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Apply NOW for Summer Opportunities in STEM

posted Feb 9, 2014, 12:54 PM by J. F. Trey Smith

Applications are available now for summer programs. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as deadlines will approach and pass quite quickly. Information about available opportunities and deadlines is listed here.

Below is a list of programs that students can engage with during the summer:
  • Conservation and animal care at the Philadelphia Zoo
  • Materials science engineering at UPenn Engineering
  • Oceanography at University of Delaware
  • Effect of environment on human health at UPenn School of Medicine
  • Biomedical research at the Wistar Institute
  • Agriculture and veterinary medicine with the Department of Agriculture
  • Engineering at the University of Delaware
  • Medicine, nursing, law, and dentistry at UPenn
  • Materials science engineering at Drexel University
  • Engineering at the US Naval Academy
Please reach out to a science teacher if you need help applying for any of the programs. Find out more.

4th Annual Science Symposium

posted Jan 15, 2014, 7:04 AM by J. F. Trey Smith

Families and community members are invited to learn more about students’ preliminary results and findings from their independent science investigations at the fourth annual Science Symposium on Wednesday, January 22, from 9:30 - 12:30. At the symposium, students present their work and explain science experiments to guests and peers. In addition, students in physics, robotics and engineering, anatomy and physiology, biology and chemistry II, and AP environmental science will be sharing projects that include raps about elements, prosthetic limbs, environmental sustainability proposals, and robots that perform complex tasks. RSVP for the event here.

First Week of School Full of Hands-On Science Learning

posted Sep 15, 2013, 6:42 PM by J. F. Trey Smith   [ updated Sep 15, 2013, 6:44 PM ]

Students had their first full week of school at Boys' Latin last week. Teachers were ready with a number of hands-on learning opportunities for students. 
  • In Biology and Chemistry I, students practiced using evidence to support a claim by observing and drawing conclusions about a fake crime scene. 
  • In Biology and Chemistry II, students pulled at strings in mystery tubes to learn about the nature of scientific inquiry and preview what it has been like historically to learn about atoms.
  • In AP Environmental Science, students began designing and conducting chromatography experiments to learn about chlorophyll.
  • In Anatomy and Physiology, students began brainstorming for an engineering project where they will build prosthetic limbs to help them understand the structure and function in the human body.
  • In Physics, students completed two mini-labs where they reviewed writing lab reports and engaged in the engineering design process with household materials.

Chlorophyll Lab

Mystery Tubes

Crime Scene Lab

Marshmallow Engineering Challenge

24 Students Try Out for NSBE Math Team on First Saturday of School Year

posted Sep 15, 2013, 6:02 PM by J. F. Trey Smith

On Saturday, September 14, twenty-two Boys' Latin students came to school to earn a spot on the school's National Society of Black Engineers Math Team. Students completed practice math problems and completed an engineering challenge using unorthodox materials to build a racing vehicle.

Students on the Boys' Latin Math Team meet twice a week and on select Saturdays, compete in locally and nationally throughout the year, and are currently raising funds to attend the NSEB Region II Fall Regional Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in November.

Ms. Maloney, math teacher at Boys' Latin, is the team's coach and sponsor.

Students Fundraising for NSBE Conference, Selling BL Bumper Stickers

posted Sep 14, 2013, 6:39 AM by J. F. Trey Smith   [ updated Sep 14, 2013, 8:42 AM ]

Students are attempting to raise money to attend the Region II Fall Regional Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers. In addition to hosting bake sales, students are selling Boys' Latin bumper stickers for $5. The bumper sticker design is shown below.

All proceeds will help pay for conference registration fees, lodging costs, and transportation costs. While at the convention, the math team will compete in the annual Try-Math-a-Lon (for the third year in a row), attend sessions about college readiness and engineering, and network with collegiate and professional engineers.

Read more about our students' experiences at a NSBE convention here.

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