Head of School’s Letter

The World of Science and New Opportunities!

Posted by Joanna on October 18, 2018

Although ASM’s yearly Science Fair is nearly four months from now, students will begin the initial stages of preparation for this long-term project in just a few weeks. While science projects take on many forms, all students conduct research and gain experience applying the scientific method through a project-based model. They learn to organize, analyze and synthesize a large volume of information. Through experimentation, students learn that mistakes and challenges are a natural part of the scientific process and create important learning opportunities throughout the experience.

When students explore the sciences through an area that interests them, a world of opportunity opens up for them! I am thrilled to share with you that as we speak, Anna Du, a seventh year student, is in Washington D.C. to participate in the Broadcom MASTERS competition. Last year, Anna’s Science Fair project was entitled “Constructing a Vehicle to Locate Plastic Microparticles in Marine Environments.” She moved on to represent ASM in the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair for Middle School. She was then selected as one of 30 nationwide finalists from a total of 2537 applicants and will have her project judged by panelists from National Geographic. We are so proud of her and wish her the absolute best!

I am looking forward to March and seeing our students’ creative endeavors on display at the Science Fair.


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