YPIE Students Win Prestigious Scientific Research Awards at Regeneron WESEF 2022

YPIE students Yoselin, Malak, Autumn, Tanya, Jaden and Zowie (not pictured) win awards at Regeneron WESEF.

For the first time, six Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) students from all Yonkers public schools have been honored with awards at Regeneron WESEF, one of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious science and technology fairs.

WESEF, Westchester’s science and engineering fair, provides high school students from Westchester and Putnam counties with the opportunity to showcase their research to scientists, business leaders and the general public.

On March 19, 11 YPIE Regeneron Science Research Fellows from four different high schools represented Yonkers at WESEF. They showcased their original research projects with nearly 700 of Westchester’s best and brightest young scientists.

The research of these students covered a range of topics, including:

* A new natural language processing approach to analyze long terms and conditions agreements
* Birth attendant biases in emergency decision-making
* Feed a community through hydroponics on the science barge

YPIE students were honored to receive the following awards:
* Jaden: 2nd prize for IT
* Yoselin: Honorable Mention for Behavioral and Social Sciences
* Malak and Zowie: Leason Ellis Team Project Award
* Jaden and Tanya & Autumn (team project): Creative Approach to Research Award

Jake Schofield, Director of Scientific Research at YPIE Regeneron, also received the Best WESEF Forms and Paperwork award, for ensuring students submitted accurate paperwork that facilitated the review process.

Through a long-standing partnership with Regeneron, YPIE’s rigorous science research institute enables more than 50 Yonkers students in grades 10-12 to conduct their own in-depth research and present their findings at local and national conferences.

The YPIE community is eager to see these young scientists continue to have a positive impact on our world.

Learn more ypie.org/science-research

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