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Irvington High Junior Earns Silver Medal at International Science Competition

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June 17, 2021

By Rick Pezzullo—

Irvington High School junior Brooke Dunefsky recently earned a silver medal at the virtual GENIUS Olympiad, an international competition at Rochester Institute of Technology. She presented her research, “A Novel Rehabilitative Device that Aids in Stroke Recovery.”

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“We are thrilled for Brooke,” Science Research Program advisers Amy Ma, Nadia Parikka and Stephanie Schilling said. “To be recognized among so many other international finalists is so exciting and well-deserved.”

Dunefsky qualified to compete in the international competition after earning a Grand Prize in Engineering at the prestigious Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) in March.

In addition, Dunefsky’s patent for her device was recently approved.

 

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