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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

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.

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.

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.


Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 by for Juniors, Seniors.

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.

Maker Faire needs volunteers

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

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.

Midwood Science Summer Research

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 by for Juniors.

Hello Juniors – soon to be seniors. Here are two notes on summer research.

If you want a summer school student MetroCard, have your mentor contact me stating the approximate hours/days/weeks you will be working. I will then add your name to a list. Ms. Ardito will be at Midwood in her office with the list and a small bundle of MetroCards July 15–17 from 8:30 AM–12:00 PM. Bring your Midwood ID. If your name’s on the list and you show your ID, you get a MetroCard. Note the expiration date when you get it.

The summer assignment for Senior Science Research is to come as close as possible to completing a research project and a research paper. We recommend following the guidelines in this slightly modified version of Warren D. Dolphin’s Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Papers. Bring the first draft of your research paper with you to the first general meeting of the fall semester (probably Monday, September 9). Everyone will write something over the summer, no matter how near or far your project is to completion. We always hit our deadlines at Midwood Science.

Have a fun and productive summer.

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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
(718) 724–8500


teachers office em ail extension
Mr. Elert (Coordinator) A214 elert@ 2141
Ms. Goldstein A317 goldstein@ 3172 or 3173
Ms. Mosley A317 mosley.chem@ 3172 or 3173
Ms. Ross A214 jross17@ 2141
Ms. Sullivan A214 jsullivanbio@ 2141
administrators office em ail extension
Mr. McDonnell (Principal) 127 mmcdonn2@ 1270 or 8511
Mr. Rosenfeld (Assistant Principal) A200 trosenf@ 2003