May 16, 2011 – Rolla and Springfield, MO. Brewer Science, the creator of original solutions for the world’s leading manufacturers of computer chips, sensors, MEMS, LEDs, and displays, is receiving support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to mentor the next generation of scientists. Because of an NSF Small Business Technology Transfer program Phase II contract awarded to Brewer Science, three additional supplemental funding opportunities are now available to support two high school students, two college students, and two high school teachers. These opportunities have great value for the science community by providing students and teachers with hands-on experience as they help carry out advanced applied research projects. As a result of these experiences participating students will be more successful in college-level science, technology, and engineering studies, while the teachers will be better prepared to foster student interest in science, technology, and engineering careers.
This summer, through the Research Experiences for Teachers funding, two science teachers, one from Waynesville, MO, and the other from Salem, MO, will conduct hands-on research at the Brewer Science headquarters, located in Rolla, MO. The teachers will be working alongside scientists in the company’s labs to learn more about the knowledge and skills needed to carry out high-technology projects. Ultimately, students in the Waynesville and Salem school districts will benefit, and part of the funding will provide the teachers with educational supplies and equipment.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates funding has allowed Brewer Science to provide opportunities for two college undergraduate students to work in the company’s research facility located in Springfield, MO. The students will be working side-by-side with Brewer Science researchers to develop technology products and gain practical experience.
The Research Assistantship Supplements funding for high school students provides research-related learning opportunities for two students from St. James and Rolla, MO. These high school students will work with a mentor to learn analytical methods and measure outcomes of technical research. Their new skills will be valuable to the students as they pursue studies in science, technology, and engineering in college.
“Brewer Science is pleased to have the opportunity to mentor future scientists, researchers, technologists, and engineers. This is one of the many ways that Brewer Science gives back to the community. We value our long-standing relationship with NSF and know that by working together we can build a strong foundation for the future,” says Doyle Edwards, Director of Funding.
For more information, contact:
M. Loretta Wallis
Corporate Relations Manager
Brewer Science, Inc.
Tel: (US) +1.573.364.0300, Ext: 1357