2017 Science Research Alumnus Published

2017 Science Research Alumnus Published
Posted on 04/14/2021
Jessica PalmeriDr. Ticknor, Mr. Sicheri, and the entire Rondout Valley educational community would like to recognize 2017 Science Research alumnus, Jessica Palmeri, for adding yet another remarkable achievement to her already incredible list of research awards and successes.  The goal of any scientist is to conduct a study that, following a critical review by their peers, is selected for publication in a professional journal because it adds meaningful understanding to an existing body of knowledge.  This prestigious level of recognition is almost exclusively reserved for research conducted at the Masters, Ph.D, and professional levels.  But, on extraordinarily rare occasions, the authentic research of a high school student breaks through, and that is precisely what Jessica has done.  She submitted the study she conducted during her sophomore, junior, and senior years in the Science Research program examining the toxic effects of the prolific exotic invader Japanese knotweed for publication soon after graduating in 2017, and after nearly four years of extensive peer review, it was recently published in the Dutch bryological and lichenological journal Lindbergia. (https://bioone.org/journalArticle/Download?fullDOI=10.25227%2Flinbg.01131)


Congratulations Jessica!  We could not be more proud of you for this truly astonishing accomplishment!