ICE Wins Big at NYCSEF

Out of the seven ICE seniors who presented their original independent science research at the NYCSEF preliminary round three students advanced to the finals round, which was held on Tuesday at the Museum of Natural History.  The NYCSEF finals round represents the top 25% of the science projects in New York City.  For the first time in our history of participating in this prestigious competition, ALL of our students from the finals round received NYCSEF Recognition FIRST Awards!  Additionally, Toby Beckwith-Quiñones received recognition from the American Psychological Association, through a special award for outstanding research in psychology entered in Behavioral Sciences category.  This is an award that we have long coveted!

All ICE students who submitted to NYCSEF this year pushed their work to the highest level and demonstrated excellence in scientific thought and reasoning.  The students and their projects include:

Preliminary Round:

Emma Schwartz - The Effect of Auditory Distractions on Selective Attention

Glafira Shanabrook - The Effect of Varying Positions of Involvement Within a Situation on Ratings of a Perpetrator's Moral Correctness

Charisse Walrond-Scott - The Effect of Race on Name-Face Associations

Nicole Yapijakis - The Use of Metal as a Thermal Absorber Emitter to Enhance Water Pasteurization through Solar Concentration by a Fresnel Lens

Finals Round:

Toby Beckwith-Quiñones - The Effect of Varying Levels of Relevance on Middle and High Schooler Responses to Wason Selection Tasks

Paulina Lichtman - The Effect of Semantic Camouflage on Food Preferences

Madeline Mardiks - The Effect of Different Note Taking Techniques

on Reading Comprehension using “The Bader Reading and Language Inventory Test”

If you see these students, please congratulate them on their noteworthy achievements.  If you are a parent of an 11th grade student, please encourage them as they complete their Science Graduation Requirement experiments - they will be the next ICE science rising stars!  If you are the parent of a younger scientist - keep encouraging them!