and other Scientific Accolades

Prestigious Summer Research

for a Sayville High School Junior

Congratulations to High School Junior Rebecca Monastero for submitting a winning essay to the Simons Summer Fellowship Research Program at Stony Brook University and becoming the second Sayville student to be accepted into this prestigious and highly selective program.  (Tovah Markowitz, Sayville class of 2003, was selected to be in this program in 2002. )

Rebecca will participate in a summer research project with Epidemiologist Jaymie Meliker, P.hD. on a Long Island Study of Seafood Consumption.


From their websiste: The Simons Summer Research Program gives academically talented, motivated high school students who are between their junior and  senior years the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in science, math or engineering at Stony Brook University. Simons Fellows work with distinguished faculty mentors, learn laboratory techniques and tools, become part of active research teams, and experience life at a research university. The Simon's website is http://stonybrook.edu/simons.

Science Research Adviser Mrs. Maria Brown Reports More Sayville Science Students'

Accolades  to date: Update 3/26/12

National Science Foundation – NOYCE – Science & Mathematics Symposium

We had all 15 of our projects accepted into the finalist round of this competition out of a total of 110 selected.


Alicia Protus and Derek Hartnett – Chiropterid Biodiversity in the Tamhsiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve, Peru – 2nd Place Overall


Sarah Monastero and Dara Hofmann –

A Water Quality Study of Green’s Creek Correlated to Surrounding Land Use, Long Island, New York - Special Award – Best Marine Project in Fair


Honorable Mention in Category Awards:

Tiffany Bruno (Geology), Courtney Mignone (Medicine), Erica Weinberg (Medicine), Alexis Brown (Biology), and Rebecca Monastero (Biology) (Haplotype Fingerprinting of the Anisoptera of Suffolk County, New York)


Simons Summer Research Fellowship at Stony Brook University

Rebecca Monastero – Long Island Study of Seafood Consumption – Epidemiology

Rebecca is Sayville’s first student to be accepted into this prestigious and highly selective program.


New York State Science & Engineering Fair

There were 5 projects that advanced to the state competition of which there were 130 total.

Tiffany Bruno (Geology) -  1st Place

Erica Weinberg (Medicine & Health) - 2nd Place



RISE Competition Updates (3/23/12


Long Island Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (1/24/12) Round I

Alexis Brown

Tiffany Bruno - Advanced to Regional Semi-finalist round (3/30/12)

Jacqueline Kalomiris - Advanced to Regional Semi-finalist round (3/30/12)

Aneri Kinariwalla

Courtney Mignone

Erica Weinberg - Advanced to regional Semi-finalist round (3/30/12)



Long Island Science & Engineering Fair Round I (2/14/12)

We had our best results ever from Round I


Alexis Brown - Population Ecology of Ectoparasites of Mormoopid Bats from the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica – Advanced to finalist round


Tiffany Bruno - A Chemical Analysis of Airborne Particulate Matter to Classify Potential Micrometeorites and their Association to Meteorite Showers Using Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence for Two Locations in Suffolk County, New York

Special awards

  1. Association for Women Geoscientists  - Outstanding Project in Earth & Space
  2. American Meteorological Society – Outstanding Achievement


Jacqueline Kalomiris - An Analysis of Lipid Biosynthesis and Inhibition in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii – advanced to finalist round


Courtney Mignone - Geospatial Analysis of Self-Reported Multiple Sclerosis for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York


Erica Weinberg - An Analysis of Variance of the Effects of Natural Substances on the Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization – advanced to finalist round



Long Island Science & Engineering Fair Round II (3/19/12)

We had our best results ever from Round II

Alexis Brown – 1. Intel Honorable Mention  (Medal)– Animal Sciences

                           2. Irwin Wissner Environmental Conservation Award


Jacqueline Kalomiris – Intel Honorable Mention (Medal) – Energy & Transportation


Erica Weinberg – Intel Honorable Mention (Medal) – Medicine


I-SWEEEP – (International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment, Project Olympiad) (2/28/12)

This is our first entry into I-SWEEEP!

John is 1 of 8 in New York State to chosen to compete in the Sustainable Energy Category at the International Olympiad to be held in Houston Texas, May 2-5th

345 projects will compete from 63 countries in the categories of sustainable energy, environment, and engineering.

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