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Seeking Volunteers – Delaware Valley Science Fairs Inc. – Make a Difference in a Future STEM Student

Founded in 1949, The Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF), Inc., is a non-profit organization sponsored by area companies, foundations, universities and individual donors. One of the oldest and largest Fairs in the country, DVSF embraces a philosophy is that students learn science by doing science. In the process, students learn how to think and develop critical problem solving skills that they will need for careers, college and citizenship. Our mission is to bring parents, teachers and industry together to stimulate and nurture young people so that they can grow and develop into contributing members of the community by providing the scientific work force needed for the future. We provide mentoring and teacher training to facilitate participation in this activity.

Each year, 900 to 1,000 students in grades 6th through 12th from Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, make new discoveries that could change their lives forever as they participate in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF). Nearly $6 million in scholarship and prize money is awarded to students winners. DVSF takes top high-school winners to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition in May to compete for more than $4 million in scholarships and awards. Top middle-school winners go on to the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) national competition.

DVSF is looking for volunteers. ASQ Philly is a proud supporter of DVSF knowing that future STEM professionals often move into quality related positions in all industries. See the list of volunteer opportunities and volunteer application. The fair is being held April 2019 however planning is going on now. Will you make a difference in some Delaware Valley STEM student’s future?

Next Leadership Team Meeting

Our next leadership meeting is on Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 6:00 -9:00 pm. You are invited to attend, we provide dinner if you attend in person. You get RU points for attending either on-line or in person.

You may also attend the meeting via teleconference. Please contact Tom Petrocella, Chair for details.

Where:

Montgomery County College
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

In the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Building, Room 212 on the second floor.

Dinner provided by:
Blue Bell Pizza
http://www.bluebellpizza.com
Please make your selection from the menu and send an email message with your selection to our Chair Tom Petrocella by 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Recertification Journal Submission Procedure is Changing

The position of Recertification Chair is being eliminated as of January 1, 2019. If you plan to submit your paper journal for review to John Bielski our section Recertification Chair you must submit it no later than December 1, 2018 to give John enough time to review your journal and send it to headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (asq.org) for final approval.

After January 1, 2019 you must complete and submit your recertification journal online through www.asq.org. For more information log onto www.asq.org and navigate to: https://asq.org/cert/recertification.

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