Abigail Negron is currently a senior at José Martí STEM Academy. She is the treasurer of her school’s National Honor Society chapter and secretary of its Chemistry Club, and outside of school she has conducted research on the severe dangers of lead found in her community’s drinking water through the Art Harper Saturday Academy at Stevens Institute of Technology. She has conducted research for Liberty Science Center on the reinforcement of concrete, using hydrophilic polymers to increase tensile strength, and plans to continue this research throughout her senior year. Recently, Abigail received an Honorable Mention at the 2021 New York Times STEM Essay Contest for her piece on the abundance of microorganisms in household products, which has fueled her desire to continue doing research in more than one field. In the future, she hopes to study civil engineering and apply her research as it is needed in the engineering industry.