NYCSEF 2009, 2010, 2011, ISEF 2011
attended Francis Lewis High School

Ann Ardor, Michigan USA

Aislinn’s project involved using Electron Spin Resonance dating.  She tracked sea level in relation to San Salvador, Bahamas throughout 220,000 thousands years in the Quaternary.  Aislunn, along with her mentor developed a method to better estimate cosmic radiation rates for their samples.


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Queens College

  • What do you wish someone had told you before you entered NYCSEF?

    Live in the moment. You've already accomplished so much. Being chosen to represent NYC at ISEF is the icing on the cake. Take a deep breath, show those judges what you know, and be proud of your work.

  • If you had $1 million dollars, how would you spend it?

    I would take my mother on a well-deserved vacation, purchase technology to reduce my carbon-footprint as much as possible, and invest in green-technology companies.

  • Do you have any advice for participants in the science fair?

    You are the expert of your project. The judging process and questions may be nerve-racking, but your time and dedication prepares you for it.

  • How did NYCSEF impact your trajectory?

    The research, hundreds of drafts, and time spent preparing for NYCSEF prepared me for the workload in college. My research led to publications, which made me a strong candidate to receive a fellowship for graduate school.

  • Who is your favorite scientist? Why?

    I really admire Neil deGrasse Tyson. Not only is he a successful scientist in his own field, but he advocates for all sciences, explains concepts so that a large audience will understand, and stays so humble as a celebrity scientist.

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 13Dec2017 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 04Mar2018 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York.
  3. 20Mar2018 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History
  4. 26Mar2018 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 13May2018 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA

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