In a science- and technology-driven world, a good science education is crucial. Children in K-12 schools must be exposed early and often to scientific thinking and methodology. Especially in high school, it is essential to encourage students with a passion for science by promoting programs that prepare them to pursue a college degree or career in a variety of science-related fields.
The Science Research Program is a three-year course that complements and extends the traditional repertoire of high-school-level science courses by providing students with real-world opportunities to develop the skills necessary for a future career in science. These skills range far beyond the research itself to encompass critical reading, public speaking, focused and precise writing, statistical analysis, collaborative problem-solving and much more.
Mission Statement of the Somers Science Research Foundation
The Somers Science Research Foundation (SSRF) is an organization made up of parents, faculty and community members who collaborate to provide financial, material and instrumental support to the Science Research Program at the Somers Central School District. (For more information, click here.)
The objectives of the SSRF are
• to stimulate the interest of students, faculty, parents, and community organizations in high school science research,
• to work with organizations to find research mentors willing to guide students in their selected research projects,
• to provide the financial assistance and support necessary to make research equipment, facilities, and travel available to students so that they can participate in science research competitions, and
• to seek grants and raise funds in order to promote the long-term stability and continued success of the Somers Science Research Program.
To become an official member of the Somers Science Research Foundation, please click here.
If you do not want to become involved but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click here.
All donors and members will be recognized in the program book at the annual Science Research Symposium in May and on a donor poster at the Somers Science Fair in June, as well as on the ‘Donations’ page of the website.