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W.T Clarke Students Garner LISC Award Recognitions

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Following a year of research and experimentation, seventh- and eighth-grade students from East Meadow’s W.T. Clarke Middle School were honored for their hard work at the Long Island Science Congress Awards Ceremony, held at Saint Anthony’s High School on May 22.

Long Island Science Congress (LISC), Inc. is an adjudicated exhibit of science projects by students of Nassau County and Suffolk County middle schools, junior high schools and senior high schools, sponsored by the Long Island Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS). LISC began in 1949 under the auspices of the New York State Science Teachers Association and The Nassau Daily Review-Star.

 Members of Carol Simowitz’s eighth-grade earth science research class and Wendy Wansor’s seventh-grade science honors class were presented with a variety of accolades for their projects submitted to the Junior Division of LISC, including Future Scientist, High Honors and Most Distinguished Categorical Project awards.

Working under the guidance of their teachers, with the assistance of technology teacher Will Burke, the students undertook research projects that investigated tidal energy, studied the effects that superabsorbent polymers have on farming soil moisture levels, tested filtration methods on properties of gray water, and proposed barrier designs to prevent storm surge penetration, among other topics.

The district extends its congratulations to all of the students and their teachers on a job well done.