Joshua Kapilian to Present Research at Math Fair

Long Beach High School sophomore Joshua Kapilian has been participating in the Institute of Merit's Math Research Program this school year as a follow-up to his completion of the Institute for Creative Problem Solving program. Through the experience, he prepared a research paper that he will present at the Nassau County Math Fair on March 10.
Joshua was accepted to the ICPS based on a rigorous application process and continued to the more advanced Math Research Program. He attended weekly courses at SUNY Old Westbury every Saturday from September 2016 through January 2017, during which he learned sophisticated math research techniques. His paper focuses on the number of degrees of multiplying a number’s digits to reduce an end digit number to a one-digit number.

At Long Beach High School, Joshua is currently enrolled in Algebra 2 with plans to take International Baccalaureate Math next year. He is an accomplished science research student, and won second place in the New York Science and Engineering Fair’s Systems Software category last year. Additionally, Joshua is involved in the arts. He held a role in the winter play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” and was selected to New York State School Music Association’s All-County festival for vocal jazz and the Long Island String Festival Association secondary concert as a violist.