High Tech Students Shine at the Newly Renamed STEM Showcase

(Jersey City, NJ--March 11, 2019) The 61st annual Hudson County Science Fair, renamed the Jersey City Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health STEM Showcase, took place at Liberty Science Center, and High Tech students once more received acclaim for their research projects, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.

Sarah Bacha, a North Bergen resident, won the Gold Medal in Cellular and Molecular Biology for her project, “Investigating the Contributions of the De Novo Serine Synthesis Pathway on Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis.”

Eshaan Mangat of Secaucus earned the Gold Medal in Medicine and Health for his project, “Modeling the Distribution of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in the Bloodstream.”

Fellow Secaucus resident Carina Garcia took home the Silver Medal in Cellular and Molecular Biology for her project, “3D Electrospun ECM-Based Hybrid Scaffolds: Aligned vs. Random Fiber Interactions with Breast Cancer Cell Liner.”

Rounding out the High Tech students showcasing their science projects, Veeraj Shah of North Bergen presented “Determining the Optimal Fibrous Scaffold for the Formation of a Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessel with Endothelial Cells” and Bayonne resident Kelara Hanna submitted her “Habitat Selection vs Assemblage Structure in Darkling Beetles.”

The 2019 STEM Showcase Awards Ceremony will be hosted by New Jersey City University on May 1st.

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