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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…

Seven Middlesex Artists Honored in Scholastic Art Awards

In 2017 over 330,000 works of art were submitted to the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and last week seven Middlesex artists were recognized for their exceptional work. Students in grades 7-12 were eligible to submit work in 29 different categories of art and writing, and several Middlesex artists were granted the prestigious “Gold Key” Award reserved for the…

Global Healthcare; Starting in Brazil

Elizabeth Stasior ’17 reflects on her internship at CEDAPS in Brazil. I hoped this summer to gain experience through a healthcare-specific internship, another step closer to my hope of attending a graduate school program for global healthcare. I hoped to serve an organization and learn along the way – getting to practically see an administration of healthcare.  I also hoped…

The Struggle for Social Justice

On January 15, 2018 – the date that would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – the Middlesex community remembered his courageous commitment to social justice and, at the same time, reflected on the civil rights issues and inequities that remain today. The full day of events featured three distinguished speakers: Dr. C.T. Vivian, who…