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Science

Our Science Scholars programs allows students to learn advanced scientific concepts and research techniques.  Our students have the opportunity to complete up to 7 years of science credit.  Students may take courses in research, technical writing, medical sciences, and four different advanced placement courses.
Murrow Science Technology and Research (MSTAR)

This program is designed for students who are interested in the Murrow Med program but would like to major in Science Research. Students who are part of the MSTAR program will complete the full Murrow Med program but take Science Research as their concentration of electives. Each student in the MSTAR program will be provided with the opportunity to do independent work at a research lab in the New York metropolitan area. Students will be expected to enter their projects in the school-wide science fair, as well as other competitions such as the Intel Science Talent Search, Otto Burgdorf Competition, and the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.
Murrow Med Program

This is an honors science program designed for those students interested in careers related to medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, psychiatry, veterinary medicine or pure research. Graduates of this program must complete a minimum of six years of science study at Murrow. Within this six year sequence, students must take Living Environment, Chemistry & Physics, one year of advanced placement science, two semesters of Murrow Med electives, and one additional year that must be either Earth Science, a second AP course or additional electives. Prior to graduation, students must file a Murrow Med certification form with the Science Department to verify completion of the above requirements. Students will be eligible for special awards at graduation.
 
Intel Competition

The Intel Science Talent Search Contest is a nationwide science fair with $330,000 in scholarship money available. Over the years it has become one of the most well-known science contests in the US. Seniors from all over the country submit projects in hopes of becoming a finalist. Several students from Murrow have been semifinalists. Click here for more information
 
Planetarium

​Make astronomy part of your school year. Schedule a visit to the Edwin P. Hubble Planetarium, which has been serving our students and the community since 1979. Click here to go to the Planetarium page