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!

Academic Awards
Posted 04/11/2011 12:47PM

ACADEMIC AWARDS 2010-2011: 3rd Marking Period

SCHOLAR AWARDS:  Highest GPAs for 3rd marking period (listed alphabetically)

Phuong (Max) Le, V
Seyoon Lee, V
Meagan McKenna, V
Peiyun (Penny) Ni, V
Ji Won Ryoo, III
James Steiner, V
Matthew Steiner, V
Long Tran, VI
Unyime Udoh, IV
Xiyue (Sissi) Wang, IV

ADVANCED AWARDS:  Students with 4 or more advanced level courses and GPAs of 3.5 or above during 3rd marking period (listed alphabetically) 

Kristy Barnes, VI
Jack Benham, IV
Emily Bernstein, VI
Liza Bernstein, IV
Christopher Bowman, V
Samuel Cabot, IV
Caroline Carey, V
Sang Yeon (Kevin) Chung, VI
Kyle Coven, VI
Roya Daemi, V
Charles Dillon, V
Anne-Marie Dion, VI
Caroline Ellwood, III
Eliza Farley, IV
Brian Ferrell, V
Allison Fox, VI
Grace Fowler, IV
Theo Friedman, VI
Eleanor Gahagan, V
Alexander Giordano, VI
Merit Glover, III
Jennifer Grogan, V
Moritz Grosser, VI
Elsie Guevara, IV
Christopher Hall, III
Danielle Hill, VI
Kai-An (Andy) Huang, VI
Madeline Hunsicker, VI
Katie Kernodle, VI
Yoon Hye (Linda) Kim, IV
Rachel Klein, V
Swetha Kodali, IV
Yangming (Tim) Kou, V
Clotile Laigle, V
Phuong (Max) Le, V
Juna Lee, VI
Seyoon Lee, V
Michael Licata, V
Hugh (Scot) McMillan, VI
Tam Anh (Alex) Nguyen, V
Cheuk Wing (Lillian) Or, VI
Sophie Perekslis, III
Jenny Quilty, VI
Jenalyn Rembish, III
Kimberly Scala, VI
Juliet Shatkin, V
Noah Sinkoff, IV
James Steiner, V
Matthew Steiner, V
Long Tran, VI
Unyime Udoh, IV
Andrew Walther, VI
Catherine Xu, III
Do Yeon (William) Yoon, V
Shiyu (Sherry) Zhu, V

MOST IMPROVED AWARDS:  GPA improvement from 2nd to 3rd marking period (listed alphabetically)

Kennedy Alvarez, III
Lacey Burns, VI
Alexandra Grace, V
John (Jack) Kelly, V
Clara Laufenberg, IV
Lillian Mead, VI
Jenalyn Rembish, III
Joseph Ross, V
Barclay Talbot, V
George Zucker, V

PERFORMANCE AWARDS:  Students with 5 or more Excellent Effort Marks in 3rd marking period (listed alphabetically)

Kristy Barnes, VI
Louisa Boltz, IV
Miles Busby, IV
Samuel Cabot, IV
Caroline Carey, V
Anne-Marie Dion, VI
Anna Driscoll, IV
Eliza Farley, IV
Margaret Fiertz, VI
Grace Fowler, IV
Alexander Fuller, IV
Merit Glover, III
Nicolas Greco, IV
Elsie Guevara, IV
Kayla Harff, VI
Hung Hoang, IV
Chi Wen (Kathleen) Huang, VI
Simon Jia, V
Se Min (Michelle) Jung, III
Seuk Woen (Kevin) Kang, III
Yoon Hye (Linda) Kim, IV
Swetha Kodali, IV
Yangming (Tim) Kou, V
Katharina Kreke, V
Clara Laufenberg, IV
Phuong (Max) Le, V
Jae Seung Lee, IV
Seyoon Lee, V
Wesley Lickus, IV
Edeline Loh, III
Madeleine Maher, IV
Samuel Maher, V
Olivia Mason, IV
Meagan McKenna, V
Olivia Morrow, V
Hong Minh Ngo, IV
Nguyen Nguyen, III
Phuong Nguyen, IV
Tam Anh (Alex) Nguyen, V
Peiyun (Penny) Ni, V
Johanna Nilsson, V
Sophie Perekslis, III
Samuel Perkins, III
Andie Plumeri, IV
Kira Puth, V
Stephanie Quintin, VI
Jacqueline Raynor, V
Niklas Rhodes, V
Cassandra Richards, VI
Ji Won Ryoo, III
Kimberly Scala, VI
Noah Sinkoff, IV
James Steiner, V
Matthew Steiner, V
Micaela Thibault, V
Long Tran, VI
Cody Turner, IV
Unyime Udoh, IV
Xiyue (Sissi) Wang, IV
Kelsey West, VI
Matthis Wieczorek, III
Do Yeon (William) Yoon, V
Shiyu (Sherry) Zhu, V

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