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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Awardee

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Awardee


Herricks High School junior Sahith Vadada represented his team at the Junior Science and Humanities competition held at York College on Feb. 4. He presented the research PowerPoint, “Evaluating the Effects of Graphene-Loaded Poly (4-vinylpyridine) Electrospun Fiber Scaffolds and Spun-cast Thin Films on the Proliferation and Differentiation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells in vitro,” to a panel of judges and earned a third place distinction in the category of Biology.

The JSHS scholarship program is designed to challenge and engage students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). It aims to prepare and support students to contribute as future scientists and engineers.

The team that Sahith was part of includes Herricks High School student Rushikesh Patel and Wheatley School student Verdant Singh. The trio earned Siemens Science Competition Regional finalist distinction earlier this school year and also received the top Materials Research Sciences Award at a conference in Boston.

Both Sahith Vadada and Rushikesh Patel participate in the high school’s Science Research Program under the direction of teacher Reneè Barcia.