Photo above: Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist Caitlin Gormley from Sayville Highschool standing with her GIS project
Long Island as a region produced a total of 58 first-round prizewinners in the renamed Regeneron Science Talent Search (the competition was formerly the Intel Science Talent Search). Stony Brook faculty helped train 21 students named Regeneron scholars, including 15 from the Island, during summer sessions that attract teenage researchers nationwide. Of those 21, SoMAS faculty mentored the following four:
Abbigayle Cuomo from Commack High School in Commack, NY worked with Dr. Brian Colle on “A Study of Westward Recurving Tropical Cyclone Tracks in the Atlantic.”
Ben Rhee from Syosset High School in Syosset, NY worked with Dr. Brian Colle on “An Analysis of Power Dissipation in Extratropical Cyclones.”
Kirti Nath from Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, NY worked with Dr. Anne McElroy on “Assessing the Developmental and Metabolic Toxicity of Neuroactive Pharmaceuticals Using Early Life Stage Zebrafish (Danio rerio).”
Caitlin Gormley from Sayville High School in Sayville, NY worked with Maria Brown on “Geospatial analysis of hydrofracturing activities related to human health outcomes and seismic activity.”
A recent Newsday article (Newsday PDF) highlights some of the winners and features quotes from Abbigayle Cuomo and her mentor, SoMAS Professor Brian Colle. Also included on the Newsday website is a map highlighting the complete list of Regeneron scholars from Long Island.