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"Can I go back to high school?" one of the judges says, and everyone laughs. Her opinion is shared throughout the auditorium. A collection of iPad 2's are at stake, and teams want to win the grand prize.
In the academy's Entrepreneurship Track final competition, student teams pitch their big ideas. They've developed ventures during their weeks here. The teams have five minutes to pitch. Then, the judges ask questions for ten minutes. Afterward, the judges deliberate and decide on the winners. Read More
When trading securities, the game is to make as much money as possible. The central problem is that we're playing the game with incomplete information, which means that keeping information to one's self helps to make a profit.
Today the Entrepreneurship Track of the Baruch Leadership Academy studied trading strategies. Two simple strategies are the basis for several analysts and casual investors market behaviors. There is the "long strategy": buy low, sell high. This is a pretty straightforward approach. If a security's price looks like it will end high, it's better to have a long position. Read More
College admissions have become increasingly competitive. The number of students who apply is growing annually. In addition, colleges and universities actively seek strong matches for the limited openings in their student populations. This is especially true for top tier schools like Yale University. Read More
In the laboratory, several stations are prepared with tweezers, surgical scissors, small surgical priers, paper cups, sharpie markers, and…pennies. (We couldn't help but wonder how the pennies would work into the dissection of an eye. The answer is that they are used in a simple but instructive test of bifocal vision.) Students are also provided lab coats, safety goggles, and nametags for this lab.
After picking dissection partners, small teams of partners are paired with college level pre-med student instructors who act as guides and resources during the dissection. The laboratory starts with a brief lecture that covers anatomy, structures and functions of the eye. All of the components of the eye are discussed including the iris, pupil, sclera, cornea, lens, retina, the circular muscle, the radial muscle, the intraocular muscle, the optical nerve and more. Students answer questions and diagram all of the anatomy throughout the course of the lecture. Read More