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Three LI Students Named STS Finalists

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Three Long Island students are among the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search and will travel to Washington, D.C. in March to present their projects in a public exhibit and compete for the top award of $250,000.

The finalists are Archana Verma and Nathaniel Lee, both from Jericho High School, and Emily Peterson from Smithtown East High School.  Archana's research studied molecules similar to dye-sensitized solar cells with the goal of increasing their efficiency in home use.  Nathaniel discovered a new application for low cost ceramic composites which are used in more cost efficient mid-infrared lasers.  Emily's work focused on a protein that can be used to treat skin wounds including burns and cancers.

Jericho also carries the distinction of being one of only five schools nationwide to have multiple finalists.

VEX Robotics Competition

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Adelphi University hosted the VEX Robotics Competition for the 4th time on January 21, 2017, where students from Long Island, Westchester and New York City pitted their skills and robots against each other.  The 34 teams of middle and high schoolers ran their robots through various drills including moving the most objects into their opponent's court.  Teams were also required to submit notebooks that detailed how their robot was constructed.

The winning teams were:

Tournament Champions: Harvey School in Katonah and teams #9932F and 9932E from Jericho High School

Judges Award: Team #699E from Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School in Queens

Excellence Award: Massapequa High School

Distinguished Leadership Award: Massapequa High School team #9458C

Design Award: Team #699Z from Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School in Queens

Robotic Skill Champion: Massapequa High School team #9458

Local Student Ranks 4th in US Junior Mathematical Olympiad Exam

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Wanlin Li, a sophomore at Syosset High School qualified to be one of 50 students nationwide to take part in the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program.  The month long program will take place at Carnegie Mellon University where 12 of the top performers will be chosen to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad being held in Hong Kong July 6 - 16.

Brooklyn School Participates in Hour of Code

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The IS 259 William McKinley school in Brooklyn participated in the Hour of Code for the second year during Computer Science Week, December 5 – 11, 2016.  One sixth grade teacher was inspired to create a student “code squad” comprised of 19 sixth graders who demonstrated an aptitude for coding to serve as peer aides to work with other students.  Other teachers took advantage of code.org’s various programs to find ones that best suited their student’s abilities.

2016 ExploraVision Winners

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Three local schools claimed first and second place titles in the 2016 National ExploraVision competition.  For grades 10 - 12, the Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School team took home second place for their project: Intra-Neuromuscular Cellular Regeneration Promoter.  Teams from Locust Valley (grades 4 - 6) and Bayville (grades K - 3) won first place for their projects: Hubble NEST (Next Elimination of Space Trash) and The Tick Detective respectively.


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