Student & Teacher Support


Ask an Expert

Stumped by a science problem or need help in understanding something in your course material? Our members have experience in all branches of science and are happy to help. Topics may include biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, space travel, astrophysics, forensics, engineering, medicine and any other STEM area.

To ask an expert, send an email message with your question to Include your name, school and grade level. Allow a few days for us to reply.


Grants for STEM Teachers

Each year the Scientists’ Society awards grants to science teachers to purchase science teaching supplies. Current year grants have been increased to $250. The only requirements are to apply by email, and when approved by return email, purchase the supplies and email us copies of the receipts. Grant checks are then mailed promptly. To request an application, send an email to


The Scientists’ Society of SW Florida has many members willing to make formal or informal presentations on many STEM subjects drawing from experience gained in their current or former careers. Such presentations could be made to classes, science clubs or professional groups. Past topics have included aerospace and engineering, semiconductors, computer chips, space astronomy, preparing for a medical education, medical devices, nuclear medicine, physiology, physical therapy, fire science, biology, chemistry, etc.

To request a speaker or to suggest a topic please send an email addressed to Include your name, the venue, the audience and requested dates (with alternatives). Allow a few days for us to reply.

Science Fair Judging

The Scientists’ Society will work hard to support you. We will put together the judges, the speakers, and help with the products that you need to help you achieve your goals. We can be involved from the very first day of school right up to the time where we hand you the results of the judging that we complete for you.

You can contact me, Dave Sampson, via cell phone or email to discuss what you need from us and when you need it.

Dave Sampson, Science Fair Coordinator

239 233 0762

Student/Teacher Recognition Dinner Meeting

All Lee County science teachers are invited to bring an outstanding student to be recognized during our annual Student-Teacher Dinner Meeting April 20, 2023. Selected science fair participants are invited to bring their science fair boards and display them during a social hour prior to the sit-down dinner. Society members are afforded the opportunity to review and discuss the boards with the students. Prizes and scholarships are announced and awarded. A speaker is selected to address the students encouraging them to carry on in their selected STEM fields. The topic this year will be the new James Webb Telescope. This dinner is the culmination to and highlight of our year. Contact for further information.

The costs of the dinners for students and teachers are paid by the Scientists' Society. Parents are encouraged to attend but must make reservations and pay for their dinners.

We welcome your suggestions for other ways we may support you. Please contact with your comments.