Record Breaking Nine Jericho Students Named Regeneron Scholars
Record Breaking Nine Jericho Students Named Regeneron Scholars
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Nine Jericho seniors were named Regeneron Scholars on January 4, the highest amount from any Long Island school and a number that is tied for the most at one school nationally. 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 students are listed below with the title of their project.

Ruiwen Fu

Potent Treatment of Renal Fibrosis: A Novel Inhibitor of Hipk2- Smad3 Interaction

 

Grace Hu

Advanced Au-SPIONs: Synthesis and Comparison of Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Personalized Nanomedicine

 

Justin Kim

Tannic Acid and its Synthetic Derivatives for Enhanced b-Lactam Antibiotic Susceptibility Through b-Lactamase Inhibition

 

Nathaniel Lee

Novel Femtosecond ZnSe Ceramic Based Optical Parametric Oscillators: Cost-Effective Lasers for Infrared Spectroscopy Applications

 

Sandra Li

Elucidating Cancer Racial Health Disparities: The Differential Response of African and Caucasian American Colon Cancer Cells to Vitamin E

 

Adam Pahlavan

Connecting the Spin-Diluted Ising Model to Bacterial Chemotaxis: A Cluster- Based Approach to Characterizing Chemoreceptor Dynamics

 

Brian Sang

Remediation of Aqueous Organic Contaminants: Sorption Coefficient Comparison of Various b-Cyclodextrin Modified Zeolites and Unmodified Zeolite

 

Archana Verma

Spin-orbit Coupling Induced Heterogeneous Excited State Dynamics in 6-Coordinate Transition Metal Protodyes

 

Zhitong Wang

Computational Modeling of Neuronal Networks: Clarifying Neural Dynamics for Neuropathological Investigations

 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition, recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges.

I am astounded by the success of the Jericho Science Research program but I know the results of having 9 scholars for the Regeneron STS competition is due to hard work, perseverance, and dedication,” said Dr. Serena McCalla, Jericho’s Science Research Coordinator. “A quote by Charles Kendall Adams summarizes our research program ‘No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of them; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.’”

Each scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school, resulting in $1.2 million in total scholar awards aimed at inspiring more young people to engage in science. Forty finalists will be announced on January 24, 2017. 

 

 

Pictured Above (Back row, left to right) Justin Kim, Zhitong Wang, Brian Sang, Grace Hu, Nathaniel Lee, and Adam Pahlavan. (Front row, left to right) Ruiwen Fu, Sandra Li, and Archana Verma.