Advanced Math/Science Research Update

by Dr. April Burch, Director of the AMSR program

January 15, 2013

Since our last update, Berkshire School hosted student researchers from Belmont Hill, and all-boys prep school outside of Boston, for a 1-day mini-symposium on Student Biomedical Research. The goal was to foster collaboration, communication and community outreach with our students.  AMSR students Liza Bernstein '13, Sissi Wang '13, Lars Robinson '13, Elsie Guevara '13, Ernest Yue '13, and Nate MacKenzie '14, gave short talks about their work in the new Bellas/Dixon Math and Science lecture hall. The talks were followed up by break-out sessions where Belmont Hill students described their research projects and students discussed commonalities between the projects and future goals.

The second semester of AMSR started with some terrific news. The AMSR program was awarded a grant from The Chinchester Dupont Foundation for the purchase of an EVOS fluorescence microscope.  This piece of equipment will expand the types of experiments and analyses that can be done by AMSR students this and future years.  The microscope should arrive shortly, and Dr. Burch has invited everyone to stop in for a look next time they are on campus. 

One new, exciting project that is underway in the winter season of AMSR in the afternoons is being spearheaded by Elif Kesaf '14.  Elif is from Turkey and seeks to identify novel viruses of non-pathogenic strains of Legionella bacterium from travertines in Pamukkale. In collaboration with Dr. Sunny Shin at the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, she will be working to isolate viruses of this bacterium with the hope of identifying new agents to combat Legionnaires' disease caused by a pathogenic form of Legionella.

Look for more news from Dr. Burch in the next issue!

Keyword(s): 
Category: 
Date: 
   
RSS Feeds
Alerts Signup
Posted Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 
Some of our Bears are on trips around the world - this group is flying planes in Florida. See what they have to say about their experience so far.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015 
It's Tuesday, which means that Pro Vita is under-way! See some slideshows of what's going on around campus today.
Posted Monday, Mar 2, 2015 
This week is Pro Vita -- and this is some of what we saw around campus on Monday. Check it out!
Posted Monday, Mar 2, 2015 
It's Pro Vita Winter Session, and one of the best parts of the week is seeing who's on campus, teaching classes. Read more to see who's come back and who's here for the first time!
Posted Monday, Mar 2, 2015 
Berkshire's Pro Vita excursions have left campus! We've enclosed their blog addresses, so that you can see what they're up to while they're away. Check them out here.
Posted Monday, Mar 2, 2015 
Pro Vita has started! Sunday Night's presentation was an a capella performance. Read more about it and see photos here!
Posted Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 
The Fourth form just recited for Poetry Out Loud, and the winners have been announced. Read more to see who they are and watch videos of the two winners here.
Posted Friday, Feb 27, 2015 
Mr. Anselmi and the Activities group has put together this week's B Line. See what's happening here.
Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 
Mr. Schleunes and the Math Team are on a winning streak! Read more about it here.
Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 
World History classes are researching Berkshire grads who served in WWI. Read more about the project from Mr. Nielsen here.
Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 
Eli Merritt '12 and Sam Lewis '14 worked together to produce both art and a record of their making it. Learn more about both here.
Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 
On Monday, Berkshire's singing groups took their show on the road. Read more and see some photos here.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 
Kids4Kids went into Great Barrington with Mrs. Riiska to celebrate the good work that they're doing. Read more about it here.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 
Will Pang '15 has an article in Business Insider. Read about how it happened and the article, itself, here.
Posted Monday, Feb 23, 2015 
This weekend is Berkshire's Winter Dance Concert - get all of the information here!
Posted Monday, Feb 23, 2015 
Berkshire parents were here this weekend, and we got pictures. See the slideshow here!
Posted Monday, Feb 23, 2015 
Alums are coming back in droves to help with Pro Vita - from the Aviation trip to Florida, to the Science of Cooking to Curling, they're sharing their expertise with our students. Read more about them and their classes here!
Posted Friday, Feb 20, 2015 
Thursday night, Berkshire's Varsity Boys Hockey team hosted a clinic for local youth hockey players. Read more and see some photos here!
Posted Friday, Feb 20, 2015 
Ms. Shen's Chinese classes created original pieces to celebrate the New Year -- see more and read about it here!
Posted Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 
It's opening night for Berkshire's Winter Musical -- don't miss it! Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 in Allen Theater. Be there or be square!
Posted Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 
See what Mr. Anselmi has in store for you this weekend on the B Line!
Posted Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 
February's Alum of the Month, Jose Rivera '07, values giving back and lives what he believes. Read more about how here.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 
Ms. Ward was nice enough to tell us a little bit about herself this month. Read what she had to say here.
Posted Monday, Feb 16, 2015 
French III is working hard on a music video. Find out why here!
Posted Monday, Feb 16, 2015 
Jackson Borwick '13 just finished his first season of skiing for Babson, and he has a lot to be proud of. Read more here!
Posted Monday, Feb 16, 2015 
Berkshire's theater department is busy getting ready for this weekend's winter musical -- GREASE -- see a slideshow of some of the hard work and find out more about the production here.
Posted Friday, Feb 13, 2015 
Annette Key '16, Lyons Brown '18 lead Bears in New Hampshire.
Posted Friday, Feb 13, 2015 
Ten students have art work on exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum. See slides of their work and read more about the show here.
Posted Friday, Feb 13, 2015 
Mrs. McGovern invited Mr. Russell to speak to her Mountain and Me elective about Thoreau. Read all about it and see some photos here!
Posted Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 
Berkshire co-captain earns top state soccer player honors for second straight year.
Berkshire School

245 North Undermountain Road
 |  Sheffield, MA 01257
 |  T: 413 229 8511



Berkshire School is a co-ed, New England college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study. Our campus, located in Massachusetts, has state-of-the-art academic, artistic and athletic facilities on a stunning 400-acre campus in the Berkshires.


Berkshire School received 5 out of 5 stars from 3 Google reviews.

powered by finalsite