STEM

CSV Honors Cathy DeMaggio at Mack Davis Award Event

Catherine DeMaggio receiving a Mack I. Davis Award from Lisa Van Vleck, Director of Corporate Programs for CSV Cathy DeMaggio’s career as a NetPals coordinator has mirrored her 31-year career at Cambridge Systematics (CS), where she has repeatedly undertaken new challenges. Cathy began work at CS in 1983. CS later moved to Alewife, where Cathy took on a management position and then transitioned to

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Cambridge St. and Rindge Ave. 7th Graders Meet Up with their NetPals!

RAUS 7th Graders Sharing Breakfast with NetPals Mentors The Spring has been a busy time for every 7th grader at both the Rindge Avenue (RAUS) and Cambridge Street (CSUS) Upper Schools where every 7th grade student has been corresponding with a NetPal science mentor from one of several Cambridge corporations. All students and mentors got to share projects and conversation over breakfast in March.

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The Broad Institute Joins CSV’s Growing List of NetPals Mentors!

Student and NetPal Getting Acquainted at the Broad Known for pioneering work on the human genome, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard (the Broad) has recently joined several other bio-medical companies that provide NetPals science mentoring to 7th graders at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). For many years, Broad employees volunteered as one-to-one tutors in the Cambridge public schools, most notably as

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CRLS Science Olympiad Team Flexes Scientific Muscle

Ninth in the State! A heartfelt thank you goes out to our sixteen volunteer mentor-advisors who helped the Cambridge Rindge & Latin Science Olympiad Team members put their best effort into the statewide Science Olympiad Tournament on March 22nd. Kris Newton, CRLS physics teacher and coach of the team, appreciates that the “CSV mentors shared their time, resources and deep knowledge of specialized areas

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Let Your “Inner Scientist” Out – Volunteer for the Science Olympiad Team!

In this era of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), there is nothing more exciting for some CRLS students than to engage in and prepare for the annual Science Olympiad (S.O.) competition. This year’s competition includes more than 20 events that range from Bungee Drop to GeoLogic Mapping, from Forensics to Mystery Engineering. Join this year’s team of S.O. volunteer advisors and help the

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Art & Science in One Takes 4th Graders and CSV Volunteers to Fresh Pond

A grackle, waves in the water, wind in the trees, a robin, cabbage white butterflies, an insect on a flower, a brown sparrow, a purple flower, a white flower with a green center, a pine cone, cat tails, lupines, rocks – these creatures and natural objects were on one team’s list during the first few minutes of a unique intergenerational excursion to Fresh Pond Reservation

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Watch out, world for Sophomore Ruth Densamo!

Watch out, world – Cambridge Rindge and Latin School sophomore Ruth Densamo is on a roll and advancing non-stop toward a career in science and engineering! Several of her recent accomplishments should shed some light. One of the youngest members of this year’s Science Olympiad team, Ruth met often with Novartis scientist Greg Paris, her CSV Science Olympiad advisor.  She also prepared for the

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CSV Celebrates its KeyPal Partners with a Gala at Genzyme

Current MIT KeyPal Site Coordinator shown with (from L to R): Paul Parravano (MIT Co-Director of Government and Community Relations); Jennifer Fries (CSV Executive Director); Ellen Avery (Draper Lab KeyPal Site Coordinator); Gretchen MacDougall (IBM KeyPal Site Coordinator); and Faraneh Serino (IBM KeyPal Site Coordinator).   Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) celebrated its commitment to the academic success of Cambridge Public School students at a special

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