Public Schools and Youth
IPCH participated with hands-on experiments and a lecture on forensic analysis in the field of cultural heritage at Science on Saturdays on January 31, 2015. Science on Saturdays is an award-winning public lecture and activity series designed to raise interest in science and engineering and is hosted by Kurt Zilm and Yale’s Science Outreach. The event on the 31st involved a lecture by IPCH director Stefan Simon and engaging science demonstrations by members of the IPCH’s Technical Studies Lab, Drs. Aniko Bezur, Erin Mysak, and Jens Stenger.
For the past 10 years, the Science on Saturdays program has given community members insight into the life of Yale faculty and undergraduates. On six Saturdays every academic year, Pathways students and their parents gather on the second floor of Sterling Chemistry Lab for the event. For the first hour, Yale undergraduate and graduate students give hands-on demonstrations on a variety of scientific principles. The crowd then flows into a lecture hall for an hour-long presentation by one of Yale’s many renowned faculty.
Co-op High School senior, Najeem Abubakar, argued and won his hypothetical case that teachers and school staff should be legally allowed to search students’ cell phones, despite claims of privacy violations. The case was tried at the National Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. in late March, after months of intensive legal coaching from students at Yale Law School, as part of the Marshall-Brennan Project, in which law students teach 25 participating high school students to understand and protect their constitutional rights.
Two evenings of plays created by New Haven middle-school students and Yale School of Drama students will be staged on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Off-Broadway Theater, 41 Broadway. The performances mark the culmination of the 2015 Dwight/Edgewood Project (D/EP), a collaboration between the Yale Repertory Theatre and the School of Drama. Admission is free; seating is available on a first-come basis.