05/31/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Winners all are (from left) Matthew Strauss, Emma Teodoru, Jane Richards, Katharine Doyle and Luke Lowell-Liszanckie. The first four took home trophies from the Long Island Science Congress while the ASM International Long Island Chapter presented Luke with a $50 check for his science achievements.

COURTESY PHOTO Winners all. From lef, Matthew Strauss, Emma Teodoru, Jane Richards, Katharine Doyle and Luke Lowell-Liszanckie. The first four took home trophies from the Long Island Science Congress while the ASM International Long Island Chapter presented Luke with a $50 check for his science achievements.

Shelter Island students are among a small group statewide who have undertaken scientific explorations for which there was no technology even a few years ago.

Thanks to the cooperation of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the students are engaged in projects that will move scientific knowledge forward and put them on the road to careers where they can continue to provide new knowledge to the wider scientific community. (more…)

12/06/16 12:00pm
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.

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…)

07/06/16 10:00am
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.

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…)

01/20/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Young scientist Emily Hyatt has grown protein crystals in the Shelter Island School laboratory and will participate in a seminar at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Young scientist Emily Hyatt has grown protein crystals in the Shelter Island School laboratory and will participate in a seminar at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

From the time Shelter Island High School senior Emily Hyatt was in elementary school, she was mesmerized by science. She might not have known the direction her career could take then, but now there’s no question.

Emily is focused on becoming a molecular biology researcher with a career at either Brookhaven National Laboratory or Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue her studies at SUNY Binghampton and eventually earn masters and doctorate degrees in her field.

Thanks to Shelter Island’s Intel program, which encourages talented science students to pursue their own projects under the guidance of teacher Dan Williams, Emily was able to grow protein crystals in the school laboratory. (more…)