March 17, 2016 |
With all eyes on him, Kwahzere Ransom momentarily shielded his. The Math, Civics and Sciences sophomore stood at the foul line with about 30 seconds left in Tuesday night's PIAA Class A state semifinal at Philadelphia University and pulled the top of his jersey over his face. Before hitting a dramatic game-winning three-pointer to beat Constitution, 79-78, in overtime, Ransom had missed three consecutive free throws that could have helped the Mighty Elephants secure the victory.
November 17, 2015 |
A 10-year-old with sparkling eyes and a brilliant smile, Neilek has a great sense of humor and boundless energy, which he channels into sports. His favorites are football and soccer, followed by swimming. For a breather, he plays video games and watches cartoons on TV. The best days of the year, he says, are his birthday and Christmas, because he feels special and receives gifts. Neilek aspires to be a scientist or a professional football player. Inquisitive and interested in learning, he is an A/B student and proud of it. Math and science are his favorite subjects.
June 9, 2015 |
Friendly and easygoing, 13-year-old Jade is a standout for both her great sense of humor and her compassion. She so loves animals she dreams of one day traveling to a jungle to see many many different species, and of eventually becoming a veterinarian. On the other hand, Jade also thinks about a career in entertainment. A seventh grader, Jade loves to learn and excels academically. Math and science are her favorite subjects. A bundle of energy, she also participates in the CrossFit conditioning program, and wants to be a cheerleader and play soccer.
March 8, 2015
STATE CLASS A FIRST ROUND Math, Civics and Sciences 81, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg 79 (OT): Nick Jones (15 points) went 4 for 4 from the line in overtime, including a pair of free throws with less than a minute remaining that put the Mighty Elephants ahead by 81-79 in Pleasant Valley. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty had 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. Saheed Peoples scored 14 points and Luis Reyes added 12 points for MCS. Math, Civics and Sciences finished No. 2 in District 12. Notre Dame was the District 11 champion.
February 5, 2015 |
You are not going to understand the topic of Shashwat Kishore's research project, and that is OK. Suffice it to say that those who do understand it - a branch of abstract mathematics called representation theory - are very impressed. "What he did could be a good part of a Ph.D. thesis for a graduate student at a good university," said Pavel Etingof, a math professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That will have to wait a few years. Kishore, 18, is a senior at Unionville High School in Kennett Square.
September 17, 2014 |
Twin sisters Doris and Shirley Blumberg were top students at Philadelphia High School for Girls. They were especially sharp with numbers, joining an after-school club devoted to math games and puzzles. So the 17-year-olds were perplexed when they were summoned to the principal's office one day in May 1942. Math, it turned out, was the reason. The principal told them that the Army was recruiting numerically minded young women for a high-stakes task: to calculate ballistics trajectories during World War II. The stories of the sisters and several of their colleagues are featured in The Computer Wore Heels , a new "book app" created for the iPad by Temple University filmmaker LeAnn Erickson.
March 12, 2014 |
A plan by the University of Pennsylvania to cut back on two of its branch libraries - one for engineering and the other for math, physics, and astronomy - has yielded an outcry from students and professors who say the books are critical to their studies and research. Both libraries are housed within the same campus buildings as their departments, and are heavily used by undergraduates and graduate students alike. Mathematics students, in particular, said many of the books and materials they need are not available electronically, and they must browse the library to find what they need.
March 15, 2013 |
Perhaps his parents should have seen it coming. At age 3, Jonah Kallenbach was teaching his nursery-school classmates about the space program. At 9, he started to learn concepts in calculus. The following year, it was black holes. Nevertheless, the Ambler family was thrilled this week when Jonah, now 17, won second prize and $75,000 in one of the most prestigious high school academic competitions: the Intel Science Talent Search. Kallenbach, a senior at Germantown Academy, wrote a computer program to predict how "disordered" proteins would interact in the body, a process involved in certain cancers and tuberculosis.
February 18, 2013 |
No representatives from Temple, UCLA, or St. John's were spotted at Southern during Saturday night's Public League Class A championship game. But the three finalists for Rysheed Jordan's services will no doubt hear about his last-minute heroics. With 0.1 second remaining, after missing his first attempt from the free-throw line, the prized recruit calmly buried the second to give Roberts Vaux a 62-61, come-from-behind victory over stunned Math, Civics, and Sciences. With 10.7 seconds to go, the 6-foot-3 phenom hit two foul shots to forge a 61-61 tie. That was followed by his steal in front of the MC&S bench.
December 9, 2012 |
New Jersey is partnering with a foundation to recruit and train as many as 100 new math and science teachers to spend three years in high-need schools across the state, including ones in Camden and Pemberton Borough. The initiative, announced Friday by Gov. Christie, will cost $9 million, all of it donated. Teaching recruits will have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM subjects - and will be trained in a model created by the Princeton-based Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation emphasizing teacher preparation and retention.