Posted Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013
Dr. April Burch, Director of Berkshire's Advanced Math Science Research program, talks about this year's INTEL submissions. See more here about this science competition and the extraordinary Berkshire students who are taking part in it.
Posted Monday, Nov 11, 2013
Mr. Splawn conferred academic awards for the end of the first marking period - read and watch more here!
Posted Monday, Nov 4, 2013
Mr. Mulder, following the announcement of his appointment, emphasized to the School that, "today isn't about me; it's about Berkshire School."
Posted Thursday, Oct 24, 2013
Last week, Ms. Connell and Dr. Burch talked a little about working in Bellas-Dixon and the compelling possibilities of a program like Advanced Math Science Research. Watch that interview here.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013
Dan Gulotta is in Africa with his wife, a doctor, and son Eric. Read a quick explanation from his dad, Mr. Gulotta, here, then read about their adventures and other experiences every week.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013
Mr. Schleunes and his Multivariable Calculus class left campus for the City on Monday. Read Mr. S's account of why!
Posted Monday, Oct 21, 2013
Max's company invented the 3Doodler and launched one of the biggest Kickstarter campaigns to date! Read more.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
The Library Committee at Berkshire is implementing all kinds of new and interesting ideas. Come on by and check them out! Until then, read this short description by William Pang '15. It's a good start.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
NAIS calls Berkshire, "One of the STARS of Sustainability:" Read about it here.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
Sarah Kinney's film touched the entire community with its heartfelt and uniquely-expressed message. Read what she says about it and watch the film, itself here.
Posted Sunday, Sep 29, 2013
On Sunday, Mr. Clary took our Quiz Bowl team to MIT for a competition - read his description of the day and see a slideshow of what they did. Be sure to check out the Media Lab link, as well. It's a real coup that our students were able to tour this research and design lab, and you get to see pictures!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Architects, Simon and Herter, publicly memorialize their time on the Math and Science Center.
Posted Monday, Sep 23, 2013
Deo's story is at times hard to hear, but, in his own words, it is also "really beautiful."
Posted Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
Classes started today, and the students took a moment to say hello.
Posted Monday, Sep 2, 2013
Javier Winnik '96 - Berkshire's first athlete of the Week when he was a student - is Berkshire's first Alum of the Month! Hear what he has to say about life after the Mountain and what it's like to come back and work with current students.
Posted Monday, Sep 2, 2013
Despite the rain, it was all smiles as Berkshire's returners moved in this morning.
Posted Monday, Jun 17, 2013
Over the summer, many of Berkshire's students and faculty are pursuing interests that they now can give their full focus. Fifth former, Alli Toffolon, has been working with Dr. Burch to learn more about how diseases are transmitted from ticks to humans. Read Dr. Burch's article about the work they're doing.
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.