Welcome to the
Somers Science Research Foundation Page!
We would like to introduce you to the Somers Science Research Foundation. This foundation, a collaboration of faculty, parents, and community members, is established to support our Science Research program through:
· Expanding possibilities for research students to find potential mentors;
· Encouraging children to take Science Research.
The foundation was created to help network the Somers community with scientists in our area who may be able to provide research opportunities for our students and who may be able to serve as mentors for our students. The purpose of the foundation is to stimulate the interest of students, faculty, parents and community organizations in the science research program at Somers High School, to work with willing organizations to find research mentors matching the interests of students and faculty, to provide financial assistance for research tools and facilities, and to seek grants and raise funds for the program to achieve its long term stability and success.
Science Research programs are present in high schools throughout the United States. At Somers High School, the Science Research program is a three year course that provides students with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to pursue a college degree or career in science, engineering, technology or related fields.
The course begins in the sophomore year. Students learn to read and research the scientific literature. They then develop their own area of research interest and may design their own project or work on an existing project with a scientist. Students learn to analyze and present data and to speak publicly about their work. The potential areas for research are vast and include behavioral and social science, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, physics and health. The course culminates with participation in the Science Research competitions such as the Siemens competition and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Several Somers High School students have received recognition and awards at these prestigious national and international events.
We invite you to:
· Explore our website: www.somersscienceresearch.com
· Join our mailing list to stay informed of our activities;
· Tell others about Science Research and the Somers Science Research Foundation;
· Join the foundation.
For more information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or William.Maelia@gmail.com