Senior Excels in Science Research

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Abigail Wax, a senior at Harborfields High School, participated in the Garcia Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Summer Program at Stony Brook University.

Abigail worked with renowned Stony Brook scientists to study the effect of various polymers on endothelial cell adherence to fibrinogen-coated surfaces. Her study aimed to provide further understanding of thrombosis, the clotting of blood, as well as angiogenesis, how new blood vessels form.

Along with other high school students from around the globe, Abigail presented her research at a symposium at the end of the program. She aspires to use her research to compete at the national level in the prestigious Siemens or Intel competitions.

The district commends Abigail for her hard work and research success.