Six fifth grade students from the Voyager Program were recently recognized as ExploraVision honorable mention winners in the 2019-2020 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition. Giovanna Cerino (West End) and Lauren Comegna (Waverly Park) were commended for their project entitled “Allergy Prevention Technology,” while Evan Cao (Marion Street), Sebastian Damiani (West End), Annie Murray (West End) and Delia Kirkpatrick (West End) were honored for their project, “Cancer Killer.” Receiving the honorable mention award places them among the top 10% of all ExploraVision projects submitted to the competition this year.
Open to students in grades K-12, the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision competition challenges students to test their science and technology skills by designing a technological device for the future. Under the guidance of Voyager teacher Corinne Teichman, five teams of Lynbrook Voyager students participated in the competition. The two teams that received honorable mention were selected for demonstrating innovative thinking in their exploration of science and its impact on technology and the future.
Giovanna and Lauren's “Allergy Prevention Technology” project highlighted a medical device that could protect allergy sufferers affected by potential deadly reactions. Evan, Sebastian, Annie and Delia focused their research project on treatments to fight or kill cancer in an individual’s body. They created P.I.A. Nano Chemo, also known as the Cancer Killer. Unlike chemotherapy that not only kills cancer cells but also good cells, their treatment could cure cancer and help good cells stay healthy and strong during treatment.
The district congratulates the two teams on this outstanding achievement!