Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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.

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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!

 

 

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