STEM Week 2021

Every year, 日博体育app School's math and science departments celebrate the fields of science, technology, engineering, 通过举办与科学、数学相关的活动, activities, and guest speakers. The week is meant not only to engage the entire school with those subjects, 也激发了人们对stem相关职业的思考. Seniors: 如果你有兴趣追求潜力 Senior Project 与日博体育在线的任何STEM嘉宾,请继续 数学系系主任布雷塔·米尔克斯 or 科学系主任Cari Nelson说.
 

Monday, October 18

Matt Zisk P'24 initially began his career as a chemistry professor and expert witness. 法学院毕业后,他成为一家财富25制药公司的专利诉讼律师和专利检察官. 马特向学生们解释什么是专利, 得到一个的过程, and showed a few examples of some unique and interesting patents. 他还解释了在整个大学和职业生涯的每一步寻找导师帮助的重要性.

Ken Baron P'23 works in finance and spoke to students about how the stock market works. 他谈到了投资股票市场, what drives stock prices, 政府政策如何帮助或伤害市场. Ken回顾了2016年大选是如何影响股市的,并让学生在大选期间假装投资者参加了一项活动. Students made their predictions, then reviewed the actual outcomes from 2016. 在演讲结束时,他解释了如何参与投资,以及如何将在各种数学课上学到的知识应用到现实世界中.
 

生物专业的学生和有机菜农, Mike Tholis. Mike discussed the difference between large-scale agriculture versus small-scale local farming, 展示如何不同的种植技术的图片. 然后,他带着学生们去花园,亲自检查三种不同的土壤类型. 一些勇敢的学生甚至品尝了不同的土壤. 麦克解释了什么条件最适合种植蔬菜,并带来了萝卜种子和莴苣,让学生们在阿贝花园种植. 

Thom Richmond and Russel Davis 有州执照的急救消防员有超过60年的急救服务经验吗. 现在是日博体育在线学校的设备组, they keep our immediate community and the surrounding area safe as volunteer EMT firefighters. 他们向学生们展示了校园里的消防车,并分享了他们作为第一反应者的经验,以及这份工作所需的培训. Thom is currently a paramedic for Central Bucks SRT/SWAT and is the Director of Safety & 日博体育在线学校的保安. He is a retired Battalion Chief for Northampton Township Fire-Rescue. 拉塞尔目前是新希望鹰消防公司的一名积极的消防员/紧急医疗救护人员,也是纽敦镇的一名退休的职业消防员. 
 

Tuesday, October 19

Wayne Fowler, 他是一名退休的空军飞行员,现在在达美航空公司飞行, 解释了飞行的原理, 成为飞行员的过程, and shared an entertaining video of him in a centrifuge machine. 学生们向他提出了许多问题,并从中学到很多飞行员职业的好处, 在飞行中你的身体会发生什么, 以及电影是否 Top Gun is true to life.

Stephanie Dunbar 是艾伯维公司的副总裁兼统计科学与分析主管,她管理着300名统计学家. 她讨论了设计临床试验来显示一种药物是否有效的过程和试验的不同阶段. She also explained the development differences between a main brand drug and a generic drug. 

生物学和解剖学课也由 Eva Karkas '75, an ethnobotanist. Eva explained that ethnobotany is the interrelationship between plants and people. She read a snippet from her book published this summer about sustainability. 全班同学都很喜欢她带来的清新芬芳的薰衣草和玫瑰果,这有助于她讨论营养药品. 伊娃自学了拉丁文以辅助她的植物教育,并继续获得了民族植物学学士学位. She lives in East Amwell on River Bend Farm where she runs her high-end gardening business, The Country Gardener. 
 

Wednesday, October 20

Mike McMenamin他是一名野生生物学家,也是美国的一名科学家.S. Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer, has always had a passion for the outdoors and animals. 他分享了协调巡逻和救援的感觉,并谈到了一些他经常与之合作的动物. 他解释了如何使用无线电遥测技术来跟踪移动和特定的迁移路线,并演示了当接收器离发射机越近时的情况, the beeps get louder meaning the animal wearing the transmitter is close by. Mike also brought turtle shells for students to examine and a decoy turkey used to catch poachers. 

 

作为波科诺有机公司的全国销售经理, Dave McClain 与来自世界各地的店主合作,向他们传授在农场种植和生产的令人兴奋的再生有机产品. Lindsay McClain serves as the Executive Chef at Pocono Organics Market and Café and appeared on season 20 of Chopped在那里,她被加冕为斩获冠军. 在日博体育在线每周的全校集会上, Dave and Lindsay gave an insightful presentation on regenerative organics, 分享Pocono Organics获得了美国第一个再生有机认证(ROC).S. 拥有世界上最高的温室. ROC farms and products meet the highest standards in the world for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness. 戴夫和琳赛分享了有机饮食的好处, 土壤和污垢的区别, 以及保持土壤健康对环境的重要性. 

Before the assembly, 化学专业的学生和戴夫、林赛一起上了一节食品科学课,学习如何制作他们自己的南瓜味冰淇淋. 他们看到了高质量的奶油和他们在商店里买的东西的区别,并了解了盐对水温度的影响. (提示——它使冰更冷,但同时也使它融化. 日博体育在线需要一个化学家来解决这个问题).

 

Thursday, October 21

Dr. 琳达Chaille-Arnold P ' 20 他在位于北费城肯辛顿附近的天普大学医院圣公会校区做了15年的急诊医生. She shared photos, x-rays, 以及CAT扫描作为各种感染的例子, injuries, 还有她每天都能看到的疾病. 自大流行开始以来,琳达和医院的工作人员一直在这个社区的COVID-19护理和治疗的第一线, and she has seen both patients and staff face serious challenges in fighting this illness. 她解释说,天普大学医院(Temple University Hospitals)是约翰逊试验三阶段最大的参与者之一 & Johnson vaccine, and that they are still reporting data as part of this process. 在结束她的演讲之前,她和学生们分享了进入医学院有多种途径,并不一定要通过医学预科本科学位. 

Kristin Johnson 是一名环境工程师. 她向学生们讲述了她过去的一些项目,包括在洪都拉斯设计滤水器, 她在卡特里娜飓风后成为了一名设计工程师, being a music festival sustainability consultant in Costa Rica, 帮助各个社区在灾后重建. She led students through an exercise in flood risk reduction measures and emergency responses, 让他们在三种回答中选择. Kristin also discussed her recent application to medical school sharing, “It’s okay for your career path not to lead in a straight line and to make changes.”  

You can find successful 日博体育app alums in almost any field, and STEM fields are no exception. 三位年轻的校友加入了学生的行列: Michael Glass ’17, and 马特和苏珊(黄)基夫14年 (now married) who shared important insights and advice on achieving what you set out to do. Matt is a Ph.D. 加州大学旧金山分校的候选人, where he is studying how to regenerate the body’s own cells to cure disease. He shared, “Every day you are going to have to decide if you are going to do the hard work, 或者你是否打算放松一下. 我成功不是因为我聪明. 我成功是因为我努力工作.苏珊即将完成学业,成为一名口腔颌面外科医生,她鼓励学生们要对自己有信心, 尤其是女性和有色人种学生. Michael, 谁正在攻读数据分析硕士学位, 建议学生多积累经验, pursue internships, 抓住机会. “It’s not the school you go to, it’s what you do while you are there.” All three also encouraged our students to use the resources available to them at 日博体育app, 注意到他们的老师, Britta in particular, and opportunities like Senior Project will set you up for success.

 

Friday, October 22

Dr. Erin Saltzman, MD P’25 是内分泌、糖尿病和新陈代谢方面的专家吗. 她和一屋子的学生谈论她成为一名医生的道路,以及她是如何选择这个专业的. “你必须了解自己——了解自己的优缺点. 我喜欢与人交往,想从事预防医学. 我想教人们保持健康.“内分泌学是研究荷尔蒙的学科. 从脑下垂体到性腺, 以及两者之间的一切, 内分泌系统遍及全身. Diseases and imbalances in this system cause a range of symptoms, as students learned from the informative and graphic visuals. Dr. 萨尔茨曼也提出了一个深入的原因和机制的糖尿病和进化的治疗疾病. 

Students had another chance to speak with alumni in STEM fields when joined by Michael Glass '17, Carlos Lewis Miller '16, and Zonia Rueda '15. 他们讨论了在日博体育在线的STEM经历, 从高中过渡到大学的小贴士, 以及他们目前的工作. Carlos, 他将以项目经理的身份回到凯斯西大学,参与他们关于少数民族痴呆症/阿尔茨海默氏症遗传学的研究, shared, "Use your advisors because they truly care about you and genuinely want you to succeed. 珍惜在日博体育在线的委员会和关系,因为它需要大量的时间和精力去寻找导师." Zonia currently works in quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry in Doylestown, PA, 并监督J&J. She advised students to, "Play the game, not only in college but also in the workforce. 抓住机会,和别人建立联系. 学会推销你的品牌和你的为人."

Every year, 日博体育app School comes together for a school-wide STEM event on the final day of STEM Week. Students, faculty, 工作人员肩并肩排成一排,然后指尖到指尖排成一排,看看每条线在校园的长度. All week math classes gathered data to make their prediction of where each line would end. 祝贺AP Calc BC的肩部预测和Prealgebra的指尖预测!