News of Note

  • The February 16, 2023 Meeting will be held at Heritage Palms Country Club and the cost per person will be $32. Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University will speak on "How did Hurricane Ian affect our coastal waters? See the meeting announcement below.

  • A new grant program was announced for teachers who host science fairs. Click on Grants above for details.

  • Cape Coral Oasis Charter Schools received the 2022 Circle of Excellence Award presented to one education organization in each state that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in innovation. The Superintendent of Cape Coral Carter Schools, Jacquelin Collins, credits the Scientists Society for inspiration and guidance in developing their STEM education approach.

Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club

10420 Washingtonia Palm Way

Fort Myers, FL 39966

Social hour 5:15 p.m., Cash bar/Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.

Reservations are required. Pay by credit card using the link or QR code below (preferred) or send a check for $32 per person to Treasurer, Scientists’ Society of SW Florida, 2808 SW 45th Street, Cape Coral, FL 33914.

Reservation Deadline:

Sunday, February 12

Menu: Chicken Marsala, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls and Butter, Chef's Choice Dessert. A vegetarian menu option is available if requested when reservations are made.

Directions: Use main entrance off 6 Mile Cypress Parkway.


How did Hurricane Ian affect our coastal waters?

Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Marine Science, FGCU

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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.