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HCVSD Academy of Biomedical Sciences Student Named to Governor’s Class of 2022 STEM Fellows



Hunterdon County Vocational School District student Shubhranshu “Dew” Dutta has been named to the Governor’s Class of 2022 STEM Fellows, a statewide STEM education initiative for New York students. Jersey from 10th to doctorate.

Dutta is a senior at the Academy of Biomedical Sciences (BSA) of HCVSD, a competitive four-year high school program for college students with career aspirations in healthcare or public health.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars 2022 class includes 100 students from 20 New Jersey counties. The program is a public-private partnership that includes the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of the Governor, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and research companies in the state.

Dutta, who lives in Annandale, participated in Rutgers University’s PHocus (Public Health: Epidemics, Communities, and Urban Studies) program, as well as its Waksman Institute Summer Experience (WISE) program, where he performed a comprehensive analysis DNA from two sequences of landoltia punctata, which were subsequently published in GenBank of the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He also interned at the FDA’s Center of Excellence in Oncology as part of its OCE Summer Scholars program. He is a member of the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences.

In 2019, Dutta received the “Best Paper Award” at the annual PharmaSUG conference for his efforts as a co-author of a research paper regarding the incorporation of data from wearable sensors to provide real-time analysis for testing. clinics; a second article was selected for presentation in 2021 on the integration of AI-ML techniques to conduct other interdisciplinary research on retinal scan image analysis. Dutta runs a nonprofit, The Gift of Vision, which is dedicated to eye health awareness. He hopes to pursue a career in ophthalmology in the future.

Dutta hopes that being named the Governor’s STEM Fellow will help him “gain knowledge about how we can use STEM to give back to our communities.” He said that while STEM is often associated with experimentation and arithmetic, he believes it enables a “mode of discovery” that helps exercise inner curiosity. Dutta said upon discovering new things, “We can find newer and more innovative ways to help people in our own communities – whether through healthcare, IT or education. ‘engineering. “

“The entire Hunterdon County Professional School District is so proud of Dutta. We are delighted that another of our students has been selected as the Governor’s STEM Fellow, ”said HCVSD Director of Grants, Admissions and Security Management Tanya Nalesnik, who has the opportunity to address to the Governor’s STEM Fellows each year. She actively encourages HCVSD students interested in STEM fields to seize the opportunity in the next academic year and reiterates an ongoing message about finding a mentor to help them navigate the path ahead. Nalesnik said she is proud of the students who are ready to make the most of the opportunities available to them. “This is a highly competitive program, and many of our Academy students have achieved state-level recognition for their scholarship and passion for STEM,” she said.

Dutta believes BSA “has shown me where I can go and the great opportunities available to me to pursue a biomedical science education in the future.” He said that BSA’s academic medicine-related courses and links to service organizations have “given me many ways to prepare for the future as well as to study other areas that I might want to see. to interest. And I firmly believe that being part of the BSA reinforced my decision to continue in medicine.

Dutta is active in many extracurricular activities both at BSA and at North Hunterdon High School, where BSA is located. He is the chair of the BSA’s HOSA, formerly known as the Medical Professions Students of America, and the North Hunterdon Red Cross Chapters. Dutta is also an active leader and member of other organizations such as Model UN, French Club, Math League, Science League, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Science Honor Society and French Honor Society. In North Hunterdon he is a member of the fencing team.

Additionally, Dutta has received numerous awards and honors, including from the New Jersey Biology League and the New Jersey Chemistry League, both in 2021, and placed third in the U.S. Math 12 Competition for North Hunterdon High School. (2020-2021). He also received Academic Excellence Awards in 2020 and 2021 from North Hunterdon High School. Dutta obtained online course certifications in Medical Statistics I, II, and III from Stanford Online, Stanford University and in Public Health Statistics by Coursera, Johns Hopkins University.

STEM isn’t Dutta’s only passion. He received a Certification in Violin Studies (Levels 1-6, 2014-2021) from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He also received the Royal Conservatory of Music Level 5 Top Scorer in State Award and (Levels 4, 5 and 6) Top Scorer in Center Award.

As a Governor’s STEM Fellow, Dutta will have the opportunity to network with STEM professionals and participate as a member of a student research team. “I can’t wait to conduct a research project with my program peers! I hope to delve deeper into topics that involve data science and biostatistics, as well as deepen the applications of these topics. I’m excited to hear more about the breakthroughs in STEM research and development happening in our state and look forward to asking lots of questions! “

Dutta is the second HCVSD student in as many years to be named the Governor’s STEM Fellow. Prerna Shankar, currently a senior BSA student, has been named a junior in the Governor’s 2021 STEM Fellows class.



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