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A Schmahl Science Workshop
August 17, 2009

My two children have attended the Schmahl Science workshops for about 7 years now and have also participated in the Advanced Student Research Program through that time. They have had the opportunity to work with very sophisticated scientific concepts and have had fun doing it. Their research work in areas of microbiology, physics, engineering etc. has gained them large amounts of recognition - at science fairs, newspapers etc. However, the most important thing they have gained from their participation at SSW, is their love for science. My son, who has just graduated from high school is going to major in a branch of engineering with a minor in the life sciences. My daughter who is entering high school intends to continue to participate actively in the Advanced Student Research Program, all through high school. SSW is a major factor behind her motivation to pursue science research. SSW,as part of their ASRP,exposes kids to scientific concepts that are very sophisticated. They do it with a hands-on approach where the kids don't even realize that they are learning such sophisticated concepts, until it is too late!!

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

... my kids. Their love for science has been fueled by the SSW workshops and the Advanced Student Resarch program they have participated in.

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

well versed in the scientific concepts they were teaching. They volunteer mentors are great resources for kids participating in the Advanced Resarch Program.

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

.. influence tens of thousands of kids to pursue science, just like my kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Not only am I a parent of SSW kids, I became a board member because I was convinced that SSW 's impact can be far reaching.