Finn named Siemens contest semi-finalist
Sacha ’10 was named a semifinalist in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology out of the 2,200 students who competed in the nationwide competition.
Sacha, as part of her work in the school’s Honors Research in Science Program, is in her second year of shadowing Bernadette Pupp from UCLA at Dr. Kathrin Plath’s stem cell lab. There, she is studying the process of silencing one X chromosome in cells from male mice during embryonic development.
Health care expert speaks to Young Dems
The Young Democrats club hosted guest speaker Dr. Woodrow Myers Oct. 22 to shed light on the health care crisis.
Myers spoke about the urgent need for a change in the system.
“There are tons of things that need to be changed in the health care system to make it more fair, more equitable, and higher quality for people to get the care that they need, that they don’t get today,” Myers said.
Myers also explained the timeliness of the bill in today’s political and economic climate.
“It was interesting to understand the timing of the health care reform,” Dean of Faculty Martha Schuur said. “We have until December to get it done.”
Maldives visit to learn about education
This fall, the Ministry of Education of the Maldives toured U.S. colleges, and Marlborough Oct. 13, to learn about the nation’s education system.
The Ministry met with students who volunteered to talk about education.
Catherine Atwell, history and social sciences department head, coordinated the visit and said it was a good learning experience.
“We were able to learn not only about other cultures but how other cultures perceive us. It was interesting for the girls to realize how positively outsiders respond to them and how they are viewed as engaging, bright, and smart,” Atwell said.
However, many students said the Ministry wasn’t prepared with the right questions.
“It was somewhat weird because of the language barrier. And, they were more focused on college education, not all-girl schools,” Candice ’10 said.