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NYCSEF paperwork delivered

Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 by for Seniors.

The NYCSEF paperwork for 2014 was delivered at 2:16 PM, Friday, December 2013.

NYCSEF Signature Pages

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 by for NYCSEF, Seniors.

Seniors, I need your signature pages as soon as possible (on or before this Wednesday, December 11). I need them before the rest of the paperwork is due (on Thursday, December 12) so that the Principal will be able to sign all of them.

The Rockefeller University “Christmas Lecture” for 2013

Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors.

The Rockefeller University invites you to participate in Epigenetics: Inheriting More Than Genes. An event for high school students featuring award-winning molecular biologist C. David Allis, Ph.D. Spend a day on campus to learn about the science of epigenetics and how groundbreaking discoveries are revolutionizing our understanding of heredity, evolution, and medicine.

Monday, December 30, 2013
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York NY 10065

Visit to view a full schedule for the day, more information about Dr. Allis, criteria for selecting students, and an online registration form. The Talking Science event is intended for high school students and teachers only. Please note: all attendees must be registered online by their school by Friday, December 20, 2013.

Contact Mr. Elert before the deadline if you would like to go.


Posted on Saturday, November 30, 2013 by for NYCSEF, Seniors.

All seniors should have registered for the New York City Science and Engineering Fair (NYCSEF) by now. You should also be scheduled to meet with your supervising teacher sometime during the week of December 2–6. Be prepared to show progress on your application at this meeting. If you have any concerns or questions, now is the time to deal with them. This is also the time to complete the Application for Change to Weighted Research Course (a.k.a. 1.05). Bring the completed form and be prepared to show your lab log.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 will be paperwork day. The only thing you should be doing on this day is printing, photocopying, collating, and stuffing envelopes. No one should be filling out forms or writing their Research Plan. On this day, students will submit …

  1. TWO copies of the online application confirmation page (ONE photocopy for NYCSEF and ONE original for the school records)
  2. TWO sets of all necessary forms (ONE set of photocopies for NYCSEF and ONE set of originals for the school records)
  3. THREE copies of the research paper (TWO for NYCSEF and ONE for the school records)

We will provide printers (black and white and color in room A214, the Research Room), a high volume photocopier (black and white in room A200, Mr. Rosenfeld’s Office), paper, paper clips, binder clips, envelopes, and labels. I will deliver all applications directly to NYCSEF headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday, December 13, 2013. This counts for 10 points of your fall semester grade.

We keep the original versions of all paperwork. If your application and paper are approved in January, good for you. If the people at NYCSEF detect an error in your application we retrieve the originals, you add corrections, you photocopy the corrected paperwork and then return the originals to us, and lastly you mail or deliver it to them. Repeat this process until your application is approved. This counts for another 10 points of your fall semester grade.

There are more things to say about NYCSEF (and also the St. Joseph’s College High School Poster Session), but they will have to wait for another day.

Application for Advanced Science Research (a.k.a. 1.05)

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by for Juniors, Seniors.

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All juniors and seniors with a currently active research placement who would like to apply for a 1.05 weighted research course (Advanced Science Research) must fill out, print, sign, and present this form to their supervising teacher on or before Friday, December 6, 2013. Bring your lab log at this time as well.

Special note just for the juniors (and one senior). A placement is not official until your mentor has contacted me saying you have been accepted to work in their lab. It should also state the date you began working there. Some of you have done this and some of you haven’t. The official record of this is kept in the Google Docs spreadsheet called "shared copy of mentors". You were all sent an invitation to this spreadsheet in October. View it and see your status. If you see a date next to your mentor’s name, you’re OK. If not, contact them immediately and ask them to contact me at their earliest convenience.

Junior Teacher Assignments

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by for Juniors.

Junior Teacher Assignments
Elert Mosley Sullivan
Muhammad Abdulla Cindy Chee Rolens Ambroise
Charlynn Trish Ben Amy Chen Rosa Basevich
Hussain Bokhari Michael Divgun Dina Deng
Aarin Chase Jennifer Ferd Hasan Farraj
Colleen Chasteau Diana Grinberg Mohammed Hasan
Vivian Cheng Jing Wei Hu Syeda Hillary
Valeriya Falkovich Xiaoyan Hu Taulant Kastrati
Jacquelyne Gilman Lucy Lin Tia Kellman
Shanna Huang Sandra Lin Melissa Lee
Zainab Iqbal Meghan Ng Salma Momtaz
Isheta Khanom Bernice Pham Scarlett Neuberger
Sophia Liao Vinitha Punnoose Monique Powell
Marisol Morales Patrice Sanderson Gianniniamani Theobbles
Floren Moskvitin Carmine See Glenmore Thomas
Christine Ou Beyhan Taylan Emily Tung
Saba Sakhi Grace Win Sarah Walsh
Wenli Wang Richard Wu Yukie Wong
Jocelyn Yeung Corinna Yong Jessica Yip
Mavis Zhou Raymond Yu Barbara Zamilatskaya

Juniors: Thursday is Paperwork Day

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by for Juniors.

Juniors. Please place the following items in my mailbox in the Research Room before the end of the school day on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Seniors: Notes on completing the Intel STS

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 by for Intel STS, Seniors.

Third Way

2013 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

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 6, 2013, from 5:30 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 7.

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.

Craig B. Thompson
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.
Omar I. Abdel-Wahab
The Cancer Epigenome: Biology’s New Frontier.
Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
Emily A. Foley
Travels on the Bi-Orient Express: Cell Division in Normal Cells and in Cancer.
Cell biologist Emily A. Foley investigates the molecular mechanisms of mitosis.
Richard M. White
Making Cancer Transparent: Studying Cancer in Fish from Beginning to End.
Cancer biologist Richard M. White investigates the evolution of metastases in zebrafish.

Junior Meeting Groups

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by for Juniors.

Juniors: Check the table below, then check the calendar. You are currently scheduled for two small group meetings in October and one in November. (New groups will be established after November 13, 2013.) All meetings take place in the Research Room (A214). Place any assignments in my mailbox in the Research Room one business day before your meeting (except lab logs — bring those with you to your meeting). Consult the meeting page for more info on which assignment(s) are due each time.

Junior Meeting Groups
Name Group   Name Group
Muhammad Abdulla 4.1 Sandra Lin 9.1
Rolens Ambroise 7.1 Salma Momtaz 9.1
Rosa Basevich 3.2 Marisol Morales 9.2
Charlynn Trish Ben 8.1 Floren Moskvitin 3.1
Hussain Bokhari 4.1 Scarlett Neuberger 4.1
Aarin Chase 4.1 Meghan Ng 2.3
Colleen Chasteau 4.1 Christine Ou 9.2
Cindy Chee 8.1 Bernice Pham 3.2
Amy Chen 8.1 Monique Powell 2.1
Vivian Cheng 8.1 Vinitha Punnoose 3.2
Dina Deng 3.1 Saba Sakhi 9.2
Michael Divgun 3.2 Patrice Sanderson 8.2
Valeriya Falkovich 7.1 Carmine See 8.2
Hasan Farraj 9.1 Madeeha Sheikh 7.1
Jennifer Ferd 9.3 Beyhan Taylan 4.3
Jacquelyne Gilman 2.3 Gianniniamani Theobbles 2.3
Diana Grinberg 2.3 Glenmore Thomas 4.3
Mohammed Hasan 2.2 Emily Tung 2.1
Syeda Hillary 3.1 Sarah Walsh 4.2
Jing Wei Hu 8.2 Wenli Wang 2.2
Xiaoyan Hu 9.1 Grace Win 4.2
Shanna Huang 9.3 Yukie Wong 9.3
Zainab Iqbal 2.2 Richard Wu 2.1
Taulant Kastrati 7.1 Jocelyn Yeung 9.3
Tia Kellman 4.2 Jessica Yip 2.1
Isheta Khanom 3.1 Corinna Yong 9.2
Melissa Lee 4.3 Raymond Yu 3.1
Sophia Liao 2.2 Barbara Zamilatskaya 4.2
Lucy   Lin 9.1 Mavis Zhou 4.3

Last updated: October 3, 2013.

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Midwood Science Research

Midwood Science Research Program
Glenn Elert — Coordinator
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College Midwood High School at Brooklyn College
Michael McDonnell — Principal
2839 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11210
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