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
April 9th was our roller coaster competition! Congratulations to the Ogdensburg team for their amazing "under the sea" ride!
The February visit was on Wednesday February 26, 2014--a STEM Celebration! Come see the research projects our local STEP students have been working and mingle with some Clarkson STEM mentors.
Here is the February Newsletter!
The January visit was a STEM Careers Workshop: January 15, 2014!
Here is the November Newsletter!
The November visit was a research workshop: November 13, 2013! We learned about the scientific method with MESSY, hands-on experiments to help jump-start your own project!
The October visit was the annual Science and Engineering Festival on October 16 in Cheel. Over 250 local students attended!
The 2013-2014 IMPETUS Program's Kick-Off Clarkson event was on September 11, 2013 in the Cheel Barben Rooms. Participants learned about the activities lined up this year including the new Clarkson Discovery 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 29--you got to be in it to win it!!
Roughly ONE HUNDRED 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.
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?"