Volume 3, Issue 3



The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

Hedi Baxter Lauffer, PhD
Director, Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Research Articles


Interruptive Facebook Use Significantly Worsens Working Memory in a Digitally Enriched Learning Environment

Laela Zaidi1* and Nathan Mutic2
Student1, Teacher2: Joplin High School, 101 N. Rangeline Road Building D, Joplin, MO, 64804
*Corresponding author:


Atypical Structural Brain Asymmetry as a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

Ien Li1* and Serena McCalla2
Student1, Teacher2: Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
*Corresponding author:


Metabolic Profiling of Slowly Cycling Cells Reveals Differences in Glucose, Lactate, and Choline Concentrations in Melanoma Cells

Ishaan Parikh1*, Ms. Angelique Bosse2, and Sergey Magnitsky3
Student1, Teacher2: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., Silver Spring, MD 20901
Mentor: University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
*Corresponding author:


On the Usage of Musical Keys: A Descriptive Statistical Perspective

Ethan Paik Marzban1  and Caren Marzban2*
Student1: Home-schooled, Seattle, WA 98199
Mentor2: Department of Statistics, University of Washington,  Seattle, WA 98105-6698
*Corresponding Author:


Volume 3, Issue 2



Success Stories Using Bio-Rad® Laboratories’ Biotechnology Explorer Program

Sherri Andrews, PhD
Curriculum and Training Specialist
Bio-Rad® Laboratories


Broadening Participation in Research for High School Students through Supplemental Grant Opportunities for Educational Partnerships Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research Program

Steve Griffin, PhD
Einstein Fellow
Triangle Coalition, Arlington, Virginia


The National Girls Collaborative Project: Creating Equitable Science Learning Experiences and the Importance of Publishing Student Research

Karen Peterson, M.Ed. and Brenda Britsch, PhD
EdLab Group
19020 33rd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA

Cited by:

Aspray, W. (2016). Recent Efforts to Broaden Informal Computer Science Education. In Participation in Computing (pp. 147-163). Springer International Publishing.


Research Articles


Vitamin D3 Blocks NFkB Activation in an In Vitro Model of Cystic Fibrosis

Andrea Maria Vargas Guerra1* and Christine Marshall-Walker2
Student1, Teacher2: Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
*Corresponding author:


Correlation Between the Percent Cloud Cover and the Cosmic Ray Flux

S. Seth Roffé1*, Liza Baskin2, and John Valente2
Student1, Teacher2: Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands, NJ
*Corresponding author:


Minimizing Systematic Errors in Quantitative High Throughput Screening Data Using Standardization, Background Subtraction, and Non-Parametric Regression

Mitas Ray1*, Keith Shockley2, and Grace Kissling2
Student1: William G. Enloe High School, 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh, NC 27610
Mentor2: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), 111 TW Alexander Dr., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
*Corresponding author:


PMC Version


A Relationship Between Alexithymia and One’s Thoughts of the Emotional Experiences of Others

Brett H. Pogostin1, Beth Schoenbrun2, Gennarina D. Santorelli3, Tessa S. Lundquist3, and Rebecca E. Ready3*
Student1, Teacher2: Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York
Mentor3: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

*Corresponding author:


Dichloroacetate and Etoposide Induce Apoptosis in Hep G2 Cells

Mehr Shah1, Zeiyad Al-karakooly3, Nawab Ali3, and Patrycja Krakowiak2*
Student1, Teacher2: Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, 200 Whittington Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
Mentor3: University of Arkansas Little Rock, 2801 S University Ave. Little Rock, AR 72204
*Corresponding author:



  • October2013


Volume 3, Issue 1





The Value of High School Research Internships in University Laboratories: The Secondary Student Training Program

Katherine Degner, PhD
SSTP Administrator, Belin-Blank Center
University of Iowa


Experimental Philosophy and Secondary School Science Research Protocols

Jonathan S. Wolf, EdM, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549


Research Articles


Simultaneous Determination of Benzoic Acid and Caffeine Concentration by Single Wavelength, Isocratic High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Nancy Karreman1* and Tom Zuzelski2
Student1, Teacher2: Bainbridge High School, 9330 High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110.

*Corresponding author:


Drastic Decline of Eastern Hemlocks After Infection by the Woolly Adelgid in Harriman State Park, New York

Alexander D. Koutavas1 and Marvin L. Cadornigara2*
Student1, Teacher2: New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math
111 Columbia Street, New York, NY 10002


Analyzing the Effect of Music on Memory in a 21st Century Learning Environment

Victoria Thompson1* and Nathan Mutic2
Student1, Teacher2: Joplin High School, Joplin, Missouri
*Corresponding author:


Simultaneous Inhibition of the Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/Akt/mTOR Pathways has Significant Synergistic Effects on Proliferation and Migration in C6 Glioma Cancer Cells

William Henry Bloxham1*, Christine Marshall-Walker2
Student1, Teacher2: Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810


Measuring the Haptic Characteristics of Various Wood Finishes

Ryan Gott1* and Chris Byrne2
Student1, Teacher2: The Gatton Academy, Bowling Green, Kentucky
*Corresponding author:


Effect of Phanerochaete chrysosporium fungus and the bacteria Pseudomonas putida and Sphingomonas macrogoltabidus on the degradation of HDPE plastic with chemical, UV, and thermal pretreatments

Cara Broshkevitch1*, Anne Richards1*#, and Jacqueline Curley2
Student1, Teacher2:  The Loudoun County Academy of Science, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling, VA 20164 Virginia
*These authors contributed equally
#Corresponding author:

Cited by:

Mukherjee, S., & Chatterjee, S. (2014). A comparative study of commercially available plastic carry bag biodegradation by microorganisms isolated from hydrocarbon effluent enriched soil. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. App. Sci, 3(5), 318-325.


Measurements of the Motion of Polygonal Vortices in Rotating Fluids Showing the Significance of Local Rotational Velocities

David Weiner1* and E. Jane Wesely2
Student1, Teacher2: Horace Mann School, 231 West 246th Street,  Bronx, New York 10471
*Corresponding author:


Measurement of X-Ray Flux Emissions Using CHANDRA Supports the Existence of a Supermassive Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy

Loyd H. Waites1*, Maria Lonnett Burgess2, Robin Barnard3 and Michael Garcia3

Student1, Teacher2: Manchester Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln Street, Manchester By The Sea, MA, 01944
Mentor3: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 02215

*Corresponding author:

  • April2013

    Volume 2, Issue 4





Student-Authored Publications As a Means To Teaching Science Practices

Vanessa Svihla, PhD

Professor of Teacher Education

The University of New Mexico


Using Science Journal Articles to Improve Independent Research Topic Selection

Chris Munzert, MS

Mt. Hope High School

Bristol, RI 02809


Encouraging Authentic Learning Experiences

Remy Dou, BS

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

National Science Foundation


Student Scientist, An All American

Robert C K Snow, MS, MPH

President, Coaching 4 College Admissions


Research Articles


The Effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Local Cholesterol, and Celastrol on Beta-Amyloid Neurotoxicity in an Alzheimer’s Disease Model

Jessica Joyce1*+, Heidi Smith1*, and Jacqueline Curley2

Student1, Teacher2: The Loudoun County Academy of Science, 21326 Augusta Drive Sterling, VA 20164

*These authors contributed equally

+Corresponding author:

*Supplementary Data


Beet Root Juice Promotes Apoptosis in Oncogenic MDA-MB-231 Cells While Protecting Cardiomyocytes Under Doxorubicin Treatment

Sayantanee Das1*, Denise S. Williams2, Anindita Das3 and Rakesh C. Kukreja3

Student1, Teacher2: Mills E. Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Road, Henrico, Virginia 23238-3500

Mentor3: VCU Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23298

*Corresponding author:

Cited by:

Clifford, T., Howatson, G., West, D. J., & Stevenson, E. J. (2015). The potential benefits of red beetroot supplementation in health and disease. Nutrients, 7(4), 2801-2822. PMC

Sutanto, N., & Levita, J. (2017). Review on Pharmacological Aspects of Beta Vulgaris. L. Farmaka, 14(1).


Comparing Mathematical and Verbal Semantic Memory in Epileptic Patients Using Invasive Neurophysiologic Brain Mapping

Carrie Sha1* and Vernon L. Towle2

Student1: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Aurora, IL

Mentor2: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

*Corresponding author:


Fluorescent Imaging for Nano-Detection (FIND) of Cancer Cells

Kelly Zhang1*, Jack Coakley2, Poonam Saraaf3, Bhaskara R. Jasti3, and Xiaoling Li3

Student1, Teacher2: The College Preparatory School, 6100 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618

Mentor3: University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California 95211

*Corresponding author:


Associations between HIV Susceptibility and Mutations in the Vif-associated APOBEC3G Proteasomal Complex

Kevin Emancipator1*, Jack Michuda1*, and Sudhir Penugonda2**

Student1: The Illinois Math and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, Illinois

Mentor2: Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine, 645 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 900

*These authors contributed equally

**Corresponding author:


Fabrication of a Transimpedance Amplifier For Use Under Cryogenic Temperatures

Robert Schurz1, Renè Padilla2*, and Arden Warner2

Student: Illinois Math and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL

Mentor2: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL

*Corresponding author:


Development of an Automated Event Detection Algorithm for HIV-1 Protease’s Flap Backbone Dihedral Change

John Gee1*, Erin Weaver2, Miranda Yi3, and Carlos Simmerling3

Student1, Teacher2: Calhoun High School, 201 Sandcrab Blvd., Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Mentor3: Stony Brook University, Stony brook, NY 11794

*Corresponding author:

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    Volume 2, Issue 3





The Need for Improved STEM Education and the Opportunities Available

Cindy Moss, PhD

Director of Global STEM Initiatives

Discovery Education


The Direct to Discovery (D2D) Program at Georgia Tech

W. Jud Ready, PhD

Senior Research Engineer

Adjunct Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332


Two Approaches to Promote STEM Research for Traditionally Underrepresented Students: Direct to Discovery & the Union Point STEAM Academy

Chad W. Mote, EdD

STEAM Conversion Coordinator

Union Point STEAM Academy, Union Point, GA 30669


Research Articles


A Non-Invasive Approach for Cataracts: Efficacy of Carnosine in the Treatment and Prevention of Crystallin Aggregation in vitro

Sriram Somasundaram1 and Gary Blickenstaff2

Student1, Teacher2: The Harker School, San Jose, CA 95129


Determination of the Optimal Conditions for Polyhydroxybutyrate Accumulation in R. rubrum

Zoey Sloate1, Susan Johnson2, Nicolas Guerin2, Carol Sullivan2, and Karin Spahl3

Student1, Teacher2: Wachusett Regional High School: 1401 Main Street, Holden, MA 01520

Advisor3: Regional Science Resource Center Laboratory, University of Massachusetts Medical School:  222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury MA 01545


Patterns of Biotic and Abiotic Factors of Succession Following Debris Flows at Mount Rainier National Park

Laura Kostad1 and Denise Thompson2

Student1, Teacher2:  Orting High School, Orting, Washington 98360


Swine Origin A/Sw (H3N2) Influenza Virus is Transmissible Through Air in Guinea Pigs

Christina Munoz1, Stanley Munoz1, Saad Rahmat3, Estela Arras3, and Nicole Bouvier3

Student1, Teacher2: The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering, 240 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Mentor3: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029


A Novel Therapeutic Treatment Utilizing Cordycepin and Cladribine Synergy to Decrease Adverse Treatment Effects in Various Cancer Cell Lines

Jason Cui1, Robert Culbertson2, Zebin Mao3, and Beverly Mock4

Student1, Teacher2: Langley High School, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

Mentor3: Peking University School of Basic Medical Sciences, 38 Xue Yuan Road, Beijing, China

Mentor4: National Institutes of Health, 37 Convent Drive, MSC4258, Bethesda, MD 20892-4258

Cited by:

Hardeep S. Tuli, Anil K. Sharma, Sardul S. Sandhu, & Kashyap D. (2013) Cordycepin: A bioactive metabolite with therapeutic potential. Life Sciences, Volume 93, Issue 23, Pages 863-869.


Computer Design of Novel Pesticides Against the Olive Fruit Fly (Bactrocera oleae)

Irene Lin1, Jill Tucker2, Ryan Pemberton3, Dean J. Tantillo3, Sharlene Chin3, and Selina Wang3

Student1, Teacher2: Northview High School, 10625 Parsons Rd. Johns Creek, GA 30097

Mentor3: UC Davis, One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616


The Effect of Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Phosphorus Compounds on Bioremediation of Oil Spills by Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus subtilis

Meghan Shea1, Sandra Litvin2, and Anastasia Chirnside3

Student1, Teacher2: Unionville High School, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Mentor3: University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716


Antioxidant Activity of Ocimum Genus Against H2O2 Induced Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Human Lung Fibroblasts

Sangamithra Vardhan1, Mary Anderson2, and William Safranek3

Student1, Teacher2: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, 250 Wildcat Alley, Melbourne, FL 32935

Mentor3: University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816


In vitro Model of the Potential Antibiotic Colloidal Silver Displays Cell Death and Growth Inhibition in SF-9 Insect Cells

Chao Chen1*, Kristijan Ilievski1*, Estela Arras2, and Xiaoping Liu3

Student1, Teacher2: The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at CCNY, 240 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

Mentor3: Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue  New York, NY 10065

*These authors contributed equally

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    Volume 2, Issue 2





Research as the Path to 21st Century Skills

Mark Little, M.A., NBCT

President-Elect, National Association of Biology Teachers

Broomfield High School: #1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, CO 80020


Donald P. French, Ph. D.

President, National Association of Biology Teachers

Professor of Zoology 

Oklahoma State University:  501 Life Sciences West, Stillwater, OK 74078

Implementing Independent Student Research Programs for Teachers with a Lack of Research Experience

Darci J. Harland, PhD

Assistant Director of Research at the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Illinois State University:  Normal Ave & W Locust St, Normal, Illinois  61761

Author of the STEM Student Research Handbook

Research Articles:


The Role of Caenorhabditis Elegans Peroxidasin PXN-2 in Axon Regeneration

Claudia Shin1, Christine Marshall-Walker2, Joel Jacob2

Student1, Teacher2: Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810



Application of Bioinformatics in the Revelation of NSCLC Biomarkers and Potential Targeted Drug Therapies

Mukund Subramanian1, Jahangheer Shaik2*, Rakesh Nagarajan2, and Theodore Waterson3

Student1, Teacher3: Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO 63124

Mentor2: Center for Biomedical Informatics, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO 63124



A Comparison of Drosophila CMI to Human MLL2/ALR Reveals Homologous Histone Binding and Recognition Preferences

Riva Trivedi1, Claudia Zraly2, and Andrew Dingwall2*

Student1: The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506

Mentor2: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South 1st Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153



Analysis of Acceptance of Grammatical Changes in Standard American English Reveals Differences by Age and Education

Sophie Lipson1*, Ileana Rios2, and Susan Behrens3

Student1, Teacher2: Trinity School, 139 West 91st Street, New York, NY 10024

Mentor3: Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, NY 10021


Research performed at Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway, New York, NY 10027, during Columbia University's Summer Program for High School Students

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    Volume 2, Issue 1





Transforming Science Education

Heidi Schweingruber, PhD
Deputy Director
Board on Science Education
The National Research Council
500 Fifth Street, Washington, DC 20001

Connecting High School Students to Opportunities with NASA

Rick Varner, MEd
Aerospace Education Specialist, AESP
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

The American Junior Academy of Sciences

Peter Faletra, PhD
Delegate to AAAS Council
Past President of the NAAS

Early Matters

Desmond Murray, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Andrews University & Berrien RESA Math Science Center
Founding Director
Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST Early)


Research Articles:


A Comparison of Laboratory-Reared Stock and Captured Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster) using Upward Movement, Phototaxic, and Starvation Assays Reveals Significant Behavioral Differences

Trinity Russell1* and Richard Kurtz2
Student1, Teacher2: Commack High School, 1 Scholar Lane, Commack, NY 11725
*Corresponding author:


Discovering the Distribution of Palindromic Sequences in the SMAD4 Gene using Large and Medium Deletions and the Resulting RNA Structure Predictions

Andrew Ninh1* and Lisa Battig2
Student1, Teacher2: Fountain Valley High School, 17816 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
*Corresponding author:

Cited by:

Asadollah AhmadikhahElmira Katanchi KheiaviAli Mohammadian Mosammam. (2015) Uncovering Long Palindromic Sequences in Rice (Oryza sativa subsp. indica) Genome. bioRxiv.


Thymoquinone as a Novel Antibiotic and Chemotherapeutic Agent: a Natural Therapeutic Approach on Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus anthracis, and Four NCI-60 Cancer Cell Lines

Syed Hossain1*, Erin Sikes-Thurston2, Stephen H. Leppla3, and Alexander N. Wein3
Student1, Teacher2: Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon VA 20170
Mentor3: Microbial Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 33 North Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
*Corresponding author:

Cited by:

Mousa, H. F. M., Abd-El-Fatah, N. K., Darwish, O. A. H., Shehata, S. F., & Fadel, S. H. (2017). Effect of Nigella sativa seed administration on prevention of febrile neutropenia during chemotherapy among children with brain tumors. Child's Nervous System, 33(5), 793-800.

Khalifa, S. F. (2016). Fabrication and characterization of antibacterial herbal drug loaded polylactic acid/cellulose acetate nanocomposite nanofibers for wound dressing applications.

Ricardo A. Faria, & Ewa Bogel-Łukasik. (2015) Solubilities of pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds in trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium chloride ionic liquid. Fluid Phase Equilibria, Volume 397, Pages 18-25.

Ricardo A. Faria, Manuel Nunes da Ponte, & Ewa Bogel-Łukasik. (2015) Solubility studies on the system of trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium bis[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]amide) ionic liquid and pharmaceutical and bioactive compounds, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Volume 385, Pages 1-9.


Mutations in Diaphyseal Medullary Stenosis- Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Related Gene MTAP Affects Expression of Splice Variants SV2 and SV5

Alla Uts1*, Estela Arras2, Olga Camacho-Vanegas3, Catalina Camacho-Vanegas3, and John A. Martignetti3
Student1, Teacher2: High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering, New York, NY
Mentor3: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
*Corresponding author:


Genetic Analysis of the Brown, Brook, and Tiger Trout Populations in the Lake Champlain Basin

Markie Palermo1*, Sandra Latourelle2, and Nancy L. Elwess2
Student1: Essex High School, Essex Junction, Vermont, 05452
Mentor2: State University of New York at Plattsburgh,Plattsburgh, NY 12901
*Corresponding author:


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    Volume 1, Issue 4



Full Editorials


The Importance of Student Publications and College Admissions

Clifton C. Coleman

Founder of C3 Admission Advising

Provider of comprehensive college selection, application, and admission essay consulting.

San Francisco Bay Area


How to Stand Out

H. Craig Mak, PhD

Associate Editor

Nature Biotechnology


A Young Founder's Take on a Career in Biotech vs. Academia

Eduardo Esquenazi, PhD

Founder and Managing Director

Sirenas Marine Discovery


Research Articles:


Effect of Melatonin on Trail Following Pheromone Reception in Reticulitermes flavipes

Matthew Zipple1* and Susan Goethals2

Student1, Teacher2: Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh, North Carolina



High Speed Measurements of the Motion of Tops and Gyroscopes Showing the Significance of External Forces

Steven Weiner1* and Jane Wesely2

Student1, Teacher2: Horace Mann School, 231 West 246th Street,  Bronx, New York 10471



Extracellular Histones Enhance LPS-induced Cytokine Production

Peter Zhou1,3*, Serena McCalla2, and Jun Xu4

Student1, Teacher2: Jericho High School, Jericho, New York

Intern(3), Mentor(4): Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma 73104


Cited by:

Hatterer, E., Shang, L., Simonet, P., Herren, S., Daubeuf, B., Teixeira, S., ... & Sokolove, J. (2016). A specific anti-citrullinated protein antibody profile identifies a group of rheumatoid arthritis patients with a toll-like receptor 4-mediated disease. Arthritis research & therapy, 18(1), 224.


Droplet Generation in Flow-Focusing Microfluidic Devices for the Creation of Artificial Cells

Weilong Li1,3, Teresa Petralli-Mallow2, and Zhihong Nie4

Student1, Teacher2: Poolesville High School, Poolesville, Maryland, 20837

Intern3, Mentor/Assistant Professor4: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 20742



Amyloid Peptide Nucleation and Growth Using a Modeled Cell Membrane

Nada Gamea1,3*,Farhana Zaman1,3, Estela Arras2, and Raymond Tu4

Student1, Teacher2: High School for Math Science and Engineering, New York, NY 10031

Intern3, Mentor/Assistant Professor4: The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031



Type II Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, and Inflammatory Diet Correlate with Poor Periodontal Health

David Powers1,3*, Deborah Day2, and Jeralyn Fantarella4

Student1, Teacher2: Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525

Intern3, Mentor4: Office of Jeralyn Fantarella, Hamden, CT


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    Volume 1, Issue 3



Full Editorials


Commentary on Pomfret High School’s Research Program and Student’s Article: The Effect of Red Light Stimulus on the Foraging Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster Through Measuring the Proboscis Activity

Donald Gibbs

Chair, Science Department

AP/Honors Chemistry

Pomfret High School

398 Pomfret Street

Pomfret, CT 06258-0128


Commentary on the Jericho High School Science Research Program

Serena McCalla

Science Research Coordinator

Jericho High School

99 Cedar Swamp Road

Jericho, NY 11753


Student Led Research at Oregon Episcopal School

Catherine Molloseau, Ph.D.

Physics Instructor/Sophomore Grade Dean

Oregon Episcopal School


The Research Program at Amity Regional High School

Deborah A. Day

Science Research Instructor

Amity Regional High School

25 Newton Road

Woodbridge, CT  06525


Student Research at Phillips Andover Academy

Christine A. Marshall-Walker, Ph.D.

Instructor in Biology

Phillips Academy

Andover, MA


Geoffrey R. Tanner, Ph.D.

Instructor in Biology

Visiting Scientist

Israel Family Fund for Research

Phillips Academy

Andover, MA


Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES): A Summer Program for High School Students

Dr. Jeffrey Field

Professor of Pharmacology

Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Research Articles


The Effect of Red Light Stimulus on the Foraging Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster Through Measuring the Proboscis Activity

Hokyung Jennie Keum1*, Don Gibbs2, and Bill Martin2

Student1, Teacher2: Department of Science, Pomfret School, 398 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT, 06258



The Effect of Soil Nitrogen Levels on Thigmotropic Responses in the Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Lauren Howard1*, James Philps1*, Jamie Shenk1*, Min Jae Yoo1*, and Geoffrey R. Tanner2**

Student1, Teacher2: Department of Biology, Phillips Academy, Andover MA, 01810

*These authors contributed equally to this work.



 Hypericum perforatum  Extracts and Hypericin Treatment of a Mouse Mammary Cancer Cell Line Induces Growth Inhibition in a Dose Dependent Manner

Ashley Ferguson1*, Caitlin Morris1*, and Jackie Curley2

Student1, Teacher2: The Loudoun County Academy of Science, Sterling VA

*these authors contributed equally



Survivin is Essential for Efficient Cell Mobility and Proliferation in U87 and C6 Glioma Cells

Miguel Santiago Montana1* and Christine Marshall-Walker2

Student1, Teacher2: Department of Biology, Phillips Academy Andover, Andover, MA 01810



Carbon Sequestration to Generate Calcium Carbonate: A Practical Approach to Sequester Residential CO2 Exhaust

Jeremy Wortzel1*, Jeffery Field2, and Terese Grateful3

Student1, Teacher3: Council Rock High School North, Newtown, PA 18940

Advisor2: University of Pennsylvania Department of Pharmacology



Stress Response to Different Concentrations of NaCl: Analysis of Root Length and Protein Expression on Wild Type Arabidopsis thaliana

Samantha Giffen1* and Julie Nowicki2

Student1, Teacher2:  Biotechnology High School, 5000 Kozloski Road , Freehold, NJ 07728



Bioconcentration of Corexit® Dispersant Surfactant in the Oyster Crassostrea-Gigas

Andrea Boorse1* and Catherine Molloseau2

Student1, Teacher2: Oregon Episcopal School, 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223



Improving Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) with a Photoreactive TiO2/SWCNT Composite on Plastic PET Bottles

Zizi Yu1,3*, Deborah Day2, and Shannon Ciston4

Student1, Teacher2: Amity Regional High School, 25 Newton Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525

Intern3, Mentor/Assistant Professor4: University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516


Cited by:

Sabarish.R & Arumugam. (2014) A STUDY ON SOLAR DISINFECTION (SODIS) USING WASTE PET BOTTLE. International Journal of Advanced Technology & Engineering Research, p. 60-63.


Analysis of PAN and PEGDA Coated Membranes for Filtering Water with Reduced Fouling and Increased Heavy Metal Adsorption

Kristin Wong1,3*, Brendan Liu1,3*, Serena McCalla2, Benjamin Chu4, and Benjamin Hsiao4

Student1, Teacher2: Jericho High School, Jericho, New York

Intern3, Mentor/ Professors of Chemistry4: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794

*these authors contributed equally


Cited by:

Burks, T. (2016). Application of Nanomaterials for the Removal of Hexavalent Chromium and their Biological Implications.


A Multi-Spacecraft Approach to Studying Auroral Kilometric Radiation Using the Virtual Wave Observatory

Huy Lam1*, Teresa Petralli-Mallow2, Leonard Garcia3, and Shing Fung4

Student1, Teacher2: Poolesville High School, 17501 West Willard Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837

Mentor/Senior Programmer3: NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 2077

Mentor/Research Astrophysicist4: NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 2077


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    Volume 1, Issue 2





Research Articles


Isolation, Characterization, and Annotation: The Search for Novel Bacteriophage Genomes

Samantha Hawtrey1, Lori Lovell1, and Rodney King2

Student1, Mentor2: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, Department of Biology Bowling Green, KY 42101-1080


cited by:

Bacteriophage and methods of making and using, US PATENT #9433239 B2


Dopamine Regulation of Cone-Cone Gap Junctions in Ground Squirrel Retina

Xiaoyu Li1,2 and Steven DeVries3

Student1: Illinois Math and Science Academy

Intern2, Mentor/Associate Professor3: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

303 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

cited by:

Vroman, R. and Kamermans, M. (2015) Feedback-induced glutamate spillover enhances negative feedback from horizontal cells to cones. J PhysioL, 593: 2927–2940. doi:10.1113/JP270158


Impact of Changes in Future Anthropogenic Aerosol Emissions on Northern Hemispheric Regional Air Quality and Climate

Maureen Lei1,3, Elizabeth Duval2, and Mian Chin4

Student1, Teacher2: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 East Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD, 20901

Intern3, Mentor/Professor4: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771


Initial Calibration of CCD Images for the Dark Energy Survey

Deokgeun Park1, H. Thomas Diehl2, and Douglas Tucker2

Student1: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Mentor2: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, 60510


Simultaneous Inhibition of SRC and STAT3 Induces an Apoptotic Response in Prostate Cancer Cells

Sherman Leung1,3, Elizabeth Duval2, and Olga Timofeeva4

Student1, Teacher2: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 East Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD, 20901

Intern3, Mentor/Assistant Professor4: Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20007


Identification of AKAP150 in Presynaptic Axon Terminals of the Basolateral Amygdala

Lei Zhang1,3 , Dana Golowich2, and E. Chris Muly4

Student1, Teacher2: Center for Advanced Studies at Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road Marietta, GA 30068

Intern3, Mentor/Assistant Professor4: Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30329


Correlation Between Nitrogen and Oxygen Content in Planetary Nebulae Morphology

Ian Godwin1,2 and Don McCarthy3

Student1: Herndon High School, Herndon, Virginia, 20170

Intern2, Mentor/Professor3: The University of Arizona, 933 N. Cherry Ave. Tucson, AZ 85721

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Investigating the Presence of Wolbachia pipientis in Various Mosquito Species

Yuan Kang1 and Brian Dempsey2*

Student1, Teacher2: Acton Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton, MA 01720


Cited by:

Muturi, E. J., Kim, C. H., Bara, J., Bach, E. M., & Siddappaji, M. H. (2016). Culex pipiens and Culex restuans mosquitoes harbor distinct microbiota dominated by few bacterial taxa. Parasites & vectors, 9(1), 1-11.

Supriatna, A. K., Anggriani, N., & Husniah, H. (2016, August). The optimal strategy of wolbachia-infected mosquitoes release program: An application of control theory in controlling dengue disease. In Instrumentation, Control and Automation (ICA), 2016 International Conference on (pp. 38-43). IEEE.


Sugar Uptake and Starch Consumption in Brassica rapa

Surya Bhupatiraju1, Zaroug Jaleel1, and Whitney Hagins2*

Student1, Teacher2: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421



The Allelopathic Effects of Juglone Containing Nuts

Catherine Qin1, Manavi Nagai1, Whitney Hagins2, and Reginald Hobbs2*

Student1, Teacher2: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421


Cited by:

Akira Ito, M. , Concenço, G. , Freire Marques, R. , dos Santos, S. , Santos Alves, M. , Gomes Palharini, W. , Melo, T. , Xavier Silva, L. , Linhares, L. and Concenço, S. (2015) Allelopathic Potential of Wheat on Sourgrass Resistant to Glyphosate. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 891-898.


Seedless Fruit and Methods of Parthenocarpy

Jonathan Yam1 and Whitney Hagins2*

Student1, Teacher2: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421