The NYCSEF paperwork for 2014 was delivered at 2:16 PM, Friday, December 2013.
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 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
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street
New York NY 10065
Visit www.rockefeller.edu/talkingscience 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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, 2013 are resume review days (a.k.a. Resu-mania!). Juniors registered to section 1 of the class show up on Wednesday. Juniors in section 2 show up on Thursday. We will meet in room A320 during period 9 on both days.
Seniors show up on both days for full extra credit or one out of two days for half extra credit. It is entirely possible that the meeting will run into period 10. If you have some need to leave quickly during this event, you should not volunteer to participate. Resumes will be divided as evenly as possible between the seniors that arrive on either day. More seniors means less work and a quicker departure.
Juniors will revise their resumes and then resubmit them. Place this second draft of your resume in my mailbox in the Research Room (A214) one business day before your next scheduled small group meeting. Groups assignments and meeting dates will be announced soon.
Started in San Mateo, California in 2006 (followed by Detroit, New York, Rome, and Tokyo), Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots 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 on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013 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 Hack-a-Puppet. Learn to solder, weld, pick locks, knit, and program an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
Last Updated: September 10, 2013