Atoms win big at the MOST’s CNYSEF Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science high school students Migual Mathis and Makayla McMullen win the ISEF Grand Prize at the CNYSEF, with their project Electricity out of Dirt: Microbial Fuel Cell, and will represent the Atoms in Atlanta, GA in May.

Sunday, March 27th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school and elementary school students competed in the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)’s 42nd annual CNY Science and Engineering Fair (CNYSEF). Atoms competed alongside students from grades 4-8 (Junior Division) and 9-12 (Senior Division) throughout Central New York for a chance to win dozens of merit award prizes, scholarships, and qualifying status for Society for Science’s Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Please join me in congratulating the following students in their achievements and accolades at the CNYSEF!

Migual Mathis & Makayla McMullen (10th Grade) - Electricity Out of Dirt: Microbial Fuel Cell

  • ISEF Grand Prize - will represent the Atoms in Atlanta, GA in May
  • Highest Honors (Blue Medal)
  • US Agency for International Development
  • Terra Science and Education Award
  • 18th Annual Energy in the 21st Century

Adarius Rucker - Volcano Research Project

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)

NyAsia James - The Experimental Manipulation of Drought: Finding Optimum Conditions for Biodiversity

Yakina Sika-Amoah & Grace O'Neill - Impact of Hazardous Air Pollutants on Plant Respiration in our Community

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)
  • Terra Science and Education Award

Samara Hurtado, Paw November - pH and Water

  • CNYSEF Honors (WhiteMedal)

Destany Isaac, Nicole Tejeda Acosta, Natalie Turner - The effects of work hours on teachers

  • CNYSEF Honors (White Medal)

Colin Miller (4th-Grade) - Oil Spills

  • High Honors

Naleigha Hall (4th-Grade) - Crystal Creations

  • High Honors

Josephine Tucciarone (4th-Grade) - Turn Milk into Plastic

  • High Honors

Congratulations to all of our students, we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from CNYSEF.

Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent



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