Middle and high school students are beginning to make decisions about their path in life that may echo well into their future. The research program at Schmahl Science is designed to provide an early taste of what is involved in scientific research and working in a lab. For students who embark on engineering projects, they have an opportunity to imagine a solution and experience the steps necessary to give it life.
Along the way, students have an opportunity to:
– A discovery doesn’t necessarily increase our knowledge. It increases our awareness of our ignorance.
Personal growth for students is our primary goal:
Unlike any other, our award-winning research program gives students of all ages the opportunity to explore topics that inspire them with the support and encouragement of a science or engineering mentor. Research is performed using SSW’s well equipped lab facilities, enabling your student to explore remarkably sophisticated topics. Past research topics include :
Through authentic research experiences and course work, your student will learn the discipline and art of doing science rather than merely reading about it. Many of the students who participate in this program have gone on to win awards and other recognition in local and state science fairs.
The meetings are one-on-one with a mentor, scheduled at a mutually convenient time for student and mentor. During the planning phase, the meetings typically last 1.5 - 2 hours. Once in the lab phase, meetings are for the period of time needed to accomplish the research step at hand, typically ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hours.
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