Featured Young Scientist Stories

March 25, 2016

Young Scientist Daniel Ma Wins 2nd Place and the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic

Within just a few months of becoming a Young Scientist, Daniel Ma has presented his work at the NEO Science and Engineering Fair and won 2nd Place as well as the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic! Most importantly, he has gained confidence and found something that he is truly […]
December 22, 2015

Intel Finalist: Daniel

Daniel McQuaid, a high school student from Ossining, N.Y., is among 40 finalists in the nationwide Intel Science Search. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000002106814/intel-finalist-daniel.html
December 22, 2015

Intel Science Talent Search finalist Daniel McQuaid talks about his project during Public Day in Washington, D.C.

December 22, 2015

Ossining’s Intel Finalist Looks to Impact Cancer Research

The first ever Intel finalist for Ossining HS, Daniel McQuaid, is studying a cancer-supressing protein. Ossining High School’s Daniel McQuaid has turned a devastating experience into a positive contribution. “In my freshman year of high school, my cousin died of lung cancer, so that kind of sparked my interest in the […]
June 5, 2015

Chefs Doing Good: Floyd Cardoz Helps Future Scientists Find a Home

Chefs often cite their travels, mentors, or childhood dishes as points of inspiration for their work. But when it came to partnering with an organization doing good, New York chef Floyd Cardoz found inspiration in his family, most prevalently his father and his eldest son, Peter. “Peter was very bullied as […]
May 20, 2014

Discovery of Apparent Key Driver in Spread of Ovarian Cancer

After a dozen years of searching, Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and her team have discovered what appears to be one of the key drivers in the spread of ovarian cancer. The culprit is a biomarker, which can signal the presence of a disease. In this instance, however, the biomarker known as […]
November 12, 2013

Daniel McQuaid – Finalist of Nationwide Intel Science Search

Daniel McQuaid, a student whose research continues to be sponsored by The Young Scientist Foundation, was among 40 finalists in the nationwide Intel Science Search, held in early 2013. Cited from: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/11/science/intel-science-talent-search-finalists-talk-science.html
November 7, 2013

First Annual YSF Gala – March 2013 – Caroline Farrington Speech

Caroline Farrington, currently a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses her experiences and the positive impact The Young Scientist Foundation has had on her research career at the First Annual YSF Gala, held on March 11, 2013 at North End Grill in New York City.
April 19, 2013

Blake Smith has done extraordinary cancer research: 1 of the 26 Most Impressive Students At Yale Right Now

Class of 2016 Blake Smith has worked in cell biology labs since he was 16, first at Mount Sinai  School of Medicine and now at Yale Medical School. As a high school junior, he won first place in the category of Cellular and  Molecular Biology at the Intel International Science […]
March 13, 2013

A Laboratory Grows Young Scientists

OSSINING, N.Y. — During lunch hour, the hallways of Ossining High School have a kind of barely contained chaos. Whistles bleed from the gym, students squeeze every last minute of freedom before they’re due back in class. Even the library, where Dan McQuaid sat with two of his science teachers […]