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Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Hosted Their 6th Annual Science Research Symposium


Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus hosted their 6th Annual Science Research Symposium on Friday, May 11, 2018. The evening began with a poster presentation by several student researchers, followed by introduction and welcomes by Mr. Matteo Doddo and Ms. Kristin Oberle. Andrew Gomez and Daniel Hanrahan were the masters of ceremony.

 

The keynote speaker was Dr. Ja. Kenneth Wicksier, researcher at West Point who focused on genetically engineering microbial cells.

 

Poster presentations included:

Toxicity studies of silica nanoparticles on Escherichia coli
By: Adam Amer

Advisors: LTC Chi Nguyen Ph.D, USMA; Mr. Ross Topliff, PE, MS Chemical Engineering (Michigan)

Honors & Awards

 

The Effects of Animal-Assisted therapy on Anxiety in a Long-term care facility

By: Josh Fuentes

Advisor: Dr. Victoria Romano, DPN, CNRP, CN-P

Honors & Awards:

 

The Entourage Effect: The Marijuana Cannabinoid Effect on Epilepsy and Seizure Patients

By: Kiara McBean

Advisor: Glenn Geher Ph.D SUNY New Paltz

Honors & Awards:

 

 

Technology Assisting in Smoking Withdrawal

By: Andrew Gomez

Honors & Awards:

 

Veterans and Horses: The Value of Equine Therapy for Returning Veterans with PTSD

By: Daniel Hanrahan

Advisor: Dr. Clare Thomas-Pino, Adj Professor UMaine

Honors & Awards:

 

AB5075, a Highly Virulent Isolate of Acinetobacter baumannii, as a Model Strain for the Evaluation of Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Treatments

Authors: Anna C. Jacobs, Mitchell G. Thompson et al

Presented by Stephanie Alvarado

Advisors: Dr. Victoria Romano, DPN, CNRP, CN-P

Dr. J. Kenneth Wickiser, PhD, Chemistry and Life Science USMA

Honors & Awards:

 

Racial/Ethnic Variability in Hypertension Prevalence and Risk Factors in National Health Interview Survey

Authors: L. Holmes Jr., J Hossain, D. Ward, and F. Opara

Presented by Bryanna Anariba

Advisor: Susmitha Dhanyamrajo, MD.

Honors & Awards:

 

Adopter-dog interactions at the shelter: Behavioral and contextual predictors of adoption

Authors: Alexandra Protopopova, Clive David Lawrence Wynne

Presented by Diana Ramos

Advisor: Dr. Clare Thomas-Pino, Adj Professor UMaine

Honors & Awards:

 

Student researchers who presented their topic included Josh Fuentes, Kiara McBean, and Adam Amer. Josh Fuentes discussed The Effects of Animal – Assisted Therapy on Anxiety in a Long-term Care Facility. Kiara McBean presented on her research topic: The Entourage Effect: The Marijuana Cannabinoid Effect on Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorder Patients. Adam Amer presented on: Toxicity Studies of Silica Nanoparticles on Escherichia coli.

 

 

Some alumni who have conducted poster or oral presentations were in attendance. Updates about some alumni were also given.

 

Ms. Kristin Oberle teaches and advises the Annual Science Research Symposium.

 

Science Research Alumni News

 

Ms. Kristin Oberle teaches and advises the Annual Science Research Symposium.

Photos from the Science Research Symposium, 2018


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).











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