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Innovative High School Students Recognized for Pioneering Computer Science and Behavioral Science Projects at 2024 Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Iona Prep Students Win Division Awards at Regeneron Science Fair

Two students from Iona Prep were recently recognized for their exceptional work at the 2024 Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair. Junior Mateo Del Rio Lanse and senior Aydan Gerber both received Division Awards in their respective fields, Computer Science and Behavioral Science, for their innovative projects.

The fair, which took place on March 16th at Somers High School, featured over 700 high school students from Westchester, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties. The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, recognizing the top 20 projects from the fair that will advance to the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair.

Aydan Gerber’s project focused on using Python to conduct keyword-frequency analysis and Latent Dirichlet Allocation to identify significant topics of discussion under the #sustainability hashtag on Twitter. His findings were published by Cambridge University Press in February. Mateo Del Rio Lanse’s project focused on improving machine-learning rates by developing three convolutional neural networks (CNNs) that can screen for tumors in brain scans.

Both Aydan Gerber and Mateo Del Rio Lanse set an example for others by showcasing their innovative work at the fair and contributing to the future of science and technology.

By Samantha Nguyen

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