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The Bright Future of Science: Aydan Gerber and Mateo Del Rio Lanse Shine at Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair

BySamantha Nguyen

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

Two Iona Prep students, senior Aydan Gerber and junior Mateo Del Rio Lanse, were recently recognized at the 2024 Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair for their exceptional work. The event, which took place on March 16th at Somers High School, featured over 700 high school students from Westchester, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties.

Aydan’s project focused on behavioral science, using an algorithm he developed in 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. Meanwhile, Mateo’s project was in computer science, where he developed three convolutional neural networks (CNNs) that can screen for tumors in brain scans.

The Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair aims to encourage students to engage in hands-on scientific research by providing a platform to showcase their work. As a result of their innovative projects and recognition at the fair, Aydan and Mateo are not only setting an example for others but also contributing to the future of science and technology. The top 20 projects from the fair will advance to the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair.

By Samantha Nguyen

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