Science Research at WR JSHS
Four John Jay Seniors Recognized at WR Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Congratulations to the four John Jay seniors who were recognized at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (WRJSHS), held at John Jay High School on Saturday, January 28. Three of the students will present at the Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
“Our research students have once again given us reason to be proud,” said Ann Marie Lipinsky, John Jay’s science research teacher and one of the organizers of WRJSHS.
Approximately 300 students from thirty-four area schools—including seven from John Jay—attended the regional event, hosted at John Jay High School. It was the first large science symposium for research students to occur this school year and the first in-person competition for the seniors.
Next Stop, upstate JSHS
- Alex Einhorn was awarded 2nd place in the Plant and Environmental Science category for her research on whether seed starting could be a viable aid for increasing a plant’s salt tolerance. She will be a speaker presenter at Upstate JSHS competing to go on to National JSHS.
- Caleb Lee was awarded 3rd place in the Plant and Environmental Science category for his research on the influence of soils on crop yield. He will present a poster at Upstate JSHS
- Maya Nitta was awarded 4th place in the Medicine and Health category for her research on the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a preventative treatment against engraftment syndrome. She will present a poster at Upstate JSHS
- Sophia Lind was recognized locally for her research on how childhood trauma affects the structural brain. She was awarded first place in the Medicine and Health category.
Lipinsky thanked the district for its continued support of the science research program and for hosting WRJSHS each year. “It says so much about what we at KLSD believe in and do for STEM education.”
“Congratulations to the students for their amazing work and thank you to all the staff who have done so much in support,” said Superintendent Andrew Selesnick.