From the Washington Academy of Sciences via Emanuela Appetiti:
I am pleased to forward you this invitation from the Washington Academy of
Sciences, hoping you will find the initiative of interest.
All the best,
Global competition is creating an urgent need to motivate and attract
some of the best and brightest students into science and technology
This year, the Washington Academy of Sciences is expanding its "STARS"
(Science and Technology Aptitude Recognition for Schools)
youth-in-science outreach program.
Last year, the program included not only participation in Senior High
School Science Fairs, but also science events at Elementary Schools, a
robotics competition involving 20 Middle Schools, and judging of the
(67) outstanding student papers for the Montgomery Blair Magnet Research
Convention. Four of these students became semi finalists in the National
Intel Science Competition. The AAAS supported all our efforts through a
grant. This year we are planning at least eight local events.
We are interacting with many area schools and allocating a large number
of awards to secondary school students as well as recognizing
outstanding teachers. Award winning student projects will also be
recognized in the WAS Journal and on our Web site.
Our biggest asset is your expertise and dedication and that of your
fellow professionals. I am writing to offer you the opportunity to
participate as a judge in a school science project. You will not need
any special preparation, and the Washington Academy of Sciences will
provide everything needed at the school.
Typically this will involve about a 4-hour commitment at a
participating school (in the DC, MD or Northern VA area) sometime in the
January 15-March 31, 2006 time frame.
The number of schools and students benefiting from the "STARS" Program
depends directly on your commitment to participate.
If you are interested, please e-mail me a one-liner by November 30th
"I would like to be included in the WAS Judges' Roster",
and include your name, e-mail, address and telephone number.
You will be notified as soon as the schools give us their event dates.
I believe you would find your interaction with fellow judges, the
schools, and those enthusiastic students to be a worthwhile, rewarding,
and fun experience and look forward to our collaboration in this
exciting 2006 WAS initiative.
WAS Vice President for the Jr. Academy
I may be reached by: 1) e-mail: pmhazan@...
2) Phone: (301)