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2012 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

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Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research, features a group of leading scientists from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presenting their work to high school students and science teachers, offering a chance for them to interact and ask questions about the latest advances in biomedical research. Midwood has always supported this event with a large number of research students.

The seminar will be held at the Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. 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 Thursday, November 8.

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.

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2012 Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Lectures.

In honor of National Chemistry Week, the Brooklyn Subsection of the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting a free public lecture. The 2012 Brooklyn Frontiers in Public Science Lecture will be presented by a pioneer in nanotechnology and materials science — Prof. George M. Whitesides of Harvard University. This lecture will be held in the Pfizer Auditorium in the Bern Dibner Library at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Brooklyn on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

   

Midwood has always showed our support for this lecture series by sending a large number of students. Please register at the NYACS website if you are interested in attending. Get there a bit early if possible. Light refreshments have traditionally been served beforehand. Single use MetroCards will be made available for any student who needs one. One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attend and complete this assignment. 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, October 26.

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Senior Resume Readers Needed (Extra Credit)

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Seniors.

I need up to 17 seniors to critique junior resumes. Anyone wishing to participate should contact me as soon as possible. This activity will take place period 9, on 4 different days. You must attend all 4 days to receive credit.

On each day, participating seniors will be assigned to 3 or 4 juniors. The seniors will read and critique the juniors’ resumes in a manner similar to what I did last year. Provide helpful information, so that our juniors have the nicest looking resumes with the best content possible.

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Maker Faire needs volunteers

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

Maker Faire

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, 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 29 and 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Maker Faire NYC 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. Highlights this year include the Life-Sized Mousetrap, Coke Zero and Mentos show, 3D printer village, and Cupcake Cars. Learn to solder, pick locks, and screen print on fabric.

You can learn about all your volunteering options here. Any other questions? Email NYVolunteers@makerfaire.com. 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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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Sunday, May 6, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    MSKCC Experts Discuss the Latest Advances in the Treatment and Cure of Skin Cancers in the 21st Century
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, Paul B. Chapman, MD, and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD as they discuss the latest information on screening and treatment of skin cancer. Information presented in this lecture will focus on prevention, screening, and treatment of melanoma (including surgical and medical oncology options) and non-melanoma skin cancers.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians William R. Jarnagin, MD, Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, and Mark A. Schattner, MD as they discuss up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for pancreatic cancer.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Juniors Speak to the Sophomores

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors.

Hello Juniors,

We need you to speak to the sophomores on Monday, April 2, 2012. Talk to them about the junior year of the Science Research Program. Tell them where you work, what you do, how you found your lab, etc. Space is limited to the following periods/classes — 5 students per slot. See me in person to register. One half point of extra credit will be awarded for participation.

Period 04, Room A215, Ms. Sullivan
Period 06, Room A119, Ms. Ross
Period 08, Room A115, Ms. Roehrich
Period 10, Room A115, Ms. Roehrich

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Physics Bowl 2012

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

Hello Research Seniors and Juniors,

We will be holding the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Physics Bowl period 9, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in Room A320.

Participants in this competition take a 45 minute, 40 question multiple choice test written by the AAPT. This event is open to all students who are currently enrolled in an AP Physics class. Students in AP Physics B compete in the first year division, while students in AP Physics C compete in the second year division. (There is a slight difference in questions between the two divisions.) Awards are given to the top students and the top schools in a geographic region. All research students who participate will receive one half point of extra credit.

If you are interested in this event, see Mr. Spergel in room A300 (or email hss28@cornell.edu). He will give you information on how to register and how to take the practice exam online.

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Reminder: Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to students who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Spring 2012 CancerSmart Lecture Series

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

MSKCC logo

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s CancerSmart lecture series features informative discussions on the most up-to-date issues on cancer and cancer-related topics. MSKCC believes the more you know, the better equipped you will be to make informed choices about your health. Lectures are presented at Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street (between First and York Avenues) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome. Click on the links to individual lectures for more information and to register. (You should register as a courtesy so they know how many people will be attending.)

  1. Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Advances Toward the Cure and Prevention of Breast Cancer
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs, Larry Norton, MD, for a comprehensive discussion of breast cancer — biology, prevention, diagnosis, prognostication, management, and adjustment to life after treatment.
  2. Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    Understanding Pancreatic Cancer: From Diagnosis to Treatment
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians William R. Jarnagin, MD, Eileen M. O’Reilly, MD, and Mark A. Schattner, MD as they discuss up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for pancreatic cancer.
  3. Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00–7:30 PM
    MSKCC Experts Discuss the Latest Advances in the Treatment and Cure of Skin Cancers in the 21st Century
    Join Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD, Paul B. Chapman, MD, and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD as they discuss the latest information on screening and treatment of skin cancer. Information presented in this lecture will focus on prevention, screening, and treatment of melanoma (including surgical and medical oncology options) and non-melanoma skin cancers.

One half point of extra credit will be awarded to juniors who complete this assignment for each lecture they attend. Official attendance is taken by group photo at the end of each event. Give your completed (typed) assignment to your supervising teacher at any time during the following school day.

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Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) Student Sponsorship Program

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 by for Extra Credit.

The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (abbreviated NECSS and pronounced "nexus") is an educational conference held annually in New York City. As its name suggests, NECSS explores the intersection of science, skepticism, the media, and society for the purpose of promoting a more rational world. This year’s conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st from 10 AM to 6 PM. Presenters include a diverse group of magicians, scientists, journalists, entrepreneurs, futurists, philosophers, artists, and paranormal investigators. The highlight of every conference has always been a live taping of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast.

The NECSS Student Sponsorship Program provides an opportunity for select high school, college, and graduate students to receive free admission to one or both days of the NECSS conference. To be considered for the NECSS Student Sponsorship Program, applicants must submit the application form and meet the following guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be between 16-24 years of age and currently attend high school, college, or graduate school.
  2. All students must be able to travel to New York City and cover their own room and board (scholarships include the price of conference registration only). Not a problem, since we all live in New York City.
  3. Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied at the conference by a parent or legal guardian (parent/guardians must pay for their own conference registration). I will be attending this year’s conference and the organizers have told me that teachers can serve as guardians.
  4. Applicants should have a passion for science/skepticism and must submit a short essay addressing one of the following two topics:
    1. What scientific or skeptical issue are you most passionate about and why?
    2. What scientific or skeptical person inspires you the most and why?
  5. Essays are limited to 250 words or less and must be written in English.

The deadline for submissions is midnight EST on Monday, March 12, 2012.

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