Preeti Kakani of Jericho High School, Kaitlyn Shin of Jericho High School, and John Clarke of Syosset are among four high school students on Long Island chosen as finalists for the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search.
The student's projects are as follows:
Preeti Kakani Differential Gene Expression Prior to Eye Opening in Mouse Superior Colliculus
Kaitlyn Shin Photon and Positron Emission from Primordial Black Hole Clusters
John Anthony Clarke (Clarke attends Regis High School in Manhattan) High-Energy X-ray Emission in the Jovian Magnetosphere: A Feasibility Study for the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR)
Forty high school students from across the country were chosen as finalists. They will go to Washington, DC in March to undergo final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for $630,000 in awards, including the top award of $100,000.