The only 2 students from Long Island to be selected as Finalists
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge* Finalists @ NSHAHS!
"WE ARE INDEED VERY PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS BEN GILMAN AND NOAH OBERSTEIN AND
FACULTY MEMBER DR. LISA RUNCO - NSHAHS SCIENCE RESEARCH DIRECTOR." Dr. Daniel J. Vitow
The amazing team of juniors Ben and Noah has done it again!
They've made it into the Round 3 Top 10 Finalists in their
category of Cyber-Technology & Security.
With the amazing guidance of North Shore's Dr. Lisa Runco, juniors Ben Gilman and Noah Oberstein made it through the first two very challenging selection rounds with flying colors. The first round included a short introductory video, the second round a full-length video and detailed paper outlining how to start their business; complete with a marketing and financial plan to get their new anti-phishing App from the planning stage to reality. Ben and Noah have been invited to the Spirit of Innovation Summit for the Final Round 3 Competition where they will present their business concept to a panel of judges. As an international competition, Ben and Noah will be competing with students from various states in the USA to Thailand to Australia. Their team’s business plan scored in the top 10% percent of the submissions in their category, Cyber-Technology & Security. Their team name is BNGO Tech, and they created an app called PhishNet, which is a community-driven computer application to prevent phishing. What a great opportunity!
Congratulations and Best of Luck into the FINALS this coming April 26 - 29, at the
Kennedy Space Center in Cocoa Beach, Florida!!
Ben Gilman (r): BNGO Tech - PhishNet
Ben is a big fan of science research, competes on the Math Team and Tennis Team.
Noah Oberstein (l): BNGO Tech - PhishNet
Noah is also a big science research fan and is involved in Israel Awareness, Model Congress,
and the Computer Science Club.
* The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an international competition founded by Nancy Conrad in honor of her late husband, astronaut, innovator, and entrepreneur Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurial competition that brings together a dynamic community of young innovator in a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world in four areas : Aerospace & Aviation, Cyber-Technology & Security, Energy & Environment, and Health & Nutrition.