My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Society for Science & the Public, Washington, DC, USA
I have participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Festival (Intel ISEF) since 2005, bringing students from our regional fair to compete at this level. Every year, I am amazed again by how efficient, professional and courteous SSP staff is in organizing this event. ISEF is life changing for many of our students - whether they win a prize or not. It opens their eyes to the possibilities and the joy of of scientific research and experimentation; it validates their efforts and encourages them to continue in their studies. The atmosphere is one of respect and support for the students; they meet students from other countries, professionals in their field of interest, even nobel laureates. It is a great event and SSP does wonders with the staff and funding available to them.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I see the effect of their work in our students - they are eager to stay involved in science. Many of them have received scholarships or gained acceptance to more prestigious colleges as a result of their ISEF participation.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the ease with which they make their event possible; the variety of seminars as well as student and adult events; the quality of volunteers and judges
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
extremely well organized and prepared; they are knowledgeable, helpful and want to make the experience enjoyable for students.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
expands its outreach to more students and create a wider support network for affilitated fairs
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?