IMPETUS for Career Success
The IMPETUS program is a cooperation between the St. Lawrence-Lewis County BOCES, The STEM Partnership, and Clarkson University and is funded through NY State Education Department's STEP (Science Technology Entry Progam). IMPETUS stands for Integrated Math and Physics for Entry to Undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Mathematics). The program consists of our After-School Program and Summer Roller Coaster Camp. Through these programs, students receive academic support and mentoring, career planning and awareness, and college and other leadership recruitment opportunities.
Want to join the program? Apply Here!
Here is this year's CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Here is a brochure you can use for recruiting: Recruiting Brochure
The 2014-2015 IMPETUS Program's Kick-Off Clarkson event is on September 10, 2014 in the Cheel Barben Rooms. Participants will learn about the activities lined up this year including the Clarkson Discovery Challenge, Problem of the Week, and Khan Academy Challenge. Teachers--see the side curriculum link for hand-outs and information for your students!
The Problem of the Week competition kicks-off on September 28--you got to be in it to win it!!
Roughly Roughly 50 St. Lawrence County Students attend the Math-Physics Roller Coaster Camp in July! At the trip to Six-Flags Great Escape, the rain held out while students collected data and learned about the engineering behind The Comet from Frank Hardick.
April 9th, 2014 was our big finale roller coaster competition! Congratulations to the Ogdensburg team for their amazing "under the sea" ride!
You asked for it! Here is the Roller Coaster Competition Video
St. Lawrence County Teams Win Research Awards
IMPETUS students from St. Lawrence County have presented their research project at the annual STEP conference, competing with students from all across New York State. At the STEP conference, students attend workshops, eat great meals, dance in the evenings, present their research to lots of judges, and make friends with students from all over New York State. For the past five years, local students have won top honors.
- In 2008, Canton Central students received third place with "An Investigation of Floor Characteristics and Exposure Time on Bacterial Transfer"
- In 2009, Norwood-Norfolk Central students won first place with "Facial Features and the Human Response"
- In 2010, Norwood-Norfolk Central students placed third for their research power, "Effects of Magnetic Fields on Living Organisms"
- In 2011, Canton Central received second place for "Where's the Body?"
- In 2012, Harrisville won the second place trophy for their project "Who Actually Spends More Time on Cell Phones, Boys or Girls?"
- In 2014, Harrisville won 5th place for "Should we go green" and Brasher Falls won 5th place for "What can we do about bullying?"