Students in Dr. Zoubek's Archeology class spent Tuesday morning conducting a field walk on the baseball field grass area to hone their skills in evaluating an area for excavation. Dr. Zoubek's Archeology class is one of many courses in the Upper School that go beyond the scope of the Advanced Placement program and conduct college-level work.
The student became the teacher on Wednesday night as three US students guided guests through the new Innovation Lab and provided instruction on the equipment. The event served as the grand opening of the Lab and included a ribbon cutting ceremony and donor appreciation reception for a group of faculty, students, and donors.
Portia's project last summer involved investigating LDH inhibition and how it affects the growth of cancer cells and she is working to identify a reporter gene with specific features that will allow for easier imaging of cancer cells. She is currently working in the Blasberg Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Portia is one of four students taking part in the new Advanced Math & Science Research (AMSR) Program at the King this year.
Earlier this month, the Upper School Environmental Sustainability Club spent the day at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to interact with the exhibits and be exposed to many animals who are effected by human impacts in Long Island Sound.
Students learned about water in the region, including rivers, the Long Island Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean, and how people use water in the Stamford area. They surveyed their families on how they use water at home and interviewed the kitchen staff and other faculty members on how they use water at King. The next step in the unit was their field trip to the Stamford Water Treatment Facility earlier this week.