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Society for Science & the Public
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.

Ways to make it better...

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

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I teach science research and engineering in an underrepresented high school.

Society for Science & the Public
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

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I'm a high school teacher who mentors students doing independent study science and engineering projects for competitions.