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Two Long Beach Teams Qualify for NYS Science Congress

Schools and Libraries

April 28, 2014


 

The Long Beach High School team of Arielle McManus, Chandler McMillan and Jamie Morgenstern qualified to compete in the New York State Science Congress at Brookhaven Memorial Laboratory on May 31. The Long Beach Middle School team of Emily McDonnell and Lauren Bulik also qualified to compete.

            The high school team will be presenting their research project titled "Can Varying the Amounts of Polyvinyl in Hydrogels and Varying the Contact Time Between Hydrogel and Ion Solutions Lead to Increased Absorption of Nitrates and Phosphates?" They conducted their research as part of the high school science research program. The middle school team will be presenting their project titled, "The Effect that Cleaning Agents Have on the Oxygen Production of a Banana Plant." They conducted their research as part of the middle school science fair program.

            The New York State Science Congress was established by the Science Teachers Association of New York in 1950 as a means to stimulate interest and proficiency in the sciences.