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Congratulations to High School West’s Sudarshan Padmanaban on being named a finalist in the National STEM Challenge!

Of the 280 finalists in the national competition, Sudarshan is one of five who are from Long Island!

His work focused on the relationship between poor air quality and the transmission of Covid 19 viral particles. Sudarshan studied the number of people that tested positive for Covid 19 in America's most polluted cities after periods of particularly bad air quality and found that more people tested positive under these conditions. Sudarshan’s work shows that air quality is another factor that is related to the transmission of viral particles.

Sudarshan is pictured with High School West research teacher, Dr. Joanne Figuieredo.

For more on the competition…click HERE.

 Picture of Sudarshan Padmanaban and Dr. Joanne Figuieredo