Though the word goes out over social media well in advance, members of the Mustang soccer family know instinctively that January 2 at noon is the time of year to congregate at the main field for the annual Alumni vs Varsity Soccer Match. Max Fu (grade 12, ASIJ varsity soccer co-captain) offers his perspective on this year’s game. Continue reading
Tricia Apel (elementary/high school math) explores the meaningful use of technology in learning and details, along with Tracey Reed (elementary school instructional technology), how they use an app called EDpuzzle to help students understand math. Continue reading
ASIJ’s first iGEM team, ASIJ_Tokyo, went to Boston for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition from October 27th to November 2nd 2016. A team of seven students along with their teacher and advisor, Beth Crissy (high school science), represented ASIJ at iGEM this year, presenting their project on Fast Pace PETase, which focuses on optimizing the biodegradation and bioremediation of PET plastic, using the enzymatic pathway of PETase.
The ASIJ_Tokyo team includes seniors Kien Malarney, Lauren Sekiguchi, Margarette Emin Lee, Prateeksha Rout, Tomi Mcguire and Choryu Sun as well as sophomore Marina Takehana. Prateeksha updates us on their participation at iGEM. Continue reading
‘Twas the night before Winterfest, when all through the campus
not a creature was stirring…not even a mustang.
The backdrop was hung behind Santa’s red sleigh,
everything was quite ready for the school’s big day.
Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center Co-Directors) reflect on the visit of ASIJ alumnus Peter Grilli ’59, producer of the award-winning documentary “Paper Lanterns.” Peter was joined by director Barry Frechette and music composer Chad Cannon.