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Science Alliance offers socialization while pursuing independent projects

Seniors Lily Nestor and Gemma Yoo, and 9th grader Sophie Cullen discuss Science Olympiad plans.

Maren Ostrem, The Rubicon Editor

January 19, 2019

Science Alliance provides a place for students to experiment with many different types of science. They hope to keep their first-place streak going this winter in Science Olympiad.

[QUIZ] Which club should you join?

Dr. Heilig performs his famous 'bed of nails' demonstration at the Science Alliance booth.

Isabel Gisser, Production Manager

September 7, 2018

With more than 35 options to choose from, picking a club for the 2018-19 school year may seem daunting. Take this quiz and find out which clubs might be a good fit for you!

Science Alliance grows membership through a love of STEM

Science Alliance meets during Thursday X Period in 101.

Jenny Ries, Staff Writer

January 1, 2018

Science Alliance preps for their spring competitions during Thursday clubs time.

On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases

On display: the stories behind the US science hallway glass cases

Isabel Gisser, RubicOnline Editor

December 9, 2017

The glass display cases along the US science hallways house both scientific and historic artifacts, and recent student work.

Science Alliance lays the groundwork for a successful Science Olympiad season

Last year, Science Alliance group members started preparing for Science Olympiad a little later than they would have liked. “It was more independent and people just individually prepared [for Science Olympiad last year]. We still made it to state, but this year we would like to be prepared earlier on,” co-president Navodhya Samarakoon said.

Noor Qureishy, InDepth Editor

December 4, 2015

Science Alliance has high hopes for the upcoming Science Olympiad tournament, scheduled in the third week of January 2016.

Science alliance looks forward to competitions with new leadership

A wave of new freshmen gather for a Science Alliance meeting as seniors Eva Perez-Greene and Jonathon Trevathan prepare for candy-building game.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

September 17, 2014

Almost all students have seen their posters with slogans such as “The name’s Bond. Ionic Bond,” up around the school towards the end of the year, advertising the student group Science Alliance. It is a student group which practices for and participates in competitions such as Science Bowl. This...

Gallery: Science Alliance competes at Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl

Freshmen Amodhya Samarakoon and Stephanie Li smile for a picture before their first science bowl competition.

Eva Perez-Greene, InDepth Editor

January 27, 2014

Upper School Science Alliance student group attended the Minnesota State Regional Science Bowl on Jan. 24 at Macalester College. St. Paul Academy and Summit School brought two teams, one led by senior Cynthia Zheng and another by senior Alex Stiffman. Upper School science teachers Ned Heckman and Bet...

Science Alliance looks ahead to competitions

Science Alliance members junior Brian Heilig and senior Cynthia Zheng practice for the upcoming Science Bowl competition. “This year we are hoping to build a larger team so we can compete in every event for Science Olympiad and have a strong Science Bowl team,” Zheng said.

Katrina Hilton, Sports Editor

January 1, 2014

The St. Paul Academy and Summit School’s Science Alliance group is worked hard this past month to prepare for competitions they will be attending in January and February.The first competition they will attend is the Science Bowl on Jan. 24, where teams of four compete against each other to answer qu...