Making Strides in Scientific Research

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Four Harborfields High School students recently competed in the Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Westbury. Under the guidance of Harborfields High School science research teacher Michael Pinto, students Alisa Chang, Sabrina Qi, Connor Stewart and Abigail Wax presented their research to professionals in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions and professionals in the field.

For the competition, Chang and Stewart individually generated their own computer programs that improve current cryptography methods. Independently, Qi researched the chemistry behind synthesizing silver nanoparticles that can be used in cancer treatments. Working with a partner, Wax studied the intercellular communication via connexin expression in HeLa cells. Wax and her partner advanced to the second round, placing third in their category and Qi received fourth place in her category.  

The district congratulates these students for their hard work and representing their school at this prestigious competition.