From its solar observatory to the robotics floor to the enormous Foucault pendulum that indicates Earth’s rotation, the Lindsay Center is a place alive with science. “Hands-on” is the philosophy of science at SPS. You’ll experiment, collaborate, and probably make the kinds of mistakes that lead to profound learning opportunities. It’s all part of science.

Physics comes first as a foundation science at St. Paul’s, followed by chemistry and biology, all of which usually proceed to other courses in subatomic physics, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and many, many more. Electives in other specialty areas, such as robotics and engineering, round out an innovative college-level science curriculum. For those who wish to explore the stars, the Hawley Observatory is home to the largest telescope in New England. Meanwhile, the entire campus serves as a laboratory for ecological study.

Creativity is central to the scientific process. We encourage students to realize that rote knowledge of physical laws is less important than the ability to design an experiment or to recognize connections among phenomena.

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    Ms. Julie "Julie" Cepiel 

    Science Department Head
    (603) 229-5610

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • Lovejoy Science Lecture

    Andrea LaMoreaux of New Hampshire Lakes will present, "The State of New Hampshire Lakes"
    Free and open to the public
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons
  • Lovejoy Science Lecture

    William Brousseau of the Mount Washington Observatory presents, "Tales from the Home of the World's Worse Weather"
    Free and open to the public
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons
  • Lovejoy Science Lecture

    Terry Tucker, geophysicist, presents, "30 Years of Arctic Sea Ice Adventures"
    Free and open to the public
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons
  • Lovejoy Science Lecture

    Ryan Walker, post-doc at Harvard, discusses biochemistry
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons
  • Lovejoy Science Lecture

    The Vermont Institute of Natural Science presents, "Raptor Encounters"
    Free and open to the public
    Friedman Community Center | Raffini Commons
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