Genes in Space

  • Advisor: Mrs. O'Connell

    Students interested in space, plan and design DNA experiments for the international Space Station. Club meets Tuesday after school in B119. Activities include: discussions with scientists, possible field trip, hands-on experiments and unique personal research.


In the News

  •  Barcelos speaking to the press, with Genes in Space advisor Liss O'Connell looking on

    Diman junior earns job at Harvard

    Harvard Medical wants Dylan Barcelos, but not as a student (at least, not yet): he’s going to work with Harvard associates to be a researcher. The Diman junior will spend the summer working with The Harvard Medical/Dana Farber CURE Program, where he will be researching cancer and cancer treatments. (6/2/17)

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  •  The Diman delegation in front of the Capital

    Update from Washington DC

    Three Diman juniors - Dylan Barcelos, Kylie Cooper, and Mason Frizado - were accompanied by science teachers Steve Vaitses and Maureen Cooney on a trip to Washington DC to advocate for science education through a partnership with Citizens for Space Exploration. (5/26/17)

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  •  Vaitses and students - Herald News Photo

    Diman students headed to D.C. to support funding for NASA’s education programs

    Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School juniors Dylan Barcelos, Kylie Cooper and Mason Frizado are heading to Washington, D.C., this week (May 23 to May 26) bringing a message about the importance of funding education. Maureen Cooney, a biology and forensics teacher, and Steve Vaitses, head of the Science Department and a chemistry and physics teacher, will accompany the students as they add their voices to Citizens for Space Exploration’s call for funding of NASA’s education programs. (5/24/17)

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  •  Students pose with an astronaut

    Genes in Space students speak

    Diman's Dylan Barcelos, Kylie Cooper, and Mason Frizado write about their experience in San Diego (9/12/16)

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  •  Sophomores Mason Frizado of Fall River and Dylan Barcelos and Kylie Cooper of Westport are headed t

    Diman trio in running to have experiment chosen for space station

    A trio of students from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School is about to experience a crucial step in the scientific research process: pitching their proposal to established scientists in the field. (5/20/16)

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  •  Diman freshmen Breanna Treloar (left) and Lisa Reed work at transferring sample of their own DNA du

    Biotechnology honor will help Diman program grow

    The way Dylan Barcelos, a sophomore at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, sees it, the learning that goes on in a science classroom and a vocational shop at his school “go hand-in-hand.” “The vocational aspect really helps,” Barcelos said, because it provides “experience working with our hands.” (3/31/16)

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