From the White Plains School District:
Max Golden, a senior in the White Plains High School Science Research Program, was presented with the Acorda Scientific Excellence Award this week. This honor is given to recognize Westchester and Putnam County high school students who are engaged in highly significant scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) research.
Max’s study, entitled “The Effects of Temperature and Pressure on the Growth of Graphene by Chemical Vapor Deposition of Ethylene on CuNi(111)” demonstrated a novel approach to growing grapheme as a potential for large scale production. Max’s mentor, Dr. Carl Ventrice, Jr., submitted Max’s research for publication in the Journal of Vacuum Sciences and Technology A.
Acorda Therapeutics Inc., founded in 1995 and located in Ardsley, New York, is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that restore function and improve the lives of people with neurological conditions.
Another White Plains senior in the Science Research Program, Diana Medina, has had her research submitted for publication. Diana is the first author credited in a study entitled “Adverse Effects of Daylight Savings Time on Adolescents’ Sleep and Performance.”
The Science Research Program is taught by Kimberly Fleming. Science Coordinator for the school district is Margaret Doty.