Science Extension Opportunities

Bethel High School strives to provide additional opportunities for students to engage in science outside of the classroom. As the competition for acceptance into colleges increases, science extension opportunities provide a great way for students to separate themselves from the crowd. Here are some of the opportunities that are available to Bethel High Students on a yearly basis:

Partners in Science:
In the fall 5-6 BHS students are invited to participate in "Partners in Science" sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. Over a 6 week period, student visit Boehring Ingelheim (5 weeks) and Duracell (1 week) after school on Mondays to learn about the science behind these global companies. Students are exposed to scientist working in the field and are provided behind the scene tours of the facilities. Interested juniors and seniors should see Mr. Turek or Ms. Bly in the fall.

Project Clear:
20 BHS students will join students from neighboring schools and the Candlewood Lake Authority to conduct research on Candlewood Lake. Students will take field trips during school days in the spring to learn about Candlewood Lake's fragile ecosystem as well as how to conduct tests on and around the lake. Students will spend one week in the summer conducting research along side scientists from the Candlewood Lake Authority. Interested students should inquire with his or her teacher in the winter.

Connecticut Junior Sciences & Humanities Symposium (CJSHS):
BHS students with a strong desire to pursue a career in the sciences should strongly consider registering for BHS's Science Research Course. This course allows students to pursue independent research in a scientific field of his or her choice under the guidance of a mentor teacher. Students that enroll in the Science Research Course are invited to attend CJSHS to generate ideas and learn what other students in the state are doing for research. Students that are enrolled in Science Research will also attend CJSHS in order to present his or her research. Interested freshman, sophomores or juniors considering registering for Science Research should see Mr. Turek in the winter for additional information.

Engineers Day:
Bethel High School future engineers are invited to spend a day at Boehring Ingelheim and learn how engineers play a role in their pharmaceutical business. A global company such as BI employs several types of engineers from chemical and civil to computer and robotic engineers. If you think a career as an engineer may by right for you, inquire with Mr. Turek or Mr. Trinklein in the spring.

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