Last year, 36 students participated in the festival; this year, there are more than 40 contestants. Keyko Sánchez, a 2013 graduate of Herbert H. Lehman High School, won last year’s top prize for her project which focused on developing wires made of amino acids for fuel cells.
Each student is paired with a mentor who provides supplemental guidance on projects. Last year, Sánchez worked on her project in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received mentoring from Lehman Chemistry Professor Gustavo Lopez.
This year’s Bronx SciFest will begin in Science Hall with the presentation of posters at 10:30 a.m., with an afternoon awards ceremony in the Historic Music Building’s Lovinger Theatre.
WATCH: Last year’s awards ceremony on BronxNet.