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Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 by for Lectures.

Midwood Science represents again at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Students heard the latest scientific research from a chemist (who spoke more like a physicist or engineer), a biologist (who reminded us that mice are not humans), and a physician (who showed us why "failed" cancer drugs are actually useful). 2014 was the ninth year of the Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture series. Midwood Science students are always present at these lectures in large numbers. This year was no exception. If you missed the lecture, you can watch the video here.

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Junior Surveys and MetroCards

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by for Juniors.

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All juniors in Science Research, please fill out and print (or print and fill out) this survey as soon as possible. Deposit your completed survey in my mailbox in the Research Room (A214) on or before Monday, November 10, 2014. We will use this piece of paper when we split you up across the three research teachers: Mr. Elert, Ms. Sullivan, and Ms. Mosley. Teacher assignments and meeting schedules will be announced by the end of next week (Friday, November 17, 2014).

Juniors who have a lab assignment are entitled to two-trip, "Special Program" MetroCards. These are to be used only for travel to and from your workplace, or to any events associated with your work in the lab (conferences, field work, etc.), or to any events related to the class in general (lectures and other special events). To be eligible you must have your mentor contact me saying that you are working for them, in what capacity, and for what approximate times. Records of mentor contacts are kept on the big spreadsheet of mentors. (I emailed you the link to this document several times. Contact me by email if you can’t locate it.)

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Transcripts delivered

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by for Intel STS, Seniors.

Transcripts for the Intel Science Talent Search were received by the Society for Science and the Public in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:46 AM. The receipt status of transcripts should be posted to individual student accounts within 3 business days. Check your application. If the receipt of your transcript is not acknowledged by Friday morning, please tell me.

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Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Sophomores.


HPREP 2015 Application Packet

Must be postmarked no later than
Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is an enrichment program for 10th and 11th graders at the Weill Cornell Medical College on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is a national program addressing the issues of declining enrollment rates of underrepresented minorities, specifically in medicine and generally in the health professions. HPREP exposes high school sophomores and juniors to science-related activities and teaches students about the steps needed to become a physician or other health care provider.

The program consists of ten (10) two and a half hour sessions held on Friday afternoons during the months of January, February, and March. Students will attend lectures given by physicians at The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Cornell Medical College. They will also participate in small group workshops led by Weill Cornell medical students. All participants will be required to submit a research paper on an approved topic of interest in medicine at the conclusion of the program. At the end of the program, two participants will receive a College Book Scholarship, to be used during their first year of college enrollment.

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2014 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors, Sophomores.

On Thursday, November 6, 2014, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its ninth annual Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lecture for high school and college students. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place from 5:30–7:30 PM on the first floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Rockefeller Research Laboratories building (430 East 67th Street, between York and First Avenues).

Registration is easy, but finding a seat with a good view isn’t. This event has gotten so popular that the folks at MSKCC needed to set up satellite viewing stations in adjacent conference rooms. Get there a bit early if possible. Light refreshments have traditionally been served before the lectures begin (pizza, chips, fruit, soda, coffee). Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one to attend.

One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. (Consult the Extra Credit webpage for more info.) Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of the event. Place your completed (typed) assignment in my mailbox in the Research Room at any time during the school day on Friday, November 7.

     
Craig B. Thompson     Moderator

Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig B. Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.

     
Daniel A. Heller, PhD     Tiny Solutions to Big Problems: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on Cancer Research

Chemist Daniel Heller focuses on biomaterials and nanoscale engineering for molecular sensors and targeted therapeutics.

     
Danwei Huangfu, PhD     Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A New Model for Studying Disease — Including Cancer

Developmental biologist Danwei Huangfu investigates the fundamental mechanisms that govern cell identity and how they could be exploited therapeutically to manipulate cell fates in regenerative medicine.

     
David B. Solit, MD     A Study of Extraordinary Responders: Lessons Learned

Physician-scientist David Solit studies human oncology and pathogenesis, genomics, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, cancer therapeutics, and clinical trials.

     

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Junior/Senior Grading Policies for Fall 2014–15

Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2014 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Fall semester grading policies have finally been updated for the 2014–15 academic year and posted to the class website. All juniors and seniors should read their respective document. Grades are based primarily on attending meetings and submitting the required written material at least one business day before the meeting. Seniors are also required to successfully complete the applications for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) and New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF).


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Junior Meeting Groups

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by for Juniors.

Junior Meeting Groups Updated Thursday, September 18, 2014
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6.1 Jinyan Huang 8.2 Urooj Ansari 9.3 Mie Abouelkheir
6.1 Elizabeth Krasner 8.2 Zachary Feinstein 9.3 Samera Arif
6.1 Christine Ly 8.2 Shang Lee 9.3 Xiu Ling Weng
6.2 Nikola Iberle 8.2 Daniel Rebibo 9.4 Leutrim Cahani
6.2 Daniela Lara 8.3 Laila Akallal 9.4 Michelle Do
6.2 Joseph Parziale 8.3 Xiaojun Cao 9.4 Alexandra Gayle
6.3 Najmunnahar Kashem 8.3 Nga Ying Lo 9.5 Hussein Fardous
6.3 Lily Xiong 8.3 Colleen Simon 9.5 Xiao Ying Huang
6.3 Shanayah Renois 8.4 Alexandra Auteri 9.5 Sana Ilyas
7.1 Doris Etienne 8.4 Abigail Iaquinta 9.6 Moomitu Kashem
7.1 Jessica Lauv 8.4 Hannah Towfiek 9.6 Max Miloslavsky
7.1 Maya Miller 8.5 Matthew Chung 9.6 Zaw Win Naing
7.1 Joselyne Pimentel 8.5 Rumsha Javed 9.7 Raja Bilal Azhar
7.2 Roshan Chudhry 8.5 Hu Onna Mc Carthy 9.7 Joshua Pilipovsky
7.2 Emily Hui 9.1 Quetourah Dalencourt 9.7 Abrar Rais
7.2 Victor Lee 9.1 Daniel Guobadia 9.8 Kieran Bissessar
7.2 Kai Saunders 9.1 Linda Zhu 9.8 Neshma Simon
8.1 Nadia Brijmohan 9.2 Yusra Abdur Rob 9.8 Sayahi Suthakaran
8.1 Q.Q. (Venus) Fu 9.2 Asia Le 9.9 Mohammed Chowdhury
8.1 Osarhuwense Otasowie 9.2 Diana Polonska 9.9 Tyron Matthews
8.1 Inna Zapadynska     9.9 William Xie

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Juniors : Information to keep you informed

Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2014 by for Juniors.

I sent every junior in Science Research a long email this evening using MailChimp. If you never got it, please contact me. There are issues with some email services (namely AOL). Click the icon to the right to access a copy of the message if yours was lost or stolen.

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Senior teacher assignments

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by for Seniors.

Mr. Elert Ms. Mosley Ms. Sullivan
Muhammad Abdulla Donald Ceus Rolens Ambroise
Hussain Bokhari Cindy Chee Rosa Basevich
Michael Divgun Samantha Chee Charlynn Trish Ben
Valeriya Falkovich Vivian Cheng Aarin Chase
Mohammed Hasan Ikechukwu Egbunam Colleen Chasteau
Meghan Ng Xiao Yan Hu Dina Deng
Monique Powell Melissa Lee Jacquelyne Gilman
Yukie Wong Lucy Lin Syeda Hillary
Richard Wu Sandra Lin Shanna Huang
Raymond Yu Patrice Sanderson Zainab Iqbal
Carmine See Taulant Kastrati
  Samar Syeda* Saba Sakhi
  Wen Li Wang Emily Tung
* Starting in 3rd marking period

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Maker Faire needs volunteers

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Maker Faire has been described as carnival sideshow meets science fair, with robots, engineers, rockets, computer geekery and body paint. Imagine, you can get all that for FREE by volunteering. Just four hours gets you a day pass, eight hours gets you in for the weekend. Learn to solder, pick locks, and screen print on fabric. See the Life-Sized Mousetrap, Coke Zero and Mentos show, and 3D printer village. Dodge Cupcake Cars. Buy a Utility Kilt.

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone — a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset. This year’s Maker Faire will be held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

You can learn about all your volunteering options here. (Volunteers are called "Travelers" at Maker Faire.) Midwood Science students who volunteer will, of course, receive extra credit. Contact Mr. Elert if you have any questions about Maker Faire in the Research class.

 

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Ms. Goldstein A317 goldstein@ midwoodscience.org 3172 or 3173
Ms. Mosley A317 mosley.chem@ gmail.com 3172 or 3173
Ms. Ross A214 jross17@ schools.nyc.gov 2141
Ms. Sullivan A214 jsullivanbio@ gmail.com 2141
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Mr. McDonnell (Principal) 127 mmcdonn2@ schools.nyc.gov 1270 or 8511
Mr. Rosenfeld (Assistant Principal) A200 trosenf@ schools.nyc.gov 2003