High Tech Science Majors Attend YSAP’s 29th Annual Awards & Student Symposium

by Andrew Tran

(Bedminster, NJ―June 7, 2017) At the AT&T Global Network Operations Center, High Tech science majors presented their research for the Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) symposium, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech.
Earlier this year, students submitted proposals to the YSAP Foundation for a chance to receive grants to conduct their research projects, and all the High Tech students who attended the event received grants. Students’ poster boards piqued interest and allowed students to practice their communications and presentation skills. Also, guests had an opportunity to tour the center, where a docent described the day-to-day activities at the AT&T Global Network Operations Center.
The YSAP symposium culminated with its award ceremony.  Judges presented medals for projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, inventions, physics, and mathematics, and the president of the YSAP board also bestowed Presidential Awards to students with promising projects.  
Smriti Sukesh Kumar and Mahek Virani of Secaucus received Presidential Awards for their project “Road Rage Reduction.”  Kumar and Virani’s project concerned programming an LED matrix board as a prototype in a real-world setting.

Veteran High Tech science teachers Dr. Nina Lavlinskaia and Dr. Arun Srivastava accompanied their highly-enthusiastic students, who rallied and supported their peers who received their awards. 

(from left to right: Dr. Jorge L. Valdes, President of YSAP, Smriti Sukesh Kumar, and Mahek Virani)

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