Novartis Community Lab Staff Visit CCSC

Novartis scientist and teaching corps member with AP chemistry student Jose.
Novartis scientist and teaching corps member with AP chemistry student Jose.

Biotech giant Novartis is expanding its corporate and research campus in Kendall Square near MIT, and a community lab will be part of its new 550,000 s.f. facility. Novartis scientists and members of its teaching corps recently met with the CCSC science faculty and visited classes to gather information about high school teaching and learning that will help inform the community lab’s programming and design. Continue reading “Novartis Community Lab Staff Visit CCSC”

Students Preview “Science Behind Pixar” Exhibit at MOS

_DSC0002This summer the Museum of Science will premier an exciting new exhibit called “The Science Behind Pixar.” On May 13 five CCSC middle schoolers were invited to preview parts of it and to participate in market research that will provide the exhibit designers from MOS and Pixar Animation Studios valuable feedback on the user experience. Continue reading “Students Preview “Science Behind Pixar” Exhibit at MOS”

NPR’s Science Friday Features Our Robotics Team!

The Bot Side, CCSC's robotics team
The Bot Side, CCSC’s robotics team

Today, as we welcome everyone back from April Break, we are sharing a link to a wonderful feature story about CCSC’s robotics team, “The Bot Side,” that appeared last week on NPR’s Science Friday blog. Our three-year-old team competes in the First Technology Challenge, which as the NPR blogger notes:

“…replicates the types of experiences students would get spending time in a technical field, and is regularly held up as an example for how to recruit and train future engineers. Indeed, The Bot Side team amassed an impressive list of skill sets and accomplishments that would surely make any headhunter, let alone college admissions counselor, lean forward with interest. And even though the students admitted to regularly being frustrated and spending tons of out-of-school hours on the robot, their overwhelming attitude was one of gratitude for the fun they had and friends they made.”

Read the full story here.

The Bot Side, CCSC's robotics team
The Bot Side, CCSC’s robotics team

Senior Wins ACE Mentor Scholarship

Scholarship winner Gauarv Chatterjee '14
Scholarship winner Gauarv Chatterjee ’14

Congratulations to CCSC senior Gaurav Chatterjee, who won a $5,000 college scholarship from the ACE Mentor Program at the program’s final presentation last week. ACE Boston awarded $26,000 in scholarships to ten seniors at the event, and Gaurav was one of two winners at the highest level. Continue reading “Senior Wins ACE Mentor Scholarship”