Seniors. We will be assembling paperwork for NYCSEF on Monday, December 15, 2014. Report to room 155 sometime between 12:30 and 2:30 PM. If you are free earlier, meet me in the Research Room. All copies will be made at this time using the school’s heavy duty photocopiers in room 156A across the hall. I will bring large envelopes, staples, binder clips, and labels. You will bring your completed paperwork including …
See you Monday.
Seniors, I need your NYCSEF signature pages on or before Wednesday, December 10, 2014 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. I will sign part b (Science/Research Teacher Approval) for everyone. All of the paperwork is due for photocopying Monday, December 15, 2014.
|Mr. Elert||Ms. Mosley||Ms. Sullivan|
|Mohammed||Chowdhury||Jessica||Lauv||Xiao Jun (Gloria)||Cao|
Last Updated 11/26/14
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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).
|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|
|Mr. Elert (Coordinator)||A214||elert@||midwoodscience.org||2141|
|Ms. Goldstein||A317||goldstein@||midwoodscience.org||3172 or 3173|
|Ms. Mosley||A317||mosley.chem@||gmail.com||3172 or 3173|
|Mr. McDonnell (Principal)||127||mmcdonn2@||schools.nyc.gov||1270 or 8511|
|Mr. Rosenfeld (Assistant Principal)||A200||trosenf@||schools.nyc.gov||2003|