Four recipients of Gilchrist Environmental Fellowships during the 2017–18 school year presented their projects and were honored at a gathering on Tuesday, October 30.
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.
Junior Julia Hoffman, sophomore Peyton Sandridge, and freshmen Tallulah Johansen and Oscar Ye took part in a student-led Founders League Hackathon on October 13–14.
A team of three Loomis Chaffee students took part in the Hackathon for Hope at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 5–6.
Sustainable Agriculture Program students fired up the school's apple cider press for the first time this fall on Friday, October 5, and pressed more than 18 quarts of cider.
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