Student Awards & Achievements

2018 - 2019

Dylan Makani - "The Effects of Sera from Autoimmine Encephalitis Patients on Endothelial Cell Transcytosis at the Blood Brain Barrier"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2019

Menachem Rabizadeh & Yonatan Khakshoor - "The Smart Glove - Addressing Bicep and Hand Conditions Relating to Weight Lifting and Physical Therapy"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2019

Matan Atlas - "Morphological Evaluation of Skeletal Defects in Mice with Diamond Blackfan Anemia"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2019

Aaron Lavi - "Role of AXL Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Resistin-Induced Effect on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) in Breast Cancer"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2019

Adriel Kohananoo, Ari Ostrow & Ruben Prawer - "The Robotic De-Icer"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2019


2017 - 2018

Scott Soifer - "Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention System"
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Achievement Award - May 2018
* New York State Science & Engineering Fair (NYSSEF) – Intel Division – Third Place
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* Honorary Citation, Nassau County Legislature, January 10, 2018
    * Certificate of Merit, New York State Assembly, January 16, 2018
    * Proclamation, New York State Senate, February 2, 2018
    * Honorary Citation, Nassau County Legislature, February 22, 2018
    
* Recognition by the Town of North Hempstead, February 27, 2018
* Honorary Citation, Nassau County Legislature, August 7, 2017
United States Patent for his invention - Vehicular Heatstroke Prevention System (VHPS)

Jason Kurlander  - "
Characterizing In Situ mTG Crosslinked Gelatin Hydrogels with Encapsulated Dental Pulp Stem Cells for Cell Delivery in Applications of Regenerative Medicine"

* Science Teachers Association of NY - Outstanding High School Science Student Award - May 2018
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Honors Award - May 2018

Dylan Makani  - "Mitigation of TiO2 stress and characterization of a putative Brassinosteroid Insensitive-1 gene in Lemna minor" 
Partners:  Cassandra (Tong) Ye & Jacqueline Balestrieri 
* Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2018 Finalist - May 2018
Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Round 2 - FIRST PLACE - Environmental Sciences - March 2018
* Stockholm Junior Water Prize - Regional Water Prize Award - Award of Excellence for a Water-Related Science Research Project - March 2018
* Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc. - The Albert Massachi Award of Merit - For Academic Excellence - March 2018
    * Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, U.S. House of Representatives, March 14, 2018
    * Certificate of Merit, New York State Assembly, March 14, 2018
    * State of New York Legislative Resolution, New York State Senate, March 14, 2018
    * Honorary Citation, Nassau County Office of the Executive, March 15, 2018
    * Certificate of Recognition, Nassau County Legislature, March 14, 2018
    * Certificate of Recognition, Town of North Hempstead, March 14, 2018
* SAAWA Science Competition - Honorable Mention - April 2018
* Molloy College | Kathy Belton Science Fair - First Honor - April 2018
        * Certificate of Recognition, Town of North Hempstead, December 19, 2017
        * Proclamation, New York State Senate, January 11, 2018
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2018

Ruben Prawer & Matan Atlas  - "Smart Pill Box"
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Honors Award - May 2018

Menachem Rabizadeh & Joshuah Neman – "Safety Bear"

Aaron Lavi & Ben Basaleli – "Nicotine Regime"
Aaron Lavi
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - High Honors Award - May 2018

Eden Schneck, Ethan Abizadeh, & Ella Shakin - "CuClean: An Antimicrobial Case and Hygienic Surface"
* Commendation - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - 2018

Eden Schneck 
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Meritorius Award - May 2018

Ethan Abizadeh 
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Honorable Mention Award - May 2018

Andrew Gottlieb 
* Long Island Science Congress - Senior Division - Honorable Mention Award - May 2018

Theodore Berger  - "
Glutamate is a Regulator of the Bone-derived Hormone Sclerostin: A Potential 
Treatment for Bone Metabolism Diseases
"
* Long Island Science & Engineering Fair - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2018



2016 - 2017

Arielle Rothman (Grade 12) - "Design of a Functional Assay to Induce Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cell Maturation"
* Long Island Science Congress - High Honors - May 2017
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2017

Shani Kahan (Grade 12) - "Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Majestic Backlink Exporter"
* Long Island Science Congress - Most Distinguished Categorical Project - Third Place - Behavioral Sciences - May 2017
* Long Island Science Congress - Highest Honors - Behavioral Sciences - May 2017
* Long Island Science Congress - Professor L. Chiarenza Memorial Award - Behavioral Sciences - May 2017
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Round 2 - Honorable Mention - March 2017
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2017

Elan Itschakov (Grade 12) - "Natural Biosurfactant (EESL) can replace toxic commercial surfactants found in common household products
* Long Island Science Congress - Meritorious Award - April 2017
* Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Semifinalist - February 2017
* New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit - For Dedicated Service to Students & Scientists Breast Cancer/Environment Research Program - August 2016
* Nassau Country Legislature Citation - August 2016

Yair Atlas (Grade 12) - "A Novel Computer Program to Identify Potential Blog Authors in Content Areas with the Highest Search Engine Ratings"
* Long Island Science Congress - Achievement Award - April 2017
* Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Semifinalist - February 2017

Scott Soifer (Grade 11) - Product developed "Heatstroke Preventers - Heat-Free Car"
* Long Island Science Congress - Honorable Mention Award - April 2017
* Student intern in the laboratory of Katia Bertoldi, PhD at Harvard's School of Engineering & Applied Sciences - Summer 2017
* Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 Finalist - May 2017
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Round 2 - FIRST PLACE - Embedded Systems & Engineering Mechanics & Robotics and Intelligent Machines - March 2017
The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. - Most Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry at LISEF - March 2017
* Millenial STEM Award at LISEF - March 2017
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2017
* Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Semifinalist - February 2017



The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. - Most Outstanding Exhibit in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Chemistry at 
Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)
 - March 2017
* Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Semifinalist - February 2017


Noah Oberstein (Grade 11) 
Product developed "PhishNet"
* Long Island Science Congress - Achievement Award - April 2017
* Junior Science & Humanities Symposium - Semifinalist - February 2017

Eden Schneck (Grade 10) - "
Application of Biostatistics to Determine the Predictive Value of Laboratory Tests for Zika Virus in Populations with Varied Prevalence of Disease"
* Student intern in the laboratory of David Thanassi, PhD, Professor & Chair of the Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Dept, Center for Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University - Summer 2017

Ethan Abizadeh (Grade 10) 
- 
"
The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields 
on Fruit Fly Reproduction Rate
"
* SAAWA Science Competition - Honorable Mention - April 2017

Andrew Gottlieb (Grade 10) - "
The Diagnosis of Tongue Weakness"
* Long Island Science Congress - Achievement Award - April 2017

Benjamin Pagovich (Grade 10) 
- "
The Diagnosis of Tongue Weakness"
* Long Island Science Congress - Achievement Award - April 2017

Danielle Ryba (Grade 10) - "
Biometric Attendance System"
* Long Island Science Congress - Meritorious Award - April 2017

Ella Shakin (Grade 10) - "Piano Gloves"
* Long Island Science Congress - Honorable Mention Award - April 2017


2015 - 2016

Shira Eisenberg (Grade 12)
"Going for The Goal: The Effects of Removing Preparatory Information on The Fast and Unconscious Reading of Action Goals in a Computer-Simulated Competitive Interaction"
Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) - January 2016 Research Report digital badge recipient - in recognition of an exceptionally well-written college-level report covering the research submitted to Intel STS.
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Advancement to Round 2 - February 2016
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)  - FIRST PLACE - BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - March 2016
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF)  - The American Psychological Association - Achievement in Research in Psychological Science - March 2016
* Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 - Behavioral and Social Sciences - Second Place $1500
* Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 - Special Award - Fourth Award of $500 - Awarded by Synaptics, Inc.
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics’ broad portfolio consists of touch, display, and biometrics products. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. Synaptics' special awards is given to the top 4 students with the most innovative projects using human computer interaction.


Neda Shokrian (Grade 12) - "Exploratory Analysis of Article and Twitter Factors Associated with Online Reach in a Biomedical Journal"
* Science Teacher's Association of New York State (STANYS) Senior Science Student for NSHAHS - May 2016


Yair Atlas (Grade 11) - "Looking at the effects of Curcumin on Glioblastoma Stem Cells (GSC)"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016

Arielle Rothman (Grade 11) "Development of Plasmids Containing Immune Suppressant Genes to Protect Transplanted Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetics"
* SAAWA Science Fair - Honorable Mention in Biology - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Honors Award - April 2016

Shani Kahan (Grade 11)
"Synthesis of Bocdiethyltriamine to serve as a Linker for Tetrazine to trace Neural Activity in secondary Olfactory Neurons Via Tetrazine-Cyclopropene"  
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - Advancement to Round 2 - Chemistry - February 2016
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - THIRD PLACE - Chemistry - March 2016
* SAAWA Science Fair - Third Place in Chemistry - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Honors Award - April 2016
"Optogenetic Controlled, Targeted Cancer Drug Delivery"   
"An Alternative Approach to Pesticides"


Stacy Okin (Grade 11)
* The American Society of Human Genetics - 2016 DNA Essay Contest (Teacher - Ms. Amie Roberts) - Honorable Mention - April 2016

Bryan Lavi (Grade 11) - "Bus Stop Alert System"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Meritorious Award - April 2016
"Jacket X"

Isaac Ariel (Grade 11) - "Bus Stop Alert System"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Meritorious Award - April 2016
"Jacket X"

Gabriella Orbach (Grade 11) - "Can X-ray Radiation Turn Unsafe Water Into Drinkable Water?"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016

Elior Levy (Grade 11)"Can X-ray Radiation Turn Unsafe Water Into Drinkable Water?"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016
"Optogenetic Controlled, Targeted Cancer Drug Delivery" 

Arie Monas (Grade 11) 
"Optogenetic Controlled, Targeted Cancer Drug Delivery"  
"Jacket X"

Scott Soifer (Grade 10) - Product developed "Heatstroke Preventers - Heat-Free Car"
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2016 Semi-Finalist      http://www.conradchallenge.org/2016semifinalists/
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2016 Summit Diplomat   http://www.conradchallenge.org/2016summitdiplomats/
* Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) - March 2016 - U.S. Metric Association Award - For the best use of SI, The International System of Units
14th Annual Molloy College Science Fair - 10th Place - April 2016
* SAAWA Science Fair - Second Place in Environmental Engineering - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Highest Honors Award - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Special Award - Angelina and Matthew Lombardo Award - $50 Award - April 2016



Benji Kalmanowitz (Grade 10) "Solar Powered UV Water Sterilizer For Third World Countries"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Meritorious Award - April 2016
"Heatstroke Preventers - Heat-Free Car"
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2016 Semi-Finalist      http://www.conradchallenge.org/2016semifinalists/
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge 2016 Summit Diplomat   http://www.conradchallenge.org/2016summitdiplomats/

Benjamin Gilman (Grade 10) - "Observing Dormancy In Tartigrades And S. Lipidophylla"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016

Leeal Kahen (Grade 10) - "The Relationship Between Gender, Self Esteem, and Incentives to Cheat in High School Freshmen"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016

Caylie Tuerack (Grade 10) - "The Relationship Between Gender, Self Esteem, and Incentives to Cheat in High School Freshmen"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Achievement Award - April 2016

Kayla Lieb (Grade 10) - "Learned Behavior In Planaria"
14th Annual Molloy College Science Fair - Honorable Mention - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Meritorious Award - April 2016

Aryeh Hajibay (Grade 10) - "Learned Behavior In Planaria"
14th Annual Molloy College Science Fair - Honorable Mention - April 2016
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Senior Division - Meritorious Award - April 2016

Aaron Lavi (Grade 9) - "3D Printed Water Filters"
Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Junior Division - Highest Honors - April 2016
Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Junior Division - Special Award - Franco Memorial Award of Excellence - $50 Award - April 2016

Ben Basaleli (Grade 9) - "Emergency Boat Recovery System"
* Long Island Science Congress (LISC) - Junior Division - Honors Award -  April 2016