For the first time in its eight-year history, the University of Utah Center for Medical Innovation's Bench-to-Bedside (B2B) annual competition included one high school—Rowland Hall. The program has spawned over 150 new health-care technologies and is designed to introduce medical, engineering, and business students to the world of medical-device innovation. The opportunity for Rowland Hall students to participate in B2B arose when the center reached out to local high schools. Rowland Hall jumped at the chance—and jumped high enough to win the Best Young Entrepreneur Award worth $500 at B2B April 3, and one of three grand prizes worth $5,000 each at the High School Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (HSUEC) April 15.
A connection that began four years ago between Rowland Hall and the University of Utah's Genetics Science Learning Center (GSLC) got a lot more interesting last summer when Upper School biology Teacher Rob Wilson responded to a call for a grant-funded science teacher pilot program. Out of over 400 applications from schools throughout the U.S. and Canada, Rowland Hall was one of 20 chosen to participate.
As Rowland Hall prepares to commemorate its 150th anniversary, we honor our longest-serving teacher, French Teacher and Department Chair, Doug Wortham. We celebrate his 40 years of service at the Upper School and the legendary contributions he has made to our school, students, and community.
Freshmen Hailey Hauck and Laura Summerfield have attended SummerWorks since kindergarten and return as interns this year. Now it's up to them to make sure campers have the best summer ever.
As a child, senior Marguerite Tate loved watching the science-focused TV series "Nova" and assembling puzzles, Legos, and K'nex. She's since graduated to coding webpages, working with Arduino robots, and assembling a 3D printer. Now, her ever-evolving technological curiosity and proficiency has been recognized on a national level.
This year Rowland Hall's dance concert, titled "Wired," brought together dance, film, and live music to explore the burgeoning world of brain science. The artistic efforts of over 100 middle and upper schoolers brought "Wired" to the stage.
A little winter weather wouldn't deter Rowland Hall's Lower School students from having their voices heard. They buttoned up their coats and gathered in the lobby of the McCarthey Campus. Led by Lower School Principal Jij de Jesus, they marched out into the falling snow, holding colorful posters high and calling for change.
When Upper School history teachers Dr. Fiona Halloran and Dr. Nate Kogan '00 learned the American Historical Association's (AHA) January 2017 annual meeting would be held in nearby Denver, they recognized a unique opportunity beyond traditional professional development.
Meg Hoglund, a second-grade student at Rowland Hall, made her acting debut last month in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of "Fences," winner of a 1987 Pulitzer Prize and now a movie starring and directed by Denzel Washington. We spent some time with Meg and her mother, alumna Libby Mitchell '92, to find out more about our young thespian's experience.
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Rowland Hall alumnus Chris Diehl '15 told us about his experience at McGill University in Montreal, why he's so happy to attend college internationally, and how his time at Rowland Hall is helping him succeed in his studies in the Great White North.