Loomis Chaffee Trustee Courtney Ackeifi ’06 gave a presentation to Loomis students on Wednesday, November 11, about her education and career in the biomedical sector and her experience discovering and delivering new medical therapies to market.
Through a broad range of course offerings, the Science Department at Loomis challenges you to think more deeply about the world around you. Laboratory experiments, hands-on activities, and computer simulations empower you to live in and contribute to an increasingly technological society while gaining confidence in your own abilities.
While we encourage everyone to take the traditional core classes in biology, chemistry, and physics, we also offer many other enriching courses beyond those subjects. Advanced Biology courses are signature aspects of our curriculum, and departmental Guided Research Projects enable interested students to conduct highly focused scientific investigations in a college research-like setting. We also offer several extracurricular activities related to science, including our competitive LC Robotics Team, the Physics Olympiad, and the Science Quiz Bowl team.
Teachers in Conversation
The Flipped Classroom
The Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching provides the space and time to guide and nurture faculty in their pursuit of pedagogical excellence by creating a sense of ownership and intentionality surrounding professional growth; the ultimate goal is to instill in faculty the same passion for lifelong learning that we aim to instill in our students.
Scientists from the Nature Conservancy and Loomis students and faculty planted disease-resistant American elm trees on campus as part of a project related to preserving the ecosystems of the Connecticut River floodplain.
Focusing on topics ranging from carbon footprints to coffee beans, seven students recently completed year-long individual studies as part of the Guided Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability course.