The Science Survey

Bronx Science Alumni Visit From the New York State Senate

Senator Bailey ’00, Senator Liu ’85, and Senator Stavisky ’56 answer questions for students attending the assembly held in their honor.

Taylor Chapman, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

On February 7th, 2020, three esteemed Bronx Science alumni visited to hold an open panel for students during an assembly in the auditorium. New York State senators Jamaal Bailey, John Liu, and Toby Stavisky were greeted by a packed auditorium, buzzing with energy. To watch the video of this assembly i...

Bronx Science 2020 Research Celebration Features Keynote Address From Dr. Jill Bargonetti ’80

Dr. Donahue and her husband discuss the research projects with Dr. Jill Bargonetti on the night of the research competition.

Sofia Mahairas, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

Students at The Bronx High School of Science, a school renowned for its accomplished alumni and quality education, are no stranger to high expectations.  Luckily, the research program at Bronx Science has yet to disappoint. The three-year program, beginning in a student's sophomore year, allows students...

Advice From Alumni For Current Students During Alumni Day

Caroline Holt ’10 and Katherina Brown ’10 read the latest issue of 'The Science Survey' during Alumni Day on June 2nd, 2019.

Darya Lollos, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

The Bronx High School of Science boasts eight Nobel laureates and numerous other graduates who have been incredibly successful in their fields, attesting to the unparalleled level of education provided by the school. Thousands of alumni carry their Bronx Science experiences with them throughout their live...

Min Jin Lee ’86 to Present Keynote Address at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Min Jin Lee ’86 discusses her book and her experience at Bronx Science with staff on the Science Survey during her interview in December 2017, paying a visit to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.

Yanny Liang, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2019

Critically acclaimed author Min Jin Lee ’86 will deliver the keynote address to the Bronx Science graduating class of 2019 at the United Palace Theater on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019. A Bronx Science alumnus, Lee and her family immigrated to Elmhurst, Queens from Seoul in 1976, when she was seven...

George Yancopoulos ’76 and Dava Sobel ’64 Celebrate Bronx Science Research Program

The highlight of the evening was a talk between Dr. George Yancopoulos '76, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Ms. Dava Sobel '64, award winning science author.

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2019

The Bronx High School of Science Research Program has been a long-running opportunity for students to conduct original research. It currently features a three year course of study to develop a project, write a scientific paper, and submit to the Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition. To honor ou...

Lisa Su ’86

Lisa Su '86 answers questions about her career in a student interview.

Alysa Chen, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2018

Dr. Lisa Su, now a celebrated American business executive and electrical engineer, once roamed the hallways of Bronx Science as a student. After graduating in 1986, she went on to receive her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering. Su would go on to hold engineering and m...

The Hall of Fame: an Ever-Growing Timeline of Legendary Alumni

The Hall of Fame, pictured above, is an installation in the Bronx Science lobby which displays the names of esteemed alumni.

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

In 1938, Bronx Science was founded to provide a unique education to students with interests in science and math, creating an educational foundation for years to come. Over the decades, students and faculty have contributed to the unique character of a high school environment that Bronx Science prides...

Beyond The Years: For the Present, the Hall of Fame Represents More than the Past

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, many alumni returned to Bronx Science for Alumni Day in celebration of the school's 80th anniversary, and many admired the Hall of Fame installation in the main lobby.

Anastasia Koutavas, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

The Bronx Science lobby is now crowded. While current students enter and exit from the cafeteria, the main entryway bustles instead with alumni of all backgrounds and accomplishments who have earned their spots in the Hall of Fame. This new honor, established in association with the school’s eightieth...

Wanda Austin ’71

Wanda Austin offers her 
knowledge and experiences in a one-on-one student interview.

Winni You, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Wanda Austin, an internationally celebrated aerospace engineer and graduate of Bronx Science, Class of 1971, is most notable for her former position as president and CEO of The Aerospace Corporation. On April 13, 2018, she returned to the school to be inducted into the Bronx Science Hall of Fame and...

Allen Bard ’51

Bard happily tells current students about all of the work that he has accomplished through his career.

Rebecca Singer, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Although now he is “The Father of Electrochemistry,” a National Medal of Science recipient, and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Allen Bard ’51 was once just a normal student at Bronx Science, singing in the chorus and thriving in his Chemistry classes. Bard, a Bronx native,...

Jill Bargonetti ’80

Dr. Bargonetti  poses with the book written about her biggest discovery.

Sinaia Keith Lang, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Now an award-winning cancer researcher who teaches at Hunter College, Dr. Jill Bargonetti ’80 was once a Bronx Science student who dreamed of becoming a dancer. On November 16, 2017, Bargonetti returned to Bronx Science for her Hall of Fame Induction, in honor of the school’s eightieth anniversary,...

Mark Boal ’91

Anastasia Koutavas ’18 interviews Mr. Boal in front 
of the student body in the auditorium.

Skylar Kleinman, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Now an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Mark Boal ’91 was once a Bronx Science student and active member of the Speech and Debate team. Boal worked as a journalist for ten years, writing articles for magazines such as Rolling Stone and The Village Voice. Later on, he ventured into the world of Hollywood,...

David Botstein ’59

Maxwell Allison ‘18 interviews David Botstein ’59 in front of students 
about his career in the library multipurpose room.

Brianna Le, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

On April 27, 2018, David Botstein ’59 came back to Bronx Science to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences and as the Chief Scientific Officer of Calico, Botstein is known as one of the world’s leading geneticists, and his research has been cited...

Bert Brodsky ’60

Brodsky sits down with students to talk about his time at Bronx Science.

Oona Zlamany, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

For Bert Brodsky, ‘work’ is business. From a young age, Brodsky has been a savvy entrepreneur. “My whole life I wanted to be in business. When I was twelve years old, I would collect the empty bottles on the beach and turn them in for two cents each. I would sift the sand for money.” On December...

Jon Cryer ’83

Cryer is interviewed in the auditorium by Lakhsmi Chatterjee ’18.

Anna Clevenger, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Now an Emmy Award-winning actor, Jon Cryer ’83 was once a Bronx Science student working to balance auditions with homework. Cryer, who is best known for his roles as Alan Harper in the CBS sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men’ and Duckie Dale in the ’80s classic ‘Pretty in Pink,’ returned to Bronx...

Mickey Drexler ’62

 Mickey Drexler responds to questions posed by his interviewer, Sara Buklan, during a lunch with students.

Sara Buklan, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

On November 8, 2017, Mickey Drexler, Class of 1962, paid a special visit to The Bronx High School of Science, a place that had a significant impact on the rest of his life. Having grown up in the Bronx, stepping into Bronx Science was not, physically, a big transition for him. Emotionally and mentally,...

Jay Goldberg ’58 and Mary Cirillo ’65

Jay Goldberg '58 and Maqry Cirillo '65 laugh while reflecting on their time attending Bronx Science

Matilda Melkonian, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

On November 20, 2017, Jay Goldberg ’58 and Mary Cirillo ’65 were inducted into the 80th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Although they attended high school in two different Bronx Science buildings, they found each other in their fields years after their graduations thanks to the career paths that Bronx...

Joseph Greenaway ’74

Greenaway accepts a plaque as he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Yasmin Andrews, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Joseph Greenaway ’74 returned to the halls of Bronx Science on January 12, 2018 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Currently, he serves as a jurist of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, a position appointed to him by President Obama in 2010. Before rising to such a prestigious...

Howard Jonas ’74

Mr. Howard Jonas poses with his award, principal Dr. Jean Donahue, and student ambassador Natasha Stamler in front of the Hall of Fame.

Bridget Kulscar, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

“I wanted to be a scientist – that’s why I came to Bronx Science,” said Howard Jonas ’74, during his visit to Bronx Science on November 17, 2017 to receive recognition as a distinguished alumnus in the Hall of Fame. Jonas, now a successful businessman and author of three books, began his...

Ellen Kaden ’68

Ellen Kaden discusses the impact that Bronx Science has had during her career, with Leah Yoes '18 for The Science Survey.

Leah Yoes, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2018

Ellen Oran Kaden graduated from Bronx Science in 1968, arguably one of the most tumultuous years in contemporary American history. The rise of the anti-Vietnam protests, the Civil Rights Movement, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy marked the conflicts shaping our...

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