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Seniors At Science Fair

Aalami qualifies for international competition

Six Roslyn High School seniors placed at the highly competitive Long Island Science and Engineering Fair (LISEF) held this month at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Arshia Aalami, Matthew Borin, Kevin Mohabir, Paul Rogofsky, Alain Sherman, and Daniel Wasserman earned accolades.  Approximately 600 students from across the island who worked on more than 400 projects vied for 20 coveted spots to the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held this May in Phoenix, AZ.  Earning one of those spots was Roslyn High School student, Arshia Aalami. “I am ecstatic to be given the opportunity to present my project in Phoenix, and I hope to best represent my school and region at the international fair. “

Working with Roslyn High School Secondary Coordinator of Research, Dr. Allyson Weseley, Arshia ran two experiments to look at gender differences in self-promotion. The first revealed that boys were more likely to self-promote in their college essays than were girls. For the second study, Arshia designed an experiment to see if guidance counselors and college admissions officers viewed self-promotion in college essays on the part of male and female students differently; they did. When an essay that employed self-promotion was attributed to a girl, she was viewed as less likable, less socially skilled, and less likely to be accepted to a college than a male applicant said to have written the identical essay.