Summer Research

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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School sophomore Josh Gelfond will be spending his summer researching alternative energy at Stony Brook University as part of the Reuter Research Group. 

Josh was selected for the program following a recommendation from a Stony Brook graduate student who he has been working with as part of his regular studies. 

“I am really looking forward to applying what I have been learning in class to the real world,” said Josh. “It will be a great experience.”

Through the Stony Brook program, Josh will work closely with Stony Brook professor Dr. Mathew Reuter of the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook, and graduate students and Ph.D. students in a lab setting. As the only high school student accepted to the program, Josh will assist in developing mathematical modeling and computational and statistical analysis of experimental research data related to the conductivity and movements of molecules and electrons through matter.

When not studying, Josh plays varsity tennis where he has earned an All-County title and golf. He is also a member of his school’s Mathletes team. He intends to study applied mathematics in college.