LB Science Research Students Win at LISEF and NYSEF

Five Long Beach High School science research students were awarded for the work they entered in the Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair and New York Science and Engineering Fair. The students spent a significant amount of time in and outside of school collecting and analyzing data on topics that interested them.

LISEF is a two-day competition, the second round of which was held on March 10 when selected students presented their research to judges.
The NYSEF competition took place on March 22.  

At the LISEF round two event, Savannah Kile and Leah Shokrian won third place in the Environmental and Earth Science category for their project, Ascertaining the Correlation among Ilyanassa obsoleta Size and Pleurogonius malaclemys Presence. Alexandra Kapilian and Jonathan Kapilian won the regional awards from the American Meteorological Society and the Robert and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives for their project, Building Sustainable Communities: Determining the Ideal Population Density to Minimize Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, and Sulphur Oxide Pollution.

Alexandra and Jonathan’s work also won first place in the NYSEF Environmental category, and Joshua Kapilian, a freshman, won second place in the Systems Software category for his project, Remodeling the United States Airspace using Direct Routing.

The high school’s science research program is open to all students who wish to participate. It provides freshmen through seniors opportunities to engage in authentic scientific learning experiences and engage in the same level of work done by professional scientists.

Students involved in the program enter competitions such as LISEF and NYSEF each year and continually earn achievements and awards.