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Science department to meet Dec. 13, integrate new devices into classes

Selena Qian

November 14, 2016

            The science department will meet Dec. 13 after school, according to department chairperson Jennifer Marlow. Marlow said the meeting will focus on the new devices the school has ordered. The three different types of devices are iPads, Chromebooks and laptop convertibles, and eac...

Science department starts off new school year with new teachers, new class

Students have created models of muscles in the face during their human body systems (PLTW) class. Sophomore Caroline Meador takes the class and said she wanted to continue to the second year because she enjoyed the first-year class and was really interested in what else there was to learn in the program. SELENA QIAN//PHOTO

Selena Qian, Acumen editor

August 25, 2016

According to the department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, the science department will have its next meeting Sept. 13 after school. At the beginning of the school year, Marlow said, the department is very busy, as they are still working to readjust and get into a rhythm, especially with the changes. “Most...

Science department to send students to Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition, new class a success

Science department to send students to Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition, new class a success

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September 8, 2015

According to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, the first big event in the department is the Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition. She said it will be in Bloomington at Indiana University on Nov. 13. Marlow also said students who wish to sign up should see her by Oct. 5. “Ther...

Science department to meet May 12, students to take Biology I ECA

Science department to meet May 12, students to take Biology I ECA

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May 7, 2015

According to department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, the science department has begun to wrap everything up for the end of the school year and plan for next year. Due to this, Marlow said, there are fewer events; however, one student, junior Vikas Maturi, will compete in the Intel International S...

Science department to meet April 21, botany students to go on field trip April 24

  Junior Megan Armstrong eats lunch and talks with her friends. She visited the cadaver lab with her human anatomy and physiology class and said it was a good experience.

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April 20, 2015

The next science department meeting will be April 21, according to department chairperson Jennifer Marlow. “We’ll be discussing more, talking more about grading policies and coming to a consensus about (professional learning communities) with how to grade tests and what percentage should be based ...

Science department to send students to SEFI competition March 7

Science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow browses the Science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI) website. Marlow said students who are signed up for the SEFI regional science fair will present their research at Marion University on March 7.

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February 24, 2015

  Students signed up to compete in the Science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI) regional science fair will present their research on March 7 at Marion University, according to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow. Currently there are five students registered to attend: Se...

Science department to give Biology Olympiad exam Feb. 11, send students to SEFI competition

Science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow works on her computer in her office. Marlow said students who have signed up will take the Biology Olympiad exam on Feb. 11 during SRT.

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February 8, 2015

According to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, the next department meeting will be on Feb. 10 after school in Room B211. The day after, during SRT, students who have signed up will take the Biology Olympiad exam. Marlow said the clubs generally sign up students. “The biology ...

Science department to offer biomedical program

Freshman Rishi Das pours distilled water into a beaker during an experiment in AP Chemistry. Das said he plans to use his chemistry knowlege to help him in Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science next school year. ALLY RUSSELL / PHOTO

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January 22, 2015

For students who plan to pursue a medical career, the first course of a four-year program will be offered next year to prepare students for medical classes in college, according to Principal John Williams. The program is called “Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science” and offers four two-semester...

New science teacher will take over for regular chemistry classes only, honors to go to Weisner and Henry

Sophomore Claire Elliott talks to her friend and fellow sophomore Anita Sayar in the hallway outside their AP European History class. Elliott, one of chemistry teacher Timothy Mylin's students, said she will miss Mylin's class second semester because he was nice and helpful.

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January 3, 2015

According to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, chemistry teacher Timothy Mylin’s regular classes will go to a new teacher, Scott Seymour, after Mylin has retired. However, the honors classes will go to chemistry teachers Sandy Weisner and Cynthia Henry. Seymour will also take Weisn...

Chemistry teacher to retire at end of first semester

Chemistry teacher Timothy Mylin poses for a photo for Acumen this year. Mylin will retire at the end of first semester. LAUREN LU / PHOTO

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December 1, 2014

According to department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, the science department does not have any major events or competitions coming up until second semester. She said students will mainly be signing up for the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Olympiad exams that will occur in the spring. Also, as sc...

Science department to make changes to curriculums, students to present research

Junior Kamna Gupta talks to her friend, junior Tulsi Patel. Gupta said she did research on the effects of retinoic acid, or vitamin A, in axolotls and will present it on Nov. 7 at the Indiana Junior Academy of Science competition.

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November 3, 2014

According to science department chairperson Jennifer Marlow, there will be a few changes in science curriculums. She said the department will add AP Physics 2 and possibly make Astronomy a dual-credit course. Also, the department may add a Project Lead the Way course in biomedical science. “Nothin...