Tuesday will be an exciting day for the 43 students enrolled in East Hampton High School’s Methods in Research science program. They will welcome parents, friends, and community members to the school’s research symposium, the first to be held since the Covid-19 pandemic paused most activities, where they will display and discuss their projects and results.
“This program is incredibly unique as it supports the highly academic science programs already offered at East Hampton High School, but maybe just as importantly, it fosters our students’ passion for science beyond Bonac,” Stephanie Forsberg and Paul Rabito, who lead the program along with Renee McGuire, said in an email to The Star. “Our goals include fostering the next generation of successful science researchers,” the teachers said, “as they develop professional relationships with university experts while still in high school, and to continue these skills as they continue to solve the problems of our planet in their future college and career paths.”
Ten seniors will give brief talks on their projects and answer audience questions. Afterward, attendees will be ushered to the cafeteria, where all 43 student projects will be on display in a university-style setting.
The symposium starts at 6 p.m. sharp on Tuesday. Refreshments will be served.