Science Lunchtime Seminars
Beth Sanzenbacher, MS Science Instructional Leader
The Science Lunchtime Seminars for Middle School students have been a huge success, providing an opportunity for young minds to learn about cutting-edge developments in science, engineering and technology. This program has been running for seven years, and it returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Once a month, students volunteer to attend the seminars during their lunch and recess to learn about the latest research and advancements in STEM.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the Science Lunchtime Seminars is the level of enthusiasm and engagement shown by the students. We have 20 to 30 students attending each seminar, and these students are highly motivated to learn about the topic of the day. They ask thoughtful questions, participate in discussions, and are eager to learn more. The seminars offer an opportunity for students to interact with professionals in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. This exposure can spark an interest in these fields, and students may consider pursuing a career in these areas in the future.
Of course, these would not be a success if it was not for our parents, who have volunteered their time and expertise. They work hard to ensure that each seminar is informative, engaging and fun. This year we have been lucky to have:
  • Dr. Martin Herman, Neuroscience
  • Michael Rosenstein, Investment banking
  • Dr. Graham Griffin, Chemical solar cells
  • Dr. Greg Cohen, Gastroenterology 
  • Darren Anders, Metal manufacturing and global supply chains
  • Jessica Darmoni, Cryptocurrencies
  • Dr. Sharon Rosenberg, Pulmonary critical care
We are excited to welcome our final speaker of the year, Dr. David Rebuck (urology), on Wednesday, May 17.
If you work in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, we would love to welcome you to speak during the 2023-24 Science Lunchtime Seminar series. Please email to express your interest or ask any questions.  It truly takes a village, and we are beyond lucky to have such a talented one!

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