Four Students’ Work Recognized at Regeneron Science & Engineering Fair, Bonesteel takes 3rd Place Overall

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Congratulations to Science Research students Bonesteel, Kotkoskie, Mertzlufft & Stuhlman for their winning research

Bonesteel took 3rd Place OVERALL and advances to the International Fair

Four BH-BL High School students recently competed in the prestigious Regeneron Greater Capital Region Science & Engineering Fair held on the RPI Campus where students present original STEM research to scientists and engineers.

“Each student was recognized for their work–a difficult task considering there were over 80 students from 18 different school districts competing at the fair,” says Science Research teacher Regina Reals. “They persevered through lab closures, remote research and everything else the pandemic threw at them–and they thrived!”

Juniors Jack Stuhlman and Lilly Mertzlufft and seniors Carsyn Bonesteel and Anya Kotkoskie were awarded with six prizes.

  • Stuhlman received the Walter Eppenstein Physics/Astronomy Award for the outstanding prize in physics.
  • Mertzlufft was recognized with both the US Naval and US Air Force Awards for her research on flight.
  • Kotkoskie was awarded the Momentive Performance Materials Award for the project that demonstrates the innovative use of synthetic chemicals to improve the environment and/or quality of life and the US Navy Award.
  • Bonesteel was awarded 3rd Place overall for her research, “A Multifaceted Approach to Determine the Therapeutic Efficacy of Central Pallidum Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy.” Third place provides Bonesteel with an all-expenses paid invitation to compete at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair May 14-19 in Dallas, TX.  She’ll will be among over 1800 students from almost 100 countries and territories from around the world who will be sharing their research and competing for prizes worth over $6 million. Good luck!

Follow this link to read a brief congratulatory article about Bonesteel on the Albany Medical College website where she has been collaborating since July 2021 with research mentor Damian Shin, PhD, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (DNET).