Monday, June 7, 2010

Science Research Students Participate in White Plains Invitational Sophomore Symposium

The White Plains Invitational Symposium/Competition was held this past Saturday afternoon at White Plains High School.  In this competition, sophomore students in science research programs from Westchester County High Schools present their work. This entails the production of a project display which must include the following sections: an abstract, a review of literature,  a hypothesis, methods and materials, and projected results. Each student stands by their display to explain and answer questions about the work. Each display is judged four times by judges, who meet individually with the student.

There were a total of 198 students from schools including but not limited to Scarsdale, Edgemont, Ossining, Yorktown, and  White Plains. Projects were placed into categories based on the branch of science being investigated. A few of the many categories included  Botany, Behavior, Medicine and Health, Computer Programming and Astronomy. In each category, the top three scorers are awarded prizes.

Dr. Lee DiTullio and Mr. Charles Ippolito served as judges at the invitational. Bronxville was very well represented by our five students (Shea Braumiller, Steven Chrappa, Joey Colvin, Nick Capasso, and Basil Sunier).  Nick Capasso was awarded third place in the environmental science category.

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