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From Dr. Frank Gasparro SID Director

"Students involved in this premier program have engaged in cancer research at Duke University, worked at the National Institutes of Health conducting object-oriented programming in the National Library of Medicine, performed lab work at Yale University, and attended a Harvard University study program on economics."

About Dr. Gasparro

Dr. Frank Gasparro, Director of the Science, Innovation & Design Program, serves as a consultant for the Duke-Immunolight Inc. research project. Before his tenure at Hamden Hall, Dr. Gasparro directed the Photobiology Lab at Columbia and Yale Universities. Additionally, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers and four books and is the holder of six patents.

Student Pioneers!


Premier Program Creates 'Culture of Innovation'

Established in 2012, Hamden Hall's exclusive Science, Innovation & Design Signature Program enables inquisitive, independent learners to pursue and study research topics of their own choosing.
SID is an extracurricular, interdisciplinary program that encourages highly motivated and intellectually curious students to excel as they develop a panoply of skills in scientific research, technology, public speaking, and more.
A culture of innovation is created as students work with faculty mentors and each other to undertake goal-oriented projects.
  • Students in our Science, Innovation & Design Program conduct photochemotherapy research in conjunction with Duke University's Immunolight Project to develop new treatment for internal cancers.
  • Students are involved in water projects that include spectrophotometry research.
  • Students are involved in carbon monoxide and radon detection projects.

Science, Innovation & Design News

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Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.