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Accolades

  • SMS Student Louis L. won the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven Cyber Challenge. Middle school competitors fused art and technology by using Python Turtle to code a digital flower. After careful coding, Louis’s creation won the top award! In addition to this, both SMS science bowl teams made it all the way to the quarterfinals (where they were eliminated in a heartbreaking tie-breaker!). The science bowl team is mentored by Mrs. Diane Caplain (Science Teacher) and Mr. Tobias Hatten (Science Department Head).

    Science Bowl team

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  • Anant G., an eighth grader at South Middle School, has been selected to present his science research paper at the 2021 Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) on March 13.
    Anant’s paper is titled, “Application for Individualized Learning Using Artificial Intelligence.” He developed the paper as a student in Brian Pernice’s Science Research class at South Middle. “I thought about building a tool to impart knowledge based on the skill level of each student,” explains Anant. “I want to make an application (app) powered by artificial intelligence that will closely monitor the student’s past performance and response time and will provide him/her with personalized content.” The annual ISEC conference is known for featuring cutting-edge research and experiences with integrated approaches to the study of science, math, and technology through experiences and activities based in engineering and other design disciplines. The national audience includes educators, researchers, administrators, students, and parents.
     
    Anta G. & Mr. Pernice
     
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