Record Breaking Numbers in the Regeneron Competition for Jericho
Record Breaking Numbers in the Regeneron Competition for Jericho
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Eleven Jericho seniors were named Regeneron Scholars, the highest amount from any Long Island school and a record in Jericho history as well. A total of 300 students nationally were named Scholars. This contest was formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search and the semifinalists are now known as scholars. The eleven students are Mutahara Bhuiyan, Andrew Fang, Ishan Gurnani, Marc Huo, Chiu Fan Bowen Lo, Dennis Lo, Swati Madankumar, Amber Patrick, Yunyan Wu, Brandon Xie, and Kendra Zhang.

 

Two students, Andrew Fang and Chiu Fan Bowen Lo, were named finalists in the competition. They will travel to Washington, D.C., from March 8-14, where they will undergo a rigorous judging process and compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. They will also have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists, meet with members of Congress and display their projects to the public at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on March 11. The finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 13.

 

The students are listed below with the title of their project.

 

Mutahara Bhuiyan

Sustainability in Water Treatment: Heavy Metal Remediation via Nitro-Oxidized Carboxycellulose Nanofibers

 

Andrew Fang

Artemisinin as a Potential Parkinson’s Disease Treatment via Alleviation of α-Synuclein Mediated Neuronal Damage and Inflammation

 

Ishan Gurnani

A Novel Piezoelectric Sensor for Continuous Monitoring of Sodium Concentrations in Sweat

 

Marc Huo

Circumventing Bottlenecks in RNAi-Based Therapeutics: pH Sensitive Transferrin Bound siACSL5-Loaded Nanoparticles

 

Chiu Fan Bowen Lo

Near-Field Nanoscopy Simulation by Incorporating Harmonic Demodulation and Cone-Shaped Probing Tip

 

Dennis Lo

A Novel Computerized Phenotype-Oriented Algorithm for Asthma Diagnostics

 

Swati Madankumar

Magnesium Deficiency Promotes Survival and Motility of Colon Cancer Cells

 

Amber Patrick

Profiling the Transfusion Dependent Immunology of T-cells in Sickle Cell Disease Alloimmunization

 

Yunyan Wu

Ciliogenesis Facilitated by Ciliopathy Genes Wdpcp and Rpgrip1l: A Requirement for Hair Follicle Development

 

Brandon Xie

Dual function Materials for CO2 Capture and Synthetic Fuel Production

 

Kendra Zhang

Paper-based Microbial Fuel Cells for Self-Powered Sustainable Disease Monitoring

 

“This is an unprecedented year for the Jericho High School family of academicians. It is an unusual feat to have eleven students from Jericho High School acknowledged as Regeneron STS Scholars (semifinalists); and we are so proud of the two students who earned the very prestigious award of Regeneron STS finalists,” said Jericho’s Science Research Coordinator Dr. Serena McCalla. “The young adults of the Jericho HS Science Research Program embody the excellence needed to help our society excel in mathematics and the sciences over the next decade. Our research program coupled with Regeneron STS will continue to stimulate and encourage young adults to identify solutions for issues faced by our society today and in the near future. Jericho research students are outstanding scientists and epitomize the well-rounded, resolute, assiduous student body of Jericho UFSD. I congratulate the Regeneron STS scholars, finalists and their families, Jericho HS teachers, Jericho UFSD administration and Board members, all of who’s collaborative efforts have ensured such noteworthy accolades.”

 

Pictured with Dr. McCalla are Mutahara Bhuiyan, Andrew Fang, Ishan Gurnani, Marc Huo, Chiu Fan Bowen Lo, Dennis Lo, Swati Madankumar, Amber Patrick, Yunyan Wu, Brandon Xie, and Kendra Zhang.