Bronx High School of Science trio wins top prize at regional science competition

The research paper and idea took them just six weeks to complete, and their next step is the national ExploraVision competition in June in Washington D.C.

Asha McKenzie and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 8, 2024, 9:05 PM

Updated 44 days ago

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Three high school students in Bedford Park are taking home the gold in a regional science competition for their eco-friendly invention.
The Bronx High School of Science sophomore trio won ExploraVision, a massive competition run by the National Science Teaching Association. The students invented a replacement for lithium-ion batteries with sodium-ion batteries.
The student phenoms say that sodium-ion batteries are more sustainable, and to increase efficiency they used a live fungal species to interact with the chemical compound to give the battery more life.
The research paper and idea took them just six weeks to complete, and their next step is the national ExploraVision competition in June in Washington D.C.


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