Upper School science teacher Charlie Alt will be taking five 11th grade students to Stanford University in early April to attend the GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) Conference. Princeton Day School was one of a small number of independent schools who were invited to send a delegation of students to attend this conference. The final candidates were chosen because of their strong academic records, a deep and abiding curiosity about math and science, and an aspiration to study these subjects when they leave PDS.
In other science news, Upper School science teacher Carrie Norrin is currently in Rwanda, through February 25, as part of a biological expedition with the Dian Fossey Foundation, an organization dedicated to the protection of gorillas and other endangered species. This work will undoubtedly be impactful and inform her biology classes back on campus. For more about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, visit their website.