Recently, FUSE research assistant Julia Serafin, won 3rd place in the Environmental Science Category at the Westchester Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Over 150 competitors were in attendance from schools like Ossining, Scarsdale, Yorktown, New Rochelle, Horace Greely, Somers, John Jay, and Eastchester.
Julia is in her third year of a four year science immersion program at Pelham Memorial High School, led by Steven Beltecas. As part of this program students are required to conduct original research. Julia ended up working on the FUSE rooftop throughout summer 2011, assisting with data collection and laboratory analysis, check out a THIS previous blog post on storm water to see her working in the lab. She presented her poster outlining some of our findings from our agricultural rooftop experiments on storm water retention, nutrient retention, and productivity potential, and fielded questions from judges .
Along with Julia, seven other students from Pelham won in poster sessions and powerpoints. Congrats to you all!!