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Society for Science & the Public
August 30, 2010

I have worked closely with SSP since 2002 when I became an Intel ISEF Affiliated Fair Director. I have been Chair of the Intel ISEF Advisory Council for nearly three years and cannot say enough positive about this organization. The staff at SSP are committed and passionate about their mission. SSP has provided awesome opportunities for a number of students from my region in Central NM. I was also a Guest Speaker at the 2010 SSP Teacher Fellows Institute which is an absolutely amazing program - applied for competitively by teachers from all over the US and abroad - run by Jennifer Carter, Director of Outreach. I would like to see programs like the Fellows program continue and be supported into the future. It is through teachers that we will ultimately make the biggest impact on upcoming students...teachers with passion for science, technology, engineering, & math education and research engender students with passion for learning...for asking great questions...and for having the courage to go after the answers to those questions.

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the students and teachers I serve who have been impacted by involvement in our ISEF affiliated fair and those who have gone on to compete at Intel ISEF and in the Intel Science Talent Search. I also volunteer to work with SSP staff the week of ISEF.

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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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Chair of the Intel ISEF Advisory Council and ISEF Affiliated Fair Director.