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patricia-zalo

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Review for Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this organization for many years and have always been impressed with what it can accomplish with such a small staff. SSP has assisted thousands, if not millions, of students to conduct scientific research through the publication of Rules over the years and has also obtained the judges and awards from universities, governmental agencies, industries, and other nonprofit organizations to reward these same students for their accomplishments. Literally millions of dollars have enabled thousands of students to pursue their dreams through scholarships, internships, and interaction with Nobel Laureates. One of my students won 2 special awards as a 9th grader which led to her presentation of project at two professional conferences. This exposure was outstanding for a 15 year old student. Their website and publications are a great source of information for not only the students but teachers mentoring the students. Another former student read about a project in a university and adapted it to our local community. She went to ISEF twice and even though she didn't win large awards, her experience in research led to her publication as a freshman at Duke. I doubt that anyone could ever ascertain the true impact that SSP (Science Service) has had on the youth of the world through their leadership in the International Science & Engineering Fair.

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

their willingness to help the students and teachers wherever possible

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

always helpful and congenial

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

help more students and teachers

Ways to make it better...

If I could work with them every year at their competitions

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

the number of people using their information and the misconceptions that some people have about the forms

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & volunteered on a committee.