List of Bronx High School of Science alumni
The following is a list of notable people who attended the Bronx High School of Science.
Among the collective honors claimed by alumni of the school are:[a]
- Eight Nobel Prizes (seven in physics, one in chemistry).
- Six Pulitzer Prizes.
- Two sitting members of the United States House of Representatives.
- Six winners of the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor bestowed by the U.S. President and thus far awarded to 425 scientists and engineers.
- Twenty-nine members of the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honor attained by only about 2,000 American scientists.
- Twenty-two Bronx Science graduates are members of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
- Ten are members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
- One is a member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
- Two are recipients of the Turing Award, the top prize in computer science.
- Two Academy Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards.
- One Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute
- 1 Science
- 2 Letters and journalism
- 3 Public service, activism, and government
- 4 Academia
- 5 Fine arts
- 6 Performing arts
- 7 Business, finance, and economics
- 8 Sports and competition
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Nobel Prize-winning scientistsEdit
The Bronx High School of Science counts eight Nobel Prize recipients as graduates. Seven of these Nobel laureates received their prize in the field of physics. Robert J. Lefkowitz was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
- Leon N. Cooper (1947), co–developer of BCS theory; namesake of Cooper pairs
- Sheldon Lee Glashow (1950), physicist who proposed the modern electroweak theory (shared the 1979 prize with Weinberg)
- Roy J. Glauber (1941), physicist who made contributions to the quantum theory of optical coherence
- Russell A. Hulse (1966), astrophysicist who co–discovered the first binary pulsar, providing significant evidence in support of the theory of general relativity
- Robert J. Lefkowitz (1959), biochemist known for his work with G protein-coupled receptors
- H. David Politzer (1966), physicist who co–discovered asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics
- Melvin Schwartz (1949), physicist who co–developed the neutrino beam method demonstrating of the doublet structure of the lepton through the discovery of the muon neutrino
- Steven Weinberg (1950), physicist who proposed the modern electroweak theory (shared the 1979 prize with Glashow)
Other science and engineering alumniEdit
- David Adler (1952), physicist
- Bruce Ames (1946), biologist, inventor of the Ames Test, winner of the National Medal of Science
- Naomi Amir, pediatric neurologist, established first pediatric neurology clinic in Israel
- Jill Bargonetti (1980), biologist; noted for her work on the function of the oncogene p53
- Hans Baruch, physiologist and inventor
- Ira Black, neuroscientist and stem cell researcher, first director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey
- Gregory Chaitin (1964), mathematician, computer scientist, and author; one of the founders of algorithmic information theory; namesake of Chaitin's constant
- Michael H. Hart, astrophysicist, author of three books on history
- Martin Hellman (1962), electrical engineer and cryptologist who was instrumental in the development of public-key cryptography
- Leonard Kleinrock (1951), electrical engineer and computer scientist; oversaw the first ARPANET connection to the first node at UCLA; supervised sending the first message over what would become the internet
- Andrew R. Koenig (1968), computer scientist, inventor, and author, retired from Bell Labs
- Leslie Lamport (1957), computer scientist noted for fundamental contributions to Theory of Computing, especially his work in distributed systems, as well as the development of LaTeX; 2013 recipient of the ACM Turing Award; namesake of the Lamport signature and Lamport's scheme
- Norman Levitt (1960), author and mathematics professor at Rutgers University; a figure in the fight against anti-intellectualism; his book Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science inspired the Sokal Affair
- Barry Mazur, Professor of Mathematics and Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, a title given to the most distinguished professors at Harvard. Mazur is a recipient of the National Medal of Science and a number of prestigious mathematical prizes, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Marvin Minsky (1945), cognitive scientist, computer scientist and inventor; pioneer in artificial intelligence; co-founder of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; wrote Society of Mind and The Emotion Machine; patented the confocal microscope; recipient of the Turing Award
- Robert Moog (1952), electrical engineer; pioneer in the development of electronic music, notably for the invention of the Moog synthesizers, still produced by his namesake company
- Al Nagler (1953), optical engineer; founder of Televue; designed the optics for the U.S. Army's first night vision goggles and for the astronaut training simulators for Gemini program and Apollo lunar lander
- Jay Pasachoff (1959), astronomy professor at Williams College; textbook writer; expert in astronomy education; director of the Hopkins Observatory; Asteroid 5100 Pasachoff is named in his honor
- Stanley Plotkin (1948), medical doctor, author, and co-creator of vaccines for several diseases including rubella, rabies, rotavirus, and cytomegalovirus
- Stuart Alan Rice, theoretical chemist and physical chemist
- Frank Rosenblatt (1946). computer pioneer; noted for designing Perceptron, one of the first artificial feedforward neural networks; namesake of the Frank Rosenblatt Award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Jun John Sakurai (1951), particle physicist and author, noted for his work on vector mesons; namesake of the Sakurai Prize awarded annually by the American Physical Society
- Ben Shneiderman (1964), developer of computer visualization and human-computer interaction
- Lawrence B. Slobodkin, pioneer in the field of modern ecology
- Leonard Susskind, widely regarded as one of the "fathers" of string theory
- Joseph F. Traub, computer scientist
- Neil deGrasse Tyson (1976), astrophysicist and current Director of the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of natural History; known for his work on educational television, such as NOVA ScienceNOW and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; namesake of Asteroid 13123 Tyson
- George Yancopoulos (1976), medical researcher in the field of molecular immunology; member of the National Academy of Sciences; founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
- Norton Zinder (1945), biologist in the field of molecular biology; known for his discovery of genetic transduction; recipient of the NAS Award in Molecular Biology from the National Academy of Sciences in 1966; became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1969; led a lab at Rockefeller University until shortly before his death
- Melvin Kollander (1957) Statistician and Social Scientist, Fellow of the American Statistical Association and Elected Member the International Statistical Institute. Founder of the Senior Statisticians Society of Washington, DC.
Letters and journalismEdit
Pulitzer Prize winnersEdit
- Joseph Lelyveld (1954), journalist and author; Executive Editor at The New York Times (1994–2001); won the 1986 award for General Non-Fiction (Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White)
- William Safire (1947), author and speechwriter; won the 1978 award for Commentary
- William Sherman (1963), reporter at the New York Daily News; won the 1974 award for Local Investigative Special Reporting
- Buddy Stein (1959), editor and publisher of The Riverdale Press won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for writing on politics and other issues affecting New York City residents.
- William Taubman (1958), professor of political science at Amherst College; won the 2004 award for Biography or Autobiography for Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
- Gene Weingarten (1968), reporter and columnist for The Washington Post; won the 2008 and 2010 awards for Feature Writing
Other alumni in the field of letters and journalismEdit
- Judith Baumel (1973), poet; 1987 recipient of the Walt Whitman Award
- Peter S. Beagle (1955), author, singer, and guitarist, best known for The Last Unicorn
- Jennifer Belle, writer
- Joseph Berger, (1962], New York TImes reporter, author of memoir "Displaced Persons:Growing Up American After the Holocaust"
- Charles Bernstein, poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar.
- Harold Bloom (1947), influential literary critic, MacArthur Foundation Fellow, and Professor of English at Yale University
- Mark Boal (1991), journalist and screenwriter; won two Oscars as screenwriter and producer of The Hurt Locker
- Samuel R. Delany (1960), science fiction author (Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones"); recipient of four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards
- E. L. Doctorow (1948), author (The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Billy Bathgate, and The March); received the National Humanities Medal in 1998
- John T. Georgopoulos (1982), award-winning fantasy sports journalist, writer and broadcast radio host
- Gerald Jay Goldberg, professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles; novelist and critic
- Jeff Greenfield (1960), television journalist and political analyst for CBS News; author (The People's Choice: A Novel)
- Pablo Guzmán (as Paul Guzman) (1968), television journalist for WCBS-2 in New York; formerly a spokesman for the Young Lords
- Clyde Haberman (1962), columnist for the New York Times
- Marilyn Hacker (1959), poet, critic, translator, and recipient of the National Book Award
- Gary Lee Horn (1974), radio journalist; has worked at the United Stations Radio Network, WPIX-FM, and WHCN in Hartford, Connecticut
- Lars-Erik Nelson (1959), award–winning correspondent and columnist for the New York Daily News, Newsweek, and Newsday
- Patricia Park (1999), author of the novel Re Jane, named Editors' Choice by The New York Times Book Review, Best Books of 2015 by American Library Association. 
- Otto Penzler (1959), editor, author, and collector of espionage and thriller books; received an Edgar Award for Encyclopedia of Mystery & Detection
- Martin Peretz (1955), former owner and current editor-in-chief of The New Republic magazine
- Kevin Phillips (1957), author and political analyst
- Richard Price (1967), author (Bloodbrothers, Clockers, Freedomland, Lush Life); Oscar–nominated screenwriter (The Color of Money)
- Michael Powell, sports writer for New York Times
- Dava Sobel (1964), author, best known for her popular expositions in the sciences (Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Galileo's Daughter)
- Norman Spinrad (1957), science fiction author (The Solarians, Bug Jack Barron, The Iron Dream); screenwriter ("The Doomsday Machine" from Star Trek)
- Gary Weiss (1971), journalist and author
- Dave Winer 1972, computer scientist and blogger
Public service, activism, and governmentEdit
- Seth Andrew (1996), Educator & Founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools
- Jamaal Bailey (2000), Member of the New York State Senate
- Harold Brown (1943), scientist and former United States Secretary of Defense (1977–81)
- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) (1960), a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Black Panther Party; notable figure in the Civil Rights Movement
- Majora Carter (1984), urban revitalization strategist; 2005 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant"; 2010 Peabody Award winner
- Edmond E. Chang (1988), United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Richard Danzig (1961), lawyer who served as secretary of the Navy (1998–2001); currently the chair of the Center for a New American Security
- Jeffrey Dinowitz, member of the New York State Assembly (1994–present), representing the 81st District
- Harriet Drummond (1969), Alaska State Legislator
- Martin Garbus (1951), First Amendment lawyer
- Todd Gitlin (1959), writer and social critic; served as president of the Students for a Democratic Society
- Harrison J. Goldin (1953), former New York City Comptroller (1974–89); member of the New York State Senate (1966–73)
- Alan Grayson (1975) member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Florida's 8th congressional district (2009–2017).
- Howard Gutman, lawyer, actor, and former United States Ambassador to Belgium
- Alvin Hellerstein (born 1933), US federal judge
- Dora Irizarry (1972), United States District Judge, serving on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2004–present)
- G. Oliver Koppell (1958), New York State Attorney General (1993); member of the New York State Assembly (1970-1993); member of the New York City Council (2000-2012)
- Kenneth Kronberg (1964), printing company owner; LaRouche movement member
- Bill Lann Lee (1967), former U.S. Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department (1997–2001); first Asian–American to head the Civil Rights Division
- Ronald Lauder (1961), businessman; art collector; heir to the Estee Lauder fortune; served as US Ambassador to Austria; current president of the World Jewish Congress
- Harold O. Levy (1970), former New York City School Chancellor (2000–02)
- John Liu (1985), former New York City Councilman (2002–09); former New York City Comptroller; first Asian–American member of the New York City Council, and the first to hold citywide office
- Nita Lowey (1955), member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1989–present), currently representing New York's 17th congressional district
- Robert Price (1950), New York State Commissioner of Investigation; former Deputy Mayor of New York City.
- Donald L. Ritter, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1979–93), representing Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district
- Martha Shelley, lesbian activist, feminist, writer, and poet
- Madeline Singas, District Attorney, Nassau County, New York
- Toby Ann Stavisky, Member of the New York State Senate
- Terence Tolbert (1982), political operative and consultant for various New York State politicians; was involved in Barack Obama's presidential campaign
- Bruce Ackerman (1960), constitutional law scholar working at the Yale Law School
- Charles Cogen, president of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers
- Jeffrey S. Flier (1964), Dean of Harvard Medical School
- Murray Gerstenhaber (born 1927), mathematician and lawyer
- Gene Grossman (1973), former Chair, Department of Economics, Princeton University
- Martin Jay (1961), intellectual historian at the University of California Berkeley
- Richard Kadison (1942), mathematician
- Henry Klapholz (1958), Dean, Clinical Affairs, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Deborah Frank Lockhart (1965), Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
- Daniel Lowenstein (1960), Director of the Center for Liberal Arts and Institutions, UCLA; first Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission
- Anthony Marx (1977), current president and CEO of the New York Public Library; former president of Amherst College
- Richard A. Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley
- George Ritzer (1958), sociologist
- Michael I. Sovern, former President of Columbia University
- Gregory J. Vincent (1979), President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges
- Jack Russell Weinstein (1987), philosopher and radio personality; host of Public Radio's Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life; Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life at University of North Dakota
- Barry Wellman (1959), sociologist; founder of the International Network for Social Network Analysis; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; developer of the theory of "networked individualism"; co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System; winner of the Oxford Internet Institute's Career Achievement Award
- Emanuel Azenberg, multiple Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning producer, noted for his long professional relationship with Neil Simon
- James Bethea (1982), television producer and executive
- Mark Boal (1991), Academy Award-winning screenwriter (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)
- Dominic Chianese (1948), singer and actor known for his work in film (The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon) and television (Junior Soprano on The Sopranos)
- Jon Cryer (1983), two-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor (Pretty in Pink, Hot Shots!, Two and a Half Men)
- Bobby Darin (as Walden Robert Cassotto) (1953), Oscar-nominated actor, best known for his work as a songwriter and recording artist ("Mack the Knife", "Beyond the Sea")
- Jonah Falcon (1988), actor and talk show personality
- Jon Favreau (1984), screenwriter, actor (Rudy, Swingers), and director (Elf, Iron Man)
- Michael Hirsh , head of the Cookie Jar group (animation); founder of Nelvana animation
- Don Kirshner, music producer and songwriter, best known for his work with The Monkees and for his television show Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
- James Kyson Lee (1993), actor, best known for his role as Ando Masahashi on the television series Heroes
- Tom Paley (1945), banjo and fiddle player, best known for his association with old-time music; co–founded the New Lost City Ramblers
- Dawn Porter (filmmaker) (1984), documentary film maker and director
- Paul Provenza (1975), actor and comedian
- Christopher "Kid" Reid (1982), rap musician, comedian, and actor, best known for being one half of the group Kid 'n Play
- Daphne Maxwell Reid (1966), actress (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Frank's Place), producer, and former model; first African–American homecoming queen at Northwestern University; first African–American to appear on the cover of Glamour
- David Ren, writer and director
- Maggie Siff (1992), actress (Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy)
- Mel Simon, businessman and film producer
- Karina Smirnoff, award–winning professional ballroom Latin dancer, who was featured on seven seasons of Dancing With the Stars
- Worley Thorne, TV screenwriter and script consultant
- Eliot Wald (1962), TV and film writer (Saturday Night Live, Camp Nowhere)
- Boaz Yakin (1983), screenwriter and director
Business, finance, and economicsEdit
- Rose Marie Bravo (1969), Vice Chairman of Burberry; former President of Saks Fifth Avenue
- Millard Drexler (1962), CEO of J.Crew; former CEO of Gap
- Jerald G. Fishman (1962), CEO of Analog Devices
- Gene Freidman (1988), New York City attorney and taxi "king" 
- David Karp, founder of Tumblr
- Ray King, entrepreneur
- Leonard Lauder (1950), former president; current Chairman of the Board of Estée Lauder Companies; an heir to the Estee Lauder fortune
- Phil Libin (1989), CEO of EverNote
- Lisa Su (1986), current CEO and president of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Sports and competitionEdit
- Arthur Bisguier, chess grandmaster; 1954 U.S. Chess Champion; won three U.S. Open chess tournaments; played for the U.S. team in five Chess Olympiads
- Robert Ford (1997), radio broadcaster for the Houston Astros, one of two full-time African-American play-by-play broadcasters in Major League Baseball
- Michael Kay (1978), New York Yankees sportscaster; current host of The Michael Kay Show
- Jeanette Lee, professional pool player, known by nickname "The Black Widow"
- Ira Rubin (1946), contract bridge player known as "The Beast" for his aggressive playing style and for inventing three famous bidding systems
- Joel Sherman (1979), Scrabble champion (1997, World Champion; 2002 US Champion)
- Herb Stempel, former contestant on the television game show Twenty One, known for his contest against Charles Van Doren, and for his role in exposing the subsequent quiz show scandals
- Benjamin (Benji) Ungar (born 1986), fencer
- Wolf Wigo (1991), former Olympic water polo player who was captain of the US National Water Polo Team
- These numbers may be underestimates, as the high school origins of these award winners is not always known.
- Ackerman, Spencer (August 21, 2001). "Nobel Aspirations: Bronx Science's First Woman Principal Prepares to Lead". New York Press. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
Leon N. Cooper, Melvin Schwartz, Sheldon L. Glashow, Steven Weinberg and Russell A. Hulse all won Nobel Prizes. Like E.L. Doctorow, Joseph Lelyveld, Kwame Ture, Robert A. Moog (the inventor of the Moog), William Safire, Jon Favreau from Swingers and myself, all five of them graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. They've also never administered a school, and would probably never credibly argue that they could. Yet another of our number, a 1970 graduate named Harold O. Levy
- Crease, Robert P.; Mann, Charles C. (1996). The Second Creation: Makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics (Revised ed.). New Brunswick, NJ, USA: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2177-7.
(p. 239) In the summer of 1961 Salam attended a conference in Madison, Wisconsin, with Steven Weinberg ... John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper, and John R. Schrieffer ... developed what is called the BCS theory of superconductivity. (Cooper, like Glashow and Weinberg, is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science ...)
- Glashow, Sheldon. "Sheldon Glashow – The Nobel Prize in Physics 1979 – Autobiography". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved June 2, 2008.
- "Roy J. Glauber – Autobiography". Nobel Foundation. 2005. Retrieved June 2, 2009.
- "Russell A. Hulse – Autobiography". Nobel Foundation. 1993. Retrieved June 2, 2009.
- "Nobel Prize Recipient Lectures at Physics Department" (PDF). News of Michigan Physics. Ann Arbor, MI, USA: University of Michigan, Department of Physics. 18 (1): 8. Fall–Winter 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 26, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
Professor H. David Politzer was born in New York City, graduated Bronx High School of Science (1966), received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan (1969), and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1974).
- "Melvin Schwartz – Autobiography". Nobel Foundation. 1988. Retrieved June 2, 2009.
- Kresge, Nicole; Robert D. Simoni; Robert L. Hill (January 20, 2006). "Sucrose Gradient Centrifugation for Low Molecular Weight Substances: the Work of Bruce N. Ames". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. USA: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc. 281 (3): e3. ISSN 0021-9258. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
Bruce Nathan Ames was born in 1928 in New York City. He attended the Bronx High School of Science where he did his first scientific experiments: growing tomato root tips in culture to determine the effects of plant hormones.
- Moore, Deborah Dash (March 1, 2009). "Naomi Amir". Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Jewish Women's Archive. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Hunter, Karen (November 15, 1997). "HER IN-GENE-UITY PAYS WORK REVEALS CANCER CLUE". New York Daily News. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
- Pearce, Jeremy. "Dr. Ira B. Black, 64, Leader in New Jersey Stem Cell Effort, Dies", The New York Times, January 12, 2006. Accessed August 13, 2009.
- "Gregory Chaitin". biographic sketch. World Science Festival. 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Gregory Chaitin is a mathematician and computer scientist who began making lasting contributions to his field while still a student at the Bronx High School of Science.
- "Group Members". biographic sketch. Physics of Information Group at IBM. 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Beginning in the late 1960s, Gregory Chaitin made contributions to algorithmic information theory and metamathematics, in particular a new incompleteness theorem similar in spirit to Gödel's incompleteness theorem. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and City College of New York, where he first developed his theorem while still in his teens.
- Yost, Jeffrey R. (November 22, 2004). "An Interview with Martin Hellman (OH 375)". interview. Charles Babbage Institute — Center for the History of Information Technology — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
(p. 2) I graduated in 1962 from high school, from Bronx High School of Science. I completed my Bachelor's in 1966, and then in 1967 I got my Master's here at Stanford.
- "Leonard Kleinrock's Personal History/Biography: The Birth of the Internet". biographic sketch. Department of Computer Science, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). August 27, 1996. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Leonard Kleinrock spent the next few years cannibalizing discarded radios as he sharpened his electronics skills. He went to the legendary Bronx High School of Science and appended his studies with courses in Radio Engineering.
- Vardalas, John (February 21, 2004). "Oral-History:Leonard Kleinrock". interview. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Leonard Kleinrock starts this interview with a discussion of his early interests and education. He mentions the importance of the practical experience that he acquired, including his independent childhood interest in radio. Kleinrock describes the learning environments of the Bronx High School of Science and of the City College of New York's engineering curriculum.
- "Notable Alumni", Bronx High School of Science website
- Shasha, Dennis Elliott; Lazere, Cathy A. (1998). Out of their minds: the lives and discoveries of 15 great computer scientists. New York, NY, USA: Copernicus imprint. ISBN 0-387-98269-8.
(p. 121) At the Bronx High School of Science, New York City's elite public high school for science and math students, Lamport was moe impressed with his teacher, though he remained hard to please.
- Pasachoff, Jay M. (January–February 2010). "Norm Levitt: An Obituary". Skeptical Inquirer. The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. 34.1. ISSN 0194-6730. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
Norman Levitt, a professor of mathematics at Rutgers and, for the last couple of decades, a major figure in combating pseudoscience and pseudoknowledge, died at the age of 66 on October 24, after a few years' bout with a heart ailment. He was born in the Bronx, attended P.S. 114 and the Bronx High School of Science, graduating in 1960
- Krantz, Steven G. (2005). Mathematical apocrypha redux : more stories and anecdotes of mathematicians and the mathematical. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. p. 38. ISBN 0883855542.
- "Barry Mazur". Department of the History of Science, Harvard University. Harvard University. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- "Barry Mazur Awarded National Medal of Science". Harvard Magazine. January 7, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- "Barry Mazur". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- Hillis, Danny; John McCarthy; Tom M. Mitchell; Erik T. Mueller; Doug Riecken; Aaron Sloman; Patrick Henry Winston (2007). "In Honor of Marvin Minsky's Contributions on his 80th Birthday". AI Magazine. Menlo Park, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. 28 (4): 109.
Minsky's wide-ranging scientific and mathematical curiosity started in his childhood in New York City where he amused himself by taking apart his father's ophthalmological instruments. He thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to focus on his interests at the Bronx High School of Science in the challenging company of several classmates who went on to become Nobel Prize–winning physicists.
- McCorduck, Pamela (2004). Machines who think: a personal inquiry into the history and prospects of artificial intelligence. Natick, MA, USA: A K Peters, Ltd. ISBN 1-56881-205-1.
(p.104-5) One of the largest such efforts was a system called the Perceptron, which was the work of a group of researchers at Cornell led by Frank Rosenblatt, who had been a classmate of Minsky's at Bronx Science.
- "Robert Moog, Ph.D. '64, inventor of the music synthesizer, dies of brain cancer" (Press release). Cornell University News Service. August 23, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
At 14 he built his own theremin – the first electronic instrument, named for its inventor, Leon Theremin – based on descriptions in a hobby magazine. Moog attended the Bronx High School of Science, Queens College and Columbia University's engineering school.
- "Obituary: Dr Robert Moog". BBC News. August 22, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Alongside his hobby, Moog was studying hard. From the Bronx High School of Science, he went on to Queens College, before graduating in electrical engineering at Columbia University and earning a doctorate in engineering physics at Cornell.
- Levy, David. "An Eye to the Stars". article. Oceanside Photo and Telescope (originally from Sky and Telescope). Retrieved May 26, 2010.
During his junior year at the Bronx High School of Science in the early 1950s, Nagler's interest was motivated by a shop teacher named Charles Cafarella, who taught a course called Science Techniques Laboratory.
- "Jay M. Pasachoff". biographic sketch. Williams College. 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Education: Bronx High School of Science H.S. 1959; Harvard College A.B. 1963; Harvard University A.M. 1965; Harvard University Ph.D. 1969
- Hay, Kim (June 2003). "Society News – National Council Meetings". Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Toronto, ONT, CAN: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. 97 (3): 136. Bibcode:2003JRASC..97..136H.
Prof. Jay Pasachoff is the Director of Hopkins Observatory ... He graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1959 ...
- Christian H. Ross (April 13, 2017). "Stanley Alan Plotkin (1932- )". The Embryo Project Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
- Cornwall, John; Julian Schwinger; Robert Finkelstein (1986). "University of California: In Memoriam, 1985 – Jun John Sakurai, Physics: Los Angeles". Biographic sketch/obituary. University of California. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
(p. 355) Jun was born in 1933 in Tokyo and was one of the children who were evacuated during the fire bombing of that city in World War II. At the age of sixteen he won a scholarship to the Thomas Jefferson High School in St. Louis and transferred the following year to the Bronx High School of Science in New York from which he was graduated in 1951.
- Alan Macfarlane (interviewer), Sarah Harrison (editor) (August 7, 2009). Interview of Ben Shneiderman (video interview/print transcript). Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, Department of Social Anthropology.
... going through the school system in New York was very good, with the same group of kids from third to sixth grade, and then on through high school; I went to the Bronx High School of Science, a famous school in New York City, one of three where you were admitted by exam.
- "Physics is stuck in a crisis: The dream of a Grand Unified Theory has collapsed, the new theories can scarcely be tested. Is cosmology still a science?". article. Rabbett Run). Retrieved August 27, 2014.
Perhaps they are missing the socialization of the Bronx, where Leonard Susskind and Steven Weinberg attended the same High School.
- "About the Series Host". biographic sketch. NOVA ScienceNOW. 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
A graduate of New York City's Bronx High School of Science, Neil Tyson studied physics at Harvard before receiving his doctorate in astrophysics from Columbia University. He has twenty-one honorary doctorates and has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Washburn Award. The International Astronomical Union officially named an asteroid "13123 Tyson" in honor of his contribution to the public awareness of the cosmos.
- Williams, Scott (1997). "Astronomers of the African Diaspora: Neil deGrasse Tyson". biographic sketch. State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Mathematics. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
When he was thirteen, Neil went to summer astronomy camp in the Mohave Desert, where the sky was clear and he could see millions of stars. At the Bronx High School of Science, he focused his studies on astrophysics.
- "2010 President's Commencement Colloquy: NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON, PH.D. — Honorary Doctor of Science". colloquium invitation. Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
Dr. Tyson was born and raised in New York City, where he was educated in the public schools and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. He went on to earn his B.A. in physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia.
- "SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COUNCIL – George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D; President, Regeneron Laboratories & Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Tarrytown, NY". biographic sketch. Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
After graduating as valedictorian of both the Bronx High School of Science and Columbia College, Dr. Yancopoulos received his MD and PhD degrees in 1987 from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons.
- McFadden, Robert D. (September 27, 2009). "William Safire, Political Columnist and Oracle of Language, Dies at 79". New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
William Safir was born on Dec. 17, 1929, in New York City, ... (The "e" was added to clarify pronunciation.) He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and attended Syracuse University, but quit after his second year
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(p. 181) William Sherman (born December 9, 1946, in New York City) was a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and Bard College ... In 1974 he was the Local Reporting Pulitzer award ...
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- Weingarten, Gene (July 26, 2005). "Chatological Humor* (Updated 7.29.05)". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
- "AWP Board Members". directory. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs. 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
Judith Baumel was born in The Bronx in 1956. She attended The Bronx High School of Science, Radcliffe College (Harvard University) and The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.
- Cohen, Rich (July 8, 1996). "Funny Girl". New York Magazine. New York, NY, USA: New York Magazine. 29 (26): 30. ISSN 0028-7369.
First novelist Jennifer Belle dropped out of Bronx Science at 15, but that doesn't mean she didn't get an education.
- Samuels, Tanyanika (March 10, 2010). "'Hurt Locker' Oscar winner Mark Boal schooled at Bronx High School of Science". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
Turns out the Oscars were especially memorable this year for the Bronx High School of Science. Alumnus Mark Boal ('91) took home two Oscars – one for Best Original Screenplay and one for Best Picture (he was one of the movie's four producers) ... Boal now joins the ranks of other illustrious alumni wordsmiths, including E.L. Doctorow, William Safire and Richard Price.
- Eichna, Charlotte (March 11, 2010). "Past Editor Has Big Win at Academy Awards". West Side Spirit. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
Boal, who was a co-producer for the film, based his fictional screenplay on reporting he did in 2004 while embedded with a military unit that defuses bombs in Iraq. In the 1980s and 1990s, however, he was a New York City kid who lived on York Avenue and attended Bronx High School of Science, graduating with the class of 1991.
- "Samuel R. Delany: The Grammar of Narrative". Locus Magazine. Oakland, CA, USA: Locus Publications. 64 (3). March 2010. Archived from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
Samuel R. Delany grew up in Harlem in a middle-class black family, and attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science before going on to City College.
- Tucker, Jeffrey A. (2004). A sense of wonder: Samuel R. Delany, race, identity and difference. Middletown, CT, USA: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-6688-8.
(p. 156-7) Citing Oscar Wilde's witticism that "the only true talent is precocity", Delany tells his readers just how precocious he was as a youth. at the beginning of his career at the Bronx High School of Science, "a city public school ... of megacephalic reputation, Delany is already reading the novels of Faulkner and Camus ...
- Freedman, Carl (editor) (2009). Conversations with Samuel R. Delany. Jackson, MS, USA: University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-60473-277-1.
(p. xix) 1956–60: Attends Bronx High School of Science ... 1961: Marries Bronx Science classmate (and later renowned poet) Marylin Hacker.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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Tonight, at a dinner-dance at the New York Hilton in Manhattan, more than 1,000 alumni of Bronx Science, a school that its graduates and teachers have always thought of as more than just a school will celebrate its 50th anniversary ... At tonight's celebration, graduates who will be honored include three Nobel Prize winners in physics and a former Secretary of Defense (Harold Brown), writers (E. L. Doctorow), politicians (Harrison J. Goldin), political advocates (Stokely Carmichael) and even performers (Bobby Darin).
- Diamond, Edwin (October 24, 1988). "Monday–Night Politics". New York Magazine. New York, NY, USA: News America Publishing. 21 (42): 24. ISSN 0028-7369.
But Greenfield has seen the heartland; after high school at Bronx Science, he went to the University of Wisconsin ...
- "News Team — Pablo Guzman". biographic sketch. WCBS-TV. 2010. Archived from the original on April 24, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
Guzmán graduated from the Bronx High School of Science ... he became a founder and co-leader of the Young Lords Party, a radical political organization that fought for Puerto Rican and Latino rights. "During the next six years, Guzman was one of the group's main spokespersons ...
- "Clyde Haberman". biographic sketch. New York Times. 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
A 1962 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and 1966 graduate of the City College of New York, Haberman lives in New York.
- Stout, David (November 22, 2000). "Lars-Erik Nelson, 59, Writer Of Columns at The Daily News". New York Times. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
A native of New York City, Lars-Erik Nelson graduated from Bronx High School of Science (where he was a hurdler) and from Columbia with a degree in Russian.
- Robbins, Tom (November 28, 2000). "He Was the Best of New York: Lars-Erik Nelson and the Business of Journalism". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
A Brooklyn native and Bronx Science graduate, he spoke Russian and other Slavic languages and had served as a wire service reporter in London, Moscow, and Prague.
- Keishin Armstrong, Jennifer (May 29, 2015). "'Re Jane,' by Patricia Park". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
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After graduating from the University of Michigan, in 1963, Otto Penzler (Bronx Science, Class of '59) repatriated to his old neighborhood, near the Grand Concourse, and went to work as a copy boy at the News.
- Alterman, Eric (July–August 2007). "My Marty Peretz Problem – And Ours". The American Prospect. Washington, DC, USA: The American Prospect, Inc. 18 (7). ISSN 1049-7285. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
Peretz was raised in a lower middle-class, Yiddishist household in the Bronx and attended the Bronx High School of Science before going on to Brandeis in its Jewish intellectual glory years.
- Judis, John (May 22, 2006). "Kevin Phillips, Ex-Populist: Elite Model". The New Republic. Washington, DC, USA. ISSN 0028-6583.
Phillips himself was neither Italian nor Irish. His ancestors were a blend of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. His father was Catholic and his mother was Protestant. He went to the Bronx High School of Science rather than to a Catholic school.
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(00:48:49) YOUR EDUCATION? (00:48:51) I WENT TO THE BRONX HIGH SCHOOL OF SCIENCE WHICH IS THE BIG NEW YORK CITY – YOU TAKE A TEST TO GET...
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CM: Were you a science geek growing up? DS: Well, I came from a pretty geeky family, so I didn't think that was weird. Then I went to the Bronx High School of Science where… I mean, you want to talk geeks? Those were the days when the boys who were really geeks wore slide rules on their belts like swords in scabbards.
- "Norman Spinrad :The Transformation Crisis". Locus Magazine. Oakland, CA, USA: Locus Publications. 42 (2). February 1999. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
Norman [Richard] Spinrad was born September 15, 1940, in New York City. Nearly all of his childhood was spent in the Bronx, and he went to the Bronx High School of Science.
- Weintraub, Bernard (NY Times News Service) (February 5, 1978). "Defense Buck Stops at Harold Brown". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 1F. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
Harold Brown was born in Sept. 9, 1927 ... He grew up on West End Avenue, attended public school in Manhattan and graduated at 15 from the Bronx High School of Science.
- "The Nation: Childe Harold Comes of Age". Time Magazine. Vol. 109 no. 1. Time Inc. January 3, 1977. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
Harold Brown has always been in a hurry. He graduated at age 15 from New York's Bronx High School of Science, finished Columbia at the head of his class by age 17, had his doctorate in physics from Columbia by 22.
- "Majora Carter — entrepreneur". biographic sketch. The Sundance Channel. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
Majora is a life long resident of Hunts Point in the South Bronx, a graduate of PS 48, IS 74, the Bronx High School of Science, Wesleyan University (BA) and New York University (MFA). She is a 2005 MacArthur Fellow, 2002 Open Society Institute Community Fellow.
- Waldman, Amy (August 15, 2001). "A Dreamer, Working for Beauty in the South Bronx". New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
As a child she watched buildings burn while drugs and prostitution bloomed. She wanted to leave. Her father, who was among the first blacks to buy a house in Hunts Point, said they weren't going anywhere. At the Bronx High School of Science, she heard teachers talk about those people from the South Bronx.
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Richard Danzig is an intelligent and well-read man. He's a graduate of Bronx High School of Science and Reed College, with a law degree from Yale and a Ph.D. from Oxford.
- Sugarman, Raphael (July 26, 1999). "BOOK LIST FLUNKS BRONX SCIENCE ASSIGNMENT FILLED WITH ERRORS". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
State Assemblyman and Bronx Science graduate Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), whose son Eric will attend Science this fall, called the mistakes "inexplicable and inexcusable," ...[permanent dead link]
- "Program Administration — Todd Gitlin". biographic sketch. Columbia University, Department of American Studies. 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
Todd Gitlin attended New York City public schools, where he graduated as valedictorian of the Bronx High School of Science.
- "Members of Congress/Alan Grayson". biographic sketch/voting history. The Washington Post. 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
GRAYSON, Alan, a Representative from Florida; born in the Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., March 13, 1958; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y ...
- "Featured Speaker: Hon. Dora Irizarry — Federal District Court Judge, Eastern District of New York" (PDF). program for Intern Appreciation Day; biographical sketch. The NYS Division of Human Rights. July 9, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004, Dora L. Irizarry is the first Hispanic District Judge to serve in the Eastern District of New York. Born in Puerto Rico, she migrated with her family to the South Bronx as an infant. She attended public schools and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science.
- "Raising the Bar: Pioneers in the Legal Profession — Bill Lann Lee". biographic sketch. American Bar Association. May 2002. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, Bill Lann Lee attended Yale University on a scholarship, and majored in History.
- "Coordination and Review Section: Civil Rights Forum — Bill Lann Lee sworn in as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights". brief. United States Department of Justice. Summer–Fall 2000. Archived from the original (newsletter (vol. 14, #3)) on June 2, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
As previously reported in the Civil Rights Forum, Bill Lee, the first Asian-American to head the federal government's premier civil rights post, was born in New York City, and grew up in Manhattan, where his parents owned a small laundry. He attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science and won a scholarship to Yale, where he graduated magna cum laude.
- Steinberg, Jacques (June 9, 1998). "Bronx High School Gets $1 Million Pledge". New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
Less than three months after alumni pledged to create a $10 million endowment for Brooklyn Technical High School, Leonard and Ronald S. Lauder said yesterday that they would donate as much as $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise $10 million in behalf of their alma mater, the Bronx High School of Science. Leonard A. Lauder, the chairman and chief executive of Estee Lauder Companies, the cosmetics concern, is a 1950 graduate of the school; his brother Ronald, the chairman of Estee Lauder International and a former American Ambassador to Austria, graduated in 1961.
- Hartocollis, Anemona (February 8, 2001). "Bronx Science Loses Acting Principal to L.I. School". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
The acting principal of the Bronx High School of Science, one of New York City's most prestigious schools, has taken a job in an affluent Long Island suburb, after a four-month struggle between his supporters and Chancellor Harold O. Levy ... The chancellor, who graduated from Bronx Science in 1970, added: This remains one of the most powerful, terrific schools, with one of the best reputations in the country.
- "New York City Comptroller Liu to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell" (Press release). Forbes.com. May 3, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
Hailed as a "Trailblazer" and "Pioneer", John Liu's historic elections as the first Asian American elected in New York City – both to legislative office in 2001 and citywide in 2009 – were marked milestones for Asian Americans in New York and across the nation. ... John Liu immigrated to New York at the age of five. He is a proud product of New York City public schools beginning with kindergarten at P.S. 20 in Queens through to the Bronx High School of Science.
- "LOWEY, Nita M. (1937 – )". biographic sketch. United States Congress. 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
LOWEY, Nita M., a Representative from New York; born Nita Sue Melnikoff in New York, N.Y., July 5, 1937; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y., 1955 ...
- "Members of Congress/Nita Lowey". biographic sketch/voting history. The Washington Post. 2010. Archived from the original on September 1, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
GLOWEY, Nita M., a Representative from New York; born Nita Sue Melnikoff in New York, N.Y., July 5, 1937; graduated from Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, N.Y., 1955 ...
- "MAYOR BLOOMBERG DELIVERS EULOGY AT FUNERAL SERVICE FOR TERENCE D. TOLBERT: Renames School Campus at I.S. 195 in Harlem the Terence D. Tolbert Education Complex" (Press release). Office of the Mayor of New York City. November 10, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
I often talk about New York as a city of opportunity, a place where anyone who works hard and catches a little luck can follow their dream and Terence really did live that story. He's a kid who grew up in public housing, earned a spot at Bronx Science – I never would have – worked his way through college and climbed his way up the political ladder ...
- Ge, Liming; Jaffe, Arthur; Rieffel, Marc; Rørdam, Mikael (October 2019). "In Memoriam: Richard Kadison (1925–2018)" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 66 (9): 1453–1463.
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- "Acclaimed Sociologist George Ritzer to Give Talk April 19". Lehman E-News. New York, NY, USA: Lehman College, Department of Media Relations & Publications. 5 (6). April 16, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
Professor Ritzer, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, City College (B.A.), the University of Michigan (M.B.A.) and Cornell University (Ph.D.).
- Wellman, Barry; et al. (April 2003). "The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism". Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Los Angeles, CA, USA: University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication. 8 (3). ISSN 1083-6101. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
In 1965, Barry Wellman moved from his Bronx High School of Science slide rule to IBM cards and an 029 keypunch in the bowels of Harvard University.
- "Green Acres: George Pataki, Ronald Lauder and the politics of new beginnings". New York Press. February 8, 2005. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
Less known, Lauder also headed the two Pataki-created commissions that pushed for the privatization of the World Trade Center: the New York State Commission of Privatization and the New York State Research Council on Privatization. Even further below the public radar, Nobel has uncovered that Lauder has family connections to Libeskind dating back to their student days at Bronx Science High School, where the two graduated four years apart in the 1960s.
- Collins, Glenn (February 28, 2003). "REBUILDING AT GROUND ZERO: THE ARCHITECT; A Man of Many Faces Comes Home to Cast A New Face for the City". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
It was the magnanimous Daniel Libeskind – the adopted son of the great metropolis, the engaging former math and music wunderkind from the Bronx High School of Science – who showed up at center stage in the Winter Garden yesterday to accept the most extraordinary commission that any city has ever offered.
- Rothstein, Mervyn (September 24, 2004). "A Life in the Theatre: Emanuel Azenberg". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
He attended the Bronx High School of Science—and he first became interested in the theatre when he went to see John Garfield in 1948 in a play called Skipper Next to God by Jan de Hartog ... He won a theatre award at Bronx Science ...
- Yates, James P. (May 1, 2008). "ARTS: Dominic Chianese: Uncle Junior is back with another round of Grandpa Domencio's favorite songs at Lorenzo's Cabaret". SILive.com. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
Music has always been a part of life for Dominic Chianese, as much a part as his Italian heritage or his career as an actor. "I'm like a melodic storyteller," says the graduate of the elite Bronx High School of Science during a phone interview from his Upper East Side home. "I'll tell you about Grandpa, why he liked this particular song, his loves, his observations."
- Smiley, Tavis (June 20, 2005). "Jon Cryer". interview. Tavis Smiley Show — Public Broadcasting System (PBS). Retrieved May 23, 2010.
The son of Broadway actors, Cryer modeled as a child. He studied at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before completing his senior year at the Bronx High School of Science.
- Evanier, David (2004). Roman candle: the life of Bobby Darin. USA: Holtzbrinck Publishers. ISBN 1-59486010-6.
(p. 30) In 1955, Bobby developed a songwriting partnership with Don Kirshner, another student with whom he had become friends at Bronx Science
- DiOrio, Al (2004). Bobby Darin: The Incredible Story of an Amazing Life. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Running Press. ISBN 0-7624-1816-8.
(p. 29) Although Bobby had been a top student at Clark Junior High School, and had no trouble meeting the academic requirements for admittance to Bronx Science, once there he found the experience unsettling.
- Trebay, Guy (October 1999). "There's Just One thing You Need To Know About Jonah Falcon: 13.5 inches (And know you do)". Out. New York, NY, USA: Here Publishing. 8 (4): 84. ISSN 1062-7928.
When Jonah attended Bronx Science, he was introverted and uncool, obsessed with computer games and baseball stats and so morbidly self-conscious about his penis that he wore enormous sweatshirts and jeans all the time.
- MacMedan, Dan (May 9, 2010). "Jon Favreau's a comic-book hero with 'Iron Man' franchise". USA Today. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
But like all good comic-book directors, Favreau has an inner geek. A native New Yorker, Favreau attended the Bronx High School of Science and kept himself busy at home with toy monsters and his father's 8mm camera, which he used to create stop-motion carnage.
- Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard book of number 1 hits (5th ed.). New York, NY, USA: Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6.
(p. 59) As a teenager, Darin graduated from the Bronx School of Science. After dropping out of Hunter College, he wrote some songs with another Bronx Science student, Don Kirshner.
- "CAST: Ando Masahashi/ James Kyson Lee". biographic sketch. NBC. 2010. Archived from the original on August 27, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee moved with his family to New York City at the age of 10. He graduated from Bronx High School of Science and continued his education at Boston University and New England Institute of the Arts, where he studied communications.
- Rosenberg, Neil V. (2005). Bluegrass: a history (20th ed.). Champaign, IL, USA: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06304-X.
(p. 144) Within a few years of Margolin's first appearances in Washington Square young musicians began showing up there with five-string banjos. Among them were Tom Paley, a graduate of Bronx Science High School, who was attending Yale ...
- "The Green Room with Paul Provenza: Paul Provenza Executive Producer, Host". biographic sketch. Showtime Network. 2010. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
Born and raised in New York City, Paul Provenza graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science in 1975. Even before he graduated, Provenza was writing and performing stand-up comedy.
- "Christopher 'Kid' Reid". concert notice. Pegasus News (Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, USA). April 17, 2009. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
Christopher Reid, formerly known as Kid (born April 5, 1964, in The Bronx, New York City) is an African American actor, comedian, and former rapper. He graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science in 1982. He is best known as one-half of late-1980s/early-1990s hip hop musical act Kid 'n Play with fellow rapper/actor Christopher "Play" Martin.
- Deneen, Nancy (Spring–Summer 2008). "Homecoming Queen was just one "first" for Daphne Maxwell Reid, actress, designer, film producer". Cross Currents: the Magazine of Arts and Sciences. Evanston, IL, USA: Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. 9 (1). Archived from the original on June 10, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
At Bronx High School of Science—then, as now, regarded as one of the nation's best—she excelled and was elected president of her senior class. She came to Northwestern, not having seen it first, as a merit scholar.
- "Daphne Reid Biography". interview summary. The History Makers. July 21, 2004. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
Born Daphne Maxwell, actress Daphne Reid was born on July 13, 1948 ... Despite her initial desire to attend the Fashion Industries High School, she was swayed to attend the Bronx High School of Science. While attending Bronx Science, Reid was highly involved, serving as senior class president and joining the Group Theater Workshop.
- "karina smirnoff". biographic sketch. Dancing With the Stars (ABC Television). 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
In 1992, Smirnoff emigrated to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. After this, Karina laid off the samba and focused on her studies. She attended Christopher Columbus High School in New York and the Bronx High School of Science.
- "2009 Fur Ball Live Auction Items: Dancing With the Stars". biographic sketch. Big Cat Rescue. 2009. Archived from the original on November 19, 2008. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
In 1992, Smirnoff moved to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. Once in the U.S., Smirnoff took time off from studying dancing for school. She attended Christopher Columbus High School in New York and the Bronx High School of Science before going to Fordham University, during which time she picked up her interest in dancing again.
- Zimbalist, Kristina (February 16, 2004). "The Power List: Women in Fashion – #1 Rose Marie Bravo". Time Magazine. Vol. 163 no. 7. Time. Retrieved May 14, 2010.
If part of her intrepidity comes from growing up the daughter of a hairdresser who owned a salon in New York City's Bronx—Bravo attended the elite public Bronx High School of Science and Fordham University, also in the Bronx
- "Guests: Millard Drexler". biographic sketch. Charlie Rose, LLC. February 19, 2010. Archived from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
Millard Drexler is a businessman, formerly CEO of Gap Inc, he joined the board of directors of Gap in November 1983 and left his position in October 2002. Since January 2003, Drexler has been Chairman and CEO of J. Crew Group, Inc. He has been a director at Apple Inc. since 1999. He received his MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. He is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, and C.C.N.Y.
- "Millard "Mickey" Drexler Honored: J. Crew CEO and GSM alum is among this year's honorary degree recipients". BU Today. Boston, MA, USA: Boston University. May 6, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
Drexler, the son of a New York garment-district buyer, grew up in the Bronx and worked in the garment industry while attending the Bronx High School of Science.
- "The Struggles of New York City's Taxi King". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
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When the 21-year-old Internet entrepreneur David Karp was 17, he moved himself to Tokyo for five months—he prepaid the rent on his apartment because he was under 18—where he continued working as the chief technology officer of UrbanBaby, the New York-based message board ... He had been home-schooled since he was 15, after dropping out of Bronx Science, and had been taking Japanese classes at the Japan Society on 47th Street.
- Martin, J. Quinn (November 8, 2007). "The 21-Year-Old Behind a 'Darling' New York Web Startup". The Sun (New York, NY, USA). Retrieved May 25, 2010.
Mr. Karp was a sophomore at Bronx Science when he quit school to work full-time on UrbanBaby, single-handedly running the technical side of the business for three years from his mother's Upper West Side apartment.
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(p. 23) I was the runt of the litter, underweight, and misunderstood. Bright enough to get into Bronx Science, a magnet school in New York City, but stubborn enough to drop out as soon as I could.
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In reality, Lee was a pretty young girl with a bright mind. She attended the Bronx High School of Science, earned good grades in accelerated classes and loved working with children: She originally planned to become an elementary teacher or open a community youth center in New York City.
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Sherman said he was also lucky "to have good teachers wherever I went:" PS 89, JHS 135 and the Bronx High School of Science.
- "The Quiz Show Scandal – Herbert Stempel". biographic sketch. PBS — The American Experience. 1999. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
When Stempel was chosen as a contestant, he was a 29-year-old college student, who had a prodigious memory and a remarkable fund of knowledge. He had graduated from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science and had scored an impressive 170 on an IQ test.
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Meanwhile, at the Bronx High School of Science, Mr. Wigo was just as competitive as he was in the pool. His father, Bruce Wigo, would catch him under the bed covers with a flashlight doing math problems so that he could outperform his friend David in school the next day.