S.Y.S.T.E.M.S. (Stimulating Your Science Technology Engineering and Math Students), is a New Hope-Solebury High School program which conducts multiple sessions throughout the school year about science-related careers. On March 22 from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the district’s administrative board room, one such session will be lead by founder and director, Michael Daley, Phd. He and local community and parent volunteers that work in science related careers will give a brief and personal overview of how they got interested in science, what training and education was required, what they do now and what they love about a career in science. The five ambassadors on the panel are:
an RN that went on to get her MBA and now has a company that does marketing support for the pharmaceutical industry
a PhD trained in Biochemistry that is a Research Assistant Professor at Rutgers
a practicing veterinarian that trained at the University of Pennsylvania
an environmental and geological scientist who works as a geotechnical consultant
an RN who now consults for pharmaceutical companies for medical writing and drug safety
“We invite you to come and hear how these scientists have enjoyed a challenging and rewarding career in science,” said Daley. There will also be applications for the 2011 the SYTEMS Star Summer Scholarship Award. New Hope-Solebury juniors can qualify for up to a $1000 scholarship for internships in a STEM related field this summer. “Come get an application (due May 16th ) and hear the specifics, as well as get updated on even more exciting SYTEMS Programs to come!” exclaimed Daley.
Click here for a S.Y.S.T.E.M.S. brochure!