Mission: To bring parents, teachers, and industry together to stimulate and nurture young people so that they grow and develop into contributing members of the community.
Programs: Delaware valley science fairs, inc. (dvsf) is a non-profit organization which works with and through public, parochial, home schoolers, and independent schools in eastern pennsylvania, southeastern new jersey, and delaware to stimulate, nurture, and reward the study of science and technology among middle and high school students using a program of carefully defined science research competitions organized by grade level. Dvsf provides services on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, or condition of disability. Students who enter competition at local school level 10,000 approx. Students who go on to compete in five dvsf fairs 1,000 approx. Students who go on to compete in international fair 16 approx. Donated services included in-kind services for program services and financial management valued at $126,577.
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I have been a judge for the Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. annual science fairs for approximately 20 years, involving upwards of 1000 middle and high school students annually from southeastern PA, southern NJ and DE. This organization is well run, husbands it's resources very wisely and makes a tremendous impact on the educational experience of the students, teachers and schools involved. Donations go to the projects and programs, not to excessive administration and fund-raising activities.
DVSF endeavors to inspire students in the fields of science and engineering. The board and the team focus on the student, parent, and teacher experience in an effort to support and encourage young people in independent research and innovation. I started as a teacher, then a parent, progressing to a volunteer, advisory board, and now a staff consultant.