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Studying Snowflakes to Better Predict Snowstorms

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Stony Brook University's Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera will enable researchers to compile information from photographs of individual flakes, with a goal of better snowstorm prediction.  The camera was installed in December as part of a three year grant from the National Science Foundation.  Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is collaborating with the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State.


Garden City HS Teams Receive Medals at Science Olympiad

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Kellenberg High School hosted 35 teams for the Nassau West Science Olympiad where students competed in 22 events.  The Garden City teams, coached by Science teachers, Kathy Dubuke and Amanda Piersa, won three medals plus the Spirit Award as voted by the other competing schools.


FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament

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This year's FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament saw a record 122 teams vying for a chance to compete at the US Open Championship at LEGOland in CA.  61 teams met January 24-25 at Central Islip High School and the other 61 teams met at Mineola High School on January 31, with 40 teams advancing to the championship tournament to be held March 1 at Longwood High School.

Three of six Garden City Robotics League teams are advancing to Longwood High School, having taken this year's challenge of improving how people learn something new by helping the visually impaired learn abot the solar system.

Next year's challenge was also announced. 'Trash Talk' will require students to explore all aspects of trash, from collection and sorting to smart production and reuse.

Students Study Ways to Reduce Pollution

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Looking to reduce pollution and improve the Long Island environment, students from the Nassau BOCES' Doshi STEM Institute have been studying plant and sea life at a superfund site in Glen Cove and at the Caumsett State Historic Park.  The students were also able to take their specimens to Brookhaven National Laboratory where they were able to use the National Synchrotron Light Source for further analysis.

Farmingdale HS Wins Regional Science Bowl

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On January 31, students from Farmingdale High School bested 15 other teams to win Brookhaven Laboratory's Regional High School Science Bowl.  Farmingdale and the other Regional winners will receive all expenses paid trips to the National Science Bowl finals which will take place in Washington, D. C. from April 30 - May 4.

Read more at Brookhaven's news page.