For several decades, Central Western Section has presented Science Exploration Days, an event where the community and science students are exposed to relevant, interesting, and up-to-date science and technology topics. Area leaders representing industry, research, education, and professional organizations share their expertise in a seminar format or hands-on exhibits. Students from middle and high schools throughout the six-county CWS membership area participate in the day time program while families visit the exhibits in the evening. Speakers and exhibitors return each year to share the fascinating world of science with eager youngsters. Their participation makes this event a noteworthy one in our community.
Our success has not gone unnoticed by other STANYS sections. Several have developed their own versions of the event. CWS is proud to have created an educational program that has inspired similar ones across the State.
St. John Fisher College has been host to SED since its inception. The campus is a perfect venue for this event and the continuing support by the administration is greatly appreciated. Their collaboration makes this educational opportunity for the community possible.
The committee overseeing the organization of Science Exploration Days is composed of science teachers and community leaders committed to the continuing excellence of the program. Their efforts ensure your students will continue to have an annual science enrichment opportunity.
SED Preregistration Form for 2017 must be postmarked December 3, 2016. Cost is $3 per student payable by March 3, 2017. Details concerning registration accompany the form.
The 2017 Day Program takes place Friday, May 19 for grades 7 - 12. Students are prescheduled for four, forty minute sessions. The sessions begin at 9:40 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:20 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.. Presentations that are offered are listed in the Program Topic List, whch is sent to preregistered schools in early February.
The 2017 Evening Program is open to the public and takes place on Thursday, May 18. The exhibit hall (Student Life Center) is open from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
SED Photo Collage