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Caddo Parish Magnet High School
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CADDO MAGNET STUDENT RECEIVES 2ND PLACE AT
2021 NATIONAL JUNIOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
Shreveport, LA Apr. 17, 2021 – Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport is proud to announce that junior
Ashini Modi received 2nd place in the 2021 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. As a result
she will receive an $8,000 scholarship to the university of her choosing.
Additionally, Modi received first runner-up for her mini-film in the first annual mini-film festival that was part of
the symposium. You can watch her film at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-0T2bXFjIU
Modi’s research focused on using Gravitational Wave data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave
Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo to compute the two-point correlation function of Binary Black Hole Mergers.
Previously, the two-point correlation function has only been used for galaxies and the Cosmic Microwave
Background. The correlation function tells us how Binary Black Holes are distributed in our universe, helping us
further understand their formation. She thanks her mentor Dr. Cavaglia at the Missouri Univeristy of Science
and Technology and teachers at Caddo Parish Magnet High School.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia program is jointly sponsored by the United States Departments
of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, in cooperation with leading research universities throughout the nation.
Forty-nine regional symposia are affiliated with the JSHS program, reaching over 10,000 high school students
and teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and in the Department of Defense Dependents
Schools, Europe and Pacific Rim regions. The university sponsored symposia invite the participation of
secondary schools within their regions.