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NOAA-CREST Weather Camp

Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2015 by for Juniors, Sophomores.

The CUNY-NOAA-CREST Weather Camp is a two week program for high school students from the New York City metropolitan area. It runs August 3–14, 2015 and is offered free of charge to 10–15 students. Applications are due Sunday, May 31.

The first week is a day camp on the campus of the City College of New York. Concepts of meteorology are demonstrated by hands-on activities whenever possible, and applied to weather observations both locally and around the country. Experts on such topics as severe storms and climate will speak and answer questions.

During the second week the camp moves to Long Island to be near the local National Weather Service (NWS) office at Brookhaven National Laboratories. Students will camp within walking distance of a beach on the north shore of Long Island, and will go to the NWS for in depth study of weather phenomena. There will be opportunities to go inside a radar dome and help launch weather balloons. Afternoons will be devoted to field observations of the sea breeze effect, urban heat island, surface environment, and clouds.

For people who like acronyms CUNY is the City University of New York, NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and CREST is the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Science and Technology.

World Science Festival needs volunteers

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

The World Science Festival is an unprecedented tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness, taking science out of the laboratory and into the streets, theatres, museums, and public halls of New York City, making the esoteric understandable and the familiar fascinating. The Festival returns this year when hundreds of thousands will gather for a glorious five-day celebration of science, Wednesday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30. The 2015 Festival will feature more than fifty engaging events of all types, including mainstage programs, intimate salons, and youth and family offerings. It all culminates in the Ultimate Science Street Fair, an outdoor extravaganza taking over the area around Washington Square Park and New York University.

Volunteers are the ambassadors of the World Science Festival, serving as the face of the Festival to visitors, welcoming them and being a resource of information about the Festival and its programs. World Science Festival Volunteers support the many production teams that make the wheels of the Festival turn. They are the core upon which the Festival’s success is based.

Volunteers must…

  • Be enthusiastic and have a friendly outgoing personality.
  • Be comfortable working with people of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of familiarity with science.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Have a passion for learning and sharing knowledge.
  • Be dedicated, commited, reliable and professional.
  • Be flexible and have a sense of humor.

The World Science Festival is a 5 day celebration, but Midwood Science students can volunteer as many days as they want to — with one exception. Thursday, May 28 is the 2015 Midwood High School Science Fair. Since this mandatory event ends sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 PM, it doesn’t leave much time to help out at the Festival on that day.

NYU Poly to hold STEMagination event in April

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Sophomores.

Polytechnic School of Engineering will be hosting a series of workshops for high school students as part of an all day event called STEMagination on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Each workshop consists of different activities ranging from challenges to competitions. Activities will be fun and engaging, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to succeed. By the end of the day, the basic principles of engineering and science will be revealed to you — principles you might not know you already now. You will also be able to speak to admissions office personnel about NYU Poly or college in general.

STEMagination is organized by the NYU Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) in partnership with the White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). This event is open to high school students of all ethnicities. Interested students should register using this Eventbrite web page. Space is limited. Students that provide evidence of participation will receive extra credit.

Message for you, Sir.

Posted on Sunday, February 22, 2015 by for Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores.

Everyone received a message at the end of Midwinter Break. If you "lost" yours, here’s a copy.

Junior Teacher Assignments — Spring 2015

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2015 by for Juniors.

Junior Teacher Assignments — Spring 2015
Mr. Elert Ms. Mosley Ms. Sullivan
Mie Abouelkheir Kieran Bissessar Yusra AbdurRob
Laila Akallal Nadia Brijmohan Urooj Ansari
Alexandra Auteri Doris Etienne Leutrim Cahani
Bilal Azhar Jinyan Huang Xiao Jun (Gloria) Cao
Mohammed Chowdhury Xiao Ying Huang Matthew Chung
Roshan Chudry Jessica Lauv Michelle Do
Quetourah Dalencourt Asia Le Zachary Feinstein
Hussein Fardous Shang (Chris) Lee Q.Q. (Venus) Fu
Nikola Iberle Nga Ying Lo Daniel Guobadia
Moomitu Kashem Christine Ly Emily Hui
Victor Lee Nikolas Magloire Sana Ilyas
Max Miloslavsky Maya Miller Rumsha Javed
Josh Pilipovsky Zaw Naing Joseph Parziale
Abrar (Abe) Rais Osarhuwense Otasowie Joselyne Pimentel
Sayahi Suthakaran Diana Polonska Daniel Rebibo
William Xie Kai Saunders Shanayah Renois
Lily Xiong Colleen Simon  
  Xiu Ling Weng  
  Linda Zhu  
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Updated 04/15/2015

Junior Teacher Assignments

Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2014 by for Juniors.

Junior Teacher Assignments, Fall 2014-15
Mr. Elert Ms. Mosley Ms. Sullivan
Elizabeth Krasner Xiao Ying Huang Rumsha Javed
Mohammed Chowdhury Jessica Lauv Xiao Jun (Gloria) Cao
Roshan Chudry Nga Ying Lo Abigail Iaquinta
Laila Akallal Xiu Ling Weng Daniela Lara
Emily Hui Nadia Brijmohan Yusra AbdurRob
Victor Lee Asia Le Zachary Feinstein
Alexandra Auteri Zaw Naing Michelle Do
Bilal Azhar Osarhuwense Otasowie Moomitu Kashem
Hussein Fardous Diana Polonska Huonna McCarthy
Max Miloslavsky Kai Saunders Joselyne Pimentel
William Xie Colleen Simon Leutrim Cahani
Nikola Iberle Kieran Bissessar Shanayah Renois
Josh Pilipovsky Quetourah Dalencourt Sana Ilyas
Mie Abouelkheir Q.Q. (Venus) Fu Urooj Ansari
Daniel Guobadia Jinyan Huang Samera Arif
Najmunnahar Kashem Doris Etienne Alexandra Gayle
Tyron Matthews Linda Zhu Joseph Parziale
Abrar Rais Christine Ly Daniel Rebibo
Sayahi Suthakaran Maya Miller Hannah Towfiek
Inna Zapadynska Lily Xiong Matthew Chung
Shang Lee     Neshma Simon

Last Updated 11/26/14

Junior Surveys and MetroCards

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by for Juniors.

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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.)

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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