Science Research students receive Regeneron-WESEF awards

Science Research students receive Regeneron-WESEF awards

The Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) attracts hundreds of aspiring scientists from high schools throughout Westchester, Sullivan, and Putnam counties each year. The goal is to encourage students to participate in hands-on scientific research by providing a forum to showcase their work, meet like-minded peers, and explore their passion for science. The result is a fantastic display by the region's best high school science research students. 

Judges at the 2024 Regeneron WESEF recognized six Ursuline students in the annual competition, which attracted over 700 entries. Senior Christina Huerta-Stylianou received two awards in the Cellular and Molecular Biology category. Isabella Avila '25, Madeline Bohan '24, Christina Huerta-Stylianou '24, Aine O'Sullivan '25, Sophiana Simone '25, and Isabella Vembenil '25 each received an award in the Medicine and Health Sciences category.

(L-R): Aine O'Sullivan, Isabella Avila, Christina Huerta-Stylianou, Madeline Bohan, Sophiana Simone, and Isabella Vembenil.

Being recognized as Regeneron-WESEF Science Research award winners is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and innovative thinking in the field of science. With over 700 high school students participating from across the region, Ursuline's talented student researchers have demonstrated their ability to tackle complex research projects and prepare professional research posters to showcase their findings. Their work reflects their passion for scientific inquiry and discovery.

Participating in WESEF also provides a platform for students to engage with scientists, business leaders, and the wider community. The award-winning achievements highlight the students' potential to make meaningful contributions to the scientific community and beyond.

Award winners in Ursuline's lab pose with teachers Ms. Stacy Unkenholz, Dr. Oxana Litvine (far left), Principal Theresa Napoli, and President Colleen Melnyk (far right). Missing: Isabella Avila.


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