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Seniors present findings at research symposium

Independent Research students with science teacher Dave Conneally
Independent Research students with science teacher Dave Conneally

Seven Schuylerville High School seniors presented the findings of their three-year research projects during the 22nd Annual Independent Research Science Symposium on Wednesday, June 12. Sydney Barber, Alexandra Cappelletti, Jared Everleth, Paul Harshbarger, Peter Schwartz, Riley Tavares and Rose Zullo were all part of the Independent Research course, which allows students to experience science first-hand through a topic of their choosing. During the three years, students work closely with scientists and authors, complete extensive research and master the scientific method. Seniors also have to submit a formal lab report on their chosen topic. Many of the students plan to continue their research in college.

Topics Presented:

  • The Effect of Static and Dynamic Stretching on Stamina by Sydney Barber
    Exposing Dunaliella Salina to Copper Chloride While Testing the Concentrations Survival Rates with Low and High Salinity by Alexandra Cappelletti
  • The Effect of Increasing Frequency of Dialysis Treatment of Calciphylaxis by Jared Everleth
  • The Effects of Binge Drinking on Neuropsychological Performance Tests by Paul Harshbarger
  • Investigating the Relationship between Coyote Abundance and Frequency of Human Interactions by Peter Schwartz
  • Inflammation inYoung and Old Aged Balb/c Mice by Riley Tavares
  • Neuroplasticity in Human Taste Threshold Based on Mood Modulation of Neurotransmitters by Rose Zullo