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Rohan Malik ’23 Earns Highest Honors at the Westchester STANYS and NYS Science Congress Competition

Rohan Malik ’23 earned the highest honors at the 2022 Westchester Science Teachers Association of New York (STANYS) New York State Science Congress on June 11, 2022. Rohan’s project Promoter Capture Hi-C Modeling Elucidates Regulatory Landscape in Immune Cells was submitted under the biology category, and it stems from his work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Participating students had the option to either share their projects in person or do a remote live presentation, but Rohan traveled to Albany, NY, to present his poster in person. 

"Rohan and his work are excellent examples of the success of the Science Research program at RCDS. His dedication to learning and excelling in science was realized in middle school and, through the guidance and support of his research teacher Jen Doran, Rohan earned the highly coveted honors at the Science Congress. We are so proud of Rohan and all of his accomplishments thus far.” - Tameka Farrell, Science Department Chair

A minimum of four judges–college or university professors, science teachers, and scientists–evaluated each student’s research and presentation. The scoring rubric was based on the following criteria: background research; hypothesis, methods, and materials; results and analysis; significance; conclusions and future research; graphs/charts/schematics; presentation quality; and poster organization and aesthetic.

Joseph Sciame, Westchester STANYS and Science Congress Liaison, remarked, “This is an incredible achievement, not only for Rohan, but for the entire RCDS community. Congratulations!”

Well done, Rohan!

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