S/I/T Exhibition 2015

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

2015 Exhibition Winners

AwardLove of Science Trophy
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleAnti Shark Protect
Student 1Anna Dimatteo (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitlePathway analysis of Propranolol for treatment of hemangiomas
Student 1Catherine Martini (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleIs Fertilizer Algaenius?
Student 1Dheivanai Moorthy (Grade 9, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleNeurodegenerative Nightmare
Student 1Caleb Weinman (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleEmotional-Behavioral Issues Among Adolescents in Affluent Society
Student 1Indigo Golub (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleRates of Oxidation of Steel
Student 1Emma Muchnick (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Student 2Nicholas Romagnoli (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleEar Warmeezz
Student 1Jenna Myhal (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Student 2Alexandra Spiegel (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleShower Box
Student 1Julianna Hodge (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleThe Happy Mouth Toothbrush
Student 1Samantha C. Miller (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award/Inventions - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorSoffer Family
TitleVac Pac Plus
Student 1Anthony Cueman (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleThe Destiny of Muffins and Their Density
Student 1Owen Lee (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleALLERGY ISLAND - ALLERGIES & EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleEffects of In-home Low Humidity in the Winter
Student 1Suchita Sridhara (Grade 5, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleALLERGY ISLAND - ALLERGIES & EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardGrade 10 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleSOD1, The Key to ALS?
Student 1Neha Balapal (Grade 10, North Rockland High School)
AwardGrade 11 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleThe Impact of Bimanual Activities on Brain to Muscle Coordination and Upper Limb Motor Control within Children Diagnosed with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Student 1Nithya Kumar (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleCreation of a biomedical sensor using E Coli to monitor Diabetes Melitus
Student 1Amit Krishnan (Grade 12, Tappan Zee High School)
Award$50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorDominican College
TitleLettuce in space
Student 1Luke Rabinowitz (Grade 6, South Orangetown Middle School)
Student 2Zachary Visconti (Grade 6, South Orangetown Middle School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleEffects of In-home Low Humidity in the Winter
Student 1Suchita Sridhara (Grade 5, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleALLERGY ISLAND - ALLERGIES & EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardGrade 10 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleSOD1, The Key to ALS?
Student 1Neha Balapal (Grade 10, North Rockland High School)
AwardGrade 11 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleThe Impact of Bimanual Activities on Brain to Muscle Coordination and Upper Limb Motor Control within Children Diagnosed with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Student 1Nithya Kumar (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardGrade 12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleUsing a PD-1-Blocking scFv Along with a Chimeric Antigen Receptor to Prevent T-cell Inhibition in the Tumor Microenvironment
Student 1Daniel Plaisance (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardGrade 12 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorRockland County Medical Society
TitleCreation of a biomedical sensor using E Coli to monitor Diabetes Melitus
Student 1Amit Krishnan (Grade 12, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleTree vs. Tech
Student 1Zachary Goodman (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleSocial Interactions Among Children With Autism
Student 1Justin Cohen (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardBiochemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleMetabolic Consequences of Suboptimal Fetal Nutrition
Student 1Saumya Kasliwal (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardBotany/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe effect of different plant beds, moist paper towel versus potting soil, on speed of seed germination.
Student 1Karina Ceglinski (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardBotany/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleIdentification and Localization of Carbon Concentrating Mechanism Components in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Student 1Zoe Friedberg (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleClimate Effects on Baked Goods
Student 1Mark Mollov (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleHigh Temperature Hydrogen Electrolysis
Student 1Jaedon Minniefield (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardEarth Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleDeadly Aviation Weather
Student 1Dominick Peluso (Grade 12, Ramapo High School)
AwardEngineering/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleComparing Bridge Designs
Student 1Selma Cain (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardEngineering/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleExoskeleton
Student 1Nathaniel Moncy (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardEnvironment/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleIs Fertilizer Algaenius?
Student 1Dheivanai Moorthy (Grade 9, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardEnvironment/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleStudy of Agricultural Methods and Aquaculture Nutrient Deficiency and Balance in an Aquaponics System
Student 1Ashley Kim (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Student 2Kati Kim (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr. 5-9 -$25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleALLERGY ISLAND - ALLERGIES & EOSINOPHILIC ESOPHAGITIS
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr.10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe Effects of Induced Huntington’s Disease and n-acetylcysteine on the Behavior of Male Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in Solitary, Heterosexual and Homosexual Social Environments
Student 1Hannah Consiglio (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardMicrobiology/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleAre Fingerprint Patterns Genetic?
Student 1Frankie Tinelli (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
AwardMicrobiology/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleRenewing the effectiveness of antibiotics
Student 1John Isaac (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardZoology/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe Effect of Temperature on the Adult Emergence of A Luna Moth
Student 1Brian Corbett (Grade 6, Farley Elementary School)
AwardZoology/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleDecline In Health of Honeybees
Student 1John Gilbert (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Happy Mouth Toothbrush
Student 1Samantha C. Miller (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $35 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleShower Box
Student 1Julianna Hodge (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award1st Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleEar Warmeezz
Student 1Jenna Myhal (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Student 2Alexandra Spiegel (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Award1st Place Inventions/Gr. 10-12 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleCreation of a biomedical sensor using E Coli to monitor Diabetes Melitus
Student 1Amit Krishnan (Grade 12, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 5 - $15 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleClimate Effects on Baked Goods
Student 1Mark Mollov (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleAre Fingerprint Patterns Genetic?
Student 1Frankie Tinelli (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $35 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleComparing Bridge Designs
Student 1Selma Cain (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 5 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Destiny of Muffins and Their Density
Student 1Owen Lee (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $35 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Effect of Temperature on the Adult Emergence of A Luna Moth
Student 1Brian Corbett (Grade 6, Farley Elementary School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleNewtonian vs Non-Newtonian fluid
Student 1Jesus Santiago (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe KANTRO-lyte Challenge
Student 1Brittany Kantrowitz (Grade 9, Suffern Senior High School)
Student 2Sam Kantrowitz (Grade 9, Suffern Middle School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 10 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleDiet and Breast Cancer
Student 1Amulya Marellapudi (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 10 - $35 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Role of Proteins in Alzheimer\'s Disease
Student 1Richard Muratore (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.10 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleEmotional-Behavioral Issues Among Adolescents in Affluent Society
Student 1Indigo Golub (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.10 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleAcute Lymphoblastic leukemia
Student 1Raquel Mazariego (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 11 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleNicotine and the NMDA Receptor in Schizophrenia
Student 1Celia Hutchins (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.11 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe correlation between locus of control, perfectionist traits, and competitive anxiety with performance in artistic gymnastics
Student 1Rachel Fischer (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.11 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleAnalyzing the thermal stability of Zn40Mg11Ca31Yb18 glassy-metallic alloy
Student 1Jeremy Dohmann (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.11 - $150 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleWorm Therapy as an Alternative to Decreasing Inflammation in Nod2 ko Mice
Student 1Rachel Katz (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleUsing a PD-1-Blocking scFv Along with a Chimeric Antigen Receptor to Prevent T-cell Inhibition in the Tumor Microenvironment
Student 1Daniel Plaisance (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleSecretion of Organic Compounds from Tissue Engineered Adipose on Silk Scaffolds of Differing Sizes Compared to Differing Culture Periods
Student 1Brooklyn Grossbard (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.12 -$125 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Effects of Induced Huntington’s Disease and n-acetylcysteine on the Behavior of Male Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) in Solitary, Heterosexual and Homosexual Social Environments
Student 1Hannah Consiglio (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.12 - $250 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorNovartis, Pfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleMetabolic Consequences of Suboptimal Fetal Nutrition
Student 1Saumya Kasliwal (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)