January 14, 2015

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Mass Academy Teachers, Director, Present at National Conferences

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On November 12-14, Director Michael Barney and Faculty Members Maria Borowski, Thomas Regele and Julia Wildfong traveled to Baltimore, MD to attend the NCSSS (National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools) National Conference.  The conference was held in conjunction with the NAGC (National Association of Gifted Children) Annual Conference.  While all the staff attended workshops pertaining […]

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January 14, 2015

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Mass Academy Senior Featured at Holiday Concert

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This is the fourth year that the WPI music ensemble has offered a free Holiday Concert. At the heart of this performance is A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson. Composed for orchestra in 1950, it was debuted by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. At the time of its penning, Anderson was an arranger and […]

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January 14, 2015

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Memorial for Arthur E. Chase, a True Champion

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By now most people are aware of the passing of Arthur E. Chase, statesman, businessman, Worcester native. However, many may not be aware that there’s a tremendous legacy that this pragmatic man leaves behind that reaches far beyond Worcester’s borders, extending into education, science and technology. The forward-thinking Mr. Chase helped create an academy so far beyond its time that many schools are just now starting to grasp the potential impact of such a project-based approach to STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). In 1992, during […]

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January 14, 2015

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CAD Team Building Prosthetic Hand Prototype

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CAD Team Building Prosthetic Hand Prototype

A group of juniors who took the CAD extracurricular course during A Term wrote a proposal to extend their skills in CAD and 3D printing by forming a team to work independently on a project comprehensive enough to fulfill the requirements as an extracurricular during B Term.  The proposal was to build a prosthetic hand […]

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January 14, 2015

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Mass Academy Team Produces Winning “Faces of Computing” Video

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For many people, “Computer Science” hearkens images of young men hunched over laptops, programming, encoding, analyzing algorithms. And while those are significant components to it, the discipline is far more wide-reaching and expansive. Students at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI recently explored that diversity in a winning video for the Computer […]

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January 14, 2015

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Five Mass Academy Students to Represent Massachusetts in San Jose at AJAS Conference

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Seniors Colleen Castellani of Oxford, Chandler Friend of Worcester, Natasha Honcharik of Holden, and Ayush Kumar of Worcester, as well as Junior Amol Punjabi of Northborough, will represent Mass Academy of Math and Science and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the 2015 American Junior Academy of Science Symposium in San Jose, California, February 11-15, 2015. […]

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January 14, 2015

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PSG Auction a Huge Success

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The Parent Support Group (PSG) at Mass Academy sponsored the 4th annual silent auction to benefit the Academy on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Maxwell Silverman’s Restaurant in Worcester.   The Silent Auction featured on-line bidding which began on Wednesday, November 19, and ended at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday November 23rd.  The PSG fielded bids from […]

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January 14, 2015

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Teacher Appreciation Day at Mass Academy

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On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Juniors at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI expressed their appreciation to teachers who made a difference in their lives at the annual Mass Academy Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers from 38 schools across Massachusetts and beyond were honored for their contributions to their students’ success. Each student welcomed […]

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October 3, 2014

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STEM Saturday at Mass Academy

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STEM Saturday at Mass Academy

The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI hosted a STEM Super Saturday on September 20, 2014 in which local educators offered a variety of professional development workshops in the STEM disciplines.  Teachers from districts across Massachusetts actively engaged in activities and discussions such as building a chair out of newspaper, creating infographics from […]

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October 3, 2014

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Five Semifinalists from Mass Academy Named in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

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Five seniors from the Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI have been named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  The semifinalists are Allison Coomber (Auburn), Edridge D’Souza (Shrewsbury), Natasha Honcharik (Holden), Ashwin Panda (Shrewsbury) and Evan Solomonides (Boylston). These seniors will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for […]

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