NetSci High 2011

Year 1

The first year of the NetSci High program was run as a competition of high school research posters. Seven student projects were conducted through collaboration between participating high schools and their local research labs in New York City, Boston, and Binghamton, NY. Their posters were reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and the students and teachers of the two winning posters were supported to attend the NetSci 2011 conference in Budapest, Hungary, on June 6-10, 2011. All of the seven posters were presented at the poster sessions of the conference. The posters were also displayed at the Eighth International Conference on Complex Systems in Boston on June 26-July 1, 2011.

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Participating Schools, Labs and Their Projects
* Winning posters

A Comparative Study on the Social Networks of Fictional Characters [Abstract] [Poster]
Maine-Endwell High School, Endwell, NY
  - Jessica Calderone, Emma Valentine, Josie Trichka (students)
  - Julie Gallagher (assistant principal)
Binghamton University
  - Benjamin James Bush, Jin Akaishi, Hiroki Sayama

Academic Achievement and Personal Satisfaction in High School Social Networks [Abstract] [Poster]
Maine-Endwell High School, Endwell, NY
  - Cara Boothroyd, Brianna Benson, Deanna Blansky, Christina Kavanaugh (students)
  - Julie Gallagher (assistant principal), John Endress (IT specialist)
Binghamton University
  - Benjamin James Bush, Hiroki Sayama

*Does Facebook Friendship Reflect Real Friendship? [Abstract] [Poster]
Flushing International High School, Flushing, NY
  - Deng Lin, MD Uddin (students)
  - C. Anthony Finney (teacher)
Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, NY
  - Nikita Ramhit (student)
  - Michelle Seeley-Flannory (teacher)
City College of New York
  - Lazaros Gallos, Hernan A. Makse

Inter-Species Protein-Protein Interaction Network Reveals Protein Interfaces for Conserved Function [Abstract] [Poster]
The Winsor School, Boston, MA
  - Jennifer Walsh (student)
  - Mary Espanol (teacher)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
  - Balaji Santhanam, Quan Zhong, David E. Hill, Marc Vidal

The Hierarchy of Endothelial Cell Phenotypes [Abstract] [Poster]
The Winsor School, Boston, MA
  - Mary Lindsay Cerulli (student)
  - Mary Espanol (teacher)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
  - Erszébet Ravasz Regan

*Preaching To The Choir? Using Social Networks to Measure the Success of a Message [Abstract] [Poster]
Thomas A. Edison CTE High School, Jamaica, NY
  - MD Tareque (student)
  - Margaret Savitzky (teacher)
Columbia University
  - Michael Dewar

Identification of mRNA Target Sites for siRNA Mediated VAMP Protein Knockdown in Rattus Norvegicus [Abstract] [Poster]
Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
  - Shun Aizawa (student)
  - Serena McCalla (teacher)
St. John's University
  - Marc Gillespie

Organizing Committee

Stephen Uzzo (New York Hall of Science, USA)
Tara Chudoba (New York Hall of Science, USA)
Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, USA)

Scientific Committee

Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University, USA)
Jozsef Baranyi (Institute of Food Research, UK)
Katy Börner (Indiana University, USA)
Guido Caldarelli (Sapienza – Università di Roma, Italy)
Vittoria Colizza (Unité Mixte de Recherche en Santé 707, France)
Nathan Eagle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Alex 'Sandy' Pentland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University, USA)
Zoltan Toroczkai (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Balazs Vedres (Central European University, Hungary)
Alessandro Vespignani (Indiana University, USA)