Seven SWR High School students in the Women in Science and Engineering
course, along with science teacher Lori Racaniello, recently
participated in the WISE Capstone Event at Stony Brook University. The
event showcased the students’ work on their research with Stony Brook
mentors throughout the school year. They presented posters at the event
and spoke about their learning experiences and their research.
The students were presented with certificates of recognition for their
participation in the WISE programs: Julia Petreczky for Applied
Mathematics and Statistics; Jackie Holden, Elle Schepis, Eilis Casey for
Computer Science and Python coding; Sofia Stirpe, Caroline McDowell,
Mika Misawa, Torre Ann Parrinello and Chelsea McCleary for Biomedical
Engineering. (Torre Ann and Chelsea were not in attendance, but
recognized for their work).
Dr. David L. Ferguson, Chair of SBU’s Department of Technology and
Society was the keynote speaker and the students had the opportunity to
interact with many other groups from schools on Long Island to learn
about their research experiences.