Science Research Student Moves on in Prestigious Competition

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On Feb. 6, John Glenn science research student Rithika Narayan was selected to continue on to the second round of the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair (LISEF). This is the first time Elwood has had a student advance to the next round of this prestigious competition.

Rithika’s project, entitled “Orphaned by Laplace: A Tale of Two Cysts”, presented findings gathered in an independent science research class offered at the high school. Based on scientific observation and an existing law put into place by the mathematician Laplace, Rithika was able to explain why kidney cysts tend to rupture but liver ducts do not. Her in-depth research and well-presented project set her apart from the other participants and was selected as one of five students from the math category to advance to the second round.

The next stage of the competition takes place on March 14; winners of which move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair.