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Honors Independent Science Research Club

Honors Independent Science Research Club

 
 
Honors Independent Science Research is an Independent research club. While they do occasionally meet as a whole group, most meetings are scheduled independently by each "team."

Please contact Mrs. Glassen if you are interested in joining the club.

EGlassen@spsd.us

732-723-2200 Ext. 6012
 
Description
The Honors Independent Science Research club is designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their academic skills and apply them to create solutions for real-world problems This extension of the classroom is meant to give students an opportunity to compete at a national level with other outstanding schools and programs around the country. The end result is a web page that showcases the process of developing a product, establishing a market, and exploring other technological aspects that will lead to a successful product. In order to meet the rigorous requirements of the Science and Technology Fair, it will be necessary for students to commit to meeting three times a week and work nights and weekends to meet deadlines and from October through April of the school year.

Why I Should Join
The Internet Science and Technology Fair (ISTF) is the 21st century science fair that challenges students in grades to use information technology tools to discover and explore the future of science and engineering while developing science inquiry, communication, information management and presentation skills, provides science, math and computer teachers with a means to integrate the Internet and research methods into their curricula, and offers scientists and engineers working with corporations, professional organizations, federal/state agencies and academic research centers an opportunity to invest their time on-line as technical advisors who become ‘digital mentors.’”

Student Quote
“While doing this project I learned how to communicate with my peers, and how to manage time better. Throughout the time we spent together we had many disagreements that we learned to sort out. It was hard to work with my group because some people did the work and some didn’t. If you ever decide to do this make sure that you pick a good group that will do all the work. I have nothing negative to say about this Science club, in the end all the lunches doing the project and our hard work pulled off. Overall it was a very fun experience and I would join if I was you!” - Jessica Addesso

Criteria for Membership
Students must have a strong work ethic and interest in web design, scientific design, and must be passing all classes in order to participate. It is also recommended that students have the availability to complete the project after school and on weekends to remain on task with this vigorous course.

Involvement Expectation
Students should be available to meet before, during, and after school to work with other students, technical advisors, and Mrs. Glassen to complete the project. It is expected they maintain weekly communication and should anticipate 40-50 hours during the second and third marking periods to attain results. Students that have not registered their project on time or fail to meet scheduled tasks will be asked to forfeit their design.

Advisor Biography
Mrs. Glassen is a 6th and 8th grade science teacher and has worked with this program for many years. It is run through the University of Central Florida’s Department of Science and Technology. Final projects are entered into the annual Internet Science and Technology Fair, competing with student teams from all around the country.