Herricks Science Students Win at New York State Science and Engineering Fair
Herricks High School Student Advances to Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
On April 1st, Herricks High School Science Research student Carrie Hsu competed and won first place award in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair held at the New York Hall of Science. Carrie will now compete on the international level at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in Phoenix Arizona from May 11-May 17, 2019. The Intel ISEF is considered to be the “Olympics of science competitions” and brings over 1,700 students from all fifty states and seventy nations together to compete for scholarships, grants, internships and a trip to attend the Nobel Prize ceremonies.
Junior Carrie Hsu won the first place award in the Embedded Systems category with her research project entitled “Development of a Flexible Durometer Sensor for Improving Hardness Tactile Modality Using Piezoelectric Polymers.” Carrie completed her research work under the mentorship of Dr. Ioannis Kymissis of the Columbia University Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics. Carrie is the daughter of Jessie Wen and Bobby Hsu of Roslyn. Carrie is a three year participant in the Herricks High School Science Research program under the advisement of Mrs. Renée Barcia.