S/I/T Exhibition 2014

We would like to congratulate all of our participants in their pursuit of further education and thank our sponsors who help to make this event possible. We hope to see you next year and wish you the best in all of your academic endeavors.

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- S/I/T Committee

2014 Exhibition Winners

AwardLove of Science Trophy
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleLight Refraction
Student 1Aidan Citterio (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleThe Effects of Cerebral Palsy on Children and the Role of Therapy in CP Patients
Student 1Nithya Kumar (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleThe God Particle
Student 1Joshua Deen (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleSociopaths
Student 1Marcus Stilwell (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleExploring medical research in Tourette\'s Syndrome
Student 1Jessica Speakman (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleAnti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis
Student 1Celia Hutchins (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleType 1 Diabetes and Exercise
Student 1Evan Moravansky (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
Award2 infield box tickets
SponsorRockland Boulders
TitleCARs of the Future: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells Can Revolutionize Cancer Treatment
Student 1Daniel Plaisance (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2 infield box tickets
SponsorRockland Boulders
TitleThe Pooper Scooper Pick-Up
Student 1Samantha Schelling (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleMicro Lid
Student 1Michael Sheridan (Grade 5, Cottage Lane Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleStraps the shoe that grows with you
Student 1Malcolm Solan (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleiDogLeash
Student 1Madeleine Mcgee (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
Student 2Marissa Terry (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleThe Holoreseach Tablet
Student 1Peter Wu (Grade 5, Cottage Lane Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleThe Perfect Match
Student 1Joseph Ligresti (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleGot AMPS?
Student 1Samantha Wenz (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Award$50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorDominican College
TitleEvaluation of Nucleotide Base Sequence Similarities of Blood Platelet Surface Proteins and Precursor Pathogens for Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (CITP)
Student 1Jordana Schucker (Grade 12, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardGrade 11 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleEstablishing an Inducible System for the Down Regulation of Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) -AF9
Student 1Aneesh Soni (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 11 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleThe role of mitochondria in bronchopulmonary dysplasia of prematurity
Student 1Amit Krishnan (Grade 11, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardGrade 12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleHemispheric and Regional Effects of Lesions in the Middle Frontal Gyrus, Broca's and Wernicke's Areas
Student 1Benjamin Hack (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleIdentification of Genes Which Correlate with the Occurrence of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Cognitive Deficits in Pediatric Patients
Student 1Anna Diyamandoglu (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleFood Fight
Student 1Michael Nicpon (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): What Can It Really Do?
Student 1Neha Balapal (Grade 9, North Rockland High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleThe Effects of Different Cleaning Solutions on Instruments
Student 1Yiran Tian (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleA Meal to Remember
Student 1Radene Mitchell (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleThe role of mitochondria in bronchopulmonary dysplasia of prematurity
Student 1Amit Krishnan (Grade 11, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleThe Utilization of Long-Term Injectable Antipsychotics and Clozapine as Protective Measures for Patients with Psychotic Spectrum Disorders at the Washington Heights Community Service
Student 1Arianna Injeian (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleThe Effect of Age, Gender and Sport on Return to Play Time for an Athlete Who Sustains a Concussion
Student 1Nick Assad (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleIdentification of Genes Which Correlate with the Occurrence of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Cognitive Deficits in Pediatric Patients
Student 1Anna Diyamandoglu (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleFormulaic Language on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diease
Student 1Jasmine Weinman (Grade 12, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardGrade 10-12 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleHemispheric and Regional Effects of Lesions in the Middle Frontal Gyrus, Broca's and Wernicke's Areas
Student 1Benjamin Hack (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleiDogLeash
Student 1Madeleine Mcgee (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
Student 2Marissa Terry (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleChildhood Family Stress and its Outcomes
Student 1Tania Mazariego (Grade 11, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardBiochemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleGold Tripod Nanoparticles Effectiveness of Killing PC-3 Prostate Cancer Cells in Vitro
Student 1Deirdre O'Sullivan (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardBotany/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleHow to clone Kappa Cabbage
Student 1Katherine Szurnicki (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleThatís Sweet
Student 1Sarah Katz (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleMetallic Glasses
Student 1Jeremy Dohmann (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardComputer Science/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleWalking Robot Dog with Virtual Leash
Student 1Pranav Tripuraneni (Grade 6, Tuxedo)
AwardEarth Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleThe effect of climate change on the Symbiotic Algae within Coral
Student 1Pratima Rosen (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardEngineering/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleGot AMPS?
Student 1Samantha Wenz (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardEnvironment/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleThe Evaluation of Algae Biofuels as an Alternative Fuel Source
Student 1Morgan Gruskin (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMathematics/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleHow Random is the Human Brain
Student 1Zachary Milhard (Grade 11, Ramapo High School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr. 5-9 -$25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleFood Fight
Student 1Michael Nicpon (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr.10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleIdentifying Determinants of Chemotherapy Resistance in Leukemic Cells
Student 1Ruby Patel (Grade 12, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMicrobiology//Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleRot or Not
Student 1Josette Audi (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardPhysics/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleSoakin Up the Suds
Student 1Nicholas Milidantri (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardPhysics/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleGenerating Lift
Student 1Dominick Peluso (Grade 11, Ramapo High School)
AwardSpace Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleBioiogical Growth on Extraterrestial Bodies
Student 1Tyler Jenss (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardZoology/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorInserra Shop-Rite, McLaren Engineering, Renal Consultants
TitleThe Prevalence and Prevention of Fractious Behavior in Canines
Student 1Michael Wallach (Grade 12, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Inventions/Gr. 5 - 6 - Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorTown of Ramapo Challenger Center
TitleKool Your Heels
Student 1Victoria Direnno (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Inventions/5 - 6 - $25 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleiDogLeash
Student 1Madeleine Mcgee (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
Student 2Marissa Terry (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
Award2nd Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $35 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleStraps the shoe that grows with you
Student 1Malcolm Solan (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award1st Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $50 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleMicro Lid
Student 1Michael Sheridan (Grade 5, Cottage Lane Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $25 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorTown of Ramapo Challenger Center
TitleRot or Not
Student 1Josette Audi (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $25 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleFiz WizWill
Student 1Robert Slovikowsky (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $35 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleSoakin Up the Suds
Student 1Nicholas Milidantri (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 5 - $50 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleThatís Sweet
Student 1Sarah Katz (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 6-9 - Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorTown of Ramapo Challenger Center
TitleBattle of the Lung
Student 1Brittany Kantrowitz (Grade 8, Suffern Middle School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $25 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleHow to clone Kappa Cabbage
Student 1Katherine Szurnicki (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $50 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleWalking Robot Dog with Virtual Leash
Student 1Pranav Tripuraneni (Grade 6, Tuxedo)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $50 Gift Card & Planetarium/Robotics coupon
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Challenger Center
TitleZap! Detecting nasty static electricity
Student 1Jeremiah Isaac (Grade 9, Suffern Middle School)
Student 2John Isaac (Grade 9, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 10- $25 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleNext Target: California
Student 1Jessica Fraser (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 10 - $35 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Evaluation of Algae Biofuels as an Alternative Fuel Source
Student 1Morgan Gruskin (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 10 - $50 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe effect of climate change on the Symbiotic Algae within Coral
Student 1Pratima Rosen (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.10 - $100 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleMetallic Glasses
Student 1Jeremy Dohmann (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 11 - $25 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleGenerating Lift
Student 1Dominick Peluso (Grade 11, Ramapo High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.11 - $50 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleBioiogical Growth on Extraterrestial Bodies
Student 1Tyler Jenss (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.11 - $75 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Effects of Induced Huntington's Disease on Male Zebra Finches' Courting Methods
Student 1Hannah Consiglio (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.11 - $150 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleHow Random is the Human Brain
Student 1Zachary Milhard (Grade 11, Ramapo High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 12- $25 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe effects of present day and 100-year projected levels of carbon dioxide on the nutritional content of marine phytoplankton Isochrysis and the response through trophic transfer on larval development of eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica
Student 1Sylvanna Gross (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.12 - $75 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleHemispheric and Regional Effects of Lesions in the Middle Frontal Gyrus, Broca's and Wernicke's Areas
Student 1Benjamin Hack (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.12 -$125 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleHappiness in Adolescents: Does Culture Matter?
Student 1Jonathan Zajonc (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.12 - $250 Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Impact of Television Viewing Frequencies on Teenagers' Endorsement of Beauty Stereotypes
Student 1Alyson Kim (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)