Long Beach Board of Ed. Meeting Recognizes Science Successes

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The Long Beach Public Schools’ May 23 Board of Education Meeting spotlighted science students for their achievements. The district recognized numerous students who have excelled in various science related competitions in the 2018-19 school year. 

Senior Jaylyn Umana presented his paper, “DFT+U+J electronic structure calculations of correlated Bi2CrAl3O9,” at the 2019 American Physical Society meeting in March. 

At the New York State Science and Engineering Fair, Joshua Kapilian placed third in Environmental and Engineering for his project, “Analyzing the Environmental Benefits of a More Efficient Model of United States Airspace Control.” He also earned a special award from the American Meteorological Society for this research at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair, where Paige Carpenter was honored with an award from the Association for Women Geoscientists for her work, “Investigating shoreline dynamics.”

In the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Competition, Benjamin Armus and William King received an Honorable Mention for their project, “A Better Hurricane Classification System.” Eddie Perez and Dmytro Vremenko excelled in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair’s Andromeda Competition for their research, titled “Water Contamination Effects on Microalgae.”

Long Beach students collectively garnered 13 distinctions in the Long Island Science Congress – 2019 Awards Senior Division. Congratulations to Joshua Kapilian, Lauren Bulik, Emily McDonnell, Eddie Perez, Dmytro Vremenko, Uma Arengo, Maya Arengo, Andie Zion, Trey Heller, Aleisha Degillo, Nicole Codianni, Tyler Collinson, Sophia Munier, Nicole Celis, Talia Fernandez, Alexa Coffin, Matt Amato, Catherine McNamara, Jordan Moses, Julia Silverberg and Giselle Fernandez. 

A total of 20 students earned achievements in the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Laboratory's Barcode LI Program. Benjamin Armus, Emily Baldeo, Samantha Breen, Akilah Conquest, Julian Goren, Jacob Grant, Molly Hennessy, Abdul Muqadim Khan, William King, Cameron Moses, Sarah Munier, Harry Murphy, Ariel Keynan, Daniel O'Connor, Joseph Pimentel, Gabrielle Pine, Gwendolyn Posner, Freddy Ramon, Samantha Rosenbaum and Isadora Turbek received accolades for their successful participation in this experience.