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Science Research with Dr. Runco (11th & 12th Grade)

At North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, our goal is to enhance the scientific education of students by incorporating hands-on research experiences outside of the classroom. Our student researchers have participated in research projects at top-tier institutions, such as Harvard University, Stony Brook University, and The Feinstein Institute. Our goal is to help students continue their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in leading laboratories. Many of our students present their work at regional and national conferences, and often win awards for their cutting-edge work. We welcome you to browse through our site and consider participating in a research project and/or science competitions!
Click the link below for MORE detailed info about Dr. Runco's Research Events!

Congratulations to the Winners and Participants!

The Neurological Surgery P.C. Health Science Competition (NSPC HSC) was held on Thursday, May 30th. The competition was attended by 19 North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Advanced Science Research students!  Six NS students made it to the Top 10 Finalists!  

Dylan Makani, Category - Medicine/Health - “The effects of sera from autoimmune encephalitis patients on transcytosis at the blood brain barrier” - 2nd Place - $4,000

Menachem Rabizadeh & Yoni Khakshoor - Biochemistry/Biophysics - “The Smart Glove - Addressing bicep & hand conditions relating to weight lifting & physical therapy” - 6th Place - $500

Jack Hedaya, Dylan Saltzman & Shlomo Shavolian - Biochemistry/Biophysics - “EyeShirt - The shirt to help the visually impaired” - 9th Place - $500

Enjoy the photos below!






2019 Long Island Science Congress (LISC) Awards - NORTH SHORE WINS BIG!!


Menachem Rabizadeh & Yonatan Khakshoor - "The Smart Glove - Addressing Bicep and Hand Conditions Relating to Weight Lifting and Physical Therapy"- High Honors


Robert Nelson Memorial Award - 11th Grade Awardees:

Jeremy Sofiev - "Spoiler Alert!" - High Honors

Matan Atlas - "Morphological Evaluation of Skeletal Defects in Mice with Diamond Blackfan Anemia"- Honors

Ethan Basaleli - "Home Hazard Detection and Mitigation System" - Honors





For the first time ever, North Shore has 8 Finalists in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)! This is the most competitive event of its kind in the United States. Led by our very outstanding Science Research Coordinator Dr. Lisa Runco, 14 students competed in various categories with 8 becoming finalists. Hopefully,  we will move on to the international competition for the 4th year in a row!  Mazel tov, and good luck!  Really great work everyone! Scroll down to check out the photos from the event!
Here is the list of our great competitors - Names in Green* denote Finalists:
Matan Atlas* - "Morphological Evaluation of Skeletal Defects in Mice with Diamond Blackfan Anemia" - Category/Subcategory:Translational Medical Science(TMED) –  Disease Detection and Diagnosis
Esther Baum & Talia Dror - "Examining New Materials to Replace Plastic Straws" - Category/Subcategory:Environmental Engineering(ENEV) –  Pollution Control(PLL)
Aaron Lavi* - "Role of AXL Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Resistin-Induced Effect on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in Breast Cancer" - bcategory:Biomed and Cell(BMCL) – Molecular Biology(MOL)

Dylan Makani* - "The Effects of Sera from Autoimmune Encephalitis Patients on Endothelial Cell Transcytosis at the Blood Brain Barrier" - bcategory:Biomed and Cell(BMCL) – Pathophysiology(PAT)
Adriel Kohananoo*, Ari Ostrow* & Ruben Prawer* - "The Robotic De-Icer" - Category/Subcategory:Material and Mechanics(MSEM) –  Mechanical Engineering(MEC)
Yonatan Khakshoor* & Menachem Rabizadeh* - "The Smart Glove - Addressing Bicep And Hand Conditions Relating To Weight Lifting And Physical Therapy" - bcategory:Computer Sciences(CPSC) – Sensors(SEN)
Eden Schneck - "The Predictive Value of Molecular Assays for Zika Virus RNA and Serologic Assays for anti-Zika IgM in the U.S. and Territories: An Update" - Category/Subcategory:Mathematics(MATH) –  Probability & Statistics(PRO)
Shlomo Shaulian, Dylan Saltzman & Jack Hedaya - "EyeShirt - The Shirt to Help the Visually Impaired" - bcategory:Computer Sciences(CPSC) – Sensors(SEN)