MYP Student Conference 

    The MYP Student Conference was designed by the Josiah Quincy Upper School IB Coordinators in partnership with Tufts University to provide an interdisciplinary day-long conference experience for approximately 40-50 IB Middle Years Program students, grades 6-9, from participating GIBS (Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast) Schools: 

    Josiah Quincy Upper School (Boston, MA)
    International School of Boston (Boston, MA)  
    Provincetown Schools (Provincetown, MA)
    Plouffe Academy (Brockton, MA)
    Middle School of the Kennebunks (Kennebunk, ME)
    Metropolitan Learning Center (Bloomfield, CT)
    The first MYP Student Conference was held Monday, May 23, 2016, 9am - 2pm at Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Students listened to a keynote speaker, participated in activity stations, worked in action teams to tackle an environmental issue in the community, and presented their work to each other. 
    2016 Keynote Address- “Ultrafine Particle Air Pollution From Traffic” Dr. Doug Brugge, Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and Director, Tisch College Community Research Center at Tufts University. Students participated in: Data analysis/manipulation - (led by UMass Boston), Public health careers - (led by Tufts Medical School), Hydroponics - (led by Boston College), Civic Engagement - (led by Tufts University Tisch College)
    2017 Keynote Address - “Water and Sanitation in the 21st Century," by Dr. Daniele Lantagne of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts, May 22, 2017, 9-2pm. 
    2019 Keynote Address - "Fighting Food Insecurity" by Professor Norbert Wilson, Professor of Food Policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  His research touches on a number of food issues of such as access, choice, and food waste. Professor Norbert Wilson's keynote address engaged our students to think about the drivers of food insecurity and set the stage for panelists from Greater Boston Food Bank, Food for Free, Sustainable Cape, and Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative to connect their experiences with local problem-solving in ways that inspired the students. 
    Kristina Danahy, IB Coordinator

    Lunch and space was graciously provided by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. We thank our community partners from Tufts University, Tufts University School of Medicine, UMass Boston, and Boston College.