A few tidbits from Eastchester schools, courtesy of Mary Ellen Byrne:
The Class of 2010 Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been announced:
Valedictorian: Raina Gandhi (attending Harvard in the fall)
Salutatorian: Elizabeth Pereira (attending Cornell in the fall)
Through her collaboration with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and The Advanced Science Research Program, EHS senior Raina Gandhi has become a coauthor of a research project she worked on as part of a team. The article, KidWAVE: Get Healthy Game—Promoting a More Healthful Lifestyle in Overweight Children can be found in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Volume 42, Number 3, 2010.
Six EHS students competed at the Tri-County Science and Tech Fair at White Plains HS in April. Three students placed in their categories for their research. Here are the winners:
Tom Kump - Senior – 1st PLACE – Engineering Category – for his project titled: The Effect of Increased Surface Area and Electrode Composition on Electrical Output of Geobacter sulfurreducens Fuel Cells. Tom did his research independently at Eastchester High School.
Rebecca Gibson – Senior – 2nd PLACE in – Environmental Category – for her project titled: Determining the transmission routes of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus within colonies of Apis mellifera. Rebecca did her research at Penn state this past summer with entomologist Dr. Diana Cox-Foster.
Nicholas Stefano- Senior – 3rd PLACE – Biology Category – for his project titled: The induction of chemotaxis and invasion in human malignant glioma cells through the use of FGF2. Nick did his research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine over the past two years with Researcher Dr. Salvatore Coniglio.