Science Research Students Named National Finalists

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Students from John Halloran’s science research class at Connetquot High School were named one of 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community by utilizing their STEAM-based skills.

A select group of Mr. Halloran’s science research students — Emily Anne Augulis, Sabah Bari, Biproprosad Das, Paige Savannah Dreher, Keith Richard Grant, Sarah Hussain, Atif Abbas Khan, Melissa Sena Oz and (Alex) Jia Xi Yeung — were chosen based on their proposal to use STEAM skills to address opioid addiction. In doing such, the students are in the process of developing software applications that integrate wearable technology to monitor and assist patients in the recovery from opioid addiction. 

As one of five state finalists in the New York, Mr. Halloran will receive a Samsung Chromebook to be utilized within the classroom. Additionally, Connetquot High School will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition for additional classroom technology prizes. If named the New York State winner in December, Connetquot High School will be rewarded with a $25,000 Samsung Technology package. 

The district congratulates the students on this achievement.