Science Symposium 2019
The remarkable work of the Pelham High School Science Research students was on full display in the middle school gym on May 29, 2019. The annual event allowed parents and community members to learn more about the incredible projects the students have worked on this year and in many cases throughout their high school careers. The eight senior students then presented their work to the audience for the last time.
Senior projects included developing new ways to treat and cure cancer, helping to alleviate phantom limb pain for people who have experienced limb loss, reducing power consumption in commercial buildings, increasing the use of Citi bikes, making an app to help those with dietary restrictions, helping heart attack victims by replacing key cells, and working to improve the health of those with diabetes through exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
The Pelham Science Research program, led by teachers Steven Beltecas and Joe DiBello, is one of the most successful in the region. Students work alongside mentors in a variety of professional fields and have routinely taken home impressive awards, such as a “Best in Fair” award at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair, a semifinalist award at the Regeneron Science Talent Search and several honors at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, Genius Olympiad International Fair and NYS Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.
At the middle school level, students may participate in STEAM club, led by teacher Maria Buckley. These students also work on research-style projects and have had success at various competitions, including qualifying for the prestigious Broadcom competition.