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Student Earns STANYS Excellence in Science

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The District is proud to announce that NBHS senior Astrid Bucaro received the Science Teachers Association of New York State Excellence in Science award for her outstanding accomplishments in the subject. She was nominated by AP biology and science research teacher Ms. Annette Kuruc.

Her accomplishments include being enrolled in the school’s science research program from grades 10-12, where she did the majority of her research that focuses on the effects of nicotinamide riboside on the lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster and C. elegans respectively. 

This past year, she also conducted research in microbiology. She tested the effects of mannose on the growth of Streptococcus salivarius, which has the potential to be beneficial to oral health. This experiment was recognized at the Long Island Science Congress and ranked as Excellence with High Honors. 

Astrid plans to continue her research in the fall, where she will attend Stony Brook University as a biology major on a pre-dental track. She will also graduate from North Babylon High School amongst the top 25 in her class as an AP scholar with honors.

The District congratulates Astrid on her achievements and wishes her continued success throughout her college career.

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 Facebook