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Supervisor and Town Board Honor Local Regeneron Semifinalists
North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead continued its tradition of honoring semifinalists from the Regeneron Science Talent Search, during a ceremony before the regular Town Board meeting at Town Hall on February 27. The Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors and requires students to present original research to nationally recognized scientists.
Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board honored 13 semifinalists from six North Hempstead schools. Honorees came from Herricks High School, Great Neck South High School, Great Neck North High School, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Manhasset High School, The Wheatley School, Roslyn High School and North Shore Hebrew Academy.
Dozens of proud family members, administration and school faculty looked on as Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board presented certificates of recognition to the extraordinary young students who briefly explained their innovative projects.
Below is a list of this year’s semifinalists with their project titles (and photo ID’s in red):
List of all semifinalists and their project titles:
Paul D. Schreiber High School
• Caitlin Maley: The Impact of Race on Victim Blaming in Sexual Assault Cases on College Campuses
Roslyn High School
• Spencer Lazar: Worth a Shot? The Impact of Various Public Health Messages on People’s Intent to Get Vaccinated
• Vincent Yao: The Novel Isolation and Structural Analysis of Hyperoside from Perilla Frutescens and its Therapeutic Molecular Mechanism against Colorectal
The Wheatley School
• John Li: Three Efficient Inventions That Work Together to Reduce the Time and Cost of Automobile Transmission Fluid and Filter changes by 3/4th Proliferation
Great Neck South High School
• Daniel Kim: Quantifying the Affinity of Mutated scFV’s in Chemical Antigen Receptor T Cells for GD2-Targeted Treatment of Neuroblastoma Nanoparticle Exposure
• Eric Kuang: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Testing of Cosmological Constant and the Limits of Cosmography with the Union 2.1 Supernova Compilation (not present)
• Cindy Wang: Observation of the Chiral Magnetic Effect in the Quark-Gluon Plasma Produced in Au+Au Collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (not present)
• Michelle Xing: Direct Functionalization of Algal Nanocellulose to Enhance Biosorption for Lead (II) Remediation (not present)
Great Neck North High School
• Natasha Dilamani: Typing without touch: A Touchscreen Accessible Device for the Visually Impaired.
• Amy Shteyman: The Language of Facial Expressions: A Neuroimaging Study of How a Smile is Generated and Perceived by Another Person
• Megan Xu: Taphonomy of Neoproterozoic Organic-walled Microfossils: The Relationship Between Total Organic Carbon and Presentation Quality
Manhasset High School
• Emily Cruz: Human Impact on Hudson and Gateway Estuaries
North Shore Hebrew Academy
• Scott Soifer: The Heat Free Car: Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention System (Second-Generation Prototype)
Supervisor Judi Bosworth and The Town Board with the North Hempstead Regeneron Science Talent Search semi-finalists