Emily Hyatt, in Boston’s Kendall Square near BGI Genomics where she worked this past summer.
Emily Hyatt, Shelter Island Class of 2016, is a biochemistry major at one of the best science and engineering colleges in the country, but her love of science started when teacher Dan Williams told her she could do a project on some proteins she had seen online that caught her eye.
The project gave her an idea of what real scientific research is all about when she was still in high school. “He was my enabler,” she said recently. “I just took it and ran.” (more…)
Among today’s crop of leading student scientists who conduct experiments in both the Shelter Island School laboratory and at Brookhaven National Lab are (front to back) Emma Gallagher, partially hidden Francesca Frasco and Lauren Gurney.
Will Garrison, Emily Hyatt, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney and Emma Gallagher.
You might be familiar with the names.
Structural biology, protein crystallography, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.
We bet you’re not familiar with those at all. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island High School alums Margaret Michalak and Matt BeltCappellino had a chance to meet up at the Collegiate Club Volleyball Nationals in Kansas City, Missouri.
When high school athletes think about playing sports in college, normally they envision a varsity team at a NCAA level. While that may be the goal of elite athletes willing to dedicate themselves to their chosen sport six or seven days a week, there are other choices to continue playing sports at the collegiate level. (more…)