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Rockefeller’s Science Outreach program explores the microbes in food

Rockefeller’s Science Outreach program explores the microbes in foodHigh school students designed research projects to investigate the role that microscopic organisms play in cheeses and other foods. The program aims to let students experience the scientific method firsthand. More »

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Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discover

Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in subway stations, high school students discoverAs part of an effort to identify DNA found throughout New York City, students in Rockefeller’s Science Outreach Program have been swabbing surfaces in the subway system. Their work has turned up bacteria resistant to two common antibiotics. More »

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Ted Scovell named director of university’s science outreach program

A former high school teacher himself, Scovell works to give new generations of young scientists access to the facilities — and mentors — that can take them well beyond the frogs and earthworms of their high school classrooms. More »

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Science Outreach H.S. student in top 10 of Intel Science Talent Search

Science Outreach student Eugene Simuni was awarded a $25,000 scholarship for his fifth-place win in the Intel Science Talent Search. A senior at Midwood High School, Simuni was mentored by Ethan Marin, of the Sakmar lab. His project explored protein transmission of visual signals to the brain. Simuni was also chosen by his fellow finalists to receive the Glenn T. Seaborg Award for his commitment to scientific cooperation and communication. More »

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Four Rockefeller Science Outreach students are finalists in Intel Science Talent Search

Four out of the 10 Science Outreach students who reached the semifinalist stage in the Intel Science Talent Search, have been named finalists: Evan Fink, Adam Kahn, Chrisann Kyi and Eugene Simuni. Only 40 finalists are named each year. In March the finalists will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in a week-long competition. Ten winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Mon., Mar. 13, and will receive scholarships ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. The remaining 30 finalists will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. More »

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Ten Science Outreach students reach semifinals of Intel Science Talent Search

Ten out of the 60 high school students who participated in RU’s Science Outreach Program have been named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search (formerly the Westinghouse Science Talent Search). This program, now in its 59th year, is one of the most prestigious science awards for high school students in the country. More than 70 percent of the former finalists have gone on to earn Ph.D.s or M.D.s; five have won Nobel Prizes. More »

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Rockefeller University Luncheon Honors Science Outreach Program, Promotes Siemens Westinghouse Competition

The Rockefeller University and the Siemens Foundation will sponsor a luncheon on Wednesday, August 18, to honor Rockefeller’s Science Outreach Program for high school students and teachers and to promote the Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. Sponsored by The Siemens Foundation, this newly founded national science competition aims to “recognize talent early on, fostering individual growth for those students willing to challenge themselves through the development of independent research projects.” More »

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