Science / Tech Competition

On March 15, 2014, the Central Western Section of the Science Teachers Association of NYS will sponsor the thirty seventh annual Science Congress at St. John Fisher College. Students (grades 6-12) from the region represented by Central Western Section present their research projects to scientists and educators who judge their understanding, research methods, and ability to communicate. Many student projects are recognized with awards, such as Honorable Mention, Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors. In addition, special awards are presented by organizations for exceptional work in particular subjects. The highest reward is to be chosen to present at the STANYS State Science Congress or at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) if funding is available. Some participants may be eligible to participate in a special middle school program entitled Broadcom MASTERS (a competition in Math, Applied Science, Technology and Energy for Rising Stars). It is a joint effort of Broadcom and the Society for Science and the Public (SSP). The ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS opportunities offer our students horizon broadening experiences at the national level. It is only through the support of area businesses, local professional organizations, St. John Fisher College, the military, scientists, teachers, and other individuals, that Central Western Section is able to hold a Science Congress and to make these unique opportunities possible.

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RIT Imaging Science High School Paid Summer Internship Program


The summer of 2014 will mark the fifteenth year of the high school summer internship program at the Center for Imaging Science. This unique program offers a limited number of highly qualified juniors the opportunity to work side-by-side with world class scientists on a variety of imaging-related research projects. These unpaid internships give students the chance to get valuable hands-on experience in a real laboratory setting as contributing members of a research team. The internship program also provides an opportunity for interaction with other students from surrounding school districts who have similar interests and ambitions. Professional development activities, team building exercises, and at least one field trip are additional benefits. Participation in this program is free, and upon successful completion of research students are provided a certificate of completion as well as letters of recommendation. For more information, see the links below, or contact Bethany Choate, Outreach Specialist of the Center for Imaging Science by e-mail at, or by phone at (585) 475-5665.

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2014 Application Schedule
(subject to change)

Applications available
Applications due at RIT
Interviews begin
Selected interns notified
Administrative in-processing
Internship begins
Last day of internship