GBN Notes for June 8
Updated: July 2, 2012 4:14PM
Advanced Honors Research students present year-end projects
As part of the Advanced Honors and Research Program at Glenbrook North, five seniors and 10 juniors recently presented the projects they worked on throughout the program.
The Advanced Honors and Research Program is a two-year curriculum for junior and senior students that builds upon existing honors and advanced placement classes.
All work is completed independently, with no class time provided to work on the projects. Students accepted into the program are required to develop a research project that is approved by an honors committee composed of teachers across the curriculum.
The project culminates with a final product — ranging from a research paper to a musical composition — and presentation. The following students were involved in this year’s presentations:
Jason Hirshman: Modeling Implications of Biological Differences between H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza Viruses; Rachel Boroditsky: Democratic Peace Theory; Jenna Mendelson: Influenza and Polio Pandemics: Responses and Implications for Prevention; Stella Tu: Music of the Third Reich; Jordan Cotler: A Relativistic Orthogonal States Quantum Key Distribution Protocol for SecureSatellite Communication;
Michelle Butts: How is technology being used to diagnose and understand neurological issues?; Audrey Chou: How does neurobiology explain how humans evaluate choices and make decisions according to economic theory?; Patricia Hare: How does what or how humans eat relate to changes in the world’s social situation?; Varsha John: How does multiculturalism affect leaning and development?; Miriam Mikhelson: Is there a more effective way to detect heart arrhythmias than an ECG?; Shannon Morrissey: How has film changed American culture and how has American culture changed film?; Patel: How have infectious diseases cause instability in developing countries?; Nathaniel Sawyer: Is deterrence an appropriate tactic in the context of emerging international relations and the current geopolitical international climate?; Peter Szemraj: Is desalination a feasible method for providing for the world’s scarcity of water?; Alex Yang: How do states know what they know and why do they take a given course of action?
GBN hosts annual triathlon
The 12th annual Glenbrook North Triathlon was held on May 16 and 17 throughout both school days in the fieldhouse. The triathlon included two miles of biking, a mile run and eight lengths of swim.
Those with the top three scores include:
1st place — Dan Ratner, 17:39; 2nd place — Josh Cohen, 18:02; 3rd place — David Pawlan, 18:21
1st place — Patrick Gosciminski, 16:13; 2nd place — Victor Qiao, 17:25; 3rd place — Andrew Blank, 18:16
1st place — Adam Pressler, 17:40; 2nd place — Chris Kuester, 18:12; 3rd place — Nick Jan, 18:23
1st place — Ben Conrad, 15:23; 2nd place — David Neal, 15:30; 3rd place — Erik Slavin, 15:42
1st place — Colleen Doolan, 18:52; 2nd place — Lindsay Fraser, 18:53; 3rd place — Kendall Barrett, 19:49
1st place — Caitrin Holohan, 20:04; 2nd place — Kayla Hardegree, 20:43; 3rd place — Ashley Cohn, 20:44
1st place — Rachel Dress, 17:50; 2nd place — Molly Orbon, 18:09; 3rd place — Val Bobart, 18:30
1st place — Mary Claire Sieberg, 17:21; 2nd place — Elise Rose, 17:40; 3rd place — Mattie Hannigan, 18:28.