Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Meeting Presentations

Hey everyone!

If you missed one of our meetings or would just like to review the slides from a particular meeting, please refer to the list of presentation links below:

  1. Virtual Reality (9/16/16)
  2. Competitions (9/23/16)

First Meeting Recap, Announcements, and Apologies

Hi everyone!

Thanks for coming to our first meeting of the year today! We hope you enjoyed the chance to try out virtual reality with Google Cardboard yourself! We had an amazing turnout of over 100 members today, so thank you all for your support and love for science :)

While today’s meeting was hopefully entertaining and designed to let you immerse yourself directly in science, after receiving feedback, we will offer more direct guidance in the future in terms of directly helping members with activities, and will also conduct activities in smaller groups to give more personalized attention.

Finally, if you wanted to try out our science club app, created by Creative Game Design Club, you can find it on the Google Play store as “LHS SciCoaster VR”. Keep your eyes peeled for more opportunities to try out and keep the Cardboards!

Remember to sign up for Science Bowl tryouts if you are interested with the form on the website, and see you next week for more exciting demonstrations!

Science Bowl Tryouts 2017

Hi everyone!

We are happy to announce Science Bowl tryouts for the 2016-2017 year! They will occur in 3 rounds to determine who is on Team A and Team B (5 individuals each). Dates and details of the tryouts are listed below. Please register using the link below if interested! :)

https://goo.gl/forms/yNOSPQOvxeiS22MD3

Round 1 (9/21): General Test – This round will be open to everyone, and consists of a 100 question test with questions in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science, and Energy to test general knowledge in these areas. This will also be supplemented by a calculation speed round with 30 questions in 5 minutes.

Round 2 (9/23): Subject Tests – This round as of now is open to everyone, but is subject to change based on how many individuals try out. There are 4 subject tests in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth and Space, and individuals must choose 2 tests of 25 questions each to complete in 1 hour total.

Round 3 (9/30): Buzzer Round – 10 to 20 of the top scoring individuals will be chosen to compete in a buzzer-based competition amongst each other. From this pool, 5 individuals will be chosen for Team A and 5 will be chosen for Team B.

Thanks, and please let us know if you have any questions or comments :)

Lynbrook Science 2016-2017 Mailing List

Hi everyone!

You can now sign up for our mailing list for the 2016-2017 school year! :) In doing so, you will receive regular updates on meetings, outside activities, competitions and tryouts, and several other important opportunities you won’t want to miss! The link to sign up is below. Come to our first meeting on September 16 in Mr. Leung’s room (302) Friday at Lunch to try out virtual reality for yourself!

https://goo.gl/forms/q5KrvVCoWhBD5eVU2

The Quest for the OSB

On Saturday February 27, Lynbrook finished as 3rd place finalists in the varsity division as well as 1st place in the JV division at the 2016 Northern California Regional Competition, the Sea Lion Bowl! The competition was held at Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Studies. This year marks only the third time that our team has competed in recent years, with the team coming in as finalists just last year, so pulling through another season has definitely got Lynbrook Ocean Science Bowl into the fast lane.

Congratulations to: Edward Lee (Captain), Vinay Kukutla (Co-Captain), Jasper Huang, Charlie Huang, and Arnav Amruth for their spectacular accomplishment! This year’s varsity team faced a tough round robin bracket, squaring up many other experienced teams. Nevertheless, the team rallied to earn a position in the quarterfinal elimination rounds. Getting back on their feet to convert a moderate 5th seeding into advance, Lynbrook stomped over Mira Loma to advance to the semis. Unfortunately, the team lost to Albany, the team that ended up winning the competition.

More congratulations to Leslie Pu, Nathan Zhang, Rohan Mehrotra, Susan Zhou, and Isha Mehrotra for closing out the JV bracket with the champion title! Special thanks to Mr. Pallone for coaching and being dedicated to the team! All schools in the JV division were shut down by Lynbrook without a fuss.

OSB2

Formal language aside, we have some important things we would like to say. For two years in a row, we’ve demonstrated that Lynbrook is and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with. It’s evident that we have the potential to dominate the Sea Lion Bowl and even make it to nationals. With 2 years of experience in the bank, Lynbrook OSB is really climbing to high altitudes.

With that, I’d like to take the opportunity to encourage everyone to embark on the journey with us to conquer the Ocean Sciences Bowl. Our goal is to claim the title, and we’ll work together to achieve that. Now that’s the ultimate quest.

(written by OSB competitor Jasper Huang)

 

Science Bowl Team A Wins at Regionals!

Hi all!

This past Saturday (2/6/2016), our very own Science Bowl Team A competed at the 2016 Regional Science Bowl Competition  and decimated numerous schools, such as The Harker School, Monta Vista, and Homestead to clinch first place (for the second year in a row!). The team is invited to Washington DC to compete at the incredibly prestigious 2016 National Science Bowl Competition!

Congratulations to Pranav Lalgudi, Jeffrey Chang (Team Captain), Abhinav Naikawadi, Richard Liu, Sean Meng, Mr. Lester Leung (coach) for representing Lynbrook and our science club and for their amazing performance this past weekend! Let’s hope Lynbrook continues to exert its dominance at the national level!

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!