Recap of Last Week and Preview of Tomorrow

Hi all!

We hope you had a blast last week learning about a few scientific current events, such as the CRISPR patent debate, artificial intelligence mastering Go, and the discovery of a new planet called Planet 9. We also had the pleasure of having Isha Mehrotra, a 10th grader who participated in the UCSD Research Scholars program (and a science club member!), present her research regarding “A Quantitative Assay of Immediate Early Gene Expression in the Mouse Hippocampus.” If you’re interested about either the recent scientific news or Isha’s research and want to learn a bit more, just go to this link which contains the slides from the presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1TnbOP6_4FIkxXDduF4LHHGN_hBWs29vJYSMguN_jf3I/edit?usp=sharing

We have another awesome meeting coming up this Friday: a fierce battle of wits between Lynbrook’s Science Bowl Team A and our very own teachers! Come out tomorrow to watch an amazing display of fast-paced buzzing as the members of Team A take on perhaps their greatest challenge yet. Don’t miss out on this one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spectate a battle that will be remembered through the ages.

See you there!

 

 

T-shirt UPDATES

Our wonderful club t-shirts are now only $15! Take advantage of this splendid opportunity to show off your lynbrook science pride — all you need to do is fill out this form and pay $15 by this Friday. (You can pay any day at brunch this week in Mr. Leung’s room or during this Friday’s meeting)

We will refund all people who have already paid $20.
Secondly, if you fill out this form, you can help us get money to fund t-shirts. You just need to click a few links and watch a few videos. If we reach $150 by this Friday’s meeting, we’ll bring free food to the meeting! So please contribute — we really need each of you to participate!

Meeting Recap!

Hi all,

I hope you enjoyed today’s meeting (especially the cool colored flames)! During today’s meeting, we first had a few announcements regarding USABO, t-shirts, and F=ma, followed by a slide on fireworks and  a demo involving fire.

If you’re interested, here’s a link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fzHVtf1jOmJL76fJgwR5XlzVify-Q5q1eSt2ndEPqPQ/edit?usp=sharing

If you plan taking the USABO, please bring $5 to any of the next few meetings (due date 1/31) and fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/03ZeIGGYNI
If you would like to have one of these absolutely fantabulous t-shirts, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/JXEs9DUujU
Money and signups are due, at the very latest, by 1/15/16. We will collect payment on this Friday, next Friday, and some times at brunch in between which will be announced shortly.
See you!

Biology Olympiad Registration!

Registration for the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is now open! Follow the instructions below to sign up:

USABO Signups

Note that there will be more announcements in the future regarding dates and contest fees.

Science Olympiad Tryouts!

Registration for the science olympiad tryout tests are now open. They will be held on Friday, 11/20 at 3pm in the cafeteria. Please register by Wednesday 11/18 on the form below:

*UPDATE* Tryouts have been postponed due to unforseen uncontrollable externalities. They will be held Monday, November 23, in Mr. Pallone’s room (room 307).

http://goo.gl/forms/gSPxUXbXnr

2015.11.12 – Physics Olympiad Registration!

Today, Jeffrey presented his research about using novel machine learning techniques to make medical predictions. We hope you all enjoyed it, and we encourage any of you that have previously conducted research to present your own work as well! His slides are available here.

Signups for “F = ma” physics olympiad are now open. The exam will take place on January 20 2016 at 3pm sharp, in lab 005/006. To participate, register through the link below and pay $5 to the box in Mr. Leung’s room by December 4 2015. Note that we cannot guarantee you a spot unless you pay by the due date.

http://goo.gl/forms/i0XuFfFwhj

Hope you will all take advantage of this opportunity!

Summer Camp Info!

Thanks for coming to the meeting on Friday! As mentioned in the presentation, we’re willing to answer any questions about summer camps, so please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email if you have any!

Here’s the link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18ApGg-6K0jN19zTzyYo5ry0D1AT9t5UbTd75bRvipQA/edit#slide=id.p