• Science National Honor Society


Announcements and Upcoming Activities

  • MSSEF Showcase and STEM Expo

    The Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair is holding a showcase of exhibits and a STEM expo at MIT's Johnson Athletic Center Ice Rink on Saturday, May 5 from 12:30-3:00pm. Admission is free. Science projects done by high school students will be on display. If you need an additional project or lecture this semester to meet membership requirements, this is an option for you!

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  • BU Summer Programs for Young Women

    Attached is a flyer with information about LERNet summer programs. Two are specifically CS programs: Codebreakers and AI4ALL. Summer Pathways explores a broad range of STEM careers and offers students a glimpse of college life. GROW offers 6-week paid research internships (Deadline for this program is April 15th).

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  • March Meeting

    The March meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, 3/15, at 7am in the library.

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  • Wrentham Open Space Committee Event

    The Herons of Wollomonopoag: Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM – Noon. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Elysium Street. Join us for an easy walk to a magnificent Great Blue Heron rookery, home to more than 35 pairs of these large remarkable wading birds. Herons raise their young in giant stick nests built high up in standing dead trees in the middle of wetlands. Heron rookeries are places of great activity. We will focus on the various behaviors of these magnificent creatures as they build and refurbish their nests in preparation for their breeding season and the process of raising their young. Even early in the season, wetlands are very busy places for wildlife and we will spend time searching for some of the other species such as Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers that call this wetland home. We will meet at the parking lot for Wollomonopoag Pond. Dress for the weather. Bring cameras, binoculars and any other items you may wish to have while we visit. We are planning to visit again in late May to observe the young at the nest.

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  • SET in the City 2018

    The tenth annual SET in the City - A Day of Career Exploration in Science, Engineering & Technology for High School Girls will take place on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. Students begin the day at Boston University, and then travel in separate groups to area venues that include Emmanuel, Harvard, Northeastern, Simmons, Vertex, and Wentworth for lunch and laboratory activities. Everyone will end the day with a keynote address and college student panel at Vertex in Boston. The program will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 5:00 pm. Participating students will take part in hands-on activities, hear from and interact with students and professionals in SET fields, learn about cutting edge research, and find out how to prepare for careers in Science, Engineering, and Technology. The cost of attending is $25.00. Interested students may pre-register for the event online at www.bostongirlsstem.org/setinthecity/apply.html. Students who are enrolled in SNAP, TAFDC or MA Health are eligible to attend for a reduced fee of $10.00. This event is sponsored by the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative, which includes representatives from the following organizations and institutions: Boston University, Emmanuel College, Harvard University, M.I.T., Northeastern University, Simmons College, UMass Boston, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and WGBH, as well as industry partners such as Vertex and IBM. Because we are limited as to the number of students we can accommodate, we are not able to host large groups from any one school and do reserve the right to limit registration to eight students per school. We would appreciate it if you would post our flyer and bring the program to the attention of any students who would benefit from this unique opportunity to meet women studying or working in Science, Engineering and Technology and learn about careers in these fields. Thank you in advance for your help. Best regards, Cynthia A. Brossman (Program Coordinator)

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  • Harvard Summer Coding Academy

    From Brianna Harris, program director: "The Summer Coding Academy is a week-long program for high school students designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to coding in Python. The program will run Monday-Friday during the summer, and we offer multiple sessions, with the possibility of more dates being added if there is demand for it. We strive to create a learning environment that is inclusive for all students, so we encourage all students, no matter their level of experience to sign up. We hope that this program will empower students and help them become more confident in themselves and their skills. The Summer Coding Academy is an opportunity for them to learn the essentials of coding through access to unparalleled resources. This program is a five-day intensive course for students that will take place at Harvard University. Upon completion of this program, they will walk away with readily-applicable skills knowing: how to think algorithmically; how to debug code; Python syntax; how to use the terminal; Application Programming Interfaces (APIs); Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). This program will also feature a keynote speaker who will speak about their experiences and offer guidance to the students. The Summer Coding Academy will equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need for their future careers." Applications are due in May of 2018, and more information can be found at summercodingacademy.com

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  • Summer Internship Program for High School Students

    The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is excited to announce the re-launch of our High School Apprenticeship Challenge! The program creates new internship opportunities for high school students by enabling small businesses and academic researchers to hire paid interns. The MLSC connects students with employers via an online platform and reimburses host organizations for stipends paid to students. We are now accepting applications from eligible students through our website, where they will register via a secure, password-protected portal. Interns must be Massachusetts high school students that are at least 16 years old and currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. There is no application deadline, but internships will take place between June and August. Applications will be made available to prospective host organizations that have completed the required registration form and have been approved by MLSC. Representatives from these organizations will review applications and reach out directly to candidates to inform them about their opportunity. Students are then interviewed, hired, and paid directly by the employer. The MLSC will reimburse eligible host institutions for intern stipends of up to $2,880 for students selected through the program (amount is based on a pay rate of $12/hour for 6 weeks). For further details regarding this program, please visit our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/hsapprenticeship

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  • MIT Science Trivia Challenge

    It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about the MIT Trivia Challenge. This year the event will take place on Thursday, April 19 (during April vacation) in Kirsch Auditorium on the MIT campus. We will take a bus to MIT, and the cost of the trip is free. Let Ms. DiIorio know if you are interested in competing - the grand prize is dinner with a Nobel laureate!

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  • Wrentham Open Space Committee - Nature and Navigation Walk

    The Wrentham Open Space Committee invites you to walk through the woods, meadows and fields at Birchwold Conservation Area while we refresh our memories on the practical use of map and compass. Doug Williams, director at Mass. Audubon Stony Brook, will lead the walk. We will navigate using the centuries-old methods perfected long before the age of GPSs and smartphones. Doug will show us how to compare the landscape with what we read on our topographic map. Navigating from point to point, we will explore this historic landscape while discussing how to use a map and compass to determine our location and lines of travel. Along the way, we will practice some way-finding tricks like taking advantage of “catching features” and “aiming off” in pursuit of the simplest way to our destination. Bring a compass if you have one. Meet on Sunday, January 28, 10 am in the Birchwold parking lot. Walk is scheduled 10:00-12:00. Dress for the weather! Everyone is invited.

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  • UMass Lowell Future Engineers HS Summer Camp

    UMass Lowell is offering two sessions of their Future Engineers programs for high school students during July 2018. The first session - "Engineering for a Connected World" - goes from July 8-13, and the second session - "Engineering for Sustainability" - goes from July 15-20. For more information and to apply, go to uml.edu/futureengineerscamp. 

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  • WPI Frontiers Summer Program

    WPI offers their Frontiers pre-college program every summer to rising juniors and seniors. During the program, students take STEM and humanities courses while living on WPI's campus. I have worked as an assistant instructor during this program and would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in attending WPI or anyone who wants to major in a STEM field. There are two sessions; session 1 goes from July 8-20, and session 2 goes from July 22-August 3. The application deadline is April 1. You can find more information at www.wpi.edu/+frontiers.  

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  • Ashay's Website/Blog

    In addition to contacting Ashay Patel via email, you can also visit his new website/blog - https://quantumgossamers.wordpress.com. He will be writing about his experience as a physics major at Williams College, in addition to providing resources for you to check out as you start to consider your life after KP. Enjoy! 

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  • Science after KP - Contact Info for Ashay and Matt

    Happy New Year, SNHS! If any of you have additional questions for Ashay and Matt that you did not get a chance to ask at their lecture on 12/21, or if you missed the lecture and want to know about their experiences doing science after graduating from KP, they were both kind enough to provide their emails. Ashay is at anp2@williams.edu or patelash29@gmail.com, and Matt is at mjc397@cornell.edu.

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  • Officer Lecture

    The SNHS officers will be presenting a scientific lecture on Thursday, November 30 in room 119. All are welcome!

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  • Girls' STEM Summit

    A one-day summit on Sunday, April 8, 2018 for high school girls who love STEM! Registration is open now. See attached flyer for details.

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Contacts

  • Ms. DiIorio, advisor

    Email:  diiorioc@kingphilip.org