Junior Tapped for Selective Summer Science Program

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Amityville Memorial High School junior Z’Dhanne Williams was accepted to the prestigious High School Summer Research Program at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

Z’Dhanne has been a member of the district’s Elite research group since ninth grade, working with her team on a treatment for polycythemia vera, a form of blood cancer. They have presented their research at several regional science exhibitions including the Kathy Belton Science Fair at Molloy College and the STEM Diversity Summit at Farmingdale State College. They earned first-place finishes at the Diversity Summit in 2017 and 2018.

This is Z’Dhanne’s second acceptance into a prestigious science program. As a freshman, she was selected for BNL’s STEM-Prep Summer Institute. Beginning in July she will participate in the highly competitive High School Research Program. During this six-week educational offering, Z’Dhanne and other selected students will collaborate with BNL’s scientific staff on projects that supports its mission.

“Z’Dhanne’s continued involvement in research and competitions have made her a candidate for acceptance into BNL’s rigorous summer research program,” science teacher Alexis Charles said. 

Ms. Charles will be working with Z'Dhanne, who will be a co-author for the scientific paper that will be published on the polycythemia vera by SUNY Farmingdale professor Andrew Michaelson and his research team.