W.H. students win big at Long Island Science Congress


On April 3, science research students from West Hempstead High School competed in the Long Island Science Congress at Saint Joseph’s College. Each student presented their project to several judges describing their research, procedures, experimental findings and conclusions. Judges used a rubric of scientific criteria to choose award winners. Project proposals, scientific abstracts of their research, and attractive display boards illustrating the scientific method were also required. Over 300 students from over 40 schools participated in this event.

Matthew Kallicharran and Chris McAvoy were awarded higher awards at a special awards ceremony on June 6 in honor of the top winners of the fair. McAvoy was also chosen as a finalist to represent the highly competitive Long Island region at the New York State Science Congress at Brookhaven Lab on June 8.

Chris’s project is entitled, “Biomimetic Wind Turbine Blade Power, speed; Flow Analysis: Leading Edge Morphology.” Matthew’s project is entitled “Genetically Engineered Regeneration in Non-regenerating Organisms.”

Yeritssy Garcia, Jamie Rodriguez, and Alexandra Schindler, were awarded Honorable Mention for each of their projects.