August 22, 2018

School Matters: Week of 8-22-18

PDS Architecture Exhibit Features Work of Recent Alumni

An exhibition of work by recent graduates of the Princeton Day School (PDS) architecture program will be on display at the PDS Anne Reid ’72 Art Gallery, free and open to the public from September 4 to October 5.

Titled “Evolution of a Concept,” the show features the work of five alumni — Zach Dudek, Paul Fuschetti, Noah Liao, Marco Pinheiro, and Christina Tian, all of whom worked with PDS architecture and design teacher David Burkett for four years in the architecture studios at PDS.

Youth Suicide Prevention Conference

“Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency,” the sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference, will take place on Tuesday, September 11 at Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead.

Sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc., Carrier Clinic, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — Central Jersey Chapter, the event will feature a keynote presentation, “Safety Planning Intervention to Reduce Risk of Suicide,” by Barbara Stanley, Columbia University medical psychology professor and director of suicide prevention training, implementation, and evaluation program at the Center for Practice Innovations of the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Additional presentations will include “Words Matter: Changing the Language of Suicide to Eliminate Stigma” by Tricia and Kurtis Baker, co-founders of Princeton-based Attitudes in Reverse (AIR); “Bullying, Its Impact on Mental Health and Strategies to Address and Prevent It,” by Sarabjit Singh and Warren Ververs from Saint Clare’s Hospital and Behavioral Health; a discussion of “Impact of Social Media and Related Strategies and Resources,” with a panel of experts; and a performance by actor/singer T.O.N.E-z.

PRISMS Student Wraps Up Summer at MIT Engineering Program

Princeton International School of Math and Science (PRISMS) student Nia Maywar has completed her four weeks at the 2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI), one of 198 students from high schools across the country to participate in the program.

BWSI is a summer engineering program for talented rising high school seniors. Students worked on hands-on projects, took online courses, and attended lectures presented by leading scientific researchers.

Along with others on her team, Maywar, a Trenton resident, programmed miniature self-driving cars, integrating sensors and collision avoidance logic to allow the cars to navigate complex racetracks. The students worked together to test their software to recognize signs, follow a path, and avoid obstacles.