Welcome to the 35th Annual Upstate NY Junior Science and Humanities Symposium March 25th and March 26th, 2020

The complete program for the 2020 Upstate JSHS can be found here.

The Art & Science Competition’s Runners-Up entries can be found here.

The following winners were chosen from 43 Speaker Presenters and 39 Poster Presenters, who represented high schools from across New York State. Despite the unique circumstances, judges were able to review speaker presenters’ research via their papers and an audio version of their presentation. Poster presenters submitted an electronic version of their poster along with a narrative describing the research that was showcased. We thank our judges and presenters for their adaptability! We would have welcomed over 600 attendees to the University at Albany campus, and we look forward to meeting many of you in person next year! This year, the National JSHS will be providing three of the final winners at the Symposium with scholarships. First, second and third place winners will be awarded scholarships (1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,500; 3rd place: $1,000) by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, sponsors of the JSHS program. Finally, without further delay, the results of the 35th Annual Upstate NY Junior Science and Humanities Symposium are:

Speaker Final Session Winners: 1st Place: Caroline Reed, Ossining High School, “North Atlantic Minke Whales Exhibit Spatially Varied Vocal Responses to Ambient Noise and a Novel Paradigm for Passive Acoustics Research” 2nd Place: Owen Skriloff, Byram Hills High School, “An In Vitro Evaluation of the Relationship Between Stress and Mineralization Through the Use of a Piezoelectric Barium Titanate Composite” 3rd Place: Jacob Egelberg, New Rochelle High School, “Flagella-Mediated Antibiotic Persistence: A Scientific Enigma” 4th Place: Alexandra Hoffman, Ossining High School, “Modeling Tet2/Npm1 mutant disease using CRISPR/Cas9 to construct a step-wise acquisition model of AML development” 5th Place: Samuel Aberman, Byram Hills High School, “Facilitation of an orthogonal IL-2 system for CAR T cell therapy through the novel knockout of the human IL-2 gene”

Results of Wednesday’s Speaker Sessions: Biomedical 1st Place: Alexandra Hoffman, Ossining High School 2nd Place: Amar Sandhu, Edgemont High School 3rd Place: Hammad Hassan, Ossining High School Biochemistry 1st Place: Samuel Aberman, Byram Hills High School 2nd Place: Howard Kuo, Blind Brook High School 3rd Place: Sara McSweeney, Harrison High School Behavioral Studies 1st Place: Caroline Reed, Ossining High School 2nd Place: Shannon Rogers, White Plains High School 3rd Place: Julia Kindler, Harrison High School General Biology 1st Place: Jacob Egelberg, New Rochelle High School 2nd Place: Henri Prevost, Warwick Valley High School 3rd Place: Olivia Biasetti, Saratoga Springs High School Physical, Computational, Mathematics 1st Place: Owen Skriloff, Byram Hills High School 2nd Place: Maeve Janecka, Somers High School 3rd Place: Isha Brahmbhatt, Ardsley High School Poster Session Winners: Sasha Boguraev, Fox Lane High School Kieran Holmes, Yorktown High School Gayathri Nair, Dobbs Ferry High School Natalie St. Denis, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School Fanny Zhang, Ossining High School *Each poster winner placed first within their group The top five speaker finalists from the Upstate NY Junior Science and Humanities Symposium are offered to be our region’s delegates at the 58th National JSHS. This year’s National JSHS will be virtual also, April 15-17, 2020. The top two finalists are invited to compete for military-sponsored scholarships by presenting their research in oral sessions held on April 15th. The three other regional delegates are invited to present their research in poster sessions held on April 16th. To register for Nationals, please keep an eye out for an email from me, hopefully in the next few days. Student delegates must email their abstracts and research papers by April 1st. Art & Science Competition Winner: Amy Smith (Taconic Hills High School) Amy submitted an outstanding depiction of science and art. Her winning entry is the cover of the program this year. Please also view the runners-up of the competition, attached. To view the 2020 Upstate NY JSHS Program and cover artwork, visit https://www.albany.edu/jshs/. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 35th Annual Upstate NY JSHS! Best, Upstate NY JSHS

 

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