Six Take Top Honors at LISEF; Advance to International Fair

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Six students from Syosset High School won first place at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair held on March 23, qualifying them to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

Students Rahul and Sahil Chaudry captured first place in the biochemistry and translational medicine category, Dahyun “Elle” Park and Jordan Sanford took first place on the energy category, Rushabh Meta took first in physics and astronomy, and Mohamed El-Abtah won first place in the biomedical and health sciences grouping. These projects are four of only 20 from the LISEF competition that earned this distinction.                                       
"ISEF is the premier time for high school students to network with other young scientists and solve problems,” said Veronica Ade, the district’s research facilitator. “These six students emulate exactly what the Syosset High School research program is about: perseverance and dedication to scientific inquiry."

The following students earned second-place honors in their categories at the event:
•    Christopher Moon (microbiology)
•    Jarrad Li (biomedical and health sciences)

Honorable mention awards were given to:
•    Zan Ahmed (microbiology)
•    Adam Canarick (embedded systems, engineering mechanics, and robotics and intelligent machines)
•    Justin Cohen (behavioral and social sciences)
•    Andrea He (computational biology)

Special awards were also presented to the following students:
•    Justin Cohen, American Psychological Association
•    Rushabh Mehta, Mu Alpha Theta Award
•    Elle Park and Jordan Sanford, Ricoh Sustainability Award
•    Jarrad Li, Society for In Vitro Biology
•    Adam Canarick, US Metric Association Award
•    Mohamed El-Abtah, US Airforce Award

Pictured from left are the six LISEF winners from Syosset High School who advanced to ISEF: Mohamed El-Abtah, Sahil Chaudry, Rahul Chaudry Rushabh Mehta, Elle Park and Jordan Sanford.