2008 (DCYSC) Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge
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English Math Reading Science Writing COMPOSITE
Blonde Today, Brunette Tomorrow! Influence of Hair Color on the Perceived Intelligence of Women
2007 Los Angeles County Science Fair: 2nd place - Behavioral & Social Sciences
2007 California State Science Fair: 2nd place - Behavioral & Social Sciences
Blonde Today, Brunette Tomorrow II: Is the Stereotype of Dumb Blonde Universal?
2008 Los Angeles County Science Fair: 2nd place - Behavioral & Social Sciences
2008 California State Science Fair: Honorable Mention - Behavioral & Social Sciences
2008 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge: 1 of 40 national finalist and Winner of a Special Award.
The competition took place in Washington, D.C. There we competed in team challenges themed "Going Green."
These challenges included determining the carbon footprints of cars, compacting trash,
determining the effect of CO2 in a warmer climate, Green architecture, solar powered electric cars,
and Green chemistry. I was awarded:
1- $500 dollars Scholarship
2- Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge 2007 Host Award, for an exceptional ability
to effectively and passionately “Communicate Science”, and worked with Mythbusters production team
to produce a science video media: “Mythbusters Young Scientist Challenge”
3- An Asteroid has my name: (23804) Haber is a main-belt asteroid
4- Special trip to the United States Congress and meeting with California Congressman, Mr. Henry Waxman
Research at UCLA Summer of 2010 & 2011:
For 2 years I assisted Dr. Mark Cohen, Ph. D. (Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Center for Cognitive Neuroscience) and Dr. Agatha Lenartowicz, Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, in their research projects in the areas of psychophysics and visual perception. The internship involved the mapping and the functional imaging of the regions of the human brain using “FMRI” (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), “EEG” (Electroencephalography), and Photogrammetry.
I assisted with the collection of electroencephalography recordings and behavior data during tasks of attention and working memory (used Matlab /Psychtoolbox). I worked on the stimulus computer, the tresholding software, and used the photogrammetry system. I got exposed to ethics training in human-subject testing and got the opportunity to learn small group discussions with faculty about different aspects of neuroscience research.