WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1897, RES is a multi-disciplinary society uniting diverse disciplines to enhance professional development, foster excitement in math and science for the next generation of leaders, and improve communities where members live. The Society supports individual engineers, local affiliates of national engineering societies, schools of engineering, and professional firms. RES provides many opportunities to learn, to build relationships and to contribute to the community.
RES encourages and recognizes innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship, in all levels of development, from student to seasoned engineers, scientists and allied professionals.
RES is recognized as the principal leader committed to increasing the visibility of the greater Rochester area engineering and technical community, serving as a unifying organization for local engineering businesses and associations.
Our Monthly publication (see current issues below) of the Rochester Engineer disseminates what RES and our affiliates have planned for their members. Please be sure to check it out and attend a meeting or program for networking!
WHAT WE DO
Community Outreach & Volunteering
Hope you enjoyed the 117TH GALA ON APRIL 13TH
Ashley Doerzbacher did another fabulous job as our MC
We enjoyed the UR YellowJackets again this year!
Thank you to our Sponsors
Save Saturday, April 18, 2020 for the 118th RES Annual Gala!
And here are a few candid photos from the 117th Annual Gala!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ROCHESTER TODAY?
Be a Mentor and Tutor
Postponing the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy's Science Fair to This Fall (2019) ...
The School-Based Planning Team and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy have invited the RES to help with the development of the “First Annual”, Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Science Fair.
Using RES Volunteer/Mentors, we had hoped to help our students to prepare their projects this Spring, and hold the Science Fair, this June. However, it seems that too many of us are unavailable in May & June of this (or any?) year, so we’ve decided to postpone the event to next Fall. On our way to finding mentors for this, we have received assurances that many of those not available this Spring would indeed look forward to such an opportunity, next October, November & December.
The PTO has developed a step-by-step plan for the Kick–Off, Student Selection and Exhibition portions of our Fall 2019 Science Fair. This plan begins when the teachers of our 3rd – 6th Graders introduce the concept of a science fair to their students on Friday, October 18th. On this day, they will be witness to an RES-Sponsored School Assembly Program that will include exhibits of various technologies, designed to stimulate the students’ curiosity, so that groups of students can then visit these displays and hear about the various principles of science that they represent.
Having seen these exhibits, the students will then be offered the opportunity to participate in the science fair by submitting an application, by Friday, October 25th, expressing their interest, and agreeing to complete the required work.
The following week, RES Volunteer-Mentors will meet with a small group of students, during their 40 minute science blocks (classes), to help them choose a phenomenon, plan their investigation and design the presentation of their findings for the fair. Homework might be given, as needed. For this first-time attempt, participation will be limited to a total of about 26 students.
Twice-weekly meetings of RES Volunteer-Mentors and their assigned students, in preparation for the fair, will begin during first week of November, and continuing for the next four weeks, with the fair scheduled for the first week of December.
Science blocks (40 minute classes) occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9:50AM and 2:55PM as follows:
Grade 4 (age 9 yrs) – 1:30PM – 2:10PM
Grade 5 (age 10 yrs) – 2:15PM – 2:55PM
Grade 6 (age 11 yrs) – 9:50AM – 10:30AM, 12:30PM – 1:00PM, and 1:30PM – 2:10PM
Remembering how much science meant to you, as a young student, won’t you please consider volunteering for this important opportunity to support our Scholars at Dr. Walter Cooper Academy?!? You can become the “help” these young people need.
Even just two hours a week of your time can make a big difference in the life of a Dr. Walter Cooper Academy Scholar…
Questions??? Reach out to RES Past President Lee Loomis and the RES Tutoring Team at…
Rochester Engineering Society, (585) 254-2350
Inspire the NEXT Generation of Innovators and Explorers
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