JAN 30, 2019 - Tackling problems from gender discrimination in athletic coaching to the unhealthy eating habits of American children, Roslyn High School's research students took to the podium at this year's Long Island High School Psychology Fair on January 10, and victory was theirs. Senior Adrian Ke and junior team of twins Gabby and Sophie Fries earned Best in Category honors in Cognitive and Educational Psychology, respectively. Maleeha Rahman and Lindsey Rust took second place in the Health and Social Psychology rooms.
Students across Long Island applied to the Psychology Fair in October. Project descriptions were sent out to at least three psychologists to be blind-reviewed, and then the top-rated projects - 30 in all - were invited to present at the fair. Students were given up to ten minutes to present their projects, and then participate in a five-minute question and answer session. Each room was judged by a panel of 3-4 judges representing various colleges and high schools on Long Island.
This year was the tenth iteration of the psychology fair, created by Dr. Allyson Weseley (Roslyn High School's Coordinator of Research) and colleagues Michelle Sorise (Great Neck South) and Dr. Steven Sullivan (Sacred Heart). As Dr. Weseley explained, "We started the fair not only to give students the opportunity to present their research but also to expose them to the research of their peers." The names of the winners and their projects as well as more information about the fair can be found at longislandpsychologyfair.com