Monthly Archives: March 2015

Alumni Couple Launches STEM Middle School

Alumni Couple Launches STEM Middle School Starting this fall, Northern Virginia’s 4th-7th graders will have another educational option, Ideaventions Academy, courtesy of the husband-and-wife team of Ryan (right) and Juliana Heitz (below), both TJ ’93. Citing TJ as a major

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alum Tackles Biggest Problems

’99 alum and his companies are defining new frontiers in biomedicine, nutrition, agriculture, and sustainability.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Alum Writes Another Bestseller

Bestselling novelist Ian Caldwell tells students the true story behind his hard-fought success.

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Reaching Out with Robots

Champion Robotics Team Shares the Thrill with Autistic Kids It’s a Sunday afternoon in March at Green Acres Center in Fairfax, and Room 112 is full of high schoolers in team t-shirts, younger kids . . . and robots. Members

Posted in June 2015, Newsworthy

Why the Campaign for TJ Is Raising Funds for Turf Fields

Got Turf? Why the Campaign for TJ Is Raising Funds for Turf Fields Q: Why does TJ need turf fields? A: Unlike fragile grass fields, turf allows for play in most weather conditions. Installing turf at TJ will ensure that

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy

Start-Up Brothers Got Their Start at TJ

Brothers who graduated from TJ nine years apart both became successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy

2004 Reunion, Alumni Day Bring Them Back

Reunion News 2004 Reunion Wrap-Up Reunion chairs Carly Rush and Jackie Bello, daughter of retired English teacher Judy Bello, organized two amazing events to coincide with Alumni Day and Thanksgiving weekend. The Class kicked off the weekend with a get-together

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy

Bay Area Meet-Up Draws Over 100 Alums

Bay Area Meet-Up Draws Over 100 Alums Alums from all over the Bay Area and representing virtually all classes converged on the San Francisco offices of Thumbtack, a successful Internet-based start-up co-founded by Sander Daniels, TJ ’01 (pictured, see May

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy

Alum’s DC-Area Start-Up Has Arrived

Two TJ classmates started three companies together over the last 20 years, the latest of which is a hot local business.

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy

MIT Professor Is Making a “3-D Printer” for Biologic Medicines

Alum straddles scientific and technological realms as he sets out to revolutionize drug manufacturing.

Posted in March 2015, Newsworthy