Miller Place High School senior Janna Shaftan was recognized by the Board of Education at the May 30 meeting for competing in the prestigious New York State Science & Engineering Fair at the Queens Hall of Science.
Shaftan won second place in the physics category along with her partner, Commack High School student Alex Murmelstein.
The New York State Science & Engineering Fair hosted 250 students from more than 65 schools on Long Island and in New York City. The two students based their experiment on their experiences as summer interns at Brookhaven National Laboratory. They designed two computer programs; one that can align an x-ray beam and another that identifies particles detected within a calorimeter.