North High School Showcases Science

North High School Showcases Science photo

Valley Stream North High School held a Science Research Symposium on Jan. 15, when students ranging from freshmen to seniors gathered in the library and presented their advanced science studies and innovations. Among the featured projects were many that were developed for submission into prestigious competitions.

The event opened with music performed by the North Breakfast Club ensemble. Teacher Michael Frazer addressed the audience, and later that morning teachers Kimberly Libertini and Santo DiSclafani spoke. Students took the spotlight to share their discoveries – juniors and seniors presented their research on a variety of sophisticated topics and provided a glimpse into their STEM career explorations for the Northwell SPARK! Challenge. Sophomores showcased the posters that they created for the Medical Marvels Research Competition, sponsored by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Workforce Readiness, and freshmen reported on their research and development simulations for the Exploravision Science Competition. 

The symposium concluded with an activity in which students split into breakout groups, and Science Department Chairperson John Pandolfi provided closing remarks.