High Tech Students Attend American Chemical Society Poster Session at Seton Hall

(September 17, 2018--South Orange, NJ) Students from High Tech High School attended the North Jersey Section of The American Chemical Society Poster Session at Seton Hall University, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The students, Chenglian Long of Kearny, Bayonne resident Tatyana Lazareva, Andrea de Leon of Jersey City, Secaucus resident Carina Garcia, and Veeraj Shah of North Bergen, presented the results of their research projects and competed against over 100 other high school students from all over Northern New Jersey. Long and Lazareva, both Project SEED 1 students, conducted research at Stevens Institute of Technology this past summer under the mentorship of Dr. Woo Lee and Dr. Symon Podkolzin. Each student received $2,500 from the American Chemical Society. Long’s project, “Developing a Cell Retaining Device Supporting the Assay of Multiple Myeloma cells,” and Shah’s “Determining the Optimal Fibrous Scaffold for the Formation of a Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessel with Endothelial Cells” received kudos from attendees. De Leon, Long, and Lazareva earned first place in their categories. Students presented their projects to three or more judges, who inquired about the project’s purpose, procedure, and duration. Those participants most knowledgeable about their projects scored the highest. “These students represented High Tech in a great way,” says Dr. Dmitri Lavlinski, who teaches AP Chemistry at High Tech, “and all of the projects reflected great devotion and a good level of presentation skills.”

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