Observational astronomer and astrophysicist Anna Frebel led students and faculty on Monday, December 6, in a discussion of the chemical and physical conditions of the early universe, the birthplace of the heavy elements that we know today, and her research on some of the oldest stars in the universe.
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.
Astrophysicist Adam Burrows ’71 treated Loomis Chaffee students and faculty to a lively discussion of the tools created by and for scientists in the study of core-collapse supernovae on Wednesday, November 10.
Students and faculty enjoyed a lively presentation and discussion about stars, astronomy, and life led by astronomer and doctoral candidate Lindsay DeMarchi during an Evening of Science on Tuesday, October 26.