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Society for Science & the Public
August 31, 2010

The support and services received by being a fellow has made a tremendous impact on science education/research in my community. By being a fellow, I received financial support to run a research class in the high school. Students worked on local community issues solving soil problems and discovering the a potential growth accelerant in plants that would enable farmers to grow food in half the amount of time of normal growth. My students were so successful in their projects, that they received over half of the regional fair awards and a bid to the ISEF our first year running the program. I've been renewed and can't wait to see what my students will be able to do this coming year.

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

SSP has been very efficient in communication, delivering their promised support, and working behind the scenes for additional support. The expect the best from me, but also enable me to achieve it.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move it's head quarters to the mid west so I would only have to take one plane instead of two to participate in SSP Fellow programs.

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

The director of out reach: Jennifer Carter - she is infectiously energetic.

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

All Professional and very helpful down to the mail room clerk who helped with photography at one of the fellow's institute.

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

It could do further outreach for more teachers in more states.

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have to fly to dc. :) personal preference only - I understand why it is important to be in the nation's capital.

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

limited money - they have it so together, with required program management planning that not one cent is wasted - should they have more money, they could help more people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I am one of the 2010 SSP Fellows.