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Mass Academy team produces winning “Faces of Computing” video

Students explored diversity in a winning video for the Computer Science Teachers Association >

Aarushi Pendharkar, a Senior at the Mass Academy of Math and Science, was invited to attend the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University on Oct. 13, 2016, to discuss her research and meet President Obama. The focus of the conference was U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation challenges as well as the goals that will continue to shape the 21st century and beyond.   Click here to read the full press release.

TWENTY-THREE SENIORS FROM MASS ACADEMY OF MATH AND SCIENCE RECOGNIZED AS COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Twenty-three students from the Mass Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were recognized as "National Merit Commended Students" in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.  

The seniors are Dany Alkurdi (Worcester), Miles Arnett (Worcester), Hannah Boyce (Groton), Ashwin Chidambaram (Shrewsbury), DaJin Chu (Bedford), Kevin Diggins (Berlin), Philip Economou (Worcester), Gina El Nesr (Southborough), Nicholas Freitas (North Grafton), Brynnydd Hamilton (Upton), Arun Jeevanantham (Westborough), Srinvas Lade (Shrewsbury), Ryan LaPointe (Lunenburg), Nadia L’Bahy (Leominster), Hallie Martin (Holden), Vineet Mathur (Hopkinton), Sahil Nawab (Shrewsbury), Nicholas Patella (Uxbridge), Aarushi Pendharkar (Worcester), Athreya Ramesh (Northborough), Niam Shah (Hopkinton), Marie Tan (Shrewsbury), and Tal Usvyatsky (Northborough).  

Please see the attached press release for more information

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Congratulations to Lillian Cain (Worcester), Jerry Fu (Shrewsbury), Emily Lane (Sutton), Patrick Lei (Holden), and Heather Wing (Marlboro) who were named National Merit Semi-Finalists!  See attached press release for all the details

Senior from Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI wins First Place Medal of Distinction/ $150,000 Award at Intel Science Talent Search in Washington D.C.   March 15, 2016 

America’s future scientists, engineers and inventors were celebrated Tuesday night in the nation’s capital, receiving more than $1 million in awards from Intel Corporation. These promising high school students are the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society), and the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science and math competition, which celebrates its 75thanniversary.   Amol Punjabi, 17, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI in Worcester, MA, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, which recognizes finalists who demonstrate exceptional scientific potential through depth of research and analysis. Punjabi developed software that could help drug makers develop new therapies for cancer and heart disease. He is the lead author of a paper on nanoparticles published in ACS Nano and co-author of a paper on a related topic in Nanoscale. Punjabi is also the lead pianist for his high school’s jazz workshop and captain of the Science Olympiad team.   We are so proud of Amol and our other Intel finalist, Yashaswini Makaram, who represented our school and our Commonwealth so well as top student researchers in the nation!  

See the full press release here.  

See other press release links here:

https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-science-intel-idUSKCN0WH2LZ

http://www.metro.us/boston/massachusetts-teen-among-winners-of-intel-talent-search/zsJpcp---Gq8ZNfGh3Xcw/

FIVE MASS ACADEMY STUDENTS EARN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AT ISEF

Junior earns best in category-research trip to India

Five juniors from the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI were recognized as award recipients at the International Science and Engineering Fair held at Pittsburg, PA, during the week of May 11-15.  Aishwarrya Arivudainambi of Shrewsbury, Georgie Botev of Groton, Mariam Dogar  Yashaswini Makaram and Amol Punjabi all of Northborough earned their way to the fair by qualifying through the Worcester Regional Science Fair held at WPI on March 13 .  The five students also presented their projects and won awards at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair at MIT on May 1-2.  Ms. Makaram won the top award at MIT for her project entitled, “The Phoney Lift: Using Accelerometers to Identify People”.  The Genzyme Award carried with it a prize of $10,000, plus a $10,000 award for the school and a $5000 grant for her mentor at Mass Academy.  At ISEF, she was awarded a third prize in the systems software category.

To read the whole article click here.

Twenty-one students from the Mass Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were recognized as "National Merit Commended Students" in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Worcester, Mass. – September 21, 2015 – Twenty-one students from the Mass Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) were recognized as "National Merit Commended Students" in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.  

The seniors are Sathya Anisetti (Westborough), Aishwarrya Arivudainambi (Shrewsbury), Shadi Bavar (Westborough), Georgie Botev (Groton), Darienne Dewalt (Ayer), Gabriel Dobles (Holden), Mariam Dogar (Northborough), Sanjay Ganeshan (Sterling), Fang Han (Grafton), Jageth Jai Kumar (Hopedale), Nikitha Koppu (Shrewsbury), Brian Manning (Berlin), Matthew Mrazik (Southbridge), Sahith Nallapareddy (South Grafton), Emilia Nobrega (Paxton), Joshua Perlmutter (Holliston), Adam Rivelli (Oxford), Agastya Sharma (Framingham), Jack Sturtevant (Franklin), Christopher Thorne (Worcester), and Francheska Torres (Charleton). To read the whole article click here.

Ten Seniors from Mass Academy of Math and Science recognized as Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program  

Ashay Athalye (Shrewsbury), Kristen Behrakis (Dracut), Gal Bejerano (Natick), Mugdha Gupta (Northborough), Karthik Karnik (Westborough), Isay Katsman (Shrewsbury), Anastasiya Khovanskaya (Shrewsbury), Yashaswini Makaram (Northborough), Amol Punjabi (Northborough), and Mulan Yang (Southborough) will all advance in the competition.   To read the whole article click here.

Report of the Visiting Committee, NEASC, March, 2009

The MA Academy welcomes this report and is grateful for the help of students, parents, community members, NEASC administrators, and especially the members of the Visiting Committee for the thoughtful and accurate information, perspectives, and advice that appear in it.

Report of the Visiting Committee, NEASC

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