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Mission Statement

The Delaware Valley Science Council (DVSC) was incorporated in 1953 as an all volunteer organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Board members, who serve three-year terms, represent a broad spectrum of involvement in industry, education and business. The DVSC is primarily interested in discovering and encouraging scientifically talented young people regardless of color, creed, nationality, or gender to pursue employment in science and technology where they can contribute to the improvement of humanity. The DVSC also serves as a resource agency available to science teachers, technological organizations, and science and engineering students. The DVSC administers a sequence of science-oriented tests to nominated high school students. The students who demonstrate the highest scientific aptitude are interviewed by teams of outstanding scientists and engineers. Based upon the results of the tests and interviews, awards are presented at the Annual Recognition Dinner. In addition to the DVSC's own awards, named awards are administered by the DVSC for other sponsoring professional, educational societies and corporate organizations.

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DELAWARE VALLEY SCIENCE COUNCIL

Delaware Valley Science Council (DVSC) was incorporated in 1953 as an all volunteer organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Board members, who serve three-year terms, represent a broad spectrum of involvement in industry, education and business. There are 30 positions on the Board.

The DVSC is interested in encouraging scientifically talented young people regardless of color, creed, nationality, or gender to pursue employment in science and technology for the improvement of humanity. The DVSC also serves as a technology and career resource to teachers, educational organizations, and students.

The DVSC Board activities are conducted in the Philadelphia proper at educational institutions close to mass transit to encourage students from all economic levels to participate. Our outreach area includes eastern Pennsylvania, northern Delaware and Maryland, and western New Jersey.

Approximately 350 schools are contacted to participate in the program. The number of students varies annually but has ranged from 200 - 400.


The DVSC administers science-oriented tests to nominated high school students. Teams of outstanding scientists and engineers interview students displaying the highest scientific aptitude. Student participation ranges between 40-50 students who have been selected to interview. The interviewers number between 30 and 40 annually.

Based upon the results of the tests and interviews, DVSC awards are presented at the annual recognition dinner. Additionally, sponsored awards are administered by the DVSC for non-profit organizations and corporations.

DVSC FINANCIAL

Annually the DVSC provides a varying number of awards based upon sponsorship to students to assist with their financial needs. The annual budget for awards is nominally $8000 - $8500. The associated operating budget for Board meetings, the selection process, awards dinner, certificates and recognition gifts for participants is approximately $4000. Other administrative expenses are covered in - kind. Total operating budget is approximately $13,000 per year.

FUNDING

The Council is supported entirely by individual, non-profit, and corporate contributions.

The council holds scheduled board and committee meetings throughout the year in addition to the student contact events.

Website

http://www.delawarevalleysciencecouncil.org

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