St. George’s School blends the strong traditions of its past with a bold vision for the future: to prepare young people in a journey of joy and discovery to lead “lives of constructive service to the world.” Located on a 125-acre campus overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, St. George’s is home to 370 boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1896 as an Episcopal boarding school by the Rev. John Byron Diman, the school lives firmly in the 21st century, with state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. A community drawn from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds in the U.S. and around the world, St. George’s extends opportunities for teachers and students to deepen their skills, find new passions and discover their best selves, whether that be in a DNA sequencing lab, in competition on the basketball court, at sea navigating by starlight, or abroad in one of our unique service-learning internships. With a faculty committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for intellectual, social and personal development, St. George’s continues to fulfill its mission through enrolling a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded student body.
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Tom Evans’ microbiology class is incorporating a “makers” component into the curriculum with the help of FabLab Director Tim Johnson. “Besides the normal classroom work on infectious agents and diseases, and working with live cultures in the laboratory sessions, we have all undertaken a task to better understand the structure and infectious capabilities of HIV,” said Mr. Evans, who designed the course a few years ago to focus primarily on the AIDS virus. Now students in the class —Mia Del Rosso ’17, Toby Almeida ’17, Ayla Barry ’17, Andrew Parry ’18 and Dave LaMountain ’17 — are spending Thursday afternoons in the FabLab in the arts center to design and build representative models of HIV “to better understand how the virus actually infects the human cell.”
“It has been [great] for me, Tim and the students to have a project like this to dig into and to try to imagine how real HIV-AIDs researchers dedicate their lives to such a challenge,” Mr. Evans said.
Ayla Barry ’17 said working in the Fab Lab is helping is furthering her understanding of HIV as a whole. “In order to produce an accurate representation of the disease, we have to research it in great detail,” she said. “HIV is so complex that making a 3-D model is probably the best way to truly understand each and every one of its elements.”
Director of the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning Tom Callahan said he’s thrilled to see science students in the FabLab. “This is very exciting for me,” he said, “because good research has shown that ‘making’ and adding creativity to a topic deepens understanding and strengthens long-term memory.”
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