HAX Robotics, Loomis' robotics team, won the Connecticut state championship on Saturday, February 17, at Greenwich Academy.
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.
Michael J. Nyenhuis, president and C.E.O. of Americares, spoke at convocation on February 20, about serving the common good in the context of globalization.
LC Writing Initiatives faculty welcomed colleagues from other independent schools on February 1, for "Writing in the Sciences: In the Classroom and On the Air." Patrick Skahill, science reporter at WNPR, was keynote speaker.
Neil Chaudhary '05 presented his lecture "Science and the Common Good" for Freshman Seminar classes on January 30. His lecture, broadcast in its entirety, is featured in Loomis Chaffee's latest Pelican Scoop podcast.
In all of our science classes we seek to challenge our students to problem solve and to understand the fundamental principles of nature. In all that we do, we strive to encourage our students to be life-long learners.
— BETSY CONGER, HEAD OF SCIENCE DEPARTMENT