Excitement About Scientific Ideas and Research

Mr. Frederick Feraco, left, with his Science Research students, tells us that students really have to know their subject well as they have up to 8 minutes to present their project, followed by 5 minutes for follow-up questions by the judges.
Mr. Frederick Feraco, left, with his Science Research students, tells us that students really have to know their subject well as they have up to 8 minutes to present their project, followed by 5 minutes for follow-up questions by the judges.
Mathew Desmond and Jasmine Thai, in front of their research presentations,  will have a chance to become members of the peer review process themselves.
Mathew Desmond and Jasmine Thai, in front of their research presentations, will have a chance to become members of the peer review process themselves.
Jaden Wedner’s presentation looks at Electroencephalography, commonly known as an EEG, and its use in measuring creativity and how the brain works, including which brain areas are active and how they interact.
Jaden Wedner’s presentation looks at Electroencephalography, commonly known as an EEG, and its use in measuring creativity and how the brain works, including which brain areas are active and how they interact.
Left to right: Brian Unger and Jeremy Lanz found the Kathy Belton Science Fair at Molloy College, a great opportunity that allowed students to gain a sense of scientific community with their peers.
Left to right: Brian Unger and Jeremy Lanz found the Kathy Belton Science Fair at Molloy College, a great opportunity that allowed students to gain a sense of scientific community with their peers.
Left to right: Mathew Kerner and Daniel Lucas love their full year science elective that allows students to explore and conduct independent research projects in science and/or social science disciplines.
Left to right: Mathew Kerner and Daniel Lucas love their full year science elective that allows students to explore and conduct independent research projects in science and/or social science disciplines.
Left to right: Stephan Tsolis and Sebastian Castillo near the end of their review were then invited to hear a keynote speaker, addressing exciting research projects.
Left to right: Stephan Tsolis and Sebastian Castillo near the end of their review were then invited to hear a keynote speaker, addressing exciting research projects.

Science is in the air.  As students enjoy the STEM diversity Summit on March 20th, we hear from Walt Whitman Science and Research teacher Mr. Frederick Feraco that his Research 1 students had the opportunity to present their research at Molloy College last Friday. Over 400 students from Suffolk and Nassau County also participated and became part of a scientific peer review process, which is the foundation of scientific research at all levels. The Molloy College Kathy Belton Science Fair allowed students to gain a sense of scientific community with their peers in their respective disciplines.

Way to go: Jeremy Lanz, Mathew Kerner, Sebastian Castillo, Mathew Desmond, Jasmine Thai, Brian Unger, Jaden Wedner, Aarav Shah, Stephan Tsolis, and Daniel Lucas.