October 2013, Volume 3 Issue 1 ISSN#2162-8092

JESS is a professionally reviewed academic journal which exclusively publishes original research articles written by high school students. Submissions are reviewed by college professors and research scientists, who are chosen based on their expertise in the area of science that each article addresses. Our mission is to teach students to write articles in the academically accepted format, promote student research, improve science literacy, and publish the most exceptional articles.


The Value of High School Research Internships in University Laboratories: The Secondary Student Training Program

Katherine Degner, PhD
SSTP Administrator, Belin-Blank Center
University of Iowa

Experimental Philosophy and Secondary School Science Research Protocols

Jonathan S. Wolf, EdM, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549

In School Articles

Simultaneous Determination of Benzoic Acid and Caffeine Concentration by Single Wavelength, Isocratic High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Nancy Karreman1* and Tom Zuzelski2
Student1, Teacher2: Bainbridge High School, 9330 High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110.

*Corresponding author: nancy.karreman@gmail.com

Drastic Decline of Eastern Hemlocks After Infection by the Woolly Adelgid in Harriman State Park, New York

Alexander D. Koutavas1 and Marvin L. Cadornigara2*
Student1, Teacher2: New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math
111 Columbia Street, New York, NY 10002
*Correspondence: MCadornigara@schools.nyc.gov

Analyzing the Effect of Music on Memory in a 21st Century Learning Environment

Victoria Thompson1* and Nathan Mutic2
Student1, Teacher2: Joplin High School, Joplin, Missouri
*Corresponding author: torijean95@hotmail.com

Simultaneous Inhibition of the Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K/Atk/mTOR Pathways has Significant Synergistic Effects on Proliferation and Migration in C6 Glioma Cancer Cells

William Henry Bloxham1*, Christine Marshall-Walker2
Student1, Teacher2: Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
*Correspondence: wbloxham@college.harvard.edu

Measuring the Haptic Characteristics of Various Wood Finishes

Ryan Gott1* and Chris Byrne2
Student1, Teacher2: The Gatton Academy, Bowling Green, Kentucky
*Corresponding author: ryan.gott990@topper.wku.edu

Effect of Phanerochaete chrysosporium fungus and the bacteria Pseudomonas putida and Sphingomonas macrogoltabidus on the degradation of HDPE plastic with chemical, UV, and thermal pretreatments

Cara Broshkevitch1*, Anne Richards1*#, and Jacqueline Curley2
Student1, Teacher2:  The Loudoun County Academy of Science, 21326 Augusta Drive, Sterling, VA 20164 Virginia
*These authors contributed equally
#Corresponding author:  anneelizabeth.722@gmail.com

Measurements of the Motion of Polygonal Vortices in Rotating Fluids Showing the Significance of Local Rotational Velocities

David Weiner1* and E. Jane Wesely2
Student1, Teacher2: Horace Mann School, 231 West 246th Street,  Bronx, New York 10471
*Corresponding author: david_weiner@horacemann.org

Internship Articles

Measurement of X-Ray Flux Emissions Using CHANDRA Supports the Existence of a Supermassive Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy

Loyd H. Waites1*, Maria Lonnett Burgess2, Robin Barnard3 and Michael Garcia3
Student1, Teacher2: Manchester Essex Regional High School, 36 Lincoln Street, Manchester By The Sea, MA, 01944
Mentor3: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 02215

*Corresponding author: waitel@rpi.edu

Improvements to the Readout Electronics for the CERN CMS Hadron Calorimeter

Robert Schurz1 and Jacob Anderson2*
Student1: Illinois Math and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL
Mentor2: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL
*Corresponding author: andersj@fnal.gov