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SCIENCE FAIR: Changing the World, One Foam Core Board at a Time

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Every year, ISEF, the International Science and Engineering Fair, brings together high school students from all over the globe to show us what they’re made of: grit, curiosity, determination, intelligence, and a desire to leave the world a better place than they found it. This year’s Sundance Audience Award Winning documentary, SCIENCE FAIR, follows several ISEF hopefuls, from the germ of their ideas to the search for mentors to the heady days of reckoning at the science fair itself. Come see a special screening of SCIENCE FAIR then stay for the talkback with comedian Faith Salie, who will interview ISEF winners past and present, as we celebrate the next generation of scientific innovation.

This program is co-presented with the Museum of the Moving Image.

Special thanks to National Geographic.


Faith SalieAuthor, Journalist, Comedian

Faith Salie is a three-time Emmy-winning contributor to CBS Sunday Morning and a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! She’s hosted five seasons of PBS’s Science Goes to the Movies and is a storyteller for The Moth. She hosts the new podcast “One Plus One,” from Wondery.

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Anjali ChadhaStudent, ISEF Winner

Anjali Chadha is a rising Senior at duPont Manual High School, a Math Science Technology Magnet school in Louisville, Kentucky. She has a deep passion for technology and innovation and has been developing a novel IoT based 3D printed arsenic sensor for the past 2 years.

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Matthew ChunStudent, ISEF Winner

Matthew Chun graduated from Jericho High School in 2014 and participated in ISEF in 2013 (4th place: Materials and Bioengineering) and 2014 (2nd place: Chemistry). Chun is currently a senior at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering.

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Marc HuoStudent, ISEF Winner

A student of Jericho High School, Marc Huo is an aspiring scientist who has conducted research on nanotechnology, won 1st Place in Cell and Molecular Biology at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), was named a Regeneron Scholar, and co-authored a paper that was published in Advanced Materials.

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Michael LaiStudent, ISEF Winner

Michael Lai is currently pursuing a medical degree in Hofstra University’s combined BS/MD program in which he will directly matriculate into the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. He attended Jericho High School in Jericho New York.

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Leo LoStudent, ISEF Winner

Leo Lo is a senior at Jericho High School. Lo has conducted nano-optics research at Stony Brook University for 2 years, creating a computer simulation platform that could improve the accuracy of the state-of-the-art optical nano-imaging method.

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Serena McCallaScience Research Coordinator

Dr. Serena McCalla has dedicated her life to the advancement of science and science education. Dr. McCalla was raised in New York City and fell in love with science in elementary school. She earned her Bachelors in Biological Sciences.

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Neeraj SakhraniStudent, ISEF Winner

Neeraj Sakhrani is a rising sophomore at Columbia University planning to major in mathematics and pre-medicine. Accompanying his academic pursuits, Sakhrani is an associate editor for the Journal of Global Health.

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Vera ZarubinStudent, ISEF Winner

Vera Zarubin is a 17-year-old senior at the Bronx High School of Science and an incoming freshman at MIT. In the past two years, she has worked on four graduate-level research projects in applied physics and materials science.

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Kendra ZhangStudent, ISEF Winner

Kendra Zhang is a current senior at Jericho High School and will attend Columbia University in the fall. Zhang participated in ISEF in 2017 and 2018, winning Best in Category and 1st Place her junior year and 4th Place her senior year.

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