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Irvington High School Students Showcase Science Research At Symposium

These Irvington High School students showcased their science research at a May 24 Science Research Symposium.
These Irvington High School students showcased their science research at a May 24 Science Research Symposium. Photo Credit: Donna Christopher

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington High School students showcased their science research at the 12th annual Science Research Symposium May 24.

The evening consisted of a guest speaker presentation, followed by three Science Research Program seniors who presented their research and concluded with poster board presentations by current juniors and sophomores in the program.

“The evening was a culmination of our opportunity to celebrate all of them,” said Geraldine Winterroth, who co-advises the program with Nadia Parikka.

“Coming from unique personal projects, they share the commonality of this program.”

The Science Research Program provides students with a chance to pursue an in-depth understanding of a topic of their choice in the sciences or engineering, and conduct independent research with the help of a mentor.

During the course of the three-year program, they read scientific articles, completed projects in labs under the direction of an advisor and participated in numerous competitions at the local and national level.

Guest speaker at this year’s symposium was marine biologist Dr. Mercer Brugler, a professor at New York City College of Technology and curator at the American Museum of Natural History.

He spoke with students about his research expeditions to the bottom of the ocean, discussed how technology aids his research and why making new discoveries is important.

Here are some of the program’s most recent successes:

2016, Nora Burkhardt - Hitachi Scientific Endeavor Award in the category of Cell Biology at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

2016, Swati Narayan - Fourth place in the Medicine and Health category at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

2015, Ethan Tardio - Third place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

2015 Dorian Barber - First place in the Plant Science category at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

2015, Ryan Meng-Killeen - Third place in the Health and Medicine category at Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

2015, Ethan Tardio - First place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology poster category at the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albany

2015, Ethan Tardio -Third place in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

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