News Category: Alumni

Alumni Weekend 2018 Recap

Alumni representing eight decades of Middlesex descended upon campus for Alumni Weekend 2018 on May 11 and 12. The festivities began on Friday evening May 11 as alumni and their guests gathered under the Alumni Weekend tent to reconnect while enjoying a delicious clambake provided by Woodman’s of Essex. Saturday’s agenda started early with breakfast gatherings for the 50th Reunion…

Doug Worthen ’96 Joins Chris Griffin ’94 on Mindfulness Podcast

On his new podcast “Mindful Matters,” alumnus Chris Griffin ’94 invited his old friend and fellow Middlesex graduate Doug Worthen ’96 to discuss the evolving role of mindfulness in education. As the Director of Mindfulness Programs at Middlesex, Worthen has developed and refined the School’s mindfulness curriculum, which is offered to the students, faculty, staff and parents of Middlesex. During his guest appearance on Griffen’s…

Mutually Beneficial Experience Ends on a High Note

George Morris ’15 reports on his summer internship at Fidelity Investments. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern at Fidelity Investments in their Boston, MA office. I spent nine weeks with their Asset Management Division, dealing mostly with mutual funds. I was responsible for preparing meeting materials used by Fidelity Board Members to evaluate Fidelity Fund and Portfolio…

An Immersive Classroom Experience

Sasha Kramer ’12 reports on her participation in an Ocean Optics class. This summer, I had the opportunity to attend an intensive training program on the calibration and validation of ocean color remote sensors offered at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The program is sponsored by the NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program. As a Ph.D. student in…

Neuroscience, Locusts, and Your Brain; It’s All about Connections

Alex Kim ’14 reports on his summer internship at the NICHD This past summer, I worked in a neuroscience lab at the NICHD (National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development) – an institute located at the headquarters of the NIH. My project and the lab’s research was focused primarily on the olfactory system: using locusts as a simple model,…

Mahal Alvarez-Backus ’15; Catalyst for Change

Mahal Alvarez-Backus ’15 reports on her summer research internship at Catalyst. In today’s turbulent social atmosphere, there is a great need for inclusion, diversity, and understanding. Indeed, individuals, colleges, universities, organizations, and companies have increased their efforts to create welcoming environments for all. The benefits of compassion and equality are obvious, yet many in the dominant groups of society need…