27 March 2012

Fwd: New York Youth Institute 2012

"Cultivating Innovations to Feed the World" will be the topic for the World Food Prize's essay this year for New York students grades 9-12.  You will find guidelines for writing the paper, sample papers and the registration form for the New York Youth Institute on the following website.




The New York Youth Institute will be held on September 15th at Cornell University.

Registration and papers are due Monday, September 10th


More Information:


Francine Wilson Jasper

Cornell University International Programs

Assistant Director, Professional Development Programs

622 Bradfield

Ithaca, NY  14853


Tel:  607-255-1907, Fax:  607-255-6683



26 March 2012

Here is the site we are using for the Fetal Pig dissection in class:


20 March 2012

Dillon and Chris test respiration rates in Goldfish vs. temp. of water during our latest lab.

14 March 2012

Fwd: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Message from Samsung:

Dear Mr. DeVoe,


First, we'd like to say congratulations on being a finalist in the 2012 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest! Out of over 1,500 applicants for the program, you were one of only 12 schools who made it to the finals.  By being a finalist, your school has won $70,000 worth of technology and software courtesy of Samsung, Microsoft, Adobe and DIRECTV.


Unfortunately, your entry did not qualify you for our grand prize.  The submissions this year truly embraced the challenge put forth and our judges were faced with an extremely difficult decision. We appreciate all of the hard work you put into these submissions as well as your efforts in furthering STEM education. We encourage you to continue to approach these subjects with the creative and innovative thinking you've demonstrated throughout the Solve for Tomorrow contest.


Again, congratulations on winning the technology package for your school. We hope you will be able to use the technology to benefit your students and further their interest in STEM. A Samsung representative will be contacting you in the coming weeks to follow-up on fulfillment of this prize.


Best Regards,


Dr. David Steel, Adam Yates and Bree Falato



Bree Falato | Corporate Communications| Samsung Electronics North America
85 Challenger Road, 9th Fl. | Ridgefield Park, N.J 07660
Work 201.229.4789 | Mobile 201-289-6704 | b.falato@samsung.com



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08 March 2012

In lab we've been analyzing different samples of "urine" to diagnose several "patients" with certain disorders. Here, Zeke checks the pH of the samples.