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Some of these may be old but these Stuy96 names are on the web and I took it off and put in the "stuy96.com" web page. Congrats on these winners and I know we'll do much greater things in the future! Hopefully, this will eventually become the Stuy 96 Awards page updating what we have achieved during college! Depending if anybody tells me. Maybe someday one of us might win a Nobel Prize. E-mail me at: wooa@yahoo.com.

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Stuy Science and Technology Expo Award Winners

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the New York Academy of Sciences' 1996 Science and Technology Expo held at the New York Information Technology Center on Saturday, April 27, 1996. The diversity and high quality of the projects, and the students' hard work and enthusiasm for science and technology were inspiring to all who attended the Expo.The 1996 Expo involved 584 students from 75 New York City schools. For more information about the Expo, call David Anthony 212.838.0230 ext. 422. A complete list of award winners follows.

First Award Winners ($50 and a certificate of merit presented by the New York Academy of Sciences)

Stuyvesant High School
James Park, New Clinical Treatment for Burn Patients
Ming Tam, Isolation of a Hypersensitive ABA Mutant
Vasisht Vadi, A Substructure Beyond The Standard Model
Ying Wu, Sonochemical Degradation of Cu-Pc
Glenn Yiu, Isolation of an ABA Signaling Mutant

Second Award Winners ($20 and a certificate ofmerit presented by the New York Academy of Sciences)

Stuyvesant High School
Carmen Abrazado, Rat DCN Response to Tone Discrimination
Abraham Kuo, Hemoglobin in Carbon Monoxide Reduction

Stuyvesant High School
Michele Gatto, A Comparison of Accommodative Procedures

In addition to those awards presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, the following awards were conferred at the 1996 Expo. The criteria for these awards are determined jointly by the New York Academy of Sciences and the award sponsor.

NYNEX Technical Excellence Awards (1st-$1000;2nd-$500; 3rd-$250)
3rd-Vasisht Vadi, Stuyvesant High School, A Substructure Beyond the Standard Model

Francine Salom Memorial Award ($500)
James Park, Stuyvesant High School, New Clinical Treatment for Burn Patients


American Association for Clinical Chemistry Awards(1st-$100; 2nd-$50; 3rd-$25)
2nd-Abraham Kuo, Stuyvesant High School, Hemoglobin in Carbon Monoxide Reduction

Elan Chemical Award ($100)
Ying Wu, Stuyvesant High School, Sonochemical Degradation of Cu-Pc

Victor DeLeon Award ($100)
Ming Tam, Stuyvesant High School, Isolation of a Hypersensitive ABA Mutant


The New York Academy of Sciences' educationdepartment sponsors a variety of programs for students and teachers. For more information about these programs call 212.838.0230 ext.423, send e-mailto education@nyas.org, or write to: Education Department; New York Academy of Sciences; 2 East 63rd Street; New York, NY 10021. The Academy's world wide web address is http://www.nyas.org.

© 1996 New York Academy of Sciences, All rights reserved.


Westinghouse Electric Corporation - Westinghouse Foundation & Community Affairs

55th Annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search

1996 Semifinalists


The achieving of semifinalist honors status in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search is evidence of ability and interest in science and engineering which is taken into consideration by colleges and universities in admissions and granting of scholarships. For this reason, the semifinalist list is distributed to all universities and colleges in the United States. Each of those selected as a semifinalist is being furnished with multiple certifications intended to accompany applications for college admissions and for scholarships, but a listing in this pamphlet should be accepted as an equivalent certificate. Listed are 127 females and 173 males.

From this group of 300 Semifinalists, 40 students are chosen as Finalists for the Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C., (March 6-11, 1996) where $205,000 in Westinghouse scholarships will be announced. The Finalists are announced on January 23, 1996 after the distribution of the Semifinalist Book. The names of the Finalists will be published in the January 27, 1996 edition of Science News. A copy will be sent upon request.


This listing of Science Talent Search Semifinalists is compiled by Science Service Inc. based on information provided by each student participant.

The student's name, age, home address, school, city of school and project title follow. If the student's home town differs from that of her/his school, it will be noted in the home address.

  • Stuyvesant High School
    • Benny Adler, (17) 225 W. 83rd St. 10024
      Effects of Interleukin-2 and Interleukin-12 on Peripheral Blood Derived Stem Cells in vitro
    • Cecil Franklin Christian, (16) 158-16 59th Ave., Flushing 11365
      Effects of UV, Dissolved Organic Matter, and Transient Oxidants on Phytoplankton
    • Preeti Rachel Davidson, (17) 70 Haven Ave., Apt. 3G 10032
      Quantitation of Deleted Forms of Mitochondrial DNA in Somatic Cells During the Life Span of Drosophila melanogaster: Implications of Accumulation in Aging
    • Angela Rosabelle Ghesquiere, (17) 146 Greene St. 10021
      White Point: An Ethnographic Study of Societal Change in Small Canadian Fishing Village
    • Erica Jo Gilles, (17) 175 Garfield Pl., Brooklyn 11215
      Expression of Emotions and Their Causes in American Sign Language
    • Irene Greenberger, (17) 64-30 251 St., Little Neck 11362
      Disturbed Eating Attitudes and Polarity in Areas of Talent Among Adolescent Sisters
    • Bruce Mizrahi Haggerty, (18) 205 E. 69th St. 10021
      Episodes of Flood-Basalt Volcanism Defined by 40Ar/39Ar Age Distributions: Correlation With Mass Extinctions?
    • Dudley William Lamming, (16) 1658 Bayridge Pkwy., Brooklyn 11204
      Apoptosis in LR73 Cells is Inhibited by Over expression of the Multidrug Resistance (MDR) Protein
    • Salvia Lee, (17) 199-27 24th Rd., Whitestone 11357
      An Objective Evaluation of the Utility of Flake Analysis of Archeological Sites
    • Tony Ling, (17) 61 Mott St., Apt. 2 10013-4864
      Interaction of V1/V2 and V3 Domains of HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein gp120: Implications of Viral Neutralization by Antibodies Directed to the V1/V2 Domains
    • Jennifer Lu, (17) 992 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn 11230
      Detection of p53 Tumor-Supressor Gene Mutations in Colorectal Cancer Using the Non-Isotopic RNase Cleavage Assay (NIRCA)
    • Ting Luo, (17) 41-26 66th St., Woodside 11377
      Identification and Characterization of a Novel Human General Transcription Factor: Implications in Gene Expression Regulation, Transcription-Translation Linkage, Host Cell-Virus Communication, and Programmed Cell Death
    • Jessica Tsesha Meed, (17) 531 Main St. 10044
      Television Violence Through the Eyes of Adolescents: Effect of Contextual Intervention on Adolescents' Perception of Violence
    • Ramit Mizrahi, (16) 1438 Third Ave., Apt. 30D 10028
      Effects of Task and Form on Recognition Memory for Words and Pictures
    • Richard Lup-Duc Moy, (17) 9 Monroe St., Apt. 15 10002
      Co-Factors in HIV Syncytia Formation
    • James Park, (17) 47-03 47th St., Woodside 11377
      New Clinical Treatment for Burn Patients: Effects of Heat Shock Protein Supernatant (Hsp) on Skin Cell Recovery and Proliferation
    • Joel Gabriel Ramin, (17) 12 W. 96th St., Apt. 4D 10025
      Levels of Symbolic Play in Abused Children
    • Benjamin A. Robins, (17) 240-38 42nd Ave. 11363
      Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollution on the Pulmonary Function of Urban Minority Adolescents
    • Theresa Shao, (17) 72-43 51st Dr. 11377
      Effect of Recessive Lethal Mutation 1544 on nodDTW, a Mutant Allele of a Kinesin-Like Gene Involved in Drosophila melanogaster Female Meiosis
    • Maureen Emma Turner, (17) 319 E. 24th St. 10010
      Efficacy of an Adopt-A-Space Program as a Solution to Workplace Dissatisfaction
    • Vasisht Mantra Vadi, (16) 511 E. 80th St., Apt. 14B 10021
      Substructure of Leptons, Quarks and Guage Bosons: Leading to Grand Unification
    • Zoya Vydrug-Vlasenko, (18) 182 Bennett Ave., Apt. 6K 10040
      Single and Packed Ice Floe Draft Due to Wave Motion and Collisions of Ice Floes
    • Aaron Wong, (17) 75-20 175th St., Fresh Meadows 11366
      Anterior Development of the Drosophila Embryo in the Absence of the Morphogen Hunchback
    • Ying Wu, (18) 960 E. 18th St., Brooklyn 11230
      Sonochemical Degradation of Cu-Pc in Aqueous Solution
    • Glenn Chung-Wing Yiu, (16) 265 Dahill Rd., Brooklyn 11218
      Identification of Desensitization Mutant, asil, in the ABA Signal Transduction Pathway
    • Ru Hua Yuan, (17) 8636 16th Ave., Brooklyn 11214
      New Technology in the Production of Dry Beans and Potatoes
    • Chun Hua Zheng, (17) 92 Winthrop Pl., Staten Island 10314-4526
      Effect of Glass Surface Treatment on the Interfacial Bond Strength of "Glasscrete"
    1996 Finalists

    Designed to discover and develop scientific, mathematical, and engineering ability among high school seniors, the Westinghouse Annual Science Talent Search is conducted annually by Science Service Inc. in partnership with The Westinghouse Foundation.

    The forty finalists of the 55th Annual Science Talent Search, among whom $205,000 in Westinghouse Science Scholarships will be distributed, represent about 2.1 percent of those who completed entries in this scientific and educational competition.

    These 15 females and 25 males are awarded an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Science Talent Institute, March 6 through 11, 1996. Here ten of the finalists will be selected by the board of judges to receive one of the following four-year Science Scholarships: one $40,000 ($10,000 per year), one $30,000 ($7,500 per year), one $20,000 ($5,000 per year), three $15,000 ($3,750 per year), four $10,000 ($2,500 per year). The remaining 30 contestants will be given Westinghouse Science Scholarships of $1,000 each.

    The finalists are 16 to 18 years of age and come from 34 cities in 12 states. They were picked by the judges from among 1,869 contestants who completed their entries by writing a report on their scientific research and submitting it along with an official entry form and supporting documents. Completed entries were received from 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


    NEW YORK
    Bruce Mizrahi Haggerty, 18, of 205 E. 69th St., New York, has been actively working as a research geologist for four years. A reader since the age of 3, he has co-authored eight peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts in geology. Also very interested in computer science, three years ago Bruce made a successful proposal to install, configure and administerStuyvesant High School's connection to the Internet, which he continues to update and expand. Last summer, at the Research Science Institute at MIT, Bruce worked on radiometric dating of mineral samples from China and South Africa. His. Westinghouse Science Talent Search project in geology combined several interests. He used statistical methods to find improved age estimates for flood basalts (lava flows) and for studying their connection to species' extinctions. He interprets his data as showing strong evidence of such a connection. Bruce enjoys tennis, hiking and music and has appeared in an off-Broadway production. The son of Edward Haggerty and Dr. Judith Mizrahi, he plans to major in geophysics, applied mathor physics at Harvard. He would like to pursue a career in teaching or research.

    NEW YORK
    Dudley William Lamming, 16, of 1658 Bay Ridge Parkway, Brooklyn, entered a biochemistry project in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. A major problem in cancer treatment is increased tolerance to many chemotherapeuticd rugs. This tolerance is exhibited by multidrug resistance (MDR) tumor cells. Dudley analyzed apoptosis, a form of cell death, in MDR cells. He found that the cells are more resistant to apoptosis, and the resistance can be reversed by certain drugs. He believes his findings could lead to more effective cancer treatment. At Stuyvesant High School, Dudley is editor of Nucleus Magazine, and a member of the science and chess clubs and the Junior Academy of Science. His extra-curricular activities include hospital volunteer work, chorus, baseball, basketball, swimming, ceramics and Irish folk music. He has won several regional science fair awards. The son of Dudley and Carol Lemming, Dudley plans to study biophysics at MIT.

    NEW YORK
    Ting Luo, 18, of 41-26 66th Street, Woodside, examined a critical cellular process for her Westinghouse Science Talent Search biology project. Ting investigated gene expression, one of the most fundamental cellular processes, by which genetic information stored in DNA is retrieved to perform various vital functions in living organisms under conditions such as virus infection and toxic drug treatments. She reports discovery of a novel general factor, Translation Sensitive Factor (TSF), that is required for human gene expression and may have important roles in communications between virus and host cells and in programmed cell death induced by toxic drugs. Finally, she proposed a mechanism for turning gene expression on and off through constant synthesis and destruction of TSF, according to cell growth conditions. Born in China, Ting enjoys collecting stamps and ancient coins, photography, chess and piano. She is co-president of the Chinese Language Society and physicsteam captain for the Science Olympiad. A senior at Stuyvesant High School, Manhattan, Ting is to attend MIT. She is the daughter of Heming Luo and Beibei Shen.

    NEW YORK
    James Park, 17, of 47-03 47th Street, Woodside, devised a potential new clinical treatment for burn patients for his biology project in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. His goal was to develop an effective treatment using the body's own defense mechanisms--heat shock proteins (Hsp)--to increase the chance of maximum recovery "while keeping reality and costs in sight." James concludes that Hsp supernatant, in conjunction with modern burn treatment, should significantly reducep atient recovery time, thereby reducing infections and costs. At Stuyvesant High School in New York City, he is a member of the science, math and engineering clubs, and the National Honor Society. He is editor of a school publication and participates in cross country sports. His hobbies include chess, model bridge building, computer repair, running and Japanese taiko music. He hopes to major in biology and minor in education at Harvard. James is the son of Dr. Doo S. and Byoung Park.


    1996 International Science and Engineering Fair The Rockefeller University, New York City March 14 and 15, 1996

    Winners of the New York City regional competition of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held at The Rockefeller University, New York City, March 14 and 15, 1996. First and second place individual winners and the first place team winners will compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 5 to 11 in Tucson, Ariz. Third and fourth place winners receive paid summer internships at Rockefeller, a graduate institution specializing in biomedical research. In addition to the top awards, judges presented certificates in each subject category for best, high honors and honors. The student projects comprise research in 23 different categories, including behavioral and social sciences, cell biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, genetics, mathematics, microbiology and physics.

    Stuyvesant High School:
    Best Microbiology:
    Jonathan Aaron Fisher, 12
    Occurrence of asc10-like aggregation substance genes in clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecium.

    Second Place, Individual:
    Ting Luo, 12
    Identification and characterization of a novel human general transcription factor:implications in gene expression regulation, transcription-translation linkage, host cell-virus communication and programmed cell death.

    High Honors:
    James Park, 12
    A new clinical treatment for burn patients: the effects of heat shock protein (Hsp)supernatant on skin cell recovery and proliferation.

    Best Plant Genetics:
    Ming Chun Tam, 12
    Isolation of a hypersensitive mutant(asi2) in the ABA signal transduction pathway.

    First Place Individual:
    Aaron Wong, 12
    Anterior development of the Drosophila embryo in absence of the morphogen hunchback.

    Best Cell Biology:
    Glenn Yiu, 12
    Identification of a desensitization mutant, asi1, in the ABA signal transduction pathway.



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