Weather Alert  

"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from midnight EDT tonight through Monday morning... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey, eastern Bergen, eastern Essex, eastern Passaic, eastern Union, Hudson, western Bergen, western Essex, western Passaic, and western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (brooklyn), New York (manhattan), northern Nassau, northern Queens, northwestern Suffolk, Orange, Richmond (staten island), Rockland, southern Nassau, southern Queens, southern Westchester, and southwestern Suffolk. * From midnight EDT tonight through Monday morning * an area of low pressure will develop along a frontal boundary to our south and pass just south and east of Long Island. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible and may lead to flash flooding the New York City Metro and surrounding areas. Flash flooding will also be possible for portions of the lower Hudson Valley. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Sunday Jul.23 17,06:36 PM

WFHS Junior Selected to Participate in NIH Citizen Science Symposium

William Floyd High School science teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia: "I am so proud of Elizabeth, Philip, and Angela."

Print Email

Pictured from left to right are William Floyd High School students Philip Oriuwa, Angela Ochoa, Elizabeth Scianno and WFHS science research teacher Victoria D’Ambrosia.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Mastic Beach, NY - May 31, 2017 - William Floyd High School junior Elizabeth Scianno has been selected to represent William Floyd and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center’s Barcode Long Island student research program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Citizen Science Symposium this upcoming July in Washington, D.C. She will be presenting on her project focused on the analysis of Zostera marina, a species of seagrass, to determine if there is a more effective way to replant it. Scianno collaborated on this project with ninth graders Angela Ochoa and Philip Oriuwa.
“I am so proud of Elizabeth, Philip, and Angela,” said Victoria D’Ambrosia, William Floyd High School science research teacher. “They have put in an extraordinary amount of work into this project ranging from proposal writing to learning complex graduate level statistical analyses. Although the students are still formulating conclusions and analyzing the data, I think it is safe to say that they are excited about their findings and we are all so grateful for this opportunity from the DNA Learning Center.” 
“The staff members at the DNA Learning Center were impressed with your research project and your dedication to the program, and are looking forward to seeing the results of your microbiome analyses,” wrote Sharon Pepenella, Barcode Long Island Program Co-Manager, in a letter to Scianno informing her of her selection to the NIH Citizen Science Symposium.
Citizen Science is a collaborative approach to research involving the public, not just as subjects of the research or advisors to the research but as direct collaborators and partners in the research process itself. The purpose of this workshop is to inform and engage NIH employees and contractors in discussions on how citizen science and crowdsourcing can enrich and further research as a complementary method, and to energize the local citizen science community.