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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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Electrochemical Devices Workshop

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by for Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Dr. Sophia Suarez in the Physics Department at Brooklyn College will be conducting a two-day workshop for high school students on Electrochemical Devices: Research, Applications, and Energy on Tuesday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 2, 2014. At the workshop, you will learn how to build supercapacitors, fuel cells, and batteries. This workshop is open to current sophomores and juniors and graduating seniors. Contact any one of the research teachers if you would like to join Dr. Suarez and her team. Lunch will be provided both days. Extra credit cannot be awarded since this event takes place outside of the regular school year.

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Exit Meetings

Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by for Juniors, Seniors.

Seniors and Juniors. I sent you all an email today about exit meetings, the World Science Festival, and other stuff. If you did not receive it check your spam folder. Everyone should have my name stored in their contacts/address book to prevent this kind of thing. If you still cannot find a message from me, please send me an email stating this. Not all email services are kind to email blasts. For your reading enjoyment, here are the email messages as text files. Enjoy!

exit-seniors.txt exit-juniors.txt

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Junior PowerPoint Schedule

Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014 by for Juniors.

Here’s the tentative schedule for PowerPoint pesentations. Please notify me immediately of any conflicts. If I have accidentally scheduled you on a legitimately bad day (like an AP exam) you should swap that day with someone else (and let me know about it, of course).

  A115   A219  
Monday
May 12
Jacquelyne Gilman
 
Mosley
 
   
 
Tuesday
May 13
Patrice Sanderson
Marisol Morales
Mosley
Mosley
Jocelyn Yeung
Valeriya Falkovich
Elert
Elert
Wednesday
May 14
Melissa Lee
Meghan Ng
Mosley
Elert
Shanna Huang
Emily Tung
Sullivan
Sullivan
Thursday
May 15
Mohammed Hasan
Saba Sakhi
Elert
Mosley
Isheta Khanom
Taulant Kastrati
Sullivan
Sullivan
Friday
May 16
Hussain Bokhari
Xiaoyan Hu
Elert
Mosley
Zainab Iqbal
Syeda Hillary
Sullivan
Sullivan
Monday
May 19
Michael Divgun
Sandra Lin
Elert
Mosley
Colleen Chasteau
Rosa Basevich
Sullivan
Sullivan
Tuesday
May 20
Vivian Cheng
Lucy Lin
Mosley
Mosley
Richard Wu
Charlynn Trish Ben
Elert
Sullivan
Wednesday
May 21
Jing Wei Hu
Wenli Wang
Elert
Mosley
Dina Deng
Jessica Yip
Sullivan
Sullivan
Thursday
May 22
Carmine See
Cindy Chee
Mosley
Mosley
Muhammad Abdulla
Yukie Wong
Elert
Elert
Friday
May 23
Raymond Yu
Monique Powell
Elert
Elert
Rolens Ambroise
Aarin Chase
Sullivan
Sullivan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 8

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A message to all juniors

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by for Juniors.

Juniors,

There are 3 important dealines approaching …

  • Submit the final draft of your NYCSEF Research Plan to your supervising teacher before he or she leaves the building on Friday, May 2, 2014.
  • Submit the first draft of your PowerPoint Presentation by email to Mr. Elert before midnight Sunday, May 4, 2014. (PowerPoints only. No Open Office, Google Docs, Apple Keynote, or Prezi files.) Submit the final draft the same way before midnight Sunday, May 11, 2014.

You also need to check the calendar. Everyone must see their supervising teacher next week. (I am having my juniors schedule themselves. See me on Wednesday, May 7 or Thursday, May 8, period 4, 7, 8, or 9 — your choice.) Topics for discussion include …

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Lab logs for April (if you forgot to bring them to the last meeting)
  • 1.05 (Your supervising teacher has records of your lab logs and a confirmation email. The only new paperwork you need is a completed course change form.)

Some other important days …

 
 
 

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A message to all seniors

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 by for Seniors.

Seniors,

Everyone needs to see me on Monday, May 5 or Tuesday, May 6, during period 4, 7, 8, or 9 (your choice). Bring the following items to this meeting …

  • Service Sheets
  • Evidence that you have almost completed entering the Google Science Fair (if you are entering)
  • Paperwork for the change to a weighted class (if you are still working in a lab)
    • lab logs for each month of this marking period (February, March, April) showing 16 hours of work per month (on average)
    • a completed course change form

We will discuss …

 
 
 

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ACT-SO Reminder

Posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by for ACT-SO, Seniors.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 is the Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics or ACT-SO at Wingate High School from 10:00am–5:00pm. Any student interested will need to go to registration on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at P.S. 84 in Manhattan beginning at 10:30am and lasting till about 12:00pm. Students must bring the following to registration:

  • Six copies of their research paper (seven suggested). Papers can only be 5 pages max. Similar to what we did for NYCSEF, copies of your paper can be made in Mr. Rosenfeld’s office (A200). One of these copies must be notarized. (The school treasurer, Ms. Ferrarin will take care of this. Bring your paper and your Midwood ID to room 255. She is expecting you.)
  • A one to two page autobiography (you can simply use the the autobiography that you wrote in the beginning of the year for college)
  • A small picture of yourself for identification purposes (passport type picture)
  • A copy of your poster (suggested, not necessary)

Students are allowed to work in teams. If students are in a team, only one member of the team is needed to register on Saturday, April 5th, however, an autobiography and picture are needed for both students. (No group pictures.) Also, if a student cannot make it, another student can give in the papers for them. (If you want someone else to register for you they will need your name, address, phone number, etc. so it is suggested that you register yourself.) All you need to do is drop off your papers, sign the registration forms, and leave. You can also go over your board with them if you want. (This is suggested).

Only students in the following categories can enter. Even if your project isn’t exactly in one of these categories, it might be possible to enter in a related category.

  • Biology/Microbiology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine and Health
  • Physics

For rules on how to format your paper go to this web page. Then click on your category to see the requirements. (They are basically all the same.) On the date of registration be sure to write under “Student Ambassador” the name of one of the Midwood recruiters: Chukwunonso Nwasike, Christopher Ayala, M. Tasnim Kabir, or Raquel Hosein.

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Junior Research Spring Teacher Assignments

Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 by for Juniors.

elert mosley sullivan
Hussain Bokhari Jacquelyne Gilman Jennifer Ferd
Valeriya Falkovich Saba Sakhi Aarin Chase
Michael Divgun Cindy Chee Rolens Ambroise
Jing Wei Hu Sandra Lin Taulant Kastrati
Richard Wu Patrice Sanderson Colleen Chasteau
Raymond Yu Vivian Cheng Shanna Huang
Muhammad Abdulla Xiaoyan Hu Isheta Khanom
Mohammed Hasan Melissa Lee Jessica Yip
Meghan Ng Lucy Lin Dina Deng
Monique Powell Wenli Wang Syeda Hillary
Jocelyn Yeung Marisol Morales Charlynn Trish Ben
  Carmine See Rosa Basevich
    Emily Tung
    Zainab Iqbal
    Yukie Wong
Junior Research Spring Teacher Assignments

Updated March 4, 2014

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teachers office em ail extension
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
Ms. Ross A214 jross17@ schools.nyc.gov 2141
Ms. Sullivan A214 jsullivanbio@ gmail.com 2141
administrators office em ail extension
Mr. McDonnell (Principal) 127 mmcdonn2@ schools.nyc.gov 1270 or 8511
Mr. Rosenfeld (Assistant Principal) A200 trosenf@ schools.nyc.gov 2003