Michael Truell, a student at the Horace Mann School, was one of 80 students selected for the Center for Excellence in Education’s Research Science Institute.
Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the six-week free program gives students the opportunity to conduct original science, engineering and math research.
During the program’s final week, students will have a chance to demonstrate their research work through written academic papers and oral presentations to peers and a panel of judges.
Professors from schools like Princeton, the University of Washington, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, University of California-Santa Cruz and MIT will work with Truell and other students.
Incoming kindergarten students at St. Margaret of Cortona School and St. John’s School will get a children’s book along with their welcome materials.
KPMG — a financial audit, tax and advisory company — donated 3,000 books to those schools along with others in the Catholic Schools Archdiocese of New York.
Some of the book titles children will receive include “Curious George” by H.A. Rey and “The Best Mouse Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond.