Eight THS Students Win Awards at Terra North Jersey STEM Fair (TNJSF)


Gabi Eimbinder, Staff Writer

Eight THS students, who spent the last few months conducting science research on topics ranging from molecular biology to computational science, won awards last month at the Terra North Jersey STEM Fair (TNJSF), which was held at Kean University. These students presented their scientific research, competing against many other prestigious students throughout the state. The eight students who received awards were Elliott Yoon, Subin Pyo, Yuanning Hui, Kai Song, Kayla Cheng, Zehang Sun, Gordon Sun, and David Sen. Below are the specific awards each student received in their specific categories:

Elliott Yoon: 1st Place Award in Computational Pharmacology

Subin (Cindy) Pyo: 1st Place Award in Cellular Biology


Yuanning (Helen) Hui: Cell and Molecular Biology

Kai Song: Engineering

Kayla Cheng: Chemistry

Zehang and Gordon Sun: Computer Science

David Sen: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

Junior Elliott Yoon was also invited to compete at Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Dallas, Texas in May. One of the few students from Tenafly High School to ever be invited, Yoon conducted research on applying AI to discover drugs for a type of cancer. “I am really excited to have the opportunity to showcase my research at Regeneron and hopefully win another award,” Yoon said.

Additionally, Ms. Subramaniam won the Nokia Teacher Trip Award, and will be in attendance with Yoon in Dallas.