Full Year – Level H: Incoming freshman and sophomore students must apply for admission to this program in January of the prior academic year. Acceptance into the program will be based on a science teacher recommendation, a written essay, and excellent academic grades.
Monday, May 19, 2014
1. How did this symposium compare to others in the past? If this was your first Amity Science Symposium, was it what you expected? Explain.
2. What contribution did YOU make towards helping the symposium run smoothly (set up, planning, organizing, tributes, break down, program, certificates, food etc...).
3. How many guests (that you invited) were able to come and what was their impression?
4. If you did NOT attend the symposium, what did you do instead? Explain.
5. Prof. Jason Hancock, UConn Professor of Physics, discussed "Big Science". What was your overall impression of the Keynote presentation? Did you enjoy the topic? Was it delivered at, above or below your understanding/ability or comfort level? Why or why not? Would you be interested in pursuing research in this area?
6. What did you think about the quality and diversity of student presentations and topics?
7. Lastly, list one thing you liked BEST about the symposium (be specific) and one IMPROVEMENT that you would like to see for next year. Your BLOG post is due by the end of the first post-symposium class period.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1. Describe the movie's 3 most memorable moments.
2. Give 3 or more examples of STEM related content discussed within the movie. Explain.
3. Differentiate the 3 movies from one another. Include discussion of our modern day vantage point.
4. Critique each movie individually based on a) content b) merit c) personal preference
Modern Marvels: The Manhattan Project - History Channel
Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubric Film
Transcendent Man - Ray Kurzweil
Monday, February 10, 2014
Please reflect on the following (each question in detail):
1. What was your overall impression of the SCISEF Fair? Specifically, what things did you enjoy about the fair? Did the fair meet your expectations? In what ways was it similar or different to what you anticipated or experienced in the past?
2. What was the judging process like? Were the judges fair and helpful?
3. What was the most helpful comment from the Judges? Least helpful?
4. How was the food (breakfast and lunch)?
5. Did you enjoy the Keynote presentation by David Pogue? Explain.
6. In what way(s) do you think the Mock Science Fair helped prepare you for the fair?
7. Did you learn anything new about your project? If so, what can you do to improve it for the next fair?
8. Did you have time to view other student projects? Which project(s) left a lasting impression? why?
8. Did you talk to students from other schools? Explain.
9. What can we do to better prepare students for upcoming science fairs, if anything?
10. Overall on a scale of 1 (terrible) to 5 (amazing) --> How enjoyable was your SCSEF experience?
Monday, November 18, 2013
Location/Mentor (if applicable)
Your name (if posting as anonymous)