Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Officer Team!

At last week’s meetings, we held elections for all officer positions for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year! Congratulations to:

Oliver Dong – President

Nithin Buduma, Jeffrey Chang – VP

Nidhi Navaratna – Treasurer

Matt Wang – Secretary

Please come to the meeting to vote! Thank  you to everyone who ran for an officer position!

Update: Biology Olympiad SemiFinalists and Chemistry Olympiad SemiFinalists!

Congratulations to our Biology Olympiad Semi Finalists:

Nithin Buduma, Akshara Balachandra, Tony Jiang, Jessie Zhao, Kevin Chen, Svetlana Miakicheva, Matt Wang, Shirley Li, Prachi Laud

Congratulations to our Chemistry Olympiad Semi Finalists:

Tony Jiang and Steven Hao

2/28: Physics Olympiad SemiFinalists, UC Berkeley Bio-E Competition, Miller Science Fair!

Congratulations to the 10 Physics Olympiad Semi-Finalists from Lynbrook! They are: Moinak Bhattacharyya, Edward Lee, Andrew Cui, William Lu, Oliver Dong, Sean Meng, Steven Hao, Anthony Peng, Tony Jiang, and Qingqi Zeng.

If you are interested in participating in a new Bio-engineering competition started by UC Berkeley, please visit for more information.

If you would like to help out with Miller’s Science Fair program, please send an email to This is a very valuable leadership and volunteer experience that doesn’t require a huge time commitment! Science Fair experience is preferable, but not necessarily required.

1/10 Meeting: Summer Opportunities

Here is the powerpoint we showed at today’s meeting. Link

There’s also another program that we didn’t go over today, called the UC Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program. It’s another very awesome research program in which you’ll acquire a lot of useful skills for the future, including research/lab techniques and experience with interacting with professors.

The program runs from June 23 to August 1, and you’ll be doing a research project, writing a paper and eventually presenting it at a poster session. It is open to current sophomores and juniors.

The director of the program will be at Lynbrook next Thursday, 10/16, during brunch in the library to answer your questions and to handout more information, so if you’re interested, go check it out!

We hope this is helpful! Also, please get your t-shirt money in ASAP!

Presentation for 12/6

Here’s what the officers prepared for the meeting that was supposed to happen yesterday.  link

Remember to submit t-shirt designs to if you haven’t already! Voting will begin Monday night!

11/22/2013 Meeting

We have only received one T-shirt design so far so you guys should keep submitting! Submissions are due Dec 6.

Sign up for Physics Olympiad here if you haven’t already signed up with Tony. Remember to give Tony $5!

Today the officers gave an interesting presentation on Electricity and Magnetism. James did a demonstration of Lenz’s law, showing how a magnet falling through a copper pipe falls much slower than a non-magnetic material because of the induced magnetic field that opposes the motion of the magnet. See the powerpoint here.

Information about RSI and T-Shirt Design Contest

On Friday, Tony gave a very informative presentation about the prestigious summer camp RSI. We also announced our annual T-Shirt design contest!

You can check out our powerpoint here to get more information!

Science Olympiad Teams!

We are excited to announce this year’s Science Olympiad Teams A and B! The lists are not organized by score.

Team A:
Alice Tang (captain)
Michael Sheng (captain)
Oliver Dong
Matt Wang
Ashwin Srikant
Richard Liu
Jane Wei
Jessie Zhao
Angela Kong
Tony Peng
Jessica Zheng
Chetan Somani
Kevin Mu
Dolly Yuan
Qingqi Zeng
Vinay Kukutla (substitute)
Kevin Peng (substitute)

Team B:
Jefferine Li (captain)
Rachit Kataria (captain)
Kevin Peng
Allison Tam
Victor Chen
Patrick Dong
William Lu
Akshara Balachandra
Moinak Bhattacharyya
Pavan Gollapalli
Bob Wang
Ajinkya Nene
Alex Hong
Vinay Kukutla
Catherine Xu

Congratulations to those who made the teams and thank you to everyone who tried out!

Science Olympiad Tryouts and MVTSA

Science Olympiad tryouts will be held in Mrs Alonzo’s room on Wednesday, Nov 6, after school. If you have not signed up on the google doc yet, please do so. Scroll down to find the form.

Also, Monta Vista Technology Student Association is hosting their ‘Fall 2013′ technology symposium on Friday, Nov 8, at Cupertino Community Hall from 5-9pm. It’s free, and there will be speakers from a variety of areas, including robotic surgery, the FBI, personal robots and career motivation. It’s sure to be interesting, so if you have time, check it out!

Email if you have any questions or concerns!

Science Olympiad and Balloons Experiment

Today we announced Science Olympiad tryouts. The PowerPoint is here.

Steven did a balloon experiment where he poked skewers through balloons without popping them, making balloon kabobs!

Sign up for Science Olympiad tryouts on the form below!

Reminder: No meeting tomorrow 10/11 or 10/18

This is just a reminder that there will be no meeting tomorrow, October 11th.

There will also be no meeting on October 18th. We’ll be selling Sparkling Lemonade in the Quad for 1 ticket a cup. Be sure to buy a cup to enjoy tasty lemonade and support Science Club!

Glass experiment

First we announced Science Bowl teams and Science Olympiad tryout information. The PowerPoint is here.

Today Tony and Steven demonstrated how to melt glass with strong oxyacids. They did a demonstration in which they placed glass items in the acid, and let it quickly dissolve. The video is below:

In reality, the glass didn’t melt or disappear. It simply became hidden in the oil due to the extremely close indexes of refraction of Pyrex glass and cooking oil.

Competitions Presentation!


If you missed our competitions presentation from a couple weeks back, here it is! This is the powerpoint that we showed during the meeting.

If you have questions, email!

Iodine Clock Experiment

During our first meeting, the officers demonstrated an interesting chemical reaction.
Our video is on youtube:

You can read more about the Iodine Clock Reaction on wikipedia:
Here is a youtube video of the same reaction:

Don’t forget to register on the google form!

Science Club 2013-2014 Signups!

Sign up here to be a member of science club and be on the mailing list!

A New Year of Science Club!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the Lynbrook Science Club website! Here you’ll find useful and interesting information about competitions, summer programs, and much more. Feel free to peruse the site and take a look at what we offer! There’s also a joke section on the right side of the page, so check that out (we’ll be updating it regularly once meetings start).

Also, this year’s first Science Club meeting will be this Friday during lunch in Mrs Alonzo’s Room (305)! If anything that you’ve checked out on this website interests you or you’re even remotely interested in science, be sure to come out to the meeting! We have a really awesome demo prepared!

Get ready for a fun year!
Your Officers

Officer Election Results + 5/18 Meeting

Hi all, a much-needed update on things in science club:

Our new officer team has been elected (thanks for everyone who showed up to vote):

President: James Ma
Vice-presidents: Steven Hao and Tony Jiang
Secretary: Jimmy Zeng
Treasurer: Dolly Yuan

Come out to the meeting on Friday to celebrate the end of AP testing and to meet our new officers! (sorry if you have a test during lunch xP)

1.25.13 Meeting!

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow we’ll be having our amazing Eric Xu present on his award-winning research project! Come and learn about his experiences and how you might get involved too.

10.5.12 meeting

Hi Guyz :D

This is just a reminder that there will still be a meeting this Friday at Lunch! We have some Homecoming themed demonstrations planned for each class, so be sure to come check it out!

9.28.12 Meeting!

Hey Club!

You asked for it, and now you have it. This Friday, there won’t just be a teacher skit, there’ll also be a teacher presentation!
Come to Rm. 305 during lunch this friday to see Dr. Rocklin present on a topic quite important to him.

Journal of Youth and Sciences

Journal of Youth and Sciences (JOURNYS) is a student-run journal where students across the nation collaborate to write scientific articles. For past issues or more information, refer to their website.

If you are interested in being part of a chapter of JOURNYS at Lynbrook, please talk to Mrs. Alonzo.

Science Summer Program Information

Today at the meeting, we talked about summer programs for students that are interested in science.

The powerpoint that we showed can be found here:  Science_Summer_Programs

We recommend that you start thinking about what programs you will be applying to and prepare your application as soon as possible. The deadlines are coming up very soon, and you need to talk to your teachers about recs to give them as much time as possible. Feel free to email us if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can do to help.

A short video on supercooled water, which is the same principle that created the “Hot Ice” or sodium acetate solid from 2 meetings ago, can be found here:!

Biology Olympiad

If you want to take the Biology Olympiad, sign up with Ms. Della Santina in Rm 304 by Thursday, January 19th. Remember to bring $3 as payment, and pick up a small blue slip from her containing relevant information.