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Valley Stream Central High School District

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May 29, 2024

South Students Earn Second Place in Prestigious Northwell Medical Marvels Contest

May 6, 2024

A team of South High School student-researchers recently earned second place in Northwell Health’s Medical Marvels Challenge. South’s students went up against more than 150 of their peers who took part from across Long Island and New York City in this prestigious contest.

This year’s Medical Marvels Challenge tasked the student-researchers with thinking of innovative solutions to create more inclusive learning environments for students with disabilities, addressing issues related to transportation, accessibility, and curriculum. The teams submitted scientific research papers to answer key questions, such as what solutions they had come up with, and methodologies to measure success. A panel of scientists and clinicians then evaluated the submissions based on innovation, clarity, approach and measurement of success.

For their submission, South’s team of student-researchers came up with a novel approach to improve the schooling experience for visually impaired students, focusing on the development of “smart glasses.” These devices would be paired with navigation and potential obstacle/hazard mapping, which would enable enhanced safety, and provide improved access to curriculum.

For their win in this prestigious contest, the South students earned a $1,000 scholarship.

A team of South High School student-researchers earned second place in the prestigious Northwell Health Medical Marvels Challenge