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Students From Pelham HS Participate In Symposium

Pelham Memorial High School's Science Research Program participated in the 15th annual Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
Pelham Memorial High School's Science Research Program participated in the 15th annual Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Photo Credit: File

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Students from Pelham Memorial High School's Science Research Program participated in the 15th annual Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WR-JSHS), held at John Jay High School in Cross River.

It was held on Saturday, Feb. 6.

More than 300 students and teachers participated this year.

Some categories for the competition included behavior, genetics, physical science, biology, medicine, engineering, environmental and biochemistry.

The symposium is not just a competition but a sharing of information and a showcase of ideas and research from which all participants learn and benefit.

Speakers and Competitive Poster Presenters must have original data to present.

The winners move on to the state level, competing at UAlbany with an opportunity to compete at Nationals hosted by the U.S. Departments of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Students’ work is the culmination of a three-year Science Research in the High School program that unites students, teachers, and mentors in a research program.

The following Pelham students have won and will be competing at the state level next month:

Senior Speakers - PowerPoint Presentations:

  • Alice Xue - Senior, first place - Medicine and Health “New Insight into the Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Streaming: Targeting the HGF/c-MET Signaling Pathway to Combat Tumor Metastasis”
  • Nidhi Perianayagam - Senior, third place - Medicine and Health “The Effects of p27 on Human β-cell Proliferation”
  • Po Dieng & Jake Soifer - Seniors (team) 4th place - Environmental Science “Determining the Environmental Impact of Turfgrass in a Suburban Town”

Juniors and Seniors - Poster Board Presentations:

  • Ehsan Ahmed - Junior, third place - Cellular and Molecular Biology

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