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September 18, 2013
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September 18, 2013
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I was a participant in several programs run by the Society for Science & the Public, and I can honestly say that they were life changing. I had always been interested in science but always felt that I didn't have the skill or talent to pursue my dreams. SSP gave the opportunity to travel the world and meet other students with my similar interests. I was constantly finding role models and being motivated by the famous scientists I got to meet through SSP. ISEF and STS, the programs I was involved in, impressed upon me how important it was to pursue my science research dreams. I found the best community of scholars and thinkers I have ever met, and their recognition of me gave me the funds to attend college. Without the SSP, I would not be who I am today - a successful student and scientist, working at the best universities in the world.

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I don't have any changes.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 7, 2013
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September 7, 2013
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I've faithfully read Science News for almost 20 years now, and there's just no other magazine like it in the industry. It doesn't "dumb down" research summaries. At the same time, the language and explanation are very understandable even to a layperson. (I am a professional without a medical degree, but who works in the medical industry.)

I was so happy when the journal moved on-line. I hope this group continues to provide public information for many years to come!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase advertising or funding so more people are aware of what they do!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 4, 2013
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September 4, 2013
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Provides clear elucidation of current topics in all branches of science.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make archives available w/o login

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 31, 2011

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August 30, 2010

I got to know this organization in 2006 when one of my students won our local science fair and went to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. I was able to attend ISEF 2 more times and ... more

August 31, 2011

This is an update to my 2010 review. I just completed my first year as an SSP Teacher Fellow. Because of the grant I received more students than ever before participated in science and engineering activities, and won more awards than ever. I also got to take a group of observers to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the first time in the 50+ year history of the fair. It had a huge impact on the school. I also grew in my professionalism as a teacher.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I so have many new resources available to my students.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of much. If they need some help I would gladly pitch in

August 30, 2010

I got to know this organization in 2006 when one of my students won our local science fair and went to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. I was able to attend ISEF 2 more times and was very impressed by what I saw. I learned as least as much as a teacher as my student did during the competitions. I found out about other programs such as Science Talent Search and got my students in that too. The website and science fair materials are a huge help in getting my students prepared for competitions. I use Science News in my classroom, not just for the news articles but to teach my students how to write. Last year I found out about the Intel Teacher Fellows program. When my students read the ad for it they told me that "this sounds like you, you have to go for this", the same words I've often used to encourage them to get into competitions. So I took my own advice and applied. This year I was named an Intel Teacher Fellow. The level of resources I now have for my students has taken a quantum leap. I know that SSP has been around for several decades, so I hope it's around fro a lot longer, and my relationship with them grows.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

SSP genuinely wants to see students succeed in science. While maintaining a competitive threshold they work hard to include as many students as possible. I got the same level of advice when preparing my teacher application.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very competent and willing to help. They have a vested interest in seeing you and your students succeed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand their programs for students and teachers. help out local science fairs,

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 2, 2010

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September 2, 2010

I have been a regional fair director for 14 years and have attended the Intel ISEF for 8 years. Every year I am amazed anew at what a wonderful experience this is for high school students. I love to take students to ISEF for the first time and see their jaws drop when they walk into the exhibit hall! They get SO excited about the Opening Ceremony when they realize that they are the stars of this show. SSP make sure that the students know that THEY are the important ones for this week and treat them accordingly. In addition, SSP provides multiple opportunities for the students to meet other students from all over the country and the world. Many of the friendships that are created during the week are lasting and may even lead to future collaboration on projects "in the real world". But SSP doesn't stop there. The Intel ISEF also gives teachers, parents and fair directors to learn and share ideas. As a fair director, I have make invaluable contacts over the years which have enabled me to greatly improve the running of my own fair. The staff at SSP is very professional and help support the regional fairs in a myriad of ways, including giving us the answers to hundreds of questions in a very timely fashion. We have also had many students involved with the SSP Middle School Program & previously, the DCYSC. This is an incredible program designed for middle school students and is the only one of its kind. I was delighted to see that this program is being brought back this year. There is no place else where middle school students can advance to a national competition based on their science project. Much thanks to SSP for all it does for students and teachers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The continued success of my students in high school and in college. Also in the improvements in my fair.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

As a participant in several of SSP's programs, including the Intel Science Talent Search and the ISEF, I can personally attest to the degree SSP programs have influenced the lives of its participants, including myself. The STS and ISEF provided me with opportunities to meet and spend time with many other students who were also passionate about science - many of these acquaintances have evolved into close friends I know I will keep in contact with for a lifetime. I learned so much through participating in these programs, and also deepened my own interest in scientific research while interacting with other students, government officials, and even Nobel Prize winners. These science programs are also inspiring to the public; I heard numerous parents and visitors to the ISEF and STS project exhibition halls express that the intellectually enthusiastic atmosphere was infectious. Not only does SSP have a wonderful goal of spreading interest and excitement in scientific research to students from all backgrounds, but the success of its programs show that this goal is actually being realized. All the SSP programs I have attended have been a perfect mix of professionalism, energy, and excitement. They are impeccably run, and it's clear that the SSP staff really cares about the students' experiences. I will always be grateful to the SSP for the amazing opportunities it gave me during my high school years.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Science Talent Seaarch and International Science Fair.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always helpful, really care about making a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

The Society for Science and the Public Fellowship I received has transformed my classroom. The six subjects I teach now have a research basis along with the required academic material. I have improved the quality of scientific research in my classroom thanks to what I learned through the SSP Summer Institute. Not only do we now have a student research group that meets after school to work on projects, but we also have a junior high and high school robotics team for the second year. I teach at a rural pre-K through 12th school with less than 300 students. Without the assistance of SSP, these opportunities would not be possible for my students. The goal of this fellowship is to promote student research and to provide opportunities for students to collaborate with science mentors in either academia or industry. My students have attended classes and workshops at universities specifically to improve their science content, develop research projects, and learn robotics, all through the generosity of my SSP fellowship. I have had students make it to the State Science and Engineering Fair during my first year as a SSP fellow and plan on having students reach the Intel ISEF within the next year! As a fellow, I had the opportunity of attending the Intel ISEF and Intel Educator Academy in 2010. What an awesome experience for me as an observing teacher. I can't wait until I have a student who is part of this wonderful opportunity. Thank you SSP and Intel for all you do for students and science!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a recipient of a Society for Science and the Public Fellowship.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

SSP Fellows program has changed not only the lives of my students, but has given a community something to be proud of. The Fellows program provides training, financial resources, and mentoring to committed teachers willing to start independent scientific research programs in their under served schools. This program has enabled our school (having the highest poverty rate in our state, 91%) to go from having zero students competing in science competitions to Regional Science Fair Small School of the Year. We had students compete in State and International competitions because of the support of SSP. The direct and immediate impact of the training and funds shows the outstanding success of this program by SSP.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my classroom. I have students conducting groundbreaking scientific research everyday due to SSP's support.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give this opportunity to every teacher.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

interacting with other teachers in the same situation I am in.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most amazing, helpful people I have met.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have every high school studnet in the nation conducting scientific research.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend more time with the great people of SSP.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to fund great science programs in schools around the nation.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization has changed my life. I am no longer just a teacher I a teacher inspiring the next generation of great scientist.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 1, 2013

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1 previous review
August 31, 2010

I work with rural students in one of the poorest counties in Missouri. Our school population (K-12)is around 290 students. The SSP provided training for me to start an independent science research pro... more

May 1, 2013

I cannot begin to share all the outcomes that the Society for Science and the Public has directly contribute to in our small rural school! Four years ago, I applied for the SSP Fellows Program and to my amazement, I was fortunate to be selected. I am a 36-year teaching veteran, and I can honestly say that this is the best program for advancing student research in rural and inner city schools in the country! The SSP gave me the training and the financial resources to develop a strong research program in my school. This was no easy undertaking, but the rewards have been many. The total student population is less than 250 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. We are not only one of the smallest districts in the state, we are one of the poorest districts in the state. After a four year investment in the program, you may ask what is there to show that the money was well spent? The students have been quite successful over the past four years. They have won top awards at the local, state, regional, national and international levels. Last year one student, Brittany King, was selected as one of the top four Agriscience Research students in the nation. Another student, Dylan Lyle, received a first place at the International Sustainable Environment, Energy and Engineering Olympiad(ISWEEEP) in Houston, Texas. This year we had the top two projects in the state of Missouri at the Missouri Junior Academy of Science, Tara Humphreys and Ashley Wyrick! In addition, two students have advanced to ISWEEEP in Houston (Ross Sparrow and Ashley Wyrick), and just yesterday another student, Sara Abbett, was notified that she was the state finalist for Missouri for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize and will be competing in Portland, Oregon in June. Next week, our students compete in the Missouri Agriscience Fair with their research, and we will then know who will be advancing to the National FFA Agriscience Fair. Last year four students from our program advanced. More important than doing well in the competitions is the confidence that the students have gained in the program. All of the students that have participated in the program have gone on to college and their success continues at that level. Several are in undergraduate research programs. One is already working part time in a federal research facility. All this would not have been possible without the support of the Society for Science and the Public. The fellowship grant ends this year, but the program will continue for many years to come. We are forever grateful!!!
Constance Wyrick
Tuscumbia High School
Tuscumbia, MO

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 31, 2010

I work with rural students in one of the poorest counties in Missouri. Our school population (K-12)is around 290 students. The SSP provided training for me to start an independent science research program for my students. In addition, as part of the SSP Fellows Program, my students had the funds to conduct authentic research. This past year one of my students competed at the National FFA Agriscience Fair and won top honors in the zoology category. We had never had that kind of success before. The same student is now employed at a national environmental science research laboratory while attending college this year. The support of the SSP has been invaluable and I am so grateful for the organization's involvement in underserved students!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their educational, professional development and financial support has been incredible!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the support that has been provided

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 31, 2010

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August 31, 2010

The opportunities that I have been given as a direct result of the Society For Science & The Public are countless and immeasurable. I honestly do not know where I would be today if it were not for their annual International Science and Engineering Fair. On top of being the absolute cornerstone of my resume for everything from precollegiate programs, to college applications, to now medical school applications; just mentioning that I participated in the event has opened so many doors for me. As a direct result, I was granted two full-time paid internships by NOAA and offered a $50,000 scholarship to college (among others indirectly). Had it not been for the hard work that they do in putting on this event year in and year out, I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today. I am forever in debt to their dedication and I know that I will respect all the volunteers and workers who organize the whole event and who run SFS&TP;for the rest of my life.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My life! Like I alluded to in my review, this organization is the sole reason I am where I am today (about to begin medical school). Without the valuable experience I gained, I would not be nearly as complete an individual that I am today.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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