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    2014 Southern CT Science and Engineering Fair

    posted Jan 28, 2014, 1:34 PM by Deborah Day   [ updated Jan 28, 2014, 1:39 PM ]

    The 14th Annual Southern CT Science and Engineering Fair (SCSEF) will be held on Saturday February 8, 2014 at Newtown High School. 

    A record number of student participants, schools, and judges are expected!

    Details can be found at:

    2013 Amity Science Symposium

    posted May 29, 2013, 2:39 PM by Deborah Day   [ updated May 29, 2013, 2:57 PM ]

    Where the cool kids hang
    Are you a science enthusiast?
    Do you enjoy esoteric topics?
    Do you like pie?

    If you've answered YES to any of these.... 
    come hang with the cool kids!

    When:  Friday May 31, 2013
    Where: Amity Regional High School 
                (cafe and auditorium)
    When: 6-9pm (rain or shine)

    Keynote Presenter: Ishan Sinha, former Amity SRP student and rising senior at Yale University

    Good times to be had :D

    2012 ISWEEEP Competition

    posted May 10, 2012, 5:38 PM by Deborah Day   [ updated May 10, 2012, 5:58 PM ]

    Testimonial from freshman SRP student Daniel Giebisch:

    The International Sustainable World (Environment, Energy, Engineering) Project has taken place in Houston, Texas for five years. This year, there were over 450 qualified projects from 68 countries and 44 states.

    I-SWEEEP was a great experience! After a project setup time, the opening ceremony marked the official beginning of the event. I was selected to represent Connecticut during a flag ceremony, which gave me an early opportunity to meet kids from other states. The next day (Friday) started with a few hours of public viewing, during which kids from schools throughout Houston came to view projects.  Later, we had the option of going to the Houston Science Museum, where I saw many unique crystals. On Saturday, the majority of the day was spent presenting our projects to judges. Though the process was long and tiring, I received a large variety of questions from judges who spent time with me one-on-one. On the last day, we went to the NASA Space Museum. This museum houses many real research facilities used by NASA scientists and engineers. Soon after our return to the hotel, the award ceremony concluded I-SWEEEP. I received a Bronze Medal Award in the Energy Category, placing me in the 35th to 60th percentile of all projects.

    Congratulations, Danny -- for being the first Amity SRP student to compete at ISWEEEP!

    Journal of Experimental Secondary Science Publication

    posted May 10, 2012, 9:57 AM by Deborah Day

    Congratulations to senior David Powers for recently publishing his study "Type II Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, and Inflammatory Diet Correlate with Poor Periodontal Health" in the Journal of Experimental Secondary Science (JESS).

    JESS is a professionally reviewed academic journal, which exclusively publishes original research articles written by high school students. Submissions are reviewed by college professors and research scientists, who are chosen based on their expertise in the particular area of science that each article addresses. We are recognized by the Library of Congress, the NSTA, and all articles are indexed on multiple journal databases designed for research scientists. Our mission, through our rigorous review process, is to teach students to write articles in the academically accepted format, to promote student research, improve science literacy, and to display the most exceptional works that are products of students, their teachers, and the schools they attend. A publication in JESS shows a student’s true scientific aptitude and is, of course, an outstanding addition to a student’s college application.

    Save the Date - Amity Science Symposium - June 1

    posted May 1, 2012, 11:12 AM by Deborah Day   [ updated May 1, 2012, 11:17 AM ]

    The 6th Annual Amity Science Symposium will be held from 6pm - 9pm on Friday June 1st. Refreshments will be served. Join us to hear Keynote speaker Christopher Pittenger, MD PhD, Yale School of Medicine and several award winning Amity Science Research students present their projects!

    NanoDays Outreach at Yale

    posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:26 PM by Deborah Day

    Materials Science outreach continues with volunteers from the Advanced SRP classes participating in the NanoDays Outreach Event at Yale University.

    Picasa Web Album - 2012 NanoDays

    Secondary School Chemistry Teacher Award

    posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:17 PM by Deborah Day

    I was honored (and humbled) to receive the Secondary School Chemistry Teacher Award for the State of CT on April 26th generously given by the New England Institute of Chemists (division of the American Institute of Chemists). I received my very own Merck Index as well as an award plaque.

    2012 Norwalk Science Fair

    posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:08 PM by Deborah Day

    Thirty three Amity Science Research students attended the Norwalk Science Fair on April 27th at Norwalk Community College. Six were amongst the 12 overall finalists. 

    Congratulations to the following students:


    1st Place Overall: 

    Zizi Yu (12)


    Honorable Mention:
    Jennifer Zhu (11)
    Peter Satonick (11)
    Cindy Guo (10)
    Eli Baum (9)
    Noah Gallant (9)

     Link: Picasa Web Album:




    International Sustainable World (Engineering, Energy & Environment) Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP)

    posted Apr 30, 2012, 6:01 PM by Deborah Day

    Amity freshman Daniel Giebisch has become a finalist in the ISWEEEP competition which will be held May 2-7th in Houston Texas! Best of luck presenting your project investigating geodesic vs flat solar panels, Danny!

    2012 Intel Finalist

    posted Mar 19, 2012, 7:29 AM by Deborah Day   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 4:01 PM ]

    Senior Zizi Yu spent a week in Washington DC with 40 other national finalists in the 2012 Intel STS Competition. The process included numerous interviews with high profile scientists about not only her project, but science policy and other important topics. Judges also evaluated student's thought process and problem solving skills.  Notable activities Zizi participated in throughout the week included a trip to the White House to visit President Obama as well as state Cogressmen. The Public Day took place on Sunday March 11th at the National Geographic Society Museum and Awards Gala on Tuesday March 13th at the National Building Museum -- both in DC.

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