Other STEM accolades:
Dweeja Dasarahthy ’17
was named a regional finalist for the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, placing her among the top 60 in the nation. Brian Sun ’18
helped develop a research proposal that led to a first place win in the 2016 Ken Souza Memorial Research competition. His team’s experiment will be carried out on a NanoLab flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, and Brian will be invited to share the findings at the annual meeting of the ASGSR in the fall of 2017.
Sophia Shakir ’23 presented her research titled, “The impact of knee osteoarthritis distribution and presence of total knee replacement on knee joint pain score reduction following Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation” at the American Society of Regional Anesthesia in Orlando, FL.
Manan Raina ’25 has been involved in research for several years and has published his research titled, “Vasoactive-ventilation-renal score and outcomes in infants and children after cardiac surgery.” He has also been highlighted in the Kidney Resource Guide Symposium for his article, “The Basics of Inherited Kidney Disease.”
Sita Ramaiya ’23 published her paper from her 2021 STEMM project entitled "Anorectal pathology in the HIV population: A guide for radiologists," published in 2022 in Abdominal Radiology.
Harsha Sanaka ’23 presented at the 2022 American College of Gastroenterology and has published the following articles from his research:
- Sanaka Harsha, Garg R, Patel V, et al. (2022), “Temporal Trends and Disparities in Gastroenterology Care Utilization Before, During, and After COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Investigative Medicine.
- Gomez-Nguyen A, Gupta N, Sanaka Harsha, Dennis Gruszka, Alaina Pizzarro ’24, et al. (2022), “Chronic Stress Induces Colonic Tertiary Lymphoid Organ Formation and Protection Against Secondary Injury Through IL-23/IL-22 Signaling.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Alaina Pizarro, a current Hawken junior, is a co-author on this second publication.
In other Hawken STEMM news, Hawken alumnus and founder of the Hawken STEMM Program, Dr. Jacob Scott, paired up with Hawken faculty Dr. Lacy Chick and two Hawken AP Biology students, Grace Shum ’23 and Lillian Fu ’23, to build and validate a low-cost bioreactor for classroom use. The purpose of their research was to examine a cost-efficient way for students to learn about experimental design, evolution, biotechnology, and bacterial growth and antibiotic resistance. Their paper, "Science Forum: A low-cost, open-source evolutionary bioreactor and its educational use," was published in November, 2022.