Blair Magnet News: Spring 2020
Blair students are taking their classes online as schools in Maryland remained closed, and several students are helping in the community:
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Student Researchers Need Mentors: Many summer internships are not available this summer due to COVID-19, and students are seeking mentors who can guide research projects remotely. If you work in a research setting or company with research opportunities, and have some possible project ideas that students would be able to work on remotely, please send a description of the opportunity as well as the qualifications you expect of students applying to the project to Angelique Bosse (Angelique_P_Bosse@mcpsmd.org).
Sophomores Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai founded Teens Helping Seniors, a volunteer group delivering groceries to senior citizens. (mymcmedia) (CNN) (People) (@RepRaskin)
Sophomore Arjun Oberoi is using his 3-D printer to make face shields. (NBC4) (WUSA9) (mymcmedia)
Sophomores Michael Hu and Steven Su founded and developed Kindling Curiosity, a platform where several Blair Magnet students are teaching online classes via Zoom for younger students. (MPT News) (WTOP) (WBAL11) (WUSA9)
Led by editors-in-chief Prayag Gordy and Uma Gupta, Silver Chips has become an important local news resource on the coronavirus outbreak, creating a Maryland COVID-19 Dashboard for local statistics. (mymcmedia)
Read more about students and alumni responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many students still won awards this spring:
Sophomore Dhruv Pai (societyforscience.org) and Senior Ambrose Yang were named ISEF finalists at the 2020 Montgomery County Science Fair, which was judged remotely. Senior Ethan Tang won the alternate spot. (@Scimontgomery)
Michelle Tang won a 3rd place award at the 2020 National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, which was judged remotely.
Jesse Silverberg, Emmy Song, Gabriel Wu, Ambrose Yang, and Shawn Zhao represented Blair in the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge, reaching the semi-finals and winning first place for technical computing. (Patch) (WUSA9) (@davidstein65)
The Robotics Team won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the March 2020 FIRST Bethesda event. (@frcteam449)
Celine Wu was crowned Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen 2020, and will compete for the title of Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen this summer. (Herald-Mail)
Dhruv Pai was named a 2020 Carson Scholar.
For Silver Quest, students interviewed Peter Ostrander, the Magnet Coordinator.