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Two Roslyn Students Place Second in 2022 LI Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Two Roslyn High School seniors, Sam Jacobson and Lindsay Fabricant, placed second in the 2022 Long Island Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). 

Sam Jacobson won 2nd Place in Chemistry for his inorganic chemistry project which attempted to solve the Traveling Salesman Problem using an abiotic reaction. Lindsay Fabricant won 2nd Place in Engineering for her soft-robotic gripper. 

JSHS invites high school students to report on the results of their original research investigations in STEM, then hosts selected semifinalists at a regional symposium where they present to a category-specific room of about ten people. Students give presentations of up to 12 minutes in length to a panel of judges, followed by a Q and A. The top three students in each category are honored.

"It was wonderful for our students to get the chance to interact with judges,” said Dr. Allyson Weseley, Roslyn School District’s Coordinator of Secondary Research. “The pandemic has made  opportunities like this scarce, which makes it even more wonderful to see how well they did!"

Two other RHS students, Hailee Youn and Bennett Levine, were chosen as Semifinalists. They also participated in the symposium. 

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Program is a Tri-Service – the Departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement.

Lindsay and Sam