–Students, Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon have earned a spot in the International Science Fair after their research, “Developing a Robot for Cleaning Coastlines”–
Syracuse, NY. – Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School students Yakina Sika-Amoah and Theodore Simon won multiple awards and top honors at the MOST’s CNY Science and Engineering Fair for their research and development of a robot for cleaning coastlines. Yakina and Theodore participated in this virtual competition along with high school students in grades 9-12 throughout Central New York for a chance to win dozens of merit awards, prizes, scholarships and qualifying status for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in 2021. View a video of Yakina and Theodore’s presentation here, and view a demonstration of the award-winning robot designed to help clean up the coastlines here.
“It brings us great joy to see our students excelling in STEM research,” said Pamela Smith, Dean of High School. “To be nominated for the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair is a great accomplishment for our students. Obtaining this achievement during Global Pandemic speaks volumes of their dedication and commitment to learning.”
Awards and Accolades Received Include:
- Nomination and sponsorship to ISEF 2021
- The High Honor Medallion
- The IEEE Electrical Computer Engineering Award
- The Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
- The US Agency for International Development Award
- Stockholm Jr. Water Prize
- The Terra Science of Education Award
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School has been recognized as one of the best public high schools in the nation two years in a row by the U.S. News & World Report and has consistently maintained a waiting list in excess of 1,400 students. Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is the only charter school in New York State accredited by The Middle States Association, a nationally acclaimed k-16 accreditation organization. Over the past several years, Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School had a cohort graduation rate of more than 90% with more than 95% of those graduates receiving College Acceptances from several Universities and Colleges. According to the National Clearinghouse Data, more than 70% of the Alumni who went to college successfully finished their freshman year and moved on as a sophomore. To learn more visit sascs.org.
About Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter Schools
There are three Charter Schools serving under the SANY umbrella, Syracuse and Utica Academy of Science Charter School (SASCS), and Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School which all are nonprofit, tuition-free, public, K-12, college preparatory charter schools in Central New York. The schools prepare students for college, career and citizenship through a STEM based curriculum. SANY seeks to graduate students who can think critically and creatively; who are committed to a lifetime of learning and civic involvement; and who are conscious of local, global and environmental issues.