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 Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 
This week is WeWeek - read more here and watch a very happy video from Tuesday night!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 
This morning, Mr. Mulder announced next year's prefects. Read more, see the group as a whole, and watch the short video here.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 
On Wednesday, Shuvam Chakraborty '16 will compete in a National Chemistry exam - wish him luck and read more about it here!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 
Ms. Dahari took ceramics students to a raku workshop - read what she has to say about it here!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 
Mr. MacKenzie spends his mornings running in the dark. Read more about why and with whom here!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 
Berkshire's Assistant Athletic Trainer runs 26.2 miles on marathon day, encouraged by the support of faculty, students and his family.
Posted Monday, Apr 21, 2014 
Justin Donawa '15: Jumping for Gold at CARIFTA Championships! Read more about it here!
Posted Monday, Apr 21, 2014 
Mr. MacKenzie christened a new shell on Saturday, kicking off the 2014 season - read what he has to say about it here!
Posted Monday, Apr 21, 2014 
On Friday, Mr. Turner and Mr. Schleunes took students to Mass MOCA. Read what Mr. Turner has to say about the trip here!
Posted Friday, Apr 18, 2014 
The Bears were out and about in the community yesterday - see more of where they were and what they were doing here!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 
Mr. D'Ambrosio's class explored the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Read more about it here!
Posted Monday, Apr 14, 2014 
On Friday night, students performed alone and in pairs in the Berkshire Hall atrium for this year's Vocal Cabaret. Read and see more here!
Posted Monday, Apr 14, 2014 
Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Ibanez, Mrs. Xu and Mrs. Baer took language students to compete in a poetry recitation on Thursday - see how they did and watch short videos of students practicing here!
Posted Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 
Bears standout scores goal in Dutchmen's 7-4 win over Minnesota.
Posted Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 
It was another great weekend - great weather, great times - as we all gear up for spring Under the Mountain. See more here!
Posted Friday, Apr 11, 2014 
Today is National Day of Silence - the Berkshire community has shown so much support that the GSA is scrambling to find more ribbons. A good problem to have! Read more about it here.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 
This April Peter Kinne - Science - is our faculty member of the month. Check out his interview and a video conversation with Bill Gulotta here!
Posted Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 
Berkshire just announced that Jean Woodward Maher will become Associate Head of School this summer. Read more about this here!
Posted Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 
For April, Berkshire chose Allison Letourneau '07 as our Alum of the Month - read more about her here!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 
Berkshire launched a new site in early March - see more about our goals here!
Posted Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 
On Wednesday, two students were recognized for their involvement in Pro Vita. Watch the video here!
Posted Monday, Mar 31, 2014 
Two lucky Berkshire students will receive a scholarship to attend Maine's Hurricane Island Outward Bound School this summer. Read more about it here!
Posted Monday, Mar 31, 2014 
Another exciting weekend Under the Mountain - check it out here!
Posted Friday, Mar 28, 2014 
Berkshire athletes past and present are finding success this spring.
Posted Monday, Mar 24, 2014 
Athletic awards for the 2013-2014 winter season were handed out on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Posted Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 
Andy Kiriakedes '02 takes a coaching position. Read more here!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 
Jen Stafford '09 is our February Alum of the Month. Now working for Red Bull, she has some things to say about how she got where she is now. Read more here!
Posted Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 
Mr. Howard, Berkshire's Theater guru, agreed to talk to us during this busiest time of the year, giving us a better understanding of how and why he does what he does. See what he had to say here!
Posted Monday, Mar 3, 2014 
Art students at Berkshire capture 19 Scholastic Art Awards, the most prestigious recognition and scholarship program for teenage artists and writers in the country. Read more here.
Posted Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 
Here's a sampling of the videos taken from a variety of classes on campus during this year's Pro Vita. Check them out!
Berkshire School

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

powered by finalsite