Over 300,000 students recently participated in the AMC (American Mathematical Competition), a program that “leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers… (helping) educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics through classroom resources and friendly competition.” SBS is proud to report that ten of its students scored in the top 5% of the country, and two students, Joseph Jung `26 and Jasmine Zhao `24 achieved an even more impressive feat by scoring in the top 1%, receiving an honors distinction. All participating SBS students have been invited to participate in the AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) in February. On behalf of SBS, we would like to extend our congratulations to all of our students who participated in the AMC and wish them the best of luck in the AIME!
Marc Nichitiu `23 has been named a top 300 scholar by The Society for Science Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Science Talent Search (STS) is “the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors.” Marc’s research investigated a question on how neutrons interact with super cold helium. The title of his research project is “Neutron Scattering Data Analysis to Support Feynman’s Model of Superfluid Helium.” For his accomplishment, Marc will receive a $2,000 scholarship, and the SBS STEM program will also receive $2,000. Marc shared the following after his recognition: “I could not have done it without all the support I received at SBS from my Physics teacher Dr. Gift, as well as the wonderful teachers who wrote the letters that allowed me to be selected in the HSRP program. I also thank my teachers and classmates that gave me their course materials so that I can continue to be one day per week at BNL during the Fall Semester.”