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Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Sophie Murthy December 5, 2018

For the first time ever, a new event was added to North’s list of culture days and events, providing students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) an opportunity to learn from...

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by Joelle

Catalyzing innovation: academic scientists share secrets to success

Laura Schmidt-Hong April 6, 2018

JoAnne Stubbe’s interest in biochemistry first emerged in 1968, when she began studying biological enzymes as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. Although skeptical of the field’s...

Several graduated cylinders of various thickness and heights with white side markings in front of a large beaker. They are all filled about halfway with red or blue chemical compounds. The blue ink is showing signs of Brownian motion when dissolving into water.

Column: Take initiative against gender stereotypes in STEM

Adam Clements November 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, during a discussion of the book We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, my English teacher asked girls in our class to talk about ways they had experienced sexism in school....

Science team places third at Northeast Science Bowl

The Newtonite March 11, 2015

by Cate Waters North’s science team placed third and seventh at the Northeast Science Bowl at the University of Connecticut last Saturday. Three teams represented North—the A, B, and C teams. The...

A model of an organic molecule in a chemistry classroom. Photo by Devin Perlo.

North offers new electives: Organic Chemistry, Science in Society

The Newtonite March 5, 2015

by Cate Waters North will be offering two new electives next year: Organic Chemistry and Science in Society. Organic Chemistry Organic Chemistry, which focuses on the structure of organic molecules, is...

Science team named state champions of Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Science team named state champions of Verizon Innovative App Challenge

The Newtonite January 15, 2015

by Cate Waters [UPDATE 1/16/2015]: Judges did not select Internus as a New England regional finalist. Students from North’s science team won the state championship of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge...

Biology core sequence to change next year

Biology core sequence to change next year

Max Kozlov February 24, 2014
After years of striking fear into the hearts of juniors, AP Biology will be made a second-year senior elective . . .

Junior Kavish Gandhi advances to finals of Siemens Competition

The Newtonite November 7, 2013
Junior Kavish Gandhi is in the regional finals of the Siemens Competition which awards scholarships of up to $100,000 for talent in science, math and technology in high schools throughout the nation. The Siemens Competition receives approximately 2,000 research project submissions each year, 60 of which are chosen to continue to the regional competition.

Column: Place more emphasis on science, math

The Newtonite November 30, 2012
by Connor Vasu Millions of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are going unfilled because this country is not focusing on training for these workers, according to US News.

Martha's Vineyard residents find oceanography class' buoy drifter

The Newtonite November 12, 2012
by Maxwell Kozlov Caitlin Houghton, a 12-year-old resident of Martha’s Vineyard, recently found a large wooden object on a walk along the beach with her mother.

Greengineering adds new class for freshmen

The Newtonite September 28, 2012
by Julia Oran Senior Aneesh Anand became involved in Greengineering because he said that he liked that the program’s “approach is very different from most classes.” It consisted of “exploring and researching our own areas without any textbooks to guide us,” he said.

Science team places first in Envirothon competition

The Newtonite May 24, 2012
by Amanda Hills Thursday, the science team won the Massachusetts Envirothon competition at the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park.
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