In the science and technology driven world, science education is crucial in K-12 schools and the science research curriculum in high school is especially important for students with science passion to cultivate readiness in research skills in order to pursue a college degree or career in various science related fields. In addition to high-level science courses, the high school science research program is instrumental to providing students with real-world opportunities for developing the skills necessary for a future career in science. Somers Science Research Foundation (SSRF) is a collaboration of faculty, parents, communities and education supporting organizations established to support the science research program in the Somers Central School District with the following objectives:
• To stimulate the interest of students, faculty, parents, community organizations in high school science research,
• To work with willing organizations to find research mentors to support the Somers Science Research Program matching the needs of the students and faculty in their selected science research projects,
• To provide financial assistance and support for research tools, facilities, travel expenses and all activities leading to the participation in science research competitions, and
• To seek grants and raise funds for Somers Science Research Program in order to achieve its long-term stability and success.