Westchester Science and Engineering Fair

On Saturday, March 17,  six science research seniors, two science research juniors and a student who completed research independently competed at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.

"The students had a great day presenting their work," said Ann Marie Lipinsky, AP Biology and Science Research mentor at John Jay High School. 

 The Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) encourages students to participate in hands on science by providing a forum for showcasing the outstanding research of high school students in Westchester & Putnam counties of New York State and sponsoring the top students from the fair to advance to the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair.

All nine John Jay students competing were recognized for their research.

Category Awards

  • 2nd PlaceComputer Science:  Samuel Chen
  • 2nd Place, Physics and Astronomy: Kailas Amin 
  • 3rd Place, Chemistry: Guy Pillon
  • 3rd Place, Engineering: Katherine Ricca
  • 4th Place, Environmental Science: Akshay Amin*

 Special Awards

  •  American Meteorological Society Award:  Akshay Amin*
  •  ASU Walton Sustainability Solution Initiative:   Brenden Oates
  •  Stockholm Junior Water Prize:  Brenden Oates, Katherine Ricca
  •  Momentive Inventing Possibilities Award:  James Luccassen, Guy Pillon
  •  College Admission Central Science Horizons Award:  Molly Siegel
  •  Teatown Young Naturalist Award: Max Yasgur
  •  Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award: Samuel Chen

*worked independently, completed a summer research program at the Teatown Environmental Science Academy at the Teatown Lake Nature Reservation