DR. PONZIO

Honors Research in Science

The Leonetti/O'Connell Honors Research in Science Program provides an opportunity for students to spend a full year conducting original research in the lab sciences under the mentorship of an academic expert in their field of interest. Students gain practical life skills while also getting to participate in hands-on scientific work outside the classroom.


Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the 2019-2020 school year, we have pivoted from our traditional Celebration of Innovation model, and instead created a Poster Showcase! Below are the student's posters, and pre-recorded presentations. 

Thank you for the support of our amazing students!

Alessandra '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Loss of Neuregulin-4/ErbB4 Signaling in Macrophages Promotes Colonic Inflammation

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

In vitro Efficacy Study of Compounds for Aging in the Adult Mammalian Brain

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Use of CRISPR Gene Editing to Study EWS-FLI1 Regulated Genes in Ewing Sarcoma

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Isabella '21

Political Science/Gender Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Isabella's prerecorded presentation here

View Isabella's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Catherine Atwell, Marlborough School

Next Steps: Next year, I plan to continue with honors research, but I intend to study rape from a more psychological perspective.

Cameron '20

Political Science

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Cameron's prerecorded presentation here

View Cameron's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh

Next Steps: Next year, I will be studying Political Science or Public Policy at Stanford University.

Alessandra '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Loss of Neuregulin-4/ErbB4 Signaling in Macrophages Promotes Colonic Inflammation

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

In vitro Efficacy Study of Compounds for Aging in the Adult Mammalian Brain

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

Use of CRISPR Gene Editing to Study EWS-FLI1 Regulated Genes in Ewing Sarcoma

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Avery '20

Anthropology/Food Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Avery's prerecorded presentation here

 

View Avery's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Kate Cairns, Rutgers University

Next Steps: Next year I will be attending the Honors College at the University of Michigan. I hope to continue applying the critical thinking skills that I have learned in Honors Research to my classwork in college!

Isabella '21

Political Science/Gender Studies

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Isabella's prerecorded presentation here

View Isabella's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Catherine Atwell, Marlborough School

Next Steps: Next year, I plan to continue with honors research, but I intend to study rape from a more psychological perspective.

Cameron '20

Political Science

‘Do I Have To?’: An Analysis of the Interplay Among Barriers to Successful Implementation of Compulsory Voting in the United States

Watch Cameron's prerecorded presentation here

View Cameron's poster here

Mentor: Dr. Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh

Next Steps: Next year, I will be studying Political Science or Public Policy at Stanford University.

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