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Friday
May052017

Governor's STEM Scholars 2017-18

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. The program, a public-private partnership for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), is open to New Jersey students from grade 10 to the Ph.D. level. If accepted, student scholars receive a comprehensive introduction to the state’s STEM industry through a series of conferences, field trips, internship opportunities, and a research project. The program seeks to attract a diverse group of 75 high school and post-secondary students who are passionate about STEM and who are representative of all of New Jersey. The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Secretary of Higher Education.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program provides students with firsthand learning about STEM professions and allows them to engage in meaningful dialogue with representatives of New Jersey’s vast STEM industry, including research and development leaders, academic professionals, and state policymakers. The program offers scholars the ability to make mentoring connections that can last into their professional careers.

In addition to attending four themed conferences on Saturdays throughout the school year, scholars will visit actual research & development facilities to meet STEM professionals.

Students who are accepted into the Governor’s STEM Scholars program will receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build connections and discover what the state has to offer across all sectors of the STEM field – academia, industry, and government.

Additional information about the program and the application process is available on the Governor’s STEM Scholars website: www.govstemscholars.com

The application deadline is 5/26/17. Please notify your school counselor by 5/19/17 if you intend to apply, so that we can send them your transcript.

Previous BTHS STEM Scholars:

  • 2014-15: Mike Abelar, Anekha Goyal, Victoria Momyer, Meghana Singh, and Gillian Teitelbaum
  • 2015-16: Sara Camilli, Saavan Chintalacheruvu, John Larkins, Tiffany Paul, Jenna Weingarten, Marisa Wu and Burton Ye.
  • 2016-17: Nicholas Fotopoulos and Calvin Wang
  • 2017-18: ????
Friday
Apr282017

AP Testing Information 2017

 

 

Schedule:

  • Computer Science (juniors) - Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 am, Room 223 
  • Calculus BC (seniors not in IB History) - Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 am, Room 223
  • Calculus BC (seniors in IB History) - Thursday, May 18, 7:30 am, Room 102
  • Computer Science (seniors) - Thursday, May 18, 7:30 am, Room 104
  • Spanish Language & Culture - Thursday, May 18, 11:30 am, Media Center

Permission Slips:

You should bring the following items to the exam room:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets. 
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams. 
  • A watch that does not have internet access, beep, or have an alarm (in case your exam room does not have a clock that you can see easily). 
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the Calculus Exam. Click here to learn more about the calculator policy for Calc BC, including a list of acceptable calculators. 
  • Your Social Security number (for U.S. citizens)* for identification purposes (optional). If you provide it, the number will appear on your AP score reports. *Some colleges and universities use Social Security numbers as student identifiers when assigning AP credit or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores. While the College Board does not require students to provide their Social Security number, they may want to check with the college or university where they are sending scores to see if they prefer for students to provide a Social Security number on their AP Exam answer sheet.

You should not bring the following to the exam room:

  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the Internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. 
  • Unapproved aids: Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, notes or colored pencils.* 
  • Rulers, straightedges, and protractors  
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor. 
  • Computers or calculators (except as noted above). 
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions. 
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches. 
  • Clothing with subject-related information. 
  • Food or drink.

Additional Information:

  • Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; do not ask to leave early if you finish before the end of the exam. 
  • Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, food and drink are prohibited in the exam room. It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.
  • For Morning Exams - please bring your lunch. Testing will end at around 11:30 am, and cafeteria service will not be available.
  • You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Biotechnology High School during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.
  • Be sure to review the 2016-17 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents
  • Get your scores online in July - details

Good luck to all test-takers!

Tuesday
Apr252017

RPI Medal Class of 2018

The Rensselaer Medal
A scholarship opportunity worth $100,000 for
outstanding math and science students

For more than 100 years, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in conjunction with high schools around the world, has awarded the Rensselaer Medal to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.

The Medal was first presented in 1916 with two purposes: to recognize the superlative academic achievement of young men and women, and to motivate students toward careers in science, engineering, and technology.

This merit scholarship, with a value of $25,000 per year, is guaranteed for four years (five years for the B.Arch. program or the Co-Terminal Program) for each medalist who is accepted and enrolls at Rensselaer.

As a participating medal high school, BTHS is allowed to select one member of the junior class to be honored with the Rensselaer Medal Award.

If you would like to be considered for this nomination, please complete the BTHS RPI Medal Application

The Essay & Resume are due by 4/30/17 at 11:59 pm.
Late submissions will not be accepted

Friday
Apr072017

Spring College Fairs & Events

Spring is the season for college fairs and information sessions ...

Ranney School College Fair - Tinton Falls, April 17

Service Academy Information Night - Colts Neck, April 26

NJ National College Fair - Meadowlands Expo Center, April 26 & 27

Monmouth Regional Fair - Brookdale, April 27

Exploring College Options - Monroe Township, May 15; Mount Laurel, May 17; Morristown, May 21; Woodbridge, May 22

Colleges That Change Lives Fair  - New York City, May 21

SUNY College Fair  - Whippany, May 22

Exploring Educational Excellence - Iselin, June 6

Monday
Mar202017

Rising Junior Night 2017