50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Expo 67, the World’s Fair, opened in Montreal with the date coinciding with the centennial of the Canadian Confederation.
Muhammad Ali refused military service and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for three years.
Fidel Castro announced all intellectual property belonged to the people and said Cuba would translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
The New York Knicks signed Bill Bradley to a four year $500,000 contract.
And on Shelter Island . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Senior division medalists at the 52ne annual Science Fair are (l-r) Kyle Burns, Luke Lowell-Liszanckie, Roilando Carbajal, Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher, Keith Taplin, Henry Binder, Lyng Coyne, Daniel Martin and Abigail Kotula. Ms. Gallagher took best in fair in the senior division that included students in grades nine through 12.
Young scientists displayed their talents Friday night at the Shelter Island School 52nd annual Science Fair. The fair was dedicated to teacher Sharon Gibbs, who is out on sick leave this year. (more…)
Gordon Danby, a noted physicist who helped pioneer the use of Maglev transportation technology while working at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a devoted member of the Wading River community, died Tuesday. He was 86. READ
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island science students demonstrated their knowledge at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in June. From left, Francesca Frasco, Luke Gilpin, Sarah Lewis and Mia Clark.
Once upon a time, high school science class meant dissecting frogs and worms and mixing chemicals to see how they would react. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Senior Emily Hyatt will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a prestigious school of science and engineering.
Given a choice, most teenagers would avoid changing high schools. Emily Hyatt has no regrets for making the change. (more…)