News Category: Academics

Dong ’19 Named Regeneron STS Scholar

This week, Middlesex senior Leo Dong ’19 was named a 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar. Leo was selected as one of the 300 top competitors out of a pool of nearly 2,000 entries nationwide for his project titled  “netDAE: Novel Feature Learning Method of Gene Expression Data Based on a NetworkEnhanced Denoising Autoencoder.” Further information about the Talent Search can be…

Academic Awards for Fall 2017

After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At last week’s assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2017 fall semester. For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here. To open assembly, Classics teacher Dan Barber reflected on the true meaning of knowledge . His remarks are reprinted…

Harrison Appointed to Littlejohn Chair

Teacher, coach, advisor, administrator – and the parent of two School presidents, Sam ’06 and Nina ’12 – Paul Harrison certainly knows Middlesex well from his many different roles over the years. With the retirement of his longtime colleague Ned Herter ’73, Paul recently and deservedly inherited two additional titles: Senior Master (as the current, longest serving faculty member) and…

French Students Shine in Grand Concours

Every year, the Middlesex French department participates in the The Grand Concours, an annual National French Contest sponsored by the AATF (American Association of the teachers of French). This year, 78,899 students in all 50 states and Puerto Rico participated. Middlesex School presented 68 students in all the 5 levels in the Grand Concours, and 42 students received a medal. Nationally,…

Middlesex Excels in International Physics Bowl

This spring, two teams of Middlesex physics students performed exceptionally well in the AAPT Physics Bowl. The competition, which is organized by the American Association of Physics Teachers, features a multiple-choice test that challenges students to solve forty advanced physics questions in 45 minutes (to get a taste, see this year’s test here!). Over 6,500 students from around the world…

Kiara ’17 Wins National Award for Aspirations in Computing

Over her three years at Middlesex, Kiara Wahnschafft has collected a staggering number of accolades for her exceptional work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). A two-time recipient of the School’s Matthew S. Brown ’03 Award in Computer Science, Kiara has also garnered significant recognition for her performance in public competitions like The Physics Bowl, American Computer Science League…