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Sponsored Awards

AK Academy sponsored an award at the prestigious Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF). 

Winners of the AK Academy Award 

Abhaya Ravikumar

scRNA-seq Analysis of the Immune Microenvironment and Cell-Cell Interactions in Human Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma

Dear Ms. Kumar,
My name is Abhaya Ravikumar and I am a senior in the Pleasantville High School science research program. This is my first time participating in WESEF and I would like to thank you for choosing me as a recipient for the AK Academy Award. Receiving this award strengthened my passion for STEM,
specifically the Bioinformatics field. I have wanted to be involved in engineering my entire life and now as a senior attending MIT, I hope to continue this passion and dedication to make a change in the field of biology. Thank you again for your generous contribution and I hope to continue pursuing my interest in research in college.


Abhaya Ravikumar

Leah Menachery

Machine Learning Algorithm to Improve Prediction of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Lupus


Dear President Kumar,
My name is Leah Menachery and I am from Mamaroneck High School. Thank you so much for this opportunity and I am so grateful to have received the AK Academy Award at the Regeneron Westchester
Science & Engineering Fair.

Renata Fu

Computational identification of key pathways and differentially- expressed gene signatures in ovarian cancer stem cells


I'm Renata Fu from Scarsdale High School. I won the AK Academy Award at WESEF 2021. Thank you so much to the AK Academy, PowerLearn, Inc. for giving this award to encourage students who love STEM research, and thank you the WESEF judges for acknowledging my study!

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