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 March 8, 2019
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Town Honors Local Regeneron Finalist and Semifinalists

North Hempstead, NY – The Town of North Hempstead continued its tradition of honoring semifinalists from the Regeneron Science Talent Search, during a ceremony before the regular Town Board meeting at Town Hall on February 28. The Regeneron STS is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors and requires students to present original research to nationally-recognized scientists.

Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board honored 16 semifinalists and 2 finalists from six North Hempstead schools. Honorees came from Great Neck North High School, Great Neck South High School, Herricks High School, Manhasset High School, Paul D. Schreiber High School, Roslyn High School and the Wheatley School. 

The Town Board room was packed with family members, administration and school faculty who looked on as Supervisor Bosworth and the Town Board presented certificates of recognition to the students who briefly explained their innovative projects.

Below is a list of this year’s semifinalists with their project titles:

List of all semifinalists and their project titles:

Great Neck North High School

• Aaron Geula: The Neuroscience of Two: Does Cross Brain Coherence Measured by fNIRS Imply a Transfer of Information Between Partners
• Michelle Goh: The Neuroscience of Artificial Intelligence: Comparison of Brain Activation During Text-Based Chatting with Human and Chatbot Partners
• Christopher Lu: Taming a Retrotransposon: Identification of a Domesticated gag Gene in Zebrafish
• Joshua Rothbaum: Development of a Linear Tubular Design for Electrostatic Mobility Filters: A Cost-Effective Approach to Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Great Neck South High School
• Ethan Wang: Artemisinin and Mefloquine as a novel Chemotherapeutic Combination Therapy against Colorectal Cancer through signaling network alleviation and P-Glycoprotein Inhibition

Herricks High School
• Eish Maheshwari (finalist): Design of a Red Blood Cell-Based Drug-Delivery Platform for Improving Curcumin Pharmacokinetics and Bioavailability via Reengineered Silica Nanoparticles

Manhasset High School
• Richard Lee: Analytical Interpretations of Geophysical Fluid Mechanics in Coaxial Borehole Heat Exchangers and Respective Applications
• Kendrick Tak: Supplementation of Protein Phosphatases with LiCl and Ce02 in Reducing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Related Tauopathy

Paul D. Schreiber High School

• Jolie Bercow: The Effect of Herbivory on Neighboring Plant Reproduction in Asclepias syriaca (Commom Milkweed) Dominated Communities
• Emma Levin: Identifying United States Hurricane Risk With Changing Climate
• Leah Taylor: The Effect of Celebrity Political Endorsements on Instagram on Activism among High School Students

Roslyn High School
• Justin Shiavo (finalist): The Effect of the Aerospike Nozzle on the Hybrid Rocket Engine
• Adrian Ke: The Enticement of Embellishment: The Effect of Graph Embellishment on Comprehension, Memorability, and Perception of Trustworthiness
• Brandon Lee: Evaluation of Albumin-Based Therapeutics: The Safety and Efficacy of Albumin Fusion on Half-Life Extension, Tissue-Specific Trafficking, and Toxicity
• Mayeesa Rahman: Can You be Just a Little Bit of a Cheater? Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty
• Lindsey Rust: Baseball Diamonds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend: The Effect of Sport, Coach Gender, and Participation Gender on; Attitudes Towards and Perceived Salaries of Coaches

The Wheatley School

• Manan Shukla: Creating Affordable and Objective Healthcare Solutions using loT and Cloud Technology
• Brandon Zhu: Efficient Zero-Knowledge using Garbled Circuits under the Plain Model


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