Yonkers Science Students Earn Research Grants

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Yonkers' Lincoln High School Science Research students are headed to a STEM symposium at Liberty Science Center in June.
Yonkers' Lincoln High School Science Research students are headed to a STEM symposium at Liberty Science Center in June. Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers' Lincoln High School Science Research students are headed to a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) symposium at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. in June.

The symposium is sponsored by the Young Science Achievers Program, which "identifies promising high school student research in the STEM disciplines" and "supports the student investigators with grants and mentoring," according to a release.

The program awarded grants to 20 Lincoln students on 11 teams to fund research projects in the school's Science Research Academy. The young men and women worked under the supervision of Dean Saghafi. 

These are the funded research and student investigators:

  • Does it Lift? Students: Kevin Cruz Sanchez, Javier Tineo, Jennifer Lopes
  • Evaluating the Reaction Time/Speed/Amount of Spore Discharge from the Pilobolus Fungus, under Different Wavelenght of Visible Lights. Students: Teyanu Vasconez, Abdy Fuentes, Alejandra Bolanos
  • The Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation from Cell Phones on Honey Bees. Students: Samuel Mesquita, Angel Antigua
  • Multiple Exposure of E. coli to Triclosan Will Lead to the Development of E.coli Resistance. Students: Maximo Casimiro, Yanitza Rodriguez, Augustus Mends, Gabrielle Ortecho
  • Can Silver Nano-particles as an Antimicrobial Agent against Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli? Students: Orquidea Estrella, Larry Andres-Placido 
  • Daphnia Heart Beats. Student: Tiffany Alfaro
  • The Effects of Phosphorus and Nitrogen on Algae Growth. Students: Alivia Acosta, Jamely Leon
  • To Test the Effects of NaHCO3 and KHCO3 on a Paint’s Fire-Extinguishing Characteristics. Students: Bianca Cruz, Leonardo Perez
  • Removal of Heavy Metal Using Sugarcane Bagasse. Student: Damian Okoroafor
  • The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Shells. Students: Haroun Alkaifi, Daniel Poku
  • Home Remedy vs. Home Made. Students: Danielle McGough, Carmen Quinones, Stephanie Dunne, Emily Reyes
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