MAMARONECK, N.Y. – More than 80 Mamaroneck High School students’ research projects were displayed for the Original Science Research Symposium Monday night.
The Original Science Research program is a four-year elective that tasks students with identifying, researching and completing a research project during their time at MHS. During that time, students must find a mentor in a field related to their topic.
Gray Putnam, a senior, chose to study the variability of a star – or why its brightness has changed over time – in the OMC-2 cluster called IRS 1. His mentor is his great uncle Michael Werner, who is a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
There were 86 total poster presenters Monday who chose projects in medicine and health, biology, psychology, environmental science and computer science. Many have won awards for their work.
Among them, six spoke about their projects. They are:
- Benjamin Miller - Does Soaking after Joint Puncture Lead to Joint Contamination?
- Gray Putnam - Study of the Variability of the Young Star OMC-2 IRS-1
- Jami Nicholson - Distinct Vascular Niches Regulate Developmental and Postnatal Hematopoiesis
- Joby Bernstein - The scaffolded grader: Activation of embodied sensory experiences influences abstract judgment
- Valentine Olivier - Finemapping of Narcolepsy Susceptibility Regions Using Imputation
- Juliet Strauss - Serotonin Plays a Proinflammatory Role in Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Tuesday, the final student art and video exhibits of the year will take place. There is an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Palmer Gallery for the final student art show. The exhibit features work in all media by every student in the MHS art program. It will remain open until May 31.
The MHS Spring Video Screening is also Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the PACE theater. There will be two sessions of films, each with a run time of a little more than an hour. They include documentaries, short films, news stories and more.
The first session will close with a documentary short about the recent student trip to China.
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