Are you a 6-12thgrade student or a parent of a student who loves science, is interested in problem solving, and likes to be challenged? Do you want to know more about how to experience true high-level science research? Want to build your resume while doing something you enjoy? Want to hone a skill set that is applicable throughout your entire life?
The Science Coach program introduces students to the processes associated with critical thinking, offers unparalleled exposure, and engages students in a personalized learning experience. Being in the Science Coach program is for students who have the creativity to investigate a question, the determination to follow through on their ideas, and the courage and confidence to believe they can discover something that will change the world.
Much like a sports team, an experienced head science coach works with a team of five science teachers who, in turn, coach groups of students to formulate questions and discover answers in a methodical way. Find out more about how it works here.
As a Science Coach participant, you receive:
- Access to specialized equipment
- Project supplies and some mileage reimbursement
- Unparalleled access to subject matter and industry experts
- Opportunity to earn a stipend of $2000 if you participate as a senior
- Intellectual property evaluation/protection
- Unmatched college resume building experience
- Engaged coaches and fellow team members
Since its inception, Science Coach participants have won 13 international science fair competitions. Three participants received top 4 placements in their division in the world at the International Science & Engineering Fair. Participants have invented a home test to determine if a tick is carrying Lyme disease, explored the decreasing bee population, and created an environmentally safe way to eradicate the Emerald Ash Bore. Oh, and many have been offered full scholarships to college.
But the real win is in learning how to think critically about the problems of today and tomorrow. Through the Science Coach program, students are learning to think like scientists, develop a passion for lifelong inquiry, and build a foundation for success.
Have questions? The Science Coach program encourages them! Contact us here.
Ready to apply to become a Science Coach participant? Email Jill Malcom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The science coach program has brought the distant near for me. It has given me opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. Without the supply money that I received from the coaching program, my project on bee health would not have been as successful as it was. With the Science Coach program, I was able to attend two additional International Science and Engineering Fairs. In addition to competing and winning prizes at these fairs, I met people from all over the world and not only learned about their projects but about their cultures as well. I was able to attend symposia taught by professionals in their fields, which helped me gain a better understanding of the possibilities for my project and others. I was given an opportunity to present my project before many judges and peers, allowing me to gain valuable public speaking experience which I can use in many other areas of my life. I have gained confidence and plan to continue my research thanks to the Science Coach program!”
– Elizabeth Wamsley, Age 17
Project: Saving the Honey Bee from Varroa Destructor (a mite) Using RNA-interference