A Bronx High School of Science student has earned national recognition for her research project.
On Wednesday, January 4, Bronx High School of Science senior Isabella Greco was selected among 40 finalists for the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and mathematics competition for her study, ‘The Effect of Gender Stereotype and Stereotype Inconsistency on False Memory of Occupation Descriptions’.
According to Regeneron, the finalists were selected based on their research project’s scientific rigor and world-changing potential.
Greco, a Concourse Village resident, researched gender stereotyping and careers with the guidance of Fordham University psychology professor Dr. Mitchell Rabinowitz.
With Dr. Rabinowitz’s assistance, she examined the impact gender association and gender stereotype inconsistency had on a person’s ability to precisely recall an individual’s occupation.
“I chose this topic because stereotypes are something that affect us all to such an extent that they have a sometimes subtle, sometimes not-so-subtle, impact on our everyday life,” expressed Greco.