Atoms Attract Awards at Science Fair
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, ten projects researched and developed by Utica Academy of Science students recently qualified to compete in the 41st Regional Science Fair at Utica College. The projects previously won awards at the UAS school-wide Science Fair, a requirement for eligibility to participate in the Regional Science Fair. Please congratulate all of our hard-working participants, especially those who received the following awards:
* Melisa Mia Bajic (Gluten Flour vs. Non-Gluten Flour Cupcakes) 3rd Place in Physical Science and $25
* Naida Mujkic (Are Eyewitness Accounts REliable?) 3rd place in Natural Science and $25
* Felix Paulino (The Cardboard Battery) 4th place and a calculator
* Ella Dzaferovic ( Effect of Clorox on Bacteria) received Asa Gray Biological Society at Utica College special award and $50
* Muamer Huseinovic (Money Is Power) received special Norman P. Bernstein award and $25
* Ella Dzaferovic ( Effect of Clorox on Bacteria) received Don and Sally Majka Award and $50
* Lamija Karovic (The Molding of Homemade and McDonald’s French Fries) received Adam and Betha Lachut special award, along with $50
The Wearing of the Green
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, asea of green decorations swept over the streets of Utica at the city’s recent St. Patrick’s Day parade. UAS students who attended the event celebrated with fellow citizens to build positive relationships with various community organizations represented in the parade.
LEGO League Blasts Off on a “Moon Mission”
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, this year’s first Junior LEGO League event blasted off with a “Moon Mission” theme at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica. The team was formed last December and continues to provide rewarding experiences for all participants.
Celebrating Black History Month and Women's History Month
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, to celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month, the UASCS Pre-Calculus class presented projects worked on in pairs. Each team of scholars chose a male or female African American mathematician to study and presented a short story of the mathematician’s life and major contributions to the Math world. Sharing what they learned was a great opportunity for all students to enhance their knowledge of the excellent achievements of Black men and women.
Celebrating Aspiring Young Artists at #UASCS Elementary
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, our Atoms focused on fingerpainting their way to developing motor skills, decision making, language development, and visual learning skills. The Utica Academy of Science celebrated the artwork of Kindergarten and first-grade scholars during our recent Art Show. Parents, teachers, and students collaborated on a large mural during the event while celebrating the arts as a part of our curriculum.
First-Grade Atoms Read with Professional Soccer Star
On Monday, March 11, 2019, Canadian soccer forward, Frederico "Freddy" Moojen, of the Utica City FC stopped by the #UASCS Elementary and read to our first-grade Atoms. Utica City FC is a professional indoor soccer team based in Utica, NY that plays in the Eastern Conference of the Major Arena Soccer League. Inviting community members to support and inspire our young Atoms is just one of the ways we are building success one ATOM at a time.
UAS Scores High in National Math Competition
On Friday, March 1, 2019, five Utica Academy of Science scholars took an online test for MATH-CON, a national math competition of more than 50,000 participants, of which only 900 are invited to advance to the final round. We are excited to announce that scholars Muris Arnautovic and Amir Salkanovic scored in the 98 percentile rank and have been invited to the MATH-CON finals in Chicago. Please congratulate them and all of our scholars who participated in this prestigious student competition.
NYS Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon visited UAS
On Friday, March 8, 2019, NYS Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon visited Utica Academy of Science and spoke to our 10th grade female UASAtoms while we were celebrating International Women's Day. She talked about the importance of women’s role in leadership, values and respect for women.
Black History Month Celebration
On February 28, 2019, #UASCS celebrated 2nd Annual Black History month. Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month.
Bosnian Culture and Independence Day Celebration
March 1 is Bosnian Independence Day, and the Utica Academy of Science held their first annual "Bosnian Culture and Independence Day Celebration."
On March 1, 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina became an independent and sovereign state, and only a month after the declaration of independence, it was brutally attacked. Between 1992 and 2007 the State Department resettled 131,000 refugees from war-torn Bosnia Herzegovina in the United States.
Successful speakers, Bosnian music, the traditional folk dance “Kud Ljiljan,” poems, historical lessons, and cuisine filled the cafeteria to honor and celebrate the contributions of the Bosnian community to our community and the City of Utica. This March marks the twenty-seventh year of independence.
Robert Palmieri- Mayor, City of Utica
Ibrahim Rosic- Director of the Learning Commons at MVCC
Dina Radeljas- Assistant Professor at MVCC
Emina Popricanin- Partner with Hodgson Russ, a law firm with offices across New York State.
Amra Borovic- Senior System/Software Engineer
Merima Smajic - Assistant corporation counsel for the City of Utica