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McCallie students dominate at 2018 Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 21, 2018

McCallie students had strong showings at the 2018 Chattanooga Regional Science and Engineering Fair, with 13 boys from the Upper and Middle schools winning first place in their project categories and several others finishing near the top.

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Topics: academics, McCallie School, science, Intel ISEF

McCallie senior Allen Liu national finalist in Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on November 29, 2017

Pioneering work on improving the algorithms behind facial recognition technology has earned a McCallie student a spot in the finals of the nation’s top math, science and technology competition.

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Topics: Technology, academics, McCallie School, science

Ben Neely '99 studying dolphins to help humans

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 20, 2017

Humans and dolphins may look quite different, but both are mammals and share many genetic similarities. Understanding these similarities can lead to improved health for both species.

McCallie alumnus Ben Neely '99, a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Marine Biochemical Sciences Group, and colleagues recently completed an index of all proteins found in the bottlenose dolphin genome. 

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Topics: Alumni News, science, class of 1999

Finding a Way to Improve the Things We Love

Posted by Student Contributor on April 27, 2016

At the official April 22 dedication for Walker Hall, McCallie's new science and engineering building (link to news item), Ace Damodaran '16 was chosen to speak on behalf of the student body. The transcript of his impressive remarks follow. A news item about the dedication event can be found at

Good afternoon. My name is Ace Damodaran, and I have been a day student here at McCallie for seven years. It is truly an incredible honor to be here today, and I am humbled as a student to be part of this dedication of Walker Hall. As a student, I see every day the time and care our teachers dedicate towards educating and inspiring scientific inquiry among students. Walker Hall reaffirms McCallie’s commitment towards preparing boys for the next generation of technology and scientific endeavor, a vision that is shared by students, teachers, and Dr. Walker himself.

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Topics: Technology, academics, Campus Life, engineering, excellence, science, The Runway Perspective (Seniors), Upper School Life

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