Why Join the South Carolina Academy of Science?

I. THE JUNIOR & MIDDLE/ELEMENTARY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE MESAS & SCJAS

SIX WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS PROVIDED ON A STATE-WIDE BASIS EACH YEAR; EACH WORKSHOP CONSIST OF 30 HANDS-ON PRESENTATIONS BY SCIENTISTS, TEACHERS, BUSINESS, INDUSTRY, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO STIMULATE STUDENTS TO ENTER THE FIELDS OF MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND SCIENCE; ONLY 4/7 (57%) OF THE STATE IS COVERED BY MESAS

II. SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIRS

EIGHT SCIENCE FAIR REGIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA EACH REGION SENDS UP TO 7 STUDENTS & TWO TEACHERS TO ISEF SCAS COORDINATES ALL OF THESE EFFORTS.

III. YOUNG RESEARCHER GRANTS-IN-AID PROGRAM

THE ACADEMY FUNDS RESEARCH GRANTS TO STUDENTS WITH THE HELP OF THE SCAS TRUST FUND AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE

IV. FORUM FOR STUDENTS TO PRESENT RESEARCH PAPERS

AT THE STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL MEETING OF SC ACADEMY OF SCINECE

V. AWARD TO STUDENT FOR THEIR RESEARCH

EACH YEAR THE ACADMEY AWARDS SOME 10,000 TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-12 FOR THEIR REASEARCH PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS.}

VI. SCAS MESAS MAIL-IN CONTEST

DESIGNED BY INDUSTRY AND COLLEGE PERSONNEL: CASH PRIZES TO STUDENTS; EVERY STUDENT IS RECOGNIZED IN SOME WAY, SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IS THAT EVERY SCHOOL THAT PARTICPATES WILL HAVE AT LEAST ONE WINNER. WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED AT THE SCHOOL, REGIONAL AND STATE LEVEL. CASH PRIZES FROM $25 TO $100. TEAM WORK ENCOURAGED ON ¼ OF CONTEST. CODE OF ETHICS INSTALLED ON REMAINING ¾ OF CONTEST. WINNERS RECEIVE CHECKS FROM THE SC ACADEMY OF SCENCE MADE OUT THE STUDENT AND SPONSOR AND MAILED TO THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL TO ANNOUNCE AT AN ASSEMBLY.

VII. FORUM FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

COLLEGES IN SOUTH CAROLINA SEND THEIR UNDERGRATUATES AND GRADUATE STUDENTS TO SCAS ANNUAL MEEING TO IMPLEMENT THEIR PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PRESENTER TO THEIR PEERS.

 

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