The Monmouth Junior Science Symposium delegation included the top five paper presenters. They presented their original research at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Hunt Valley, Maryland on April 29 - May 2. The National JSHS brought together 230 high school students who qualified for attendance by submitting and presenting original scientific research papers in regional symposia held at universities nationwide.
Alon Millet won 1st Place in Life Sciences for his research project Phytobiological Responses to Cellulose Binding Domain: Mechanisms, Implications, and Commercialization. Rachel Han was a poster session winner for her research Celecoxib Off Label: Melanoma and Wound Healing. Both students are from Bergen County Academies in New Jersey.
The JSHS is a tri-service program funded by the Army, Navy and Air Force that encourages high school students to conduct original research in STEM. JSHS sponsors include: Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology); Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA; and Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC, in cooperation with higher education. The National JSHS Program is administered by the Academy of Applied Science, a non-profit educational organization located in Concord, New Hampshire. Details on the JSHS Regional and National events are available at www.jshs.org/.
This year's 2015 MJSS included two topic areas sponsored by the Army. One was for the Best in Nanotechnology, for qualified papers from selected students whose research papers apply to this field. The next was from selected papers that qualify for Best in Advanced Materials Science (Additive Manufacturing), for those students interested in research papers related to materials science. The winners or 1st runner-ups selected from each topic area will receive a 'Tour of Duty' to meet with Army experts, respectively, who support Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Science.
John Christian FantellSpectrophotometric Analysis of a Silicate-Polyvinyl Alcohol Antiglare Photovoltaic DeviceColonia High School
Runner up:Anisha MahatEffect of Human Prostate Cancer Cell on Mouse Osteocyte Sclerostin Expression in vitroHigh Tech High School
David LinInvestigating the Application of Cellulose in Biodegradable Flame Retardant Polymer BlendsHolmdel High School
Runner up:Kylie LongMicrofluidic Devices: Novel Fabrication Technique and Microchannel Design for MicromixingHigh Tech High School
Precious MartinezInnovative Wheelchair Design to Make a Handicap IndependentAEA Union City High School
Runner up: none
Read about one 2013 MJSS winner and his personal tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories.
2014 MJSS participants included John Fantell from Colonia High School and Vincent Chen from High Technology High School.