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|About the Program||CONTACT US|
|Information for Mentors||Stephanie Greenwald, Director|
|S.U.N.Y. Credit||Dr. Caroline Matthew|
|Samples of Student of Work||Megan Salomone|
|ASR Student Resources||Rhonda Santini, Administrative Assistant|
|Past Award Recipients|
1/8/20: We are thrilled to announce that SIX of our seniors were honored as Regeneron Science Talent Search top scholars, representing the largest number of semi-finalists in Westchester County as well as one of the top schools in the nation. Congratulations to Sam Aberman, Spencer Karp, Merry Mayers, Alexa McGrath, Carolina Pedraza and Owen Skriloff!
November 2019: 20 seniors submit their final papers to the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Their work investigates the such topics as animal self-medication, the virality of social media and the production of semi-transparent solar panels.
June 2019: We end the year celebrating three of our students who had their papers published. Alan Chang's work on computational biology is published in Cell Systems. Moses Zhang presents his paper at the American Astronomical Society's national conference and Benjamin Hammond serves as a co-author for a paper in Bioelectronic Medicine.
6/10/19: Ethan Jacobs is one of 20 Google Science Fair Global Finalists. He will be presenting his work at Google Headquarters in California as one of four Americans at this competition.
6/5/19: Twenty-seven seniors graduate at the 30th annual Authentic Science Research Symposium and 58 underclassmen present their work. Alumni, Eli Kosminsky, from the class of '09, is the keynote speaker.
6/1/19: Raquel Kanner is awarded second place in behavioral sciences at the Somers Science Fair, a county competition dedicated to sophomores.
5/17/19: Three of our seniors compete amongst 1800 students from 82 countries at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ. Renner Kwittken earns third place for his work in translational medicine and Brent Perlman is awarded fourth place in microbiology.
4/20/19: Ethan Jacobs is announced as a Google Science Fair Regional Finalist. He is one of 100 students recognized for this prestigious honor. This was the first year Byram Hills Science Research students entered the Google Science Fair.
3/27/19: Our students represented victoriously at the Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, where both Joshua Freedman and Renner Kwittken were first place in their room and later took first place and fourth place, respectively overall, moving them on to the nationals in Albuquerque, NM in May.
3/16/19: Major awards for the senior class at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Renner Kwittken, Brent Perlman and Samantha Abbruzzese move on to present at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ in May. Three of our seniors, Isabelle Ilan, Elyse Kanner and Emma Lucchino place in order to present at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair. An unprecedented 23 seniors come home from awards from this competition.
2/9/19: Twenty-five seniors present their work at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Ethan Jacobs, Joshua Freedman and Renner Kwittken are awarded second place in their respective categories and will present their work as speakers at the Upstate JSHS in Albany. In addition, Jonah Schwam, Isabelle Ilan, Elyse Kanner and Emma Lucchino will present their posters in this state competition. Six other students are awarded for their presentations of their research at the Westchester Symposium.
1/23/19: Brent Perlman is announced as one of 40 National Finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. He will go to Washington D.C. in March to compete for up to $250,000 in scholarships.
1/9/19: Congratulations to our seven Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars, Alessandra Colella, Alan Chang, Ethan Jacobs, Jonah Schwam, Samantha Abbruzzese, Rachel Chernoff and Brent Perlman. These students were honored as one of 300 national top scholars in this prestigious competition. Currently, Byram Hills has a total of 111 Regeneron/Intel semifinalists, of which 20 have gone on to become finalists.
12/4/18: Samantha Abbruzzese and Rachel Chernoff are selected as two of 15 national finalists in the American Academy of Neurology’s Neuroscience Research Prize. Rachel Chernoff is selected to present her work at the American Academy of Neurology later this year.
9/21/18: Jackson Deitelzweig is named MIT Inspire National Semi-finalist and Julia Zaborowsky is named MIT Inspire National Finalist.
9/17/18: Alexandra Brocato is recognized with a Davidson Fellows Scholarship Honorable Mention.
9/4/18: The Authentic Science Research Program welcomes 42 Sophomores for the 2018/19 academic year
8/23/18: Ellen Amico, rising senior is selected for a Child Mind Institute Rising Scientist Scholarship.
6/13/18: Zachary Milewicz is interviewed by Lisa Wexler on her radio show as a winner of the Acorda Science Competition.
6/6/18: Thirty one seniors graduate at the 29th annual Authentic Science Research Symposium and 49 underclassmen present their work at the Annual Symposium. George Yancopolous, Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, is the keynote speaker.
5/7/18: Arjun Goyal wins a second place honor and $8,000 scholarship at the 56th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
4/20/18: Alexandra Remnitz presents her research at the American Academy of Neuroscience Annual Conference as the first place finalist in the Neuroscience Research Prize Competition.
3/17/18: Thirty seniors present their work at the Westchester Science and Engineering fair. Twelve students win a spot as best in category and eight students win special awards.
2/3/18: Seventeen seniors present their work at the Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Arjun Goyal and Jonathan Mui are awarded first and second place and will present their work as speakers at the Upstate JSHS in Albany. In addition, Dylan Mack and Kylie Roslin will present their posters in this state competition.
1/9/18: Five seniors are recognized as Regeneron Top Scholars: Alexis Aberman, Alexandra Brocato, Stella Li, Jeremy Ma and Kylie Roslin. Byram Hills High School has the largest number of scholars in Westchester County, New York. Currently, Byram Hills has a total of 104 Regeneron/Intel semifinalists, of which 19 have gone on to become finalists.
12/5/17: Stella Li, Jeremy Ma, Alexandra Remnitz and Kylie Roslin are selected as four of 15 national finalists in the American Academy of Neurology’s Neuroscience Research Prize. Alexandra Remnitz is selected to present her work at the American Academy of Neurology in Los Angeles, CA.
11/15/17: Thirty one seniors submit their papers to the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Twenty-seven receive special recognition for their outstanding research report and 17 are honored for their exemplary initiative.
10/17/17: Alexandra Brocato is selected as a Siemens Semi-finalist for her bioinformatics project on the development of a disease trajectory for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
9/25/17: Eleven seniors submit their work to the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.