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  • Senior spends two days exploring Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications 

    It was Alexandra Marshall’s first trip to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago. It wasn’t just your average touristy trip to a museum. It was more like the 2006 movie “A Night at the Museum,” with behind-the-scenes tours and one-on-one conversations with the people who work there. 

    The Scecina senior and her parents spent two full days in June at the museum, which bills itself as “the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere.” This experience is a yearly opportunity available exclusively to Scecina’s seniors and juniors, thanks to James Drury, a 1960 Scecina graduate who is on the museum’s board of directors. Chosen students have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) or museum careers.... Read More

  • Scecina freshmen visit Purdue Youth Institute, dig into challenge of feeding the world's hungry people

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Many of us think about food a lot. We might think about food dozens of times a day. That’s 7 billion people thinking about food.

    Sadly, 40% of all food goes to waste. Most hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. 

    Four Scecina freshmen explored these issues as they took part in the World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University this spring. ... Read More

  • 5 students earn week-long STEM experience at Indiana University

    By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications

    Five Scecina students will spend a week in July living in a dorm at Indiana University in Bloomington and attending biology classes, while also having some campus fun. 

    They have been accepted into the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program at IU. This is an opportunity for high-achieving, underrepresented high school students “to broaden their horizons in genetics, evolution, environmental biology, molecular biology, plant sciences, and more,” according to the IU website. ... Read More