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Hampton Bays to Host Virtual Science Research Symposium

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COVID-19 will not prevent Hampton Bays High School science research students from presenting at the school’s 7th annual Science Research Symposium; the school will host a virtual symposium on Thursday, April 23, at 7 p.m. via the Hampton Bays School District’s Facebook page.

During the virtual symposium, the seniors, under the direction of science research teacher Dr. Stephanie Forsberg, will present their findings on a wide variety of topics, including those related to diabetes, influenza and risk factors associated with elbow injuries.

“These students have worked diligently on their research, and it is so important for them to showcase that work,” said Dr. Forsberg.

Following the student presentations, viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Student presenters include:
Lily Candelaria – Bibliographic research of modifiable risk factors associated with elbow injury in professional baseball pitchers. Mentor: Dr. Joshua Dines, Hospital for Special Surgery
Elisabeth Daniels – The link between diabetes, colon cancer and other complications in humans. Mentor: Dr. Joshua Miller, Stony Brook University Hospital
Skye McMorris – The effect of light in the sensory regulation of settlement and metamorphosis by Ectopleura crocea. Mentor: Dr. David Plachetzki, University of New Hampshire
Riley Stotzky
– Epidemiology of influenza in the United States. Mentors: Dr. J. Lessler and Dr. L. Chaisson, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Additionally, on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m., the district will host virtual research poster presentations by students in grades 9-11 via the district’s Facebook page.