Students Share Science Research at Symposium

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Juniors in East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School’s Science Research program presented research plans for the 2018-19 school year at the first-ever Science Research Symposium on April 30.

The students, under the guidance of teachers Emanuela Matthews and Patricia Refino, have studied a variety of scientific topics, reading multiple articles by experts to aid their upcoming research. They are also working with mentor scientists from various colleges and working with Ms. Refino to secure field research opportunities over the summer months. 

During the symposium, each student shared their research topics, important facts about what they’ve learned thus far and articles they’ve read that support the focus of their research. Teachers Brian Crowley, Emanuela Matthews, Lexi Mendyk, Pam Murano and Bryan Palermo served as panelists, and will provide feedback that will help guide the students to modify their presentations for future competitions.

Department Chairperson for Science and Mathematics Jimmy Zervas commended students Joseph Amabile, Nick Becker, Scott Buzzolani, Brandon Frantzen, Cole Keller and Luke Wahlers for the work they have done so far and wished them luck as they moved forward with their research.