With topics ranging from robotics and florescent microscopy to film-making and digital animation, 22 seniors presented their Senior Projects to the school community on May 21 and 22 in venues across campus.
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.
Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements at the 2018 All-School Awards convocation on May 22, and the Student Council announced the selection of Adnan Rubai as Teacher of the Year.
The Science Department on Monday honored 137 students with Baxter Awards for the energy, curiosity, and dedication that they bring to their science classes every day.
Matt Lyman, environmental analyst for the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, spoke to students in May about his work monitoring water quality along Long Island Sound.
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