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Signature

How will you put your Signature on the world?

Signature is Emma Willard School’s capstone program for juniors and seniors that allows them to deeply explore a personal passion. Signature students work on a project for two semesters with an on-campus mentor and/or an expert off-campus, and share the summation of their work in a presentation to the entire school community.
 
The Signature program is for students who have a demonstrated passion for a topic, have identified adults to work with, and have dedicated time to complete a project.
 
Emma Girls have used Signature to promote local women-owned businesses, work on cutting-edge biotechnology research at nearby universities, report news for the Albany Times Union, create their own films, and more.

Signature News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Meli N. '23 is pursuing a Signature project entitled The Scientific Research Process in Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

    Signature Spotlight: Publishing Neuroscience Research

    Meli N. '23
    Meli N. ’23 is pursuing a Signature project on “The Scientific Research Process in Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics.” Her work with Albany Medical College was recently recognized when she was included in the byline in an article published in Frontiers in Pain Research. Meli shares in her own words what inspired her work and what she’s learned thus far.
  • Mental Health Ambassadors at Emma Willard School strive to promote optimal mental and emotional wellbeing for all.

    Chilling with the Mental Health Ambassadors

    By Sandra Santana
    As we bid farewell to Mount Ida for the holidays, we are reminded of how hectic the season can be. Between traveling, gatherings, and the excitement of reuniting with loved ones, it may feel hard to keep up with classmates. After a semester of hard work and busy schedules, it may feel even harder to slow down to rest. While the definition of chill may look different to each of us, the Mental Health Ambassadors offer up some solutions.
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