High School Science Students Display Innovative Research Projects

High School Science Students Display Innovative Research Projects
Bronxville, NY

A group of Bronxville High School students showcased their science research during the Science Independent Studies Symposium on June 12. More than 20 students shared their innovative work with their classmates, teachers and administrators.

From cancer to protein pathways, water quality of the Pelham Bay and Bronx River, and other local ecosystems, the students had been researching a variety of topics in their classes throughout the school year. They selected a topic of their choice and pursued their research through Independent Study work or through the Bronx River Research course.

Teachers Lee DiTullio, Stephen Kovari and Justine McClellan, who mentored the students and worked tirelessly to support the young scientists, said the symposium was a great way to share their students’ work with a larger community. They also expressed how valuable the students’ research projects are.

“They engage the students in very personal ways with the health of their local environments and in teaching through doing how science is actually done and how and why the scientific method works,” Ditullio said.