10/02/19 2:00pm

DAN WILLIAMS PHOTO
At Brookhaven National Laboratory, where students were able to use the Synchrotron Light Source II beam for their work, are, from left, Emma Gallagher, Lauren Gurney and Francesca Frasco.

“Something big has happened.”

With those words, Shelter Island science teacher Dan Williams made a classroom announcement Sept. 23 to his students about an “impossible dream.” (more…)

11/26/18 12:00pm

COURTESY PHOTOS
A Shelter Island School student “fishing” out proteins to freeze in liquid nitrogen.

Last week Shelter Island School students “fished” for crystals of Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), an enzyme in normal human metabolism that has been implicated in many human diseases.

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06/01/18 4:30pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Francesca Frasco at home on Shelter Island.

When Shelter Island High School senior Francesca Frasco and I sat down to talk at her family’s home on Wade Road, it was Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. She had just returned from a tea party. A real one with brewed tea in china cups, sweet snacks and conversation. (more…)