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SHS Students Excel at State and Regional Science and Engineering Fairs

A record number of students in Syosset High School’s Research Program have qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) after receiving first place designations at regional and state events.

At the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) in March, Maiya Raghu was awarded first place in the Microbiology category, Giselle Rasquinha placed first in Animal Sciences, and Isabella Souza took first place in Behavioral and Social Sciences. Also in March, Michael Chu took first place in Computational Biology and Angela Mao won first place in Environmental Sciences in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair (NYSSEF). All five seniors will move on to this year’s virtually held ISEF competition taking place in May.

Additionally, Isabella was given the American Psychological Association Award and Giselle the Regeneron Biomedical Award at LISEF, while Angela was given the American Meteorological Society Award at NYSSEF. All three special awards recognize outstanding research done in the students’ respective categories.

Syosset students also placed well in other categories in the LISEF and NYSSEF fairs, including seniors Jennie Dapice, Second Place (NYSSEF) and Honorable Mention (LISEF) in Behavioral and Social Sciences; Maiya Raghu, Second Place (NYSSEF) in Animal Sciences; Giselle Rasquinha, Second Place (NYSSEF) in Microbiology; Kevin Li, Third Place (NYSSEF) in Materials Science; Giovanna Napoleone, Third Place (NYSSEF) in Biomedical and Health Sciences; Jacob Rosenberg, Third Place (NYSSEF) in Behavioral and Social Sciences; and Michael Chu, Honorable Mention (LISEF) in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.