PARTNERS IN SCIENCE EXCELLENCE

At the May 2019 meeting, PSE regretfully accepted the retirements of Sharon Graper and Kim Kirchner-Horn, thanking them for their many years of service, and wishing them well. We welcomed four new board members:

  • Cindy Banjoff -- Perry Schools
  • Mike Ramsay -- Lubrizol
  • Shannon Ranta -- AWT
  • Diana Smirnova -- Avery

In March 2019, working with our financial partners at the Lakeland Foundation, PSE added the ability to accept individual donations.

In January 2019, the annual Symposium celebrated the accomplishments of the past year's grant recipients. Photos and video of their presentation is available on the Media page.

Over the summer of 2018, the PSE Executive Board revised the by-laws of the organization. The changes were primarily technical in nature and more clearly define the roles of members of the Executive Board and the Advisory Board.

At our annual Grant Symposium on January 9, 2018, PSE awarded its Friends of Science awards to Abby Hartmann and Lake Erie College. https://www.news-herald.com/news/ohio/lake-erie-college-awarded-friends-of-science-award/article_66d774bd-8a72-5685-8740-e18e6af92245.html

In October 2017, area teachers gathered at Avery Dennison to get their kits and practice with the materials.

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20171011/lake-county-stem-education-partnership-produces-first-project

In August 2017, PSE partnered with Avery-Dennison to create STEM resources for area schools. Read the articles here:

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170802/partners-in-science-excellence-avery-dennison-collaborate-on-stem-project

and here:

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170809/avery-dennison-partners-in-science-collaboration-leads-to-stem-applications

At the Spring Advisory Committee meeting on May 9, 2017, PSE awarded its Friends of Science awards to Cathy Platano and Avery-Dennison. The News Herald covered the event: http://www.news-herald.com/business/20170509/partners-in-science-excellence-fosters-science-teaching-learning-science-and-tech-career-prep

A plaque recognizing "Special recognition to the Lakeland Foundation for Outstanding Partnership over many years" was also presented to Mr. Bob Cahen of the Lakeland Foundation.