Science Researchers chomp off a win at UF’S JSEHS Conference

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From Jan. 29-31, science research students competed in the Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium, hosted at the University of Florida. Mrs. Leya Joykutty, the director of the science research program, along with Dr. Juliana Caulkins and Dr. Diana Sood, accompanied the 37 students attending the trip. 

After not attending the conference in person for three years, students were elated to return to UF. Freshmen and sophomores participated in non-competitive competition, while selected juniors and seniors presented in either speaker or poster competitions. 

Junior Lorenzo Pulmano won a regional award and junior Akansha Mehta won second place overall in the speaker competition. Mehta will go on to compete at the national level this upcoming summer.

As a junior, this is Emma’s second year in the Patriot Post and she’s excited to be the Assistant Online Editor this year. Outside of newspaper, she’s involved in and has office positions in Science Research, Key Club, FBLA, Model UN, and other clubs, including honor societies and her own nonprofit. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching dramas on Netflix, listening to Taylor Swift, and hanging out with friends. She’s very excited to work on the Patriot Post this year!