JAINIL SUTARIA, ARDSLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. TO BE HONORED BY GREENBURGH TOWN BOARD AT BEGINNING OF TOWN BOARD MEETING THIS MONDAY EVENING AT 7:30 pm Greenburgh Town Hall
JAINIL QUALIFIED AS NATIONAL FINALIST FOR THE SIEMENS COMPETITION. OF THE INITIAL 1,867 PROJECTS, 495 WERE CHOSEN AS SEMIFINALISTS, 60 AS REGIONAL FINALISTS. LAST WEEK JAINIL'S PROJECT WAS SELECTED AS ONE OF 12 NATIONAL FINALISTS MOVING ONTO THE NATIONAL COMPETITION AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
The prestigious Siemens Competition, launched in 1999 by the Siemens Foundation, increases access to higher education for students who are gifted in STEM and is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens. The competition, administered by Discovery Education, develops a pipeline for the nation’s most promising scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Jainil Sutaria of Ardsley won the team category and qualified for one of the 12 projects that will represent at the National competition which is of the 1860 nationwide projects. His project entitled “Synthesizing and Characterizing Novel Gelatin and Pluronic F127 Hybrid Hydrogels as a Barrier Membrane for Guided Bone Regeneration Following Periodontitis."
Jainil and his team developed a novel gel compound that acts as a barrier, preventing gum tissue from invading the bone tissue affected by gum disease, allowing guided regeneration of the bone surrounding the tooth root.
People with advanced periodontitis are at risk of bone loss and tooth loss, which in some cases can be reversed with regenerative procedures. The team’s research presents a promising new method for guided bone regeneration, a procedure in which surgically placed barrier materials prevent cells from the inflamed gum to enter the area of the damaged bone, allowing bone regeneration by osteoblast (bone cells) repopulation.
Jainil, a senior at Ardsley High School in Ardsley, NY, has followed his interest in STEM and twice won silver medals at the International Genius Olympiad. He also founded, and is president of, his school’s robotics club, and is co-president of “Ardsley Innovates,” a club aimed at teaching the novelties of technology to students. Jainil plays percussion in his school’s jazz band and wind ensemble and has played in the All-County and Area All-State bands. He has also earned All-League and All-Section honors for fencing, and he competed at the Junior Olympics for fencing in 2017.
Please join the Town Board in saluting Jainil for this impressive accomplishment. Our local school districts do a great job of preparing students for successful careers.