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11/11/19 2:00pm

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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…)

10/02/19 2:00pm

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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…)

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09/08/17 4:30pm
COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

COURTESY SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM Professor Eben B. Horsford, ca. 1890.

When food historian Linda Civitello, author of “Cuisine and Culture: A History of Food and People,” tells the story of baking powder, as she did at a recent Friday Night Dialogue at the library, she starts by describing the state of bread baking in this country before baking powder existed. An America unrecognizable to this reporter; a place without chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes. (more…)

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…)

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04/29/17 8:00am
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.

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…)