In science class, third grade students created sundials and tested them in the Lower School garden.
Two RCDS teams qualified to compete among 36 teams of outstanding robotics students from approximately 10 schools and organizations.
Knowledge of mass distribution, compression and tension, and good design technique was demonstrated during this fun, collaborative STEM activity.
Students spent the year leading up to the tournament collecting data and developing theory. They finished in the top four.
They discussed lab work, pathways to a career in clinical psychology, and their experiences as women in STEM.
Congratulations to the Grade 7 & 8 Robotics teams for an exceptional competition at the Greenwich Academy Vex Robotics Vex IQ Event last week.
The Upper and Middle School robotics teams competed in tournaments at Our Lady of Lourdes High School and The Harvey School, respectively.
The RCDS Sumo Robotics team (comprising students in Grades 3 – 6) put their bots to the test at their first competition.
The event featured presentations by Rye Country Day School educators from several disciplines who shared diverse makerspace projects.
Newton's laws and rocket flight are best studied through hands-on application.
Colleagues from the Mexican school Instituto Cumbres Bosques visited Rye Country Day to learn about our STEAM program and discuss opportunities for student collaboration and academic partnership.
RCDS Upper School students took advantage of two programs offered by White Plains Hospital designed to provide hands-on experience in a variety of healthcare careers.
To demonstrate their understanding of mechanical waves, particularly sound waves, eighth grade physical science students designed and built musical instruments made out of recycled materials and common hardware items in the makerspace.
Rye Country Day's commitment to inspiring, engaging, and empowering our next generation of STEAM-thinkers was on display at the annual Innovation Fair.
Biology students had a special guest lecture from Dr. James A. Reiffel, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Medicine Cardiology.
Congratulations to two RCDS students who presented their work at the Tri-County Science & Technology Fair this weekend.
Do isopods prefer the smell of peppermint or deodorant? Do crickets prefer light or dark environments?
As a continuation of their study of human anatomy, biology students created functioning hands out of cardboard, string, and other everyday materials.
Over 60 Middle and Upper School students attended a Lunch & Learn presented by Andres Soto '13. Andres, who graduated from Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science with a degree in Applied Math, is now a Google Software Engineer.
Students in grade 4 showcased their year-long STEAM projects to the RCDS community.
Congratulations to James Chen '19 on winning second place in the Cell and Molecular Biology category of Regeneron WESEF 2019 (Westchester Science and Engineering Fair).
Partnering with the Town of Rye, Upper School science teachers have developed a program to allow students in AP Biology, Science Research, and Marine Ecology to partake in several long-term ecological studies as well as a genetic study of an invasive plant species.
Rye Country Day welcomed nearly 200 students and jurors from across the globe to campus last weekend to participate in the United States Invitational Young Physicists Tournament (USIYPT).
Two Rye Country Day School FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Teams, the "AstroDucks" and the "Cosmo Geese" participated in a regional competition on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Crompond School in Yorktown.
After reading Frankenstein, students in grade 10 English were tasked with conceiving an idealized form and bringing it to life in the makerspace. Sarah Land explains the project and how working in the makerspace helps support collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and creativity.
For the first time, Rye Country Day School will host the United States Invitational Young Physicists Tournament (USIYPT), an annual physics research and debate tournament for high school students. On January 26-27, thirteen teams from throughout the country and the world will compete for the title.
RCDS junior Miles Chun has taken advantage of the tools in the maker space to design and 3D-print a special memento featuring a mesmerizing intersection between the letters RCDS and the numbers 150.
During their field trip to Blind Brook Stream, third grade students collected sample matter from the water to search for macro-invertebrates.
Students from Coding for a Cause, an upper-level RCDS computer science course, are building an online application that will allow administrators at Caritas, a food bank in Port Chester, to easily track the number of meals served each day for planning and reporting purposes. The course connects RCDS coders with community organizations who partner to design and develop real-life applications that have a positive impact on others.
E. E. Ford Community Engagement Fellow, Nishan Shehadeh '19, was featured in Save the Sound's community newsletter. This summer Nishan collected samples of Long Island Sound water and analyzed them in the Save the Sound laboratory to measure human impact on, and the relative health of, the bays and harbors of Long Island Sound.
Using 3D printers to design their own beads, students designed and constructed their own abacus. The finished products were then used in the classroom to learn to count and perform mathematics in Mandarin.
RCDS sent two robotics teams to Jericho, N.Y., for the first VEX Robotics competition of the 2018-19 season. Twenty-eight teams from across New York and New Jersey competed, with the RCDS teams finishing the day-long competition in 2nd and 13th place!
A special thank you to Maria Figueiredo-Pereira, Ph.D., professor of Biology at Hunter College, for her lunch and learn presentation to students in AP Biology, Science Research as well as members of WISC/WISE. Professor Figueiredo-Pereira shared her research on neural degeneration and answered questions about her experience as a scientist and professor.
This week, the Computational Biology class, accompanied by teachers Jen Doran and Jason Leath, visited the NY Genome Center. The class had the opportunity to meet RCDS alumnus Michael C. Zody '86, Senior Director of Computational Biology for the Genome Center.
Students in all three divisions stayed late on a Friday afternoon to hear from Al Rizzi '82, Chief Scientist at Boston Dynamics, about the amazing robots he's developed.
RCDS was proud to host twenty five K-12 STEAM teachers from Fairfield, Rockland and Westchester counties in the Cohen Center makerspace last week for a STEAM TEACHER SOCIAL organized by The Mercy College Center for Stem Education.
The Journal of Cardiac Failure, a peer reviewed medical journal, recently published an article co-authored by James Chen '19. The article, "Pre-transplant Proteinuria is a Risk Factor for Worsening Renal Function in Heart Transplant Candidates," grew out of James's work in his Grade 11 Science Research class at RCDS, which he continued throughout the summer.
RCDS alumna Summer Kitahara '14 recently returned to campus to host a "Lunch & Learn" session for Upper School girls interested in hearing about Summer's path in computer science and her experience as a woman in a traditionally (but increasingly less so!) male dominated field.
The Upper School Women in Science Club, under the advisory of Charaun Wills, hosted 50 Lower School girls at the annual Lower School STEAM Fest. The event aims to provide young girls with the opportunity to explore, have fun, and engage with science.
Pre-K students visited the Rye Nature Center for an experiential learning opportunity! While there, they were able to see (and pet) some of the plants and animals they learned about in their classroom unit on pond ecosystems. Students explored the pond using nets to scoop up organisms that they could then touch, feel, and return to their habitat.
At the Annual Innovation Fair, students and teachers from all three division showcased and celebrated research and innovation.
This spring, several students from Engineering & Robotics and AP Biology participated in clinical tutorial seminars and robotic surgery workshops at White Plains Hospital.
Students in Grades 5 and 6 explore integrated computer science curriculum that allows them to problem-solve using technology like 3D printing and computer programming.
Students in grades 3 and 4 recently had the opportunity to present their integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects to the RCDS community.