The Research Association is a consortium of thirteen schools' research teachers
dedicated to the importance of science as a verb, as learning science is enhanced
by actively engaging in the scientific process. More than 400 hundred students from
thirteen different schools have come together each year for the past twenty years
to present their research to esteemed judges from Universities and Hospitals across
Long Island and New York City. The symposium provides students with a goal as they
spend many months completing their projects in preparation for the fair.
The topics of research are as varied as the students. Younger students may study
the effects of temperature on cricket sounds while older students may have spent
months or years in University labs exploring for the answers to cancer or inexpensive
ways to produce fuel alternatives. Everything under the sun seems open to exploration:
from Astronomy to Nanotechnology, from practical to theoretical. But while the topics
covered are varied one aspect of the fair remains constant, the importance of this
activity in the development of tomorrow's leaders.
The teachers of the Research Association are delighted to provide this opportunity
to students each year and are pleased to have WAC Lighting Foundation as their partner
in this endeavor.