Tag: research

Zach Daniel ’25 Presents Paper at Materials Research Society Conference

On Tuesday, November 28, BUA junior Zach Daniel ’25 presented a paper entitled “Potential Applications of Electrically Conductive Concrete” at the Materials Research Society’s conference at the Hynes Convention Center. Zach’s research, which he carried out in partnership with three other students from area schools, explored special concrete that conducts electricity for de-icing roads, controlling surface […]

Real Audiences

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending BUA’s annual Concerto Competition. Seven students performed solo pieces with piano accompaniment. Works ranged from Vivaldi, Popper, Glazunov, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Fauré, and Mozart. Our student soloists played the recorder, cello, piano, violin, and flute in front of several dozen friends, faculty, and family members. The performances […]

Jon Freeman ’04 Receives BUA Distinguished Alumni Award

BUA is delighted to present the 2023-2024 Distinguished Alumni Award to Jon Freeman ’04 for his groundbreaking work in social neuroscience and for his national advocacy for LGBTQ+ visibility and representation in STEM. This annual award, launched in 2022, goes to an alumnus/a who best exemplifies the values of BUA and has used those qualities […]

Summer Research Highlight: Genomic and Computational Approaches to Gene Regulation with Dr. John Quackenbush P’24

Each cell in our body contains a set of instructions, encoded in a molecule called DNA, that helps determine both our traits—including things like height, weight, hair color—and our individual risk of developing diseases such as diabetes or cancer. DNA is a long-chain polymer, and these instructions are encoded in the DNA “sequence” (the series […]

BUA Junior Wins First Place at Harvard Global Health & Leader Conference

BUA junior Aditya Venkatesh ’23 presented a proposal entitled “Learning to Love Learning: A Positive Feedback Loop Approach to Combating Procrastination” at Harvard’s Global Health and Leader Conference on April 23-24 as part of the Community Pitch Competition, in which students research and design a health-related project that they want to implement in their home […]

HOS Blog: The Most Rigorous Work a High Schooler Can Do

This is the week when our seniors present their senior thesis projects. Through their year-long studies, they have explored topics ranging from the housing crisis to haptic assistive technology; bessel beams to the resource curse; quantum mechanics to playwriting; white dwarf systems to reaganomics. They have written well researched, compelling, and sometimes publishable papers on those topics, […]

BUA Senior Named Regeneron Scholar, Semifinalist in US Presidential Scholar’s Program

BUA senior Friedrich Liu ’21 was named as a top 300 scholar in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. A total of 1,760 students around the country entered the competition this year, which is owned and produced by Society for Science. In […]

Head of School Blog – Senior Thesis: Purpose-Driven Inquiry

Over the past several weeks, our seniors have shared their Senior Thesis presentations — a beautiful showcase of their year-long efforts conducting research and writing an original piece of scholarship in an area of passion. Students work on those projects in partnership with a BUA faculty mentor and an outside expert: very often a BU […]