Garden City High School celebrated its students' science research achievements during the annual Science Research Symposium. (Courtesy of Garden City Public Schools)

Garden City High Hosts Science Research Symposium

Garden City High School students and staff recently held the school’s annual Science Research Symposium, celebrating the achievement of GCHS science research students and featuring numerous guest speakers, presentations, and awards.

The evening kicked off with a reception at the school’s library, where attendees chatted and admired student research projects on display while enjoying light refreshments.

Garden City Public Schools science research coordinator Dr. Steven Gordon then introduced speaker Dr. Ramana V. Davuluri, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University, for her talk, “Development and Application of Deep-Learning Algorithms in Biomedical Informatics Methods.” Dr. Davuluri’s talk offered useful insights about AI and its role in biomedical research.

Awards presented at the symposium included:

  • James Nagler: First-Place Grand Award at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair and the U.S. Air Force Prize; Second place in embedded systems and $15,000 Office of Naval Research Prize at the International Science & Engineering Fair.
  • Mannat V. Jain: Second-Place Grand Award at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair; USAID Development Prize and Second-Place Grand Award at the New York State Science & Engineering Fair; Winner of the Congressional App Challenge for Congressional District 04.
  • Amy Hong Xiao: First-Place Grand Award in biochemistry and Best in Fair at the New York State Science & Engineering Fair; First place in biochemistry at the International Science & Engineering Fair.
  • Sarah Phinney and Allyson Hsieh: First place in alternative energy at the American Chemical Society Chemagination.
  • Anais Bardizbanian, Alexandra Gregory, Breckin Kammerer, Giuliana Pamatat, Clara Archer, and Cailin Gately: First-Place overall at the 12th annual Northwell Health Medical Marvels Competition.
  • Anjali Motwani and Tanya Oza: Winners of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program from Garden City Middle School.
Garden City High school hosted guest speakers as well as students and staff at the Symposium.

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