School The Response of Planaria to Novel Objects
ThirdElizabeth Ashley Scianno, Angela Jasmin Ochoa, Philip Chibuzo OriuwaWilliam Floyd High School The Microhabitat of Zostera marina in Moriches Bay, Westhampton, New York
ThirdKevin Connor Souhrada, Madison Rylee EspositoBay Shore High School Identification of the Crystalline Structure of Micrometeorites
ThirdElizabeth E Wu, Serena J Zhao, Ella R KosciuskoManhasset High School The Effects of Insulin Pathway Inhibition in Combination with Resveratrol and Lithium Chloride on Selenium, SOD1, and TDP-43 Induced Neuron Death in C. elegans and D. melanogaster
Honorable MentionZubair Mohammed AliHuntington High School The Effect of Propylene Glycol Propyl Ether on Uca pugnax
Honorable MentionMelodi DoganayWest Islip High School Comparing the Effectiveness of Chemical Denitrification by Ferrous Iron under Various Catalyst Phases
Honorable MentionAaron Eng, Abigail RomeroWalter G. O'Connell Copiague High School The Effects of Industrial Waste on Perfluorinated Chemicals Levels in Long Island Water Bodies
Honorable MentionDeborah JaffeEast Meadow High School Does Bias Play a Role in Wrongful Convictions? An Analysis of Exonerations
Honorable MentionCharlson KimCommack High School Dopamine Hypothesis in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Schizophrenia Model to Determine the Effect of Dopamine on Gene Expression and Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
Honorable MentionKyle Christopher La Spisa, Christian James MeehanWilliam Floyd High School Analyzing the Biodiversity of Predatory Insects and Arachnids using DNA Barcoding from a Riverine Region and a Coastline Region on Long Island, NY
Honorable MentionAnthony Joseph LaBarcaSyosset High School Preliminary Survey and Sedimentologic Analysis of Glacial Deposits in Hallock State Park Preserve, Mattituck, NY
Honorable MentionSean Francis Lee, Cara Grace KurkjianManhasset High School The Effects of Ambroxol Hydrocholrode and EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) on Drosophila melanogaster induced with Huntington's Disease
Honorable MentionKaren Huijie Li, Victor Desheng LiThe Wheatley School TP53 Mutations as Potential Prognostic Markers for Specific Cancers: Analysis of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas and the International Agency for Research on Cancer TP53 Database
Honorable MentionJacqueline A PiconeEast Meadow High School Is it Worth Pulling Weeds? Analyzing the Reduction of Invasive Species
Honorable MentionDhruba PodderJericho High School Therapeutic Potential of Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell (AdMSC) Exosomes in the Intestine
Honorable MentionBrittany S PolevikovPaul D. Schreiber High School The Effect of Parental Stress on Resilience in American High Schools Students
Honorable MentionBenjamin Taylor PollardPlainview Old Bethpage JFK High School N-acetylcyestin (NAC) and Vemurafenib (Vem): A Novel Synergistic Modality for Decreasing Cell Proliferation in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Honorable MentionJustin Daniel SchiavoRoslyn High School The Effect of an Aerospike Nozzle on the Hybrid Rocket Engine
Honorable MentionShivani ShastriW. Tresper Clarke High School What is the Effect of Heat on the Amount of Energy Generated by a Piezoelectric Transducer?
Honorable MentionManan M ShuklaThe Wheatley School Hacking Tumor-Associated Macrophage Therapeutic Resistance for Optimizing TNBC Treatment
Honorable MentionMary Elizabeth SotiryadisNorth Shore High School The Effect of Mood on the Retention of a Classroom Lesson Taught to Students in a Multimedia Environment