S/I/T Exhibition 2016

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

2016 Exhibition Winners

AwardLove of Science Trophy
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleEw Ew It Grew
Student 1Shai Emanuel (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardLove of Science Medal
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleHow Does Temperature Affect the Weight of Water?
Student 1Sydney Waldman (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardLove of Science Medal
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitlePop Pop Popcorn
Student 1Sarah Hyman (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
AwardLove of Science Medal
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleMy What Big Crystals You Have: How Temperature Affects the Size of Crystal Growth
Student 1Bennett Lee (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardLove of Science Medal
SponsorTrophy King of Ramsey
TitleDoes the Amount of Canola Oil Affect the number of popcorn kernels popped?
Student 1Alexa Ditore (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Student 2Fiona Young (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardLove of Science Rocket
SponsorS/I/T Committee
TitleSpeedy Shoes
Student 1Charlie Tyrrell (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleCreating power with Kinetic Energy
Student 1Jack Bosack (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitlePill sorting robot/ robotic extension of an arm
Student 1Jordan Irgang (Grade 11, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleAnalyzing the thermal stability of ZnMgCaYb glassy-metallic alloy
Student 1Jeremy Dohmann (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleGet Off My Fork
Student 1Mandy Fleischmann (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMicroscope
SponsorWH Spataro Associates
TitleSneats
Student 1Emma Popowitz (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award2 Tickets to a Rockland Boulders Game
SponsorRockland Boulders
TitleSlingshots R Us
Student 1Michael Byron (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleBenefits of Pranayama on Lung Function and Blood Pressure
Student 1Suchita Sridhara (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardSusan Staub Memorial Award - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorStaub Family
TitleHow the Temperature of a Magnet Affects its Strength or Force
Student 1Emma Bethon (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleFlexibility of Girls vs. Boys
Student 1Lauren Curran (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
AwardGrade 5-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleBenefits of Pranayama on Lung Function and Blood Pressure
Student 1Suchita Sridhara (Grade 6, Pearl River Middle School)
AwardGrade 11-12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleFlawed Proteins? Signaling Glitch in Animal model of ALS
Student 1Neha Balapal (Grade 11, North Rockland High School)
AwardGrade 11-12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
TitleEffects of LTA/PGN and Hypoxia on MIF Release from Adipocytes and Fibroblasts
Student 1Sachin Shah (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Award$50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorDominican College
TitleHow Marine Mammals Are Affected By Pollution
Student 1Meghan Bonnist (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
Award$50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorDominican College
TitleThe Effect of Climate Change on Ocean Ecosystems
Student 1Lucy Jackson (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleWaiter Call
Student 1Gianna Moretto (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardBehavioral Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe Impact of Intensive Bilateral Training on Motor Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Student 1Nithya Kumar (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardBiochemistry/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleBug Off
Student 1Christopher Torres (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Student 2Robert Trombetta (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
AwardBiochemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleFlawed Proteins? Signaling Glitch in Animal model of ALS
Student 1Neha Balapal (Grade 11, North Rockland High School)
AwardBotany/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleYuck, mold! How does it grow fastest?
Student 1Marly Fisher (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleGalvanic Couple Experiment
Student 1Emma Muchnick (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
Student 2Nicholas Romagnoli (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
AwardChemistry/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleAnalyzing the thermal stability of ZnMgCaYb glassy-metallic alloy
Student 1Jeremy Dohmann (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardComputer Science/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleSkillz-N-Drillz
Student 1Ben Feinberg (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
Student 2Jack Swerdloff (Grade 5, Montebello Road School)
AwardEarth Science/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitlePredicting Earthquakes Using the Ionosphere
Student 1Dheivanai Moorthy (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
AwardEngineering/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe Energy Saving Chill Out Blanket
Student 1Finola Dickson (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
AwardEngineering/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleUsage of infrared lasers for high-speed communication
Student 1Rohit Giridharan (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardEnvironment/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleImproving the Treatment of Nitrates in Municipal Waste-water Treatment Plants
Student 1Eugene Om (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr. 5-9 -$25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe EPICENTER...of your world
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr.10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleThe factor that triggers the CD133 gene in Infantile Hemangiomas
Student 1Catherine Martini (Grade 11, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMedicine/Health/Gr.10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleBiomarkers and Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Student 1Brendan Klayman (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardMicrobiology/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleEw Ew It Grew
Student 1Shai Emanuel (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
AwardMicrobiology/Gr. 10-12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleMutating the Hantavirus glycoprotein to determine amino acid residues required for virus entry
Student 1Olivia Weathers (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
AwardPhysics/Gr. 5-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland, Inserra Shop-Rite
TitleI Can\'t Hear You!
Student 1Mihir Kumar (Grade 5, Cherry Lane Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $25 Amazon Gift Card , Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleCan Robots Help
Student 1Lavi Ohana (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $35 Amazon Gift Card , Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleWaiter Call
Student 1Gianna Moretto (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award1st Place Inventions/Gr.5-6 - $50 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe EPICENTER...of your world
Student 1Jack Weiss (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
Award1st Place Inventions/Gr. 10-12 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitlePill sorting robot/ robotic extension of an arm
Student 1Jordan Irgang (Grade 11, Tappan Zee High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 5 - $15 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleMemory
Student 1Lily Pampolina (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $25 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleAn experiment to test the accuracy of mood rings entitled "Do Mood Rings Accurately Identify a Human's Mood?"
Student 1Alia Citterio (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 5 - $35 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleMemory
Student 1Lily Pampolina (Grade 5, Richard P. Connor Elementary School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 5 - $50 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleYuck, mold! How does it grow fastest?
Student 1Marly Fisher (Grade 5, Viola Elementary School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $25 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleMaking Sound Visible
Student 1Jessica Lopresti (Grade 8, Fieldstone Middle School)
Student 2Oliva Lopresti (Grade 8, Willow Grove Elementary School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $35 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleWhat is tenebrescence
Student 1Brandon Hirsch (Grade 8, Suffern Middle School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr. 6-9 - $50 Amazon Gift Card, Space Mission
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleGalvanic Couple Experiment
Student 1Emma Muchnick (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
Student 2Nicholas Romagnoli (Grade 6, Suffern Middle School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 10 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleDealing With the Impacts of Global Warming
Student 1Celia Bernhardt (Grade 10, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr. 10 - $35 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitlePossible Treatment for Parkinson\'s Disease with Adult Neural Stem Cells
Student 1Ben Chun (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.10 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Use of TMS to Induce Savant Syndrome
Student 1Adena Assawakulpaibool (Grade 10, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.10 - $100 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleBiomarkers and Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Student 1Brendan Klayman (Grade 10, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 11 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleSignificance of Cell Cycle Failure in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Student 1Richard Muratore (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.11 - $50 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleOptimizing the diagnosis of Human Babesiosis infection through the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction
Student 1Maria Camitan (Grade 11, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.11 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Application of Paper-Based Diagnostic for the Identification of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections
Student 1John Isaac (Grade 11, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.11 - $150 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe factor that triggers the CD133 gene in Infantile Hemangiomas
Student 1Catherine Martini (Grade 11, Nanuet Senior High School)
AwardHonorable Mention Science/Gr. 12 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Correlation Between Locus of Control, Perfectionist Traits, Competitive Anxiety, and Anxiety Sensitivity, with Performance in Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Student 1Rachel Fischer (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
Award3rd Place Science/Gr.12 - $75 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleDetermining the Relationship Between Executive Functioning and Repetitive Behaviors for Children with ASD vs. Typically Developing
Student 1Justin Cohen (Grade 12, Nyack Senior High School)
Award2nd Place Science/Gr.12 -$125 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleThe Impact of Intensive Bilateral Training on Motor Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Student 1Nithya Kumar (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)
Award1st Place Science/Gr.12 - $250 Amazon Gift Card
SponsorPfizer, Orange & Rockland
TitleClostridia Species Can Outcompete Bacteroides vulgatus in an In Vitro System
Student 1Rachel Katz (Grade 12, Suffern Senior High School)