MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
70 OF LONG ISLAND'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL STEM RESEARCHERS TO COMPETE AT STONY BROOK ON FRIDAY
Seventy of Long Island’s top high school researchers and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students selected from a pool of 226 applicants from 48 Nassau and Suffolk high schools will compete in the Long Island Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (LI-JSHS) at Stony Brook University, a regional competition to present original research work in a real research symposium format.
· 70 of Long Island’s top high school researchers and STEM students
from more than 35 Nassau and Suffolk high schools
· The five Intel finalists from Long Island: Juliana Coraor (Huntington High
School), Rachel Davis (Smithtown High School East), Savina Kim (Commack
High School), Neil Mehta (Jericho High School) and Anna Sato (Ward Melville
· Stony Brook University faculty and graduate student judges
· High school science teachers
Seventy of Long Island’s top high school researchers will present the results of their original research in a real research symposium format before a panel of their peers and Stony Brook University faculty and graduate student judges. Students will compete for scholarships and the opportunity to advance to the National JSHS Symposium held each year in Bethesda, MD.
Friday, March 30, 2012
First-round student presentations: 9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Second-round student presentations: 2 pm – 4:20 pm
Awards ceremony: 4:45 pm – 5 pm
Stony Brook University, Charles B. Wang Center
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Students will gain experience in enriching their understanding of STEM pursuits beyond high school and learn to develop skills for their future undergraduate and graduate pursuits; including those used to write a research paper, communicate results and apply scientific content to solve a problem or to gain new knowledge.
About the Long Island Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
LI-JSHS promotes original research and experimentation and is designed to challenge and engage high school students in grades 9-12 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. LI-JSHS is hosted by Stony Brook University and the Programs for Research and Creative Activity, Admissions Office, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The JSHS is sponsored by the US Army, Navy & Air Force and administered by the Academy of Applied Science.
Directions: LIE to Exit 62. Travel north on Nicolls Road for approximately 8.5 miles. Cross over Route 347 and make a left at the Main Entrance (second entrance) to Stony Brook University. Follow the entrance roadway to the Parking Garage, which is attached to the Administration Building. The Charles B. Wang Center is located directly across from the Administration Building (parking will be validated).