Friday, May 27, 2011

Middle School Science Olympiad Success

Submitted by Larry Hurst, 6th grade science teacher:

Great news from the 2011 National Science Olympiad in Madison, Wisconsin:

Middle Schoolers Eve Maquelin and Andrew Park competed against 118 students in grades 6 through 9 from 47 states to win 1st place in the nation for the Science Olympiad event “Write it, Do it”.

Andrew and Eve’s gold medal performance is stunning when you consider that “Write it, do it” is one of the most challenging of the tournament’s 23 events. For a pair of novice 6th and 7th grade students to beat 59 other schools in teamwork, abstract expression, logic, and concise writing is an impressive achievement and indicative of the strength of our science and language arts programs at Catlin Gabel School.

This was the first medal earned by an Oregon team since Calapooia Middle School got both a gold and a bronze medal in 1997. Prior to that, Whitford Independent School got gold and silver medals in 1993, gold and bronze in 1992, and a gold medal in 1989.

Bravo, Eve and Andrew!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Vignesh makes the final!!!

From Andrew Merrill, our Computer Science teacher:

Google is running a world-wide science fair for the first time this year. Out of over 7500 entries from around the world, they have narrowed it down to 5 Finalists in each of three age ranges (13-14, 15-16, 17-18).

Vighnesh Shiv was just named today one of the 5 Finalists in the 17-18 age category. The finalists will all be flown to Google HQ in July for a science fair with judges that include “Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries and household names.

Check it out at the link below:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Google Science Fair People's Choice Award

The Google Science Fair has opened public voting until May 20 for their
People's Choice Award - visit this link to see the incredible projects that have been submitted.

While you're there, check out the project submitted by our very own Vighnesh, class of 2011, "Foundational Algorithms for Music Analysis with Wide Applicability in Signal Processing". You can read all about his project details and watch a summary video on his Google page.

Don't forget to vote for Vighnesh!

Spinning Along Nicely: team TURBINE is recognized for their work

Did you hear? Catlin's Team TURBINE is the Oregon State Finalist in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge - congratulations to Sarah, class of 2011, and Marina and Mark , class of 2013!

Click here to watch the fantastic video, made by Cody, class of 2013.

Here's a past Coverslip post that describes the details of their project.