Symposium Highlights Research and Independent Study

Northwood School expects a large turnout of students, faculty, parents, and members of the Tri-Lakes community to the annual Student Symposium on Thursday, May 11, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm at the Innovation Hub on Main Street.

The Symposium features academic work completed this school year by students in Northwood’s Honors Independent Studies, Advanced STEM Research, and Advanced Humanities Research programs.

The advanced, honors-level academic offerings allow students to explore their passions and interests through independent research, often partnered with a mentor in the field. Students work closely with faculty advisors to develop a research question, design a research project, and collect and analyze data. The Symposium, held shortly before Commencement, serves as the culminating event for students in these programs, giving them a chance to present their research to a broader audience.

The Symposium will showcase the culmination of Northwood’s Seniors’ research into subjects including designing and engineering a 3D-printed prosthetic forearm with auditory control, using Drosophila to explore how a ketogenic diet can reduce mortality rates after concussions, and exploring the career of sports medicine.

Northwood supports its students’ academic and personal growth by providing a challenging and supportive learning environment to explore their academic interests. Such independent work prepares its students for success in college and beyond, particularly in the age of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and other emerging technologies.

Article gleaned from a school press release.


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