FIMRC Club (Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children) Advisor: Dr. John T. Murphy
Room G 111 Meets on Fridays ((specific dates TBD) 2:00-3:00 pm
The mission of FIRMC is to provide access to medical care for underprivileged and medically underserved families around the world. Main goal of the FIMRC club is to perform a number of fund raisers for the non-profit organization FIMRC. Through its network of outpatient clinics and partnerships, FIMRC asserts a multidimensional strategy that includes clinical services, extensive community outreach efforts and health education programs. Some of the locations that FIRMC has outpatient clinics in are Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Peru, Philippines and El Salvador.
GenEn (SMAP) Advisors: Lesley Wilson & Dr. Lollin
Room 140 Meeti Every Thursdays (& Mondays as needed) 2:00—3:15 pm
The GenEn Club is designed to introduce high school students to modern molecular genetics by having them conduct genuine research projects. It involves an intensive multi-week program at the Waksman Institute over the summer (for the WSSP Student Scholar only) and then continues throughout the school year with regular meetings to discuss research progress and culminates with a poster presentation of findings at Rutgers University in Piscataway. The current project focuses on the genomic sequence analysis of Duckweed Landoltia punctata and how its genes compare with other species. Students first isolate and then sequence the organism’s genes and this information is deposited in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for use by scientists throughout the world. Using the gene sequence information, students compare the evolutionary relationship between L. punctata and other Eukaryotes. The overall goal for students is to publish a submission into the NCBI database. For additional information, please click here: http://phs.piscatawayschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=805654&pageId=8760177
HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Advisor: Dr. John T. Murphy
Room: G111 Meets on Fridays (specific dates TBD) 2:00-3:00 pm
The purpose of HOSA is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition. The goals of HOSA are to develop effective leadership qualities and skills to develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people. Within the HOSA club we are looking to have the students develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations, to develop character and to build self-confidence and pride in one's work. This will be achieved by having the students run a number of fund raisers and participate in the local, regional, state and national HOSA sponsored competitions. Participation in HOSA will guide the students into making realistic health career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field and to develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and promote career opportunities in health care.
New Jersey Science League
Biology I Team Advisor: Mr. Bellew
Room 152 Meets Every Thursday 2:00—3:00 pm
Biology I is one of the teams in the New Jersey Science League. It is offered to students who are in a first year high school biology class. The team meets on Thursdays after school to learn various biology topics, such as cell division, protein synthesis, evolution, genetics, and ecology. The New Jersey Science League tests each student once a month from January through April. Based on the test scores, students and the team earn a state ranking.
Biology II Team Advisor: Ms. Wilson
Room C145 Meets Every Wednesday 2:00—3:00 pm
This is a club for students currently taking AP Biology. In Biology League II, students learn new concepts and practice taking multiple choice tests. Once a month students take a test covering advanced topics in biology. Individual students have often earned plaques for their contributions to the team. In 2014, the Piscataway High School Biology II team came in 7th place out of over 130 teams and earned a plaque for their efforts.
Chemistry I Team Advisor: Dr. Mrotek
Room C149 Meets every Thursday 2:00—3:00 pm
Chemistry I is one of the teams in the New Jersey Science League. Chemistry I is offered to students who are in a first year high school chemistry class. The team meets on Thursdays after school to learn various chemistry topics ranging from the atom to thermo chemistry. The New Jersey Science League then tests each student once a month starting in January and ending in April. Based on the results of these tests, the students and the team get ranking compared to other high schools throughout the state. In 2013 the Piscataway High School Chemistry I team came in 10th place out of 145 teams and earn a plaque.
Chemistry II Team Advisor: Mr. Metting
Room C155 Meets Every Thursday 2:00—3:00 pm
This is a club for students currently taking AP Chemistry. In Chemistry League II, students learn new concepts and practice taking multiple choice tests. Once a month students take a test that can earn them or the school recognition.
Physics I & II Teams Advisor: Mr. Chiusano
Room C147 Meets Every Wednesday 2:00—3:00 pm
Physics I is one of the teams in the New Jersey Science League. Physics I is offered to students who are in a first year high school physics class. The team meets on Wednesday after school to learn about various physics topics. Once a month students take a test that can earn them or the school recognition.
Physics II is one of the teams in the New Jersey Science League. Physics II is offered only to AP Physics C Students. The team meets on Wednesday after school to learn about various physics topics. Once a month students take a test that can earn them or the school recognition.
Science Olympiad Advisor: Mr. Chiusano
Room C 147 Meets Every Other Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Science Olympiad is a club in which students can explore topics of their interest in science beyond the classroom, eventually competing in a regional competition in which students apply their knowledge in various events.