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Seniors Present at NYC Science & Engineering Fair

Six Molloy seniors were selected to present their research and compete in the New York City Science and Engineering Fair on March 8th at Citi Field. The following seniors represented Molloy at the fair:

  • Agnes KowalczykEffect of Appendectomies on Serotonin Levels in the Gastrointestinal Tract  (NYU)

  • Olga Mavridis:  Observational Learning of Material Behavior in Mice  (NYU)

  • Caitlin O’Neil:  Cell Analysis of Gut Endoderm Morphogenesis  (Memorial Sloan Kettering)

  • Tara O’Reilly:  Influence of Instagram on Adolescents’ Eating Behaviors  (Molloy)

  • Johnathan Overton:  What Influences Food Decisions in a High School Student Population  (Weill Cornell)

  • Khushalee Oza:  Maintaining Road Safety with the Arduino and NeuroSky Device  (Hofstra)

In related news, based on his work at Hofstra University, Phillip Barbera ’21 has been included as an author in two research papers. These will be presented at the southeastern and northeastern annual Geological Society of America meeting on Sunday, March 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Reston, Lake Anne. The papers are: Trace Metal Analysis in Long Island Marsh Cores and Sediment Grain Size Analysis in Long Island Marsh Cores. Science Research teacher Ms. Mary Mallia said of these achievements, “It is amazing what our students can accomplish!”

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