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2023-2024 Officers and Directors

Officers:

                President                        Mr. Bruce George

                Vice-President               Mr. Frank Dengler

                Secretary-Treasurer      Mr. Herb Schneider

 

Directors (Board responsibilities in parentheses):

                Mr. Lester Bennington

                Mrs. Jacquelin Collins

                Dr. Richard Devlin (Nominating Committee Chair)

           Mrs. Susan Fay (Meeting Coordinator)

                Mr. Alex Ilori (Field Trip Coordinator)

                Mr. Renan Mota (Membership Chair)

                Mr. Dave Sampson (Science Fair Coordinator and Nominating Committee)

       Mrs. Trudy Sampson (Scholarship Chair)

      

       Note: Emeritus Directors (non-voting) are Ms. Colleen Wheeler, Mr. Chuck Fuechsel, Dr. Howard Harrison, Dr. Martin Hudis, Dr. Frank Palaia and Mr. John Tallman.

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Dinner Meetings and Field Trips

The Society meets seven times a season from October through April to hear a technical presentation, socialize over dinner and have stimulating conversations.  The technical speakers are invited from industry, universities and government agencies. Field trips are scheduled to visit businesses and facilities engaged in science and technology. Click on "Programs" above for the current schedule.


Scholarships and Grants

We provide support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camps for Lee County students and scholarships for their participation. We grant scholarships for outstanding high school seniors who will pursue STEM majors in college, based upon recommendations by their science teachers. We currently are providing $200 grants to science teachers to help them purchase the supplies and equipment they need to effectively teach their students. We fund these programs through contributions by our members and other generous individuals and foundations. Click on "Scholarships and Grants" above for more information.

Science Fairs

Our members serve as judges for Lee County school science fairs and the annual Regional Science Fair. Participating as a judge is open to all members. Being able to interact with inquisitive young people and encourage them in their interest in science is an extremely rewarding experience for our members and the students. Click on "Science Fair Judging" above for more information and our current judging schedule.