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Expansion of AP Chemistry Lab Expands Possibilities

September 16, 2014

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Students in Ms. Rosalyn Croce’s Advanced Placement Chemistry class were busy with beakers, pipettes, burettes, and pH probes on a recent Friday afternoon, working to standardize sodium-hydroxide concentrations to use in acid-base neutralization procedures. Thanks to the recent expansion of the AP Chemistry Lab, they had ample room – nearly three times the previous space […]

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Robotics Engineers at Work in New Lab

August 25, 2014

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Seniors, from left, Bennett Wilfong, Jerry Oates, Spencer Richey, and Zack Whicker work on their robot in the new Robotics Lab. They are participating in the school’s first Honors Robotics course. The students are learning about the science of robotics and, working in teams of four, applying those principles in the construction and programming of […]

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Students Tour T.E. Maxson Wastewater Treatment Facility

May 5, 2014

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by Mrs. Rebecca Greer On a secluded peninsula at the edge of the Mississippi River just west of T.O. Fuller State Park, there is nasty work brewing. Billions of tiny workers are quietly going about the task of bringing to light what Shelby County residents might prefer to keep in the dark. This is the […]

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Owls Compete in Science Bowl

February 27, 2014

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The team of seniors Salman Haque and Garret Sullivan and juniors Richard Ouyang and Yunhua Zhao competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Tennessee Science Bowl on February 22. Answering challenging questions encompassing mathematics and the sciences, the students recorded seven wins and only one loss. “They were undefeated in the morning rounds but lost […]

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Robot Engineers Turn Failure into Missouri Championship Bid

February 20, 2014

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MUS robotics engineers have learned a powerful lesson this competition season: If at first you don’t succeed, build a better robot. After a disappointing FIRST Tech Challenge contest in Mountain Home, AR, last December, they retooled and took their creation to St. Louis in January, coming away with the award for best programming and a […]

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Halloween Chemistry

November 8, 2013

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There was a whole lot of shaking – and oozing, and smoking, and glowing – going on in chemistry classes October 31. Instructors in chemistry Mr. Antony Eddy, Ms. Rosalyn Croce, and Mrs. Analice Sowell created some eerie reactions. Their “magic” potions changed colors, turned into foamy ooze, glowed in the dark, transformed into a […]

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