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WVHS Science Research wraps up for 2023 with annual symposium : Warwick Valley Central Schools

June 7, 2023

A big crowd of administrators and faculty, students and their households gathered in the WVHS atrium on Monday evening, June five for this year’s WVHS Science Analysis Symposium. The evening incorporated presentations by seven seniors who completed the rigorous three-year independent study plan. Initial and second-year students in the plan also participated in the occasion, and you can download a copy of the occasion plan to understand a lot more about every study project.

View a gallery from the occasion under this post.

Congratulations to these Science Analysis seniors:

  • Daniel Callaghan – headed to Ohio State University
  • Megan Desrats – headed to SUNY Oneonta
  • Courtney Evans – headed to Quinnipiac University
  • Amelia Januario – headed to Northeastern University
  • Tabitha Peterson – headed to University of South Florida
  • Kayla Schmitt – headed to Boston College
  • Ben Walter – headed to Boston College

The Science Analysis System — recognized by the New York State Board of Regents — is a element of the University in the Higher College plan and supplied in partnership with SUNY Albany. The three-year plan gives higher college students with the chance to participate in the scientific study neighborhood by engaging in genuine study of their personal design and style. Students create sophisticated study abilities and life abilities such as dilemma solving, essential pondering, communication, time management and public speaking. Participating students have to full the following:

  • Choose and investigate subject of interest
  • Create abilities in study protocol
  • Study and summarize peer reviewed journal articles and critique specialist scientific papers
  • Practice formal presentations of peer reviewed articles or independent study
  • Keep a specialist laboratory notebook
  • Construct a scientific portfolio
  • Communicate with specialists
  • Style and conduct original study
  • Go over and analyze outcomes at symposia
  • Create a final study paper

View a gallery from the occasion under this post.

Amelia Januario
Subject: Cannabis and Parkinson’s illness
Title: The possible impact of Cannabis on symptomatic progression of tremors in Parkinson’s Illness
Mentors: Monty Vacura, MS, Professor of Biology at SUNY Orange

Amelia will be majoring in Wellness Science at attending Northeastern University, and hopes to use her education towards a profession as a medical doctor.

Tabitha Peterson
Subject: Adult ADHD and Cannabis Use
Title: Assessing Cannabis Expectancies for ADHD Symptoms in
Mentors: Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., Professor for the Division of Psychology at SUNY Albany

Tabitha will be attending the University of South Florida, and significant in psychology with an sophisticated study concentration.

Daniel Callaghan
Subject: Epilepsy surgery and excellent of life
Title: Epilepsy Surgery and its Effects on the Excellent Of Life of sufferers with drug resistant epilepsy: A Systematic Assessment
Mentors: Dr. Claire Kaplan, Ph.D., Analysis Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Daniel will attend Ohio State University’s Honors System to significant in neuroscience on a pre-med track.

Benjamin Walter
Subject: Neuroscience/Sleep
Title: Assessing the Brief Term Cognitive Functionality of Higher College Students Primarily based on Sleep Duration Employing the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA®)
Mentors: Dr. Robin K. Yuan, Ph.D., Analysis Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Health-related College Dr. Jeanne F. Duffy, M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Health-related College

Benjamin will be attending Boston College in the fall and majoring in neuroscience, with hopes to continue neurological study, and plans on attending health-related college.

Kayla Schmitt
Subject: Longevity/Aging
Title: Evaluating the extent of the mitochondria’s function in aging by observing structural variations in Caucasian and ethnic skin and how such variations are modulated amongst each all-natural intrinsic aging and extrinsic photoaging
Mentors: Dr. Keshav Singh Ph.D., Division of Genetics, University of Alabama

Kayla will be attending Boston College as a Human Centered Engineering significant and hopes to use her education towards a profession in women’s well being.

Megan Desrats
Subject: Propolis and honey bee well being
Title: The impact of the expertise of a beekeeper, the quantity of hives they handle, and their opinion of propolis on if they modify their hives in order to market propolis make up 
Mentors: Dr. Brenna Traver, PhD., Associate Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University

Megan will be majoring in accounting with a finance concentration and minoring in Spanish at SUNY Oneonta. She will also be playing for the Oneonta women’s basketball group.

Courtney Evans
Subject: Wellness span/Gut Wellness
Title: The Impact of Gut Microbes on the Wellness span of Organisms: A Systematic Assessment of Literature
Mentors: Dr. Daniel Kalman, PhD., Professor of Pathology &amp Laboratory Medicine, Emory University College of Medicine

Courtney will attend the Quinnipiac University honors plan on a pre-med track and take element in the accelerated dual degree plan to acquire a BS in biology and her MS in molecular and cellular biology.

“The students would like to dedicate this year’s symposium to the quite a few teachers along the way who have fostered and encouraged the improvement of their curiosity,” mentioned plan advisors Kristin Touw. “Thank you for the kindness, wisdom, and help you have brought to the science study students.”

Download a copy of the Science Analysis Symposium plan right here.

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