The Westchester Science & Engineering Fair was held on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at Sleepy Hollow High School.  In total, a record number of 330 student presenters showcased their research achievements in this highly competitive high school science competition.  Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, WESEF was able to award over 150 category awards for projects placing 1st – 4th in their cateogies as well as an additional 120 special awards prizes.

Thanks to a generous donation from Progenics Pharmaceuticals, the primary sponsor of the Westchester Science & Engineering Fair, the top 9 individual projects and top 4 team projects earned an all expenses paid trip to compete in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair held this year in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania!  Those student winners are:

Category SchoolName of winner(s)
BehaviorOssiningCatie Conte & Adam Illowsky
Animal ScienceOssiningPamela Brigleb & Amanda Bernstein
Medicine & HealthYorktownFrank Cao & Lily Cao
BiochemistryBriarcliffJenny Yang & Jessica Li
Plant ScienceOssiningAmelia Clements
BehaviorOssiningKatharine Mangialardi
Cell BiologyFox LaneMatthew Bruck
BiochemistryYorktownPriya Mohindra
BehaviorYorktownLaura Anderson
BiochemistryOssiningMaite Antola
EngineeringSomersBayley Meichner
Medicine & HealthHastingsHannah Street
BehaviorYorktownKathleen Mavrommatis

Additionally, a second major award, sponsored by Entergy, supports the three top student projects in Environmental Science and/or engineering to attend the ISWEEEP competition held in Houston, Texas later this year.  The winners of this competition were:

CategorySchoolName of Winner(s)
EnvironmentBriarcliffSteve Kalayam
EnvironmentYorktownMiwa Wenzel
EnvironmentSleepy HollowChristian Zhinin & Alex Mendonca

Congratulations to all student presenters. The enthusiasm, passion for science and quality of research you presented was applauded by the judges and serves as an inspiration for all.  Thanks for your participation and we look forward to seeing you next year at WESEF 2013!