Peter Durand

ScientificAmerican.com: The Bezos Scholars Program at the World Science Festival

In Journal on June 11, 2011 at 9:40 am

Science blogger, Bora Zivkovic (aka. The Blogfather) featured field notes created by science scribe, Perrin Ireland (@experrinment), in another Scientific American post.

Perrin documented the work of four high school seniors and science project winners from New York schools who presented at the N.Y.U. Kimmel Center. This is the second year that the project, The Bezos Scholars Program, sponsored jointly by the Bezos Family Foundation and the World Science Festival.

From the Scientific American Blog:

Each student starts the program as a high school junior and, with mentoring by a science teacher and a scientist or engineer in the community, spends a year working on the project. At the end of the year, the students get to present their findings at the Festival and also get to meet the senior scientists, attend other events, all expenses paid by the Bezos Family.

The event, so far, has not been broadly advertised by the Festival probably to avoid having crowds in the thousands assembling to give the students stage fright. Still, the room was filled by dozens of local scientists, writers and educators and the students certainly did not disappoint.

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