Congratulations to Northport High School senior Danielle Levanti whose project, “Sine Waves, Harmonic Series, Music to My Ears” recently received an honorable mention in the video category of the Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication.
The inaugural award, offered by MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics, is named after mathematician, writer and Cornell professor Steven Strogatz and is awarded to students with compelling projects in video, audio, social media, art, writing and performance. Submissions are judged based on content, creativity and communication.
Danielle’s video submission was based on sound waves and music. She graphed chords as either consonant or dissonant based on their intersections.
In the coming days, Levanti will attend a virtual recognition ceremony and her name will be listed on the National Museaum of Mathematics website.
Additionally, Danielle was selected as one of four New York State students to receive a $500 scholarship from the New York State Mathematics Honor Society.
Danielle’s personal achievements as well as her involvement and contributions to the mathematics community certainly played a role in her being selected for the scholarship, according to K-12 District Chairperson of Mathematics Robin Rann.
This year, Danielle added the Northport High School Mathematics Student of Distinction to a long list of achievements. Over the years she has participated in the Long Island Mathematics Fair, the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY Old Westbury, as well as the university’s Math Research and Technology Program. Danielle also serves as chair of the events committee for the Northport chapter of NYSMHS.
After graduation, Danielle intends to study biological engineering at Cornell University, where she plans to expand her passion for pharmaceutical and vaccine development.
“Danielle is truly a pleasure to work with. She is a natural leader, and she is well-respected by both her peers and teachers,” Honor Society adviser Kristen Rozell said. “Danielle is an outstanding student and extremely well-deserving of this award.”