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LHWHS Senior Attends Top Summer Science Program

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Congratulations to Tye Lamkin, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, on her participation in the Summer Science Program this past summer!
The participants are chosen from about 750 applicants from across the U.S., European and Asian countries. Tye was one of 72 students chosen who showed high aptitude and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Tye’s host campus was the University of Colorado, Boulder. The students attended fast-paced lectures from two college faculty in calculus-based physics, astronomy and programming, and hands-on experience with telescopes and related software.

During the six-week program, Tye participated in research in celestial mechanics. She observed an asteroid several times using both local and remote telescopes and then precisely measured its position with respect to background stars. She also wrote software in Python to calculate a best-fit elliptical orbit from those measurements!

Tye is also a LHWHS National Merit semifinalist.