Luke Richardson and Emily Walker were invited to compete in this year’s Junior Science and Humanitities Symposium (JSHS) semifinal round on February 9, 2014. Thousands of students from the Metro and LI region entered their papers to this competition (Round 1), and only 100 students from each region were invited to compete in Round 2. Emily Walker (The Effect of Hydraulic Fracturing on Methane Levels in the Dimock, Pennsylvania Area) placed 1st in her category (Earth and Environmental Science) for the semifinal round of Long Island’s 2014 JSHS regional symposium. The first place winners from each category are automatically invited to the final round scheduled for March 9 at CUNY’s York College campus.

On February 10, 2014, 4 students from Bethpage High School were selected to compete in this year’s Intel LISEF (Long Island Science and Engineering Fair) which is a regional competition for Intel’s International ISEF. Sarah Ciresi, FirasAkbik, Samantha Ingenito, and HarshilGarg competed in their respected categories, along with over 500 students from Nassau and Suffolk. Samantha Ingenito's study (The Effect of the Audience’s Authority on Social Facilitation) was one of the top 25% of the projects invited back to compete in Round 2 of LISEF on March 13 - the top 1% of each category will move on to Intel’s International ISEF.

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