Scientists of Tomorrow: Irvington HS Science Research Students Earn Top Spots at Symposium 

Irvington High School Science Research students (L-R): Elizabeth Lee, Aayushi Jha, Hannah Monack, Rishi Madabhushi, Chysmine Wong and Julia Caldropoli

Thirteen members of the Irvington High School Science Research program presented their research projects at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, held at John Jay High School on February 9The program provides students with an opportunity to pursue in-depth understanding of a topic of their choice in the sciences or engineering. 

Those awarded were: Elizabeth Leefirst place in medicine and health; Julia Caldropoli and Chysmine Wong, third place in physical science; Aayushi Jha, fifth place in environmental science; Rishi Madabhushi, fifth place in computer science and math; Hannah Monack, third place in medical scienceMonack was a poster presenter at the New York Upstate Junior Science and Humanities Symposium held March 27-28 at the University at Albany. 

“We are extremely proud of our Science Research students” said teacher Nadia Parikka, who co-advises the program with Stephanie Schilling and Geri Winterroth. “Their passion for their work was evident... It is a true pleasure to watch our students develop into young scientists.” 

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