Syosset High School students won 16 different awards between the recent Long Island Science and Engineering Fair and the New York State Science and Engineering Fair.
Additionally, senior Radhika Patel has advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on May 17. Radhika won first place in the Biomedical and Health Science category at LISEF, qualifying her for entry into ISEF. Her research validated the use of the drug riluzole to treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, a disease that ruptures blood vessels in several major organs including the eyes, lungs, liver and brain, which results in internal bleeding, and often death.
"Radhika is a talented researcher who has a promising future career in STEM,” said Veronica Ade, the district’s research facilitator. “She demonstrates the characteristics of an excellent researcher; she is determined, passionate and curious. She worked hard to accomplish so much in her research, and I am so happy that she is being recognized for this.”
Ade also praised the work of other Syosset researchers, including the following NYSSEF award winners:
- Gayatri Sriram: –First Place, Materials Science
- Rahul Parthasarathy – Second Place, Physics and Astronomy
- Jeremy Weiss – Second Place, Robotics and Intelligent Machines
- Monet Yuan – Second Place, Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Lance Lampert – Third Place, Plant Sciences
- Julianna Bianco – Third Place, Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Justin Cohen – Third Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Jarrad Li – Third Place, Energy: Chemical
The following students won awards at LISEF:
Grand Award winners: * Radhika Patel – First Place, Biomedical and Health Sciences * Monet Yuan – Second Place, Biomedical and Health Sciences * Justin Cohen – Third Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences * Jarrad Li – Third Place, Energy: Chemical * Lance Lampert – Honorable Mention, Cellular and Molecular Biology * Elizabeth Ruggiero – Honorable Mention, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Special award winners: * Arushi Gahualt and Jennifer Lin – Association of Women Geoscientists * Jarrard Li – U.S. Metric Association
LISEF JV Awards: * Aaron Lafazan – Second Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences * Michael Bentivegna, Cooper Scher and Ariel Blumenberg – Third Place, Cell Biology * Anthony LaBarca – Honorable Mention, Environmental Sciences
Radhika is congratulated here by Ms. Ade and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers. The district wishes her well at ISEF and congratulates all of its talented award-winning researchers.