• November

    NA Student Science Forum

    NA students will share their STEMtastic summer experiences from outside programs, internships and mentorships at the Student Science Forum on November 19 at 7 p.m. in Kaltenbacher Hall. The event is open to all students and their families.
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  • Dr. So Yeon Yoon Visiting NA to Speak About STEM, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality

    Students interested in learning more about STEM, artificial intelligence and virtual reality can hear from Professor Dr. So Yeon Yoon, who leads the Design for User Experience with Technology research lab at Cornell University, on November 16, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in rooms 206 and 208. Interested students should sign up with Ms. Celente.
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  • NA Welcomes Charles C. Hong as STEM Speaker

    Dr. Charles C. Hong, MD, PhD and Director of Cardiovascular Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will be Newark Academy’s next STEM Speaker. Dr. Hong will be presenting on his work, chemical genetics of embryonic development, via FaceTime on November 15, at 2:30 p.m. in Kaltenbacher Hall.
    For Dr. Hong’s complete bio, click here.
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  • April

    Women in STEM Careers

    Close to 30 students – including 23 girls - attended the panel discussion on Women in STEM Careers, hosted by a new student club, Supporting Women in STEM. Club leaders Stephanie Do '19 and Rebecca Dunayev '19 led the panel discussion as Zhihong An, Quantitative Analyst and Global Analytics at Alliance Bernstein, Ida Dunayev, Senior Director of Information Technology, Johnson and Johnson, Helen Eisenach, Scientist at M6P Therapeutics, and Klara Neginsky, Senior Director of IT and Information Security at UnitedHealth Group shared their experiences working in STEM field. They discussed what their typical days look like, gender discrimination in the workplace, advice for girls pursuing STEM careers and more.
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  • Maker Faire on April 11 Celebrates Student Creativity

    On April 11, the NA community will come together to celebrate student innovation, creativity and resourcefulness at the Maker Faire, organized by the Hawkes Memorial Library. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, students will showcase their STEAM inventions through project displays and hands-on making stations. This event offers a unique opportunity to generate interest and raise awareness of the STEAM movement that is unfolding on campus as well as encourage peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. 
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  • February

    Science Summer Internship Evening, February 22

    Upper School students can learn more about possible summer internships and mentorships at the Science Internship Evening on February 22 at 7pm in Kaltenbacher Hall. Parents and alumni who are interested in providing science internships or research opportunities may contact Nancy Celente at ncelente@newarka.edu.
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  • January

    An Eye-Opening Club Activity

    Students in the Newark Anatomy Club learned how the parts of the eye function and how vision operates through a hands-on activity. Working in groups, they applied their knowledge in biology, physics, anatomy, and physiology to dissect a cow’s eye and gain a deeper understanding about human vision by drawing similarities between the cow and human eye. They also honed their problem-solving, laboratory, teamwork and communication skills.
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  • Dr. Michael Avaltroni to Speak about Pharmaceutical Field, January 25

    On January 25, Dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy Dr. Michael Avaltroni will talk to students about healthcare options and developments and research in the pharmaceutical field. Click here for more information on Dr. Avaltroni. 
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  • A STEMtastic Trip Offered in June

    We will be running the 3rd STEM trip to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) this year from June 13-19, 2018. Our focus will be Marine Ecology and Conservation and the course will feature daily lectures from BIOS scientists, exploration of different marine habitats around the island, daily snorkeling trips, and independent research projects. The trip is open to current sophomores and juniors that are comfortable swimmers. Please email Kristin Duszak at kduszak@newarka.edu for more details including course goals, cost and application timeline. Please note that there may be some IB program conflicts.
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  • Live From Surgery: Exposure to Careers in Biotechnology and Medical Science

    On January 10, students in IB Biology and Anatomy and Physiology classes attended the Live From Surgery program at the Liberty Science Center. The program offers students a unique opportunity to get a first-hand view of an operating room and interact with medical experts. Students heard from the Surgical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at Newark Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Margarita Camacho and observed her implanting a heart pump and completing a heart transplant surgery. 
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  • Talking Science at Rockefeller University

    On January 6, a group of NA students spent the day at The Rockefeller University campus, exploring why and how mosquitos hunt humans and explain the use of revolutionary CRISPR techniques that may prove to be a solution for stopping the transmission of diseases like malaria and Zika. The annual event is designed to engage students through interactive presentations and lectures led by world-class faculty in an area of current research being conducted at the University. 
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