On November 18th, six members of the Advanced Math/Science Research course attended a special Nanovember lecture given by Dr. Scott Tenenbaum at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany. Titled NanoCSI, the presentation focused on how nanotechnology is being used to advance DNA testing and other technologies used in crime scene investigation. Juna Lee, Seyoon Lee, James Steiner, Lillian Or, Chris Bowman and Gordon Bogardus represented Berkshire at the event which was attended by an audience of science students ranging from grade school to graduate school.
Gordon and Chris were also responsible for running a presentation on DNA extraction during the interactive portion of the event. Dr. Tenenbaum is Gordon’s mentor and this is his third year mentoring a Berkshire student. This year, Berkshire School has four students, Juna, Seyoon, Chris, and Gordon, who are mentored in their research at CNSE. Next fall, Seyoon, Chris, and Gordon will enter their work in the INTEL Science Talent Search Contest.To learn more about the Advanced Math/Science Research class, click here.