Rudder Middle School
This innovative and research-driven program connects business partnerships and mentorships with students who participate in the Science Fair. Business partners meet with students who have shown interest in having a science fair mentor help them develop real world projects that mimic research done at the corporate level. The students hear from interested partners/mentors and then select the one that best matches their research interest. Students benefit from short excursions to the business partners’ labs and research facilities. They also learn how to conduct meaningful research with the support of their mentors. This gives students a real sense of how science research is done and provides them opportunities for future internships as high school and college students. Vote for our school!