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Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Sophomores.


HPREP 2015 Application Packet

Must be postmarked no later than
Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

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.

2014 Major Trends in Modern Cancer Research

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Lectures, Seniors, Sophomores.

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.

     
Craig B. Thompson     Moderator

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.

     
Daniel A. Heller, PhD     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.

     
Danwei Huangfu, PhD     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.

     
David B. Solit, MD     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.

     

Junior/Senior Grading Policies for Fall 2014–15

Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2014 by for Juniors, Seniors.

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).


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Junior Meeting Groups

Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by for Juniors.

Junior Meeting Groups Updated Thursday, September 18, 2014
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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

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.

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.

 

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.

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

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

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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