Students Earn High Marks for Presentation

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Six Elwood-John H. Glenn High School science students were recently crowned first place presentation winners in Northwell Health’s annual Medical Marvels Program.

The Medical Marvels program was established by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career pathways for Long Island High School Students in ninth and 10th grades.

Tenth-graders Ivan Andrade, Akhila Kanneganti, Yeji Lee, Meghan Rivardo, Annie Song and Laura Taylor presented on “Fountain of Health: Replacing Water Systems Within School Districts.” The goal of their project was to create an efficient and inexpensive water filter system to eliminate the risk of disease and create safe drinking water. The students discussed what their plan would be, what policies they would put in place throughout the district and their budget.

The students worked on the project in their Independent Science Research class and also wrote a 15-page paper. They devoted more than 30 hours of their own time twice a week after school to make their project idea come to fruition.