Rochester City School District students have participated in the Rochester Young Scientists Club for the past five years. On Saturday, students from Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3 and Francis Parker School No. 23 will display the results of their independent experiments through poster presentations – expect to learn about slime, magnets, and more!
Mentored by medical and graduate students from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, students in this program have been learning about the scientific method through guided lessons and independent experiments during Saturday sessions from October 2018 to March 2019.
University of Rochester School of Medicine’s STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) is a pipeline program for middle and high school students in Rochester who are underrepresented in the healthcare professions to gain exposure and experience in these areas. This year, Rochester students have been working on independent research projects on various health and healthcare related topics, ranging from perceptions of mental illness to Raynaud’s syndrome to healthcare spending.