OSR Students Recognized at WESEF

Photo courtesy of Mamkschools: OSR Students pose with Mr. Garbarino at a recent competition.

On March 4th, Mamaroneck High School Students from the Original Science Research Program (OSR), presented their work at the Regeneron Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). Many MHS students were recognized for their work including Chloe Weiser ‘18 (Second Place, Engineering), Sophia Howard ‘17 (Second Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences), David Hilden ‘18 (Second Place, Medicine and Health), Lauren Barragan ‘17 (Third Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences), Ali Mann ‘17 (Fourth Place, Plant Science and Association for Women Geoscientist Award), Lauren Pogostin ‘17 and Ellie Lundberg ‘18 (Fourth Place, Medicine and Health), Andrew Katz ‘17 (Fourth Place, Engineering), Rebecca Marcus ‘18 (Fourth Place, Animal Science), Willie Quinn ‘18 and Marina Tosi ‘18 (Fourth Place, Behavioral and Social Sciences), and Mallory Warner ‘17 (Walter Kass Memorial Award for Exceptional Behavioral Science Project).

WESEF offers high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties an opportunity to present their research to scientists, business leaders, and the general public. Students prepare a poster that portrays their projects which have involved complex research conducted under the guidance of a professional researcher in their field of interest.

Sophia Howard ‘17 took a moment to reflect on her experience at WESEF. “This year at WESEF we had a great turnout, and large success. Many OSR students placed within their categories, while some also reviewed special awards. The competition itself was a great day. I got to share my work with experts in the field, receiving praise and helpful feedback from the judges. I felt that this final competition was a cumulative effort of all of my work and experience over the years in OSR as I was confident and comfortable in my presentations.”

Chloe Weiser ‘18 was also one of nine Sophomore or Junior students who won an all-expense paid trip to present her work at the GENIUS Olympiad at SUNY Oswego in June. At GENIUS Olympiad, these students will compete against over 400 students from 40 countries.

Congratulations to all who participated in the competition!

By Owen Zucker

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