Tuesday, November 10, 2015

ACADEMICS: Advanced Science and Engineering Program

The ASEP (Advanced Science and Engineering Program) is a program where students have the option to select an emphasis in either Life Science or Engineering. There are various classes such as Bioengineering and Organic Chemistry that allow students to explore different fields of science. It is a strong network of peers and educators devoted to science and the pursuit of knowledge.
 
On August 27th, the program held a welcome back event, also known as the ASEP Mixer.  It was a great way for program students from all four years to get together and discuss plans for the year. Underclassmen were also able to meet and get advice from upperclassmen.
 
The program offers a variety of field trips - now part of student grades - that allow students to meet with professionals from different fields of medicine and engineering.  On Wednesday September 2nd, the ASEP program traveled to Pasadena to attend the 2015 Space Conference at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAIA).  Students had the unique experience to talk to industry professionals and hear from leaders in aerospace. After a special presentation at the NASA exhibit, speakers such as Ms. April Clause and Ms. Michelle Lucas discussed educational experiences and paths to becoming the people they are today.  
 
Throughout the year, ASEP will host more guest speakers at school. The Senior Talks speaker series begins in November. Seniors will share their experiences and give advice in a variety of areas such as managing extracurriculars and study skills.
 
The ASEP program gives students the unique opportunity to excel in the science and engineering areas through classes, guest speakers from professionals in the field, trips to conventions, and an open network of peers to create a truly exceptional program.
 
Mr. Hand and Mrs. Leslie are both advisors for the Program. They each have a wonderful time working closely with each of the students and are delighted to answer any questions you may have about the program. Whether it be about joining or simply obtaining details regarding ASEP, they encourage all students interested in  Life Sciences or Engineering to consider joining the program. Visit either of the advisors if you have any questions in Room 162 (Mr. Hand) or Room 18 (Mrs. Leslie).
 
-Contributed by Emaad R., Katie M, Ashwin D.

11 comments:

  1. Shout out to Mr.Hand and Ms.Leslie for such an amazing school year so far!!!!

    -Vishwa

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  2. ASEP is such an awesome program!! It has taught me so much and the teachers are great :)

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  3. Even though I am not in ASEP, I have seen many students develop in these programs! and of course, the teachers are excellent! :)

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  4. I really appreciate people who took ASEP. It was such a hard program since you have to take a lot of science classes. Shout out to those people who took ASEP!

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  5. I'm in ASEP and can concur with all the above. :)

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  6. It was so much fun talking to the ASEP underclassmen! Ask us seniors if you have any questions!

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  7. ASEP sounds like really fun and exciting program! Many special events and field trips!!

    -Chloe Lee

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  8. I really enjoy being in the ASEP program. Not only does it challenge me to excel but I learn new things everyday about the real world. Mrs. Leslie and Mr. Hand are always willing to help as well.
    -Jyothii

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  9. As part of ASEP, I can totally attest to the accuracy of this post. ASEP has been such a big part of my life and has challenged me to become a better scientist and thinker.

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  10. I really enjoy the ASEP program, and the many opportunities that they provide.

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  11. loved being part of ASEP during my 4 years here!

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