(West Long Branch, NJ—February 24, 2015) Picatinny Arsenal and ARDEC (U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center) have selected two High Tech students, Kylie Long of Kearny and Harrison resident Anisha Mahat, as runners-up for their projects for the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Picatinny Arsenal and ARDEC have chosen Long’s project, “Effect of Human Prostate Cancer Cells on Mouse Osteocyte Sclerostin Expression in Vitro” and Mahat’s “Microfluidic Devices: Novel Fabrication Technique and Microchannel Design for Micromixing” as best in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Science and Manufacturing, respectively.
Picatinny Arsenal, in part, endorses the advancement of science through the transfer of government-developed technologies to the private sector and networks with other technologists in the fields of cutting-edge technology. ARDEC, meanwhile, supports the Army's efforts to ensure soldier survivability and enhances platform and area protection by providing engineering, design, and development support. It also explores ways to transfer beneficial technologies to public use.
The Monmouth Junior Science Symposium promotes research and experimentation in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. The two-day event includes presentations from high school students on their science research projects. This year’s Symposium takes place on March 19th and 20th. Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey’s Federal Laboratory, will again choose winners in their respective categories.