Over the weekend of May 3-4, 2019, seven St. Markers—all participants in the School's Taft STEM Fellowship program—competed in the annual Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Out of more than 200 high school competitors from all across the Commonwealth, four St. Mark' students placed and were recognized with awards.
The STEM Research Fellowships offer students the chance for deep exploration of their own particular area of interest, while fostering real world skills needed for high-level scientific research. Students are selected through a competitive application process, and these Fellows work with faculty mentors and outside mentors to design and conduct their own experiments and apply their research to real-world challenges. In the spring of 2014, the STEM Fellows presented their research for the first time at the Annual Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair at MIT. More than 400 projects were entered, and barely 20% of them earned special honors of any kind. Ten of eleven St. Markers were recognized for their achievements, an extraordinary accomplishment and testament to this signature St. Mark’s STEM program.
Jiwon Choi, a VI Former from Seoul, South Korea, won the 2019 Worcester Regional Engineering & Science Fair (WRESF) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) this month. In addition, five other St. Markers—all part of the Taft STEM Fellowship program at St. Mark's— earned honors at the WRESF, including two more finishing in the top ten out of 130 entrants.
Five St. Mark's students earned honors at the 2018 Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair over the weekend of May 4 and 5 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Two of them—VI Formers Sophie Haugen and Sada Nichols-Worley, advanced to the International Science Fair for their outstanding achievement.
The St. Mark's Science Department hosted an open house on Thursday, March 1, in the School's STEM Center. Among the visitors—faculty, staff, families, and more— were some old friends, including at least one distinguished former faculty member: Mr. Richard Rader.
The Taft STEM Fellowship program at St. Mark's experienced a highly successful academic year in 2016-17. There were a dozen Taft STEM Fellows this year, all of whom engaged in challenging research projects ranging from neurobiology to computer science to engineering. Several excelled at both the Regional and Massachusetts Science Fair competitions.
On Friday and Saturday, May 7th and 8th, five of the St. Mark's Taft STEM Fellows competed in the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
On Friday, March 11th the nine members of the STEM Fellowship traveled to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to compete in the Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair (WRSEF)