Society for Science & the Public
August 31, 2010
I was inducted as a Fellow into the Society for Science and the Public (SSP) in 2009. As a Fellow, I received a generous 4-year renewable grant to facilitate research opportunities for my students. Equally important, I have access to continual support, mentoring and encouragement as I tackle the multiple challenges of involving my students in scientific research. SSP provided an invaluable week-long workshop at the beginning of the Fellowship, and followed up with a constant flow of information and networking opportunities. Our initial concentration on salt marsh investigations has grown and evolved to include many projects including a solar energy investigation. My students placed first and second at the regional Young Science Achievers competition and have just received notice that the marsh research was accepted for presentation at the annual conference of Geologic Society of America in November.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Collaboration with other teachers, mentors and scientists has excited my creativity and bolstered my confidence to try new ways of engaging students. When I get discouraged or feel that I am not using the most productive approach, SSP has provided advice.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I launched a wetlands research program at a Title 1, inner-city public school that serves minority young women.