Researchers sweep the 15th Barry Symposium

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Student researchers attended the 15th annual S.T.E.M. Symposium at Barry University, April 21. Each student presented their findings to professors in a poster session and were given the opportunity to network with professionals and undergraduate researchers from the university. 

Projects were judged by two college professors who provided in-depth feedback. Undergraduate and graduate Barry students also presented their research, with their work on display for the high schoolers to observe.

Following the poster presentations, Heritage students also had the opportunity to tour the laboratories at the university, including a lab specialized in zebrafish and other freshwater organisms. Dr. Anjali Tripathi, an astrophysicist and current NASA researcher, also gave a presentation centered around the current research regarding space and NASA’s next steps for exploration.

Three Heritage students took home the top-three awards, along with one honorable mention. Juniors Melodi Fugate, Malcolm Owusu and Amara Okpala won the top three awards, and junior Ellaheh Gohari received the honorable mention.

The 15 students who went to Barry to compete pose for a photo following the awards ceremony. (Photo/Leya Joykutty)

Emma, a current sophomore at American Heritage, is extremely excited to be joining the Patriot Post Staff this year! As an active reader and writer, she is often found scribbling away in a notebook or devouring a novel. Outside of newspaper, she is an active member of Science Research, Model UN, Science Olympiad, Key Club, and much more. In her rare free time, you can find her watching musicals, volunteering at an assisted living facility for the memory-loss, or catching up on her latest TV drama.