Category: News

17th Annual CNU Regional High School Mathematics Contest.  

CNU High School Math Contest is an  annual mathematics competition for high school students in southeastern Virginia. The goal of the competition is to cultivate interest in good mathematics. Over 100 students representing schools from central and eastern   Virginia came out to compete. The Governor’s School for Science and Technology was represented by two teams… Read more »

2017 NCWIT AWARD for Aspirations in Computing

The Governor’s School for Science and Technology Scientific Programming Students Win 2017 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing The regional NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Award for Aspirations in Computing honors Laurel Hunter, Hampton HS and Katie Liu, Grafton HS for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing… Read more »

2018 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence & Innovation

   Prof. Walk, teacher of Engineering Physics III & IV, recently gave an invited presentation at the 2018 Faculty Colloquium on Excellence & Innovation at Thomas Nelson Community College.  Prof. Walk’s presentation, “Philosophy of Engineering: Gifted Students and the Big Picture”, describes the approach to engineering instruction in the senior year dual enrolled engineering courses in the… Read more »

2018 Summer STEM Camp

The Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) STEM Summer Camp would like to extend an invitation to rising 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students who are interested in learning more about science, computer programming, engineering, and math. GSST STEM Summer Camp offers students exciting and innovative ways to experience hands-on learning with important science, technology,… Read more »

Alumni manuscript accepted for publication

Alecia Guishard completed her senior mentorship with Dr. Sebastian Yakisich at Hampton University during the 2016-2017 school year.  Alecia wrote an article titled Translational Gap in Ongoing Clinical Trials for Glioma based on her work completed in Dr. Yakisich’s lab at Hampton University.  The manuscript has been accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Neurosciene. 

Bridge Project

The New Horizons Regional Transportation Organization charges the civil and structural engineers of Dr. Woo Engineering Physics Class to design, model, build and report on a prospective new or replacement bridge in the Hampton Roads Area. Dr. Woo’s students researched traffic flow patterns and bridge conditions in the Hampton Roads area.  Student’s designed in AutoCad… Read more »

CNU Math Contest

The Eighteenth Annual CNU Regional High School Mathematics Contest was held on February 3, 2018.  This was a record-breaking competition, with 137 students from schools across eastern Virginia participating. Congratulations to the winners from the Governor’s School teams.  Individual awards went to: Kai Vylet:  Highest individual score from the Governor’s School Boheng Mu:  Highest individual… Read more »

Code Quest 2018

Code Quest is a high school international programming competition that takes place once a year. Lockheed Martin’s computer programmers and engineers sponsor this competition by creating 15-20 problems and hosting this event at many of its locations. Students must use their problem solving and programming skills within a 2.5 hour time frame to get as… Read more »

Concept to Commercial

Video produced at Old Dominion University, featuring our own Professor Walk.

Ensemble Ẻclectique

2017-2018 The Performing Arts Alternative at GSST   The Governor’s School proudly presents the Ensemble Ẻclectique, an alternative showcase for student individual and collective performing talent.  Emphasizing originality and creativity, the Ensemble Ẻclectique stages performances at the GSST annual awards ceremony and other public venues. If you are a talented instrumentalist, vocalist, or dancer with… Read more »

FRC Team 122 Participates in two Regional Competitions!

In early January, FRC Team 122 was faced with the challenge to design, fabricate, test, redesign and program a robot in 6 weeks to participate in the FIRST challenge – Power UP. During the weekend of March 2nd, the students and mentors traveled to Battlefield High School in Haymarket, VA to participate in the FIRST… Read more »

Governor’s School Alumni

Khalil a GSST alumni is now a 1693 scholar attending William & Mary.  Recently an article was written about his choice to attend William & Mary, being awarded the 1693 scholarship and contributions he is already making. Click the link below to read the full story on the William & Mary website. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2017/fish-story-with-a-twist-one-who-didnt-get-away.php

GSST Alumni selected as a Public Health Ambassador

Katie Overbey, who is currently attending Johns Hopkins University was selected in 2017 as a Public Health Ambassador. Click the link below to read the full story posted on Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website.   https://www.jhsph.edu/news/stories/2018/public-health-ambassadors.html

GSST Physics Instructor selected to attend 2017 Research Teachers Conference

Dr. Woo was one of 200 chosen nationally to represent Virginia at the 2017 Research Teachers Conference to be held in Washington D. C.   The Society for Science & the Public chose teachers to attend this event from October 13 to 15, 2017. During the conference, teachers will have the opportunity to share experiences, tips, and practices… Read more »

GSST Quiz Bowl Team

The GSST Quiz Bowl team of Jenny Gu (Tabb HS), James Harrington (Warwick HS), Lewis McAllister (Menchville HS), Rachel McNamara (Tabb HS), Kate Perkins (Warwick HS), and Jakob Weiss (Lafayette HS) travelled to the PACE National Scholastic Championship June 2nd – 3rd.  The team was just formed this year. The first quiz bowl match GSST… Read more »

GSST Senior discussed physics with Nobel Prize winner

Katherine Perkins is currently a senior at The Governor’s School.  Her mentor at NASA is Dr. Ryan Norman.  They will be using models to study how to reduce astronauts’ risk of radiation damage when astronauts are in space.  This is especially significant as longer deployments are planned. Dr. Norman introduced Katherine to his colleague Dr…. Read more »

GSST Student interviewed by 13 News Now

Anjali Patel a senior at Governor’s School was interviewed by 13 News Now for her research on Parkinson’s disease.  Anjali conducts her research with her mentor Dr. Diana Castillo-Carranza, at Hampton University.  To see the televised portion of the interview click the link below. http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/local-teen-makes-groundbreaking-discovery-on-parkinsons-disease/291-537491538

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow! They Fly!   The engineers in the Junior Engineering Physics Class have encountered an unusual creature, the Flying Chick fil-A Cows.  These are normal Chick fil-A Cows that have had so much freedom that they have mutated into a flying variety. The interest in this new variety of cows is obviously very high. … Read more »

I/ITSEC 2017 Future Leaders Pavilion

 GSST Students Win First Place I/ITSEC  2017 Future Leaders Pavilion  Designing and Programming of Weight-sensing Post-OP Shoe New Horizons Governor’s School for Science & Technology (GSST) students, Gabriel Edwards and Nathan Robinson, both from Kecoughtan High School, Hampton City Public Schools​ were one of six schools in the county to compete in the 2017 Interservice/Industry… Read more »

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference

  Interservice/Industry Technology, Simulation and Education Conference 2016 Winnie Zhang and Julie Zhou from York County Public Schools represented the Governor’s School for Science & Technology at the Interservice/Industry Technology, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Florida in early December. I/ITSEC is one of the largest simulation conferences with more than 15,000 in attendance. GSST… Read more »

James Blair Bowl at The College of William and Mary

Two teams of students participated in the James Blair Quiz Bowl this Saturday at William and Mary. The team of Juniors consisted of Finn Hulse – Jamestown HS Allen Liu – Kecoughtan HS Gavin McCabe – York HS Kai Vylet – York HS  (10th overall High Scorer) Mia Wright – Kecoughtan HS They finished fifth… Read more »

Junior Science Fair

Research Methodology and Ethics is the junior year research course at Governor’s School for Science and Technology. On February 16, students presented their projects at the annual GSST Junior Research and Design Poster Exhibition. Subject matter experts from area research facilities, universities and businesses served as evaluators. Photos show GSST faculty and senior students reviewing… Read more »

Local Innovation Expert Meets with GSST Engineering Students.

  Local Innovation Expert Meets with GSST Engineering Students  GSST senior engineering and physics classes are visited by Hampton Roads industry and university engineering leaders as part of the school’s Leadership Engagement Series. GSST wants students to be aware of the latest trends in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to help them to be better informed… Read more »

National Academic Quiz Tournament

Three teams of students from GSST traveled to Mountain Vista Governor’s School on Saturday, January 27th to participate in our first National Academic Quiz Tournament.  Dr. Woo and his students had a great time and the students represented GSST well by placing two teams in the top 10 in our very first tournament.

Pascal’s principle

In Dr. Bedir’s Computational Physics class, students were introduced to the principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Having learned about Pascal’s principle, the students are making a siphon and observing how a connected liquid in hydrostatic equilibrium rises to the same height in all open regions of the container

Robotics Team- Rumble in the Roads

New Horizons’ Robotic Team 122 had quite a day!   On Friday, November 4, 2017… there was a huge turn-out of mentors, students and parents to cheer on Team 122. The team finished the qualifying matches ranked 15th.  Team 122 was selected by the 4th seeded alliance and unfortunately lost in the semifinals. Kudos to the… Read more »

Student Conference of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in STEM

Six students from the Governor’s School for Science and Technology attended the Student Conference of the     National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in STEM (NCSSS).  They were chaperoned by Dr. Mary Patterson.  The conference was jointly  hosted by the Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ and the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. The conference included… Read more »

Students invited to speak at Association of Energy Engineers

Xuan Nguyen (Hampton City Schools) and Matthew Carter (Gloucester County Public Schools) were invited to speak recently before the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) at their monthly meeting in Williamsburg.  As part of Senior mentorship experience, and sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at Old Dominion University, Xuan and Matt have been performing research… Read more »

Summer Camp 2017

Over 100 4th through 7th grade students from across the region attended the 2017 GSST Summer STEM Camp. Students engage in biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and webpage design/programming classes.   Many students elect to take multiple classes. Course instruction is given by GSST students. The near-peer experience is great for all. Learning is hands-on… Read more »

Team Relatively Relativistic participate in the Conrad Innovation Challenge

GSST students Jim Furches (York HS), Cale Overstreet (York HS), and Steven Peng (Grafton HS) are the members of Team Relatively Relativistic sponsored by Dr. Rhett Woo.  They are participating in the Conrad Innovation Challenge, which is a national competition seeking innovative products that would benefit society in five different categories. Teams from all over… Read more »

Three teams awarded at Great Computer Challenge

      On Saturday, March 10th eighteen students and two GSST coaching instructors within the Computational Science Strand at the Governor’s School competed in the 33rd Annual Great Computer Challenge (GCC) at Old Dominion University. This event challenges groups of middle and high school students in a variety of computer competitions. GCC allows students… Read more »

Tippe Top Project- Engineering Physics Class

  Seniors in the Engineering Physics III & IV class are assigned their first engineering design project the first day of school.  Using common materials – clay, a wooden dowel, and a ping pong ball – they must design a working tippe top.  A tippe top is a unique toy top that begins spinning as… Read more »

US Physics Olympiad Competition – Fnet Test

The Physics Olympiad is a nine-day international competition among pre-university students from more than 60 nations. At the International Physics Olympiad, the competitors are asked to solve challenging theoretical and experimental physics problems. The US Physics Olympiad teams selects its 5 team members by asking member teachers to nominate their best and brightest students to… Read more »

Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at James Madison University

Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at James Madison University, March 2017   Thirteen GSST students presented talks at the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at James Madison University. These students worked very hard to prepare professional quality presentations. They were asked many questions by panels of university professionals. GSST students showed that they… Read more »

Virginia Living named GSST as a Top High School & College 2017

Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges 2017 recognizes schools for their excellence and innovation in five categories: Arts & Humanities; Science, Math & Technology; Capital Improvements; Faculty Awards and Honors; and Special Needs. After careful and thorough review of each school’s programs and accomplishments, Virginia Living’s editors selected schools that have instituted programs or… Read more »

Virginia Math League

The Virginia Math League offers high schools students the opportunity to compete in 6 monthly contests throughout the school year.  The contests are comprised of of 6 questions covering topics from algebra, geometry, precalculus, probability and statistics, and number theory.  Students across the entire country participate in Math League contests. This year, 19 students from… Read more »