Lincoln Science Research Students Shine in Regional Competition
Three Lincoln High School Science Research students were among 550 young scientists from throughout the region who recently participated in the Westchester Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, held this year at John Jay High School in Cross River. Jessica Abu’s Environmental Biology poster board earned her a coveted 2nd place.
Jessica’s project tested the effect of the PGPR Pseudomonas putida on Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed germination at high saline conditions.
Ardit Berisha also competed in the Environmental Biology category. He tested how storm water effects the quality of the Bronx River water.
Eric Santiago competed in Computer Science. He built Artificial Intelligence characters that were interesting to play without the need of the expert developer while using machine learning as the framework.
The students were supervised by Dr. Dean Saghafi, the director of Lincoln's Program for Scientific Inquiry.