Welcome to Lakeland Schools

Getting into the Science Research Program

There are a few things you need to do to be accepted into the Science Research Program.  By doing these things by the designated deadlines, you are showing that you have what it takes to be successful in the Science Research Program. This is what you need to do:

1. Submit the name of your science teacher. We will contact your teacher on your behalf to determine if they will recommend you to the program.

2. Write a Personal EssayPlease join the google classroom for the high school you will be attending. You will submit your essay through the classroom.

If you are attending Walter Panas next year: You will join Mr.Tamweber’s google classroom using the code ejzbbga .  If you have any questions you may e-mail Mr. Tamweber at ftamweber@lakelandschools.org .     

If you are attending Lakeland High School next year: You will join Mrs. Massey’s google classroom using the code tbst6vp. If you have any questions you may e-mail Mrs. Massey at smassey@lakelandschools.org .  

Your essay should be clear and represent your best effort. Give specific examples. These do not necessarily need to concern experiences with research, but should concern skills that would be transferable to the Science Research Program.  Your personal statement should address the following categories.                      

INITIATIVE: What have you done outside of your school curriculum that shows initiative? How did you pursue these activities? What difficulties did you encounter and how did you handle them?

WORK HABITS: Do you plan your work in advance? Do you complete your work on time and to the best of your ability? Do you allow sufficient time for your work, or do you tend to save most of it for that last minute? 

DISCIPLINED ATTITUDE: What have you done that demonstrates your self-discipline? Do you discriminate between ‘important’ and ‘non-important’ activities? What is your approach to organizing your work?                                                                                              

COLLABORATION: Do you work well with others? Are you polite, helpful, and supportive to others? Do you appreciate people who are that way to you? How would you rate your verbal and written communication skills?

3. Attend the Lakeland Central School District Science Research annual symposium at Walter Panas High School on May 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM.          
Be sure to sign in at the Candidate Sign-In table as proof of attendance. During the evening please make sure you and your parents introduce yourself to your science research teacher. They want to make a personal contact with all the candidates that evening. Course registration is limited due to the degree of individual attention provided. Priority will be given to students who demonstrate self-motivation, independence and a genuine desire to invest a great deal of time learning about research in some area of the natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, or computer science.