School Notes: Science Journal Participants, Beigel Run

Three, third year Advanced Science Research students at Cold Spring Harbor  were selected to participate in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Science Journal Club (SJC).

Sophia Ketterer, Matthew LaCapra and Susannah Oste will learn how to extract and present the scientific knowledge to be found in peer-reviewed scientific publications; how to navigate the mass of digital scientific publications; and how to search for and retrieve articles on topics of interest to them personally.

The students will learn how to present scientific articles through demonstration by scientists, student group presentations on assigned papers, and student individual presentations on papers selected by the students themselves on STEM topics of their choosing. The students and the Science Journal Club instructors—including a librarian, science informationists, and CSHL faculty—the students will also learn how to question the findings of scientific publications, how to address those questions in a presentation setting, and how to initiate discussion among their peers about the merits of individual papers.

Half Hollow Hills Supports Beigel Run

Teachers, students and community members from Half Hollow Hills  participated in the Run 4 Beigel – Long Island 5K Run/Walk, that celebrated the 37th birthday of Hills East alumnus Scott Beigel, a teacher who was killed in the Parkland school attack last year.

The run raised money for his memorial foundation that provides scholarships to send underprivileged children touched by gun violence to sleep-away camp.

Commack Board President Wins Award

Steven Hartman, president of the Commack Board of Education, received a New York State School Boards Association  Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his continued participation in school board training and education. The award requires the accumulation of 500 hours attending member academies, law conferences, seminars, and workshops regarding the intricacies of school board governance and fiscal oversight.

He was presented with the award  by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald James. “Mr. Hartman dedicates a tremendous amount of time to this district, whether it’s reading the volumes of information, attending school events and meetings, sharing his professional expertise in engineering with our students, and doing all he can do for our students and community,” James said.







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