BOCES STEM Students Head To Math Fair Finals

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Charlie Agriogianis, Nelson Chow, Jack Cecere, Anthony Marco and Pacika Guerra
Charlie Agriogianis, Nelson Chow, Jack Cecere, Anthony Marco and Pacika Guerra

Six students from the Nassau BOCES STEM Institute will advance to the final round of the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair at Hofstra University next month. In preparation for the fair, the teen mathematicians conducted extensive research on advanced mathematical concepts and prepared presentations. Competitors were required to defend and explain their research through PowerPoint presentations, posters and other materials.

“Our finalists are extremely pleased with their accomplishments and proud of the work they put into their research,” said STEM Institute Teacher Ellen Kessler Dubinsky. “All twelve students who participated said that it was a worthwhile, challenging experience. The process has been educational from start to finish.”

Sonali Malhotra, Manpreet Kaur, Sean Quane, Asghar Shah, Nabil Chowdhury and Michal Lewkowicz
Sonali Malhotra, Manpreet Kaur, Sean Quane, Asghar Shah, Nabil Chowdhury and Michal Lewkowicz

Twelve Nassau BOCES STEM students competed in the LI math Fair, but only six were named finalists. Moving on to the finals on April 15 are: Freshman Jack Cecere from the Malverne UFSD presenting, “The Math Behind a Rubik’s Cube”; Freshman Nelson Chow from the Malverne UFSD presenting, “Math Involved in Swimming”; Sophomore Nabil Chowdhury from the Hicksville UFSD presenting, “An Exploration of the Frog Puzzle & Variances”; Sophomore Manpreet Kaur from the Hicksville UFSD presenting “The Mathematics Behind Ice Skating”; Freshman Michal Lewkowicz from the Hicksville UFSD presenting “Gravity”; and Sophomore Sonali Malhotra from the Hicksville UFSD presenting “The Mathematics in Structural Design.”

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