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Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 by for Juniors, Seniors.

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JSHS application open for one week

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021 by for JSHS, Seniors.

Applications are now being accepted for the New York City Metro Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). Anyone with a research report that is finished (or even just close enough) can enter. Teams can enter together, but only one team member presents.

The application is done through a web form. You type your info into the fields, upload a PDF of your latest and greatest research report, upload some additional forms and other documentation, and then hit the "submit" button. Easy peasy. This has to be completed in the Research Room with me witnessing it on or before Friday, November 19. (Don't blame me for the short notice, this is how they operate.) Completing the application is worth +4 points of extra credit.

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The top 120 projects will be invited to York College to present at the Symposium on Sunday, February 6, 2022. If COVID restrictions are still in effect at CUNY campuses in February, the event will be held virtually. Presenting at the Symposium will be worth +10 points. In the case of team projects, the presenter will get +10 points and the other team members will receive +5 points.

Contact me quickly if you are interested in applying. I have paperwork to do that requires the Principal's signature (JSHS Form C) and I am not doing it on the day it's due. If you are working with a mentor, you also need their signature on one form (JSHS Form B). They would probably appreciate it if you contacted them as soon as possible. They would probably appreciate it even more if you partially filled out the form for them. There is also a form for projects involving human subjects (JSHS Form A), but you can give them your IRB form instead.

Read the Student Registration page for details on what is needed for the application. Contact me if you have questions.

2021 Major trends in modern cancer research

Posted on Saturday, October 30, 2021 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

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On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its 16th annual Major trends in modern cancer research lecture for high and college students and their teachers. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place virtually from 6:00–7:30 PM. Registration is required.

This event is a free community education program designed to engage and inspire the next generation of progressive researchers and scientists. MSK has a wide range of opportunities to volunteer at our labs, find mentors at MSK, and potentially join our research community.

Two points of extra credit will be awarded to all students who provide proof of attendance on the day of the event and complete the Google Classroom version of this assignment for any one of the speakers before 9:00 AM Friday, November 12.

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Moderator
Craig B. Thompson
President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Moderator
Michael Overholtzer, PhD
Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

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Speaker
Vinod Balachandran, MD
Surgeon
Member, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

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Gretchen Diehl, PhD
Immunologist
Associate Member, SKI Immunology Program

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Alexander Drilon, MD
Medical Oncologist
Chief, Early Drug Development Service, MSK

Happy graduation day to the class of 2021

Posted on Saturday, June 19, 2021 by for Seniors.

Although we were never together in one physical space, we were always united in science. Thank you class of 2021 for keeping Midwood Science alive and well.

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2021 HOPP Summer Student Program at MSK

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by for Freshmen, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Students who attended the 2020 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research lectures at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), or students who are just interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences, should check out their Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP) Summer Student Program. This program gives motivated high school students an opportunity to participate in independent research projects, extracurricular activities, training, and more at MSK. All current high school students from freshman to seniors are eligible to apply.

Typically, the program runs from the end of June to mid-August, but obviously due to COVID-19 restrictions this schedule is subject to change. It is a full-time internship, so students are expected to commit to 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Participants are required to complete the full eight weeks of the program from the first day to the last, so do not apply if you know you will be doing any traveling during the summer.

Applications for the 2021 HOPP Summer Student Program will open sometime in December 2020. All interested students should sign up for their mailing list now so that they can receive notifications when the application process goes live.

2020 Major trends in modern cancer research

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

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On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will host its 15th annual Major trends in modern cancer research lecture for high and college students and their teachers. (Members of the public are also welcome to attend.) The event will take place virtually from 6:00–7:30 PM. Registration is required.

This event is a free community education program designed to engage and inspire the next generation of progressive researchers and scientists. MSK has a wide range of opportunities to volunteer at our labs, find mentors at MSK, and potentially join our research community.

One point of extra credit will be awarded to all students who attendon the day of the event and complete this assignment for any one of the speakers. Email your completed (PDF) assignment to Mr. Elert by Friday, November 20.

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Craig B. Thompson, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Karuna Ganesh, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, and Physician-Scientist

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Justin Perry, PhD, and Immunologist

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Thomas Norman, PhD, and Systems Biologist

Splash: Columbia University Educational Outreach

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 by for Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Columbia University Educational Outreach is running a free, one-day, educational program called Splash on Saturday, November 7th from 10 AM to 1 PM and then from 2 PM to 5 PM. This semester, Splash is running over Zoom. With Splash, you can register to take fun, exciting, and unique classes taught by Columbia students to get exposed to material you may have not been exposed to before. You can check their catalog here:

https://columbia.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2020_Fall/catalog

Registration will open Thursday, October 22 at 6 PM EDT, and close on Saturday, October 31st at 11:59 PM. Please note registration is first come first serve. Please register here:

https://columbia.learningu.org/learn/Splash/2020_Fall/studentreg

You can choose to take as few or as many classes as you want. Make sure to click "Confirm Registration" after you choose your class(es). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact columbia.splash@gmail.com.

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Happy graduation day class of 2020

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2020 by for Seniors.

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Virtual ISEF recommended events

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020 by for ISEF, Juniors, Seniors.

The 2020 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) has gone virtual and is happening now. There is new programming everyday from May 18–22. The full schedule is online now. View Finalist's projects from around the world or watch live panel discussions and interviews. Anyone with an interest who registers is welcome to attend.

I would like to recommend three, highly relevant events for the juniors and sophomores in science research. All are scheduled for Thursday, May 21.

  • 3 PM: Research at Home: Life Sciences Edition (add to calendar)
    • Anna Rhymes, Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC
    • Bill Wallace, PhD, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC
    • Tina Gibson, PhD, The Mississippi School for Math and Science, Columbus, MS
  • 4 PM: Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty: A Statistics Crash Course (add to calendar)
    • Caitlin Sullivan, Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC
    • Paul Strode, PhD, Fairview High School, Boulder, CO
  • 5 PM: Research at Home: Big Data and Engineering Edition (add to calendar)
    • Anna Rhymes, Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC
    • David V. Black, New Haven School, Spanish Fork, UT
    • Vincent Joralemon, Frank McCourt High School, New York, NY
    • Michael Carapezza, Hk Maker Lab & NY Bioforce, New York, NY

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New teacher assignments

Posted on Friday, January 31, 2020 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Midwood Science Research Spring 2020 Last updated Friday, February 7, 2020
Elert Juniors Katzoff Juniors Mosley Juniors
Mohinur Abdullaeva Sarah Akram Suzayet Hoque
Fariha Ahmed Jason Calangi Xinyi Huang
Muskan Ali Emily Chen Shehan Hussain
Lyna Ammi Ivy Chen Zainab Ishfaq
Zilola Ashurboyeva Treazure Da Breo Ilana Kolomiyets
Tinnie Chen Nitu Farhin Nicole Kravets
Maham Ghori Victoria Garcia Rachel Malinkovich
Nichole Gutierrez Judy Huang Marlen Mendieta-Camaron
Jenny He Aya Ibrahim Monica Mesiha
Tamari Kvaratskhelia Aliyeh Khan Tiffany Ng Li
Edward Li Malayka Mudassar Hassan Rizwan
Sonya Liang Victoria Tatarynova Oscar Rojas Perez
Hong Bin Pan Jaden Thomas Kirsten Shyu
Tasnia Shadat Jacklyn Vu Samiha Uddin
Tahreem Sittar Madelynn Yung  
Nelly Zhang    
Amanda Zhou    
Elert Seniors Katzoff Seniors Mosley Seniors
Ihtsham Chaudhry Ashley Chin Naffisat Atanda
Hong Wei Chen Daniel Drozdov Serena Duran
Oliwia Dankiw Kelly Guan Tristan Ene
Nadzeya Fliaha Victoria Habbchy Gloria Glenn
Tanzena Haque Jasmine Huang Idrees Ilahi
Henry Hua Anum Jabeen Emily Ly
Mariyum Jahan Suraiya Khoja Tanisa Rahman
Alyssa Kattan Jessica Lin Defne Sener
Esther Lee Noor Mohammad  
Blessin Mcfarlane Lameya Rahman  
Almedina Mulic Stella Ruan  
Kevin Ng Jessica Zheng  
Tiffany Ngo    
Gabriella Shalumov    
Meghan Stern    

NYCSEF 2020 Signature Pages

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2019 by for Juniors, Seniors, Terra NYC.

NYCSEF Signature Page

Seniors (and a few juniors), I need your NYCSEF signature pages on or before Monday, December 2, 2019 so the Principal and I can sign them. Please print the Principal’s name (Michael McDonnell) for him, but do not sign or date the form (obviously). Please do the same for my name (Glenn Elert). I will sign part b as the Science/Research Teacher for all seniors. The rest of the paperwork along with a complete research paper must be ready by Wednesday, December 11, 2019. All photocopying will be done at this time. Do not make any copies before this date.

Fall teacher assignments

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Midwood Science Research 2020
Elert Seniors Katzoff Seniors Mosley Seniors
Ihtsham Chaudhry Ashley Chin Naffisat Atanda
Hong Wei Chen Daniel Drozdov Serena Duran
Oliwia Dankiw Kelly Guan Tristan Ene
Nadzeya Fliaha Victoria Habbchy Gloria Glenn
Tanzena Haque Jasmine Huang Idrees Ilahi
Henry Hua Anum Jabeen Emily Ly
Mariyum Jahan Suraiya Khoja Tanisa Rahman
Alyssa Kattan Jessica Lin Defne Sener
Esther Lee Noor Mohammad
Blessin Mcfarlane Lameya Rahman  
Almedina Mulic Stella Ruan  
Kevin Ng Jessica Zheng  
Tiffany Ngo    
Gabriella Shalumov    
Meghan Stern    
Elert Juniors Katzoff Juniors Mosley Juniors
Mohinur Abdullaeva Alexiz Aguilar Sarah Akram
Fariha Ahmed Lyna Ammi Muskan Ali
Zilola Ashurboyeva Emily Chen Jenane Benhalima
Anna Chen Victoria Garcia Jason Calangi
Ivy Chen Nichole Gutierrez Treazure Da Breo
Tinnie Chen Zainab Ishfaq Nitu Farhin
Maham Ghori Aliyeh Khan Darryl Francois
Suzayet Hoque Declan Lin Jenny He
Judy Huang Rachel Malinkovich Xinyi Huang
Aya Ibrahim Marlen Mendieta-Camaron Shehan Hussain
Nicole Kravets Monica Mesiha Lazizakhon Ibrakhimova
Tamari Kvaratskhelia Zita Mimer Ilana Kolomiyets
Helen Pan Malayka Mudassar Edward Li
Hong Bin Pan Evelyn Schwartsman Sonya Liang
Tasnia Shadat Jessica Serheyeva Tiffany Ng Li
Tahreem Sittar Kirsten Shyu Hassan Rizwan
Jaden Thomas Victoria Tatarynova Oscar Rojasperez
Samiha Uddin Jacklyn Vu Madelynn Yung
Nelly Zhang    
Amanda Zhou    

Last update Friday, December 20, 2019

Senior exit meetings, keys, tubes, trifolds, binder clips, …

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2019 by for Seniors.

 
World Science Festival red logo   Email proof of service at the World Science Festival by 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 11. Email photos of yourself working each day and your volunteer itinerary.
 
A cabinet full of small keys   Return your drawer key on Wednesday, June 12. You may continue to use your drawer up until Friday, June 14 but you may not lock it. All drawers must be cleaned out by 3:30 PM Friday, June 14.
 
A blank, uncolored service sheet   Bring your 3rd marking period service log with you on Wednesday, June 12. Bring it even if it is blank. Return any poster tubes, trifold boards, and binder clips if you still have them.

Are you ready for NYCSEF paperwork day?

Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2018 by for Seniors, Terra NYC.

Seniors. We will be assembling paperwork for NYCSEF on Monday, December 10, 2018 starting period 6. All copies will be made at this time using the heavy duty photocopiers in Mr. Rosenfeld’s office (A200) or Ms. Kornaker's office (A300). I will bring large envelopes, staples, binder clips, and labels. You will bring your completed paperwork including…

Print everything single sided and do not staple anything yet.

Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory tossing papers into the air Konan from Naruto showing her paper magic skills Kittens playing in a pile of papers

RockEDU Presents: Knowledge is power: Can you own an idea?

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

The Founding Fathers called for a patent system in the Constitution to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." On June 19, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued patent number 10 million. Patent 10 million marked a historical point in the American intellectual property system dating back to the first U.S. patent, signed 228 years ago by George Washington on July 31, 1790, and issued to Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer. Since then, the patent system has grown with applications across all scientific disciplines. While supporters of the patent system argue that it drives innovation, others argue that the system is skewed to favor large corporations and encourages monopolies. Laura Macro, PhD, JD is an Associate at a large New York law firm and she will lead the discussion.

Dr. Macro earned her PhD in Cellular Biophysics from The Rockefeller University in 2012 and her JD from Fordham University in 2017. Dr. Macro focuses her practice on patent litigation and prosecution in the life sciences sector. Dr. Macro is well versed in a variety of technologies, and her experience includes representing a wide range of companies, from start-ups to large research universities.

This event is open to all high school students in the New York City area, free of charge. Register now! Extra credit will be awarded to students who complete the usual requirements for attending a lecture.

DATE AND TIME
Fri, November 16, 2018 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST
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LOCATION
Carson Family Auditorium
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave. New York, NY 10065
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Temporary teacher assignments

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018 by for Seniors.

Temporary teacher assignments Updated Thursday, October 25, 2018
Mr. Elert Ms. Mosley
Zuha Ahmed Rubhiyah Chaudhry
Ashley Chen Ahmad Choudhry
Sevara Mallaboeva Jia Ci Deng
Elizabeth Redmond Daniel Gaft
Kamille Shivwkumar Emily Movsumova
Basimah Zahid  

Poly Prep presents Women In Science and Engineering (Poly W.I.S.E.)

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Women In Science and Engineering (W.I.S.E.) is a free annual symposium, founded by Poly Prep educators, Fleurette Turkenkopf and Jamie Nestor. Since it began in 2012, the one-day conference has inspired NYC middle and high school girls to pursue science and engineering and has introduced them to a wide range career options in STEM fields.

Each year, girls from all over the tri-state area descend on the beautiful Poly campus in Brooklyn for a day of inspiration and creativity. They meet accomplished women who work in STEM fields and enjoy a day of hands-on experiences in a variety of workshops specifically designed for grades 5–12. In the workshops, girls collaborate to solve problems using creative design processes. Run exclusively by women, the girls who participate in W.I.S.E. are able to see themselves in the program’s leaders. They leave empowered with the confidence to pursue higher education in STEM and a better understanding of a wide range of career opportunities they may pursue. Through W.I.S.E. and its philosophy, Poly continues to attract girls interested in STEM and to inspire women who are already here.

If you enjoy science, technology, or math, love to tinker and see how things work, or wonder what engineers do, W.I.S.E. welcomes you. This year’s W.I.S.E. event is on Sunday, November 11 from 9 AM to 4 PM at Poly Prep Country Day School, 9216 7th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11228. Please visit polywise.org to register or email wise@polyprep.org to learn more.

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STEM Career Day

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Do you know any high school students interested in learning about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? If so, encourage them to register now for the 7th Annual STEM Career Day on Tuesday, November 6!

High School students interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), are invited to participate in STEM Career Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to learn first-hand about career pathways in these fields by visiting up to two New York City companies for an inside look. There are so many STEM careers in unexpected places. High school students sign up for the event individually and travel on their own to the companies. Sessions take place at each company and occur from 10:00–11:30 AM and 1:00–2:30 PM. Registration is required. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and a round-trip MetroCard. Sign up now for this amazing experience! Learn more about this opportunity and register to participate. Registration deadline is Friday, October 19, 2018. For questions, email STEMCareerDay@schools.nyc.gov.

Updated senior teacher assignments

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018 by for Seniors.

Midwood Science Research 2019
Elert Seniors Katzoff Seniors Mosley Seniors
Bareera Abid Zuha Ahmed Amy Chen
Larissa Brijmohan Ashley Chen Yenny Huang
Kevin Chen Maggie Chen Humayara Karim
Muhammad Hamza Ahmad Choudhry Andrew Kobrin
Esrat Islam Jia Ci Deng Eva Lai
Nursat Jahan Daniel Gaft Zara Nadeem
Christal Jean-Soverall Sevara Mallaboeva Eduardo Peña Barrios
Maryam Khan Emily Movsumova Nathan Reder
Rui Ting (Toby) Li Elizabeth Redmond Rina Sheynin
Rana Mohamed Kamille Shivwkumar Susana Tzunun Yax
Fizza Nayab Basimah Zahid  
Kenny Pierre Louis Amy Zheng  
Miguel Rendon Lucero    
Yvette Somersel    
Annabel Xie    

All seniors need to meet with Mr. Elert for an exit meeting

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 by for Seniors.

 
World Science Festival red logo   Email proof of service at the World Science Festival by 10:30 AM Monday, June 4. Email photos of yourself working each day and your volunteer itinerary.
 
A cabinet full of small keys   Return your drawer key on Monday, June 4. You may continue to use your drawer up until Monday, June 11 but you may not lock it. All drawers must be cleaned out by 3:30 PM Monday, June 11.
 
A blank, uncolored service sheet   Bring your 3rd marking period service log with you on Monday, June 4. Bring it even if it is blank.
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