The science research program at North High School wrapped up another school year with “Celebrate Science Night” on May 23. This culminating event recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of this year’s research students in grades 9 through 12.
The evening started in the North High commons, where guests perused a gallery of poster board presentations created by student researchers. Family, friends, and fellow students viewed the presentation materials and discussed the projects with the students who conducted research.
The second half of the program featured multimedia presentations in the library, emceed by research students Danielle Gruber and Adam Sanders. Students shared insights about their research methods for other students in the program. The event concluded with a send-off for graduating seniors.
During the 2017-18 school year, 82 students participated in North High’s scientific research program. Younger students conduct their research in school under the guidance of North High’s science research teachers, while advanced research students conduct research with mentors over the summer months at colleges, universities, and research facilities across the country. Students presented their research at several national, regional, and building-level competitions throughout the year.
North High science research teachers/advisors are Christopher Bambino, Christina Keys, Maya Lerner, Alan Schorn and Jessica Schust, department chair.
North High students have been recognized for excellence at prestigious national competitions such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly Intel), the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the American Academy of Neurology Neuroscience Research competition.
Students have also won awards from many regional competitions, ranging from the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair to the WAC Lighting Foundation Invitational Science Fair.