Grand Avenue Science Researchers Record Multiple Wins at LISEF

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The Science Research Club at Grand Avenue Middle School was well represented at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair competition held on March 10 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

Seven young researchers competed in this prestigious event. Connor Desmond and Angelo Vergatos were awarded first prize for their team project entitled “How do different levels of ultraviolet radiation affect the magnetic sensitivity of Drosophila melanogaster?” Brandon Langone was awarded first prize for his individual project “What types of sensors would enable optimum performance for a robot on Martian-like terrain?”

Connor, Angelo and Brandon placed amongst the top 10 percent of middle school researchers on Long Island at this prestigious research competition. In recognition, all three award winners were nominated for the prestigious Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars) national competition.  

Benjamin Loetman, Eric Flitsch, Andrew Kessler and Dante Gomez were also recognized for their participation.