Posted Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
Advanced Geometry students traveled to Mass MoCA recently to tour the Sol Lewitt exhibit. Renowned for separating concept from execution of his large-scale installations, Lewitt's instructions described different geometric forms to be interpreted and drawn by draftsmen. Click here to see a slideshow.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013
The Advanced Math/Science Research (AMSR) program was featured in the April 9 issue of the Litchfield County Times. Program Director Dr. April Burch talks extensively about Berkshire's cutting edge on-campus lab and the research students are conducting there currently. Click here to read the article.
Posted Friday, Apr 5, 2013
Top math students continue to rack up the accolades in recent competitions. Ji Won Ryoo '14 finished second in a field of 31,000 participants, and three students finished in the top 2% on the American Mathematics Exam and qualified for the Invitational. Finally, the math team is again the top boarding school with under 500 students in New England. Click here to learn more.
Posted Monday, Feb 25, 2013
Sam Cabot '13, lead author of an astrophysics research paper, was recently notified that his work has been accepted for publication by the prestigious Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. His research relates to understanding the physical processes of the hot interstellar medium (ISM). Click here to learn more.
Posted Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Dr. Magnus Bergkvist of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering spoke recently about his research on the development of nanoparticles for drug delivery and biotechnology. His presentation was part of the Advanced Math/Science Research (AMSR) lecture series. Click here to learn more.
Posted Friday, Nov 30, 2012
Students in the Advanced Math/Science Research program met with peers from Belmont Hill to share research projects and stories. Teachers from both schools agreed the day was a terrific opportunity to foster communication and collaboration.
Posted Thursday, Nov 29, 2012
Five students have submitted their research to the INTEL Science Talent Search, the nation's most prestigious science competition for high school students. Since 2010, Berkshire has had four INTEL Semifinalists. Click here to learn more about these students and their fields of study.
Posted Thursday, Nov 8, 2012
Ernest Yue '13 is interested in social robotics. He is working with Dr. Webb to build a a module that would allow a robot to recognize hand gestures, nonverbal cues that will lead to a more "social" robot in the future. This emerging field in science and engineering research is important for artificial intelligence.
Posted Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
Dr. George Waters will lecture about "Mysticism in the Stock Market" on Friday, October 26 at 12 PM. This seminar is the second program in the new Advanced Math/Science Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
Math teacher Jasper Turner will share simple algorithms for solving the complex Rubik's Cube in the second program of the Center for Writing and Critical Thinking (CWCT) Lecture Series. The program is this Friday at 7:30 PM in the Bellas/Dixon Lecture Hall.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
The Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center, named in honor of longtime math teacher Rick Bellas and teacher and former trustee Tom Dixon, was dedicated recently. Renowned Yale lecturer and author Carl Zimmer addressed the community before the ribbon-cutting ceremony that followed.
Posted Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
Advanced Math/Science Research Director Dr. April Burch will mentor several students in their research of bacteriophages (phages) this year, sharing her fascination with viruses of bacteria. A summer workshop at the University of Pittsburgh provided an opportunity to isolate her own phages. Click here to learn more.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
The Advanced Math/Science Research program welcomes Dr. Valerie Bolivar to campus this Friday to share her work with mouse models of Autism. The lecture is the first in the new monthly AMSR Seminar Series. The event is open to the public.
Posted Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012
The campus can feel quiet during the summer without students, but not this year; major campus improvements and additions are underway, and nearly all will be complete by the time the fall semester begins. Click here to learn more.
Posted Friday, Jul 6, 2012
Dr. April Burch joined the Berkshire faculty in May and takes the reins of the Advanced Math/Science Research program. Click here to learn more about her varied interests and her aspirations for the program.
Posted Monday, Jun 11, 2012
The Advanced Math Science Research program, now in its fifth year, continues to earn accolades in support of authentic research, including two INTEL Science semifinalist honors. Learn more about the program's accomplishments and future plans.
Posted Thursday, Apr 26, 2012
Advanced Geometry students traveled to Mass MoCA to see the Sol LeWitt exhibit, 105 of his large-scale wall drawings that span from 1969-2007. Inspired by the bold, beautiful designs, students will now create their own artwork on campus.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
Ji Won Ryoo '14 has qualified for the United States Junior Mathematics Olympiad, one of just 230 students selected nationally. Her selection comes on the heels of a perfect score on the AMC10 test.
Posted Thursday, Apr 5, 2012
Academic Awards for the third marking period were announced at a recent School Meeting. Click here to review the list of recipients, as well as the Honor and High Honor Roll lists.
Posted Monday, Apr 2, 2012
Berkshire's Math Team came in second in the New England Math League Competition, besting peer schools Hotchkiss, Taft, Loomis Chaffee, Groton, Kent and Deerfield, among others. Over 250 schools compete in the league.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
Ji Won Ryoo '14 was one of just 10 students out of more than 70,000 to earn a perfect score on the American Mathematics Competition recently. Berkshire's math team is now ranked 5th in New England, ahead of peers Taft, Choate and Deerfield.
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2012
Seyoon Lee '12 and Penny Ni '12 were named INTEL Science Talent Search semifinalists, two of just 300 honored. The competition is the oldest and most prestigious in the nation. This is third year in a row that Berkshire students have earned this accolade.
Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2011
Six students submitted research to the INTEL Science Competition, the nation's most prestigious contest for high school seniors. Over 1700 students vie for a spot; two Berkshire students were Semifinalists in 2010-11.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011
The 20 members of the Advanced Math/Science Research class visited their laboratories in Albany and at Williams and Amherst this week to begin work with their mentors. Eight students will submit work to INTEL.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011
Advanced Geometry students traveled to Mass MoCA to see an exhibit by famed conceptual artist Sol Lewitt recently to explore the link between his work and math.
Posted Monday, Jan 17, 2011
Jenny Quilty '11 of Massachusetts has been named one of just 300 semifinalists in the nation in the prestigious INTEL Science Talent Search for her research about cancer cell mutation.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011
Mika Nakashige '09 authored an article in the prestigious Journal of Anatomy, based on research conducted while at Berkshire
Posted Monday, Dec 6, 2010
Advanced Math/Science Research seniors Andrew Walther and Long Tran traveled to Boston to present results to their peers
Posted Saturday, Nov 20, 2010
As part of 'Nanovember' Advanced Math/Science Research students Gordon Bogardus '12 and Chris Bowman '12 extract DNA
Posted Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010
Seniors Long Tran, Jenny Quilty and Andrew Walther submitted their research to the top science contest in the U.S yesterday