Congratulations to our JV LISEF Finalists!
(l-r) Ben Pagovich, Aaron Abizadeh, Mr. Peter Suchmann, Ethan Abizadeh, Ben Basaleli, Davina Soleimani,
Ella Shakin, and Danielle Ryba (missing from photo)
On March 23, 2017, for the first time ever, North Shore sent students to compete in the Junior Varsity component of the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, led by Mr. Peter Suchmann. The LISEF Junior Varsity (JV) Fair began in 2011, and replaced the Proposal Fair. Since competition on Long Island is very intense, the number of projects that can be accommodated at the LISEF competition is limited leading to the creation of the JV Fair providing an additional opportunity for students to compete.
The projects in this fair range from proposal and literature review projects, to students who have complete work in university laboratories serving as a stepping stone in their research career. Students are judged by science and math teachers, and compete in eight categories: Behavior and Social Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Math and Computer Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Plant Science.
Our talented participants this year:
Ben Basaleli - 2nd place Engineering - Emergency Boat Recovery System
Danielle Ryba - Honorable Mention Engineering - Biometric Attendance Scanner
Ella Shakin and Davina Soleimani - Piano Gloves
Aaron and Ethan Abizadeh - The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Fruit Flies
Ben Pagovich - Can Phragmites Be Made into a Bioplastic?