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The student news of St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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HARD AT WORK. Juniors Rohan Kharbanda and Humza Jameel work together to build a concrete mixer during an Advanced Science Research class. (Submitted Photo: Rohan Kharbanda)

Kharbanda puts the planet first in ASR

Amanda Hsu, The Rubicon November 10, 2023
Kharbanda plans to solve two environmental issues by adding plastic to concrete.
AIR PLANTER. Juniors Humza Murad and Rishi Bhargava make some last minute adjustments to their self-watering planter before class. “A lot of the process has been trial and error and learning from our mistakes,” Murad said.

STEM projects grow from curiosity

Orion Kim, The Rubicon December 7, 2022
Students in Advanced Topics and Advanced Science Research explore the vast realm of science through projects they are passionate about.
Previous competition at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair.

Twin Cities Regional Science Fair transitions to a virtual format

Alexandra Cardwell, RubicOnline February 28, 2021
The annual Twin Cities Regional Science Fair transitioned to a virtual format, similar to other competitions and activities, like Model United Nations and debate. Due to this transition, preparations have been different for students, instead of preparing to present live to a panel of judges, students are preparing a video, unlike past years.

Butterflies in February? ASR project hatches spring with temperature control

Elle Chen, Production Manager February 18, 2021
Watch for an up close look at Junior Val Chaffee's Advanced Science Research project, which focuses on the effect of temperature on the lifespan of butterflies.
Senior Rashmi Raveendran completes a crucial part of her experiment.

ASR overcomes unexpected obstacles on path to Minnesota Science Fair

Tommy Verhey, RubicOnline November 19, 2020
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, ASR has transitioned to a model in which students can still conduct experiments.
Sophomore Clara Garner and junior Isabelle Wolpert talk at the Grand Opening.

Grand Opening showcases grand achievements

Melissa Nie, Director of RubicOnline October 14, 2019
The Upper School Grand Opening took place on Oct. 12.
Senior Kelby Wittenberg with the other ISEF finalists and alternates.

Wittenberg finds success with ASR project

Jenny Ries, The Rubicon Editor April 22, 2019
Senior Kelby Wittenberg, won the Gold Grand Award, recognizing the top 5% of projects, for his work concerning Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare genetic skin condition.
Junior Maddy Bretons zebrafish setup. Breton is among the many students who take ASR to further their passion for science.

Advanced Science Research encourages variety in experiments

Martha Sanchez, RubicOnline Editor February 24, 2019
Advanced Science Research students have begun a variety of experiments that seek to discover new ideas.
Senior Betsy Romans laughs with former ASR teacher Beth Siebel-Hunt.

ASR and ATP students unveil fall projects, findings

Tommy Stolpestad, The Rubicon Editor December 14, 2018
The ASR and ATP students unveiled their over semester long research to faculty, friends and family on Dec. 11 in the Schilling Center.
Junior Maggie Hlavka ex;ains her research to Assistant Head of School for Student Development and Community Engagement Jill Romans.

[PHOTO GALLERY] ASR and ATP students display final research

Mimi Geller, Director of RubicOnline May 23, 2018
ASR and ATP students exhibited their final posters on May 23 in the Huss Center.
Juniors Iya Abdulkarim and Henry Zeitlow pose with their Seagate emerging scientist awards.

Both veteran and first time presenters succeed at State Science Fair

Peter Blanchfield, RubicOnline Editor March 30, 2017
Diane Huang, Henry Zietlow and Iya Abdulkarim all won awards at last weekends State Science Fair.
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